Mickey Rourke Signs on for Iron Man 2

Mickey Rourke

Comeback kid Mickey Rourke has wrestled his way into two new projects.

The Golden Globe winner has signed on to play the Russian villain Whiplash in Iron Man 2, according to Variety. Rourke has been in consideration for the role for several months, but the deal took some fine-tuning after Marvel initially offered The Wrestler star only $250,000.

Rourke, who was recruited by Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. during the awards-show circuit, met with director Jon Favreau and writer Justin Theroux to develop his character. Whiplash will include elements of the comic-book character of the same name, as well as Crimson Dynamo, another Russian evildoer.

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Balthazar Getty, Rumer Willis to Guest on Medium

Balthazar Getty, Rumer Willis, Anjelica Huston

Medium is stocking up on guest stars for Patricia Arquette's next turn behind the NBC drama's cameras.

Brothers & Sisters' Balthazar Getty, as well as Rumer Willis and Anjelica Huston, will all appear in the special episode, an NBC rep confirmed to TVGuide.com. The episode, entitled "The First Bite is the Deepest" will force Arquette's Allison to deal with the past while facing future consequences.

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Grey's Anatomy Star Is Broadway's Next Hot "Mama"

Chandra Wilson

When Grey's Anatomy wraps up its current season, Chandra Wilson will trade in Bailey's lab coat for a guard's uniform to play prison matron "Mama" Morton in Broadway's Chicago.

Wilson will step into the role starting ... read more

David Boreanaz Lets Slip Baby News during Live Chat

David Boreanaz and Jaime Bergman

In the course of relating a story about the birds and the bees, David Boreanaz unwittingly let slip that he and his wife of seven years, Jaime Bergman (Son of the Beach), are expecting their second child together.

Sharing with Live hosts Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa a story about how he broached the topic of baby-making with his almost-7 son, Jayden, Boreanaz ... read more

Ugly Betty's Ralph Macchio Returns for Some Romance

Ralph Macchio

Betty has been getting all the men these days, but now her sister Hilda is getting a shot at love — with the Karate Kid.

"Archie and Hilda are heating up," says guest star Ralph Macchio, whose character, councilman Archie Rodriguez, had an undeniable chemistry with Ana Ortiz's character earlier this season. "The entire Suarez house is doing everything they can to set Hilda and Archie up, but she's ... read more

Chris Brown's Manager Denies Sending Text, Affair with Singer

Chris Brown and Tina Davis

Chris Brown's manager, Tina Davis, has denied TMZ's report that she sent Brown an intimate text message that sparked a fight between the R&B singer and his girlfriend, Rihanna.

"The relationship between Ms. Davis and Mr. Brown is that of manager and client. There has never been ...
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Joaquin Phoenix Confronts Heckler at Hip-Hop Show

Joaquin Phoenix

Looks like Joaquin Phoenix is trying to toughen up his new hip-hop image.

Shortly after taking the stage at a Miami Beach night club, Phoenix had words with a heckler and jumped into the audience to confront the man, according to The Associated Press. Phoenix appeared on stage smoking a cigarette, dressed in a disheveled suit and sporting his now trademark beard early Thursday morning. He began rapping unintelligibly, but soon became agitated and addressed a member of the audience.

"We have a f---ing bitch in the audience," Phoenix said, adding later, "This is a $3,000 f---ing suit," according to Us.

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Patrick Swayze Speaks Out Against Tabloid Headline

Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze slammed the National Enquirer over "inaccurate" reporting about his battle with pancreatic cancer.

Reacting to an Enquirer cover showing pictures of the Dirty Dancing star looking gaunt, with the headline "The End," Swayze told People he's responding well to new treatment.

"It's amazing to me that the tabloids, such as the National Enquirer, print such negative stories about me and my health when there are so many positive things going on in my life right now," Swayze said. "I've started a new chemotherapy and, once again, I am one of the lucky ones with pancreatic cancer that is responding well to the treatment."

Among the things Swayze has going for him are ... read more

Date with an Angel: Supernatural's Misha Collins Answers Your Questions

Misha Collins

On the occasion of Supernatural's return with fresh episodes (Thursdays at 9 pm/ET, the CW), we grabbed a few minutes with Misha Collins to reflect a bit on his first season as Castiel and answer questions from TVGuide.com's readers. (A divine idea, no?) Here, following a bit of our own banter with Collins, is his take on purgatory plucking, questioning the Big Guy, old-school smiting and much more. (Also: Read my start-of-season Q&A with Misha.)

TVGuide.com: How was your first Supernatural convention experience this past weekend?
Misha Collins: It was good. I don't feel nearly as traumatized as I expected. I feel like a little bit of a whore, so that's a triumph in my book. I got some hand cramps from signing my name for too long, but that's an occupational hazard. 

TVGuide.com: What twist in Castiel's storyline has surprised you the most so far?
Collins: That he's still alive. That's one. But also seeing ... read more

Chris Brown Withdraws Name from Kids' Choice Awards

Chris Brown

Chris Brown, last year's Kids' Choice Award winner for male singer, has withdrawn his name from this year's ballot, a rep for the star confirmed to TVGuide.com.

"Chris very much appreciates the support of his fans and the honor they have paid him in the way of nominations for Favorite Male Singer and Favorite Song," his rep said in a statement. "Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding ...
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