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'The Expendables' premiere puts some Stallone-style action back in Hollywood [Updated]

August 4, 2010 |  9:55 am


With an uncredited cameo appearance in "The Expendables," Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger skipped the red carpet but did attend the Tuesday premiere of the film, which might be 2010's big end-of-summer hit, according to the Big Picture's Patrick Goldstein.

Charisma Carpenter at The Expendables premiere "It sounds as if men everywhere are having what you might call mangasms over the film," Goldstein said recently. And really, what's not to love, with action stars of a certain age -- think Sylvester Stallone, Steve Austin, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham and Terry Crews -- showing up to tangle on the big screen, and mingle on the red carpet outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Also among those on hand for the premiere: Ling Bai; Mickey Rourke with girlfriend Anastasia Makarenko; Rumer Willis with her dad Bruce Willis; Jennifer Flavin with hubby Sly and their three daughters; Christa Campbell; Eric Roberts; and Charisma Carpenter, of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" fame.

Also spotted: actor Jon Huertas, the ubiquitous Kellan Lutz -- and members of the SEIU, out to protest the no-show governor's ordering of furloughs until a state budget is signed.

Click the pic of Charisma at right to launch a photo gallery of red carpet arrivals from "The Expendables" premiere. The film, an action thriller about a band of mercenaries on a mission, opens Aug. 13 in U.S. theaters.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

[For the record, 11:40 a.m.: A previous version of this post said Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger did not attend the premiere. Though he didn't walk the red carpet, Schwarzenegger was present. Updated at 10:25 a.m.: A previous version of this post said Willis' role in the film was uncredited; he is in fact credited.]

Top photo: Sylvester Stallone, top, with his wife, Jennifer Flavin, and their daughters at "The Expendables" premiere on Tuesday. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press

Bottom photo: Charisma Carpenter on the red carpet. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press

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