“Here’s me and Alonzo Mourning at his retirement party in Miami last night. We had a blast! His jersey is the only jersy that Miami heat has ever retired.”
Archive for March, 2009
Courtesy: David’s Hoffspace Blog
Posted by Hasselhoff.com on March 30, 2009 at 7:40pm
“Hey guys, Just landed in Miami for the next round of AGT auditions. Miami airport was chaos after the peaceful flight, though I explained to my friend traveling with me that the mob was just a 3 on the Hoff Fan Scale!!I hope to see everyone at AGT. Come along the details are on the NBC website as to the locations. It’s free to get in and I will have a ton of autographs and stuff to give away…I am very excited because I think Tammi the Harmonica Lady might be auditioning for me. As a regular on HoffSpace, I will definitely put her through (only joking – no favoritism!!!!) Love and Respect DH”
Posted by Hasselhoff.com on March 31, 2009 at 1:06am
“I just met Dwayne wade at Alonzo Morning’s retirement party in Miami just by chance!!! Wow – turns out he and his grandmother always watched Knight Rider. Alonzo also knew me and greeted me with a big hug. Life is MAGIC and I am so humbled by the blessings I have been given. Start positive. Aim high. All your goals and dreams are achievable! Never look back and thank God for what you have. Going to do America’s Got Talent tomorrow here in Miami! Peace, love David H…”
Lara Kilner 29/03/2009
Scott Mills is the envy of this office. Why? Because the Radio One DJ spent a whole week in the company of the living legend that is David Hasselhoff. Scott, who was making a TV show about this experience of a lifetime (no, we’re not exaggerating), gave Celebs the goss…
The house… His huge house in Bel Air didn’t disappoint in it’s Hofflikeness – there were gold discs of his records everywhere, Baywatch box-sets, the lot. There’s a room that he calls the ‘Hoffice’. In the Hoffice there are cardboard cut-outs of him, Knight Rider lunch boxes, Hoff T-shirts and Baywatch jackets. It was brilliant. His fridge is really weirdly organised – someone with OCD must have sorted it, everything is pointed outwards. I’m not sure if it’s him or the maid. And his bathroom was like a small branch of Superdrug, he has so many beauty products. He’s got loads of fake tan. I didn’t see any hair dye, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t there.
The staff… There’s a big massive minder bloke called Joe, and he has a couple of maids and a really posh English assistant. He goes, ‘Where are my sunglasses?’ Can I have some food?’ and someone is there. He doesn’t have to do anything for himself. Which is a good job, because he’s properly disorganised. He goes at a million miles an hour, but he doesn’t know what he’s doing from one moment to the next.
The lifestyle… We went jet-skiing on the beach where he used to do Baywatch. He didn’t run down the sand for me, though. He’s just a bit too old. Then we got a private jet to Las Vegas, where we went to a bar called the Hofbrau, which he frequents. While he was there he got on stage and started singing in German – even though there were no Germans in there at all, just lots of fat Americans. They all got on tables shouting, ‘Hoff, Hoff, Hoff!’ When you go out with him, it’s bonkers. Everywhere you go, within seconds there are lots of people there. That night we had to share a suite. Not a bed, though. There were no pyjama parties, he just locked himself in his room.
The diva moments… We had a barbecue together and I burnt the steaks. He had a diva moment then, he wasn’t happy about that. And he flounced off from the cameraman too, because he wasn’t doing something right, I’m not sure what. I just stayed quiet when that happened…
The clean-living… The Hoff gets up very early and goes for a walk. No boozing any more. He just drinks energy drinks and water all the time – he’s bouncing off a lot of walls. And I’ve never seen anyone drink that much coffee. I was quite exhausted by the end of my stay, I felt like I needed a holiday.
The most surprising thing… When he stops being the Hoff and becomes David, there’s quite a big change. The Hoff is like a brand thing. When he’s David, it’s less about him and more about what he wants in his life, like looking for love. And the other surprising thing is that he gets tired, he has to go off and have little naps all the time. He has an afternoon nap every day. It’s hard work being the Hoff.
The wardrobe… I got to try on all his best clothes, like the outfit when he performed on the Berlin Wall, and all his Baywatch clothes. I didn’t try on his shorts, though – it didn’t feel quite right, somehow. When we went out in Las Vegas he was wearing a leather trouser and shirt combo, which is his ‘Hoff in Vegas’ outfit. There is a lot of leather, and he also has a lot of tracksuits. He has a silk dressing gown too, of course.
The family… His daughters live with him sometimes. They’re really not embarrassed by him at all. He’s trying to kick-start their music careers. I thought their songs would be awful, but they’re actually not that bad. I was expecting way worse. The Hoff hasn’t got any love in his life at the moment, and he really wants some. And he needs some…
• The Hoff: When Scott Came To Stay is on Living TV, 10pm, Monday
NBC.com has put up episodes of the original Knight Rider! Check it out.
What can I say? Easily the best weekend of my life.. met tons of celebrities and friends from online communities. I can’t really put it into words how amazing the Festival was, I was on excitement overload until the drive home from Vegas.
We arrived in Vegas on Friday evening, and I got dressed for the VIP party. Was planning on just walking around and seeing where things were for a little bit beforehand, but I got a call from Scott saying there was going to be a press conference in 20 minutes. So I walked outside the Golden Nugget to the first street stage for the ceremony. Ever carry a heavy news camera and tripod in heels all the way from the 19th floor of the hotel to Fremont stage? Not fun! But I did it, and got lots of great footage and even interviewed Justin Bruening and Rebecca Holden! It was so amazing. I ended up editing a whole 2 minute story for the news on Monday with all the footage I got, and it’s up on the website at KCSG.com if you want to see it.
I was so star struck after those interviews! If that wasn’t enough, I met Justin again at the VIP party later that night. He is the nicest guy, very personable and approachable. Catherine Hickland was also there, and I got to chat with her. It’s weird, because you meet these people that you watch on TV all the time, and you just don’t know what to say to them. If you could just chat with them, what would you say? My mind came up with a blank.. and all I could mutter out with Catherine was “OMG I’m talking to Stevie right now.” She just laughed and was very nice.
I asked her what it was like working with David Hasselhoff on Knight Rider, and she told me, “Well he was my husband at the time, so it was weird.” She even stood there to let me take a few pictures with her.
Then I saw Justin Bruening and he was standing in the corner on the balcony, and it took me about an hour to just get to him. When I did get there, he took a swig of beer and shook my hand. It was kind of amusing. He was really chill and just talked about funny things that have happened on Knight Rider. He was telling me and others that were standing around this silly story about KITT’s voice globe. He said, if you step on the gas quickly, or jerk forward fast in the car, KITT’s voice globe will fall out of the dash.
“I’ve actually caught it a few times,” he said. He went on to talk about how in attack KITT, the voice globe blocks the air conditioning vents so he likes to take it out.
He signed my DVD copy of the tribute video I did for Knight Rider Online, and said he’s visited that site a few times and liked it. He then told me he’d check out dhasselhoff.net because he thinks the Hoff is a cool guy.
I got some video of the VIP party, with Glen Larson and Justin Bruening. I wasn’t able to meet Glen Larson, which makes me sad, but I’m glad I was able to get some video of him at least from afar.
The Fremont Street Experience put on a “Knight Rider Tribute” video on Viva Vision, which was really awesome. It was cool to see images of Knight Rider past and present on such a big screen. There was even a KITT scanner 5 blocks long!
After the VIP Party, Neil, Scott, Sue (from KRO) and I went downstairs and walked to the garage to see all the KITT replicas. Neil and Sue rode in a replica and then Scott and I were able to ride in another. That was amazing – I couldn’t believe I was actually riding down the Vegas strip in KITT.
The replica I rode in was unbelievable. It actually had functional buttons! Ignition, windows, doors, headlights, dash lights.. all controllable from the ceiling buttons. He even had a functional “Oil slick” and “smoke screen.” He said he wanted to get a nitrous kit, so his “Turbo Boost” would actually work.
Lots of people were looking at us, since we were in a line of KITTs. Some people on the street were screaming about how they love KITT and the show, and some people in their cars next to us were doing the same.
We all drove to the Vegas sign and took pictures, checked out other replicas and chatted with Michael Scheffe. He was so humble, such a nice guy he was.
Saturday was the main event! I met Justin again a few more times, but the end of the day, when he walked by he would nod to me!
Hung out with more friends that I’ve known online for 10+ years, and some people I’ve only known for a few months.
The original K.I.T.T. was on display and I was able to talk to the owner and get pictures of the dash. It’s one thing to see a replica, quite another to see the original. It was in prestine condition, but you could see the wear and tear on the seats and some parts of the dash, which was the more fascinating thing, if that makes sense.
So many things happened on Saturday, and trying to recount it now is harder then it was to recount Friday. Saturday night there was lots of entertainment. Paul Casey sang and played guitar with Don Peake and they were really good. One of the songs he sang was “Johnny Be Good.” Rebecca Holden also graced the stage and sang a few songs. I didn’t know she could even sing until that day, and was impressed.
Despite the amazing replicas and all the celebrities, it wouldn’t have been as fun if I didn’t get to meet all my friends from online. Everyone was so nice and approachable. My_friend_KITT, jup, neps, mike pajaro, scott, vegasmike, victor kros, MR2NR, vampire knight, tigersharka, season2fan, Sandra and anyone else that I met were all great nice people. I really enjoyed hanging out with them all.
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Hasselhoff-Friends has informed me after speaking with David’s office that this is not true.
From The Daily Telegram
ADRIAN, Mich. -
For a long time now, the Croswell’s annual soiree, which is both the kickoff to the theater’s summer season and a major fundraising event, had followed the same format of having an evening of entertainment staged by summer-show cast members and special guests. This year, the theater decided it wanted to change things up a bit.
The result? A concert by long-time TV, film and musical-theater actor David Hasselhoff comprises this year’s event, which will be held the evening of June 6.
Ticket prices have yet to be announced, but tickets will be on sale to Croswell members shortly and will go on sale to the general public April 2.
Hasselhoff may be best known for a TV career that includes “The Young and the Restless,” the original “Knight Rider,” “Baywatch” and most recently serving as a judge with Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” His years on TV, in fact, earned him a listing in the Guinness Book of World Records as “The Most Watched TV Star in the World.” But he has also made a name for himself on stage, performing on Broadway in “Jekyll and Hyde,” in the London production of “Chicago” and in “The Producers” in Las Vegas.
He has also appeared in several movies and become a gold- and platinum-selling recording artist. Among his hit songs were “Looking for Freedom,” which he recorded in the late 1980s at the end of the Cold War. The album went triple platinum in Europe, and he sang the song from atop the Berlin Wall at the end of 1989 to the crowds celebrating the reunification of Germany. His latest single, “Jump in My Car,” hit the top of the European and United Kingdom charts, and the video of the song was downloaded more than 6 million times.
Croswell Artistic Director Larry Stotz said that as the theater was planning this year’s soiree, a number of names were brought up as possible performers. The fact that Hasselhoff had recently been in “The Producers,” which is the Croswell summer season’s opening show, became an interesting hook, along with his other stage credentials. “He has the chops,” Stotz said.
Discussions between the Croswell and Hasselhoff’s people ensued, it turned out that he was quite interested in the idea of performing at the soiree, and “it went from a casual conversation to ‘Really?’ ” Stotz said.
“The stars were in alignment. … He’s looking forward to coming here, and we’re chomping at the bit,” he added. “That he would come to the Croswell is great.”
Stotz said he thinks that Hasselhoff’s long and varied career means that he’ll be a draw for all ages — everyone from soap fans who remember the actor as Dr. Snapper Foster on “The Young and the Restless,” to fans of “Knight Rider” and “Baywatch” in the 1980s and 1990s, to those who watch “America’s Got Talent” today.
Judy Katz, Hasselhoff’s manager, told The Daily Telegram that Hasselhoff is in the early stages of planning the concert so no details of the program are available yet. But Stotz is confident it will be an entertaining event. “I’m looking forward to an exciting evening,“ he said.
Read the entire article from Yahoo! here.
The Baywatch star gets roasted in Atari’s “Ready 2 Rumble Revolution” — and takes it like a man.
From Knight Rider to Baywatch, David Hasselhoff has been a pop-culture icon since videogames were in their infancy. Appropriate, then, that he was chosen to be lampooned as one of the celebrity parodies in the new Wii boxing game from Atari, Ready 2 Rumble Revolution. “The Hoff” met with Yahoo! for a brief chat to discuss his role in the game, as well as the perks of celebrity — such as using his heavyweight name to score the last Wii on the store shelves.
How did the Dewie Struedel character in Ready 2 Rumble Revolution come about? Were you approached by Atari about using your likeness in the game?
David Hasselhoff: No. They were going to use my likeness whether I liked it or not. I had no choice. They said, we’re Atari, this is the game, Ready 2 Rumble, we’re doing Wii, and one of the caricatures and parodies is you, and would you be interested in getting on board to help play the game and promote it? I said, send me the image of the caricature, and they did, and I just fell off my chair. And everyone called me and said “You can’t do this! It’s horrible, it’s demeaning, you have a bra line.” I said, “I know, it’s fantastic!” [laughter]
I said, the fact that I’m actually being considered for a video game is cool, and the fact that it’s Wii and Atari is even cooler. I’ve taken enough negative heat and enough positive heat, and I’ve had enough caricatures about me, and this one is terrific. They showed me the game, I couldn’t stop laughing. It was hysterical. And then I saw the other celebrities that they had parodied, and I said, “I’m in.”
[For] my daughter – one of the big first gifts that I used my name, celebrity,
“David Hasselhoff,” “oh my god please hang onto that game,” was Wii. Because you couldn’t get them. I guess you still can’t get them. And it blew my mind. I went out and I said, “What do you mean, you don’t have any left?” And I played the celebrity card, which I never play unless I need to get past a line or find a Wii game, and I made them hold it. They didn’t believe it was me and I said “Hold the game, I’m right there!” Drove all the way down to the Valley to the game store, and I went in and I went, “Oh, this is paradise!” Bought the Wii game, and then got hooked on Guitar Hero.
I always run everything by my kids. Like Spongebob [Squarepants]. “What’s Spongebob?” [I asked.] “What do you mean, what’s Spongebob, Dad? What, are you crazy? Do it!” And it was the best thing I ever did – little cameo in Spongebob. And so I took this because, to be a part of a Wii game is just fun, and we’ve been playing the game a lot. It’s interactive, and it gives you a physical workout. You can get your aggressions out without touching the other person.
That’s the interesting thing about playing the Wii. You get a workout.
Yeah, I hyperextended my shoulder trying to knock out Simon Cruel…
The game’s really got this sense of humor, and the celebrity angle maybe makes it more mainstream.
Videogames are bigger than major motion pictures. Major stars are involved in them – to be involved in one means you’re, quote-unquote, “still in the game.” How could I not do this? A, they’re going to do it without me anyway, because it’s a parody; and secondly, if you can’t make fun of yourself and have fun with your life and your character, the people that you create, if you don’t look at the positive side of all the negatives and all the paparazzi… You know, people are interested in knocking you out! It’s great. How many people are going to want to go up against Stallone and punch out Rocky? How many people are going to want to punch out Arnold Schwarzenegger for saying “Kaly-fornya”? How many people want to punch out The Hoff because they can? I got a lot of people out there that really like me, and a lot of people that I think are kind of jealous of my Baywatch days. And, you know, it’s fun. We played it in the mall yesterday and there were like 14 people in the mall, and I had them all playing the game, and they were yelling and screaming and applauding. It was a lot of fun.
You did Red Alert 3 recently; you were in some of the scenes in that?
Yeah, I had a whole big expanded character – [but] it turns out the dates that I had to do this film I’d just completed called “The Dancing Ninja” – kind of a sequel to Beverly Hills Ninja – was shooting at the same time, and so I didn’t get a chance to continue. Because I loved the character they created. Really interesting experience because suddenly you were not just doing the voiceover or playing a caricature of yourself – you’re actually in the game. You’re playing a caricature inside the game with major actors.
Yeah, like Jonathan Pryce, guys like that.
Yeah, how cool is that? And the script was great. And these guys kind of know that I live in the world of “The Hoff” and they know that I don’t take myself seriously… Go to my website and you’ll see every illegal game in the world that was invented about me – Pac-Man with Pac-Hoff, Frog-Hoffer, Where’s the Hoff, all these crazy games. But this game is like, you get next to anybody, and you can actually get physical with them and not touch them – it gets aggressive, you work up a good sweat.
Read the rest of the article from Yahoo! here.
By Mike Snider, USA TODAYThe Hoff was not hassled at all when Atari chose to parody him in their new comic boxing video game, Ready 2 Rumble Revolution.
In fact, after being approached by publisher Atari, Baywatch star David Hasselhoff is helping promote the game for Nintendo’s Wii (rated Teen, ages 13-up, $40) despite its less-than-flattering portrayal of him.
“I just thought it was the funniest caricature I had ever seen,” Hasselhoff says. “My agents and manager said, ‘You can’t do this. This is demeaning. They have you overweight and you have a bra line.’ And I said, ‘Yes, I know. Isn’t it great?’ … Besides that, I get free Wiis for the family.”
Hasselhoff is one of 18 characters, most of them based loosely on celebrities as diverse as Will Ferrell and Justin Timberlake. “There’s a character called Fight Clubber, and when you look at it, it is totally Brad Pitt, and character called Hilarious D is clearly Jack Black in the School of Rock garb,”
says Craig Harris of entertainment news site IGN.com. “They are clearly bringing out (recognizable) characters.”
That’s a slight departure from the 1999 original, released by Midway for the Sega Dreamcast, with make-believe, over-the-top characters such as Afro Thunder and “Raging” Rivera. The series gets its name from ring announcer Michael Buffer’s “Let’s get ready to rumble” mantra, which is heard in the game.
This Ready 2 Rumble does deliver some play styles from the original, including championship mode. And characters can still build up their rumble meters to deliver extra-strength Street Fighter-like combos. There’s also an expanded create-a-boxer mode and multiple unlockable characters and player accessories.
Atari producer Todd Slepian says the game aims for the casual crowd as well as hard-core fight fans. “It’s very easy to pick up and play,” he says. “But there’s a lot of depth to the game, and there’s really the sweet science of boxing if you take time to discover it.”
Hasselhoff sees Rumble as a party game. “A lot of people are going to want to knock out the Hoff. I don’t know why, but I don’t really care. It’s a lot of fun.”
This isn’t Hasselhoff’s first game parody. He appeared as a playable character last fall in the expansion pack forPain, a downloadable game for the PS3 that lets you catapult characters and attempt to smash the environment. “I got to do all the voices for that, like, ‘Oh no, not the face!’ That was fun,” he says.
In addition to finishing an album that he describes as “Emerson, Lake and Palmer meets pop opera,” Hasselhoff, 56, is on tour starting May 17 in Sacramento (itinerary at hasselhoff.com). He is also in negotiations to return as a judge on NBC’s America’s Got Talent this summer.
And he’s talking to Atari about developing his own game. “The games now make as much as or more than a blockbuster motion picture,” he says. “A full-blown script comes in and it’s great. … You are in the game.”
PLAYER PROFILE: DAVID HASSELHOFF
How old were you when you started playing video games? “I didn’t play a lot. I didn’t get involved in it like some guys do with comics and stuff. I dabbled in Pac-Man, Asteroids andDonkey Kong.”
Favorite game? “Guitar Hero. I love Guitar Hero because everybody who cannot play guitar, like me, can pick this up and have fun. Deep down, everybody wants to play a rock star, and it’s just really fun to watch everyone’s inner personality come out.”
A video game achievement you are proud of? “I’m proud anyone has ever chosen me to be in a game. I’ve been in this business a long time and I’ve taken my knocks, and I’m still around. To be in a game means you are still in the game.”
The last game played was … “This game, because they set me up with some people in the mall, and they brought in this ringer who was this really good-looking girl, and I kept looking at her thinking, ‘This is really distracting.’ It turns out she wasn’t a fan, but she was one of the secret Atari game wizards, and she was brought in to knock me out and she didn’t. I told her afterward that she knocked me out in person.”
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Several German magazines ( Das neue Blatt, TV klar, Auf einen Blick) are trying to find the “Celeb of the year”.
The celebrity that was able to fill his fans with enthusiasm the most last year is to be honored.
You can choose the category “Best star in a TV-show”, in which you can vote for David in “Knight Rider” and/or “Baywatch”.
Just write an email with the subject “Star des Jahres” to email@example.com
Vote for David to support him energetically!