Ahead of the curve: Weekly pop culture cheat sheet
April 3rd, 2011
05:30 PM ET

Ahead of the curve: Weekly pop culture cheat sheet

What's going on this week now that March Madness is drawing to a close? We’re glad you asked.

Two of our fave reality shows, “Top Chef Masters” and “The Real Housewives of New York City” are making their entrances on Bravo this week, and Katie Holmes’ buzzed-about miniseries, “The Kennedys,” finally sees the light of your TV screen this week on the Reelz channel.

Here’s what else you shouldn’t miss:



  • Just when you thought the only “Kate” you were going to be hearing about this April was one of a royal variety, Kate Gosselin (‘member her?) makes a comeback with the premiere of “Kate Plus 8” on TLC at 10 p.m.


  • New music alert: Today brings the release of both The Kills’ “Blood Pressures."
  • You can see both retro and modern-day versions of Jeff Bridges as “TRON: Legacy” is released along with “TRON: The Original Classic." Joining those titles in the home entertainment pile are Ben Stiller's "Little Fockers" and the fifth season of “Friday Night Lights.”
  • Tina Fey's so bossy! Well, at least according to the title of her book "Bossypants," which releases today.


  • Thank goodness our Wednesday nights won’t go hungry: A brand new season of “Top Chef Masters” is here to fill the hole that “Top Chef All-Stars” left behind – but not before the “All-Stars” reunion show begins at 10 p.m. tonight on Bravo.
  • Also premiering tonight is TLC’s “Extreme Couponing" at 9 p.m.


  • Any guesses on what “The Real Housewives of New York City” will be like without Bethenny Frankel? Find out when the fourth season starts tonight at 10 p.m. on Bravo.


  • There’s a little something for everyone at the box office this weekend, with Saoirse Ronan's “Hanna” bringing the kick-ass; “Arthur” lending some Brit accents for the Anglophiles courtesy of Russell Brand and Helen Mirren; and James Franco, Danny McBride and Natalie Portman hopefully providing some laughs with “Your Highness.”

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  1. Lea

    LuAnn, Jill, Kelly, and Cindy are emerging as the cool chicks on RHONY. Adding Cindy who seems fairly normal puts the whole Ramona-Bethenny-what's her face thing in order. These women seem crazy compared to someone like Cindy. And normal women can be interesting. I'm glad Bravo has seen the light b/c giving women Bethenny was horrible. She's verbally abusive and her show is one big advertisement for products by Bethenny. It's tacky and she's famous because their are a lot of emotionally unstable women out there.

    May 7, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Head Diva In Charge

    Yea i'm really counting down the time for HWNYC because I have no life and I sit and eat cake and chips in front of the tv all night and day long. Isn't America grand?!

    April 4, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cheaterville

    Did somebody say CHEAT.......WWW.CHEATERVILLE.COM is a brand new site that is dedicated to expose and stop cheaters! Post a picture and a story about a cheater ANONYMOUSLY and FREE! Vote on the cheater of the day! Play the CHEATERVILLE games WHACK-A-CHEAT and SHEEN SHOOT OUT! Brand new site that launched Valentines day and CHEATERVILLE has already over 8 MILLION HITS!! Advertising running this week on the HOWARD STERN SHOW!! Read all the posts about cheaters there are TONS but you have to REGISTER NOW for FREE!!! Dont be the last to know.....

    April 4, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Haf Dolla

    Dim white guhls b funk quake shakin.

    April 4, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. coolio

    me too homie

    April 4, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  6. 2pac

    Id smash all dem white chiks in da pic

    April 4, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. Head Diva In Charge

    I of course am counting down the moments for RHONYC. What am I with out my wives?

    April 4, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jerry Garcia was known for eating his own feces...

    The Kennedys? Why would we want to relive that nightmare? If they show JFK and RFK getting shot again them maybe I will watch.

    April 4, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  9. Ethyl Kennedy

    You buttholes shot Bobby and he had a big ole schlong.

    April 4, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  10. HollywoodSurF

    This is the NEW POP CULTURE!


    April 3, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jackie oh

    As a heathen chinee i agree with head diva. She sould not be pretending to be jackie o. She was artificially inseminated to have tom cuises kid. Any girl cold have been chosen for that. Hopefullt tommy will come out of the closet soon.

    April 3, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Head Diva In Charge

    Barvo suvks and anyone that watches it are dumb and stupid. Katie Homles, I can't stand her because she wants to like jackie kenndy which will never be!

    April 3, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |

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