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10. BOOK: Judy: A Legendary Film Career, John Fricke
Author-historian John Fricke, who has devoted his career to documenting Judy Garland's life, celebrates the gay icon's incomparable film performances in this new coffee-table book, which coincides with the 75th anniversary of her big-screen debut in Pigskin Parade. The book includes hundreds of never-before-seen photos from the sets of hits like The Wizard of Oz, plus anecdotes about Valley of the Dolls and other films she lost.

9. DVD: An American Family: Anniversary Edition
Until music-licensing issues are resolved so that the landmark 1973 reality series -- the basis for HBO's Cinema Verite-- can be released in its entirety, PBS has condensed all 12 hours into a two-hour special, which captures the most memorable moments as edited by original filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond 40 years since filming. Late Advocate columnist Lance Loud, widely credited as the first gay man on TV, still steals the show.

8. DVD: Finding Mr. Wright
Nancy Criss directs Jake Helgren's debut feature, a low-budget but very likable screwball comedy starring The Lair's David Moretti as a life coach and Matthew Montgomery as a harried talent agent to a wild TV star (Eating Out MVP Rebekah Kochan). Toss in a porn star, a drag queen secretary, and a lesbian publicist at wilderness therapy retreat and you've got a treat for the whole gay family. Look for a cameo by gay comic Jason Stuart.

7. THEATER: Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup
EGOT winner Rita Moreno shares her fabulous life story in the world premiere of Tony Taccone's biographical show -- solo, save for a live band and a pair of chorus boys -- which opens September 7 at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, Calif., under the direction of David Galligan. Currently starring on TV Land's Happily Divorced, Moreno is a longtime gay rights and AIDS activist. For more info visit

6. FILM: Love Crime (Crime D'Amour)
There's lesbian tension and manipulative flirtation at the cold heart of Alain Corneau's wickedly twisty French-language thriller about sex, murder, and mind games in the world of corporate politics -- think Damages meets Match Point.Tell No One's Kristin Scott Thomas plays Christine, cruel boss to Swimming Pool's Ludivine Sagnier as Isabelle. In one memorable scene, Christine makes Isabelle say "I love you" while being humiliated.

5. MUSIC: Nothing But the Beat, David Guetta
If it ain't broke, don't fix it: Guetta's follow-up to 2009's One Love spotlights more of the sick beats and slick vocal collaborations that have made the DJ-producer an international superstar. I gotta feeling -- woo-hoo -- that you're going to love his new jams, which feature gay faves like Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj, and Jessie J. Out 100 honoree Sia is a standout on the "You shoot me down but I get up" anthem "Titanium."

4. BOOK: You Want Me To Do What? Michal Gregus
A celebrity organizer and assistant -- or, as he calls himself, "Hollywood's go-to errand boy" -- cleans out the closets of his clients in this hilariously dishy new memoir. "So there I was ... fighting off a top fashion designer trying to undo my pants as I attempt to make my way out of a bathroom past three movie stars doing lines of coke off an iPod," begins one anecdote. "The next thing I know ... " For more info visit

3. BOOK: The Boy With Pink Hair, Perez Hilton
"He was born that way," begins Perez Hilton's sweet and simple children's book -- vibrantly illustrated by Jen Hill -- about a kid who loves the candy-colored locks that make him special and the target of bullying. Even if you don't believe the controversial blogger is the best person to spread a message of self-acceptance to America's youth, the story already has the stamp of approval from readers Lady Gaga, Cher, and Ricky Martin.

2. CALENDAR: Chippendales 2011/2012 Calendar
Here's to 30 years and 16 months of grade-A calendar beefcake! Shot by John Ganun, who also did the "We Can Do It!" campaign, the new 2012 Chippendales wall calendar features members from both the international and domestic casts of the male dance troupe, who started the hot male calendar craze in 1981. Flip over hunks like Bryan Chan, James Davis, Kenny King, and Billy Jeffrey. To order visit

1. BOOK: Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back, Michael Musto
A shamelessly gay gossip columnist for The Village Voice since 1984, Michael Musto just released his second collection of choice columns, a deliciously nostalgic toast to New York nightlife and pop culture. Kicking off with the 1997 gem "Everyone Shut Up About Ellen DeGeneres," the book also includes new essays about blind items and the celebrity closet. Check back next week for our candid interview with Musto on

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