Let Them Eat Fruit

Meanwhile, sources tell us that Sly Stallone plans to ask for $25 million --plus 25% ownership-- of "Rocky V," which is in the talking stage at UA/MGM.

Honchos Lee Rich (UA/MGM) and Tony Thomopolous (UA) met in recent days with producers Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler to begin planning "V," sources said. It's supposedly the budget that's the hot topic, since Stallone's price could jolt it to around $50 million.

But, hey, such a figure won't startle Sly-watchers. Word from sources at Carolco, producer of "Rambo III," say it's already up to $53 million. That's a lot of bananas.

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