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Sylvester Stallone is suing Warner Bros studio over profits he says he is owed from the 1993 movie Demolition Man.

The star says Demolition Man made at least $125 million at the box office, and under his deal with the studio, he is entitled to at least 15% of that.

Sylvester Stallone’s lawsuit says “motion picture studios are notoriously greedy” and Warner Bros “sat on the money owed” for years “without any justification”.

Warner Bros has not commented on the legal action.

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Sylvester Stallone‘s legal papers say his representatives raised the issue of owed money with Warner Bros in 2014 but were told by the company that they didn’t have to pay him anything because Demolition Man had lost $66.9 million.

He queried this, and in April 2015 the studio sent the actor a cheque for $2.8 million.

The lawsuit alleges: “WB just sat on the money owed to [Sylvester Stallone’s company] Rogue Marble for years and told itself, without any justification, that Rogue Marble was not owed any profits.”


In the lawsuit, which was filed at Los Angeles Superior Court, Sylvester Stallone is seeking a full accounting of the movie’s proceeds, in addition to interest and damages.

The legal action also seeks “an end to this practice for all talent who expect to be paid by WB for the fruits of their labor”.

Sylvester Stallone starred in Demolition Man alongside Wesley Snipes. They played a cop and criminal who are cryogenically frozen and then brought back to life in the future into a world without crime.

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Actor Tony Burton has died at the age of 78.

Tony Burton is best known for his appearances in six Rocky movies opposite Sylvester Stallone.

The cause of death is not known but Tony Burton’s sister, Loretta Kelly, said he had regularly been in hospital over the past year.

Loretta Kelly added he had not received a diagnosis in that time but his health was so poor he had not been able to see recent spin-off film Creed.

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The character supported Apollo Creed, Rocky Balboa’s opponent, in the first two boxing films before later becoming the trainer to Balboa himself.

Before becoming an actor, Tony Burton – who was from Flint, Michigan – briefly fought professionally and won Flint Golden Gloves light heavyweight titles in 1955 and again in 1957.

Tony Burton is seen briefly in Creed, but only as part of a flashback which used stock footage from an earlier movie.

In addition to appearing in the Rocky Films, Tony Burton also appeared in The Shining and Stir Crazy.

His last role was Sheriff Stoker in comedy-horror Hack! released in 2007.

According to IMDb, Tony Burton had signed up to appear in The Truth About the War in Heaven: Declaration of War, but the film has not yet gone into production.

Tony Burton also appeared in TV productions as The A-Team, NYPD Blue, Kojak and Twin Peaks.

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Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger were deadly enemies at the height of their careers, and Stallone has now opened up about their intense rivalry.

Meanwhile, Hollywood’s toughest men buried the hatchet and appear together new action sequel The Expendables 3.

Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger were deadly enemies at the height of their careers

Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger were deadly enemies at the height of their careers (photo Getty Images)

Sylvester Stallone says: “There were times when we could not even be in the same room. I was always like <<Oh it’s him>>. Arnold was like someone you wanted to strangle every day, like in the morning and at night. We were so competitive. He was Mr. Olympia. We came along at the same time, of course I was first but he was bigger.”

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Sylvester Stallone made his Broadway debut with Rocky The Musical.

The musical has opened on Broadway with technical wizardry triumphing over “non-descript” music.

Rocky The Musical – based on Oscar-winning movie Rocky – is co-written by the film’s star Sylvester Stallone.

Rocky The Musical has opened on Broadway with technical wizardry triumphing over non-descript music

Rocky The Musical has opened on Broadway with technical wizardry triumphing over non-descript music

Set in 1975 Philadelphia, it follows an amateur boxer who gets a surprise shot at the heavyweight championship.

The final scene sees Rocky battle world champion Apollo Creed in the ring.

Andy Karl, in the role of Rocky, and Margo Seibert, as his love interest Adrian, also draw praise after the musical debut.

But ultimately, it is the show’s technical wizardry that triumphs.

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Sylvester Stallone is giving fans the chance to get up close and personal with him at a one-off show in London next month.

An Evening with Sylvester Stallone will see the actor discuss his life and career at Westminster’s Central Hall on January 11.

“I have a big mix of wonderful stories and colorful anecdotes,” Sylvester Stallone, 67, told the Evening Standard.

Fans will also be able to put questions to Sylvester Stallone.

Sylvester Stallone will be in the UK in January to promote Grudge Match

Sylvester Stallone will be in the UK in January to promote Grudge Match

The star said people he met usually expected him to be uncommunicative, like some of the characters he has played in the past.

“When people meet me they’re often surprised – I talk a great deal,” he said.

“I’m perceived to be this solitary character but nothing could be further from the truth.

“I consider myself something of a raconteur. I have a rather audacious sense of humor.”

Sylvester Stallone will be in the UK in January to promote his next film, Grudge Match, with Robert De Niro.

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Some 30 paintings by Sylvester Stallone are on show at The Russian Museum in St Petersburg.

The exhibition, titled: Sylvester Stallone. Art. 1975-2013, is a selection of works produced by the 67-year-old over the past four decades.

At the show’s opening Sylvester Stallone said, if he had the choice, he would spend his life drawing instead of acting.

“I think I’m a much better painter than an actor,” he said.

“It’s much more personal and I’m allowed to just do what I want to do. Quite often in acting you have to play a certain part, you cannot speak as much as you want to speak. I suppose the heroes don’t talk much, you have to be very stoic.”

Some 30 paintings by Sylvester Stallone are on show at The Russian Museum in St Petersburg

Some 30 paintings by Sylvester Stallone are on show at The Russian Museum in St Petersburg

Sylvester Stallone studied art before his film career took off and has also had shows in Switzerland and Miami.

The museum’s website described Sylvester Stallone’s works as “comments on the events in his creative and personal life” that focused on the use of bright colours.

Museum director Vladimir Gusev said Sylvester Stallone’s paintings “show the character of a passionate man” and were not simply “the work of an amateur”.

“This is a real artist,” Vladimir Gusev told journalists.

“The Russian museum does not show weak artists.”

However, the state museum – which is heavily focused on Russian art – has received criticism for exhibiting works by Sylvester Stallone.

“If my visit is a challenge for somebody, let it be so,” Sylvester Stallone said when asked what he thought of the critics who thought showing his artwork was a travesty.

Curators defended the exhibition, arguing the show was on display at one of its branches of the museum – which boasts a modern art collection including works by Western artists like Andy Warhol – rather than its main building.

Sylvester Stallone’s artworks will be on display for a month.

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Sylvester Stallone is in talks with The Expendables producer Avi Lerner about reprising his role in a TV series based on the film franchise Rambo.

Avi Lerner, a producer on the 2008 sequel Rambo, has teamed with Entertainment One and Nu Image for the adaptation.

He said he was “excited by the prospect of collaborating again with my good friend Sly for an encore”.

Talks suggest Sylvester Stallone, 67, will be involved on a “creative level” and may also reprise his original Rambo role.

First Blood (1982), the original Rambo movie, starred Sylvester Stallone as a troubled Vietnam war veteran.

Sequels followed in 1985 and 1988, with the franchise revived 20 years later.

Sylvester Stallone is in talks with The Expendables producer Avi Lerner about reprising his role in a TV series based on the film franchise Rambo

Sylvester Stallone is in talks with The Expendables producer Avi Lerner about reprising his role in a TV series based on the film franchise Rambo

“Rambo fans cover all demographics and we’re confident that we’ll quickly find this series a home,” said John Morayniss, of Entertainment One (eOne) Television.

Last year, Sylvester Stallone told reporters in Rome that he was keen to return to the role for one final big screen outing.

“The Rambo thing, that’s why I don’t retire. I just see a guy unable to go home. He needs war and I see him dying there,” Sylvester Stallone said, in November 2012.

“If my damn body holds up, it’ll be really good. Otherwise it won’t be Rambo fighting, it’ll be Rambo fighting arthritis,” he added.

The 2008 Rambo sequel made more than $100 million at the global box office, but earned mixed reviews.

Sylvester Stallone recently confirmed his appearance in the third film in The Expendables franchise.

Together the first two installments in the franchise have earned almost $575 million worldwide.

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Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone are returning to the boxing ring in the forthcoming comedy Grudge Match.

Robert De Niro, who won an Oscar for his role as boxer Jack LaMotta in Raging Bull, will play a retired fighter who agrees to one last bout in the ring.

His rival will be played by Sylvester Stallone, best known for the Rocky films – a character last revived in 2006.

The pair will be directed by Get Smart’s Kevin Segal.

Stand up comedian Kevin Hart, who recently starred in Think Like A Man, will play the promoter who persuades the old timers back into the ring, Deadline reported, while Entourage’s Doug Ellin will write the screenplay.

No dates for filming have been announced. Robert De Niro is currently filming Luc Besson’s Malvita, in which he plays a retired gangster living under the witness protection programme in France.

Sylvester Stallone’s forthcoming films include Bullet to the Head and The Tomb, both due to be released next year. A third film in the Expendables franchise is also rumored to be in the pipeline.

He was nominated for the best screenplay Oscar for his 1976 film about punch drunk Philadelphian boxer Rocky Balboa. The film went on to collect three awards including best director and best picture – beating Robert De Niro’s Taxi Driver to the title.

 

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Sage Stallone, son of actor Sylvester Stallone, died from natural causes due to a heart condition, the Los Angeles County Coroner has ruled.

Sage Stallone was found dead at his Hollywood home by an employee and a relative on 13 July.

Bottles of prescription pills were found but it was not clear if they were connected with his death.

Officials said on Thursday that the 36-year-old died due to a condition that causes blockage of the arteries.

Sage Stallone, son of actor Sylvester Stallone, died from natural causes due to a heart condition, the Los Angeles County Coroner has ruled

Sage Stallone, son of actor Sylvester Stallone, died from natural causes due to a heart condition, the Los Angeles County Coroner has ruled

Toxicology results showed Sage Stallone had only a small amount of the sedative hydrocodone in his body.

No other drugs were detected and the death has been classified a natural death.

The actor and film director’s sudden death stunned his family and friends.

Sylvester Stallone’s publicist described him as “devastated and grief-stricken” and the actor skipped several promotional events for his film The Expendables 2.

Sage Moonblood Stallone was the oldest of Sylvester Stallone’s children and co-starred with his father in two films, Rocky V and Daylight.

He also became involved in movie-making, directing a 2006 short, Vic, that was screened at the Palm Springs Film Festival.

In 1996, Sage Stallone co-founded Grindhouse Releasing, a company dedicated to preserving and promoting the B-movies and exploitation films of the 1970s and ’80s.

Sylvester Stallone’s spokeswoman said the actor had no comment about the coroner’s findings.

 

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Expendables 2 movie has continued its grip on the North American box office chart, holding onto the number one spot for a second consecutive week.

The movie, which sees action stars including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis reunite, took $13.5 million.

The Bourne Legacy remained at two in its third week of release, with $9.3m.

Stop-motion comedy ParaNorman, about a boy who helps save his town from a zombie invasion, was at three.

Typical of late summer openings, other new releases performed weakly in the chart.

Expendables 2 movie has continued its grip on the North American box office chart, holding onto the number one spot for a second consecutive week

Expendables 2 movie has continued its grip on the North American box office chart, holding onto the number one spot for a second consecutive week

Thriller Premium Rush, starring Joseph Gordon Levitt as a bike messenger chased through New York by a policeman who wants an envelope he’s carrying, opened at seven with $6.3 million.

And low-budget road-chase comedy Hit & Run, starring real-life couple Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, entered at 10 with $4.7 million.

With less competition from big Hollywood films, it allowed anti-President Barack Obama documentary, 2016: Obama’s America, to land at number eight.

After opening in limited release in July, it expanded nationwide ahead of the Republican National Convention to formally nominate Mitt Romney as Barack Obama’s challenger in the presidential race.

The film is a conservative critique envisioning what the US would look like four years from now if Barack Obama was re-elected.

“It’s extremely rare for a documentary to break into the top 10, but August can be a land of opportunity for smaller films,” Paul Dergarabedian, box office analyst for Hollywood.com said.

“Also, there’s the fact that this is a very conservative film. Normally, it’s Michael Moore-branded documentaries, the liberal documentaries, that make all the money.”

The film has so far taken $9.1 million domestically, but the figure is still far away from other political documentaries – Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 opened at number one with $23.9 million in June 2004, and went on to become the US’s top-grossing documentary taking $119.1 million.

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Jackie Stallone, Sylvester Stallone’s 90-year-old mother, showed off her inflated lips last night at the Los Angeles premiere of The Expendables 2.

The astrologer, along with her indefatigable pout, joined her son Sylvester Stallone, 66, at the Los Angeles premiere of his latest action movie.

Jackie Stallone’s famously crooked grin, which her son has also inherited, appeared bigger than ever as she posed for photographs on the red carpet at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

Apparently her quest not to grow old gracefully has continued in earnest – and she appears to have had a fresh bout of collagen injections.

Jackie Stallone, Sylvester Stallone’s 90-year-old mother, showed off her inflated lips last night at the Los Angeles premiere of The Expendables 2

Jackie Stallone, Sylvester Stallone’s 90-year-old mother, showed off her inflated lips last night at the Los Angeles premiere of The Expendables 2

Three-times-married Jackie Stallone, whose maiden name is Labofish, was dressed in an outfit you wouldn’t catch your average 90-year-old grandmother in: it consisted of a short black skirt and plunging blouse, strung together by jewelled strips.

Jackie Stallone completed her look with platform heels – adding some height to her diminutive stature – and wore green contact lenses, heavy eye make-up, including thick painted-on brows.

She attended the event to support her son Sly, who was promoting his movie in Hollywood following the London premiere earlier this week.

Last night Sylvester Stallone opened up to Jay Leno in an interview recorded earlier in the day, talking about the recent loss of his son Sage, who died aged 36 last month from an apparent drug overdose.

Sly told Leno: “When life hits you pretty hard you can go into a dark corner, or you can say, <<Ok, fine,’ I’m going to find something to focus on, children, your wife, be supportive to other people too>>.

“Because I know a lot of people go through [losing a child], and they don’t get the attention that I do.

“And I feel for them, because it’s one club that no one wants to be a member of, that’s for sure.

“But I think about his memory, he was a lovely boy and I’ll always treasure that.”

Last night’s Hollywood premiere was perhaps the hardest leg so far for Sylvester Stallone, as it means returning to the city where Sage died.

Indeed, from Hollywood Boulevard where Sylvester Stallone surveyed thousands of fans tonight, it’s just a small drive to the Studio City house where his son died alone.

Sylvester Stallone was also joined by wife Jennifer Flavin last night and their three daughters, Scarlet, Sophia and Sistine.

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Sylvester Stallone has spoken out for the first time about his son’s death calling it a “horrible situation”.

Sylvester Stallone, 65, said he was “hanging in there” as he comes to terms with the death of his son Sage from a suspected drugs overdose.

Sage Stallone, 36, was found dead at his Los Angeles home last month.

A cause of death has not been determined but authorities believe the film producer died from a drugs overdose.

Sylvester Stallone has spoken out for the first time about his son's death calling it a “horrible situation”

Sylvester Stallone has spoken out for the first time about his son's death calling it a “horrible situation”

Sylvester Stallone said of his son’s death: “It’s tough it’s very, very, tough.”

“But if you have good friends and your family’s support, it’s just something that’s a horrible situation but … hopefully it will heal and you try to get through it but it’s something that is a reality in life.”

Speaking on Good Morning America, Sylvester Stallone said he had been helped in his grief by family and friends.

He also said being involved with promoting his latest film Expendables 2 had helped.

“It’s important to get back and try to start reliving your life, otherwise you can go into a spiral,” he said.

Sage Stallone appeared with his father in the Rock V movie in 1990 and had been working as a producer at the time of his death on July 13th.

His mother claimed that her son had undergone extensive dental treatment in the week before his death when he had five teeth extracted.

She believed that he might have taken too many painkillers causing the accidental overdose.

After his son’s private funeral Sylvester Stallone took his family on a holiday to the Mediterranean on a hired yacht.

With co-stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Statham he has been promoting The Expendables 2.

 

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Brigitte Nielsen, who has a minor role in the upcoming low-budget movie Skinny Dip, says she defied the threat of kidnap from drugs gangs while filming in crime-torn Colombia.

Perhaps it goes without saying that a Palme d’Or award at the next Cannes Film Festival is hardly on the cards. But then, Brigitte Nielsen, 49, is brutally aware that beggars can’t be choosers.

And for now, the Danish-born actress, the ex-wife of Sylvester Stallone, has more pressing concerns than her once glittering, but long since washed-up, movie career.

Brigitte Nielsen’s continuing personal disintegration was starkly – and tragically – illustrated this week in pictures of her drunk and confused in broad daylight in a Los Angeles park.

The statuesque blonde was photographed swigging from a half-bottle of Popov vodka – a U.S. brand seen more often clutched by down-and-outs than in the bars of the finer Hollywood establishments she once frequented.

In other shots, Brigitte Nielsen is seen coughing while dragging on a cigarette and being ill on a park bench. Eventually, she curls up in the foetal position on the grass to sleep off the bender.

Most pitifully of all, perhaps, Brigitte Nielsen is then seen drinking mouthwash in a bid, one imagines, to cover up evidence of the binge, before wandering off home to her much younger fifth husband, Italian former bartender Mattia Dessi, 33.

From Hollywood “glamazon” to hopeless alcoholic, – it’s a cruel fall from grace. Particularly as, for all her professional travails – which have seen her submit herself to the indignities of the international reality television circuit – the woman once dubbed The Great Dane appeared to have beaten the addiction to booze that saw her enter rehab five years ago.

Brigitte Nielsen’s continuing personal disintegration was starkly illustrated this week in pictures of her drunk and confused in broad daylight in a Los Angeles park

Brigitte Nielsen’s continuing personal disintegration was starkly illustrated this week in pictures of her drunk and confused in broad daylight in a Los Angeles park

Just what has gone so very wrong for the 6 ft 1 in former model, now a mother of four, who had leading men such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sean Penn falling at her feet?

Brigitte Nielsen blamed the latest episode on the stress of her mother being ill. She told an American website: “Looking at the pictures, I can understand the level of worrying, but I can assure everyone there is no cause for alarm.”

“I just haven’t been coping well with my mother’s illness. I’m not making any excuses. I have spoken to my sponsor from Alcoholics Anonymous, and I continue to go to meetings. I’m committed to my sobriety, and I’m not going to let this momentary relapse define me.

“I’m not perfect, and I’m battling a disease, and yes, there will be setbacks, but I know what I need to do in order to be healthy.”

But already, Hollywood is buzzing with rumors that it is money troubles that led Brigitte Nielsen, who once blew hundreds of thousands of dollars on a single shopping spree, to fall off the wagon so spectacularly.

She has left a string of debts as her career, which saw her cast as the leading lady to Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Eddie Murphy in the Eighties, has flatlined.

Last night, former close friend and manager Ryan Glasgow, who played a pivotal part in helping her beat the bottle before, claimed he is one of several high-profile industry figures to whom she apparently is in debt.

“Brigitte’s financial position is precarious,” claimed Ryan Glasgow.

“She owes me a lot of money. She has had a few managers since we parted company, and it’s because she owes them all money, too.

“Everyone thought she received a fortune when she was divorced from Sylvester Stallone, but I know she walked away from him with almost nothing. I did some work for her and lined up a TV pilot for her, then she just vanished, and I haven’t had any contact from her for two years.

“In the end, I just accepted the loss of money because I was happy she was sober and living a happy life. But it was a bit of an elephant in the room where she was concerned. Despite the issues between us, it is heartbreaking what has happened to her, because Brigitte is basically a good human being and a good person.

“But she is sick. I helped her get sober the first time in 2007 and got her into a clinic. She was very keen to get herself clean and was very excited and happy to be changing her life. I thought she was still sober.”

Ryan Glasgow adds: “Sadly, alcoholism is a disease. As anyone who follows the celebrity world knows, it is not uncommon, but it is unfortunate.”

Last year, Brigitte Nielsen wrote a tell-all book, You Only Get One Life.

The book chronicles in all-too-graphic detail how she once attempted suicide, lived through an abusive (fourth) marriage, as well as her adulterous fling with Arnold Schwarzenegger when they starred in her 1985 film debut Red Sonja.

Brigitte Nielsen need for cash has also led to her lurching from one reality TV show to another – with her willing to accept the public humiliation. Having appeared in the British version of Celebrity Big Brother in 2005, in which she made her peace with Sylvester Stallone’s mother Jackie (who had called her a “pig”), this year Brigitte Nielsen appeared in the German version of I’m A Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here! where she ate turkey testicles live on air.

Last year, Brigitte Nielsen was strapped on a rotating wheel on ITV while knives were flung at her, and on a bizarre British satellite television programme she agreed to be “murdered”, after which the producers attempted to convince innocent contestants they were real-life suspects.

Brigitte Nielsen even agreed to a programme entitled From Old To New, in which she was filmed having $80,000 of plastic surgery including a facelift, boob job and liposuction on her thighs.

It’s all a massive comedown from her last major movie role 25 years ago in Beverly Hills Cop II with Eddie Murphy.

In truth, Brigitte Nielsen was always famed far more for her Amazonian figure and shock of bleached blonde hair than for any discernable talent in front of the camera. But in 1985, her looks were enough to snare Sylvester Stallone, then the biggest movie star in the world.

Brigitte Nielsen, still married to first husband, Danish musician Kasper Winding – with whom she has a son Julian, now 28 – sent scantily clad pictures of herself to the married actor’s New York hotel. Within weeks of them meeting, Sylvester Stallone, 17 years older than the 22-year-old Brigitte Nielsen, cast her in Rocky IV.

Sylvester Stallone divorced first wife Sasha Czack and married Brigitte Nielsen within a few months. They starred together in another action movie, Cobra, and Sylvester Stallone had full-size nude bronzes of Brigitte Nielsen commissioned for the garden of their Beverly Hills mansion.

She gave his cheque book an outing in New York, Milan and Paris, buying jewellery and clothes, and spent $5,000 in an LA wig shop. The marriage collapsed within 18 months, with Sylvester Stallone accusing her of being a gold-digger who “fleeced me as if I was a Christmas turkey ready for the pluckin”. More fool he, you might say.

Following their 1987 divorce, in which Brigitte Nielsen was erroneously reported to have received $6.5 million, she accused the powerful Sylvester Stallone of torpedoing her acting career, and had to make do with a string of low-budget flops. She went on to have a son with an American football player, as well as a short marriage to a photographer, before she married again, in 1993, to Swiss motor racer Raoul Meyer, with whom she has two sons.

But the marriage was blighted by her claims of domestic abuse and their younger son having a brain tumor (last year Brigitte Nielsen tearfully revealed he faced further surgery after the benign growth returned).

By the time they divorced in 2005, Brigitte Nielsen admits she was a tormented alcoholic. She said: “Booze turned me into a bad mother, an ugly, depressed woman and a complete loser. I looked in the mirror and realized I’d reached rock bottom. I heard voices in my head telling me to drink. I even drank just to pick up the phone [and talk to someone] because I felt such self-loathing and embarrassment.”

Brigitte Nielsen claims to have found salvation with fifth husband Mattia Dessi, despite meeting him, unpromisingly, in an Italian bar where she was getting drunk on cocktails and he was serving them. Indeed, Ryan Glasgow says her six-year marriage to Mattia Dessi, who is trying to launch a modelling career, has been a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire.

“I never thought he had Brigitte’s best interests at heart,” Ryan Glasgow said.

“I felt he was interested in the fame. He really wants very much to be famous and to be a model.”

 

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Danish actress and former model Brigitte Nielsen cut a lonely and worrying figure as she stumbled around an LA park yesterday, sparking fresh concerns over the state of her health.

Brigitte Nielsen, 49, looked disorientated and appeared to be drunk as she smoked cigarettes and drank from what looked like a vodka bottle in a public park in Studio City.

Dressed casually in trainers, skin-tight blue jeans with a purple sweater and a matching baseball cap covering her shock of bleached blonde hair, the star appeared haggard as she wondered around the park alone, before eventually falling asleep.

Brigitte Nielsen looked disorientated and appeared to be drunk as she smoked cigarettes and drank from what looked like a vodka bottle in a public park in Studio City

Brigitte Nielsen looked disorientated and appeared to be drunk as she smoked cigarettes and drank from what looked like a vodka bottle in a public park in Studio City

The mother-of-four appeared lost in thought as she stared into space, and puffed on numerous cigarettes.

Brigitte Nielsen was previously thought to have beaten her well-documented battle with alcohol after she entered rehab in 2007, so these latest pictures must be worrying for her four sons and husband, Mattia Dessi, who is 16 years her junior.

After taking a nap on the grass, Brigitte Nielsen is thought to have walked back to her home in Hollywood Hills.

The leggy 6’1″ actress found fame in the 80s as bombshell, Karla Fry in Beverly Hills Cop II. She then went on to have a high-profile relationship with Sylvester Stallone but they split just two years later in a very public divorce.

 

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Edd Filiti, Sylvester Stallone’s nephew, has blasted the actor, accusing him of being to blame as he continually neglected his son Sage who was found dead at his Hollywood Hills home on Friday from an apparent overdose.

Edd Filiti, 18, made the claims on his Facebook page, though the messages have since been removed.

In a posting where Edd Filiti slammed Sylvester Stallone’s current wife Jennifer Flavin, he also said the actor had cut Sage out of his life, devastating the aspiring filmmaker.

When Sage Stallone called his father on July 6 to wish him happy birthday, the Hollywood star apparently didn’t pick up and didn’t call him back.

“What did he do wrong, say happy birthday?” Edd Filiti wrote.

“Neither you [Sylvester Stallone’s wife Jennifer Flavin] or he could return a phone call, which is all he wanted, his father.

“I know you don’t care what happened, but you’ll care when you’re squirming under the burning magnifying glass of public opinion. You people make me f****** sick.”

Sage Stallone was found dead at his Hollywood Hills home on Friday from an apparent overdose

Sage Stallone was found dead at his Hollywood Hills home on Friday from an apparent overdose

Edd Filiti, who is the son of Sylvester Stallone’s half-sister Toni Ann, also went on to make a withering attack to 43-year-old former model, who married the Rocky favorite in 1997.

He said: “Jennifer Flavin, you won. You tore this family apart and got your trophy, Congrats!

“Like you told my family, <<I’m Sly’s family now, he doesn’t [need] you anymore. Lets see how much he needs you after this.”

Edd Filiti later decided to remove the comments from his Facebook page, telling the New York Post that he regretted sharing his feelings.

“I made a mistake. It is a very emotional time and I vented my feelings,” he explained.

“I was feeling raw and emotional and I never meant for my feeling to become public.

“I took the post down minutes later. I never meant to insult my uncle. I have my own issues with him, but that should never be said on Facebook. I want to recant my words.”

Sage Stallone’s mother, Sasha Czack, split with Stallone in 1985 after 11 years of marriage.

According to reports Sasha Czack got a $12 million divorce settlement from the filmmaker.

A source said: “Sasha has been inconsolable. She’s totally devastated. Her children are her life.”

Meanwhile it has emerged officers investigating the death want to talk to several doctors that prescribed him medications.

It follows reports that Los Angeles Police Department Robbery and Homicide division has taken over the case.

A source told RadarOnline: “Detectives from the LAPD are in the process of going through evidence recovered from Sage’s house and will be contacting the doctors that prescribed the medications found there.

“There was more than one doctor that Sage was seeing in the days leading up to his death.

“Cops want to establish a timeline of events leading up to Sage’s death and they want to know what his medical history was.”

While prescription bottles were found at the scene, no suicide not was found and it is believed his death was accidental.

On Sunday night, Sylvester Stallone, 66, issued a statement asking “people to respect my talented son’s memory and feel compassion for his loving mother Sasha,” and for the media to stop “the speculation and questionable reporting”.

The actor added: “When a parent loses a child there is no greater pain. This agonizing loss will be felt for the rest of our lives.

“Sage was our first child and the center of our universe and I am humbly begging for all to have my son’s memory and soul left in peace.”

An autopsy and a toxicology test were completed Sunday, but the results of the latter will not be released for weeks.

Meanwhile a photographer who did a feature on Sage Stallone in May said he was not surprised about the death, though he said the young filmmaker was far from suicidal.

Girls and Corpses snapper Mark Berry told RadarOnline: “I saw nothing to suggest that he was in a suicidal mood. He was telling me about how he wanted to shoot a film, he seemed hopeful for the future and making work plans.

“My impression was that he was a very talented character who seemed under the influence of a pharmaceutical medication, he wasn’t a wreck but he was just a little spaced out.

“I wasn’t entirely shocked when I heard [of his death], my initial thought was that he had an accidental overdose, or that his body just packed up.”

 

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Sage Stallone’s body laid undiscovered for at least three to four days before being found Friday in his Los Angeles home, according to new reports.

Coroner’s officials are still investigating the death of Sage Stallone who is understood to have overdosed on prescription pills found at the scene.

According to TMZ, the 36-year-old filmmaker “lived like Howard Hughes” in a room “littered with junk” – and his body could have laid cold for as long as a week.

A source told TMZ Sage Stallone was living like a recluse at his Studio City home, and had not spoken to his family for a week before his body was discovered.

Sage Stallone’s body laid undiscovered for at least three to four days before being found Friday in his Los Angeles home

Sage Stallone’s body laid undiscovered for at least three to four days before being found Friday in his Los Angeles home

A housekeeper who is believed to have been at the residence earlier in the week was reported to have been instructed never to enter his room, which a law enforcement source described as “disgusting” and foul-smelling.

Sage Stallone’s mother, Sasha Czack, is said to have called the housekeeper on Friday to check on him after she was unable to reach her son. That is when the body was discovered, according to TMZ.

A friend of Sage Stallone has meanwhile disputed reports Sylvester Stallone’ son committed suicide, saying he was “healthy and upbeat” just two weeks before his sudden death.

As coroner’s officials investigate if the death was accidental, a friend of the young filmmaker says he is baffled by the news because he “never knew him to do drugs”.

The friend, who was not identified by RadarOnline, told the website: “I saw him two weeks ago and he seemed great. He was healthy and upbeat and didn’t seem depressed at all.

“I never knew him to do drugs, not even weed, so for him to die from an overdose is kind of shocking to me. I am totally stunned.”

RadarOnline reports an autopsy will be performed as early as Sunday, however, toxicology tests will be needed to determine cause of death.

The results of such tests could take weeks.

Sylvester Stallone on Friday said he is “devastated” and “grief-stricken” over the death of his son.

A source told Radar that medics arrived on the scene at 3:05 p.m. Friday afternoon and spent around 25 minutes trying to revive Sage Stallone before his death was pronounced at the scene.

 

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Sage Moonblood Stallone, Sylvester Stallone’ son was found dead yesterday at his Los Angeles apartment.

Fresh reports say prescription pills were found at the scene of the 36-year-old’s apartment where he was discovered.

The filmmaker is understood to have overdosed on pills and coroner’s officials are investigating if it was accidental or suicide, according to TMZ.

A source told RadarOnline that medics arrived on the scene at 3:05 p.m. this afternoon and spent around 25 minutes trying to revive Sage Moonblood Stallone before his death was pronounced at the scene.

His body was taken straight to the coroner’s office – and the insider claims no suicide note was found.

“I suspect he had been dead for quite a while when he was discovered,” the source told the website.

“Usually medics will be at the scene for around forty-five minutes but they were out of there within half an hour.

“There were a number of prescription bottles found at the scene but it did not appear to be suicide and no note was found.”

A 911 call was placed shortly before 3:00 p.m. and the caller said Sage wasn’t breathing and indicated it could be a drug overdose, Radar reports. An autopsy is scheduled to take place in the next 48 hours.

Sage Moonblood Stallone, Sylvester Stallone’ son was found dead yesterday at his Los Angeles apartment

Sage Moonblood Stallone, Sylvester Stallone’ son was found dead yesterday at his Los Angeles apartment

Shortly after news of Sage’s death, a spokesman released a statement on behalf of Sylvester Stallone, 66, who was at the Comic Con film convention in San Diego yesterday.

“Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son,” the actor’s spokesperson Michelle Bega said in the statement.

“His compassion and thoughts are with Sage’s mother, Sasha.”

“He was a very talented and wonderful young man. His loss will be felt forever.”

Police said they found the younger Stallone in the home while responding to a “welfare check”, however Sages’ lawyer George Braunstein said he was found by a housekeeper.

Friends and acquaintances had become concerned because they hadn’t heard from Sage in the past day.

George Braunstein said the death came as a shock, telling the New York Post yesterday afternoon: “He was in good spirits, and working on all kinds of projects.

“He was planning on getting married. I am just devastated. He was an extremely wonderful, loving guy. This is a tragedy.”

Sage Moonblood Stallone was the oldest of Sylvester Stallone’s children and co-starred with his father in two films. He was the first of two sons Sylvester Stallone had with first wife Sasha Czack.

He made his acting debut in 1990’s Rocky V – he played Sylvester Stallone’s onscreen son – and also appeared with his father in 1996’s Daylight.

Also in 1996, Sage Stallone and veteran film editor Bob Murawski co-founded Grindhouse Releasing, a company dedicated to preserving and promoting the B-movies and exploitation films of the 1970s and 80s.

He also directed the 2006 short Vic, which screened at the Palm Springs Film Festival.

George Braunstein said Sage Stallone had frequent requests to work on films.

“He was a full of life filmmaker with his whole future ahead of him,” he said.

“He was just very up and enthusiastic and positive.

“I think it was probably some sort of accident,” he said of the death.

George Braunstein added that Sage Stallone greatly admired his father but was working hard to make his own name in the film industry.

“He was very proud of his father and proud to be his father’s son,” he said.

Sylvester Stallone’s split from Sage’s mother Sasha Czack in 1985 after 11 years together. They also have another son Seargeoh, 32, who is autistic.

He wed model and actress Brigitte Nielsen in the following December in Beverly Hills but they split just two years later in a very public divorce.

He married third wife, Jennifer Flavin, in 1997 after an eight-year on-again, off-again relationship and they have three daughters: Sophia Rose, 15, Sistine Rose, 14, and Scarlet Rose, 10.

Sage Stallone, who was raised by his mother following his parents’ divorce, felt distant from his father growing up, a theme which hit home as they were filming Rocky V together.

“When I was screaming, <<You never spent time with me! You never spent time with my mother!>> – that was true,” he told People magazine in 1996.

“I was looking into my father’s face and really saying that.”

But it proved a turning point for the father and son, who went on to form a close bond and they acted again together in the 1996 film Daylight.

“Between takes, Sly and Sage would roll around in the dirt like two puppies,” the director Rob Cohen observed at the time.

Sage Stallone certainly felt the pressure of growing up with such a famous father and would worry that he would never match his success.

“I tell him, <<As long as you give it your best, that’s all that matters>>,” his mother Sasha said in that same year.

Sage Stallone went on to pursue a career behind the camera and shunned the wild Hollywood party scene, preferring to watch horror zombie films instead.

“People call me a hermit,” he said while promoting the film.

“But I’m happy.”

 

It looks like Sylvester Stallone is a few centuries old as he was recently spotted in a 16th century painting at Vatican City.

Raphael’s 1511 painting depicts Pope Gregory IX, but in the background, you can see Sylvester Stallone look alike peaking over the Pope’s shoulder.

Harvard student Anthony Zonfrell saw the painting and posted a picture to Reddit where it quickly gained more than 700,000 views.

Raphael’s 1511 painting depicts Pope Gregory IX, but in the background, you can see Sylvester Stallone look alike peaking over the Pope’s shoulder

Raphael’s 1511 painting depicts Pope Gregory IX, but in the background, you can see Sylvester Stallone look alike peaking over the Pope’s shoulder

Anthony Zonfrell said: “My cousin had told us about how she had seen it when she went, so we were on the lookout. As soon as we saw the painting, we knew it was him. My whole family thought it was hilarious. It could actually be a portrait of Stallone. I posted it at night, and when I woke up it was on the front page. I was shocked at the response it got, it really blew up quite fast. All of the comments were hilarious.”

 

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Celebrating “the Goddes of country glitz”, Dolly Parton, Cinefamily (Los Angeles) runs an all-night movie fest on Saturday, August 27.

 

Dolly Parton, the Queen of Country Music

Dolly Parton, the Queen of Country Music

From 9 pm to 5 am, The Silent Movie Theatre’s “Dolly Parton All-Nite 9-To-5’er” event features three of her best movies and lots of surprises.

 

The programme includes “Nine to Five” (co-starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin) “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” and “Rhinestone” (co-starring Sylvester Stallone) and clips of  television appearances (including one gem: a clip of Parton singing a duet with Pee Wee Herman).

 

The party will extend out onto the back patio, with a bar and a fire pit, with a bedazzling station, country music tunes, and a hair station. The guests will have the opportunity to make their favorite Dolly Parton‘s coiffures.

“You get all the fun and spectacle of extreme femininity but with a self-awareness and strength… Underneath all the flash-trash is a magnetic powerhouse, a hardworking and extremely talented artist, and her charm is undeniable — I consider Dolly to be a feminist icon.” Said Suki-Rose Etter of Cinefamily.

 

 

Dolly Parton, “The Queen of Country Music”, has created a role model for aspiring young women country artists.

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Singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress, Dolly is one of the most successful female country artists of all time.

“She showed what could be achieved by challenging the gatekeepers…In the 1940s and 1950s, absolutely no female artists were represented in the top 25 country songs. Then in the 1970s, there were six women represented — one of whom was Dolly Parton. ” said Chet Flippo of Country Music Television.

Dolly Parton’s 1970s country hits include “Jolene”, “I Will Always Love You”, “Love is Like a Butterfly”, “My Eyes Can Only See You”. She won seven Grammy awards, nine Country Music Assn. Awards and seven Academy of Country Music Awards.

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“9 to 5” is her debut movie. Parton won two Grammy Awards, a People’s Choice Award for it. Other successful movies are “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” “Rhinestone”, “Steel Magnolias.”

“Dolly Parton is one of the most successful crossover artists in country … she decided to take the mainstream by storm with a talk show, an acting career, R&B covers and more — and it worked. Making a big Hollywood movie … was a great way to get out of a cultural ghetto.” said Hadrian Belove of Cinefamily.