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We should try replacing the pejorative phrase "spoiler warning" with something more celebratory - like "spoiler fanfare." To that end, we rejoice in a bunch of new pics from Death Race that let you know just how trashy this not-quite-remake of the Paul Bartel classic will be. We also celebrate new Clone Wars TV spots that show trainee Jedi Ahsoka being sassy. Plus new hints about Transformers 2, and possibly our first look at Paris Hilton in Repo! The Genetic Opera. There's another look inside the sets of Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, a shocking Lost spoiler that may even be true, and some Smallville, Chuck and Eureka spoilers. Plus a trailer for Hulk Vs. Thor. This is your only spoiler fanfare. Death Race: Here are some new promo stills from the prison race-for-your-life movie, Death Race. More of the Frankenstein mask, more of Tyrese looking grimly determined (with scars!) and Statham looking just grim. Cars going boom, flames, etc. But mostly, Joan Allen as the sexy warden who flounces around the prison yard in high heels. Even without points for pedestrians, it manages to be sleazy. [SpoilerTV-Movies] Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen: The Transformers comic book we mentioned the other day, a prequel to Transformers 2, confirms that the new movie's villain is actually called The Fallen, who turned against Primus and decided to serve the evil Unicron instead. And we'll learn how Sector 7 formed into a group, and the backgrounds of Optimus Prime and Megatron. The comic also mentions that Starscream returned to Cybertron with data accessed by Frenzy, hoping to create a new Allspark Cube. Interestingly, the comic writer was forbidden to use rumored movie stars Soundwave and Arcee. [Slashfilm and Tformers] Star Wars: Clone Wars: Here are a few new TV spots for the animated Clone Wars movie, hitting theaters August 15. Fun Ahsoka/Anakin dialog: "You've got that 'We're in trouble' look." "There's a look?" "You can't miss it." And also: "This is where the fun begins!" Also, Ahsoka confesses she's on a mission to prove she's not too young to be a Padawan, then tells Anakin: "I'm improving your technique." (If only.) [Superhero Flix]

Repo! The Genetic Opera: Did you know Paris Hilton was in the organ repossession musical Repo! The Genetic Opera? I didn't, until I heard she was at Comic-Con. Anyway, if you're curious to see her singing a gothy nursery rhyme about drugs and surgery, here's a new clip, which I think showed at Comic-Con:

Dollhouse: AfterEllen was among the lucky media outlets that got to tour the set of Joss Whedon's Dollhouse last week, and they posted some new details, plus a few nice pics. Among the snippets: Adelle, the head of the Dollhouse, has her desk facing away from the door and toward the windows, the opposite of the traditional approach-the-desk setup. This means she doesn't have to look at you, which is a power thing. She has a little hidden niche with screens which allow her to watch everyone in the Dollhouse. She's not ruthless, just ruth-deficient, Joss says. Also, the famous coed showers were just in the first episode, to show how innocent the mind-wiped "actives" are, but now they're in pretty much every episode because the writers like them, and they allow us to see the "Garden of Eden" innocence falling away. The Dollhouse's doctor, Claire Saunders (Amy Acker) has a lab that's cut off from the rest of the space, because Claire is "slightly damaged." The programmer, Topher Brink, has a messy, windowed laboratory, and is a genius who "can't stop playing around." [After Ellen] Lost: This guy, who has posted some semi-reliable Lost spoilers on his Livejournal in the past, says a somewhat reliable source tells him one of the Oceanic Six will die next year. So, you know, grain of salt and all that. [Hellhound's Lair] Smallville: Tess Mercer, Lex Luthor's hand-picked successor as head of LuthorCorp., is sort of a mixture of Ms. Teschmacher from Superman: The Movie and Mercy from the comics. But she's mostly a new character, and her drive matches Lex's. [Sci Fi Wire] Chuck: On nerd-spy show Chuck, our hero finally gets a date with sexy secret agent Sarah in the first episode of the new season. But it ends up being 86ed, thanks to the other sexy secret agent, Casey. Also, as we've mentioned, John Larroquette plays a retired spy who schools Chuck, and in that same episode Melinda Clarke has a wacky Russian accent. [EW] Eureka: Next week's Eureka, "What About Bob?" is about a missing-persons case that reveals more about what happens in the bowels of Global Dynamics. And the following week's episode, "Best In Faux," is about a unique dog show. (With, I'm guessing, those robot dogs that were plastered all over our front page recently.) [Visit Eureka] Hulk Vs. Thor: Now that you're pumped up for the cameo-filled Hulk Vs. Wolverine, here's the trailer for the next installment, Hulk Vs. Thor. [Superhero Flix]

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