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Sylvester Stallone Reveals Tulsa King Show First Look Image

Sylvester Stallone has shared a first-look image of his character from Taylor Sheridan’s upcoming Tulsa King series. Stallone, the star of such classic franchises as Rocky and Rambo, is one of the most prolific actors in Hollywood, having been a steady presence since he made his debut in the 70s. In recent years, Stallone has created and starred in the action franchise The Expendables, as well as continuing the legacy of his Rocky Balboa character in the Creed spinoff films.

Taylor Sheridan is the actor-turned-writer/director responsible for writing films like Sicario, Hell or High Water, Wind River, and Those Who Wish Me Dead (the latter two he also directed). Sheridan turned his sights to television in 2018 with the Kevin Costner-led Yellowstone for Paramount Plus, which has become a tremendous success and put the new streaming service on the map. Since then, Sheridan has branched out with more shows (and many more on the way), including the Yellowstone spinoff 1883, The Mayor of Kingstown with Jeremy Renner, and now with Tulsa King, starring Stallone.

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Stallone is on-location in Oklahoma filming Tulsa King and revealed a first-look image of his character, saying, “The Tulsa King has arrived!” In the show, Stallone plays a New York mafia capo named Dwight “The General” Manfredi, who is released from prison after serving 25 years and is exiled to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he sets out to build a new crew and a new criminal empire in a brand new city. Sheridan is executive producing the show along with Boardwalk Empire’s Terrence Winter, who also serves as showrunner. Also on deck in an executive producer role is David Glasser, who has highlighted the pairing of Sheridan/Winter/Stallone for Tulsa King, saying that it will focus on a “man who prioritizes loyalty and family over all else, and is now taking stock of his life and grappling with the choices that have brought him to Tulsa.” Take a look at the first image from the show below:

In an earlier Instagram post, Stallone talks about working on the series, saying that he’s having “the greatest time” working on Tulsa King and that he thinks it will be a “big hit” and that he’s “proud to be involved in it.” This is the first time Stallone has starred in a TV/Streaming series, marking a major milestone for the 75-year-old actor. Stallone is joined in Tulsa King by actors Max Casella (The Sopranos), Domenick Lombardozzi (The Wire), Vincent Piazza (Boardwalk Empire), Jeff Panzarella (Blue Bloods), and Chris Caldovino (also Boardwalk Empire).

 Stallone playing a mafia boss in a Sheridan/Winter produced show sounds like the perfect role for the actor at this point in his career. As it’s near impossible to maintain the level of physical action roles that defined his early work, Stallone has lost none of his presence as an actor and has only gained more esteem as he’s gotten older. Playing a mafioso looking for redemption feels like something Stallone can really have fun with while expanding his repertoire into some new, potentially darker territory. With any luck (and plenty of talent attached), Stallone’s Tulsa King will be another winner for Paramount Plus, who continue to inch their way up in the streaming world with a solid batch of gripping content.

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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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