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Mickey Rourke Apologizes For Slamming 'Passion Play'

April 20th, 2011 8:35am EDT
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Mickey Rourke is making amends with Passion Play director Mitch Glazer after publicly slamming the film, insisting he was in a bad mood when he branded it a "terrible movie."

The actor ranted about the drama in a recent interview with New York Magazine's Vulture column and claimed the reason the film is set for a limited release was because it's "not very good."

Now Rourke, who plays a musician in Passion Play, has backtracked on his comments, admitting they were made in haste.

He tells Vulture, "Hey, guys. When I talked to you, I was at a party. It was loud and crowded, I was in a s*...
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Mickey Rourke & Megan Fox Star In 'Passion Play' - Rourke Calls It 'Terrible'

April 17th, 2011 7:27pm EDT
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Mickey Rourke has shrugged off bad reviews of his latest movie Passion Play, conceding the film was given a limited release because "it's not very good."

The Wrestler star appears alongside Megan Fox playing a musician who saves a winged circus freak from a mob boss.

The movie was savaged by critics after it premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and initial reports suggested it would go straight to DVD. It will be given a limited run in a small number of theaters next month, but Rourke insists he is not bothered by the movie's lack of success.

He tells New York Magazi...
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15 Celebrity Faces That Make Us Nauseous

March 21st, 2011 11:57pm EDT
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While the NCAA tournament has their sweet sixteen, we here at Starpulse present our sour sixteen of celebrity faces. Some of these celebrity faces have been affected by plastic surgery. And some have been affected by bad genetics. But all of these faces have one thing in common - they're UGLY! The following celebrity faces are so ugly, you may have to run to the bathroom to vomit from looking at them for too long.

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson is often criticized for being a negative influence on children because of his violent and sexually explicit music lyrics. But what Manson shou...
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Mickey Rourke To Remove Teeth For Rugby Role

January 3rd, 2011 8:41am EST
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Mickey Rourke is planning to remove his two front teeth so he can realistically portray gap-toothed Welsh rugby ace Gareth Thomas on the big screen.

The actor has signed up to tell the true story of Britain's first openly gay rugby star and is already taking lessons to speak in Thomas' Welsh accent.

And Rourke is reportedly planning to go even further for the role - he will remove his capped front incisors to replicate the sports star's gappy smile, which was the result of a particularly nasty onfield tackle.

Thomas' agent, Emanuele Palladino, tells Britain's Daily Express, "Mickey in...
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Vampires Win Big At Scream Awards (Hot Pics!)

October 18th, 2010 7:56am EDT
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Vampires ruled at the 2010 Scream Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday night with "Twilight's" Kristen Stewart and the cast of TV drama "True Blood" winning big prizes at the city's Greek Theater.

Stewart picked up the Best Fantasy Actress honour at the event, held to applaud all things sci-fi, and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" was named Best Fantasy Movie. It was also a big night for "True Blood," which picked up Best TV Show from number one fan Marilyn Manson.

The drama also claimed the Holy Sh--! Scene of the Year accolade for its much-publicized head-twisting sex encounter, while "True Bl...
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'Iron Man 2' Hits Stores Sept. 28; Get A Limited Edition At Target!

September 22nd, 2010 7:05am EDT
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As Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) owns up to being Iron Man before the world press, Anton Vanko lies dying in Russia. Years ago, Anton worked with Tony's father to create a new source of energy. But greed got the best of Anton, and now as he slips away, his son, Ivan (Mickey Rourke), vows to make Tony pay for the sins of his father.

Meanwhile, Tony fends off efforts from smarmy Senator Stern (Garry Shandling) and military weapons expert Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) to divulge the secrets of his powerful Iron Man suit. The powers that be are concerned that Tony's technology may fall i...
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Top Ten Worst Celebrity Nose Jobs

September 20th, 2010 10:00am EDT
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It's become the norm in Hollywood for celebrities to have nose surgery or rhinoplasty to correct the proportions and appearance of their noses. Some celebrities have the surgery to improve their image and advance their careers, while others do it to boost their self-esteem. More times than none, nose surgeries are botched and leave these celebrities looking like creatures from the Blue Lagoon. The following list of celebrities should sue their plastic surgeons, if it's not too late, for giving them horri...
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Jean-Claude Van Damme Refused To Lose To Jet Li In 'Expendables' Fight

August 17th, 2010 8:23am EDT
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Jean-Claude Van Damme refused to appear in Sylvester Stallone's all-star action film The Expendables, because he would have to lose a fight to Jet Li.

Stallone corralled a hit-list of Hollywood hard men to appear in the film, but Universal Soldier star Van Damme turned him down, because the Belgian martial arts expert failed to get the movie's satirical undertones.

Stallone tells Britain's Sunday Times, "I wanted to set Jean-Claude against Jet Li, but he didn't want to lose to Jet. He didn't think that was cool. But that's why it would be cool; to have Jean-Claude beaten by the other ma...
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'The Expendables' Boasts An Action Movie Dream Team

August 11th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
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All across the country, fans of the explosive action movies of the 80s are about to have their thirst for old school ass kicking quenched by “The Expendables” whose cast is a veritable dream team of action stars. On August 13, testosterone junkies will have their fill of macho dialogue and gratuitous explosions. In order to be appropriately prepared for what will be a glorious disaster of cheesy filmmaking, here’s a quick rundown of the cast.

Co-writer and director Sylvester Stallone heads the cast as the leader of a group of mercenaries who travel to South America to overthrow a dictator,...
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Katie Price In Thigh Highs And A Semi-See Through Dress - Hot Or Not?

August 10th, 2010 1:31pm EDT
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Katie Price looked like a street walker when she walked the red carpet at the U.K. premiere of "The Expendables" in London on Monday. What do you think of her thigh-high stockings and see-through dress?

In the film, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Jet Li star as a group of mercenaries who undertake a near-impossible operation to overthrow a dictator in South America. Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Terry Crews, and UFC star Randy Couture co-star in the action-packed production.

Sylvester is convinced "The Expendables" will break box office records for featuring "the ugl...
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Will There Be Any Surprise Movie Gems in August?

August 10th, 2010 11:14am EDT
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This past weekend, “The Other Guys,” starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, unseated “Inception” for the top spot at the box office. Notorious for mediocre movies, August is typically the worst month of the year for any moviegoer who craves an inspired experience at the theater.

This August, however, may be different as “The Other Guys” has already gotten solid reviews from critics and a $35 million opening weekend. The re-teaming of Ferrell and writer/director Adam McKay has already spiced up the box office for the early part of August and several other titles makes one wonder if the re...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World,' 'The Expendables,' & More

August 9th, 2010 9:00am EDT
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Last week I had the amazing opportunity to interview Edgar Wright, the director of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, as well as cast members Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman, and Anna Kendrick. Michael and Jason are very funny in person and had some hilarious thing to say about their physical training for the film. Definitely check out the story here if you have not already. A review will be posted later this week on the movie’s release date.

“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”hits the box office this week with Sylvester Stallone’s action epic The Expendables, the Julia Roberts drama “Eat Pray L...
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Sylvester Stallone Made No Money From 'Rocky Balboa'

August 7th, 2010 9:00am EDT
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Sylvester Stallone is glad his sixth Rocky movie salvaged his film career - but he made no money from the film's $200 million profit.

The Hollywood legend boosted his dwindling popularity by revisiting his most famous franchise for a final installment, Rocky Balboa, in 2006. The bold move worked, and he went on to make a fourth Rambo film in 2008 before teaming up with fellow big-screen action men Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke for new movie The Expendables.

And Stallone is adamant making the 2006 boxing picture was a wise decision - even though he has not banked any of the film's enorm...
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Sylvester Stallone: 'We Had The Ugliest Group Of Guys On The Planet In One Movie'

August 5th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
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Sylvester Stallone is convinced his new blockbuster The Expendables will break box office records for featuring "the ugliest group of guys on the planet in one movie."

The actor/director hired a stellar ensemble of action stars including Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke and Arnold Schwarzenegger for the upcoming film, which follows the story of an elite group of mercenaries sent to overthrow a ruthless South American dictator.

Stallone jokes that the ageing Hollywood hard men are well past their prime, but he's "proud" to have gathered such an "ugly" group of actors.

He tells Fox News, "I t...
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Mickey Rourke To Tackle Gay Rugby Star In New Film?

July 19th, 2010 8:08am EDT
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Mickey Rourke is in talks to put on his rugby boots and tackle a new movie role based on the true story of a homosexual sports ace.

The Wrestler actor met up with British rugby star Gareth Thomas last week to discuss a proposal to bring the sportsman's tale to the big screen. Thomas hit headlines last year when he became the first rugby union player to openly 'come out' and when Rourke read about the star's story on a recent trip to Britain, he immediately arranged a meeting to talk about the possibility of playing him in a film.

A spokesman for Thomas' management company tells Wales on...
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Megan Fox's Tattoo Tribute To Mickey Rourke

June 15th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
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Megan Fox has a permanent reminder of the time she spent working with Mickey Rourke - she went under the needle for a tattoo tribute in his honor.

The Transformers actress became close friends with the actor while they were filming upcoming movie Passion Play. Fox has previously spoken of her "love" and admiration for Rourke, and now admits the body art she recently had inked on her ribs was inspired by their blossoming friendship.

She tells MTV.com, "I actually got a tattoo that is sort of in honor of him. It's on my ribs. I don't know if it's been photographed yet, but it'll come out ...
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Mickey Rourke Vows Not To Cheat On Girlfriend

May 11th, 2010 11:56am EDT
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Mickey Rourke is determined to remain faithful to his girlfriend, insisting he couldn't live with himself if he cheated.

The Wrestler star has been dating Russian model Anastasia Makarenko since meeting her at a magazine photo-shoot last year and claims it's his most serious relationship in years. And Rourke has vowed not to ruin their romance by returning to his womanizing ways - because he's learning to be accountable for his actions.

He tells Britain's OK! magazine, "I haven't f**ked around on her. I haven't been that way in 23 years so this is new for me and it's not easy. Sure, I ...
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'Iron Man 2' Is A Thoroughly Satisfying Sequel

May 7th, 2010 9:36am EDT
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After Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. blew away audiences with the box office smash “Iron Man” in 2008, fans almost instantly demanded a sequel to the metal hero’s first outing. Making the follow up to such a monumental action film though, seemed like an uphill battle when Favreau’s return as a director seemed uncertain and actor Terrence Howard was replaced by Don Cheadle as Tony Stark’s pal Jim Rhodes.

Thankfully Paramount got its priorities straight and decided to lure Favreau back for another movie. However an ambitious release plan for May 2010 meant a screenplay would be hastily ...
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Iggy Pop, Melanie Griffith, Others Named Ugliest Celebrities Alive (See Photos!)

May 7th, 2010 9:19am EDT
Iggy Pop
Wrinkly rocker Iggy Pop has the ugliest face in showbiz, according to a new poll.

The 63-year-old Stooges star has landed the dishonor in a survey of celebrities the public believes has the "worst" face.

The weathered frontman finished ahead of U.K. glamour model Jodie Marsh, while tanned fashion designer Donatella Versace came third, according to 1,300 people polled by cosmetic surgery advice group The Good Surgeon Guide.

Cher, Dead or Alive's Pete Burns, "Iron Man 2" star Mickey Rourke, former supermodel Janice Dickinson, and Melanie Griffith also made the top ten.

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Mickey Rourke Recovering From Arm Wrestling Accident

May 4th, 2010 11:53am EDT
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Mickey Rourke has been left with permanent damage to his right arm after surgery failed to repair a torn muscle which was ripped from the bone during an arm wrestling match.

The Wrestler star, 57, was celebrating being crowned International Man of the Year at last September's GQ Man of the Year awards in London when he befriended the members of an English rugby team. The Huddersfield Giants players challenged the star to a round of friendly arm wrestling matches, and Rourke held his own until one hulking player stepped up and tore the actor's arm muscle from the bone.

Rourke recalls, "T...
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Robert Downey Jr. Confirms 'Iron Man 3'

April 29th, 2010 11:47am EDT
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Robert Downey Jr. has confirmed Iron Man will return for a third time - but the sequel will have to wait until after The Avengers movie is completed.

The actor returns as entrepreneur-turned-superhero Tony Stark in Iron Man 2, opposite Gwyneth Paltrow, Mickey Rourke and Scarlett Johansson.

Downey, Jr. will reprise the character for comic book collaboration The Avengers, which will see Iron Man team up with The Hulk, Thor and Captain America on the big screen, but the star already has ideas for Iron Man 3.

He tells MTV news, "I think it's (Iron Man 3) going to go down. (Although The Av...
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Gwyneth Paltrow's Gorgeous Gams

April 28th, 2010 11:26am EDT
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Gwyneth Paltrow certainly has some gorgeous gams. She showed up at the Los Angeles premiere of "Iron Man 2" in a simple ensemble - a white jacket with white shorts. But while Gwynnie's seemingly halfway to crazy with some of the things she says and advice she gives, We. Love. Those. Legs!

The actress must have plenty of time to work out, which explains her need for a nanny. Gwyneth and husband Chris Martin have two kids, Apple, 5, and 4-year-old Moses, and for years they refused to employ a nanny - with Paltrow taking time out from acting to focus on motherhood. Not anymore!

She expla...
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Olivia Munn's Tight Little Number At The 'Iron Man 2' Premiere - Hot Or Not?

April 27th, 2010 11:02pm EDT
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Is it just us or does this dress make Olivia Munn's breasts look like they're hanging low? She showed up to the "Iron Man 2" premiere in Los Angeles yesterday wearing this tight little number. What do you think - hot or not?

The actress and "The Attack Of The Show!" host recently posed naked for PETA, publicly condemning circuses that use animals. She explained, "I had seen a video online about the mistreatment and abuse of these elephants at the Ringling Bros. circus event, and I was brought to tears."

Last month she was spotted buying condoms from a sex store. She admits the embarrassi...
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Mickey Rourke Slams Unnamed Actress Who 'S**ts Herself' When The Cameras Start Rolling

April 27th, 2010 8:25am EDT
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Mickey Rourke has got movie gossips guessing about the actress he hated working with after confessing to teaming up with "a pain in the a**" in a recent movie.

The "Iron Man 2" star reveals the actress in question has fooled everyone into thinking she's "a lot better than she is."

Rourke tells MovieHole.net, "I worked with an actress recently who, despite having a reputation as a good actress, s**ts herself when that little red light comes on. She's fooled everyone into thinking she's a lot better than she is. Working with someone like that is a pain in the a**."

One actress who definite...
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Dress Battle: Scarlett Johansson Vs. Gwyneth Paltrow At The 'Iron Man 2' Photocall

April 26th, 2010 11:02am EDT
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Scarlett Johansson and Gwyneth Paltrow must have coordinated their outfits before stepping out for the "Iron Man 2" photocall in Los Angeles on Friday. They both opted for gray dresses, but which actress has the better figure?

In the follow-up film, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is pitted against his Russian arch nemesis, Whiplash (Mickey Rourke), and corporate rival Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell). Also making their Marvel debuts are Johansson as the sexy Russian spy Black Widow, and Don Cheadle, who takes over the role of Colonel James Rhodes from Terrence Howard. Gwyneth Paltrow returns ...
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Ash From Iceland Volcano Blocking Stars From UK Movie Premieres

April 19th, 2010 2:04pm EDT
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Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano continues to pump ash into the air, causing a headache for those depending on air travel to and from the UK - where the ash is currently covering airspace. Now, those affected include stars from Iron Man 2, The Last Song, and The Joneses.

Miley Cyrus and boyfriend Liam Hemsworth planned on appeared for a charity event tied in with their movie The Last Song. But with travel plans stifled, the event coordinators have been left scrambling to make sure people attend the event.

Demi Moore was to dazzle the red carpet for The Joneses, but the UK premiere will ...
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Robert Downey, Jr. Baffled By Mickey Rourke's 'Dead Dog' Routine

April 11th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
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Robert Downey, Jr. was left baffled on the set of Iron Man 2 when his co-star Mickey Rourke asked for pictures of his dead dogs to be held up on set during emotional scenes.

The Hollywood actor has revived the superhero for an upcoming sequel, which will see his character pitched against villainous Whiplash, played by Rourke.

And Downey, Jr. was fascinated by his co-star's unusual acting technique, because Rourke used photographs of his beloved Chihuahuas to help him portray tearful moments.

He tells Britain's Daily Express newspaper, "He would have someone holding pictures of rece...
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Tony Stark Crashes His Own Party In First 'Iron Man 2' Clip

April 5th, 2010 2:09pm EDT
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Tony Stark certainly knows how to make an entrance. After unveiling that he was the man behind the Iron Man mask in the first movie, Tony is keen to show off his invention at the Stark Expo - so he crashes the stage as Iron Man.

As the clip shows, Iron Man has become something of a cultural phenomenon. There are dancers in Iron Man costumes and people in the crowd hold up Iron Man merchandise. And of course, AC/DC is blasting through the speakers.

Iron Man 2 is due in theaters May 7 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sam Rock...
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Scarlett Johansson's Sultry 'Iron Man 2' Poster

April 2nd, 2010 1:18pm EDT
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Scarlett Johansson plays the sexy Russian spy Black Widow in "Iron Man 2." Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark, the wealthy playboy whose exploits as Iron Man are now public knowledge after his admission at the close of the first film.

In the follow-up, Stark is pitted against his Russian arch nemesis, Whiplash (Mickey Rourke), and corporate rival Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell).

Also making their Marvel debuts is Don Cheadle, who takes over the role of Colonel James Rhodes from Terrence Howard.

Check out more "Iron Man 2" photos here!
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'The Expendables' Trailer Released - Watch It!

March 31st, 2010 2:13pm EDT
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Lionsgate has released the trailer to the summer action movie The Expendables. The film features an ensemble cast including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke, Randy Couture, and Dolph Lundgren.

The story follows a group of mercenaries that take a suicide mission to overthrow a South American dictator. There are also cameos including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis. In fact, a scene with Willis, Schwarzenegger, and Stallone marks the first time the three superstars shared the movie screen.

The Expendables is due in theaters August 10.

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