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50 Cent Gave Mickey Rourke a Ride to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 9th 2011 5:00AM
Mickey Rourke, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'Mickey Rourke was just going to take a cab to his appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (Weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC), but instead he rolled up in style. In fact, he rolled up in a Rolls Royce, electric blue in color.

When his cab didn't show up, and in fact no other cabs were showing up either, the Rolls pulled up and it was 50 Cent. Rourke wasn't clear if 50 showed up intending to give him a ride, or if he just happened to be in the area. Jimmy Kimmel wondered if it wasn't indicative that perhaps 50 was stalking him.

He did, after all, happen to mention that he was intending to remake one of Rourke's more obscure movies. Maybe 50 made all the cabs disappear, too, just so he could give Rourke that ride.

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Mickey Rourke, Jimmy Fallon Discuss Infamous 'Diner' Popcorn Scene (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Aug 13th 2010 10:00AM
Mickey Rourke Talks 'Diner' Popcorn Scene on 'Late Night'There's an infamous scene in 'Diner' in which Mickey Rourke's character makes a bet with another guy that a girl would "touch a part of Mickey Rourke" (explained Jimmy Fallon) via a strategically placed box of popcorn.

On 'Late Night' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC), Rourke and Fallon discussed the scene like giddy schoolboys. "I actually bumped into that girl about 12 years later on the street corner," said Rourke.

We're assuming he means some random run-in -- not that she was working that particular street corner...

Also in the clip, the actor talks about seeing a body bag removed from the downtown Baltimore hotel at which he stayed during the filming of 'Diner.' Good times.

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Mickey Rourke Talks Botched Job as a Gangster Debt Collector (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Aug 6th 2010 6:00AM
Mickey Rourke Talks Gangster Job on 'Tonight Show'Long before baseball, boxing and acting, Mickey Rourke had a job "collecting money." He couldn't be too descriptive on 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC), but it was "back in the old days in New York -- before they had the lottery, they had the numbers."

His boss was "Uncle So-and-So," and Rourke had a new "thing" (read: gun) for the job. But he "wasn't real good with it." While, uh, working with a particularly difficult, er, customer, the actor was "twirling it in front of him and it went off. It missed him by about thatmuch, and he paid up. So Uncle So-and-So, he thought I was really good."

But success was short-lived: It came to pass that a 4-foot-2 "dwarf with a hump on his back" led to Rourke's demise as a professional bookie's henchman.

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Mickey Rourke Feels Like He's on 'Thin Ice' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted May 4th 2010 12:30PM
While 'Iron Man 2' star Mickey Rourke is clearly enjoying his resurgence as an actor after many years out of the spotlight, he's plagued by fear that his regained fame could disappear overnight, he said on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC).

"I think when you're out of the game for, like, 14 years, and let's say the phone doesn't ring for a decade, I think for the rest of my career I'm always going to feel like I'm on thin ice because I was out for so long and I could mess it all up like that," Rourke said, adding that he has no intention of "tripping over the same rock twice" and allowing his career to be derailed again.

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Mickey Rourke Talks Arm-Wrestling Injury on 'Late Show' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted May 4th 2010 4:37AM
Mickey Rourke Talks Arm Wrestling InjuryIf you star in a film called 'The Wrestler' there's an occupational hazard along with it, as Mickey Rourke explained to David Letterman on the 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS).

While in a pub in London, the 'Iron Man 2' actor hit it off with a team of burly rugby players.

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Halle Berry, Matthew Fox Among Presenters at 67th Annual Golden Globes

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Dec 29th 2009 1:50PM
It's a glamorous and glittering list that just added distinctly more shimmer: According to the Hollywood Reporter, Halle Berry, Colin Farrell and Matthew Fox will be among the presenters at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards.

The honors from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which some consider a precursor to the Oscars, will be broadcast live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sun., Jan. 17, 8PM ET. This year's telecast will also air live on the West Coast, beginning at 5PM.

Berry, Farrell and Fox join the previously announced Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Mickey Rourke on the growing roster of award presenters. In addition (and as also previously announced), the coveted Cecil B. DeMille Award for career achievement will be presented by Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio to Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese.

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Television's red-headed stepchild: pro wrestling

by Brad Trechak, posted May 3rd 2009 6:06PM
The WrestlerHaving only recently caught the movie The Wrestler on DVD, I was thinking about the relationship between television and pro wrestling. Since the inception of the boob tube, professional wrestling has appeared on television. At first it was an inexpensive way to fill the hours, usually for several hours per week. Then, it became much bigger than that and is now one of the biggest ratings draws on cable television. So, why doesn't the television media or blogs such as ours cover it more (except for when it intersects with other television shows such as The View)?

First, wrestling has its own cult following with a myriad of websites and news sources that cover it exclusively. Anything done on a television website would seem redundant. Secondly, despite the ratings, mainstream television has never taken wrestling seriously. Wrestling is a carnival atmosphere that blurs the line between fantasy and reality and is difficult to treat with dignity and respect for those who don't understand it.

So, I ask of you: do you think more television websites should cover wrestling?

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Right now on Cinematical

by Kona Gallagher, posted Mar 8th 2009 10:02AM
The folks at our sister site Cinematical are working hard to give you news and reviews of the best -- and worst -- the silver screen has to offer. Here are some of their musings on the latest blockbusters, indies, and everything in between:

  • By now, there's a good chance you've seen Watchmen. Alan Moore, who wrote the graphic novel, never wanted the movie to be made, because in his eyes, it is "unfilmable." Cinematical discusses when a faithful adaptation turns into a bad adaptation.
  • Hey, have you ever wanted to be on a movie poster? Apparently, all it takes now is to comment on a trailer you watch on You Tube. Seriously.
  • Oh, man. I have become completely obsessed with Twitter lately. Apparently Cinematical has, too, and they've posted the twitter handles of most of their writers, so check it out if you're into 140 character musings. (You can find a good chunk of TV Squad writers on there too. I'm kona99).
  • Hey, remember when you were going to jump off that bridge, and a kind stranger came along and said, "hey, buddy. I know things are bad, but pretty soon there's going to be a Marmaduke movie," and you didn't want to believe him because you thought he was just saying what you wanted to hear to keep you from killing yourself, but you allowed yourself that glimmer of hope anyway? And you lived? Well that dude was totally right. There is a Marmaduke movie being made.
  • Now that Mickey Rourke has had his comeback, Cinematical discusses who should be next. They say Eric Roberts, but I say, how is that possible when he never went away, baby?

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Stump the King: I Get Letters - VIDEO

by Paul Goebel, posted Sep 15th 2008 8:40AM

Vengeance UnlimitedHere are a couple of letters I got this week.

The first one is from Jackie...
"Do you know "what happened" to a TV show that was on ABC several years ago called "Vengence"? It was about a PI who would charge a million dollars for a job or take the client's expertise in exchange. It was a great show!!"

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How about Matt Leblanc on Law and Order?

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 1st 2006 2:35PM
Matt LeblancI think one of our readers made a joke about this in the comments, but now TV critic Alan Sepinwall suggests (perhaps jokingly, perhaps not) that since Leblanc is now out of a job, maybe he should be hired for Law and Order.

"Hey, McCoy...how you doin?"

That's just one of the many casting suggestions that Sepinwall makes in the wake of departures from Dennis Farina and Annie Parisse. How about Mickey Rourke, or Don Johnson, or maybe even Mario Lopez or Geena Davis?

Come on readers, you know you want to make suggestions of your own...

[via TV Tattle]

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