Ahead of the curve: Weekly pop culture calendar
June 3rd, 2012
05:53 PM ET

Ahead of the curve: Weekly pop culture calendar

"Prometheus" is one of the biggest sci-fi/ non-superhero movie events of the year. Don't believe us? Then take a look at the trailer.

Did your jaw drop? Is your mind blown? We thought so; you're displaying symptoms experienced by sci-fi fans everywhere. The movie's set in 2089, and focused on a team of space explorers who discover a terrible alien threat while searching for the origins of humanity.

Ridley Scott has said that the movie exists in the same universe as "Alien" but has its own mythology and is not directly linked to the franchise. "Prometheus," which stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and more, comes to theaters on June 8.

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


  • Catch the season 3 premiere of "Secret Millionaire," where a Southern California artist goes incognito with his 18-year-old daughter and volunteers for a charity. Watch the reality show at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
  • Matt Lauer will interview Adele during her performance special at London's Royal Albert Hall at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Then right after, catch the "Miss USA Pageant" live with hosts Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic at 9 p.m. ET.
  • Also at 9 p.m., Russell Brand will host the 2012 MTV Movie Awards on MTV.


  • The season premiere of "Hell's Kitchen," with Gordon Ramsay and professional chefs going head-to-head, begins at 8 p.m. ET on Fox, followed by the season premiere of "MasterChef," once again with Gordon Ramsay but this time with amateur chefs, at 9 p.m. ET.


  • The season 2 premiere of "Love in the Wild," where single people travel to the jungle for love and adventure, starts at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.
  • Don't miss the season 3 premiere of "Pretty Little Liars" on ABC Family tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
  • Books coming out this week include:  "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn; "Mine to Hold" by Shayla Black; "Summer Breeze" by Nancy Thayer; "Spring Fever" by Mary Kay Andrews; "Snow White and the Huntsman" by Lily Blake; "The 500" by Matthew Quirk; "Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness" by Scott Jurek; and "Mr. Monk Is a Mess" by Lee Goldberg.
  • Movies and TV series coming to Blu-ray and DVD include: "Breaking Bad: The Complete Fourth Season"; "Burn Notice: The Complete Fifth Season"; "Workaholics: Season 1 & 2"; "White Collar: Season Three"; "Falling Skies: The Complete First Season"; "Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Eight Season"; and "Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Second Season."
  • Music albums being released this week include: "Americana" by Neil Young; "That's Why God Made the Radio" by The Beach Boys; "Analog Man" by Joe Walsh; "Bear Creek" by Brandi Carlile; and "Rock of Ages: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack."


  • The third round of auditions of "So You Think You Can Dance," which take place in Atlanta, kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
  • Watch the season 4 premiere of "Royal Pains," which sees Evan and Hank running their own respective businesses, at 9 p.m. ET on USA. The season 2 premiere of "Necessary Roughness" follows at 10 p.m. ET.


  • The series premiere of "Take Me Out," a dating game show where women control switches to illuminate men who make a good first impression, airs at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.


  • Movies coming to theaters this week include: "Safety Not Guaranteed"; "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"; "Lola Versus"; "Bel Ami"; and "Dark Horse."

Filed under: Ahead of the Curve

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. JellyBean

    Oh! ...and Michael Fassbender has a huge shlong, so I am totally going to see it JUST to see his humoungous m a n b u l g e ! ! !

    June 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Search the best deals on hotel around the world

    Excellent website. A lot of useful info here. I'm sending it to a few pals ans additionally sharing in delicious. And of course, thank you to your sweat!

    June 4, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. .•|•.

    Prometheus looks good, but yay, Hell's Kitchen comes back on!

    June 4, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |

Post a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

About this blog

Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.