Ahead of the curve: Weekly pop culture calendar
November 6th, 2011
05:48 PM ET

Ahead of the curve: Weekly pop culture calendar

In his latest film, Leonardo DiCaprio is taking on a controversial man from history: John Edgar Hoover.

DiCaprio is certainly going all out for this role, even donning prosthetic makeup to look more like Hoover. But will his efforts reap box office - and, perhaps, Oscar - benefits?

Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar” will be coming to US theaters this Wednesday, November 9. Here’s what else you shouldn’t miss this week:

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Daltrey, Plant and Grohl headline concert for teen cancer charity
November 6th, 2011
04:26 PM ET

Daltrey, Plant and Grohl headline concert for teen cancer charity

It was the stuff of rock and roll dreams - Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant and Dave Grohl headlining a private concert in someone's backyard in Pacific Palisades, near the Southern California coast. Among the 500 attendees at Saturday night's event? A smattering of doctors, socialites, celebrities and teenagers battling cancer.

"Thank you for coming," said Daltrey, as he opened the night's performances from a temporary stage. "It means so much to me, as you know."

Friday, the legendary Who frontman announced the launch of the Daltrey/Townshend Teen & Young Adult Cancer Program in Los Angeles. About 18 months from now, young people suffering from the disease will be able to come to a special wing at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where they'll find care and support tailored to their age group, in a setting that looks more like a hip boutique hotel than a hospital. FULL POST

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