“Former child actor Mickey Rooney passed away at the age of 93″ links

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Rest in peace Mickey Rooney, 1920-2014. [Dlisted]
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt had hotel sex this weekend. [LaineyGossip]
Here’s the trailer for Justin Theroux in The Leftovers. [Pajiba]
Matt Smith’s hair has grown back enough. [Go Fug Yourself]
Prince George of Cambridge is your new Grumpy Cat. [Buzzfeed]
Drew Barrymore is very pregnant. [Celebrity Baby Scoop]
“Dongs All Over the World” is a great song. [The Frisky]
Josh Duhamel posts gorgeous photo of his son. [A Socialite Life]
Was the James Franco thing just viral marketing? [The Blemish]
Kirstie Alley is going back on Jenny Craig. [I'm Not Obsessed]
Is it wrong to love Kate Upton’s coat? [Popoholic]
Khloe Kardashian bashes Khroma. [Reality Tea]
Adriana Lima’s dress is oddly enchanting. [Moe Jackson]
I really enjoy Delta Rae, so this is awesome. [PopBytes]

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  1. Erinn says:

    Nooooo not Mickey! This is very disappointing. I watched National Velvet sooo many times. Might be time to break it out again.

  2. Ellen says:

    First Shirley now Mickey. All the classic child film stars are leaving us :-(

  3. QQ says:

    i kinda wanna watch The Leftovers immediately

  4. kaligula says:

    Can’t bear it. RIP Mickey, and thank you. A life well lived.

  5. tifzlan_ says:

    Rest easy, Mickey! And say hi to Judy for me :’)

  6. Monkey Towz says:

    I just read the latest bio of Ava Gardner and apparently he was a very enthusiastic lover. Of course who wouldn’t be with AG. This guy got around back in the day, which kind of increased my love for him.

  7. TheCountess says:

    His advocacy on behalf of elder abuse prevention is a poignant coda to his life and career. A true legend, the likes of which we will not see again. RIP Mr. Rooney.

    • Fue McCormick says:

      He claimed his kids abused him. The fights heard coming from his house were nasty … his voice was pretty BOOMING. He was the talk of the “island” neighborhood he lived in for years here in town. He and his family were considered “trash.” I have no love for this man.

      • MisJes says:

        And you know for a fact that he wasn’t a victim of elder abuse…how?

        Those fights heard from his home may well have been related to the abuse he spoke of suffering. Elder abuse is a very real and horrific occurrence in today’s society, and it deserves far more attention and importance placed upon it than it currently has. RIP Mr. Rooney.

      • Fue McCormick says:

        I have no idea if he suffered from elder abuse and I certainly hope he did not.
        I only know that he was an asshole.

      • Jayna says:

        He claimed his stepson and his wife abused him in that his stepson took over all of his accounts as he was now elderly, in his late eighties up to age ninety or ninety-one I think it was when this began to happen. He trusted him as a son and they abused that trust and took advantage of his age. He was frail and he claimed the stepson, who managed him, was forcing him to take some gigs he didn’t want, and he was mistreated and intimidated by them at home with his medicines, with him feeling powerless at that age, etc. He went to court and won against his stepson for all of his pilphering and siphoning off of his fortune. So he was very obviously mistreated by someone who claimed to love him. He petitioned to have his accounts and money looked after by a third-party, an attorney, and he eventually lived with his other stepson, who took care of him. You can be ill-tempered and not always nice and still deserve to not be mistreated and taken advantage of by your family that you trusted when you are that age, the family you supported financially for years.

        He worked his ass off his whole life, very talented, and so does deserve respect for all that he achieved in and long and varied career and that people enjoyed. Johnny Carson was an asshole in private life too, even cruel, but as an entertainer, he gave a lot of people joy for years. There are plenty of people I love their movies or shows or albums, but I doubt I would ever want to meet in person. LOL

  8. T.Fanty says:

    R.I.P. Mickey Rooney. I sat behind him at the theatre a couple of years ago. He was teeny.

    Here he is doing some Shakespeare in 1935:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjSg2BVeCMs

  9. Sisi says:

    Just saw on bbc news that Peaches Geldof has passed away

  10. Zandy says:

    Peaches Geldoff has died RIP ….

  11. Andrea1 says:

    A life well lived RIP Mickey Rooney!
    Good to see Brad and Angie still have it hot for each other.

  12. paola says:

    I love those memes about grumpy Prince George! Haha can’t stop laughing. The one with the Queen is amazing!

  13. shump says:

    BBC has got a bit more than the independant on Peaches’ death. So sad.

    • Mia4S says:

      Sadly I think we can guess what the “sudden and unexplained” death was from. I don’t say that to be cruel, it’s a miracle when anyone escapes a family legacy of addiction. Extremely sad.

      To Mickey at 93; well lived sir, rest well.

  14. LAK says:

    RIP Mickey Rooney. Thanks for entertaining us.

  15. Dutch says:

    He was the biggest star in the world. Ya hear me … — bang, smooch — … the wooorrld

  16. Fue McCormick says:

    The Mickey Rooney we see in movies is nothing like his true personality. I had the displeasure of being in his company one time and I never wanted to be in his presence again. He was a cantankerous man; both a dick and an asshole. I never met anyone who liked him.

    • Erinn says:

      My 87 year old gram can’t stand him. I’ve heard a lot about him being kind of a jerk. Based on what I’ve seen, I think it’s more that he’s been in roles that were sentimental to me, so I automatically liked him.

    • jane16 says:

      I grew up near him and saw him many times. Yeah, he had his moments. A couple of his wives were worse though. When I first got married, we lived on the lake I think you are talking about and across the street from his son Michael, who was a huge partier. He was nice to us though.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I had a good friend who starred with him in a made for TV movie. It was her first big project, and she was very nervous. He was an absolute dick to her. He wouldn’t even speak to her when they were off camera. She is a really sweet person, and he could not have been more unkind.

  17. Happy21 says:

    Her was my favourite part of my favourite kids’ movie Pete’s Dragon :)

    He seemed old then and it was made in 1977!!

    He had one amazing career. He lived a truely full life

    RIP

  18. eliza says:

    A true Hollywood legend. They do not make them like that anymore. He was small in stature but a true giant in old Hollywood. He will be missed. Some of my favorite movies featured him.

  19. John says:

    It makes me incredibly sad that the article on Peaches Geldof has upwards of 170 comments, while this true contributor to art and culture hasn’t even 40.

    RIP, Andy Hardy. Regards to the Judge.

  20. Babette says:

    I’d heard Mickey Rooney was much more approachable as a younger man, so I’m giving him a break. I know the older I get, the crankier I get, too. In any case, his movie work was excellent and solid, and I pray that he’s now at peace. I sure appreciate his contributions to motion pictures and the golden age of Hollywood. He will be missed but his work lives on.

  21. dahlia1947 says:

    I love Mickey Rooney and I love his movies! Especially the Andy Hardy ones! He was so talented and he was definitely a HUGE part of the golden age of Hollywood! What a legend! RIP buddy! :)

  22. Willy says:

    Mickey Rooney was and always will be Hollywood Gold. He earned his place in history and had the added bonus of having Judy Garland as his partner in 10 movie classics. I just watched “Babes On Broadway” and was blown away by the talented twosome. They were terrific together and every bit as good as Fred & Ginger. Peace – Mickey X

  23. Reece says:

    RIP Whitey!

    On a lighter note, the PG memes had me literally lol’ing