Saturday, April 19, 2014

X-Men Director Bryan Singer is Accused of Sexually Abusing a Child Model

X-Men director, Bryan Singer; (source: Gage Skidmore)

Michael Egan III, a former child model, has filed a lawsuit against the X-Men director, Bryan Singer. He says that Bryan Singer sexually abused him several times over the course of three months in 1999. Michael Egan III says that he was sexually abused at the age of 17 in Hawaii by Bryan Singer.

Marty Singer Says Bryan Singer was in Toronto, not Hawaii

Bryan Singer's attorney, Marty Singer, says that there is no way that Bryan Singer would have taken time away from filming X-Men in Toronto to have been involved in this encounter in Hawaii.

Marty Singer says that Bryan Singer was mainly in Toronto from August to October in 1999. These are the months that Michael Egan III accuses Bryan Singer of being in Hawaii and sexually abusing him at the age of 17.

Is Bryan Singer a sexual predator?


Egan: Hawaii was 'Not the First Time' Singer Sexually Abused Him

Michael Egan III also says he had a previous encounter with Bryan Singer in CA as many children like him were lured across the state line in a much larger "Hollywood sex ring." He was given drugs and molested at the age of 15 by Bryan Singer and others in Los Angeles, after being promised a career in Hollywood. The fame was not delivered, however Egan was sexually abused.

In a public statement, Egan says he was sodomized at Hollywood parties by various moguls, and the Los Angeles Police Department did not pursue his complaints reported to them. He describes the parties as Hollywood orgies where he was passed around like a piece of meat and raped by power Hollywood moguls.

Egan wonders why his Los Angeles sex abuse was never followed up by Los Angeles Police, because he filed it a long time ago.

Watch the TMZ video with Egan's public statement here.

Bryan Singer's hearing in Honolulu, Hawaii is scheduled to take place on July 21, 2014.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Joakim Noah Doppleganger Superfan Shows up at NBA Basketball Game


Chicago Bulls Joakim Noah
Joakim Noah and doppleganger side-by-side

Joakim Noah's Doppleganger at NBA Basketball Game on 04/10/14

Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls not only has fans, but his doppleganger superfan also showed up to his NBA basketball game on 04/09/14. The eerie resemblance to Joakim Noah is hard to miss.

The doppleganger's wide eyes are very spot on with the real Joakim Noah's laser-focused persona, making him that much more accurate of the real deal. SBNation.com says he has a "deranged fixation" on the NBA basketball game floor.

Does Doppleganger Superfan have a Joakim Noah Tattoo?

The doppleganger superfan obviously has a slightly lighter skin tone, and a tattoo on his chest, seen underneath the Chicago Bulls jersey. It could be the head of an elephant, but it is hard to make out what it is a tattoo of. If it is a tattoo of Joakim Noah, then there might be some concern about his mental state, although it would reinforce the fact that he is the #1 doppleganger superfan that exists somewhere in Chicago.

On Wednesday Night April 9, 2014 Joakim Noah Made Franchise History

On Wednesday April 9, 2014 Joakim Noah made a new franchise record with the most assists in a NBA basketball season by a center.

Wednesday night was Noah's fourth triple-double this season, and his seventh in his career. He has 15 points, 10 assists, and 13 rebounds against the Timberwolves. Joakim Noah is now tied with Lance Stephenson (Indiana Pacers) in the whole league for triple-doubles.

The Chicago Bulls Beat the Timberwolves, Tied for Third in the Eastern Conference


The Chicago Bulls beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 102 - 87. The Chicago Bulls are currently tied with the Toronto Raptors for third place in the Eastern Conference.

The Chicago Tribune asks its readers: "Is Joakim Noah the NBA defensive player of the year?"

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Jean-Claude Van Damme was almost the Original Predator Opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger

Finally, official confirmation reveals that Jean-Claude Van Damme (JCVD) was going to wear the suit and play the original Predator in the 1987 movie. He came so close to playing it that he actually put on the costume, but hated every minute of it. That is because he wanted to kick butt with his roundhouse kick, but this was simply not possible in the bulky Predator costume.

This is the same Predator movie with action star Arnold Schwarzenegger, also starring Carl Weathers.

Carl Weathers sitting next to Jean-Claude Van Damme in Predator (1987)

JCVD was almost the Original Predator but didn't like the Costume

This is no longer just a rumor. Steve Johnson confirms (in the video at the bottom) that JCVD was actually going to play the original Predator, before quitting the movie. He thought the costume looked too much like a silly superhero, despite his misunderstanding that the costume was just for the cloaking effect, and that he was just going to be a stuntman. This angered JCVD, and he hated the big red costume.

The role was then taken over by Kevin Peter Hall, who also played the helicopter pilot in the movie.

The original concept drawing for the Predator can be seen below. The least popular part about it among the decision-makers was the head. Steve Johnson says, "It was ahead of its time, but the head did suck."

Original Predator Concept

Jean-Claude Van Damme was Ready for His Closeup in the 1980's

Jean-Claude Van Damme first arrived in Los Angeles in 1981, and tried for five long years to land a role. With a little help from Chuck Norris, he got a job as a bouncer at a club. He got a small role in the 1984 movie, Missing in Action, and then a role in the 1986 movie, No Retreat, No Surrender.

Jean-Claude Van Damme took English classes to improve his speaking ability during this time, and some people in Hollywood even said that he was "fresh off the boat" from Brussels, due to his accent.

Predator Role was a Little Misunderstanding by Jean-Claude Van Damme

JCVD thought that the role as the Predator would involved intense martial arts fight scenes with Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was ready to do a big time action movie for his break out performance into his acting career. But there was some miscommunication, as Jean-Claude thought he was getting the role of a lifetime, with a change to take on Arnold Schwarzenegger.

What the role of Predator really involved was putting on this red costume, that somewhat resembles a walking lobster, and moving around in a muddy jungle of Mexico. The red costume was just for the cloaking effect to be added in post-production of the movie. Jean-Claude Van Damme thought it was the actual Predator, and that it looked like a silly superhero. Then the special effects man, Steve Johnson explained to Jean-Claude Van Damme that his role in the movie was essentially a stunt man that would get no real face time.

Jean-Claude Van Damme was not happy about this. He left disappointed, but shortly after landed his most popular role in the movie, Bloodsport (1988).

Jean-Claude Van Damme vs. Sylvestor Stallone & Arnold Schwarzenegger


Jean-Claude Van Damme would not get his opportunity to be on opposite sides of the screen with Arnold Schwarzenegger until Expendables 2 (2012). Even then, Arnold did not play a major role in the film, and JCVD would have to just settle with fighting Sylvestor Stallone.

The video below shows the predator costume that JCVD was asked to wear, and special effects guy Steve Johnson recalling the frustrations that Jean-Claude had with the role.



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