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Review: Young delivers heartfelt "A Letter Home"

Neil Young, "A Letter Home" (Reprise).....»»

Category: reviewsSource: yahooJul 10th, 2017

Senator John McCain Writes Final Letter to American People

The late Senator John McCain wrote one final letter to the American people before his death from an aggressive form of brain cancer a few days ago. The letter was tweeted out by his daughter, Meghan McCain. “I’ve often observed that I’m the luckiest person on earth. I feel that way even now as I [...] The late Senator John McCain wrote one final letter to the American people before his death from an aggressive form of brain cancer a few days ago. The letter was tweeted out by his daughter, Meghan McCain. “I’ve often observed that I’m the luckiest person on earth. I feel that way even now as I prepare for the end of my life. I’ve loved my life, all of it. I’ve had experiences, adventures, friendships enough for 10 satisfying lives, and I am so thankful. Like most people, I have regrets. But I would not trade a day of my life, in good or bad times, for the best day of anybody else’s,” the senator wrote. He continued about today’s political climate, “We are 325 million opinionated, vociferous individuals. We argue and compete and sometimes even vilify each other in our raucous public debates. But we have always had so much more in common with each other than in disagreement. If only we remember that and give each other the benefit of the presumption that we all love our country, we will get through these challenging times. We will come through them stronger than before. We always do.” “Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here. Americans never quit. We never surrender. We never hide from history. We make history,” he concluded. Click inside to read the full letter… John McCain’s full goodbye letter My fellow Americans, whom I have gratefully served for 60 years, and especially my fellow Arizonans, Thank you for the privilege of serving you and for the rewarding life of service in uniform and service in public office has allowed me to lead. I have tried to serve our country honorably. I have made mistakes, but I hope my love for America will be weighed favorably against them. I’ve often observed that I’m the luckiest person on earth. I feel that way even now as I prepare for the end of my life. I’ve loved my life, all of it. I’ve had experiences, adventures, friendships enough for 10 satisfying lives, and I am so thankful. Like most people, I have regrets. But I would not trade a day of my life, in good or bad times, for the best day of anybody else’s. I owe this satisfaction to the love of my family. No man ever had a more loving wife or children he was prouder of than I am of mine. And I owe it to America. To be connected to America’s causes — liberty, equal justice, respect for the dignity of all people — brings happiness more sublime than life’s fleeting pleasures. Our identities and sense of worth are not circumscribed but enlarged by serving good causes bigger than ourselves. ‘Fellow Americans’ — that association has meant more to me than any other. I lived and died a proud American. We are citizens of the world’s greatest republic, a nation of ideals, not blood and soil. We are blessed and are a blessing to humanity when we uphold and advance those ideals at home and in the world. We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth and great power in the process. We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe. We weaken it when we hide behind walls rather than tear them down, when we doubt the power of our ideals, rather than trust them to be the great force for change they’ve always been. We are 325 million opinionated, vociferous individuals. We argue and compete and sometimes even vilify each other in our raucous public debates. But we have always had so much more in common with each other than in disagreement. If only we remember that and give each other the benefit of the presumption that we all love our country, we will get through these challenging times. We will come through them stronger than before. We always do. Ten years ago, I had the privilege to concede defeat in the election for president. I want to end my farewell to you with the heartfelt faith in Americans that I felt so powerfully that evening. I feel it powerfully still. Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here. Americans never quit. We never surrender. We never hide from history. We make history. Farewell, fellow Americans. God bless you and God bless America......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 27th, 2018

Nicole Kidman Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence in Emotional Letter

Nicole Kidman just penned a heartfelt letter speaking out domestic violence. The 50-year-old actress, who portrays a victim of abuse on Big Little Lies, noted the importance of women coming together to face challenges. “My feminist roots have also led me to the UN Women and my work as its Goodwill Ambassador. It is in [...] Nicole Kidman just penned a heartfelt letter speaking out domestic violence. The 50-year-old actress, who portrays a victim of abuse on Big Little Lies, noted the importance of women coming together to face challenges. “My feminist roots have also led me to the UN Women and my work as its Goodwill Ambassador. It is in this role that I come to fully understand the barriers that women around the world are facing. I have focused on lending my voice to women who are survivors of violence. The stories I have heard from them have shaken me to the core and changed me forever,” Nicole wrote in the letter published in Porter magazine. She added that she has been able to witness survivors “reclaim their lives” and knows how crucial it is. “More than ever, I am aware of the need to support and celebrate each other. I like to believe I am part of a global support group network of 3.4 billion….Each of us, in ways big or small, will come across challenges, often arising out of the fact that we are women in a still unequal world. It has happened to me; I am sure it has to you. In those moments, I like to think of those who have my back, who lifted me up and encouraged me to believe in myself,” Nicole wrote. Read the rest of Nicole‘s letter in the latest issue of Porter magazine......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 30th, 2017

Taylor Swift Reflects on "Reputation" & Society in Heartfelt Letter to Fans

Taylor Swift is getting personal in a reflective letter to fans, which she wrote for the Target-edition physical copy of her new album Reputation, which dropped today. The letter serves as the prologue for a book of personal poetry included with with the album. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Taylor Swift Taylor begins [...] Taylor Swift is getting personal in a reflective letter to fans, which she wrote for the Target-edition physical copy of her new album Reputation, which dropped today. The letter serves as the prologue for a book of personal poetry included with with the album. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Taylor Swift Taylor begins by stating, “Here’s something I’ve learned about people,” and proceeds to share her thoughts on her generation, social media, and the ups and downs of fame. “We think we know someone, but the truth is that we only know the version of them they have chosen to show us,” she writes. “We know our friend in a certain light, but we don’t know them the way their lover does. Just the way their lover will never know them the same way that you do as their friend. Their mother knows them differently than their roommate, who knows them differently than their colleague. Their secret admirer looks at them and sees an elaborate sunset of brilliant color and dimension and spirit and pricelessness. And yet, a stranger will pass that person and see a faceless member of the crowd, nothing more. We may hear rumors about a person and believe those things to be true. We may one day meet that person and feel foolish for believing baseless gossip.” Click inside to read the rest of Taylor’s letter… “This is the first generation that will be able to look back on their entire life story documented in pictures on the internet, and together we will all discover the after-effects of that,” she continues. “Ultimately, we post photos online to curate what strangers think of us. But then we wake up, look in the mirror at our faces and see the cracks and scars and blemishes, and cringe. We hope someday we’ll meet someone who will see that same morning face and instead see their future, their partner, their forever. Someone who will still choose us even when they see all of the sides of the story, all the angles of the kaleidoscope that is you.” “The point being, despite our need to simplify and generalize absolutely everyone and everything in this life, humans are intrinsically impossible to simplify,” she adds. “We are never just good or just bad. We are mosaics of our worst selves and our best selves, our deepest secrets and our favorite stories to tell at a dinner party, existing somewhere between our well-lit profile photo and our drivers license shot. We are all a mixture of our selfishness and generosity, loyalty and self-preservation, pragmatism and impulsiveness. I’ve been in the public eye since I was 15 years old. On the beautiful, lovely side of that, I’ve been so lucky to make music for a living and look out into crowds of loving, vibrant people. On the other side of the coin, my mistakes have been used against me, my heartbreaks have been used as entertainment, and my songwriting has been trivialized as ‘oversharing.’” “When this album comes out, gossip blogs will scour the lyrics for the men they can attribute to each song, as if the inspiration for music is as simple and basic as a paternity test,” she goes on. “There will be slideshows of photos backing up each incorrect theory, because it’s 2017 and if you didn’t see a picture of it, it couldn’t have happened right?” “Let me say it again, louder for those in the back . . .” she shares. “We think we know someone, but the truth is that we only know the version of them that they have chosen to show us,” she reiterates. “There will be no further explanation,” she finishes. “There will just be reputation.” TAYLOR SWIFT's #reputation : Prologue pic.twitter.com/IXD23WQagN — rep (@labanizzle) November 9, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 10th, 2017

George Clooney praises Parkland survivors in open letter ahead of March for Our Lives - CNN

CNNGeorge Clooney praises Parkland survivors in open letter ahead of March for Our LivesCNN(CNN) George Clooney wrote an open letter to the survivors of the Parkland school shooting, praising them for making him "proud of his country again." The letter was published on Friday in The Guardian's website, where student journalists from Marjory ...George Clooney's Letter To Parkland Students: “You Make Me Proud Of My Country Again”DeadlineGeorge Clooney Wrote A Letter To Parkland Students & It's A Truly Touching Celebrity MomentRefinery29George Clooney pens letter to Parkland students ahead of marchUPI.comFox News -Newsweek -W Magazine -PEOPLE.comall 22 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMar 23rd, 2018

Review: Young delivers heartfelt "A Letter Home"

Neil Young, "A Letter Home" (Reprise).....»»

Category: reviewsSource: yahooJul 10th, 2017

Malcolm Young Dead - AC/DC Guitarist Dies at 64

Malcolm Young, one of the co-founders of the band AC/DC, has died at the age of 64. The band confirmed the sad news with a statement on their website. “Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young,” the statement read. “He leaves behind an enormous legacy [...] Malcolm Young, one of the co-founders of the band AC/DC, has died at the age of 64. The band confirmed the sad news with a statement on their website. “Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young,” the statement read. “He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever. Malcolm, job well done.” Australia’s SBS confirmed that Young passed away on Saturday (November 18) with his family by his side. Young quit the band a few years ago after he revealed that he had been suffering from dementia. He co-founded the band in 1973 with brother Angus Young. We send our thoughts and condolences to Malcolm‘s loved ones during this difficult time......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 18th, 2017

Austin Nichols Praises Andrew Lincoln in Open Letter: "My Hero"

Andrew Lincoln is officially leaving The Walking Dead after the upcoming ninth season and his former co-star Austin Nichols is praising his work ethic in an open letter. Austin played the character Spencer Monroe in seasons five, six, and season of the hit AMC series. In his open letter, Austin reflected on the leader that [...] Andrew Lincoln is officially leaving The Walking Dead after the upcoming ninth season and his former co-star Austin Nichols is praising his work ethic in an open letter. Austin played the character Spencer Monroe in seasons five, six, and season of the hit AMC series. In his open letter, Austin reflected on the leader that Andrew was on set. “I have been on different TV shows and movies over the years, but I have never seen a leader like Andy. I have seen appalling behavior from actors. Screaming. Mind games. Pulling rank. From Andy, I saw selflessness,” he wrote. “I saw grace. I saw kindness. I saw a man lift his fellow actors up when they were struggling. I saw a man give other actors the spotlight when he could easily have kept it for himself.” You can read the full letter in the gallery!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 25th, 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Anthrax Scare As Couple Are Sent Racist Letter With White Powder - Newsweek

NewsweekPrince Harry and Meghan Markle in Anthrax Scare As Couple Are Sent Racist Letter With White PowderNewsweekA letter containing white powder sent to Britain's Prince Harry and fiancé Meghan Markle has sparked an anthrax scare. The letter, which is also believed to have contained a racist message, prompted a security scare when it was sent to the Kensington ...Package containing a 'substance' reportedly addressed to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prompts anthrax scareABC NewsMeghan Markle and Prince Harry Were Sent a Letter Containing White PowderTIMEPrince Harry and Meghan Markle Face Anthrax Scare After Threat Letter Is Sent to Their Palace HomePEOPLE.comBustle -CNN -The Guardian -The Mercury Newsall 205 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsFeb 22nd, 2018

French Film Icon Catherine Deneuve Apologizes To Sexual Assault Victims For Her #MeToo Comments — But ALSO Has More To Say…

Well this is quite the backtrack. Last week, French star Catherine Deneuve shocked many when she signed a public letter SLAMMING the #MeToo movement, which labeled the anti-harassment campaign a "witch hunt" against men. After quite a bit of backlash for her backwards stance, the 74-year-old has since responded to her critics and apologized to victims [...] Well this is quite the backtrack. Last week, French star Catherine Deneuve shocked many when she signed a public letter SLAMMING the #MeToo movement, which labeled the anti-harassment campaign a "witch hunt" against men. After quite a bit of backlash for her backwards stance, the 74-year-old has since responded to her critics and apologized to victims of "odious acts." Related: Eliza Dushku's On-Set Legal Guardian Corroborates Molestation Claims On Monday, Deneuve released a personal statement in the national newspaper Liberation. In an attempt to downplay the controversy, she wrote: "I have been an actress since I was 17 years old. I could obviously say that I've often been a witness of situations that were more than indelicate, or some that I know from other actresses about filmmakers who cravenly abused their power... What creates situations that are traumatizing and unbearable is always the power, the subordination or some sort of overpowering. The trap occurs when it becomes impossible to say no without risking one's job, or being subjected to humiliations and degrading sarcasm." Okay, solid start. Catherine went on to suggest that a solution to this problem would arise if we better educated "our boys as well as our girls." We concur. However, the film icon didn't completely walk back her support, as she stood by the letter's criticism of the media's role in the movement. She continued: "I don't like this aspect of our times where each feels the right to judge, arbitrate, condemn – a society where simple denunciations on social networks lead to punishment, job losses and often lynching in the media." Catherine also refused to endorse some of the women who signed the public letter. Specifically, Deneuve took an issue with Brigitte Lahaie, who claimed during a TV interview that a woman could have an orgasm during a rape. On that claim, the Belle de Jour actress stated: "...saying on a TV channel that one can have an orgasm during a rape is worse than spitting on the face of all those women who have been victim of this crime." Intense stuff. Catherine didn't stop there though, as she added: "Nothing in the letter pretends that harassment has some good, otherwise I would not have signed it." And for those who accused her of being anti-feminist, Deneuve reminded her haters that she was "one of the 343 sluts" who signed a manifesto admitting to having an abortion when it was still illegal in France. Deneuve concluded: "I am a free woman and I'll always be. I salute fraternally all the victims of odious acts who may have been offended by this public letter published in Le Monde. It is to them and them only that I present my apologies." What do YOU think?? Do you accept her apology?? SOUND OFF in the comments (below)! [Image via Patricia Schlein/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 15th, 2018

Al Franken Receives Letter Of Support From Dozens Of Women Who Worked On SNL Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations!

Several male celebrities have been lit up with sexual misconduct allegations in the past few months, but not everyone deserves to go up in flames with the likes of uber-predators Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. Namely, Al Franken, who has received a letter of support from dozens of female Saturday Night Live staffers amid the recent [...] Several male celebrities have been lit up with sexual misconduct allegations in the past few months, but not everyone deserves to go up in flames with the likes of uber-predators Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. Namely, Al Franken, who has received a letter of support from dozens of female Saturday Night Live staffers amid the recent allegations that have come out against the Democratic senator. The letter, signed by 36 former writers, production assistants, costume designers, and cast members, did not condone Franken's actions toward Leeann Tweeden, who accused him of kissing and groping her without consent on a 2006 USO tour. In fact, the former cast and crew members were quick to call his actions "stupid and foolish." Related: The Ranch Is Hitting Netflix Despite Danny Masterson's Rape Allegations But the letter, published in Tuesday's Star Tribune, also made sure to state that Franken was nothing but commendable during his time on the show, where he treated every woman (or at least every signatory) "with the utmost respect and regard." While the message of support does not mention the more recent allegations made against the Senator, the 36 women stated unequivocally that "not one of us ever experienced any inappropriate behavior" from Franken during his SNL days, adding: "In our experience, we know Al as a devoted and dedicated family man, a wonderful comedic performer, and an honorable public servant." Well, good to know he didn't act like an immature creep at work -- he reserved that behavior for USO tours and state fairs! Read the full letter of support, with signatories including OG cast members Jane Curtin and Laraine Newman, HERE. [Image via NBC/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 21st, 2017

Amber Tamblyn Pens Open Letter to James Woods After He Called Her a Liar: "I Call You a Silencer" - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterAmber Tamblyn Pens Open Letter to James Woods After He Called Her a Liar: "I Call You a Silencer"Hollywood Reporter"Are you and your history with women and girls a part of the problem, Mr. Woods? Go now and look in the mirror and ask yourself if this is true. Go on, I'll wait. But I won't hold my breath," writes the actress to Woods in a letter published on Teen ...Amber Tamblyn Pens Letter in Response to James Woods and His 'Predatory' BehaviorBillboardAmber Tamblyn fires back at James Woods with scathing letter after Twitter spatCNNAmber Tamblyn Writes an Open Letter to James Woods After He Denied Trying to Pick Her Up When She Was 16PEOPLE.comRollingStone.com -Us Weekly -Variety -Jezebelall 28 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 13th, 2017

Football Star Michael Bennett Accused Of False Racial Profile Claims Against Police — The NFL Responds!

As we reported, on August 27 after the Mayweather-McGregor fight in Las Vegas, Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett was walking back to his hotel when cops singled him out after gunshots were heard in the area. On Wednesday, he published a letter on social media accusing authorities of "excessive use of force," and solely targeting him [...] As we reported, on August 27 after the Mayweather-McGregor fight in Las Vegas, Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett was walking back to his hotel when cops singled him out after gunshots were heard in the area. On Wednesday, he published a letter on social media accusing authorities of "excessive use of force," and solely targeting him "for no other reason that I am black." Related: Video Shows Nurse Arrested For Refusing Illegal Blood Sample That same day, the Las Vegas Metro Police Dept. undersheriff Kevin McMahill held a press conference justifying their decision to confront the football player, and says there is "no evidence that race played any role in this incident." On Thursday, the president of the Las Vegas Police Protective Association -- Nevada's largest police interest group -- wrote an open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell demanding they take action against the 31-year-old and his "false allegations." The letter read: "On behalf of the rank and file members of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, I request that you conduct an investigation, and take appropriate action, into Michael Bennett's obvious false allegations against our officers... While the NFL may condone Bennett's disrespect for our American Flag, and everything it symbolizes, we hope the League will not ignore Bennett's false accusations against our police officers." Additionally, the organization says Michael's claims of racism are "offensive to the men and women of law enforcement." Later that day, an NFL spokesman responded to the union's letter and said there is "no basis for an NFL investigation" and that Bennett didn't violate their personal code of conduct. #BREAKING: @NFL responds to police union's letter re: Michael Bennett.Spokesman says: no basis for NFL investigation,no violation of conduct pic.twitter.com/I7bgBEccTW — Vanessa_Murphy (@Vanessa_Murphy) September 7, 2017 NAACP Las Vegas also released a statement where they side with the athlete, and believe there was "an overreaction by the officer." Statement from @naacpVegas re: Michael Bennett @8NewsNow @lvmpd @mosesbread72 pic.twitter.com/4McW8c5EYn — Vanessa_Murphy (@Vanessa_Murphy) September 8, 2017 We just hope this situation never happens again! [Image via Michael Bennett/Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 7th, 2017

Review: 'A Wrinkle In Time' Delivers Weird, Fun, And Heartfelt Family Entertainment - Forbes

ForbesReview: 'A Wrinkle In Time' Delivers Weird, Fun, And Heartfelt Family EntertainmentForbesMark Hughes , Contributor I write about films, especially superhero films, & Hollywood. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. This weekend, all U.S. citizens except those in Arizona, Hawai'i, and overseas territories will leap ...Box-Office Preview: 'Wrinkle in Time' Races Against the Clock to Beat 'Black Panther'Hollywood ReporterDisney's 'A Wrinkle in Time' and 'Black Panther' Compete for the Weekend's Top SpotBox Office Mojo'Black Panther' Projected to Win Fourth Straight Weekend at Box OfficeComicbook.comABC News -Reuters -Newsweek -Los Angeles Timesall 88 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMar 8th, 2018

Mom pens heartfelt letter about daughter's trip to Kate Spade store - New York Post

New York PostMom pens heartfelt letter about daughter's trip to Kate Spade storeNew York PostKate Spade's suicide has not only impacted her friends and family, but her customers as well. One woman from Canada was so affected by her death this week that she decided to pen an open letter to the fashion designer on Facebook, which described a ...Kate Spade's Brother Slams Speculation About Her Condition, Says It 'Belittles' Her Health IssuesPEOPLE.comKate Spade's Brother Earl Brosnahan Asks for Family PrivacyWWDKate Spade, EntrepreneurWall Street JournalSFGate -Hollywood Life -Kansas City Star -New York Timesall 332 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJun 7th, 2018

Justin Bieber Gets Candid With Fans For The First Time Since Pulling The Plug On His Purpose World Tour - PerezHilton.com

PerezHilton.comJustin Bieber Gets Candid With Fans For The First Time Since Pulling The Plug On His Purpose World TourPerezHilton.comJustin Bieber couldn't be more grateful for his fans. On Wednesday evening, the A-lister took to Instagram in order to share a heartfelt letter with his loyal followers — and it just happened to be the first time the Sorry singer has opened up since ...Justin Bieber Breaks Silence On Tour Cancelation in Letter to Fans: 'I Want My Career to be Sustainable'BillboardJustin Bieber: I Won't Be Ashamed of My MistakesTIMEJustin Bieber Pens Heartfelt Letter To Fans Explaining 'Purpose' Tour CancellationInternational Business TimesThe FADER -The Hollywood Gossip -UPI.com -Starcasm.netall 95 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 3rd, 2017

Eliza Dushku Accuses "True Lies" Stunt Coordinator of Molesting Her at Age 12

Eliza Dushku is speaking out in an open letter with allegations of being sexually assaulted by True Lies stunt coordinator Joel Kramer when she was just 12-years-old. The actress, now 37, played the role of Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s daughter in the 1994 movie. “When I was 12 years old, while filming True Lies, I was sexually [...] Eliza Dushku is speaking out in an open letter with allegations of being sexually assaulted by True Lies stunt coordinator Joel Kramer when she was just 12-years-old. The actress, now 37, played the role of Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s daughter in the 1994 movie. “When I was 12 years old, while filming True Lies, I was sexually molested by Joel Kramer, one of Hollywood’s leading stunt coordinators,” Eliza began her open letter. “Ever since, I have struggled with how and when to disclose this, if ever. At the time, I shared what happened to me with my parents, two adult friends and one of my older brothers. No one seemed ready to confront this taboo subject then, nor was I.” “I am grateful to the women and men who have gone before me in recent months. The ever-growing list of sexual abuse and harassment victims who have spoken out with their truths have finally given me the ability to speak out. It has been indescribably exhausting, bottling this up inside me for all of these years,” she continued. Eliza went on to describe in detail what happened when Kramer, who was 36 at the time, lured her to his hotel room and rubbed all over her with his naked body. She also alleges that after an adult friend of hers confronted him, that she was injured on a stunt he oversaw the next day. Eliza says that she gained the conviction to stand up to her abusers from all the fans who tell her that her characters give them strength as well. Most recently, Kramer has worked as the stunt coordinator on films like Blade Runner 2049, The Conjuring 2, and the television series Westworld and Star Trek: Discovery. Click inside to read the full open letter… Eliza Dushku’s Full Open Letter When I was 12 years old, while filming “True Lies”, I was sexually molested by Joel Kramer, one of Hollywood’s leading stunt coordinators. Ever since, I have struggled with how and when to disclose this, if ever. At the time, I shared what happened to me with my parents, two adult friends and one of my older brothers. No one seemed ready to confront this taboo subject then, nor was I. I am grateful to the women and men who have gone before me in recent months. The ever-growing list of sexual abuse and harassment victims who have spoken out with their truths have finally given me the ability to speak out. It has been indescribably exhausting, bottling this up inside me for all of these years. I remember, so clearly 25 years later, how Joel Kramer made me feel special, how he methodically built my and my parents’ trust, for months grooming me; exactly how he lured me to his Miami hotel room with a promise to my parent that he would take me for a swim at the stunt crew’s hotel pool and for my first sushi meal thereafter. I remember vividly how he methodically drew the shades and turned down the lights; how he cranked up the air-conditioning to what felt like freezing levels, where exactly he placed me on one of the two hotel room beds, what movie he put on the television (Coneheads); how he disappeared in the bathroom and emerged, naked, bearing nothing but a small hand towel held flimsy at his mid-section. I remember what I was wearing (my favorite white denim shorts, thankfully, secured enough for me to keep on). I remember how he laid me down on the bed, wrapped me with his gigantic writhing body, and rubbed all over me. He spoke these words: “You’re not going to sleep on me now sweetie, stop pretending you’re sleeping,” as he rubbed harder and faster against my catatonic body. When he was ‘finished’, he suggested, “I think we should be careful…,” [about telling anyone] he meant. I was 12, he was 36. I remember how afterwards, the taxi driver stared at me in the rear view mirror when Joel Kramer put me on his lap in the backseat and clutched me and grew aroused again; and how my eyes never left the driver’s eyes during that long ride over a Miami bridge, back to my hotel and parent. I remember how Joel Kramer grew cold with me in the ensuing weeks, how everything felt different on the set. And I remember how soon-after, when my tough adult female friend (in whom I had confided my terrible secret on the condition of a trade that she let me drive her car around the Hollywood Hills) came out to the set to visit and face him, later that very same day, by no small coincidence, I was injured from a stunt-gone-wrong on the Harrier jet. With broken ribs, I spent the evening in the hospital. To be clear, over the course of those months rehearsing and filming True Lies, it was Joel Kramer who was responsible for my safety on a film that at the time broke new ground for action films. On a daily basis he rigged wires and harnesses on my 12 year old body. My life was literally in his hands: he hung me in the open air, from a tower crane, atop an office tower, 25+ stories high. Whereas he was supposed to be my protector, he was my abuser. Why speak out now? I was 12, he was 36. It is incomprehensible. Why didn’t an adult on the set find his predatory advances strange — that over-the-top special attention he gave me. Fairly early on he nicknamed me “Jailbait” and brazenly called me by this name in a sick flirty way in front of others (at the time, I remember asking one of my older brothers what it meant). Sure, I’ve come to understand the terrible power dynamics that play into whistle-blowing by “subordinates” against persons in power, how difficult it can be for someone to speak up. But I was a child. Over the years I’ve really struggled as I’ve wondered how my life might have been different if someone, any one grown-up who witnessed his sick ways, had spoken up before he lured me to that hotel room. Years ago, I had heard second hand that Joel Kramer was “found out” and forced to leave the business. I learned recently that in fact he still works at the top of the industry. And a few weeks ago, I found an internet photo of Joel Kramer hugging a young girl. That image has haunted me near nonstop since. I can no longer hide what happened. Hollywood has been very good to me in many ways. Nevertheless, Hollywood also failed to protect me, a child actress. I like to think of myself as a tough Boston chick, in many ways I suppose not unlike Faith, Missy, or Echo. Through the years, brave fans have regularly shared with me how some of my characters have given them the conviction to stand up to their abusers. Now it is you who give me strength and conviction. I hope that speaking out will help other victims and protect against future abuse. With every person that speaks out, every banner that drops down onto my iphone screen disclosing similar stories/truths, my resolve strengthens. Sharing these words, finally calling my abuser out publicly by name, brings the start of a new calm. Eliza Dushku.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 13th, 2018

George Clooney Writes Letter to the Parkland Students

George Clooney is voicing his support and approval of the work that the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school are doing weeks after the tragic shooting that left 17 dead. In an open letter published on Friday (March 23) on The Guardian, in a special edition guest-edited by students form the school, the actor [...] George Clooney is voicing his support and approval of the work that the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school are doing weeks after the tragic shooting that left 17 dead. In an open letter published on Friday (March 23) on The Guardian, in a special edition guest-edited by students form the school, the actor wrote about how the students inspired him. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of George Clooney “Amal and I stand behind you, in support of you, in gratitude to you. You make me proud of my country again,” he wrote. The two recently announced a $500,000 donation to the student-organized March For Our Lives. Read his full letter below. See what he wrote inside… Dear Emma, Lauren and Rebecca, Thank you for your note and congratulations on the incredible work you and all of your fellow students are doing to make the country a safer place. It’s terrific that you’re editing the Guardian. It’s a stellar newspaper and they must feel honored to be working with you. Amal and I are 100% behind you and will be marching in DC on the 24th, but we both feel very strongly that this is your march. Your moment. Young people are taking it to the adults and that has been your most effective tool. The fact that no adults will speak on the stage in DC is a powerful message to the world that if we can’t do something about gun violence then you will. The issue is going to be this, anyone you ask would feel proud to be interviewed by you but it’s so much more effective if it’s young people. You could talk to a dozen kids like the young kids from Chicago and LA that Emma met with. You could take over the Guardian and make it tell the stories of children by children. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to point to this moment and say it belongs to you. You certainly should do what you want but that would be my hope for you. Amal and I stand behind you, in support of you, in gratitude to you. You make me proud of my country again. Thank you. All the best, George.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 23rd, 2018

Kris Jenner delivers heartfelt Kourtney Kardashian birthday speech

Kris Jenner delivers heartfelt Kourtney Kardashian birthday speech.....»»

Category: topSource: contactmusicApr 20th, 2018

Taylor Swift Dazzles Chicago, Dancing in the Rain and Sharing Heartfelt Pride Month Message - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.comTaylor Swift Dazzles Chicago, Dancing in the Rain and Sharing Heartfelt Pride Month MessagePEOPLE.comTaylor Swift rocked her second sold-out Reputation Stadium Tour stop in Chicago in “Style,” despite the rain! The pop star, 28, took the stage at Soldier Field on Saturday night, delivering high-octane, nonstop performances of hit after hit. After ...Taylor Swift Helps Launch Pride Month With Heartfelt Speech at Chicago Concert: WatchBillboardPride Month Is Off To A Heartfelt Start With A Speech From Taylor SwiftRefinery29Pride Month: Taylor Swift's message of hope in ChicagoAsbury Park PressTooFab -Elite Dailyall 10 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJun 3rd, 2018

Chester Bennington"s Widow Talinda Releases Heartfelt Tribute

Talinda Bennington, the widow of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, is speaking out in a heartfelt tribute to her late husband. Chester was found dead after committing suicide week at his home in California at the age of 41. “One week ago, I lost my soulmate and my children lost their hero — their daddy. [...] Talinda Bennington, the widow of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, is speaking out in a heartfelt tribute to her late husband. Chester was found dead after committing suicide week at his home in California at the age of 41. “One week ago, I lost my soulmate and my children lost their hero — their daddy. We had a fairytale life and now it has turned into some sick Shakespearean tragedy,” Talinda said in the statement. “How do I move on? How do I pick up my shattered soul? The only answer I know is to raise our babies with every ounce of love I have left.” “I want to let my community and the fans worldwide know that we feel your love. We feel your loss as well. My babies are so young to have lost their daddy. And I know that all of you will help keep his memory alive,” she added. “He was a bright, loving soul with an angel’s voice. And now he is pain free singing his songs in all of our hearts. May God Bless us all and help us turn to one another when we are in pain. Chester would’ve wanted us to do so. Rest In Peace, my love.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 28th, 2017