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Entertainment

Analysis: Ben Affleck and the Batman backlash

In this Feb. 24, 2013 photo, actor/director Ben Affleck arrives at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars Viewing and After Party, at the Sunset Plaza Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) by Kake CoyleAP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Affleck will be the next Batman: How ’bout them apples? Well, the Internet, which erupted Thursday night after Warner Bros. announced that Affleck will play the Caped Crusader for its Superman and Batman team-up movie, does not like them apples one bit. Jokes (many of them imagining a Batman from South Boston) flew on Twitter. Petitions with thousands of signatures were launched to urge Warner Bros. to rethink their decision.

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National

The Onion apologizes for offensive actress tweet

OSCAR HIGHLIGHT–Quvenzhane Wallis, nominated for best actress in a leading role for “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” and Halle Berry arrive at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 24, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP) by Mark Kennedy NEW YORK (AP) — The Onion is apologizing for calling the 9-year-old star of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” a vulgar and offensive name on Twitter, an attack that led to a firestorm online.