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Justin Bieber’s Batmobile

Celebs like Batman just as much as the rest of us.  From Kim Kardashian’s Poison Ivy costume to Justin Bieber’s Batmobile, their indulgences do get more attention.  Thanks to TDW Geeks for the heads up.

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Justin Bieber’s Batmobile of the Day: Justin Bieber has done what any self-respecting 17-year-old multimillionaire would do: commissioned a custom Batmobile.

The modified Cadillac CTS-V — called the “Batillac,” natch — was customized by Ryan Friedlinghaus of TLC reality show Street Customs. It’s got Batman logos on the front and back, a “Batmobile” nameplate on the trunk, and the reverse-opening “suicide doors” favored by various rap stars.

You could definitely knock the Batillac for its lack of true Batmobile features, but a $70,000 Cadillac (and that’s just the base model) is still pretty sweet.

Bieber’s Batmobile is already attracting the attention of the police. According to TMZ, Bieber was pulled over in the car and let off with a warning after cutting off a California Highway Patrol officer.

Check out some more pics of the Batillac after the jump.

 

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10/31/2011 at 1:24 pm

Kim Kardashian’s Uma Thurman-style Poison Ivy on Halloween

It’s always surprising when someone who has the budget to do anything they want adopts a look from the deplorable Joel Schumacher abortion Batman and Robin.  But hot on the heels of Batman LIVE’s unspeakably bad costuming choices, reality star Kim Kardashian opted for an Uma Thurman Poison Ivy this Halloween.  She certainly has the body for an Uma Thurman homage, but we would have rather seen her as The Bride or that chick from Pulp Fiction.

Kim Kardashian as the Uma Thurman Poison Ivy from Batman and Robin, Halloween 2011

The reality star decided to take the comic book villain route this year and dressed as Batman nemesis Poison Ivy for the Midori Green party in New York.

“Glamming up for my Midori Halloween party at Lavo tonight! I have bright red hair! OMG this is kray!” she tweeted before heading out.

While husband Kris Humphries didn’t make it the party, Kardashian’s best friend Jonathan Cheban kept with her Batman theme and dressed up as Batman sidekick Robin.  via HuffPo.

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10/31/2011 at 12:51 pm

Top Posts of the Week: Arkham City steals TDKR spotlight but at what cost?

Arkham City is drawing flack for all the promotion they put into Catwoman only to have her spend all her game time with Poison IvyArkham City’s took the top spot from The Dark Knight Rises this week, but Warner Bros. probably wishes it didn’t.  Back in May, the game got off to a terrible start with Catwoman, offending fans with a costume that was instantly proclaimed an “Epic Fail.” It was portent, because the revelation with the games release that Catwoman is a downloadable add on with little contact with Batman or impact on the main story has many fans crying Bait and Switch, and googling ‘bait and switch’ in conjunction with various arkham-related keywords.

  1. Why I’m passing on Arkham City
  2. New Set Photos from The Dark Knight Rises: Christian Bale/Bruce Wayne looking very Wall Street 
  3. Anne Hathaway, Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises: so very good at being bad (via Sexy Girls Dressed)
  4. At long last: There will be Alternative Catwoman Costumes (skins) in Arkham City
  5. Batman at Comic Con: Catwoman of the DC Comics Reboot, not apologizing for sexy!
  6. Batman and Catwoman Cosplay: The Best of Dragon Con
  7. Bruce Wayne’s latest hot ride: The Lamborghini Aventador
  8. Batman and Catwoman in full costume on the set of The Dark Knight Rises
  9. Batman Merch: Riddler Converse
  10. Arkham City Epic Fail on Catwoman Costume

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The Dark Knight Rises: Vehicles

A collection of vehicles including police cars, Gotham City cabs and Bruce Wayne’s new Lamborghini from The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment in his Dark Knight Trilogy starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, et. al.

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The Dark Knight Rises will be released by Warner Bros. in July 2012

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10/28/2011 at 3:34 pm

New Set Photos from The Dark Knight Rises: Christian Bale/Bruce Wayne looking very Wall Street and Joseph Gordon-Levitt looking very much like a cop

New set photos from the location shooting of The Dark Knight Rises, the third and final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.  Everyone knows Christian Bale is Bruce Wayne.  Up until now, there has been only wild speculation about the role Joseph Gordon-Levitt is playing, but it seems like we can guess he is playing a policeman.  (Maybe.  It is Nolan.)

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DC Comics questionable deal with Amazon | USATODAY.com

DC Comics Batman, Superman, Justice LeagueSome are painting this as a stumble on DC’s part, but since the brick-and-mortar stores aren’t really in a position to stop carrying all parent company Time Warner’s offerings, such as Warner Bros. DVDs, you have to wonder what they’re thinking.  If this “staring contest” escalates, they cannot win.

Amazon brokered a deal with DC Comics— the holder of titles featuring the likes of Batman, Superman and the Watchmen — to retain the exclusive e-book-selling rights to 100 titles from its high-profile catalog.

The announcement came alongside the reveal of the forthcoming Kindle Fire, a $199 touch-screen tablet computer created to compete with the Apple iPad and, more directly, Barnes & Noble’s tablet-like Nook Color.

The exclusive deal miffed Barnes & Noble, Amazon’s chief e-book competitor, which responded by pulling DC Comics from the shelves in its brick-and-mortar stores. Barnes & Noble said its policy is that it doesn’t carry any book-on-paper if it can’t also sell a digital version.

Books-A-Million, the nation’s No. 3 book retailer, followed suit. In a statement, company president Terry Finley said the chain “will not promote titles in our stores’ showrooms if publishers choose to pursue these exclusive arrangements that create an uneven playing field in the marketplace.”

The result has been an intense staring match of sorts as Amazon looks to control not only how we consume content but also what content is available to us. Publishers often have little choice but to play along. Amazon has the numbers: millions of Kindle users who can purchase e-books only from Amazon. (A library lending program has also started in some markets for Kindle users.)

Amazon sells its popular line of Kindle e-readers — refreshed just in time for the all-important holiday shopping season — at a bit of a loss. It does that to lock customers into consuming content on the devices and then charging them for e-books and for streaming movies, TV shows and music.

In this way, Amazon is taking its cue from Apple, which has long sought to control content as well as the method for delivering it.

Apple and Amazon take a cut — often as high as 30% —from many of the e-book, movie, music and app purchases through their specific stores. That can result in considerable profits.

Amazon also has started to court authors directly, cutting out publishers entirely and ensuring that more content is available only on the Kindle.

In the battle of platforms, many customers will ultimately be left out as each side looks to garner exclusive content. In addition, prices won’t exactly be falling for content that only a couple of companies control. Many e-books already are more expensive than paperback versions of the same book.

We’re at a critical point in the evolution of digital media consumption. Here’s hoping a third party is able to come forward and disrupt the current marketplace — one that has some of our beloved superheroes down for the count.

via Amazon has a grip on DC Comics – USATODAY.com.

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10/25/2011 at 12:12 pm

Candid set photos: Batman, Catwoman, Commissioner Gordon from the set of The Dark Knight Rises

No news here, just a fresh batch of candid set photos from The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Dark Knight trilogy, featuring Batman and Catwoman (Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway) in full costume with Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) pictured in some.  Now that all the excitement has died down about Catwoman’s costume, it looks like a fun set.  (We assume it’s Christian Bale and not Batman who’s doing all that smiling and laughing.)

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