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June 21, 2009 | Geoff Boucher
In the pages of Marvel Comics there are plenty of magical weapons but the most famous is an ancient stone hammer with this inscription: "Whosoever holds this hammer, should he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor." Considering the fact (and the fiction) that Thor is the Norse god of thunder, that's a lot of pressure on anyone who dares to reach for the mystical mallet.
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March 25, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
That's "Amore" for Andrea Bocelli - the singer is now a married man! The Italian tenor wed his longtime girlfriend Veronica Berti in a Tuscan village near Livorno, Italy, last week, his rep said in a statement to the Associated Press . Bocelli, 55, and Berti, 30, have been together for 12 years and are already parents to daughter Virginia, who turned 2 on their March 21 wedding day. The newlyweds chose the day because it was their daughter's...
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January 15, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky are sharing some marvelous news: The "Thor" star and his wife are having twins! Pataky, who revealed  she was pregnant again in November , is expecting the two bundles of joy in the spring, Hemsworth's rep told People and E! News . The Aussie hunk, 30, and the "Fast and Furious 6" actress, 37, are already parents to daughter India Rose, whom they welcomed in May 2011. The pair married in 2010. PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom The comely couple stepped out for Sunday's Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, where Hemsworth adorably cradled his wife's ever-growing baby bump on the red carpet.  Pataky wore a black Paule Ka gown that featured a gilded neckline and Hemsworth, whose film Formula One racing flick "Rush" was up for two awards, wore a Dolce & Gabbana tux, according to Just Jared.
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March 25, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky welcomed their twin babies last Tuesday, and on Monday the comely couple revealed the names of their wee ones. The Aussie "Thor" star, 30, and his wife, 37, a Spanish actress, shared the boys' monikers -- Tristan and Sasha -- via an Instagram photo posted by Pataky indicating the boys were already home. "Tristan and Sasha came to this world on March 18, just after a full moon. Complete happiness!" the "Fast and Furious 6" actress wrote in Spanish.
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March 21, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
In Norse mythology, Chris Hemsworth's character Thor is the one who protects humankind. In Chris Hemsworth's real life, he's now got two new little humans to protect: Wife Elsa Pataky has given birth to twins. That there are two new Hemsworth babies is just about all we know, according to E! News, which confirmed the births with the actor's rep. No genders or names have been revealed. Ooh, the secrecy! They announced the pregnancy in November, but didn't reveal twins were on the way until January.
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March 25, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky welcomed their twin babies last Tuesday, and on Monday the comely couple revealed the names of their wee ones. The Aussie "Thor" star, 30, and his wife, 37, a Spanish actress, shared the boys' monikers -- Tristan and Sasha -- via an Instagram photo posted by Pataky indicating the boys were already home. "Tristan and Sasha came to this world on March 18, just after a full moon. Complete happiness!" the "Fast and Furious 6" actress wrote in Spanish.
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November 20, 2012 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
A remake of the 1984 film of the same name, the new "Red Dawn" arrives in theaters following years of delays involving bankruptcy and a switch of the film's central villains from the Chinese to North Koreans. If the original, with its premise of American teenagers fighting off a Russian invasion, was something like "The Outsiders Fight Back" steeped in last-gasp Cold War anxiety, this update never finds an equivalent relevance or hook, failing to connect fully with our here and now. While a foreign regime exerting its emergent power over America certainly has a familiar ring to it, if anything, this new "Red Dawn" is a movie in search of its moment.
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November 6, 2013 | By Michael Phillips
If anyone ever asks you what "Thor: The Dark World" has in common with "Blondie Goes Latin" and "Bomba and the Jungle Girl," here's the answer: It's the eighth movie in its franchise. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, as "Thor's" particular franchise is known, encompasses the new adventures of Iron Man, the Hulk, Captain America and so on, worth billions around the world. (Rumor has it the next all-star "Avengers" movie will be two hours of actors in costume, counting their money.) So how's this "Thor" sequel?
BUSINESS
September 27, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky have purchased a Malibu estate from actors Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski for $4.8 million. The remodeled home, built in 1992 and set on an acre, has ocean views, vaulted ceilings and a library. A Victorian exterior belies the more than 6,000 square feet of contemporary interior. There are five bedrooms and six bathrooms. Hemsworth, 30, stars in the new movie "Rush. " He has starred in such films as "The Cabin in the Woods" (2012)
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March 24, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
What does Thor's hammer weigh? Ten quadrillion pounds? 42.3 pounds? Less? Among scientific laws is this one: Nerds will be nerds. So YouTube brainiacs Vsauce3 played "what if. " What if Thor's hammer were made from a dying star instead of forged in a dying star (because we all know that's how it was made ). It would be inconceivably dense and heavy. Mayhem would ensue. It would attract human bodies faster than the speed of sound, ripping them apart with its pull. If the god of thunder were to set it down (say, to give his impressive muscles a rest)
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March 24, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
What does Thor's hammer weigh? Ten quadrillion pounds? 42.3 pounds? Less? Among scientific laws is this one: Nerds will be nerds. So YouTube brainiacs Vsauce3 played "what if. " What if Thor's hammer were made from a dying star instead of forged in a dying star (because we all know that's how it was made ). It would be inconceivably dense and heavy. Mayhem would ensue. It would attract human bodies faster than the speed of sound, ripping them apart with its pull. If the god of thunder were to set it down (say, to give his impressive muscles a rest)
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March 21, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
In Norse mythology, Chris Hemsworth's character Thor is the one who protects humankind. In Chris Hemsworth's real life, he's now got two new little humans to protect: Wife Elsa Pataky has given birth to twins. That there are two new Hemsworth babies is just about all we know, according to E! News, which confirmed the births with the actor's rep. No genders or names have been revealed. Ooh, the secrecy! They announced the pregnancy in November, but didn't reveal twins were on the way until January.
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January 15, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky are sharing some marvelous news: The "Thor" star and his wife are having twins! Pataky, who revealed  she was pregnant again in November , is expecting the two bundles of joy in the spring, Hemsworth's rep told People and E! News . The Aussie hunk, 30, and the "Fast and Furious 6" actress, 37, are already parents to daughter India Rose, whom they welcomed in May 2011. The pair married in 2010. PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom The comely couple stepped out for Sunday's Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, where Hemsworth adorably cradled his wife's ever-growing baby bump on the red carpet.  Pataky wore a black Paule Ka gown that featured a gilded neckline and Hemsworth, whose film Formula One racing flick "Rush" was up for two awards, wore a Dolce & Gabbana tux, according to Just Jared.
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January 13, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: ”Help Haiti Home,” staged by Sean Penn & Friends and presented at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills by Giorgio Armani to benefit the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. Anderson Cooper served as host and ceremonies ended with a surprise performance by U2. The scene: Held on Golden Globes weekend, the affair Saturday brought out a generous helping of A-listers, some of whom bid generously enough at the live auction to bring the gala's proceeds to a whopping $6 million.
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November 11, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
The numbers were thrown around soon after “Thor: The Dark World” premiered: fourth-best opening of the year, ninth-best November opening ever, etc. On one level, the $86.1 million for the Chris Hemsworth thunderousness isn't exactly surprising: Superhero sequels make bank. It's more surprising these days when a film in this vein doesn't work. And the opening was lower than the $90 million-$100 million some expected (and a planet away from the $170 million-plus of "Iron Man 3" earlier this year)
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November 10, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
With its god of thunder "Thor" lighting up the box office this weekend, Marvel has struck again at the multiplex. The 3-D sequel "Thor: The Dark World" debuted with a healthy $86 million, according to an estimate from Marvel distributor Walt Disney Studios. That's the fourth-highest opening of the year, but well behind another Marvel property, "Iron Man 3," whose $174-million debut is still the biggest of 2013. Heading into the weekend, prerelease audience surveys suggested the comic book adaptation would debut with a minimum of $90 million -- and given strong early interest, even a $100-million launch didn't appear impossible.
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September 19, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
TORONTO - It was 37 years ago, but Niki Lauda recalls his brush with death as if it happened this morning. The Austrian Formula One driver had been in a ferocious nip-and-tuck battle for most of the season with his British rival James Hunt when he crashed on a rain-slicked track at the German Grand Prix. Lauda, then 27, was trapped in his burning car for nearly a minute before he was pulled out by other drivers who stopped to help. The skin on his face was so badly burned that, at the hospital, a priest was called to administer last rites.
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November 11, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
The numbers were thrown around soon after “Thor: The Dark World” premiered: fourth-best opening of the year, ninth-best November opening ever, etc. On one level, the $86.1 million for the Chris Hemsworth thunderousness isn't exactly surprising: Superhero sequels make bank. It's more surprising these days when a film in this vein doesn't work. And the opening was lower than the $90 million-$100 million some expected (and a planet away from the $170 million-plus of "Iron Man 3" earlier this year)
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November 9, 2013 | By Chris Barton
It may be November, but it's a summer-ready superhero who reigns at the box office this weekend. To the surprise of no one, "Thor: The Dark World" earned big numbers on its opening night, taking in more than $31 million, according to estimates. The 3-D sequel, which again stars Chris Hemsworth as the god of thunder, earned less-than-enthusiastic reviews from the critics apart from Hemsworth's costar Tom Hiddleston, who again portrays Thor's stepbrother Loki. Nevertheless, audiences came out in droves to the latest film from the Marvel universe, and now the only question seems to be whether the film can finish its opening weekend over the $100-million mark, a figure that remains a possibility.
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November 6, 2013 | By Michael Phillips
If anyone ever asks you what "Thor: The Dark World" has in common with "Blondie Goes Latin" and "Bomba and the Jungle Girl," here's the answer: It's the eighth movie in its franchise. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, as "Thor's" particular franchise is known, encompasses the new adventures of Iron Man, the Hulk, Captain America and so on, worth billions around the world. (Rumor has it the next all-star "Avengers" movie will be two hours of actors in costume, counting their money.) So how's this "Thor" sequel?
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