September 2: Jay-Z and Eminem playing Comerica Park is the best thing to happen to Detroit since Jay-Z and Eminem decided to play Comerica Park. September 3: Robert Rodriguez gives new meaning to “director’s cut” with the release of his bloodyblade epic, Machete. September 8: Anna Wintour returns to her native England for Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out in London.
September 9: That was quick! Anna is back in her real home—the front row at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, which kicks off in New York. September 10: The greatest trees of our generation are destroyed by madness when the Howl! Festival, an outdoor performing arts celebration, takes over New York’s Tompkins Square Park. September 12: The MTV Video Music Awards—always a bastion of unpredictability—move this year from New York to L.A. Way to keep us guessing, MTV! September 13: The new season of Gossip Girl premieres in the City of Fights, when Chuck Bass and co. take Paris. September 15: Heidi Montag celebrates her interior’s 24th birthday. September 17: Emma Stone sleeps her way onto the A-list when her film, Easy A, is released today. September 19: Boardwalk Empire premieres on HBO, featuring a bunch of people who take Monopoly way too seriously. September 21: The irony surely won’t be lost on Pavement when they begin a four-night stand in Central Park for SummerStage. September 24: Ryan Reynolds spends 90 minutes in a coffin in Buried, the first mainstream movie that’s also underground. September 25: Ke$ha, missing the party by a couple of tracks, is forced to sit out National One-Hit Wonder Day. September 28: Drake doesn’t yet run this town, but with shows at Radio City Music Hall tonight and tomorrow, at least Jimmy’s out of the wheelchair.