Best Bets: The Tony Awards, the Diamond Jubilee and Bonnaroo
(CBS News) Brace yourself for more pageantry from London.
We are only half-way through the four-day holiday weekend in Britain that marks the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The festivities, which began Saturday with a day at the races and continued Sunday with a floating procession on the Thames, resumes this evening with a concert at Buckingham Palace and a Beacons Across Britain light display.
The celebration winds up Tuesday with a National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral, followed by receptions at Westminster and a procession back to Buckingham Palace for a flyby and rifle salute, observed by the royal family from the balcony.
Closer to home and a little less royal, moviegoers are getting ready for the opening Friday of the eagerly awaited "Prometheus." The film is the latest sci-fi journey from director Ridley Scott, whose 1979 thriller "Alien" is considered a classic. "Prometheus" stars Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbinder and Noomi Rapace.
Also this week, you can see the animated three-quel "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," with Chris Rock and Ben Stiller; Robert Pattinson's latest movie "Bel Ami," with Christina Ricci; "Lola Versus" with Greta Gerwig; and Catherine Keener and Jane Fonda in "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding."
Coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray Tuesday is "Safe House" with Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, and "John Carter," one the biggest flops in recent memory. Disney reportedly lost $200 million on the film, which stars Taylor Kitsch.
On TV this week, look forward to the Tony Awards, honoring the best of Broadway, on CBS Sunday night, and the season finales of Jennifer Love Hewitt's "The Client List" Sunday on Lifetime and TLC's "Say Yes To the Dress" on Friday.
New season of the HBO vampire hit "True Blood" starts Sunday, as does a season of WE's "Bridezillas." Other shows launching new seasons this week include "Cajun Pawn Stars" Wednesday on the History channel; "Franlkin & Bash" and "Rizzoli & Isles," both Tuesday on TNT; "Pretty Little Liars" Tuesday on ABC Family; and "The Real Housewives of New York" Monday on Bravo.
Rock icons Neil Young, Patti Smith and the Beach Boys all have new albums out Tuesday. "Americana" is Young's first album with Crazy Horse since 2003"s "Greendale." The Beach Boys are on their 30th album but "Why God Made the Radio" is their first since the 1990s (last year's "Smile" was recorded back in 1966 and 1967.) "Banga" is Smith's 11th studio album and her first since 2007.
Also out this week is "Thrty Miles West," a new album by country singer Alan Jackson, and "The Masterpiece" a new release from former New Edition band member Bobby Brown. Brown, the ex-husband of Whitney Houston, has four other solo albums on his resume, but his is the first to be released since 1996.
The highlight of the week for music fans will be the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee this weekend. Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish and Skrillex are among the headliners at the festival, which begins Thursday and runs through Sunday.
This is also a good week to pick up some thrillers for beach reading. "Search and Destroy," an espionage novel from author Tom Clancy arrives on store shelves Tuesday, as does "The Storm: A Novel from the NUMA Files" by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown and "Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Imperative" by Eric Van Lustbader, who picked up the Bourne series after Ludlum's death.
Also out this week is "It's The Middle Class, Stupid!" by political pundit James Carville and Stan Greenberg and "The Dream of the Celt: A Novel " by Mario Vargas Llosa, the Peruvian writer who won the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature.
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