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Marvel Characters Suit: Walt Disney Company Faces Colorado Firm Asking for Billions

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Stan Lee as seen in a Geekscape TV interview earlier this year.
As any comic-book fan knows, superheroes that seem dead can later come back to life -- and something similar has happened with a superhero-centric lawsuit filed by Colorado-based Stan Lee Media, Incorporated (SLMI). The complaint seemingly died last year, but an appeal revived it, leading to a hearing held in Denver yesterday. Continue for background, details and the original suit below.

See also: Spider-Man, X-Men Property of Colorado Company? Inside Stan Lee Media Lawsuit, published October 2012

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Videos: Rachel Maddow in Denver Takes on Fox News, Mark Udall's Dourness and Pot

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An MSNBC photo of Rachel Maddow in Denver. Two videos and more below.
In our preview of Rachel Maddow's broadcast from Denver last night, we noted that she'd touted the show at the Viewhouse Ballpark by noting that the race for Colorado's governor was "off the hook." In the end, though, she spent little time talking about this contest during the highly entertaining program, focusing instead on more Fox News scaremongering, the Democratic party's supposed "secret sauce" and, inevitably, recreational pot. Details, three videos and more below.

See also: Rachel Maddow Broadcasting From Denver About Guv Race That's "Off the Hook"

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Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Officially Approved to Film in Colorado

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Quentin Tarantino during a 2012 interview.
It's looking very likely that Quentin Tarantino will start filming his next movie, a Western called The Hateful Eight, in Colorado later this year.

Today, the San Miguel County Commissioners voted to approve a special use permit for Tarantino to film on the picturesque Schmid Ranch outside Telluride, says Karen Henderson, associate planner for the county. The permit is necessary because there's a conservation easement on the ranch. Tarantino did not attend the vote in person.

See also: Quentin Tarantino Wants to Film His Next Movie, The Hateful Eight, in Colorado

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Photos: Our People Magazine-Ready Picks for the Sexiest Male Denver TV Anchors

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Once upon a time, TV anchors would reject any attempt to portray them as sexy, seeing such a designation as undermining the seriousness of their profession. But it's the 21st century, bitches, and 7News is actively campaigning on behalf of its staffers to triumph in a People search to find the sexiest local TV anchor alive. (Yes, the magazine has limited the contest to dudes, in an echo of its annual "Sexiest Man Alive" staple.) But who should really represent Denver? We rank eighteen anchors from all five local news stations on their sexiness quotient. Check out our picks below, from least to most sexy -- and for the full rules about how to participate in the People survey, which runs through October 22, click here.

See also: Channel 31 Stars Go From Anchors to Skank-ers

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Video: Chris Parente's Kristen Wiig Gaffe About Nude Scene in Different Movie Goes Viral

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Video below.
CH2 entertainment reporter Chris Parente has been on the verge of going viral before -- such as when he was bitch-slapped by Steve Carell, or the time he discussed the crooked crack by his unicorn tattoo. But he's finally made the must-click big leagues thanks to his hilariously botched interview with Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader about their new dramedy, The Skeleton Twins (for our review, click here). The big moment comes when Parente asks Wiig what it was like to go full frontal in the flick -- something she does in an entirely different movie, Welcome to Me. In response, Wiig and Hader break up while enthusiastically ripping his cluelessness in a way that Buzzfeed couldn't resist.

Nice going, Chris! We knew you could do it. Watch the video below.

See also: Videos: Five Funniest Denver TV Bloopers

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Quentin Tarantino Wants to Film His Next Movie, The Hateful Eight, in Colorado

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Quentin Tarantino being interviewed at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Quentin Tarantino wants to make his next movie in Colorado.

Colorado wants that, too. This morning, the state Economic Development Commission approved $5 million in film incentives for the Tarantino Western The Hateful Eight. State film commissioner Donald Zuckerman said Tarantino is eyeing a location in Telluride for filming. "What's fabulous about this is everyone's been saying Colorado is perfect for a Western, and this is a Western," Zuckerman told the EDC commissioners.

See also: Ashton Kutcher Isn't Filming in Colorado After All, But These Projects Are Getting State Cash

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Videos: Ten Memorable Denver Reality-TV Moments

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Gordon Ramsey at Panteleone's. Videos and more below.
Once upon a time, it was rare for Denver to be featured in movies and TV shows -- even ones supposedly set here, since many were actually filmed elsewhere. But the rise of reality TV has changed all that. The Internet Movie Database spotlights lotsa episodes of programs using Denver locations, Denver people and Denver themes. As proof, we've gathered ten memorable examples, featuring IMDB text and accompanying videos -- some spotlighting the shows in general, others offering excerpts or the original clips in their entirety. Check out all ten below.

See also: Ten Memorable Movies Set in Colorado but Not Filmed Here

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Nathan Dunlap: CNN Spotlights a Death Sentence in Limbo

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A Nathan Dunlap mug shot from twenty years ago.
It's been a long, long road from the 1993 murder of four people at a Chuck E. Cheese in Aurora to Colorado's lethal injection chamber, and convicted killer Nathan Dunlap isn't there yet, thanks to the temporary reprieve from execution granted by Governor John Hickenlooper last year. That controversial move has made this fall's gubernatorial election a kind of referendum on the state's seldom-used death penalty -- and has brought renewed national scrutiny of the Dunlap case, including "Eye For an Eye," a thoughtful episode of CNN's Death Row Stories series that airs this Sunday night.

See also: John Hickenlooper: Would He Commute Nathan Dunlap's Death Penalty If He Loses?

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Top Twenty Twitter Reactions to the Colorado Purge Hoax

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One of the images circulating through new and old media. Additional pics and more below.
Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to the surprise horror hit from last year, arrived in theaters last month, and at this point, it's pretty much run its course. But rumors of a real-life Colorado Purge beginning at 6:30 p.m. on September 6 -- during which, presumably, laws would be suspended for twelve hours, making all crimes legal -- are heating up, with old-school media outlets reporting about what is clearly a ham-handed social-media hoax. But the Twitter reactions are mighty entertaining anyhow. Count down our photo-illustrated top twenty favorite Twitter reactions below.

See also: Photos: 20 hot weather looks if fashion laws were suspended Purge: Anarchy-style (NSFW)

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Photos: Robin Williams as a Broncos Cheerleader

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The world continues to mourn the tragic death of Robin Williams, as well as to recall and celebrate his comedic gifts, which burst fully formed onto the entertainment scene thanks to his breakout sitcom, Mork and Mindy. But while the show was set in Boulder, Williams's alien from the planet Ork occasionally ventured to other parts of Colorado, including Mile High Stadium, where a 1980 episode found him debuting as a member of the Pony Express -- the Broncos cheerleading squad. The bit proved he could rock a skirt many years before Mrs. Doubtfire.

Below, see screen captures and a clip from the program. We expect they'll demonstrate that Williams's ability to put smiles on faces lives on.

See also: Robin Williams, R.I.P.: Remembering the Man Who Brought Ork to Boulder

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