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3-Year-Old 'Wonder Woman' Dons Favorite Costume After Completing Chemo

7 February 2015 4:40 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Sophia Sandoval is a real-life superhero. In May of 2014, the three-year-old was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a cancerous brain tumor, reports ABC News. She bravely fought back against the disease, going through a four-hour surgery and rigorous rounds of chemotherapy to remove the tumor. On Jan. 30, Sophia completed her eight-month chemotherapy treatment and celebrated by donning the uniform of her favorite superhero, Wonder Woman. "When she was taking the medicine, we would tell her she was going to get Super Woman or Wonder Woman powers," Sophia's mother, Rossio Sandoval, told ABC News. The girl's family snapped and shared a picture of »

- Kelli Bender, @kbendernyc

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Flashback: 26-Year-Old Ellen DeGeneres Accurately Predicts Her Future in Television

26 January 2015 8:40 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Happy birthday, Ellen DeGeneres!

The actress, comedian, television host, and all-around impressive person celebrates her 57th birthday on Monday. We’re kicking off the celebration with a trip back to 1984 -- when Ellen was the up-and-coming comedian we just had to meet.

“So far I'm holding up pretty good!” DeGeneres, then 26 years old, joked to Et about her newfound career. “It's been a hectic two weeks. That's pretty long isn't it? Does it go much longer than this?”

DeGeneres’ comedy career was picking up some serious steam after she was crowned Showtime’s Funniest Person in America in 1982. Her comedic style was good-natured and light-hearted -- a style just about anyone could appreciate.

Watch: Julia Louis-Dreyfus With Her Improv Group in 1982

“I want to go for things that everyone can enjoy and go home and tell their grand mom and their 2-year-old,” DeGeneres said. “I just watched other people and learned what I don't like as an audience »

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Melissa Benoist Cast as CBS’ ‘Supergirl’

22 January 2015 10:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has found its “Supergirl” in “Glee” alum Melissa Benoist. The hourlong drama pilot was written by Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler, and hails from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

The eponymous series centers on Superman’s cousin, Kara Zor-El, who escaped from Krypton amid the planet’s destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous relative. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Supergirl” is the latest DC Comics-based show to emerge from Berlanti’s stable; the in-demand producer also oversees “Arrow” and “The Flash” for CBS sister net the CW. The drama was given a series commitment in September. Kara has previously been portrayed on the bigscreen by Helen Slater, and appeared on the CW’s Superman origin series “Smallville »

- Laura Prudom

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Preview of Wonder Woman ’77 #1

10 January 2015 2:19 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

DC Entertainment took us back in time this week as it kicked off Wonder Woman ’77, a new digital series based upon the Amazon Princess’ classic 1970s TV show starring Lynda Carter; check out a preview here…

Take a trip back to the days of disco with everyone’s favorite Amazon Princess. Wonder Woman hits the dance floor in pursuit of an escaped Russian spy.

Wonder Woman ’77 #1 is out now, priced $0.99.

The post Preview of Wonder Woman ’77 #1 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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TV Review: ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’

4 January 2015 8:10 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Marvel’s synergistic efforts remain one of its assets, but transforming a supporting player in “Captain America,” played by Hayley Atwell, into the star of a limited ABC series was inordinately opportunistic even by its standards, and as it turns out, a pretty smart bet. That’s because the combination of the British actress and post-World War II setting make the Marvel-branded vehicle, “Agent Carter,” considerable fun, and in some ways more promising than the series it’s replacing, the uneven “Agents of Shield.” While there’s no assurance this spinoff will have legs, the opening salvo is worthy of a hearty “Hail, ‘Carter.’”

Shrewdly using a clip from “Captain America” to intro the show (a cheap way, if you think about it, to get Chris Evans into your series), the program picks up in 1946, with Atwell’s Peggy Carter working as a spy for a covert agency, albeit one »

- Brian Lowry

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