The ShowBuzz Weekly Forecast

Nicole Kidman in "The Invasion."
This week is full of variety, from the super-cool Dean Martin, to the super-cute "High School Musical 2" soundtrack. Go back to the fall of Rome with "The Last Legion" or read about what John McCain thinks it takes to be a great leader.

In "Delirious," Steve Buscemi plays Les, a paparazzo who befriends a homeless kid and shows him how to reap the benefits of working in Hollywood. The movie pokes fun at modern society's celebrity obsessed culture.

"The Invasion" stars Academy Award-winner Nicole Kidman and the new James Bond Daniel Craig as two psychiatrists who happen upon a space shuttle crash only to find an alien which can only attack victims when they sleep. The only way to keep living is to fight to stay awake.


Photos: Nicole Kidman

"The Last Legion," starring Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley and Aishwarya Rai, is set during the fall of Rome and the 12-year-old Emperor Romulous Augustus is imprisoned on the island of Capri. He escapes and must make a last stand for Rome.

Photos: Aishwarya Rai
From the minds behind "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up" comes "Superbad." Two super-close friends are off to different colleges and they are trying shed their nerdy images before the leave.

MUSIC

The Disney phenomenon is back with the "High School Musical 2" soundtrack. This album features the vocal talents of Zac Efron, Monique Coleman, Lucas Grabeel, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale.

"Live at Radio City Music Hall" from Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds features hits like "Crush," "Crash into Me" and "Don't Drink the Water."

Go back in time with Dean Martin's classics on this tribute album, "Forever Cool." It features songs like "Ain't That a Kick in the Head" sung by Kevin Spacey and "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Martina McBride.

TV

"Science of Dogs" charts the human quest to shape a perfect pet and airs on National Geographic Channel at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday. The film says that today's 400 and counting breeds are each designed by human beings for human beings and 80 percent of those breeds didn't exist 150 years ago.

This week's episode of "The Closer" is directed by star Kyra Sedgwick's husband, Kevin Bacon. This show airs Monday at 9 p.m.

DVD

"Wild Hogs" stars Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy as four bored middle aged men struggling to overcome midlife crisis. So they hit the roads on motorcycles.


Photos: "Wild Hogs" Arrives
"Fracture" stars Anthony Hopkins as a structural engineer who is found innocent of the attempted murder of his wife and Ryan Gosling as the district attorney who is sure he did it.

"God Grew Tired of Us" is the much publicized documentary produced by Brad Pitt and narrated by Nicole Kidman. It's the tale of young men who leave war-torn Sudan for the United States.


Photos: "God Grew Tired Of Us"
"Vacancy" stars Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale as a couple who stumble upon a motel while on a car trip and turn on a slasher film, but then they realize that all the scenes are filmed in their room and soon, they become the stars.

Go back to the '80s with "Dynasty: Second Season."

BOOKS

"Play Dirty" by Sandra Brown is a sexy thriller based on the seven deadly sins.

Revisit the beat generation classic with"On the Road: 50th Anniversary Edition" by Jack Kerouac.

Presidential candidate John McCain teams up with Mark Salter to write "Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them."

THEATER

"Grease" comes back to Broadway on Aug. 19 at the Brooks Atkinson Theater.