Sly and Anthony The Last Pic

Ernest “Jazzman” Resendes sent in the following report: “The June 19, 2001 of the Enquirerhas a reportedly ” last photo” of ANTHONY QUINN and SLY on the set of “Avenging Angelo.”

Excerpt: ” I’m in a state of shock, ” STALLONE told the Enquirer in an exclusive interview. “His death scene is brilliant ! He was a wonderful talent and had a wonderful presence. I fell grateful for the chance to have worked with him. “

CO-STARS SLY STALLONEand ANTHONY QUINN are all smiles on the set of their movie “Avenging Angelo.”

Thanks to Jazz for the tip! – Craig Zablo

SLY: GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS

In Mike Walker’s ALL THE GOSSIP column in the June 12, 2001, issue of The National Enquirer, the following item appears:

GONE IN 60 SECONDS:ROCKY start for SLY STALLONE after he arrived in Italy to film “Avenging Angelo” – then roared off in a stranger’s car in a scene right out of “Driven“! The star exited a trattoria after a business lunch, spotted his leased car as a valet drove it up, hopped in – and BOOGIED!! Problem? The car, although identical, WASN’T HIS! The valet ran screaming after Sly, but he didn’t hear – and moments later, the REAL owners were screaming at the valet! Meanwhile, after driving a few blocks, Stallone said to himself, “YO! This car ain’t MINE!” He floored it back to the eatery and confronted an enraged Italian couple – whose mouths dropped open when they recognized the superstar car thief. They calmed quickly when Sly apologized – AND signed autographs!


– Craig Zablo (June 17, 2001)

SLY: TO DIRECT A DRIVEN SEQUEL?

In the Reel World column in the June 22, 2001 issue of Entertainment Weekly, the following item appears:

SLY NEWS: SYLVESTER STALLONE is pining to direct Driven 2 (we must have missed the avalanche of “popular demand” for that particular follow-up) but he says first he’d like to tackle “an ambitious project that deals with a historical event.” Maybe he’s up for a Rambo sequel after all… (Additional reporting by William Keck)

This is especially good news for all STALLONE fans: 1) That Sly is getting the itch to direct again (Think about HUNTER, Sly!) and 2) He is planning an ambitious project dealing with a historical event… could it be the mining disaster pic that Sly’s alluded to in the past?

  • Craig Zablo (June 17, 2001)

SLY’S CAR ON DISPLAY

On Father’s Day, Sly is set to join other celebs who will put their collectable cars on display for public viewing. The 4th annual Concours on Rodeo even is free to the public, is sponsored by Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge to benefit the Amie Karen Cancer Fund for Children. – Craig (June 17, 2001)

CRAIG’S MESSAGE

The StalloneZone was created in 1996. Since our inception, we have always posted updates at least once a week. We take great pride in that we have NEVER missed an update. Before going on vacation, I would always update TWO Galleries, and John “Big” Beatty would post our new POW as well as any “breaking” news.
This system had always worked flawlessly… until last week. While I was on vacation, my credit card company sent out new cards with new numbers. Unfortunately this happened during a billing cycle for the SZ, and to make matters worse, I have the SZ automatically paid on the same credit card. To complicate matters even more, I was on vacation in the “wilds” of North Carolina and had no easy internet access!

Needless to say, it was very frustrating to find out that the SZ was down. What was even more frustrating was the fact that had I been at home I could have resolved the matter with a single e-mail. After several phone calls I was able to get in contact with the server for the SZ. I was assured that the SZ would be back on-line within three hours. I contacted BigBeatty to let him know. He said he would get the POW up right away and send out an e-mail to all SZoners. Everything was right again, or so I thought.

Two days later I was able to get to a computer and I discovered that the SZ was still down. After several more phone calls I was assured that the problem was corrected. I contacted BigBeatty and he confirmed we were back in action. Whew!

Although we were able to get our POW up (and keep our record intact), we were very late in doing so. For that I want to apologize. From the e-mails and message board postings that I have received so far, it seems that most of you were aware of the problem (thanks, BigJ) and how we were working to correct it (thanks again, BigJ). We have several updates scheduled for this week. So, thanks again for your patience and kind words. I’ve said it before and will say it again (because it is so true): Sylvester Stallone has the best fans in the world!

– Craig Zablo (June 16, 2001)

Sly is “Driven” in a Stranger’s Car

From Mike Walker‘s All the Gossip column in the The National Enquirer:

GONE IN 60 SECONDS: ROCKY start for SLY STALLONE after he arrived in Italy to film “Avenging Angelo” – then roared off in a stranger’s car in a scene right out of “Driven”! The star exited a trattoria after a business lunch, spotted his leased car as a valet drove it up, hopped in – and BOOGIED!! Problem? The car, although identical,
WASN’T HIS! The valet ran screaming after SLY, but he didn’t hear – and moments later, the REAL owners were screaming at the valet! Meanwhile, after driving a few blocks, STALLONE said to himself, “YO! This car ain’t MINE!” He floored it back to the eatery and confronted an enraged Italian couple – whose mouths dropped open when they recognized the superstar car thief. They calmed quickly when SLY apologized – AND signed autographs!

Sly Joins Other Celebs to Support Amie Karen Cancer Fund

From Yahoo News by Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
VROOM-VROOM II: It’s going to be a big day on Father’s Day in Beverly Hills, when the fourth annual Concours on Rodeo event takes place — and when the famous street will be crammed with costly collectable cars of such celebs as SYLVESTER STALLONE, JAY LENO, TIM ALLEN and members of Aerosmith. The event, which is free to the public, is sponsored by Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge, and benefits the Amie Karen Cancer Fund for Children. If you’re in the neighborhood, mosey over. It’s always a grand, fun affair.