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James Holmes

Colo. Shooter's Secret Life

7/23/2012 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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James Holmes' bizarre court appearance has everyone wondering -- is the Colorado movie shooter setting up an insanity defense? From what we've uncovered about his life in the weeks leading up to the massacre ... Holmes will have a hard time selling that BS to a jury.

Plus, Penn State's crushing punishment for the Sandusky child rape scandal -- too harsh, or too lenient? Former PSU football star Matt Hahn played for Joe Paterno ... and joined us to explain why some people are still defending the disgraced coach.

Also, Mariah Carey is your next "American Idol" judge, and we'll tell you why this could be an awesome train wreck to observe.
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(0:00) We finally got our first look at "The Dark Knight Rises" killer James Holmes -- and his demeanor in court was nothing short of bizarre. The big question ... was he sedated or just putting on an act?
(3:00) We found evidence that Holmes believed he would survive the movie shooting -- on his online dating profiles.
(5:00) Unbelievable -- a woman on Match.com was told Holmes would be her perfect match ... just hours after he shot up the movie theater.
(7:10) The question that's always raised during these tragedies -- is reporting the story just what the killer wants? Harvey explains why it can't, and shouldn't, be avoided.
(10:00) This just in -- James Holmes' crazy mug shot.
(12:10) We put up nine fascinating polls on the website this weekend -- Harvey goes through the results ... including two that he feels are a major contradiction.
(16:20) Will James plead insanity?
(18:30) Penn State was finally punished for the Jerry Sandusky scandal -- were the sanctions too harsh ... or far lax?
(19:45) Matt Hahn -- former PSU player and Rachel Uchitel's baby daddy -- calls in to talk about the PSU scandal from an insider's point of view.
(24:10) The Jackson family is going off the rails -- after members of the family thought Katherine was missing. And ... how Michael's siblings are trying to change MJ's will after he left them virtually nothing.
(31:10) Mariah Carey will be the next judge on "American Idol" -- and a debate rages about wether she's relevant to the "Idol" demographic. Plus, Harvey found out Mariah was a "nightmare" when she mentored during season 7.
(34:00) "The Bachelorette" ... one of the most ridiculous shows on television, and we'll show you why.
(36:30) Fred Willard won't be prosecuted for lewd acts at a porno movie theater ... just like we said.
(39:00) A Minka Kelly sex tape is being shopped around -- Mike has all the details ... including a crazy connection to Kim Kardashian's tape.
(40:20) We take your calls!
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CV    

Great Idea having the TMZ live running! really unique!

759 days ago
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RedPill    

and this event happened right before obuma signs a UN treaty that would ban guns! Come on man this is so abvious bro! Here's a quote from benjamin franklin He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither

759 days ago
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Sin D    

He is nuts...end of story.......next.

759 days ago
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Edam241    

Even all the major news sites just won't let this go. It's time to move on. And as for Match com, it's all computerized, not like there is a real person making the recommendations. What do you expect, TMZ?

759 days ago
5.

Kelly    

I know America loves to celebrate victimhood, but maybe posters here could stop calling Holmes' family "victims." They are not even "victims too." The only "victims" are DEAD. The killer's mom, Warner Bros., all the people who now have to go the movies in fear, and the rest... are NOT victims. Save it for the people who lost their lives.

759 days ago
6.

FlamingoNut    

While my heart goes out to all affected by this evil hot mess, he is not TMZ newsworthy and should stop being sensationalized. There has been countless nutjobs that wanted the media attention, and this clown is probably no different...

759 days ago
7.

Bob    

This kid apparently went off because he was losing his apartment and was unemployed, not to mentoin he was deeply in dept from medical school. This kid was not dumb by no means he was going to be a neo surgeon. Just goes to show you that hope and change that peresident promised you effects all, and may cause some to go off on the deep end.

759 days ago
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Bob    

This kid was addicted to the movie lifestyle, wanted to portray the Joker, from California, hooked on perscription pills, fantasizing about sex with random woman on websites. Sounds like your typical modern day kid to me.. This country is so lost and needs GOD and religous values again. Not the values on your television or computer. The youth in this country is lost more than ever!

759 days ago
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JUstin    

He's a Freaking Liar - He's Pretending on court ...So Obvious..He's a Murderer , PERIOD.. there's no need to come up with excuses for him...

759 days ago
10.

R    

I still want cancer researchers to continue, I still want other medical researchers to continue on (Parkinsons/Alzheimers/MD/CP/etc./ and for people to get on with their lives.

759 days ago
11.

BarrysConspiracyWorld    

Have you clown ever heard of MK-Ultra?

759 days ago
12.

Bubbles The Chimp    

LOL. TMZ really takes their polls seriously. Too bad we already know it is just roughly 3000+ viewers voting multiple times.

759 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

PENN is punishing the players WHO HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CRIMES.

759 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

THE BOY IS CLEARLY UNSTABLE WHICH DOESN'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT.

Are his parents in DENIAL?

759 days ago
15.

Majestik    

I'm sorry, James Holmes, secret life?
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Dude was signed up to a few dating, booty call websites. In this day and age, most twenty somethings are, does that make everyone in the world on a dating website involved in a "SECRET" life.
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Sensationalism at it's worst. Come on, TMZ, you can do better than this for clicks.

759 days ago
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