“Moneyball” is major motion picture starring Brad Pitt that is based on Michael Lewis’ book of the same name. The movie, much like the book, is NOT about the use of anabolic steroids and performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball. This has upset some sportswriters, notably Lance Williams. Williams is the co-author (along with Mark Fainaru-Wada) of “The Game of Shadows”; the Williams and Fainaur-Wada book used leaked grand jury testimony from the federal investigation of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO) to craft a narrative about the widespread use of steroids by professional baseball players. [Read more...]
Steroids in Movies
Charlie Sheen admitted using anabolic steroids in preparation for the role of the fictitious baseball player Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn in the 1989 movie “Major League”. Sheen makes the confession in Sports Illustrated’s “Where Are They Now” issue according to a report by the New York Daily News. [Read more...]
Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, who was accused of using steroids by the Albany Union-Times newspaper, recently accused boxer Manny Pacquiao of using anabolic steroids in a series of messages posted on Twitter. Jackson was hanging out with his good friend boxer Floyd Mayweather while in Miami to promote the premier of Jackson’s new film, “Things Fall Apart”, at the Miami Film Festival. A much anticipated “super fight” between Mayweather and Pacquiao was originally delayed last year after Mayweather insisted on “Olympic-style” steroid testing. [Read more...]
Jeremy Jackson, who played Hobie Buchannon in the television series Baywatch, has decided he is addicted to anabolic steroids and human growth hormone in order to co-star in the reality TV show Celebrity Rehab. Jackson played Hobie, the son of David Hasselhoff’s character lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, on NBC from 1991 to 1999.
Jackson turned to bodybuilding (and anabolic steroids and human growth hormone) to overcome his methamphetamine addiction according to TMZ: [Read more...]
Bodybuilders who use anabolic steroids tend to be marginalized by a lot of professions but not by Hollywood! Central Casting Los Angeles is seeking “bodybuilder type guys to play soldiers that appear to be on steroids” for the new David E. Kelley “Wonder Woman” television series starring Friday Night Lights star Adrianne Palicki. The casting call doesn’t explicitly ask for steroid-using bodybuilders but who better to play a soldier that appears to be using steroids than a bodybuilder who actually uses steroids! [Read more...]