It was widely reported this woman was Jackie Stallone (Getty Images)
The only problem? Well, it wasn't Jackie Stallone at all.
After Sly caught a report on "Access Hollywood" about the premiere of his latest movie — and "his mother" was featured prominently in the red carpet coverage — he called the TV show to set the record straight, saying that the nonagenarian who gave birth to him didn't attend the premiere in the first place. So how did the mix up happen? It apparently traces back to a photo agency misidentifying the woman as Sly's senior citizen mom — and other photo groups followed suit. The woman — whose name is Ivone Weldon — was first thought to be an imposter who crashed the premiere and told everyone that she was Jackie. However, she was actually a guest at the premiere and attended with a group of about six people. Little is known about Weldon otherwise, but she does have a Facebook profile and there's not a single Stallone among her 77 friends.
Sly with the real Jackie in 2006 (Getty Images)
Sly with his family at the L.A. premiere on Aug. 9 (Getty Images)
In addition to predicting the future based on the buttocks, she's had some other interesting jobs. "I have been a circus aerialist, a Broadway show girl, a Radio City Music Hall 'Rockette,' a beautician, author, host of my own sports show featuring my fabulous wrestlers 'The Glow Girls,' and my boxers, 'Stallones' Knockouts,'" according to her site.
"The Expendables 2" opened over the weekend and quickly grabbed the top spot at the box office. It features Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jason Statham, and other action stars kicking butt and taking names.
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