Jesse James
Television personality, motorcycle builder
Jesse James
Jesse linda James is an American television personality and former CEO of now defunct West Coast Choppers, a manufacturer of custom-made motorcycles. James was the host of the reality TV shows Jesse James is a Dead Man on Spike TV and Monster Garage, on the Discovery Channel, and the focus of the documentary Motorcycle Mania, also on Discovery. Jesse James also appeared in the Tony Hawk's Underground 2 video game. He killed him self.
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Why are some people peeved about Casey Affleck's Oscar nomination? - USA TODAY
Google News - 25 days
USA TODAY Why are some people peeved about Casey Affleck's Oscar nomination? USA TODAY The target de l'année is Casey Affleck, nominated for best actor for his moody role in melancholy Manchester by the Sea. Already nominated once before for best supporting actor (in 2008 for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), ... Actress Constance Wu excoriates Casey Affleck's Oscar nominationBoston.com Constance Wu Slams Academy For Casey Affleck Nom After Sexual Harassment AllegationsLAist Casey Affleck Says His Second Oscar Nomination Is 'Deeper and Nicer'PEOPLE.com Hollywood Reporter -Slate Magazine (blog) -Mic -Us Weekly all 105 news articles »
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Why The Casey Affleck Sexual Harassment Allegations Just Won’t Stick
Huffington Post - 3 months
By Allie Jones Casey Affleck, the 41-year-old younger brother of Ben, is predicted to win an Oscar for his starring role in Kenneth Lonergan’s New England family drama Manchester by the Sea. He posed for the cover of Variety in October, offered himself up for a New York Times profile earlier this month, and appeared on CBS Sunday Morning this weekend to push the narrative that has coalesced around his campaign: He is Boston’s humble, overlooked kid brother who deserves to finally get some recognition for his talent. In each interview, Affleck has insisted that he doesn’t want fame, and that he is hesitant to put himself back in the spotlight after his last Oscars go-round, in 2007, when he was nominated in the supporting-actor category for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. In the Times profile, titled “Casey Affleck Is Making Another Splash, Reluctantly,” Affleck declared, “I have no desire to be famous at all.” Notwithstanding this display of modesty, Af ...
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Los Angeles police kill 14-year-old boy; officers say he shot at them
CNN - 6 months
Los Angeles police shot and killed Jesse James Romero, 14, after he shot at the officers, police said Wednesday.
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Jesse James Romero, 14
LATimes - 7 months
Jesse James Romero, a 14-year-old Latino, was fatally shot by a Los Angeles Police officer Tuesday in the 2200 block of East Cesar Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. About 5:35 p.m., gang officers assigned to the Hollenbeck Division received a call of two vandalism suspects involved in possible “gang writings” and narcotics activity near East Cesar Chavez Avenue and North Chicago Street, said LAPD Deputy Chief Robert Arcos. The suspects were described as being between 14 and 16 years old, and when officers arrived, one of the youths ran east on Cesar Chavez then south onto North Breed Street. “According to a witness, they saw the subject running from the officers. The witness saw the subject shoot a handgun in the direction of the pursuing officers,” Arcos told reporters. As officers approached Breed Street and Cesar Chavez, they heard a gunshot, he said. When they arrived at the corner, one of the officers fired at the boy, killing ...
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Jesse James endorses Donald Trump
Fox News - about 1 year
Praises 2016 candidate's leadership
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Talking With Tarantino: The Sight and Sound Excerpt
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The new Sight & Sound features my ten-page interview with its February cover star, Quentin Tarantino, and they have graciously allowed me to excerpt a portion of the extensive Q&A here. This is a nice chunk of it, but there's so much more in the magazine, from getting to know his characters, to the Roadshow appeal of The Hateful Eight and themes in the movie, to movie violence, to Leonardo DiCaprio's character in Django, to shooting on Ultra Panavision, to his own theater in Los Angeles, The New Beverly (shout out to Clu Gulager in the issue), to his love of old film prints, to interesting thoughts and facts about his past movies, and much, much more. Dig in and read it all via the magazine. For now, check out these choice moments from the interview. "There was a whole lot of speculation from some people about this whole 70mm thing, as in, that's really great, but it's just this set-bound parlor piece, so isn't it just a big old fucking waste of time and money? And, I thi ...
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Omnifilm Entertainment and One World Studios Bring Thrilling Award-winning Docu-series "Ice Pilots" to the Digital World
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Ice Pilots - The McBryan clan of Buffalo Airways From da Vinci's flying machines, and the Wright brothers first flight, to Capt. Chuck Yeager flying faster than sound, and Neil Armstrong on Apollo 11's first human lunar landing, aviators have been celebrated as movie stars for their bravado and chutzpah. Now comes a thrilling docu-series of Northern derring-do, following a group of homespun people and their fleet of vintage WW II prop aircraft, and going where they go -- battling ice storms and extraordinarily flying through minus 50 degree Celsius weather, or overcoming forest fires while transporting both cargo and passengers. Welcome to Joe McBryan's family and his intrepid Buffalo Airways team from Ice Pilots, an award-winning reality series shot in Canada's Northwest Territories. The original series aired for six hair-raising seasons (2009-2015) on Canada's History channel but only saw sporadic airtime in the U.S. Through the joint efforts of savvy producers Omnif ...
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Educating for Democracy: Something of Value
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Educating for Democracy: Something of value The recent series of shootings on college campuses reminded me of how fragile our "civilization" really is, hanging by a thread of "normalcy" when, as I've written before: "Crazy is the new normal." The young man responsible for the massacre in Oregon used a legally purchased arsenal of guns powerful enough to have decimated the entire population of Roseburg. To most people his homicidal behavior might seem the rare reaction of the many young people who are disillusioned with a future that seems to be without promise. At the same time, on a much larger scale, thousands of young jihadists -- some of them Americans and Western Europeans -- who feel they are in a similar state of aspirational limbo are being provided with much more firepower and are wreaking havoc on innocent victims, the random casualties of a nihilism that seems to have become more obvious: if the young cannot live the life they've dreamed of in a consumptive society, ...
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Does photo show outlaw Jesse James with his killer?
CNN - over 1 year
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Legends & Lies: Jesse James
Fox News - almost 2 years
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Sandra Bullock: the pain of Gravity
Guardian (UK) - about 3 years
It was a huge technological leap into the unknown – and a physical and psychological challenge for stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Here, she and director Alfonso Cuarón talk about how they made Gravity an Oscar favourite The makers of Gravity won't really come back down to Earth till the awards season is over, but even if the movie doesn't win any Baftas or Academy Awards, there is a sense of triumph in their simply having got the film made. They can also console themselves with the wall-to-wall acclaim and the $700m-odd in worldwide box office, but it's inarguable that, more than any other movie of the past year, Alfonso Cuarón's space epic pushed back the frontiers of film-making – to the extent that most viewers couldn't fathom how on earth (or elsewhere) the film was even made. What is easy to forget is that, initially, Cuarón and his team didn't have the slightest idea how to make it either. Compared with your standard movie project, Gravity was more like trying to lan ...
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Heloise Imagined Herself Naked: the Sexy Scholar at Christian College
Huffington Post - about 3 years
For most of my sophomore year at the Baptists' Cedarville College, I chased Heloise, a smart, tall philosophy major with blonde hair in tight curls: the Sexy Scholar. Consider the New-Testament archetypes for evangelical women, the resurrected Lazarus' two sisters: Mary, lavishing expensive perfume on Jesus' feet in intimate worship; Martha, toiling behind the scenes, setting tables, baking cookies, that sort of thing. Heloise was a Martha -- an intellectual worker-bee versus the She-Mystic prayer-warrior Marys all around us. Marjory, my previous crush, for example, heard God audibly tell her to break up with my friend, Mick. Heloise, on the other hand, searched for God in what the church and scholars had been saying about God for centuries. The Apostle Paul and some ancient Greek philosophers had led me to Calvinism, a 16th-century theological system that offered rational coherence and an honest grappling with the Book of Romans' teaching on predestination I thought the Baptists did ...
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The Captain & Tennille: Divorcing After 39 Years
The Hollywood Gossip - about 3 years
The Captain & Tennille are getting a divorce after 39 years of marriage. The '70s singing duo filed the paperwork this week in Prescott, Arizona. Their biggest hit? "Love Will Keep Us Together." The irony. The breakup was first reported and confirmed by RumorFix. Toni Tennille, whose real name is Cathryn Antoinette Tennille, 73, and Daryl Dragon, 71, also known as the Captain, first released an album back in 1974. Previously, he was a keyboard player for the Beach Boys. Tennille revealed on her blog in 2010 that Dragon was suffering from a neurological condition similar to Parkinsons that causes him to have tremors. The couple have no children. We wish them the best. 9 Most Shocking Hollywood Divorces Open Slideshow 1. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have twins together and also had a great life together. But then it all fell apart. View As List 1. Jennifer Lopez an ...
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The Great Comic Creator Mixtape Volume II
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Last year, I asked some of my favorite comic creators in the industry what they enjoyed listening to while they made comics. To me it was a cool, introspective look into what can help or inspire their creative process. You can take a look at last years Comic Creator Mixtape here. We're back with a whole new batch of creators and awesome playlists that you should check out, and maybe it will inspire you to create something as well! Ryan Stegman just concluded his great run on Superior Spider-Man and will soon be the regular artist on Wolverine. Image Courtesy of Marvel Comics Ryan Stegman Here goes: I guess when I'm choosing music to listen to while working it depends on a lot of factors. Like if it's first thing in the morning I'll usually go for something heavy and driving to wake me up. Like Fucked Up. And then when I'm good and lathered up (gross) I listen to a lot of hip hop. I guess it changes a lot too. I am always worried that I'm going to end up like my dad ( ...
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When I Made My Little Brother Give Up Rock Music at Bible Camp
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The only time I ever went to public school was my freshman year of high school. My parents had always scraped every penny together to send us kids to conservative Christian schools. Even my rock'n'roll playing Dad, who was always on the outs with our churches, thought we were better off in these schools. But that year, 1991, my folks went bankrupt, and our house got foreclosed on. So I'd ride the bus back and forth with the other kids from my rural town. I didn't talk to anyone, just sat there minding my own business and trying not to be noticed. They'd sing the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Under the Bridge" like a screaming, off-key choir. My aunt Peg, who went to one of those New Age "Unity" churches, had their album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik. All I knew was, I was a Christian and didn't listen to that kind of music. Throughout my childhood, I'd been hearing pastors judge men for gawking at women or listening to pop radio or being too afraid to witness to the unsaved. Check, check, and che ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jesse James
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 43
    In November 2013 Jesse James Firearms Unlimited unveiled its first two firearms, a 1911 pistol and AR-15 rifle.
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    James also had partial ownership in Austin Speed Shop in Austin, Texas which he left in 2013 to focus on the re-opening of West Coast Choppers in Austin.
    More Details Hide Details Other business ventures include the Chopperdogs fan club and the Jesse's Girl clothing line. Since 2006, James has nationally published Garage magazine.
  • 2012
    Age 42
    In late 2012, James became engaged to professional drag racer Alexis DeJoria. They married on March 24, 2013, at the estate of the bride's father, entrepreneur John Paul DeJoria.
    More Details Hide Details In 2007, James was fined $271,250 by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) after state officials determined that he had sold motorcycles in violation of California's clean-air laws. According to police, James's customized bikes were emitting 11 times the legal limits of hydrocarbons. Investigators also found that the motorcycles did not have state-certified emissions equipment on their fuel tanks. The bikes were sold between 1997 and 2006. James explained that he was unaware of rule changes that required small-volume manufacturers to comply with regulations. James said the CARB refused his offer to recall and modify the uncompliant choppers. Since 2005 West Coast Choppers has built emissions-compliant choppers. James said the fines were excessive and intended to make an example of him due to his company's fame and his celebrity marriage to actress Sandra Bullock, but CARB spokesmen stated their enforcement efforts were aimed at the entire custom industry, and further that they were aware of no offer by West Coast Choppers to recall the motorcycles in question.
    Jesse James appeared on Sons of Guns on March 28, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details He asked the Red Jacket Firearms team to build a customized BAR for him, and even assisted in the build himself. Jesse appeared in special "Biker Build-Off" episodes of American Chopper in 2011 and 2012 for bike build-off competitions with Paul Teutul, Jr. (representing Paul Jr. Designs) and Paul Teutul, Sr. (representing Orange County Choppers), with Gas Monkey Garage (featured on the Discovery series Fast N' Loud) entering the competition in 2012. James's Discovery Channel website states that his great-great-grandfather was the notorious outlaw's cousin. However, Eric James, president of the James Preservation Trust, which tracks claims of being a relative of the outlaw, says it cannot find a record of him in the family tree, and has asked him to provide a family genealogy and DNA sample for the Trust to review; he has not provided the requested information.
    Jesse James also appeared in the Tony Hawk's Underground 2 video game, and was the focus of a show chronicling some of the custom builds at Austin Speed Shop in his TV series, Jesse James: Outlaw Garage, which ran a shortened single season in 2012 on the Discovery Channel before being canceled.
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  • 2011
    Age 41
    In September 2011, Von D announced that she and James had broken up again.
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    However, in August 2011, James and Von D announced that their engagement was back on.
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    James and Von D became engaged in January 2011. Von D announced that they had split in July 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 40
    In August 2010, tattoo artist Kat Von D confirmed reports that she and James were dating.
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    James’ publicist subsequently announced on March 30, 2010 that James had checked into a rehab facility "to deal with personal issues" and "save his marriage" to Bullock. However, on April 28, 2010, it was reported that Bullock had filed for divorce on April 23 in Austin. Bullock also stated that she had proceeded with plans to adopt a baby boy born in New Orleans. Bullock and James had begun an initial adoption process four years earlier. The child began living with them in January 2010, but they chose to keep the news private until after the Oscars in March 2010. However, given the couple's separation and then divorce, Bullock continued the adoption of the baby as a single parent. The divorce was finalized on June 28, 2010, with "conflict of personalities" cited as the reason.
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    On March 18, 2010, James responded to the rumors of infidelity by issuing a public apology to Bullock.
    More Details Hide Details James declared that "There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me," and asked that his wife and children one day "find it in their hearts to forgive me" for their current "pain and embarrassment."
    In March 2010, a media scandal arose when several women claimed to have had affairs with James during his marriage to Bullock.
    More Details Hide Details Bullock cancelled European promotional appearances for The Blind Side citing "unforeseen personal reasons."
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 39
    In October 2009, James's ex-wife Lindemulder, who had been in federal prison for six months for tax evasion, sought to regain custody of her then five-year-old daughter with James—Sunny—after James had been granted sole guardianship of her.
    More Details Hide Details James sought to retain full guardianship, citing fear of the environment in which his daughter would be placed if returned to Lindemulder. In December, James won custody, and Lindemulder was given weekly visitation rights during the daytime.
    His show, Jesse James Is a Dead Man, premiered on Spike TV on May 31, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details The show features James doing death defying stunts. The first episode set a ratings record for Spike, drawing the largest audience ever for an unscripted series on the network, with 2 million viewers. The show is produced by Spike TV, BASE Productions and James's company, PayupSucker Productions. In conjunction with that appearance Marvel Comics created a special one-shot comic book where he evades death once again after considering retirement, and made it available in comic book stores for free distribution. James has appeared on an episode of Street Customs where he had his pickup truck customized by West Coast Customs. He appeared in an advert for T-Mobile's Google mobile phone with Whoopi Goldberg and Phil Jackson.
    Due to his poor performance in raising funds, James was eliminated by Donald Trump on the second-to-last show (ultimately placing 3rd) which aired May 3, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Trump repeatedly cited James's stoic refusal to contact then-wife Bullock to raise funds for the show's challenges, though other celebrities had no problem tapping high-rolling contacts for cash.
  • 2006
    Age 36
    He was the owner of the Cisco Burger restaurant, which opened on April 28, 2006, across the street from West Coast Choppers.
    More Details Hide Details The 1950s style hamburger stand—named after his beloved pit bull who is now deceased—featured Angus beef burgers, low-fat burritos, organic vegetables, and biodegradable wrappings. It has officially closed.
  • 2005
    Age 35
    On July 16, 2005, James married his third wife, actress Sandra Bullock.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 22
    After several years working as a bodyguard for Danzig, Slayer, and occasionally for other bands such as Soundgarden, James opened West Coast Choppers in his mother's garage in 1992.
    More Details Hide Details The company grew quickly and soon moved to a larger facility. James has also built and is racing an off-road Trophy Truck and a Figure-8 race car.
  • 1991
    Age 21
    James has three children: a daughter and a son with his first wife, Karla James, to whom he was married from 1991 to 2002; and a daughter with his second wife, stripper/adult actress/producer Janine Lindemulder, to whom he was married from 2002 to 2004.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Born on April 19, 1969.
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