Ahead of the Curve: Weekly pop culture cheat sheet
May 1st, 2011
09:31 PM ET

Ahead of the Curve: Weekly pop culture cheat sheet

Chris Hemsworth has chronicled the challenge of beefing up to a superhero's size, and now we finally get to see his effort in action when "Thor" opens in theaters this Friday.

Co-starring Natalie Portman, "Thor" tells the story of the hammer-wielding warrior who is banished from his home to earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins). Are you planning on seeing it?

Here’s what else you shouldn’t miss this week:


  • Will Ferrell, a.k.a. Deangelo Vickers to fans of “The Office,” will be on “Conan” tonight at 11 p.m. on TBS.


  • The Beastie Boys are back: "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2" drops today.
  • "Glee" fans, have you missed Kristin Chenoweth? Then you're in for a treat - she returns to McKinley High at 8 p.m. on Fox.
  • Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will round out their teams tonight as the blind auditions wrap up on “The Voice” on NBC at 9 p.m.


  • Newly engaged and pregnant Kate Hudson and actor-with-a-movie-to-promote Chris Hemsworth are both on deck for “Leno” tonight.


  • Former "Lost" star alert: Josh Holloway is making an appearance on “Community's” paintball-themed two-part season finale starting at 8 p.m. on NBC.
  • Katie Couric, who is officially leaving the anchor desk at "CBS Evening News," will be on "Leno" tonight. Jodie Foster, meanwhile, will undoubtedly be talking "The Beaver" and Mel Gibson on "Letterman."


  • It's arrived already: "Fringe's" season finale airs at 9 p.m. on Fox.
  • After all of the personal drama Mel Gibson has had within the past year, this week he’ll be making headlines for his professional, on-screen dramatics as “The Beaver” opens in limited release.


  • Paws up little monsters: “Lady Gaga Presents: Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden” debuts tonight on HBO at 9 p.m.

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    May 5, 2011 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. charlie crack

    Im the osama blogger! Im glad he's dead! Cheer cheer! If you dont like that he's dead, go find him in hell to praise him! Not in america!

    May 3, 2011 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. Superhiro

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    May 3, 2011 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. Osama wannabe

    The Osama blogger is a fudge packin butt pirate! Go find another blog that cares. One more up your alley like: http://www.manboylove.com. You are a racist picker! Suck it fairy!

    May 3, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  5. Superhiro

    The man hacking my account trying to say I am not g@y needs to get out before my large belly and 2in meat stick and large drooping balls crush him.Please refrain from CNN.com and The Marquee Blog forever.

    May 2, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. charlie crack

    @really?- Im glad you see, and can tell diff.. Just checkin in as well to see if these idiots had anything else to say. USA USA USA!!! Come to NY and celebrate! Osamas gone! You terrorist commies!

    May 2, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Scott Baio

    I used to be in charge of my butt~hole, but now Head Troll is. ;(

    May 2, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. B lo me

    I got lice and crabs transmitting the HIV's in my butt~hole.;(

    May 2, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. madhater

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    May 2, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. madhater

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    May 2, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
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  12. Superhiro

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    May 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. B lo me

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    May 2, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Superhiro

    Did someone say rubbing balls!?!

    May 2, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Really?

    Hey charlie crack! I'm in the wild blue now, I'll be at the party soon! Thought I'd check in. No worries, I can tell the diff between you & the fake. To all you gay guys, sorry but, I'm a straight woman. No desire to play with you! Thanks for the offer! LOL

    May 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  16. madhater

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    May 2, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  17. B lo me

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    May 2, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  18. charlie crack heads of fakers

    Charlie cracks back biiiotch! U trolls cant hold my balls, osama wants em bcuz the USA CHOPPPED HIS S@&% OFF! Chumps!

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    May 2, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  21. charlie crack

    Osssaaaammmaaaa??? You alive....? Did the big bad USA SMOKE YOU....? Ooops....im so sorry!

    May 2, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  22. charlie crack

    Im done w him too @really?. He's tryin to post comments under mine now. Dont pay attention to him. See you in NY LOL LOL! Have a great day!

    May 2, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  23. The Brown Derby

    I thought Obama and Osama both liked goober jelly...

    May 2, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  24. mary

    I am all mixed up. Osama not obama who isnt a hippy was on vaction at he beach and swimming in the ocean and got stung by jellyfish or seals or something. Is that right ? It sounds odd to me.

    May 2, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  25. charles

    Yeah that osama is a hippy. Just look at his hair. I bet he listens to the grateful dead and never takes a bath. Dirty hippy. We should call him Nancy with that long hair.

    May 2, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  26. Peter Yanker

    Really. You dont have to go to NY for some weeny. We can play with each others. Whats your phone number gayboy?

    May 2, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  27. lil joe

    I bet you are going to NY to play with Justin Biebers weenie.

    May 2, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  28. Really ?

    Hey charlie crack, I've got the popcorn! Roast some hot dogs, too! LOL. See ya in N.Y.!!! I'm done with that stupid person, too! This is a GREAT day, I'm going to enjoy it, to the fullest!!!

    May 2, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  29. Princess Diana

    I think this President Black of the USA is being untruthful with the gullible Americans. Osama is not in hell I can usure you and Ive looked all morning. Should he arrive I will let all you stupid Americans know then I will get on my knees and chug down on his weiner.

    May 2, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  30. Really ?

    Wow, you changed your name from osama to princess di, a bit obvious, don,t you think? Anyhow, I'm headed to the airport, going to the BIG celebration in N.Y. No more time for your stupid comments. Pretty low for an American to say F U American, talking to yourself? They have therapists for that, you should check into that. I'd tell you to go to hell, but, your already there! Burn motha f-er, BURN!!! Off to the airport I go! CELEBRATE!!!!!!

    May 2, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  31. charlie crack

    @really?...thats funny! Bring me some microwave popcorn to make from the heat off his a@& on the way down to hell! Osamas dead! Osamas dead! Whoever is calling our pres names "blacky" is a damn terrorist themself. Dont be like osama and get your a&# taken by the US OF MOTHA PHUCKN A!

    May 2, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  32. Princess Di

    Well all I can say is Osama is not down here in hell with me. I dont see him. He must still be living.

    May 2, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  33. cat food

    I am just sooooo confused. Is it spelled Osama or Obama ?

    May 2, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  34. B lo me

    @sunshine girl* I'm ok just alot of rain here how are you doing miss rock n roller

    May 2, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  35. Really ?

    Ummmmm, let's see, did I kill thousands of innocent people? The answer would be no. Do I teach children to hate? No. Do I promise people who do suicide bombings 72 virgins?(Which is so stupid) Again,no. Oh I could go on & on about your evil ways, but I won't. I have a BIG party to go to in New York City. All invited! We'll be at ground Zero celebrating the fact that Osama went to hell !!! By the way a -hole, I WON'T be seeing you in hell!! Hope you brought your marshmallows!!! LOL

    May 2, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Osama Bin Laden

      You are the hell boy and u will go to the hell. You president blacky is liar F U AMERICAN.

      May 2, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  36. Osama Bin Laden

    U will go to the hell american. You and your silly president blacky. F U AMERICA!

    May 2, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  37. Really ?

    You should not call the man names. He is not a liar. He is the prez who took you dowm motha f-er! Have fun in hell !! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

    May 2, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  38. Peace

    Never thought I'd celebrate a death, but, PARTY! Ding Dong Osamas gone!!! BTW, he's not a hippie.

    May 2, 2011 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Osama Bin Laden

      I no dead you stupid american. Your preseident blackpigdawg is liar. F U!!

      May 2, 2011 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  39. cat food

    That Obama Bin Laden always looked like a hippy to me. Im glad they got him. Them hippies are always up to something.

    May 2, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  40. Head Troll in Charge

    B lo me & madhater are both knob gobblers.

    May 2, 2011 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
  41. @N

    thats too bad.nothing good to watch.

    May 2, 2011 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  42. charlie crack

    I'll give the weekly pop culture update. BIN LADEN GOT POPPED! GOD BLESS AMERICA. All that hoopla over a wedding? We just got rid of one of our great nation's biggest threats and world terrotists. Oh happy day everyone. Sha na na na. Sha na na na. Hey hey hey gooodbye osama! Wooo hooo!

    May 2, 2011 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |
  43. Sunshine Girl *

    FYI: The real me 'Sunshine Girl *' doesnt like Lady Gaga. Im a rock n roller girl. Wouldnt watch her if she was the last performer on earth! I see someone is using my name again. Shame on you! Flattered that you want to be me but you really should be yourself. Boy what a boring week. Bleh! @B lo me...Long time no hear from. You ok?

    May 1, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  44. B lo me

    Madhater is a knob. Are you blogging via your motorola razr??? Nice!

    May 1, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  45. madhater

    Tuesday will be a good day. The Bea-stie Boooyyyysss!

    May 1, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  46. *Sunshine Girl

    Can't wait to see lady Gaga.

    May 1, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |

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