Newport girl battling cancer meets David Hasselhoff

Hoff and Libby A brave Newport girl who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in October has had some famous visitors at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales in recent months.Libby Fussell, 12, was diagnosed with the brain tumor, which was made up of a combination of two different types of cancer, on October 31, 2014. She had two operations in November to remove the tumor and began her first week of radiotherapy and chemotherapy last week. Among the visitors Libby has had at hospital are Baywatch star David Hasselhoff, Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton, and the Cardiff City footballers.

Libby’s mother, Sarah, said, “David Hasselhoff brought in Christmas presents in November and she really enjoyed speaking to him. He was singing songs from Les Misérables to her and she loved that, as she is in the Young Venture Players’ drama group in Newport. She’s very at ease with people and very easygoing. She’s going to kick cancer's butt.”

Libby is currently in a wheelchair, having partially lost the use of the left-hand side of her body, and is receiving extensive physiotherapy at the University Hospital for Wales.To read Libby’s blog, visit

Source: South Wales Argus


ITV's Mr. & Mrs. Returns with David Hasselhoff

Mr & Mrs

All Star Mr. & Mrs. is a show on ITV in the UK returning for its sixth season later this year. Celebrities compete to win £30,000 for their favorite charity.  The show not only sees host Phil question celebrities about their relationships, but also gives an insight into their home life as All Star Mr & Mrs takes a trip around the couple’s homes. Celebrity couples are asked a series of questions about each other, with the audience getting some insight into the celebrities' personal lives. The first two rounds they answer some questions, then in the final round the winning couple take home the jackpot for their chosen charity. The remaining couples take 5,000 for their charity. All couples get the "Mr and Mrs" carriage clock.Some of the celebrities taking part this series are actor and comedian Johnny Vegas, singer and ex Westlife member Brian McFadden, McFly’s Danny Jones, singer and actor David Hasselhoff, golfer Tony Jacklin, television presenter Vanessa Feltz, actor Nigel Havers, Coronation Street’s Debbie Rush, television presenter Matthew Wright, Emmerdale’s Liam Fox and former England rugby player Ben Cohen.The show premieres later this year on ITV.Taping begins March 15 and is scheduled through March 18. No word on which episode David Hasselhoff will be apart of. The taping takes place at Fountain Studios, Wembley. If you would like to get tickets, visit Space is filling up fast, so if you're in the UK sign up soon.

Source: ITV

Bid on Hoff Items for Charity

The HoffArmy said there was going to be a big announcement today, and this morning posted this message:[notice]ANNOUNCEMENT: It took damn long, but now we finally have a date for our auction in support of UCP Wheels for Humanity. On Saturday, March 8th we will auction off numerous items related to David via Skype or phone. Currently we're heavily working on putting together a schedule for the day of the auction, which we'll publish as soon as possible. Furthermore, we do still appreciate any donation of items which are related to David. In this case, please get in touch via Email, You can also get in touch when you want to place bids on certain items in advance or give us an idea of biddings that match your limit for items you're interested in. We'll update you on all matters about the auction.[/notice]HoffArmy benefits... Wheels for Humanity has quite a few items already, and the list will come at a later date.  You can start by adding them on Skype under "teamhassel."Photo: Computech For HumanityDavid Hasselhoff has worked with Wheels for Humanity numerous times, even being on their Board of Directors. He's spoken at their annual fundraiser in 2007 and in 2008, and still talked about working with them in 2012. "For the past couple of years I've been working with a charity called Wheels for Humanity where we refurbish wheelchairs for kids in Vietnam, Costa Rica, and Mexico.  We also fit kids who have lost legs to mines and illnesses with wheelchairs - some of whom had never even seen wheelchairs."In 2004, David's friends from Wheels for Humanity invited him to fly to Vietnam for a press conference where he talked about the charity."Wheels for Humanity turns desperate dreams into reality by giving hope and freedom of mobility to people around the world," David said. There they handed chairs over to children suffering from cerebral palsy.WFHBack in 1996, Wheels for Humanity founder David Richard started repairing old wheelchairs for the needy in developing countries after he noticed that thousands of wheelchairs were being dumped in landfills every year in the USA. He began with 150 wheelchairs and then the operation quickly grew to 5,000 chairs in 2004. Three years later in 2007 Wheels for Humanity partnered with United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties making it easier for them to send even more wheelchairs to the disabled.In 2008 more than 40,000 people have benefited from Wheels for Humanity.Thousands who couldn’t walk now have the freedom of movement thanks toUCP Wheels. Beyond refurbishing and shipping the wheelchairs, seating specialists also go along to custom-fit each recipient to the chair.David Richard says, “For me, there is no greater joy than fitting a child or adult with a disability into a wheelchair. It is my life’s work; it is my passion – the look in their eyes, the smiles, the tears of joy.”

Sources: HoffArmy, Wheels for Humanity, Making Waves, Look to the Stars, Lifetime, Computech For Humanity

David Hasselhoff to Appear on Lifetime's Celebrity Home Raiders

Lifetime logo Lifetime is premiering a new unscripted show called "Celebrity Home Raiders" that begins March 6 at 10pm EST.Press Release:




Open Up Their Homes To Auction Off Their Valuables for Charity

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 23, 2014) -- Celebrities welcome viewers into their homes for a trip down memory lane and an exclusive look into their lives and prized possessions in Lifetime’s all-new unscripted series Celebrity Home Raiders.  The series premieres Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 10pm ET/PT.In each half-hour episode of Celebrity Home Raiders, host Kit Hoover (Access Hollywood Live) and renowned auctioneers Darren Julien and Martin Nolan from Julien’s Auctions, reminisce with celebrities as they search through their belongings for beloved treasures to be auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting a charity of each celebrity’s choice.  The stars invite Kit, Darren and Martin into their homes to discuss the history and sentiment of their personal memorabilia while haggling over each item’s value.  Potential items up for auction include David Hasselhoff’s replica of KITT from Knight Rider, an Axe guitar owned and used by Gene Simmons from KISS, and many other highly coveted items.  Will the objects’ final price meet the celebrities’ expectation and – more importantly – will they reach their charitable donation goals?The featured celebrities and their charities are:

  • David Cassidy benefiting Alzheimer’s Association of America
  • David Hasselhoff benefiting Starlight Foundation

Photo Courtesy Jennifer Catano 

  • Debbie Gibson benefiting Children International
  • Fran Drescher benefiting Cancer Schmancer
  • Ice T & Coco benefiting The Long Island Bulldog Rescue Group
  • Lance Bass benefiting The Trevor Project
  • Rick Harrison benefiting Voice Health Institute
  • Simmons Family benefiting Sophie’s Place Center for Abused Children

Celebrity Home Raiders is produced for Lifetime by DiGaVision (Teen Wolf) and Leftfield Pictures (Pawn Stars).  Executive Producers are Liz Gateley and Tony DiSanto for DiGa Vision, Brent Montgomery, David George and Matthew J. Braley for Leftfield Pictures, Mary Donahue and Paul Hardy for Lifetime, and Lance Bass, who also is a creator of the project. Augi Jakovac serves as co-executive producer. Eight, half hour-long episodes have been ordered.

Source: TV by the Numbers

Extra Life: Play Games, Heal Kids

Extra Life

In case you've been wondering about the donation widget on the front page, for the past 3 years, I have been participating in a charity event known as Extra Life. Gamers come together and play games for 24 hours straight in order to raise money for their local Children's Miracle Network hospital. Last year alone Extra Life raised $2 million for children's hospitals. 100% of the money raised will go directly to the hospital.The event is next Saturday starting at 8am MST, and I will be here playing games until Sunday morning. I'm playing for Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The team I'm on, RPGamer, has 13 others playing for different hospitals around the country, and even one in Canada. RPGamer will be raffling off prizes to donators.On Saturday November 2nd, 2013, RPGamer will be streaming from 8AM - 8AM Central time.How do I help?Check out our Extra Life Fundraising Page and see if you wish to donate. We're holding a contest to win a Hot Wheels Knight Rider KITT car to a lucky donator!Hot Wheels Knight Rider KITTIf you're also interested in the RPGamer contest prizes, go to the contest page at to see all the details of how and what you can win by donating to one of the staff members on the RPGamer team.There will be a live stream of the gaming action over at RPGamer, and you can come by and say hi in the chat room to cheer us on. European friends, we could sure use your help around 3 in the morning![notice]To win:1. Donate any amount of money to the fundraising page below.2. Write a comment in the box after donating saying you want the Knight Rider car.3. If you want any of the RPGamer prizes also let me know in the comment.[/notice]

BGC Charity Day: David Hasselhoff Raises Money for I CAN

BGC Charity DayThe London BGC Charity Day drew to a close recently, but the New York offices are just beginning their charity day. David Hasselhoff was in London today to raise money for the charity I CAN, a children's communication charity. All the numbers aren't in yet, but the last deal Prince Harry and William made was for €25bn (£21bn), a world record for a forward foreign exchange.We'll be updating this article with photos and information as it comes down. The public can still donate directly to I CAN.

Photo: I CANPhoto credit: Ian West/PA WirePhoto by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for BGC PartnersPhoto by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for BGC Partners

Sources: Sky News, BGC Charity Facebook, Twitter, I CAN

David Hasselhoff To Take Part in BGC Charity Day

I CAN CharityPress Release:

HRH THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE AND HRH PRINCE HENRY OF WALES COME TOGETHER WITH CELEBRITIES TO RAISE MILLIONS AT BGC CHARITY DAYNow in its ninth year, BGC Partners together with its affiliate Cantor Fitzgerald has raised approximately $89 million to date through its annual Charity DayHRH The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will visit BGC Partners in Canary Wharf on Wednesday 11 September alongside celebrities from the worlds of film, sport, TV, fashion and music, as the leading global interdealer broker opens its doors for its ninth annual BGC Charity Day. The celebrities will arrive with one purpose, to hit the trading floor phones and raise millions for dozens of charities in the UK and around the world.In commemoration of the 658 employees lost in the World Trade Center attacks, HRH The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will join personalities to assist licensed BGC brokers and help conclude multi-million pound trades with BGC’s clients. Celebrity guests include Andre Villas-Boas, Penny Lancaster-Stewart and Rod Stewart, as well as Chris Evans and the legendary David Hasselhoff.BGC Partners, Inc., was formerly part of Cantor Fitzgerald until 2008 and now hosts the BGC Charity Day each year to commemorate colleagues who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. All revenues generated during the course of the day are donated to good causes. To date, BGC Charity Day has raised in excess of $89 million globally.Shaun Lynn, President of BGC Partners, said: "We’re delighted and honoured that for the ninth year we can bring together our celebrity guests, clients, brokers and volunteers to help raise millions for worthy causes worldwide. With their help we’re creating a positive legacy out of a tragedy and we are both humbled and grateful at the continued support for the day. We hope this year will be a huge success and that we can raise more money than ever.”Charity Day will take place across BGC’s global offices, including New York, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, São Paulo, and Sydney.This year’s chosen UK charities are: ACE Africa, Breast Cancer Care, Chicks, Elephant Family, Haven House Children’s Charity, I CAN, Leuka, Mencap, MTV Staying Alive Foundation, Place2Be, Rainbow Trust, Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity, Reverse Rett, Right to Play UK, SkillForce, The Sohana Research Fund, Tommy’s and WellChild.

For live updates on the day, follow @BGCCharityDay and Twitter or join the conversation using #BGCCharityDay. [notice]How you can help:While BGC Charity Day isn't open to the public, you can still help the charities by donating directly to I CAN here, or any of the other charities listed on the BGC Charity Day website.[/notice] Since 2005, Cantor Fitzgerald's and BGC Partners’ annual Charity Day commemorates those we lost on 9/11 by providing their global revenues on the day to over one hundred charities worldwide, helping turn this tragic day into one that is positive and uplifting.BGC Charity Day brings in celebrities, athletes and politicians alike to man their phones and speak with clients, with all revenue from the day being donated to charities of choice. This year it is being held on September 11. BGC Charity Day takes place at the company's New York office and London office.One of the charities this year is I CAN, the charity that David is supporting. This is a children's communications charity. I CAN’s mission is to ensure that no child who struggles to communicate is left out or left behind. Their vision is a world where all children and young people who struggle to communicate receive the help they need so that they can have a happy childhood, make progress at school and thrive as adults.Steve Fawcett from KnightCon UK is supplying a KITT car for the event as well.I CAN official websiteBGC Charity Day websiteI CANI CAN charity

Sources: Twitter, BGC, I CAN


Profits from David's Recording of acoustic 1976 Hit to go to Charity

David Hasselhoff – aka The Hoff – is set to record a charity single for Australian rock legend Doc Neeson when he arrives in Newcastle on Tuesday.Hasselhoff, who has just kicked off a short Aussie tour, will team up with Choirboys frontman Mark Gable, Angels drummer Buzz Bidstrip and Baby Animals guitarist Dave Leslie.They will record an acoustic version of the 1976 hit Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again.The song will be released on iTunes and all profits will go to The Doc Neeson Support Fund and Support Act Ltd, a non profit organisation set up to support members of the Australian music community who are dealing with adversity.Hasselhoff is reportedly including The Angels tune on his Australian tour, and apparently doesn't have a problem with the traditional audience response, which includes several expletives.Neeson was recently diagnosed with a brain tumour and put on an immediate course of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.The Hoff, 60, is enlisting the help of Choirboys frontman Mark Gable, The Angels drummer Buzz Bidstrip and guitarist Dave Leslie of Baby Animals for the recording which takes place at Lizotte’s Newcastle on Tuesday.

Sources: Canberra Times, The Herald, Doc Neeson Facebook 

Lifetime Moms: David Hasselhoff Talks Christmas Consultant, Parenting and More

Melissa Chapman from Lifetime Moms interviewed David Hasselhoff yesterday about his new movie, The Christmas Consultant and asked him about parenting and his charity work.

By Melissa ChapmanI have a crush on the Hoff.. it's true! I remember watching him with his car, KITT in “Knight Rider” back in the 80's (yes I'm totally dating myself) and thinking- wow that man is one tall drink of handsome and cool. And of course he'll forever be the hunky lifeguard in “Baywatch” and to my kids- the man who saved their precious Patrick and SpongeBob. So it felt like the world had come full circle when Lifetime asked me if I'd like to get on a call with David Hasselhoff to chat about his brand new original Lifetime film, “The Christmas Consultant”, premiering this weekend.

In this light hearted comedy, a workaholic couple with four quirky kids hire a sought after, over-the-top, male Christmas consultant (David Hasselhoff) to help get them through the holidays. And -after screening the film I can assure you- the Hoff does not disappoint.  He totally has over-the-top down to a science in this role and kicks Lifetime's movie holiday season off into high gear. We caught up with him, before he headed back to Europe- where his rock star stage shows are in high demand!What convinced you to star in this Lifetime movie?DH: It all came together rather organically.  Lifetime has always been a special place to me because of a picture I did for CBS which was rerun on Lifetime called “One True Love”. Ratings went through and the film was an opportunity for people to see me play a real character. So working on the “Christmas Consultant” was a chance for me to get back in touch with that audience--and the decision to do so was truly a no-brainer. I love the Lifetime audience and I think this character, while he's kind of corny, is also really cute and funny and one kids will relate to as well. I like doing it all -  the live performances, TV and yes even the crazy toilet humor-- but I truly loved working on this movie because it was a chance for me to get back to my acting roots and play a real character, which is my first love.Do you watch Lifetime?DH: I've been out of the country doing my live shows in Europe, Germany, Austria touring with an “Evening with David Hasselhoff” but since I've been back, and especially since doing this film, I've been watching Lifetime and I have to say that I love that its programming is so diversified. I'm also pretty excited about being able to kick off their “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” block of 50 movies --- because growing up my favorite movie was “It's a Wonderful Life”.Of course we have to ask after playing the quintessential Christmas decorator in this film - are you actually big into Christmas decorating in your personal life?DH: We deck our house out every Christmas. I have a big colonial estate with a Christmas tree covered with lights and when my kids were younger, we even hired a real Santa Claus. I couldn't believe he drove up in a Volkswagen - and I still remember my kids looking for his sleigh on our roof. I love Christmas.Ok- what my kids really want to know is when are you making another film with “SpongeBob”?DH: My agent didn't even know who SpongeBob was!  I wish they'd make another one - everywhere I go kids recognize me from SpongeBob. I love being able to keep current with kids. In fact, I was being considered for another role for Lifetime which wasn't as family friendly- and I'm really glad they chose to cast me in the “Christmas Consultant” instead. It gave me the opportunity to create this totally crazy and over-the-top character. I am also truly honored that our film is the one kicking off the holiday season!Tell us more about your work with kids.DH: For the past couple of years I've been working with a charity called Wheels for Humanity where we refurbish wheelchairs for kids in Vietnam, Costa Rica, and Mexico.  We also fit kids who have lost legs to mines and illnesses with wheelchairs - some of whom had never even seen wheel chairs. I also just did an appearance at a school in Wales where I had a chance to talk to some kids who are living in a tough neighborhood and going through rough home situations. They all know me from the SpongeBob movie and I think that helped me win them over for 40 minutes. I'll never forget when we were filming “Knight Rider” - during the first week of filming the show, we had a child named Randy visit from the Make a Wish Foundation. Before Randy passed away he wrote me a letter saying, "Your cast taught me there's more to life than pain" and his letter has always inspired me to continue to help wherever and whenever I can. And if being on SpongeBob helps me connect with the kids I'm grateful for it. This life I've been given is a gift.What was the best piece of parenting advice you have ever gotten and one you'd give to other single dads?DH: Be honest with your kids and they in turn will be honest with you. They won’t be afraid to tell you when you're screwing up and vice versa. I've also learned that we can't stop kids from growing up - but we can teach them consequences. We can try and lead them in a specific direction- but we can't stop them from taking their own paths. As a dad I have tried to let my kids know that I will be there for them, but I also let them know that they need to create their own lives. And remember to give them a big hugs - sometimes we forget this. In fact, my daughter is constantly coming over to give ME hugs.Have your kids seen this movie?DH: Yes, I left them copies on their pillows before I headed out!So what's next for "The Hoff"?DH: Right now we're in talks to do “David Hasselhoff: The Musical” on Broadway-- we did it in Edinborough and it got great reviews; we're thinking of calling it from: Baywatch to Broadway to Berlin. If you want to know what's happening with me- follow me on Twitter!

Source: Lifetime Moms / HoffArmy

Kids at Sydney Children's Hospital Inspired by Hoff's Big Heart

It began more than 20 years ago with a letter from a dying child - since then David Hasselhoff has never been able to resist the opportunity to bring a smile to an ill child's face.He was at it again yesterday, entertaining patients at Sydney Children's Hospital.Inside the Starlight Express Room, surrounded by arts and craft, beanbags and gaming consoles, The Hoff danced, ran in slow motion, sang a duet and had his picture taken with the kids.It was the latest in a long line of hospital visits around the world that began when he was working on hit '80s TV show Knight Rider."It was the second day on set and a seriously ill child visited me. He left a letter thanking me for teaching him that there's more to life than pain," he said."When we realise how blessed we are, we should share our blessings and love."Excited three-year-old Holly Collins was at the hospital when Hoff arrived yesterday. She said: "The Hoff talked to me when I was sitting on the beanbag."Her mother Julie said: "Being in hospital can be tedious so it was great seeing Hasselhoff putting a smile on kids' faces and being an inspiration."

Source: The Daily Telegraph

David posted this on his twitter yesterday:

Celebrity Apprentice: Playing for Charity

David Hasselhoff arrived in Sydney, Australia last night for his run on Celebrity Apprentice.Hasselhoff will raise money for his nominated charity, Surf Life Saving Australia -- a nod to his Baywatch days.Channel Nine producers have claimed former Baywatch star Hasselhoff will guarantee the second series of Apprentice will make global headlines.Click here to view more photos.

Source: Daily Telegraph

Life-Saving Dog Meets David Hasselhoff

A life-saving dog met a former TV lifeguard to promote a North Somerset charity’s fundraising appeal.Whizz the Newfoundland dog came face to face with David Hasselhoff during a visit to the Bristol Hippodrome where the former Baywatch star is appearing in pantomime.Whizz is owned by David and Gean Pugh from Clapton-in-Gordano, founders of the charity Newfound Friends which sees Newfoundland dogs take part in fundraising days by demonstrating their life-saving skills in water.The charity has launched an appeal to help raise money for Bristol Children’s Hospital, which has treated a young member of Newfound Friends, Tol Taylor, for leukaemia.To help raise money, Newfound Friends will be at Portishead Marina on July 14 when people can sign up to be rescued from the water by one of the dogs.For more details visit

Source: The Mercury

Hoff Calls In On Youngsters at Hospital

David Hasselhoff took a break from his role as a pantomime villain to spread some cheer among children at Bristol Children's Hospital.The former Baywatch and Knight Rider star visited young patients who have not been well enough to see him in Peter Pan at Bristol Hippodrome, to chat and hand out gifts, in support of hospital charity Above and Beyond.David Hasselhoff said: "I am very honoured to have been invited to meet the children at the hospital. I believe if you are blessed, it is your moral obligation to give that blessing back to someone else. I want to do what I can to support Above and Beyond, which raises funds to help the city centre hospitals, and the wonderful work that all the doctors and nurses at the Children's Hospital do."Sarah Talbot-Williams, chief executive of Above and Beyond, said: "We are so grateful to David Hasselhoff for making time in his busy performing schedule to bring some Hoff magic to children who are not well enough to go to see Peter Pan. It's lovely that he will be able to meet both younger and older children at the hospital."

Source: This Is Bristol

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Children's Hospice Gets Huge Donation From David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff has never been a stranger to charities, helping kids for several decades and has put in countless hours, even co-founding the Race for Life charity and actively supporting the Make A Wish Foundation. Continuing in his charity work, he has recently made a huge donation to a children's hospice service.The former Baywatch star, who is now a judge on Britain's Got Talent, was prompted to help the cause by the TV show's warm-up comedian, who is planning a charity bike ride.Hasselhoff was so impressed by funnyman Ian Royce's dedication to raising cash for Shooting Star Chase - which supports the families of seriously ill children - that he made a donation.He also agreed to sponsor Royce's 55-mile (88.5-kilometre) fundraising race from London to Brighton, on the U.K.'s south coast, later this month (Jun11).Royce took to his blog on to tell fans, "David Hasselhoff has made a huge donation to my kids hospice and my bike ride for it! Go have a look and make a donation why your (sic) at it!!!... thank you David Hasselhoff for your amazing donation."If you would like to donate, visit their website, Shooting Star Chase Children's Hospice.

Less Than Two Weeks Until Knight Rider Festival III

There's less than two weeks until the next Knight Rider Festival! This year promises to be bigger and better then last year. While we all hope David Hasselhoff shows up again, Paul Casey and his crew have more surprises for the third installment. The festival is free to attend, so come out and see the original pilot KITT and attack mode cars, the replicas, cast and crew from both series and fans from both the Hoff fandom and the Knight Rider fandom.As always, the proceeds from the Knight Rider Festival go to the Children's Miracle Network. Just last year, 40,000 sick children were assisted by the Knight Rider Festival.Want to rub elbows and chat with your favorite cast members from Knight Rider? Better hurry! There are only 10 tickets left for the Knight Rider Festival VIP Party at the Golden Nugget Gold Diggers Club. You can grab a ticket by donating $35 to the Children's Miracle Network.See you there March 18-19 in Las Vegas, Nevada!

Look to the Stars: Exclusive Interview with Hayley Hasselhoff’s Michelle Vink caught up with Hayley Hasselhoff recently to chat about her career and charity work. Here is a small excerpt from the interview.

I have heard you in interviews talk about how loyal you are to your family and how you have had to deal with so much gossip both at school and in the media. How has that negativity affected you?It use to negatively affect me because gossip from the press most times are false accusations where many people who don’t know my family personally seem to feel like they do just because they’ve read about us or seen an interview. Where it gets hard to deal with cause others look at you in a different way when they shouldn’t because they don’t know the complete truth… and our family shouldn’t have to share the complete truth since we like to keep our personal life as private as possible.How has it affected your family?My family and I have learned to not have (bad) press affect us.What can you say to teens that don’t think gossip really affects people?I would tell teens that every piece of gossip – either publicized or just between a group of friends – affects everyone, because even if it’s true or false, it’s someone else talking about another behind their back or even in front of them, which hurts since it was probably something someone either wanted to keep personal or share with certain people, but something the person wanted to share, not have others share it for them.Also gossip seems not always to be true so by having other people talk about someone else without actually going to the person they heard about could make others believe something about someone that could ruin their reputation.You and your family have been through so much in the public eye. How have you managed to stay so strong and positive?I’ve managed to stay strong and positive by not letting negativity affect me and to only make me stronger and to put a bigger guard around my heart. Also to stay very close and loyal to my family and to not let anything affect us. We all have a very open and close relationship, which has helped us through our struggles.Why do you think it is so important to be a positive role model as a celebrity?I think it is important to be a positive role model as a celebrity because although you don’t necessarily want people to be watching your every step, they do. So anything you do gets publicized. Also many people look up to celebrities, and if you’re not setting a good example then who is? You want to show people that being a celebrity is something to be cherished and that every celebrity is really just like you. It should be showing people not to change for others and to really lead their own life, and not to do what others do but to start your own path and be original. I hope by being a positive role model it will inspire others to do the same in their lives.

Read the rest of this interview.

Get Knight Rider Merchandise For Charity

Knight Rider Car Autographed by David HasselhoffThe Knight Registries opened up their store yesterday with tons of Knight Rider toys for you to enjoy. Unfortunately, the David Hasselhoff autographed Knight Rider car has been sold. But there are many other things to buy.The best part: All proceeds go to the Children's Miracle Network.Check out their store here. Just click on "Store" on the menu.

Donations for the Children's Miracle Network

Supported by Knight Rider Online, DavidNet, and the Knight Rider FestivalThis March, Knight Rider fans and stars from around the globe will unite in Las Vegas to celebrate a series that touched so many of us. Created on the belief that one person has the power to make a difference, Knight Rider taught us that each of us has the capacity to help others.It is the basis from these teachings that the Knight Rider Festival began its genesis. To not only bring together fans of Knight Rider and celebrate those of us (the fans, the replica owners, the stars) who continue to keep Knight Rider alive, but to also take that energy and apply it to something positive, something that can give hope.The organizer, Paul Casey, realized this and has made arrangements with the Children's Miracle Network. While the event is free, donations will be accepted and appreciated. They will go to help champion the cause of the innocent, the powerless, the helpless. Their attackers may not be visible in a way KITT could help, but their threat is very real.

How to help

We realize that many fans around the globe would want to participate in donating to this noble cause, but wont be able to be in Las Vegas for the event. It is because of this that we are agreeing to accept donations on behalf of the Children's Miracle Network via secure transaction via PayPal.By submitting a donation of any amount on this page, you joining a pool of funds from around the globe. When the Festival arrives, a representative from Knight Rider Online will present a check for the total amount along with a list of all names of people who submitted donations greater than $1.00. The presentation will take place at a VIP event the Friday of the event, in front of all the distinguished guests. We will video tape this happening and post it for the world to see.Even if you can not make it, you can have the power to affect someone's life. Join the community at Knight Rider Online and come together to help support the Children's Miracle Network.

Official letter from the Children's Miracle NetworkMessage from Paul Casey

KRO's donation page

Mark Holden sells ‘touchdown’ catchphrase to David Hasselhoff

Entertainment and Showbiz

Ex-Australian Idol judge Mark Holden has sold his trademark ‘touchdown’ catchphrase to former Baywatch hunk David Hasselhoff.Holden has priced his renowned Idol catchphrase at the domestic and international rate of 10,000 dollars after it was replicated on the Channel 10 talent quest.Hasselhoff will in turn be able to perform the energetic move in his role as a judge on hit series ‘America’s Got Talent’.However, there was a catch to the sale - the fee must be donated to charity.Holden, holidaying with his family at Hasselhoff’s Bel Air mansion in LA, revealed news of the signature trade to Confidential.“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but a cheque would be better,” quoted Holden, as saying.“David can’t wait to use it - and he’s planning to donate the money to a charity associated with the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department),” he added. (ANI)