Joss Whedon talks Dollhouse cancellation, Dr Horrible sequel and more; plus Eliza Dushku teases final Dollhouse episodes…

Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune has the must read interview, read the entire thing. (Joss also goes in depth into his future plans which seem to not include network tv and who could blame him?):

…Whedon said he’s proud of what the his cast, writers and crew accomplished and opined that some of the episodes coming up are “ridiculously good” (and even if you’ve never seen the show before, it’s worth tuning in Friday’s episodes just to see Summer Glau’s spellbindingly creepy character and to see Enver Gjokaj demonstrate, once again, his breathtaking versatility).

But Whedon also talked about how he has been “frustrated” by Fox’s skittishness when it came to what he thought would be one of the show’s central concepts: The exploration of sexuality and intimacy, in all its forms.

“The problems that the show encountered weren’t standalone versus mythology [episodes],” Whedon said. “Basically, the show didn’t really get off the ground because the network pretty much wanted to back away from the concept five minutes after they bought it. And then ultimately, the show itself is also kind of odd and difficult to market. I actually think they did a good job, but it’s just not a slam-dunk concept.”

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Iron Man 2 pics and behind the scenes

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ET Premieres Behind the Scenes Footage from Iron Man 2! (May 7th 2010)
Emboldened by the recent success of the first Iron Man directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man, Marvel has given its green light to a second Iron Man movie (there are even talks about making a third movie).

Iron Man should reprise most of the initial cast, Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard (update: replaced by Don Cheadle) and Gwyneth Paltrow, under the direction of Jon Favreau. The Iron Man sequel is slated for an release at the end of April 2010.

Director:
Jon Favreau
Writers:
Don Heck (characters)
Jack Kirby (characters)
Contact: View company contact information for Iron Man 2 on IMDbPro.
Release Date: 7 May 2010 (USA) more
Genre: Action

NYPost has pics:

…As for Scarlett Johansson‘s Natasha Romanoff a.k.a Black Widow, in the comics her character is a friend and a foe of Tony’s at various points. So it remains unclear which incarnation we will get in “IM2,” but I’m hoping against hope it’s the evil one…

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WH Christina Romer on Jobs Summit

Update: Another GOP Senator backing a payroll tax cut. Orin Hatch R-(UT?) on FOX Biz Happy Hour calling for one. GOP had an economic round table today and leader Boehner came out for a payroll tax cut. I have noticed for 10 years now that whatever party is in power the OTHER one always backs the payroll tax cut but I have never seen any of them enact one!

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Oh boy. Not a word about a payroll tax cut. Doesn’t sound like there is anything to look forward to in the new 300 billion jobs bill except perhaps the COBRA subsidy extension. The big plan that Christy says she does not want to get in front of Obama announcing (too late Christy, Pelosi already let the cat out of the bag) is to use the unused TARP funds to pay for this jobs program.

Glad they are not earmarking more money but canlt they just let us keep some of our own money. A payroll tax holiday would IMO BOOST state local income more than a Federal bailout. All the new hires form the employer side of the payroll cut and all the retail spending in sales taxes on the employee side of the payroll tax cut would generate IMO far more revenue for the states then another federal bailout of the states!

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Update: Amendment fails 42-58; McCain on Afghan Surge and his Amendment to Protect Medicare

Update: MAC’s Amendment fails 42-58.

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