BY Jeremy Kinser
January 13 2012 8:22 PM ET
10. DVD: What’s Your Number
The luminous Anna Faris stars in Mark Mylod’s charming rom-com now on DVD — based on Karyn Bosnak’s book 20 Times a Lady — about Ally, a Bostonian who, with the help of a skin-baring neighbor played by Chris Evans, tracks down 20 ex-boyfriends played by the likes of Joel McHale and Zachary Quinto. Brother to Brother’s Anthony Mackie appears as Tom, a college ex who says Ally opened his eyes to the fact that he’s gay.
9. TV: Southland
This intensely gritty TNT cop drama stars O.C. cutie Benjamin McKenzie and 227’s Regina King, but we’ve been completely arrested by Michael Cudlitz, who has turned stereotypes on their head as semicloseted gay LAPD patrol officer John Cooper. We’ve seen him wake up in bed with a lover and score pain meds in a gay bar, but we hope we learn more about his dating life when the fourth season premieres January 17 with new star Lucy Liu.
8. CD: Silence! The Musical
The original cast recording of Jon and Al Kaplan’s unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs features Jenn Harris, who does a dead-on Jodie Foster as Clarice; Brent Barrett, who croons with killer charm as Dr. Lecter; Steven Bienskie as penis-tucking murderer Buffalo Bill; and, poking fun at Ms. Foster, Deidre Goodwin as a lesbian love interest. Listen for snippets of a snappy book by out [title of show] actor-librettist Hunter Bell.