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Val Kilmer Seen Without Breathing Device Around Neck

2/16/2016 3:54pm EST
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Val Kilmer has been seen without a breathing aid around his neck. The 56-year-old actor has been in the headlines for wearing what appeared to be a tracheostomy tube around his neck frequently, all the while denying any health problems.

In the latest photos to emerge from London, Kilmer is sans the bandana or scarf he usually dons while out and about, People reports.

As the report notes, Val is keeping the buttons of his shirts open, exposing his neck.

On Jan. 24, Kilmer posted a photo of himself smiling with Will Forte and Jorma Taccone and without a breathing device. A slight scar can ...

Forgotten Friday Flick - The 1988 Action / Adventure 'Willow'

2/12/2016 12:31pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Willow'
In keeping with the chemistry in cinema theme we’re out to prove that sometimes in life the L-word finds a way in – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection was a huge hit back in the day for a director at the peak of his filmmaking powers. Not only in that it had an unlikely hero, but it even spawned a marriage – now that’s real acting! Don’t underestimate the magical powers of…"Willow!"

Willow Ufgood is a local village farmer with a wife and children and a good life. But being a conjurer and hoping to one day become a sorcerer, Willow dreams of more. He soon gets hi...

Does This Mean Val Kilmer Has Throat Cancer After All?

12/4/2015 4:59pm EST
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Val Kilmer has fueled rumors again about hiding a possible throat cancer diagnosis. The Tombstone actor was seen in public recently wearing a peculiar device around his neck. Some say Val wore a breathing aid -- the type some tumor and cancer patients wear after undergoing surgery to remove a mass.

According to a Daily Mail report, Val Kilmer, 55, was photographed in the parking lot of a Malibu, California parking lot days ago. As he carried bags from a Trader Joe's grocery store to his vehicle, the casually dressed Kilmer looked healthy -- save for the strange collar that was bored out i...

White Haired, Thin Val Kilmer Sparks Cancer Scare

6/4/2015 11:31am EDT
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Fans are wondering if Val Kilmer is sick after photos surfaced over the weekend of the star looking thin with white hair as he left a church in Malibu. The actor is pictured with scarves around his neck, causing some to speculate he is battling throat cancer.

Kilmer was rushed to the hospital earlier this year for surgery, reported A source claimed at the time that the procedure was invasive because "they needed to enlarge a path to facilitate breathing."

Back in January, Kilmer denied reports he had cancer, writing on Facebook: "Thank you for all your sweet support. But I have n...

Val Kilmer Gives Health Status Update On Facebook

2/1/2015 7:49pm EST
Val Kilmer Addresses Health Rumors, Says He's In The Hospital Fo
Actor Val Kilmer, who was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital last week, has taken to his Facebook page to dispel rumors that he's suffering from a throat tumor.

The actor was admitted to the UCLA Medical Center after he reportedly began bleeding in his throat, and doctors performed surgery and tested him for a possible tumor.

Of course, none of this is true other than that Kilmer had been taken to the medical center for what he says was a "complication."

"Thank you for all your sweet support," he wrote early Saturday morning. "But I have not had a tumor, or a tumor operations, or any opera...

Val Kilmer Rushed To Hospital

1/31/2015 7:10am EST
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Val Kilmer is in the hospital and recovering from emergency throat surgery, apparently from a suspected tumor, reported TMZ.

The Santa Monica Fire Department confirmed to People that the “Batman Forever” star was rushed to the hospital after someone called 911. The call was received on January 26th at 11:31pm and he was transported (advanced life support) to UCLA's Santa Monica Hospital.

No other information was given about the 55 year old actor, other than family members were upset because they feel Kilmer ignored the problem and let it get worse.

15 Celebrities Who Haven't Aged Well

10/23/2014 11:24am EDT
15 Celebrities Who Haven't Aged Well
Everyone grows older, but some people do it better than others. Partying too hard, gaining weight, and genetics often contribute to what a person looks like as they age.

Some age very well (Christie Brinkley, we're talking to you) - others not so much.

Ten years ago Lindsay Lohan was a beautiful 18-year-old with a promising career ahead of her. An addiction to drugs and alcohol changed all that. She lost a large amount of weight, dyed her hair blonde, dyed it back to red, caused trouble on set, and went to rehab on several occasions.

Lohan's abusive lifestyle has definitely affected her...

Glory Days - 10 Celebs Who Just Stopped Caring

1/1/2014 1:01pm EST
Glory Days - 10 Celebs Who Just Stopped Caring
Celebrities are always under the microscope. Looking beautiful is part of their job. The media seemingly takes great joy in exploiting every bad angle they can, sometimes down to the point of berating celebrities based off the worst possible paparazzi snapshots.

While we don't endorse that, there are exceptions. Sometimes, when stars stay out of the limelight for extended amounts of time, they don't do all the necessary upkeep that they do when they are constantly in the public eye.

Sometimes, it gets a little out of control. Occasionally, it looks almost as if they just decided to stop c...

10 Celebrities Who Aren't Aging Well

10/1/2013 6:30pm EDT
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Whether it is bad genes, multiple plastic surgery procedures or simply too much partying, there are a few celebrities who look well beyond their years They can’t all be Betty White, Christie Brinkley or Sophia Loren, right? Here is our list of celebrities who aren’t aging well.

Melanie Griffith- The fifty-six year old used to be an adorable gal with a warm smile and now she looks like the plastic surgery she had is sinking off of her face. 

Val Kilmer-This former Batman star may only be fifty-three but his excessive partying has definitely taken a toll on his former Batman looks. 


Christian Bale Nearly Had A Nervous Breakdown Wearing Val Kilmer's Batman Suit

7/10/2012 8:51am EDT
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A Batman costume fitting nearly ended in a panic attack for Christian Bale during his first audition for the movie franchise.

While promoting his new film "The Dark Knight Rises," which hits theaters on July 20, Bale admitted the dress rehearsal did not go well and he had to talk himself into getting used to the costume.

"I think the very first time I put on the suit it was at the audition. It was Val Kilmer's (costume from 1995's "Batman Forever") so it didn't fit very well and the claustrophobia was just unbelievable," he told Parade magazine.

"I stood there and I thought, 'I can't bre...

Val Kilmer 'Dies' In Tenacious D's New Video

3/27/2012 12:10pm EDT
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Val Kilmer has made a cameo appearance in a new skit for Jack Black's rock group Tenacious D and is shown taking a bullet for the funnyman in a bid to get the band back together.

The group is preparing to release a new album, Rize of the Fenix, in May and a new comedy video to promote the record shows the Batman Forever star diving in front of Black as his bandmate Kyle Gass aims a gun at him.

Kilmer, sporting a fake bullet wound, then acts out giving a dying speech to Black, imploring him to reunite Tenacious D.

He says, "Don't worry, Jack. It was worth it. See, I didn't take a bulle...

11 Alcoholic Movie Characters In Honor Of St. Patrick's Day

3/16/2012 11:00am EDT
11 Alcoholic Movie Characters In Honor Of St. Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick's Day is upon us and it's time to prepare to get wasted on the drunkest holiday of the year. But before you hit up the local bar or Irish pub on St. Patty's Day, learn some valuable lessons and mistakes from the following movie characters. From a college drunk in "Animal House" to a boozed up Santa Claus in"Bad Santa," here is a list of memorable drunk movie characters:

Mckenzie Brothers From Strange Brew (1983)

One of the funniest drunk films ever, the 1983 comedy "Strange Brew" stars SCTV's Mckenzie Brothers, played by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas. The brothers are two g...

Val Kilmer To Stage Mark Twain Show At Hollywood Cemetery

3/15/2012 4:20pm EDT
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One-time Batman Val Kilmer is to portray beloved writer Mark Twain in a new one-man show at Hollywood's most famous cemetery.

The actor will stage Citizen Twain at Hollywood Forever Cemetery's Masonic Lodge for two weekends later this month.

Kilmer, who has portrayed real-life icons Jim Morrison and Doc Holliday on the big screen, will debut his cemetery show, which he also wrote, on March 23rd. He will wrap up performances on April 1st.

The production, aimed at conjuring up the legendary storyteller's spirit, will explore the life of Twain, while also incorporating song and prose.


Celebrity Birthdays - December 31, 2011

12/31/2011 3:00am EST
Val Kilmer
Happy Birthday to:

Wonderland star Val Kilmer (1959)

New Kid Joey McIntyre (1972)

Fringe actor Lance Reddick (1969)

Actress Gong Li (1965)

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian (1963)

Replacements singer Paul Westerberg (1959)

Stage and screen actress Bebe Neuwirth (1958)

Rocker George Thorogood (1951)

Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton (1951)

Disco queen Donna Summer (1948)

Animal House actor Tim Matheson (1947)

Guess Who singer Burton Cummings (1947)

Ray director Taylor Hackford (1944)

Gandhi star Ben Kingsley (1943)

Country/folk musician John Denver (1943; d. 1997)

Hannibal star Anthon...

'5 Days of War' Is More Like A 2 Hour Guilt Trip.

9/1/2011 11:44am EDT
Five Days of War
5 Days of War wants to be Shindler's List so bad it hurts. No really. It hurts. I legitimately got whiplash from throwing my head back in my chair in frustration over just how emotionally manipulative this movie was. From the word go we have Steven Spielberg's classic to thank for the following scenes in 5 Days of War:

Appropriately ethnic music playing over scenes of horrible destruction that occur during a grand family celebration. A heated tête-à-tête between a civilian and a millitary commander. A post credits memorial scene in which tearful families list of names of relatives lost in ...

Val Kilmer's Ex-Wife Sues Him For Child Support

8/4/2011 11:38am EDT
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Val Kilmer has been hit with a demand for financial support from his ex-wife after allegedly falling behind with child maintenance payments.

Joanne Whalley was married to the actor from 1988 to 1996, and they share two teenage children. Following their split, Kilmer agreed to pay $27,500 a month in child support.

However, Kilmer is said to have fallen behind on the installments, prompting Whalley to obtain a lien against the actor's ranch in New Mexico in a bid to force him to bring the payments up to date, reports

It's not the first time Whalley has moved to secure a debt pa...

Adam West To Make Cameo In 'The Dark Knight Rises'

7/7/2011 8:07am EDT
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Christopher Nolan is delving back into superhero history by hiring former Batman Adam West to make a cameo appearance in new movie The Dark Knight Rises, according to a new report.

West played The Caped Crusader in long running 1960s TV show Batman before Michael Keaton brought the character to the big screen in the 1989 movie of the same name.

The superhero was also played by Val Kilmer and George Clooney prior to Nolan's reboot of the franchise with Christian Bale in the lead role. Bale will become Batman for a third time in The Dark Knight Rises, which is currently filming in Britain...

Blu-ray Review: 'Kill The Irishman'

6/16/2011 11:20am EDT
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If you think you’re tough, check out the gusto of this hooded gangster! Out June 14 from the good folks over at Anchor Bay is the star-studded new mobster story entitled "Kill The Irishman" starring the likes of Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken. Want to see if the juice is worth the squeeze – check out the review and extras look below!

Title: Kill The Irishman

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Val Kilmer

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh

Rating: R

Runtime: 106 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment

Website: www.anch...

Val Kilmer To Play Wyatt Earp In New Film

3/18/2011 8:24am EDT
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Val Kilmer is getting back in the saddle to play an ageing Wyatt Earp in director Mike Feifer's new movie The First Ride Of Wyatt Earp.

Kilmer played the cowboy legend's sidekick Doc Holliday in 1993's Tombstone and now he's playing the Wild West hero looking back on his life in the new film.

Former American Idol favorite Diana DeGarmo will play the young Earp's love interest, while newcomer Wilson Bethel will play Doc Holliday, according to Variety.

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'Top Gun' Soars Onto Blu-ray & Digital Copy Combo On August 30

3/9/2011 7:23am EST
Top Gun
Celebrating 25 years of the need for speed, the action-packed, sexy and breathtaking thrill-ride "Top Gun" soars onto a Blu-ray/Digital Copy Combo on August 30 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

The story of an elite group of pilots competing to be the best in their class and earn the title of "Top Gun" captured the imagination of a generation and earned a worldwide box office of over $350 million.

Tom Cruise is superb as the cocky but talented pilot known as Maverick and Kelly McGillis sizzles as the civilian instructor who teaches Maverick a few things you can’t learn in a classroom....

Check Out 'The Traveler' On DVD Jan. 25

1/25/2011 7:32am EST
The Traveler
A relentless and bloody thriller, "The Traveler" arrives on DVD January 25, 2011, from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Starring the sensationally versatile Val Kilmer ("Tombstone," "Batman Forever") as a mysterious stranger whose past threatens to haunt the lives of six sheriff’s deputies, "The Traveler" delivers pounding suspense and unremitting torture that will have horror fans on the edge of their seats.

A mysterious drifter blows into a small own on Christmas Eve, and sets off a string of gruesome events that threaten the lives of six police officers. As the townspeople settle in ...

Celebrity Birthdays - December 31, 2010

12/31/2010 3:00am EST
Val Kilmer
Happy Birthday to:

Wonderland star Val Kilmer (1959)

New Kid Joey McIntyre (1972)

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian (1963)

Stage and screen actress Bebe Neuwirth (1958)

Rocker George Thorogood (1951)

Disco queen Donna Summer (1948)

"Animal House" actor Tim Matheson (1947)

Guess Who singer Burton Cummings (1947)

"Ray" director Taylor Hackford (1944)

"Gandhi" actor Ben Kingsley (1943)

Country/folk musician John Denver (1943; d. 1997)

"Hannibal" star Anthony Hopkins (1937)

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Val Kilmer Owes $500,000 In Unpaid Taxes

12/29/2010 8:44am EST
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Val Kilmer is facing financial woes amid reports he owes nearly $500,000 in unpaid federal taxes.

According to, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) filed a $498,165 lien against Kilmer on November 30 in New Mexico, where he owns a multi-million dollar ranch he put up for sale last year.

It's not the first time the star has had issues with taxes.

The IRS filed a lien against him for $538,000 in 2009. He reportedly settled that debt earlier this year.

Kilmer's publicist has failed to respond to requests for a comment.

Val Kilmer Desperate To Sell His New Mexico Ranch

10/26/2010 3:38pm EDT
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Val Kilmer has slashed the price of his New Mexico ranch by a massive $10 million in a frantic bid to sell it.

Kilmer put his Pecos River ranch on the market in early 2009 for $33 million. However, the sprawling 5,328-acre property, which boasts a 10-bedroom, 10-bathroom, 11,573-square-foot house, still hasn't sold.

The Associated Press reports a Craigslist ad published last week lowered the price to $23 million.

Darlene Streit of Santa Fe Realty Partners, who reportedly posted the new ad, had not responded to requests for comment as WENN went to press.

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Kelly McGillis Weds

9/19/2010 10:21am EDT
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"Top Gun" star Kelly McGillis has married her longterm partner in a civil ceremony, just one year after admitting she is a lesbian.

The actress, who played Tom Cruise's love interest in the hit 1986 movie, came out last year and went public with her love for sales executive Melanie Leis.

The couple met in 2000, when the actress hired Leis as a bartender at her Florida restaurant, and the pair exchanged vows in a small courthouse ceremony in New Jersey on Wednesday.

It was 53-year-old McGillis' third walk down the aisle - she was married twice before and has two daughters with her second ...

Celebs Who Should Avoid Celebrating National Junk Food Day

7/21/2010 8:16am EDT
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July 21 is "National Junk Food Day." It's a day to commemorate Little Debbies, Tasty Cakes, and Ho Hos. It's a day we don't have to feel guilty for shoving our faces with Fritos, Doritos, and Cheetos.

In the world of celebrity gossip, it is also a day to point out some stars who have been in the spotlight due to their weight issues (like Val Kilmer above).

Jessica Simpson is no stranger to the tabloids following her every move and pointing out a tiny little roll here or a section of cellulite there. She was recently placed on the "List of Fat Celebrities" on the NY Post website and has be...

Prince Harry Escapes Unharmed After Polo Fall

6/28/2010 9:09am EDT
Prince Harry
British royal Prince Harry narrowly escaped serious injury following a terrifying fall at a polo match in New York on Sunday. The 25 year old was taking part in the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic charity game on Governors Island, off Manhattan, to raise money for African orphans.

However, the star-studded crowd, which included Susan Sarandon, Mary J. Blige and Val Kilmer, was left fearing for the young royal after he was thrown from his horse and hit the ground hard.

Nonetheless, Harry escaped unscathed and after brushing himself off and catching his breath, he was back in the saddl...

Val Kilmer Sorry About Bashing New Mexico

6/24/2010 8:15am EDT
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Val Kilmer has publicly apologized to his New Mexico neighbors for critical remarks he has made about the state in past interviews.

The star accepted an offer from San Miguel County officials to explain himself and attended a commission meeting on Wednesday, where he attempted to make amends for sleights about New Mexicans, explaining he understood why locals would be upset when they "hear negative things about a place you love."

After hearing his comments, the officials granted the actor permission to rent out guest houses on his estate near Santa Fe.

But some neighbors, led by civil ri...

Val Kilmer's Neighbors:'We're Not Intimidated By Him'

6/22/2010 11:00am EDT
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Val Kilmer's neighbors in New Mexico have moved to block plans to turn his home into a bed and breakfast resort - insisting the actor must apologize for a series of negative comments he allegedly made about his adopted state.

The star has applied for planning permission to transform his expansive Pecos River Ranch near Santa Fe into a guesthouse, but local residents have lodged an official complaint with authorities. The group of unhappy residents claim they won't withdraw their objections until the MacGruber star says sorry for a series of remarks he is said to have made in a 2003 interv...

Val Kilmer Faces Racism Charges In New Mexico

6/7/2010 8:50am EDT
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Val Kilmer will have to defend himself against charges he's a racist if he wants permission to rent out guest houses on his estate near Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The actor's rural neighbors claim The Doors star has chased them away from a stretch of the Pecos River, which he owns, and they accuse the actor of racism. And their concerns have prompted local officials to shelve plans to allow Kilmer to rent out guesthouses on his ranch - until he explains himself. The actor is expected to attend a public meeting tabled by the San Miguel County Commission on June 23rd.

He tells the Albuquerque ...