Elton John says that Richard Gere and Sylvester Stallone fought against Princess Diana

It was during a dinner after his separation from King Charles.


Fresh out of her husband separation King Charles (Prince Charles), Princess Diana found itself unexpectedly in the center of a hand fight that bursts between two of the biggest names in Hollywood. The drama between Richard Gere and Sylvester Stallone took place during a dinner organized by Elton John , who wrote on the altercation in his memoirs of 2019. And it was not the first time that the two actors have been doing scorched in the wrong direction . Read the rest to discover what happened when the stars competed for Diana's attention and how their quarrel initially started.

Read this then: Michael Jackson said Prince was "mean and nasty" for him .

Stallone and Gere have disagreed for decades.

Sylvester Stallone in 1979
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The animosity between Gere and Stallone dates back to the beginning of their respective careers, when the two were sunk in the 1974 nostalgia film The lords of Flatbush . In an interview of 2006 with Ain'T it cool News, Stallone told the tension With his co-star from the start, describing him as "completely in character and impossible to manage" because he played a young member of a Brooklyn motorcycle gang of the 1950s. The Rocky Star continued to say that, one day during the shooting, he had slipped into the rear seat of a car in search of a warm place to eat his lunch when Gere joined him with half a-noise, who sank on the actor's thigh. This led to an altercation between the two, encouraging the studio to let go. AE0FCC31AE342FD3A1346EBB1F342FCB

"The director had to make a choice: one of us had to go there, one of us had to stay," said Stallone. "Richard has received his walking papers and to date does not seriously hate me."

They clashed on Diana 20 years later.

Elton John and Richard Gere in 2005
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Although the two would never work together, it would hardly be the last they saw each other, while the two rose to become Hollywood's head men in the years that followed. John writes in Me that they found themselves face to face when he, then marking Disney The Lion King ,, invited both to a dinner For the president of Disney Jeffrey Katzenberg - One that Princess Diana was also assisted. This time, it was the head of sending Stallone packaging while he was instantly struck with the Royal, according to John.

"The most special scene has developed," reads the book. "Immediately, Richard Gere and Diana seemed very taken with each other. She was separated from Prince Charles at this stage, and Richard had just broken up with Cindy Crawford , and they ended up sitting on the ground in front of the fireplace together, locked in a delighted conversation. ""

John continues by saying that Stallone was visibly unhappy with the situation, leading him to speculate that the star had arrived "with the express intention of picking up Diana, only to find his plans for the ruined evening unexpectedly". A short time later, John's partner David Meubler I found the two actors preparing for another fight - this time in favor of Diana. While the group managed to sit for dinner, Stallone finally left a breath when the flirt resumed.

"" I would never have come, "he slammed, because David and I will show him to the door," if I had known the prince [explanive] charming was going to be here "", writes John. "Then he added:" If I wanted, I would have taken it! ""

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Another account that the actors fight for a different woman.

Cindy Crawford in 1996
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While John de John's account put a new tour of things, at the time, the quarrel of the stars would be on another high level woman: the mannequin of Gere, the model Crawford. According to an 1995 Squire article on The famous breakup , Gere had supposed to grow: "I heard that you slept with my wife" in Stallone, who would call the accusation " The weird thing I have already lived, "according to Weekly entertainment . Crawford would comment later in an interview that "Stallone could have said something to provoke Richard . ""

Stallone denied John's story.

Sylvester Stallone in 2022
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Asked about the history of Princess Diana on Instagram, Stallone called the version of John's events "[T] otal BS for him to sell books" US Weekly reported . But Stallone did not deny much else about the lost love between him and Gere, he even said that it is not a new cool that the A pretty woman Star holds him responsible for a certain urban legend linked to rodents. "He even thinks that I am the individual responsible for the rumor of Gerbil," he said in 2006. "Not true ... but it is rumor."


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