The top 10 things we’re living for this week. Get into it.
9. TV: Opening Act. In the new reality series Opening Act, which premieres July 9 on E!, So You Think You Can Dance’s Nygel Lythgoe taps aspiring talent to open in concert for acts such as Jason Mraz, Nicki Minaj, Rod Stewart, LMFAO, and Gym Class Heroes.
8. TV: Beverly Hills Nannies. Laugh at more spoiled rich people and watch attractive young nannies — and mannies — get bossed around town on Beverly Hills Nannies, which premieres July 11 on ABC Family.
6. THEATRE: Mommie Queerest. Jamie Morris, Brooks Braselman, Brian Dunham, Jonathan Williams, and Las Vegas showgirl Edie star in this summer revival of Morris’s all-male Mommie Dearest spoof through Sept. 1 at the Art House in P-town.
5. DVD: Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series. Forget the Johnny Depp film remake… No, seriously, please try. Now enjoy the Dark Shadows box set, which includes 131 DVDs of all 1,225 gothic daytime episodes from 1966-1971 and more special features than you can shake a stake at.
3. TV: Political Animals. Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, James Wolk, and Ellen Burstyn star in USA’s Political Animals, a new drama series about a dysfunctional presidential family with lots of skeletons, including a surly gay first son played by Sebastian Stan. Yes, please.
2. TV: Hit & Miss. Chloe Sevigny stretches herself post-Big Love as a transgendered assassin in the drama series Hit & Miss, which debuts July 11 on Direct TV. In a Transamerica-ish twist, she also discovers that she fathered a 10-year-old son.
1. MUSIC: Electra Heart, Marina and the Diamonds. We heart her videos, live, lipdubbed, and now we’re addicted to her sophomore album, Electra Heart, an ethereal celebration of female archetypes that’s finally out July 10 in the U.S.