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Peter Parker, fully back in the spider’s seat of his own mind, is returning to the pages of a relaunched Amazing Spider-Man #1 in April, by the creative team of Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos. The NY Daily News just officially confirmed the news

“To do that for a solid year of my life, that’s the hardest thing I’ve had to do — to look small children in the eye at a convention and lie to them," Slott told The Daily News. "Inside, part of me was dying." Slott did, however, on a set visit for Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, tell Andrew Garfield that Peter would be back in time for the film.

When Slott first discussed the storyline that would kill off Peter and see Otto Octavius, who debuted in 1963’s Amazing Spider-Man #3 as Doc Ock, one of Peter’s oldest, most nefarious villains take his place as Spidey with the executives at Marvel, the writer said he was "as cynical" as any fan would be.

Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso says that "people will appreciate him a little more after this." He added that he thought "people have been taking [Peter] for granted."

As for the return itself, the Daily News was light on details, but Dan Slott has taken to social media to tease fans that at least some hints will come as early as this coming Wednesday, January 15, 2014. In Superior Spider-Man currently, Otto/Spidey has merged with the Venom symbiote – while Dr. Strange’s magic erased Parker from the alien suit’s memory, it does recognize that something is wrong with its host. The Avengers are on the scene, and Peter’s ex-girlfriend Carlie Cooper, who has figured out the mind-swap, is currently being held captive by the Green Goblin.

"This Sunday, January 12th there will be some BIG Superior Spider-Man SPOILERS on news & comic news sites," Slott posted on his Facebook page.

"If you can, you should probably try to avoid them till after you’ve read your new comics on Weds.

"You’ve been warned."

Legal Trouble For Multiple ISPs

Ars Technica reports that Comcast has been hit with three new class-action lawsuits due to the company’s traffic-shaping practices.

"The lawsuits … ask that Comcast be barred from continuing to violate various state laws, in addition to unspecified damages." Meanwhile, members of the US House Telecommunications Subcommittee have asked Charter Communications’ president to stop testing a program which uses Deep Packet Inspection to track the habits of its customers. A number of privacy groups have voiced their support (PDF).

As if that weren’t enough, it seems the City of Los Angeles is suing Time Warner for fraud and deceptive business practices. The Daily News notes, "… the City Attorney is seeking $2,500 in civil penalties for each violation of the Unfair Competition law as well as an additional $2,500 civil penalty for each violation described in the complaint perpetrated against one or more senior citizens or disabled persons."


Xbox 360 Lets Parents Censor Games

The Mainichi Daily News is reporting that Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox 360 will feature an age-restriction feature. Parents can tell the machine which of the four ratings — age 12 and up, age 15 and up, and age 18 and up, and all ages — to honor, and the system will block content accordingly.


Indicting De Niro’s Maid

Housekeeper to the stars Lucyna Turyk-Wawrynowicz, 35, was indicted Friday on charges related to the theft of items from celeb clients, including Robert De Niro and Candice Bergen. The charges were not read in open court, although the woman earlier was arraigned on charges of grand larceny, possession of stolen property, forgery and coercion.

Grace Hightower, the former flight attendant who wed De Niro in 1997, has been credited with helping nab a housekeeper accused of filching jewelry, clothes and pricey doodads from celebrity domiciles, including hers and Mr. Showtime’s, the New York Daily News reported.

The housekeeper, Lucyna Turyk-Wawrynowicz, 35, was indicted Friday, the Associated Press said. The charges were reportedly not read in open court, although the woman earlier was arraigned on charges of grand larceny, possession of stolen property, forgery and coercion.

De Niro was expected to testify before Friday’s grand jury panel, the Daily News said, but it was unknown if the Oscar winner turned in the live performance.

The De Niros became involved in the Case of the Allegedly Devious Domestic on June 3, sources told the newspaper, when Hightower alerted police to a pair of missing $95,000 diamond earrings. Then, apparently following up on her own suspicions about who was behind the heist, Hightower phoned others who, like her family, had employed Turyk-Wawrynowicz.

Among those on Hightower’s call list, according to the Daily News, were actresses Candice Bergen and Isabella Rossellini. Every person contacted by Hightower–save for Rossellini–found the housekeeper seriously lacking in the Mary Poppins department, the paper said. Mrs. De Niro seemingly was onto something.

“She did all the legwork, running around convincing these people they almost had an obligation to come forward [to police] or this would have go on for years,” a source said in the Daily News.

A search of the Polish-born housekeeper’s apartment on Monday night allegedly turned up Hightower’s earrings, a brown suede jacket and other items, per published reports.

Turyk-Wawrynowicz likely will remain in custody through the weekend, her attorney told the wire service. She was being held in lieu of $75,000 bail. An arraignment was scheduled for July 29, the AP said. The woman proclaimed her innocence at Tuesday’s court appearance.eonline.com

Affleck and Lopez Reportedly Set Wedding Date

Engaged actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, one of America’s most famous celebrity couples, will marry on Sept. 14, according to reports published on Wednesday.

Us Weekly magazine and New York’s Daily News quoted unidentified friends as saying the nuptials — the third for Lopez, who is also known as J.Lo, and the first for Affleck — will take place near Santa Barbara, California. Representatives of the couple could not immediately be reached and the Daily News said agents declined comment. The magazine said the exact location was a secret, but it quoted an unidentified source familiar with the plans as saying the nuptials will take place on a hillside “maybe at a winery.” It said about 400 guests received invitations by phone last week and details will be hand-delivered four days before the wedding. A guest said Santa Barbara is “convenient for a lot of their friends,” according to the report. Lopez, 33, and Affleck, 31, starred this summer together in “Gigli,” in which Lopez plays a lesbian crook who helps Affleck in a kidnapping plot.Yahoo