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Fans Pick Their Favortie Sports Film: 'Rocky'

November 26th, 2011 5:00pm EST
"Rocky" has fought off competition from "Cool Runnings" and "Million Dollar Baby" to be named the U.K.'s favorite sports film.

Sylvester Stallone's 1976 movie about underdog boxer Rocky Balboa topped a poll by Lovefilm ahead of the 1993 comedy about the Jamaican Olympic bobsleigh team and Hilary Swank's Oscar-winning turn in Million Dollar Baby.

Lovefilm editor Helen Cowley says, "With the (2012 London) Olympics on their way... sport is a hot topic - from living room to locker room. Whether it is football favorites, bobsleighing blunders or boxing Balboas we love to watch sporting heroes ...

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...

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

Farrell takes the lead in the project abo...

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 ...

Evan Rachel Wood: 'I Was Intimidated By Women'

October 6th, 2011 11:27am EDT
Evan Rachel Wood
Bisexual actress Evan Rachel Wood felt terrified when she began developing feelings for another female, because she was "intimidated by women."

The Wrestler star, who was previously engaged to shock rocker Marilyn Manson, stunned Hollywood earlier this year when she revealed she is open to dating both men and women.

She said, "I was always into very androgynous things. Guys, girls... I'm into androgyny in general... I'm more of like the guy when it comes to girls."

Wood has now opened up about how she felt when she realized she had feelings for a woman, telling Britain's Marie Claire m...

Evan Rachel Wood Dating Jamie Bell, Again?

July 1st, 2011 8:46am EDT
Evan Rachel Wood
Actress Evan Rachel Wood has reportedly rekindled her romance with ex-boyfriend Jamie Bell, five years after they parted ways.

The Wrestler star dated Bell in 2006 after they played onscreen lovers in the music video for Green Day's track Wake Me Up When September Ends.

And they even got matching tattoos to declare their love for each other, with Wood saying at the time, "We had matching tattoos because we knew our love would last for ever. Trouble is, it didn't, things happened, we split. But I don't regret the tattoo. It reminds me of a great, great period in my life."

Wood then sta...

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...

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 ...

Evan Rachel Wood Dons A Merkin For 'Mildred Pierce'

March 23rd, 2011 12:52pm EDT
Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood was extra nervous when she stripped off for her first full frontal nude scene in Mildred Pierce - as she was ordered to wear a pubic wig.

The actress stars in the new 1930s-set mini-series opposite Kate Winslet and she was required to get completely naked for one saucy scene.

The Wrestler star admits she was scared of disrobing and attributes much of her nerves to the fact that she had to wear a pubic wig to make the scene more realistic.

She says, "Let's just say, I had to wear a wig because it was in the '30s, and everything had to look like it was in the '30s."


Rachel Weisz And Darren Aronofsky Split

November 9th, 2010 7:43am EST
Rachel Weisz
British actress Rachel Weisz has split from Darren Aronofsky after eight years together.

The Mummy star began dating The Wrestler director in 2002 and the pair became engaged in 2005. The couple, who share a four-year-old son, Henry, separated "some months" ago, according to the stars' representative.

A spokesperson tells, "Rachel Weisz and Darren Aronofsky have been separated for some months. They remain close friends and are committed to raising their son together in NYC (New York City)."

They are reportedly seeking joint custody of their son.

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10 Reasons Darren Aronofsky Should Direct The New ‘Wolverine’ Movie

October 19th, 2010 10:08am EDT
Chances are that by the time you read this, an official announcement will be made as to whether or not indie genius Darren Aronofsky will be directing the sequel to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Either way, here are the Top 10 reasons the director should choose the “Wolverine” franchise as his first foray into big budget filmmaking.

10. The story of “Wolverine 2,” which is being scripted by Christopher McQuarrie who also wrote the mind-bogglingly good “The Usual Suspects,” will involve Logan/Wolverine travelling to Japan to study the way of the samurai. Assumedly, this story will be much mor...

Marilyn Manson And Evan Rachel Wood Call Off Their Engagement?

August 17th, 2010 2:35pm EDT
Marilyn Manson
Shock rocker Marilyn Manson has split from his on/off girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood once again after calling off their engagement, according to a report.

The on/off couple originally dated in 2006 following his divorce from burlesque star Dita Von Teese. They broke up in 2008 and briefly reunited in early 2009, before reconciling months later and secretly becoming engaged in January.

However, the odd pair has called it quits yet again, according to

Manson, 41, was spotted out in Hollywood without Wood by his side on Saturday night - and a source claims the night out was his ...

'Robocop' Is Kaput!

July 26th, 2010 11:49am EDT
Darren Aronofsky's troubled Robocop reboot will never make it to the big screen - the project has been cancelled.

The Wrestler director had planned to remake the 1987 sci-fi film, which starred Peter Weller, but the project was put on hold earlier this year amid ongoing financial troubles at the MGM film studio.

The company was put up for sale in 2009 after falling heavily into debt and failure to secure the firm's future has disrupted production on a number of movie projects including the next Bond film and Lord Of The Rings prequel The Hobbit. Now RoboCop has become the latest victi...

Mickey Rourke To Tackle Gay Rugby Star In New Film?

July 19th, 2010 8:08am EDT
Mickey Rourke
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...

Mickey Rourke Vows Not To Cheat On Girlfriend

May 11th, 2010 11:56am EDT
Mickey Rourke
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 ...

Mickey Rourke Recovering From Arm Wrestling Accident

May 4th, 2010 11:53am EDT
Mickey Rourke
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...

David Arquette Battles For Wrestling Karaoke Crown (Video)

March 24th, 2010 7:57pm EDT
Actor and wrestling fanatic David Arquette came face to face with top fighter Chris Jericho on late-night TV on Tuesday after boasting about his ring skills.

The "Scream" star was promoting his clothing line Propr on "Lopez Tonight!" when he reminded fans he was a former World Championship Wrestling champion for two weeks.

Jericho then appeared from backstage to take issue with Arquette, stating, "The fact that David Arquette was a champion is a facade and it's time... for me to erase Arquette's name from the championship record book... It's been 10 years, I've been waiting."

Arquette ch...

Mickey Rourke Quits 'Conan'

March 16th, 2010 1:12pm EDT
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke has quit his role in the upcoming big screen remake of "Conan The Barbarian." "The Wrestler" actor had signed up to play Conan's father in the new movie alongside former "Baywatch" star Jason Momoa, who will tackle the role made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1982 original.

However, Rourke has now dropped out of the production, and will be replaced by "Hellboy" star Ron Perlman, according to

Perlman was previously involved with the animated Conan TV series, voicing the lead role.

Conan The Barbarian is slated for a 2011 release.

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Mickey Rourke: 'I Had 14 Women In One Night'

March 5th, 2010 8:16am EST
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke has confirmed his reputation as a womanizer - he once bedded 14 ladies in one night. The Wrestler star has slept with several of Hollywood's sexiest women, including Terry Farrell and Carre Otis.

And he boasts his way with women makes the alleged cheating by England soccer star Ashley Cole on his pop star wife Cheryl Cole look innocent.

He says, "Forget Ashley Cole, his behavior has nothing on a film star. WAGs (wives and girlfriends) get an easy time - they should try living with Hollywood hell raisers. I once spent a weekend in the U.K. and had 14 women in one night."


Mickey Rourke Defends 'Beautiful' Megan Fox

February 23rd, 2010 11:28am EST
Mickey Rourke Defends
Mickey Rourke is convinced Megan Fox is unfairly criticized over her acting skills "because she's beautiful." The Wrestler star has teamed up with the 23 year old for new movie Passion Play, and the actor admits he has been astounded by Fox's talent.

Rourke is adamant the Transformers star is a clean-living, promising actress who is not given the recognition she deserves because of her good looks.

He says, "She doesn't drink or do drugs. People say bad stuff about her and how she can't act but they only say that because she's beautiful. She's the most talented actress I've worked wi...

Marilyn Manson & Evan Rachel Wood Engaged?

January 7th, 2010 10:29pm EST
Marilyn Manson
Shock rocker Marilyn Manson is to wed his actress girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood, just months after they reunited, according to reports. The singer started dating Wood in 2006, following his split from then-wife Dita Von Teese, but the odd couple parted ways in 2008 and briefly reunited in early 2009 before splitting once more.

Manson and Wood reignited their love affair again late last year and now the stars are ready to cement their relationship by exchanging vows.

According to Internet reports, the rocker, 41, proposed to "The Wrestler" star during a performance in Paris, France on Mo...

Mickey Rourke Blames Problems On His 'Abusive Stepfather'

October 8th, 2009 11:08am EDT
Mickey Rourke Blames Stepfather
Mickey Rourke has blamed his abusive stepfather for his alcohol and drug problems.

The 57 year old made a triumphant return to the big screen last year, with a starring role in The Wrestler, after more than a decade in the Hollywood wilderness battling drug addiction and alcoholism. And Rourke is sure that his substance abuse issues are all down to his mother Ann's second husband - police officer Eugene Addis - who regularly beat the actor when he was younger.

He says, "My stepfather used to crack my head just because he felt like it. He was physically abusive to my mother. I hated ...

Mickey Rourke Causes Engagement Split

September 19th, 2009 2:12pm EDT
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke's dalliance with model Lena Kuletskayavhas ended in tears - her fiancé has called off their engagement.

The Wrestler actor has been snapped enjoying several nights out with the beauty recently, including at a London nightclub, and he even took her with him to the GQ Men of the Year Awards earlier this month.

Kuletskaya insists the pair is just friends, saying, "Mickey is my neighbor in New York" - but her fiancé, Dima Bilan, has reportedly ended their union after photos of her cavorting with Rourke left him reeling.

The Hollywood star failed to end speculation of a ro...

Slideshow: Some Great Celebrity Comebacks

September 15th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Celebrity Comebacks
From Britney Spears to Whitney Houston, find out which celebrities are the latest to hit the comeback trail!

Whitney Houston

A string of number ones over the past two decades made the super-talented Whitney Houston a household name around the world. Unfortunately, all of the talent and the successes took a back seat in recent years due to persistent headlines detailing rampant drug use and abuse by her ex-husband Bobby Brown. Lucky for us, she's divorced Brown and reportedly put her problems behind her, the pop singers new CD I look to you hit stores last month.

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Q&A: Brett Ratner On 'Beverly Hills Cop IV,' 'The Shooter Series,' And What He Thinks Of Comic Book Fans

September 9th, 2009 12:01pm EDT
Brett Ratner
Is Brett Ratner misunderstood? The "Rush Hour" and "X-Men: The Last Stand" director thinks that's quite possible.

His new retrospective DVD series, "The Shooter Series," (to be released September 15) paints the some may call party-boy director in a different light. Contemporaries such as Quentin Tarantino share their experiences about working with Ratner; and the director's early student films, commercials, and music videos are also chronicled.

Ratner also doesn't parse words about his feelings toward the vocal online community who criticized his work on "X-Men: The Last Stand," and h...

Evan Rachel Wood Takes A Bite Out Of Alexander Skarsgard?

September 8th, 2009 8:56am EDT
Evan Rachel Wood Dating Alexander Skarsgard
Actress Evan Rachel Wood is reportedly sinking her teeth into a new beau - True Blood co-star Alexander Skarsgard.

The sexy star was recently linked to E.R. actor Shane West, but has moved on to Swedish hunk Skarsgard after meeting him on the set of the hit vampire TV show, according to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.

The pair has been spotted enjoying a string of dates, including a soccer match and a boat trip. Wood even jetted into Louisiana over the weekend to keep the actor company during breaks from filming the Straw Dogs remake.

The red-head has previously dated Marilyn Ma...

Trailer Talk: 'Halloween II,' 'Taking Woodstock' & More

August 24th, 2009 10:01am EDT
I have not had the chance to see "Inglourious Basterds" yet, but I'm hoping to catch it in the next couple of days. From the people I have spoken with that have seen it already, it's supposed to be really entertaining.

Other films in my current backlog include "District 9" which I've only heard positive feedback about, and the Paul Giamatti comedy "Cold Souls."

Two of the movies premiering this week are horror movies, and the other two are comedies. One of the films is another sequel annoyingly titled to resemble the first movie's title much like "Fast & Furious." Arriving at the b...

Evan Rachel Wood Regrets Marilyn Manson Romance

June 11th, 2009 7:32pm EDT
Evan Rachel Wood
Actress Evan Rachel Wood has called her romance with rocker Marilyn Manson "a bad idea", suggesting young girls shouldn't date much older men.

Manson was in his late 30s when he started dating The Wrestler star, who is now 21, and the odd couple split last year.

They briefly reconciled this past spring, but Wood has moved on again and is now dating actor Shane West, who turned 31 on Wednesday. And she's speaking out about age-gap romances.

She tells WENN, "I don’t think it works. I think it’s a bad idea. I think as long as you learn from it - good or bad experience - it’s an ...

Mickey Rourke Slams 'Casting Couch' Directors

June 8th, 2009 11:46am EDT
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke has blasted directors who abuse their position to charm aspiring young starlets into bed.

The Wrestler star is frustrated he has had to work hard to land movie roles, when some girls don't even attend an audition. He has witnessed first-hand how young actresses have secured work by flirting with directors over dinner - while he has to struggle to impress with his skills.

Rourke says, "There's definitely something called a casting couch. I did it the old-fashioned way: I went to acting school and broke my ass, studied hard. But if you take a girl from the Midwest wi...

Fabulously Fair: Stars Who Look Great Without Help From The Sun

June 5th, 2009 3:38pm EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Summer is just around the corner, which means we have to get our bronzed beach glows ASAP. No one looks good pasty, right? Wrong. Maybe it's our obsession with Twilight and vampires, but some people actually look great with fair skin. They don't have to damage their skin in the harsh ultra-violet rays or constantly apply orange-y bronzer. Here are the top celebrities with fabulously fair skin...

Scarlett Johansson

The He's Just Not That Into You cutie once said she never goes out in the sun without a hat or an umbrella. Her fair skin is flawless and looks amazing paire...

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