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Cate Blanchett received accolades for her first performance as Queen Elizabeth and now she is returning to the role in "Elizabeth: the Golden Age." But for those who prefer lighter fare, catch Tyler Perry's new movie.

MOVIES

"Elizabeth: the Golden Age" starring Cate Blanchett as the virgin queen who finds her rule challenged by Spain. As she leads her nation to war, she is aware of the changing political tides in England.

Photos: "The Golden Age"
"We Own the Night" stars Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg as brothers on the opposite side of the law. Phoenix is friends with a Russian mob-boss and Wahlberg and their father, Duvall, are cops.

Photos: They "Own the Night"
"Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?" brings the writer and comedian back in front of the camera as he stars with an ensemble cast along side Janet Jackson, Malik Yoba and Jill Scott.

TV

PBS' "The Magnificent Voyage of Christopher Columbus" is adapted from the 1991 series "Columbus and the Age of Discovery." It recounts Columbus' first Atlantic crossing, while a modern-day crew retraces the voyage in replicas of his fleet. It airs Monday at 9 p.m. EDT.

Veteran newsman Ted Koppel explores the prison system in his new documentary, "Breaking Point." This latest "Koppel on Discovery" edition premieres 9 p.m. Sunday on Discovery Channel.

It began with "Seven Up!" -- a 1964 documentary about a diverse group of British 7-year-olds. Six films and 42 years later, "49 Up" is the latest chapter in the social portrait by director Michael Apted. It airs 9 p.m. Tuesday on PBS.

After his wife disappears, Michael Foster has nothing to go on but cryptic visions that came to him the night his wife vanished. Peter Gallagher of "The O.C." stars in "The Gathering," a Lifetime miniseries that chronicles his desperate search. The first half of the four-hour miniseries premieres 9 p.m. Saturday, concluding at the same time the next night.

MUSIC

Gifted singer Josh Groban releases "Noel," which features classic Christmas songs like "Silent Night" and "O Come All Ye Faithful."

After making an all-Spanish album, Jennifer Lopez returns to pop with "Brave" featuring her new single "Do It Well."

Photos: J-Lo: Her Life And Loves
Country super-star LeAnn Rimes teams up with Reba McEntire on "When You Love Someone Like That," and Jon Bon Jovi on "Til We Ain't Strangers Anymore" with her new album "Family."

BOOKS

He's well known for his ability to write music, but now rock legend Eric Clapton is writing his life story with "Clapton: The Autobiography."

Photos: Eric Clapton
"I Am America (and so Can You!)" by Stephen Colbert offers more of the ironic and sarcastic humor that Colbert brings to the Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report." The comedian says he hopes to "re-ballify" America.

"The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible" by A.J. Jacobs is the author's attempt to do exactly what the Bible tells us to do, no matter how odd it may seem.

DVDs

The penguin craze is not yet over as the animated movie "Surf's Up" featuring the voices of Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges and Zooey Deschanel, comes to DVD. It's the tale of a surfing penguin.

"Evan Almighty" starring Steve Carell and Morgan Freeman, contains deleted scenes and outtakes from the movie about a vain newscaster who is compelled by God to build an ark.

Photos: "Evan Almighty" Debuts
"Reign Over Me" starring Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle is the story of a man who lost his family in 9/11 and looks to an old college roommate to help him heal.

Photos: Royal Welcome For "Reign Over Me"
THEATER

"None of the Above" opens Oct. 10 at the Off Broadway Theatre Row -- Lion Theatre. It is a comedy about a high priced SAT tutor hired to coach a spoiled Manhattan teenager into Princeton.
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