Jimmy Kimmel Uncovers Vast Reporter Conspiracy to Confuse Mickey Rooney With Andy RooneyKate Erbland |
Is there no respect, even in death? Beloved Hollywood superstar -- the first Hollywood superstar, if you go for that sort of thing -- Mickey Rooney passed away over the weekend, and although the news was reported everywhere, that doesn't mean it was reported correctly.
Jimmy Kimmel was on the case last night on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' in which he presented a video package that was equal parts horrible, hilarious and just plain awkward. The peg? News reporters have zero idea who Mickey Rooney was, even when they were reading a script, seeing his face on video, and have his name splashed behind them. For them, every Rooney is Andy, no matter who they are.