Comics http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27098/all en Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>Joseph Gordon-Levitt mines the humor in porn for "Don Jon"</p> <p>PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - After a remarkable run with leading roles in films such as "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Inception," actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt stepped behind the camera to direct "Don Jon's Addiction," a raunchy comedy that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. "Don Jon's Addiction," which Gordon-Levitt also wrote and stars in, leads a slate of films about sex on this year's Sundance roster.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Comics Entertainment Human Interest Joseph Gordon-Levitt Lance Armstrong Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:30:41 +0000 5737214 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>Violinist Vanessa-Mae rehearses for a new role - Olympic skier</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Violinist Vanessa-Mae has put music on hold for a year and is rehearsing for a new role - skiing for Thailand at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February 2014. Vanessa-Mae, 34, is in training with the aim of competing in at least five internationally recognized events to qualify for the giant slalom and possibly the slalom at the Sochi Olympics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Comics Entertainment Financial data vendors Human Interest Joseph Gordon-Levitt Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:15:29 +0000 5737460 at http://www.globalpost.com Broadway's 'Spider-Man' producers, Taymor, near settlement, again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/broadways-spider-man-producers-taymor-near-settlement-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Karen Freifeld</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The producers of "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" and Julie Taymor, the musical's ousted director, are once again ready to settle their long-running court case, a court filing showed on Wednesday.</p> <p>"We anticipate notifying the Court within the next week that a final settlement agreement has been executed," attorney Charles T. Spada, who represents Taymor, wrote in a Jan. 22 letter to U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/broadways-spider-man-producers-taymor-near-settlement-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts Comics Entertainment Julie Taymor Julie Taymor Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 03:15:38 +0000 5738653 at http://www.globalpost.com Batman 'Joker' child-killer claims 'no choice' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/batman-joker-child-killer-claims-no-choice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A nursery killer disguised as Batman villain 'The Joker' told a court on Monday he was left "no choice" but to stab to death two toddlers and their minder at a Belgian creche -- despite saying he knew murder was wrong.</p> <p>"I was aware that you should not (kill) but I did not see any other choice," Kim De Gelder told the court in Ghent, which is considering whether the 24-year-old can be held responsible for his knife rampage.</p> <p>"I was pushed towards this choice, perhaps from outside. It came directly," De Gelder said in reply to lengthy questioning by the presiding judge.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/batman-joker-child-killer-claims-no-choice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Comics Crime in Belgium Entertainment Film AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:31:50 +0000 5766026 at http://www.globalpost.com Batman 'Joker' child-killer claims 'no choice' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/batman-joker-child-killer-claims-no-choice-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A nursery killer disguised as Batman villain 'The Joker' told a court on Monday he panicked and was left with "no choice" but to stab to death two toddlers and their minder at a Belgian creche.</p> <p>"I had planned to kill as many people as possible but once I got into the creche, I changed my mind and recognised it was not a good thing," Kim De Gelder told the court.</p> <p>"But people got in my way and I panicked," De Gelder said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/batman-joker-child-killer-claims-no-choice-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Comics Dendermonde Entertainment Film Kim De Gelder AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:46:14 +0000 5766203 at http://www.globalpost.com Batman to lose son Robin http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/batman-lose-son-robin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Batman may be able to save the world, but he'll lose his sidekick Robin -- who in his current incarnation is his son -- in the upcoming Batman Incorporated comic book series.</p> <p>DC Comics said the caped crusader's acrobatic young assistant, Batman alter ego Bruce Wayne's son Damian, will die in Wednesday's issue number eight.</p> <p>"This master theme of damaged and ruined families was nowhere more in evidence than in the creation of Damian, the first 'Son of Batman' to be acknowledged in the canon," series writer Grant Morrison said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/batman-lose-son-robin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Batman Incorporated Comics Fictional detectives Literature AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:46:04 +0000 5767719 at http://www.globalpost.com Holy smokes! "Batman" nabs suspect for British police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/holy-smokes-batman-nabs-suspect-british-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, March 4 (Reuters) - A mystery man dressed as Batman demonstrated the same crime-fighting skills as the caped crusader when he handed over a suspect wanted for burglary in Britain.</p> <p>Closed-circuit television footage showed a portly figure wearing an ill-fitting costume including gloves, cape and mask, bringing a 27-year-old man to a police station in Bradford in northern England.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/holy-smokes-batman-nabs-suspect-british-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American culture Batman television series Comics Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:31:35 +0000 5773027 at http://www.globalpost.com British 'Batman' hands wanted man to police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/british-batman-hands-wanted-man-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A man dressed as Batman walked into a British police station in the middle of the night and told officers: "I've caught this one for you!" as he handed them a crime suspect.</p> <p>Police in West Yorkshire, northern England, are baffled after the mystery crime fighter delivered the suspect to a police station in the city of Bradford in the early hours of Thursday.</p> <p>Wearing the full costume of the shadowy comic book hero including a cape, he then "promptly vanished into the night to fight crime and the fear of crime in Bradford", West Yorkshire Police said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/british-batman-hands-wanted-man-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American culture Comics Film AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 20:01:00 +0000 5773184 at http://www.globalpost.com British 'Batman' unmasks himself as takeaway delivery man http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/british-batman-unmasks-himself-takeaway-delivery-man <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A takeaway delivery man revealed Tuesday that he is the mysterious crime-fighter whose image went viral online after he walked into a British police station dressed as Batman and handed over a wanted man.</p> <p>Stan Worby, 39, said he was "gobsmacked" by worldwide coverage of his antics and revealed that the man he turned into police was a friend.</p> <p>Worby sparked a wave of theories about his identity on Monday when police released a CCTV image of a man dressed as the comic book hero, delivering the suspect to a police station in Bradford, northern England.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/british-batman-unmasks-himself-takeaway-delivery-man" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Comics Fiction Fictional detectives Stan Worby AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:01:05 +0000 5773767 at http://www.globalpost.com British "Batman" turns out to be Stan the delivery man http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/british-batman-turns-out-be-stan-the-delivery-man <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) - It wasn't Batman, it was a joker. A day after making headlines around the world for handing over a suspect to police dressed as Batman, the identity of Britain's mysterious caped crusader has been revealed as Stan, a takeaway food delivery man.</p> <p>Police in Bradford, northern England, were baffled when a portly figure in an ill-fitting Batman costume brought them a 27-year-old man wanted for burglary in the early hours of Feb. 25 before disappearing into the night.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/british-batman-turns-out-be-stan-the-delivery-man" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American culture Comics Literature Stan Worby Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:46:16 +0000 5773965 at http://www.globalpost.com Batman mask, Superman cape donated to Smithsonian by Warner Bros. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/batman-mask-superman-cape-donated-smithsonian-warner-bros <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>March 8 (Reuters) - Batman's mask, Superman's cape and Catwoman's suit will be taking up permanent residence at the Smithsonian museum after being donated by Warner Bros. Pictures, the U.S. national museum said on Friday.</p> <p>The iconic Batman mask and cowl worn by George Clooney in the 1997 "Batman &amp; Robin" film was one of more than 30 movie items presented by Warner Bros. Chairman Barry Meyer to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/batman-mask-superman-cape-donated-smithsonian-warner-bros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Comics Entertainment Fiction Fictional detectives Warner Bros. Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Mar 2013 00:00:39 +0000 5777718 at http://www.globalpost.com Man burned to death in Guatemala vigilante killing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/man-burned-death-guatemala-vigilante-killing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A man was caught by an angry crowd and burned to death near Guatemala City's historic downtown after a shooting that wounded a driver and passenger on a city bus, firefighters said Friday.</p> <p>"They beat him and then they set him on fire," said municipal fire department spokesman Raul Hernandez.</p> <p>The incident happened on Thursday in the center of the city after two men on a motorcycle shot at a city bus, wounding the driver and a passenger, he said.</p> <p>The driver of another car, who witnessed the shooting, drove into the motorcycle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/man-burned-death-guatemala-vigilante-killing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Comics Disaster AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:16:25 +0000 5784850 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Belgian 'Joker' found guilty of child killings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/urgent-belgian-joker-found-guilty-child-killings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 24-year-old child killer disguised as Batman villain "The Joker" was found guilty on Friday of the murder of four people including two nursery children, with a court in Belgium ruling out mental illness in issuing its verdict.</p> <p>Kim De Gelder was found to have been lucid -- "not in a demonic state or mentally troubled" -- by the jury in Ghent, the judge said live on Belgian television.</p> <p>siu-rt/jhb</p> Comics Literature AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:00:49 +0000 5791167 at http://www.globalpost.com Belgian 'Joker' found guilty of child killings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/belgian-joker-found-guilty-child-killings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 24-year-old child killer disguised as Batman villain "The Joker" was found guilty on Friday of the murder of four people including two infants, with a court in Belgium ruling out mental illness in its verdict.</p> <p>Kim De Gelder was found to have been lucid -- "not in a demonic state or mentally troubled" -- by the jury in Ghent, the judge said live on Belgian television.</p> <p>He was found guilty of killing two infants aged six and nine months and their 54-year-old carer in an attack on the Fable Land nursery in the town of Dendermonde in January 2009.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/belgian-joker-found-guilty-child-killings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Comics Crime in Belgium Film AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:30:42 +0000 5791208 at http://www.globalpost.com Belgian 'Joker' sentenced to life for child killings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/belgian-joker-sentenced-life-child-killings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Belgian court handed down a full-life sentence on Friday to a 24-year-old child killer disguised as Batman villain "The Joker," for the murder of four people including two infants.</p> <p>Theoretically without parole, the 12-person jury in Belgium dished out the maximum punishment possible having ruled out mental illness or "any mitigating circumstances" in its verdict.</p> <p>Kim De Gelder was found to have been lucid -- "not in a demonic state or mentally troubled" -- by the jury in Ghent, the judge said live on Belgian television.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/belgian-joker-sentenced-life-child-killings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Comics Film Literature AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:05:10 +0000 5791375 at http://www.globalpost.com