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2009-01-20 16:27:26

Film actor Val Kilmer says he is considering running for the office of governor in New Mexico, where he owns a ranch. The 49-year-old actor -- who is known for his roles in the movies Real Genius, Top Gun, The Doors, Batman Forever, Tombstone and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang -- told The Hill he might run after current Gov. Bill Richardson is term-limited out of office in 2011. Actually, they've asked me to run for governor, he said at Monday's Huffington Post party at the Newseum in Washington. People...

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2009-01-13 09:30:05

Heath Ledger's mother says the Golden Globe the late Australian actor won Sunday will be given to his 3-year-old daughter, Matilda. Ledger, who died in January 2008 at the age of 28, posthumously won the prize for best supporting actor for his portrayal of the evil Joker in the latest Batman adventure, The Dark Knight. The film's director accepted the award on Ledger's behalf at the Golden Globes ceremony in Los Angeles. I should imagine that eventually it will be going to Matilda, Ledger's...

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2009-01-11 22:40:13

Late Australian actor Heath Ledger won the Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a film in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sunday night. Ledger, who died last January at age 28 from an accidental prescription drug overdose, earned the Globe for his portrayal of the malevolent Joker in the latest Batman adventure, The Dark Knight. All of us who worked with Heath on 'The Dark Knight' accept this with an awful mixture of sadness and incredible pride, the movie's director, Chris Nolan, said as he took...

2009-01-10 12:39:21

A British man says he is placing a Batmobile replica up for auction after spending a year modifying a Lincoln Continental to look like the famed TV show car. Mark Perkins of Ascot, England, said he modified the 1973 Lincoln so it looked as close as possible to the vehicle used by the title character in the 1960s U.S. TV series Batman, The Times of London reported Saturday. The revamped vehicle comes equipped with a Batphone, a dashboard television and even a rear parachute pod just like the...

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2009-01-07 22:49:49

The Dark Knight won five People's Choice Awards, including the prizes for favorite movie and favorite action movie, in Los Angeles Wednesday night. The film also took the prizes for favorite cast, favorite on-screen match-up for Christian Bale as Batman and the late Heath Ledger as the Joker, and favorite superhero. Thank you very, very much, Bale said after he and the cast took the stage and were greeted with a standing ovation. On behalf of all of the cast from the movie, thank you very...

2008-12-24 10:02:01

Warner Bros. has announced it won't release its Batman blockbuster, The Dark Knight, in China. The studio issued a statement Tuesday, saying the decision was based on the number of pre-release conditions demanded by Chinese censors as well as cultural sensitivities to some elements of the film, Variety reports. A studio spokesman refused further comment or explanation, Variety said, noting some scenes were filmed in Hong Kong. The Dark Knight has grossed more than $465 million in foreign...

2008-12-20 11:10:59

The African-American Film Critics Association says The Dark Knight is its movie of the year thanks, in part, to the late Australian actor Heath Ledger. The critics group announced Friday the newest movie about the comic book hero Batman beat out all other 2008 contenders abetted by Ledger's best supporting actor award-winning performance, Ledger, the Los Angeles Times reported. Ledger plays Batman's nemesis, the Joker, in the action-drama. The actor died in January of an accidental drug...

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2008-12-18 08:11:29

Hollywood actor Eddie Murphy has signed on to play the Riddler and U.K. actress Rachel Weisz Catwoman in the next Batman movie, Britain's Telegraph reported. Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie had previously been rumored to be playing the roles in Christopher Nolan's anticipated sequel to the blockbuster The Dark Knight, the newspaper said. Murphy is best known for his work in the films Dreamgirls, Boomerang, Beverly Hills Cop and The Nutty Professor. The former Saturday Night Live player also...

2008-12-17 17:57:29

The Hollywood team behind the upcoming fourth Terminator movie Terminator Salvation is already planning a fifth installment of the franchise. Variety.com said Halcyon Co. heads Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek are developing another sequel alongside the fourth movie's director McG. Anderson and Kubicek have signed current Batman portrayer Christian Bale to play hero John Connor in three Terminator films, but they initially said they planned to wait until after the fourth flick comes out next...

2008-12-12 14:00:03

A man in Britain who dresses up as fictional comic book hero Batman and helps the needy says charities are important holiday news, not his real identity. The unidentified man who has been working in his superhero costume at charitable sites in the British city of Sheffield said charity work should remain the focus of any attention he garners, The Daily Telegraph said Friday. I don't want to reveal my identity because it's more important to highlight the charities, the mysterious man said in...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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