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Tom Whedon, TV Writer-Producer and Father of Joss Whedon, Dies at 83

Tom Whedon, TV Writer-Producer and Father of Joss Whedon, Dies at 83

Originally posted 03/25/2016 02:30PM

Tom Whedon, a veteran TV writer and producer who worked on shows including The Golden Girls and Captain Kangaroo, died Thursday at 83, his son Jed announced.

Whedon was father to five sons, including Avengers director and Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. writer-producer Jed, Halt and Catch Fire writer Zack Whedon, Samuel and Matthew.

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Avengers' Mark Ruffalo Says Costar Robert Downey Jr. 'Thinks I'm a Little Insane'

Avengers' Mark Ruffalo Says Costar Robert Downey Jr. 'Thinks I'm a Little Insane'

Originally posted 04/27/2015 10:35AM

Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. are bros, on-screen and off.

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Joss Whedon Calls Upcoming Jurassic World Film 'Sexist'

Joss Whedon Calls Upcoming Jurassic World Film 'Sexist'

Originally posted 04/13/2015 08:15AM

While many are anxiously awaiting the summer release of Jurassic World, not everyone is an unreserved fan of the big-screen sequel – specifically, director Joss Whedon.

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Hollywood Outraged After South Carolina Police Officer Charged with Murder in Black Man's Death

Originally posted 04/08/2015 07:40AM

Celebrities are speaking out after a South Carolina police officer was charged with murder in the shooting of 50-year-old Walter L. Scott on Tuesday.

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Get a First Look at the New Season of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (PHOTO)

Get a First Look at the New Season of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (PHOTO)

Originally posted 09/19/2014 01:00PM

What a difference a year makes.

When Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered last fall, the Marvel Universe had yet to be rocked by the fact that the secret agency had been infiltrated by spies – a shocker not revealed until the blockbuster movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier in April. But the ramifications of that infiltration have altered the course of the Joss Whedon-created ABC drama.

And now, new art heralding the show's second season provides fans with some fresh insight into the new reality facing the agents now that their world has been turned upside down.

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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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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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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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