July 25th, 2010
03:29 PM ET

Let the ‘Mad’-ness begin

If multiple critics – and the cast themselves – hadn’t already assured everyone that the return of “Mad Men” would be nothing short of great television, one could worry that the hype would outweigh the quality of season four's first episode.

“Mad Men” fans have waited eight long, dry months to get here, where the remnants of season three's fallout holds the promise of new possibilities.

As Jared Harris, who plays the swanky Brit Lane Pryce, put it in a behind-the-scenes interview, “It’s almost like this first episode is a new pilot.”

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From 'Futurama' to the Joker
July 25th, 2010
03:21 PM ET

From 'Futurama' to the Joker

"It's pretty overwhelming. I didn't know what to expect," said voice actor John DiMaggio, about playing the Joker in the upcoming animated DVD film, "Batman: Under the Red Hood."

DiMaggio, perhaps best known for playing Bender on Comedy Central's "Futurama," may not be the first choice that comes to mind to play the "Clown Prince of Crime."

"I feel that we really got somewhere with it," he told CNN at San Diego Comic-Con Friday. "I'm really proud that I got to that really deep, dark place that most people don't expect me to have." FULL POST


Filed under: Comic-Con 2010
July 25th, 2010
03:10 PM ET

Jim Lee's first comic book

Comic book artist and co-publisher of DC Comics Jim Lee is a bonafide rock star at Comic-Con. Just search "jim lee" on Twitter and you'll find ZOMGs a-plenty from all the lucky folks who ran into him or got him to sign an autograph during the convention. Over at CNN iReport, we were lucky enough to get him to issue an assignment to all the iReporters helping CNN cover the convention in San Diego.

What he wants to know is how people first encountered comics, and he offers up his own story as a start. Turns out Lee fell in love after spotting a Tarzan comic book in the second grade. What's your story? CNN (and Jim Lee!) wants you to share it on iReport.


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Kristin Cavallari's advice for Lindsay Lohan
July 25th, 2010
02:42 PM ET

Kristin Cavallari's advice for Lindsay Lohan

CNN iReporter Chris Morrow caught up with "The Hills" star Kristin Cavallari at San Diego Comic Con. Cavallari, who was at an event to accept an award for trendsetter of the year, offered a few tidbits of advice for recently incarcerated star Lindsay Lohan:

"Even, like, when it comes down to parking tickets, pay your parking tickets on time!" says Cavallari. "Just make sure everything is taken care of so that things doesn't follow you and then all of a sudden you're knee-deep in DUIs or parking tickets or whatever it is. Handle everything as it comes in."

Cavallari, who's no stranger to the tabloids, also tells Lohan to try to ignore the media frenzy around her case as much as she can. "It's extremely frustrating, but...at the end of the day, there's no point in getting really upset about it because there's nothing that you can do." FULL POST


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Thursday comedies battle for the Comic-Con audience
July 25th, 2010
01:58 PM ET

Thursday comedies battle for the Comic-Con audience

Two shows with a passionate fanbase and very geeky references both showed up this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, and it just so happens that both will be on at the same time in the fall.

"The Big Bang Theory" hit the Con first and cast members talked about their feelings on the big move to Thursday.

"'Friends' is one of my all-time favorite shows. That was their timeslot for years, so I think it's awesome," said Kaley Cuoco. FULL POST


Filed under: Comic-Con 2010
Comic-Con fans react to 'Thor,' 'Green Lantern' on Twitter
July 25th, 2010
01:57 PM ET

Comic-Con fans react to 'Thor,' 'Green Lantern' on Twitter

Next year's big budget summer movies, "Green Lantern," "Thor" and "Captain America: The First Avenger" all debuted the first footage ever seen by the public at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday.

Robert Downey, Jr. was there as well as a member of "The Avengers," and announced that Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner would be joining the team as Bruce Banner (a.k.a. the Hulk) and Hawkeye.

Reaction on Twitter to "Thor," "Captain America" and "The Avengers" was quite good overall: "Schofizzy" wrote, "Oh man, THOR looks heavenly! I'm in awe. I've been a believer since day one and this only solidified those thoughts. So pumped!" FULL POST


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