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Verne Troyer Dismisses 'Trapped In Airplane Toilet' Reports

June 1st, 2012 8:48am EDT
Verne Troyer
Multitalented actor Verne Troyer has laughed off reports he was trapped in an airplane toilet for 20 minutes because he could not reach the door handle.

The Austin Powers star, who stands at two feet, eight inches tall, has spoken out to dismiss a story published by Britain's Daily Mirror which suggests he had to call for help after getting stuck during a bathroom break.

Troyer insists the report is not true, writing in a post on his page, "IDK (I don't know) where The Daily Mirror gets their stories from, but 2maro's (tomorrow's) story about me is total BS (bulls**t). Stuck...

15 Badass Baldies In Movies

April 28th, 2011 2:02pm EDT
You talk a big game about your love of long-haired stars -- your Johnny Depps, your Viggo Mortensens, your Hugh Jackmans -- but there's something about a bare head that adds to the menace and allure of our favorite action stars.

We were struck by the sheer amount of baldness in the poster for "Fast Five" and it encouraged us to dig deeper. Below, check out 14 guys -- and one girl -- whose naked scalps have scared and intimidated us for years.

Jason Statham

No one has tied his name more to a particular type of movie more than Jason Statham, to the point where all you have to say is, "It'...

Cher, Verne Troyer & Melanie Brown Are Gagged For Gay Rights

December 27th, 2010 11:41am EST
Verne Tryoer
Cher, actor Verne Troyer, and former Spice Girls star Melanie Brown are pictured gagged by duct tape for a new photoshoot supporting a gay marriage campaign.

The two singers joined "Austin Powers" star Troyer to pose for pictures wearing silver tape over their mouth, sealing their lips shut.

The photos will be used to promote the NOH8 campaign, which is pushing for officials in California to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage.

Holly Madison Got Lucky On St. Patrick's Day

March 18th, 2010 2:37pm EDT
Holly Madison
Holly Madison celebrated St. Patrick's Day by partying at O'Sheas Casino in Las Vegas yesterday with 'Larry the Leprechaun' by her side, a drink in her hand, and a game of that age-old Irish tradition: beer pong. Of course, Holly will make any excuse to don a costume - including this belly-baring sparkly green one. Hef's former girlfriend looks like a beer pong pro, but she's probably even better at the things that come after she gets good and liquored up.

We're going to go out on a limb here, but, ironically, despite the luck that Leprechauns bring, we're thinking that Larry probably ...

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:...

Restraining Order Against Verne Troyer Dropped

December 3rd, 2009 2:02am EST
Verne Troyer
A restraining order filed against Austin Powers star Verne Troyer by his ex-girlfriend has been dropped, after a judge ruled the pint-sized star is not a threat.

Yvette Monet, who briefly dated the actor after meeting him at a Playboy Mansion party a year ago, obtained a temporary order against Troyer last month, alleging he had bombarded her with abusive phone calls and left her fearing for her life.

Troyer filed a legal response to Monet's allegations, insisting, "At no time did I ever threaten Ms. Monet or even hint to her that I would harm her in any way."

Monet's bid to make h...

Verne Troyer Denies Harassment Accusations

November 8th, 2009 11:30am EST
Verne Troyer Denies Harassment Accusations
Verne Troyer has hit back at allegations he harassed his ex-girlfriend with abusive phone calls, after she was granted a temporary restraining order against the actor.

Yvette Monet told a judge that the Austin Powers star had been bombarding her with abusive phone calls, leaving her "awful messages" branding her a hooker. In court documents, obtained by, Monet claims Troyer's entourage carry guns, adding, "His friend Jose is a cop and has guns as well. I'm afraid for my life."

However, the Mini-Me actor vehemently denies the allegations, and has vowed to fight the protection...

Verne Troyer In Trouble With The Taxman

November 6th, 2009 8:35am EST
Verne Troyer In Trouble With The Taxman
Verne Troyer's troubles are far from over - the tiny star has been hit with a huge tax bill just days after he was accused of harassing his ex-girlfriend.

Troyer's former lover, Yvette Monet, was granted a temporary restraining order against the actor this week after she alleged he had bombarded her with abusive phone calls.

Troyer denied her claims and vowed to fight the accusations in court, but now the Austin Powers star is facing further legal problems after he was hit with a tax bill of nearly $11,000, according to

The website reports Troyer fell behind with paymen...

Ex-Girlfriend Gets Restraining Order Against Verne Troyer

November 5th, 2009 8:22am EST
Verne Troyer
Verne Troyer's former girlfriend has been granted a temporary restraining order against the actor over fears the star could order his heavies to kill her.

Yvette Monet told a judge that her Mini-Me ex had been bombarding her with abusive phone calls, leaving her "awful messages" branding her a hooker.

In court documents, obtained by, Monet claims the actor's entourage carry guns, adding, "His friend Jose is a cop and has guns as well. I'm afraid for my life."

It's not the first time Troyer has had trouble with a former lover - in 2008, his sued his ex Ranae Shrider after sh...

Do Celebrities Leak Their Own Sex Tapes And Nude Pics?

September 25th, 2009 10:30am EDT
Paris Hilton
As expected and not surprisingly, Grey's Anatomy star Eric Dane and his wife Rebecca Gayheart have filed a lawsuit against and a journalist for posting a private home video of the couple walking around nude in their apartment and sharing porn names in a bubble bath. The couple along with their friend former Miss Teen USA Karin Ann Peniche appear nude and heavily intoxicated in the video. The video has been circulating around the internet for a month now. The couple are suing for $1 million in damages and an injunction preventing further postings of the video online. The couple's ...

Sam Raimi Signs On To Direct 'World Of Warcraft' Movie

July 22nd, 2009 12:20pm EDT
Sam Raimi
Sam Raimi, director of the Evil Dead and Spider-Man series, has agreed to direct the live-action film adaptation of World of Warcraft.

According to Variety, the Drag Me to Hell director will finish his work on Spider-Man 4, which is set to begin filming next year, before shooting World of Warcraft.

Legendary Pictures and the video game publisher Blizzard Entertainment are working with Warner Bros. to make the film.

World of Warcraft boasts approximately 11 million subscribers worldwide, over half of the Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game market. It has become a pop-cu...

Bidding War Erupts Over Leighton Meester Sex Tape

June 23rd, 2009 8:39am EDT
Leighton Meester Sex Tape
A sex tape starring Gossip Girl pin-up Leighton Meester has sparked a bidding war between online porn sites.

Reports suggest Kevin Blatt, the broker behind Paris Hilton and Verne Troyer's sex tapes, admits he's surprised by the level of interest in the footage.

He tells that bids for the video have exceeded $1 million.

Blatt reveals the racy footage features a younger Meester performing a striptease for a boyfriend and then performing a number of sensual and erotic acts.

He says, "It's very playful actually. It's not shot in high definition and looks like it ...

Kim Kardashian To Host 'MTV Cribs Awards'

February 28th, 2009 7:33am EST
Kim Kardashian
The first ever “MTV Cribs Awards” air on Saturday, March 7 at 1pm ET/PT. Kim Kardashian will host the MTV honors:

-Best Bachelor/Bachelorette Crib

-Best Sneaker Collection

-Best Cribs Bling

-Best Beach Bungalow

-Best Crib

After all the awards are handed out, five brand new back-to-back episodes of “MTV Cribs” will air beginning at 2:30pm ET/PT.

New celeb cribs include Criss Angel, Akon, Brittny Gastineau, Verne Troyer, Christian Audigier, Young Joc, Andy Hurley, Kerry Rhodes, Marques Houston, Derek Anderson, Al Harrington and more.

Click the pics for gallery ...

Verne Troyer's Pain At Ledger Death

January 4th, 2009 1:00pm EST
Verne Troyer
Pint-sized movie star Verne Troyer was so cut up following the death of co-star Heath Ledger, he found it hard to return to the movie set they shared.

Ledger was filming The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus with Troyer prior to his death last year. And after the tiny star learnt of Ledger's untimely passing, he was wary of commencing filming again. He says, "Going on set after he died was one of the most difficult things I ever did. I had scenes with him right before he died."

And Troyer admits that although co-stars Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell all donated their fee for ...

Verne Troyer Lands His Own Reality Show

August 20th, 2008 3:35pm EDT
Verne Troyer
Tiny Hollywood star Verne Troyer is to star in his own reality TV show.

The Austin Powers actor, 39, has already begun shooting the series, and is hoping to attract interest from networks. Troyer tells Us Weekly, "It's about being a dwarf in Hollywood."

The Mini Me star will be hoping for a more successful venture into reality TV, after an embarrassing episode on VH1's The Surreal Life in 2007, when he got drunk and urinated on the floor.

-Check out Verne Troyer's Filmography

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Verne Troyer's Sex Tape Sold To Private Collector

August 8th, 2008 2:54pm EDT
Verne Troyer
Pint-sized movie star Verne Troyer's sex tape has been sold to a private collector for $5,000, according to the Austin Powers star's ex.

Ranae Shrider, who appears in the video with the actor, claims she had sold the video to a man who approached her outside her house. The news comes a month after the former couple launched a bitter battle over the tape, which resulted in two federal lawsuits.

The sale prevents Troyer from copyrighting the tape as part of an effort to prevent its distribution. Shrider's manager Holly Bannon says, "She just wanted to be rid of it (sex tape)." Ban...

Verne Troyer's Ex Fires Back At Allegations

August 3rd, 2008 12:00pm EDT
Verne Troyer
Actor Verne Troyer's sex tape partner Ranae Shrider has fired back at the star after he accused her of abuse in a lawsuit filed on Thursday. The aspiring actress was named in the $20 million suit, which claims she intentionally inflicted emotional distress and battery upon Troyer - by releasing explicit footage of them together and beating him up.

But Shrider is refuting the claims.

Her spokesperson says in a statement: "This lawsuit is ridiculous and riddled with lie upon lie from Verne Troyer and his camp. It is in our opinion a transparent attempt to secure as much publicity as...

Verne Troyer Sues Sex Tape Partner

August 1st, 2008 10:06am EDT
Verne Troyer
Tiny movie star Verne Troyer is suing his former girlfriend and sex tape partner for $20 million, accusing her of abusing him.

In the legal documents, filed in Los Angeles on Thursday, Troyer claims his former partner Ranae Shrider intentionally inflicted emotional distress and battery - by releasing explicit footage of them together and beating him up.

According to paperwork obtained by, the star claims the sex tape episode left him with "great mental, physical and nervous pain and suffering." Troyer also accuses Shrider of picking the lock to his bedroom door and throwin...

Verne Troyer Settles Sex Tape Case

July 19th, 2008 5:00pm EDT
Verne Troyer
Tiny movie star Verne Troyer has settled a $20 million lawsuit against the distributor and website which published his sex tape.

The explicit footage - featuring Troyer's ex girlfriend Ranae Shrider - hit the internet last month, and Troyer successfully fought to have the tape removed from celebrity website, which posted the video.

He sued the website and Kevin Blatt, of distributor SugarDVD, claiming they violated his rights by publishing clips from the film - and he finally settled the case on Friday. Troyer's attorney Edwin McPherson says, "We achieved our goal."


Verne Troyer Tries To Evict Ex-Girlfriend

July 17th, 2008 2:51pm EDT
Verne Troyer
Tiny movie star Verne Troyer is desperately trying to evict the ex-girlfriend who leaked his sex tape on the internet.

Troyer and aspiring actress Ranae Shrider hit headlines last month when an intimate video of them in bed together hit the World Wide Web. Shrider confessed to deliberately releasing the footage, claiming she acted in revenge after the Austin Powers star cheated on her.

However, Troyer insists he wasn't unfaithful - and reveals he is battling to kick Shrider out of his home. He tells Us Weekly, "I broke up with her because she couldn't trust me and thought I was ...

Verne Troyer Cheated On Ex

July 4th, 2008 1:30pm EDT
Verne Troyer
The aspiring actress featured in Mini-Me Verne Troyer's shocking new sex video has revealed she ended her six-month romance with the pint-sized actor because he cheated on her.

Ranae Shrider was seen kissing the Austin Powers star as he focused the camera for their taped sex romp in brief footage aired on website

And as the actor seeks legal recourse against the website for showing the footage without his permission, Shrider has gone public with her heartbreak following the split.

She tells In Touch magazine, "He cheated on me a bunch of times. I never once cheated...

Verne Troyer Sues Over Sex Tape

June 27th, 2008 8:39am EDT
Verne Troyer
Pint-sized Austin Powers star Verne Troyer is suing a celebrity website after it published footage of the star allegedly engaging in sexual acts in a home-made raunchy tape.

The diminutive actor/comic has filed a $20 million lawsuit against, accusing the site of violating his rights by publishing and airing extracts from the film. In papers filed at a Los Angeles court, Troyer claims that "infringed on his copyright and trademark by running portions" after it ran parts of the tape on its site, according to the website itself. also claims Troyer alleges the site...

Mini-Me In Sex Tape Scandal

June 26th, 2008 10:04am EDT
Verne Troyer
The man who helped turn Paris Hilton into a sex tape star is now hoping to do the same for pint-sized funnyman Verne Troyer.

Footage from a sex video featuring the Austin Powers star and a former girlfriend has appeared online after a third party got hold of the tape, which was shot in the apartment Troyer shared with his ex.

Website, which has obtained an extract from the video, claims sex tape dealer Kevin Blatt, who brokered the deal for Hilton's "One Night In Paris" romp, is in negotiations to distribute the footage.

(This news article provided by World Entertainm...

Talent-Packed 'The Love Guru' a Script of Destiny From Funnyman Mike Myers

June 20th, 2008 9:16am EDT
( – Commendably co-written by Mike Myers (who also wrote characters for 2002’s “Austin Powers in Goldmember” and 1999’s “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me”), you know lines like “sheket bevakasha” came directly from his bowels.

Granted, I was one of the few at my screening to understand this Hebrew line as “quiet, please” and laugh at its precision placement, but that’s OK.

Though always known as a hippie funnyman, the novel script for “The Love Guru” actually holds personal and grave emotional value for Myers. He has said the film is a “reflection of the ...

Mini-Me Verne Troyer Is Hospitalized

April 3rd, 2008 9:01am EDT
Verne Troyer
Mini-Me Verne Troyer has become the latest star hit by Hollywood's flu bug. The pint-sized Austin Powers star was taken to the hospital in British Columbia, where he's working on The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus - the film Heath Ledger was working on when he died.

The actor's publicist says, "Verne is fine... He's been working really hard on the film. They just wanted to hydrate him."

-Verne Troyer Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Mike Myers And Verne Troyer Reunite For 'The Love Guru,' Coming June 20

March 27th, 2008 12:58pm EDT
The Love Guru
In the comedy The Love Guru, Pitka (Mike Myers in his first original character since Austin Powers) is an American who was left at the gates of an ashram in India as a child and raised by gurus.

He moves back to the U.S. to seek fame and fortune in the world of self-help and spirituality. His unorthodox methods are put to the test when he must settle a rift between Toronto Maple Leafs star hockey player Darren Roanoke (Romany Malco) and his estranged wife.

After the split, Roanoke's wife starts dating L.A. Kings star Jacques Grande (Justin Timberlake) out of revenge, sending h...

Celebrity Birthdays, January 1

January 1st, 2008 3:00am EST
Michael Imperioli
"New Year's Babies Edition" - Happy Birthday to "Mini-Me" actor Verne Troyer (1969), "Soprano" Michael Imperioli (1966), "Thir13en Ghosts" actress Embeth Davidtz (1966), actress/model Dedee Pfeiffer (1964), Rap DJ Grandmaster Flash (1958), Prolific Puerto Rican film star Luis Guzman (1957), comedian Don Novello a.k.a. "Father Guido Sarducci" (1943), Woodstock generation performer Country Joe McDonald (1942), "Superman Returns" actor Frank Langella (1940), reclusive author J.D. Salinger (1919), baseball's first "Hammerin' Hank" Hank Greenberg (1911; d. 1986), Cuban bandleader Xavier Cugat (...

Justin Timberlake To Play A Hockey Player In 'The Love Guru'

August 23rd, 2007 9:33am EDT
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake is the latest star to join the cast of the new Mike Myers' comedy "The Love Guru" in which he essays his first original character since Austin Powers. The Paramount Pictures production is co-financed by Spgylass Entertainment and will be distributed by Paramount worldwide.

Timberlake, who was part of the voice ensemble led by Myers in the blockbuster summer hit "Shrek the Third," will play Jacques Grande, a professional hockey player in "The Love Guru," alongside the previously announced Jessica Alba, Romany Malco and Verne Troyer.

-Justin Timberlake Pictures

Fascinating Facts

August 9th, 2007 8:30pm EDT
Aishwarya Rai
Andy Garcia, Alfred Molina, John Cleese and Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai will join Steve Martin, Jean Reno and Emily Mortimer for the star-studded sequel The Pink Panther 2.

Daddy Day Care sequel, Daddy Day Camp, marks former The Wonder Years star Fred Savage's big screen directorial debut after 10 years of taking charge of children's TV shows like Zoey 101 and Phil of The Future.

Comedian Mike Myers is teaming up with his Austin Powers castmate Verne Troyer and Jessica Alba for new movie The Love Guru, which Myers also wrote.

Sex & The City's aging lothario, Mr. Big, will...

Jessica Alba Joins 'The Love Guru'

August 9th, 2007 4:11pm EDT
Jessica Alba
Paramount Pictures, which has scheduled Mike Myers' new comedy "The Love Guru" for release on June 20, 2008, has announced major casting for the film, which begins production in September in Toronto, Canada.

Joining Myers, who plays Pitka, the "Love Guru," will be Jessica Alba, who was most recently seen in the blockbuster action sequel "The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer." Other additions to the cast include Romany Malco and Verne Troyer.

In the comedy "The Love Guru," Pitka is an American who was left at the gates of an ashram in India as a child and raised by gurus. ...

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