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Watch Robert Downey Jr. Sing a Flawless Police Cover for Sting's Birthday

Originally posted 01/14/2014 10:00AM



It's not enough that Robert Downey Jr. is a talented actor with charisma for miles, but he's also got to have an astounding singing voice? Life isn't fair.

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Why Robert Downey Jr. Is Our Award Show Superhero

8 Reasons Why Robert Downey Jr. Is the Superhero of the People's Choice Awards

Originally posted 01/09/2014 10:30AM

Robert Downey Jr. continued his reign over the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday, going home a winner for the second year in a row.

The actor swaggered onstage to a chorus of high-pitched cheers from the audience to receive the favorite action movie star award for Iron Man 3. The film also won for favorite action movie and favorite movie.

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The Rock Raked It In in 2013 – He's This Year's Top-Earning Star

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Named 2013's Top-Earning Movie Star

Originally posted 12/17/2013 04:15PM

Robert Downey Jr. is no longer the highest-earning actor in Hollywood. That honor now belongs to a different man of steel – Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Topping Forbes's new list of the top-grossing actors of 2013, Johnson's star vehicles – which included the action flicks Snitch, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain and Fast & Furious 6 – took in a combined $1.3 billion in global ticket sales and cemented his place as this year's most bankable movie star.

Downey Jr. – who topped last year's list of highest-grossing movie stars thanks to the hugely successful The Avengers – came in a close second to Johnson this year, despite starring in Iron Man 3, the top-earning movie of 2013, which raked in $1.2 billion.

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Courtney Love Says She Deserves 'a Second Chance'

Courtney Love Says She Deserves 'a Second Chance'

Originally posted 11/03/2013 05:00PM

Courtney Love is back – and she's letting loose in a new interview, riffing on everything from facelifts to failed love affairs and fashion.

The 49-year-old, who's currently writing her autobiography and recording a new album, is featured on the cover of FASHION magazine and admits that while the past few years have been turbulent, she's hoping Hollywood can forgive her.

"Listen, if [Orange is the New Black star] Natasha Lyonne can burn down a house and Robert [Downey Jr.] can go to prison for two years, I deserve a second chance. I know there is hope for me."

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Former Addicts, Experts Explain Why Rehab Didn't Save Cory Monteith | Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith: Why Didn't Rehab Work?

Originally posted 07/20/2013 09:00AM

Why didn't rehab save Cory Monteith?

When the Glee star died at 31 of a toxic mix of heroin and alcohol, he was just two months out of treatment for substance abuse. Post-rehab, the actor looked healthy and happy, attending a hockey game with his girlfriend, Lea Michele, dining out with friends and attending a photo call for the next season of his FOX hit.

But addiction experts say that the immediate period after rehab is one of tremendous vulnerability.

"Newly sober people are more fragile than before they became addicts," says Bob Forrest, a California-based certified drug and alcohol counselor.

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Stories You're Talking About: Robert Downey Jr. Is a Hero to Young Fan

Stories You're Talking About: Robert Downey Jr. Consoles Young Fan Expecting Iron Man

Originally posted 06/16/2013 01:15PM

Blame it on the costuming.

When Iron Man super-fan Jaxson Denno discovered he was not meeting the super hero, but rather the actor who portrayed him, the 1½-year-old was super sad.

But our readers were touched as Iron Man 3 star Robert Downey Jr. met up with the child and tried to stem Jaxson's disappointment in meeting the actor, and not the fantasy man in the suit. See the story here.

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PHOTO: Robert Downey Jr. Tries to Cheer Up a Young Iron Man Fan

Robert Downey Jr. Comforts a Child Disappointed Not to Meet Iron Man

Originally posted 06/13/2013 08:20AM

Not even Iron Man can solve every problem.

The superhero's alter ego, Robert Downey Jr., found that out first-hand this week, when he encountered 1½-year-old super-fan Jaxson Denno – who just couldn't wait to meet Iron Man.

Only problem: Downey, in the Western Massachusetts towns of Sunderland and Shelburne Falls to shoot his latest, The Judge, was not wearing his Iron Man outfit.

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Ashley Hamilton: I Struggled with Anorexia and Bulimia

Ashley Hamilton Opens Up About Eating Disorder

Originally posted 05/18/2013 09:00AM

With Iron Man 3 breaking box office records, nobody is happier about the film's success than actor Ashley Hamilton, who plays a small but pivotal role of former military officer Jack Taggert.

Hamilton, whose band The Wondergirls also performs the song "Let's Go All the Way" on the soundtrack with Robbie Williams, says he's "really grateful for somebody giving me an opportunity again. I just didn't have that before."

The 38-year-old son of George Hamilton has had more than his fair share of troubles when it came to drug and alcohol abuse.

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5 Things to Know About 11-Year-Old Iron Man 3 Star Ty Simpkins

Ty Simpkins: 5 Things to Know About the Iron Man 3 Scene Stealer

Originally posted 05/16/2013 03:00PM

Ty Simpkins currently stars as the young boy who gives a helping hand – and a hard time – to Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark in Iron Man 3, but there is much more to the New York City native, who has been acting since he was 3 months old.

Simpkins, 11, has already starred on two different daytime soaps (One Life to Live and Guiding Light), worked with Oscar winner Kate Winslet on three movies (All the Kings Men, Little Children and Revolutionary Road) and become the face of a new horror franchise (Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2, expected later this year).

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Iron Man 3 Not as Much Fun as Original – or The Avengers

Iron Man 3 Not as Much Fun as Original – or The Avengers

Originally posted 05/02/2013 11:00AM

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It's hard to know how battling a giant alien millipede might affect a guy, but it seems to have turned Iron Man 3's Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) into Bruce Wayne.

This post-Avengers Iron Man is a brooding insomniac, tinkering in his Batcave and so mired in existential angst that he's having panic attacks. He's so dour, it's actually a relief when a madman attacks his Malibu manse, blowing it off the map in one of the film's most spectacular scenes.

At least then we don't have to spend the entire threequel in Tony's head.

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