The week ahead in entertainment is a busy one. Here are some of the highlights.
"Twilight" fans have been anticipating "Breaking Dawn Part 1" for years. Ever since Stephenie Meyer published the book in 2008, readers have wondered how the wedding and honeymoon of Bella to vampire Edward, and her dangerous pregnancy and delivery of their daughter Renesmee, would play onscreen. After all, there's a scene where Edward uses his fangs to bite into Bella's delivering belly to help with her emergency C-section. The drama will begin this week, but there's more to come. In "Part 2," due out in November 2012, the vampires and wolves of Forks, Wash., must protect Bella and her fast-growing baby from the tumult unleashed by the birth. (In theaters Nov. 18)
The dancing and singing penguins of "Happy Feet" won the best animated film Oscar back in 2006. Now, Mumble and the next generation of feathered friends are back in "Happy Feet Two," dodging seals and kicking it penguin-style. Sadly, Brittany Murphy, who provided the voice of Mumble's mate Gloria in the first film, passed away from pneumonia in 2009. Singer Pink takes over Gloria's voice. (In theaters Nov. 18.)
George Clooney's "Ides of March" is still playing in some theaters, but now his "The Descendants" will open in New York and L.A. this week, and all over the country the week after. Clooney plays a Hawaiian land owner who learns a devastating secret about his wife after she falls into a coma. Clooney as a family man is a different role for him -- we like him best as a single loner -- but this movie has plenty of Oscar buzz. (Opens in select cities Nov. 16, nationwide Nov. 23.)
No, not "Big Pimpin'." The new History Channel docuseries is called "Big Shrimpin,'" and it follows captains and crews out to catch shrimp in Bayou La Batre, Ala. Like "Deadliest Catch," it sounds messy and dangerous to those of us not in the commercial fishing trade. (Premieres Nov. 17, 10 p.m., History Channel.)
Blu-ray owners, "something's coming, something good." The classic musical "West Side Story" will make its Blu-ray debut this week, in a special 50th anniversary edition. The 1961 film won a record-breaking 10 Oscars, including best picture, best directing, and best original score. If you once met a girl named Maria, think you might have a social disease, or just like to be in America, you may want to pick this up. After all, when you're a Jet, you're a Jet in Blu-ray. What, those aren't the lyrics? (Out on Blu-ray Nov. 15.)
West Side Story-Jet Song
No one knows Ozzy Osbourne as well as his own family, and the rocker's son, Jack, produced a documentary about his famous father. "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne" features plenty of concert footage as well as personal anecdotes. In the clip below, Ozzy and Sharon discuss the infamous dove-decapitation (not the bat, another one). (Out on DVD and Blu-ray Nov. 15.)