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Sylvester Stallone changed The Expendables because of Terry Crews' performance. You can't have Terry Crews in your film and not utilize his talents! Sylvester Stallone learned that lesson during production on The Expendables. According to Crews, who stopped by PeopleTV's Couch Surfing to look back on past roles, the scene of Hale Caesar, his character, running through the tunnels was never in the original script. "When I was on that movie, I wasn't getting a lot of light and they kept changing the script and I just kept disappearing," the actor said. "I was like, 'You know what, I'm gonna mail it in. I'm gonna say my lines and go home. I wanna get out of here.' And something told me, 'Terry, this is an opportunity of a lifetime. You have this chance to make history.'" So, Crews showed up to work to say what few lines he had at the time with all the "gusto" he could muster, and it made an impact. "All of a sudden, Sly's like, 'You know what, I like that. Wait a second right here. Wait a second right here. I'm gonna change the movie!'" Crews said. "And he re-wrote the movie." (Entertainment Weekly)

Daniel Craig skips Italian dinner to stick with his 'Bond diet'. James Bond actor Daniel Craig stopped by Patsy's Italian Restaurant to celebrate the award-winning "Green Book" on Wednesday. Craig stopped in to support the film but made a polite exit before chicken Marsala and pasta dishes were served. Craig's currently maintaining a diet for his final appearance as Bond in 2020. At the event were director Peter Farrelly and stars Viggo Mortensen and Linda Cardellini, as well as Danny Aiello and Tony Lo Bianco. (PageSix)

A Coming to America Sequel Starring Eddie Murphy Is Officially Happening. Eddie Murphy is returning to his rightful place on the throne. On Friday, Deadline announced that the actor will reprise his role as Prince Akeem in the sequel to Coming to America. In a statement, the actor told the outlet, "After many years of anticipation, I'm thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward... We've assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just did an amazing job on Dolemite, and I'm looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen." In other exciting news, Kenya Barris, who is the creator of the show Black-ish, will be writing the screenplay. For those who need a refresher on what the 1988 blockbuster is about, Murphy plays an African prince who hopes to find a wife in the United States. However, since he is a prince he must go undercover in Queens to meet the woman of his dreams. The past few months are proving to be a whirlwind of exciting events for the 57-year-old. In November, the star and his fiancee Paige Butcher welcomed their second child together, Max Charles Murphy. Their bundle of joy joined big sister Izzy Oona Murphy in the Murphy-Butcher household just in time for the holiday season. The family-of-four later reunited with the rest of the Murphy kids to celebrate and take a family portrait of all 10 of Eddie's kids. Bella Zahra, Zola Ivy, Shayne Audra, Miles Mitchell and Bria Murphy, who were born out of his marriage to Nicole Murphy, were present, in addition to his daughter with Mel B, Angel Iris Murphy Brown. Not to forget, Murphy's firstborn, son Eric Murphy with ex Paulette McNeely, as well as son Christian Murphy with ex-girlfriend Tamara Hood. And, Murphy and Butcher are currently engaged! Murphy proposed to the model in September, just months before their son arrived. (Eonline)

Irony in Hollywood grows as #MeToo movement continues. As Hollywood continues to reel from #MeToo scandals, one film pro recently quipped to Page Six, "There's irony everywhere" in showbiz. The studio exec mused about "the irony of a film I worked on years ago -- 'Consenting Adults,' starring Kevin Spacey!" Spacey just pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of indecent assault and battery stemming from an alleged 2016 incident involving a then-18-year-old Nantucket busboy. The 1992 movie by "All the President's Men" director Alan J. Pakula starred Spacey with Kevin Kline and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. It was distributed by Disney's now-defunct Buena Vista label. (PageSix)

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