He may not get the media attention of David Beckham, Landon Donovan or Thierry Henry, but Chris Wondolowski has quietly become Major League Soccer's most prolific goal scorer. The San Jose Earthquakes forward leads MLS in scoring this season (17 goals) and over the last three years he has netted the most regular-season goals, by a wide margin, of any player in the league.
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There wasn't a Castle panel at Comic-Con this year, but that didn't stop self-proclaimed fangirl Molly Quinn (Alexis) from heading down to San Diego for the geek fest. And she couldn't contain her excitement over a new project that will endear her even more to future Con crowds: The 18-year-old actress is voicing the role of Supergirl in an upcoming animated project based on a popular DC Comics storyline.
The Big Bang Theory took the Comic-Con fan experience to new heights on Friday — quite literally. During the panel for the hit CBS sitcom at the San Diego Convention Center, one very lucky fan won a flight into space. Inspired by Howard's (Simon Helberg) season finale launch towards the International Space Station, the Warner Bros.
When Cartoon Network's Green Lantern: The Animated Series returns in September, Hal Jordan is finally back on Earth, having vanquished the rage-feuled Red Lantern Corps. But producer Jim Krieg cautions the audience "not to get too comfortable with the happiness Hal is feeling in his heart, because we're just gonna mess up his life again." That begins as soon as Hal gets home and finds he's been replaced as the Green Lantern of Sector 2814 by Guy Gardner, a character well-known to comic-book fans as a tactless and hotheaded bruiser. "He's like Hal Jordan cranked to Level 10," says producer Giancarlo Volpe. "He's that much cockier, more brash and a womanizer."
Big Bang Theory
Comic-Con is a week away and the biggest comedy on TV is ready to take the biggest stage at the annual pop culture fiesta. The cast and producers of The Big Bang Theory are making their annual trek to the San Diego Convention Center on Friday, July 13, holding court in the iconic 6,500-seat Hall H. Adam Savage, co-host of Discovery's Mythbusters, will moderate the panel, from 12:05pm to 1:05pm.
Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones
If the Olympics had an event for marketing yourself, Lolo Jones would be the gold medal favorite. The 29-year-old Louisiana State grad has the highest profile of any American track and field star, thanks to magazine covers, TV appearances (including her recent revelation that she's still a virgin) and a frank, funny presence on Twitter (@lolojones, with more than 125,000 followers at last count).
What better way to spend you summer hiatus than going fishing? That's what Revenge's Gabriel Mann is doing this week in a guest spot on the animated series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Sunday, 11:30m/10:30c on Disney XD). Mann, who plays Nolan on the soapy ABC drama, lends his voice the animated series as Bruce Banner, aka the less angry alter ego of the Incredible Hulk.
Smallville digital comic
For years Smallville fans clamored for a guest appearance by Batman. And they weren't the only ones: Producers frequently tried to get the Dark Knight (or at least his alter ego, Bruce Wayne) to swing into young Clark Kent's world. Alas, corporate red tape kept the ultimate team-up from happening — until now.
Wolverine and Ultimate Spider-Man
Brian Michael Bendis wrote every issue of Marvel's acclaimed Ultimate Spider-Man comic book, so he was an obvious choice to join the writers room for Disney XD's animated adaptation. A consulting producer on the just-renewed series, Bendis wrote this Sunday's episode, a Freaky Friday homage in which Spider-Man and Wolverine swap bodies.
In the new animated movie Superman vs. The Elite, the Man of Steel faces a crisis of conscience — and public opinion — when a violent new group of so-called-heroes shows up with a bloody idea of justice. Thankfully, Supes has the world's finest sounding board in Lois Lane.