Ahead of the curve: Weekly pop culture calendar
December 11th, 2011
05:56 PM ET

Ahead of the curve: Weekly pop culture calendar

Tonight, CNN is honoring 10 everyday people who have accomplished the heroic and extraordinary around the globe.

Hosted by Anderson Cooper, tonight's "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" will air live from Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

There will be plenty of celebs on hand, including presenters Jerry Seinfeld, George Lopez, Sofia Vergara, Mary-Louise Parker, Ice Cube, Laura Dern, Chris Colfer and Emma Roberts. Plus, the live pre-show will be co-hosted by "Dancing With the Stars" winner J.R. Martinez and "Showbiz Tonight's" AJ Hammer.

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


  • Mimi Rogers will guest star as Walden’s mom on “Two and a Half Men” tonight at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.


  • Bijou Phillips guest stars on "Raising Hope" as Hope’s mother Lucy in a dream sequence where Jimmy imagines not meeting her at all. Watch this episode at 9:30 p.m. ET on Fox.
  • The season finale of “The Biggest Loser” will air live at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. The winner will take home $250,000 and the eliminated players will also return for a weigh-in.
  • “Kung Fu Panda 2,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “Fright Night” will be released on DVD and Blu-ray.
  • Books to look out for are “Locked On” by Tom Clancy” and “The Leopard” by Jo Nesbo.


  • Jason Priestly will guest star on “Psych,” when Juliet and Shawn’s getaway turns into a case. Catch this episode at 10 p.m. ET on USA.
  • Barbara Walters’ 19th annual “10 Most Fascinating People” special will air at 9:30 p.m. ET on ABC. In addition to "Modern Family's" Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, this year’s list of fascinating people includes Simon Cowell, Derek Jeter, the Kardashians, Pippa Middleton, Katy Perry and Donald Trump.


  • Catch the season finale of “Burn Notice” at 10 p.m. ET on USA.


  • Rebecca Romijn will guest star as a cutthroat spy on “Chuck.” Watch this episode at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
  • Movies coming out this week are “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, and “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked” with Jason Lee, David Cross, Justin Long, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris and Christina Applegate.


  • Jimmy Fallon will return to his “Saturday Night Live” roots as tonight's host along with musical guest Michael Bublé at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

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  1. mistletoe

    Or maybe his own line if toupees!

    December 12, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Peace

    I heard the "Trumpster" is coming out w/his own line of hair spray! HaHa! Now that's fascinating!

    December 12, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  3. michaelfury

    Lynn Margulis

    1938 – 2011


    December 12, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. Lol !

    I heard that stuff on dt head came from a foxs butt ! Constance brookes must be jealous !

    December 12, 2011 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  5. ha ha

    @debbie Oh I know! I always wish a big gust of wind would come at him just to see what would happen! Lol

    December 12, 2011 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. little debbie

    I wanted to see Fright Night when it was at the movies and never did. Did any1 else see it ? Was it good ? Worth buying the dvd when it comes out Tues. ? The only thing remotely fascinating about DT is that hair ! Fascinated how it doesn't move !

    December 12, 2011 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. ha ha

    Are u kidding me? The K's and Domald Dump?!? I can think of more fascinating people than them!

    December 11, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. tooty toot

    I hv a feeling we r going 2 c a lot more of J R Martinez. *which is fine with me*

    December 11, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |

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