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2009-06-16 17:57:46

Actress Natalie Portman is attached to play the lead in Darren Aronofsky's ballet thriller Black Swan, The Hollywood Reporter said. Portman would play a veteran ballerina locked in a competitive situation with a rival dancer who could be real, a supernatural apparition or a hallucination, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. If negotiations go well, Aronofsky could start shooting Swan with Portman as early as this year, The Hollywood Reporter said. Aronofsky previously directed...

2009-05-31 12:31:12

U.S. actor Mickey Rourke, star of the 2008 movie The Wrestler, was named Guy of the Year at the Guys Choice Awards, Spike TV said. Rourke, 56, earned top guy honors, while fellow actor Clint Eastwood was given a Brass Balls Award Saturday night at the Sony Studios in Los Angeles, the U.S. cable network said in a news release. The third annual Spike TV awards show also found Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James winning the event's Most Unstoppable award and actress Angelina Jolie recognized...

2009-04-06 11:01:40

Mickey Rourke, a former boxer and actor who earned an Oscar nod for his work in The Wrestler, took on pro wrestler Chris Jericho at Wrestlemania in Houston. Rourke, 56, and Jericho, 38, engaged in trash talk for weeks leading up to Sunday's event. The actor said he would participate in the show, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Wrestlemania, but later backed out. Last week, he was confirmed as an attendee. Contractually, because I'm doing this movie called 'Iron Man 2' now, I can't get...

2009-02-23 17:44:51

Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke, who is mourning the loss of his 18-year-old dog Loki, plans to get a new pup and name it Oscar, a source said. Rourke, who has credited his dogs with seeing him through dark days when he was lonely and unemployed, was nominated for an Oscar for his work in The Wrestler, but lost Sunday night to Sean Penn, the star of Milk. Walking down the red carpet Sunday, Rourke sported a pendant with Loki's picture on it. He also told reporters he had had a tiny tuxedo made...

2009-02-21 22:27:10

The Wrestler was named best feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., Saturday night. The movie about a former pro wrestling icon who can't let go of his glory days also earned the award for cinematography, while star Mickey Rourke picked up the trophy for best lead actor. I went out and found the best actors I could find -- Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood and the legend Mickey Rourke, director Darren Aronofsky told the audience as he collected the evening's top...

2009-02-19 13:10:23

An actor who had a small role as a steroids dealer in The Wrestler has been arrested for allegedly selling steroids, the New York Post said Thursday. Scott Siegel was arrested in Eastchester, N.Y., Wednesday night after he allegedly crashed his Cadillac Escalade into law-enforcement vehicles and led police on a car-and-foot chase, the Post said. After he was caught, Siegel was charged with distributing steroids and assaulting a federal officer. Art imitates life, Erin Mulvey of the Drug...

2009-02-18 08:49:08

Mickey Rourke's publicist has confirmed the Hollywood actor's beloved 18-year-old Chihauhau, Loki, died this week. Rourke, who has been enjoying a career comeback and Oscar nomination thanks to his lead role in The Wrestler, famously thanked his dogs for standing by him in darker days in his Golden Globe acceptance speech last month. I'd like to thank all my dogs, the ones who are here and the ones who aren't here anymore, Rourke said. Sometimes, when a man is alone, that's all you got is...

2009-02-14 15:44:23

U.S. actor Mickey Rourke may be romantically tied to singer Courtney Love as both celebrities were at a recent London event, British sources claim. The Los Angeles Times reported Friday multiple British newspapers claimed Rourke and Love were romantically tied after the actor and rock singer appeared at the recent Elle Style Awards. Rourke was honored at the event for his role in The Wrestler, while Love received a Woman of the Year award. The unsubstantiated romance rumors involving Rourke...

2009-02-12 10:48:21

Mickey Rourke, the Oscar-nominated star of The Wrestler, has taped a two-part interview for the program Inside Mixed Martial Arts, HDTV said. The first part of the chat with Rourke, a real-life former boxer, is to air Friday and the second Feb. 20. Inside MMA co-host Bas Rutten conducts the interview and the two talk about Rourke's love of Mixed Martial Arts and the vast differences between boxing and MMA, HDTV said. In the interview's second segment, Rourke tells Rutten about making the...

2009-02-09 20:23:14

The F-bombs in Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke's BAFTA acceptance speech were bleeped out when the U.K. awards show aired on BBC America. Rourke won the leading actor prize at the British Orange Academy Film Awards ceremony in London Sunday night for his portrayal of an aging pro wrestling icon desperate to recapture his glory days in the big-screen drama, The Wrestler. It's a pretty statue, Rourke said upon collecting his BAFTA mask, which he dedicated to his late friend, actor Richard Harris....

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