Mere hours before he pushed (almost all) boundaries Saturday with a joke about the killings at July 20’s Aurora, Colo. screening of The Dark Knight Rises, notoriously caustic comedian Jeff Ross said he was out to hurt feelings.
“[I’m] going harder than anyone I’ve ever roasted [tonight], because she represents that,” Ross told… More »
It’s a tough time to be a Hollywood production that prides itself on violent programming.
Filmmakers like Harvey Weinstein — a longtime proprietor of violent movies — called last week for an open conversation among leading directors, including Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino, to limit unnecessary violence in Hollywood movies and TV, following… More »
Stars and creators of blockbuster action movies of years past tell Celebuzz that they don’t support efforts to limit violence in movies and TV — even after some filmmakers have called for a limit, in the wake of the July 20 shooting at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises.
“One of… More »
From the creator of one of TV’s most savage shows, The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman says violence in movies and TV should not be castigated for real-life acts of brutality.
“I think there are definitely other things that could be demonized,” Kirkman told Celebuzz this week at the 38th annual Saturn Awards in Burbank, which… More »
UPDATE 6.52 p.m.
Dane Cook has issued an apology for his insensitive joke about the Dark Knight Rises. “I am devastated by the recent tragedy in Colorado & did not mean to make light of what happened,” he wrote on Twitter.
“I made a bad judgment call with my material last… More »
The Dark Knight Rises opened big with a haul of $162 million — but the talley was lower than expected.
Before the Colorado theater massacre early Friday morning, surveys forecasted the film to open between $180 and $200 million, possibly giving The Avengers a run for its money as the biggest opening in history, according to The Los… More »
Writing exclusively for Celebuzz, pop culture historian and ‘Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics’ (with Seth Kushner) author Christopher Irving says that — though some may blame the violence in the Batman series for the recent Colorado shooting — pointing the finger at the franchise is playing right into shooter James Holmes’ “pathetic… More »
With Christopher Nolan’s final Batman installment — The Dark Knight Rises — in theaters, comic book fans have been buzzing about Oscar-nominated director’s take on one of the series’ sexiest villains, Catwoman.
Nolan certainly raised plenty of eyebrows when he cast Anne Hathaway, 29, as Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises, and he… More »
Anne Hathaway is speaking out days following the tragic shooting at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Co.
“My heart aches and breaks for the lives taken and altered by this unfathomably senseless act,” Hathaway, who plays Catwoman in the new Batman movie, said in a released statement. “I… More »
It’s been a little over a day since the tragic shooting at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Co. and new developments have surfaced regarding the events that transpired.
On Friday, the 24-year-old James Holmes — hidden behind a ballistic helmet, bullet-resistant vest, a gas mask, tactical gloves and … More »
The father of the late Heath Ledger says the public must not blame his son’s Oscar-winning performance of The Joker for what transpired during a shooting at a Dark Knight Rises midnight screening in Auora, Co., on Friday.
“We can’t blame Heath or the character,” Kim Ledger told Australia’s Herald Sun. “It’s (The… More »
Fans have refused to let the theater massacre stop them from seeing The Dark Knight Rises.
When news of the Colorado shooting at a midnight screening of the new Batman movie spread, it was thought that audiences would stay away from movie theaters.
However, on Friday as the country awoke to the… More »