Ahead of the Curve: Weekly pop culture calendar
November 18th, 2012
06:08 PM ET

Ahead of the Curve: Weekly pop culture calendar

This Thanksgiving, we're grateful for the fact that if we tire of our family's drama over the holiday weekend there'll be a Lindsay Lohan movie to distract us.

The long awaited and much-hyped "Liz & Dick," starring Lohan as Dame Taylor and Grant Bowler as her fiery counterpart, Richard Burton, will debut on Lifetime next Sunday, November 25.

Here's what else you shouldn't miss this holiday week:

Monday

  • Rihanna's feeling "Unapologetic," and she's poured all of that into a new album - her seventh in seven years. Did you miss the "Nobody's Business" track that leaked? Listen to it here.
  • Rihanna's not the only one getting ahead of the holiday rush for new albums: Kelly Clarkson's greatest hits compilation, "Greatest Hits: Chapter One," drops today, as well as Phillip Phillips' "The World from the Side of the Moon" and Kid Rock's "Rebel Soul."
  • Things are getting serious on "The Voice" as just 10 contestants remain. Watch their performances starting at 8  p.m. on NBC.
  • "No Reservations" may be gone, but Anthony Bourdain, for sure, is not. A new season of "The Layover with Anthony Bourdain" begins tonight at 9 p.m. on the Travel Channel.
  • Have you been keeping up with Ken Burns' two-part PBS documentary, "The Dust Bowl"? Even if you missed the first half on Sunday, pick things up with the second half tonight at 8 p.m. or 10 p.m. ET - it's airing twice.
  • If you were ever curious how The Game's engagement with his teacher fiancee turned out, VH1 made an entire reality show about it. Catch the premiere of "Marrying the Game" tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET.
  • Two of our favorite "J's" are on late night tonight: Jessica Biel's going to sit down and chat with Letterman, and the unfailingly hilarious Jennifer Lawrence will be on "The Tonight Show."

Tuesday

  • "New Girl's"Jess Day is an odd duck, so we can only imagine what her parents must be like. With this week's "Thanksgiving"-themed episode, airing on Fox at 9 p.m., we get to meet them, as they'll be played by Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner.
  •  We loved Grace Coddington in "The September Issue" and she remains the chief reason why we'll be watching HBO's "In Vogue: The Editor's Eye" when it bows December 6, so you know we're anxiously waiting to read her memoir, "Grace," which arrives today.
  • In new movies/potential holiday presents today, there's a classic option with a Disney re-release of "Cinderella," and a ... well, classic actor option with "The Expendables 2."

Wednesday

  • It isn't the holidays until Charlie Brown graces our TV screens, as he'll do in a "Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" tonight on ABC at 8 p.m.
  • Meanwhile, another T-Day classic, "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," will air on The CW tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
  • If you'd rather head out, every movie you've ever wanted to see this fall opens in theaters today. Alright, so we exaggerate: More like two movies we're really excited about are opening wide. You can catch both "Life of Pi" and "Silver Linings Playbook."

Thursday

  • OK friends - in preparation for your impending food coma here's a snippet of what's on TV: for starter's, there's New York's Thanksgiving Day Parade at 9 a.m. on NBC and CBS.
  • And then on AMC, "The Godfather" Part I and II air back-to-back starting at 11:30 a.m. ET. (We know what we'll be watching ...)
  • And then on ABC at 9:30 p.m., Michael Jackson and/or Spike Lee fans will want to catch the filmmaker's documentary on the making of MJ's "Bad."

Friday

  • We like to think Comedy Central, in a stroke of Black Friday genius, decided to honor the day with a movie that glorifies shopping in the most entertaining way possible: "Clueless." Hopefully you'll be back from the mall in time to watch it at 2 p.m. ET.
  • If you're lucky, you might also find "Hitchcock," starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, at a theater close to you today. The Sacha Gervasi-directed feature will open in limited release.

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  1. Emma

    Are they mexikins? I need some work done around the home place. I'd offer 'em $10 hour each for a couple of hours. Trimming hedges and pulling up ivy. I like ivy but it is taking over the back yard.

    November 19, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Ollie

      I like Mexicans. They are from south of the border and make burritos and wonderfully delicious stuff with ground beef and refried beans. A burrito would be might good about now. Almost lunch time.

      November 19, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. Kyle

    I still think she should have wore a better outfit. I've seen sixties movies where ladies wore bikinis. If LiLo is in a movie she might as well have a bikini on. er that's what I thunk.

    November 19, 2012 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Jujubeans

      I agree Kyle, more skin. Now, isn't it time for you to get to Home Room?

      November 19, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. We know Liz is 90% of the dirty work --

    However your responsible for the the other actors actions...

    November 19, 2012 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  4. dick should have been terminated

    in 2009.

    November 19, 2012 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. Tommy

    i don't have the guts to terminate liz and dick? watch me...

    November 19, 2012 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. Kyle

    Scooby D oo

    November 19, 2012 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  7. UNHOOK THIS ITS GOING TO THE C's office right now.

    THANKS

    November 19, 2012 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
  8. BULLYING

    YOU NOT PERMITTED TO ADJUST MY BLOGGING OR

    TAKE THEM OUT ... I WANT THIS ADJUSTED THIS IS A BULLY–YOU CREATED A PORN PAGE WITH MY NAME ON
    IT REVIEWING PORN MOVIES...ADJUST IT OR EVERYTHING HAS TO GO OUT OF THERE....

    POO POO HEAD – I DON'T SEE THIS FIXED YET...HELLO? WE KNOW WHO IT IS WE KNOW WHATS HAPPENING.
    I WANT THIS AJUSTED....YOU CANNOT DELETE MY BLOGS-

    DO YOU WANT ME TO KEEP GOING HONEY POO POO....

    November 19, 2012 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. WHAT DID I JUST SAY TO YOU?

    YOU NOT PERMITTED TO ADJUST MY BLOGGING OR

    TAKE THEM OUT ... I WANT THIS ADJUSTED THIS IS A BULLY–YOU CREATED A PORN PAGE WITH MY NAME ON
    IT REVIEWING PORN MOVIES...ADJUST IT OR EVERYTHING HAS TO GO OUT OF THERE....

    POO POO HEAD – I DON'T SEE THIS FIXED YET...HELLO? WE KNOW WHO IT IS WE KNOW WHATS HAPPENING.
    I WANT THIS AJUSTED....YOU CANNOT DELETE MY BLOGS-

    DO YOU WANT ME TO KEEP GOING HONEY POO POO....

    November 19, 2012 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
  10. YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO TOUCH MY

    BLOGS - UNHOOK IT - DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM SAYING DO YOU NOT SPEAK ENGLISH.
    YOU ARE TAKING MY BLOGS AND YOU USED MY NAME ON A PORN PAGE TO REVIEW MOVIES...I WANT THIS ADJUSTED TO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND ENGLISH–

    HONEY POO POO

    November 19, 2012 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  11. YOU NOT PERMITTED TO ADJUST MY BLOGGING OR

    TAKE THEM OUT ... I WANT THIS ADJUSTED THIS IS A BULLY–YOU CREATED A PORN PAGE WITH MY NAME ON
    IT REVIEWING PORN MOVIES...ADJUST IT OR EVERYTHING HAS TO GO OUT OF THERE....

    POO POO HEAD - I DON'T SEE THIS FIXED YET...HELLO? WE KNOW WHO IT IS WE KNOW WHATS HAPPENING.
    I WANT THIS AJUSTED....YOU CANNOT DELETE MY BLOGS-

    DO YOU WANT ME TO KEEP GOING HONEY POO POO....

    November 19, 2012 at 5:36 am | Report abuse |
  12. WHERE IS HONEY POO POO -- BULLY

    adjust this little blog game - you comments are coming in at different dates and times and your are manipulating blogs..
    taking my comments...this is illegal.

    i want this adjusted - do you not understand english....no i'm heading to 2 neighbors computers to see what is there
    plus all the new equipment...adjust this computer HONEY POO POO

    November 19, 2012 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
  13. Bully Tactic

    we want this is adjusted this is another bully tactic, along with the using other peopels names to review porn movies

    you have enough problems...a bully is controlling the blogging taking out blogs and putting them as they see we call this
    illegal. sweetie pie we know its your for months now...now give up...do you understand english .....

    November 19, 2012 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  14. mike.

    adjust it because your having enough problems legally as it is.

    November 19, 2012 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
  15. whoever it is--is not in any position to be doing this

    your blogs are showing they arriving at different dates and time ..so now we will make that adjustment and located
    the crook playing with the cnn database.

    you have just another issue for yourself...we call that bullying

    November 19, 2012 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  16. Times and Dates are all being adjusted by cnn

    so it do not look like i am the only commenting for the day . i spoke to cnn. thank you.

    November 19, 2012 at 5:01 am | Report abuse |
  17. Times and Dates are all being adjusted by cnn

    so it does not look like i am the only commenting for the day . thanks you.

    November 19, 2012 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
  18. Red Wolf

    Let one rip, maybe it will fly out.

    November 19, 2012 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  19. Richard Fore

    I put a hamster in my bum & I'm not sure how to get him out?

    November 18, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  20. chuckwullah

    Reblogged this on chuckwullah and commented:
    Add your thoughts here... (optional)

    November 18, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  21. she looks beautiful in the photo...

    that was the style..she married him in the late 60's early 70's–

    Stan – enjoy being drunk all week. Thank you.

    November 18, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Kyle

    What's her name Lohan looks like yuck in the photo.

    November 18, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Stan

    I hope I stay really drunk all week. Vodka for me. Maybe I can pass out and sleep until next Sunday.

    November 18, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Can't Wait!

    :)

    November 18, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |

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