Category Archives: Real Hollywood Heroes

January 30, 2018

Tim Allen joins docudrama taking down PC culture

In a movie clip released to The Post, Allen joins a roundtable discussion with fellow comedians about how the PC culture is hurting comedy.

Actor Tim Allen has joined the cast of new movie aimed at disrupting the liberal and PC culture in Hollywood, on college campuses and in comedy.

Allen’s “Last Man Standing” sitcom was canceled last year and outraged fans believe ABC pulled the plug because the family comedy highlighted conservative values. ABC denied it was over politics.

Allen has signed onto the docudrama “No Safe Spaces” that’s expected to hit theaters in the fall.

Fellow comedian Adam Carolla and conservative radio show host Dennis Prager are making the movie to promote free speech at a time they say the entertainment industry, media and college campuses too often shut down or blackball controversial viewpoints.

“Nothing kills comedy quite like people who are constantly offended,” Carolla told the Post. “It’s impossible to be funny if we’re not allowed to poke fun at each other and that’s what’s happening with a new generation of people who seem to be offended for a living.

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December 30, 2017

Corey Feldman ‘Shattered’ Over Lack of Support from Peers in Wake of Abuse Claims (Video)

“I guarantee you that there were other kids that had these experiences. They need to stand up and use their voice,” he explains. “There are producers that know about things that happened on their sets, or agents who know things about their clients, and actresses and actors themselves—it’s time to use our voices.”

With an intimate TV movie about the sexual abuse he experienced as a child actor set to premiere on Jan. 6 on Lifetime, Corey Feldman is hoping to raise awareness about what he and his late best friend, Corey Haim, experienced as young movie stars at the mercy of powerful entertainment executives.

The 46-year-old has been outspoken about the trauma he and Haim faced during their rise as heartthrobs in the late 1980s, penning a 2013 memoir, Coreyography, and helping to produce the Lifetime movie, A Tale of Two Coreys. But Feldman says there is still more to the story, and he is currently raising money to fund his own documentary to shed light on alleged sexual abusers in Hollywood.

“People are finally listening and there’s a movement happening,” Feldman tells PEOPLE. “This is your chance for redemption, but also a chance to have justice served not only for Corey and I, but for the rest of the world. There are still kids out there who are being victimized.”

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December 25, 2017

Actress inspires students to value the Constitution (Video)

Actress Janine Turner talks about how her Fort Worth upbringing shaped her love of the Constitution and why she decided to start the Constituting America non-profit.

Actress and “Fort Worth girl” Janine Turner loves the U.S. Constitution so much that she started a nonprofit foundation to educate Americans about the rights and freedoms that document guarantees.

On a cold December day in front of Southlake Town Hall, Turner posed for photos and presented awards on behalf of her foundation, Constituting America, to local students and a teacher.

“It’s an amazing document that some people want to throw out, but if there’s something you don’t like about the government, you can actually amend the Constitution,” Turner said. “People have forgotten they have the power to make that kind of change.”

Turner, an Emmy-nominated actress best-known for the ’90s hit “Northern Exposure,” still acts but devotes much of her time to educating others about the Constitution and raising her daughter, Juliette Turner, who is the executive director of the foundation.

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November 28, 2017

Denzel Washington: Don’t ‘Blame The System’ For Black Incarceration, It ‘Starts At Home’

“If a young man doesn’t have a father figure, he’ll go find a father figure.”

Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington says you “can’t blame the system” when it comes to black incarceration, but instead we should look at the home first, specifically the epidemic of fatherlessness in the African American community.

“If a young man doesn’t have a father figure, he’ll go find a father figure,” stated Washington.

Speaking to reporters at the New York premiere for his new film, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” Washington explained that the film centering around a Los Angeles criminal court system has not made him more cynical about the “prison-industrial complex.”

“It starts at the home,” said the Oscar winner. “It starts at home.”

“It starts with how you raise your children,” he expounded. “If a young man doesn’t have a father figure, he’ll go find a father figure.”

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November 26, 2017

Mel Gibson Weighs In On Hollywood Scandals

“Things got shaken up a little bit and there is a lot of light being thrown into places where there were shadows …”

Mel Gibson is making a big comeback after his decade-long quasi-exile from Hollywood prompted by a series of troubling reports about the star’s behavior. While promoting his new comedy, “Daddy’s Home 2,” in the U.K., Gibson offered some carefully worded thoughts on the wave of allegations sweeping through Hollywood.

The allegations coming to light, said Gibson, are “painful” but that pain is a “precursor to change.”

“Things got shaken up a little bit and there is a lot of light being thrown into places where there were shadows and that is kind of healthy,” said the actor, The Guardian reports. “It’s painful, but I think pain is a precursor to change.”

Gibson is referencing the dozens of sexual misconduct allegations that continue to stream out of Hollywood seemingly daily since the New York Times’ first bombshell report on a number of allegations of sexual harassment and assault against megaproducer Harvey Weinstein. Along with Weinstein, who has now been accused by over 50 women of some form of sexual misconduct, actor Kevin Spacey has been accused by several men — including Richard Dreyfuss’ son — of similar offenses. Director Brett Ratner is also among the number of Hollywood power players facing sexual allegations.

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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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