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Mickey Rourke to Play Gay Rugby Legend Gareth Thomas?

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Mickey Rourke has met with openly gay rugby star Gareth Thomas in hopes of portraying him in a biopic, Wales on Sunday reports:

Thomas  "The actor got in touch with the Crusaders star after reading about his life story and deciding he was 'the perfect model' for a film, the player’s management have revealed. The managers of both The Wrestler star and the Bridgend-born 35-year-old are now trying to thrash out a deal to get a movie of the life of Wales’ most-capped international onto the big screen. The pair met for the first time last week at the filming of Jonathan Ross’ last BBC chat show, where Rourke was a guest. A spokesman for Thomas’ management company told Wales on Sunday: 'Mickey Rourke is a big rugby fan and was flying to New York from London recently when he read an article about Gareth and thought he would be the perfect model for a film.  Mickey contacted Gareth directly via a mutual friend in rugby league to express his interest and invited Gareth to watch the Jonathan Ross show and to meet him for dinner afterwards.' Oscar-nominated actor Rourke, 57 – who is a trained boxer – is believed to have been keen to do a film about rugby for some time. But before discovering Thomas’ story he was not sure about how to find an angle for the project."


Photo: Neil Patrick Harris Prepares to Take On Mickey Rourke

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Neil Patrick Harris tweeted a plea for help last night from the floor of the Golden Globes:

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Shot of Testosterone: Mickey Rourke Tattoos Sylvester Stallone

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Former movie wrestler has designs on former movie boxer in the forthcoming film The Expendables.

First Showing writes: "Rourke is the 'arms dealer and part-time tattooist' named Tool who is inking Barney Ross, the character Stallone plays, with the skull and raven tattoo seen on the poster. So he's an arm dealer, that must mean we might see more of him when he arms up everyone at other times in the movie."


Mickey Rourke Slams Sean Penn's Acting, Calls Him Homophobic

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Gerald Posner reports in The Daily Beast:

Penn"After his December 23 appearance on David Letterman, [Mickey] Rourke told someone backstage that he was surprised that so many people seemed to think that Penn was his Oscar competition since 'I’m not even sure he’ll get a nomination.' On December 28, a Los Angeles entertainment honcho shared a text message that Rourke had sent him: 'Look seans an old friend of mine and i didnt buy his performance at all—thought he did an average pretend acting like he was gay besides hes one of the most homophobic people i kno' [sic] ... 'It’s a shame,' says one veteran Hollywood lawyer. 'Mickey should be looking at this as a once in a career chance for a fresh start. But dumping on Penn is not going to win him any friends. It’s not the way to get Oscar votes.'"

Rourke also has no business making homophobe accusations.

In 2006, Rourke tried to explain his way out of an incident at a restaurant in which he referred to a fellow patron as "some big obnoxious fag." Said Rourke: "Look, I’m not afraid to say the word fag. I’m not gonna walk on glass because maybe some dude is gonna be offended if I say the word fag. I’ve got plenty of gay friends. We toss the word around. If I wanna say fag, I’m gonna fuckin’ say it. And if somebody has a problem with that, they can kiss my fuckin’ ass!"

Last month, Rourke found himself in the same situation after telling a paparazzo outside a Hollywood nightclub, "tell that faggot who wrote all that shit in the paper I'd like to break his fucking legs."

Rourke later issued an apology for the fag slur.


News: Rick Warren, Hung, Ecuador, PETA, Mickey Rourke, Tangier

road.jpg Activists launch Rick-a-Thon to raise money for LGBT Equality during Rick Warren's inauguration invocation: "Driving Equality is hosting a Rick-A-Thon to turn Rick Warren’s anti-equality stance into positive change for LGBT people. Every second that Warren stands at the podium, he will be raising money to advance LGBT civil rights."

Thomas_janeroad.jpg Hung: HBO series about man who uses massive piece to get ahead gets the go-ahead.

road.jpg Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa vows to fight homophobia in wake of NYC anti-gay murder: We will fight together ... to forever uproot these aberrations of certain maladjusted [individuals], uproot them from the face of the earth, from humanity: Xenophobia, homophobia and all kinds of discrimination, all kinds of violence."

road.jpg Portia de Rossi loves her wife.

road.jpg Arizona marriage equality activists look to 2010: "A man who champions equality for gays in the United Kingdom has traveled here to launch a drive for a ballot initiative that would establish civil partnerships, which since 2005 have allowed British same-sex couples to legally register their relationships."

road.jpg Mickey Rourke's face: a history.

Mercuryroad.jpg Queen guitarist Brian May says he didn't know Freddie Mercury was gay: "No, I didn't know. I don't think even he was fully cognizant in the beginning. You're talking to someone who shared rooms with Fred on the first couple of tours, so I knew him pretty well. I knew a lot of his girlfriends and he certainly didn't have boyfriends, that's for sure. I think there was a slight suspicion, but it never occurred to me that he was gay."

road.jpg Britain's Christmas drag-fest.

road.jpg Religious right wing stirred up over Campbell's Soup ads in the Advocate.

road.jpg 70's New York art figure John Perrault marries longtime partner Jeff Weinstein in Provincetown.

Becksroad.jpg Red and black rolled out for Beckham in Milan.

road.jpg Edilson Nascimento is the hottest Brazilian of 2008.

road.jpg A massive Kerry Degman fix.

road.jpg PETA signs Tim Gunn: "The animal-rights group has enlisted none other than Tim Gunn to be its new spokesman in a video decrying using rabbit fur from China. China has no laws that prevent animal cruelty and, as such, you can imagine how things are on the animal farms. Gunn gives kudos to companies who have changed suppliers after viewing PETA's videos."

road.jpg The resurrection of Tangier: "In the heady years after World War II, when Tangier was still in diplomatic limbo as an International Zone, its craggy shores became a gay-friendly haven for spies, globe-trotting businessmen, beatniks in exile and eccentric foreigners. This is where William S. Burroughs wrote the bulk of 'Naked Lunch,' which marks its 50th anniversary next year, and where Paul Bowles completed his haunting and existential cult classic, 'The Sheltering Sky.' As recently as the last decade, Tangier was still considered a down-on-its-luck town riddled with drugs and hustlers. But while sleazy dives, decayed buildings and dark alleys can still be found, a stylish new Tangier has emerged, fueled by royal investments and a thriving arts community."


Mickey Rourke Apologizes for 'Faggot' Slur

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Yesterday I posted about actor Mickey Rourke telling the paparazzi outside of Hyde nightclub in L.A. to "tell that faggot who wrote all that shit in the paper I'd like to break his fucking legs."

To whom Rourke was referring remains unclear.

Rourke has issued a statement of apology for the remarks. Said the actor: "I want to sincerely apologize for the derogatory word I used. It was insensitive and inappropriate of me and I am deeply sorry that I may have offended anyone."


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