Upcoming covers from various DC titles show the impact young Damian Wayne’s death is having on the members of Batman’s extended crime fighting family. From top, left: Batman #18, Batman Inc #9, Batgirl #18, World’s Finest #10, Nightwing #18, Red Hood #18, Teen Titans #18, Detective #18. Sad stuff. On the one hand, that’s what you get when you let your 10 YEAR OLD fight crime, BRUCE. My parents wouldn’t even let me wear SPANDEX ’til I was 18, so don’t expect a lot of sympathy from me. HE’S DEAD BECAUSE YOU’RE A BAD FATHER. Period. But if this opens the door for, oh, say, maybe STEPHANIE BROWN putting on the Robin costume, then I’m all for it. And if it gives my honey-lover Tim more storyline, then so be it. But dear God, at what cost, DC. IT’S DAMIAN! One of the coolest characters EVER! Damian is a legacy character with SO MUCH story potential left. He’s BATMAN’S SON! Who was RAISED TO BE A KILLING MACHINE! Who’s on murkier moral ground than many of the villains he fights! And I’m just going to say it: The pre-52 stories where Dick Grayson was Batman and Damian was Robin were the BEST BATMAN STORIES IN THE HISTORY OF BATMAN. Bar NONE. THAT’S the direction they should have been going. Of course, I notice they haven’t cancelled the Batman & Robin title yet, so maybe there’s hope yet. His grampa IS R’as Al Ghul, after all. (via BuzzFeed)
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CBS has announced that We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Tribute to Whitney Houston, an hourlong special on the Life and Times of Nippy, will air just in time for sweeps on November 16. The program will feature an overview of Houston’s career, including never-before-seen concert footage and celebrity testimonials on the late diva’s impact. Love You will also include performances from the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Celine Dion, and Usher (I hope he sings something like “All The Man That I Need”.) I’m excited for this, but I hope CBS decides to synergize with LOGO and invite some of the All Star Drag Race queens to pitch in. (Watch Raven serve up some “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” realness heah)
It began with the sonorous sound of bells and it ended with them too – appropriate for Philadelphia, home of the Liberty Bell. Madonna touched down in the States and put on her most Catholic show to date. Any old queen could be forgiven for thinking that they were at high mass – there was even a sermon in the middle. And yes, it was camp, and yes it was MTV live on steroids, but it was also noir in an unexpectedly nuanced way. Gone was the previous shrillness of political point-making, and in its place a mournful meditation on mortality. She knows she’s not going to live forever and even anxious that she is going to Hell. So for the first time her (boy)toying with Catholic concepts like Confession and Sin and Damnation had a resonance bigger than the always-spectacular visuals and hotter-than-hot dancers. It truly was something not only to watch but also behold.
Oh honeys, we all saw this starting to unfold when she was a toddler, but now that she is 14 and ready to take on the world of acting? This right here is the face of a superstar. Paris Jackson talks to Oprah this coming Sunday evening about her fledgling acting career, but mostly about how she and her brothers are coping with the loss of their father Michael almost three years later. Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful.