How will you spend September? We've got the lowdown on everything you need to see, watch and listen to this month.
Most And Least Wanted
The wait for the Dr. Dre's oft-delayed "Detox"
may soon be over. In an interview over the summer,
Snoop Dogg confirmed Dre's first album
since 1999 is finally done. Could that mean a 2008
release date? We'll believe it -- not to mention
camp out overnight to buy it -- when we see it.
No need to sugarcoat things -- the end of
summer ain't fun. School starts back up, the weather
turns. But the start of football season makes it all
seem worthwhile. The promise of Friday Night
Lights, college football on Saturdays and the NFL
on Sundays makes the other four days tolerable.
"My Best Friend's Girl"
Sandwiched between the summer blockbusters
and end-of-the-year Oscar contenders,
September is always a dead time for movies. But
what did we do to deserve this train wreck of a
comedy? Really, Jason Biggs and Dane Cook? We
thought Cook's 15 minute of fame were up three
Gotta give it up to Kanye. Dude's given us a lot
of gifts. Three of his own classic albums, countless
dope beats for icons like Jay-Z and a legendary
tour. But it'll be tough to forgive him for the most
heinous fashion disaster since spandex. Shutters
weren't even hot when they were hot in the '80s.
Can't Make This Stuff Up
In June, the Wisconsin Interscholastic
Athletic Association denied a recommendation
by the sportsmanship committee that
would prevent students from being shirtless
and wearing body paint at high school
sporting events. No word if they also tried
to ban students from holding signs for fear
of paper cuts.
Things You Absolutely Can't Miss This Month
Sept. 02 -- "THE OFFICE" SEASON 4 OUT ON DVD
This is your chance to catch up on anything you missed from Jim, Pam,
Michael, Dwight and the rest of the gang before Season 5 premieres
on Sept. 25.
Sept. 02 -- "THE SHIELD" BEGINS FINAL SEASON
He may be bald with a potbelly, but Vic Mackey is the baddest cop on
TV. After more than a year off the air, "The Shield" returns to FX for its
much-anticipated final chapter this fall.
Sept. 12 -- DE NIRO, PACINO, FITTY IN "RIGHTEOUS KILL"
They've made terrible movies lately (think "88 Minutes"), but Al Pacino
and Robert De Niro together equals must-see. Throw in 50 Cent and
we can't wait for this cop drama.
Sept. 13 -- OHIO STATE AND USC FACE OFF IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Could this be a BCS Championship preview? Fresh off another title
game loss, Ohio State and fabulous frosh Terrelle Pryor try to rebound
against USC and sensational sophomore Joe McKnight (ABC, 8 p.m. ET).
Sept. 16 -- STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED HITS STORES
The latest Star Wars video game bridges the gap between the two trilogies.
But the real reason it'll be one of the year's hottest games is
because the Wii Remote was destined to be a lightsaber.
Sept. 23 -- KINGS OF LEON DROP "ONLY BY THE NIGHT"
OK, so maybe you've never heard of Kings of Leon. But you will. With
their fourth album expected to hit the mainstream, Tennessee's finest
will be bringing rock back all fall long.