The ShowBuzz Weekly Forecast

Stardust, Michelle Pfeiffer and Melanie Hill
If you want star power, check out "Stardust," or if you prefer the super-cute, check out the return of Animal Planet's "Meerkat Manor." This week, there's something for everyone — from the hardcore rap fans to those who just want some wholesome family comedy.


"Stardust" is an original fantasy starring some of the biggest names in the business: Claire Danes, Peter O'Toole, Sienna Miller, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Robert DeNiro. The story follows the adventures of a young man as he sets out on a quest to find his true love.

Photos: Time For "Stardust"
"Daddy Day Camp" starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Paul Rae is a sequel to
"Daddy Day Care," but this time the hapless fathers are stuck in the great outdoors.

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker are back in "Rush Hour 3". This time the partners travel to parish to take on a Chinese crime family.

Photos: "Rush Hour 3" Premiere
"Skinwalkers" is the story of a boy who is a half-blood and on his 13th begins his transformation.


The next chapter in the lives of Flower, Mozart and Carlos will be revealed as Animal Planet's "Meerkat Manor" returns for a new 13-episode season at 8:30 p.m. ET Friday.

Hallmark Channel is airing a "Murder, She Wrote" marathon, 1-9 p.m. ET Saturday, with Angela Lansbury, who made the character one of TV's most gracious and enduring sleuths.


Hard-rocking band Fuel is back with a new album, "Angels & Devils."

Rap group UGK has a new CD, "Underground Kingz," but watch out for explicit lyrics.

For those who love to relish the classics, pick up At Newport, which features songs like "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Love Is Here to Stay," sung by the legendary Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.


"Eclipse" by Stephenie Meyer is another installment of the author's vampire love saga.

Photos: Book People
In Devil May Cry: A Dark-Hunter Novel" by Sherrilyn Kenyon, the tables are turned on the god Artemis, who finds himself not the hunter, but the hunted.

"Spook Country" by William Gibson is a thriller based on the fear and anger that characterizes modern America — a country that Gibson argues has departed from its founding principals.


"The Simpsons: The Complete Tenth Season" is now out on DVD, just in time for "The Simpsons Movie."

"Disturbia" helped launch Shia LaBeof into stardom. This thriller takes a page from the classic Alfred Hitchcock movie "Rear Window."

Chris Rock explores love, marriage and boredom in"I Think I Love My Wife."

Photos: "I Think I Love My Wife" Premiere

"Opus" opens Aug. 7, at the Off-Broadway 59E59 Theaters. While members of a world-famous string quartet are preparing for their next big gig, their founder disappears. The replacement inspires them with her gifts, but things become heated during a rehearsal session for Beethoven's Opus 131.

"Tings Dey Happen," is a solo show starring Dan Hoyle, who tells a dark story of the underbelly of Nigeria. Hoyle was a Fulbright scholar who spent a year in the country studying oil politics. The play opens Aug. 7, at the Off-Broadway Culture Project theater.

In "Human Error," two investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board become deeply involved in the life of a plane crash survivor. The play opens Aug. 8 at the Off-Broadway Atlantic Stage 2.