Marisa Tomei, 43, pole-dances in 'The Wrestler'

Marisa Tomei doesn't think Darren Aronofsky is a tyrant for making her do 36 takes on her pole-dancing scene in "The Wrestler." "It's a chance to break open any preconceived limits," she told us as the critically acclaimed movie hit theaters. Robert D. Siegel wrote the comeback drama, though he was editor of the hilarious Onion newspaper for five years. He should have written some lines for Mickey Rourke, who wouldn't talk to press. Perhaps Rourke was scared we'd ask him about his recent statement that Giants star Eli Manning has no charisma. He needn't worry: Rourke had us at "Rumblefish;" "The Wrestler" is his greatest performance yet.

Katie Holmes looked radiant at last week's premiere of hubby Tom Cruise's "Valkyrie," but Cruise wouldn't pose with her. One source says Holmes and Cruise have a policy of not intruding on each other's publicity. Another insider believes "Tom is desperately trying to prove he's still a movie star in his own right." Full : http://tinyurl.com/9p53xm

I still have a thing for Marisa Tomei. She's like that cute step sisters cousin you know you weren't supposed to hit on but did so anyway. Do you know what I mean?