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Big Fan Scores with Critics

(Newser) - Critics are big fans of Big Fan, a funny yet tragic look at football devotees directed by The Wrestler screenwriter Robert Siegel. Here’s what they’re saying:  
  • Star Patton Oswalt “gives a tour de force performance,” writes Ray Greene of Box Office Magazine, and Siegel finds
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'Angry, Aggressive' Lesbian Sex on Tap for Portman

(Newser) - After one look at the script for Natalie Portman’s next project, Black Swan “is already on the must-see list of 2010,” Carson Reeves blogs for ScriptShadow. Why? “Ecstasy-induced hungry aggressive angry sex” with fellow hottie Mila Kunis, that’s why. Darren Aronofsky, of The Wrestler, directs,... More »

Doubling Best-Pic Nominations a Winning Move

Dark Knight , Wall-E would have been in running

(Newser) - We should all thank the Academy for its decision to double the number of Best Picture nominees next year, writes Lane Brown in New York. A few reasons why:
  • More “crowd-pleasing hits” will be in the running, meaning a ratings jump—which in turn means more exposure for the
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Rourke Steals Show at Spirit Awards

Funny, profane acceptance speech made the evening

(Newser) - Mickey Rourke brought the house down with his acceptance speech last night at the Independent Spirit Awards, a 5-minute ramble that ran the gamut from thanking the Santa Monica Police ("for giving me a bed 10 years ago") to praising co-star Marisa Tomei's pole-dancing skills. Rourke praised Wrestler... More »

Wrestler's Steroid Dealer Busted—for Steroids

Actor had bit part in film

(Newser) - In a case of life imitating art, the actor who plays a steroid dealer in The Wrestler was busted for dealing steroids, the New York Daily News reports. Investigators had Scott Siegel under surveillance for steroid trafficking, and arrested him Wednesday night after a car chase that ended with Siegel... More »

Randy Rourke Loves Courtney on DL, but Eyes, Hands Wander

She seethes as he flirts with girls at Elle party

(Newser) - Mickey Rourke has been secretly romancing Courtney Love since the Golden Globes, though it didn't keep him from flirting with Daily Mirror bloggers, they reveal, at the Elle Style Awards afterparty. Love angrily texted Rourke from across the table as the randy Wrestler star slipped his arms around the pair.... More »

Rourke Will Wrestle Off-Screen

Actor will take his Wrestler character to WrestleMania 25

(Newser) - Mickey Rourke will take his character from The Wrestler to the off-screen world of pro wrestling, Wrestling Online reports. Rourke will appear at WrestleMania 25 in Houston on April 5, challenging star Chris Jericho. “The boys from the WWE called me and asked me to do it,” Rourke... More »

Rourke Finds Comeback Light at End of Dark Tunnel

Wrestler actor self-destructed on the way to role of a lifetime, Golden Globe honors

(Newser) - After the collapse of his career—admittedly his own fault—Mickey Rourke has found his way back up the Hollywood ladder with his recent Golden Globe for The Wrestler. Despite many promising turns during the 1980s, CNN reports, self-destructive behavior and problems with authority—which Rourke attributes to childhood abuse—... More »

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