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The Must List: Week of May 17, 2009

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Lenny Kravitz
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MUSIC
LET LOVE RULE, 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
There was this little album that came out two decades ago that sort of transformed Lenny Kravitz into a rock star. Maybe you remember it? All of the original jams, like the title track, get the digital-remaster treatment. And if that makes you happy, then the 18 extra tracks, including live recordings and demos, ought to make you dangerously delirious.

TV
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER on CBS
What’s riding on the May 18 season ender? Only Barney’s future with Robin, Ted’s entire ­career, Stella’s role in the babymama drama, and our summer happiness if we don’t get some answers.

MUSIC
RELAPSE, Eminem
The rapper returns from a long absence — and a struggle with drug addiction — with perhaps the fiercest album of his career.

INTERNET
WAINY DAYS
Wanna see Web star David Wain suck face with Amanda Peet, then seriously regret it? Sure you do. New episodes are up at mydamnchannel.com.

MOVIES
RACHEL WEISZ in The Brothers Bloom
As Penelope, an heiress who ”collects hobbies” (think martial arts, skateboarding, card sharking), the Oscar winner is all charm and delight. When a pair of con-artist brothers (Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo) set her up as their next mark, she tags along with them for what she thinks will be the adventure of her life. And she’s right.

MOVIES
JULIE & JULIA trailer
Amy Adams is a stew of exasperation as she tries to go by the (cook)book and make Julia Child’s recipes every day for a year. Meanwhile, Meryl Streep (pictured, with Stanley Tucci) is note-perfect as Child, channeling the formidable chef’s voice, good humor, and passion for food. Based on this appetizer, the movie looks delicious.

TV
AMERICAN IDOL finale on Fox
Glambert or Kute Kris? We leave it in your hands, America: You crown the winner and turn him into a star. (Or, you know, send him back to obscurity. Whatev.)

TV
TRUE BLOOD, season 1 on DVD
Season 2 of Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball’s vampire drama premieres June 14 on HBO, so catch up while you can. The series kicks off with murder and kinky sex, and then gets really crazy by episode 5.

TV
GLEE on Fox
Hey, musical-theater geeks of all stripes! Stick around after part 1 of the Idol finale on May 19 to sneak a peek at Fox’s fun new show about a high school glee club. These are your people!

READER’S CHOICE: MUSIC
”KNOW YOUR ENEMY,” Green Day
Not ones to let age get in the way of a good thrash, the rockers (now in their mid-30s) throw down on a soaring, sticky anarchy anthem that — in spite of their success — bellows from a place of convincing disaffection. —Submitted by Chris G.

READER’S CHOICE: TV
THE SOUP on E!
Even when Joel McHale is in Australia, he still manages to put out a better show than 95 percent of what’s out there. The amount of fun he has on that show puts Simon Cowell’s millions-making gigs to shame. —Lindsey

READER’S CHOICE: TV
Promos for THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH CONAN O’BRIEN
I can’t wait until June! —Raven_Moon

READER’S CHOICE: INTERNET
ZACH GALIFIANAKIS
Between his recent Funny or Die performances and the trailer for The Hangover, he proves again he is one of the most underrated comedians alive. —Chase

READER’S CHOICE: MUSIC
BEN FOLDS PRESENTS: UNIVERSITY A CAPELLA
There’s just something irresistible about Folds’ lyrics and casual swearing in four-part harmony. —Carol

READER’S CHOICE: BOOKS
SWEET ‘STACHE!
It’s a celebrity humor mustache book. The ‘stache is back baby! —Oren

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