Tuesday is the Dancing with the Stars finale! Plus: Blake and Jordin compete for the Idol crown

By Brian Orloff
May 19, 2007 06:00 AM

Dancing With the Stars Season Finale

What: Joey Fatone, Laila Ali and Apollo Anton Ohno will face-off on the dance floor – with their partners, of course – on the two-part series finale.
When: May 21, a one-hour competition show on ABC at 8 p.m ET; May 22, results at 9 p.m. ET.
Highlights: Expect nail-biting suspense on Tuesday’s two-hour show finale. Why? The finalists will hit the boards one last time – and the scores from that dance will be factored into Monday’s results. Still, Fatone has one famous friend rooting for him: Justin Timberlake, who recently joked with Extra, “He better bring home the Dancing with the Stars trophy or else we’re not friends anymore.”
See PEOPLE’s extensive Dancing With the Stars coverage here

American Idol Season Finale

What: Blake Lewis and Jordin Sparks belt one out for the glorious title of American Idol.
When: May 22 and 23, on FOX at 8 p.m. ET
Highlights: Before an Idol is chosen, greet the top 12 finalists who reunite on the May 23 two-hour results show. Can’t get enough Idol? Take a deep breath. The Top 10 finalists will launch a major U.S. tour in Miami on July 6.
See PEOPLE’s extensive American Idol coverage here

The Last Days of Left Eye

What: It’s been five years since TLC member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes died in a tragic car accident in Honduras. This documentary looks back at her life.
When: May 19; on VH1 at 9 p.m. ET
Highlights: Take an intimate look at Lopes’s last days with footage she commissioned. Before she died, the rapper escaped to Central America for some Zen – bringing along a camera crew as she recounted her troubles with alcohol and the law.

The 52nd Annual Village Voice Obie Awards

What: Cynthia Nixon and T.R. Knight will host the award show celebrating the best of off-Broadway theater.
When: May 21
Highlights: A who’s who of the theater world will arrive to celebrate the occasion – and Liev Schreiber, Angela Lansbury (who’s starring in Broadway’s Deuce), Camryn Manheim and Dreamgirls star Anika Noni Rose are already confirmed to hand out trophies.

Picks of the Week

Movies: (in theaters May 18) Shrek the Third, starring (voices of) Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy and Justin Timberlake. Writes PEOPLE’s critic Leah Rozen: “Thirdis ceaselessly clever, giddily trading of pop culture references.”
• Also out: (on DVD May 22) Apocalypto
Music: (in stores May 22) Maroon 5’s It Won’t Be Soon Before Long. Writes PEOPLE’s critic Chuck Arnold: “Best, though, is the swoonworthy ballad “Better That We Break,” which could be the breakup song of the summer.”
• Also out: the Bravery’s The Sun and the Moon

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