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Sylvester Stallone’s Tulsa King Season 2 Moves Forward At Paramount+

Sylvester Stallone’s Tulsa King is officially renewed for season 2 by Paramount+. Taylor Sheridan’s TV empire was built upon the neo-Western Yellowstone and its bevy of Dutton Family spinoff shows set in different time periods. Now thanks to Tulsa King, Sheridan has expanded his universe into the world of modern-day mobsters. Starring movie icon Stallone in his first scripted small-screen lead role, Tulsa King follows the exploits of New York wiseguy Dwight Manfredi as he unwillingly relocates to the backwaters of Tulsa and endeavors to set up shop in a new and strange environment.

Given the involvement of Sheridan and Stallone, not to mention showrunner Terence Winter of Sopranos fame, Tulsa King seemed like a slam dunk to succeed on Paramount+. And it appears the show is indeed performing up to expectations, as Paramount+ has officially ordered up season 2 (via Deadline). In fact, according to a statement by Paramount Streaming Chief Programming Officer Tanya Giles, Tulsa King’s premiere was responsible for driving a record number of Paramount+ sign-ups. Giles said, “With the combination of the incomparable Sylvester Stallone and Taylor Sheridan’s darkly comedic twist on the beloved mobster genre, we have found our latest hit in Tulsa King.”

Related: Tulsa King Cast & Character Guide

Will Sylvester Stallone Return For Tulsa King Season 2?

Sylvester Stallone as Dwight Manfredi in Tulsa King

There is no indication from the official Paramount+ statement that Stallone won’t be back for Tulsa King season 2, and indeed the wording of the statement makes it seem he is back. However, the star did recently indicate that his leaving the show after season 1 might be an option. Speaking to Variety, the star talked about how hard it is to maintain a series TV schedule, saying:

It’s beyond tough. I can’t believe some people have done this for four, five or six seasons. It’s brutal, compared to filmmaking. I’ll never say, “This is a hard shoot” again on a feature. It’s a vacation compared to this! It really is… Can they shoot it in my home in Palm Beach? That’d be nice. I talked to my wife about it. If she comes along with the kids to the set to visit, perhaps. But it’s a big decision, it really is.

Stallone is of course well-known for threatening to quit franchises. After Creed was a hit for instance, the star made it seem that there was no way he would return for Creed II – before he turned around and signed on for Creed II. Stallone has also retired from the Expendables series more times than anyone can count. Nevertheless, Stallone is ready to return again as Barney Ross in The Expendables IV.

Stallone’s willingness to make such public statements about his status for this-or-that project could just be a ploy to maintain his leverage during the course of tough negotiations. Or it could be that he really enjoys putting these things out there so that his fans will take to social media and beg him to come back. Whatever Stallone’s motives for saying the things he says, he always keeps his fans guessing about whether he’s really in or out. When it comes to Tulsa King season 2, it seems Stallone is in. But it’s quite possible that he is returning to the grind of a second season only reluctantly. Stallone’s fans certainly want him back for more Tulsa King, and Paramount+ definitely wants him back, considering the huge sign-up numbers the show delivered for the streamer.

More: Tulsa King’s Center of the Universe Explained

Source: Deadline

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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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