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Jeremy Renner plays Hawkeye in the Marvel Comics movie "The Avengers."
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10 villians turned heroes
By Kevin Coffey
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER


Before they were members of the Avengers, Black Widow and Hawkeye (two characters on the team in the coming film) were villains, not heroes. Geeky news site Topless Robot whipped up a list of 10 superheroes who used to be not-so-nice.

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Pranks are always fun. At least, they are for the pranker, if not the prankee. Quirkology decided to put together 10 simple practical jokes to play on your friends. Watch a quick instructional video.

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Bob Marley is a beloved icon and almost everyone knows his music. Filmmaker Kevin McDonald has created "Marley," a documentary that includes unseen footage and never-released music. Many are fawning over the trailer, which like the film includes interviews with people who knew him best.

Contact the writer: Kevin Coffey

kevin.coffey@owh.com    |   402-444-1557    |  

Kevin covers music, whether it's pop, indie or punk, through artist interviews, reviews and trend stories. He also occasionally covers other entertainment, including video games and comic books.

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