Rourke's dog dies in his arms

NEW YORK - Mickey Rourke is headed to the Academy Awards both as a nominee and a grieving pet owner after the death of his 17-year-old Chihuahua, Loki.

A representative for Rourke, Judy Woloshen, said the actor's beloved dog died Monday night.

Said Rourke: 'Loki is deeply missed but with me in spirit. I feel very blessed that she fell asleep peacefully in my arms.'

Rourke, who's having a career comeback with his acclaimed performance in 'The Wrestler,' was especially close to Loki and is a longtime owner of chihuahuas.

Rourke thanked all his dogs - living and dead - after winning the Golden Globe for best actor last month, saying 'sometimes when a man's alone, all you got is your dog.'

Judge: Coleman deposition will not be released

PROVO, Utah - A judge has ruled that a videotaped deposition of Gary Coleman won't be released to the public until a personal injury lawsuit against the actor over an incident at a Payson bowling alley is settled.

Fourth District Judge Samuel McVey said Tuesday that he was worried about whether there would be a fair trial if people in a jury pool had seen the video.

'I do not want to come in here and have the whole jury challenged off,' he said.

Terry Plant, Coleman's attorney, said that if the video were released it could spread quickly and destroy Coleman.

The 41-year-old actor starred in the 'Diff'rent Strokes' TV series.

DC stage to feature Helen Mirren

WASHINGTON - Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren will make an appearance on a U.S. stage this fall as the title character in a production of Jean Racine's tragedy 'Phedre.'

The Royal National Theatre production will be put on at the Shakespeare Theater in Washington in September. The play will follow a three-month run in London, including a performance to be simulcast in movie theaters around the world in June.