Based on a graphic novel, Bullet to the Head tells the story of a New Orleans hitman (Stallone) and a New York City cop who form an alliance to bring down the killers of their respective partners. The unlikely duo take on all who stand in their way, and are willing to sacrifice everything to exact revenge.
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The 16-year-old singer snapped this shot exclusive to JustJared.com backstage with Sly after presenting the award for Best Animated Film to Toy Story 3.
“Justin was so happy to meet Sly,” a source tells JustJared.com. “They were talking for a while backstage and looked liked they really hit it off.”
Sylvester Stallone and his mercenary muscle man in The Expendables topped this weekend’s box office for a second week in a row, earning another $16.5 million.
The Twilight spoof Vampires Suck opened at No. 2 with $12.2 million.
The Julia Roberts starrer Eat Pray Love opened at third with $12 million, followed by the urban comedy flick Lottery Ticket, which pulled in a healthy $11.1 million.
Testosterone-pumped flick The Expendables raked in a healthy $13.3 million on Friday thanks to Sylvester Stallone and his many muscle men — Terry Crews, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Steve Austin, Mickey Rourke, Randy Couture, and Jason Statham (he’s dating Rosie Huntington-Whiteley).
Opening at #2 was Julia Roberts‘ Eat Pray Love, which pulled in $8.5 million for the Ryan Murphy-directed tale.
Michael Cera-starrer Scott Pilgrim vs. The World barely pulled in $4.5 million its opening day.
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Here’s what the 64-year-old actor had to share:
On not getting respect from Hollywood: “I think a lot of it has to do with the way I came into the party… I came in through the service entrance. You know, like at the Oscars, I didn’t have a bow tie on. It had broken. Later I heard people thought I was disrespectful. I woulda tied a shoelace on – something – had I known.”
On what his legacy will be: “The character of Rocky, I’m fused to that. So his ‘never-give-up-ness’ is…he, again, came through the service entrance. He dined with the staff, dined with kings, but at the end of the night he paid the check and left through the service entrance. I’ll always have this blue-collar connection. For every guy, there is an opportunity to be a lot better than he thought he could be. We can’t all be the star of the team, but we can be a star in our life. That’s where you set your goal. And that is attainable, because if I did it, it’s feasible.”
On creating Rocky’s wardrobe himself: “We didn’t have budget for wardrobe. I bought that coat when I was 19 and living in Philadelphia. I bought it at E. J. Korvette for like $32. It was half leather and half something from Korea.”
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Sylvester Stallone‘s private jet, limo, and hotel room were raided by authorities yesterday after “suspicious activity” was reportedly seen from the balcony of his luxury suite at the Park Hyatt.
Stallone, 60, was on his way back to L.A. after promoting his latest Rocky film but was allegedly seen trying to dump illegal substances off his hotel room’s balcony. Authorities searched Stallone‘s possessions, seized material and is continuing its investigation.
Stallone was eventually allowed to fly out last night and, if found guilty, could serve up to five years in jail and/or $110,000 in fines.
Pictured: Stallone smoking away at his cigar during a round of golf at the Lakes Golf Course in Sydney on Sunday. The day before, he was spotted picking up said cigars at the “House of Fine Cigars & Tobacco.”
Rocky Balboa premiered in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles yesterday to a pretty spectacular guest list that included Sylvester Stallone (Rocky), Sharon Stone, Antonio Tarver (co-star and light heavy weight boxer of the film), actress Talia Shire (Balboa’s wife Adrian in the Rocky movies), actress Emmanuelle Chriqui, Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks), Milo Ventimiglia, Geraldine Hughes, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Burt Young, and Jennifer Flavin (real wife) and family.
Whew! That was quite a list of names! Anyway, I’m so excited for this movie to come out!
Back in February (yeah, I know, that’s a long time ago) Access Hollywood was invited onto the set of Rocky Balboa and they did a short segment on the film and the director.