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Sylvester Stallone celebrates MGM's 90th

January 22nd, 2014 11:20pm EST
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone helped celebrate Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 90th anniversary yesterday (22.01.14).
The 'Rocky' movies legend was present as Leo the Lion - the symbol of the MGM group, who can be seen roaring at the start of all their movies - cast his paws in cement outside the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood.
He told BANG Showbiz: "Once upon a time this amazing studio employed the finest creative minds in showbusiness. The most accomplished writers, actors, celebrated directors and producers found a home at MGM. I did and I was lucky enough to show up with this guy we called Ro...

Mike Tyson Lands 'Men In Black III' Role?

May 5th, 2011 11:41am EDT
Mike Tyson
Boxing legend Mike Tyson is eyeing his next movie role - he's in talks to star in Men In Black III.

The former world heavyweight champion has enjoyed a number of onscreen roles since retiring from the ring, including cameos in blockbuster comedy The Hangover and 2006 fight film Rocky Balboa.

Now, he's in talks with director Barry Sonnenfeld for a part in the third installment of the hit sci-fi franchise, starring Will Smith, which is due for release next year.

Tyson tells Britain's GQ magazine, "I'm also in negotiations with Barry Sonnenfeld to be in Men In Black 3 with Will Smith."

Sylvester Stallone To Fight Robert De Niro In 'Grudge Match'?

October 22nd, 2010 1:21pm EDT
Rocky Balboa
Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone are set to put the gloves back on - they're rumored to be playing rival boxers in new movie Grudge Match.

De Niro won an Oscar for his role as fighter Jake La Motta in 1980's Raging Bull, while Stallone found fame as down-on-his-luck boxer Rocky Balboa in 1976 film Rocky.

Now, both Hollywood legends are reportedly preparing to face each other in the ring in Grudge Match, which is scheduled for release in 2012. The movie tells the story of two ex-boxers - Billy 'The Kid' McGuigan and Henry 'Razor' Sharp - who agree to come out of retirement for one l...

Sylvester Stallone Made No Money From 'Rocky Balboa'

August 7th, 2010 9:00am EDT
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone is glad his sixth Rocky movie salvaged his film career - but he made no money from the film's $200 million profit.

The Hollywood legend boosted his dwindling popularity by revisiting his most famous franchise for a final installment, Rocky Balboa, in 2006. The bold move worked, and he went on to make a fourth Rambo film in 2008 before teaming up with fellow big-screen action men Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke for new movie The Expendables.

And Stallone is adamant making the 2006 boxing picture was a wise decision - even though he has not banked any of the film's enorm...

Coolest Reality TV Dads

March 6th, 2009 3:20pm EST
Bruce Jenner
As E! is set to bring viewers back into the glamorous and chaotic world of the Kardashian family when the third season of the hit series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" premieres this Sunday, March 8, at 10:00 pm ET/PT, we bring you this spiffy Top Reality TV Dads feature!

Perhaps one of the bigger reality show WTF moments was when Kardashians first came out everyone watching scratched their heads thinking is that Bruce Jenner? Yep, it is (but more about Bruce later).

In the mean time, here are our eight "Top Reality TV Dads:"

Ozzy Osbourne (The Osbournes)

Shaaaa-ron! Th...

After 19 Years, 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' Phenomenally Exhumes Venerated Roots

May 22nd, 2008 11:16am EDT
Indiana Jones
( – After such a long respite from the beloved film progression, I was initially just as skittish about seeing Harrison Ford back in the Indy saddle as I was watching Sylvester Stallone back in the ring in “Rocky Balboa” in his 2006 comeback and then again in 2008 in his “Rambo” return.

Ultimately, though, I had faith in director Steven Spielberg not to royally torpedo the monolithically anticipated “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” which resurrects the Chicago-born, 65-year-old Harrison Ford as one of my favorite film characters of all time.


Clint Eastwood To Kill Off Dirty Harry?

May 6th, 2008 11:08am EDT
Clint Eastwood
Movie legend Clint Eastwood will reportedly kill off his legendary Dirty Harry character in a new movie.

The 77-year-old is going to follow in the footsteps of Sylvester Stallone - who has handed comebacks to his Rocky and Rambo alter-egos in recent months - and bring his gun-toting Inspector Harry Callahan out of retirement for a new installment of the gritty cop franchise.

But according to British newspaper The Sun, the hero, who first appeared onscreen in 1971, won't make it to the end of the movie.

A source tells the newspaper, "Clint will make sure Dirty Harry goes out i...

Eastwood Feels Lucky With Sixth 'Dirty Harry' Film

March 21st, 2008 11:02am EDT
Clint Eastwood
Veteran actor/director Clint Eastwood is resurrecting the Dirty Harry franchise with the series' first film in 20 years. On Tuesday, studio executives at Warner Brothers revealed the 77-year-old legend will direct and star in Gran Torino. No further details were released, other than the project has a December release date penciled in.

However, according to movie news website, Gran Torino will be the sixth Dirty Harry film, and the first since 1988's The Dead Pool.

Oscar-winning Eastwood, who last acted in 2004's Million Dollar Baby, also starred as maverick cop ...

Eddie Murphy, Lindsay Lohan Rule Razzies For Year's Worst Out Of Hollywood

February 24th, 2008 10:15am EST
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - A year after his Academy Awards dream went up in smoke, Eddie Murphy has not just one consolation prize, but three: Razzie Awards as worst actor, supporting actor and supporting actress for the comedy Norbit.

The fourth acting ''dis-honor'' announced at Saturday's Golden Raspberry Awards went to Lindsay Lohan, who actually was voted two worst-actress trophies for the thriller I Know Who Killed Me, the worst-picture winner in which she played dual roles.

''I Know Who Killed Me'' set a new Razzies record with eight awards, including worst screen couple fo...

Stallone Set For Another 'Cliffhanger'

February 16th, 2008 12:35pm EST
Sylvester Stallone is set to revive another old character as he continues his career resurgence. After receiving favorable reviews for bringing back Rocky and Rambo, the action man is planning to revisit rock climber Gabe Walker from 1993 film Cliffhanger, according to reports.

Sony studio executives are in negotiations with Stallone to revive the character for "The Dam."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Sylvester Stallone Lands A Lucrative Movie Deal

February 4th, 2008 1:03pm EST
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone has landed a profitable deal to direct and star in two new action films alongside the producers of new movie Rambo.

The actor, who will work along producers Danny Dimbort, Avi Lerner and Trevor Short of Nu IMage/Millenium Films, has landed the multi-million dollar contract after a string of recent box office successes. And Stallone is delighted to be staying with the team that worked on Rambo.

He tells the Hollywood Reporter, "The past year and a half of working with Avi, his partners Danny and Trevor and his film family has been nothing but a high point for m...

Point/Counterpoint: Will The New 'Indiana Jones' Satisfy Filmgoers Or Suck?

January 9th, 2008 9:43am EST
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" arrives in theaters May 22, nearly 20 years after "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." Will it live up to expectations or will it disappoint fans across the world? Two Starpulse writers weigh in about the fate of Indy.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of AARP (Let's Leave Indy in Retirement)

Let's get this out of the way before I even begin to write about anything else: Harrison Ford is 64 years old. That's beyond the aged cheese that is Bruce Willis. We're talking Sly Stallone's territory. Let's examine Stallone's recent career ch...

Sylvester Stallone: 'I Lost Touch With The Audience'

November 16th, 2007 8:56am EST
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone blames his decision to make poorly received sequels Rambo III and Rocky V on losing touch with reality after becoming a Hollywood superstar. The 61-year-old slowly fell from the action A-list after releasing a succession of formulaic movies - a situation Stallone is now rectifying with last year's Rocky Balboa, the sixth film in that franchise, and upcoming third sequel to Rambo.

However the actor is convinced his superstar status in the 1980s had a lot to do with the increasingly preposterous films he was making.

He says, "When you're kind of a nondescript, u...

Danny DeVito Almost Drowned During Family Vacation

September 7th, 2007 10:40am EDT
Danny DeVito
Actor Danny DeVito will never forget his family vacation to Costa Rica earlier this year - because he nearly drowned and then inadvertently flashed an entire beach. The diminutive star was on the beach with his wife Rhea Perlman and children when he decided to go into the sea so he could urinate.

The 62-year-old recalls, "I go out (into the sea) and I look back at the shore and there's people setting up their blankets and stuff and a smile comes over my face and everything's good. And then I start to come in, and a wave comes at me, and then another wave comes from the back of me and I...

Bruce Willis Bonds With 'Mac Kid' Co-Star

July 14th, 2007 5:00pm EDT
The Mac Kid
Bruce Willis' new Die Hard sidekick bonded with the action man over boxing movie Rocky Balboa. Actor Justin Long admits Willis was distant during the pair's first scenes together in Live Free or Die Hard but they became close after the movie superstar invited the youngster to join him at the cinema.

Long says, "Bruce is a very cool, stoic kind of guy, He kind of keeps to himself. He's got his friends and he jokes with the crew, but he and I have very different energies and, for the first two months of the shoot, I thought he hated my guts. But then he invited me to the premiere of Roc...

Sylvester Stallone Panicked As He Got Fat For 'Rocky' Sequel

June 4th, 2007 9:10am EDT
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone panicked when he quit working out to play a chubby Rocky Balboa in the Rocky sequel - because he got so fat so fast he struggled to walk up the stairs.

Studio executives advised the star to give up his fierce workout regime as he prepared to reprise his movie boxing hero - because they feared he wouldn't be believable as an ageing fighter. But Stallone was shocked when he started piling on the pounds and immediately returned to the gym.

He says, "I could hardly walk up the stairs, that's how fat I was. So I did everything I could to get in decent shape. I liv...

Sylvester Stallone Bans Australian Media From Press Conference

May 2nd, 2007 9:00am EDT
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone has banned the Australian media from an upcoming press conference to launch his Rocky Balboa DVD after falling foul of the country's drug laws. The movie star was charged with drugs charges in Sydney earlier this year after he was allegedly caught importing 48 vials of an illegal human growth hormone.

And now he's getting his own back on Australian's media members, who poked fun at him during the controversy - he has vetoed their press passes. Several Australian journalists were scheduled to attend the Los Angeles press conference later this month, but have been inf...

Natasha Bedingfield Was Disappointed Over 'Rocky' Soundtrack

April 16th, 2007 8:58am EDT
Natasha Bedingfield
British pop star Natasha Bedingfield was left disappointed when the offer to record a song for Rocky Balboa fell through. The These Words singer was approached by Rocky Balboa star, director and writer Sylvester Stallone to write a song for the long-awaited boxing sequel.

Bedingfield enthuses, "In the end the music didn't happen, but I was massively flattered he asked."

-Natasha Bedingfield Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

New Movies on DVD, March 20

March 20th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Rocky Balboa
Sylvester Stallone returns to the director's chair for Rocky Balboa, the fifth sequel to the Academy award winning boxing film that made him a superstar 30 years before. Also on DVD: Eragon, Blood Diamond, The Nativity Story and Everyone's Hero.

Sylvester Stallone In Steroid Scandal?

February 20th, 2007 3:26pm EST
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone may be in trouble with Australia authorities over what is reported to be banned bodybuilding substances. The actor was in Sydney for the Australian opening of Rocky Balboa Friday night, when he was stopped by customs officials after a routine X-ray detected something suspicious.

The actor and his entourage were detained for several hours, causing them to miss the film's premiere, for packing what was believed to be a type of human growth hormone. Yesterday officials searched his hotel room and private jet for illegal substances, just three days after seizing the ba...

Sylvester Stallone's Private Jet Is Searched

February 19th, 2007 12:43pm EST
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone's private jet and hotel room have been searched by Australian customs officials today, three days after they seized banned substances from his entourage's luggage.

The Hollywood tough guy arrived in Australia on Friday to promote his latest movie Rocky Balboa, when his and his entourage's baggage was seized and detained for several hours.

The star had earlier claimed the incident "was a misunderstanding." However, officials are still examining substances collected from Stallone's entourage to determine whether further action will be taken.

(This news arti...

Sylvester Stallone Detained At Sydney Airport

February 18th, 2007 7:00pm EST
Sylvester Stallone
Actor Sylvester Stallone was detained for several hours at Sydney Airport yesterday, after officials found "prohibited items" in his luggage.

The Hollywood tough guy arrived in Australia to promote his latest movie Rocky Balboa, when his and his entourage's baggage was seized.

Australian Customs Service national investigations manager Richard Janeczko says, "As a result of having their luggage x-rayed, a number of prohibited items were seized by customs. Mr. Stallone was allowed to continue with his party and our investigations are continuing."

After being detained for a n...

Danny Glover Declares: 'No More Lethal Weapon'

February 13th, 2007 2:34pm EST
Danny Glover
Danny Glover has categorically ruled out a fifth Lethal Weapon film, despite the recent resurgence of interest in 1980s action movies. The star, who played Roger Murtaugh in the police thriller that spawned three sequels, refuses to follow in the footsteps of Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Harrison Ford who have committed to new Rocky, Rambo, Die Hard and Indiana Jones installments.

The 60-year-old says, "I feel very strongly that it's past its point. Lethal Weapon was a great movie series but it should be left in the 1980s. Having said that, if Sylvester wants to revive Rocky a...

Sylvester Stallone: 'To Fans I Am Rocky'

January 29th, 2007 5:00pm EST
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone is baffled by the impact of the Rocky movies and is amazed fans still believe the character is real.

The actor, currently promoting the fifth installment Rocky Balboa, gets mistaken for the fictional boxer all the time.

He says, "In Philadelphia there's no delineation - they address me as Rocky for real, and Rocky has an existence. They will say things like, 'Rocky, do you like this coat, what do you think Rock?', or 'Rock, say hi to my sister, Rock', or 'Yo, Rock, I know a great restaurant.' There's no Sylvester, for real. The mayor goes, 'It's good to have R...

Stallone Feared On-Screen Match Up With Mike Tyson

January 18th, 2007 9:58am EST
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone declined a request by Mike Tyson to star as his opponent in latest sequel Rocky Balboa because he is "still too young to die." The 60-year-old actor didn't fancy getting into the ring with the former heavyweight boxing champion.

He says, "Mike wanted to fight me in this film but I thought it was a bad idea. I know I'm not that young, but I'm still too young to die. I said, 'Thanks, but I don't think that would be a very good idea. Thank you very much.'

"But he kept calling the office saying he wanted to be in the film fighting me. Eventually, I relented and sa...

Sylvester Stallone Pigs Out on the Weekend

January 15th, 2007 10:17am EST
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone piles on the pounds during the weekends by stuffing his face with fatty treats like pizza and pies, before heading to the gym on Monday morning to work off all the weight he has gained.

The 60-year-old had to work hard to get into shape to shoot new Rocky sequel Rocky Balboa last year, but he's been treating himself to his favorite foods ever since.

He admits, "During the weekend I eat every piece of junk on the planet - pizza, pasta, pancake, pies. I really balloon. On a Monday I go back to normal portions, then by Friday the weight's gone and I can start ove...

Stallone Defends Mexicans, Opposes Border Fence

January 5th, 2007 3:16pm EST
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone used a promotional trip to Mexico yesterday to blast plans to build a fence along the country's U.S. border to keep illegal aliens out. Stallone, who visited Mexico City to promote his new film Rocky Balboa, told fans he has always been a fan of the Mexican work ethic.

He even pays tribute to immigrants in his sixth Rocky film - in one scene, his character (Balboa) defends his restaurant's immigrant cooks and waiters against slanderous comments.

He told his Mexican fans, "I support Mexicans who work in my country." He went on to criticize US plans to keep Lati...

'Night at the Museum' & 'Dreamgirls' Fare Well at Box Office

December 28th, 2006 8:53am EST
Night at the Museum
Night At The Museum topped the crowded U.S. Christmas box office, earning $43.2 million during the four-day holiday beginning last Friday. Musical Dreamgirls was also a star performer, grossing $8.7 million on its national opening day on Monday, which was enough to score the number seven spot.

Rocky Balboa finished third with $17 million and spy drama The Good Shepherd enjoyed a solid opening with $14.1 million, capturing fourth place. Another wide release, the inspirational sports story We Are Marshall, took in $9.7 million for a fifth place finish.

The Pursuit Of Happyness con...

Notable Quotables

December 23rd, 2006 8:00am EST
Sylvester Stallone
"They had no idea what I used to do for a living. They thought I was a bad golfer." Sylvester Stallone is glad to be back on the big screen in Rocky sequel Rocky Balboa - so his youngest kids can see him acting.

"I basically want to follow in her footsteps." Lindsay Lohan's 13-year-old sibling Ali can't wait to grow up to be like her big sister.

"I went through a depression. I didn't eat. I stayed in my room. I was in a really bad place... going through that lonely period." Beyoncé Knowles on her split from Destiny's Child.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment N...

'Rocky Balboa' Makes $6.2 Million on Opening Night

December 22nd, 2006 11:08am EST
Rocky Balboa
Rocky Balboa earned $6.2 million during its Wednesday opening night, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The sixth film in Sylvester Stallone's Rocky franchise expands to 3,017 theaters today.

"Rocky Balboa" will compete with three new releases: the Ben Stiller comedy Night at the Museum, the Matthew McConaughey sports drama We Are Marshall, and the Matt Damon spy thriller The Good Shepherd.

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