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Sylvester Stallone: I Was an 'Idiot' About Stunts

He says he now warns actors against performing their own stunts

(Newser) - Sylvester Stallone is an action star who has long performed his own stunts—at his peril. CNN flags the 77-year-old's comments on the subject in the new season of his Paramount+ reality show, The Family Stallone, in which he discusses the injury he suffered while filming a fight scene...

'The Perfect Character Actor,' Rocky's Paulie Dies

Burt Young, who appeared in more than 160 titles, died Oct. 8, his daughter confirms

(Newser) - Actor Burt Young, who appeared in every Rocky movie and earned an Academy Award nomination for his initial appearance as Paulie Pennino, has died. The 83-year-old died Oct. 8 in Los Angeles, his daughter confirms to the New York Times . He led a fascinating life that included careers as a...

Stallone: Rocky Statue a Deal-Breaker for Adele

Singer bought his LA mansion and insisted on keeping the movie statue in place

(Newser) - Adele bought Sylvester Stallone's Los Angeles mansion for a cool $58 million last year, and TMZ reported earlier this month that she was in the midst of an extensive renovation indoors and out. However, one signature piece was staying in place: a statue of Rocky from the movie franchise...

Sylvester Stallone, Jennifer Flavin Call It Quits

The two have been married for 25 years

(Newser) - Another Hollywood couple is calling it quits. Page Six reports Sylvester Stallone's wife, Jennifer Flavin, on Friday filed for divorce. The 76-year-old actor had this to say to TMZ : "I love my family. We are amicably and privately addressing these personal issues." Questions have been swirling around...

Stallone: One Thing About Rocky 'Eats At My Soul'

Star says 'parasitical' producer Irwin Winkler didn't assign him ownership rights

(Newser) - Sylvester Stallone has taken to social media to bash Rocky producer Irwin Winkler, arguing he's withholding rights to the movie franchise that made Stallone a star. Stallone, who wrote all six movies in the initial Rocky series and directed four, called for a "FAIR gesture" from the 91-year-old...

Sylvester Stallone Now Has Remarkable 6-Decade Streak

Deadline notes that he's been in No. 1 movie in each of last six

(Newser) - Sylvester Stallone now has rare bragging rights in Hollywood: He has been in a No. 1 box movie in six straight decades, writes Mike Fleming at Deadline . The latest entry came when The Suicide Squad rose to the top last weekend. Before that came Rocky in the 1970s, Rambo: First ...

Trump Tweets Doctored Image of Rocky's Body, His Face

It was posted without a caption

(Newser) - A tweet from President Trump is generating some attention Wednesday, and not because of what he wrote. In fact, it's a wordless post. The Hill reports that roughly an hour after getting to Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., the president tweeted a photoshopped image (see...

Prosecutors Reviewing Stallone Sexual Assault Allegation

Woman says he assaulted her decades ago

(Newser) - A special entertainment task force is reviewing a sexual assault allegation against Sylvester Stallone, prosecutors in Los Angeles County have confirmed. Greg Risling, a spokesman for the district attorney's office, says prosecutors are investigating whether the 71-year-old actor should face charges in connection with the alleged incident, which dates...

Frank Stallone Is Sorry for Insulting David Hogg

He called Parkland survivor 'rich little b****'

(Newser) - Sylvester Stallone's lesser-known younger brother has finally got his moment in the public eye—but it's not for his acting or singing. Frank Stallone faced an angry backlash after he insulted Parkland school shooting survivors in now-deleted tweets Saturday, the Independent reports. Stallone called David Hogg a "...

Oscar-Winning Rocky Director Dead at 81
Man Behind 
Rocky, Karate Kid
Dead at 81

Man Behind Rocky, Karate Kid Dead at 81

John G. Avildsen won an Oscar for the former

(Newser) - John G. Avildsen, who directed Rocky and The Karate Kid—two dark-horse, underdog favorites that went on to become Hollywood franchises—died Friday in Los Angeles at age 81. Anthony Avildsen said his father died from pancreatic cancer and called him "a pretty extraordinary man in my estimation."...

Stallone Sues Warner Bros. Over Demolition Man

Actor is suing 'greedy studio' for missing profits

(Newser) - Sylvester Stallone might've found a new punching bag. The actor is suing Warner Bros. for fraud, claiming the "greedy" studio failed to pay him profits owed for the 1993 film Demolition Man. According to the lawsuit filed Wednesday, Stallone was to receive at least 15% of the film'...

Stallone Turns Down Trump Arts Role
Turns Down
Trump Arts Role

Stallone Turns Down Trump Arts Role

But he's open to taking position helping veterans

(Newser) - Donald Trump has chosen a wrestling exec to head the Small Business Administration, but he's not getting Rocky to head the National Endowment for the Arts. Sylvester Stallone announced late Sunday that he isn't interested in taking the arts leadership role in the Trump administration, though he might...

5 Actors Who Overindulged for the Sake of the Craft

Think chugging microwaved ice cream

(Newser) - Thanksgiving is coming up, and in the spirit of overindulgence, MEL magazine offers up a list of "the disgusting ways actors have gained weight for their roles." A sampling:
  • Forget articles about "how to lose 30 pounds in 30 days." George Clooney reportedly gained 30 pounds

Rocky Spinoff Creed Is Surprisingly Good
 Rocky Spinoff Creed 
 Is Surprisingly Good 

Rocky Spinoff Creed Is Surprisingly Good

One critic says it's the best Rocky film since the original

(Newser) - The son of former heavyweight champion Apollo Creed turns up in Philadelphia to be trained by his dead father's once-opponent Rocky Balboa in Creed —a movie cheered by critics, who give it a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes . Here's what they're saying:
  • "You'd expect

7 Celebs Who've Hurt Themselves While Filming

Or at least while on location

(Newser) - Johnny Depp hurt his hand while on location for the latest Pirates of the Caribbean flick, the Huffington Post reports, though the Wrap notes he wasn't filming or even on set at the time. He needs surgery, but production will be only "minimally impacted," a source says....

Sylvester Stallone Surprises Fans at 'Rocky Steps'

He was in Philadelphia filming latest 'Rocky' flick

(Newser) - Pete Rowe and two friends had just finished running up the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art—called the "Rocky Steps" because they were made famous during the Rocky training montage when Sylvester Stallone's character runs up them—when they heard a familiar voice this weekend. "...

9 Paternity Scandals of the Stars

It's not always clear who the father is

(Newser) - Who's the daddy? In these scandals rounded up by Radar , it wasn't always clear:
  • Khloe Kardashian: For years, rumors about Khloe's "real" father have flown. Some have claimed it's Kris Jenner's hairdresser, others have said Lionel Richie.
  • January Jones: She still has yet to

11 Celebs' Strange Pre-Fame Jobs

From birthday party clown to outhouse cleaner

(Newser) - Hey, you gotta start somewhere. Radar rounds up 25 celebrities who had strange—and sometimes a little embarrassing—jobs before they got their big breaks. A sampling:
  • Cindy Crawford: Shucked corn at a local fair for $4 an hour. (But note, that's how she ended up getting discovered.)

10 Celebs Who Won't Work Together

And, boo, list includes Captain Kirk and Mr. Sulu

(Newser) - Everyone loves a good celebrity feud: And these 10, rounded up by TheRichest , are reportedly so bad that the actors involved refuse to work together. Five standout pairs:
  • Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte's 1994 romantic comedy I Love Trouble was spark-free, and perhaps that's because they worked together

Stallone: After Rocky, I Was 'Insufferable'

Old interviews make him want to punch himself in the face, he admits

(Newser) - Sylvester Stallone was inducted into the London Palladium Hall of Fame Saturday night, but before that, he gave a revealing Q&A to Jonathan Ross. His best quotes, courtesy of the BBC and Digital Spy :
  • On Rocky: The film's success made him "insufferable," and he started acting

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