The Batman rumours continue to circle. The latest: The Riddler may appear in the follow-up to The Dark Knight and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's name is currently attached as "interested." We've heard rumblings of this before, but now that director Christopher Nolan is coming off a successful partnership with JGL in Inception, the gossip seems more probable than ever. I think Gordon-Levitt could be great for the part but the script reportedly calls for an actor between the ages of 35 to 45. If Nolan decides to stick with someone older, previously rumoured Johnny Depp could fit the bill, although he's a little over the cap at age 47. Anthony Michael Hall's name was also attached a while back, but that sounds unlikely. So riddle me this: who would you put in the villainous role? For me, the first guys that come to mind in that age range are Jude Law or Ewan McGregor. Perhaps one of them could step in, but do you have any casting suggestions?
As we come to the close of another year, I've been counting down the best in entertainment from over the past 12 months. But let's not forget that we're also celebrating the end of the decade, so you know what that means — a recap of the top music, movies and TV from 2000-2009! There have been so many creative, smart and fun choices to keep me busy that it's hard to decide which ones deserve top honours. So beginning with films, here are my favourites, in no particular order. If you don't agree, be sure to let me know your picks in the comments below.
On February 23rd, Aussie actor Heath Ledger became the second posthumous winner of an acting Oscar, when he took out the gold statue for his supporting role in The Dark Knight. The honour came just one year after his tragic and untimely death of an accidental prescription drug overdose. There wasn't a dry eye in the room, when Heath's dad, mum and younger sister, Kate, accepted the award on his behalf. During the acceptance speech, Kate revealed that she had spoken to her brother about the possibility of award attention for his role as the Joker: "Heath, we both knew what you had created in the Joker was extraordinarily special and had even talked about being here on this very day. We really wish you were, but we proudly accept this award on behalf of your beautiful Matilda. Thank you.'' Excuse me. I think I have something in my eye.