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Steven Seagal Considers Running For Governor Of Arizona

1/5/2014 2:22pm EST
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Movie tough guy Steven Seagal is reportedly considering a run for office in Arizona.

The "Above The Law" star says he discussed the idea of running for governor with notorious Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio as a joke, saying he "would remotely consider it," but his current commitments are more important.

Seagal told Arizona's ABC affiliate KNXV that he feels the biggest problem facing the U.S. right now is illegal immigration during an interview to promote his Reelz channel reality series, "Steven Seagal - Lawman" Maricopa County."

"Believe it or not, I think it's open borders," Seag...

Steven Seagal Brokered Meeting Between U.S. And Russian Diplomats

6/3/2013 11:24pm EDT
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Steven Seagal has been credited with helping to set up an important meeting between U.S. and Russian politicians to aid the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombing.

Republican Representative Dana Rohrabacher, who led the delegation to Russia, reveals he turned to his action star pal for help as the Under Siege actor has been an unlikely pal of Russian President Vladimir Putin for the past 10 years.

The movie tough guy's connections enabled the group of six U.S. politicians to set up a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin to discuss the suspects involved in the April ...

Steven Seagal & Vladimir Putin Reunite At Martial Arts School Opening

3/14/2013 9:49am EDT
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Actor and Aikido practitioner Steven Seagal and Russian President Vladimir Putin opened a new martial arts center in Moscow on Wednesday.

The Hollywood star and politician were guests of honor at the official launch of the Sambo-70 venue, which will provide training in boxing, sumo wrestling and Russian-style martial art sambo.

The twosome have known each other since 2003 after attending the Moscow International Film Festival closing ceremony together.

Seagal isn't the only American who has struck up an unusual relationship with a foreign world leader. Last month former NBA star Dennis R...

Steven Seagal To Lead Arizona School Arms-Training Event

2/8/2013 7:45am EST
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Above The Law star Steven Seagal has signed up to help lead a simulated police training exercise in Arizona on Saturday.

Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio has enlisted the actor to guide a group of his armed volunteers on how to respond to a school shooting, according to the Associated Press.

The training event in Phoenix will involve six instructors leading 40 armed volunteers through a simulated shooting, with teenagers acting as students.

Seagal will lead the training run, focusing on various aspects of shooting scene management, including "entry room tactics and hand-to-hand tact...

Steven Seagal Seeks Presidential Pardon For Convicted Producer

1/22/2013 9:41am EST
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Steven Seagal has called on President Barack Obama to pardon a former producing partner who was convicted of attempting to extort money from the actor.

Julius R. Nasso, who worked with Seagal for a decade, was jailed for a year after he was convicted of attempting to extort millions of dollars from the actor, claiming the Under Siege star owed him money for collapsed projects when he decided against making any more action films.

Nasso, who was released from prison two months early in 2005 for good behavior, now appears to have mended his relationship with Seagal, who has since written a...

Book Review: Seagalogy

4/16/2012 8:12am EDT
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In 2008, readers were introduced to a new branch of science: Seagalogy (se-gal-uh-jee). This field of study, which was created by the movie critic Vern, is a modified version of the French auteur theory of film. Instead of connecting works by a director’s personal stamp, Vern analyzes movies through the scope of his “badass auteur theory.” According to him, “The badass auteur theory is the idea that in some types of action or badass pictures, it is the badass (or star) who carries through themes from one picture to the next.”

It’s not difficult to figure out exactly which badass Vern d...

Steven Seagal Hit With Another Lawsuit Over 'Lawman' TV Show

3/8/2012 2:43pm EST
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Actor Steven Seagal has been hit with a new lawsuit for allegedly arresting an Arizona man for TV ratings.

The Under Siege star, who is a reserve deputy sheriff, was filming an episode of Steven Seagal: Lawman in March, 2011, when he allegedly helped raid the home of Jesus Llovera, who was believed to be raising fighting roosters, which is a felony.

Cops carried out a search of the man's property and then arrested the Phoenix resident after finding dangerous accessories and more than 100 chickens. He was later charged with raising animals for cockfighting and illegal possession of veter...

Rumor Patrol: Steven Seagal Protecting The Border? Paula Abdul Feuding With Nicole Scherzinger? And More!

10/19/2011 3:00pm EDT
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You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Steven Seagal Protecting The Border? Rumor has it that Steven Seagal has been sworn in as border sheriff in Texas to protect the United States - Mexico border, and it has nothing to do with his show, Steven Segal: Lawman.

Verdict: True. A rep for the Hudspeth County Sheriff's office told, "It became very clear to me that Mr. Seagal is not in this for the celebrity or the publicity ... He's like the res...

John Leguizamo Exposes Steven Seagal As A Bully

10/4/2011 8:49pm EDT
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John Leguizamo has exposed his Executive Decision co-star Steven Seagal as an on-set bully after the martial arts star took offense to the Latino's mockery.

The Moulin Rouge! star admits he and Seagal hit it off all wrong upon their first meeting when the action man told his castmates he was "in command."

Leguizamo says, "He was supposed to be the master sergeant and I was right underneath him, his boy. We came to the first day of rehearsals and he goes, 'I'm in command...' and we laughed. I thought he was kidding. Who talks like that?

"He comes at me and elbows me... against a brick wal...

Steven Seagal Slams Puppy Killing Reports

9/2/2011 8:28am EDT
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Action man Steven Seagal has called in his lawyers following allegations a puppy was shot dead during a dramatic police raid filmed for his reality TV show.

The Under Siege star joined officers from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department in the March bust on Jesus Sanchez Llovera's Arizona property because they believed he was breeding roosters for illegal cockfighting.

Llovera has denied the claims and blamed cops for causing "substantial damage" to his family home and killing his kids' 11-month-old puppy and more than 100 of his roosters. Seagal and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpai...

Man Sues Steven Seagal For Killing His Roosters & Puppy

8/31/2011 8:09am EDT
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Steven Seagal is facing legal action over a puppy that was allegedly shot dead during a dramatic police raid filmed for his reality TV show.

The star and officers from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department took part in the March bust on Jesus Sanchez Llovera's property in Arizona following allegations he was running an illegal cockfighting farm.

Llovera has denied the claims and alleges cops caused "substantial damage" to his family home when they performed the "unfounded" raid, reportedly killing his kids' 11-month-old puppy and more than 100 of his roosters, which he insists are only...

Check Out 'Born To Raise Hell' On DVD & Blu-ray April 19

4/9/2011 7:10am EDT
Born to Raise Hell
Steven Seagal leads an international task force on a mission of vengeance in the high-octane film "Born To Raise Hell," on DVD and Blu-ray April 19.

Seagal stars as a take-no-prisoners Interpol agent assigned to an Eastern European task force targeting gun trafficking and dop running throughout the Balkans. While investigating a Russian gun dealer, his team is caught in a bloody street war between a gypsy gang and the Russians, leaving one task force member dead.

Fueled by vengeance, he leads his team on a new mission to avenge his friend's death in this action-packed thrill ride that wi...

Steven Seagal Was 'Violent And Ruthless' When Challenged To Fight In Japan

2/15/2011 4:24pm EST
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Steven Seagal knocked a man unconscious when he was a martial arts instructor because he failed to realize his challenger was drunk.

The star is a black belt in aikido and became the first foreigner to operate a dojo training center in Japan after moving to the country as a teenager.

Seagal reveals locals were intrigued by his status and tough guys often challenged him to fights - but one encounter went badly wrong.

He says, "For the first couple of years people did come from all over Japan to challenge me. When they would show up when I was in the middle of teaching a class I'd be as vi...

Steven Seagal: Actor, Bluesman, Lawman, UFC Fight Trainer

11/19/2010 12:30am EST
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Hollywood tough guy Steven Seagal has stepped into the Ultimate Fighting cage - the movie star is training Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's upcoming opponent.

Jackson, who starred in "The A-Team" remake, is looking to get his Ultimate Fighting Championship career back on track following his recent cage smackdown at the hands of Rashad Evans, but he will have his work cut out when he meets Lyoto Machida on Saturday in Detroit, Michigan.

Seagal has been hired to train the Brazilian brawler.

Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Are Over The Top For 'Machete' (Video)

9/24/2010 3:10pm EDT
'Machete' is co-written and directed by the always exciting Robert Rodriguez. The film stars Danny Trejo as the title character in his first lead role, along with Robert DeNiro, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriquez, Lindsay Lohan, (as the pistol packing nun)Steven Seagal and Jeff Fahey. 'Machette' started out as a fake trailer in Quentin Tarrantino's film 'Grindhouse" It's violent, exciting, over the top and a super fun ride into the absurd. Everyone plays it sincere and the film works. If you don't take it too seriously, you will have a blast watching 'Machette'. In theaters now. Mucho b...

Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Machete,' 'The American,' & More

9/3/2010 9:10am EDT
I apologize to my regular readers that this column is appearing much later than it normally does. This week I endured the hysteria many apartment dwellers suffer from around the beginning of September, known as moving. Now that I have my movies and the rest of my place unpacked though I’m ready to get back to business as usual.

I’m incredibly excited that this week Robert Rodriguez is finally bringing his “Grindhouse” creation “Machete” to theaters. It will be accompanied by George Clooney as a charming assassin in “The American,” the Justin Long/Drew Barrymore romantic comedy “Going...

'Machete' Will Solve The Immigration Debate

8/31/2010 10:30am EDT
You know Machete is going to take out the bad guys. You can tell by the name, and the image of Danny Trejo wearing a trench coat full of machetes. You might not have known that he’s also going to solve the immigration debate.

“There are real issues going on in just about any movie that’s got fun elements to it,” writer/director Robert Rodriguez said. “This is just something that’s very current. It really polarizes people because it is a real issue. People want to see an answer. Our answer, in the movie, is Machete because it is such a huge problem, not that he’s even trying to solve it. It...

Jessica Alba's Skin-Tight Pants & Leather Sandals - Hot Or Not?

8/30/2010 12:30pm EDT
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Jessica Alba wore skin tight gray pants and a leather jacket on her way to breakfast with her daughter Honor on Saturday. Even during a casual day out, Jess manages to look very put together.

The actress stars in "Machete," which hits theaters Sept. 3. The film is a hyper-violent adaptation of the "fake" trailer originally featured in the 2007 double-feature exploitation throwback "Grindhouse."

Jessica is also starring in the upcoming film "An Invisible Sign of My Own," an adaptation of author Aimee Bender's popular novel of the same name. The story centers on Mona Gray, a young girl who...

Steven Seagal: 'I Belong On Stage'

8/18/2010 10:56pm EDT
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Action man Steven Seagal has lashed out at critics of his music, insisting blues greats like B.B. King and Albert Collins have given him reason to believe he's good at what he does.

The "Under Siege" star has been ridiculed for playing the blues but he's not planning to put down his guitar anytime soon - especially after earning praise from his musical heroes.

Seagal tells Hustler magazine, "I've played with the greatest blues masters and legends of our time. They love, respect and praise me. That should mean f--king something.

"I've shared the stage with Albert Collins, Clarence "Gatemo...

Jean-Claude Van Damme Refused To Lose To Jet Li In 'Expendables' Fight

8/17/2010 8:23am EDT
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Jean-Claude Van Damme refused to appear in Sylvester Stallone's all-star action film The Expendables, because he would have to lose a fight to Jet Li.

Stallone corralled a hit-list of Hollywood hard men to appear in the film, but Universal Soldier star Van Damme turned him down, because the Belgian martial arts expert failed to get the movie's satirical undertones.

Stallone tells Britain's Sunday Times, "I wanted to set Jean-Claude against Jet Li, but he didn't want to lose to Jet. He didn't think that was cool. But that's why it would be cool; to have Jean-Claude beaten by the other ma...

The Really Expendables: Actors Stallone Failed To Get On Board

8/13/2010 10:46am EDT
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It’s been joked that the Internet acted as casting director for Sylvester Stallone’s muscle and explosion symphony The Expendables. Setting out to create a who’s who of action stars of the past 30 years, Stallone cobbled together a cadre of modern stars like Jet Li and Jason Statham along with a healthy stable of direct-to-video relics like Dolph Lundgren and Eric Roberts to form his retro team of ‘roided up ass-kickers. But when looking at the film’s full cast, and its heavy reliance on muscle-heads from the worlds of MMA, professional wrestling and the NFL, it’s hard to shake the nagging ...

Steven Seagal Gets Restraining Order Against Stalker Who Attacked His Groundskeeper

7/30/2010 8:40am EDT
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Steven Seagal has been granted a temporary restraining order against a woman who allegedly attacked one of the actor's employees while trying to enter his house.

The "Under Siege" hardman requested a protective order against Angela Rain Bates, who was arrested at the star's home in Los Angeles on July 14.

According to court papers, the 55-year-old woman allegedly lashed out at Seagal's groundskeeper by "forcefully kick(ing) him twice, in the groin, and on his shin, causing a two-inch contusion on his leg" before throwing rocks Seagal's window.

She was charged with battery, vandalism and ...

Celebs Who Should Avoid Celebrating National Junk Food Day

7/21/2010 8:16am EDT
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July 21 is "National Junk Food Day." It's a day to commemorate Little Debbies, Tasty Cakes, and Ho Hos. It's a day we don't have to feel guilty for shoving our faces with Fritos, Doritos, and Cheetos.

In the world of celebrity gossip, it is also a day to point out some stars who have been in the spotlight due to their weight issues (like Val Kilmer above).

Jessica Simpson is no stranger to the tabloids following her every move and pointing out a tiny little roll here or a section of cellulite there. She was recently placed on the "List of Fat Celebrities" on the NY Post website and has be...

'Sex Toy' Lawsuit Against Steven Seagal Dropped

7/15/2010 8:24am EDT
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A sexual harassment lawsuit against Steven Seagal has been dismissed. Ex-model Kayden Nguyen filed a $1 million lawsuit against the "Under Siege" actor, accusing him of using her "like a sex toy" and claiming he expected her to pleasure him sexually after she was hired as his assistant.

But Nguyen's lawyers filed documents in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday, asking for the case to be dismissed.

According to, the papers did not specify if the 23 year old had reached a settlement with the star.

Steven Seagal Sex Suit On Hold For Arbitration

4/25/2010 9:10am EDT
A sexual harassment lawsuit against Steven Seagal has been put on hold after his lawyer requested the matter be heard by an arbitrator.

Ex-model Kayden Nguyen is suing the Under Siege actor for $1 million, claiming he used her "like a sex toy" and expected her to pleasure him sexually after landing a job as his executive assistant.

But the scandal has stalled - top Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer has filed a motion to compel arbitration, arguing that Nguyen must have her claims heard by an arbitrator under the terms of her employment contract with Seagal.

Singer tells E! Online, "L...

Two More Women Accuse Steven Seagal Of Sexual Abuse

4/21/2010 8:36am EDT
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Two more women have accused Steven Seagal of making unwanted sexual advances while they worked as his assistant.

The unnamed women have submitted sworn declarations to help ex-model Kayden Nguyen, who is suing the Under Siege tough guy for $1 million, claiming he used her "like a sex toy" and expected her to pleasure him sexually after landing a job as his executive assistant.

In one of the declarations, obtained by, one woman claims Seagal groped her breasts, telling her he was "checking just as a doctor would for lumps." The document adds, "Seagal reached his hand down my pant...

Kelly LeBrock To Write Tell-All Book

4/20/2010 11:55am EDT
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Steven Seagal's ex-wife Kelly LeBrock is planning to lift the lid on her life with the star in a new tell-all book. The Weird Science actress was married to the Hollywood tough guy for nine years between 1987 and 1996, and they have three children together.

Seagal found himself thrust into the headlines last week when a former employee filed a lawsuit alleging he used her "like a sex toy" and expected her to pleasure him sexually after landing a job as his executive assistant. He denies the claims.

LeBrock has refused to comment on the allegations, but has revealed she will be telling a...

Steven Seagal's Cop Show Put On Hold

4/14/2010 10:04pm EDT
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Steven Seagal's reality TV show has been put on hold following allegations the actor sexually abused his female staff.

Ex-model Kayden Nguyen is suing the "Under Siege" tough guy for $1 million, claiming he used her "like a sex toy" and expected her to pleasure him sexually after landing a job as his executive assistant.

She also alleges that Seagal had two Russian girls "who were available for his sexual needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week" - and she was expected to replace one of them.

The allegations have thrown the future of Seagal's show, Steven Seagal Lawman, into doubt - after the...

Steven Seagal's Attorney Slams 'Absurd' Sexual Harassment Allegations

4/13/2010 7:02pm EDT
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Steven Seagal's attorney has hit back at sexual abuse accusations filed against his client, insisting the lawsuit is "ridiculous" and "absurd".

Ex-model Kayden Nguyen claims she landed a job as the Under Siege star's executive assistant in February, 2009, only to discover she was expected to pleasure the actor, replacing one of two Russian girls "who were available for his sexual needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week".

She alleges Seagal treated her "as his sex toy" and tried to fondle her breasts and force his hand down her pants on her first night as his assistant.

Nguyen is suing for da...

Former Assistant Sues Steven Seagal For Sexual Harrassment, Sexual Trafficking

4/13/2010 8:32am EDT
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Steven Seagal's former assistant has accused the movie star of trafficking women for sex in a stunning new lawsuit.

Ex-model Kayden Nguyen claims she applied for a job as the Under Seige star's executive assistant in February, 2009, but had no idea the job involved pleasuring the actor.

In court papers obtained by, Nguyen alleges Seagal had two Russian girls "who were available for his sexual needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week" and one of them was quitting. She was expected to replace her.

Nguyen claims Seagal treated her "as his sex toy" and tried to fondle her breasts and forc...