The daily gossip: February 14, 2020

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Robert Pattinson makes his public debut as Batman

The Batman won't hit theaters until June 2021 — but if you want a glimpse of what you can expect from Robert Pattinson, a.k.a. Battinson, director Matt Reeves has a nice little taste for you. On Thursday evening, Reeves dropped footage of Pattinson's camera test in the Batman suit. The short video reveals… well, a guy in a dark costume with a cape and a bat symbol on his chest. Come on, it's Batman, what did you expect? [Variety]

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Orlando Bloom's new tattoo misspells his son's name

If you're getting a tattoo, one key piece of advice never fails: Always, always, always get it spell-checked first. The alternative is the unfortunate fate that awaited Orlando Bloom, who got a tattoo of his son Flynn's name in Morse code and shared it with his followers on Instagram — only for those followers to reveal that that the tattoo artist had accidentally spelled the name F-R-Y-N-N. Fortunately, the problem comes down to a single missing dot, so it should be a fairly easy fix — as long as Bloom has the time and patience to get back under the (tattoo) gun. [Page Six]

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Billie Eilish releases her No Time to Die Bond theme

No Time to Die, the next James Bond movie, is still a couple of months away — but Billie Eilish's new Bond theme song has already arrived. The singer's take on Bond delivers much of what you'd expect: Whispery vocals, lush orchestration, and a generally appropriate backdrop for a weird, abstract credits sequence full of floating bodies and playing cards or whatever. Of course, it remains to be seen if "No Time to Die" can pass the real test for a Bond theme: Making you feel really cool when you listen to it while you're driving around running errands in your boxy old Camry. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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Disney princess-inspired bridal gowns are on the way

If you really want to feel like a princess on your wedding day, Disney has partnered with a bridal shop for a new and novel solution: A series of wedding dresses that were inspired, albeit vaguely, by actual Disney princesses. Allure Bridal's Fairy Tale Wedding Collection features dresses inspired by Disney characters like Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, and Snow White. Fairy godmothers, a prince on a horse, and a bunch of woodland critters trained to get you ready for the big day are — we presume — not included. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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That Stranger Things character nobody really believed was dead is alive

The third season of Netflix's Stranger Things ended with a wild cliffhanger when fan-favorite character Hopper, played by David Harbour, seemed to die. Or at least, it would have been a wild cliffhanger, if everyone hadn't instantly realized there was no way Stranger Things would actually kill off its breakout star. Perhaps that's why the first trailer for the upcoming fourth season of Stranger Things just shrugs and gives the whole game away, revealing that Hopper is, indeed, alive (and being held captive in Russia). Remember the golden rule of comic-book storytelling, everybody: If you don't see a body, that character isn't dead. [The Hollywood Reporter]