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CAUSE OF DEATH According to a report on E! Online, film director Ted Demme appears to have died of natural causes.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A list of New Year's resolutions and wishes for stars and celebrities for 2002:
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Culture Vulture: War Film Gratification

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- As Western society advances ever more into a fast-paced world that demands instant gratification, it is easy to understand why war and action movies are increas
CLAUDE SALHANI

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(DETROIT) -- A Detroit suburban family claims that its 81-year-old family patriarch died in a well-known local hospital because of negligence. The Detroit News
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Urban News

DETROIT) -- A Detroit suburban family claims that its 81-year-old family patriarch died in a well-known local hospital because of negligence. The Detroit News i
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

A TOMB WITH A VIEW
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

News from the entertainment capital

'MONSTER' SMASH
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

People

COLTRANE LEGACY KEPT ALIVE

Of Human Interest: News-lite

IT'S WHAT BINDS THE UNIVERSE
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

DIXIE CHICKS ENTER THE RECORD BOOK
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Show-biz news

THE EMMY AWARDS
By United Press International

Leno's Harley fetches $360,200 on eBay

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Jay Leno's 2001 Harley-Davidson -- festooned with dozens of celebrity autographs -- has fetched a high bid of $360,200 on eBay to raise money for The Twin Tower

Entertainment Today: Show-biz news

'OCEAN'S ELEVEN'
By United Press International

Late news from Tinseltown

SODERBERGH TINKERS WITH PICTURE FOLLOWING SEPT. 11 ATTACKS
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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MAYBE EVERYTHING HASN'T CHANGED
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone signs copies of his new book "Sly Moves" at Barnes & Noble in New York on May 10, 2005. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (pronounced /stəˈloʊn/; born July 6, 1946), commonly known as Sylvester Stallone, and nicknamed Sly Stallone, is an American actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, film director and occasional painter. Stallone is known for his machismo and Hollywood action roles. Two of the notable characters he has portrayed include boxer Rocky Balboa and soldier John Rambo. The Rocky and Rambo franchises, along with several other films, strengthened his reputation as an actor and his box office earnings.

Stallone's film Rocky was inducted into the National Film Registry as well as having its film props placed in the Smithsonian Museum. Stallone's use of the front entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Rocky series led the area to be nicknamed the Rocky Steps. Philadelphia has a statue of his Rocky character placed permanently near the museum, on the right side before the steps. It was announced on December 7, 2010 that Stallone was voted into boxing's Hall of Fame.

Sylvester Stallone was born Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone in New York City, the elder son of Frank Stallone, Sr., a hairdresser, and Jackie Stallone (born Jacqueline Labofish), an astrologer, former dancer, and promoter of women's wrestling. His younger brother is actor and musician Frank Stallone. Stallone's father was born in Gioia del Colle, Apulia, Italy, and emigrated to the United States as a child. Stallone's mother is of half Russian Jewish and half French descent.

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