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PHOTO: Do You Recognize Russell Crowe? | Russell Crowe

Do You Recognize Russell Crowe?

Originally posted 10/24/2012 01:10PM

Who's that man with the long beard and grey hair? Could it really be strapping Australian Russell Crowe?

Yep! The actor's newly disheveled appearance might make it seem like he's fallen on hard times, but Crowe is just getting seriously into character for an epic role as Noah – as in the Old Testament figure with the ark.

The star, 48, was spotted on the New York set of the Biblical saga Noah on Tuesday. His new look is a far cry from other parts such as his clean-shaven role in Cinderella Man and even his sexy scruff in Gladiator.

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Have Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer Split? | Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer Split: Report

Originally posted 10/14/2012 02:00PM

More than 20 years after the couple met playing lovers in the 1990 movie The Crossing, Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer may not have their Hollywood happy ending after all.

Married in April 2003, the New Zealand-born Oscar winner, 48, and his Aussie musician wife, 43, are reportedly no longer together, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Crowe's rep has not responded to PEOPLE's request for comment.

The couple's apparent split comes after rumors of a rocky romance swirled over the summer.

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What's Happening!! Star Danielle Spencer-Fields: Paralysis Changed My View of Animals | Danielle Spencer

What's Happening!! Star Danielle Spencer-Fields: Paralysis Changed My View of Animals

Originally posted 06/05/2012 02:30PM

After she was paralyzed eight years ago, child star turned veterinarian Danielle Spencer-Fields – who played bratty little sister Dee on the late-'70s sitcom What's Happening!! – feared she might never walk again.

Spencer-Fields had been suffering from spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column that puts pressure on nerves (doctors believe it could stem from a childhood car accident). Unable to move her legs after surgery to treat the condition, Spencer-Fields, 46, fell into a deep depression as her numbness turned into unmanageable, chronic back pain.

Bolstered by the support of her husband Garry Fields and her mom Cheryl Pelt, Spencer-Fields sought treatment at New Jersey's Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, which had also treated Christopher Reeve. The veterinarian says the day she was accepted into the program, "the depression lifted."

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