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Originally posted 10/18/2013 02:30PM
They were hanging out at Comic-Con over the summer, they're working on The Expendables 3 and, just this week, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger were pictured having a back-slapping good time at lunch in New York City as they prepared to promote their latest flick, Escape Plan.
But the two action stars weren't always so chummy.
In 1982, Sylvester Stallone's Rocky III was in movie theaters – and so was his rival action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger's Conan the Barbarian. By 1984, a muscle-bound Schwarzenegger was the Terminator, while an equally brawny Stallone was basking in the box-office success of his Rambo franchise – and neither star wanted to concede the crown of world's manliest man.
Originally posted 08/06/2013 10:30AM
Rocky is once again surrounded by knockouts, but not his usual kind.
Sylvester Stallone, 67, grinned proudly as he stepped out with wife Jennifer Flavin, 44, and their three daughters in Saint-Tropez on Saturday.
Sly's ladies stunned bystanders with their flowing brown locks and coordinating black-and-white ensembles. And Flavin seems to have passed down her good genes – shiny hair and lean build – to Sophia Rose, 16, Sistine Rose, 15, and Scarlet Rose, 11.
Recently, Stallone announced he'll be working with another eyeful: "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey, the UFC women's bantamweight champ and The Ultimate Fighter season 18 coach.
Next summer she'll costar with Sly in The Expendables 3, Stallone Tweeted last month.
– Sheila Baylis
Originally posted 01/16/2013 05:00PM
This is a case for John McClane.
Die Hard director John McTiernan is headed to the slammer for a year, having lost his appeal to have his 2010 prison sentence overturned for lying to the FBI in a wiretapping case, says the Hollywood Reporter.
Like a scene out of a crime movie, the filmmaker, 62, pleaded guilty to hiring celebrity private investigator Anthony Pellicano to wiretap film producer Chuck Roven after they both worked on the movie Rollerball.
McTiernan had remained free on bail while he appealed the conviction (which was about lying, not wiretapping) to the U.S. Supreme Court. The highest court in the land has now declined to review the case.
Originally posted 08/30/2012 07:55PM
Heart disease, not drugs, was the major cause of Sage Stallone's untimely death earlier this summer at age 36, the Los Angeles County coroner announced Thursday.
After conducting an autopsy as well as a full toxicology screen, the coroner cited atherosclerotic coronary artery disease as the cause of death, and said that the drug test was negative except for a small, "sub-therapeutic" level of hydrocodone, more commonly known as Vicodin.
The department's full report is expected next week.
Originally posted 08/16/2012 01:00PM
Unlike its predecessor, The Expendables 2 gave me what I wanted almost immediately: impressive explosions, a frying pan used as a deadly weapon and an airborne motorcycle crashing into a helicopter.
In a sequel that doesn't take itself too seriously, Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and his band of muscle-bound misfits are ordered by the mysterious Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) to break into an explosive-rigged safe, which should be a cakewalk. However, after a member of the group is killed by the villainous – wait for it – Vilain (delightfully played by a preening Jean-Claude Van Damme), the gang sets out for revenge, joined for the first time by a butt-kicking female (Chinese actress Yu Nan).
Originally posted 08/14/2012 12:25PM
Sylvester Stallone says he is coping with his son's death the best way he knows how: by moving on with his life.
Stallone, appearing on Tuesday's Good Morning America to promote his new movie The Expendables 2, opened up about his son Sage's death for the first time since the 36-year-old's body was found in Los Angeles last month.
"It's very, very tough," said Stallone. "It's a horrible situation, but time hopefully will heal, and you try to get through it, but it's just something that's a reality of life."
Originally posted 07/31/2012 08:00AM
In 1976, Sylvester Stallone proudly brought the world both his biggest movie character and his first-born son.
Problem was, Sage Stallone found it hard to reconcile himself with his father's most enduring creation, Rocky Balboa.
Since Sage's untimely July 13 death of unknown causes his friends have come forward to claim that the 36-year-old had a prescription drug problem – and a complicated relationship with his famous father.
The friends say Sage appreciated that his father was a hugely successful moviemaker who gave him a house in the Hollywood Hills and enough money that he didn't have to work. But Sage – who chain-smoked and seemed to subsist on little more than Doritos and Mountain Dew – didn't like the ageless, muscle-bound action heroes embodied by Sylvester Stallone.
Originally posted 07/21/2012 06:00PM
Sage Stallone was laid to rest Saturday after a funeral at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Los Angeles.
The 36-year-old son of Sylvester Stallone was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home July 13.
Sage, who acted with his father in 1990's Rocky V and 1996's Daylight, also wrote and directed the 2006 short film Vic.
Originally posted 07/17/2012 06:00PM
Life was not easy for Sage Moonblood Stallone, particularly as a child, when he had little connection with his busy Hollywood superstar father.
"I was an easygoing guy, and school was pretty much people trying to challenge me to a fight, y'know, saying, 'Rambo! Rocky!' " Sage, who died unexpectedly last week at age 36, told PEOPLE in 1996, when he was 20.
It galled him because his father, Sylvester Stallone, who had become famous playing a fictional boxer, wasn't often in his son's corner due to his demanding career. So, when Sage got the chance to play opposite his dad as Rocky Balboa Jr. in 1990's Rocky V, it was a painful as well as cathartic experience.
Originally posted 07/16/2012 10:05AM
Sylvester Stallone is mourning the "agonizing loss" of his son Sage Moonblood Stallone, who was found dead last Friday in his Hollywood home at age 36.
"When a parent loses a child there is no greater pain," the actor, 66, says in a statement released to TMZ.com. "Therefore I am imploring people to respect my talented son's memory and feel compassion for his loving mother Sasha."
Stallone adds that his and his first wife's grief is all-encompassing.
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