We rate pop culture for the week of September 1, 2008 including Michael Phelps, Rachel Maddow, the older gals of ''90210,'' and more

By EW Staff
Updated September 05, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

· You go, grandmas! Jessica Walter and Linda Gray steal the new 90210 right out from under their younger, skinnier costars
· MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow: Finally, a talking head who actually thinks — without shouting at us

Near Misses
· Katy Perry says Scarlett Johansson’s lips inspired ”I Kissed a Girl.” Try not to look surprised.
· Deal or No Deal: If someone wins $1 million and no one cares, did they actually win it?
· Presenting at the VMAs, hosting SNL, appearing on EntourageMichael Phelps, you’re dangerously close to overexposure

· Suede, the Project Runway wackadoodle.
· Just when we erased Rainn Wilson’s chest from our memory, here come the ads for CBS’ Worst Week.