Well no wonder Anne Hathaway was spotted "beaming and laughing" at a fundraiser for President Obama on Monday.
Obama kicks off August fundraising with star-studded dinner
The "Dark Knight Rises" actress was the recipient of some personal approval from the President at the event, which was held in Connecticut at Harvey Weinstein's home.
Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Tuesday that contributions to GivingFirst.org, which is accepting donations for victims and relatives of Friday's mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado, had reached nearly $2 million.
"The needs will be great and we look forward to seeing the fund grow exponentially," he said in a news release. "This money will help those impacted by this tragedy begin to recover and rebuild their lives."
Shooting survivors recount Colorado movie theater horror
Hickenlooper said donors include Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, co-producers of "The Dark Knight Rises," which was playing in the movie theater when the shooting began.
In the wake of the early morning shooting at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises," studio Warner Bros. has canceled the Paris premiere of the film as well as interviews for "The Dark Knight Rises" cast.
Theater shooting: Gunman 'just firing, picking random people'
The studio, which shares a parent company with CNN, said in a joint statement with "Dark Knight Rises' " filmmakers that they are all "deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time."
Ratings for "The Dark Knight Rises" have dipped a bit on movie review aggregation site RottenTomatoes.com, sitting at 86 percent fresh after a series of written standing ovations arrived earlier this week.
Clearly, a rating like that means the majority of critics were pretty pleased with Christopher Nolan's final Batman film, but as far as those who weren't? Extreme commenter backlash.
An early trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises" highlights a plot point that references a timely societal issue: a tension between the haves and the have-nots.
Anne Hathaway's Selina Kyle tells Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne in the clip, "You think this can last. There's a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches. 'Cause when it hits, you're all going to wonder how you ever thought you could live so large, and leave so little for the rest of us."
But Rush Limbaugh has pointed to another element that he thinks could impact our national conversation about the upcoming election, which would be the name of the movie's villain, Bane.
Critics are hailing "The Dark Knight Rises" as an example of filmmaker Christopher Nolan at his best. But even the most impressed among them has noted that the 2012 follow-up to 2008's "The Dark Knight" lacks the special quality Heath Ledger brought to that blockbuster Batman film.
Ledger, who died the same year the film was released, turned in an Oscar-winning performance as "The Dark Knight's" villain, the Joker.
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