Category Archives: Real Hollywood Heroes

May 26, 2016

Corey Feldman on Elijah Wood Hollywood Pedophilia Controversy: “I Would Love to Name Names”

In an in-depth interview with THR, the ‘Goonies’ and ‘Lost Boys’ star opens up about his late best friend Corey Haim’s rape by a producer at age 11, the pre-teen parties where predators stalked and groomed their marks and the “dark side” of his close pal Michael Jackson: “The man is gone. Let him rest in peace.”

A recent interview with Elijah Wood has reignited the conversation on pedophilia in the entertainment business. The Lord of the Rings star later clarified first to The Hollywood Reporter and then on his personal Twitter account that his comments about “something major … going on in Hollywood” were based not on his own experiences and observations but rather on news reports and the 2015 documentary film An Open Secret.

But another former child actor — Corey Feldman, star of such iconic 1980s movies as The Goonies, Stand By Me and The Lost Boys — was not so lucky. In past interviews, his A&E reality series The Two Coreys and his 2013 memoir, Coreyography, Feldman has detailed how he was preyed upon by men in the industry. His own experiences were not as nightmarish as what befell his Two Coreys costar, the late Canadian actor Corey Haim. Haim was just 11 when, Feldman says, a man raped him on a movie set. (Haim died in 2010 at age 38 after years of drug addiction.)

Speaking now exclusively to The Hollywood Reporter, Feldman opens up about missing Haim, addresses the “dark side” of pal Michael Jackson that led to their estrangement, and warns of the “growing, not shrinking” dangers of internet-era child predators in Hollywood, a place “where adults have more direct and inappropriate connection with children than probably anywhere else in the world.”

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May 23, 2016

Elijah Wood: ‘Hollywood in the grip of child abuse scandal similar to Jimmy Savile’

Wood said the abuse was allowed to continue because victims “can’t speak as loudly as people in power. That’s the tragedy of attempting to reveal what is happening to innocent people,” he said.

Hollywood is in the grip a child sexual abuse scandal similar to that of Jimmy Savile in Britain, Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood has claimed.

The 35-year-old former child actor said paedophiles had been protected by powerful figures in the movie business and that abuse was probably still taking place.

In an interview with the Sunday Times, Wood said he had been protected from abuse as he was growing up, but that other child actors had been regularly “preyed upon” at parties by industry figures.

“You all grew up with Savile – Jesus, it must have been devastating,” he said.

“Clearly something major was going on in Hollywood.

“It was all organised.

“There are a lot of vipers in this industry, people who only have their own interests in mind.

“There is a darkness in the underbelly – if you can imagine it, it’s probably happened.”

Wood said the abuse was allowed to continue because victims “can’t speak as loudly as people in power.”

“That’s the tragedy of attempting to reveal what is happening to innocent people,” he said.

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May 21, 2016

For Scott Baio, Trump is ‘In Charge’ (Video)

Actor discusses his support for Donald Trump and more with ‘On the Record’

May 15, 2016

Actor Scott Baio Destroys Paul Ryan After His Smug Comments About Donald Trump (Video)

Scott rips into the speaker — this will leave a mark.

May 11, 2016

Actor Antonio Sabato Jr.: In this situation I’m for Trump 100% (Video)

Actor Antonio Sabato Jr says growing up in a socialist country taught him to appreciate American values, and that’s why he’s voting for Donald Trump.



April 23, 2016

Jodie Foster ‘Sick of’ Hollywood Sexism Charge: No ‘Big Plot to Keep Women Down’

Actress-filmmaker Jodie Foster believes more can be done to increase the number of female directors on big Hollywood movies — but there isn’t a concerted industry-wide “plot” to keep female auteurs out of the director’s chair.

“I feel like the issue is way more complicated than saying, ‘Why aren’t women making big mainstream franchises?’” Foster said Wednesday during during a Tribeca Film Festival panel, according to Variety.

The lack of female directors on big-budget studio films has been a hot topic of conversation in the industry in recent months. A study released this week by the Wrap found that of the nearly 50 films slated for release through 2018 by two major studios, 20th Century Fox and Paramount, none have female directors attached.

Last fall, the federal Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) opened an official investigation into the lack of female directors in the industry.

During the panel Wednesday with fellow director Julie Taymor (Across the Universe), Foster said there were “many reasons” why females are underrepresented behind the camera.

“Some of them are about our psychology, some of them are about the financial world, some of them are about the global economy,” Foster said. “There are so many answers that go back hundreds of years. It would be nice to be able to have a more complex conversation and to be able to look at it more than just a quota or numbers.”

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April 18, 2016

Gene Simmons: Donald Trump ‘Changed the Game’ in Politics, ‘Doesn’t Care’ What Critics Say

Rock legend and KISS frontman Gene Simmons believes that Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump appeals to “tens of millions of people” forced into silence by political correctness.

“The important thing about Trump, and I’m not saying whether I’m voting for him, or Hillary [Clinton], or anybody else, is that he has changed the game,” Simmons said in an interview with People. “He doesn’t want your money. This guy funds his own campaign, and he is going to say things that tens of millions of people actually say quietly because politically it’s ‘incorrect.’”

Simmons has showered similar praises on Trump in the past.

“Secretly, tens of millions, perhaps 100 million people may actually have some positive feelings about a wall,” Simmons said in March.

The 66-year-old rocker was “fired” from Donald Trump’s The Celebrity Apprentice in 2007, but Simmons is clearly still a fan of the White House hopeful’s approach to politics.

“I think people are sick and tired of politicians who have words that are written by other people,” Simmons said. “And they are trying to cater and make everybody happy… He doesn’t care.”

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April 1, 2016

Gene Simmons: ‘Perhaps 100 Million People’ Secretly Support Donald Trump’s Proposed Wall

Gene Simmons Kisses the Wall in an Eye-Opening Interview.

Rock legend Gene Simmons says that tens of millions of Americans—perhaps as many as 100 million people—secretly support GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall on the country’s southern border.

During a brief interview with Rolling Stone that was published on Wednesday Mar. 30, the Kiss frontman opened up about Trump, who he hailed as “the truest political animal I’ve ever seen onstage.”

“He has no speechwriters, no editing, no nothing. He’s actually on tape going ‘motherf—ker.’ You cannot turn away,” Simmons, 66, told the publication.

The Israeli-born rocker and entrepreneur, who clarified he does not necessarily support Trump’s White House bid, said the billionaire real estate developer “has said some very vile, unkind things,” but praised him for speaking “off the cuff.”

“And he’ll double down. If you ask him about building a wall he’ll say, ‘F—k you, I’m going to make it 10 feet higher, just because you asked me’ … He’s not there to be your friend,” said Simmons. He added:

The middle, the centrists, they can say, ‘What do you think of this?’ because everybody is sick and tired of being politically correct. Secretly, tens of millions, perhaps 100 million people may actually have some positive feelings about a wall.

… Macedonia is building a wall between Greece and Macedonia.

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March 24, 2016

‘Brady Bunch’ star Susan Olsen breaks it down; says Trump is the only man that will stop radical Islam

Far removed from her soft-spoken character on the TV classic “The Brady Bunch,” Susan Olsen, who played the youngest child Cindy, pulled no punches in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Brussels.

From her message to President Obama following the attacks to who she supports in the presidential election, Olsen minced no words when she sat down with BizPac Review on Tuesday night for an exclusive interview.

BPR: Most people know you from your iconic role as Cindy Brady on the classic “The Brady Bunch.” What many may not know is that you are outspoken politically, particularly when it comes to Islam. In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels Tuesday, what would your message be to world leaders, including President Obama, regarding how to handle the threat?

Olsen: We’re on to you. We know the game, and we will not play anymore.

You see what made me crazy after studying Islam was the clear signs that there was some kind of collusion. It’s more obvious on the left but it’s coming from the right as well.

You have to wonder why someone like Merkel can say that multiculturalism isn’t working but then accepts thousands more “refugees.” Why this suicidal attitude with Western leaders? Why no concern for their own citizens?

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March 21, 2016

Joe Piscopo Warns GOP Elites: People Get Ready – “The Trump Train Is Coming” (Video)

Actor-Comedian Joe Piscopo warned Republican elites, “Get out of the way, the Trump train is coming.” Piscopo says he’s like millions of Americans who say, “Show me something different.”