Ahead of the Curve: Weekly pop culture cheat sheet
May 8th, 2011
04:02 PM ET

Ahead of the Curve: Weekly pop culture cheat sheet

Judd Apatow may be known for his explicit, guy-group comedies but this time Apatow is giving us “Bridesmaids,” a raunchy laugh-fest with a female crew.

“Saturday Night Live” cast member Kristen Wiig and former cast member Maya Rudolph star in the film, with Wiig portraying  a single, 30-year-old woman who is the maid of honor for bride-to-be Rudolph. While fighting her jealousy of her friend’s happiness, she has to manage the most unlikely group of bridesmaids. The movie is coming to theaters on Friday.

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


  • The season finale of “Amazing Race: Unfinished Business” is here! The final four teams will race through different countries. They will start in Rio De Janerio and finish in the Florida Keys. Catch this at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
  • Another season finale to watch is “Brothers & Sisters” at 10 p.m. ET on ABC, when the marriage of Luc and Sarah takes place.


  • Albert Brooks and Kristen Wiig will be on “Late Show with David Letterman” at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS. Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez and Chris Colfer hang out with "Leno" on NBC.


  • Tons of new reads this week: “In the Garden of Beasts” by "Devil in a White City" author Erik Larson; a new book from Chelsea Handler called “Lies Chelsea Handler Told Me”; Chaz Bono's “Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man”; and “Familyhood” by Paul Reiser all arrive today.
  • If you have yet to hear of Tyler the Creator, his album “Goblin” will surely have everyone buzzing when it drops on Tuesday. Christina Perri is also releasing her album “Lovestrong."
  • By the way Gleeks: Matthew Morrison's self-titled debut album arrives on Tuesday as well.
  • Two DVD releases to look out for are “Blue Valentine” starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams and “No Strings Attached” with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher.


  • May 11th is the 30th anniversary of the death of Bob Marley, the legendary reggae musician. “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” will honor his memory with a week-long tribute by artists performing his songs. His son Ziggy Marley will kick-off the tribute starting Tuesday. On the day of the anniversary, Chris Cornell will perform a song after interviews with Keira Knightley and tennis star John McEnroe. Catch this at 12:35 a.m. ET on NBC.


  • Part two of the intense paintball match on “Community” airs on NBC at 8 p.m. ET. Lost’s “Josh Holloway” guest stars in this season finale where the study group decides to unite and fight the new enemy.

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  4. Sunshine Girl*

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  5. @N

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    May 10, 2011 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. Beautiful Vixon

    I loved the date last night Sunshine Girl*.We took off our clothes and jumped into a closet.Woo-Hoo I cant wait for more.

    May 10, 2011 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  7. Sunshine Girl*

    I love Justin Bieber b/c he inspires me to be a lesbian.Now I go out with Beautiful Vixon.

    May 10, 2011 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
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  11. Gumby

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    May 9, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. B lo me

    Hi Sunshime Girl. It sounds like you are surviving. Hang in there hunny.

    May 9, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sunshine Girl*

    My gluts are feeling better. I found a great massage. I spread peanut butter all over my buttox and my horse, Fred licked it off. It kind of tickled when he slipped into my special spot.

    May 9, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Sunshine Girl*

    @N. I was bored and waiting for Boston Market to deliver dinner.

    May 9, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sunshine Girl*

    @ Groupon. Ok, I will after I eat this mealoaf and cherry pie. I'm starving, had to walk to the end of the driveway today.

    May 9, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Groupon

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    May 9, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  17. @N

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    May 9, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Sunshine Girl*

    @Groupon you can call me at 804-222-3226 or email me at DooDooCrackhead@gmail.com.I am a cute wild ginger who is very hot because of my broken a/c.

    May 9, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Sunshine Girl*

    I love Justin Bieber he is so cute.I love Taylor Lautner he is so cute.I love The Jonas Brothers they are so cute.I love Steven Tyler he is so cute.I love Billie Joe Armstrong he is so cute.I love Big Time Rush they are so cute.I love Green Day they are so cute.I Rob Pattinson he is so cute.I love Kayne West he is so cute.I love The Sprouse Twins they are so cute.I love BooBoo Stewart he is so cute.I love Avan Jogia he is so cute.I Nathan Cress he is so cute.I love DooDooCrackead@gmail.com the most hes HOT!

    May 9, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Groupon

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  21. Sunshine Girl*

    @twisted how great now I can dump Beautiful Vixon and date you!!But I still am depressed from my breakup with Head Diva In Charge.

    May 9, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Sunshine Girl*


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  23. twisted

    @Sunshine Girl* you are HOT I saw your a$$.It is very wrinkly and covered in acne.I see me sucking your cottage cheese textured a$$.

    May 9, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  24. B lo me

    @Sunshine Girl* I am buying my wife clothes at the $1 section at Walmart.Most of them are stained and ripped.We get $100 dollars a month so we have a huge budget.But she is too drunk to notice.

    May 9, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  25. @N

    @hacker with no sense.i dont type that nice or neat either so refrain from from CNN & The Marquee Blog

    May 9, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  26. twisted

    Im so desperate for a chick I do my mom.We ram into each others poop shoot.She is a HOT 58 year old.I also do female senior citizens.The oldest women I done was 100 years old.Sunshine Girl* want to do me and my 11 inch weiner? 😉

    May 9, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  27. twisted

    Im so desperate for a chick I do my mom.We ram into each others poop shoot.

    May 9, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  28. @N

    @hacker f.y.i. i am american not brazillian!!!i have step-family there!!!!when i was a very young child my father died and my mom married a brazillian man!!you are so helpless you couldnt even come up with ur own name u had to use mine & sunshine girls!!!

    May 9, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Sunshine Girl*

    @ B lo me. Where are you?

    May 9, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
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  31. Sunshine Girl*

    @N. I had a glorious time. We should do it again soon.

    May 9, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  32. @N

    I'm from Brazil and I hate all Americans! I hate sports and worse Soccer is for wussies. I'm so gay. Last night I went out with Sunshine Girl and I got a big blk d0ong up my a – s – s and now i'm sore.

    May 9, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  33. charlie crack

    @benn-very nice of you. Wish you a good week as well! That is the best post on here. I feel the same, if your a/c is broken I hope that it gets fixed to give you comfort. If your in a flood or bad weather, stay safe and to everyone, even the mean spirited imposters "keep your head up".

    May 9, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  34. Benn

    We hope everyone has a safe and happy week. Maybe things will get better for everyone.

    May 9, 2011 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  35. Sunshine Girl *

    Some idiot is using/replying w/my name again. What losers! @B lo me [The real one]...I am ok. Very hot in here. Used a fan and a wet wash cloth that I keep in the freezer. Very refreshing! Glad to hear your safe from the flooding. I was a little concerned when I didnt hear from you in a while. Be careful also. Theres an imposter using my name.

    May 9, 2011 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  36. Sunshine Girl*

    @ B lo me. Which B lo me is asking? Yes. I went to rockin rodeo.

    May 9, 2011 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  37. B lo me

    @ sunshine girl* did you go out last night

    May 8, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  38. B lo me

    @ B lo me. Its clear you take the chubby pickle.

    May 8, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  39. twisted

    @tripod lol!!!!!!!!

    May 8, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  40. B lo me

    @the fake dude sunshine girl* can ask you one question and know you're fake so be careful

    May 8, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Tripod

    @twisted. Thanks for the advice. That is an area of weakness for me. I will try.

    May 8, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  42. B lo me

    @ B lo me. Seriously? Imposter! Be careful who you believe Sunshine Girl.

    May 8, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  43. I am batman

    Oh, it was most exhilarating! The Giants of New York took on the Packers of Green Bay, and in the end, the Giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin through a big H! It was a most gripping victory!

    May 8, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  44. B lo me

    @N the water is not high in my area yet, but thank you

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  45. twisted

    @batman newsflash the lakers lost its over for Phil 122-86 4-0 sweep

    May 8, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  46. twisted

    @tripod try keeping d**k out of it

    May 8, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  47. B lo me

    @sunshine girl* yes someone is using my name. I asked how have you been keeping cool

    May 8, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Dave

    Muslims don't use tampons. or soap.
    They also do not understand that a towel is not a hat.

    May 8, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Tripod

    Im sorry for using this forum but I have to use a tampon up my ass once or twice a month. I am concerned it may be a medical problem. Please advise.

    May 8, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Sunshine Girl*

    Now that I got sugery to be a female I have to get rid of my mens clothes and stop dating women.@B lo me want to message my gluts?They are sore too.

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  53. @N

    please make the soccor games come faster!!GO BRAZIL!!my family in brazil and i always cheer for them.too bad we have to wait till 2004.but we hav another week of boring shows.@sunshine girl hope your a/c gets fixed.@b lo me hope your area stops flooding.

    May 8, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Sunshine Girl*

    Its funny you say that. My hips are sore. Too much fun last night.

    May 8, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Sunshine Girl*

    My A/C is still broken. Help!

    May 8, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Sunshine Girl*

    That's good to hear. I'm a little confused? Did someone hijack the B lo me name?

    May 8, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  57. B lo me

    @sunshine girl* im ok and yes it is flooded in certain parts of the city. The good thing is the drainage ditch behind my house isnt overflowing, and down hill. How did you keep cool?

    May 8, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  58. B lo me

    Hi sunshine girl. How's the weather? My glutes are a little sore today.

    May 8, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Sunshine Girl *

    Happy Mothers Day to everyone!

    May 8, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Sunshine Girl *

    Boy tv is getting worse by the week. And more boring. @Twisted..Well be lucky if we even get NFL this season. Lockout is still on. Anyway Go Steelers! @B lo me...I am fine. Real hot but ok. And you? It was 94° today and my a/c is broken. Hope they fix it soon. Your not where its flooding are you?

    May 8, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  61. B lo me

    I agree @sunshine girl how are you

    May 8, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  62. twisted

    Another week of nothing to watch. Football season so long away

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  64. cough

    Good for May 11.. Cancer in the foot. Yeah. Right.

    May 8, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |

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