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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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16.

Flying Blind    

harvey, you're such a rocket scientist.
/sarcasm

788 days ago
17.

you know it    

I look at this character and see that he was desperate to show everyone his intelligence. He was rejected by the place where he wanted to shoot guns, he was rejected by women on the site and who knows his other rejections. This was his way to show "the world" his level of intelligence as "revenge', I see him not mentally ill but very calculating.

788 days ago
18.

sidebar    

Whats with all the rude interruptions?

788 days ago
19.

BarrysConspiracyWorld    

Perhaps they will have a modern day Jack Ruby take him out, so he doesn't speak of his CIA programming..

788 days ago
20.

TonTeezy    

I like when Harvey announcement whether there's a phone call or twitter post. All the over taking is annoying!

788 days ago
21.

erin    

The long breaks and muting and later editing is bad enough, but is it the new thing to just have people just start talking halfway through other peoples sentences? It's already happened like ten times.

788 days ago
22.

Nancy    

Was Ted Kazinsky (sp?) found guilty or insane or both? What was the difference (I know, no guns involved) between what Ted did and what this guy did?

788 days ago
23.

Flying Blind    

glad to see other stories today on the lust

788 days ago
24.

Holly    

Man, they are dropping calls on Harvey & Charles with no introduction. The show is a mess today!

788 days ago
25.

small asian penis    

I thought this site was for celebrity gossip?

788 days ago
26.

tracker    

PENN NEEDS THE SANCTIONS TO SHOW THAT THE LYING/COVER-UP AT ALL COST 'DID NOT WORK'THE SPORTS MENTALITY NEEDS A REALITY CHECK AND THEY ARE GETTING ONE NOW......

788 days ago
27.

sidebar    

Twitter reader guy, WTF? Are you not watching the show? Quit just jumping in like that.

787 days ago
28.

sidithers    

Allah is Satan

787 days ago
29.

GoodOnPaper    

many brilliant people in history have simply gone mad. their brains just short circuit. maybe there is truth to "too smart for your own good".

787 days ago
30.

mebrat24    

What adult would leave a 14 year old, 13 year old and a 9 year old children home alone( with nanny) and leave for a week without checking in on them and not let the kids know where you are and who you are with. Cell phone in hand I bet she talked to her lawyer but not her grand kids? These kids need protection from the likes of grandma and her disgusting money grubbing kids.

787 days ago
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