November 3rd, 2009
01:05 PM ET

Your pop culture cheat sheet

Here's what's happening in the world of entertainment today:

Sony Pictures decided to extend the run of concert film "Michael Jackson's This Is It" due to the fact that the popularity of the film seemed to extend beyond Jackson fans when the studio looked at opening night ticket sales, according to The movie will now remain in theaters through Thanksgiving.

After last year's successful "Marley & Me," Owen Wilson is sticking with canine family fare. The Hollywood Reporter says that he has been tapped to voice comic strip character Marmaduke in a feature length movie about the Great Dane.

Variety reports that George Clooney is in discussions to join the cast of "The Descendants," a "family dramedy" to be directed by "Sideways'" Alexander Payne.

Kathy Griffin has been tapped to host "Let's Dance," another celebrity dancing show, set to make its debut on November 23 after "Dancing with the Stars," according to The show will get a trial run of five episodes to begin with.

"Terminator: Salvation" was not the last we've heard of the film franchise. Rights to future "Terminator" movies will go up for auction in January, Variety reports. reports that "Heroes" cast member Adrian Pasdar, who played flying U.S. Senator Nathan Petrelli, is leaving the show.

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