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SDCC: Conan O’Brien debuts ‘Batman v Superman’ sneak preview (not really)


The Conan O’Brien show has gone all-in for this year’s Comic-Con International, plastering the San Diego airport with advertisements for the Conan-themed line of Funko Pop! vinyl figures, running commercials hyping his attendance and rolling into town Mad Max-style.

Now, he’s celebrating the week with the early, “illegal” debut of the new trailer for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Well, not really.

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Cursing ‘Minions’ toys at McDonald’s lead to not-so-Happy Meals (& parents)


You know the Minions. They’re the possibly lovable, definitely mischievous yellow creatures from the Despicable Me films who help Gru out with his evil (and not so evil) plans. Kids love them, and tomorrow marks the release of their new animated movie, appropriately titled Minions, which some Hollywood analysts expect to do Toy Story 3 numbers at the box office. Parents, on the other hand, aren’t so sure about them, especially now that their toy counterparts in McDonald’s Happy Meals are allegedly using curse words.

Bradley Merten, a concerned grandparent, spoke with WFTV 9 Eyewitness News in Orlando, Florida after becoming convinced his grandchild’s “Caveman Minion” toy was saying “What the f—.” According to the report below, the station investigated for two days, unable to come to consensus about what was being said before contacting McDonald’s.

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Alex Segura returns to DC as executive director of publicity

Alex Segura has rejoined DC Entertainment as executive director of publicity, he announced today at The Source.

He previously served as publicity manager at the publisher from 2006 to 2010 before taking the job as executive director of publicity and marketing at Archie Comics, where he also wrote last year’s four-part Archie Meets KISS story. He was promoted in June to vice president — publicity and marketing.

“This is an important time at DC Entertainment. And a great time to be DC Entertainment. The New 52 is in full swing,” Segura wrote at The Source. “The company is crackling with a creative energy that’s never been seen before – in comics and beyond. And while I could take up a lot of Internet real estate listing all the great things coming up, we’ll save that for later. Short version: big stuff is happening. Get ready.”

Segura will report to Courtney Simmons, senior vice president of publicity. His hiring likely fills the void left by the departure in April of Vice President of Publicity David Hyde, who had been with the company for nearly nine years.

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