WEEK AHEAD: Tyra Crowns Next Top Model
Plus: Lindsay Lohan gets Personal, VH1 gets Big in '05, and more
Tyra Banks and her judges pick their favorite catwalking wannabe on America’s Next Top Model Wednesday on UPN. PEOPLE has the scoop on the fifth season finale, plus other events to watch for in the coming week:
SUNDAY, DEC. 4: Relive the best water-cooler gossip of the year when VH1 hands out the Big in ’05 Awards. Who’ll win the Biggest Meltdown: Pat O’Brien for his phone-sex voicemail, or Tom Cruise for his couch-jumping? Nominees for Biggest Here & Gone Romances include Renee Zellweger & Kenny Chesney, and Paris & Paris. The show – hosted by funnyman D.L. Hughley – airs live at 8 p.m. ET from L.A.’s Sony Studios. Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson and Green Day are scheduled to appear and Def Leppard, INXS and Fall Out Boy will perform.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6: Speaking of Ms. Lohan, the actress-turned-singer is back with her sophomore album, A Little More Personal (RAW). The follow-up to last year’s platinum debut is an introspective look at her family and personal relationships and includes the hit single “Confessions of a Broken Heart,” whose video she directed – and stars her younger sister, Aliana.
The top performers in the music world head to the Las Vegas Strip for the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. 50 Cent, Mariah Carey and Green Day lead the pack of chart-topping nominees (all are up for artist of the year and album of the year) Meanwhile, Kanye West will receive the 2005 Artist Achievement Award and veteran rocker Tom Petty will be honored with the Century Award. The Billboard Awards – featuring performances by Toby Keith and Ciara – airs on FOX at 8 p.m. ET.
Tyra Banks will take her final stroll down the runway at The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, airing on CBS at 10 p.m. ET. Also modeling sexy holiday-themed lingerie are Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bundchen and Heidi Klum – in her first modeling appearance since giving birth to son Henry in September. Sting and Ricky Martin are the musical guests at the show, taped at the New York State Armory in New York City.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7: Who will be crowned America’s Next Top Model? Find out when the final three – Bre, Nicole and Nik – try to out-pout and strut their way to the winner’s circle. Prizes include a $100,000 CoverGirl cosmetics contract and a fashion spread in Elle magazine. The season finale airs on UPN at 8 p.m. ET.
NEW THIS WEEK:
• Movies (now in theaters): Aeon Flux, starring Charlize Theron; Transamerica, starring Felicity Huffman; The Kid & I, starring Tom Arnold
• Music (in stores Tuesday): Lindsay Lohan, A Little More Personal (RAW); Eminem, Curtain Call: The Hits; Korn, See You on the Other Side; Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album for the Gulf Coast (various artists); The White Stripes, Walking With a Ghost
• DVDs (in stores Tuesday): Cinderella Man; The Dukes of Hazzard; Fantastic Four; 24: Season Four; The West Wing: The Complete Fifth Season; Everybody Loves Raymond: The Complete Fifth Season