November 6, 2015 |
Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan will headline a news conference today at the Art Museum steps about their new Rocky spin-off , "Creed. " The movie has turned into a major fall release with a coveted Thanksgiving holiday spot: It will open Nov. 25. With the official release still weeks away, here's what we know so far: There will be a sequel, maybe two. Producer Irwin Winkler (who also produced the original and all of the "Rocky" movies) confirmed to the webset showbiz411.com that a second "Creed" has been planned and a third is in discussion.
October 31, 2015 |
When ESPN sports anchor Kevin Negandhi covered sports for the Temple News in the mid-1990s, "we won a total of seven games in the four years I was there. "And here we are 7-0 in one season," he said Friday. "It's pretty amazing. " Negandhi, 40, will be on campus at 7 a.m. Saturday to anchor ESPN's segment taking the temperature of Temple students' temperament before College GameDay starts at 9 a.m. The weekly college football GameDay show will be broadcast live here Saturday from near Independence Mall.
August 7, 2015
AFTER a full day fielding questions about playing Johnny Storm in "The Fantastic Four," Michael B. Jordan was bushed. "I spoke my piece," said Jordan, referring to a magazine essay he wrote about crossing racial lines to play the character. Stan Lee has endorsed Jordan's casting whole-heartedly, but some fans have objected to a black actor being cast to play a character who was white in the comics. What does Jordan think of the controversy online? "I honestly couldn't tell you. I haven't really been paying attention.
February 26, 2015 |
"CREED," the much-anticipated "Rocky" sequel, now has an official synopsis . . . and it shows that the title character isn't the only one fighting. Our own Italian Stallion may be ailing, according to the official summary. Star Michael B. Jordan will play Adonis Johnson, the son of Apollo Creed who was born after his father's untimely death at the hands of Ivan Drago. Adonis heads to Philly to seek out Rocky ( Sylvester Stallone , duh), his dad's opponent-turned-bestie. While training, Johnson falls for a local singer-songwriter played by Tessa Thompson ("Selma")
February 19, 2015 |
SOUTH PHILLY'S own "Mob Wives" star Natalie Guercio is moving from the small screen to the big one. She was recently cast in "Black Point," a psychological thriller. Guercio will star as a clairvoyant who is working with the NYPD to catch a sadistic serial killer. Fearing she is the next victim, she flees to a sleepy New England town where her past (and the killer) continue to haunt her. Brzezinski in the 'Know' "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski is bringing out her book, Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth . And she's bringing along some famous friends.
February 17, 2015 |
THE ELKINS ESTATE has been a site for famous folks as of late, including Harrison Ford and Victoria's Secret models. Now, add Apollo Creed's son to the list. I hear that "Creed," the "Rocky" sequel featuring Sylvester Stallone, as well as Michael B. Jordan as the titular son of Carl Weathers ' character, was filming on the property of the Dominican Retreat House. In 2012, Ford filmed the little-seen thriller "Paranoia" there, along with Liam Hemsworth (who brought then-gal pal Miley Cyrus along for the ride)
January 30, 2015 |
FOR SYLVESTER STALLONE , you can go home again. Stallone, back in town after a jaunt to the UK, on Tuesday stopped by the house in Holme Circle where he lived as a teenager with his mom. Stallone is in Philly filming the "Rocky" sequel "Creed," starring Michael B. Jordan as Apollo Creed's son, Adonis. "We were just finishing dinner with my chicken half-consumed and the dishwasher open," said Patty Burke , who lives in Stallone's old haunt with her husband, John . The Burkes' seven kids used that as a point of pride growing up in the house, and Frank Stallone made his own sojourn a couple of years ago. The Burkes bought the house in 1971 from Stallone's mother, Jacqueline, and stepfather, Anthony Filiti . Stallone told Patty Burke that he would like to take a look around the place.
January 28, 2015 |
6ABC'S CECILY TYNAN is working harder in this blizzard than you are. This weekend, she tore her ACL while skiing, and the chief meteorologist is still plugging along at work. She even seemed to be having some fun with bud Adam Joseph , who playfully stole her crutches. She posted a photo of the duo on her Twitter account, @CecilyTynan. On Sunday, Tynan posted on her Facebook page that she was skiing in the Poconos when she was injured. "Hit ice, slid out & felt something pop in my left knee.
January 20, 2015 |
HE'S HERE! Rocky himself, Sylvester Stallone , was spotted in town this weekend, especially in the Midtown Village area, where I got reports of Sly shopping at I. Goldberg (1300 Chestnut St.) and strolling down 13th Street with a pal. I'm sure he'll catch a bite or two with buddy Harry Jay Katz while here, as well. Stallone, of course, is in town to start shooting "Creed," the "Rocky" sequel starring Michael B. Jordan ("Friday Night Lights," "Fruitvale Station") as Adonis Creed, the grandson of the Italian Stallion's rival-turned-bestie, Apollo Creed (played by Carl Weathers in the original "Rocky," who was, alas, killed by Communism in the form of Dolph Lundgren 's Ivan Drago, in 1985's "Rocky IV")
December 9, 2014 |
SHOULD WE be on the lookout for actor Michael B. Jordan running up the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps? The young up-and-comer will be involved in quite a few more sightings around town as filming for "Creed," the "Rocky" sequel in which he is starring, alongside Sylvester Stallone , heats up. Jordan, who got rave reviews for his performance in "Fruitvale Station" and will star in the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot, hit up the Sixers' loss...