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Former movie star cRusty Crowe and his wife divorcing

Russell Crowe is divorcing his wife Danielle Spencer after nine years of marriage. The couple, who met over 20 years ago on a film set, have two children together.

Crowe's 2005 assault arrest at the Mercer Hotel in New York arose when the concierge refused to help him place an international call to his wife after discovering the phone in his room didn't work. Now that they're no longer together he's probably starting to feel pretty silly about making such a big deal out of it.

Speculations about whether the divorce was driven by Russell's hectic filming schedule - he's got seven movies coming out next year - or the rumors of an affair between Danielle and her dancing partner Damian Whitewood from Australia's Dancing With the Stars. Other possibilities include:

* Russell Crowe in fact assaults the nearest bystander with a phone before and after every phone call, whether successful or not

* Danielle was a secret 30 Seconds to Mars fan

* After learning that Amy Poehler and Will Arnett had split, the two simply gave up

* Crowe taking upcoming role in Noah very seriously; moving with Jennifer Connelly to the desert

* Daily unprompted circumcision debates over the breakfast table - "I will always stand for the perfection of babies, I will always believe in God" a generally off-putting response to "Do you want toast with your coffee?"

* Dancing With the Stars rebranded as Facilitated Cheating and Spray Tan Zumba Hour; dance partners now required to have sex with one another during the paso doble

by Anonymousreply 6603/04/2013

Rumor is he had an affair during shoot of Les Miserables. No, not with Hugh Jackman.

by Anonymousreply 110/14/2012

No one believed when I stated Crowe and Jen were "knockin'" boots on the set of "A Beautiful Mind". Can we get real now?

by Anonymousreply 210/14/2012

Ewww! Who would want him, r1? His looks are long gone, and he has a nasty temper.

by Anonymousreply 310/14/2012

I bet he's gone back to Libby/Jenna.

by Anonymousreply 410/14/2012

Here's another possibility. The children feel intimidated when daddy is NOT in a good mood.

by Anonymousreply 510/14/2012

R3 copied off my paper. Verbatim.

When I read the part about "affair" and saw it was her, that made sense.

by Anonymousreply 610/14/2012

Daddy's coming home!

by Anonymousreply 710/14/2012

She always looked in pain, rarely smiled. I imagined that's what she looked like in bed.

He's just disgusting

Kids are adorable

by Anonymousreply 810/14/2012

Is he still as big as a house?

by Anonymousreply 910/14/2012

I can't believe she endured as long as she did.

by Anonymousreply 1010/14/2012

He's been shooting another movie with Jennifer Cunterley called Noah. I bet they started banging again.

by Anonymousreply 1110/14/2012

The OP must be mentally challanged. A "former movie star" who has SEVEN movies coming out next year? That sounds like a very busy movie star to me.

by Anonymousreply 1210/14/2012

Maybe his wife is smart enough to get out when his career is successful again. She'll do a lot better financially.

by Anonymousreply 1310/14/2012

r12 = major Crowehag

by Anonymousreply 1410/14/2012

He's busier than ever because his asking price is less now, filming constantly is the only way to make anywhere near the money he used to.

by Anonymousreply 1510/14/2012

Good point, R13. I'm sure his income is higher now than it's been in a decade if the list of projects is accurate. Great time to set the finances in stone.

by Anonymousreply 1610/14/2012

[quote]No one believed when I stated Crowe and Jen were "knockin'" boots on the set of "A Beautiful Mind". Can we get real now?

That makes me think less of her.

It appears Crowe likes anorexic looking women.

by Anonymousreply 1710/14/2012

Libby strikes again!

by Anonymousreply 1810/14/2012

OMG you guys, remember the Libby threads??? They were some of the greatest threads here.

by Anonymousreply 1910/14/2012

I've been here a long time, but I have no idea Libby is.

Probably because I used to spend almost all of time in the political threads in the days when you could filter the gossip.

by Anonymousreply 2010/14/2012

Crowe is gross, he even banged Courtney Love, he must have all kinds of STDs...

by Anonymousreply 2110/14/2012

Same here, R20.

Incidentally, type in "Russell" into Google and Crowe is not one of the four options that come up.

by Anonymousreply 2210/14/2012

I'd say they have been over for a while. He surprised her by appearing on DWTS for the finale and she could barely look at him. It was beyond awkward. Both very odd people.

by Anonymousreply 2310/14/2012

How is Meg Ryan feeling about this?

by Anonymousreply 2410/14/2012

[quote]How is Meg Ryan feeling about this?

Still numb and swollen from her most recent surgery.

by Anonymousreply 2510/14/2012

That was denied by Crowe and eventually Love confessed she was just messing around with the press r21

by Anonymousreply 2610/14/2012

R13, that's exactly what I did! Timing is everything, hon.

by Anonymousreply 2710/14/2012

R22 He's option number 3 when I Google.

by Anonymousreply 2810/14/2012

I think that they were probably very good for each other, although probably better as long-time friends than as partners, and that they will continue to be good friends.

by Anonymousreply 2910/14/2012

She's pursing her lips and unable to frown about it, R24

by Anonymousreply 3010/14/2012

R14 = retard who thinks someone with seven films coming out is a former movie star

by Anonymousreply 3110/14/2012

They seemed cozy not too long ago...

by Anonymousreply 3210/14/2012

Good for him!!!It is always so heartwarming when men dump the aging hags.

by Anonymousreply 3310/14/2012

Though some may say this blog is too dumbed down for fraus&hags, it has an interesting perspective on Crowe's behavior. In essence his wife knew about his compulsive womanizing before her PR marriage with kids.

by Anonymousreply 3410/14/2012

Crowe and Connelly did not have an affair during Beautiful Mind though Crowe tried pretty hard. Connelly is not stupid and though they got along fine and remain friends she was too smart to get sucked into his vortex of self-centered drama. I doubt very much she is cheating on Paul Bettany, another friend of Crowe's.

I'm still not sure about Rusty's sexual orientation but he did want family and children and Spencer always made herself available to him thoughout the years. Their engagement was sort of a quickie soon after he had that widely publicized and photographed drunken brawl IIRC at Zuma London with the owner of some New Zealand sports team. It had been a bad year for Russell PR wise and who knows what prompts these things. I do remember thinking at the time that he should go into rehab rather than get engaged.

For all Crowe's faults and issues he seems to be a good father and treated Spencer very well. Even her efforts to restart her barely existent music career was greatly helped by Crowe hiring her a first rate producer and paying for lavish videos. She was essentially nothing more than a ne'er do well with a fleeting D List career who could barely support herself and by her 30s was still floundering about trying to make a name for herself. Crowe even helped support her when they weren't romanitcally involved. I think she saw Crowe as her last chance at making a name for herself and achieving some fame and wealth. So now she's paid her dues and is cashing out.

I saw that about the hectic film schedule but some of that was minor work in small films that didn't take much time and I don't think it was all done in one year. Remember Crowe had a hard time getting hired for a while. He has slowly worked his way back. Although he had a few directors and producers who liked him, to many in the industry he wasn't worth the hassle and he certainly wasn't worth the money he was demanding. He also only started making real money after Gladiator and that wasn't for many movies. I don't think he's worth all that much especially with buying a football club.

Enough about cRusty. I clearly remember too much about this man.

by Anonymousreply 3510/15/2012

That's amazing, R35. Is he scheduled to be canonized as soon as he dies?

by Anonymousreply 3610/15/2012

r34 - Ugh. Will you quit promoting that bizarre, rambling blog? It's clearly written by some schoolmarm loon with no inside information. It's almost a good laugh, except it's too tedious to read for long.

by Anonymousreply 3710/15/2012

Of course Connelly didn't have an affair during A Beautiful Mind. Even if she had wanted to, which I highly doubt, it would have been very difficult. For one simple reason.

Paul Bettany was their co-star.

by Anonymousreply 3810/15/2012

I wouldn't be surprised if the split was Danielle's choice. Russell always seemed madly in love - her, not so much.

by Anonymousreply 3910/15/2012

"Good for him!!!It is always so heartwarming when men dump the aging hags."

You mean when one aging hag dumps the aging hag?

by Anonymousreply 4010/15/2012

[quote]You mean when one aging hag dumps the aging hag?

no, most men have a much longer shelf life whereas for a woman 28 is pretty much the end of the road.

by Anonymousreply 4110/15/2012

R42, really? It wouldn't surprise me that he has herpes but Aids?

by Anonymousreply 4410/15/2012

Does anyone remember the story that Crowe (allegedly) had a tranny stashed away in an apt in Sydney somewhere and he used to visit her all the time.

They were apparently together for years.

I could have sworn someone posted that here in the good gossip days. I believe the poster was Australian.

They also had some good dirt on Rupert Murdoch's (allegedly) gay son.

by Anonymousreply 4510/15/2012

It was my understanding that Russell loved her but that he has severe mental health issues. They were together for a while, then broke up, then got back together and got married. When they broke up they stayed apart for some time before getting back together to get married.

But it is well known in Oz, that he's a mean drunk and he's scarey. He has been known to hit her. The conditions for them getting married were that he promise to stop drinking completely and take his meds and not cheat.

He has struggled unsuccessfully over the years to keep those pledges. I think she had enough and probably doesn't want to raise those boys in such a home environment. It isn't the well known actors like Jennifer Connolly or Cate Blanchett you need to look at, but the less famous ones.

by Anonymousreply 4610/15/2012

Don't remember if I posted those tidbits but the tranny one is not well known so it probably was. He used to visit them up in Kings Cross. That is a red light area so I always thought he probably paid for them and it wasn't actually a relationship, just someone he liked to visit often. I heard that from a source I tended to believe.

Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch are a whole other can of worms. I recall a taxi driver telling me he drove him and his gaggle of gay boyfriends around town once. Ask around and most Sydney folk think both of them are bi at least. These things seem to get forgotten with time though - amazing what a bit of PR will do!

by Anonymousreply 4710/15/2012

Libby will be thrilled!

Russell is looking like Honey-boo-boo grew up and had a sex change.

by Anonymousreply 4810/15/2012

I never understood this cunt's popularity. He's not that great of an actor and he's not hot at all. His attitude makes him intolerable. I guess his wife wanted his money-I mean why else would she marry him, surely it ain't for love.

by Anonymousreply 4910/15/2012

Russell is a brilliant character actor, and it is strictly his personality and his outrageous behavior that have stifled his career.

He had good relationship with Ron Howard, but he adored Ridley Scott even though they had a bumpy relationship over the years, and Ridley adored him.

by Anonymousreply 5010/15/2012

Go Russ Go!

by Anonymousreply 5110/15/2012

"It wouldn't surprise me that he has herpes but Aids?"

You mean you actually take the ravings of R42 seriously? Obviously R42 is a psychotic, incoherent ("I mean him, she's like to have already gotten" (?)) douchebag with an irrational hatred towards a celebrity who doesn't know or care that he's alive. I'd say it's a safe bet that even people who do have the misfortune of knowing this poor clod don't give a shit about him, either.

by Anonymousreply 5210/15/2012

"He's not that great of an actor and he's not hot at all"

I guess you never saw "Romper Stomper." Or "L.A. Confidential." Or "The Insider." Or "Gladiator." Or "A Beautiful Mind." Or "Cinderella Man." I guess you haven't seen any of his movies because whatever else he is, he certainly IS a good actor.

And he certainly was hot! He probably still could be, if he gets himself into shape.

by Anonymousreply 5310/15/2012

well, we DID meet in a pub in Mexico and we DID have sex in the back of his SUV, he DID buy me an apartment and a Jag, I still live in the apartment but I wrecked the Jag. Libby

by Anonymousreply 5501/26/2013

RC did have an affair with JC.

Women age in dog years. It's not fair for a man to have to put up with that shit. I am so thankful to be gay.

by Anonymousreply 5601/26/2013

I agree R53

Gladiator is in my top 10 movies.

by Anonymousreply 5701/26/2013

I also thought I read that people who'd worked on the set of A Beautiful Mind confirmed that he had a thing with JC. She went out with Bettany after.

R1 posted way back that he had an affair on the set of Les Mis (not Hugh J). With who then I wonder?

by Anonymousreply 5801/26/2013

[quote] RC did have an affair with JC

No he didn't. He tried very hard to and I think he'd still like to. But Connelly is so not into him in that way and she actually avoided him quite a bit during the making of a Beautiful Mind. She was with that dickwad Josh Charles who didn't treat her very well - he had serious envy issues over her blossoming career - and dumped her the eve of or day of the Oscars.

I noticed that Connelly and Crowe have been in a few movies together recently and I'll bet he's in heaven.

by Anonymousreply 5901/26/2013

Danielle always struck me as one of those weird, arty types who is all into their art and not much else. I don't get the idea that the marriage was a PR exercise. Surely it would have been easier for Rusty to marry some pliant dimwit half his age rather than the woman who dumped his ass and then kept him hanging on a string for years before finally agreeing to walk down the aisle.

by Anonymousreply 6001/26/2013

Arty? She didn't cultivate the look. That's for sure.

by Anonymousreply 6101/26/2013

His wife used to play Dee on "What's Happening"

by Anonymousreply 6201/26/2013

Except she didn't really dump him. She didn't want to go with him to America when he filmed for long periods of time except maybe to visit - e.g., The Quick and the Dead. I think in those early days she still harbored thoughts that she would have a bigger career than Crowe would have. She and Crowe would hook up when he came back to Australia - I have no idea if it was romantic or sexual or what - but he'd take her to a premiere or other event. Crowe also bought a luxury condo that he let her live in before they ever formally got back together after he and Meg Ryan broke up. So it makes me wonder if she was his go-to escort and if he was always helping her out financially. Her acting career dried up way before they got back together.

by Anonymousreply 6301/26/2013

Isn't the rumor that this time she dumped him and she's having an affair? I could swear I read that somewhere.

Plus, I think he's a great character actor who channels Richard Burton.

by Anonymousreply 6401/27/2013

I was distracted by how poorly written and unfunny the professional article OP posted was.

by Anonymousreply 6501/27/2013

Russ took me to Soundwave over the weekend and we're getting married once he's divorced from dingles, Tin is with her and Charlie's with me. Watch for photo's of Russ and I in the Cayman Islands in New Idea.

by Anonymousreply 6603/04/2013
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