WEEK AHEAD: Emmitt & Mario Vie for Dancing Trophy

11/11/2006 at 06:00 AM EST

WEEK AHEAD: Emmitt & Mario Vie for Dancing Trophy
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Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez

Emmitt Smith and Mario Lopez go toe-to-toe on the finale of Dancing with the Stars. PEOPLE takes an inside look at the ultimate dance-off, plus other events to watch out for in the coming week:

SUNDAY, NOV. 12: SUNDAY, NOV. 12: It's been a rough week for Kevin Federline (bye-bye, Britney). But the aspiring rapper is keeping on trucking, bringing his hip-hop flow from coast to coast with his tour to promote his debut album Playing with Fire. After a standing-room-only (albeit free) show at Chicago's House of Blues, he continues his trek with a stop in Norfolk, Va., on Sunday, followed by three California shows the following week.

TUESDAY, NOV. 14: Mario Lopez and Emmitt Smith will strap on their dancing shoes to determine who'll be the Dancing with the Stars champion. This week, they've been neck-and-neck with almost perfect scores so it's anybody's game. "We've got two different types of charming, two different types of athleticism and two different styles of dance. They will make it so hard for us," judge Carrie Ann Inaba tells PEOPLE. "Emmitt is not going to give up an inch and neither is Mario. All I know is that the testosterone will be flying!" Tune in on Tuesday (ABC, 8 p.m. ET) and then watch as the final duo gets crowned on Wednesday!

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15: Though ABC hit Lost is going away until February, fear not: The network is priming a new show to hook folks each week. Taye Diggs exercises his action-star chops in Day Break, about a detective framed for murder who keeps living the same horrific day over and over again. And costar Moon Bloodgood definitely isn't complaining about her bedroom scene with Diggs, which has to be shot over and over. "He's delicious," she tells PEOPLE. "Who wouldn't want that?"

THURSDAY, NOV. 15: We've watched The Office's Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Jim (John Krasinski) finally share a long-anticipated kiss last season – only to have Pam rebuff him and Jim transfer to another office. Now their worlds will collide yet again when their Dunder Mifflin branches merge. Will these two crazy kids ever get together? (NBC, 8:30 p.m. ET)

NEW THIS WEEK:
Movies (now in theaters): Stranger Than Fiction, starring Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman; The Return, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sam Shepard; A Good Year, starring Russell Crowe, Abbie Cornish and Albert Finney; Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (limited), starring Nicole Kidman and Robert Downey Jr.; Harsh Times, starring Christian Bale, Eva Longoria and Freddy Rodriguez; Copying Beethoven (limited), starring Ed Harris, Diane Kruger and Matthew Goode
Music (in stores Tuesday): The Game, Doctor's Advocate; Nanci Griffith, Ruby's Torch; Kenny G, I'm In the Mood for Love … the Most Romantic Melodies of All Time; Joanna Newsom, Ys; +44, When Your Heart Stops Beating; Damien Rice, 9; Tenacious D, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny; Yusif (formerly Cat Stevens), An Other Cup
DVDs (in stores Tuesday): The Da Vinci Code; Family Guy (Season 4; Part 2); Paul McCartney – The Space Within US; Northern Exposure – The Complete Fifth Season; C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investiagation – The Complete Sixth Season; The Golden Girls – The Complete Sixth Season

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