JENNIFER FLAVIN Opens the Doors to the STALLONE House

The May 8th issue of Hello contains the article: JENNIFER FLAVIN Opens the Doors to the New Hollywood Home She Shares with SYLVESTER STALLONE. The five page piece features an interview by Kathleen Beaulieu-Sclafani with eight photos by Ralph Merlino. Below are excerpts and quotes from the article/interview:

“Either SLY or I are always with the children.”

“I would love to have another daughter, but SLY would like to have two more.”Although JENNIFER‘s cosmetics business is flourishing and has made her a multimillionaire in her own right, her children SISTINE and SOPHIA and husband SYLVESTER are still her top priorities.

I feel I’m a very lucky lady. SLY is my best friend. He’s very funny, an excellent father and just fun to be around.”

Hello magazine originates in the UK. It can be found out most Barnes & Noble bookstores and the like. This issue is worth tracking down.

I’d love a chance to see all of SLY‘s memorabilia. He has some cool stuff on the shelves in the pic to the right that I’ve never seen before!

Thanks to Ernest “Jazzman” Resendes for the heads-up!

Craig Zablo

Jennifer Opens the Stallone House to Hello

The May 8th issue of Hello contains the article: JENNIFER FLAVIN Opens the Doors to the New Hollywood Home She Shares with SYLVESTER STALLONE. The five page piece features an interview by Kathleen Beaulieu-Sclafani with eight photos by Ralph Merlino. Below are excerpts and quotes from the article/interview:

“Either SLY or I are always with the children.”

“I would love to have another daughter, but SLY would like to have two more.”AlthoughJENNIFER‘s cosmetics business is flourishing and has made her a multimillionaire in her own right, her children SISTINE and SOPHIA and husbandSYLVESTER are still her top priorities.

I feel I’m a very lucky lady. SLY is my best friend. He’s very funny, an excellent father and just fun to be around.”

Hello magazine originates in the UK. It can be found out most Barnes & Noble bookstores and the like. This issue is worth tracking down.

I’d love a chance to see all of SLY‘s memorabilia. He has some cool stuff on the shelves in the pic to the right that I’ve never seen before!

Thanks to Ernest “Jazzman” Resendes for the heads-up and the photo scans!

– Craig Zablo

Sly Set to Star with Brad Renfro in…

Dark Horizons reported that SYLVESTER STALLONE is set to play an “alcoholic and violently abusive” father in the film “Iron Man” to be directed by ALAN RUDOLPH. “Iron Man” is described as a coming of age drama about JT Steele [BRAD RENFRO].
JT is a gifted high school wrestler who travels cross country to compete and never loses a match [“a skill honed by his alcoholic and violently abusive father SYLVESTER STALLONE“]. NATHAN ADAMS is the screenwriter with production likely to begin later this year.

 

SYLVESTERSTALLONE.COM OPENS!

Sly fans have anxiously hoped for an official Sylvester Stallone site for years. Last October while promoting Get Carter, Sly mentioned that he was going to start an officially sanctioned site and that he was able to secure his name to use for the domain (sylvesterstallone.com). This just kicked up the anticipation… and now the wait is over!

SYLVESTERSTALLONE.COM has opened and it is going to make a lot of fans very happy. The site is FLASH intensive, and features a unique design. In addition to sections containing NEWS, a BIOGRAPHY, a FILMOGRAPHY, CHAT, and a MESSAGE BOARD, there is a section with very rare and in some cases exculsive pictures. Additional areas are coming. Hopefully the site will be updated regularly and Sly will have interaction with his many fans. Check it out and tell them that the SZ sent ya!

– Craig Zablo (May 5, 2001)

STALLONE IN FHM

The May 2001 issue of FHM contains the picture above as well as the following:

 DRIVEN 4/27

A hotshot rookie driver hits a slump and realizes he needs the help of a grizzled old vetern who, incidentally, looks a lot like Rocky Balboa.
With Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Kip Pardue and Gina Gershon
Go speed racer In a feat that never ceases to amaze, screenwriter Stallone strung together enough words to pen an entire script. At least you can count on director Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger) to make stellar racing scenes.
Get this While filming, Harlin was planning the DVD, which will let the viewer watch the races from various angles: high above, on the side or in the driver’s seat.


5 THINGS THAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ROCKY

1 Sylvester Stallone wrote his first draft of the script in three frenzied days. That version ended with Rocky throwing the fight.

2 Even though he had only $105 in the bank, Stallone originally turned down offers of as much as $350,000 for the script from producers who wouldn’t let him play Rocky.

3 To get the green light from the studio, the producers had to agree to keep their budget below $1 million and agree to cover any extra charges out of their own pockets. Both producers ended up mortgaging their house.

4 When production moved from LA to Philadelphia, Stallone could only afford to travel by train. Accompanying him on the 3-day ride was his dog Butkus, who appears in the film and who had putrid gas throughout the trip. In Arizona, Sly literally picked up the pooch and squeezed him, but the dog refused to empty its bowels until they got to Philadelphia and Sly’s hotel carpet.

5 The famous shot of Rocky celebrating at the top of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps was originally filmed as a tight shot on Rocky with a zoom out. Later, the director decided he wanted to start wide and zoom in. In the film, the footage is actually playing backward.

Thanks to Ernest “Jazzman” Resendes! – Craig Zablo (May 5, 2001)

Sly All Over Entertainment Weekly

The May 4, 2001 issue of the Entertainment Weekly is a “must have” issue for all SYLVESTER STALLONE fans. It starts off with a great behind-the-scenes shot of SLY in the role of Rocky Balboa.

“Driven” then makes Jim Mullen’s HotSheet with the following: Driven. An action movie about CART auto racing. It was originally called Driving Miss Daisy at 240 MPH.

Speedy & Sylvester is the title of a three page piece on SLYby Chris Nashawaty. In addition to being a well done profile, it also contains four photos, and nine (!) characatures by Ward Sutton.

The issue also contains a review of “Driven.” which is given a grade of “C+.”

BEWARE MINOR SPOILER DISCUSSED BELOW:

Ok, still here? Good. The review is accompanied by the pic to the right. It’s interesting to note that in the photo Joe Tanto [Stallone] is right in the thick of things trying to get Memo out of the car, yet in the movie, he shows up after Memo has been brought to shore. I wonder when the change was made? In the movie after Memo is in the hospital and Blye and Tanto are going to race again an announcer says something to the effect that Brandenburg, Blye and Tanto all risked their lives to save Memo!

– Craig Zablo

Sylvester Stallone on “Headliners & Legends”

TUES, May 1, 10 p.m. ET – SYLVESTER STALLONE, Rambo and Rocky are two of the more enduring movie characters of the 1980s. SYLVESTER STALLONE burst on the scene as a muscled movie star, but did typecasting hurt his later career? The actor goes back to his roots this month, starring in the racing movie “Driven.”

About ‘Headliners & Legends’ MATT LAUER
MSNBC
’s daily hour-long documentary show, hosted by MATT LAUER, the popular co-host of the ‘Today’ show. Airs Monday-Thursday. – Craig Zablo

Stallone’s Next Films

Variety announced that SYLVESTER STALLONE, making a tentative comeback with current box office champ “Driven,” discharged the William Morris Agency early Monday morning to return to International Creative Management. STALLONE had been represented by Jim Wiatt at William Morris for the last year and a half, having followed him when Wiatt quit ICM.

STALLONE is currently shooting ``Avenging Angelo,” playing a mob bodyguard, and will star in “Dolan’s Cadillac,” which is scheduled to begin production after any industry strikes this summer.

Sly Stallone’s “Rocky” Coming to Video Games!

Rage Software has announced that it will produce a series of games based on the classic SYLVESTER STALLONE Rocky film series on multiple formats including Sony PlayStation 2 and the Microsoft XboxRagepromises that the games will attempt to capture the overall look and feel of the movies.

“We are delighted to be developing and publishing the officially endorsed range of computer and video games based on the Rocky movie anthology,” Paul Finnegan, managing director at Rage, said. “We believe that Rocky is without a doubt one of the most entertaining and enduring movie series ever produced, and we plan to create a major gaming franchise that utilizes the strengths of the license.”