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These Stars Have Been Married HOW MANY TIMES?

5/30/2014 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

4/24/2014 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

4/12/2014 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 ...

Hollywood Legend Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

4/7/2014 7:12pm EDT
Mickey Rooney
Legendary actor Mickey Rooney passed away from natural causes on Sunday at the age of 93.

According to, 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 ...

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

9/19/2012 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

5/21/2012 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

10/20/2011 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, 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

9/17/2011 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'

8/11/2011 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

3/26/2011 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

3/3/2011 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

2/3/2010 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

11/27/2008 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

9/23/2007 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...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 23

9/23/2006 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

8/5/2006 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.