Instant Index: Batmobile Sold, Lady Gaga Inaugural Ball, ‘Ace of Cakes’ Bakes Inaugural Cake

Jan 21, 2013 12:27am

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From the unconventional and awe-inspiring to the hilarious and heartwarming, here’s a look at some of the most interesting photos, videos and stories that have our newsroom talking today. What’s capturing your attention, filling your inbox and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feed? Tweet us the stories you’re talking  about using #InstantIndex or email us at ABC.WorldNews@abc.com and they could appear on World News.

Tonight’s Instant Index:

Batmobile Sells For $4.2 Million At Auction

A Phoenix-area man has purchased the original Batmobile, driven in the ’60s television series, at auction for $4.2 million.  The concept car was originally purchased in 1985 for $1 by Hollywood customizer George Barris, who was able to transform it into the iconic Batmobile in a mere 15 days with a $15,000 budget.

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AP Photo/Courtesy Barrett-Jackson/George Barris

 

Celeb Chef ‘Ace of Cakes’ to Bake Inaugural Cake

Celebrity baker Duff Goldman has been tapped to bake the cake for the inaugural ball.  In addition to the Presidential Seal, the 3-4 foot high cake will include seals of each branch of the United States military and serve about 200 people.

 

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Katy Winn/AP Photo

Lady Gaga To Perform At Inaugural Ball

Joining an already-star-studded lineup that includes Beyonce, Katy Perry, and Alica Keys, Lady Gaga is set to take the stage for White House staffers on Tuesday night.

 

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Luca Bruno/AP Photo

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