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How Scarlett Johansson Hid Her Baby Bump in the New Avengers Movie

Scarlett Johansson Hides Baby Bump with Fashion and Stunt Doubles in Latest Avengers Movie

Originally posted 07/17/2014 12:45PM

Scarlett Johansson may be pregnant, but moviegoers will be hard-pressed to find any indication of her burgeoning belly when Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters next summer – thanks to a little strategic planning by director Joss Whedon and company.

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POLL: Is James Spader the Right Choice for The Avengers' Villain?

James Spader Cast as Ultron in The Avengers Sequel

Originally posted 08/30/2013 09:30AM

James Spader as a maniacal robot?

The Emmy-winning actor, 53, has just been cast as the ultimate villain in the The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the upcoming sequel to the blockbuster, Marvel.com reports.

In Ultron, Spader will play a criminally insane robot with an array of abilities, like super-strength, flight and mind control, who is bent on destroying the human race, starting with the Avengers.

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ABC's Fall TV Shows to Feature Monster Enemies – and Monster Laughs | Jimmy Kimmel

ABC Upfronts Bring Monster Enemies and Monster Laughs

Originally posted 05/15/2013 10:10AM

ABC’s upfront Tuesday afternoon was an upbeat affair – not all upfronts are – with shoutouts to breakout hit Scandal and its star, Kerry Washington; to late-night host Jimmy Kimmel; and to now destined-to-retire Barbara Walters.

Kimmel, as is traditional, did a few minutes' worth of jokes at the expense of the other networks (he referred to CBS as "smug @#%&!!!!s") and his own: He suggested that Splash, the diving-celeb reality show, should be replaced by one with an empty pool. To be called Splat.

The clips introducing new shows were, on balance, pretty promising. These are the ones that struck my television tuning fork and filled me with anticipatory vibrations:

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Scarlett Johansson Goes Red Again: Check Out Her Changing Looks

Scarlett Johansson Goes Red Again: Check Out Her Changing Looks

Originally posted 04/24/2013 05:45PM

The star sports an ever-changing fiery hairstyle for Black Widow

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Scarlett Johansson Kicks Butt – with Her Hands Tied

Originally posted 04/04/2012 02:30PM

Never underestimate Scarlett Johansson.

In a new clip for her upcoming film The Avengers, the actress – who plays Black Widow – appears to be in a web of trouble. She is strapped to a chair with her hands tied behind her back while being interrogated. Still, she doesn't seem concerned – and with good reason.

The star doesn't even smear her lipstick as she demonstrates her considerable butt-kicking ability by taking out three men and eventually freeing herself from her confines.

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