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Alleged 'Catwoman' Thief Pleads Not Guilty

12/10/2009 12:58 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Alleged 'Catwoman' Thief Pleads Not GuiltyRobert 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 BY TMZ STAFF
'Catwoman' Actress Busts Alleged Jewel ThiefCatwoman 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 BY TMZ STAFF
Holy time warp, Batman!

Julie Newmar and Adam West

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 BY TMZ STAFF
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.

Phillip Rivers Adam West

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

We're just sayin'.

Batman #4 Schools Batman #7 on People Skills

2/2/2009 6:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Not every Batman is a raging, angry lunatic -- in fact, the caped crusader who launched the movie franchise, Michael Keaton, was the coolest cat ever when almost every person at the Tampa airport approached him for a picture.

Michael Keaton: Click to watch

FYI -- Here's the list: Wilson, Lowery, West, Keaton, Kilmer, Clooney, Bale

"Dark Knight" -- Too Spicy for China

12/26/2008 3:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Seems everyone in the world has seen "The Dark Knight" –- everyone except about a billion Chinese folks.

That's because "DK" hasn't been released by Warner Bros. in mainland China, reports the Huffington Post, because of "prerelease conditions" and "cultural sensitivities." There's a scene that takes place in Hong Kong where Batman corrals a gangster, and another involving a famous actor who got caught up in a sex-pic scandal, and those scenes may have worried the studio.

Of course, as HuffPost points out, bootlegs have been available for months in China.

Christian Bale: "Batman" is Gonna Bite It!

7/14/2008 7:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The mob that smothered Christian Bale in NYC had a laugh when he gave his prediction for how "Batman" was gonna perform.

Accident Kills "Dark Knight" Crew Member

9/25/2007 1:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A special effects technician was killed Monday in an accident during London production of the latest Batman film "The Dark Knight."

Warner Bros. said the unidentified crew member died when a truck carrying a camera platform crashed into a tree while following a stunt vehicle. Filming on the movie was not taking place at the time, and no actors were involved in the accident.

The studio issued a statement saying the producers, cast and crew "are deeply saddened by this tragedy and their hearts and prayers go out to the family and loved ones of the deceased."

Heath Does It Donald-Style

8/20/2007 11:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Heath Ledger, who'll be playing The Joker in the next Batman opus, scared the hell out of moviegoers -- who caught a glimpse of his hair at the airport! Ack!

Seen here carrying baby Matilda at LAX this weekend, Heath knows that nothing flatters a horrible hairdo like a pair of unfortunate sunglasses ... just ask Britney!

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