Laughlin’s daughter told The Associated Press that he died Thursday at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Laughlin was 82 and Teresa Laughlin, who acted in the Billy Jack movies, said the cause of death was complications from pneumonia.

images“Billy Jack” was released in 1971 after a long struggle by Laughlin to gain control of the low-budget, self-financed movie, a model for guerrilla filmmaking.
He wrote, directed and produced “Billy Jack” and starred as the ex-Green Beret who defends a progressive school against the racists of a conservative Western community. The film became a counterculture favourite and the theme song, “One Tin Soldier,” was a hit single for the rock group Coven.
djs6821151717_highLaughlin was in his mid-30s when he created Billy Jack with his wife and collaborator, Delores Taylor. Billy Jack was half-white, half Native American, a Vietnam veteran and practitioner of martial arts who had come to hate war. Billy Jack was first seen in the 1968 biker movie “Born Losers,” but became widely known after “Billy Jack,” the second of four films Laughlin made about him (only three made it to theatres).

“Billy Jack” was completed in 1969, but its release was delayed for two years as Laughlin struggled to find studio backing. He eventually successfully sued Warner Bros. to retain rights and — with no support from Hollywood or from theatre chains — Laughlin made a radical decision: Distribute the movie himself and rent theatres to show it in. He also was among the first to advertise on television and to immediately open a movie nationwide, rather than release it gradually.
“Billy Jack” initially flopped at the box office, but generated an underground following and became a substantial commercial success and inspiration to independent filmmakers. The title character has been cited as a forerunner for such screen avengers as Rambo.
(This is also the movie where the song “One Tin Soldier” came from!)
EXTRA, EXTRA, this just in from the Perspective Naked News Department!
Men suffering from a condition which causes their penises to curve may at last have their cure.

Lynbrook-based BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. this week announced approval for XIA-FLEX, an in-office treatment of Peyronie’s disease.
imagesCA0V4H4TThe disease causes severe curvature of the penis, which can make it difficult for men to achieve a normal penetration,  according to MayoClinic.
BioSpecifics said the treatment is the first of its kind ……………….. since  the only previous solution was for afflicted men to marry Oriental women!!!!
(Yes, yes, I know, that was racist, sexist …………, and funny!)
And speaking about Oriental women …………………………………,   BOY, HAVE WE GOT CELEBRITY NEWS FOR YA:

imagesCAI3SG3XA sex tape featuring Tila Tequila will hit the internet in the next few weeks. … TMZ has learned Vivid Entertainment obtained footage of Tila recently banging on camera … and they plan to release the video just in time for Christmas. Stocking stuffers, anyone? We saw the footage — calling it “hardcore” is an understatement … especially compared to her last tape, which was an all-girl affair. Tila isn’t saying if she signed off on the tape — but since it’s being released to the public … you do the math.

lindsay-lohan-01-435x580Lindsay Lohan has decided to open the flood gates — penning a gritty, tell-all book about EVERYTHING … her arrests, her drug abuse, her acting career, and her family … and she’s already gotten several serious publishing offers.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, the book started as a series of journal entries, which she wrote in rehab as a therapeutic exercise. The book is still in its early stages, and it doesn’t have a clear focus, but she says she wants to open up every part of her life.

untitledGUESS WHAT, KIDS: New data released Monday from the organization that represents home sellers shows Canada’s housing market continues to hit new highs, with the average price increasing by almost 10 per cent in the last 12 months to $391,085.
The Canadian Real Estate Association said the strong gain was in part because this time a year ago, sales were down in some of the largest housing markets.
The 86-year-old winner of Howard Stern’s “I Want to Get My Grandpa Laid” contest was sadly unable to claim his prize after choking to death on a piece of steak just hours before he was scheduled to have a threesome with two high-class hookers.

imagesCAYOEXUO“The guy was so full of life,” Johnny Orris’s grandson Ed told us.
It was Ed who entered Grandpa Johnny in the Bad Grandpa tie-in contest, hoping to give the lonely, horny widower one last hurrah.
“He was ecstatic,” said Ed. “He’d been that way ever since our trip to the Stern show.”
The deed was set to be done at the world famous Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Mound House, Nevada.
74416-Royalty-Free-RF-Clipart-Illustration-Of-A-Pleasantly-Plump-Woman-Covering-Her-Nude-BodyTo get his strength up for what he said would be the “Super Bowl of Sex,” Grandpa Johnny treated himself to a steak dinner at Harveys Lake Tahoe resort the night before the big game.
It would be his last meal.
After just a couple of bites of prime rib, Grandpa Johnny started choking.
“It was unbelievable,” Ed recalled. “The paramedics worked on him for 30 minutes. We’re still kinda stunned.”

(Guess he bit off more than he could chew! -Ed.)

According to BunnyRanch owner Dennis Hof, so are the bunnies.
“The bunnies loved him,” he said!
“Johnny was a wonderful man,” tweeted [NSFW] Bunny of the Year 2012 Caressa Kisses, one of the two women [NSFW] in Grandpa Johnny’s uneaten hooker sandwich. “It broke my heart!”
The night wasn’t a total loss, however.
Ed told us he ended up using his grandpa’s coupon for free sex in his honour.