Mickey Rourke Engaged to Girlfriend Elena Kuletskaya

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Bauer GriffinFifty-seven-year-old Mickey Rourke reportedly proposed to his 24-year-old model girlfriend Elena Kuletskaya last week, and the couple is planning to tie the knot next year in her native Russia. A source said: "They haven't booked a venue or made any solid plans. He just knows he wants to do it in April, and he's been asking what is involved in a traditional Russian wedding ceremony." Mickey, who has been married twice before, met Elena earlier this year, and sources claim the...Read Full Story

Mickey Rourke and Elena Kuletskaya Engaged?

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Mickey Rourke, 57, and Russian model Elena Kuletskaya, 24, have been canoodling a lot lately. The UK's Daily Mail claims Elena is possibly engaged to another man, and the Wrestler star has recently claimed he's single, still, buzz is going around that Elena and Mickey are the ones engaged. Mickey Rourke and Elena Kuletskaya (Bauer Griffin) Pictures have surfaced of the two looking a lot like a couple as they stopped at a pet shop in New York recently. They embrace, laugh together, and look...Read Full Story

Mickey Rourke Says His Dogs Helped Him Through Dark Times

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Mickey Rourke thought his career was over before he scored an Oscar nod for his role in The Wrestler. At one point he was so low that his dogs were his only source of comfort. He said: "My dogs really helped me get through the dark times. I lost everything at the same time -- my wife, my career, my house, my credibility -- and all I had left was the dogs plus just two or three people who stuck with me. I was living under the mat -- being known and then being known for being out of work...Read Full Story

Mickey Rourke: 'I've Barely Missed a Therapy Session in Over a Decade'

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Bauer GriffinWrestler star Mickey Rourke has battled alcohol and drug abuse, and he says he was on the verge of committing suicide when he turned to the Catholic Church for help. Mickey revealed in PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk's new book One Can Make a Difference: How Simple Actions Can Change the World: One day I looked in the mirror and I saw myself the way others saw me. I saw the armor and I scared the f**k out of myself. I did see a priest for a while, a great one who stopped me...Read Full Story

Mickey Rourke to Portray Hitman in New Movie 'The Ice Man'

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Bauer GriffinMickey Rourke has landed the role of real-life hitman Richard "Iceman" Kuklinski in the new movie The Ice Man, and he has high hopes for his performance. In fact, Rourke says he believes it will be his defining role, like the boxing movie Raging Bull was for Robert De Niro (De Niro won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of middleweight world champion Jake Lamotta in the Martin Scorsese film).Phil Carlo, who wrote the 2006 biography The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract...Read Full Story

Mickey Rourke -- Clambers into the ring at Wrestlemania 25

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Mickey Rourke got a chance to show off all the moves he learned preparing for his role in The Wrestler, climbing into the ring at Wrestlemania 25.He squared off against Chris Jericho, whom he tangled with publicly in the months leading up to Wrestlemania, defeating Jericho with a good old-fashioned pugilism, and making good (kinda) on Rourke's promise to wrestle for real. According to the New York Daily News, Jericho had been involved in a bout with other aging legends like Jimmy "Superfly...Read Full Story

Mickey Rourke Proposes to Russian Pop Singer?

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Mickey Rourke poses with his 'Leading Actor' award in the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2009 Press Room at the Royal Opera House on February 8, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Orange)Mickey Rourke has been linked to several ladies since he made it back onto Hollywood's radar (see also: Bai Ling, Evan Rachel Wood, Courtney Love). Still, maybe he's feeling a little tired of the single life. According to Black Book magazine, Russian boxer-slash-pop...Read Full Story

Let's Hope Mickey Wins Tonight

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Getty Images. Mickey Rourke is favored to win the Academy Award for Best Actor tonight, as he's swept all the other awards shows with his performance in The Wrestler (he's even won an Elle Style Award). With each win, he gives an acceptance speech that reminds audiences why they're so thrilled to witness his epic comeback.At last night's Independent Spirit Awards, the actor tried to land some work for his friend Eric Roberts, who hasn't been getting the best offers, apparently. Mickey ranted...Read Full Story

Mickey Rourke's Dog Loki Dies

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In his Golden Globe acceptance speech for best actor, Mickey Rourke took a moment to thank his dogs, both "the ones who are here and the ones who aren't any more." Chalk one up to the latter of those two categories, because Rourke's beloved Chihuahua Loki died Monday night at the old age of 18 (in people years). Rourke and Loki on the red carpet. It's no secret that Loki was Rourke's pride and joy, having accompanied him on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival with his owner...Read Full Story

Mickey Rourke Prefers Gorillas to Courtney Love

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Getty ImagesWell, there go the rumors about the saltiest couple in the universe.TMZ cornered Mickey Rourke about his rumored three-week-old relationship with rocker/crazy blogger Courtney Love, and he had this to say of Love: I'd rather be on a deserted island with a gorilla. Well, that settles it.Before The Wrestler brought Rourke back to relevancy, he made appearances with a tall, gorgeous blonde named Christine Myers. Actor Mickey Rourke and Christine Myers on May 21, 2007 in Cannes...Read Full Story