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Two of Hollywood's biggest studios went head-to-head at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday in an epic battle to demonstrate which has the best upcoming superhero movies. Warner Brothers -- still smarting from the lukewarm reception for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" -- presented a star-studded lineup ahead of Marvel's showcase later in the day. Its first exclusive of the session was a sneak peek at "Wonder Woman," which saw Gal Gadot's Amazonian princess leaving her lush island to stop the First World War.
Warner Brothers pulled back the curtain on its slate of upcoming blockbusters on Saturday at a star-studded presentation to thousands of die-hard San Diego Comic-Con fans. The studio took over the fanfest for two hours, with Conan O'Brien as host, to premiere its hotly anticipated DC Comics movies and non-superhero offerings.
Germany's legendary Bayreuth opera festival dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner opens Monday, but security fears and off-stage drama threaten to cast a long shadow over the 140-year-old event. Bayreuth is just a two-hour ride from both incidents. Tighter security on Bayreuth's mythic Green Hill -- on which stands the Festspielhaus festival theatre -- has been in place since the start of rehearsals in June.
The horror television series "Bates Motel" has cast pop star Rihanna in its final season, the show revealed during its panel at the Comic-Con fan convention on Friday. The 28-year-old diva will play Marion Crane, the role made famous by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho," executives revealed. The series is set before the events of the 1960 horror thriller, in which motel owner Norman Bates murders Crane in one of movie history's most memorable moments.
Many people walk by the homeless without looking but in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, street dwellers became the stars as they stood outside the Olympic city's main theater and sang. Standing on the steps of the ornate Municipal Theater, about 60 homeless people -- some who live in shelters and others who sleep rough -- charmed the public. With two weeks to go until the Summer Games open in Rio, a few of the city's homeless -- who number 5,500, according to City Hall -- are again being given a chance to shine with concerts, theater and artists' workshops.