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Boxing Giants Attend Frazier Funeral

Muhammad Ali helped in and out of the service

(Newser) - Muhammad Ali and several boxing greats attended the funeral of former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier in Philadelphia today. Ex-champs Larry Holmes and Michael Spinks joined the crowd at a north Philly baptist church, where condolence videos were shown from Mike Tyson, Mickey Roarke, and Donald Trump, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports....

Mickey Rourke to Play Gay Rugby Star

'It takes a lot of courage' to be Gareth Thomas, says actor

(Newser) - Comeback kid Mickey Rourke is preparing to come back to the big screen again as another athlete, but this time with a different sexual orientation. "The Wrestler" will play Welsh gay rugby star Gareth Thomas, who's touted by the Independent as the only active male sports professional to declare...

Formulaic Expendables a Tired Retread
 a Tired Retread 
review roundup

Formulaic Expendables a Tired Retread

Action flick less than the sum of its all-star parts

(Newser) - Sylvester Stallone directed and co-stars, alongside a Magnificent Seven-style roster of action-film legends—Bruce Willis, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Steve Austin, Mickey Rourke, and Jason Statham—but critics have some issues with The Expendables.
  • James Verniere (and a friend), Boston Herald : "Hulk like Expendables. It SMASH. Guns go BANG-BANG.

13 Celebs Who Lost Their Looks
 13 Celebs Who Lost Their Looks 

13 Celebs Who Lost Their Looks

Some of them used to be sex symbols...

(Newser) - The next time Demi Moore’s apparently ageless good looks have you feeling sorry for yourself, chin up and consider these celebrities. Fox News lists 13 stars who have definitely not gotten better with age. Check out the hot-to-not photos in the gallery then click here for more. But Father...

Keep Amanda Bynes, Let These Actors Retire

Miley Cyrus, Megan Fox, Kristen Stewart are disposable

(Newser) - News that 24-year-old Amanda Bynes is retiring from acting doesn't sit well with Richard Lawson. "There were signs of some charm in her fluffy teen pics," he writes for Gawker , and besides, plenty of other no-talent actors could quit without causing a moment's pain:
  • Kristen Stewart: Whether in

10 Bizarre Celeb Pet Deaths

Guess whose dog ate her breast implant?

(Newser) - John Travolta, whose dogs were killed when an airport vehicle ran them over, is the latest celebrity whose pets met an untimely—and much publicized—demise. The Frisky rounds up 10 of the most bizarre and/or tragic famous pet deaths:
  • Courtney Love: Her dog ate one of her breast implants—

Iron Man Not Ready for the Rust Heap
 Iron Man Not Ready 
 for the Rust Heap 

Iron Man Not Ready for the Rust Heap

Robert Downey Jr. saves flashy sequel, say critics

(Newser) - Iron Man 2 is clunkier than its predecessor and its self-destructive hero has succumbed to boozy overconfidence, but Robert Downey Jr. saves the film, not to speak of the world, say critics.
  • This movie is "bigger, louder and dumber than its predecessor" but still plenty of fun, writes Bill

10 Worst Dressed Celeb Guys
 10 Worst Dressed Celeb Guys 
whose feet are these?

10 Worst Dressed Celeb Guys

Justin Theroux's 'Punky Brewster' shoes inspire a top 10

(Newser) - So much attention is paid to the celebrity ladies who dress like they’re from another planet, sometimes we gloss right over the men. Erin Flaherty decides it’s time for a list of the worst-dressed guys. Her top 10, via The Frisky :
  • Justin Theroux: His mismatched shoes at the

Greatest White Trash Movie Heroes
 White Trash 
 Movie Heroes 

Greatest White Trash Movie Heroes

(Newser) - Hicks and hillbillies can be heroes, too, SpikeTV points out in a look at the greatest characters to go from the trailer park to the big screen.
  • HI McDunnough, Raising Arizona: Nicolas Cage's performance remains his finest to this day. His likable baby-snatcher makes some lousy decisions, but "he’

Sly, Arnie, Willis to Unite Onscreen

The Expendables also stars Rourke, Li

(Newser) - Musclemen Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Bruce Willis are uniting for one last action flick, the Guardian reports. The Expendables, slated for release next year, tells the story of a band of mercenaries in Latin America, and will show the three grizzled stars together for the first time since the...

Top Sexiest Ugly People
 Top Sexiest Ugly People 

Top Sexiest Ugly People

(Newser) - There's pretty, and there's ugly, but there's also sexy ugly. Nerve runs down the "sexiest ugly people alive." The top 5, in reverse order:
  • Paul Giamatti: "Somebody's got to say no to firm jaw lines and six-pack abs, and no one does it with Giamatti's panache."

Oscar Rolls Out Red Carpet
 Oscar Rolls Out Red Carpet 

Oscar Rolls Out Red Carpet

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus was one of the first to arrive with her mom, in a flower-petaled Zuhair Murad gown. Mickey Rourke showed in a Jean Paul Gautier tux, accessorized with a photo of Loki, the love-of-his-life dog who died last week. For other highlights from the Oscar red carpet click "...

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...

Rourke Loses Dog Who Was 'Love of His Life'

(Newser) - Loki, the Chihuahua who figured prominently in Mickey Rourke’s Golden Globe acceptance speech, died Monday, E! Online reports. The 18-year-old dog accompanied Rourke on the red carpet at the awards. The Oscar-nominated actor is very attached to his canine friends. “Sometimes, when a man is alone, that's all...

Nate Silver Turns Crystal Ball on Oscars

After number-crunching, Slumdog is tops

(Newser) - FiveThirtyEight.com stats-cruncher extraordinaire Nate Silver shifts his sights from politics to the Oscars in New York magazine. He compiled data from 30 years of Academy Awards to discover the best predictors of success, and found that other awards (SAGs, Golden Globes) carry the most weight. Genre is also key;...

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....

Slumdog, Winslet Scoop BAFTA Honors

Benjamin Button , Frost/Nixon lag as Oscars near

(Newser) - Kate Winslet and Slumdog Millionaire won big at last night's BAFTA ceremony—one more sign that the actress and film are steaming toward Oscar wins, reports the Independent. Here's the line up for the British awards:
  • Winslet won Best Actress for The Reader, competing against her own second nomination for

Rourke Will Wrestle Off-Screen
 Rourke Will Wrestle Off-Screen 

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...

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—...

Bird-Flipping Globes Could Cost NBC With Feds

Wrestler director Aronofsky's on-air gesture may be worst violation

(Newser) - The decency police are on NBC’s tail for Sunday’s obscenity-speckled Golden Globes. The Federal Communications Commission is reviewing the program after receiving 18 complaints, the Los Angeles Times reports. The most flagrant violation was probably when The Wrestler director Darren Aronofsky jokingly flipped off actor Mickey Rourke as...

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