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"Hercules" - Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson remembers the first time he ever encountered the idea of Hercules. He was five years old and he saw a poster of Steve Reeves as Hercules breaking chains from pillars. Johnson says at the time, he didn't know anything about the myth of Hercules. He just thought it was a cool picture. Now it's his turn to bring the myth to life. Johnson plays a modern version in "Hercules," which opens today.

Hercules Appears At Comic-Con
"Hercules" has muscled-in on Comic-Con. Hercules star Dwayne Johnson made a surprise appearance at the pop culture convention yesterday. He high-fived fans -- and invited them all to special screenings of the new movie. Johnson says he booked three San Diego theaters for the screenings. Johnson isn't the only star to drop by Comic-Con's opening day in San Diego. Actors Jeff Bridges, John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch made appearances.

Alec Baldwin Admonished To "Be A Good Boy"
It sounded more like a warning a parent might give a wayward child — not something a judge would say to a grown man. But that's the admonition Alec Baldwin got from a judge in New York City yesterday. The actor was in court to face charges of mouthing off at police who stopped him while riding a bike. After examining the allegations against him, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge John DeLury told Baldwin: "looks like you have a short fuse." Baldwin repeatedly said he'd pay the fine, but the judge said he only wanted the actor to apology. The judge set the case to be dismissed if Baldwin stays out of trouble for six months. Speaking to the actor with his given name, DeLury asked Baldwin: "Can you stay out of trouble, Alexander?" Baldwin responded: "Sure, sure" — then the judge told him: "Be a good boy from now on. Have a good day!" before adjourning the case.

Shia Labeouf Seeks Resolution Of Case
Shia LeBeouf has another court date set for September in an incident in which he's accused of acting out while in the audience of a Broadway play last month. The actor's lawyer and prosecutors are trying to hash out a settlement over the incident in which LeBeouf lit cigarettes, yelled at actors onstage and cursed security guards. As he was ushered out of the theater, he hollered: "Do you know who I am." LeBeouf's publicist says the episode stemmed from an alcohol problem — and that the actor has since gotten treatment.

"Teen Wolf" Stars Visit Comic-Con
Screams, squealing — and falling out on the floor. Those were just some of the reactions from fans of the MTV series "Teen Wolf" when cast members showed up at a forum at Comic-Con. When one fan started to ask Dylan O'Brien a question, she broke into tears and dropped to the floor before the actor could open his mouth to answer. O'Brien didn't help when he suggested that he would give the fan his name badge. She fell to the floor again. Teen Wolf is one of the top-tweeted shows when new episodes air.

Who Ordred "Pizza?"
Who doesn't love pizza? Or for that matter, the make-believe shelled character who loves them? Turns out members of the cast of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" also have a thing for Michelangelo. When asked by a fan which Mutant Ninja Turtle was their favorite, both Megan Fox and Will Arnett picked Michelangelo. Fox accused Arnett of stealing her favorite turtle — to which Arnett snapped back: "There's only four of 'em!" The Turtles cast unveiled a couple of extended scenes for fans at Comic-Con, a four-day festival celebrating film, TV, video games, comic books, costumes and other popular arts. The event continues through Sunday.

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"Hercules" - Dwayne Johnson
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