Original Batman star Adam West has died at the age of 88 from leukemia. He once told the Daily Express; ”My Batman has endured because it had something for everyone. When you were a kid you could enjoy all the adventure, the color, the crazy costumes, the wonderful villains. Then as you got a little bit older you saw the satirical elements, the bizarre stuff.”
Celebs React …
Burt Ward, who played Robin to West’s Batman, “I am devastated at the loss of one my very dearest friends,. Adam and I had a special friendship for more than 50 years. We shared some of the most fun times of our lives together. Our families have deep love and respect for each other. This is a terribly unexpected loss of my lifelong friend. I will forever miss him. There are several fine actors who have portrayed Batman in films. In my eyes, there was only one real Batman that is and always will be Adam West. He was truly the Bright Night.”
Ben Affleck: “Adam West exemplified heroism. Kind, funny and an all around great guy. Thank you for showing us all how it’s done. @therealadamwest.”
Jamie Lee Curtis: “Holy heartbreak Batman. Adam West was a big part of my childhood. We were acquaintances in my adulthood. A wonderful man who will b missed.”
Lea Thompson: “As a little girl #AdamWest was my hero. His #tongueincheek delivery, his commitment to the ridiculous, would inform my whole esthetic #RIP.”
Mark Hamill: “#AdamWest was such a wonderful actor & so kind, I’m so lucky to have worked w/ him & tell him how much he meant to me & millions of fans,”
Will Arnett, the voice of Lego Batman, “RIP Adam West. You will always be Batman.”
The Dutch news organization NOS claims women were recently offended while attending a sneak preview of Wonder Woman in Belgium. The Daily Dot claims when women arrived for the screening they were given gift bags full of dish sponges, squeegees and diet pill pamphlets so they could be ‘Wonder Women’ at home.
Diana Goodwin attended the screening and says the gifts were sexist and offensive. “Actually, it felt a little absurd. The gifts were inappropriate. Especially when you’re watching a movie that completely revolves around a strong female superheroine.”
Us Weekly claims filming on the new season of Bachelor in Paradise has been halted because of allegations of misconduct. Warner Brothers released a statement saying; “We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico. We have suspended production and we are conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations. Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action.”
Contact Music claims Jennifer Lawrence’s private plane had to make an emergency landing on Saturday after one of its engines failed at 31,000 feet. The jet landed safely in Buffalo, New York. Jennifer was unhurt.
Perez Hilton claims Bobbi Kristina’s former boyfriend Nick Gordon was arrested over the weekend for domestic violence and kidnapping. The site claims Gordon beat his girlfriend before she filed a police report on Saturday morning. She claims Nick refused to allow her to leave his Sanford, Florida residence.
Gossip Cop claims Jerry Seinfeld got upset with his daughter for watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The site quotes him as saying: “I never lose it around them. The one time I really, really got upset was when my daughter was watching the Kardashians on her phone in her bed and I could not take that scene. Kardashian family’s show is the premier example of reality television. These people are not doing anything interesting. I lost my temper with that one.”
Radar Online claims Bill Cosby may testify during his sexual assault trial. The site quotes his representative Andrew Wyatt as saying; “Nothing is ever off the table in a trial of this magnitude. You have to look at all your options. In a ballgame, things change and players are taken out and sometimes the star player plays and sometimes he doesn’t.”
OK! magazine claims David Schwimmer is pushing for a Friends reunion. A source tells the magazine; “David’s always wanted to bring the show back – he really pushed for it to happen ten years ago but Jen [Aniston] was boxed in with her string of movie rom-coms. He’ll never give up hope of getting it off the ground and gets furious every single time it falls apar. He had a meltdown when Jen was interviewed last year on UK TV saying it will never happen. He just thinks it’s a total no-brainer, especially if it’s a cool one-off project. But getting Jen on board is a total joke,” our source concludes.
The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Nashville Predators 2-0 last night to win the Stanley Cup 4-2
Hooray for Hollywood: Here are this past weekend’s box office results.
- “Wonder Woman,” $57.2 million ($58.1 million international).
- “The Mummy,” $32.2 million ($141.8 million international).
- “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” $12.3 million
- “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tells,” $10.7 million
- “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” $6.2 million