The Rocky Horror Golf Show

The June 2000 issue of Maximum Golf features an interesting article written by RON DEL BARRIO and ANDY MEISLER (which is accompanied by three caricatures of SLY drawn by DREW FRIEDMAN).

Mr. Barrio is a golf pro who describes what it was like to be SLY‘S personal golf instructor when SLY was first learning the game. Not only is the article humorous but also informative in that it gives us a glimpse into Sly‘s off-screen persona!

The article is interesting, informative and easily worth the cost of the magazine.

– Craig Zablo (June 3, 2000)

THREE STALLONE ITEMS

THREE STALLONE ITEMS

On May 28th, JASON93 posted the web address for a reviewer who caught a sneak preview of “Detox” way back in November of last year. The reviewer ultimately rated the film 3 out of ten but did like some aspects of the film. To view the review click |HERE|

On May 30th, COMING ATTRACTIONS ran a follow-up item from MR. ANONYMOUS who has nothing but praise for “Get Carter.” Mr. Anonymous says that he caught an advance screening and “boy, did the movie deliver. It had top notch performances from the entire cast… How was Sly you ask? I have to say that Stallone was EXCELLENT as Jack Carter. “Get Carter” has got to be Stallone’s best movie in years.” MA goes on to praise the director, cinematographer and Stallone some more!

On June 1st, EDWIN5 posted three web addresses which contained pictures of SLY. One of the pictures was a cool close-up shot of SLY getting ready to lower the visor of his helmet. On the same day ANDREW posted on the board that he had forwarded the photo to the DARK HORIZONS and AIN’T IT COOL websites. On June 2nd the photo appeared at DARK HORIZONS giving credit to the STALLONE ZONE. Thanks to both EDWIN5 and ANDREW (as well as GARTH!)

– Craig Zablo
(June 3, 2000)

STALLONE AND SUGAR RAY LEONARD

STALLONE AND SUGAR RAY LEONARD

The Associated Press published two pieces about Sly on March 24, 2000. The following is the second item.
-Craig Zablo (May 27, 2000)

U.S. actor Sylvester Stallone meets former U.S. boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard during the Laureus Celebrity Golf tournament in Monaco, Wednesday, May 24, 2000. They will participate Thursday in Monaco, at the Laureus Sports Awards ceremony.This first annual ceremony to celebrate sporting excellence across all disciplines and all continents,will honor sporting achievement.

ESTELLA WARREN JOINS CHAMPS

ESTELLA WARREN JOINS CHAMPS

 The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Estella Warren has joined the cast of Champs which is scheduled to begin filming in July. Warren who is best known for being a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, has appeared in independent films in the past, but this will be her first “major budget studio feature.” Thanks to Dark Horizons and “The Grim Reaping Lots of Money” for the tip.
-Craig Zablo (May 27, 2000)

Stallone Home: First Look

The May 22, 2000 issue of People contains the following picture and article. Thanks to ERNEST “Jazzman” RESENDES for the “heads-up.”

On TV: Home Stallone

What does it take to get a celebrity couple to open their house to the public? In the case of SYLVESTER STALLONE and JENNIFER FLAVIN, whose Beverly Hills place was the scene of a guided tour televised for Home Shopping Networks viewers May 6, it was a cause close to home, as FLAVIN sold skin-care products and a percentage of the proceeds went to heart research. Their daughter SOPHIA ROSE, who turns 4 in August, was born with a ventricular septal defect, a congenital heart defect.

She’s fine thanks to surgery when she was 10 weeks old, but the STALLONES think more people, particularly new parents, need to be more aware of the ailment. “At first,” says FLAVIN, 31, “you think your baby’s a little fussy or maybe has colic. SOPHIA wouldn’t lie down; she would vomit constantly. She wasn’t gaining weight. But you never think that your child has a hole in it’s heart.”

After SOPHIA‘s condition was diagnosed, FLAVIN researched the problem and held fundraisers for the Heart of a Child Foundation, which supports heart-defect research.


SOPHIA, fully recovered is “the most energetic child I’ve ever seen, a whirling dervish,” says STALLONE. She is going to be fine, but says SLY, “a lot of people don’t know about congenital heart disease. We have to bang the drum loudly; and hopefully people will rally to the cause. We want to raise awareness.”



– Craig Zablo

[May 20, 2000]

Stallone #1 Big Deal

The Spring 2000 issue (#540) of Entertainment Weekly contains two caracatures and tidbits about SLY. The following is the second item.

(Artwork removed at the request of representatives of Roberto Parada)

DANIEL FIERMAN in an article titled “BIG DEALS” (with an illustration by ROBERTO PARADA), gives a “rundown of some significant deals that earned creative types a bigger slice of the pie.”

The #1 “big deal” is:
SYLVESTER STALLONE
* The Date: August 1995
* The Deal: One week after RON MEYER leaves the Creative Artists Agency to become president of MCA – then the parent company of Universal Pictures – he signs former client SYLVESTER STALLONE to a first-look, three picture deal worth $60 million. The pact would make the international star the second confirmed member of the $20 million club (after JIM CARREY), marking his highest potential per-picture paycheck to date, despite the recent box office disappointment of the $34.7 million grossing Judge Dredd.
* The Aftermath: Not pretty. After flirting with a long list of projects, the actor completed no pictures and received no payment from the deal, which expired in February 2000.


What the article doesn’t emphasize is that SLY was the first actor to be signed to a three picture deal for $20 million per picture. JIM CARREY‘S deal was for one movie!

– Craig Zablo
[May 20, 2000]