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Flickr Cowardly for Taking Down Obama Joker
Flickr Cowardly for Taking Down Obama Joker
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Flickr Cowardly for Taking Down Obama Joker

Website caved too easily: image isn't a copyright violation

(Newser) - Flickr is catching fire for its decision to take down the now-infamous image of Barack Obama photoshopped to look like the joker. Flickr says it received a takedown notice under the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act for the Time cover mockup, but that excuse doesn’t fly for Michael Arrington...

Chicagoan 'Fesses Up to 'Joker' Poster

But Firas Alkhateeb isn't behind 'socialism' campaign

(Newser) - A 20-year-old college student from Chicago is the artist behind the now-famous image of Barack Obama as Heath Ledger’s Joker, the Los Angeles Times reports. Firas Alkhateeb made the image using Photoshop and Time magazine’s Obama cover when he was bored one day during winter break. It attracted...

Dark, Whimsical Ledger Music Vid Debuts

Takes a stand against illegal whale hunts

(Newser) - Modest Mouse has debuted Heath Ledger’s whimsical-yet-dark video for the song “King Rat," the AP reports. In the video, which takes aim at illegal whale hunts, Dr Seuss-like animated whales and dolphins go on a bloody hunt for humans, notes Vanity Fair. Watching it might require a...

Ledger-Directed Music Vid Drops Tomorrow

(Newser) - An animated music video directed by the late Heath Ledger premieres tomorrow online, the band Modest Mouse writes on its MySpace page. Ledger’s “brave and unapologetic” idea for King Rat, “fully conceived down to the last detail but unfinished” at his 2008 death, was seen through by...

LA Plastered With Obama 'Joker' Posters

(Newser) - Posters of President Obama in Heath Ledger-like Joker makeup from The Dark Knight with a caption reading “Socialism” have sprung up in Los Angeles and Atlanta, the Daily Contributor reports. Similar posters online have the caption “why so socialist?” The guerilla art attacks, not yet claimed by any...

Heath Almost Gave Up Pills
 Heath Almost Gave Up Pills 
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Heath Almost Gave Up Pills

Friends, colleagues remember tragic actor

(Newser) - Heath Ledger was a complicated actor who quit using marijuana and alcohol and came close to giving up the sleeping pills that may have killed him, friends and colleagues tell Vanity Fair in a profile. Though he was leery of summer blockbusters—“He was afraid it would define him...

Teens Rule the MTV Awards
 Teens Rule the MTV Awards 
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Teens Rule the MTV Awards

Twilight , High School Musical steal the show

(Newser) - Heath Ledger won Best Villain last night at the MTV Movie Awards, but he was in the minority: Most of the awards went to tween fare, with Twilight snagging three, High School Musical 3 grabbing two, and Miley Cyrus winning one, E! reports. Jim Carrey and Amy Poehler were...

Twilight Sweeps MTV Awards
 Twilight Sweeps MTV Awards 

Twilight Sweeps MTV Awards

Eminen and "Bruno" tangle at pop culture fete

(Newser) - Teen fave Twilight swept the MTV Movie Awards last night with five wins—including Best Fight, Best Kiss, and Best Movie—reports Entertainment Weekly. Heath Ledger scored a posthumous Best Villain for Dark Knight, and former Saturday Night Live star Amy Poehler nabbed the inaugural Best WTF Moment for Baby ...

Ledger's Last Role: Decent But Unspectacular
 Ledger's Last Role: 
 Decent But Unspectacular 
movie review

Ledger's Last Role: Decent But Unspectacular

(Newser) - Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus made its debut at Cannes to much buzz today, mainly because Heath Ledger died in the midst of filming. Critics say Ledger does nice—if short—work, while the fantasy itself is so-so.
  • Richard Corliss, Time: "Ledger is fine, parading loads of
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De Niro's New Role: Grandpa
 De Niro's New Role: Grandpa 
GOSSIP ROUNDUP

De Niro's New Role: Grandpa

Plus, Swayze really really not dead, more

(Newser) - Robert De Niro became a grandfather yesterday when son Raphael De Niro and daughter-in-law Claudine DeMatos welcomed Nicholas De Niro, the New York Post reports. Elsewhere:
  • To prove he’s really not dead, Patrick Swayze posed for a picture with wife Lisa Niemi at their New Mexico ranch, the Sun
...

Basterds Headlines Cannes
 Basterds Headlines Cannes 

Basterds Headlines Cannes

(Newser) - The Cannes Film Festival unveiled this year’s roster today, and it’s packed with regulars like Ang Lee, Pedro Almodovar, and Terry Gilliam, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Among the most buzzed-about selections is Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino’s violent World War II pic. Anticipation is also high for ...

Ledger-Directed Music Videos to Air This Year

Actor made spots for Modest Mouse, Grace Woodroofe

(Newser) - Music videos showcasing Heath Ledger’s directorial skills will be released this year, according to the Hollywood Reporter. One of the videos is for Grace Woodroofe’s cover of David Bowie’s “Quicksand.” The other, a fully animated spot for Modest’s Mouse’s “King Rat,”...

Will Americans See Ledger's Last Film?

Distributors aren't exactly fighting over indie Parnassus

(Newser) - Heath Ledger’s highly anticipated last film, the Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, is having an inordinate amount of trouble landing a US distributor, reports Steven Zeitchik in the Hollywood Reporter. Over the summer, Lionsgate, Overture, and others were lining up for the rights, but since then things have hit a...

Best and Worst of Oscar Night
 Best and Worst of Oscar Night 

Best and Worst of Oscar Night

Funny and un-funny moments abound at ceremony

(Newser) - Oscar night was filled with highs and lows, from the predictably inspirational moments when Kate Winslet finally won and Heath Ledger’s family received his posthumous award, to the cheap shot of producers cutting to Angelina Jolie’s face during Jennifer Aniston’s presenter speech. More from the Los Angeles ...

Ledger Award Triggers the Tears

Kline: He left 'original and enduring legacy'

(Newser) - The most emotional moments at last night's Oscars occurred when Heath Ledger's parents and sister accepted his posthumous award for best supporting actor. Ledger's family said the honor for the actor's portrayal of the Joker—which Kevin Kline hailed as "menacing, mercurial, droll and diabolical"—will be held...

Oscar Nominees in Photos
 Oscar 
 Nominees 
 in Photos 

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Oscar Nominees in Photos

Slumdog , Benjamin Button , Milk join Reader and Frost/Nixon in best-picture fight

(Newser) - The countdown begins to Hollywood's night of nights, with big guns that "are easier to admire and respect than to love" competing for top honors, writes David Gritten in the Daily Mail. No doubt the tabloids are hoping for a Brangelina sweep of the Best Actor and Best Actress...

And the Oscar Goes to … Matilda, If Ledger Wins

(Newser) - If Heath Ledger is named best supporting actor at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, his 3-year-old daughter will become the owner of the statuette. But it won't really belong to Matilda Rose Ledger until her 18th birthday, in 2023—and even then, only if she signs a contract. Ledger's nomination, and...

Nate Silver Turns Crystal Ball on Oscars

After number-crunching, Slumdog is tops

(Newser) - FiveThirtyEight.com stats-cruncher extraordinaire Nate Silver shifts his sights from politics to the Oscars in New York magazine. He compiled data from 30 years of Academy Awards to discover the best predictors of success, and found that other awards (SAGs, Golden Globes) carry the most weight. Genre is also key;...

Ledger Fans Demand Joker's 'Retirement'

Fans want studio to hang up clown suit as tribute to killer performance

(Newser) - A group of Heath Ledger fans are calling for the Batman movies to hang up the Joker's purple suit for good as a tribute to the late actor's last role, CNN reports. Supporters at website "The Ultimate Joker" say no actor could ever nail the killer clown as well...

Slumdog, Winslet Scoop BAFTA Honors

Benjamin Button , Frost/Nixon lag as Oscars near

(Newser) - Kate Winslet and Slumdog Millionaire won big at last night's BAFTA ceremony—one more sign that the actress and film are steaming toward Oscar wins, reports the Independent. Here's the line up for the British awards:
  • Winslet won Best Actress for The Reader, competing against her own second nomination for
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