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Aurora Shooter James Holmes Offers To Plead Guilty

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  • James Holmes, who shot up a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado during a screening of “The Dark Knight,” has offered to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty. Holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 in the shooting. [CNN]
  • Kirsten Dunst on kissing Brad Pitt for “Interview With A Vampire” when she was just a kid: “It was just a peck. I remember Brad would watch lots of ‘Real World’ episodes. He had this long hair. He was just a hippie-ish cool dude.” [Celebitchy]
  • Also, Angelina Jolie confirmed she and Brad haven’t actually wed yet, despite rumors they’ve secretly married. [US Weekly]
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt is headed back to TV: he’ll have a variety show on Pivot, a new TV channel by Participant Media, called “hitRECord TV,” which will spotlight work from new filmmakers, musicians and comics. [Hollywood.com]
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Judge Enters Not Guilty Plea For James Holmes

After James Holmes’ attorneys said he was not ready to enter a plea this morning, the judge did it for him—not guilty on 166 counts, including the murder of 12 people in an Aurora movie theater last July and attempting to kill 70 others, reports the Denver Post. The move lets Holmes keep the option of changing the plea to not guilty by reason of insanity. Read more…

RIP Society: Someone Made A James Holmes Halloween Mask

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This James Holmes Halloween mask was listed on eBay for $500 by someone who claimed it’s a one-of-a-kind mask that was made for a movie. It’s no longer available, which can only mean one thing: Prince Harry has found a costume this year.  [BuzzFeed]

Doc Warned University ‘Threat Team’ About James Holmes

The psychiatrist for Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes was so concerned about his state of mind that she alerted members of the University of Colorado’s “threat team.” But they did nothing because Holmes soon dropped out of school, just six weeks before the shooting rampage in a local theater, reports ABC News. Psychiatrist Lynne Fenton, who was treating Holmes, 24, is also a member of the university threat assessment panel, which is charged with protecting the school from potentially violent students. Fenton, who helped write the school’s policy on threat assessment and had the power to convene a meeting of the panel, informed the other members of her worries about Holmes in early June, according to KMGH-TV. Read more…

Today In WTF: WSJ Columnist Wonders If Women Saved By Their Boyfriends In Aurora Were “Worthy Of The Sacrifice”

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Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto thought it appropriate to question via Twitter if the three women who were reportedly saved by their boyfriends in last week’s “Dark Knight Rises” shooting in Aurora, CO, were “worthy” of the three men’s sacrifice. Samantha Yowler, Jansen Young and Amanda Lindgren’s boyfriends all died protecting them from James Holmes’ gunfire. Taranto’s tweet is shockingly flippant, at best, and as Gawker points out, misses the fact that “selfless personal sacrifice doesn’t occur within a rigorous cost-benefit analysis.” Also, why is Taranto specifically questioning the worthiness of women whose lives were saved by the men who cared for and loved them? Everything about this tweet — which Taranto later smugly described as “challenging” — is just gross. [Twitter via Gawker]

The Soapbox: Hey, Patricia Legarreta, Seriously, Don’t Marry Jamie Rohrs

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It is usually not my style to meddle in other people’s relationships, but I’ve got to join the chorus of those advising — in internet comment sections, duh — Patricia Lagarreta not to marry Jamie Rohrs. Legarreta, Rohrs, and their two kids were among those at the midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado last week (don’t even get me started on bringing kids to a late-night showing of an ultra-violent movie); when James Holmes entered the theater, set off tear gas bombs and began shooting people in the crowd, Rohrs and Legarreta became separated. They were later reunited at the hospital, where Rohrs dropped to one knee and asked Legarreta to marry him. Normally I would be like, “Aww, after facing death, they decided to make the most of life!” but no. See, after Rohrs was separated from Legarreta, her four-year-old daughter, and their four-month-old son, he managed to get out the theater. And then he went to his car. And then he drove off. Legarreta and her kids, meanwhile, barely escaped harm thanks to the heroic actions of a total stranger, Jarell Brooks, 19, who shielded her and took a bullet in the leg in the process. Legarretta’s leg was hit with schrapnel but she and the children were otherwise unharmed. No thanks to Rohrs, mind you. Keep reading »

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