This weekend, Oprah Winfrey brings her interviewing talents to “Oprah’s Next Chapter” by interviewing her own co-star in The Butler, Forest Whitaker, along with Michael B. Jordan, Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor, all of whom turned in stellar movie performances this year. In the movies this week, Whitaker and Zoe Saldana are the only black folks in a funky small town that harbors a rough crew who disappears Zoe’s boyfriends’ brother. With two Oscar winners in Whitaker and Christian Bale, it among the week’s best reviewed films. LL Cool J puts on his hosting hat once again as he does the honors for the Grammy nominations concert and if you missed it, BET repeats the 2013 Soul Train Music Awards. Charlie Wilson is on the road this weekend along with comedians Mike Epps and Cedric The Entertainer. Here’s hoping you get all the love, peace and soul you need this weekend.
HOT ON TV:
All Times Eastern
Friday, December 6
“The Grammy Nominations Concert Live: Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night”
CBS, 10 p.m.
LL Cool J hosts the annual concert that announces nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards. Drake and Robin Thicke perform.
“In Performance at the White House”
PBS, 9 p.m.
The Presidents hosts Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick and others while giving out the Library of Congress Gershwin Award to songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Saturday, December 7
“The 2013 Soul Train Music Awards”
BET, 8 p.m.
If you missed it the first time, you can watch Tamar Braxton’s tearful speech, and Keith Sweat and Dionne Warwick getting their props for the years they’ve been in the business
Sunday, December 8
“Oprah’s Next Chapter: Powerhouse Performances”
OWN, 9 p.m.
Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael B. Jordan can’t wait for the Oscar noms to be announced, until then, they’ll celebrate their breakout performances with Oprah
“The Roving Tree” By Elsie Augustave
A young Haitian woman is adopted by a white American couple; a clash of cultures ensues
“Out of the Furnace”
Zoe Saldana joins Oscar winners Forest Whitaker and Christian Bale in a movie about one brother desperate to find answers about the disappearance of another
Friday, December 6
Columbus Civic Center