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PEOPLE Review: The Avengers Saves the Day!

PEOPLE Review: The Avengers Saves the Day!

Originally posted 05/05/2012 09:45AM

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Superheroes have it easy: We only expect them to save the planet every now and again. Superhero movies, though, have the daunting task of illuminating our souls.

Dazzling effects, strong stories and bold heroes mean bubkes unless they inspire us. Thank the gods, The Avengers is just what it ought to be – inspired.

After five recent films about the solo exploits of Marvel heroes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo, outclassing Edward Norton), The Avengers weaves its narrative threads into a vibrant display of effects wizardry with characters to love and wit to spare.

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Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man Is Avengers Fans' Favorite

Robert Downey Jr. Wins Over the Most Avengers Fans as Iron Man

Originally posted 05/01/2012 10:00AM

In real-life, Robert Downey Jr. doesn't possess superhuman strength, genius intellect or that famed power suit.

But Iron Man, his on-screen Avengers alter-ego gifted with his body, brains and superhero wardrobe, isn't lacking – and fans of the franchise agree.

According to data collected on the movie's Facebook page, 37 percent of fans polled would most like to be Iron Man (identity: Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark) if they could transform into any Marvel superhero.

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Jeremy Renner's Puppy Dies at Baseball Game | Jeremy Renner

UpdatePosted 03/14/2012 08:05PM

Jeremy Renner's French Bulldog Puppy Dies at Baseball Game

Originally posted 03/14/2012 06:30PM

Jeremy Renner is mourning a friend gone too soon.

The actor's 8-month-old miniature French bulldog, Franklin, died Saturday at a Little League baseball game, TMZ reports.

Renner's friend and business partner Kristoffer Winters was dog-sitting and took the puppy to his nephew's game. The cream-colored dog was running around in hot temperatures and later began to vomit and convulse.

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Jeremy Renner Escapes Bar Brawl in Thailand | Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner Escapes Bar Brawl in Thailand

Originally posted 01/05/2012 04:30PM

A night of barhopping in Thailand took a dangerous turn for Jeremy Renner and his pals early Wednesday morning.

The Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol star, 40, was hanging out with friends – including Vorasit Issara, general manager of the Sri Panwa Resort – at Rachada Pub in Phuket Town, when Issara reportedly dropped a glass on the floor, leading to an attack from six members of the bar staff.

According to the Phuket Gazette, Issara, 31, was allegedly stabbed in the stomach by Suchart Palae, 26, and attacked on the neck by Nareubate Tednok, 18, with a rotor axe.

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Jeremy Renner & Ryan Phillippe Party at a New York Steakhouse

Jeremy Renner & Ryan Phillippe Party at a New York Steakhouse

Originally posted 11/10/2011 05:55AM

The stars came out for the fifth anniversary celebration of modern steakhouse STK in New York City. Among the revelers: Jeremy Renner, who was spotted with a hot brunette by his side all night, while a low-key Ryan Phillippe was hanging out with his buddies at a VIP table. Guests dined on signature dishes while tunes were spun by DJ Cassidy. Nicky Hilton especially enjoyed the music at her table and was dancing in her seat. – Kristin Boehm

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Jeremy Renner Runs Into Matt Damon at a N.Y.C. Nightclub | Jeremy Renner, Matt Damon

Jeremy Renner Runs Into Matt Damon at a N.Y.C. Nightclub

Originally posted 10/26/2011 05:55AM

Talk about a star-studded outing! Jeremy Renner was in the Big Apple, partying at 1920 Bunker Club in the Meatpacking District when he ran into Matt Damon. Renner, who will soon star in the next installment of the Bourne series, The Bourne Legacy, chatted up the actor for some time. Damon, meanwhile, was out for the night with pal John Krasinski and wife Emily Blunt. – Lesley Messer

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Lindsay Lohan's Picture-Perfect Feast in Miami Beach | Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan's Picture-Perfect Feast in Miami Beach

Originally posted 05/24/2011 06:00AM

• Who would Lindsay Lohan be if she didn't mix work and play? The actress, who arrived in Miami for a Plum magazine shoot, hit the town with little sis Ali and a mini-entourage for dinner at The Forge. Lohan – who recently failed an alcohol test – passed up the wine at her table, opting to enjoy pomegranate lamb spare ribs and Alaskan crab legs. "Lindsay looked fabulous and was polite, sweet and friendly to everyone at the restaurant," a source tells PEOPLE. After dinner, Lohan split from her sister to party off the dinner calories at LIV nightclub in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel.

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Lindsay Lohan's Picture-Perfect Feast in Miami Beach | Lindsay Lohan

Caught in the Act!

Originally posted 05/24/2011 06:00AM

• Who would Lindsay Lohan be if she didn't mix work and play? The actress, who arrived in Miami for a Plum magazine shoot, hit the town with little sis Ali and a mini-entourage for dinner at The Forge. Lohan – who recently failed an alcohol test – passed up the wine at her table, opting to enjoy pomegranate lamb spare ribs and Alaskan crab legs. "Lindsay looked fabulous and was polite, sweet and friendly to everyone at the restaurant," a source tells PEOPLE. After dinner, Lohan split from her sister to party off the dinner calories at LIV nightclub in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel.

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Inside Jon Hamm & Jeremy Renner's Favorite Old-School Cocktail Bars

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Inside Jon Hamm & Jeremy Renner's Favorite Old-School Cocktail Bars

Originally posted 02/23/2011 08:05AM

Celebs are partying like it's 1929!

Retro hot spots like New York City's supper club the Darby – where Gerard Butler had his birthday party recently and Prince threw a star-studded concert afterparty – have become essential stops on the celebrity nightlife circuit. On the West Coast, newly opened Hollywood hangout Hemingway's has put a Prohibition-era twist on cocktail culture.

But you don't have to go out to experience the booming cocktail culture. The owners of the New York restaurant Employees Only have compiled a book of drink recipes, titled Speakeasy, straight out of the Jazz Age. That's when "American cocktails were at their peak," says co-author Jason Kosmas.

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Charlize Theron Gets a Surprise from Jeremy Renner | Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron Gets a Surprise from Jeremy Renner

Originally posted 04/29/2010 12:00PM

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