1. AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL
On UPN’s reality hoot, drill sergeant Tyra Banks tests catty models on applying makeup and posing with snakes. What’s not to like?
2. THE RIGHT STUFF
Old-fashioned heroism (and old-fashioned buzz cuts) triumphs in this rousing tale of NASA’s early years, now on an extras-loaded two-DVD set.
3. ”WURLITZER PRIZE,” NORAH JONES
Don’t know why her gorgeously haunting tune on the Waylon Jennings tribute album Lonesome, On’ry and Mean isn’t already a hit.
4. BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM
Kicking its way into the top 10, this sweet U.K. indie continues to score, despite the oft-heard refrain ”What’s a beckham?”
5. STEVE CARELL AS WEATHERMAN EVAN BAXTER IN BRUCE ALMIGHTY
Marvel as the Daily Show reporter steals a movie right from under Jim Carrey’s nose.
6. DRY, BY AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS
In his second memoir — a sort of follow-up to Running With Scissors — the adman-turned-writer casts a gimlet eye on his struggles with alcohol, cocaine, men, and Manhattan.
7. THE OFFICE
Starting June 16, BBC America re-airs the first season of its clever Britcom. Now you can learn why the universal language is…cubicle humor.
8. WELCOME INTERSTATE MANAGERS, FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE
Its sunny hooks make this a perfect summer pop album for the smart set.
9. NIGHT ON MY SIDE, GEMMA HAYES
As lovely as the Corrs and as catchy as U2, the talented Irish singer-songwriter almost makes up for Michael Flatley. Almost.
10. WINGED MIGRATION
With stunning camera work, this documentary about feats of avian endurance is stealing hearts — and climbing box office charts.