December 6, 2006 |
Rocky Balboa's boxing robe and gloves will share the same home as Dorothy's ruby red slippers, President Lincoln's top hat and Thomas Edison's light bulb. Actor and director Sylvester Stallone on Tuesday donated memorabilia from his "Rocky" movies to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington. The objects will be displayed starting Dec. 21 in the "Treasures of American History" exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum.
January 1, 1990 |
Sylvester Stallone Sues His Art Dealer: The actor filed a $5-million civil fraud suit Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court against his New York art consultant, Barbara Guggenheim, claiming that he overpaid for art and sold it for less than market value on her advice. The suit charges that Guggenheim prompted Stallone to pay for a damaged oil painting by Adolphe William Bouguereau after she called it a "masterpiece."
April 27, 1986
Lots of stars agreed to appear in the issue. But there were three biggies who wouldn't, said Watters. Like . . . Cary Grant: "If I could have just spoken with him personally, I think I could have gotten him. But his wife told me it just didn't fit in with their schedule." Katharine Hepburn: "My experience with her has been that she's most available when she has something to promote." Sylvester Stallone: "His publicists said he had to take a complete break. . . . I'm not at all upset.
November 8, 1995 |
Sylvester Stallone on Tuesday signed with International Creative Management, becoming the latest in a series of Creative Artists Agency clients to jump ship since the departure of former executives Michael Ovitz and Ron Meyer. Many in the industry see Stallone's decision as directly linked to the departure of Meyer, a CAA founder and Stallone's agent for 14 years. Meyer's first big deal at MCA, where he is now president, was to sign the actor to a $60-million, three-picture deal.
December 29, 2005 |
SYLVESTER Stallone can keep his magazine, Sly, on newsstands despite the complaints of an Internet magazine with the same name that a judge suggested was more of a "shoe fetish" publication. Judge Richard Casey said the 59-year-old actor could continue to produce the lifestyle and fitness magazine for middle-aged men even though it carries the same title as the Internet magazine. "There is a little difference between shoe fetish and Mr. Sylvester Stallone," Casey said at a hearing Tuesday.
March 5, 1990 |
There's another Sylvester Stallone statue in the news--a 12-foot nude one. Last week officials in Philadelphia saw fit to remove Stallone's "Rocky" statue from in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum but another monumental figure of the actor is going on exhibit in New York. The larger-than-life statue will be included in a show of 60 paintings and sculptures by figurative artists at the New York Academy of Art starting Thursday.
June 7, 2013 |
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.