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Comedian Jeff Ross Says He Was ‘Out to Hurt Feelings’ At Roseanne’s Roast (VIDEO)

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…

Celebuzz | August 7, 2012 - 11:03 am

‘Hell on Wheels’ Producers Discuss Violence on Their Show in Wake of ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Tragedy (VIDEO)

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…

Aaron Couch | August 1, 2012 - 8:00 am

‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting: Films are ‘Escapist,’ Says ‘Independence Day’ Producer Dean Devlin (VIDEO)

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…

Aaron Couch | July 31, 2012 - 8:30 am

‘Walking Dead’ Creator on ‘Dark Knight’ Tragedy: Don’t Blame Movies and TV for Real-Life Violence (VIDEO)

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…

Nicholas White | July 29, 2012 - 12:49 am

Dane Cook Sparks Backlash Over ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Massacre Jokes

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…

Rachel Levy | July 27, 2012 - 4:23 pm

‘Dark Knight Rises’ Opens At $162 Million, Third Highest Debut in History

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

Taryn Ryder | July 23, 2012 - 12:44 pm

Batman Is Not to Blame for ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting, Says Pop Culture Historian Christopher Irving (EXCLUSIVE GUEST BLOG)

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

Celebuzz | July 23, 2012 - 8:30 am

‘Dark Knight Rises’: Catwoman’s Transformation Through the Years (PHOTOS)

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…

Gabrielle Chung | July 23, 2012 - 6:30 am

‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting: Actress Anne Hathaway Calls Theater Massacre an ‘Unfathomably Senseless Act’

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…

Gabrielle Chung | July 22, 2012 - 3:43 pm

‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting: 5 New Developments

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 …

Gabrielle Chung | July 21, 2012 - 5:43 pm

‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting: Heath Ledger’s Father Says ‘We Can’t Blame’ the Late Actor for Gunman’s Actions

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…

Gabrielle Chung | July 21, 2012 - 2:31 pm

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Fans Stay Defiant in Wake of Shooting: Most Still Heading to Film (VIDEO)

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…

Celebuzz | July 20, 2012 - 9:40 pm

Anne Hathaway, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson: Seductress to Superhero — 10 Sexy Women Who Have Suited Up (GALLERY)

News is stirring that Gwyneth Paltrow may be slipping into some pretty tight clothes soon..

Iron Man 3 is in the works and Paltrow could finally be getting her chance to rock one of those super sexy, form-fitting suits.  The 39-year-old actress and mother of two has been seen in skimpy wear for…

Rachel Levy | July 20, 2012 - 7:42 pm

‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting: Director Christopher Nolan ‘Devastated’ By Theater Massacre

Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan has branded the actions of the Colorado shooter James Holmes as “unbearably savage.”

The critically acclaimed director released a statement Friday afternoon following a shooting at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo., which left at least 12 dead and 38 injured.

Gabrielle Chung | July 20, 2012 - 7:30 pm

‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting: How the TV Networks Are Covering

Since early this morning, the news out of the tragic shooting during a Dark Knight Rises showing in Aurora, Colo. has been moving fast.

At this time, shooter James Egan Holmes has left 12 dead and at least 59 people wounded. Wearing all black clothing and a body armor, the 24-year-old broke through…

Jethro Nededog | July 20, 2012 - 7:12 pm

‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting Should Not Affect Box Office Gross, Says Movie Expert

Attendance will likely remain historically high this weekend for The Dark Knight Rises — despite Friday’s horrific shooting tragedy in Colorado at a midnight screening of the film.

The film, which opens Friday, is pegged to earn around $180-$200 million in its debut weekend. Many of the first-weekend tickets were already pre-sold –…

Nicholas White | July 20, 2012 - 3:59 pm

‘Dark Knight Rises’ Mass Shooting: 16 New Developments

Updated on Saturday, July 21 at 10:30 AM EST

Americans awoke this morning to the worst mass shooting the country has seen since the 2007 murders on the Virginia Tech campus. A gunman opened fire at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado early Friday morning, leaving at least…

Cory Lopez | July 20, 2012 - 11:45 am

‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting: Hollywood, Obama, Romney React to the Tragedy

Updated on Friday, July 20 at 3:20 EST

A midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado turned deadly early Friday morning when a gunman opened fired in the theater, leaving at least 12 people dead and 38 wounded, according to NBC.

Police said the gunman — later identified…

| July 20, 2012 - 8:33 am

‘Dark Knight Rises’: 25 Unforgettable Quotes From Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy (PHOTOS)

Christopher Nolan’s Batman series comes to a close as the last installment, The Dark Knight Rises, which hits theaters Friday.

Though many fans are shaking in anticipation for the summer flick’s big premiere, the movie’s release is also bittersweet as it means the Oscar-nominated filmmaker will no longer be involved in the Caped…

Gabrielle Chung | July 20, 2012 - 8:00 am

‘Dark Knight Rises’ — 19 Comic Books To Hit The Big Screen (GALLERY)

Batman is back and bigger than ever!

The Dark Knight Rises hit theaters Friday as the twelfth Batman flick to debut on the big screen.

The cast includes Tom Hardy as the new villain, Bane, Les Miserables actress Anne Hathaway as the one-and-only Catwoman — and of course — Christian Bale as…

Rachel Levy | July 20, 2012 - 12:00 am
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