Ahead of the Curve: Weekly pop culture calendar
August 14th, 2011
04:55 PM ET

Ahead of the Curve: Weekly pop culture calendar

Anne Hathaway may not think she has what it takes to host the Oscars, but her acting career is chugging right along.

The 28-year-old is starring in the adaptation of the David Nicholl's novel "One Day," which opens in theaters Friday. Co-starring Jim Sturgess, the movie follows a couple who spent the day of their college graduation together and captures where they are in life on that same date each year.

Here's what else is happening this week:


  • First up on the telly tonight is the "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" on ABC at 8 p.m. The three-hour throwdown will feature performances from Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Zac Brown Band and "Idol" winner Scotty McCreery.
  • If you need a little laughter in the midst of the crooning, Fox's new sketch comedy show "In the Flow with Affion Crockett" premieres tonight at 9 p.m.


  • "Masterchef" is close to naming its champion: The top 4 are competing tonight for a spot in the finals at 9 p.m. on Fox.
  • Also tonight at 9 p.m., Patti Stanger is back with season 5 of "Millionaire Matchmaker" on Bravo. If you're still in the mood to watch the lives of singletons after that, don't miss "Most Eligible Dallas," which premieres at 10 p.m.


  • The new season of "Dexter" doesn't begin until October 2, but season 5 is on sale today if you want to start refreshing your memory.
  • Also out on DVD today is the Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska-starring adaptation, "Jane Eyre."
  • Oscar winner Jeff Bridges is dropping a self-titled album today, a country-pop record that reminds you why you liked the soundtrack to "Crazy Heart" so much.
  • It's a wrap on "Masterchef" - the season 2 finale is tonight at 8 p.m. on Fox.


  • We're dropping in a Paul Rudd related announcement simply because we can: The "Our Idiot Brother" actor and "The Help" star Jessica Chastain are on "Conan" tonight at 11 p.m.


  • "One Day" actress Anne Hathaway makes a stop by the "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" tonight at 11 p.m. on Comedy Central. We're hoping for more hints about "The Dark Knight Rises."


  • "Conan the Barbarian," starring Jason Momoa as the titular warrior, rolls into theaters this weekend alongside Alton Yelchin and Colin Farrell's "Fright Night."

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  1. alecib

    Hey mario, hey peace and all! I cant wait for Fright Night either! My mom wouldnt let me see the original but she let me see the Friday the 13ths! Go figure! Conans also on the list-Ill watch anything with Jason Momoa!

    August 15, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. Peace

    Hey alecia & Mario! I love a good, scary flick! Let me know how it is. If it's really good, maybe Mad will steal some pinot grigio for me to have before I watch it! HaHa

    August 15, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. itsamemario

    @alecia im so going to go see Fright Night, the trailers have all looked pretty cool. Plus it has David Tenant as a vampire hunter..

    August 15, 2011 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  4. happy cow

    moooooooo i am a cow. moooooo.

    August 15, 2011 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  5. emma

    Hi our good friend. We hope you have a super happy day.

    August 15, 2011 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. alecia

    And whoever wrote this article needs to go back and re-read the cast list for Fright Night. Its ANTON Yelchin not ALTON Yelchin! Idiot.

    August 15, 2011 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  7. alecia

    Wow i thought i could ride a high horse! SSS on that other blog put me to shame! proud of you guys for being first class trolls!

    August 15, 2011 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  8. itsamemario

    i really hope mom doesnt find us on this blog. seriously it was reaallly lonely up there on her pedastal. @emma hey ya!

    August 14, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Lloyd Christmas

    The Måd Råp3r enjoys many evenings as a submissive bottom, taking the chubby pickle

    August 14, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ??

    Lol..yea i know. She is a mean old thang! she need a big woody to bang

    August 14, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. emma

    and i bet you like doodie. yucky doodie.

    August 14, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. emma

    did not. you are telling a story. i am super duper. plus i had my fingers in my ears so i couldnt even hear.

    August 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ??

    Fristy!! and emma got yelled at on another blog..lol

    August 14, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Måd Råp3r

      Lol, so did you. Man, Mom sure is mad, now she'll never take us to Disneyland, and probably beat us when she's had too much pinot grigio.

      August 14, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |

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