Welcome to Crush This, your weekly guide to what’s new in movies, music and TV. We’ve navigated the inner reaches of our entertainment-obsessed brains in search of all the pop culture landscape has to offer. Well, the wait is nearly over! Sex and the City 2 hits theaters Thursday, just in time for the long Memorial Day weekend. But, there is so much more going on in the entertainment world this week — from the debut of The Bachelorette with new bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky, to the finale of American Idol‘s ninth season. But don’t worry, you will still be able to get your competition talent show fix, with the debut of So You Think You Can Dance Thursday.
Music: And if you’re really excited about Sex and the City 2, why not prepare for Thursday’s premiere by picking up the movie’s soundtrack, in stores Tuesday. It features feel good songs by female artists like Alicia Keys, Cyndi Lauper, Dido, Jennifer Hudson and Leona Lewis. Liza Minelli sings “Single Ladies,” and the cast sings “I Am Woman.” Yes please.
Movies: Oh, nothing much going on this weekend. Just the second most awaited chick flick since the first Sex and the City movie hit theaters two years ago. And the next day, Friday, will feature the premiere of Jake Gyllenhaal and his hair in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
TV: We have a big TV week ahead of us. Just as we’re getting over the hangovers of the last episodes of Lost and Celebrity Apprentice last night, get ready for two big series premieres: The Bachelorette featuring Ali and So You Think You Can Dance‘s seventh season featuring “All Stars” like fan favorites Twitch and Pasha. Just in time, too, as Dancing with the Stars‘ final competitors, Nicole Scherzinger, Erin Andrews and Evan Lysacek, make their last performances on Monday, with the finale Tuesday.
But there are a few other series finales of note this week, too — not the least of which is American Idol ninth season’s final performances Tuesday and big finale show Wednesday. Will it be Lee or Crystal? Who are you going to vote for?
Also, be sure not to miss the last episode of Law & Order on Monday, though the show’s sure to live on in syndication forever. The last episode of 24, at two hours long, is also that night, as well as a two-hour Chuck finale.