The PBS show announced their celebrity guest stars for their 42nd season, premiering September 26. The new season, which will focus on teaching kids about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), will continue in the tradition of featuring celebrity guests stars.

Nicole Kidman, Robin Williams, Amy Adams, Naomi Watts, Mark Ruffalo, Mila Kunis, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Emma Stone are set to appear. The show will also feature spots from Conan O’Brien, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Andy Samberg and Seth Rogan among others. Sofia Vergara will make her appearance during an episode highlighting Hispanic Heritage Month.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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A very short teaser trailer for Marvel Studios, The Avengers has been released! If you do not want to know what happens at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger, then move on to another story NOW! Otherwise…

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On the eve of Comic-Con International in San Diego, Marvel has launched the official (if bare bones) website for Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, where you can download a teaser poster emblazoned with the familiar “A.”

Although the studio won’t have a panel for its 2012 tentpole, the film will have a presence at the convention through viral marketing and the enormous Marvel booth on the exhibition floor. Whedon and stars Chris Evans and Clark Gregg will also sign autographs on Thursday and Saturday.

The Avengers, which opens May 4, 2012, also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson.

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I have another photo shoot update, with the most recent Mark sessions. Check it:

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Paramount and Marvel today announced that the Thor Blu-ray 3D, 2D and DVD release date is September 13. They also shared the cover art for all versions and a snapshot of the bonus features.

Each version of Thor on Blu-ray will include around 80 minutes of bonus features. They will include, but are not limited to, a feature that delves deep into the Marvel Universe, The Avengers sneak peek, a featurette on director Kenneth Branagh and more.

Thor stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Clark Gregg and Idris Elba. (Source)

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For a seasoned Hollywood vet like Mark Ruffalo, you’d think his directorial debut would be a cinch.

“My first day I came to my trailer, walked through the door, and literally had a panic attack,” he said of his start on Sympathy for Delicious, out on DVD and Blu-ray Disc Aug. 23rd. “Who did I think I was? I told myself to just act like I knew what I was doing.”

It may have been an understandable reaction considering the subject material. Based on the real-life experiences of Christopher Thornton (Welcome to California, Pretty Persuasion), living as a paraplegic in the world of faith healing, Sympathy follows Thornton as a DJ who’s gifted with the power to heal — everyone but himself.

“No matter how depressing it got, which it did many times, there was something worth staying for,” Ruffalo said.

Thornton, who considers Ruffalo his best friend, gave Ruffalo’s work a big thumbs up, especially considering the amount of challenges involved with the shoot.

“What was very difficult was we had to shoot the film in 23 days,” he said. “The exhaustion was the hardest part.”

Thornton said Ruffalo handled the religious undertones of the film well, treating it respectfully.

“He’s a brilliant director in that sense,” said Thornton, who also wrote the script. “It’s not a religious movie, it just has religious people in it. I wanted it to be as truthful as it could be.”

Ruffalo would like to test his directing chops again, but “not both [acting and directing] at the same time,” he said smiling.

The film also stars Ruffalo, Juliette Lewis, Orlando Bloom and Laura Linney, and for the home entertainment release Maya includes a behind-the-story featurette with Ruffalo and Thornton, an audio commentary with Bloom and Ruffalo, and deleted scenes. The Blu-ray also includes a photo gallery. (Source)

Think you know Mark Ruffalo? What is his favourite movie? The actor makes the ‘big reveal’ to

“I’d probably say On the Waterfront. It’s [Marlon] Brando at… his all-time best. It’s Elia Kazan, who is one of the all-time great directors. And it’s just the perfect mix of great storytelling, social commentary and great acting. It’s political and still relevant.

“Those themes are still happening today. It’s universal. Coming from the theater, to tell those kind of stories in film, is what’s really exciting to me.”

Mark Ruffalo is currently filming 2012′s “The Avengers,” in which he plays Bruce Banner (aka The Hulk). “Sympathy for Delicious,” his directorial debut, opened in theaters April 29.

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Director Joss Whedon remained busy on the set of The Avengers but Marvel Studios Co-President Kevin Feige helped fan more excitement for the superheroes adventure (if that’s even possible) talking about next summer’s blockbuster with Film Journal.

“We’re making a big crossover event that brings all of these characters together to face something incredible and epic,” Feige told Film Journal.

As far as maintaining some sort of balance amongst all the Marvel characters, Feige credited Whedon for being an expert at telling ensemble stories thanks to his experience with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

“We’re in the fifth week of production on The Avengers and all of the actors have been very impressed with him. They all carry their own movies and I think everyone was worried about who would get the short end of the stick. But no one does because they’re all there servicing the larger story. The stuff we’ve shot is cutting together spectacularly and it’s just the character interactions that we’ve done so far. We haven’t shot much of the action sequences yet. I think the end result is going to feel very, very satisfying.”

“Thor” star Chris Hemsworth continued to work alongside Robert Downey Jr. reprising his role as Tony Stark and Iron Man in the big-budget “The Avengers” with Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chris Evans (Captain America) and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) among others.

Look for The Avengers in theaters May 4, 2012. (Source)

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Joss Whedon’s The Avengers has been in production since this past April but not many photos have been leaked from the set thus far. Based on Marvel’s The Avengers, the greatest superheroes will unite under this banner on screen for the first time in this film.

According to MovieWeb, someone managed to snap a few shots of a Humvee and truck on its way to the set with the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo emblazoned on the sides. Take a look at the images below.

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Fan may be disappointed to hear that the Avengers are not expected to reassemble in Hall H at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con in July.

The official word from Marvel Studios is that their team will sit out the Hollywood previews in the 6,000-seat hall, where fans, bloggers and journalists from around the world come to see filmmakers and stars introduce and promote their upcoming spectacle movies.

The leadership at Marvel Studios is also quick to point out that sitting out Hall H is not synonymous with sitting out Comic-Con, which runs July 21-24; the studio will have a major presence on the convention showroom floor (one Marvel source cryptically said that the booth plan will be as attention-grabbing as last year’s Hall H panel), and there’s talk of a promotional event beyond the walls of the San Diego Convention Center, which might suggest a Captain America: The First Avenger promotion, premiere or special screening.


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