Before Hulk Mark Ruffalo Was Almost This Marvel Villain

Before Hulk Mark Ruffalo Was Almost This Marvel Villain
Next fall, Mark Ruffalo's beloved Hulk character will finally return in Thor: Ragnarok, after skipping this summer's Captain America: Civil War. The actor made his Marvel debut as Hulk in 2012's The Avengers, but nearly 20 years prior, the actor almost portrayed another iconic Marvel character, long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe was even formed. A new documentary reveals that the Oscar-nominated actor almost played the nefarious Doctor Doom, although not in the movie you may think.

Yahoo! Movies reports that in the new documentary Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four, Mark Ruffalo auditioned for the Doctor Doom role, which he ultimately lost to Joseph Culp. The documentary also reveals that other well-known actors who were turned down for the movie includes Xena's Rene O'Connor Lost star Titus Welliver and Seinfeld's Patrick Warburton. It probably worked out better for those who didn't land roles in this movie,
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"American Idol" Loser Memorial: Landslide Got Ya Down?

I've had 24 hours to process Wednesday's American Idol, and I can re-confirm that it's a damn good episode: inspired song choices (Elise Testone's "Whole Lotta Love" is the season's highpoint), eye-popping revelations (Stevie Nicks telling Phillip Phillips that -- wait for it -- Mick Fleetwood would've invited him to join Fleetwood Mac's biggest lineup, had he been around in the '70s), and polarizing performances (Colton Dixon's lachrymose Lifehouse cover, anyone?).

But the frontrunners were clear. Did this translate to a justified elimination during Thursday's show? Scroll down to see who -- if anyone -- was catapulted to a faraway field that could inspire Scotty McCreery's next twangy hit.

The bottom three included Teenage Holly Hunter Prom Princess Skylar Laine, tiny, worried-looking Hollie Cavanagh, and the reformed joker Heejun Han. The judges laughed and denied the loser a save, so that means it's time to say goodbye to.
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American Idol Season 11 Top 9 Results Recap: Nicks and Bruises [Updated]

American Idol Season 11 Top 9 Results Recap: Nicks and Bruises [Updated]
If you’re going to get eliminated from American Idol, it might as well happen on the same week when five of the nine contestants received standing ovations from the judges.

Better still if you were present to witness Nicki Minaj (accompanied by the Old Navy Backup Dancers) lipsynching and boob-tucking her way through some kind of hootenanny that is Exhibit A in proving pretty much anyone can have a hit “song” at any time in these crazy (possible end) times.

And added bonus points if you managed to score some insightful, one-on-one mentoring from living legend Stevie Nicks, who
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‘American Idol’ Season 11 Review: Top 9 Take On Their Idols And Shine

American Idol reeled in fans of The Hunger Games last night, when host Ryan Seacrest began the night by telling the top nine, “May the odds be ever in your favor.” He continued on to talk about how hungry these contestants were to be the next American Idol and the clever dialogue was just the beginning of tricks for the night. Group performances and a duet with Stevie Nicks helped fill in some time during this two hour broadcast… and it actually worked. The theme this week also enabled the contestants to sing songs from their own idols, which brought some of the most exciting song choices of the season so far as it really helped us see these contestant’s musical aspirations clearer than ever. This was definitely one of the better weeks for the all of the contestants. There were three or four boring performances but those contestants
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"American Idol" Top 9 Rankings: Jesus Take the Wheel (Or a Hike!)

It frightens me to think about American Idol contestants and their "heroes." Can't you imagine a youngster like Joshua Ledet swooning over The Pussycat Dolls and claiming he's listened to them since he was three? "My momma would tuck me in and sing 'Stickwitu' until I fell asleep! That's why I understand Soul!" Can't you picture Skylar Laine raising a Playskool lighter to the sky and proclaiming her undying devotion to Lady Antebellum? Can't you picture Hollie Cavanagh gloating over her love of... Lady Antebellum? Look, I was really scared that Lady Antebellum was going to come up. But it didn't. Phew. Still, some of the contestants' actual choices weren't much better -- even if most performances this week were really-effing-great.

And speaking of effing: If I were on Idol, I'd have chosen "F*ck and Run" by Liz Phair for Hero Week, because 1) I am a cunning homosexual who
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American Idol Review: Whole Lotta Love

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Last week, we watched as the American Idol contestants took on songs from the Billy Joel songbook. This week, the Top 9 tackle the songs of their idols, which includes a range of songs from Lifehouse to Led Zeppelin.

Ryan issues the proclamation to start: "May the odds be ever in your favor," and suddenly I'm imagining the contestants going at it Capitol-style, which is way more interesting than tonight's show turned out to be. In the dome, as on the stage, my money would still be on Phillip Phillips since he's a country boy. And country boys can survive, right?

Colton Dixon is up first singing one of my favorite Lifehouse songs--"Everything." Stevie Nicks says this song "goes into the heart of woman." As much as I'm a Colton fan, and as much as I truly love this song, this wasn't my favorite performance of his. It was kind
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‘American Idol,’ Season 11, ’9 Finalists Compete’: TV Recap


The Idols took on their personal idols tonight on “American Idol,” singing songs of the performers they aspire to be like. Everyone stepped up their game, filling the stage with emotion, rock and even redemption. And Steven Tyler was livelier than he’s been in a while.

Before they hit the stage, we saw Tommy Hilfiger consulting with the group. His effort this week: to allow the Idols, with consultation, to discover their own personal style, a style he
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