Tattle: Anne Hathaway, yet another hot Batwoman

Anne Hathaway (right) in her Golden Globes outfit, is Batwoman. Salma Hayek (left), helps with auction to help the planet.
Anne Hathaway (right) in her Golden Globes outfit, is Batwoman. Salma Hayek (left), helps with auction to help the planet.
Posted: January 20, 2011

MOVE OVER Lee Meriwether, Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry, there's a new feline in town. Anne Hathaway is about to join the illustrious line of women who've played Catwoman. No pressure.

Warner Bros. announced yesterday that little latex Annie has been cast as Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises." She will be starring alongside Christian Bale, who returns in the title role of Bruce Wayne/Batman.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story," Nolan said.

"The Dark Knight Rises" is due in theaters on July 20, 2012.

* In other movie news, a California judge has ordered a nearly four-year prison term for Joseph Medawar, who posed as a Hollywood producer and fleeced investors out of $3.4 million for a phony show about the Department of Homeland Security.

(If people in Hollywood couldn't pose as producers . . . there would be no producers.) Medawar pleaded guilty in May 2006 to tax evasion and conspiracy for the TV-show investment scam. He was sentenced to jail for a year and community service. But the Los Angeles Times reports that Medawar padded his community-service hours to go to movies and the gym.

Uh, in Tinsel Town, going to the gym is community service.

Going, going, green

The Hollywood Reporter says that Salma Hayek, Vogue editor Anna Wintour and Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter are among the notables partaking in the second annual "Bid to Save the Earth," an auction of unique environmentally friendly items hosted by Christie's.

The auction takes place in New York on March 19. Tattle urges readers to bid early and bid often. Saving the earth is not cheap, people.

"The Christie's green auction gives wide recognition to the importance of ocean conservation and enables people of every means to participate easily and effectively," the event's host, David Rockefeller, told Reuters.

Artists Michael Doven, Isack Kousney and Shinji Turner-Yamamoto have donated works for the auction, and Christie's will also present an online silent auction at christies.com.

Last year's auction raised more than $2 million for various environmental groups.

Now, if we can figure out exactly how much earth the $2 million saved, we can come up with a budget for the whole planet.

All hail Cher

Cher's latest single, "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," is going to be No. 1 on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs chart released this week, making the "Burlesque" diva the only act in history to have notched a No. 1 single on a Billboard chart in each of the last six decades.

"How can it be six decades when I'm only four decades?" Cher asked.

Granted, Billboard has so many charts now, and so much less music is sold (too much free file-Chering), that the honor is not that big a deal - but it's still impressive.

Here's the list:

1960s: Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe" tops the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

1970s: "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" (1971), "Half-Breed" (1973) and "Dark Lady" (1974) all top the Hot 100.

1980s: "After All," with Peter Cetera, and "If I Could Turn Back Time" top the Adult Contemporary chart in 1989.

1990s: "Believe" is not simply another Hot 100 No. 1; it's the No. 1 single of 1999. Two more singles, "Strong Enough" and "All or Nothing," top the Dance/Club chart.

2000s: "A Different Kind of Love Song" and "When the Money's Gone" both top the Dance/Club charts.


* Dr. Dre was on the docket, but not in attendance, at the Michigan Supreme Court yesterday.

The court planned to hear arguments in a lawsuit by Detroit councilman Gary Brown and others who say that they were illegally videotaped backstage at a 2000 concert at Joe Louis Arena.

Brown was a police official at the time. He warned concert organizers that power would be turned off if they showed a sexually explicit video. The confrontation was taped and later included in a DVD of the "Up In Smoke" tour, featuring Eminem and others.

Brown says that his privacy was violated by the video.

Dre's lawyer, Herschel Fink, says that there's no privacy when police are doing their job.

* If Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais was a bit nicer to Jennifer Lopez than some other Hollywood punchline targets, there's a good reason:


Lopez said she was so afraid Gervais would make a mean crack about her, she pulled him aside backstage.

"He's very gutsy," she told "Access Hollywood." "It takes a lot of guts to get up there and make the comments he made and go for that type of comedy. I'm sure in his mind it was all in good fun. But in the room, being in the room it was like, eek. . . . Then, when I go backstage to present, I'm backstage with Alec [Baldwin], we're about to walk out, and Ricky shows up. I say, 'Listen! I will kill you, you understand, I am from New York, my husband fights, we both fight, we will beat you up after the show . . . with a couple of bleep bleeps in there."

Daily News wire services contributed to this report.

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