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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]

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 »

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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    Christian Bale On Heath Ledger & The Joker

    Countdown to The Dark Knight! Christian Slater Bale, the film’s Batman, was on The Today Show this morning and got to talking about co-star Heath Ledger. He disputes the rumors that part of the reason Heath was doing drugs that resulted in an accidental overdose is because he was “too immersed” in the character of the Joker. Clip above. Keep reading »

    The Daily Hotness: Heath Ledger

    Today would have been Heath Ledger’s 29th birthday (it’s also the 40th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death, lest you think we’ve forgotten what’s really important). While we’re still so sad that Heath left the world in such a tragic and unexpected way, we can’t wait to see his final contribution to the film industry in the upcoming Batman: Dark Knight. The Joker is suddenly one sexy bastard. [Just Jared] Keep reading »

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