WEEK AHEAD: Justin Brings Sexy Back
MONDAY, SEP 11: Monday marks the five-year anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. In New York, people will gather at the World Trade Center site where, at exactly 8:46 a.m., there will be a moment of silence to mark the time the first plane struck the first tower, followed by a ceremony with music and a reading of the victims' names by family and friends. In Washington, D.C. on Sunday night, people can participate in the Freedom Walk, an organized march from the Washington Monument to the Pentagon, followed by a concert
TUESDAY, SEP. 12: Justin Timberlake releases his album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, on the heels of his Video Music Award performance of last month. Timberlake, who claims to be bringing sexy back to pop music, fits the part in his dapper suits and ties. Musically, the album brings the funk thanks to a host of superstar producers, including Timbaland, Rick Rubin and the Black Eyed Peas's will.i.am.
What ever happened to Joey Lawrence, you wonder? Well, he's sashaying his way back to television on the premiere of ABC's Dancing With the Stars 2. Lawrence will be joined by quite the coterie of tangoing rivals, including MSNBC personality Tucker Carlson, actress Vivica A. Fox, fellow former TV heartthrob Mario Lopez and dysfunction-in-tap shoes himself, Jerry Springer. (ABC at 8 p.m. ET)
THURSDAY, SEP. 14: Catch the debut of the controversial 13th season of the granddaddy of all reality shows with Survivor: Cook Islands, where teams are divided by race. See whether series creator Mark Burnett and host Jeff Probst are on to something here, or if the new strategy just smacks as scarily of eugenics as critics claim. (CBS at 8 p.m. ET)
NEW THIS WEEK:
Movies (now in theaters): Hollywoodland, starring Ben Affleck, Diane Lane and Adrien Brody; The Covenant, starring Steven Strait, Sebastian Stan and Toby Hemingway; Sherrybaby (limited), starring Maggie Gyllenhaal; Idiocracy (limited), starring Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph.
Music (in stores Tuesday): John Mayer, Continuum; Lionel Richie, Coming Home; Shawn Colvin, These Four Walls; TV on the Radio, Return to Cookie Mountain; the Black Keys, Magic Potion; Basement Jaxx, Crazy Itch Radio.
DVDs (in stores Tuesday): Grey's Anatomy: Season Two; The Office: Season Two; Smallville: The Complete Fifth Season; Lucky Number Slevin; Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977 & 2004 Versions, 2 disc, widescreen edition); Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980 & 2004 Versions, 2 disc, widescreen edition); Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983 & 2004 Versions, 2 disc, widescreen edition); The Wild.
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