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Mickey Rooney 'had Affair With' Elizabeth Taylor


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Mickey Rooney had an affair with Dame Elizabeth Taylor when she was just 14 years old, a new book has claimed.

The late actor was reportedly caught in the throes of passion with his 'National Velvet' co-star by his then-wife Betty Jane, a family friend told 'The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney' authors Richard A. Lertzman and William J. Birnes.

Pam McClenathan revealed: ''Betty Jane . . . told me she went to visit Mickey at [an LA film studio] around June 1946. She had [the couple's first son] Mickey Jr. in tow and was pregnant with [second son] Timmy . . . When she opened the door to the dressing room, Elizabeth Taylor was on her knees giving Mickey a b**w job.''

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Mickey Rooney's Will Approved


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Mickey Rooney's will has been approved by a judge.

The 93-year-old actor - who passed away in April 2014 - had left most of his estate to his stepson and carer Mark Aber, prompting his biological children to contest his last wishes, but after they dropped their objections, Superior Court Judge David Cowan has now confirmed attorney and conservator Michael Augustine as administrator of the 'Andy Hardy' star's ''modest'' affairs.

Michael's lawyer, Bruce S. Ross, wrote in a statement: ''We are deeply gratified that Mr. Rooney's final wishes have been ratified and that his legacy will be honoured by those Mr. Rooney selected.

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Composer Van Alexander Dies, Aged 100


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The musician, born Alexander Feldman, passed away from heart failure on Sunday (19Jul15) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

He is best known for co-writing Ella Fitzgerald's first big hit A-Tisket, A-Tasket in 1938 before moving on to work on TV and movie scores.

He composed scores for 1960s shows including Bewitched, Hazel, I Dream of Jeannie, and started a professional relationship with Mickey Rooney after working on the late comedian's self-titled show in 1954, He was also head arranger for the Dean Martin Show from 1965 to 1974.

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Joan Rivers Snubbed In Oscars' In Memoriam Segment


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Joan Rivers was left out of the Oscars' In Memoriam segment.

The actress and comedienne died last September aged 81 but was omitted from the annual rollcall of the most notable Hollywood stars who have passed away in the last year during the ceremony on Sunday evening (22.02.15).

Kelly Osbourne, who hosted alongside Joan on TV show 'Fashion Police', was left outraged that the late star was ignored.

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Ben Stiller Owns Magical Tablet


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Ben Stiller has a magical golden tablet in his house.

The 49-year-old actor was gifted the Tablet of Ahkmenrah when filming wrapped on 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb', in which the fictional Egyptian artefact has the power to bring the exhibits to life.

Stiller was thrilled when director Shawn Levy presented him with the prop as a keepsake from his time playing night guard Larry Daley in the movie trilogy.

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Ben Stiller: I'm Lucky To Have Known Robin Williams


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Ben Stiller feels ''lucky'' to have got to spend time with the late Robin Williams while making the 'Night At The Museum' films.

The 49-year-old actor stars alongside Williams in the latest instalment in the trilogy, 'Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb', and he will forever be grateful to have got to know his idol over the last few years.

Stiller insists he was ''excited'' every time he got to work with Williams - who tragically committed suicide in August at the age of 63 - on the franchise and never took it ''for granted''.

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Trailer


Following on from the discovery that New York Natural History Museum's exhibits come to life after dark, security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is faced with a new problem. After confronting the curator, Dr. McPhee (Ricky Gervais), about the exhibits steadily losing consciousness, Daley and friends must travel to England to try to restore power to The Tablet of Ahkmenrah - the ancient artefact that grants life to the museum. In an adventure which spans the globe, Daley and company must meet up with new characters in an attempt to restore the magic before the figures lives end permanently. 

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Top Tv Producer/director Alan Landsburg Dead At 81


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Alan Landsburg, the Emmy Award-winning mastermind behind Leonard Nimoy's hit series In Search Of... and Mickey Rooney's acclaimed Tv movie Bill, has died.

The 81 year old director/producer died of natural causes at his Beverly Hills home last week (14Aug14).

Landsburg also executive produced Tv films The Ryan White Story and The Jayne Mansfield Story, which featured Loni Anderson as the actress and a young Arnold Schwarzenegger as her husband, Mickey Hargitay, and produced sequels Porky's Ii: The Next Day and Jaws 3-D.

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Mickey Rooney Laid To Rest


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Actor Mickey Rooney has been laid to rest at a private funeral in California.

Family and friends of the Breakfast at Tiffany's star bid farewell to the beloved actor at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Saturday (19Apr14), following a memorial service on Friday (18Apr14).

The funeral comes a week after Rooney's conservator and attorney Michael Augustine, and Rooney's estranged wife, Janice Rooney, debated on where to hold the send-off. The two parties eventually settled on the popular site, where other Hollywood legends are buried.

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Mickey Rooney's Kids To Contest Will


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Mickey Rooney's children are reportedly contesting his will.

It was revealed last week that the late actor - who died aged 93 earlier this month - had left his entire modest $18,000 estate to his stepson and carer Mark Aber, but his wife Janice and eight children are said to be unhappy with the arrangement and are seeking legal advice.

Janice - who was married to the former child star for 35 years - is claiming the will is invalid as it was made just a month before the 'Night at the Museum' star passed away, when he wasn't in a fit frame of mind to compose such a document.

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Celebrities Attend 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Charlene Rooney, Mark Rooney and Mickey Rooney - Celebrities attend 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Plaza - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 2nd March 2014

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It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 50th Anniversary

Barrie Chase and Mickey Rooney - 50th Anniversary screening and celebration of Stanley Kramer's 'It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Monday 28th October 2013

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Richard Grieco Art Exhibit

Mickey Rooney - Sanctum of a Dreamer: Richard Grieco Art Exhibit party - Arrivals - West Hollywood, CA, United States - Friday 16th August 2013

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Champion: The Stanley Kramer Centennial

Mickey Rooney - Champion: The Stanley Kramer Centennial at UCLA Film & Television Archive - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 10th August 2013

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Tony Awards - Viewing Party

Mitzi Gaynor and Mickey Rooney - The Actors Fund 17th Annual Tony Awards - Viewing Party - Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 9th June 2013

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Mickey Rooney

Date of birth

23rd September, 1920

Date of death

2014

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.80


Mickey Rooney Movies

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Trailer

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Trailer

Larry Daley, the former security guard at the American Museum of Natural History in New...

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Trailer

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Trailer

Following on from the discovery that New York Natural History Museum's exhibits come to life...

The Muppets Trailer

The Muppets Trailer

Underneath the famous Muppet Theatre, oil has been discovered. Tex Richman, an oilman, finds out...

Night at the Museum Movie Review

Night at the Museum Movie Review

Right around the time a monkey urinates on Ben Stiller's head, I came to terms...

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Movie Review

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Movie Review

It's also long, long, long... well, you get the picture. Mad, Mad World is...

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