Ahead of the Curve: Weekly pop culture calendar
August 26th, 2012
05:41 PM ET

Ahead of the Curve: Weekly pop culture calendar

If you’re a sucker for Western dramas or demonic horror flicks, the movie theater will be calling your name come Friday.

Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy play bootleggers in John Hillcoat’s “Lawless,” while “The Closer’s” Kyra Sedgwick stars in “The Possession,” the story of a young girl cursed by an "ancient spirit."

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


  • Isla Fisher drops by “Conan” to chat about her new flick “Bachelorette” – to hit theaters September 6. We doubt Chris Harrison will show up in the comedy, but we’re looking forward to seeing Rebel Wilson, Kirsten Dunst and Lizzy Caplan together.


  • Alanis Morissette’s “Havoc and Bright Lights” debuts today.
  • Have you recently finished reading “Fifty Shades of Grey”? Pick up “Darkest Desire,” an erotic novel by Tawny Taylor.
  • Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen will perform on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
  • Garrett's murder trial begins on an all new episode of “Pretty Little Liars” tonight on ABC Family at 8 p.m. ET.
  • Or tune into “Masterchef” on Fox at 8 p.m. ET to watch the remaining contestant recreate a dish once served to President Obama.


  • The eight remaining dancers perform on “So You Think You Can Dance” tonight on Fox at 8 p.m. ET.
  • “Sparkle” star Jordin Sparks will chat with Jimmy Kimmel tonight.
  • Meanwhile, Tristan Prettyman, whose new album “Cedar+Gold” is due out this fall, will serenade Jay Leno.
  • If you missed Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen on “Leno” Tuesday, catch their performance on “Conan” tonight.


  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt and “Bachelorette’s” Rebel Wilson will pay a visit to Kimmel tonight.
  • Leno will chat with Savannah Guthrie and Dolph Lundgren.


  • Head to the theater to see “Lawless” or “The Possession.”
  • Or, if you’d rather spend time with your TV, tune in to ABC Family at 5 p.m. for an evening with Lindsay Lohan. “Freaky Friday” starts at 5 p.m. ET, followed by “Mean Girls” at 7 p.m. ET.

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  1. hbros

    i know about h brothers i had all their albums, watched the saturday morning show and had a crush brett.

    August 27, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mark

    Lou Hudson was a baskeyball player for the Hawks. He was awesome but no Tree Rollins. TREE ! TREE ! TREE ! That was when b ball was b ball.

    August 27, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. Blaine Caliazzo

    Michael Calaizzo os the best Builder in Moorestown New jersey and still owns his HVAC business in Princeton.

    August 27, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. Michael Caliazzo

    Lou Hudson was a pro Wrestler.

    August 27, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  5. Michael Caliazzo

    The Hudson brothers were a band from the 70'ss

    August 27, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. Michael caliazzzo

    This is not theem.

    August 27, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  7. No its definately not them...


    August 26, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Food Watcher

    "Or tune into “Masterchef” on Fox at 8 p.m. ET to watch the remaining contestant recreate a dish once served to President Obama." – that was the episode 2 weeks ago! Doubt they'll do that again!

    August 26, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. the hudson brothers?

    not wait sorry wrong...

    August 26, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |

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