WEEK AHEAD: Kevin Makes His Acting Debut

Plus: Project Runway's housecall, Babs hits Madison Square Garden and more

Britney’s other half gives acting a try with a guest spot on C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation on Thursday. PEOPLE takes an inside look at his stint, plus other events to watch out for in the coming week:

MONDAY, OCT. 9: Fresh from last week’s tour launch in Philadelphia, Barbra Streisand – a New York City native – comes home to perform at Madison Square Garden for a two-night stand. Expect her to revisit nostalgic moments in a hit-studded set that’s destined to be a crowd pleaser. And with tickets going as high as $750 a pop, fans deserve to hear “Evergreen” (Love Theme from A Star is Born) more than once. The socially conscious singer pledges to donate proceeds to a range of charitable causes. Her tour continues through Nov. 20.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11: Project Runway fans biting their nails to find out who’ll triumph as top designer will have to wait one more week for that announcement. But Part 1 of the finale offers plenty of juicy stuff, namely Tim Gunn‘s visit to the remaining four designers’ homes, where he’ll offer his endearing constructive criticism. One thing’s for sure: Michael, Laura, Uli and Jeffrey had better “Make it work.”(Bravo, 10 p.m. ET)

Tina Fey left Saturday Night Live to write a show about, well, an SNL-esque show. The funny lady’s new sitcom, 30 Rock, takes place behind the scenes of a sketch-comedy program and features SNL alum Tracy Morgan as a kooky comedian and Alec Baldwin as an obnoxious network exec (NBC, 8 p.m. ET).

BOLD “THURSDAY, OCT. 12:”] Kevin Federline connects with his inner thespian on an episode of C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS, 9 p.m. ET) called – wait for it – Fannysmackin.’ Britney’s husband plays a thuggish teen who hassles the investigators as they work – and, no, not by playing them his song “PopoZao.” “It was pretty easy,” he tells PEOPLE about his acting debut. “The words just fit in your mouth, you could just run with it.” ‘Nuff said.

Movies (now in theaters): Employee of the Month, starring Jessica Simpson, Dane Cook and Dax Shepard; The Departed, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson; The Queen (limited), starring Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen and James Cromwell; The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, starring Jordana Brewster, Matthew Bomer and Diora Baird
Music (in stores Tuesday): Lloyd Banks, Rotten Apple; Jimmy Buffett, Take the Weather With You; Lloyd Cole, Antidepressant; Albert Hammond Jr., Yours To Keep; Ali Lohan, Lohan Holiday; Bette Midler, Cool Yule; Rod Stewart, Still the Same … Great Rock Classics of Our Time; Sting, Songs From the Labyrinth
DVDs (in stores Tuesday): Scrubs – The Complete Fourth Season; Click; A Prairie Home Companion; Numb3rs – The Complete Second Season; Batman Begins

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