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The attorney defending actor Robert Blake against charges he killed his wife last year has quit the case. Harland Braun told United Press International Monday he decided to stop representing Blake because he objected to the actor's decision to discuss h
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Cathy's World: Angel -- Vampire with soul

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- According to my own informal, unscientific survey, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" fans seem to either love its spin-off, "Angel" -- to the point where they now pref

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'Buffy' and me

I first became addicted to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" in the summer of '98, when the WB cleverly scheduled a double whammy of Monday-Tuesday repeat programming.
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Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon, who created, wrote and directed the sci-fi motion picture drama "Serenity," arrives for the premiere of the film at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, California September 22, 2005. Based on the cancelled TV sci-fi show "Firefly", "Serenity" takes place 500 years in the future when humans have fled Earth and colonized a distant solar system ruled by the dictatorial Alliance government. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Joseph Hill "Joss" Whedon (pronounced /ˈwiːdən/; born June 23, 1964) is an American screenwriter, executive producer, director, occasional composer and actor, and founder of Mutant Enemy Productions. He is best known as the creator and showrunner of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), Angel (1999–2004), Firefly (2002) and Dollhouse (2009–2010). He is also notable for his work in film, comic books, and online media. Many of Whedon's projects, as well as Whedon himself, enjoy a cult status.

Whedon was born in New York City. He has been described as the world's first third-generation TV writer, as he is the son of Tom Whedon, a successful screenwriter for The Electric Company in the 1970s and The Golden Girls in the 1980s, and the grandson of John Whedon, a writer for The Donna Reed Show in the 1950s. His mother, Lee Stearns, taught history at Riverdale Country School as Lee Whedon , and was a novelist. He is the younger brother of Samuel and Matthew Whedon and older brother of writers Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon.

Whedon graduated from Wesleyan University in 1987. Before going to Wesleyan he spent two years at Winchester College in England. He attended Riverdale Country School in New York City where his mother taught history. (Sarah Michelle Gellar, star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, also attended Riverdale Country School a number of years after Joss.) At a young age he was a prolific writer, loved Monty Python and showed great interest in acting. He was the lead role in an original production called 'Spaghetti Island' at Riverdale.

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