Mickey Rourke and Bai Ling's Love Connection
While Mickey Rourke picked up a Golden Globe and a one-finger salute for his work in The Wrestler, it seems he's also enjoying perks beyond swag and preferred seating.
Page Six reports that Rourke hit up infamous celeb haunt Chateau Marmont this week with Sean Penn and wife Robin Wright Penn for some post-Globes partying.
Animal lover Rourke and Lindsay Lohan career counselor Penn seem to have put Mickey's charges that Sean is a pretending actor behind them. Which left Rourke free to pursue other controversial and one-of-a-kind show-business figures.
Sources told the column that the 9 1/2 Weeks star "made out and partied pretty hard" with off-and-on actress and constant red-carpet attraction Bai Ling.
Rourke, 52, was also photographed with 42-year-old Ling just two days after claiming his acting prize at L.A. Confidential's after-Globe celebration.
As far as romantic history, Rourke is most famous for his tumultuous (to say the least) affair with model Carré Otis. In 1989, the pair costarred in director Zalman King's Wild Orchid (along with Jacqueline Bisset). Plot summaries of Wild Orchid invariably include the phrase "series of erotic encounters." King would go on to reign on cable with the soft-porn tease of Red Shoe Diaries.
And Mickey, it seems, will continue his "series of erotic encounters" on into his fifties.