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Mickey Rourke

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to Mickey Rooney

4/9/2014 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mickey Rourke Mickey Rooney Death
Mickey Rourke doesn't need a reason to curse, but he's found one ... he's fuming mad that Mickey Rooney's death isn't getting front page coverage from the gossip mags.

It's unclear which mag Rourke is talking about, but when we spotted him in Beverly Hills yesterday, he was going off about Mickey being relegated to "page twenty-f***ing-two" in favor of reality stars.

In their defense, the weeklies go to press on Monday to hit the newsstand on Tuesday ... and Rooney passed away on Sunday night ... so getting him on the cover would have been tricky. 

Still nice to see Rourke standing up for a legend.

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YouDontSay    

Are those Lady Glasses? Reminds me of a Seinfeld episode.

108 days ago
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TuxThePenguin    

it is said that Louis B. Mayer broke up Mickey Rooney's marriage to Ava Gardner...long story- look it up TMZ - it's on TMC's website.

108 days ago
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Barbara    

I agree with Mickey. And I will never understand why there is a market for the no talent reality "stars"...not stars. Now Mickey was a star

108 days ago
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R    

absolutely right.

108 days ago
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Wow ...    

Kudos to him. More celebs ought to speak up about it. I love TMZ, but I really hate your coverage on the "reality" shows.

108 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

He hates his face, look how he abused it

108 days ago
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Davis    

This guy has the most mangled turd face Ive ever seen

108 days ago
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pudge facker    

He used to be such a good looking guy. And that is coming from a straight male. Smh.

108 days ago
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MightyMatt    

Even USA Today had a quarter page article about Mr. Rooney, a real movie star. Way too much coverage about Kim's fat ass and Justin's tiny d*ck.

108 days ago
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Numapass    

You are so right Mick . Side note - call your agent - they are rebooting Texas Chainsaw Massacre - the role of Leatherface is yours babe.

108 days ago
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Toilethead    

He's right. Just look how much space you give to garbage like the kartrashypigs.

108 days ago
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Thia    

I know this man is dead , may he rest in peace. In life he wasn't known for being a very nice person. He made some film and 9 children yet he died alone. That says much about his life.

108 days ago
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Your S&M Girlfriend    

He's correct. Celebrity is lost now. Back in the day you had to earn your celebrity by being good at what you did and working hard at it. With Mickey Rooney went Old Hollywood and we are now stuck with filthy trash like the Kardashians.

108 days ago
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lilly    

Cannot believe his own family would be accused of his death, so sad, I was reading about his daughter in law with whom he was living with here http://dailyentertainmentnews.com/breaking-news/charlene-rooney-wife-mickey-rooneys-stepson-mark-aber/

108 days ago
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Observer999    

Let's get real here. MIckey Rooney is almost unknown to most people now. I'm 54 and have never seen him in anything; sure, he WAS a very big deal in the 30s, 40s, 50s... but since then? Just a "former star". John Pinette was much more of a loss to me, just as an example.

108 days ago
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