'The Dark Knight Rises' world premiere wows New York

CREDIT: New York Daily News

Daybreak Daily’s roundup of what’s happening in the pop-culture world finds a man, a bat, a woman, a premiere, a New Orleans legend, other things, and the mystery music video.

THE GANG’S ALL HERE: On the grand carpet, per the New York Daily News, “The stars of “The Dark Knight Rises” hit the “black carpet” Monday night for the film’s world premiere in New York City. Among the celebrities in attendance at AMC Lincoln Square Theater were Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morgan Freeman. The highly-anticipated final installment of Nolan’s “Dark Knight” triology opens in theaters Friday and stars Bale as Bruce Wayne and Hathaway as Selina Kyle, or Catwoman.”

MEANWHILE: A tease and a prediction, per USA TODAY, “It's safe to say the movie will be a hit. Perhaps most notably, in a time where everything seems to be up for grabs online, plot details — save for David Letterman's possible slip-up — remain top-secret. The few things that we, having seen the film, can safely reveal are scant.”

AND THIS: Remember 3rd-Rock Tommy? Anyway, per the Los Angeles Times, “Joseph Gordon-Levitt has 500 things to fill his days this summer — including filming his directorial debut (which stars Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore), tending to his record label and ramping up for the release of several new films with August’s bike-messenger thriller “Premium Rush” and September’s promising sci-fi film “Looper,” in which he and Bruce Willis play the same contract killer at different ends of a time-travel adventure.

And then there’s the topic that everyone wants to hear about the most but Gordon-Levitt wants to talk about the least: “The Dark Knight Rises,” the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, which arrives July 20 with Gordon-Levitt as one of the stealth weapons in its all-star ensemble.”

GREAT READ: A click on the link is highly recommended, per the New York Times, “The drums could be heard first and then the brass, and then, far down the street in the twilight, people could be seen dancing and swaying, the bells of sousaphones above them like halos. . .The man being laid to rest is Lionel Batiste, known to everyone for decades as Uncle Lionel, to many simply as “Unc.” Mr. Batiste, who was 80 when he died of cancer on July 8, was the singer, bass drummer and assistant grand marshal for the Treme Brass Band. He was also one of the great New Orleans personalities, the face of Treme and a consummate man about town.”

DANCE, DANCE, DANCE: Today, tomorrow, whenever, per the Huffington Post, “Tomorrowland, the biggest music festival in the world, is coming to you. Tomorrowland TV, a new partnership between concert organizers and YouTube, will feature eight hours of live streaming per day.”

DONE DEAL: And that’s the end of that, per the E!, “Katy Perry and Russell Brand are officially no longer a part of each other. E! News has confirmed that the "Part of Me" singer's marriage to the British funnyman came to a hard, court-sanctioned end Monday, closing the book on one of showbiz's oddest couples whose 14-month union seemed to end as quickly as it began.”

SO YOUNG FOR DEMONS: Of Demi Lovato, per Self, “The 19-year-old pop star and X Factor judge answers your tweeted Qs about recovering from an eating disorder, cutting herself and her friendships with Selena and Britney.”

SUSPENDERS: And thick glasses, per The Hollywood Reporter, “Larry King is bringing his act to Hulu. His previously announced nightly series, Larry King Now, will air on Hulu and Hulu Plus care of a multiyear licensing and distribution deal inked by digital network Ora.TV, which will run the series as well.”

VIRGINIA SLIM: She’s come a long way, baby, per Interview Magazine, “Mila Kunis is refreshingly unpretentious when it comes to talking about her craft, which is perhaps befitting of an actress who, until relatively recently, was best known for her eight-year run as louche hottie Jackie Burkhart on the self-consciously middle-brow sitcom That '70s Show. But since the series ended in 2006, Kunis has turned most of her attention to making movies—and has, in turn, been a part of some films that have garnered attention.”

OBIT: Just the facts, per the AP, “The director and producer behind the television classics "I Love Lucy" and "Bewitched" has died. Bill Asher was 90. His wife, Meredith, says he died Monday at a facility in Palm Desert, Calif., of complications from Alzheimer's disease.”

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)