Fox(NEW YORK) — Stan Lee is the legendary co-creator of classic Marvel comic characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk and the Fantastic Four. The most recent version of the latter flopped miserably at the box office when it debuted a few weeks ago. So does Lee know why?

“Well, it was probably because I didn’t have a cameo in it,” he quipped during a recent interview on Larry King Now on the online portal Ora TV.

Lee traditionally has a cameo in every film based on a Marvel character.

Lee also said he wasn’t consulted on the story.

Lee added that he has yet to see the film. “I don’t run to see anything…I just get there eventually,” he explained.

Fantastic Four, starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell, is out now.

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Buena Vista(NEW YORK) — It might as well be Christmas for Star Wars fans, although there’s no tree. There are, however, plenty of presents as the world’s first live, global toy unboxing event is underway to promote Friday’s release ofStar Wars: The Force Awakens toys. The movie opens in December.

The rolling event moves from time zone to time zone today, beginning earlier this morning in Sydney, Australia. It’ll cover 12 countries and 15 cities in all when it’s done, after which all of them will go on sale at midnight — or Force Friday, as it’s being called.

We did say it was live: you can watch it now on the official Star Wars YouTube live stream. You can also livechat as you watch, and see what Star Wars fans from around the world are saying, in real time.

Stars Wars is owned by Disney, which owns ABC News.

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Walt Disney Studios(LOS ANGELES) — Actor Dean Jones, famous for his work in 1960s Disney movies like The Love Bug, died Tuesday of Parkinson’s disease, Variety reports. He was 84.

Jones made his Broadway debut in 1960 in There Was a Little Girl with Jane Fonda, and starred that same year in the Broadway show Under the Yum-Yum Tree, and in 1963 in the film adaptation.

But he is best known for his appearances in a string of Disney films in the 1960s and 1970s including That Darn Cat!, The Love Bug, The Shaggy D.A. and the Love Bug sequel Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo. In 1972 he received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in The Million Dollar Duck.

Jones is survived by his wife, three children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, according to Variety.

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ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — According to Variety, Cate Blanchett is set to play Lucille Ball in an upcoming biopic of the beloved 1950s TV comic and star of the classic sitcom I Love Lucy.

Aaron Sorkin, Emmy and Academy Award-winning screenwriter behind The Social Network among many other films and creator of TV’s The West Wing, is in talks to write the script, the magazine reports.

The film, produced by Lucy’s children Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr., will focus on Ball’s marriage to their father, Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz, with whom Ball created and co-starred in I Love Lucy. The pair also created the successful Desilu Production company. Lucy died in 1989.

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ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — According to Variety, Cate Blanchett is set to play Lucille Ball in an upcoming biopic of the beloved 1950s TV comic and star of the classic sitcom I Love Lucy.

Aaron Sorkin, Emmy and Academy Award-winning screenwriter behind The Social Network among many other films and creator of TV’s The West Wing, is in talks to write the script, the magazine reports.

The film, produced by Lucy’s children Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr., will focus on Ball’s marriage to their father, Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz, with whom Ball created and co-starred in I Love Lucy. The pair also created the successful Desilu Production company. Lucy died in 1989.

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Eric Liebowitz/NBC(NEW YORK) — Wednesday night’s installment of NBC’s America’s Got Talent saw five of the 11 acts that performed on Tuesday’s show moving on to the finals.

Judges Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel, along with host Nick Cannon, were on hand for the live event airing from New York’s Radio City Music Hall to learn which acts America had selected to advance for a chance at the $1 million top prize.

Also back this week was the “Dunkin’ Save,” which allowed viewers to vote live to save an act in danger of elimination. They were instructed to search “Dunkin’ Save” on Google and select one of the three acts with the lowest vote totals that they wanted to see in the finals.

Magician Derek Hughes, mentalist Oz Pearlman, stuttering comic Drew Lynch, country singer Benton Blount and R&B duo The CraigLewis Band all advanced to the finals.

Bluegrass ensemble Mountain Faith Band, motocross stunt team Metal Mulisha Fitz Army, puppet act Ira, 12-year-old opera singer Arielle Baril, dance troupe Siro-A and R&B singer Samantha Johnson were sent home.

Here’s a rundown of Wednesday’s action:

Motocross stunt team Metal Mulisha Fitz Army, magician Derek Hughes and bluegrass group Mountain Faith Band were the first acts to learn their fates. Hughes moves on to the finals. Stern offered this strategy for Hughes moving forward: Take the strongest moment he ever had on stage and “slam us with it.”

Puppet act Ira, 12-year-old opera singer Arielle Baril and mentalist Oz Pearlman were called to the front of the stage next. Pearlman advanced to the finals. Mel B noted Pearlman “wows us every time,” and urged him to just continue doing that.

The next acts Cannon called to the front of the stage were dance troupe Siro-A and stuttering comedian Drew Lynch. Lynch moves on to the finals. Mandel told the aspiring funnyman, “If laughter is the best medicine, America has just made you their pharmacist and they’re gonna pay you a million dollars for the medication.”

Earlier in the show, Cannon revealed that R&B duo The CraigLewis Band and singers Benton Blount and Samantha Johnson were the acts with the three lowest vote totals and gave viewers a chance to save one of them with the “Dunkin’ Save.” America picked Blount to advance to the finals.

The judges then got to decide which of the remaining two acts would advance. Heidi and Mel B picked Johnson. Stern and Mandel picked The CraigLewis Band. The tie-breaker went to the act with the most viewer votes, which was The CragLewis Band.

The evening also featured magic from the cast of the Broadway show The Illusionists.

America’s Got Talent continues Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern time on NBC.

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Eliot Lee Hazel/RCA Records(LOS ANGELES) — Earlier this week, Chris Brown was sued by a college student who was shot at a California nightclub where Brown was performing back in January. However, the singer’s publicists have denied Brown’s involvement in the tragic incident.

“It is a poor reflection of our society that violence is so prevalent and it is always a tragedy when someone is physically harmed,” Brown’s rep said in a statement, quoted by HipHopWired. “However this is a completely frivolous lawsuit. We expect that the case will be dismissed.”

The singer’s team says it is also putting a stop to Brown being unfairly targeted in future lawsuits. “[I]n future, to avoid these reoccurring meritless lawsuits directed at Chris Brown, we plan to seek damages from all parties and their lawyers,” the statement continues.

As previously reported, 22-year-old Paul Briley was shot in the foot at the Fiesta nightclub January 11 in San Jose, CA. He was one of five people who was wounded by gunfire. In his suit, he claims he suffered nerve damage. He is seeking medical expenses and damages in his suit.

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ABC/Todd Wawrychuk(NEW YORK) — Just how big a producer is Shonda Rimes? Big enough that an epic group photo of the casts from her biggest shows is being featured in Entertainment Weekly, Essence, and People.

The casts of ABC’s Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder and Grey’s Anatomy — 33 people in all — shuttled into the Jewel Suite at the New York Palace earlier this year to shoot the photo, featuring every series regular from the ABC Thank God It’s Thursday line-up.

The cast members appear in black, white and even navy blue, while Rhimes herself stands out in the center of the shot in a red dress, flanked by leading ladies Kerry Washington, Viola Davis and Ellen Pompeo.

Each series returns to ABC for #TGIT Thursday, Sept. 24.

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Fox(LOS ANGELES) — It’s been 13 years since Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. tied the knot.

The actress and mother of two posted an amazing picture from the couple’s wedding Monday on Instagram to commemorate their anniversary.

“13 years #happyanniversary ‘I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me’,” Gellar, 38, wrote.

Prinze Jr. wrote to his fans on Twitter, adding, “Thx for the love today! Yay us!”

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Fox(LOS ANGELES) — It’s been 13 years since Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. tied the knot.

The actress and mother of two posted an amazing picture from the couple’s wedding Monday on Instagram to commemorate their anniversary.

“13 years #happyanniversary ‘I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me’,” Gellar, 38, wrote.

Prinze Jr. wrote to his fans on Twitter, adding, “Thx for the love today! Yay us!”

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