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Jon Grissom-Famous Actor In The 80s

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Cloyd Jon Grissom born in Alaska became a famous actor in the 80s. As an actor he is known as Jon Grissom. Actually, he worked in only two movies, namely License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream. In both the films Jon Grissom worked with two Coreys, Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. At that time Corey Feldman was 15 years old actor who had a promising career ahead. Jon Grissom was personal assistant to Corey. As a personal assistant Jon became very close to Corey. According to Corey Feldman, Jon used to provide crack and cocaine to 15 years old Corey. They used to do drugs in clubs where Jon Grissom performed sexual act on Corey under the influence of drugs.

Jon Grissom is caught in the web of controversy with recent accusations of child abuse and molestation by Corey Feldman. In 2001 also he was arrested for the child abuse of 14 to 15 years old child and was imprisoned in 2003. Due to his refugee status, Jon Grissom was not registered as a sex offender with the state. According to Megan’s Law, it is mandatory for sex offenders to register with the state. Jon Grissom has a sketchy past. He was arrested in Utah on March 12, 1995 for various criminal charges. Credit card theft, using illegal means of transport and resisting arrest are some of them. In 2000, he spent 3 months in Arizona jail for above mentioned charges.

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At present, Jon Grissom lives in Mazatlan, Sinaloa in Mexico. He is active on his Facebook and My Space accounts. Although he has not responded to Corey’s accusations, he recently posted pictures of him with Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. This triggered anger and pain for Corey Feldman. And Jon Grissom became a target of public anger on social media. Eventhough Los Angeles police is aware of Corey’s accusations, they cannot open an investigation against Jon Grissom. To initiate a formal investigation Corey is required to make a formal complaint with the police.

Jon Grissom, born on May 31, 1962 is currently 57 years old. 5 ft 8 in tall Jon has a tattoo on his left arm.  He studied at Amphitheater High School, Tucson, Arizona. He studied psychology from Jan 1991 to April 1995 in the University of Arizona. He had a diverse career in the field of movie production as well as sales management. He has worked as production assistant in movie production companies. As per his Facebook account, his sales management career spans over the period of 10 years starting from may 1985 to may 2006. He worked at Dino De Laurentiis as production specialist. He has listed mind games as his professional skills.Eventhough his acting career is limited to only two films, he is well known as an actor.

 

In 1988, he made his debut in the world of films. License to Drive was his first film starring Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Richard Masur and Carol Kane. He got the role of a valet in this teen adventure film. The film is about a 16 years old teenager who fails knowledge part of his driving test. The film was described s passable entertainment. The film received only two and half stars out of four from the critics. Eventhough the film was not acclaimed by the critics, it was a success at the box office. It was produced at the budget of $8 million and it made $22 million at the box office.

The next film of Jon Grissom was a teen fantasy called Dream a Little Dream starring Corey Feldman, Jason Robards, Harry Dean Stanton and Piper Laurie. He was assigned the role of a P.E. coach in this film. The film is about mind swap of a married older man with that of a teenager. The film was released simultaneously in 1019 theaters. The film made $2.5 million on opening weekend. However the collection dropped to the half in next week. The reviews were also negative. The music was a plus point of the movie. It was the mix of rock and classic music.

Jon Grissom’s acting career is limited to two movies with insignificant roles. While practicing his acting skills, he served Corey Feldman as a personal assistant during the 80s. According to Corey Feldman, Grissom sexually abused Corey while serving him as a personal assistant. He has given vivid description about the sexual abuse and molestation in his autobiography “Coreyography; A Memoir.” Feldman accuses Jon Grissom of molesting Corey Haim as well. The autobiography was published in 2013.

Corey Feldman is appearing on talk shows revealing details about child abuse which was rampant in Hollywood in 80s. Some Hollywood big shots such as Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein and Jeremy Piven have been implicated in the scandals of se*ual harassment of young artists. Jon Grissom is also getting attention in social media because of Feldman’s accusations. In his autobiography Coreyography, Feldman has used the pseudonym Ron Crison for Jon Grissom.

In the book Feldman describes how he and Corey Haim were molested by a man named Ron Crison. It is described in the book how Ron Crison would give him pills before performing se*ual act. He has accused Grissom of molesting Corey Haim as well. Feldman claims he has reported this to San Diego police department. However, the police denies the claim. As a result, they cannot arrest Jon Grissom. Some people even doubt the intentions of Corey Feldman.

Jon Grissom seems to be an undistinguished person with criminal history. His achievements are not very significant. However he is getting a lot of negative attention because of Corey Fledman’s accusations. It is sad that none of the accusations can be proved. Even for the police department it is not possible to arrest him. Se*ual harassment and molestation of children is a serious crime and sex offenders should be dealt with firmly. I believe in coming years people would be more careful and protective about their children. And law enforcement would be more empowered to bring sex offenders to justice.

Katy Jurado Prominent Mexican actress Katy Jurado

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There have been many prominent actors and actresses of the previous century that have helped lay down the foundation of Hollywood and brought it to the standards that it is known for today. One of the actresses of the previous century who really took the golden screen by storm was Katy Jurado. Born Maria Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado Garcia, she preferred to call herself only as Katy Jurado. She was one of the top Mexican actresses and acted in film, television and theater.

Unlike many other Hollywood actresses who mainly moved to Los Angeles to pursue their acting careers, Jurado started off her acting career in the neighboring country of Mexico. She received quite a bit of fame during the 1940s and the 50s, in a decade that came to be known as the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. It wasn’t long before she was discovered American film products and was cast into Hollywood, catapulting her fame to new heights.

Early Beginnings

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Katy Jurado was born on the 16th of January, in 1924 in Guadalajara, Jalisco. She was the daughter of Luis Jurado Ochoa, a lawyer by profession. Her mother, Vicenta Garcia, was a singer. She had two younger brothers, Luis Raul and Oscar Sergio. Her mother worked at the famous Mexican radio station known as XEW, which is also the oldest radio station in all of Latin America.

Her earlier studies were at a school run by nuns in the Guadalupe neighborhood in Mexico City. She had no desire to pursue acting, and began to study as a bilingual secretary. However, it wasn’t long before her ravishing beauty and charming looks were discovered by famous Mexican filmmakers. Among them was one Emilio Fernandez. He would go on to offer her a role in a film that would change her life.

Her first role, directed by Fernandez, was in the Isle of Passion. The movie was released in 1941. Her parents were strictly against acting, and never gave consent to her pursuing it. However, her acting in The Isle of Passion caught the eye of other directors, and another filmmaker, Mauricio de la Serna, offered her a role in his film No Mataras just a couple of years later.

The contract was presented before her, and she signed it without the consent of her parents. When she told them what she had done, they threatened her to send her to a boarding school far off in Monterrey. This was around the same time she met an ambitious actor by the name of Victor Velazquez. The two hit it off, and they tied the knot soon after.

She later accepted that the primary reason for marrying Velazquez was because it allowed her the freedom to pursue work in the filmmaking industry and to escape from her parents. The marriage was never going to last long, and the two decided to part ways in 1943. Velazquez was the father to two of her kids, Sandra and Victor Hugo.

Over the course of the next seven years, Jurado would go on to do big things. She ended up doing 16 films in this timeframe, acting alongside prominent Mexican film stars like Sara Montiel, Pedro Armendariz, and Pedro Infante. In 1953, she was noticed internationally for her performance in El Bruto. For her performance in the movie, she received the Ariel Award for the Best Supporting Actress. The Ariel Award is the direct equivalent of the Academy Award in Mexico.

Break into Hollywood

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Her big break in Hollywood came when she was working as a movie journalist and a bull fighting critic to support her family. Prominent Hollywood actor John Wayne spotted her at a bull fighting event. At the time, Wayne didn’t even know that she was already an actress in her hometown.

But, Budd Boetticher did, and he cast her in his movie alongside Gilbert Roland in 1951. The film was entitled Bullfighter and the Lady, and her performance as the wife of an aging matador received a lot of praises. She didn’t know much English at the time, and would only memorize the lines phonetically so she could deliver a convincing performance.

This got her noticed by Stanley Kramer, one of the major producers in Hollywood. She was cast in the classic movie High Noon alongside Grace Kelly and Gary Cooper. Eventually, she had to learn to speak English in order to play the role, and did so by taking classes daily.  She also played a role in Arrowhead, which was released in 1953.

By 1959, she had several Hollywood credits to her name, and had worked on many major films and television plays. Some famous movies that she acted in include Trial, The Racers, the Dragon Wells Massacre, The Man from Rio, Trapeze, Broken Lance, and various others.

Jurado was also close friends with a certain Marlon Brando, who eventually invited her to take part in One-Eyed Jacks. She had met Ernest Borgnine in 1958, and the two married soon after, eventually starting their own production company.

In 1963 however, the two decided to end their marriage.  She returned back to Mexico and started living in Cuernavaca. A couple of years later, she would return to Hollywood to play a role in Smoky.

For a large part of her career, Jurado would continue alternating between Mexico and Hollywood. She shared a very close and romantic relationship with novelist Louis L’Amour, and stated in an interview that he had written her love letters until the last days of his life. For her contributions to Hollywood, she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Towards the end of her career, she began suffering from health problems, primarily related to her lungs and her heart. Eventually, in 2002, after a long and successful career in both Mexican cinema and Hollywood, she passed away in her home in Cuernavaca due to pulmonary disease and kidney failure. She is widely regarded as one of the best actresses to come out of Mexico.

Understanding the Very Brief History of Cryptocurrency

Every great invention began with a simple idea.

A reductive view of innovation, perhaps, but the adage stands the test of time: “Necessity is the mother of invention.” And an excellent example of a remarkable new technology that responded to the needs of the people in cryptocurrency. In fact, it’s been a major buzzword for several years now—but do most people really know how they have come to be? A lot has happened since they first emerged in the market, and taking a trip down memory lane makes it that much easier to understand just why and how it became highly valuable today. By discussing how cryptocurrency started and how it became useful, we can better imagine what the future of the technology looks like.

The Beginning and Its Timeline

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On October 31, 2008, an anonymous user, under the name ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ published “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” online, a whitepaper explaining how Bitcoin and the blockchain network worked. The release of said paper started the buzz around cryptocurrency, specifically Bitcoin. Months after they released the paper, ‘Nakamoto’ created the Genesis Block, which started the blockchain technology. The true identity of the person who started this revolutionary technology remains unknown to this day.

By 2010, a Laszlo Hanyecz purchased two pizzas for 10,000 BTC. That transaction marks the first “Bitcoin Pizza Day”, an unofficial holiday that’s still being celebrated by crypto enthusiasts today.

A year later, Litecoin was founded by Charles Lee, widely considered to be second only to Bitcoin. Scads of cryptocurrencies have emerged since then and now, there are thousands available in the market.

Its Importance Today

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Perhaps the main reason why cryptocurrency easily became important is because of its decentralized backing.

The world operates, primarily, on many centralized systems that, more often than not, give the upper hand to authorities and corporations, rather than people. While that’s not entirely a bad thing, people are drawn to the idea of protecting their assets in decentralized systems.

Another reason why decentralization became so important is its assurance of secure storage of data and transactions. Despite the fact that transactions performed on the blockchain are being broadcast over a public network of computers, only those with private keys can actually access the data. The reason behind this public broadcast is for members of said system to verify the transaction and make sure it’s trustworthy.

With the secure blockchain as the technology behind cryptocurrency, users can breathe more easily knowing they control their own data.

Cryptocurrency Takes on Hollywood

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One company that already took the major step toward embracing cryptocurrency and blockchain is the reality TV show, Fight to Fame, where professional fighters go through a series of challenges and training phases to compete for the grand prize; the winner will receive contracts to star in major Hollywood blockbusters. In fact, according to Techbullion the newest one currency to hit Hollywood comes from Fight to Fame. These tokens can be used to purchase tickets to the show and its events.

Future of Cryptocurrency

Many experts have dubbed the current period in history as the early stages of cryptocurrency. The technology itself still has a long way to go, but the road to the future has already been paved. More and more industries are looking into cryptocurrency and researching on ways they can incorporate it in their operations, with no signs of slowing down.

Will Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson take the role as US President?

Dwayne Johnson, a megastar actor known also as The Rock, organized a secret ceremony in Hawaii last Sunday.

He published this happy news on his Instagram profile where he has more than 154million followers. Dwayne posted a picture of him and his wife and wrote “We do. August 18th, 2019. Hawaii. Pomaika’i (blessed).”

Some sources say that he is a  potential US president. This famous actor and wrestler is now married to  Lauren Hashian, a 34-year-old beautiful singer and songwriter. Together they have two children, Jasmine, and baby Tiana. This marriage is the cherry on top of their happy family life.

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Dwayne Johnson is the second highest-earning man in Hollywood, right after George Clooney. He was noticed by many movie producers as a great man for performance and showing off his strength.

“He is as close to guaranteeing you butts in the seats as anybody can be,” said Ron Meyer, the chairman from NBC Universal. His movies have earned over 8.2billion dollars so far, which is why he is one of the highest-grossing box office stars that has ever existed.

Johnson almost refused to post about his movies on social media, which means he nearly gave up on an additional seven-figure salary. His fans like to call him “Beyonce for blokes”. This famous movie star has millions of devoted fans worldwide, which is something movie studios like a lot.

His name was never connected to drugs, affairs, scandals, conspiracies which is why he has a good reputation. Dwayne now lives his dreams as a self-made millionaire who is respected in the White House.

During The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2017 Dwayne said that he was “seriously considering” running for president of USA. After that show many people supported him, and then he said: “I can tell you with all honesty that the consideration comes at the desire from a large number of people that would like to see this happen.”

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He confirmed he had met with various political experts, such as  Republicans, Democrats, independents, many strategists, and others. “Let me go to work and learn,” Dwayne added.

His 2019. net worth is about £136million. Although he had a chaotic childhood because of his father’s wrestling career, he managed to become very successful.

His father, Rocky Johnson, was a member of the first black tag champion team in 1977. Dwayne’s mother Ata’s parents were also involved in wrestling.

He grew up as a poor child and they all lived in a one-room apartment.

“I know what it’s like to earn a dollar. I know what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck and wonder how you’re going to pay the rent. I know what it’s like to be evicted. Money doesn’t fall out of the sky,” Dwayne said. He also added that his mother tried to commit suicide in front of him when he was a teenager.

“She got out of the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic. Big rigs and cars were swerving out of the way. I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road. What’s crazy is that she has no recollection of it whatsoever. Probably best she doesn’t. We both healed but we’ve always got to do our best to pay attention when other people are in pain. We have to help them through it and remind them they are not alone,” he said.

Dwayne Johnson wasn’t always a nice guy. When he was very young he was known as a trash-talking and rude person. That changed quickly and wrestling star Hulk Hogan named him the “biggest superstar in the business”.

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Dwayne’s first movie role was in the 2001 sequel called The Mummy Returns. He got noticed due to his success in the ring. He appeared in the film for only a couple of minutes, but amazed the public so much he later got a spin-off prequel of his own titled The Scorpion King.

He has the talent to get noticed by big-budget franchises, which is why he started to work on The Fast And The ­Furious project in 2011. That year this movie had a highest-grossing opening that had ever been made.

The Rock has since appeared in a couple of their movies, including the spin-off Hobbs & Shaw. He also got in a decade-long feud with his co-worker, actor Vin Diesel.

He criticized Vin’s unprofessional behavior during the making of the eighth movie on social media.

Dwayne said in an interview: “Vin and I had a few discussions, including an important face-to-face in my trailer. And what I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach movie-making and collaborating. It took me some time, but I’m grateful for that clarity, whether we work together again or not. I wish him all the best, and I harbor no ill-will there, just because of the clarity we have.”

“Actually, you can erase that last part about ‘no ill will’. We’ll just keep it with the clarity,” the actor added.

In 2007 Dwayne divorced with his ex-wife Dany Garcia, after ten years of their marriage. Soon after that, he began dating Lauren. Dwayne and Dany Garcia have an 18-year-old daughter Simone.

He now lives a happy life surrounded by his new family and millions of dollars. He enjoys being famous and respected by the American public.

Highest Salaries in Hollywood For Dwayne Johnson And Will Smith

The highest salary in Hollywood goes to Will Smith and $35 million he will receive from Netflix for Bright 2. Unlike major studios, Netflix doesn’t limit themselves on how much they pay their stars. They will also cash out Ryan Reynolds to the tune of $27 million for Six Underground, a story of a billionaire financing his own vigilante unit.

Next, in line, we have Dwayne the Rock Johnson, who will earn $20 million for his role in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Robert Downey Jr will get the same amount for The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle. It is shaping out as a great year for Will Smith, who will get an additional $17 million for returning to Bad Boys.

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As far as ladies go, Emily Blunt will get between $12 and $13 million for the sequel of A Quiet Place, while Gal Gadot will get $10 million for Wonder Woman sequel. Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey will earn Margot Robbie similar amount.

Sources are conflicting about how much Netflix has offered to Denzel Washington, with some claiming that the total offer was worth about $30 million. If that turns out to be true, Denzel will be placed second among the best-paid actors.

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Just how low Hollywood studios are paying these days is illustrated by the fact that Tom Cruise for the reprisal of his iconic Maverick in a Top Gun reboot will get only $12 to $14 million. Netflix seems to be dominating the market here and it is no wonder so many actors are eager to work with them.

Batista Calls The Rock a Bad Actor

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One of the great names in the wrestling world and the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Batista has recently answered some questions about Dwayne Johnson and revealed how he really feels about this former wrestler and now a famous actor.

One of the things he admitted was that he “hates” being compared not only to The Rock but John Cena, as well. These two belong to an elite group of WWE stars, given that they successfully moved from being pro wrestlers to Hollywood actors.

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“Do not compare me to The Rock or John Cena. Everyone does it. Those guys are wrestlers who became movie stars. I’m … something else. I was a wrestler. Now, I’m an actor.”

Batista does not want to be seen it the same light as The Rock, even though he is a future WWE Hall of Famer and one of the greatest wrestlers that made it to the squared circle. He said: “Rock was, in a way, a movie star before he was even a movie star. There is something about him that’s really special. I’d never take that away from him.” But then he added: “Would I consider him a great actor? F— no.”

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Batista also said that his wish is to work with Academy Award winners and become a respected actor.

“I want good roles. I don’t care about Fast and Furious or Bumblebee. … That’s not the kind of stardom I want. … I want to be in Dune. I want to work with Denis Villeneuve. I want to work with Sam Mendes and Jodie Foster. I want to work with Academy Award winners. I’m proud to be a character actor. I want that respect and credibility and education,” he concluded.

Dwayne Johnson Shares The First Photo About Jumanji 3

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Ever since Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle became a hit in 2017, it was known that Sony Pictures will release a sequel to it. It is coming to the theaters later this year.

Dwayne Johnson is very active on his Instagram account, so he was the one to inform fans about sequel. The Rock gave fans a little Valentine’s Gift in form of information that filming has begun. He shared a photo with a caption: „Happy Valentines Day. Wanna play a game? Here we go…. #StartOfProduction #Jumanji“

 

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Happy Valentines Day. Wanna play a game? ?? Here we go… #StartOfProduction #JUMANJI @sevenbucksprod @sonypictures

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The photo doesn’t reveal much. It features the same video game cartridge from Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, that got the main characters in trouble. The official synopsis is not available yet, so we can only guess what does the cartridge represent. The main cast will be back in sequel, including Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black. They will be joined by Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians, Ocean’s 8), Danny Devito (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Dumbo) and Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon, Sorry to Bother You), but their roles are still unspecified. Jake Kasdan will direct the movie, and he will also be co-writer of the script, joined by Scott Rosenberg, and Jeff Pinkner.

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The late Robin Williams starred in the 1995’s Jumanji. Its sequel, named Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, earned $962 million worldwide, which was surprising. Jumanji 3 is scheduled to hit theaters on 13th December. We can’t wait to see if the movie will be able to repeat the same success.