Sly & Berlin Mayor


Tue Jul 8, 9:32 PM ET

Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit (L) jokes with U.S. actor Sylvester Stallone during a reception at the town hall in this February 3, 2004 file photo. Some on the left think Wowereit might be the best hope to give the SPD a lift in the way Barack Obama’s historic candidacy has helped boost the U.S. Democrats. Wowereit is the most popular elected leader in the SPD and the party’s most charismatic national figure.

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Sly Introduces Instone

Sylvester Stallone appeared on stage at the the FIBO World Fair for Fitness, Wellness and Leisure in Essen, Germany on April 24, 2004 to introduce his latest business venture, ‘Instone’, to the European markets. – Craig

Stallone Goes Back to Boxing for TV Show

From the Associated Press Sat, Apr 24, 2004

ESSEN, GermanySylvester Stallone, the star of the five “Rocky” movies, says he’s hoping to draw people who don’t like boxing to his latest on-screen venture — a reality television show featuring young fighters.

Stallone, 57, is the executive producer of “The Contender,” slated to start next year, finding and grooming would-be boxers.

“All these 16 fighters must have a very good story and an interesting background,” Stallone said Saturday at a fitness fair in Germany. “You’ll get to know their wives and children, their mothers. It’s very emotional.”

“What I really want is for people, especially women, who don’t like boxing, to watch this show because it’s a drama,” he added.

The winner of the NBC series is to get $1 million and the chance to become a professional prize fighter. The boxers will fight one another in a weekly elimination process similar to other reality shows.

Stallone, in Essen to promote his nutritional products company, Instone, said he likely would no longer be tempted by a major movie role that would take him away from his family for months.

“I had my high point 30 years ago,” he said. “I had a very unusual career. It was too good — how do you top that?”


POW – Sly “Get Carter”

I’m back… at least part way.

What a week it has been. First there were some major repairs needed at the ole homestead… which of course happened right in the middle of me switching the SZ to a new and bigger server… and then my computer crashed! Oh well… things could have been worse.

I’m in the process of getting everything back together. Sure I lost TONS of stuff… but nothing that can’t be replaced… hopefully. If you had sent me any pics for use as a future POW, please re-send them. Also, if you e-mailed me in the last week, I may not have gotten it.

Now on to the good stuff… this week’s POW is of Sly and comes from my personal collection.



Premiere Names “Rocky” An All-Time Greatest

Ernest “Jazzman” Resendes checked in with the above item…

Hey kids,

This pic appeared in the current issue ( April 2004 ) of PREMIERE where it lists the 100 GREATEST MOVIE CHARACTERS OF ALL TIME. Really no surprise that Rocky Balboa was on there…:-) Rocko comes in at # 64.

Have a great one !


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