Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

The Must List: Week of May 24, 2009

”Jon & Kate Plus Eight” returns, Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart, ”Lipstick Jungle” on DVD, and 12 others make up the countdown of pop culture gems YOU and the EW staff love this week

Posted on

Jon & Kate Plus Eight
PHOTOGRAPH BY JAKE CHESSUM

TV
JON & KATE PLUS EIGHT season premiere on TLC
The Jon & Kate part looks about as steady as your grandma on Rollerblades, but the Plus Eight are cuter than ever, with the sextuplets celebrating their fifth birthday in the May 25 season opener. And not that you’re interested in their marital problems, but Jon and Kate will be talking about those, too.

MUSIC
SEASON 8 IDOL iTUNES DOWNLOADS
Waiting for the tour? Get the jams now! Everything from Adam Lambert’s ”Mad World” to Kris Allen’s ”Heartless” to Allison Ira­heta’s ”Give In to Me” is iPod-ready. Who makes the best Idol album ever? You do.

DVD
SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS: 1970s, Vol. 1, on DVD
With Scooby-Doo, Hong Kong Phooey, Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch, and more, you can give your kids the kind of Saturday mornings that just don’t exist anymore. (No kids? Better think of another excuse to buy, then.)

TV
IN TREATMENT, season finale on HBO
Gabriel Byrne should nab another Emmy nod for a stellar season. Pray Alison Pill, who plays April, joins him.

MUSIC
THE ALBUM, Wilco
The June 30 release streams on wilcoworld.net right now. Tracks like ”Wilco (the song)” — where do they get these titles? — recall 2004’s A Ghost Is Born.

MOVIES
AMY ADAMS in the Night at the Museum sequel
The infallible Adams brings all the snap and charm of a ’30s screwball comedy to her role as Amelia Earhart, balancing a film stuffed with animals, action, and anarchy with a bit of heart.

INTERNET
AWKWARDFAMILYPHOTOS.COM
If you click on this website of painful, regrettable, horrifyingly awesome snaps of family bonding, you will laugh so hard that people in adjoining offices will ask what’s wrong with you. Just trust us on this one.

BOOKS
IT’S ALWAYS SOMETHING, by Gilda Radner, 20th-anniversary reissue
The SNL star eloquently chronicled her fight with ovarian cancer before her death in 1989. This up­dated edition includes a resource guide for those living with the disease.

DVD
DESIGNING WOMEN, season 1 on DVD
The Sugarbakers! The entire first season! For the first time on DVD! If we’ve ever delivered an elegantly phrased, perfectly timed withering retort, it’s because we learned it from you, Julia (Dixie Carter).

READER’S CHOICE: DVD
LIPSTICK JUNGLE, season 2
Just as we were getting into the Brooke Shields-led series, NBC killed it. But they did leave us juicy memories: Victory (Lindsay Price) and Joe’s (Andrew McCarthy) engagement, Nico’s (Kim Raver) baby drama, and Kirby’s (Robert Buckley) abs. Yeah, just his abs. —Submitted by Robert

READER’S CHOICE: MUSIC
STAR TREK soundtrack
Michael Giacchino, the Lost maestro, has done it again with the score to Star Trek. Who didn’t have the rousing theme stuck in their head after leaving the theaters? —Daniel

READER’S CHOICE: MUSIC
”GOOD GIRLS GO BAD,” Cobra Starship featuring Leighton Meester
It’s the perfect summer song that makes you want to get up and shake your booty on the dance floor…then go home and watch your Gossip Girl DVDs. —Robert Taylor

READER’S CHOICE: MUSIC
”Don’t Stop Believin”’ from GLEE
Is it weird if I say ”Don’t Stop Believin”’ by the kids on Glee? It was beyond musical perfection. —Elena

READER’S CHOICE: DVD
THE GUILD
My Must List this week definitely includes this great web series from Felicia Day, and the DVDs have exclusive extras! —Alyssa

READER’S CHOICE: TV
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
I’m so excited for the return of So You Think You Can Dance. Here’s hoping for another session of endearing hip-hoppers, inspiring contemporary dancers, and maybe even a smarmy Russian ballroom-er, just for good measure. —Mary