On Screen Batmans Cheer on BatKid; Steve Martin Gets Honorary Oscar
Nov. 17, 2013
By ABC NEWS
Ben Affleck and Christian Bale Cheer on BatKid
Looks like the fan club for BatKid is still growing.
Following the epic Make-a-Wish BatKid event, two on-screen Batmans -- Christian Bale and Ben Affleck -- came out in support of the tiniest Batman to ever fight crime.
Affleck, who will play Batman in the upcoming superhero saga "Batman vs. Superman" tweeted out "Batkid. Best Batman ever" on Saturday.
Christian Bale, who played the iconic superhero for the last three Batman movies, told Vulture he hadn't heard about the event until it was well under way.
"I've never been on Twitter, but how great a thing that it can create something like that! I mean, wonderful," Bale told Vulture. "This little kid, oh my God -- what a wonderful day for the little fella! It's just fantastic, seeing all those people who were out there to support it."
Steve Martin Brings the Tears and Laughs
Sure, Steve Martin is a wild and crazy guy, but he can still bring the waterworks when he wants to.
While receiving an honorary Oscar Saturday at the film academy's fifth annual Governors Awards, Martin got choked up when speaking about his life and career in Hollywood. He did, however, quickly recover and bring the laughs.
"I knew I wasn't going to make it through this speech," he said, misty-eyed. "I read it to my dog this morning and wept."
Starbucks Loses Charbucks Appeal
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Sorry Starbucks, you lose this round.
The ever-popular coffee chain has lost an appeal against a New Hampshire roaster known as Charbucks, which sells coffees including "Charbucks Blend" and "Mr. Charbucks."
An appeals court ruled that Starbucks failed to prove that the brands were being blurred by the similar names, and Starbucks did not deserve an injunction to stop Charbucks sales.
Warren Beatty, Annette Bening's Son Appears in PSA
Stephen Ira, the transgender son of Hollywood power couple Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, has filmed a public service announcement opposing a New York Medicaid regulation excluding coverage for gender reassignment surgery.
"I grew up outside of New York, but I've always known I've wanted to move here for the city's vibrant artistic community," Ira says in the spot. "As a trans person, I would hope that I'd be welcomed, but many trans people aren't because we don't have the basic healthcare coverage we need to survive."
The ad was produced by GLAAD and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.
In 2011, state Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah said that "no consideration is being given to any change in current state policy and any proposal to have gender reassignment surgery funded by Medicaid would be rejected."
California and Minnesota already use Medicaid funds for the surgery.
Lady Gaga Goes Geek on 'SNL'
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Lady Gave up the iconic meat, bubble and flying dresses for at least one night and showed up in a flannel shirt and T-shirt for a skit on "Saturday Night Live."
As both the host and musical guest, Gaga put in two show stopping numbers, including one with R. Kelly. But it was her turn as Karen, a bespectacled Apple genius, that might have been the most memorable moment of the night, since it put the fashion forward pop star into a uniform of sneakers, unflattering khakis and apple genius T-shirt.
"I don't care about fashion, I think people who try too hard are hiding something," Gaga said while in character. "Like come on, dress like a person!"