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  • Updated: July 19, 2014 - 2:00 PM

This image released by Marvel Comics shows a female superhero who will appear in upcoming Thor comic book issues. The new Thor was debuted on ìThe Viewî where artwork was revealed showcasing a buxom blonde clad in a caped costume and brandishing the trademark hammer. Series writer Jason Aaron said in a statement that ìThis is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. ... This is THE Thor.î (AP Photo/Marvel Comics)

Don’t call her Thora!

The newest incarnation of Thor is female, Marvel Comics announced in an unveiling last week on “The View.” Co-host Jenny McCarthy described her thusly: “She was saved by Thor and she came down to Earth, followed him and made herself look like Thor, and now she’s taking over.” A day later, Stephen Colbert did the honors in announcing that Captain America’s mantle will be taken over by long-time ally the Falcon, the African-American hero from Harlem.

The new Knotts

Zach Galifianakis stars in Richard Linklater’s remake of “The Incredible Mr. Limpet.” Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe will be detectives in the noir drama “The Nice Guys.” … Disney’s “Dumbo” is being developed as a live-action film written by Ehren Kruger (“Transformers”). … Gary Oldman and Kevin Costner team up in the sci-fi “Criminal.” … “Rathergate” will star Robert Redford as former CBS anchorman Dan Rather. … Lionsgate is making a movie of Boston bombing victim Jeff Bauman’s book “Stronger.” … Ron Howard will direct an authorized documentary about the Beatles.

Really, Rosie?

Rosie O’Donnell is letting bygones be bygones: She’ll return to co-host “The View” after seven years away. … Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch are rumored to be in talks for “True Detective,” which might have four leads in its second season, says creator Nic Pizzolatto. … The final season of “Glee” will be only 13 episodes. … Gavin Rossdale will mentor wife Gwen Stefani’s team on “The Voice.”

Which one was he again?

“Had a blast and loved every second of it. I’m totally honored to make this next joke: ‘FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT!’ ” This was how Brooks Wheelan, one of the seemingly interchangeable white men added to the “SNL” cast last year, announced on Twitter that he’d been terminated. John Milhiser and Noël Wells got the ax, too.

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  • Don’t call her Thora!The newest incarnation of Thor is female, Marvel Comics announced in an unveiling last week on “The View.” Co-host Jenny McCarthy described her thusly: “She was saved by Thor and she came down to Earth, followed him and made herself look like Thor, and now she’s taking over.” A day later, Stephen Colbert did the honors in announcing that Captain America’s mantle will be taken over by long-time ally the Falcon, the African-American hero from Harlem.The new KnottsZach Galifianakis stars in Richard Linklater’s remake of “The Incredible Mr. Limpet.” … Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe will...

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