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20 Celebrities Who've Been Married 5 Times Or More

May 30th, 2014 1:15am EDT
20 Celebrities Who've Been Married 5 Times Or More
Reality star Kim Kardashian wed for the third time last weekend, but that's nothing in terms of Hollywood marriages. Many stars have walked down the aisle four, five or even nine times. Hopefully, these stars have strong prenuptial agreements in place!

"Fargo" star Billy Bob Thornton has been married five times, most famously to actress Angelina Jolie. She was his last, and final, wife. The pair met on the set of "Pushing Tin," and he broke off his engagement to actress Laura Dern to be with Jolie. The couple made headlines for their bizarre behavior, including wearing vials of each other...

Get Shorty: Hollywood's 15 Shortest Actors

April 24th, 2014 4:03pm EDT
Verne Troyer
Stars come in all shapes and sizes, and these actors prove your height doesn't decide your talent. Here are 15 of Hollywood's shortest actors.

Verne Troyer, 2'8". Verne got his start as a stuntman (he did stunts for an infant in Baby's Day Out), but is widely known as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series.

Peter Dinklage, 4'5". Dinklage is now well known for his work on the series Game of Thrones as Tyrion Lannister. When asked if he should be the "spokesman for little people," he said, "I don't know what I would say. Everyone's different. Every person my size has a different life, a di...

Mickey Rooney To Be Buried Near Hollywood Icons

April 12th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Mickey ROoney
After a dispute over his final resting place, it's been decided that Mickey Rooney will be buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Rooney, 93, died on Sunday from natural causes and complications due to diabetes.

The actor's wife, Janice Rooney, and attorney Mike Augustine butted heads over his final resting place but reached an agreement over the actor's final wish.

Augustine, Trustee of Rooney's estate, told People: "I just signed the settlement papers."

The actor's wife originally wanted the burial to take place in Westlake, where the couple lived together until 2012. She relented ...

Mickey Rooney burial place revealed

April 11th, 2014 6:20am EDT
Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney will be laid to rest in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
The body of the Hollywood legend - who passed away on Sunday (04.06.14) aged 93 from natural causes and complications due to diabetes - had been at the center of a dispute between his attorney Mike Augustine and his wife Janice Rooney, but they have now reached an agreement and the actor's final wish will be granted.
Mr. Augustine, Trustee of Mickey's estate, told People: "I just signed the settlement papers."
Janice had wanted the burial to take place in Westlake, where the couple lived together until 2012, but has now a...

Mickey Rooney's family settles on Hollywood burial site

April 11th, 2014 3:00am EDT
Mickey Rooney
The family members of late actor Mickey Rooney have settled their dispute over a burial site and have decided to make Hollywood Forever Cemetery his final resting place.

The Hollywood legend died on Sunday (06Apr14) aged 93, and his body had remained unclaimed in Los Angeles' Forest Lawn Cemetery mortuary while his conservator and attorney Michael Augustine, and Rooney's estranged wife, Janice Rooney, debated on where to take his remains.

Augustine filed court papers in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday (08Apr14) banning Janice and her son Chris Aber from removing Mickey from Forest ...

Mickey Rooney leaves entire estate to stepson

April 9th, 2014 6:20am EDT
Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney has left his modest estate to one of his stepsons.
The late actor - who passed away on Sunday (04.06.14) aged 93 from natural causes and complications due to diabetes - signed his will on March 11 and called for his stepson and full-time carer Mark Aber and his wife Charlene to be the sole beneficiaries of his estate, which is valued at only $18,000.
Despite starting his iconic acting career aged just 18 months, the star claimed he had lost most of his fortune because of elder abuse and financial mismanagement by another one of his stepsons, according to USA Today.
Mickey's wi...

Mickey Rooney cuts wife and children from his will

April 9th, 2014 3:10am EDT
Mickey Rooney
Late actor Mickey Rooney cut his estranged wife and children from his will by leaving his estate worth $18,000 (£10,751) to his stepson, Mark Rooney.

The Hollywood legend died on Sunday (06Apr14) at the age of 93 due to natural causes, including complications related to diabetes.

Rooney's will was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday (08Apr14), nearly a month after he signed it, leaving his stepson Mark, and Mark's wife, as the sole beneficiaries of his $18,000 estate.

He designated his attorney, Michael Augustine to be the executor, specifically detailing that he did not want ...

Hollywood Legend Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

April 7th, 2014 7:12pm EDT
Mickey Rooney
Legendary actor Mickey Rooney passed away from natural causes on Sunday at the age of 93.

According to TMZ.com, Rooney had been in ill health at the time of his death.

The veteran actor was born Joseph Yule, Jr., and began his career as part of his parents' vaudeville act when he was just 17 months old. He went on to land bit parts in films after his mother moved him to Hollywood, where he attended the Hollywood Conservatory of Music and Arts, a school for child actors. Some of his classmates included "Wizard of Oz" star Judy Garland, Lana Turner and TV judge Joseph Wapner, the latter of ...

Mickey Rooney has died

April 7th, 2014 2:20am EDT
Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney has died.
The veteran actor - who began his career when he was just 18 months old - passed away yesterday (04.06.14) aged 93 from natural causes following a lengthy period of ill health, TMZ reports.
In his lengthy career, the 'Hardy Boys' star was nominated for four Academy Awards and received two special Oscars for his work, and in 1939 was the film industry's biggest box office draw, largely thanks to his portrayal of Andy Hardy in a 15-movie series, and frequent pairings with fellow starlet Judy Garland.
He began his career in his parents' vaudeville act, Yule and Carter, ...

Mickey Rooney dies at 93

April 7th, 2014 12:20am EDT
Mickey Rooney
Hollywood veteran Mickey Rooney has died, aged 93.

The actor passed away on Sunday (06Apr14). The cause of his death has not been released.

Rooney's career spanned over nine decades. He started acting as a child and accumulated over 300 credits, including the 16 films he made as America's boy next door, Andy Hardy.

In the 1938 film Love Finds Andy Hardy, he starred opposite Judy Garland, who went on to become his frequent co-star. The following year they appeared in the movie musical Babes in Arms, which earned Rooney an Oscar nomination.

He accumulated three more Academy Award nominati...

Early Mickey Rooney film unearthed in the Netherlands

March 31st, 2014 3:20am EDT
Mickey Rooney
A lost Mickey Rooney film featuring the actor in his first lead role is set to be restored following its discovery in the Netherlands.

Mickey's Circus, which dates back to 1927, was among a treasure trove of early American silent movies identified from a collection of nitrate prints in Holland.

The comedy starred Rooney at just six years old as kids' circus ringleader Mickey McGuire.

Now that film, along with other 1920s productions such as The Backyard, starring Oliver Hardy, crime drama For the Defense and cartoon Koko's Queen are to be preserved and brought back into public view than...

Leonardo DiCaprio starstruck by Mickey Rooney at Hollywood event

January 8th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Mickey Rooney
Leonardo DiCaprio was left starstruck after meeting veteran actor Mickey Rooney at a Hollywood event over the weekend (04-05Jan14).

The Great Gatsby star attended the Paramount Pictures luncheon on Sunday (05Jan14) in California, where he scored an autographed poster from one of The Babes on Broadway actor's movies.

A source tells the New York Daily News, "Leo was on cloud nine about it. They spent a fair amount of time talking about old movies together."

Clint Eastwood & 10 Other Actors Over Age 80 Who Keep Working

September 19th, 2012 8:00am EDT
Clint Eastwood trouble with the curve
At 82, Clint Eastwood is still very much involved in the movie making business. This weekend he plays an aging baseball scout in "Trouble With The Curve."

Gus Lobel (Eastwood) is losing his sight and hits the road with his estranged daughter Mickey (Amy Adams) to pursue a promising young ballplayer. On their roadtrip from Georgia to North Carolina, the father and daughter learn just how much they have in common.

Eastwood also keeps his plate full directing. His recent films include "Invictus," "Hereafter," "J. Edgar" and "A Star is Born."

Some stars hit their 70s and quit acting (cough....

10 Celebrities Who've Married Multiple Times

May 21st, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez 1
You would think after a few attempts at marriage that some celebrities would have more of a success rate with the third time around, but that doesn't seem to be the case for these 10 celebs that have been very successful with their careers, but not so successful with their marriages.

In fact there are a couple on the list that have taken the sacred vows eight times. Spoiler Alert! They are all still alive so favorites like Elizabeth Taylor who married eight times and Zsa Zsa Gabor who married nine times are not on the list.

But the cool thing is that you can make assumptions about who wil...

Mickey Rooney's Assistant Hits Back At Abuse And Fraud Claims

October 20th, 2011 11:15pm EDT
Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney's former assistant has dismissed reports she defrauded the Hollywood veteran, insisting she simply discouraged him from investing in "get rich quick schemes."

Lawyers for the 90 year old actor recently filed papers against Cindy Smith, who reportedly worked for Rooney from 1984 to 1991 and again from 2000 to 2010, alleging she defrauded the star and was emotionally cruel to him.

Smith has now submitted her own court documents, obtained by TMZ.com, claiming that she looked out for the star's best interests.

She also alleges Rooney was a tough employer, declaring, "Mickey was...

Mickey Rooney Sues His Stepson

September 17th, 2011 7:30am EDT
Mickey Rooney
Hollywood veteran Mickey Rooney has launched a lawsuit against his stepson, accusing him of tricking the star out of millions of dollars.

The Babes on Broadway actor won a restraining order against Christopher Aber and his wife earlier this year amid claims Aber had been attempting to convince the star to sign over control of his assets, leaving the 90 year old fearing for his safety. Rooney's attorney Michael Augustine was appointed temporary conservator of his legal and financial affairs in March.

Now the actor is suing Aber, accusing him of spending the star's money "as if it were hi...

Blu-ray Review: 'The Fox And The Hound 1 & 2'

August 11th, 2011 11:12am EDT
Fox and hound photo
Ready to ring in both the old and new – animated style? Then look no further then the now available Blu-ray 30th Anniversary combo release of both the original "The Fox and the Hound" and its sequel "The Fox and the Hound II" from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Check out the Hi-Def specs and animated visual skinny below!

Title: "The Fox and the Hound 1 & 2" (30th Anniversary Edition)

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Voices of Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Patrick Swayze

Director: Various

Rating: G

Runtime: 83 minutes/69 minutes

Release Company: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainm...

Mickey Rooney's Conservatorship Made Permanent

March 26th, 2011 6:15pm EDT
Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney's legal and financial affairs will remain under the permanent control of his lawyer after a judge in Los Angeles ruled his conservatorship should stay in place indefinitely.

The veteran actor's attorney Michael Augustine was appointed temporary conservator in February after the Oscar-winner filed court papers claiming his step-son Christopher Aber had been trying to convince him to sign over control of his assets.

The 90 year old alleged he feared for his safety and in a sworn declaration to the court, Augustine claimed he had found $400,000 missing from one of the star's ...

Mickey Rooney Asks Senate To Help Stop Elderly Abuse

March 3rd, 2011 8:59am EST
Mickey Rooney
Movie veteran Mickey Rooney is leading the charge against elderly abuse after urging leading politicians to create new laws that protect the aged from greedy family members and supposed carers.

The star appeared before a Senate committee in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday and urged the politicians to do what they could to make sure other elderly Americans don't suffer the same fate he claims he has faced at the hands of his family members.

Rooney, 90, told the committee he felt "scared, disappointed... and angry" when one member of his family took control of his personal and financial affai...

Our Favorite Short Celebrities

February 3rd, 2010 2:39pm EST
Reese Witherspoon
In honor of our shortest month, February, we compiled a list of some of our favorite short celebrities - starting with the lovely Reese Witherspoon (5' 2").

Verne Troyer, 2' 8"

Notable Works: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Love Guru

Danny DeVito, 5'

Notable Works: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Be Cool, Drowning Mona, Batman Returns

Gary Coleman, 4' 8"

Notable Works: Diff'rent Strokes

Mickey Rooney, 5' 3"

Notable Works: Boy's Town, Baby Face Nelson, The Black Stallion

Peter Dinklage, 4'5"

Notable Works:...

ABC Family's Annual '25 Days Of Christmas' Kicks Off Monday, Dec. 1

November 27th, 2008 9:00am EST
25 Days Of Christmas
With over 200 hours of holiday programming this premiere event features Mickey Rooney reprising his role as Santa Claus in ABC Family's new original special "A Miser Brothers' Christmas," a sequel to the holiday classic The Year Without a Santa Claus on Saturday, December 13 at 8PM ET/PT.

As the holiday season approaches, ABC Family launches its eleventh year of "25 Days of Christmas" featuring over 200 hours of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family from December 1- 25. Viewers will celebrate the season with all-new original movies and specials and, of course, the return of...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 23

September 23rd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Ani DiFranco
Happy Birthday to Cascada singer Natalie Horler (1981), "Son of the Beach" actress Jaime Bergman (1975), WWE star Matt Hardy (1974), prolific folk singer Ani DiFranco (1970), "All of Us" actress LisaRaye (1966), "Transamerica" actress Elizabeth Pena (1959), "Seinfeld" actor Jason Alexander (1959), "The Boss" Bruce Springsteen (1949), actress Mary Kay Place (1947), Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias (1943), blues musician Roy Buchanan (1939; d. 1988), "Green Acres" actor Tom Lester (1938), prolific pianist Ray Charles (1930; d. 2004), legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane (1926; d. 1967), "Pe...

Mickey Rooney Wants A Knighthood

June 26th, 2007 3:23pm EDT
Mickey Rooney
Veteran star Mickey Rooney has lavished praise on the British Isles, and admits he's desperate to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. The Oscar-winning actor, whose father was Scottish, insists the U.K. is a "special place" for him, and he loves the reception he gets from fans when he visits.

The 86-year-old says, "I love Britain. With my father being Scots and having been in England during the war, it's a special place to me and I love audiences there. I'd love to be knighted by the Queen - that would be my life's dream. Elizabeth Taylor is a Dame, so I suppose I could be a knight."


Mickey Rooney: 'Today's Hollywood Lacks Class And Dignity'

June 26th, 2007 10:27am EDT
Mickey Rooney
Veteran actor Mickey Rooney has launched a scathing attack on the current state of Hollywood - claiming today's stars "lack class and dignity". The 86-year-old concedes he is saddened by the attitude of actors and actresses in Tinsel town in recent years, and insists they "don't know what it means to be stars."

He says, "Most of the people today... no-one can teach you how to act. Method acting! Huh! Spencer Tracy never went to acting school. Clark Gable, Jimmy Cagney, Edward G. Robinson... never. Today's stars, they don't know what it means to be stars. They have too much money too ...

Mickey Rooney Headlines Pantomime 'Cinderella'

June 18th, 2007 1:33pm EDT
Mickey Rooney
Veteran Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney has signed to star in a theater production of Cinderella in England this Christmas. The 86-year-old will play Baron Hardup in the pantomime at the Sunderland Empire, alongside former pop star Michelle Heaton.

Rooney's wife of 25 years, Jan, will play the Fairy Godmother. The show will debut December 8th.

-Check out Mickey Rooney's Biography

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Woman Goes To Jail for Stealing Frank Sinatra Heirlooms, Recordings

October 5th, 2006 1:12pm EDT
Frank Sinatra
A woman has been sentenced to 30 months for stealing prized heirlooms and original Frank Sinatra recordings from the estate of late Hollywood star Ava Gardner. Prosecutors say Renee Sykes took more than $1 million worth of property between 2001 and 2005 when she worked as a nurse caring for Gardner's older sister, Myra Pearce.

Gardner's closest living relative inherited the estate after the actress died in 1990. Her property included souvenirs from Ava's marriages to actor Mickey Rooney, bandleader Artie Shaw and Sinatra.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Ne...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 23

September 23rd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Ani DiFranco
Happy Birthday to Cascada singer Natalie Horler (1981), "Son of the Beach" actress Jaime Bergman (1975), WWE star Matt Hardy (1974), prolific folk singer Ani DiFranco (1970), "All of Us" actress LisaRaye (1966), "Transamerica" actress Elizabeth Pena (1959), "Seinfeld" actor Jason Alexander (1959), "The Boss" Bruce Springsteen (1949), actress Mary Kay Place (1947), Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias (1943), blues musician Roy Buchanan (1939; d. 1988), "Green Acres" actor Tom Lester (1938), prolific pianist Ray Charles (1930; d. 2004), legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane (1926; d. 1967), "Pe...

Mickey Rooney To Attend 'Twilight Zone' Convention

August 5th, 2006 12:07pm EDT
Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney and 16 other actors will attend the 2006 Twilight Zone Convention, August 12-13, in the Grand Ballroom of New Jersey's Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. This will be his first-ever appearance at an East Coast collectors' show.

Rooney gave a tour de force solo performance in the 1963 "Twilight Zone" episode, "The Last Night of a Jockey." Written by Rod Serling, the creator of the 1959-1964 Emmy Award winning series, it is the only “Twilight Zone” episode in which only one actor appears, either in image or voice.

Hometown Post Office Pays Tribute to Ava Gardner

March 23rd, 2006 10:14am EST
Late movie icon Ava Gardner has been honored with her own post office in the county where she grew up. Smithfield Post Office in Johnston County, North Carolina, was renamed the "Ava Gardner Post Office" after President George W. Bush signed legislation on Monday.

The Night Of The Iguana actress was beloved in North Carolina throughout her life, and as well as becoming a huge Hollywood star, Gardner had high-profile marriages to Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw and Frank Sinatra.

She died in 1990, aged 67.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Ben Stiller Comedy To Feature Mickey Rooney, Dick Van Dyke

January 26th, 2006 11:03am EST
Ben Stiller
Veteran funnymen Mickey Rooney and Dick Van Dyke are set to return to the big screen to star in Ben Stiller's new comedy "Night at the Museum." The pair will play security guards at New York City's famous Museum Of Natural History. In the film, Stiller will play a bumbling security guard who accidentally lets loose an ancient curse that causes the extinct animals and insects on display to come to life and wreak havoc.

Director Shawn Levy is looking forward to filming inside the actual museum. He says, "We're going to shoot several days with Ben and several of the other cast members in...

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