GLEE: THE MUSIC, THE POWER OF MADONNA
Maybe Fox’s show-choir series isn’t your thing. But surely Madonna is. After Glee‘s special Madge episode airs on April 20, this album of covers drops, with choice nuggets like Sue Sylvester’s spoken-word version of ”Vogue.”
BACKATOWN, Trombone Shorty
New Orleans’ Troy ”Trombone Shorty” Andrews describes this album’s sound as ”supafunkrock.” That alone should be enough for you to buy it. If it’s not, then know that Lenny Kravitz, Marc Broussard, and Allen Toussaint are featured on the brass man’s set. Okay, go.
THE CARRIE DIARIES, by Candace Bushnell
In this novel, Bushnell offers an insightful look at Carrie Bradshaw’s pre?Sex and the City teen life. Fans of the show will love the backstory, but anyone can enjoy the realistic coming-of-age tale.
CHRIS PRATT on Parks and Recreation
The NBC sitcom is enjoying a sharp season 2, thanks in part to Pratt as shoe shiner Andy. An endearing dimwit with a slightly impish bravado, he’s quickly become our favorite Pawnee resident.
KABOOM: EMBRACING THE SUCK IN A SAVAGE LITTLE WAR, by Matt Gallagher
This nonfiction book about Iraq is based on the popular military blog of the same name — Gallagher served as an enlisted officer — and is as funny as it is harrowing.
CRAZY HEART on DVD
If you didn’t catch the R-rated drama in theaters (and be honest, most of you didn’t), then pick up the DVD on April 20 and watch Jeff Bridges’ Academy Award-winning turn as a charming, boozy country singer. Among the extras: deleted scenes and alternate cuts from the amazing soundtrack.