gallery This Week's Culture Feast
The Teen Choice Awards return (sans Miley Cyrus pole dancing), Julia Roberts eats gelato, prays, and loves James Franco, and Scott Pilgrim moves from graphic novel to big screen. VIEW OUR GALLERY of can't-miss film, TV, art, music, and fashion picks.
Peter Kramer / AP Photo; Jon Kopaloff / Getty Images; Jim Spellman / Getty Images Get Your Surf On With the Teen Choice Awards
Even when she's not
dancing on a pole
(or on a
grown man's lap
), 17-year-old pop sensation Miley Cyrus is still dominating the Teen Choice Awards, which air this week. The Disney star caused a media uproar in 2009 with her stripper-like moves on a seductively constructed ice cream cart. Although she is
not set to appear at this year's ceremony, Cyrus received more nominations than any other single performer. She is up for a whopping 13 awards, tied with Fox's hit dramedy
and only outdone by
The Twilight Saga
, which is nominated in 17 categories. Fans have been voting online for weeks and on Monday, the winners will be revealed when Katy Perry hosts the 2010 TCAs, with the male cast of
by her side. In addition to emceeing the event, the "California Gurls" singer (betrothed to comedian Russell Brand) will perform, as will her ex and Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy. Perhaps we'll have some twentysomething drama to enjoy as well. Either way, with presenters ranging from the Kardashians to Betty White, it's sure to be an entertaining night, no matter how old you are.
The Teen Choice Awards air on Monday, August 9 at 8 p.m. EST on Fox. The Oh-So-Complex Lindsay Lohan
It's high time Lindsay Lohan started getting some press, wouldn't you say? As the troubled actress settles into a court-ordered 90-day stay in a California rehabilitation center, she'll also be gracing newsstands as the August/September cover girl of Complex magazine. That's right, she managed to squeeze in one last photo shoot before swapping designer samples for an orange jumpsuit. Maybe she's going for a "hardest working woman in showbiz" angle? Either way, the photoshoot (for which the mag never managed to get an accompanying interview) is a doozy, and puts Lohan in a fittingly surreal backdrop of animation by the artist KAWS, very possibly achieving
"to remind everyone of just how bad (meaning good!) Lindsay is."
Complex Magazine hits shelves on Tuesday, August 10. A Hollywood Memoir from Screenwriting's Golden Boy
Call us sentimental, but stories about old Hollywood never bore us. Especially when they're coming from someone who knows the lay of the land as well as Larry McMurtry, who releases
Hollywood: A Third Memoir
this week, the third and final installment in a series that includes
. For the last leg of his memoirs, the prolific author (
marks his 44th book) and screenplay writer (he co-authored
, among other things) looks with both affection and skepticism at the ins and outs of his often-surreal professional life. It's no surprise that after decades in Hollywood McMurtry has developed a shrewd outlook on his adopted hometown and its famous residents, and he puts it to perfect use in what the
Los Angeles Times calls
a series of "terrific vignettes," in which, "we're reminded that fine American writing is always reliant on storytelling and that McMurtry stands among our best."
Hollywood: A Third Memoir
hits shelves on Tuesday, August 10. New Music from Judy Garland
Larry McMurtry isn't the only dose of classic Hollywood we're getting this week—JSP is releasing a formidable four-disc set of 100 Judy Garland recordings, more than half of which have never before been made public. Lovingly compiled and introduced by producer Lawrence Schulman,
Lost Tracks 1929-1959
features rare and re-mastered tracks including recordings from Garland's first-ever studio session in 1935 as a 12-year-old ingénue. Mixed in with radio and live performances, the set is a must-have for serious Garland fans and a sweet tribute to the raw talent that has upheld her as a Hollywood legend for decades.
Judy Garland Lost Tracks 1929-1959
is available starting on Tuesday, August 10. Max Headroom: The Ultimate Talking Head
Sometimes in the ratings-obsessed world of TV, the best series' take the longest to get recognition. That's certainly the case with
, a cult favorite that has languished since its debut in the 1980s and is finally out on DVD this week. Starring comedy powerhouses like
Jeffrey Tambor, the 14-episode series takes a skeptical view of the business of television and tells the story of Max Headroom, a computer-generated newscaster implanted with the brain of a former reporter who got in the way of a scheming network. It's debatable how realistic the premise may be (conspiracy theorists would answer with a resounding "very," the rest of us, not so much), but the results are offbeat television at its best.
Max Headroom is available beginning on Tuesday, August 10. Richard Avedon / Courtesy of The Richard Avedon Foundation Remembering the Forefather of Fashion Photography
If there's an iconic image of, say, Audrey Hepburn that symbolizes American fashion to you, chances are Richard Avedon was behind it. One of the most important and prolific American photographers of the 20th century, Avedon's photos set the standard for elegance at home and abroad during 1950s and 1960s. Avedon famously captured the postwar New Look for the pages of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue as well as the transition into '60s mod, working with muses like Twiggy. He later branched into more tongue-in-cheek work like a famous 1995 shoot for The New Yorker that featured model Nadja Auermann alongside a gentlemanly skeleton. This week sees the Avedon collection from New York's International Center for Photography take up a temporary residence at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, so there's no time like the present to revisit the man who put American style on the map.
Avedon Fashion 1944-2000 opens to the public on Tuesday, August 10. Thorsten Overgaard / Getty Images ,Thorsten Overgaard The World's Longest Catwalk Hits Copenhagen
Although Copenhagen may not exactly be thought of as an international fashion hub, the Danish city is playing host once again to Northern Europe's biggest fashion event—Copenhagen Fashion Week. And this year will be bigger than ever. Danish designers will gather to preview their upcoming Spring/Summer 2011 collections, leading up to the event's
coup de grâce
: the "World's Greatest Catwalk." At the culmination of the shows on Sunday, Danish model and former Victoria's Secret angel Helena Christensen will open the massive runway set on the longest pedestrian shopping street in the world, Strøget (which translates to "the sweep"). The street will be transformed into one huge mile-long catwalk, which 220 models will walk down, breaking the world record for the longest catwalk ever. Hopefully for them, there will be no
Alexander McQueen-esque armadillo heels
Copenhagen Fashion Week begins on Wednesday, August 11 and runs through Sunday, August 15. Edward Gorey / Courtesy of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust Orlando Goes Gorey
Has there ever been an illustrator who mastered the art of the deliciously creepy as well as Edward Gorey? The prolific artist and author has long been beloved for his uniquely eerie Victorian drawings, which comprised the opening credits of
on PBS and often graced the pages of The New Yorker as well as books by authors such as John Updike, Virginia Woolf, and Charles Dickens. A collection of Gorey's works goes on display this week at the Orlando Museum of Art in
Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey
, featuring a variety of Gorey's work, including selections from his books
The Gashleycrumb Tinies
as well as a number of previously unpublished works courtesy of the Edward Gorey Charitable Trust. If ever there were a time to use the word "spooktacular" about something other than a Halloween special, this would be it.
Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey opens at the Orlando Museum of Art on Friday, August 13. Tina Fineberg / AP Photo ,TINA FINEBERG Times Square S.W.A.K. Team
On the 65th anniversary of the V-J Day celebration this week, couples will gather in New York City's Times Square to kiss and commemorate the veterans. The tradition began with the
infamous Life magazine image
of a sailor laying one on a nurse in the crowded central Manhattan streets. Decades after the image was published, when she no longer worried about being "dignified," a then-60-year-old Edith Shain wrote to the image's photographer, Alfred Eisenstaedt, that she was the nurse in that iconic photograph. In 2005, on the 60th anniversary of Japan's surrender, the Times Square Alliance honored Shain. "The happiness was indescribable," Shain told The New York Times of the original celebration. "It was a very
." Sadly, Shain passed away in June at the age of 91, but the lip-locking will go on in her honor. This Saturday, hundreds of other couples will gather on Military Island—the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets in New York—to recreate the public display of affection, celebrate Shain and the soldiers, and make their own memories, sealed with kisses.
The annual Times Square Kiss-In begins in New York on Saturday, August 14 at 11 a.m. EST.