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Sylvester Stallone Hires PI to Investigate Son's Death

Plus, Westboro Baptist Church will protest Sage Stallone's funeral

(Newser) - Sylvester Stallone has hired a private investigator to look into son Sage's death, TMZ reports. Scott Ross was involved in the investigations into the Chris Brown/Rihanna assault and the Michael Jackson molestation case, and he will look into Sage's final weeks and his cause of death. The New ... More »

Mystery Surrounds Sage Stallone's Death

He wasn't living in filth, says coroner, but drugs were found

(Newser) - The mystery surrounding Sage Stallone's tragic death deepens: A Los Angeles coroner denies reports that Stallone was living in filth when his body was found, but does confirm there were prescription bottles in his home; the LAPD wants to talk to doctors who prescribed Stallone medications. Stallone's attorney... More »

Sage Stallone: Dead in 'Disgusting' Room for Days

Housekeeper found him in room 'littered with junk'

(Newser) - Sage Stallone was dead for three or four days at least—maybe even a week—before the housekeeper found him in his room, TMZ reports. Sources say the room was "littered with junk," including food, soda cans, beer, cigarette butts, and drawers packed with pill bottles—some of... More »

Stallone's Son Sage, 36, Dead of Overdose

Investigators don't think it was a suicide

(Newser) - Sage Stallone, eldest son of Sylvester Stallone, was found dead in his Hollywood home of an apparent drug overdose yesterday, reports TMZ . Details are still coming in, but it appears that Sage was found by his maid or girlfriend yesterday afternoon with "numerous empty pill bottles" around him. Investigators... More »

Coming Soon: Rambo 5, This Time in Mexico

Sylvester Stallone talks about his plans for final film

(Newser) - Rambo isn't done fighting yet: The action hero will "go out in a blaze of glory" in Rambo 5, Sylvester Stallone revealed in a recent MTV interview getting picked up today. Stallone, 65, is working on a script revolving around John Rambo's final battle, and he implied... More »

Coming Soon: Rocky, the Musical

Sylvester Stallone says he always pictured it as a musical

(Newser) - Can you picture Sylvester Stallone’s famous Rocky character bursting into song after winning a boxing match? Because that might just happen when Rocky: The Musical becomes a reality. “I always had the idea of Rocky as a musical,” says Stallone, who has teamed up with boxers Wladimir... More »

John Gotti Jr. Sells Movie Rights to His Life

Stallone's interested in starring

(Newser) - Hollywood has produced no shortage of movies and TV shows about the mob, but this one's coming straight from the most high-profile source imaginable: John "Junior" Gotti has sold the rights to his life story. The 46-year-old son of the late, legendary Gambino crime family leader, "Dapper Don"... More »

Formulaic Expendables a Tired Retread

Action flick less than the sum of its all-star parts

(Newser) - Sylvester Stallone directed and co-stars, alongside a Magnificent Seven-style roster of action-film legends—Bruce Willis, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Steve Austin, Mickey Rourke, and Jason Statham—but critics have some issues with The Expendables.
  • James Verniere (and a friend), Boston Herald : "Hulk like Expendables. It SMASH. Guns go BANG-BANG.
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Sly Stallone Hits Riot-Prone Paris Suburbs

US luminaries reach out to youth in troubled 'burbs

(Newser) - Sylvester Stallone is the latest American movie star to visit France's riot-plagued suburbs. The visit from the Stallone, in Paris to promote his newest movie, Expendables, comes as part of an odd US attempt to reach out to disaffected youth in the city's multi-racial Rosny-sous-Bois. John Travolta and Samuel L.... More »

2010: Worst Year Yet for Movies

Really? 'Hot Tub Time Machine' is the best we can do?

(Newser) - “2010 very possibly is the worst year in the history of motion pictures,” declares Joe Queenan in a hilarious Wall Street Journal piece bemoaning the downfall of American cinema. You know things are bad in Hollywood when:
  • “Shia LaBeouf—who looks a bit like the young George
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Gals Who Zero In on Famous Guys

Oksana isn't the only one who got notorious this way

(Newser) - Before she became a household name thanks to her troubled relationship with Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva had another baby with another famous guy: Timothy Dalton. She’s one of those Hollywood women who “use a series of famous partners as stepping-stones to their own notoriety,” writes Ben Widdicombe... More »

Comebacks We'd Love to See

Prince, Julie Andrews, Francis Ford Coppola deserve another chance

(Newser) - Whether they're clearly taking anything just for the money or out-and-out slumming, numerous pop culture icons are mired in a rut of underachievement. The Onion A.V. Club staff fields a question from a Sylvester Stallone loyalist and lists more artists deserving of a second chance:
  • Sam Adams can't quit
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20 Must-Read Celebrity Bios

Need a good beach (or bathroom) read? Try these

(Newser) - To understand how women have defined “celebrity” over the past century, you have to read these 20 biographies. Or maybe, writes Tracie Egan Morrissey for Jezebel , you’re just looking for a trashy bathroom read. That works, too:
  • No Lifeguard on Duty, Janice Dickinson: The supermodel is “deliciously
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Really Bad Cases of Celeb TMI

Sylvester Stallone tells certain body parts to grow, and more ick revelations

(Newser) - The Us Weekly-buying public wants to know every tidbit a celeb will dish. But after reading these gems, which Maxim pulled straight from the pages of 31 celebs' autobiographies, you'll likely be crying, "No more!"
  • Kenny Loggins: “I want to let your love open me like an
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10 Famous Sex Bans

Sometimes giving up sex is the surest way to success

(Newser) - A darts superstar (yes, darts) recently claimed a self-imposed sex ban is key to his success—and he’s not the only one who’s willingly cut himself off from the nookie. The Mirror takes a look at 10 other famous sex bans:
  • Sylvester Stallone: “There is only so
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18 Other Slowpoke Directors

James Cameron's 12-year hiatus before Avatar isn't the first

(Newser) - James Cameron went 12 years between feature films—and other directors have gone even longer, for reasons ranging from hubris to legal problems to, say, Nazi oppression. Slate looks at 18 other filmmakers who took their sweet time:
  • Sylvester Stallone, 21-year gap: Between helming Rocky IV and Rocky Balboa, Stallon
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Sly, Arnie, Willis to Unite Onscreen

The Expendables also stars Rourke, Li

(Newser) - Musclemen Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Bruce Willis are uniting for one last action flick, the Guardian reports. The Expendables, slated for release next year, tells the story of a band of mercenaries in Latin America, and will show the three grizzled stars together for the first time since the... More »

The Greatest Sports Movies Ever Made

(Newser) - After a "bloody battle royale," the sports staff of the New York Daily News has anointed the best sports films of all time. Among the contenders:
  • Raging Bull: Robert De Niro's knockout performance as boxer Jake LaMotta makes this one of the greatest movies of any kind ever
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Post-Saddam, Bodybuilders Let 'Er Ripple

Pumping iron is hugely popular among Iraqis, despite dangers

(Newser) - Iraqi bodybuilders have long needed nerves of steel to pump iron. Under Saddam, only officially connected Iraqis could join gyms, and the average weightlifter was forced to use makeshift equipment. But after Saddam, a flood of Iraqis seeking lucrative security jobs hit the gyms. The result? Extremists began targeting bulging... More »

Clinton, in Philly, Invokes Rocky

Candidate, fictional underdog 'have a lot in common'; bloggers come out swinging

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton compared herself to Rocky Balboa today, saying “I know what it means to get knocked down. But I've never stayed down, and I never will." Even as the RNC issued a reminder of Sylvester Stallone's fondness for John McCain, bloggers raced to weigh in:
  • "Let's
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