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Critics’ Choice: Joey Berlin from BFCA

Joey Berlin from the Broadcast Film Critics Association – Critics’ Choice Awards By ROBERT W. WELKOS In 1995, Joey Berlin and Rod Lurie, two entertainment reporters and film critics who had written for rival publications, joined forces to create the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. While Lurie would go on to[...]

Sylvester Stallone speaks about losing his son, Sage

HollywoodNews.com: Sylvester Stallone recently lost his son, Sage, and now he is speaking out about the sudden and unexpected death. Stallone was on ‘Good Morning America’ speaking about the ‘Expendables’ sequel when he addressed the death, states TMZ. “It’s tough it’s very very tough. But if you have good friends[...]

‘Housewives of Beverly Hills’ may be after Sylvester Stallone’s wife

HollywoodNews.com: It is rumored that the ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ is looking to make over the cast a little, and it seems producers want to add Sylvester Stallone’s wife, Jennifer Flavin, to the mix. Flavin has reportedly been asked to talk with producers about the possibility as she is[...]

Gary Oldman retrospective planned for ArcLight Hollywood – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Gary Oldman has been receiving some of the finest reviews of his career for playing retired spy George Smiley in Tomas Alfredsson’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” … and when you think about the performances Oldman has turned in over the years, that’s saying a mouthful. So,[...]

Summit, Lionsgate reportedly resume merger talks

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: They each have a lucrative, signature franchise under their belt, Summit in “The Twilight Saga” and Lionsgate in the upcoming “Hunger Games” adaptation. And yet, discussions for the two studios to merge resumed yesterday with an eye toward forming a major studio out of two independent[...]

Sugar Ray Leonard talks about movie based on memoir

HollywoodNews.com: Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard is in talks about a movie deal for his well-received autobiography with Michael Arkush, “The Big Fight: My Life in and out of the Ring.” Asked who he wants to play him, the former champ doesn’t miss a beat: “Brad Pitt.” But seriously, he[...]

Stallone enters boxing Hall of Fame, adds pieces to “Bullet”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: As Sylvester Stallone welcomed his beloved boxer Rocky Balboa into the boxing hall of fame during a Sunday induction ceremony, news continued to swirl regarding the actor’s next project (which was not a “Rocky” sequel, thank goodness). Because it already has been announced (and even has[...]

“Expendables 2” posters spotted in Cannes

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It seems like rumors regarding an “Expendables” sequel sprouted the Monday after Sylvester Stallone’s action ensemble opened to $34.8 million at the end of the 2010 summer season. (It went on to earn $274 million worldwide.) And while the sequel has an August 2012 release date,[...]

Rod Lurie helming hostage thriller “Borderline”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Rod Lurie has been lingering in a director’s limbo. The one-time film critic burst onto the scene with the Joan Allen-led political thriller “The Contender.” But that was 2000, and follow up films have flown under the radar or failed to secure wide release (despite the[...]

Stallone’s “Expendables” sequel gets release date

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Lionsgate has announced that its planned sequel to Sylvester Stallone’s “Expendables” is targeting a similar release date … just a few years later. The sequel, which has writers but no director (yet), will arrive in theaters on Aug. 17, 2012. The bulk of the cast is[...]