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2013-01-15 16:23:16

DENVER, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mile High Down Syndrome Association announced the rebranding of the organization to Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association. The name change reflects the evolving role the organization has played in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain area in the past few years. "Our new name accurately positions our organization to serve the Down syndrome community with an expanded geographic reach, " explains Mac Macsovits, executive director of Rocky Mountain...

2011-10-25 06:55:00

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans of the "Rocky" movies have a lot to cheer about right now. Chuck "The Real Rocky" Wepner, the boxer who inspired Sylvester Stallone to write the Rocky script after watching the March 24, 1975 Muhammad Ali-Chuck Wepner fight, is being featured in several productions all fans can enjoy. ESPN's 30 by 30 series of documentaries recently produced "The Real Rocky" (airs Oct. 25th), and "The Bleeder," starring Leiv Schreiber portraying Wepner,...

2010-12-09 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Montegrappa, Italy's most revered manufacturer of fine writing instruments, is pleased to announce legendary filmmaker, writer and actor, Sylvester Stallone, has acquired an interest in the brand. The acquisition strengthens a relationship that dates back more than 15 years when the company learned Mr. Stallone was an aficionado and collector of Montegrappa pens. Mr. Stallone will serve as a Montegrappa brand ambassador and will also provide...

2010-10-04 06:00:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce that Hollywood icon and Academy Award-nominated Sylvester Stallone will receive the "Hollywood Career Achievement Award," Oscar-winning Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary will be recognized with the "Hollywood Innovator Award," and director Tom Hooper will be honored with the "Hollywood Director Award" at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony. "It...

2010-05-13 14:00:00

NEW YORK, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Set your guy-dar to Spike TV this June as the network will honor the year's most man-tastic accomplishments with a proverbial "A-Team" of icons from the world of entertainment during its fourth annual "Guys Choice." From Olympic Gold medalists to Academy Award winners to Sports Illustrated cover models, all will be in attendance to pay tribute to the kingdom of testosterone. Taping Saturday, June 5 at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA, "Guys...

2010-05-12 00:59:00

LONDON, May 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Songs from the soundtrack of the classic Rocky Films have been voted the most motivational songs to run too for the fourth year in succession, according to a poll of marathon runners by realbuzz.com The survey, carried out before this year's Virgin London Marathon, asked runners to name their favourite motivational tune as they trained for the 26.2 mile event. In the past four years of the survey realbuzz.com has seen a consistent line up in the...

2010-04-20 13:15:00

LOS ANGELES, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention presents Actor Dolph Lundgren for an on stage interview and screening of two of his movies on Sunday, May 2, 2010. Dolph discusses his current movies such as Command Performance, Icarus, and this summer's major action movie The Expendables that reunites him with Sylvester Stallone (Rocky IV), and featuring a cast that includes Jason Statham, Jet Li, and Mickey Rourke. Dolph Lundgren's...

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2009-08-12 13:47:25

U.S. actor Sylvester Stallone has won the 2009 Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award at the Venice International Film Festival, organizers say. The award is presented at the end of the festival Sept. 12 to honor someone who left his mark on modern cinema, the Italian news agency ANSA reported Wednesday. Stallone, best known for his work as the title characters in the Rocky and Rambo franchises said, (To) receive an award at the Venice festival is a dream I always hoped would come...

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2009-02-26 18:55:01

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed on to play himself in a cameo in Sylvester Stallone's upcoming movie, The Expendables, E! News said. Set to begin shooting March 28 in Brazil, the action flick is written by Stallone, who will also star in and direct it. The cast also includes Stallone's Rocky IV nemesis, Dolph Lundgren, as well as Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Jet Li and Forest Whitaker. Schwarzenegger, 61, has appeared in small roles in only three other movies -- The Rundown,...

2008-12-16 13:22:37

Funeral services were held last weekend for longtime Boston boxer Frank Kid Fratalia, his family said. Fratalia, who was a sparring partner for childhood pal Rocky Marciano and appeared on scores of fight cards at Boston Garden in the 1950s, died Dec. 9 of heart failure at his home in Wareham, The Boston Globe said Tuesday. He was 82. Born in Italy, Fratalia immigrated to Boston shortly after World War II. He became close friends with the Marciano family, who lived in his uncle's neighborhood...