Corey Feldman calls out Hollywood for not supporting his sexual abuse claims

Published: Friday, December 29, 2017 @ 8:57 PM

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In the midst of the #MeToo movement, Corey Feldman wants more people in entertainment to speak up about pedophilia and sexual assault in the industry, and he’s disappointed at how many people haven’t supported him.

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“I guarantee you that there were other kids that had these experiences. They need to stand up and use their voice,” he explained in an interview with People magazine. “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.”

Feldman, 46, has been extremely vocal about the abuse he and fellow former teen idol Corey Haim experienced as kids in the movie industry. According to Feldman, he had long since told the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Officeabout all the alleged sexual predators in Hollywood. He had maintained for years that he and Haim, who died in 2010, were repeatedly molested by producers and actors in the movie industry in an alleged pedophilia ring. He recently accused Charlie Sheen of allegedly raping Corey Haim while the two filmed the 1986 movie, “Lucas.”

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In 2017, reports of sexual misconduct and assault uncovered and disgraced industry players like Kevin SpaceyMatt Lauer and Harvey Weinstein — just a few in a long list of alleged sexual harassers.

“With the #MeToo movement, a lot of people are coming out with their own stories, which is great,” Feldman told People magazine. “Instead of waiting for the ice to crack, let’s be more progressive about it. I’m trying to get everybody to stop keeping it hidden — let’s say our truth, let it out and get on with it. Then we can start to actually make changes.”

Actors Corey Feldman, left, and Corey Haim, right, attend the A&E Premiere Of 'The Two Coreys' held at Sugar nightclub on July 27, 2007 in Hollywood California.  (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

For Feldman, those maintaining their silence still have the opportunity to act, and while he understands why witnesses and survivors keep silent, he hopes more people will “throw their neck on the line.”

“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.”

Feldman launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $10 million for a film documenting the trauma he and Haim faced as kids as well as naming the alleged pedophilia ring publicly. On Jan. 6, a Lifetime film called “A Tale of Two Coreys” will debut about Feldman and his former friend’s rise and fall in the ’80s — separate from his planned documentary. Since he’s come forward with his story of abuse, he says that he has not received much support from those in the entertainment industry.

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I’m still shattered by the fact that I haven’t had more support from my peers,” he said, adding his own reasons for why that is. “Fear is a monster. This is the fear that keeps the secret alive, this is the fear that keeps this whole thing going.

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Macaulay Culkin doesn’t watch ‘Home Alone’ much, won’t make iconic face

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 4:10 PM

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Actor Macaulay Culkin did a rare TV interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" April 23. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Adult Swim)(Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Adult Swim)

If fans run into Macaulay Culkin and ask the star to make his signature “Home Alone” face, they’re going to be disappointed.

People reported that the actor, 37, who is best known as a child star who played Kevin McCallister in the 1990 holiday comedy says his notoriety makes him keep his head low around Christmas time.

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“I definitely don’t (go out). It’s my season,” Culkin said on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Monday. “It’s Macaulay season. I try to go out less and less around that time of year.”

Culkin said he doesn’t watch the film much at all, and when he does, he’s remembering how it was on set.

“I don’t really watch them all that often. I did, like, a 15-year anniversary DVD commentary and I realize I hadn’t seen it in, like, 15 years. ... It’s kind of background radiation at Christmas time,” he said.

“I can’t watch it the same way other people do.”

When fans ask him to recreate the “Home Alone” movie poster, he says no.

“I’ve already been there and done that,” he said. “I’m 37 now.”

Culkin also discussed his childhood stardom, growing up, his “Bunny Ears” podcast and his break away from the spotlight with DeGeneres.

Watch Culkin’s appearance on “Ellen” in the videos below.

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, girlfriend Lauren Hashian welcome second child

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 2:55 PM

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and his girlfriend Lauren Hashian have welcomed a second daughter to their family.

Us Weekly reported that the action star announced the news in the form of an Instagram post. The image shows Johnson cradling his daughter, named Tiana Gia Johnson, as she rests on his bare chest.

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“Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world. Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature and Mama @laurenhashianofficial labored and delivered like a true rockstar,” Johnson captioned the Monday post. “I was raised and surrounded by strong, loving women all my life, but after participating in baby Tia’s delivery, it’s hard to express the new level of love, respect and admiration I have for @laurenhashianofficial and all mamas and women out there.”

Skin to skin. Our mana. Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world. Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature and Mama @laurenhashianofficial labored and delivered like a true rockstar. I was raised and surrounded by strong, loving women all my life, but after participating in baby Tia’s delivery, it’s hard to express the new level of love, respect and admiration I have for @laurenhashianofficial and all mamas and women out there. Word to the wise gentlemen, it’s critical to be by your lady’s head when she’s delivering, being as supportive as you can.. holding hands, holding legs, whatever you can do. But, if you really want to understand the single most powerful and primal moment life will ever offer - watch your child being born. Its a life changer and the respect and admiration you have for a woman, will forever be boundless. And to my third and youngest daughter, Tiana Gia - like I did when your two older sisters Simone Alexandra and Jasmine Lia were born, you have my word, I’ll love, protect, guide and make ya laugh for the rest of my life. Your crazy dad has many responsibilities and wears many hats in this big ol’ world, but being your dad will always be the one I’m most proud to wear. Oh and one more thing.. you’re gonna love rollin’ in daddy’s pick up truck. #TianaGiaJohnson🌺 #3rdDaughter #BlessesAndGratefulMan #ImInTROUBLE

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Tiana is the second daughter for Hashian, 33, and Johnson, 45. The couple, who have been together since 2007, have a 2-year-old daughter together named Jasmine Lia Johnson.

Johnson is also a father to 16-year-old Simone Alexandra Johnson from his marriage to Dany Garcia.

Johnson and Hashian announced they were expecting another child in December.

“Your crazy dad has many responsibilities and wears many hats in this big ol’ world, but being your dad will always be the one I’m most proud to wear,” Johnson wrote.

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Beyoncé donates $100,000 to historically black colleges in four states

Published: Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 6:25 PM

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After headlining Coachella music festival over the weekend, Beyoncé announced a major donation to four historically black colleges in four states.

The internationally-recognized superstar is giving $25,000 each to Tuskegee University in Alabama, Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, Xavier University of Louisiana and Wilberforce University in Ohio.

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“The Homecoming Scholars Award Program for 2018-2019 will expand to all qualifying students at the four universities, regardless of gender,” a news release on the program said. “The disciplines will include literature, creative arts, African- American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science and engineering. All applicants must maintain a 3.5 GPA or above.” 

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Beyoncé made the donations to the Homecoming Scholars Award program at the schools for the 2018-2019 academic year through her BeyGOOD initiative.

“We salute the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations at Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment said in a statement. “We honor all institutions of higher learning for maintaining culture and creating environments for optimal learning which expands dreams and the seas of possibilities for students.”

The scholarship follows last year’s Formation Scholars Awards Program, which was established to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Beyonce’s 2016 album “Lemonade.”

Each university will select the winners, which will be announced this summer.

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Swedish musician Avicii dead at 28

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 1:40 PM

Avicii Dead at 28

Swedish DJ Avicii was found dead Friday in Oman, his publicist confirmed. He was 28.

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