Well if they say that any publicity is good publicity, then it is good that he has a movie out now…right?

Christian Bale questioned by UK police: reports
LONDON (Reuters) – Actor Christian Bale, star of the latest Batman movie blockbuster, “The Dark Knight,” has been released on bail by British police after being questioned on allegations of assault, media reported on Tuesday.
The reports could not be independently confirmed by his U.S. representatives, who did not immediately reply to messages. But when asked if Bale had been arrested and released on bail, a police spokeswoman said:
“A 34-year-old man has been bailed to return to a police station on a date in September.”
The wording is the usual tangential way that British police have of confirming news about well-known personalities.
The arrest follows an allegation of assault made by his mother and sister, the British tabloid Sun newspaper said.
It came the day after Bale attended the European premiere of “The Dark Knight,” the latest in the Batman film franchise co-starring the late Heath Ledger as the Joker.
Ledger died of an accidental drug overdose shortly after completing the filming of “Dark Knight,” which grossed more than $158 million in its first three days of release to rank as the biggest opening weekend for a movie in North America.
The studio behind the film, Warner Bros. Pictures, which is part of Time Warner Inc., was not immediately available for comment.
Bale was on the red carpet with co-stars Michael Caine and Maggie Gyllenhaal in central London’s Leicester Square on Monday night.
A martial-arts enthusiast and environmental activist, Bale has also appeared in “Batman Begins,” “American Psycho” and “Empire of the Sun.”