‘Chuck’ movie debuts as real-life ‘Rocky’ joins NJ Hall of Fame
The real-life Rocky, Chuck Wepner, joins the New Jersey Hall of Fame on the same weekend that a movie about him hits theaters. Liev Schreiber (who stars on Showtime's drama, 'Ray Donovan') plays the heavyweight boxer from Bayonne.
Chuck co-stars Naomi Watts, Ron Perlman, Elisabeth Moss and Jim Gaffigan. It's in limited release for now, with screenings in Philadelphia and Manhattan. Wepner went 15 rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali and later had to adjust to the fickleness of fame.
Also among this year's NJ Hall of Fame class are Ray Liotta and Kelly Ripa. The Induction Ceremony is Sunday in Asbury Park at Convention Hall.
Proud Jersey Girl Erin Vogt’s first reporting gig involved her Fisher Price tape recorder. As a wife and momma of two kiddies, she firmly believes that life’s too short to drink bad coffee. A fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma, in no particular order.