JJ Abrams, Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon giveth, and Joss Whedon taketh away.
Good news first: After months of speculation that he would direct the movie about Marvel superteam The Avengers, he confirmed it at a Comic-Con panel hosted by Entertainment Weekly Thursday alongside J.J. Abrams.
"But it's just a gig, you know," Whedon dead-panned.
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"I'm still writing an outline," he added. But how's this for a tease?
"The thing I love about it is how completely counterintuitive it is," he said. "These people should not be on the same team let alone the same room together, and that to me is the very definition of family."
And now for the letdown...
Will the romance between Glee's Finn and Rachel heat up next season? What will be the fate of Will's ex Terri? And which of the show's Emmy-nominated guest stars will be back next season?
Creator-executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan hinted at what's to come Monday while talking about the challenges of putting the show together at The Paley Center's Inside the Writer's Room event in Beverly Hills. (Full disclosure: The panel was moderated by this reporter.)
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Here are the highlights...
What the Smurf, Sony?
We've been waiting in anticipation for a first look at the new 3-D Smurfs movie, but instead you've given us the tease of all teases.
The new trailer — introduced by star Neil Patrick Harris in front of what looks like a department store makeup counter — starts out with your typical deep-voiced announcer and a rather ominous score. From there, we see ...
In 1989, ABC premiered the Perfect Strangers spin-off Family Matters, which featured a relatively unknown cast. Although the series focused on a middle-class African American family in Chicago, the breakout star was the Winslows' annoyingly dorky neighbor, Steve Urkel. Twenty years later, Jaleel White, who played Urkel, still looks back at the show that catapulted him into stardom with fond memories and says that, yes, people still ask him to do the famous "Urkel" voice. The 33-year-old spoke to TVGuide.com about his favorite memories from his nine seasons on the show, the first season of which is in stores on DVD Tuesday.
TVGuide.com: What was it like working on Family Matters?
Jaleel White: It was an amazing experience. I learned physical comedy to a degree that most child actors never will. I really just became a student of it — became obsessed with it to be quite honest. I was fortunate to work with ...
Glee - Neil Patrick Harris, Joss Whedon, Matthew Morrison
Joss Whedon was an obvious choice to direct an episode of Glee. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator loves high school TV shows and musicals, but the show gave him an added motivation: the chance to reteam with Neil Patrick Harris, the star of his Internet hit Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.
"I am so tired of that guy...
Jarrett Barrios, Ryan Murphy
GLAAD has joined Glee creator Ryan Murphy in seeking an apology from Newsweek after a recent article argued that gay actors aren't believable playing straight men.
"Whether he intended it to or not, Ramin Setoodeh's article in Newsweek sends a false and...
Grey's Anatomy, 24, CSI
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I'm tired of Callie and Arizona fighting on Grey's Anatomy. Is there happiness ahead for them? — Nicole
ADAM: The people behind the show are big fans of the Calzona pairing and are committed to seeing the couple through their differences over having a baby. But don't take my word for it. "I really do feel like Callie and Arizona are made for each other," creator Shonda Rhimes tells us. "They're one of those couples that you adore seeing together, and when they're in pain, you're in pain. ... So I think that there's hope."
What have you heard about the 24 movie? — Cary
MICKEY: There's a script, but the studio...
Vanessa Hudgens is going from Disney sweetheart to tragic exotic dancer — on stage.
The 21-year-old High School Musical star will play...
As if trying to break up marriages and squash kids' dreams isn't enough, Jane Lynch's Sue Sylvester will take her antics to the next level when Glee returns April 13. Lynch tells TVGuide.com that Sue's plans are getting more devious, including sexual blackmail. Plus: brace yourself for a possible romance with Neil Patrick Harris and duet with Olivia Newton-John...
Glee's Jayma Mays will pair with Neil Patrick Harris in Sony's planned feature Smurfs.
Glee scoop: Breakups, shake-ups and more!
Mays, who plays Emma Pillsbury on the Fox series, will star opposite Harris as...