• Mon, Jul 19 2010

Crush This: Angelina Jolie Gets ‘Salt’-y, ‘Degrassi’ Rolls Out The Drama, And More!

Angelina JolieWelcome 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: Salt! Degrassi! And the brothers Jonas (yeah, yeah, we know).

Movies: After a giant marketing tease – srsly, those eyes! that face! the poster! -  Angelina Jolie‘s new thriller Salt opens Friday. The gun-wielding Earth Mother plays Evelyn Salt, a CIA agent accused of spying for the Russians/hatching a plan to assassinate the president. Very timely, given the current Russian spy saga; will it be as awesome as Wanted? So what? Who cares? It’s Angelina, so what? (Joy Behar shrug).

TV: Rupaul’s Drag U, debuting tonight on Logo (9 p.m. ET), features the legendary drag queen’s proteges helping real women go from drab to fab. Also, Degrassi:  The Boiling Point, a 24-episode soap opera of epic dramatic proportions, premieres the same time – this presents issues! Our plan is to DVR Drag U/Degrassi and watch The Bachelorette in real time. Oh but hell, the Lifetime instant classic The Client List – featuring Jennifer Love Hewitt as a Homecoming Queen who resorts to prostitution to pay the bills is appointment television on Bachelorette levels. So there’s that, too. Guest what time? 9 p.m., naturally.

Also on our TV watch list: Teen Mom unrolls more drama on MTV (Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET), with Amber facing another pregnancy scare. And My Boys, our favorite low-budget guilty pleasure about a girl who only hangs out with guys (and one stereotypically over-the-top female BFF), returns for new episodes next Sunday on TBS. (Lauren Conrad‘s squishy-faced real-life boyfriend Kyle Howard plays squishy-faced sportswriter Bobby).

Music: This week Sheryl Crow releases her blues-tinged album 100 Miles From Memphis, and rapper Rick Ross comes out with Teflon Don, featuring cameos from Jay-Z, Drake and Kanye. Also! The JoBros are also dropping their new effort Jonas L.A., the soundtrack to their Disney Channel series. Check out “Chillin In The Summertime.” Don’t resist.

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