Hollywood P.I. indicted on federal charges

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano Monday pleaded not guilty to a 110-count federal indictment charging him with spying on celebrities and others.

Stallone wants everybody to gulp Sly

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Sylvester Stallone is getting ready to roll out his own brand of designer water called -- Sly.

Sly magazine wins over Sly Web site

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A federal judge in New York has ruled there's little chance people will confuse Sylvester Stallone's magazine Sly with a foot fetish Web site.

Sly Stallone revisits 'Rocky' and 'Rambo'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Sylvester Stallone is making another "Rocky" movie and revisiting his "Rambo" character as well, it was reported Friday.

Sly Stallone takes on 'Rocky 6'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone is reprising his role of fighter Rocky Balboa for a sixth installment in the boxing series.

Stunt people honored in ceremony

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino was honored for his contribution to action films during the Taurus World Stunt Awards in Los Angeles.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, July 6, the 187th day of 2005 with 178 to follow.
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Hollywood will immortalize Jack Valenti

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Veteran Hollywood lobbyist Jack Valenti will be immortalized with hand and footprints on Hollywood Boulevard, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said.

'Get Carter' remake voted worst

LONDON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A British survey voted a 2000 version of Michael Caine's 1971 "Get Carter" as the worst remake film of all times.

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'Get Carter' voted worse remake

LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. remake "Get Carter," starring Sylvester Stallone has been voted the worst movie remake of all time by 2,000 film fans in Britain.

Stallone magazine nears launch date

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Sylvester Stallone may be almost non-verbal in his movie roles, but the publisher says he will take an active editorial role in a magazine bearing his name.

Stallone in royalty battle with Wepner

TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A New Jersey federal judge says former boxer Chuck Wepner can proceed with his suit against Sylvester Stallone regarding the original "Rocky" movie.

'Idol's' Ruben Studdard getting makeover

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- "American Idol" alumnus Ruben Studdard, at 360 pounds, has reportedly agreed to a makeover, complete with a diet and fitness overhaul.

Boxing reality show producer sues Fox

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Hollywood producer Mark Burnett, creator of NBC's boxing show "The Contender," filed a lawsuit against Fox aimed at knocking out Fox's competing boxing series.
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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)

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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