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Did Tom Waits Inspire Heath Ledger’s Joker?

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Did Tom Waits Inspire Heath Ledger's Joker?

Heath Ledger’s portrayal of The Joker in “The Dark Knight” is one of the most chillingly original performances on screen — but perhaps the late actor was influenced by other characters in pop culture? Like, say, gravely voiced singer-songwriter Tom Waits? Watch this 1979 interview with Waits and try and tell me the vocal inflections and mannerisms aren’t uncannily similar. [NME]

Marion Cotillard Rises High Above The Rest At “The Dark Knight Rises” Premiere

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MARION ON VANITY FAIR
Natural makeup and no retouching for this Italian cover. Read More »
Marion Goes Goth
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Marion Cotillard Is Stunning Sans Fards
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The cards are stacked undeniably in Marion Cotillard’s favor, but she always manages to surprise me with her impeccable sartorial choices. It’s incredible how one woman can go so long without wearing anything boring or even erring on the questionable side: she kills it, and she’s so believably dynamic that it’s never like, “oh, it’s just Marion in a fantastic dress again.” It’s jaw-dropping every time like it’s the first time. She often chooses Dior for events, given that she’s one of the faces of the brand (like a girl really needs a reason to wear Dior), and in my opinion she wears it better than anyone. This frock, a delicate combination of a fitted, ’50s-inspired bodice and a frothy ruffled skirt, is beautifully swan-like (in no way reminiscent of Björk’s O.G. swan dress), but it’s the fierce shoes that really (quite literally) hammer it in. Check those bitches out. They’re an unlikely pairing for such a ladylike little dress, and that’s what makes the whole look thoroughly awesome.

“The Dark Knight Rises,” The Cat-ified Version

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Apparently, when most of us take off for the holidays to hang out with our families, the internet’s cat population takes over. Witness this trailer for the new film “The Dark Knight: Rises” — the latest in the Batman series — as performed by cats. Ironically, incredibly, the role of Catwoman (as played in the actual movie by Anne Hathaway) is played by a dog. [Comic Book Movie]

Fashion Slideshow: Super Heroine-Inspired Fashion

It’s no surprise designers are looking to superheroes for inspiration this season. This summer saw the release of five superhero movies. Even if you don’t possess any supernatural powers, that doesn’t mean you can’t dress like a super-heroine. Put a kung-fu kick in your wardrobe by adding leather, latex, and killer heels. Adopt a super-alter ego, dress accordingly, and let your talents be your superpowers. Keep reading »

Heath Ledger’s Baby Mama Is Dating Spike Jonze

Michelle Williams has been struggling to remain strong for daughter Matilda after Heath Ledger’s death in January. But now, she seems to have found some happiness with director Spike Jonze. “Michelle kissed Spike with a closed mouth on the corner of his lips,” says an eyewitness to who saw the couple leaving Jonze’s Manhattan apartment. “There was definitely a little bit of caressing going on. She was clutching his arm. The body language was very romantic.” Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Maggie Gyllenhaal Is Wearing A Jumpsuit Not A Dress!

Funny, it’s just like something out of our slideshow yesterday… [The Dark Knight premiere, London, 7/21/08] Keep reading »

Quickies!

  • Fans of The Dark Knight, which made an estimated $155.3 million in its opening weekend, are just as insane as the Joker. [Candy Kirby]
  • Writer Erin Mantz steps into the world of a suburban swingers club, to do research, of course. [Tango]
  • Sure, spreading office gossip may feel therapeutic at first, but the guilt can get to you later. [Dear Sugar]
  • According to Planned Parenthood, a new proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services could redefine hormonal birth control methods like the Pill as forms of abortion. [Daily Bedpost]
  • Save the planet one sex toy or lubricant at a time. [Daily Bedpost]
  • When do you reveal a deep, dark secret to a new significant other? [Boinkology]
  • Everyone hates Jessica Simpson the country singer. [Holy Taco]
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    We See Chick Flicks, Er, Action Movies Starring Dearly Departed Aussies: The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight
    Starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart, & Gary Oldman
    Directed by Christopher Nolan

    Before walking in the theater (and for the record, I bought my ticket four days in advance because it was obvious every showing the opening weekend was going to sell-out) I already knew The Dark Knight was going to be my favorite movie that I’ve seen in awhile. And I told everyone I knew. Which is why it’s a good thing it did turn out to be as amazing as I expected, because I HATE having to lie in order to save face. Unlike a lot of movies that are way overhyped and don’t live up to our expections, cough, Sex and the City, cough, The Dark Knight, and especially Heath Ledger, was everything I hoped and more. I left really psyched and also really pissed off that Heath was dead and wouldn’t be back for the third in the new series of darker Batman movies, while idiot trolls like Brooke Hogan still walk around flapping their gums. Sigh. Not fair. Anyway, if you haven’t seen the movie and don’t want a second spoiled, don’t read on.

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    The Dark Knight Is Bad For Small Bladders

    Over on the Los Angeles Times blog All the Rage, Monica Corcoran complains that The Dark Knight is too long for its female fans. At 2 hours and 32 minutes in length, the movie is tad lengthy, and when Monica watched the movie on Sunday, seven women took bathroom breaks at the two hour mark. While movies like Titanic (3 hours, 17 minutes) and Sex and the City (2 hours, 22 minutes) are practically as long or longer than The Dark Knight, adrenaline makes us have to go to the bathroom, and there wasn’t much in SATC that would cause nervousness, unless you got all spastic about Big leaving her at the altar, which happened in the first hour anyway. As for how not to miss out on the action, we recommend forgoing beverages at the concession stand. [LA Times]

    Amelia saw the movie this weekend and didn’t run into any issues with a bladder that overfloweth, but for a more varied sample, she took a poll of other women she knows who saw it. Their responses (via IM and Tumblr) after the jump… Keep reading »

    The Daily Hotness: Aaron Eckhart

    In The Dark Knight, Aaron Eckhart plays Harvey Dent. Now, I haven’t seen the movie yet, but Harvey seems to try to steal Rachel Dawes from Bruce Wayne/Batman, at least that’s what I think from watching the trailer. For me, it would be an easy choice, but I guess Batman does have a lot of baggage. Aaron Eckhart, on the other hand, has really, really nice hair and teeth, and the latter form a handsome smile, so he’s got that going for him, even if he lacks a rubber suit and a cool car. Keep reading »

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