Best Bets: "Dark Knight Rises," Emmy nominations and Teen Choice Awards
(CBS News) This week is a big one for TV networks and their stars, though you might not necessarily know it by looking at the TV schedules.
Emmy nominations are announced Tuesday morning and there are sure to be some new names in the mix with Emmy's old favorites. Look for "Homeland" and "Revenge" and their stars to challenge "Breaking Bad," "Mad Men" and "Justified." On the comedy front, newcomers "Girls" and "2 Broke Girls" may be competition for "30 Rock" and "Parks and Recreation."
There will be lots of time to argue over nominees as the Emmy awards won't be handed out until Sept. 23.
This is also the week that season eight of ABC's "The Bachelorette" comes to a close with a three-hour special on Sunday night and a new season of "Project Runway" debuts on Lifetime.
And for those following awards shows, the fan-voted Teen Choice Awards are handed out Sunday in a ceremony broadcast live on Fox. Demi Lovato and "Glee" actor Kevin McHale (Artie) are co-hosts.
Movie fans have been waiting all summer for the opening Friday of "The Dark Knight Rises," the final film in Christopher Nolan's Batman series. There are midnight screenings and even Batman marathons planned to welcome the third in the trilogy, starring Christina Bale in the title role.
Also opening this weekend is "Union Square," with Patti Lupone and Mira Sorvino, and the French romance, "The Well Digger's Daughter" with Daniel Auteuil and Kad Merad.
Coming to Blu-Ray and DVD Tuesday are "The Three Stooges, "Friends with Kids" and "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" as well as season four of "Leverage."
Rapper Nas is set to debut his 10th studio album, "Life is Good," on Tuesday. Also being released that day is "Rebirth," the first studio album in seven years from Jamaican reggae singer Jimmy Cliff.
Elton John's book "Love is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS" comes out in paperback on Tuesday. That's also the day three best-selling authors have books coming out.
"The Fallen Angel," set in the Vatican, is the 15th novel by thriller and spy writer Daniel Silva. Iris Johansen, who has written more than four dozen crime and romance novels, has a new one coming out titled "Close Your Eyes."
And readers following the crime-cracking career of New Orleans investigator Dave Robicheaux will be happy to learn that the 19th novel in that series "Creole Bell" by James Lee Burke, comes out this week.
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