The sad news of Jackie Stallone’s death was all over yesterday morning.
…and so were photos of someone who was NOT Jackie Stallone.
We got it wrong too, but The WOW Report wasn’t alone; the BBC, The Sun, Mirror, The Star, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and others, all used a similar shots from the same event.
The photo the agency we use, Avalon, had the picture above captioned;
“Jackie Stallone at arrivals for THE EXPENDABLES 3 Premiere, TCL Chinese 6 Theatres (formerly Grauman’s), Los Angeles, CA August 11, 2014. Photo By: Dee Cercone”
But that’s not Jackie.
Mama Stallone was NOT at the movie premiere, but Ivone Weldon was. Her son, Les Weldon, was a producer on the film.
Ivone’s moment on the red carpet had her being misidentified as Jackie on several picture agency websites back in 2014. For some reason those images were left up on the sites, because the mistake was caught back then. 2014 was only 6 years ago, but seems like an eternity in today’s world. Barack Obama was president… sigh.
I marveled in a caption that, Jackie was 92 in the photo. We all should have known better. We put WAY too much faith in Hollywood plastic surgeons, it seems. NO ONE looks THAT good at 92. (Except for the legendary Mamie Van Doren, who will be 90 next year. She’s a contender. And Jane Fonda.)
Our apologies, Jackie. #RIP
(Photos, Avalon, YouTube; via HuffPo)