Mickey Rourke's ludicrous "knockout" victory last month in Moscow was fixed, according to the boxer he "defeated"—who told TMZ he took a dive for $15,000, which Rourke's camp has been late in paying.
Mickey Rourke has made his living as an actor, and if you expected his sanctioned boxing match today in Moscow against a 29-year-old to be totally legitimate then you've been watching too many movies.
1. The original Sin City movie felt so inventive and revolutionary in 2005 that it's not really fair to make fun of it for how poorly it holds up now ... but you can't help it. For all the loveliness of Frank Miller's compositions—and considering how lousy his co-director Robert Rodriguez's movies usually look, it's…
When the world's ballsiest train wreck calls you "a train wreck with balls," you know you're doing something right, Rex. [Nerd Tears]
Fight promoter Lou DiBella got a standing ovation at a memorial service when he said, "God knows that Arturo Gatti never quit in his life. Arturo Gatti did not quit in Brazil." Now that's how you work a crowd.
Randy "The Ram" Robinson ... er, I mean Mickey Rourke, to participate in WWE's Wrestlemania 25 in Houston on April 5. His opponent? Possibly Chris Jericho. [Access Hollywood]
Meanwhile, that Benjamin Button drivel gets the nod over Dark Knight, which really chaps my hide. [Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences]
I saw The Wrestler on Sunday, the feel-good hit of 2009 that makes steroids fun again. And speaking of steroids, rumor has it that Mickey Rourke took a lot of them.
For those of you who don't already know this, the floppy-haired Midwestern kid who was the former proprietor of this site is an avid movie buff. While sitting in his parent's outhouse shucking corn as a young Mattoonian, he often dreamed of becoming a snooty film critic where he can tell the world how great Woody…