WEEK AHEAD: Taylor Hits Stores!
Plus: Entourage is back, Oprah Winfrey goes to the Tony Awards and more
American Idol winner Taylor Hicks releases his first two songs on Tuesday. PEOPLE takes a look at Mr. Soul Patrol’s musical debut, plus other events to watch for in the coming week:
SUNDAY, JUNE 11: Vinnie Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his gang of Hollywood player wannabes are back for the third season of Entourage. This time around, Vinnie waits to see whether his Aquaman movie release will make him a big star (HBO at 10 p.m. ET). And Deadwood returns for its third season. There’s drama in store when the outlaw Wild West town has its first proper elections (HBO at 9 p.m. ET).
Broadway’s big night – the Tony Awards – brings out an A-list roster of celebs, including Oprah Winfrey (The Color Purple, which she produced, is up for best musical) and Julia Roberts, who’s been starring in Three Days of Rain. Among the nominees: Harry Connick Jr., who’s nominated for best leading actor in a musical for The Pajama Game. The awards show airs live from New York’s Radio City Hall on CBS (8 p.m. ET).
MONDAY, JUNE 12: Acid-tongued British chef Gordon Ramsay is looking for the next culinary star in the second season of the FOX reality show Hell’s Kitchen (9 p.m. ET). The winner will become the head chef at a Las Vegas resort restaurant. Let the slicing and dicing begin!
TUESDAY, JUNE 13: It’s a double dose of Taylor Hicks: The American Idol winner hits stores with his original song, “Do I Make You Proud?,” and a remake of the Doobie Brothers’ “Takin’ It to The Streets.” Then, Mr. Soul Patrol and the rest of his Idol castmates kick off their U.S. tour on July 5.
NEW THIS WEEK:
• Movies (now in theaters): A Prairie Home Companion, starring Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan, Kevin Kline, Lily Tomlin and Garrison Keillor; Cars, voiced by Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt and Larry the Cable Guy; The Heart of the Game (documentary), narrated by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges
• Music (in stores Tuesday): Billy Joel, 12 Gardens Live; Busta Rhymes, The Big Bang; Alison Moorer, Getting Somewhere; Keb’ Mo’, The Suitcase; Regina Spektor, Begin to Hope; Jerry Lee Lewis, A Half Century of Hits (box set); Widespread Panic, Earth to America; Sonic Youth, Rather Ripped; The Futureheads, News and Tributes
• DVDs (in stores Tuesday): Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang; Medium: The Complete First Season; Dora the Explorer: Animal Adventures; 16 Blocks; Frasier: The Complete Eighth Season; The World’s Fastest Indian; Neil Young: Heart of Gold; This Is America, Charlie Brown; Valley of the Dolls