WEEK AHEAD: Kelly Monaco at Daytime Emmys

WEEK AHEAD: Kelly Monaco at Daytime Emmys
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updated 04/21/2006 at 01:40 PM EDT

originally published 04/22/2006 06:00AM

Dancing with the Stars champ Kelly Monaco is tackling a new challenge: hosting the Daytime Emmys on Friday. PEOPLE looks at the awards show, plus other events to watch for in the coming week:

TUESDAY, APRIL 25: The Tribeca Film Festival opens its fifth year with the controversial film United 93, which details the chaos behind the September 11 flight that crashed in Pennsylvania. In with the indie offerings at founder Robert De Niro's 12-day movie extravaganza, new dad Tom Cruise's mega-budget Mission: Impossible III will make its world premiere on May 3. The festival runs through May 7.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26: Let the conspiracy theories begin anew: Invasion, ABC's sci-fi drama about a town recovering from the aftermath of a hurricane, is back from hiatus (ABC at 10 p.m. ET). In the new episode, park ranger Russell (Eddie Cibrian) realizes his job may be on the line because of his investigation of the alien-human hybrids. And could another storm be on the way?

THURSDAY, APRIL 27: American Idol singer Lisa Tucker didn't make it past the Final 10, but she's not giving up on her showbiz dreams: The 16-year-old from Anaheim, Calif., is guest-starring as – who else? – herself on The O.C. (FOX at 9 p.m. ET).

FRIDAY, APRIL 28: First, she conquered Dancing with the Stars. Now Kelly Monaco is taking on hosting duties at the Daytime Emmys, which for the first time will move from New York to L.A.'s Kodak Theatre. The General Hospital star won't just be helping to hand out awards: She's also up for best actress for her soap opera. The event will be broadcast live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.

NEW THIS WEEK:
Movies (now in theaters): The Sentinel, starring Michael Douglas, Eva Longoria and Kiefer Sutherland; American Dreamz, starring Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid and Mandy Moore; Silent Hill, starring Radha Mitchell and Sean Bean; Standing Still, starring Mena Suvari and James Van Der Beek
Music (in stores Tuesday): Bruce Springsteen, We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions; Goo Goo Dolls, Let Love In; Rihanna, A Girl Like Me; Streets, Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living; Amel Larrieux, Morning; MercyMe, Coming Up to Breathe; Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris, All the Roadrunning
DVDs (in stores Tuesday): Match Point; Shopgirl; Aeon Flux; Casanova; Tristan & Isolde; Law and Order: Trial by Jury – The Complete Series; Apollo 13

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