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‘Praying For You,’ Says Bruce Willis, Despite His ‘Expendables’ Feud With Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone is “praying” for his co-star Bruce Willis after the ‘Die Hard’ star’s family announced that he’s been diagnosed with the degenerative brain condition called aphasia and will step away from acting. Stallone, 75, sharing a slideshow of photos documenting their decades-long friendship on Instagram wrote, “We go back a long way, praying for the best for you and your wonderful family.”

The first snap showed Stallone and Willis aboard one of the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park’s rides during Willis’ ex-wife Demi Moore’s 30th birthday celebration. Another showed the duo mounted on motorcycles as they made a joint appearance on the David Letterman Show in 2008.

A third snap showed Stallone and Willis mingling on the red carpet at the premiere of the HBO documentary ‘His Way’ in 2011. The ‘Rocky’ actor shared a behind-the-scenes snap taken during the filming of the first or second ‘Expendables’ film in the final snap. Stallone and Willis starred in the first ‘Expendables’ in 2010, with the sequel premiering just two years later in the summer of 2012.

Willis portrayed the mysterious CIA agent Mr. Church in the first two films of ‘The Expendables’. When negotiations began for the third installment in 2013, Willis was reportedly offered $3 million for just four days of work. Yet the actor demanded $4 million and dropped out of the project when his price wasn’t met.

After Harrison Ford had signed on as Willis’ replacement, Stallone published an explosive tweet aimed at the ‘Red’ star. “WILLIS OUT… HARRISON FORD IN !!!!. GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!,” Stallone tweeted in August 2013. “GREEDY AND LAZY …… A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE,” added the ‘Rocky’ star in September 2013. Meanwhile, Willis downplayed the comments, attributing his decision to more creative reasons.


“Explosions are one of the most boring parts of my job,” the ‘Die Hard’ star explained, as reported by Express. “When you have seen a few fireballs, it’s not exciting any more. Part of my audience enjoys the explosions but to be honest, I’m a bit bored with it.” Willis also noted how the genre is notorious for bringing in big bucks.

“I’ve worked in all sorts of films, but the action movies are the ones that generate the most revenue,” he remarked. “I like to earn lots of money but I do all types: small productions, mega-projects, medium sized, even science fiction.”

Despite the public criticism, Stallone insisted in an interview that same September that he still considered Willis a “lifelong friend” and that his tweet came out of “frustration.” After a year, Stallone took to Twitter to reveal that he and Willis had officially buried the past. “Made up with BRUCE W. A stand up guy, my mistake,” he posted in November 2014.

Meanwhile, social media users flocked over to the comment section of Sylvester’s post praying for Willis’ health. One wrote, “Two legends.” A second added, “Two of Hollywood’s greatest legends.” A third commented, “Great tribute, Sly – thoughts and prayers for Bruce and his family.” A fourth added, “Great friendships last a long time!!”. A fifth commented, “Time really flies Sly, have him appear in Expendables 4 and make him go out a bad ass!.” A sixth wrote, “Keep punching Bruce!.”

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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