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  • VIDEO: Watch the moment an ex-world champ called Rocky KOs abusive man

    09/23/2013 2:13:42 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | march 8, 2013 | Mike Dawes
    Of all the people this unfortunate man could have picked a fight with, he just had to chose a former world champion. Minding his own business, Rocky Lockridge, who in his prime beat Roger Mayweather, uncle of Floyd, to win the WBA super-featherweight title, is approached by a man shouting abuse. He faces up to the former boxer while onlookers attempt to persuade Lockridge not to take action. But he ignores them and delivers a left-right combination which leaves his aggressor out cold.
  • Boxer Tommy Morrison of "Rocky V" fame dies at 44

    09/02/2013 10:33:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 57 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | September 2, 2013
    Tommy Morrison, the former heavyweight champion who stood toe-to-toe with Lennox Lewis and George Foreman and later tested positive for HIV, died Monday. He was 44... He was a prodigious puncher whose bid to fight in the 1988 Seoul Olympics ended at the hands of Ray Mercer, who later dealt Morrison his first professional loss. He had a starring role in "Rocky V" alongside Sylvester Stallone. And perhaps most memorably, Morrison tested positive for HIV when the virus still carried a significant stigma, only to declare later the test was false...
  • Yo, Audience! Get Ready For ‘Rocky The Musical’

    04/28/2013 9:48:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    ap ^ | April 28, 2013 4:44 PM
    ... Producers said Sunday they plan to get “Rocky” up and punching at the Winter Garden Theatre by February following a successful debut in Hamburg last fall. Based on the Oscar-winning 1976 film, the musical features a score by “Ragtime” veterans Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and a story by Thomas Meehan, who wrote “The Producers” and “Hairspray.” Originally written in English but translated into German for its world premiere and billed as “Rocky: Das Musical,” the show is produced by Stallone and Stage Entertainment USA. ... The musical stays close to the film, which charted the rise and romance...
  • Rocky & Bullwinkle - Election Parody

    11/05/2012 3:58:51 PM PST · by bigbob · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 18, 2008 | RetroHeroes
    When Badenov is good enough! Join Rocky & Bullwinkle in another hilarious parody.
  • Bennett plans write-in for 11th Congressional seat (Michigan alert)

    06/03/2012 9:39:52 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    WLNS Channel 6 ^ | June 1, 2012
    A former state senator from Canton Township wants the 11th Congressional District seat currently belonging to Republican Thaddeus McCotter. Republican Loren Bennett tells the Detroit Free Press Friday that he is planning to run as a write-in candidate. He was in the Michigan Senate from 1995 to 2002.
  • Rare Albino Squirrel Spotted by Photographer in Ramsgate Park

    04/24/2012 9:23:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    This is Kent ^ | Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    AUTHOR Eric C Bartholomew has photographed lots of animals – elephants, tigers, wild boar – but none were as tricky to capture as Thanet's albino squirrel. The 67-year-old scribbler, of St Lawrence Chase, Ramsgate, spotted the white wonder in a park close to Ramsgate's Royal Esplanade on Monday, April 16. Wildlife experts estimate that the odds of a pure white squirrel being born are one in 100,000. Mr Bartholomew, a safari lover, chased the rare rodent around the park for 20 minutes before he got his shot at about 7am. He said: "I was in the right place at the...
  • Fearless Squirrels Invade Qns. Co-Op

    04/24/2012 9:31:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 16, 2012 | DAN MACLEOD and CYNTHIA R. FAGEN
    They are marauding gangs of troublemakers who set fire to cars, cut electrical wires and cause power outages, evading capture by scaling walls and climbing trees. But while the Queens co-op residents being terrorized by the daredevil vandals say they know exactly who their tormentors are, they insist that they’re helpless in stopping the crime wave — because the suspects are sex-happy squirrels. “It’s like Occupy Wall Street here,” lamented Bob Friedrich, president of the under-siege co-op at Glen Oaks Village. “It’s gotten worse in the past six months. We’re getting calls that they are in people’s apartments.”
  • Ivan Drago Hates Socialism

    03/23/2012 11:09:59 AM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    MK Hammer Time ^ | March 23, 2012 | Mary Katharine
    Ivan Drago. He was the soulless, socialist automaton of our 80s imagination, threatening to smash America’s Apollo Creedian hubris under his monstrous fists. This week, the man who played perhaps the most iconic Communist character of 80s cinema (Sorry, moustachioed dudes of “Red Dawn”) reflected on why he left his home country for America in an interview with Adam Carolla. Swedish-born Dolph Lundgren, already a karate champion, came to America as an engineering student. Somewhere between MIT and martial-arts tournaments, he became a body guard for Grace Jones, was photographed by Andy Warhol, and got cast as a virtual unknown...
  • Guess Who's Getting Antsy About Santorum...

    02/24/2012 9:32:47 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-24-12 | Jared H. McAndersen
    I had a feeling a year ago that Santorum would end up a real contender, and now Obama has unleashed the hounds on him. I'm not necessarily endorsing him. However, I can't help but admire a man left for dead politically 6 years ago, by both sides, rising to the precipice of front-runner status. Hit him with your best shot, Mr. President...
  • The Rocky Hora Chanukah SING ALONG! The Shlomones

    12/18/2011 11:13:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/18/11 | The Whatsup Band
    The same video captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing and karaoke
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Rocky Couponing

    01/03/2011 5:21:47 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | January 3, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    ONE-TWO! ONE-TWO!ONE-TWO!ONE-TWO! ONE-TWO! ONE-TWO! ONE-TWO! ONE-TWO! ONE-TWO!LEFT-RIGHT!LEFT RIGHT!LEFT-RIGHT!LEFT-RIGHT! LEFT-RIGHT! LEFT-RIGHT! LEFT-RIGHT! LEFT-RIGHT! LEFT-RIGHT!Combination after coupon combination! Getting strong now Won't be long now Getting strong now Yeah, baby! Today to an outside observer I probably appeared like some ordinary shlub obsessed with coupons walking up and down the aisles of Walgreen's. However, in my own mind I was the ROCKY of couponers scoring hit after hit on deal after deal. They just kept coming one after another. FREE Omega Factor 3 which yielded Register Rewards to get me FREE SalonPas Arthritis Pain Patches which yielded me Register Rewards to...
  • Studios 'court Glee creator' for Rocky Horror Picture Show remake

    10/19/2010 6:11:10 AM PDT · by tlb · 28 replies
    Guardian ^ | 19 October 2010 | Ben Child
    It holds the record for the longest theatrical release in history, having never left cinemas since its 1975 debut. Now the Rocky Horror Picture Show could be set for a new lease of life after it was reported that studio heads are courting Ryan Murphy, creator of the TV series Glee, to take charge of a remake. Murphy has met with studio executives at Twentieth Century Fox offshoot Fox 2000 to discuss the project, but has not yet committed. He recently shot a Rocky Horror-themed episode of Glee, which is due to air in the US on October 26. The...
  • U.S. Rep. Peters trails in latest tracking poll

    09/16/2010 7:44:58 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 30 replies
    Oakland Press ^ | 9-15-2010 | Charles Crumm
    Republican challenger Rocky Raczkowski has the lead over first-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Gary Peters in the 9th congressional district, an independent weekly tracking poll released Wednesday indicates. The automated poll conducted Sept. 13 of 300 likely voters in the 9th congressional district and 400 likely voters statewide has Raczkowski at 45 percent and Peters at 40.7 percent with 10.3 percent undecided. The poll was conducted by The Rossman Group in partnership with Team TelCom. Kelly Rossman, CEO and founder of the Lansing-based Rossman Group, says Raczkowski is benefiting from the sour mood of voters towards Congress. "It's no secret that...
  • The LEFT thinks the "Yo Rock" is too patriotic?

    08/23/2010 8:07:14 AM PDT · by JNRoberts · 20 replies
    O'Reilly Factor ^ | 8/20/10 | Bill O'Reilly/Sly Stallone
    Sylvester Stallone responds to Liberal attacks
  • Rocky Anderson Slams Obama In 2News Interview

    05/10/2010 8:45:32 AM PDT · by Utah Binger · 23 replies · 1,146+ views
    Kutv News ^ | 05/10/2010 | Brian Mullahy
    He developed a national reputation as a vocal critic of George W. Bush, accusing Bush of leading the country into an "illegal" war in Iraq. But avowed Democrat, and former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, did not hold back on President Obama's conduct during a 2News interview aired Sunday night. "We have tyranny by the executive branch," said Anderson. Asked if President Obama is part of that tyranny, Anderson responded, "There's no question that we're seeing a continuation, and even in some instances a worsening of our republic under this administration. "The Obama Administration has contended that no documents...
  • A little Break from the Norm: Rocky Vs Rambo

    04/28/2009 8:05:42 AM PDT · by Mind Freed · 37 replies · 663+ views
    mind freed
    So a friend and I are having an argument on who would win between Rocky and Rambo. Maybe some of you out there would like to weigh in on the topic. Or not...
  • 8 Humiliating Japanese Ads Starring Oscar Nominees

    02/20/2009 10:29:38 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 23 replies · 1,226+ views
    CRACKED.com ^ | 02/20/2009 | Cole Gamble
    Oscar-nominated actors are the most dignified members of our species. They play the serious roles that inspire us and hold a special place of reverence in our culture. But not in Japan. In a country where demoralization is the national pastime, our revered actors, Academy Award nominees and winners both, sell their own dignity for a paycheck because they assume we Americans will never see it. But thanks to the Internet, we can celebrate their shame any time we want.
  • If you things were already rocky, be prepared to get rolled (Obama's administration is bad n

    02/15/2009 8:47:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 1,024+ views
    The Reporter ^ | Feb 14,2009 | Dr. Mark Hendrickson
    Ready for some political and economic rock 'n' roll? It's happening. In 2008, Americans were rocked by the beginnings of a deflationary credit collapse and Uncle Sam's extraordinary bailout/nationalization agenda. In 2009, Americans will be rolled. If you think 2008 was expensive, wait until you see what President Obama's band has in store for us. In politics, people are policy. The band of policy players that President Obama has assembled gives some hints as to the chart-topping tunes we can expect to be hearing -- bigger, even more costly government, and a beleaguered private sector that will be hard-pressed to...
  • McCain (Rocky Balboa) vs Obama

    08/28/2008 11:24:24 AM PDT · by CharlotteVRWC · 13 replies · 112+ views
    self | 8-28-08 | self
    This whole convention is reminding me of the Rocky Balboa movies,,, humble Rocky vs the various egocentric opponents coming out with steam, and props, etc. -
  • Moose not meant for end of a rope

    05/30/2008 9:22:15 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 12 replies · 129+ views
    amarillo.com/ ^ | May 3, 2008 | Baxter Black
    Most cowboys go to great lengths to keep from losing their rope. And yet that same cowboy might rope a freight train, a four-wheeler or a polar bear without a second thought. That thought, of course is, 'How do I get my rope back?' Randy and Roy were makin' a final circle on a big ranch north of the Anaconda Mountains. They were down to tracking singles. One set of tracks lead them up a little canyon. The snow was a foot deep and the footprints were well-defined punctures in the snow, not the foot draggin' bovine kind. It didn't...
  • Iran-US Face-Off goes Sci-Fi: Spy Squirrels and Godly UFOs (14 Spy Squirrels Captured)

    07/09/2007 6:02:22 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 44 replies · 1,974+ views
    IRNA via Kamangir ^ | July 6, 2007 | Arash Kamangir
    1- According to IRNA, the official Islamic Republic news agency, the national Police chief has implicitly verified the news about the confiscation of a number of squirrels, equipped with eavesdropping devices, on the Iranian borders. He has declined to give any more details, but, reportedly, when asked about the confiscation of 14 spy squirrels, he stated, “I have heard about it, but I do not have precise information”. IRNA adds, “These squirrels were equipped by foreign intelligence services, but were captured two weeks ago by the Police”. 2- The Iranian blogger Gameeron reports that he has heard on a state-run...
  • L.A. City attorney takes responsibility for wife's accident in city-owned vehicle

    06/18/2007 6:06:54 PM PDT · by bd476 · 113 replies · 1,660+ views
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo says he takes responsibility for a 2004 accident in which his wife damaged a city-owned vehicle while driving with a suspended license. Delgadillo told reporters at a news conference this afternoon that he realizes he should have spoken up earlier. He said "That was a mistake." He says he mishandled the situation and he apologizes. Delgadillo's wife's license had been suspended from July 2004 to March 2007 after she was involved in an accident and could not show proof of insurance. Delgadillo said neither he nor his wife realized...
  • Rocky Anderson nearly comes to blows with developer

    06/13/2007 7:42:54 PM PDT · by Lokibob · 11 replies · 807+ views
    Channel4, Salt Lake ^ | Jun 13, 2007 6:47 PM | Channel4, Salt Lake
    Just because you can't fight city hall doesn't mean City Hall can't fight you. Tuesday night, Mayor Rocky Anderson got into a heated exchange with Dell Loy Hansen, one of Utah's biggest developers. Now, 24 hours after their fight, Hansen feels like he's getting a "bum" rap. Tuesday night began after a meeting at City Hall, one where the mayor and Hansen did not make nice. According to the Mayor, Hansen confronted him in a hallway. And, again according to the Mayor, Hansen then put his arm on Anderson to which the mayor said: Rocky Anderson: "I said I...
  • Rocky to be speaker at impeachment rally

    02/28/2007 6:23:23 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 34 replies · 1,259+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 02/28/2006 | Heather May
    Rocky Anderson is the new Cindy Sheehan.Salt Lake City's mayor is becoming a national anti-war protester, just like the Texas resident who lost her son in the Iraq conflict. Anderson spoke at a rally in Washington, D.C., last month and he will testify Thursday in support of a Washington state resolution urging Congress to investigate and, possibly, impeach President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. "I'm interested in doing absolutely everything we can to heighten the awareness of the American people of how this president and his administration have brought our country to probably the lowest moral point in...
  • Australia: Customs ambush Sly Stallone

    02/19/2007 9:20:58 AM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 573+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | Februari 19 2007 | Nicolette Burke
    THE luxury hotel room of Hollywood action hero Sylvester Stallone was raided by Customs officials today as members of his entourage were seen throwing items out of the window. The private jet of the 60-year-old film star was then searched on the tarmac. Stallone did not leave the country until three hours later. The actor had originally been stopped by Customs officers on Friday night after "prohibited'' substances - believed to be a type of human growth hormone - were found in luggage at Sydney airport.
  • Rocky Balboa: The Heart of a Champion

    12/21/2006 10:48:39 AM PST · by tcg · 14 replies · 550+ views
    Catholic Way ^ | Dec 21, 2006 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Rocky Balboa: The Heart of a Champion By: Deacon Keith A. Fournier Rocky Balboa is the Crown of the Rocky Series. It is an enduring tribute to the power of love, loyalty and perseverance. It opened on December 20, 2006 and is a wonderful Christmas gift for all. Introduction I must admit, I was more than excited! From the moment I received the correspondence inviting me to join with “faith and values” leaders for a private pre-release screening of Rocky Balboa, followed by an opportunity to meet with Sylvester “Sly” Stallone after the film, I could hardly contain my enthusiasm....
  • 'Rocky and Bullwinkle' writer dies a 81

    12/18/2006 2:52:44 PM PST · by Zakeet · 83 replies · 1,887+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 18, 2006
    BEVERLY HILLS, California - Chris Hayward, an Emmy-winning television writer who helped develop the bumbling animated Canadian Mountie Dudley Do-Right and other offbeat characters for the Rocky and Bullwinkle TV show, has died. He was 81. Hayward died of cancer Nov. 20 at this Beverly Hills home, his wife, Linda, told the Los Angeles Times in Sunday editions. Hayward contributed satire, wordplay and puns for "Rocky and His Friends," a witty cartoon that built a large adult following. The show debuted on ABC in 1959 and was renamed "The Bullwinkle Show" when it moved to NBC in 1961. Besides its...
  • Book: Rocky Stories: Tales of Love, Hope and Happiness at America’s Most Famous Steps

    12/16/2006 1:35:24 PM PST · by lowbridge · 277+ views
    Long Island Press ^ | December 14, 2006
    Rocky Stories Tales of Love, Hope and Happiness at America’s Most Famous Steps The historic steps are known to the cultured as the walkway to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, but to the average American they are the “Rocky Steps.” Find out what inspires the many people who run the Rocky Steps in this book published by Paul Dry Books. Pulitzer Prize-winners Michael Vitez and photo- grapher Tom Gralish of the Philadelphia Enquirer deliver real-life stories of regular people who run the steps for their own personal reasons. Vitez and Gralish spent a full year observing various people who thrust...
  • On The Set Of Rocky Balboa (an extra relates his experience)

    12/16/2006 1:18:25 PM PST · by lowbridge · 7 replies · 443+ views
    Long Island Press ^ | December 14, 2006 | Felice Cantatore
    For three days last December, my world and the Rocky Balboa world collided in Las Vegas, when I was hired as an extra for the latest sequel to my all-time favorite movie franchise, Rocky. I was cast as a high roller, sitting in the front row of the big fight scene—this was an amazing experience. Of course, being an extra, there is no guarantee that I will be in the final version, but I did enough cheering and jumping around to earn my one-sixteenth of a second of fame. Let me explain why I wanted to be there. First, I...
  • Sly takes one for the old guys (Stallone makes Rocky VI)

    12/14/2006 6:53:57 PM PST · by Huntress · 13 replies · 547+ views
    stuff.co.nz ^ | 12/14/06 | Unattributed
    LOS ANGELES: At 60, Sylvester Stallone thinks it's time to show people that the careers of "guys like me," can last long after most people retire, and he sets out to prove it in his new movie, Rocky Balboa. "This is uncharted waters. People are living longer. They are healthier. They have more ambition, more energy, yet society is telling them to move aside," Stallone told Reuters. "It's different now, and I thought, 'Boy, if I could just come up with a dramatic premise to use as a platform.'" Balboa, which debuts in US theatres on December 20, is the...
  • The Gym of the Soul

    11/29/2006 7:54:03 AM PST · by Frumanchu · 2 replies · 145+ views
    Focus on the Family ^ | 11-15-2006 | Stuart Shepard
    The Gym of the Soul by Stuart Shepard, managing editor Rocky Balboa finds redemption. Can Rambo be next? "No matter what, you can overcome your past," he said. "With help, if you look to God, you can overcome your past and be reborn."Hmm. That's an interesting quote. You may be wondering who said it. Sounds like it would be from a prominent evangelical leader, or maybe someone with a powerful testimony, or perhaps a youth pastor hoping to break through to a crowded room of young people. Or, would you believe, Rocky Balboa?Or, to be more accurate, Sylvester Stallone, the...
  • HOITY-TOITY, ARTSY-FARTSY NONSENSE (Michael Smerconish Slams Philly's "Rocky" Hating Liberal Alert)

    09/07/2006 9:39:47 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 35 replies · 783+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 09/07/06 | Michael Smerconish
    YOU'D THINK someone had recommended putting a pink flamingo, disco mirror ball or white tire planted with flowers at the top of the Art Museum steps. That's the reaction I saw in yesterday's vote of the Art Commission. You know, those hoity-toity, artsy-fartsy, holier-than-thou, Barnes-move-backing, quiche-eating, latte-loving, al Qaeda-inspired, vegan, no-nuke, save-the-whales, Green Party, white-Christmas-light-hanging, Birkenstock-wearing, Swiss-cheesesteak-eating dilettantes who've thrown the Rocky statute down the steps at the museum. Don't kid yourself, merely putting the statue on the grounds of the museum isn't enough. It needed to be exactly where the tourists arrive expecting to see it - at the...
  • Fists high, 'Rocky' statue makes comeback (But Statue is 'Not Art')

    09/06/2006 1:41:40 PM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 45 replies · 1,410+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/6/06
    Fists high, Rocky statue makes comeback By JOANN LOVIGLIO, Associated Press Writer 33 minutes ago PHILADELPHIA - Rocky Balboa — or more specifically, a statue of the Hollywood palooka, boxing gloves raised in triumph — is being restored to a spot outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the winner by a split decision in a bout between fine art and pop culture. Despite complaints that the statue is piece of kitsch undeserving of display near Renoirs and Monets, the city Art Commission voted 6-2 Wednesday to move the 2,000-pound bronze out of storage and put it on a street-level pedestal...
  • Have Some Fun "Thanking" Salt Lake Mayor Rocky "Anti-Troops" Anderson!

    09/01/2006 10:01:14 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 12 replies · 330+ views
    From the website: "This is a thank you to Rocky Anderson, a class act. " Yes, a low-class act. A Bush-bashing, troops-disrespecting, appeasing capitulationist. If you don't know who Rocky is, he's the lowlife mayor of SLC who has publicly protested and trash-talked President Bush and the War on Terror many times. Now, the libs have a Rocky love-fest site, where they can all worship him for his courage to "speak truth to power." Yadda yadda yadda. So far, over 400 moonbats have posted their fawning, slobbering praise over on this website: http://www.thankyourockyanderson.org/wordpress/ Let's thank Rock ourselves, FReeper-style.
  • I Wish We Could Have this President for Another Four Years!

    08/23/2006 7:20:41 AM PDT · by Samwise · 151 replies · 5,994+ views
    CNN | 8/23/06
    Press converence at White House on CNN. LOL. All the news chick could say was, "Wow!"
  • [Mayor] Rocky invited Sheehan to Salt Lake

    08/18/2006 6:23:08 AM PDT · by batter · 17 replies · 639+ views
    Deseret News ^ | 18 August 2006 | Suzanne Struglinski
    Anti-war activist 'jumped at chance' to be at protest WASHINGTON — Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson invited anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan to join speakers at a rally when President Bush speaks to the American Legion Convention. Anderson invited Sheehan via e-mail a few days ago, her spokeswoman Tiffany Burns said, and "she jumped at the chance to be there." Bush, along with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, is expected to be at the American Legion convention on Aug. 30, which may draw about 14,500 attendees. Sheehan, who has become a high-profile spokeswoman for the anti-war movement since her son,...
  • BUSH:IRAQ UP TO THE NEXT GUY

    03/22/2006 11:47:02 AM PST · by Jonah Johansen · 24 replies · 947+ views
    Rocky Mountain News Headline of AP story ^ | March 22, 2006 | Terence Hunt
    BUSH:IRAQ UP TO THE NEXT GUY (Rocky Mountain News Headline) ---------------------------- Bush: Iraq pullout a choice for a later President (MSNBC HEADLINE for same AP Story by Terrence Hunt) Amid public unease, president suggests U.S. troops will stay through 2008 Updated: 9:59 p.m. ET March 21, 2006 WASHINGTON - President Bush said Tuesday the decision about when to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq will fall to future presidents and Iraqi leaders, suggesting that U.S. involvement will continue at least through 2008. Acknowledging the public’s growing unease with the war — and election-year skittishness among fellow Republicans — the president...
  • The Rocky Balboa Blog (photos from the set of the new "Rocky" movie)

    02/19/2006 3:54:33 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 10 replies · 804+ views
    sylvesterstallone.com ^ | January 19, 2006 | Webmaster
    If you want to keep up with the latest developments from the set of the new movie, Rocky Balboa, then the 'Rocky Balboa Blog' is the website for you. This official blog is the place where Sly and the crew report on the making of the film. So far, they have posted three exciting official photos from the production, which we have also posted in our gallery. You can open our gallery from the front page of this site. You can also subscribe to the blog's feed so that you get the latest developments from the set as soon as...
  • Hangin' with Sly (Making another Rocky movie)

    01/29/2006 8:17:08 AM PST · by wjersey · 7 replies · 241+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 1/29/2006 | Michael Klein
    It's a clear, chilly, noir midnight on bombed-out Jasper Street in Kensington. An El train chugs against the sky two blocks away. To the right, peeking above a roof, One Liberty Place shines brightly, a million miles away. Beneath lonely streetlights, a film crew huddles around a white van parked outside one of the two habitable houses on the block. Inside the van, Rocky Balboa is listening to his friend Marie: Go for it. Get in the ring one last time. That also happens to be why Sylvester Stallone is in Philadelphia. Rocky's creator is giving the big lug one...
  • Judge Lets Stallone Magazine Stay On Newsstands

    12/29/2005 4:51:51 PM PST · by Cagey · 9 replies · 494+ views
    WNBC-TV NEWS ^ | 12-28-2005
    NEW YORK -- Sylvester Stallone can keep his magazine "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 as "Rocky" in the 1970s could continue to produce the lifestyle and fitness magazine for middle age men even though it carries the same title as the Internet magazine. "There is a little difference between shoe fetish and Mr. Sylvester Stallone," Casey said at a hearing Tuesday. John Bostany, a lawyer for the Internet magazine...
  • Progressive Christianity "I don't want to be a United Methodist today." Rev. Jean Schwien

    12/05/2005 8:11:31 AM PST · by Jonah Johansen · 24 replies · 539+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 12-052005 | Jean Torkelson
    December 5, 2005 The Rev. Jean Schwien admits there are some days when she walks into the office of her Lakewood church and groans, "I don't want to be a United Methodist today." She has a hunch that some in her increasingly conservative denomination might wish she weren't. .....Adams also joins his colleague, the maverick former Episcopal bishop Jack Spong, in questioning the existence of a personal deity, and he says he doesn't believe Jesus is God. Schwien agrees with Adams about Jesus,... ......Schwien was alerted to Adams' work through her church's program director, Steve Walden, a Buddhist who's well...
  • Rocky 6 on the cards for almost 60 Sly

    10/18/2005 4:26:17 PM PDT · by wesley_windam-price · 6 replies · 245+ views
    Yahoo.com ^ | Oct. 18, 2005 | Yahoo.com
    Down but never out, actor Sylvester Stallone is forging a movie comeback for the unlikely boxing champion, Rocky Balboa, who sent Stallone's star soaring and won Oscars nearly 30 years ago. Stallone, 59, will reprise his role in the sixth Rocky film, titled Rocky Balboa, playing the Philadelphia boxer who is lured out of a long retirement to fight a championship bout while dealing with personal tragedy outside the ring. "Rocky Balboa is about everybody who feels they want to participate in the race of life, rather than be a bystander. You're never too old to climb a mountain, if...
  • "Rocky" Returns

    10/17/2005 9:06:08 PM PDT · by Nascardude · 22 replies · 487+ views
    Cue "Eye of the Tiger"--the Italian Stallion is coming out of retirement for more one shot. ADVERTISEMENT Sylvester Stallone has signed on to reprise his role as the boxing champ for a sixth installment in the once mighty franchise. The film, simply titled Rocky Balboa, was announced Monday by Columbia Pictures, Revolution Studios and original distributor MGM, which will team up to produce what a press release describes as a return to the style and grit of the 1976 franchise-launching original. The story will pick up with the fictional prize fighter retired and a widower (no Adrian!), who, after resisting...
  • Democrat supports an inquiry on Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson

    10/15/2005 12:26:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 519+ views
    Deseret News ^ | 10/12/05 | Brady Snyder
    Democrat supports an inquiry on Rocky Expenditure probe should not fall along party lines, she says By Brady Snyder Deseret Morning News Wednesday, October 12, 2005 The chairwoman of the Salt Lake County Democratic Party is joining Republicans who want District Attorney David Yocom to investigate Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson for possible misuse of public funds. Rocky Anderson "I believe that if a public official has done something wrong they should be investigated," Megan Risbon told the Deseret Morning News on Monday, saying she is sending Yocom a letter today officially requesting an investigation. Investigations of wrongdoing should...
  • Stallone squares up for Rocky VI

    10/14/2005 12:52:15 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 48 replies · 1,963+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | October 13, 2005 | Richard Simpson
    His last bout was with his protègè-turned-rival Tommy Gunn in Rocky V. Now, more than 15 years on - and 30 years since first putting on his boxing gloves - Rocky Balboa is making another comeback. Hollywood sources confirmed last night that Sylvester Stallone has agreed to star in the sixth instalment of the Rocky saga. Filming starts in Los Angeles in December and Stallone, who will turn 60 next year, is also lined up to direct. A spokesman from the star's agent Paul Bloch said: 'There is a script, but it has yet to get the green light.' This...
  • 'He Doesn't Know He's A Squirrel; He Thinks He's A Dog'

    10/12/2005 4:38:47 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 116 replies · 3,723+ views
    KOMO 4 NEWS ^ | October 11, 2005 | Tracy Vedder
    SEATTLE - This is a story about a mother, a baby in dire need and how the two came together. It didn't matter that they didn't come from the same place, or look at all alike -- they weren't even the same species! But instinct took over when the need was greatest. Debby Cantlon of Seattle explains: "He doesn't know he's a squirrel; he thinks he's a dog." She's talking about Finegan, the squirrel. He could be excused for thinking he's a dog, that's how he's being raised. Rescued at just a few days old, Finegan had fallen from a...
  • Rocky says he is the victim in Seed firing (SLC Mayor Rocky Anderson)

    08/30/2005 7:37:24 AM PDT · by frankenMonkey · 11 replies · 457+ views
    The Deseret News ^ | aug 30, 2005 | Brady Snyder
    Salt Lake Mayor Rocky Anderson has named his seventh communications director in less than five years after firing Deeda Seed, a longtime friend and his former chief of staff. Deeda Seed Clifford Lyon, a former executive with a gift wholesale company and a member of the Human Rights Center of Utah governing board, replaces Seed, who Anderson fired Friday apparently for complaining about his management style and in part over how the controversy surrounding his involvement in last week's anti-war protest during President Bush's visit was being handled. Like some of her predecessors, Seed complained that Anderson doesn't abide dissent...
  • Salt Lake City Mayor Calls For Bush Protest

    08/21/2005 9:35:21 PM PDT · by batter · 26 replies · 855+ views
    KUTV Channel 2 ^ | 20 August, 2005 | AP
    Salt Lake City's Mayor Rocky Anderson used e-mail this week to call upon activists, Democrats and some of his top administrative staff for “the biggest demonstration this state has ever seen,” when President Bush appears before a national veterans convention Monday. “There should be a collaboration of health-care-provision advocates, seniors, the (gay, lesbian and bisexual and transsexual) community, anti-Patriot Act advocates and other civil libertarians, anti-war folks, pro-Social Security advocates, environmental advocates, anti-nuclear-testing advocates, and anti-nuclear-waste-shipment-and-storage advocates,” the mayor wrote in the e-mail sent Friday. The mayor, a Democrat who serves in an officially nonpartisan office plans to join the...
  • "The Contender" Suicide

    02/16/2005 6:14:05 AM PST · by Fan_Of_Ingraham · 9 replies · 3,541+ views
    The suicide of a promising boxer in West Philadelphia has raised a number of questions with few, if any, definitive answers. The memorial to Najai Turpin continues to grow as well as the list of questions as to how this could have happened. Family and friends are only left to speculate as to why 23-year-old boxer Najai Turpin might have killed himself. His network debut on the reality show "The Contender" was just weeks away: his ticket out of obscurity to realize his dream. According to his girlfriend, he shot himself while the two sat in his car in front...
  • Million Dollar Baby's Multi-Million Dollar Rip-off

    01/12/2005 3:53:45 PM PST · by Cool Chick · 16 replies · 2,571+ views
    DebbieSchlussel.com ^ | January 10, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    “Million Dollar Baby’s” Multi-Million Dollar Rip-Off By Debbie Schlussel “Million Dollar Baby” will win the Academy Awards. Not because it’s the Best Picture. But because it’s Hollywood’s best political propaganda of the year. More effective than “Fahrenheit 911.” Think “Baby” is about Rocky in a sports-bra—as it’s being marketed? You’ve fallen for the “Million Dollar” lie. What it’s really about, has nothing to do with Rocky Balboa or boxing. That’s just the cover story to suck movie-goers in for a nefarious message. “Baby”—which has critics gushing all over each other—is a two-hour, twenty-minute exercise in subtle and then not-so-subtle left-wing...