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Colorado Shooter Called Himself 'The Joker' after Batman Movie Massacre

James Holmes Called Himself 'The Joker' after Batman Movie Massacre

Originally posted 07/20/2012 03:00PM

James Holmes, the alleged gunman who killed 12 people and injured dozens during a screening of the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises, described himself as the hero's arch nemesis, a police official says.

"It clearly looks like a deranged individual. He had his hair painted red, he said he was 'The Joker,' obviously the enemy of Batman," New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Friday at a press conference.

The source of Kelly's information wasn't immediately clear – also, The Joker had green hair.

However, the commissioner is reportedly a close friend of Dan Oates, the chief of police in Aurora, Colo., where the massacre occurred. Oates, formerly a longtime member of the New York Police Department, didn't confirm or deny The Joker account, but did say he had spoken with Kelly.

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Dark Knight Victim Jessica Ghawi Was 'Amazingly Enthusiastic' About Life

UpdatePosted 07/20/2012 03:00PM

Dark Knight Rises Shooting Victim Jessica Ghawi Remembered for Enthusiasm, Sense of Humor

Originally posted 07/20/2012 11:00AM

Jessica Ghawi was an aspiring journalist and blogger well on her way to a promising media career.

"I only met her twice, but felt like I knew her for years, just goes to show how powerful of a personality she had online," Jesse Spector, a national hockey writer for Sporting News, told PEOPLE exclusively, after the 24-year-old was identified as one of the 12 reported victims of the Aurora, Colo., The Dark Knight Rises shooting on Friday. "She had such a bright future in this business, because people like that find a way to succeed."

On the night she died, Ghawi (who went by @JessicaRedfield on Twitter) was excitedly Tweeting about the movie, and conversing with Spector. She had 2,957 followers with whom she shared everything from her opinions on the NHL to excitement over being named a godmother.

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Gunman Kills At Least 12 at Dark Knight Rises Screening

UpdatePosted 07/20/2012 09:35AM

At Least 12 Dead After Colorado Gunman Opens Fire at Dark Knight Rises

Originally posted 07/20/2012 07:25AM

At least 12 fans attending a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises Friday morning were killed when a gunman opened fire on the audience in Aurora, Colo., a suburb of Denver.

Another estimated 50 were wounded, including a 6-year-old girl, Police Chief Dan Oates told reporters, CNN reports.

Police apprehended 24-year-old suspect James Holmes – a local resident who was said to be heavily armed and wearing a bulletproof vest – in a rear parking lot of the Century 16 Theater in Aurora's Town Center Mall, police spokesman Frank Fania told CNN. "He did not resist. He did not put up a fight," Fania said.

Holmes remains in custody. His home is currently being searched for possible explosive materials or devices.

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The Dark Knight Rises Review: An 'Engrossing' (But Very Long!) Ride | Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale

The Dark Knight Rises Review: Engrossing Despite Plot Holes

Originally posted 07/19/2012 04:25PM

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"You're not Batman anymore," Alfred (Michael Caine) tells his boss. By the looks of hobbled recluse Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) bent over his cane, it's a shock that he ever was.

These are the darkest days in Christopher Nolan's epic trilogy, a morality play that all but restages the French Revolution in its final chapter, as a new villain topples the city. It's an engrossing story with a real sense of peril – as long as you ignore the dangerously gaping plot holes and long running time.

So what makes Batman dig his cape out of mothballs after eight years?

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Prince Harry Suits Up for the Dark Knight Premiere | Prince Harry

Prince Harry Attends Premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in London

Originally posted 07/18/2012 04:20PM

He's giving Bruce Wayne a run for his money!

Prince Harry looked like a dashing superhero on the red carpet as he arrived for the London premiere of Christopher Nolan's new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, in a fine-looking blue suit, white button-down shirt and black shoes. The only thing missing was his tie – and a cape!

Though he hasn't been seen in a bat suit, the Prince did recently don sleek body-boarding gear on a trip to Cornwall. He's also been known to wear various costumes – both silly and serious.

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Whoa! Did David Letterman Spoil Dark Knight Rises? | Anne Hathaway

David Letterman May Have Spoiled The Dark Knight Rises

Originally posted 07/13/2012 12:25PM

David Letterman had better not set foot in Gotham City.

SPOILER ALERT: READ NO FURTHER if you plan to see The Dark Knight Rises, the final installment of director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy – or if you have friends or family who intend to see The Dark Knight Rises, or if you do not want so much as a hint about the end of The Dark Knight Rises!

Okay, now that nobody is left reading ...

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