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. On deck this week: a slew of new TV show premieres, from reality shows like Dad Camp and Downtown Girls to the second seasons of Drop Dead Diva and Royal Pains, along with fun summer movies.
Movies: We’ve been waiting for Russell Brand and Jonah Hill in Get Him To The Greek (you can win a movie-related prize pack, too) and it opens this Friday. But high stakes rom-com Killers with Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher also opens that same day. Which will we choose?
Also on Friday — Colin Farrell’s mermaid fairytale Ondine. Enticing.
TV: Let the summer series begin! There are so many shows debuting this week, it will be hard to choose which to watch. Today, take your pick between Dad Camp on VH1 (Bret Michaels‘ new show also has a sneak peek episode tonight) and Cake Boss on TLC. Tuesday, there’s premieres of new Jersey-based show Jersey Couture on Oxygen, America’s Got Talent and Losing It with Jillian on NBC, Hell’s Kitchen on Fox, Downtown Girls on MTV and The Little Couple and One Big Happy Family on TLC.
Wednesday there’s premieres of Toddlers and Tiaras on TLC and Tosh.0 on Comedy Central, while USA Networks’ Royal Pains and Burn Notice premiere Thursday. Next Sunday is another big night, with MTV’s scripted TV show The Hard Times of RJ Berger along with new show Sons of Tucson on Fox and new seasons of Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime and reality competition show The Next Food Network Star.
Music: British pop star Taio Cruz rocked us with his single “Break Your Heart” and “Dirty Picture” music video with Ke$ha. Now, his album Rokstarr is being released stateside on Tuesday. Also on Tuesday, Clay Aiken, Sleigh Bells and Jack Johnson are all releasing new albums.