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Fast Track: Christopher Nolan sneaks 'Dark Knight Rises'

December 09, 2011
  • The director debuted the opening few minutes of "The Dark Knight Rises" to a select crowd Thursday night.
The director debuted the opening few minutes of "The Dark Knight Rises"… (Alberto Pizzoli / AFP / Getty…)

A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday.

Christopher Nolan debuts the first few minutes of "The Dark Knight Rises" to a slavering fanboy crowd. (MTV)

Rachel Crow is sent home on "The X Factor." (Los Angeles Times)

Fox and Time Warner Cable are getting angry in their battle over TV rights for the Dodgers. (Los Angeles Times)

Hulk Hogan is suing his ex-wife for defamation after she says he abused her in her autobiography. (St. Petersburg Times)

Eddie Murphy could play former D.C. mayor Marion Barry for director Spike Lee in an HBO movie. (Washington Post)

Michelle Duggar of "19 Kids and Counting" has suffered a miscarriage. (Us Weekly)

The Massachusetts attorney general has charged a Los Angeles-based movie director with submitting fraudulent film tax credit applications. (Boston)

Will Ferrell is doing ads for Old Milwaukee that are airing only in Davenport, Iowa. And he did them for free. (Keg Works)

Variety is looking to compete with IMDB with its new service, Flick Tracker, which costs $1,000. (New York Times)

Sinead O'Connor did indeed get married in Las Vegas. (People)

Michael Jackson's 13-year-old daughter is going to make her acting debut. (The Sun)

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