TUBE: Throw on your oversize Guadalajara poncho because Ugly Betty has returned for its second season. Is Justins father, Santos, alive? Will Wilhemina really become the next Mrs. Bradford Meade? Will Betty ever discover the aesthetic benefits of eyebrow tweezers? Tune in to ABC Thursdays at 8PM EST to find out.
FLICK: Indie fans, rejoice! The wildly anticipated new Wes Anderson film, The Darjeeling Limited, has arrived. This time around, Anderson, who directed The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, brings his unique vision to the cultural landscape of India. Darjeeling tells the story of three estranged brothers (Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman) who embark on a spiritual quest to rediscover themselves -- and each other.
TUNES: Pick up Annie Lennox's her new release, Songs of Mass Destruction, when it hits stores October 2. Out editor in chief Aaron Hicklin noted in his interview with the iconic chanteuse that Destruction, Lennox's fourth solo album, features "some of her strongest offerings to date, her brooding introspection tempered with spry, robust melodies." Destruction seems destined to become the most exciting record this fall.
BALLS: With all the long wooden bats, flying balls, and appreciative ass grabbing, it seems like softball couldn't get any gayer. Think again. This year, the Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona, will host the 2007 NAGAA Gay Softball World Series, which runs from October 1-6. For more information, visit Series2007.org.
SPECTACLE: Who says its tacky to wear white after Labor Day? On Columbus Day weekend (October 5-8), notorious party planner Jeffrey Sanker will host White Party Las Vegas in Sin City itself. After youre done pulling the levers on the slot machines, head over to the festivities and, well, maybe pull on another lever. Get the scoop at JeffreySanker.com.