Category Archives: Real Hollywood Heroes

November 14, 2017

‘Stranger Things’ Star Comes Forward In Support Of Friend Corey Feldman

Actor Sean Astin says he “lived with a sense of dread” for his friend and fellow “Goonies” child star.

Sean Astin, who plays Bob “The Brain” Newby in Stranger Things 2 and Samwise Gamgee in Lord of the Rings, spoke out this week in sympathy for and support of his friend and Goonies co-star Corey Feldman, after Feldman revealed the names of two men he claims molested him as a child.

After years of trying to draw attention to what he describes as rampant pedophilia plaguing Hollywood, Feldman finally revealed the names last week of two of his alleged abusers. On The Dr. Oz Show last Thursday, Feldman said actor Jon Grissom was the first man to molest him when he was just a boy. Feldman also named former child talent manager Marty Weiss as one of the men who took advantage of him. On Monday, Feldman sat down with investigators to give them all the details. LAPD confirmed on Tuesday that they had opened an investigation into Feldman’s accusations.

In an at times raw and introspective article titled “Young Performers in Entertainment & The Abuse Conversation” published Monday on TwitLonger, Astin addresses the tragic toll pedophilia has taken on the lives of some child actors. In one section, Astin describes the changes he saw in Feldman as their professional careers began to take off:

While were filming Goonies it was obvious that he was having a rough time. We were friends and I tried to be as supportive as possible. Beyond, emotional affinity, it was impossible to figure out some other way of helping. He was a strong, confident, cocky kid, who was wise beyond his years. I lived with a sense of dread for him.

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November 3, 2017

Corey Feldman calls LAPD to out pedophiles during Dr. Oz appearance

Feldman has canceled a tour to focus on his campaign to out pedophiles that prey on child actors in Hollywood.

Corey Feldman called the LAPD to name the pedophiles he says targeted him and other child stars, such as Corey Haim, on Dr. Mehmet Oz’s show, sources tell us.

Feldman recently had a contentious interview on “Today” regarding a plan he has to name the accused pedophiles only after he raises $10 million online to make a film on the topic.

The mother of Haim, his late pal and co-star, publicly objected to the fundraising idea, saying, “He doesn’t need $10 million to do it.” But “Dr. Oz encouraged [Feldman] to call the LAPD again after child abuse claims. He revealed two new names,” an insider told Page Six.

Feldman tells Oz in an interview: “This guy on his ­MySpace page and his Facebook page has got pictures of me and Corey Haim. He still taunts it and flaunts it.” He then says in a clip on the phone to the LAPD, “I’m going to give you the names of everybody .?.?. everybody I’ve got knowledge of, and I would like you to start putting the pressure on all of them.”

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August 15, 2017

Scott Baio Calls Republicans ‘Worthless’ During Appearance on Tony Katz Today

Just once I want the Republican party to shut up … back the President [and] stop going after him on every single thing that he does.

Outspoken conservative and former star of “Happy Days,” Scott Baio is fed up with congressional Republicans, calling them ‘worthless’ and emphatically stating it’s time for the GOP to put aside personal politics and stand behind President Trump for the good of the country.

In an interview with WIBC host Tony Katz, Baio was especially critical of Republicans’ epic failure on ‘repeal and replace.’

Baio:

I don’t know how votes and how many bills the house has passed to repeal Obamacare, [but] they were all just a ruse to get votes. And I just personally believe that the Republican party and the Democrat party are one in the same.

…Paul Ryan, he’s just a RINO to me, so is Mitch McConnell. [And] I truly believe that the reason they don’t want to help President Trump is because if he succeeds, they all look like fools. So why would you want to help that guy? As opposed to saying, ‘Hey, this guy just gave us the House and the Senate, and we have so much power now. Let’s use it to show that Conservatism works.’ [But] they just can’t seem to get out of their own way. They don’t want [Trump] to succeed; they don’t like him.

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August 7, 2017

Frank Stallone on What It’s Like to Hang Out with Donald Trump

The musician talks to LifeZette about his career, his passion for life — and the late-night host who is a ‘disgrace’

Frank Stallone is “living the dream” at 67 years old. The man behind the Golden Globe-nominated song “Far from Over” is still putting his heart and soul into his music, performing live shows regularly and “plucking away” at instruments lying around his California home.

It must be something in the genes: Frank Stallone’s brother, Sylvester, is still starring in action movies at 71 years old, and their mother, at age 96, is still driving, working out, and learning social media platforms like Instagram.

“How many guys can sit back and say after 52 years, they’re out there, still playing and doing well?” Stallone told LifeZette in a telephone interview. “You’re still learning as you go along.”

Age has certainly not slowed down his passion. “I haven’t lost that desire,” he said about the creative process — and added with a laugh, “I just don’t like carrying my own equipment anymore.”

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July 28, 2017

Adam Carolla Testifies Before Congress, Says We Must End Campus Safe Spaces (Video)

“We’re the adults, and we need to act like it.” Refreshing words from a Hollywood celebrity!

Comparing college students to astronauts who spend too much time without gravity and lose their bone structure, Adam Carolla testified before Congress about the need to end campus safe spaces. He said college students must be exposed to opposing viewpoints and honest discussion, otherwise, they will lose their mental acuity. As an example, he said that when he co-hosted Loveline with Dr. Drew Pinsky, he toured the nation speaking at campuses, but that when he tried to do a speaking tour with Dennis Prager, he was told he couldn’t even speak at a local California State University campus. He argues that speakers should not need to get lawyers involved to allow for a marketplace of ideas for our students.

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July 3, 2017

Five of Hollywood’s Most Patriotic Celebrities

These artists are tireless in their support of the military and equally unapologetic about their love for America.

Honoring Old Glory. Enjoying the fireworks. Hosting picnics or cookouts for friends and family with burgers, hot dogs and apple pie. These are just a few of the ways that millions of Americans — including the rich and famous — will be celebrating America’s Independence Day.

While we don’t think of the rich and famous as being a pro-America bunch most of the time, there are a few among this group who show their patriotism unapologetically through their work and their charitable efforts.

Here’s a look at five of Hollywood’s most refreshingly patriotic celebrities — artists we can be sure will be making the most of America’s birthday on the Fourth of July and beyond.

1.) Gary Sinise. Most famous for his role in the movie “Forrest Gump” (1994) as Lieutenant Dan Taylor, Sinise has been supporting members of the military and veteran organizations in countless ways through the Gary Sinise Foundation, which he founded in 2011, and his music with the Lt. Dan Band.

The foundation helps build homes for wounded vets, while Sinise puts on free shows for military servicemen and women and their families with his band — he plays bass — and raises money for military causes.

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June 30, 2017

Jeff Bridges: ‘I’m Rooting for Trump to Do Well by Our Country’

“I’m rooting for him to do well by our country. I’m rooting for him as a human being to do the cool thing,” Bridges said.

Jeff Bridges played a president in “The Contender,” a political flick released nearly two decades ago in the wake of President Bill Clinton’s White House scandals.

But when it comes to critiquing the role of today’s real-life president, Bridges is a lot more laid back than some of his fellow celebrities. How would The Dude, the character he played in “The Big Lebowski,” handle things?

He likely wouldn’t be dangling a severed head in the likeness of President Donald Trump, as comedian Kathy Griffin came under fire for. Neither would The Dude joke about killing the president as Johnny Depp recently did. Griffin and Depp later apologized.

“Everybody has something different and unique to contribute to society and with different ways of doing it,” Bridges said in an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press, after taking part on a panel focused on child hunger at a meeting of the Western Governors Association in Whitefish, Montana.

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June 24, 2017

Sammy Hagar: ‘Crazy’ Opposition Won’t Give Trump a Chance to Lead

Rock icon Sammy “The Red Rocker” Hagar says the amount of “crazy” political opposition to President Donald Trump has so far stopped him from being able to lead.

Asked in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, what grade would he give Trump, Hagar said: “I don’t think you can grade him yet, because the poor guy can’t get anything done.”

“The opposition has become so crazy that they’re not gonna even give him a chance. I’d like to see him have a chance. He’s the president of the United States, and without getting any changes he ain’t helping us,” Hagar continued. “So maybe he makes some changes that don’t work, and then maybe the next guy will come in and say, ‘That didn’t work, I’ll do it this way.’ Because I don’t think anybody knows what the fuck they’re doing out there right now.”

A month before Americans voted Trump president, the former Van Halen frontman told Yahoo! Music that he liked the way Trump “busts people’s balls and says things that are politically incorrect.”

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May 23, 2017

‘I worry the world will forget how to make love’: Model-turned-activist Pamela Anderson declares herself an ‘anti-feminist’ and says ‘men and women have different roles to play’

‘I obviously believe in treating people equally, but men and women are different for a reason, with very important roles to play,’ she explained.

She’s the former Playboy model best known for her role on TV’s Baywatch.

And Pamela Anderson is bucking the celebrity trend of declaring herself a ‘feminist’.

In an interview with Stellar, the 49-year-old discussed her concerns over gender roles as people become more ‘androgynous’.

‘Men get weaker in an authoritarian environment; they don’t need to be as manly. And women are working… who’s watching the kids? I may get some heat for this, but I consider myself an “anti-feminist”,’ she said.

Pamela revealed she didn’t do much acting after giving birth to her sons Brandon Thomas, 20, and Dylan Jagger, 19.

She shares her two children with ex husband, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee.

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April 23, 2017

Clint Eastwood to Direct Film on Heroes Who Stopped Train Attack in Paris

If we learned anything from American Sniper, we know Eastwood does not care about being politically correct. We’re looking forward to another inspiring telling of American heroism.

Hollywood Director Clint Eastwood thrives on displaying patriotism on the big screen. His 2014 hit American Sniper, which told the story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who is credited with the most kills of any U.S. sniper, earned several Oscar nominations.

Eastwood is now prepared to direct a film about another crop of courageous Americans: the three young men who stopped a terror attack on a train in Paris, France. On August 21, 2015, friends Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone jumped into action to subdue a terrorist who was armed with an AK-47. The heroes expounded on their quick thinking in the book “15:17 To Paris: The True Story Of A Terrorist, A Train, And Three American Heroes.” Thanks to Eastwood it will now be turned into a movie.

Skarlatos and his buddies posted the following photo on Instagram with the famed director, along with a touching message.

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