Sylvester Stallone’s latest role was a real stretch - stomach-wise, that is.
The hard-bodied “Rocky” star gained 40 pounds to play a pushover of a sheriff battling corruption in “Cop Land,” due out next month.
“When I first gained weight, I’d be like, ‘I’m doing a film. This isn’t me,”’ he tells People magazine. “I was giving disclaimers. Finally I said, ‘Just live with it and shut the hell up.’ Overweight people don’t walk around saying, ‘This isn’t me.”’ Stallone has since shed the excess pounds, along with his old obsession over having a perfect physique.
“I lost the vanity that’s involved with bodybuilding,” he says. “My vanity almost bordered on being feminine. I had a very hardened, nasty look. Now I feel better than ever.”
Roseanne, on playing the Wicked Witch of the West in a stage version of “The Wizard of Oz”: “The Wicked Witch is a totally ‘90s kind of woman. She’s totally comfortable with her power and she exercises it. And she can fly.”
Something else Sly discarded along the way
Brigitte Nielsen turns 34 today.
Kathie Lee could start the Second Wives Club
In the Height-of-Irony-Department comes word of a scene that was trimmed from last year’s hit film “The First Wives Club,” which included a cameo of Kathie Lee Gifford interviewing stars Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton and Bette Midler. In the missing segment, Midler asked, “And where’s Frank right now, Kathie?” Said Gifford: “He’s home with Cody.” Replied Midler: “So you hope.”
You could say he sat there stewing about it
Kirk Douglas’ wayward son, Eric - famed for his antics on airplanes - almost got tossed off a TWA flight from L.A. to Newark. The flight attendant left instead, rather than share the first-class cabin with Douglas and his dog. “I spent the whole flight crying,” he said. “I felt the injustice of being in the public eye.”
Camilla came away with a bump on the crown
Prince Charles’ paramour, Camilla Parker Bowles, won’t be charged in connection with a head-on auto collision last month - although the other driver, Caroline Melville Smith, said Parker Bowles’ car “came through the air like a missile.” Added Smith: “(Bowles) did not come and do anything for me. I think in shock you do funny things. I am sorry for her, really. It was not very nice not to come and help me.”
As a result, he tends to fill up their sensors
John Denver’s drunken driving trial - the one in which Hunter S. Thompson was called as a potential juror, but excused - ended Saturday in a hung jury. While Denver’s blood alcohol was .128 when he smashed his vintage Porsche into a tree in August 1994, his lawyer said he suffers from a thyroid condition that affects how he metabolizes alcohol and makes the blood test unreliable.
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