WEEK AHEAD: Madonna's Secret Hits MTV
10/15/2005 AT 07:00 AM EDT
MONDAY, OCT. 17: You loved him on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and now Stephen Colbert, one of Stewart's trusted "correspondents," will go solo with The Colbert Report at 11:30 p.m. ET. The show – airing Monday through Thursday – gives the comedian-turned-faux newsman a new platform for his humorous take on current events. Premiere week guests include newscasters Stone Phillips and Lesley Stahl. "Bill O'Reilly's got a real simplicity that I admire," says Colbert of his newsman character's inspiration. "I like the cut of Anderson Cooper's suit and I'm a huge Stone Phillips fan, for his neck."
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19: Lindsay Lohan already detailed her parents' marital struggles in the video for her song "Confessions of a Broken Heart," which she also directed. Now, the real-life drama continues. Her parents – Dina and Michael – will resume their bitter divorce trial in a Long Island, N.Y., court.
THURSDAY, OCT. 20: Jennifer Aniston is back on the social scene since her divorce from Brad Pitt became finalized on Oct. 2. She's been seen in Chicago cozying up to Vince Vaughn, her costar in the upcoming comedy The Break Up. And now the actress will be hitting the charity circuit when she hosts "Couture Cares: A Benefit for Breast Cancer" at a private Los Angeles residence. The event will feature an Oscar de la Renta fashion show and luncheon. Proceeds will benefit the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center.
FRIDAY, OCT. 21: Don't expect a scandalous redux of 1991's Truth or Dare, but Madonna is back in documentary mode with I'm Going to tell You a Secret, which chronicles last year's Re-Invention Tour. The special airs at 10 p.m. ET.
Finally, now that Paris Hilton's movie release date for National Lampoon's Pledge This! has been pushed back to Nov. 4, Nicole Richie has the screen all to herself for her movie debut in Kids in America. She plays a high-school cheerleader and has her first screen kiss – with a girl. "Nicole couldn't have been cooler" and shot multiple takes, Kids producer-cowriter Andrew Shaifer told PEOPLE.
NEW THIS WEEK:
Movies (now in theaters): Elizabethtown, starring Kirsten Dunst and Orlando Bloom; Good Night, and Good Luck, starring George Clooney and David Straitharn Domino, starring Keira Knightley and Mickey Rourke; The Squid and the Whale, starring Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels
Music (in stores Tuesday): Stevie Wonder, A Time to Love; Depeche Mode, Playing the Angel; Melissa Etheridge, The Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled (CD & DVD); Ashlee Simpson, I Am Me; Martina McBride, Timeless
DVDs (in stores Tuesday): Batman and Robin: Special Edition; The Big Lebowski; Elektra (unrated director's cut)