Spider-Man, Obama team up
WASHINGTON - Spider-Man has a new sidekick: The president-elect.
Barack Obama collected Spider-Man comics as a child, so Marvel Comics wanted to give him a 'shout-out back' by featuring him in a bonus story, said Joe Quesada, Marvel's editor-in-chief.
'How great is that? The commander in chief to be is actually a nerd in chief,' Quesada said. 'It was really, really cool to see that we had a geek in the White House. We're all thrilled with that.'
The comic starts with Spider-Man's alter-ego Peter Parker taking photographs at the inauguration, before spotting two identical Obamas.
Parker decides 'the future president's gonna need Spider-Man,' and springs into action, using basketball to determine the real Obama and punching out the impostor.
'Dark Knight' sweeps People's Choice Awards
LOS ANGELES - Holy People's Choice Awards, Batman!
'The Dark Knight' soared away with every trophy it was nominated for Wednesday at the 35th annual fan-favorite CBS ceremony. The caped crusader flick won five awards, including favorite cast, superhero, action movie and on-screen matchup for Christian Bale's Batman and the late Heath Ledger's Joker.
'On behalf of all of the cast from the movie, thank you very much to the fans,' Bale said. 'Here's to Heath.'
Travolta plans private memorial for son in Fla.
OCALA, Fla. - John Travolta and his family were expected to host a private memorial service Thursday for their son, 16-year-old Jett Travolta, at their home in a central Florida gated community.
The actor and his wife, Kelly Preston, live in a sprawling $8 million home in a luxury subdivision with its own airstrip near this small town. Jett died at the family vacation home in Grand Bahama last week.
More than a dozen reporters and photographers gathered outside the Jumbolair Aviation Estates subdivision hours before the afternoon event.