The Gay Agenda
By Edgar Casillas
TUNES: This week Swedish popstress turned irreverent indie gal Robyn (above) makes her return with The Rakamonie EP, a five-song teaser to hold you over until her self-titled album comes out in April. The blonde kook, who often sports peculiar eyebrows, now infuses her pop with a little edge in the lyrical playgrounds of 'Konichiwa Bitches" and the sure-to-be-a-hit single 'With Every Heartbeat'. Also out this week are k.d Lang's Watershed, which again showcases the venerable singer's flawless vocal delivery, Bob Mould's Distict Line and Made in the Dark, from adorable electro kids Hot Chip.
FLICK: Paris Hilton is as polarizing a figure as they come, but those who love chihuahuas as accessories and all things "hot" and sparkly will be delighted to see the celebutante in the new rom-com The Hottie and the Nottie (in theaters February 8). Hilton trades in her slasher film screams for a much quieter role as a defender of inner beauty who won't allow herself to date men until her considerably less attractive best friend (Christine Lakin) can land a date herself. No worries -- she'll still work her signature poses and striking bikini body, as shown here in the movie's trailer.