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Entertainment Brief: March 24

Entertainment Events Happening in Oklahoma

Various concerts, sporting events and more will be taking place over the next week in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

Oklahoma City’s Paycom Center will be hosting the Harlem Globetrotters this coming Saturday, while the Oklahoma City Thunder have back-to-back games against the Charlotte Hornets and Detroit Pistons respectively on March 28 and 29.

Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks will perform at the Paycom Center on March 30 followed by comedian Katt Williams on March 31.

Up in Tulsa, the BOK Center will host TobyMac’s Hits Deep Tour on Saturday and the Harlem Globetrotters on Monday.

Still in Tulsa, on March 30, the Tahlequah-native country band Turnpike Troubadours will perform the first of two shows (the second on April 1) while rock band Journey will perform as a part of their 50th anniversary tour.

A full list of events and tickets can be seen and purchased for both Paycom and BOK at the respective links.

Good Burger Sequel Announced

Over the past weekend, Nickelodeon Studios and streaming service Paramount+ announced the planned release of Good Burger 2.

26 years after the original film, the sequel will once again star Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell in its leading roles.

According to a statement made by Paramount+, the story will follow Dexter (Thompson) who is “down on his luck after another one of his inventions fails,” which prompts him to return to Good Burger so he can ask Ed (Mitchell) for his old job back. However, when the future of the burger chain becomes at risk again, the two coworkers must try their best to save the store.

The actors themselves confirmed the news on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as well.

The first Good Burger was born out of a sketch frequently performed during the Nickelodeon series All That. It became a full-length film in 1997.

The sequel is set to premiere later this year, but no concrete release date has been announced.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Court for Alleged Skiing Incident

This week, actress Gwyneth Paltrow appeared in a Utah courtroom due to a lawsuit accusing her of crashing into a retired optometrist while skiing.

Terry Sanderson, a 76-year-old military veteran, filed a lawsuit back in 2019 accusing the actress of recklessly crashing into him, leaving him with broken ribs and permanent brain damage.

Sanderson initially sued Paltrow for $3 million but has since dropped the amount to $300,000.

According to Sanderson, Paltrow was behind him, which gives him the right of way. After turning to watch her children ski down the slopes, the actress turned back around, running into Sanderson.

Paltrow does not deny the pair collided but accuses Sanderson of being at fault instead.

According to Paltrow’s lawyer, upon impact, Sanderson asked for clarification of who ran into who. When Paltrow said he ran into her, he apologized. Additionally, the attorney said when Paltrow’s team came to check on Sanderson, he said he was fine and told a ski patrol member the same thing.

The trial opened on March 21 and is scheduled for an eight-day period. For more details on each side’s positions, click here.

Sly Stone Set to Release Book in the Fall

Sly Stone, front man of funk group Sly and the Family Stone, plans to release a memoir in the fall entitled Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin).

The singer, who released hits such as “Dance to the Music,” “Everyday People” and the song which became the book’s title, announced the news earlier this week in a press release.

“For as long as I can remember, folks have been asking me to tell my story. I wasn’t ready,” Stone said. “I had to be in a new frame of mind to become Sylvester Stewart again to tell the true story of Sly Stone. It’s been a wild ride, and hopefully my fans will enjoy it too.”

The book also features a foreword from drummer Questlove, who has been vocal about Stone’s inspiration on his own music.

“Sly’s creative legacy is in my DNA,” the drummer said in 2021. “It’s a Black musician’s blueprint.”

Questlove is set to direct a Sly Stone documentary as well, although an official title has yet to be revealed. Fans speculate the film will be available to stream via Hulu.

Stone’s book will be published through AUWA Books, Questlove’s new publishing company. It is set to hit stores on Oct. 17.

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