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Marvel Reveals Actor for Next Avengers Villain

James Spader will play Ultron

(Newser) - The next Avengers movie has its new villain and the actor to go with it. Marvel announced today Emmy award-winning actor James Spader will play the part of Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Newsy reports: More »

Spader Debuts as Office CEO

Critics, viewers react to season premiere

(Newser) - James Spader was back in The Office’s season premiere last night, as Dunder Mifflin’s new—and slightly creepy—CEO, Robert California. So how did he—and the show—do?
  • “That was encouraging,” declares James Poniewozik in Time . “I am not nearly ready, after one episode,
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Spader Hired at The Office

But he'll replace Kathy Bates, not Steve Carell

(Newser) - As rumored , James Spader has joined the Office cast as a replacement for Kathy Bates' character, the CEO of Dunder Mifflin's parent company. Spader, who first appeared in the season finale as an applicant for Michael Scott's manager position, "will reprise his role as Robert California,... More »

James Spader in Talks to Join The Office

...but not for the position you think

(Newser) - He may not end up with the job he interviewed for, but that doesn't mean he won't be working at Dunder-Mifflin. James Spader—whose character, Robert California, appeared in the season finale of The Office as a potential replacement for Steve Carell's Michael Scott—is in talks... More »

Gilligan's Island Sets Sail for Big Screen

Michael Cera may be Gilligan, but what about the rest?

(Newser) - More than 40 years later, Gilligan’s Island is coming to the big screen. Warner Bros. and Atlas Entertainment have begun development on the film, Variety reports, adding that they plan to update the familiar premise. No cast has been announced, other than the possibility of Michael Cera as Gilligan,... More »

Boston Legal, Creator Bow Out, But Not Quietly

(Newser) - Tonight's final episode of Boston Legal marks a temporary end to creator David E. Kelley’s reign as “l'enfant terrible turned angry-older-guy of TV,” writes Lisa DeMoraes in the Washington Post. Kelley “has used his various prime-time series to prosecute cases against society's assorted ills—and sometimes,... More »

'Sopranos' Bags Top Emmies

'30 Rock' wins best comedy; other honors

(Newser) - "The Sopranos" took top drama honors at the Emmies last night, and won for writing and directing as well, making the HBO series the first drama in 30 years to nail all three for its finale season. Other Emmies were spread among a broad field, with ratings-challenged "30... More »

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