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Bruce Willis Reportedly Wanted $1 Million A Day For 'Expendables 3'

August 8th, 2013 9:02am EDT
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It isn't often that celebrities air their public laundry, but Sylvester Stallone did just that earlier this week by slamming his former "Expendables" star Bruce Willis on Twitter.

He announced that Harrison Ford was replacing Willis in the upcoming "Expendables 3" by tweeting: "WILLIS OUT . . . HARRISON FORD IN!!!! GREAT NEWS!!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!" He then followed this up with: "GREEDY AND LAZY . . . A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE."

It has since emerged that Willis purportedly demanded $4 million for just four days of work. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actor...
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Harrison Ford To Replace Bruce Willis In 'Expendables 3'

August 7th, 2013 11:00am EDT
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Harrison Ford is joining the third installment of "The Expendables," while Bruce Willis is walking away from the franchise.

Sylvester Stallone leaked the news on Twitter, posting: "WILLIS OUT... HARRISON FORD IN!!!! GREAT NEWS!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!"

Stallone then attacked his former co-star, suggesting that he and Willis had butted heads over salary demands, writing, "GREEDY AND LAZY... A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE."
 
A spokesman confirmed that Stallone was referring to Willis in his follow-up tweet, but would not elaborate on the issue.

The third installment of "The ...
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Wesley Snipes Offered A Role In Sylvester Stallone's 'EX3'

April 9th, 2013 11:58pm EDT
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Sylvester Stallone is set to revitalize Wesley Snipes' Hollywood career by offering him a role in The Expendables' third installment, according to reports.

Snipes was released from prison on April 2nd after a 27-month stint behind bars for tax evasion. The Blade actor is currently under house arrest until July, nevertheless he already landed his first post-prison role after his Demolition Man co-star Stallone wrote a part for him in the next Expendables movie, according to the New York Daily News.

A source reveals, "Sly wants to help Wesley get back on his feet. He sees him as a super a...
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Judge Dismisses 'Expendables' Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Sylvester Stallone

June 26th, 2012 7:42am EDT
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A judge has dismissed a lawsuit which accused Sylvester Stallone of stealing ideas for The Expendables from another screenwriter.

The Rambo star co-wrote the script for the 2010 blockbuster, which united him with Hollywood tough guys including Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Last October, screenwriter Marcus Webb filed a lawsuit in New York alleging The Expendables was based on his script for a project called The Cordoba Caper, claiming Stallone's movie was "strikingly similar and in some places identical" to his own work.

Webb demanded unspecified damages for copyright infrin...
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Don't Expect 'Safe' Star Jason Statham To Play Any Serious Roles

April 27th, 2012 4:42pm EDT
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You don't want to mess with the characters Jason Statham plays in many of his films. He was an ex special ops agent in "Killer Elite," a mercenary in "The Expendables" and an outlaw with impressive fighting skills in "The Transporter."

Don't ever expect him to do Shakespeare.

The British actor recently told the BBC, "I don't see myself as a great character actor that will play a lawyer and then something bizarrely different. That's not what my strength is."

We know what his strength is - kicking ass and taking names. He stars in the new film "Safe," hitting theaters today. He plays a su...
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Sylvester Stallone To Receive CinemaCon Lifetime Achievement Award

April 25th, 2012 12:31pm EDT
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Sylvester Stallone's enduring action movie career is to be honored with a lifetime achievement award at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

The Rambo star will be presented with the top prize at the convention's awards ceremony on Thursday at Sin City's Caesars Palace.

CinemaCon general manager Mitch Neuhauser says, "Sylvester Stallone has proven himself time and time again to be a prolific actor, writer and director over the years. Throughout his incredible career spanning nearly 40 years, Sylvester has established his ability to continually captivate his audiences."

Stallone is enjoying a big s...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Slams 'Terminator Salvation'

April 10th, 2012 2:47pm EDT
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Arnold Schwarzenegger has criticized the fourth Terminator movie, branding the 2009 science fiction follow-up "awful".

The veteran action star is enjoying his return to the big screen after fulfilling his political duties as Governor of California last year, starring in an upcoming sequel to The Expendables and new thriller The Tomb.

However, he is eager to reprise his iconic role as The Terminator after expressing disappointment with the last installment.

When asked which franchise he would like to return to, he tells Collider.com, "(I'm open to) all those things, if it's True Lies, ...
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Sylvester Stallone: ''The Expendables 2' Will Be Rated R'

March 23rd, 2012 1:53pm EDT
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Sylvester Stallone has abandoned plans to make his sequel to The Expendables more family-friendly by toning down the violence and bad language.

It emerged in January that the Rocky star was eyeing a PG-13 rating for the action movie amid rumors cast member Chuck Norris had requested no cursing in the script.

Fans of the first film feared the development meant the hard-hitting movie would be toned down for a younger audience - but Stallone, who writes and stars in The Expendables 2, has now revealed the sequel will have a restricted 'R' rating after all.

He tells the StalloneZone websi...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Expendables: Extended Director's Cut'

December 14th, 2011 2:30pm EST
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So you thought the last Stallone outing was already a decent guns and ammo treat? Well then feast your eyes on the upgrade via the new "The Expendables: Extended Director’s Cut" out Dec. 13 from Lionsgate. Does Stallone provide more backbone – check out the action stats below!

Title: "The Expendables: Extended Director’s Cut"

Grade: 4 1/2

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li

Director: Sylvester Stallone

Rating: Unrated

Runtime: 114 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate

Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

The Flick: Amidst the already blood and guts heavy previous...
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Tennis Ace Novak Djokovic Scores 'Expendables' Role

November 30th, 2011 11:25am EST
Novak Djokovic
Sylvester Stallone has added a sporty edge to his upcoming Expendables sequel by casting tennis ace Novak Djokovic in the film.

The actor has teamed up with his fellow movie musclemen Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris and Bruce Willis for The Expendables 2, the follow-up to his 2010 action film.

Stallone is currently shooting scenes in Bulgaria - and he invited world number one tennis player Djokovic to join him for a cameo role.

Serbian star Djokovic headed to a warehouse in Sofia on Tuesday and spent a day filming his scenes for the movie with Stallone.
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Stuntman Killed On 'Expendables 2' Set

October 28th, 2011 8:12am EDT
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A stuntman working on Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables sequel has died following an accident on set, and a second man is in a critical condition in the hospital.

The movie follow-up, starring Stallone alongside Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jean-Claude Van Damme, is currently being filmed in Bulgaria, but the shoot came to a halt on Thursday after a stunt went badly wrong.

The film crew was shooting an explosion scene at the Ognyanovo reservoir, close to the capital city of Sofia, when tragedy struck.

One man was killed and another was taken to the hospital, where he was...
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Sylvester Stallone Sued For Copyright Infringement Over 'The Expendables'

October 26th, 2011 8:37am EDT
Sylvester Stallone
Veteran action man Sylvester Stallone has been accused of stealing ideas for his The Expendables movie from another screenwriter.

The Hollywood tough guy co-wrote the script for the 2010 movie, which united him with action stars including Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

However, he is now facing legal action from screenwriter Marcus Webb, who has filed a lawsuit in New York alleging The Expendables is based on his script for a project called The Cordoba Caper.

The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan Federal Court on Tuesday, alleges Stallone's movie is "strikingly similar and in some ...
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Mickey Rourke Drops Out Of 'Expendables 2'

October 20th, 2011 11:25am EDT
Mickey Rourke
Actor Mickey Rourke has dropped out of the new Expendables movie to work alongside Colin Farrell on Seven Psychopaths, according to reports.

The Wrestler star, who played Tool in the first film in Sylvester Stallone's action franchise, was expected to resurrect his character again in 2012's The Expendables 2, alongside Jason Statham, Bruce Willis and Jean-Claude Van Damme.

But, now Rourke has decided to walk away from the film due to the low pay check and is in negotiations to star in Martin McDonagh's movie instead, according to Deadline.com.

Farrell takes the lead in the project abo...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Posts 'Expendables 2' Set Photo Online

October 12th, 2011 9:53am EDT
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed he and Bruce Willis will be back for The Expendables sequel by posting an on-set photo of the pair with pal Sylvester Stallone on Twitter.com.

The trio teamed up briefly in the first film and now they are set for more screen time.

Schwarzenegger set up the shot of the action veterans and then posted it online on Tuesday, writing, "Having a fantastic time on set with Bruce and Sly in Bulgaria."

Stallone recently confirmed fellow action men Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme will also be part of the sequel.
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Chuck Norris & Jean-Claude Van Damme Confirmed For 'Expendables' Sequel

September 14th, 2011 8:39am EDT
Chuck Norris
Sylvester Stallone has confirmed reports suggesting action men Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris have signed up to join the cast of his new "The Expendables" movie.

He tells EW.com the two stars will join himself, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the action film sequel, which will begin shooting in Bulgaria later this month.

And Stallone says film fans can expect a "big showdown" between himself and Van Damme in the movie.
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Chuck Norris And JCVD To Join 'The Expendables II'?

September 6th, 2011 2:37pm EDT
Chuck Norris
Veteran action men Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris are in talks to join the cast of The Expendables sequel, according to Internet reports.

The stars will join Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews and Randy Couture for The Expendables II, according to CinemaBlend.com.

The sequel will also feature Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who appeared briefly in the first film.

Con Air's Simon West will direct the blockbuster, which will hit cinemas in August 2012.
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Jason Statham Dreams Of Landing Bond Role

May 20th, 2011 8:19am EDT
Jason Statham
British actor Jason Statham is hoping to become the next James Bond, branding the superspy part his "dream" role.

The Expendables star has risen to fame playing tough guy characters in movies including Snatch, The Italian Job and Crank.

However, Statham, who is dating beauty Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, is eager to take over from Daniel Craig as the next 007.

He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "You'd be lying if you said no. He has all the fanciest gadgetry. He's in and out of bed with the sexiest, hottest women. And gets to save the world. Come on! It's everybody's dream, isn't it?"

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's First Post-Politics Role Will Be In Secret TV Project

March 23rd, 2011 11:04pm EDT
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger is making his acting career comeback in a top secret new TV series.

The action man has signed up for what will be his first role since stepping down as Governor of California, although little is known about the TV project, which has simply been described as "an international TV series."

Schwarzenegger, who is also in talks for a True Lies sequel, will reveal all about the show at a press conference in Cannes, France on April 4.

The action man has been largely absent from Hollywood since turning to politics in 2003. He has, however, filmed small cameos in The Expenda...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Confirms Movie Comeback

January 19th, 2011 11:27am EST
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed he is in talks to make a return to the big screen and is currently reading through a number of scripts.

The Terminator star stepped away from Hollywood to pursue a career in politics and served as California Governor from 2003 until he relinquished the role earlier this month. Schwarzenegger made a number of small movie appearances during his time in office, in films such as Terminator Salvation and The Expendables, and speculation has been mounting that he will return to Hollywood now he is no longer a serving politician.

The action man has now revea...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger To Return To Acting?

December 31st, 2010 8:29am EST
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger is considering a return to acting after he steps down from his post as California Governor next week.

The Terminator star stepped away from Hollywood to pursue a career in politics and he's been in charge of the state of California since 2003. He will step down at the beginning of 2011 and hand over the role to incoming Democrat Jerry Brown, sparking speculation over his next move.

Schwarzenegger, who filmed short cameo roles for Terminator Salvation and The Expendables during his stint as governor, admits he finds it easy to take up acting again after long breaks,...
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Charlie Sheen For 'The Expendables 2'?

November 2nd, 2010 2:16pm EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen has been handed a lifeline by pal Sylvester Stallone as he battles legal woes and his divorce - the chance to revive his movie career.

Stallone reportedly wants Sheen to play a C.I.A. agent chasing Bruce Willis' slippery crime lord character in The Expendables sequel.

And it could be just the role the actor needs to turn his fortunes around - after fighting with his wife Brooke Mueller on Christmas Day, 2009, Sheen has endured a rough 2010, which culminated with an alleged hotel meltdown in New York last month when the star trashed his suite.

Stallone met with Sheen over...
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Bruce Willis: 'Fear Is My Favorite Part Of Making Movies'

October 12th, 2010 11:45am EDT
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There was a funny action movie many years ago where a heroic sidekick, nearing retirement age, would say, “I’m too old for this shit.” They made four of those movies and he never got too old for that shit. In his new movie Red, Bruce Willis plays a CIA agent who actually was retired, until he has to spring back into action.

“The word is certainly used and used in the title of the film: Retired Extremely Dangerous,” Willis said. “It’s commented on a couple of times, but when you see the film it’s right now. It’s hip. Karl [Urban] and I went at it in one of the toughest fights I’ve ever foug...
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Eric Roberts' Insomnia Ended When He Kicked His Weed Addiction

September 24th, 2010 3:30pm EDT
Eric Roberts
Recovering pot addict Eric Roberts is enjoying the most peaceful nights' sleep he has had in years after discovering his marijuana habit had done nothing to cure his long-running problems with insomnia.

The Expendables star, who is Julia Roberts' brother and the father of actress Emma Roberts, entered a drug rehabilitation facility over the summer in a bid to kick his 16-year weed addiction once and for all. His treatment was documented for the new season of celebrity counselor Dr. Drew Pinsky's reality show Celebrity Rehab and Roberts has now been sober for over two months.

He says, "I...
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Sylvester Stallone Wants Bruce Willis As Bad Guy In 'Expendables' Sequel

September 5th, 2010 10:00am EDT
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone is trying to persuade his pal Bruce Willis to play a supervillain in The Expendables sequel.

Willis had a small cameo role in the summer blockbuster and now Stallone wants him to lead the cast in an all-action follow-up.

Despite initially claiming a sequel would be too expensive, Stallone appears to have been fired up by the film's success - and he's now considering a second installment.

He says, "I am thinking what would be the most dangerous places in the world to set the sequel? I had dinner with Bruce Willis... I want him in Expendables II as a supervillain. Wha...
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'Last Exorcism' Wins Weekend Box Office; 'Avatar' Re-Release Is A Flop

August 30th, 2010 9:50am EDT
Last Exorcism
James Cameron's re-release of sci-fi epic "Avatar" was a flop at the box office over the weekend, as "The Last Exorcism" held on to a thin lead over bank heist movie "Takers."

The horror film came out on top, debuting with $21.3 million in earnings, followed closely by "Takers" - the crime drama starring Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Matt Dillon opened with $21 million.

But the figures were so close, experts have warned the films could make a switch in the number one and two spots ahead of Monday's final weekend results.

Meanwhile, Cameron's 3-D special edition of "Avatar," which i...
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Jason Statham & Jet Li Happy To Redeem Themselves In 'Expendables'

August 25th, 2010 6:07pm EDT
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Jason Statham was grateful for the chance to reteam with Jet Li in The Expendables - so the action duo could redeem themselves for their past movie flops.

The British movie hunk previously starred alongside Li in the movies The One and War, which were widely panned by critics.

Statham was disappointed in their previous collaborations but jumped at the chance to work with Li again in Sylvester Stallone's new blockbuster - so the pair could finally be proud of their big-screen partnership.

He tells Britain's OK! magazine, "All the movies I've done with Jet, apart from this one, have been n...
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Jennifer Aniston Flick 'The Switch' Is A Box Office Flop

August 23rd, 2010 8:26am EDT
The Switch
Jennifer Aniston's new sperm donor comedy has flopped at the box office, despite the actress' massive publicity campaign and her spat with newsman Bill O' Reilly.

O'Reilly took issue with comments Aniston made about wannabe mums seeking out donors, making her movie "The Switch" a big talking point - but even that wasn't enough to lure in film fans.

The movie, which co-stars Jason Bateman, opened with a disappointing $8.1 million and didn't even make the top five. It landed in eighth spot behind the debuts of "Twilight" spoof "Vampires Suck," "Lottery Ticket" and "Piranha 3D."

Sylvester S...
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Jean-Claude Van Damme Refused To Lose To Jet Li In 'Expendables' Fight

August 17th, 2010 8:23am EDT
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Jean-Claude Van Damme refused to appear in Sylvester Stallone's all-star action film The Expendables, because he would have to lose a fight to Jet Li.

Stallone corralled a hit-list of Hollywood hard men to appear in the film, but Universal Soldier star Van Damme turned him down, because the Belgian martial arts expert failed to get the movie's satirical undertones.

Stallone tells Britain's Sunday Times, "I wanted to set Jean-Claude against Jet Li, but he didn't want to lose to Jet. He didn't think that was cool. But that's why it would be cool; to have Jean-Claude beaten by the other ma...
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Sylvester Stallone 'Plotting' An 'Expendables' Sequel

August 16th, 2010 5:30pm EDT
Sylvester Stallone
Action icon-turned-director Sylvester Stallone is "plotting" a sequel to his hit film The Expendables after the movie muscled its way to number one at the U.S. box office.

The movie features Stallone alongside a host of stars including Jet Li and Jason Statham, with cameos from action icons Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. It debuted with earnings of $35 million this weekend, and even Stallone is shocked The Expendables managed to beat Julia Roberts' feel-good film Eat Pray Love to the top of the box office chart, admitting his film was "up against some tough competition."

Now, ...
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Sly Stallone Kicks Julia Roberts' Butt At Box Office

August 16th, 2010 8:09am EDT
The Expendables
Sylvester Stallone has climbed to the top of the box-office - the actor/director's new action movie "The Expendables" debuted with $35 million takings at the weekend.

The movie, starring Sly alongside Jet Li and Jason Statham, and also features cameos from action icons Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, kicked Julia Roberts' "Eat Pray Love" to number two.

Roberts' feel-good film, based on Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir of the same name, opened with $23.7 million.

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg kept cinemagoers laughing with "The Other Guys," which followed at three after ra...
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