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TV’s "Gotham" introduces a Mad Scientist named Gruber

6 Jan
Of course Die Hard‘s Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) was a villain long before Obamacare flak Jonathan Gruber came along.  But now Gotham, the prologue to Batman, is introducing another mad scientist, Jack Gruber.

From Bustle:

Gotham is returning with an all-new, all-Arkham Asylum episode on Jan. 5, and I’m curious to meet some of the inmates, who have the distinction of being among the very first people to be screwed over by how bad Arkham Asylum is at rehabilitation. Christopher Heyerdahl will be joining the Gotham cast as Jack Gruber, an electrical genius who will pose a huge complication for newly minted Arkham security guard Jim Gordon. SoGordon’s new assignment at Arkham Asylum won’t come without its problems. Looks like now instead of the deranged killer of the week, we’re looking a whole new formula for Gotham villains — deranged asylum patient of the week! Hey, I welcome the change, because even though the stuff on the sidelines was getting pretty great in the last few episodes, the repetition of that formula was a major drawback. 

Meanwhile, Jonathan Gruber is reportedly leaving academia and politics and going on the road with six former presidential advisers, including Paul Krugman and Robert Reich, in a new production of Snow White.

Batman Movie Scrapped by Horrible On Set Tragedy

23 Aug
Star Eats Co-Star in Horrible Cannibal Murder!

Duck Affleck, plagued by substance abuse and mental problems that have led to repeated hospitalizations, ate his co-star, the GEICO Gecko, whose casting as Robin had been kept under wraps, during an on set dispute during the first day of shooting.

Affleck was arrested and is awaiting bail in the psychiatric wing of the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre .  

Funeral services will be held for G. Gecko’s tail, which was undigested, this weekend, at the Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York.