Category Archives: Real Hollywood Heroes

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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March 21, 2017

A Real Hollywood Hero is Recognized – The Army’s Highest Award for a a Civilian

To get right to it, Gary Sinise has been selected for the Association of the United States Army’s highest award for public service, the George Catlett Marshall Medal. This award is highly deserved as Mr. Sinise has been unsparing of himself in his devotion to the military and its veterans. Read about just a few of the things he does on a daily basis.

There are still some celebrities who do right by the rest of us — including this dedicated man

Actor Gary Sinise is a well-known celebrity within the military community — and for good reason. His name has become synonymous with supporting the troops.

I’ve traveled across the United States, around the world, and back again. I made stops in several USO facilities along the way to find some refuge from the often-long travels. These facilities have a very welcoming vibe and are often a beacon of light for weary service members as they head to some very rough places in the world. The atmosphere is reminiscent of visiting a hometown after a long absence.

The volunteers of the USO seem to always be happy to greet the visitors that enter through the doors. Upon arrival, those associated with the military are offered snacks and refreshments.

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January 28, 2017

Jeff Bridges Urges Cooperation in Trump Era: ‘Give a Little Space for Something Beautiful to Bloom’

Jeff Bridges has a message for all Americans now that the election is over and Donald Trump is the country’s 45th President: it is okay to have strong opinions, one way or the other, but “this aggression will not stand.”

In an interview with CNN Money published Thursday, the 67-year-old Big Lebowski star urged Americans to “put a check” on all of the aggression that’s happened in the wake of Trump’s presidential victory, and come together to find a way to move forward.

“We point fingers at people, we point fingers at [Donald] Trump, he points fingers at people. How are we going to come together and realize that we’re on this little dust spec in space, you know?” Bridges told CNN. “Things are finite here, you know. How are we going to work together to make the most beautiful existence that we can, you know?”

Among the things that Bridges urges people to put an end to is “being so sure that Trump is an a**hole and that he’s going to be terrible.”

“You can have very strong opinions, but to go after this peace and this beauty that we’re after I think we gotta show up and give a little space for something beautiful to bloom out of it,” he said.

“As the Dude might say, ‘this aggression will not stand,’” he added.

Bridges appears to have done his own one-eighty on Trump.

In June, the Oscar-winner — who just landed another nomination for his Western heist hit Hell or High Water — said in an interview that he was “fascinated” by the then-candidate, but did not “dig Trump or follow what he has to say.”

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December 8, 2016

‘Cheers’ Star John Ratzenberger: Trump Is Making Sure The ‘Adults Are Back In Charge’ (Video)

“It’s nice that adults are back in charge,” the former “Cheers” star stated. “Okay kids, give us the keys to the car, you’ve done enough damage, now we will take over.”

Actor John Ratzenberger told the “Fox & Friends” crew on Thursday morning that Donald Trump’s win shows that “adults are back in charge” of the American government.

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Ratzenberger has been a vocal Trump supporter since early 2016.

Back in May, he told Fox’s Neil Cavuto that he supports the former real estate mogul because he’s a “builder” and will help buoy the American economy.

On Wednesday, Trump took a stride toward re-empowering the American workforce by nominating WWE co-founder Linda McMahon to serve as Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

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November 27, 2016

Andy Garcia reacts to Fidel Castro’s death: I feel ‘deep sorrow’ for all Cuban people

He added, “The executions, persecution and imprisonment of political dissidents and the LGBT community, denial of free press, elections and religious freedoms, continue to be his legacy. He claimed that history would absolve him, but it can also condemn him.”

In the wake of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s death, Andy Garcia expressed his “deep sorrow” for the Cuban people who have lived under Castro’s rule, in a statement shared with Variety on Saturday.

Garcia, the actor and director known for such films as “The Godfather: Part III” and “The Untouchables,” was born in Havana, Cuba.

“It is necessary for me to express the deep sorrow that I feel for all the Cuban people both inside and outside of Cuba that have suffered the atrocities and repression caused by Fidel Castro and his totalitarian regime,” Garcia wrote. “The promises of his so-called revolution of pluralism and democracy, were and continue to be a false promise and a betrayal of all basic human rights.”

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October 10, 2016

Actor Jon Voight Calls for Supporters to Stand With Trump Against ‘Republican Turncoats’

Veteran Hollywood actor Jon Voight appealed Saturday to Trump supporters to express “outrage” against the Hollywood and Republican establishments, respectively.

Robert de Niro recently filmed a political video in which he lambasted the Republican candidate with personal insults and declares, “I’d like to punch him in the face.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan was shouted down Saturday when he criticized Trump at his event in Wisconsin, and Nevada Republican Senate candidate Joe Heck was booed and jeered on the stump when he disavowed Trump.

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