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Rainn Wilson Gets Cheeky at the Independent Spirit Awards

Celebuzz | February 22, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Is there really room for two Mickey Rourkes in this world?
There was at last night’s Independent Spirit Awards, at least.
As part of the entertainment for the evening’s festivities, Office star Rainn Wilson donned a blond wig and green tights in homage to Rourke’s Randy “The Ram” Robinson role in The WrestlerMore »

Brad Pitt: Mickey Rourke and Sean Penn Are ‘Gods’

Betsy Waldman | January 23, 2009 - 11:40 am

When this year’s Oscar nominations were announced, Brad Pitt was in Paris promoting his film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button…and flashing his underwear.
Pitt, 45, has some stiff competition in the Best Actor category—Richard Jenkins, Frank Langella, Sean Penn and Mickey Rourke.  He’s placed at least two of his nominees on somewhat of… More »

VIDEO: Mickey Rourke’s Flippin’ Sweet Golden Globes Speech

Betsy Waldman | January 12, 2009 - 10:40 am

Mickey Rourke is number one!At least, that’s probably what The Wrestler director Darren Aronofsky was trying to convey during Rourke’s acceptance speech at last night’s Golden Globe Awards. Rourke, 52, who won the Best Actor, Motion Picture Drama award for his big-screen comeback bid The Wrestler, heaped salty praise on the 39-year-old lensman while accepting… More »

Mickey Rourke Thinks Sean Penn Is ‘Pretending’

Betsy Waldman | December 30, 2008 - 8:00 am

There is nothing like a little friendly competition to bring out the bitter rivalries in old colleagues.  Both Mickey Rourke’s new film, The Wrestler, and 48-year-old Sean Penn’s current release, Milk, have generated tons of Best Actor Oscar buzz.
The 52-year-old Rourke is on something of a comeback cloud with the acclaim he’s received… More »

Celebs Who Had the Biggest Upswing in 2008

Celebuzz | December 23, 2008 - 7:30 am

Hollywood loves a comeback even more than the the tabloid press is fascinated by a train wreck.  And here are four re-rising stars who are feeling the love all new again.
Britney Spears: After a topsy-turvy first half of 2008, pop princess Britney Spears swept the MTV VMAs with a string of awards for… More »

Marisa Tomei: Serious Stripper

Celebuzz | December 20, 2008 - 12:59 pm

How dedicated is Marisa Tomei to the craft of acting?
To prepare for her role in the critically acclaimed new Mickey Rourke vehicle The Wrestler—in which Tomei plays oft-topless stripper Cassidy—she befriended a bunch of real-life peelers to help her hone the performance.
“I talked to a bunch of different girls and a… More »

‘The Wrestler’ Puts a Chokehold on Beverly Hills

Celebuzz | December 17, 2008 - 10:30 am

Brace yourselves; you’re about to see a lot more of Mickey Rourke than you have in recent years.
Rourke’s new film, The Wrestler, had its premiere at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Tuesday night. From the looks of things, it could spark a dramatic comeback for the 52-year-old… More »

Evan Rachel Wood Reconnect with Her Dad

Celebuzz | December 3, 2008 - 11:05 am

Evan Rachel Wood walked the red carpet at last night’s Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York, looking chipper in a gold-colored dress and purple heels.
Wood, 21, announced her split from goth rocker Marilyn Manson, 39, in early November. The two had been a couple since December 2006.
“I feel a lot… More »

Evan Rachel Wood Says Mickey Rourke’s Just a Pal

Celebuzz | November 10, 2008 - 6:39 am

Evan Rachel Wood and Marilyn Manson broke up last month. Now the Wrestler actress denies to People that she’s dating her co-star Mickey Rourke.
“Spread the word—I’m not dating Mickey Rourke,” Wood said at Sunday’s Hollywood Life 3rd annual Behind the Camera Awards in Hollywood. “Everybody thinks we’re dating and we’re not.”
Gosh,… More »

Mickey Rourke Firmly Grips Another Member

Celebuzz | October 30, 2008 - 6:29 pm

People, people—give Mickey Rourke and his new friend that he likes to wrap himself around while wearing leather pants with the fly undone some room. The man’s a possible Oscar-contender, for God’s sake!
Rourke, in London doing promotion for his critically-acclaimed film The Wrestler, stepped out of the Wellington nightclub last night.
He… More »

Mickey Rourke Is a Real Winner

Janie Marcus | September 8, 2008 - 1:39 pm

While it’s uncertain how frequently Mickey Rourke showers himself, the critics have been showering him with praise at the Venice Film Festival, according to Variety. Critics also suggested that Rourke himself would have received the Coppa Volpi award for acting, if not for festival rules prohibiting the Golden Lion winner from also picking up acting… More »