Thursday, November 30, 2017


 She may not be well known outside Mexico, where she is a major star, but Kate del Castillo has become internationally famous for a different reason.
After exchanging a number of flirty texts with him, the 45-year-old actress met fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in his hideout in the Sinaloa mountains, taking Sean Penn with her in the hopes of making a Hollywood movie about it.
But shortly after the meeting---and her brief affair with Penn, who wrote a 10,000-word piece for Rolling Stone about it--Mexican authorities arrested Guzman and for a while Kate lived in fear that her life was in danger because she believed El Chapo's cartel would think she had betrayed him.
Now, she tells me when we meet in Beverly Hills, El Chapo's men know she did nothing that led to his capture and she is more afraid of the Mexican government than the drug cartels.
"I can never go back to Mexico," she says. "The government there is so corrupt."
Kate is funny, friendly and talks fluent English with an enticing Spanish accent.
She has produced a three-episode documentary series for Netflix, The Day I Met El Chapo and he granted her the rights to his story, leaving open the possibility of a major movie..
The daughter of famed actor Eric del Castillo, Kate has been acting since the age of nine and after achieving major success as a sexy drug kingpin in the series The Queen of the South, she set her eyes on the American market.and is carving out a crossover career for herself.
She carries dual citizenship and has a production company, Kate del Castillo Productions, up and running in California. She has appeared in the PBS series American Family about a Latino family in Los Angeles, had a role on the comedy series Jane the Virgin and recently finished a U.S. movie All About Nina.
"We'll see what happens but I'm still hoping to make a movie about El Chapo," she says.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017


  It's not going away!

There could be more revelations of child molestation if Corey Feldman has his way.

 The Goonies actor, who claims a paedophile ring molested him and other child stars, is trying to raise $10 million to make a movie about it in which he promises to name names.

 Feldman has talked for years about being a victim of pedophiles in Hollywood, but after during an appearance on the Dr. Oz show he was encouraged to make a formal report to police. Feldman has long contended that investigators failed to look into the allegations over the decades.

 In his 2013 autobiography, Feldman talked about being molested as a child actor. He also claimed his friend, the late Corey Haim, was also molested as a child. He has become more outspoken in recent weeks in light of sexual harassment and abuse allegations made against celebrities such as Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.

 Feldman, now 46, is trying to generate funding for the movie he wants to produce about paedophilia in Hollywood, a film that would expose alleged offenders. He has said he gave the LAPD specific names, but he has not identified any alleged offenders publicly.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department the allegations are beyond the statute of limitations.

The LAPD issued a statement saying the agency is "committed to protecting victims of sexual assault and will thoroughly investigate any report of a sex-related crime."

  "In the case of Corey Feldman, unfortunately according to California law the alleged occurrence is out of statute and Robbery Homicide detectives have no other avenues to pursue this case," according to the LAPD. "However, the LAPD applauds Mr. Feldman for coming forward, as an out-of-statute assault report could potentially bolster any current and forthcoming case as it creates a pattern of behavior.

 "The latest rash of sexual assault reports are particularly troubling and the LAPD encourages and will gladly take a report from anyone who feels they may be a victim."

Feldman responded on his Twitter page, writing, "Maybe now u will believe me when I say I need 2 do it my way."

Feldman is best known for such 1980s movies as "The Goonies," "Stand By Me" and "The Lost Boys."

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Glad to see the Walt Disney Co's pathetic attempts to muzzle the press didn't last long.
 It announced it was banning the Los Angeles Times from attending advanced screenings of its movies because it did not like the newpaper's articles critical of Disney's business dealings with the city of Anaheim. 

  The backlash was instant and vehement. Media outlets around the U.S. criticised the move and several, including the New York Times, vowed to no longer review Disney movies and critics' groups disqualified them from their year-end awards.
 The company also faced pressure from several high-profile Hollywood figures, including Ava DuVernay, who directed A Wrinkle in Time, which is scheduled to be released by Disney on March 9.
“Saluting the film journalists standing up for one another,” she wrote on Twitter. “Standing with you.”
  The ban lasted less than a day before Disney executives realised how foolish they were and backtracked
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