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British ‘Page Three’ Model Shocked to Find Herself in Colorado Killer’s Picture

Posted on | July 23, 2012 | 5 Comments

Before he went on the murder rampage that killed 12 people at a showing of the new Batman movie — and after he’d dyed his hair bright red like a comic-book villain — James Holmes posed for a self-portrait in front of a poster of British pinup girl Keeley Hazell.

“It’s chilling and has shocked and disgusted me,” Hazell, 25, told the British Sun tabloid, which had previously featured her as their “Page Three” girl. “The whole thing is  so weird.”

Holmes posted the photo on his profile for the Adult Friend Finder site where he unsuccessfully sought kinky sex partners. Hazell, who now lives in Hollywood and made her own movie debut, told the Sun: “That picture is from a magazine shoot I did a long while ago and I can’t  believe such a weirdo has it on his profile page. The whole thing is sick — but nothing to what the people of Aurora must be going through. My heart  goes out to them.” (Hat-tip: American Power.)

Holmes made his first courtroom appearance Monday, appearing dazed at a brief preliminary hearing before Arapahoe County District Court Judge William B. Sylvester, Jason Sickles of Yahoo News reported:  “[Holmes’s] brow furrowed. His head bobbed. His eyes opened and closed often. . . . He did not speak.” (Hat-tip: Memeorandum.)

At the popular Hot Air blog, Mary Katharine Ham posted brief memorials to the 12 people killed in Friday’s rampage in Aurora, Colorado: Jonathan Blunk, Alexander Boik, Jesse Childress, Gordon Cowden, Jessica Ghawi, John Larimer, Matt McQuinn, Micayla Medek, Veronica Moser, Alex Sullivan, Alex Teves and Rebecca Wingo.


5 Responses to “British ‘Page Three’ Model Shocked to Find Herself in Colorado Killer’s Picture”

  1. Jacob
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    Joker’s hair is green. That guy did not read enough comics if he was trying to be like the Joker.

  2. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    Off topic a bit but:  ABC News misquoted the shooter’s mother too.  I think ABC News and especially Ross and Stephanopoulos are a bunch of hacks.  

  3. McGehee
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

    I remember thinking (and +1’ing someone else’s comment to the effect, somewhere) that was what she really meant.

  4. Fred Beloit
    July 24th, 2012 @ 8:04 am


    Phase One: Arm up, get into the theater, murder as many as possible.

    Phase Two: Allow self to be captured peacefully, and warn against apartment booby traps so police will be more friendly to self. 

    Phase Three:  Assist defense lawyer by self acting like a moon calf, all doltish and dreamy. This will lead to a finding of mental incapacity or insanity, either leading to a nice institution with woods and flowers and not being sent to prison where some Jake might trump self’s ace.

  5. The American Spectator : The Spectacle Blog : Controversy Surrounding Colorado Shooting Is Now Officially Over
    July 24th, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    […] about this horrible crime? You might have thought Marcotte would have taken notice, for example, of Holmes's sexist objectification of a "Page 3" pinup girl. That would be an aspect of the story within her accustomed gynocentric purview. But no, this is […]