- Stephenie Meyer's final installment in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn, sold 1.3 million copies in one day, the AP reports.
- The new Metallica album, Death Magnetic will be released on a Friday — September 12 — rather than on a Tuesday, which is the norm, writes Billboard.
- Stephen Root of Office Space and NewsRadio is joining Pushing Daisies for four episodes as a character with connections to both Ned's dad and Chuck's dad, Entertainment Weekly reports.
- According to ComingSoon, Universal Pictures will make an action-adventure Island of Lost Souls, an adaptation of the Danish film De fortabte sjaeles o.
- So You Think You Can Dance has been officially renewed for a fifth season, Variety reports.
- Zap2It has the news that Robert De Niro will join Mel Gibson for the dramatic movie Edge of Darkness.
- E! reports that, according to Shonda Rhimes, the rumors that Izzie will have a brain tumor on Grey's Anatomy are totally bogus.
- Billboard reports that James Taylor is covering songs from the '50s, '60s and '70s for an album put out by Starbucks' music label.