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July 24, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Sylvester Stallone announced on his Twitter account that Ultimate Fighting Championship star Ronda Rousey and former welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz will appear in the third “The Expendables” film. Rousey, scheduled to defend her women's bantamweight belt for the second time Dec. 28 against Miesha Tate, reportedly signed with the talent agency William Morris  this year. Ortiz, who hasn't fought since getting his jaw broken in a June 2012 loss to Josesito Lopez at Staples Center, recently performed on ABC's “Dancing With the Stars.” “Expendables 3” is aiming for an August 2014 release, according to IMDB.
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March 14, 2014 | By David Ng
The late-career comeback of Sylvester Stallone took a detour to Broadway this week with the opening of his "Rocky" at the Winter Garden Theatre. The new show, which Stallone co-wrote and produced (but doesn't star in), is a musical version of his 1976 movie about a Philadelphia boxer who dreams of big victory. Stallone took a bow on Thursday when "Rocky" officially opened in New York following a month of preview performances. The actor has been working on the musical for a number of years, first unveiling the show in Hamburg, Germany in 2012.  The musical -- which comes with a reported price tag of $16.5 million, steep by Broadway standards -- features music by Stephen Flaherty, who has reworked some of the movie music originally scored by Bill Conti.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2014 | By David Ng
The late-career comeback of Sylvester Stallone took a detour to Broadway this week with the opening of his "Rocky" at the Winter Garden Theatre. The new show, which Stallone co-wrote and produced (but doesn't star in), is a musical version of his 1976 movie about a Philadelphia boxer who dreams of big victory. Stallone took a bow on Thursday when "Rocky" officially opened in New York following a month of preview performances. The actor has been working on the musical for a number of years, first unveiling the show in Hamburg, Germany in 2012.  The musical -- which comes with a reported price tag of $16.5 million, steep by Broadway standards -- features music by Stephen Flaherty, who has reworked some of the movie music originally scored by Bill Conti.
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December 24, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Few of us will know what it means to have a genuine legacy, something that really needs to be cared for, protected, regarded. Performers such as Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone must know that issue all too well, each having created a coterie of legendary characters in their long careers. So in the new film "Grudge Match," which plays with the imagery and iconography of two of their best-known creations, are we all sharing a wink and a laugh as the points of reference somehow add something deeper to our understanding?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2012 | By Aida Ahmad
After Sylvester Stallone's whirlwind week of promotion that included appearances on both coasts, one could only imagine the energy it took for him to put on a cheerful face at"The Expendables 2 " premiere Wednesday night in Hollywood. The actor, whose eldest son, Sage, died just over a month ago, looked exhausted. But the 66-year-old who appeared dapper in a dark suit flanked by his supportive family did not shy away from his adoring fans who lined Hollywood Boulevard opposite Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Sylvester Stallone asked for privacy in July after his son Sage died, but with "The Expendables 2" about to open, the action star is back in the spotlight and saying a few words. His 36-year-old son's passing was "tough," Stallone said Tuesday on " Good Morning America ," where he appeared with his "Expendables" costars. "It's very, very tough. " Still, life goes on. "If you have good friends and your family support, it's just something that  - it's a horrible situation - but time hopefully will heal and you try to get through it," he said.
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July 14, 2012 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Sage Stallone, son of actor Sylvester Stallone, was found dead Friday at his home in the 8100 block of Mulholland Terrace in Studio City. He was 36. The body of the younger Stallone, also an actor and producer-director, was found by his housekeeper, said his lawyer, George Braunstein. The cause of death was under investigation. Police called to the scene about 2:15 p.m. said they found no signs of foul play. "We don't have any of the details," Braunstein said. "He wasn't depressed.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 1989 | KEVIN THOMAS
"Lock Up" (citywide) is yet another Sylvester Stallone macho fantasy in which he plays an underdog of superhuman endurance. Once again, his ability to survive extreme brutality is used to justify equally savage acts of revenge. As experienced a rabble-rouser as Stallone is, he by now defies credibility to the point of inviting unintended laughter.
BUSINESS
September 15, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Sylvester Stallone has sold his retreat at Lake Sherwood for $4.2 million. The 1.75-acre property in Thousand Oaks sits on more than 500 feet of waterfront. A 3,600-square-foot main house, built in 1946, has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Additional structures include a boathouse, guest quarters and caretaker's quarters. Stallone, 65, first starred in the mid-1970s as boxer Rocky Balboa in the "Rocky" movie series. He went on to play John Rambo in "First Blood" (1982)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2013 | By Robert Abele
"Bullet to the Head" is an adrenaline shot to your movie memory if the blunt, gleefully dumb, no-nonsense ways of '80s-style action flicks are your nostalgia drug of choice. Mayhem mavens Sylvester Stallone and director Walter Hill ("48 Hrs. ") make their debut as collaborators on this New Orleans shoot-'em-up, based on a graphic novel about a double-crossed hit man named Jimmy Bobo (Stallone) teaming with a young, idealistic cop (Sung Kang) to investigate a murder. ("Investigate" in these instances is a loose euphemism for "kill until no one's left")
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December 22, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
The gig: Bill Gerber is a film producer whose credits include "Gran Torino," "The Dukes of Hazzard," and "The In-Laws. " His next movie, "Grudge Match," which will be released by Warner Bros. on Christmas Day, stars Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone as old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final fight. Rock 'n' roll dreams: Gerber, 56, grew up wanting to be a rock 'n' roll drummer. "The minute I heard [the Beatles'] 'I Saw Her Standing There,' the world changed," he said.
SPORTS
November 5, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
On Friday, April 12, Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles slept without trouble, which wouldn't be news except for one thing. The next day, ElAttrache had a pair of surgeries scheduled on athletes whose combined price tag this year alone is right around $48 million. On Friday, ElAttrache knew he would be performing an operation on the shoulder of star Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke, who had broken his collarbone in a scuffle with San Diego's Carlos Quentin.
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October 20, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
"Carrie" was unable to spook the unflappable "Gravity" at the box office this weekend, as the hit 3-D space drama easily claimed No. 1 for the third week in a row. Heading into the weekend, industry projections indicated the two films would be in a tight race for the top spot, with each movie poised to take in between $30 million and $35 million. But only "Gravity" hit that mark, collecting $31 million. According to an estimate from distributor Warner Bros., the film starring Sandra Bullock has sold $170.6 million worth of tickets since its debut 17 days ago. Things didn't get downright bloody for "Carrie," but the film still fell far short of tracking predictions.
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August 21, 2013 | By David Horsey
The news that Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger will be starring in a third “Expendables” movie raises a question: Should there be an age limit for action heroes? Obviously, plenty of actors have had long, distinguished careers. Paul Newman, the young stud in “Hud” and “Cat On a Hot Tin Roof,” stayed at it long enough to win a Golden Globe at 80 years old for his work in HBO's “Empire Falls.” The legendary Sir Laurence Olivier had a six-decade career on stage and screen.
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August 19, 2013 | By Richard Verrrier
Arnold Schwarzenegger is back -- in Bulgaria. The action star and former governor of California, who championed filming in the state, is returning to Bulgaria to shoot the third installment in the "Expendables" franchise. Lionsgate and Millennium Films said principal photography on "The Expendables 3" began Monday in Bulgaria, where the second movie about an elite group of mercenaries was also filmed. The production will once again be based at Nu Boyana Studios in Sofia, taking advantage of Bulgaria's low-cost and non-union crews.
SPORTS
July 24, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Sylvester Stallone announced on his Twitter account that Ultimate Fighting Championship star Ronda Rousey and former welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz will appear in the third “The Expendables” film. Rousey, scheduled to defend her women's bantamweight belt for the second time Dec. 28 against Miesha Tate, reportedly signed with the talent agency William Morris  this year. Ortiz, who hasn't fought since getting his jaw broken in a June 2012 loss to Josesito Lopez at Staples Center, recently performed on ABC's “Dancing With the Stars.” “Expendables 3” is aiming for an August 2014 release, according to IMDB.
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November 16, 1990 | PAT H. BROESKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The thought of "Rocky V" may leave some moviegoers feeling pummeled, pounded and downright punchy. But if it's easy to take jabs at the Rocky series--and the critics have dealt plenty of kidney punches--there is no denying the series' popularity. Consider: the total worldwide purse tops $762 million. Fans have made star/creator Sylvester Stallone a household name, and the films have launched the careers of a trio of athletic actors who've portrayed his opponents.
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June 7, 1993 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Cliffhanger" hung on to the number-one perch at the box office for a second weekend, but its days there are numbered. Come Friday, count on it to lose its grip as Steven Spielberg's dinosaur thriller "Jurassic Park" hits theaters. "Cliffhanger," which features Sylvester Stallone as a member of a rescue team and several suspenseful mountain climbing sequences, drew an estimated $11.2 million on 2,337 screens, for a 10-day total of $36.2 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
The strange saga of Richard Ramirez, the serial killer known as the "Night Stalker," who died Friday, had all the earmarks of a grungy low-budget thriller come to life. With his random, sensationalistic crimes, his startling capture by an angry mob and his notorious legion of admirers, Ramirez's rampage of death and mayhem was a disturbing tale seemingly tailor-made for Hollywood. There had already been a lineage of slasher and serial killer movies, from "Psycho" to "Halloween" and beyond, by the time Ramirez entered the popular consciousness in the mid-1980s.
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April 29, 2013 | By Lee Margulies
Talk about an out-of-town tryout. Producers of "Rocky: The Musical" say they are planning to open on Broadway in February after a successful run in Hamburg, Germany ... in German. Don't laugh. As "Backbeat" recently reminded us in its tour stop at the Ahmanson, Hamburg is where the Beatles notched their first success. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage Based on the Oscar-winning 1976 film that starred Sylvester Stallone as an up-and-coming boxer, the musical features Stallone as a producer, along with Stage Entertainment USA. The score is by "Ragtime" lyricist Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty, and the book is by Thomas Meehan, who wrote "Hairspray" and “The Producers.” The show opened in Hamburg last November, using a script that was written in English and then translated into German.
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