WEEK AHEAD: Angelina Travels to Africa
MONDAY, SEPT. 12: Martha Stewart's back – newly liberated from her ankle monitor and debuting her new daytime show. What to expect from the syndicated program? Cooking tips, gardening how-tos – and a humbler Stewart willing to poke fun at herself. And if that isn't enough Martha, on Sept. 21, her version of The Apprentice premieres on NBC.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14: Angelina Jolie is hoping to enlighten the MTV generation. The actress – and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador – visited Kenya with Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, an economist whose United Nations Millennium Project team is working with locals to end poverty in the African nation's remote regions. The duo's experiences were captured for the cable network special The Diary of Angelina Jolie & Dr. Jeffrey Sachs in Africa. "The crisis we face in Africa is matched only by our degree of hope that we can and will be a force for positive change," Jolie said in a statement. "I'm certain the stories in this special will inspire viewers the same way these experiences have inspired me." The 30-minute special airs at 7 p.m. ET.
Russell Crowe's temper got the best of him and now he's paying for it. The Oscar-winning actor – who struck a deal with Nestor Estrada, a concierge whom he threw a phone at during a June stay at New York City's Mercer hotel – is due back in court to face a second-degree felony assault charge. Crowe called his behavior "possibly the most shameful situation that I've ever gotten myself into" during a Late Show with David Letterman appearance. A felony conviction could bar the actor from working in the U.S.
Paul McCartney is back and touring in support of his new album, Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, with a 28-date trek that kicks off at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. His first U.S. jaunt in more than three years – which will include Beatles material as well as hits from his Wings days – includes a four-night stand at New York's Madison Square Garden in early October before wrapping up Nov. 29 at L.A.'s Staples Center. "We're ready to rock," McCartney said in a statement.
NEW THIS WEEK:
Movies (now in theaters): An Unfinished Life, starring Jennifer Lopez, Robert Redford and Morgan Freeman; The Man, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy; The Exorcism of Emily Rose, starring Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson
Music (in stores Tuesday): David Gray, Life in Slow Motion; Trisha Yearwood, Jasper County; Bonnie Raitt, Souls Alike; Tracy Chapman, Where You Live; Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Welcome to Jamrock
DVDs (in stores Tuesday): Fever Pitch; Coal Miner's Daughter: 25th Anniversary Edition; Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 4; Da Ali G Show: Season 2