Gloria Allred's Opening Act; 'The Dark Knight Rises' Takes Manhattan

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It was touch-and-go there for some time, but Howard Stern Show writer Benjy Bronk eventually left the stage this afternoon and allowed Gloria Allred to bring out new Herman Cain accuser Sharon Bialek and conduct her press conference in peace. Connoisseurs of press conference heckling will remember this isn't Bronk's first rodeo: earlier this year he interrupted Anthony Weiner's resignation from Congress and, in a less well-publicized Weinergate incident, wandered into a Fox live shot and was whipped with a bike chain.  [TMZ]

In the wake of Rooney's death on Friday, 60 Minutes reran Morley Safer's retrospective on Andy Rooney's career with a new introduction. Even if you saw the package when Rooney went off the air last month, it takes on added resonance. Meanwhile in an appearance on The Early Show Monday, Rooney's son Brian talked how his dad remained "amazingly in-character his entire life," a revelation that was both expected and welcome in the age of talking head brand-building. [CBS ]

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Considering the secrecy that usually surrounds huge studio tentpoles, the amount of information that's leaked from the set of The Dark Knight Rises is pretty remarkable. Now, in addition to paparazzi shots of Anne Hathaway in her uncomfortable looking Catwoman costume and shots of Gotham's destroyed football stadium, YouTube user Deannabreglia took some remarkably clear video of a riot scene filmed in Manhattan this weekend. Batman and Catwoman are nowhere to be seen, but that doesn't stop the citizens of Gotham City from living up to their panicky reputation.  [Deannabreglia via The Hollywood Reporter]

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