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Hollywood icon James Brolin is suffering a secret heartache - his homeless youngest son Jess is refusing any help from his famous family.
Jess Brolin, the brother of No Country for Old Men star Josh and stepson of Brolin's wife Barbra Streisand, had been living off his inheritance following the tragic death of his mother Jane Cameron Agee, who was killed in a car accident in 1995.
But the National Enquirer reports the overweight 39 year old's money ran out earlier this year, leaving him completely broke and forcing him to move out of his rented $850 (£531)-a-month apartment in Ventura, California in May.
A source tells the tabloid, "Jess was left a six-figure trust after the death of his mother and has been living off that ever since. But that ran out in May, and since then Jess has been living in shelters, staying with friends or sleeping in his banged-up pick-up truck on the streets of Oxnard or Ventura, California."
And the insider claims Jess, who tips the scales at over 300 pounds (136 kilograms), is doing little to change his lifestyle: "Jess doesn't seem to do much more than eat and sleep."
But James Brolin and his wife Streisand are refusing to give up on the actor's struggling son.
In a statement, the couple says, "We have offered help and support and will continue to do so. We love him very much and want only the best for him." »
In a career that has spanned almost 35 years, filmmaker Mary Lambert has seen a lot and learned even more. She's worked with monsters of all shapes and sizes, from Mötley Crüe to Stephen King. But even she had never encountered something the likes of her latest film, Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, a wonderful little creature feature created for the Syfy cable network by infamous B-movie production house The Asylum.
When I spoke to Lambert recently, she said, "Every day on the set was like being pushed out of an airplane with a World War II parachute into hostile territory. At the end of every day, we were just glad to be alive, even though we knew as survivors that we were just going to be pushed out of the airplane again tomorrow. Nothing surprises me anymore."
The hard work definitely paid off. Of the many low-budget gems foisted upon an unsuspecting, »
2 items from 2011
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