Holy Hotel Fracas, Batman!

It was just too full a script. The reviews were sensaysh. The boxoffice blastoff was phenomenal. The preem in N.Y. was Imax-imum and Monday night”s London bow also a lollapalooza with the stars, somberly saluting Heath Ledger, were again attired darkly. Today, turning on the London tv to see the previous night’s celebration, costar  Michael Caine, on the long-distance phone,  told his longtime (20 years) Hollywood friend and publicist Jerry Pam, that they in London were shocked as we were, here, to learn the Christian Bale news.  The always-affable Caine noted that Bale “acted strange” at the preem-doings. But , he reminded that Bale was “very reclusive” at work as well. Between the N.Y. andLondon preems, Caine and wife Shakira  winged in to L.A. where he place his and and footprints n the forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theater.  Interestingly, Caine has not yet received his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Next recipient will be  Charles Durning who will get his star  July 31 at 6504 Hollywood Boulevard, –next to that of his idol,James Cagney. Joe Mantegan will be a speaker at the ceremony and Oscar-winner Jon Voight is expected to also attend.

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