Thoughts on Sylvester Stallone’s Career and other Stallone Related Commentary (Part 3)

Thoughts on Sylvester Stallone’s Career and other Stallone Related Commentary (Part 3)

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See Also:

The 1976 Rocky Movie in Light of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Sylvester Stallone


Since I started researching Stallone, I am not a happy camper. I walked into this research expecting to find positive and nice things about Stallone, but that’s not what I found.

I’m not liking what I’m finding about Stallone – and it only goes downhill in future posts, where I write about sexual assault accusations by girls and women against Stallone.

In this post, I discuss various topics related to his personal life, including but not limited to, Stallone’s parenting, his odd family of origin, his odd physical appearance, his weird obsession with his physical appearance, and more.

I will be discussing Stallone’s extra-marital affairs, both acknowledged and alleged, while he was married to Sasha Czeck, Brigitte Nielsen and his current wife, Jennifer Flavin, in another post, one that deals with his sexual immorality.

Continuing on…

FATHERHOOD

I will address Stallone’s three daughters with Jennifer Flavin in another post.

For now:

Stallone had two sons with his first wife, Sasha Czack.

Their oldest son, Sage Stallone, died at the age of 36 in 2012.

Their youngest son is named Seargeoh Stallone, and he is autistic.

Based on what I’ve read of the family dynamics, Stallone didn’t spend much time with either son.

Here are a few links about that:

Sage and Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Relationship The Inside Story

Sly’s Silent Son (Seargeoh) via People magazine, June 1985

You’ll note from the People magazine article about Seargeoh, that the mother, Czack, did all the parenting, because she says Stallone was too busy with his career.

I find that odd, because if one looks at Stallone’s IMDB page, from 1980 to 1990, he doesn’t appear all that busy, other than a few Rocky and Rambo movies, and one or two others (such as “Rhinestone”).

I’m not a movie actor, but I fail to see how making approximately 8 to 10 movies over a decade would leave one with no free time to parent. Doesn’t it take these Hollywood guys 3 to 6 months per film to film it?

At any rate, the People magazine article, dated June 1985, suggests that Czack did all or most of the parenting:

…Seargeoh, the doctor announced, was suffering from autism…

…Ignoring advice to place Seargeoh in an institution, they resolved to shoulder the responsibility themselves. “I knew that Sly couldn’t get as involved because of his work,” says Sasha. “We do what we have to do. So I just said, ‘Give me the money, and I’ll take care of it.’ ” He did, and she has.

…Though the Stallones have separated (the divorce will be final in two to three months), …

His other major setback of late also has been intensely personal. The Stallones’ 10-year marriage, which had survived a split in 1978, finally seems over for good.

By mutual agreement, Sasha filed for divorce six months ago. Stallone’s work and Sasha’s battle with their son’s autism had certainly put them in different worlds. “It really was the turning point in Sasha’s life,” he says.

...Unfortunately, his hectic work schedule has made it difficult for him to take advantage of his unlimited visitation rights. “I’m sure after this film it will be weekly,” says Sasha. “Right now Sly just doesn’t have the time to sit down and play and say, ‘No, Seargeoh, that is not the red block, that’s the blue block.’ ”

Sly’s distance from his son visibly pains him. “There is no real father-and-son thing there,” he says. “I have to become his playmate. With a child like this you have to put away your ego. ….”

–(end quotes)–

I note there Stallone is attributing his divorce from Czack to his son having autism, but based on all other accounts I’ve ever seen, the true reason for their divorce is that his wife was tired of his philandering.

As we can see from some of these additional links, Sage Stallone felt ignored by his father:

Sage Stallone Death: Edd Filiti, Sylvester Stallone’s Nephew, Criticizes Actor For Neglecting Son

Sylvester Stallone’s nephew, Edd Filiti [son of Stallone’s half sister Toni-Ann], has reportedly accused the actor of neglecting his now-deceased son, Sage Stallone, in the days before his death.

…The 18-year-old reportedly went on to criticize ex-model Flavin, who is Stallone’s third and current wife. The two married in 1997.

Filiti accused Flavin of tearing the Stallone family apart, according to the Daily Mail.

The posts have since been deleted and Filiti expressed regret over his actions…

–(end quotes)–

Sage was killed by pressure of trying to live up to superstar dad  

July 2012

LIFE in the shadow of his Hollywood action hero dad proved too much for Sage
Stallone, a pal said last night.

Stephen Wozniak, 41, claimed he struggled to “deliver the goods” for the Rocky
and Rambo star.

..When he was 14, Sage made his movie debut in 1990’s Rocky V, below. It seemed
a glittering showbiz career lay ahead. Instead, he got bogged down by the
weight of expectation.

He began to struggle.

Steve says his friend was taking anti-anxiety pills Xanex, Paxil and Valium.

…“He had all the telltale signs of depression.”

Sage was devastated when Sly and his mum, actress Sasha Czack, now 62, got
divorced when he was nine.

Steve revealed: “He said many times he saw his father get irate, for one
reason or another, to the point where it frightened him.

–(end quotes)–

From a 1982 Rolling Stone interview, where Stallone reminds me of the fictional TV character Don Draper, who was played by actor Jon Hamm (by the way, he and his then-wife, who this article discusses, were divorced later, around 1985):

The Trouble With Sylvester Stallone

If this is true, I will give him partial credit for at least experiencing guilt over cheating on his wife, and for trying to see his kids (excerpt from the interview):

[Stallone tried to reconcile with his wife, she refused.] This was tough on crazed old Sylvester. He came sneaking over the backyard fence to see the kids. Sasha kicked him out.

–(end quotes)–

In that interview, Stallone claims he was not quite as promiscuous as the tabloids made him out to be – but I find it hard to believe he was not (see part 4).

Then there are these sorts of anecdotes (source: Mashable):

Published when Thurman was just 19 years old [circa 1989], the interview includes some telling quotes and anecdotes, like the one about being hit on by Sylvester Stallone.

“I was here last week at the same table,” she says, after returning from her brief chat. “Sly Stallone was at the next table. He was with a woman, and as soon as she left to go to the ladies’ room, he asked me for my phone number. I said I didn’t have a phone. I kept putting him down. Finally I said, ‘Look, I’ll go skywriting and write my number in the sky.'”

There he is, around 1989, around 40 or 41 years of age, hitting on a 19 year old Uma Thurman just as his date left the table.

FAMILY OF ORIGIN

I learned from reading articles today that Stallone’s mother Jackie Stallone is rather nuts, and his father, Frank Sr., who died in 2011, was married four times.

Stallone, who is, as of 2017, 71 years old, has a 19 year old step brother – or, I suppose the kid is now 20 years old.

From 2016:

Sylvester Stallone On His 19-Year-Old Half-Brother’s Brutal Attack: ‘It’s So Tragic and Terribly Sad’

Sylvester Stallone has spoken out after his younger half-brother, Dante Stallone, was allegedly attacked by two suspects in Tallahassee, Florida.
“This is a wonderful young man, a straight-A student who would not cause any trouble,” says the 70-year-old Expendables star. “It’s just so tragic and terribly sad.”

–(end quotes)–

Stallone’s mother, Jackie, sounds like a crackpot. She’s into something called “Rumpology,” where, if you send her a photo of your naked butt, she can claim to see your future (or something? Who knows what she’s on about).

Rumpology: Sylvester Stallone’s psychic mom reads fortunes from your ass

Excerpts:

…Rumpology, according to it’s practitioners is, “an ancient art that can, to the trained eye, reveal your personality, fate, and future in luck and love” by looking over the lines, crevices, and folds of your ass.

Yes, dear reader, you read that right. Fortune telling by fanny. Though surely I jest. Who on Earth would engage in such obvious foolishness?

Enter Jacqueline Stallone. Mrs. Stallone, for those who are unaware, is perhaps best known for simply being the mother of the actor Sylvester Stallone and his younger, though less famous brother, singer Frank Stallone.

In the 80s, Jacqueline was able to parlay that information into minor celebrity status of her own by appearing on women’s professional wrestling programs and later, in the 90s, operating a psychic hotline, publishing astrology books, and even launching her own cosmetics line.

Well, she’s back, and Rumpology is what she is selling now.

…Rumpology, she claims, is an art she revived from ancient India and Babylon.

…So how does Rumpology work? It’s really quite magnificent. First, simply mail Jacqueline a close-up picture of your ass (at least 800 pixels wide, please) along with $125.

Mrs. Stallone will read your print, using your left butt cheek as a guide to your past, and the right as the doorway to your future, interpret the data, and send you, in her words as listed on JacquelineStallone.com, the following:

1) Your personal, condensed, no-frills report on the signs and markings on your rear end.

2) A condensed one year prediction of the direction your rear end is taking you… love, career, and finance.

And if that wasn’t enough, she will also send you:

3) An 8.5” x 11” color glossy print of your rear end.

She advises that you may want to frame the photo (and I’m not making this up) “as a family keepsake when the fates smile on you; or give as a gift to a special person.” Someone must tell Jackie that the fates are not actually smiling, they are laughing their asses off. Pun intended.

–(end quotes)–

So. We have a father who was married four times and gave the now 70-something Stallone a 20-something year old brother, and a mother who thinks she can tell people’s futures by looking at their asses.

(If one could read anything from looking at someone’s posterior, wouldn’t it be their past one would see and not their future? *ponder ponder ponder*)

Given the accusations by Stallone’s half-sister Toni-Ann that Stallone sexually, physically, and emotionally abused her from the time she was around 15 years old in the late 1970s into the mid-1980s (when Stallone was in his early 30s at that time)…

And given how similar the half-sister’s accusation is to the teen girl’s claim that Stallone coerced her into a “threesome” sexual act in a Las Vegas hotel in 1986, I wonder what went on in Stallone’s family of origin.

WACKO

Here’s more from the 2016 Guardian article about Stallone:

In 1980, he [Stallone] claimed to have been beheaded during the French Revolution (“Whenever I see a guillotine, I get a strange sense of serenity”) and to have also been an animal (“Maybe a wolf”) in a past life.

There were reports of three-inch lifts in his running shoes and regular injections of sheep cells to preserve his youth.

His arrogance and profligacy were starkly at odds with the naive, humble character with which he had established himself.

–(end quotes)–

I do vaguely remember having read about some of those things in the newspaper as a kid in the early 1980s, and I remembered thinking Stallone sounded weird and vain.

I really did not pay much attention to Stallone as I grew up through the 1980s, one reason being, as I’ve stated elsewhere, I found his competitor’s movies, Schwarzenegger’s, more appealing than his, mainly because Stallone’s movies lacked the sci-fi aspects that Schwarzenegger’s had.

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE

Not only did I favor Schwarzenegger films (and above all, Star Wars and zombie flicks) to anything Stallone was in during the 1980s, but…

I never found Sylvester Stallone physically attractive. Not during the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, or now.

Stallone wasn’t my cup of tea.

I find this all very funny, because in doing research for this series of posts about Stallone, I gather, based on other people’s comments on other sites who have met him or known women he’s flirted with, that he’s under the impression that women everyone find him attractive and irresistible.

Oh believe me, I find him totally resistible. I can resist all day.

Not only is Stallone not my type physically, but since learning what a sick, abusive, crass pervert he is, I have NO INTEREST in him. None.

Even if I found him physically attractive, no amount of pretty on the outside can compensate for an ugly character, and I do believe he has an ugly character.

The woman who was Tweeting about Stallone allegedly sexually harassing her on a beach photo shoot around 1985 when she was 13 years old also finds him repulsive.

HEIGHT

Most online resources state Stallone’s height as 5 foot 9 inches or 5 foot 10 inches.

However, I was listening to a movie podcast episode of, I believe, “How Did That Get Made“, and one of the hosts claims to have stood by Stallone at some public event.

With no trace of irony or humor this podcast host (this guy was being serious, on a show where they’re usually cutting up and laughing) said that Stallone cannot possibly be over 5 foot 2 inches, that those reports of 5′ 9″ or 5′ 10” must be wrong.

Then Janice Dickinson, who was once dating Stallone in the 1990s, went on and on about how terribly short Stallone is in person (in this article).

STALLONE NOT A HIGH SCHOOL CRUSH FOR ANYONE I KNEW

At any rate, I do not remember any of the girls I went to school with finding Stallone attractive, either (and this was in several schools, over several states – my father was in a profession where we had to move frequently).

Most of the girls I went to school with had crushes on celebrity rock or pop band singers or band members such as Jon Bon Jovi, Simon LeBon, or John Taylor.

I remember a fair portion of girls and women during that era, and the 1990s, drooling over movie actor Tom Cruise … but not Stallone.

I would see their photos – Simon LeBon’s, Jon Bon Jovi’s – taped to girls’ book covers or in their lockers, not Stallone’s.

As for me personally, I always thought Stallone was either really odd-looking  – he has odd looking facial features – or a bit on the homely side, especially in his Rambo role, with the long, flowing hair, or whatever this monstrosity is from (I don’t know if I’m more turned off by the long hair or the pink Hawaiian shirt).

I remain mystified by the small number of women I see online, below Stallone photos on Pinterest and on blogs, saying how “hot” they find him, or used to find him.

LONG HAIR

While I don’t find Stallone particularly attractive, I find him rather un-attractive when he has long hair, such as can be viewed in this photo. The long flowing mane – just NO. Not attractive.

EXCEPTIONS

The only occasions I would consider Stallone even remotely attractive would be in the very first Rocky movie (such as), a publicity photo or two from the mid-1980s movie Cobra, and maybe in a cute, cuddly teddy bear sort of way as the tubby cop in the mid-1990s film Copland.

But the rest of the time, looking at photos and his films from the 1970s onwards, I don’t see what the appeal is with this guy, how it is so many models wanted to date him.

TOO LARGE PHYSIQUE

As the 1980s wore on, Stallone’s physique became bigger and bigger, which I found a turn-off.

I have never found this body-building physique attractive in anyone, Stallone or no. I have no idea why people distort their bodies in that manner.

Stallone’s physique was adequate in the first Rocky movie (the one that was released in 1976), and wasn’t too bad in Rocky 2, but by Rocky IV, he was extremely large, and I didn’t find it a flattering look at all.

I don’t find Stallone’s physique attractive in either one of these photos (the first appears to be from his 30s, the second in his 60s or 70s).

Here is one site’s retrospective of Stallone’s physique over the years, with photos from each era:

A Complete History Of Sylvester Stallone’s Body Transformations

If I dated a guy with a body like that, I would actually plead with him to cut back on the work-outs and eat more.

By the 1990s, Stallone appeared rather cut, but not as “Rocky IV” era large, but by the mid- 2000s, and to this day, he’s gotten quite large again: I heard a guy on one movie podcast refer to this look of Stallone’s as “Stallone-enstein.” It’s an apt term.

I’m certainly not a fan of Stallone’s post-2000 look, such as in this screen cap from one of his more recent Rambo movies.

SMALL SHIRTS

Stallone, I think, is one of those guys who thinks he looks attractive or sexy (and sexy to the ladies) if he’s very, very muscular and wears clothing that is too-tight.

Stallone has had a habit over his career of wearing what looks like tiny t-shirts, bought three sizes too small, from the girl’s department. He seemed really bad about this in the 1980s.

(View example here, another example here. You can look up more yourself – there must be a million examples of him like that in Google image searches.)

May I say that most women don’t (DO NOT) find too-tight clothing appealing or sexy on a man.

When I see Stallone or guys like him, as large as he gets, or in too-small clothing, it doesn’t read as fit, muscular, or in shape – but as bloated.

In some of these photos, particularly the post-2000 photos, Stallone looks as though he’s retaining water. He looks puffy, not muscular.

HGH and BLOATED APPEARANCE

I’ve read online that Stallone may take HGH (Human Growth Hormone), and I did read that one side-effect of HGH is a puffy, bloated look. Maybe Stallone’s occasional bloated look is due to HGH use; I don’t know.

I just think it ironic that if Stallone laid off the weight lifting, dieting, HGH or whatever, and kicked back on the sofa eating Nachos and watching TV more often, he’d look better. Not worse, better.

I don’t expect anyone to stay youthful forever. Everyone ages. Some people get cosmetic surgery. That is all fine.

However, Stallone, starting sometime in his 60s, didn’t look like himself any longer. Stallone doesn’t look like an older version of Stallone, he looks like someone else entirely.

I don’t know if he had work done to his face, or what it is.

Singer Kenny Rogers did the same thing – had a face lift or some cosmetic surgery, and he has been unrecognizable from his former self every since. This page also discusses the outcome of Rogers’ cosmetic procedures.

Actress Renée Zellweger went through something similar.  Renee Zellweger: If She No Longer Looks Like Herself, Has She Become a Different Actress?

If you want to get work done to your face, go ahead, but I would hope when it’s all said and done you look like a better version of yourself, or a younger version, not a completely different version.

But I barely recognize Stallone as Stallone anymore. He looks like an entirely other person.

OBSESSION WITH PHYSICAL APPEARANCE

I accept that movie stars generally have to be concerned about their physical appearance, considering the medium they are working in. I get it. I’m fine with it.

But after having watched or re-watched a bunch of Stallone movies in the last month, and after having read a lot of articles about this guy over the last month, I’m here to say I think Stallone is ten times more obsessed with looks than even your average movie star.

In real life, obviously, Stallone appears to be a Gym Rat. He seems to do nothing but weight lift. There are articles online that say he did steroids in the past and these days uses something called H.G.H.

FOOD NAZI

In several of his movies, including ones in which Stallone wrote the scripts, either his character lectures other characters about what they’re eating – to tell them their choices have too many calories, too much fat, too much cholesterol, or whatever – or, he writes scenes where other characters lecture his character about unhealthy eating habits. What is up with that?

MUSCULAR DANCERS?

Even stranger, when asked to direct (and I think write the script for?) the early 1980s movie Staying Alive, starring John Travolta (which was a commercial and critical failure), for some reason I cannot and do not fathom, Stallone had Travolta get into body-building for the role.

Stallone seemed to think all professional dancers are supposed to have manly-man, he-man, rippling muscled bodies.

From a 1983 issue of People magazine:

Since September, every day but Sunday Travolta, 29, has trained like Rocky Balboa, pumping iron two hours a day, dancing for three.

Every detail of his regimen was determined by Stallone. He eats fish, chicken or turkey with a green salad, followed by fresh fruit, washed down with juice, Perrier or Emergen-C vitamin drink.

He pops daily multivitamins, mineral pills, zinc tablets, wheat germ capsules and a trayful of other nutritional supplements.

He has waxed the hair off his arms and bronzed his skin with a tanning machine to highlight the lines of his muscles. Before Stallone, what did he know about abs, deltoids, vascularity? Now he knows. He’s into it.

Staying Alive, the sequel to Saturday Night Fever, is filming in Hollywood for July release. Travolta, naturally, stars. Stallone, surprisingly, directs. When he was first approached for the job last August, Stallone, 36, was apprehensive. This was a movie about a dancer, and Stallone knew almost nothing about dance.

…Dancers are lean, muscular, hard. On his best days, Travolta has never been better than thin.

But if there’s anything Stallone knows about, it’s bodies. He immediately set out to remodel his star, examining photos of dancers with trainer Dan Isaacson to see which muscle groups to accentuate.

….Playing Rocky, Stallone had bulges and definition that boxers have no reason to attain.

And talk about vascularity—the veins snaked across his arms like freeways on a map of L.A.

Explaining the Stallone training goal, Isaacson says, “We look at dancers and think, ‘If they had a little bit more, how awesome they would be.’ ” A little larger than life is what the director ordered.

…“When I read the first script, I didn’t know where to go,” Stallone says. In Wexler’s original screenplay, Tony Manero despises show business and disdains auditions, saving his true passion for the moments he dances in class.

Stallone didn’t like that.

In his rewrite, Tony wants desperately to make it on Broadway but refuses to scale down his oversize talent to win a place on the chorus line. “I feel this is somewhat biographical—Tony’s life, John’s life and my life all fused together,” Stallone explains.
“I’ve seen the faces of rejection and I know what it’s like to be on the losing end. If I had been younger, I would like to have done this part. I probably don’t have John’s talent to pull it off. But in my fantasy it’s the kind of thing I would like to have done. I guess I just did it in boxing and he’s doing it in dance.”

–(end quotes)–

So much strange going on there. Stallone seems to view any and all life experience from his own, personal life experience, via a Rocky-movie universe, and in a win-lose dichotomy.

I spoke too soon. I skimmed down the page farther, and sure enough, there’s this:

As he has done in all his most successful work, Stallone nourished the script with material from his own life.

In the central love triangle, Tony flips for a glamorous lead dancer (Finola Hughes), and his devoted girlfriend (Cynthia Rhodes) waits it out until he wises up.

Stallone’s own affairs with actresses Joyce Ingalls [who died in 2015] and Susan Anton were followed by a reconciliation with Sasha, his wife of nine years. “I guess it was subliminal but it’s true,” he acknowledges. “I am drawing on past experiences.”

–(end quotes)–

You can view photos of Travolta after Stallone’s exercise regimen here and here. And here. And here – what is he wearing in that?

Or, LOL, take a look at this one. Yikes.

Not everything in life has to be a Rocky or Sylvester Stallone clone or replication. And sometimes, I just do not comprehend Stallone’s creative decisions.

ALLEGED SCREEN PLAY THEFT

Stallone sued, accused of stealing screenplay

Appeals Court Rules for Sylvester Stallone in Copyright Claim Over “Expendables” Idea  

Feb 2014

A New York appellate court has ruled in favor of Sylvester Stallone and the producers of “TheExpendables” as they faced a lawsuit from a screenwriter who claimed that the project copied his work, “The Cordoba Caper.”

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals determined that Marcus Webb’s work was not “substantially similar” to “The Expendables,” concluding that the “total concept and, in particular, the overall feel, of the two works here are quite distinct.” “The Expendables,” the appellate judges said, is a “gunfire-ridden ‘pure action’ flick,” while “Cordoba” is a “trickery-based true caper.”

“Even if the works share some common elements, the manners in which they express the stories feel dissimilar on the whole,” the court said.

They said that “Cordoba” does not feel like a “macho rogue military mission,” but “a tale of a cunning heist with sensitive and human characters, female figures who are independent and capable, and imagery that includes Mayan villages, horseback riding through the Andes mountains, and Native American ceremonial costumes, food and music.”

–(end quotes)—

According to IMDB,  Stallone’s The Expendables was released in 2010, Expendables 2 was released in 2012, and Expendables 3 was released in 2014.

So this court ruled that Stallone likely did not steal his Expendables 2 movie idea from this other guy, however-

I have wondered if Stallone was ripping off aspects of the 2009 Hugh Jackman movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, taking the idea of a group of macho men mercenaries who bond over bad jokes and discussing relationship problems, and the like, from this scene in the Jackman movie:

(Link to the 2009 Wolverine movie scene video here)

TREND FOLLOWER

Not only is the comedic male bonding shtick in The Expendables franchise similar to what’s in Wolverine, but so is the notion of each guy on the team being an expert in whatever field – one guy is an expert at small firearms, another at demolition, another at computers, another with swords, another with some other skill.

You’ll notice, too that in the last decade or more of movie-making that story telling or presentation has shifted from “one man alone fights the bad guys” – as Stallone did as “Rambo” or “Cobra” as was standard fare in the 1980s – to “an entire group of heroes fights the bad guys” – as has been popularized in the DC Comics and Marvel cinematic universes.

So I’m not surprised to see that Stallone has shifted whatever stories he’s writing for his films now to include more of an ensemble.

Stallone seemed to do that back in the 1980s, as well.

When “buddy cop” movies became all the rage back then, thanks to movies such as “Lethal Weapon,” “48 Hours,” and “Beverly Hills Cop,” Stallone later came out with “Tango and Cash.”

Stallone really isn’t into setting trends but following them. Which just sort of irritates me.

This might not bother me so much but that Stallone has a huge ego and seems to think he’s a creative genius. As I remark upon elsewhere in this blog post series, the only truly decent film or character he ever created can be found in the 1976 movie “Rocky.”

RAMBO WON’T VISIT THE USO

The claim that Sylvester Stallone wouldn’t visit the troops via the USO because he was too cowardly to do so originally comes from pervy Senator Al Franken.

Franken may be a sexual harasser, but I don’t see (even though he’s a Democrat and Stallone is a Republican) why he’d bother to lie about this.

Nightline Paints Conservatives, Including Limbaugh, as Too Cowardly to Help USO

Moran let Al Franken tell an anecdote about how Sylvester Stallone was too afraid to go to Iraq before excusing liberals from any responsibility:

…A transcript of the two-segment story on the January 20 Nightline:

….Franken: “And he said, ‘I hear you went over on a USO tour.’

And I said ‘yeah, yeah, I did.’

He [Sylvester Stallone] said, ‘yeah, I was gonna go, but I didn’t.’

And I said, ‘well, why didn’t you go?’

He said, ‘well, I heard it might be dangerous.’

And I said to him, ‘weren’t you friggin Rambo?’”

–(end quote)–

I saw in an another article that a spokesperson for Stallone denies that conversation ever took place, in this article:

Not Bob Hope’s U.S.O.

WEIRD SIDE VENTURES

Another thing about Stallone I find weird and annoying, for some reason, is his obsession with side businesses.

The guy is already a multi-millionaire via being in so many movies, but he’s also dabbled in a chain of theme restaurants (Planet Hollywood), and I’ve seen talk of him wanting to launch a Stallone clothing line, and then, there is a failed and discarded four issue magazine called “Sly.”

I also read somewhere he owns a gym in California, which may be the same one where he allegedly sexually assaulted Margie Carr (more on that topic in another post).

‘Sylvester Stallone’s High Protein Pudding’ Was A Real Product

Excerpts:

by Vince Mancini

When someone first sent me this screencap of an ad for “Stallone’s High Protein Pudding,” I assumed it was a Photoshop.

That name just sounds like a too on-the-nose sketch. Amazingly, Stallone’s High Protein Pudding was not only a real product, it even caused a lawsuit, and in turn spawned countless “the proof is in the pudding” headlines.

The convoluted story goes something like this:

In the salad days, [Inventor William] Brescia hired a marketing executive and food scientist to help develop a bodybuilding pudding.

Then the actor of Rocky fame and a business partner started the nutritional supplement company Instone, and became somehow involved. Trade secret accusations came next. Followed by assertions that the secrets were just common knowledge.

Somewhere in middle of all this a “Sylvester Stallone Pudding” happened. [SCPR]

….More importantly, Stallone even discussed the product in a thoroughly surreal 2005 appearance on Larry King…

Video on You Tube: Larry King Live Sylvester Stallone 2005 Part 4 (Discussing Stallone Pudding) 

-(end quotes)-

Somewhere in middle of all this a “Sylvester Stallone Pudding” happened. [SCPR]

From 2011 (after digging around some more online, I see no evidence that he ever actually went through with this “Stallone” clothing line):

Sylvester Stallone To Launch “Rocky And Rambo”-Inspired Clothing Line

by Jenna Sauers

Sylvester Stallone is developing a men’s wear brand, Stallone, which he expects to hit stores in 2012. “I’ve lived a life where I know what has worked and what hasn’t worked,” says Stallone, of Stallone. “Clothing is the first step to building a character.”

Stallone expects to slap his name on jeans, shirts, outerwear, underwear and watches, to be followed quickly by eyewear, grooming products, fragrance, activewear and athletic shoes. The inspiration for the line will be part Rocky, and part Rambo. Not kidding

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From 2005:

Stallone in Brawl Over Magazine

Stallone wins fight to keep Sly magazine on newsstands

Excerpts:

Sylvester Stallone can keep his magazine, entitled Sly, on newsstands despite the complaints of an Internet magazine with the same name that a judge suggested was more of a shoe “fetish” publication.

U.S. District Judge Richard Casey said the actor who gained fame asRocky in the 1970s could continue to produce the lifestyle and fitness magazine for middle-aged men, even though it carries the same title as the Internet magazine.

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Sly Magazine issue – the magazine folded a few years ago

Here to the left is a scan of one of the “Sly” magazine issues.

What I find disturbing is the large headline on the cover reading, “What Women Really Want!,” and the sexualized image of the lady on the center cover.

I don’t own a copy of this issue, so I can only guess if the “What Women Really Want!” article was written by a man or a woman.

If it was written by a woman, I might give it a pass…

But knowing about Stallone’s multiple divorces and affairs on one or more of his wives, and the alleged sexual abuse accusations, accusations of Stallone sexually abusing teens and his own sister (topics discussed in another post on this blog), I don’t think Stallone is in any position to instruct other men on “what women really want.”


In the next series of posts, I will be discussing alleged sexual abuse against girls and women by Stallone.


Links to other posts in this Stallone series (some have not been published yet):

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 4

See Also:

The 1976 Rocky Movie in Light of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Sylvester Stallone


More On This Blog:

Sexual Harassment, Abuse in Hollywood – the Ever Growing List

Numerous Accusations of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct by Democratic Party Backer Movie Producer Harvey Weinstein

Church of Scientology allegedly covered up abuse claims filed against That ’70s Show TV star Danny Masterson 

Celebrities Who Treat Their Fans Like Trash – The Mean Stars Site

Actor Ben Affleck Accused of Sexual Abuse or Harassment by Various Women

Celebrities Who Are Not What They Seem – Including Bill Cosby 

Sexual Harassment of Males In the Entertainment Industry

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