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Mickey Rourke Calls Tom Cruise ‘Irrelevant’ And Says He’s Been Doing The ‘Same Effing Part For 35 Years’



Hollywood star Mickey Rourke has taken a swipe at Tom Cruise, calling him “irrelevant”.

During the latest episode of Piers Morgan Uncensored, available to stream on Flash, the Oscar-nominated actor was asked how it felt to see Cruise gross $US1 billion ($A1.4 billion) at the box office with Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to 1986’s Top Gun.

“That doesn’t mean sh*t to me,” he told the Sky News host.

“The guy’s been doing the same effing part for 35 years. I got no respect for that.

“I don’t care about money and power. I care about when I watch Al Pacino work and Chris Walken and De Niro’s early work and Richard Harris’s work and Ray Winstone’s work.

“That’s the kind of actor I want to be like. Monty Clift and Brando back in the day. A lot of guys that just tried to stretch as actors.”

“You don’t think Tom Cruise is a good actor?” asked Morgan.

“I think he’s irrelevant, in my world,” replied Rourke.

This is not the first time Rourke has taken a shot at a Hollywood colleague.

In 2020, The Iron Man 2 star reignited his longstanding feud with Robert De Niro in a lengthy Instagram post, calling him a “f***ing crybaby.”

“Hey Robert De Niro, that’s right I am talking to you, you big f***ing crybaby,” Rourke wrote.

“A friend of mine just recently told me that a few months back you’re quoted as saying to newspapers, ‘Mickey Rourke’s a liar he talks all kind of sh*t.’

“Listen Mr Tough Guy in the movies, you’re the first person that ever called me a liar and it was in a newspaper.

“Let me tell you something, you punk a**, when I see you I swear to God on my grandmother, on my brother and all my dogs, I gonna embarrass you severely 100 per cent. Mickey Rourke ‘as God is my witness’.”

Rourke reignited his longstanding feud with Robert De Niro in a lengthy Instagram post in 2020. Picture: Netflix

Rourke reignited his longstanding feud with Robert De Niro in a lengthy Instagram post in 2020. Picture: Netflix

Rourke claimed that he was blocked from appearing in The Irishman because of De Niro. Picture: Netflix

Rourke claimed that he was blocked from appearing in The Irishman because of De Niro. Picture: Netflix

The Wrestler star was referring to a claim that he was blocked from appearing in The Irishman because of De Niro.

“Marty Scorsese, great director, he wanted to meet me for a movie with Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Chris Walken and Robert De Niro,” Rourke said on the Italian TV show, Live – Non è la D’Urso.

“The casting person told my manager that Robert De Niro said he refused to work with me in a movie.”

De Niro’s rep, Stan Rosenfield, disputed Rourke’s allegations.

“According to The Irishman producers, Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, and casting director Ellen Lewis, Mickey Rourke was never asked to be in The Irishman nor was he ever even thought of, discussed or considered to be in the movie,” Rosenfield told New York Post in a statement, adding De Niro is “aware of these comments”.

Rourke and De Niro both appeared in Alan Parker’s 1987 film Angel Heart. Rourke claimed he had been snubbed by the actor at the time.


Bob Marley’s ‘Stir It Up’ featuring Sarkodie; beautiful work, should be embraced – Bisa Kdei




Photo: Sarkodie x Bob Marley

Ghanaian highlife musician Bisa Kdei has made an interesting comment on The Bob Marley and the Waillers-Sarkodie feature.

According to the highlife artiste, ‘stir it up’ is a beautiful piece of work which should be embraced.

The musician speaking with Daniel Kweku Dadson, on the Rainbow entertainment ( Rainbow 92.4Fm ) described the project a beautiful piece of work.

Kdei on describing the feature a beautiful piece of work said,

“I think it’s beautiful. It is something beautiful. I would be proud if I were asked to be featured on a Michael Jackson song. I would be so honored. It’s a beautiful thing”.

He added: “Bob Marley is a legend. People still pay attention to him. This is something his spirit will appreciate. Sarkodie’s work is stunning. The people’s love for beautiful songs has triumphed over their hatred. It’s beautiful, and it’s something we should embrace.”

Photo: Bisa Kdei’s listening party in UK

Kdei recently staged a successful listening party for his fourth studio album, titled “Original,” in the United Kingdom. The listening party which saw Bisa Kdei collaborate with some of the best musicians on the African continent was held at the Cafe Koko in Camden.

The “Original” album since its release a few days ago has racked up impressive streaming numbers, as it was the third-most streamed album on Audiomack earlier this week.

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Kwame Baah sets to launch a global BUSINESS plug for musicians and all entertainers




Photo: Kwame Baah, a digital marketing expert and a content manager.

Ghanaian digital marketing expert, Kwame Baah is set to launch a global business agency for artiste booking.

“The  primary focus of Get the Artiste is to  bridge the gap between artistes and people or businesses who need talent for various engagements, be it a concert, event, Tv show or guest appearances” Baah told mediaplugafrica.

He explained: “Booking agency is not anything new, is all over the world so it’s nothing new. We are just trying to bring it over here in Ghana  so that our artiste easily  get to be connected with locally and internationally”.

K. Baah currently manages,  strategize, grooms and promotes most of the big names in the Ghanaian music industry.

The official  launch of K. Baah’s initiative “Get The Artiste” will take place on Friday, February 10, 2023 at the 3Music Headquarters, Accra at exactly 5pm.

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Ed Sheeran returns to social with an emotional personal announcement




British singer Ed Sheeran took to his Instagram to share an emotional personal announcement following his return to social media after a two-month break.

In a video he shared on Instagram, The singer, 31, admitted he has been emotionally detached for much longer.

Ed Sheeran took to Instagram to address his absence. Credit: Instagram/Ed Sheeran

“I realise I haven’t been that engaged in my social media or my fan base online over the last couple of years and the things that have been posted on this account might have got a bit boring, I’m sorry, it’s my fault. Ed said in a video.

“The reason I’m making this video is, just being totally honest, I’ve had some turbulent things happening in my personal life so I just didn’t really feel like being online and pretending to be something I’m not, when I wasn’t feeling like that.

“And I know that sounds weird but hence I’m making this video to say things are looking up and I’m back online.

“Weird s*** is going to start being posted here.”

Ed Sheeran did not elaborate on what ‘turbulence’ he’d endured. Credit: Instagram/Ed Sheeran

However, Ed  did not elaborate on what “turbulence” he’d endured, In February, he lost his close friend Jamal Edwards who tragically died after a cardiac arrest brought on by taking cocaine and drinking alcohol. Three months later, Ed and his wife Cherry Seaborn announced they had welcomed a baby daughter.

In November, Ed told his followers that he was taking a break from social media, after wrapping up work on a new music video.

Sharing a behind-the-scenes snap overlooking a beach, he penned the caption: ‘Signing off now until 2023. See you in the new year. Much love, Ed x.’

According to daily mail, the singer is in the middle of a worldwide tour, and is currently performing a run of shows in Australia and New Zealand.

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