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<p>Vin Diesel shows off his special Furyan t-shirt during today's 'Riddick' panel at the San Diego Comic-Con</p>

Vin Diesel shows off his special Furyan t-shirt during today's 'Riddick' panel at the San Diego Comic-Con

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Red-band 'Riddick' preview makes the new Vin Diesel movie look like bloody good fun

You get to see what we showed the folks in Hall H today

SAN DIEGO - By far, the strangest moment from any Comic-Con for me now has got to be when Vin Diesel stopped the panel today to thank me for supporting "Pitch Black" back in the early days of Ain't It Cool. He told the story of bringing the film to the first Butt-Numb-A-Thon and talked about how that was the first experience he had with an audience watching the film.

Now, thirteen years later, it was a pleasure to be able to moderate the panel for "Riddick," the third film in which Vin plays the optically-challenged Furyan warrior who tends to kill everything he comes into contact with. Writer/director David Twohy was also on the panel this morning, along with "Battlestar Galactica" star Katee Sackhoff, who plays a bounty hunter named Dahl in the film.

One of the things that made the Universal panel a bit of a challenge for the studio is that both of the films they brought this year are very R-rated, and Hall H is an inclusive place where you have families and fans of all ages and people who are in there from first thing in the morning until the end of the day. You have to be aware of that, and yet you also want to give the audience a taste of what they can genuinely expect from the film when they finally see it.

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'Glee's' Season 5 premiere delayed by 1 week


"Glee's" Season 5 premiere delayed by 1 week
Instead of Sept. 19, "Glee" will return Sept. 26 in the wake of Cory Monteith's death. Production also has been delayed until early August.


Matthew Perry to guest-host Piers Morgan's CNN show -- he'll interview "Friend" Lisa Kudrow
It'll be a "Friends" reunion on Monday night. Also, Perry will talk to longtime pal Lauren Graham.


"Game of Thrones" Season 4 is "brutal" to film, but it could top Season 3
"It's the toughest production schedule we've ever had," says co-creator David Benioff, adding: "It’s a brutal shooting season ahead. But if we can make it through, yeah, I think it’s going to surpass season three." UPDATEBoyz II Men's "It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye To Yesterday" was used to kick off the "GoT" Comic-Con panel.


Rob Thomas hopes "Veronica Mars" becomes like a James Bond franchise
But if the film is a big hit, Thomas won't do another Kickstarter.


David Boreanaz makes fun of Nathan Fillion
"I want to work four days, not five," he said at "Bones'" Comic-Con panel. PLUS: What to expect on "Bones" next season.


"Big Bang Theory" bosses talk Penny's wardrobe, answer burning questions at Comic-Con
Why has Penny been dressing more modestly in recent seasons?


TLC orders a "Raising Fame" reality show
Cameras will follow teen girls as they move with their moms to Hollywood to pursue an entertainment career.


"Archer" mashed up with "Star Trek" animated series
Check out "Starcher Trek."


John Stamos will wear his "Full House" hairstyle tonight on Fallon
Check out his Jesse and the Rippers wig.


"Teen Wolf's" Tyler Posey gets engaged

The 21-year-old is set to marry his longtime girlfriend.

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<p>Ben Kingsley (right)&nbsp;and Liam&nbsp;Neeson in &quot;Schindler's List&quot;</p>

Ben Kingsley (right) and Liam Neeson in "Schindler's List"

Credit: Universal Pictures

Original copy of Oskar Schindler's list auctioned for $3 million on eBay

The list that inspired the book and eventually the Oscar-winning film can be yours

So, would you like a piece of history for a steep price? If you have $3 million lying around, you can join an eBay auction for one of four original copies of Schindler's list. No, not a solid gold DVD of Steven Spielberg's 1993 Best Picture winner "Schindler's List," but an actual copy of one of Oskar Schindler's lists containing the names of 1,200 Jews whose lives the industrialist saved by hiring them as workers in his Brünnlitz factory in Switzerland.

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<p>Vampire Weekend</p>

Vampire Weekend

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Listen: Vampire Weekend covers Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'

Their version has nothing on the Muppets' take

Vampire Weekend just joined in the acts that are remaking Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” which has topped the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks.

Vampire Weekend’s take, which surfaced on Friday,  feels a little tongue-in-cheek, while totally diving deep into the song’s Marvin Gaye, soulful vibe. It sounds intentionally a little sloppy and T.I.’s spoken word part from the original takes on a definite sarcastic tone here once Ezra Koenig gets his hands on it.

[More after the jump...]

 

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<p>Rose Leslie and Kit Harington are two members of a huge &quot;Game of Thrones&quot;&nbsp;contingent at Comic-Con.</p>

Rose Leslie and Kit Harington are two members of a huge "Game of Thrones" contingent at Comic-Con.

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Comic-Con 2013: 'Game of Thrones' panel live-blog

Living and dead characters come together with Benioff, Weiss and a new moderator

Time for my third and final Comic-Con live blog of the day from Hall H, with what may be the biggest "Game of Thrones" panel to date. Scheduled to appear: showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and stars (some current, some former) Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Michelle Fairley, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, Rose Leslie and John Bradley (Sam). And as a change of pace, George R.R. Martin won't be serving as moderator, with Elvis Mitchell leading the discussion, potentially in some very different directions from previous con appearances. Assuming the wifi holds up (which it has for live-blogs of "Veronica Mars" and "The Walking Dead"), I'll be posting updates pretty frequently, so keep reloading until I say we're all done.

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"The 100"

"The 100"

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Comic-Con 2013: 'The 100' promises teen hijinks, survivalism

Midseason show is 'Battlestar Galactica' meets 'Lost'

Before the panel for "The 100," CW's midseason futuristic drama, the full premiere episode was screened for the audience. Afterward, Thomas McDonell (Finn), Eliza Taylor (Clarke), Marie Avgeropoulos (Octavia), executive producers Jason Rothenberg and Matt Miller, Isaiah Washington (Chancellor Jaha), Henry Ian Cusick (Councillor Kane) sat down to take questions about the show. While potential fans definitely seemed to be present in the half-full room, the future (for the show and in the show) is still unclear.

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Cobie Smulders will appear on 'Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'


Cobie Smulders will appear on "Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
The "How I Met Your Mother" star will reprise her role as Agent Maria Hill. "I wanted very much to have Cobie in the pilot because as much as anyone else, she is S.H.I.E.L.D.," says Joss Whedon. "She's cool and commanding, and has the dry humor that plays so well with Clark's. Also, if she's in it, I get to hang out with Cobie."


"The Walking Dead" returns Oct. 13

Watch a lengthy Season 4 trailer.


George R.R. Martin smashes a guitar at a Comic-Con concert
Watch the "Game of Thrones" author's "revenge" for a song parody telling him to "Write Like the Wind."

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<p>&quot;Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.&quot;</p>

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

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Comic-Con 2013: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Live-Blog

Who will join Joss Whedon in talking about 'S.H.I.E.L.D.'?

It's an afternoon of Joss Whedon in Comic-Con's Ballroom 20. 

At 1:45, we have Joss and potential special guests for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Then at 6:15, we'll have a Dark Horse-sponsored All-Joss panel. I'll be live-blogging both... Don't worry!

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<p>Andrew Lincoln, Lauren Cohan and Norman Reedus are among &quot;The Walking Dead&quot;&nbsp;castmembers coming to Comic-Con.</p>

Andrew Lincoln, Lauren Cohan and Norman Reedus are among "The Walking Dead" castmembers coming to Comic-Con.

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Comic-Con 2013: 'The Walking Dead' panel live-blog

What will new showrunner Scott Gimple have to say about season 4?

Hey, all. Time for another Comic-Con live-blog from Hall H, this time for the highest-rated drama on television: AMC's "The Walking Dead." This is the show's second year in the convention center's biggest room, and one featuring yet another showrunner change, as Scott Gimple may have to explain what his vision for the show is, as compared to the departed Glen Mazzara (and, before him, Frank Darabont). This will be a big panel, with stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, David Morrissey, Scott Wilson, and Chad Coleman, Gimple, comic author Robert Kirkman, and other producers Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert and Greg Nicotero. The wifi seemed to hold up during my

"Veronica Mars" movie live-blog, so knock wood, I should be able to update frequently here, as well.

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"Nikita"

"Nikita"

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Comic-Con 2013: 'Nikita' talks about the end, a new lair, nude scene

The show creator explains why one character proved unkillable

The panel room for "Nikita" was only half-full, but that didn't dim the enthusiasm of the true fans in attendance (some of whom had come from as far away as Canada). With only six episodes of the show left, the mood of the stars and show creator Craig Silverstein was both nostalgic and enthusiastic for a wrap-up that promises to "start right in the middle of it and not take our foot off the pedal until the end," according to Silverstein.

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<p>Melissa Rauch of &quot;The Big Bang Theory&quot;</p>

Melissa Rauch of "The Big Bang Theory"

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15 things we learned from 'Big Bang Theory' at Comic-Con: Johnny Galecki as Princess Leia and more

Who came up with Amy's tiara? And Giant Jenga?
Long a favorite of Comic-Con crowds, "The Big Bang Theory" made it to the big time last year, with a Hall H panel. On Friday, "TBBT" was back in Ballroom 20, which was probably a function of what was initially described as an actor-free Inside The Big Bang Theory Writers' Room panel.
 
As the start of an epic day of Ballroom 20 programming, even without the prospect of stars, "Big Bang Theory" produced a loud and enthusiastic room. And, of course, the panel wasn't truly star-free. Melissa Rauch did a fine job of moderating and she was joined by one of her fellow actors early in the panel. 
 
I didn't live-blog this one, but here are some things I learned:
 
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Report: 'Glee' may open Season 5 with old footage of Cory Monteith


Report: "Glee" may open Season 5 with old footage of Cory Monteith

According to what a source tells Hollywood Life, "There has been talk about writing the first few episodes around old footage of Cory from the show and actually have Finn be alive for a bit in order to lead into a more emotional goodbye — so it doesn’t feel sudden."


"Veronica Mars" movie footage shown at Comic-Con, featuring Jamie Lee Curtis
Rob Thomas said of his film: ""I can tell you that it sort of has — and this is a weird reference — a 'Godfather III' vibe to it."


How "The Wire" explains Microsoft's woes
Avon Barksdale is Microsoft, Proposition Joe is Apple and Marlo Stanfield is Google.


Watch Stephen Hawking do "The Big Bang Theory" theme song
The theoretical physicist recited the lyrics at Comic-Con. PLUS: Johnny Galecki posed as a "Big Bang" fan at Comic-Con.


"Game of Thrones" meets "Arrested Development"

Watch a mashup using the "Arrested" opening. PLUS: Check out a "Thrones" pop-up book, "Lord Frey" loved the Red Wedding, and Maisie Williams creates "A Throne of Games."


"Arrow" explains Black Canary casting
Caity Lotz's character will be "the beginning of the story of the Black Canary," says  executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.


"Today" lost an average of 606,000 viewers since Savannah Guthrie joined the show

The NBC morning show averaged 5.253 million with Ann Curry, and 4.647 million since Guthrie replaced her.


Tamera Mowry: I lost my virginity at 29
She's only slept with one person, her husband.

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