ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Mark Ruffalo, who stars as The Incredible Hulk in the Avengers series, has a bone to pick with Marvel.

He’s concerned that female Avenger Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson on the big screen, has been left out of various Avengers-related apparel, toys and other merchandise. Some fans have voiced their complaints on social media, and Ruffalo has reached out to Marvel directly to address the matter.

Ruffalo tweeted, “@Marvel we need more #BlackWidow merchandise for my daughters and nieces. Pretty please.” He also retweeted fans who posted similar comments.

Ruffalo reprises his role of Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters Friday.

Marvel is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

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ABC/Kevin Mazur(NEW YORK) — Jessica Alba may be a billion-dollar business mogul, but when it comes to celebrating her birthday, the simpler the better.

The actress and Honest Company founder celebrated her 34th birthday on Tuesday with a homemade breakfast of waffles and coffee from her husband Cash Warren. That was followed by handmade birthday cards and hand-painted T-shirts from daughters Honor and Haven Warren.

“That’s my favorite thing,” she told E! News recently. “I love when they make me stuff.”

Not everything was handmade, however. Warren also spoiled Alba with a special Anita Ko rose gold ring shaped like a panther.

“Waffles, Coffee and rose gold Panther @anitakojewelry – best Bday bfast ever!” Alba wrote on Instagram, thanking her husband and including the hashtag “spoiled rotten,” alongside a photo of her birthday gifts.

Alba recently told More magazine that she’s reached a place of contentment in her life.

“Content is good because I wasn’t always,” she said. “I was kind of unsatisfied and angsty. It’s nice shedding the angst.”

Instead, Alba is on her way to creating an iconic brand like Apple and Nike. Her Honest Company of eco-friendly, non-toxic products expanded into Target stores a year ago and is valued at a billion dollars.

“Being an actress is like a vacation; business is relentless,” she told More. “People work hard here. It’s nice to be around people who are so committed.”

Alba also expects a lot from her employees.

“Sometimes I’m a little more iron fist than velvet glove,” she admitted to More. “I’m straight to the point. I’ve made people cry. I have to say, ‘This isn’t personal. This is what needs to get done, and it’s just as simple as that. And…we’re not crying anymore.’ I’m learning to tone myself down.”

Like any working mom, Alba also questions her time away from her children.

“You don’t really know how [your career] is affecting [your kids] until they’re adults and they say, ‘You ruined my life, Mom!’ Maybe they want me to be a stay-at-home mother who bakes chocolate-chip muffins all day,” she told More. “Nah. I’d probably want to start a chocolate-chip-muffin company. Ya know?”

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“San Andreas” – Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) — Warner Bros. does not plan to change the release date of its earthquake-themed film San Andreas despite the devastating earthquake in Nepal on Saturday that killed more than 5,500 people.

A spokesperson for the studio tells Variety it considered changing the release date, but opted to debut the film — which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and focuses on an earthquake in California — on May 29 as scheduled.

A spokesman said in a statement to the trade publication, “We will continue to evaluate our worldwide marketing campaign to ensure that we are sensitive to those affected by this tragic event.”

The trailers and poster art for the film will not be changed, according to Variety sources, but promotional materials will include information on how people can take part in relief efforts for Nepal. The studio has adjusted its already-planned PSA campaign on how to prepare for natural disasters; the campaign will now reference the Nepal quake.

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also notes that Universal is still scheduled to release the disaster film Everest, centered around Mount Everest, on Sept. 18.

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ABC/BOB D’AMICO(NEW YORK) — One Modern Family star just proved she’s just like any other teenager. Ariel Winter went to her high school prom Tuesday with her longtime boyfriend, Laurent Claude Gaudette.

The 17-year-old showed a preview of her prom night on her Instagram page. Along with a picture with her dad, Glenn Workman, the actress wrote: “Dad saw me off to #prom!! Love him.”

Winter also posted a picture of her, wearing a navy blue floor-length gown, and Gaudette, who looked dapper in a black tuxedo. “Shmoopberry and I take prom,” she wrote.

Days earlier, Winter insta-bragged about the unique way Gaudette asked her to prom. “Got asked to prom with someone jumping out of a box pelting flowers at me and holding up a prom sign. I love you so much baby!” she wrote as the caption to an accompanying video.

Winter, who has walked many red carpets, has always wanted to enjoy the same events as normal teens. “I’ve always wanted to go to a school dance,” she told Teen Vogue in 2013. “I hope I get asked.”

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Manny Carabel/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Tyson Beckford is ready to take it off. Starting Thursday, the model will be part of the Chippendales Male Revue in Las Vegas.

“As a kid, growing up here in [New York], you saw the posters of them and then you thought, ‘Wow. These guys have really great bodies. I wouldn’t mind doing that one day,'” he tells ABC Radio.

And now he’ll get his chance, following Chippendales guest appearances from Sharknado star Ian Ziering and 98 Degrees member Jeff Timmons.

“Chippendales is such a classy brand that you can’t lose with it,” says Beckford. “And seeing Ian do it before me, and he had a great time, so I figured it works with us [and] what we’re doing.”

And don’t worry ladies, Beckford says he’s not afraid to show some skin. “Booty, that’s easy! You know, that’s easy! Add a construction hat over the front, or the cowboy hat, whichever. We’ll figure it out,” he says, laughing.

Beckford will have to be careful not to upset his girlfriend, Australian model, Shanina Shaik. “I try to be very respectful towards her,” he explains. “And she does Victoria Secret so she doesn’t expose a lot so I’ll try to keep on that line.”

“But…some nights [I’m] gonna have to moon them I guess,” he quips, laughing.

Beckford, who’s known for his chiseled physique, says he focused his workouts on his abs, legs and butt to prepare for the show “because that’s what the women want to see.”

After Beckford strips down onstage, could we see him on the big screen in a movie like Magic Mike? “I mean if they’d called me in for it, I would do it definitely. It’s a good brand,” he tells ABC Radio.

For now, he’s set to star in Chocolate City, which has been called “the black Magic Mike.” The film centers on a college student struggling to make ends meet until he finds a lucrative career as a stripper. Chocolate City, also starring Carmen Electra, Vivica A. Fox and R&B singer Ginuwine, hits theaters May 22.

Beckford will be part of the Chippendales Male Revue at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino through May 24.

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Peter Yang / Comedy Central(LOS ANGELES) — Amy Schumer has always been an outspoken feminist. But Tuesday night, she encouraged other women to follow suit.

In a segment from her Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer, the comedian spoofed songs aimed to make women feel comfortable going without makeup, which prompted fans to Tweet barefaced selfies with the hashtag, #girlyoudontneedmakeup.

“I have been brought to tears with all the strong, badass, incredible women tonight. In jungles, jumping out of planes, holding their babies and mothers hands. All the strong lovely men who tweeted too. We are all different and beautiful. Let’s waste no time stressin bout looks,” Schumer tweeted after reposting many of the pictures. “We are sisters and fighters and laughers and happy strong women. Smile at yourself in the mirror girl. #girlyoudontneedmakeup much love!”

In the show, Schumer appeared in a music video for a pretend band singing a song that sounded strikingly similar to One Direction’s “You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful.” After telling Schumer to take off her cosmetics, they call her “the ghost from The Ring,” and tell her to look more feminine.

“Just get up an hour earlier and you can make yourself much girlier,” they croon.

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Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — They’re all grown up!

Three of the main cast members from the ‘90s series Lizzie McGuire recently had a reunion of sorts.

Hilary Duff, who starred as the titular character; Lalaine, who played McGuire’s best friend; and Jake Thomas, who appeared as McGuire’s annoying younger brother, all went bowling together recently.

“So this happened last night… #LizzieMcGuire,” wrote Thomas on Instagram, along with a photo of the trio.

Maybe they accompanied Duff on a date? The actress, who now appears in the TV series Younger, recently said she was going on her first Tinder date, and that they were going bowling with pals.

“The best thing to do is go do something you’ve never done before or something kind of crazy,” she explained.

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Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — As the father of three teenagers, Tim McGraw is beginning to deal with his daughters bringing boyfriends around.

However, he insists he’s “not too tough.”

“I mean, I have sledgehammer. I want it to be visceral,” he joked during an appearance on the Rachael Ray Show. “No, I’m not that tough. I mean, I try to act like I am, but I just want them to be happy. I want them to have a good time.”

McGraw, 47, and his wife Faith Hill, also 47, have three kids, Gracie, Maggie and Audrey. The girls’ male friends have taken a shine to Hill, he said.

“She’s pretty sweet. She’s sweet to the guys, yeah,” he said. “They love her, they like her better than they do me, of course.”

But he understands the appeal. McGraw, who married Hill shortly after meeting her in 1996, recalled the “coolest” gift his wife ever gave him, noting that yes, it was a sentimental gesture too.

“When we first started dating in 1996, we were touring together and I had this ‘71 Cutlass that I’d bought with some of the first money I’d ever made. So I bought this ‘71 Cutlass and I was pulling it around on a trailer, and I was courting her in this car, and my uncle had told me, ‘Look, if you ever make love to a woman playing ‘Samba Pa Ti’ by Carlos Santana and then you’re going to have to marry her,'” he said. “So I had it on loop in my car all the time. Just in case I got lucky. which took a long time, but I married her! But she took that car and she had it redone for me [for my 40th birthday].”

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ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — John Stamos is playing nice with the Olsen sisters. After calling them out on Monday, essentially insinuating that they were lying when they said they didn’t know about the Full House reboot coming to Netflix, Stamos gave an update Tuesday.

“Had a sweet talk with M.K today!! There way more important things going in the wold today.#Family,” he tweeted, referencing Mary-Kate Olsen.

Mary-Kate and her twin Ashley played Michelle Tanner on the hit show. The two told Women’s Wear Daily last week that they didn’t know if they’d be returning for Fuller House, because they didn’t know about the reunion series at all. Mary-Kate told the magazine she was “shocked” she hadn’t heard from Stamos, while her sister Ashley said she had just run into Bob Saget and “we didn’t even talk about it.”

The Full House reboot, to be called Fuller House, will star original cast members Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber, and will feature guest appearances by Stamos, who is also producing. Saget, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin are all in negotiations.

Fuller House will premiere on Netflix next year.

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Heidi Gutman/Bravo(NEW YORK) — Seinfeld is coming to Hulu in June after the online video service has landed the streaming rights.

“There’s no question that Seinfeld has played a major role in TV history, which is why we cannot wait to make all episodes of the series available to stream for the first time ever on Hulu,” said Craig Erwich, Hulu’s SVP, Head of Content. “Whether you are an existing fan who just wants to relive your favorite moments over and over again, or are a new viewer who wants experience Seinfeld from the very beginning, Hulu will now be your destination to stream what has been dubbed as one of the greatest shows of all time.”

According to Variety, the ability to stream the classic TV series cost the company nearly $180 million, or about $1 million per episode.

The entire Seinfeld library had been unavailable for streaming online, though select episodes can be viewed on Crackle.

The Wall Street Journal reported in March that Hulu, Amazon and Yahoo were in the running for the Seinfeld rights.

Last year, Netflix acquired the rights to another classic NBC comedy, Friends, as part of a deal reportedly worth more than $500,000 per episode.

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