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10 Celebrities Who Aren't Aging Well

October 1st, 2013 6:30pm EDT
Melanie Griffith
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. 

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Male Celebrities Who Have Had Plastic Surgery

October 1st, 2013 1:07pm EDT
Mickey Rourke
Usually we think about women when we think about plastic surgery in Hollywood. However, plenty of leading men had had some work done to keep their youthful appearance. Here are some male celebrities who have had plastic surgery...

Mickey Rourke

Despite never losing a matching during his three-year boxing career, the fights left Mickey's face disfigured. The actor says he went to the "wrong guy" for his cosmetic work. He had five operations on his nose and had to fix a broken cheekbone.

Bruce Jenner

Bruce had a facelift and nose job in the 80s during a rough period in his life. "I ...
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Celebrity Plastic Surgery Gone Bad

February 21st, 2013 8:07pm EST
Kim Novak
Most celebrities have had "a little work done" over the course of their careers, going for the usual nip here or tuck there to improve their appearance and keep themselves looking youthful enough to keep landing the big roles; and then there are the few dozen who have taken cosmetic surgery procedures to their most extreme.

Take former Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns, for instance. Known in the early 80s for his flamboyant, androgynous appearance, Burns has undergone several cosmetic surgeries -- likening them to simply "buying a new sofa" and saying it's something he'll always keep doing ...
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Mickey Rourke Toured Gay Bars To Get Into Character As Welsh Rugby Star

December 24th, 2012 5:02pm EST
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke was treated to a gay bar crawl around London as part of his preparations to play Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas in an upcoming biopic.

The Wrestler star has become close friends with the gay sportsman through working together on the currently untitled film, which will document Thomas' career and his place in history as the first high-profile rugby player to 'come out' as homosexual.

Thomas has now revealed he took Rourke on an unusual night out in London to give him an insight into the city's gay scene.

He tells Britain's Daily Star on Sunday newspaper, "When he was in Lond...
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Ben Kingsley In Talks To Play 'Iron Man' Villain

April 10th, 2012 9:48am EDT
Ben Kingsley
Oscar-winning Gandhi star Ben Kingsley is in talks to play the villain in the next Iron Man sequel, according to Hollywood trade reports.

The Hugo actor will follow Mickey Rourke as superhero Tony Stark's nemesis in Iron Man 3, if Variety rumors are true.

No details about his role or the film have been released, but Shane Black has replaced Jon Favreau as the director of the third film, which will hit cinemas next year.

Robert Downey, Jr. will return as Stark/Iron Man.
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11 Alcoholic Movie Characters In Honor Of St. Patrick's Day

March 16th, 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...
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Check Out 'Immortals' On 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Triple Play & DVD

March 13th, 2012 7:14am EDT
Immortals
A brave young stonemason assembles a fierce band of warriors to prevent an evil king from acquiring the artifact that will permit him to rule the world in "Immortals," an epic mythological fantasy from visionary filmmaker Tarsem Singh.

King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) is a brutal tyrant on a bloody mission to seek out the mythical Bow of Epirus. Should he succeed, even the gods of Olympus will be forced to bow before him. In his efforts to locate the invincible and elusive weapon, Hyperion leads his Heraklion army on a brutal rampage across Greece, razing every town in their path, and killin...
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Mickey Rourke & Kim Basinger Reteam For 'Black November'

February 11th, 2012 11:30am EST
Kim Basinger
Mickey Rourke is set to reunite with his "9 1/2 Weeks" co-star Kim Basinger for a new political thriller.

The actors, who starred in the raunchy 1986 drama together, will team up again for "Black November," with Rourke playing an unscrupulous oil company boss whose firm is responsible for destroying a number of villages in Nigeria.

Rourke and Basinger previously reunited in 2008 film "The Informers," but they didn't share any screen time and Rourke revealed they met for the first time in 23 years on the red carpet at the premiere.

"Black November," which also stars Anne Heche, is due for...
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Epic Battles Come To Life In 'Immortals,' On Blu-ray & DVD March 6

January 12th, 2012 9:45pm EST
Immortals
One brave warrior, touched by the gods, must overcome all odds to save mankind from a merciless and powerful tyrant when Immortals comes to Blu-ray and DVD on March 6th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Directed by visionary filmmaker Tarsem Singh and written by Charles Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides, the home entertainment release is chock-full of must-see bonus features including an alternate beginning, two alternate endings, deleted scenes and an amazing graphic novel, creating the ultimate viewing experience.

From the producers of 300, Mark Canton, Gianni Nunnari, and ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Johnny Handsome'

December 23rd, 2011 12:12pm EST
Johnny Handsome photo
Since Christmas is almost here and the holidays sometimes bring out the nostalgia in all of us, I thought why not examine a flick with a sensitive side. (But also a distinctive 'getting even' side as well!) Welcome to the...Forgotten Friday Flick! Sometimes style and substance can take an old idea and infuse new life, even to the point of five-star stardom. This week’s selection is no different; a fantastically memorable tale of revenge, romance and redemption all with a tasty twist. So let’s head down the path of no return and get a little as we examine famed Director Walter Hill’s hi...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Expendables: Extended Director's Cut'

December 14th, 2011 2:30pm EST
The Expendables photo
So you thought the last Stallone outing was already a decent guns and ammo treat? Well then feast your eyes on the upgrade via the new "The Expendables: Extended Director’s Cut" out Dec. 13 from Lionsgate. Does Stallone provide more backbone – check out the action stats below!

Title: "The Expendables: Extended Director’s Cut"

Grade: 4 1/2

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li

Director: Sylvester Stallone

Rating: Unrated

Runtime: 114 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate

Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

The Flick: Amidst the already blood and guts heavy previous...
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Blu-ray Review: '13'

November 17th, 2011 12:20pm EST
13 pic
How far would you go to get money you needed for family? And would you be willing to go as far as to take a life or even risk your own? So is the dilemma of the gun-to-the-head victims in the new flick "13" out on DVD and Blu-ray from the lovingly twisted folks over at Anchor Bay. Ready, aim...and check out the specs below!

Title: "13"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Sam Riley, Ray Winstone, Mickey Rourke

Director: Gela Babluani

Rating: R

Runtime: 90 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment

Website: www.anchorbayent.com

The Flick: "13" starts the typical way – down on h...
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Mickey Rourke Deems Carre Otis' Book 'Delusional And Narcissistic'

November 15th, 2011 8:28am EST
Mickey Rourke
Actor Mickey Rourke has accused his ex-wife of "chasing the buck" by detailing their relationship in a new book.

The Wrestler star wed Carre Otis in 1992 after they co-starred in movie Wild Orchid, but their tumultuous union was rocked by allegations of domestic abuse and the model/actress' heroin addiction. They divorced six years later.

In her new memoir, Beauty, Disrupted, Otis claims she only married Rourke because she was terrified he would kill himself if she turned down the offer - and the actor is unhappy with her allegations.

Rourke tells CNN talk show host Piers Morgan, "Fro...
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'Immortals' Beats 'Jack And Jill' At Weekend Box Office

November 14th, 2011 8:39am EST
Immortals
Director Tarsem Singh's stylish, ultra-violent action film "Immortals" has beaten Adam Sandler's gender-bending comedy "Jack & Jill" and Clint Eastwood and Leonardo Dicaprio's "J. Edgar" biopic to the top of the box office.

The 3D epic, which stars British actor Henry Cavill as ancient Greek hero Theseus and Mickey Rourke as bloodthirsty villain King Hyperion, hauled in $32 million in its opening weekend to take first place from Sandler's new release, which claimed a solid $26 million.

Former number one "Puss in Boots" fell to third place, comedy "Tower Heist" came in fourth and the new "...
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Mickey Rourke Dreads Movie Make-up

November 13th, 2011 3:15pm EST
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke hates sitting in the make-up chair for prosthetics fittings because he's claustrophobic.

The Wrestler star loved playing both King Hyperion in new film Immortals and Marv in Sin City, but he could have done without the makeovers.

He admits the Sin City shoot was particularly challenging: "I didn't like the three hours of make-up because you have to keep it on for 13 to 14 hours a day. It's latex and glue and that stuff that gets my eyes all red, some chemical. It's a nightmare.

"I remember I picked up some chick at a bar in Texas and I invited her to the set to have lunch a...
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Mickey Rourke Gets Raw And Emotional About Big Changes In His Life And His 'Piece Of Crap' Movies

November 10th, 2011 12:00pm EST
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke has never really played the Hollywood game. Sometimes it cost him his career, but recently some filmmakers found ways to bring out his best work and let him keep being Mickey Rourke. When he talks about those films, he’s as raw and honest as ever.

Immortals opens this weekend, with Rourke as the villain, King Hyperion. The ancient Greek legends of Theseus (Henry Cavill), his soldiers and the gods have to defeat Hyperion. With his hands and footprints now preserved in cement at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, it seems like things are looking up for Rourke, but he keeps it real.

Q:...
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Mickey Rourke Always Invites His Shrink, Dentist & Mechanic To Movie Premieres

November 10th, 2011 10:06am EST
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke always makes sure his psychiatrist gets a VIP pass to his movie premieres and parties as a thank you for helping him "fix" his life.

The star admits he has few friends in the entertainment industry and so when it comes to handing out red carpet tickets for events like Tuesday's "Immortals" premiere in Los Angeles, he makes sure his mechanic and dentist are catered for - and his longtime shrink always gets the royal treatment.

Rourke insists it's the least he can do for his pal, who is largely responsible for the actor's comeback.

He explains, "I did 13 years of therapy with...
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Mickey Rourke Driven To 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' By 50 Cent

November 9th, 2011 11:40pm EST
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Rapper 50 Cent stunned Mickey Rourke on Tuesday when he offered to give him a ride to his interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in his electric blue Rolls Royce.

The movie star was waiting for his taxi when the "In Da Club" singer rolled up in style and asked if Rourke needed a lift.

The actor says, "I hear, 'Hey, white boy, I'll give you a ride.' I'm starting to get in and he says, 'Woah, woah... what you got on your shoes...? Be careful with them nasty shoes. I don't know where you were walking.' It was Fiddy. He gave me a ride, dropped me off.

"I know him a little bit but I thought, 'Wow!' ...
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Mickey Rourke Explains Why He Quit 'In Bruges' Director's Latest Film

November 8th, 2011 10:02pm EST
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke has blasted moviemaker Martin McDonagh in a new Internet interview, calling the In Bruges director a "j*rk-off."

The Oscar winner cast Rourke in his new movie Seven Psychopaths but it's clear the two men didn't get along.

The actor has since departed the project and, asked to comment about his reasons for quitting the film he turned down a role in Sylvester Stallone's Expendables 2 for, Rourke tells Moviefone.com, "The director was a j*rk-off... who wanted a whole lot for nothing."

The Wrestler star adds, "He can go play with himself."

But it's clear not every Hollywood he...
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Ladies, Watch 'Immortals' For The Eye Candy (Photos)

November 8th, 2011 2:00pm EST
Immortals
"Immortals" centers on cutthroat King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) who tears Greece apart in search of a weapon capable of destroying the Gods and raining destruction upon all mankind.

When the Hyperions lay waste to his village and kill his mother, vengeful stonemason Theseus (Henry Cavill) emerges from the rubble determined to make the king pay for his crimes.

Kellan Lutz, who plays Poseiden, bulked up to 220 pounds film the film. He recently told Men's Fitness, "We were doing push-ups on top of the Humvees. We were throwing wheels and rocks. We were timing each other, betting who can ...
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Mickey Rourke & Jim Belushi Battle Health Problems

November 8th, 2011 8:28am EST
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke is facing a major muscle implant after tearing his bicep arm wrestling rugby players.

The 59-year-old movie star and one-time boxer has revealed that surgery he underwent to repair a tendon in his shoulder was unsuccessful and now he has to have another operation to fix the problem.

He tells WENN, "I lost my whole tendon. There's no muscle up here now. It looks like a 12 year old's arm.

"They have to put somebody's dead tendon in here... I'm going to have to have a cadaver tendon put in to fix it."

But at least he has a good story to tell about the injury: "I was arm wrest...
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Julia Roberts Just Couldn't Be Mean, Says 'Snow White' Director

November 1st, 2011 12:30pm EDT
Julia Roberts Snow White
In one of the competing Snow White film projects, Julia Roberts plays the evil queen to Lily Collins’ Snow White. America’s Sweetheart will have to be the ultimate fairy tale villain, but director Tarsem Singh said it just didn’t come naturally to the Pretty Woman.

“No, actually she would play this person and completely come down,” Singh said. “She would be really mean to Lily and I remember every time I turned around, she said, ‘That’s like being nasty to Bambi. You just can’t do it.’ So people deal with it differently.”

Singh just finished working with Mickey Rourke on Immortals. When R...
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Mickey Rourke Drops Out Of 'Expendables 2'

October 20th, 2011 11:25am EDT
Mickey Rourke
Actor Mickey Rourke has dropped out of the new Expendables movie to work alongside Colin Farrell on Seven Psychopaths, according to reports.

The Wrestler star, who played Tool in the first film in Sylvester Stallone's action franchise, was expected to resurrect his character again in 2012's The Expendables 2, alongside Jason Statham, Bruce Willis and Jean-Claude Van Damme.

But, now Rourke has decided to walk away from the film due to the low pay check and is in negotiations to star in Martin McDonagh's movie instead, according to Deadline.com.

Farrell takes the lead in the project abo...
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Props From 'Iron Man 2' Going On Sale

October 13th, 2011 4:15pm EDT
Iron Man 2
Props and costumes featured in Iron Man 2 are set to go under the hammer as part of a Marvel superhero auction.

Film fans will have the chance to bid on a number of items from the superhero sequel, including suits worn by Robert Downey, Jr. as entrepreneur-turned-crimefighter Tony Stark, as well as the catsuit Scarlett Johansson donned to play Black Widow Natalie Rushman.

The Propworx auction, which is being run on Liveauctioneers.com in conjunction with Marvel Studios, also features dresses worn by Gywneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts and the Whiplash suit worn by Mickey Rourke, which is expe...
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Mickey Rourke Threatened To Spear Himself With A Sword If Carre Otis Didn't Marry Him

October 11th, 2011 8:32am EDT
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke threatened to commit suicide if ex-wife Carre Otis didn't accept his marriage proposal because he couldn't live without her.

Otis and "The Wrestler" star had a tumultuous relationship and many were surprised when she agreed to become his wife in 1992, but now, in her memoir, "Beauty, Disrupted," the actress admits she only wed Rourke because she was terrified he would kill himself right before her very eyes if she turned down the offer.

In an excerpt, obtained by the New York Post, she writes, "I left Mickey in Miami (Florida) to pursue his new boxing career... But I wasn't ...
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Carre Otis Recalls Shooting Herself With Mickey Rourke's .357 Magnum

October 10th, 2011 8:41am EDT
Carre Otis
Carre Otis has revealed how it is a "miracle" she is alive after Mickey Rourke's loaded gun once accidentally went off in her purse, leaving a bullet lodged just inches away from her heart.

The "Wild Orchid" star wed first husband Rourke in 1992 and in her new memoir, "Beauty, Disrupted," she admits she nearly lost her life when the actor's gun, which he carried for safety, discharged and sent a bullet whizzing into her chest.

And Otis admits she kept the terrifying incident a secret for years so as to not attract bad publicity.

In an excerpt from the book in the New York Post, she expla...
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'Sin City' Sequel In The Works

July 22nd, 2011 2:34pm EDT
Sin City
Director Robert Rodriguez is heading back to the big screen with a sequel to his hit movie Sin City.

The 2005 film, based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller, boasted an all-star cast with appearances from Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen and Jessica Alba, and it won over cinema audiences and critics.

Rodriguez has long wanted to make a sequel, and he used an appearance at the Comic-Con convention in California on Thursday to announce the follow-up is nearly ready to go.

The moviemaker revealed the Sin City 2 script is almost finished, while he also announced plans for two seq...
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Mickey Rourke Laments Tearing His Bicep While Researching Rugby Role

June 30th, 2011 8:33am EDT
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke is left with a lasting reminder of his preparation to play rugby ace Gareth Thomas on the big screen, after tearing his bicep by arm wrestling with a bunch of players on a boozy night out.

The Wrestler star has signed up to tell the true story of Britain's first openly gay rugby player in an as-yet-untitled film and went on a night out with members of the Huddersfield Giants rugby team in the name of research.

However, after an arm wrestling competition got out of hand, Rourke was left with an injured muscle and a bruised ego.

Speaking on British TV show David Haye Vs he...
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Interview: 'Passion Play' Director Mitch Glazer On Rourke, Murray and Megan Fox With Wings

June 2nd, 2011 11:00am EDT
Passion Play photo
A sensual and mysterious Megan Fox – with wings. That alone should warrant multiple film viewings, but throw in some obsessed Mickey Rourke, sassy Kelly Lynch (love her!) and unsettling Bill Murray and you’ve got the new to DVD/Blu-ray flick "Passion Play" hitting shelves on May 31 from Image Entertainment. Rourke plays a washed-up jazz musician on the run from gangster Murray who happens upon angelic carnival bird woman Fox and sees a way to possibly wash his dirty slate clean. Rife with many twists and turns in a noir world where nothing is as it seems, the film is the directorial debu...
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Colin Farrell Gets A Career Do-Over

May 25th, 2011 3:24pm EDT
Colin Farrell
It’s rare in Hollywood for an actor to get a second chance at a career. The most recent example of a career rebirth is Mickey Rourke whose performance in Darren Aronofsky’s “The Wrestler” not only earned him an Oscar nomination, but gave him a new life as a serious and respected actor. In 1994, Quentin Tarantino pulled John Travolta out of the wreckage of his previously successful career and cast him in one of his most iconic roles as the hitman Vincent in “Pulp Fiction.”

Now, Colin Farrell is trying to re-start his career not as the star of mindless action movies (which he quickly became ...
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