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Hulk Hogan Sues Gawker Again, This Time Over Alleged Racist Comments

2 May 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fresh off his $140 million judgement against Gawker, Hulk Hogan is going back for more with a new lawsuit filed Monday. In a new suit filed in Florida, Hogan alleges that Michael “Cowhead” Calta and Matthew “Spice Boy” Christian Loyd, both employees of Cox Radio, and talent agent Tony Burton sent a DVD of Hogan’s sex tape to Gawker. He goes on to allege that the Cox employees and Burton tried to extort $1 million from him. “Davidson, representing and acting on behalf of and in concert with the Extortionists, also told Plaintiff’s counsel that the Extortionists … arranged for the 30 Minute. »

- Joe Otterson

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Oscars In Memoriam Snubs Incude Abe Vigoda, Tony Burton, Uggie the Dog (Video)

28 February 2016 8:48 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Dave Grohl sang a moving rendition of “Blackbird” along with the yearly In Memoriam tribute at the 2016 Academy Awards, and just like always, some names were left off the list. “The Godfather” star Abe Vigoda, “Rocky” star Tony Burton and Uggie, the dog star of Best Picture Oscar winner “The Artist,” were just a few who were not included. Also Read: Oscars: The Complete Winners List (Updating Live) While the montage paid tribute to various figures in the entertainment industry, including high profile actors David Bowie and Alan Rickman, they also left off such influential figures as French New Wave director. »

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Tony Burton: Trainer Duke in Rocky Movies, Dies at 78 and Twitter Mourns his Loss

27 February 2016 8:24 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Tony Burton, who played the tough-talking boxing trainer Duke in six of the “Rocky” movies with Sylvester Stallone, died on Thursday in a California hospital, his family said. He was 78. The cause was complications of pneumonia, Aurelian Burton, his wife of 36 years, said. She said her husband had been in and out of the hospital recently while struggling with various ailments, including a bladder infection and adverse reactions to a cholesterol medicine. He had also been falling, she said. Mr. Burton’s daughter, Juanita, said he was suffering from dementia. While Burton initially played Creed’s trainer, he later trained

Tony Burton: Trainer Duke in Rocky Movies, Dies at 78 and Twitter Mourns his Loss »

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Rocky's Tony Burton Dead at 78: Sylvester Stallone Remembers His Onscreen Trainer With Sweet Instagram

26 February 2016 3:38 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

"You're gonna have to go through hell, worse than any nightmare you've ever dreamed. But when it's over, I know you'll be the one standing. You know what you have to do. Do it." That was just one of the many inspiring lines spoken by Tony Burton while portraying his memorable role as Tony "Duke" Evers in the iconic Rocky franchise, and his work will continue to live on in the hearts of his fans as we mourn his death. Sylvester Stallone took to Instagram to share a throwback photo of himself with Burton from the movie, with the message, "Tony Burton who played the character of Duke brilliantly in all six Rocky movies… Rest in peace." Burton, who played a boxing »

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Lennie Baker, Sha Na Na Singer and Saxophone Player, Dies at 69

26 February 2016 2:43 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Leonard “Lennie” Baker, a member of the band Sha Na Na, died on Wednesday at the age of 69. The musician’s nephew, David Baker, confirmed the news with an online obituary. “Lennie was a people person,” the obit reads. “He had many friends and truly enjoyed time spent with all of them. His generosity was abundant. He was always willing to share all he had with friends and family. Lennie also adored the three Jack Russell Terriers that he raised over the years, Lucy, Tessa and Jill.” Also read: Tony Burton, 'Rocky' Actor, Dies at 78 Baker was best known as a vocalist. »

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Tony Burton, Duke in 'Rocky', Passes Away at 78

26 February 2016 2:40 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Tony Burton, who played the boxing trainer Tony "Duke" Evers in the long-running Rocky movie franchise, passed away in Los Angeles earlier today, at the age of 78. M Live confirmed the actor's death with his sister, Loretta "Peaches" Kelly. His sister revealed that the actor had been hospitalized several times over the past year, but he was never officially diagnosed with any illness at the time of his death. Due to his health, the actor was never able to see the Rocky spinoff Creed.

Tony Burton was born March 23, 1937 in Flint, Michigan, USA, and long before he portrayed Apollo Creed's (Carl Weathers) trainer Duke in all six Rocky movies, the actor was a boxer himself. Tony Burton won two Flint Golden Gloves trophies in the light heavyweight division in 1955 and 1957, after excelling in football and baseball for Flint Northern High School. He went on to box professionally, with a 16-3 professional boxing record, »

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Sylvester Stallone Pays Tribute to Late ‘Rocky’ Co-Star Tony Burton

26 February 2016 2:28 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sylvester Stallone has expressed his grief at the loss of his former “Rocky” co-star Tony Burton. “Tony Burton who played the character of Duke brilliantly in all six Rocky movies… Rest in peace,” Stallone posted on Instagram, along with a photo of himself, Burton, and Carl Weathers. Burton, the actor who played Apollo Creed’s and later Rocky Balboa’s boxing trainer Tony “Duke” Evers, died on Thursday. He was 78. Also Read: Tony Burton, 'Rocky' Actor, Dies at 78 The former football player and boxer appeared alongside Stallone and Weathers in the first six films of the hit franchise as Apollo Creed’s trainer. »

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'Rocky' Actor Tony Burton Passes Away at 78

26 February 2016 11:06 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Actor Tony Burton, who is perhaps best known for his role as Duke in the Rocky series has passed away, TheWrap is reporting. The actor was 78 years old.

Apart from the character of Paulie, Duke was one of those characters who managed to find his way into each of the original six Rocky films, first as Apollo Creed's trainer, and then as Rocky's.

Check out one of my favorite scenes for the character from 2005's Rocky Balboa.

There has been no comment on what Burton passed away from, but regardless, Hollywood has lost a great talent. May he rest in peace.

Rest in Peace, Tony https://t.co/l9pzR65eCc

— MGM Studios (@MGM_Studios) February 26, 2016

Source: TheWrap

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‘Rocky’ Actor Tony Burton Dies at 78

26 February 2016 10:48 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tony Burton, best know for his role as Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed’s trainer in the “Rocky” films, died on Thursday night. He was 78.

His cause of death has not been disclosed, but his sister, Loretta Kelly, told the Michigan news site MLive that he had been hospitalized several times in the last year.

Burton played Tony “Duke” Evers alongside Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers in the franchise’s first six films. He retired from acting in 2007, the year after his final “Rocky” movie, “Rocky Balboa,” was released.

Weathers confirmed Burton’s death Thursday night on Twitter.

“Sad news. Rip Tony Burton. His intensity and talent helped make the Rocky movies successful,” he wrote.

@E_Woodyard @TheSlyStallone Sad news. Rip Tony Burton. His intensity and talent helped make the Rocky movies successful. #BePeace

Carl Weathers (@TheCarlWeathers) February 26, 2016

MGM, the studio behind the “Rocky” films, also paid tribute to Burton, »

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Tony Burton’s Most Inspirational ‘Rocky’ Scenes (Videos)

26 February 2016 9:06 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Tony Burton may not have been a main character in the “Rocky” franchise, but his scenes packed as much of a punch as any of his co-stars. The former boxer and actor best known for playing Apollo Creed and Rocky Balboa’s trainer Duke Evers in the “Rocky” franchise, passed away at the age of 78 on Thursday. In honor of his life and career, TheWrap looks back on some of the scenes from the iconic franchise that still give us goosebumps. Also Read: Tony Burton, 'Rocky' Actor, Dies at 78 Burton was right there in the thick of the action for some of the. »

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Tony Burton, ‘Rocky’ Actor, Dies At 78

26 February 2016 8:40 AM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Tony Burton, the actor who appeared in the first six Rocky movies, has died. He was 78. Tony Burton Dead At 78 Burton passed away in California Thursday afternoon, his sister, Loretta “Peaches” Kelley, told MLive. Kelley revealed that there is no official cause of death yet, and that Burton had been in and out of […]

The post Tony Burton, ‘Rocky’ Actor, Dies At 78 appeared first on uInterview. »

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Rip, Tony Burton, who gave great speech as Duke in the 'Rocky' films

26 February 2016 8:31 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Tony Burton was never the star of any of the Rocky films. He didn't get nominated for awards, didn't appear on the posters, and his character, Apollo Creed corner man Tony "Duke" Evers, wasn't even the most famous trainer of the series. (That would be either Burgess Meredith's Mickey, or, if we're counting Creed, Rocky himself.) But what Burton, who has died at the age of 78, gave the franchise was simple: Great, chill-inducing speeches, time after time after time. Sometimes, they could be quiet yet forceful, like his failed attempt to talk Apollo out of a Balboa rematch in Rocky II: or his pep talk to Rocky as the two men prepared to avenge Apollo's death at the hands of Ivan Drago: But when Burton had to crank up the volume, like Duke's adrenalized response to Rocky finally cutting the big Russian, holy cow: And then, of course, »

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Tony Burton Dies: ‘Rocky’ Star Was 78

26 February 2016 7:59 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Tony Burton, who starred as Apollo Creed’s trainer Duke in the Rocky franchise, has died. The Flint, Michigan, native died Thursday in California, his sister Loretta Kelley told Michigan news site MLive. He was 78. The cause of death is not known, but Kelly told MLive he had been in and out of the hospital the past year with no official diagnosis. Because of his ill health, Kelley told the news site Burton was unable to see the film Creed, centered on the son of Rocky’s… »

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Tony Burton Dies: ‘Rocky’ Star Was 78

26 February 2016 7:59 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Tony Burton, who starred as Apollo Creed’s trainer Duke in the Rocky franchise, has died. The Flint, Michigan, native died Thursday in California, his sister Loretta Kelley told Michigan news site MLive. He was 78. The cause of death is not known, but Kelly told MLive he had been in and out of the hospital the past year with no official diagnosis. Because of his ill health, Kelley told the news site Burton was unable to see the film Creed, centered on the son of Rocky’s… »

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Rip Tony Burton: ‘Rocky’ actor passes away aged 78

26 February 2016 7:51 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Tony Burton, the actor who starred in six of the Rocky movies opposite Sylvester Stallone, has died at the age of 78. The cause of Burton’s death isn’t known.

As well as the Rocky films, Burton also had roles in The A-Team, NYPD Blue, Kojak, The Shining, Stir Crazy and Twin Peaks.

Burton played the role Tony “Duke” Evers, who trained both Rocky and Apollo Creed.

Carl Weathers, who appeared in the first four Rocky films as Apollo Creed, tweeted: “Sad news. Rip Tony Burton. His intensity and talent helped make the Rocky movies successful.”

Rest In Peace Duke.

The post Rip Tony Burton: ‘Rocky’ actor passes away aged 78 appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

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Rocky Co-Star Tony Burton Dies At Age 78

26 February 2016 6:59 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It’s always sad when an actor we spent a lot of time with passes away. Often, it’s the big movie stars that we remember most. But sometimes, it’s the character actors in the background, who were always there, that we find ourselves missing when they’re gone. Tony Burton played the role of Duke through the first six movies about Rocky Balboa. He died yesterday at the age of 78. Tony Burton is credited with nearly 90 film roles dating back to 1974 but he’s probably best known for his role as the friend and trainer of Apollo Creed, Duke Evers, starting with the first Rocky film in 1976 and running all the way until Rocky Balboa in 2006. Burton retired from acting shortly after. A native of Flint, Michigan, his death was reported by mlive.com. While Burton had apparently been in failing health for »

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Rocky Actor Tony Burton Dead at 78

26 February 2016 5:40 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Tony Burton, the former boxer best known for playing Apollo Creed's trainer "Duke" in the Rocky franchise, has died. He was 78. Burton, also a former football player, appeared in the first six Rocky movies alongside Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers. Weathers responded to the news, which was confirmed by Burton's younger sister Loretta Kelley, late Thursday with a heartfelt tweet. "@E_Woodyard @TheSlyStallone Sad news. Rip Tony Burton. His intensity and talent helped make the Rocky movies successful. #BePeace," he posted. Kelley told MLive.com that her brother had been in and out of the hospital over the past year but never received an official diagnosis. Because of his poor health »

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'Rocky' Star Tony Burton -- Apollo Creed's Trainer Dead at 78

26 February 2016 3:39 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Tony Burton, one of only a handful of actors to appear in the 1st 6 installments of the 'Rocky' franchise, has died. Burton played Duke, Apollo Creed's trainer, and also trained Rocky in the 4th movie. Prior to acting Burton was himself a professional light heavyweight boxer and football player.  Burton was apparently ill and unable to see 'Creed.' The actor also starred in "The Shining" and "Stir Crazy." 'Rocky' co-star »

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Rocky Actor Tony Burton Dead at 78

25 February 2016 10:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Tony Burton, who starred as Tony "Duke" Evers in Rocky, has died. He was 78. Burton's co-star Carl Weathers confirmed the news in a tweet on Thursday. "E_Woodyard @TheSlyStallone Sad news. Rip Tony Burton. His intensity and talent helped make the Rocky movies successful. #BePeace," Weathers wrote on Twitter. @E_Woodyard @TheSlyStallone Sad news. Rip Tony Burton. His intensity and talent helped make the Rocky movies successful. #BePeace— Carl Weathers (@TheCarlWeathers) February 26, 2016 According to MLIve, Burton's younger sister Loretta Kelley also confirmed the news and said that the actor had intermittently spent time in the hospital over the last year, »

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Rocky Actor Tony Burton Dead at 78

25 February 2016 10:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Tony Burton, who starred as Tony "Duke" Evers in Rocky, has died. He was 78. Burton's co-star Carl Weathers confirmed the news in a tweet on Thursday. "E_Woodyard @TheSlyStallone Sad news. Rip Tony Burton. His intensity and talent helped make the Rocky movies successful. #BePeace," Weathers wrote on Twitter. @E_Woodyard @TheSlyStallone Sad news. Rip Tony Burton. His intensity and talent helped make the Rocky movies successful. #BePeace— Carl Weathers (@TheCarlWeathers) February 26, 2016 According to MLIve, Burton's younger sister Loretta Kelley also confirmed the news and said that the actor had intermittently spent time in the hospital over the last year, »

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