1. Mark Ruffalo is cool with your homoerotic Iron Man/Incredible Hulk fan fiction
Could Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk ever fall in love? According to Vulture, there are legions of Avengers fans who imagine a secret, homoerotic relationship between Mark Ruffalo's character Bruce Banner and Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark — and Ruffalo has just joined their ranks. "Yes! It's me and Robert! Look at this! There's thousands of them!" said a surprised Ruffalo, who has clearly never spent any time on the internet before. Ruffalo adds that he endorses the storyline "100 percent," and that he plans to call Downey Jr. and tell him about it — so feel free to write that scenario into your next story, shippers.
2. Justin Bieber posts cartoon of himself naked in bed with a Belieber
Earlier this week, Justin Bieber took his relationship with his 37 million devoted Twitter followers to the next level. According to the New York Post, the pop star recently tweeted a cartoon image of himself in bed naked with a female fan, with the two illustrated figures helpfully labelled "JUSTIN" and "BELIEBER." Though the Biebs didn't include any text providing context for the picture, that hasn't stopped his millions of followers from believing that the message was meant just for them.
3. Billy Ray Cyrus isn't sure if Miley and Liam Hemsworth will get married
For weeks, tabloids have speculated that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth had called off their upcoming wedding. But USA Today reports that Miley's father Billy Ray achy-broke his vow of silence by revealing he doesn't know if the couple will ever actually get married. "They're young. They're kids," said Cyrus in a Nightline interview designed to promote his new autobiography, Hillbilly Heart. In related news, Billy Ray Cyrus wrote an autobiography called Hillbilly Heart.
4. Disney plans to release a new Star Wars movie every year
Disney acquired the rights to Star Wars from George Lucas last year, and the company isn't wasting any time playing with the shiny new toy in its increasingly stuffed box of franchises. According to Entertainment Weekly, Disney has announced plans to "release a new Star Wars movie ever year, starting with the J.J. Abrams-powered Episode VII in summer 2015." Outside of the main franchise, the company plans to fill in the gaps with spin-offs based on characters like Boba Fett or a younger Han Solo — presumably until they burn through all the characters everybody cares about, and we end up with a movie about the early days of Jabba the Hutt.
5. Justin Timberlake will 'create more music' for 20/20 Experience follow-up
For anyone worried that Justin Timberlake's upcoming follow-up to The 20/20 Experience would be an artsy, John Cage-esque recording of complete silence, MTV News has some reassuring inside info: Timberlake plans to "create more music" for the album — which is, indeed, how these things normally work, though it's nice to have that confirmed. The report adds that fans can look forward to hearing the "spankin' new music" in November, in case they're already tired of the spankin' old music he released last month.
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