Our Best Entertainment Picks for June

The month's don't-miss movies, music and TV

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Comet, Come to Me

Renowned bass guitarist Meshell Ndegeocello gives a jazzy reading to Who­dini’s backstabbing “Friends” as well as her own songs, including the soulful “Tom” and the piano-fueled “Choices.”

Album comes out June 3.

Jason Rodgers

The Fault in Our Stars

Bring your hankies! The best-selling novel hits the big screen with Shailene Woodley (left) as a love-struck cancer patient and Laura Dern in a wrenching performance as her devoted mother.

In theaters June 6.

James Bridges

Murder in the First

Whodunit? TNT debuts a gripping, season-long murder case starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson (left, with Diggs) as detectives with secrets of their own.

Premieres June 9.

Trae Patton


On her first solo album, Chrissie Hynde (left), the Pretenders’ guitar-slinging vocalist, purrs on the catchy “You or No One,” rocks on “Dark Sunglasses” and shows her vulnerable side on the lovelorn “Tourniquet.”

Album out June 10

Dean Chalkey

Trouble & Love

Louisiana-born singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier (left) devotes her latest release to the story of an uncoupling, told honestly and beautifully. “Another Train” closes the album with a sense of hope.

Album out June 10

Jack Spencer

Third Person

Liam Neeson meets Olivia Wilde for sex in a Paris hotel; Adrien Brody (left) gets taken for a ride in Rome. Through interwoven stories, writer-director Paul Haggis (Crash) searches for the connections that link us. 

In theaters June 20.

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True Blood

HBO’s vampire hit has claimed countless lives and loves—but only the final season can resolve the fangdango of sometime lovers Sookie and Bill (Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, both left).

Premieres June 22

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The Last Ship

The world has been nearly wiped out by a global pandemic in this TNT thriller. On board the Navy ship holding the only survivors: Captain Eric Dane and microbiologist Rhona Mitra (left, with Dane), who’s searching for the cure.

Premieres June 22.

Karen Ballard

They Came Together

Love to hate romantic comedies? Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd (both left) skewer the genre in this hilarious parody from director David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer). From meet-cutes to crazy exes, no cliché is left unscorned.

In theaters June 27


The Leftovers

Chill-master Damon Lindelof (Lost) delivers again, in a new HBO series (starring Justin Theroux, left, and Amy Brenneman) about those left behind after what may have been the Rapture.

Premieres June 29.

Chelsea Handler on How to Live a Playful, Prosperous, Balanced Life

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