WEEK AHEAD: Sundance Comes to a Star-Studded Close
After a week of hitting the slopes and swagging, celebs will say their goodbyes at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday. PEOPLE takes a look at how the Park City party is ending, plus other events to watch for in the coming week:
SATURDAY JAN. 27 & SUNDAY JAN. 28: PEOPLE has been covering the Sundance Film Festival since it kicked off – bringing you the best from the gift lounges, parties and film screenings to celebrities hanging out including Justin Timberlake, Gwyneth Paltrow and Keri Russell. Now that Sundance is wrapping up, it’s going out with a star-studded bang. On Saturday, the stars converge at the Park City Racquet Club for the annual awards ceremony and afterparty. And on Sunday, serious filmgoers can catch all the winning flicks in screenings from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. And even if you couldn’t make it to Utah, you’ll be able to catch the winning flicks as they open nationwide in the coming months.
TUESDAY, JAN. 30: It’s been four years since Grammy-winning chanteuse Norah Jones released her multiplatinum-selling hit Come Away with Me. True to its title, the singer’s third solo album Not Too Late (the follow-up to last year’s side project with the Little Willies) is worth the wait. A bevy of eclectic guests join Jones on the outing, including smoky-voiced folk singer M. Ward and cellist Jeff Ziegler of the Kronos Quartet. And radio listeners have already gotten a taste of it with the sweet, soulful single “Thinking About You.”
It’s a big week for American Idol star Katharine McPhee. She’s releasing her self-titled debut album on Jan. 30 and two days later on Feb. 1 she guest stars as herself on Ugly Betty (ABC, 8 p.m. ET). It seems that acting is becoming a bit of a habit with the Idol runner-up. She can also be seen on the Internet in the Lonelygirl15 Web series. Read People.com’s interview with the singer and for more Idol news, visit our special package.
FRIDAY, FEB. 2: Daily Show host Jon Stewart makes the (temporary) transition from nighttime to daytime when he guests on the popular children’s program Jack’s Big Music Show (Noggin/Nick Jr., 12 p.m. ET) to celebrate Groundhog Day. While it’s a safe bet Stewart won’t be peddling his loveable brand of political satire on the music-themed show, he will be playing a fake reporter covering the holiday. Okay, it’s not such a stretch, but it’s sure to be entertaining. And look for Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s Cheryl Hines to show up, too.
NEW THIS WEEK:
• Movies (now in theaters): Catch and Release, starring Jennifer Garner, Timothy Olyphant and Juliette Lewis; Smokin’ Aces, starring Jeremy Piven, Alicia Keys, Ryan Reynolds and Ben Affleck; Blood and Chocolate, starring Agnes Bruckner and Olivier Martinez; Epic Movie, starring Jennifer Coolidge, Carmen Electra and Fred Willard; Seraphim Falls, (limited) starring Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson and Anjelica Huston
• Music (in stores Tuesday): Lily Allen, Alright, Still; Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Some Loud Thunder; Art Garfunkel, Some Enchanted Evening
• DVDs (in stores Tuesday): Flyboys; Dallas – the Complete Sixth Season; Open Season; I Dream of Jeannie – The Complete Third Season