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Michael Keaton Affleck Gets My Bat-Blessing

8/29/2013 6:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE


Fear not Bat-dorks, Ben Affleck is going to be a GREAT Batman ... so says one of the most respected guys to ever don the cape and cowl, Michael Keaton.

Keaton -- who famously danced with the devil in the pale moonlight back in 1989 -- was leaving Toscana in Brentwood last night when he sang Ben's praises ... telling TMZ, "He's gonna be great."

FYI -- Warner Bros. just announced that the untitled Batman & Superman joint movie (starring Affleck) is scheduled to hit theaters on July 17, 2015 ... so, we've got about 2 years until we can see if Keaton is right.

Ben Affleck vs. George Clooney WHO'D YOU RATHER?

8/23/2013 8:55 AM PDT
It's a battle of the most-hated Batmans!

Here's the newly-named caped crusader Ben Affleck (41) with his best Bruce Wayne inspired tuxedo (left) -- and the previously titled worst-winged avenger George Clooney (52) in the same penguin suit (right).

Na-na-na-na-"Gigli."
 
The question is... 

Henry Cavill Is ZimmerMan a SuperMan After Car Rescue??

7/23/2013 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE



If anyone knows about what it takes to be a superhero it's Henry Cavill -- Superman himself -- so when he arrived to LAX yesterday, we had to ask about the new life-saver in town ... George Zimmerman.

We asked Henry if it's possible for a guy to be considered a "hero" even after millions of people branded him a villain for life -- but ya gotta listen to the way our photog poses the question, it's incredible.

As we previously reported, cops say GZ helped rescue a family of 4 from an overturned car after the driver lost control on a Florida highway last week ... just days after he was acquitted in the Trayvon Martin case.

There's more ... our photog also asked Henry about the recently announced Superman vs. Batman movie ... and who he thinks would win in a fight between the two.

Check it out.

Original Batmobile Racing to the Auction Block

11/29/2012 7:47 AM PST


Are you old? Are you aware that Adam West had a career before "Family Guy?"

If so ... you might be interested in buying the ORIGINAL BATMOBILE from the 1960s TV series!!

The iconic ride is hitting the Barrett-Jackson auction block in January ... the very first time the vehicle has ever been for sale.

The car -- designed by legendary customizer George Barris -- has been a part of his personal collection since 1965 ... and now if could be YOURS! (if you're down to drive a car without navigation, bluetooth, mp3 player, etc.).

Batmobiles on Parade in L.A. ... Even the Crappy One

4/2/2012 6:50 AM PDT
The batcave was missing a few whips this weekend ... 'cause nearly every official Batmobile featured in a "Batman" movie was on display in L.A. ... and TMZ has the video.

It all went down at Bob's Big Boy in Burbank ... right near the Warner Bros. lot ... where 3 of the coolest rides in movie history rolled in ... followed by one of the crappier versions.

George Barris -- the guy who designed the original Batmobile featured on the TV show and the 1966 live-action movie -- led the convoy in the original classic car.

Among the rest ... the batmobile from Tim Burton's "Batman" movies ... Christopher Nolan's version from "Dark Knight" ... and the abomination from Joel Schumacher's "Batman Forever" (bottom left).

Bam!

'Dark Knight' Mystery Machine The BADASS Close-Up Pics SPOILER ALERT!!!

8/14/2011 6:00 AM PDT


It's the big secret on the "Dark Knight Rises" set -- a giant armored jet thing spotted careening around the streets of Pittsburgh -- but so far, no one's seen it up close in nerdgasmic detail ... UNTIL NOW.

TMZ obtained the recent pictures of what appear to be Batman's updated Batwing for the new movie -- and if you look closely ... you can even see a Batman dummy through the windshield.

The original Batwing first appeared in Tim Burton's 1989 "Batman" movie -- starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson.

Check out the video below to see the new maybe-Batwing in action.



Batmobile BREAKS DOWN in Canada On Tape!

8/10/2011 12:25 AM PDT



Batman is SUPPOSED to be a master of all things mechanical -- but last weekend in Toronto, some bat-impostor ruined the Dark Knight's good reputation ... when his replica Batmobile overheated on the side of the road.

Law enforcement tells TMZ, it wasn't the REAL Batman -- though the man's receding hairline bears a striking resemblance to Michael Keaton -- it was some Canadian superfan with a lot of time on his hands.

Where's Alfred when you need him?

Danny DeVito Talks Penguin Replacement

5/12/2010 9:30 AM PDT
With a new "Batman" movie in the works -- Danny DeVito already has a great suggestion about who should resurrect his famous Penguin role ... somebody who's a total punk.


Danny -- along with his wife Rhea Perlman and his "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" co-star Charlie Day -- were leaving dinner in Beverly Hills last night when they fired off a list of possible Oswald Cobblepot contenders ... before settling on the "perfect" guy.

We also asked Danny how he enjoyed that Deadmau5 show at Coachella -- and he said with a smirk, "I always enjoy Coachella."

Alleged 'Catwoman' Thief Pleads Not Guilty

12/10/2009 12:58 PM PST
Robert Ouriel -- the guy accused of robbing the actress famous for playing Catwoman -- just pled not guilty to grand theft.

Ouriel was recently arrested for allegedly stealing $25,000 worth of jewelry from Julie Newmar back in 2008.

The case was busted wide open when Newmar -- a crime fighter in her own right -- saw the stolen items on eBay and notified police ... who were able to track them back to Ouriel.

If convicted, Ouriel -- a former acquaintance of Newmar -- faces up to 3 years in prison.

'Catwoman' Actress Busts Alleged Jewel Thief

12/9/2009 8:15 PM PST
Catwoman is now a crime fighter ... or at least the woman who played Catwoman is.

Cops apprehended a man suspected of stealing $25,000 worth of jewelry from Julie Newmar's home back in 2008 -- and authorities say the actress is responsible for cracking the case.

According to law enforcement sources, 76-year-old Newmar -- who played Catwoman on the old "Batman" TV show -- was trolling through the Internet recently, when she "discovered the items for sale on Ebay."

Authorities say they were able to track the items back to a man named Robert Ouriel -- a former acquaintance of Newmar. Ouriel was eventually arrested and charged with grand theft -- if convicted he faces up to 3 years in prison.

The lesson: You mess with the kitty, you get the claws.

Catwoman & Batman: Old Friends

10/20/2009 4:10 AM PDT
Holy time warp, Batman!



Julie Newmar, 76, and Adam West, 81 -- the original Catwoman and Batman from the campy '60s TV series -- came out of their bat caves and joined forces in Gotham this weekend.

The sight of the dynamic duo together is utterly stunning.

Philip Rivers Is Batman!?

10/7/2009 1:15 AM PDT
Here is Philip Rivers of the San Diego Super Chargers (left) -- and Adam West (right) who is best known for playing Batman back in the '60s.



One of them lives in a cave and secretly wears tights.

We're just sayin'.

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