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Sunday, July 26, 2009
Dog Bounty Hunter – He IS the Big Bad Dog! Duane “Dog” Chapman is the star of the hit reality show Dog The Bounty Hunter on A&E. Dog always gets his fugitive. He seems like a genuinely nice guy, despite some of the bad media attention that he’s gotten over the years (I haven’t met him, so I’m basing this off of the TV show). If I was a fugitive on the loose, I’d want Dog & his crew to come & hunt me down.

Celebrity Privacy

Celebrity Privacy
It is continually surprising how many fans seem to believe that a celebrity’s fame gives that fan a right to invade the celebrity’s personal life. When it comes to DTBH, the Chapman whose privacy is invaded the most is Leland. An astonishing number of fans have taken an interest in his personal life. This interest ranges from idle curiosity to impolite and unbridled demands for information. His marital/dating status is the hot topic, as well as his hobbies, likes and dislikes, his children, and so on. Some of these fans have reached the point of being stalkers, compiling information on Leland and posing as his girlfriend or wife online. These people should really seek help and a more fulfilling purpose in life.

It is sad and disturbing that so many fans believe that fame is a license to know anything and everything about a celebrity. All of these fans would scream to high heaven if someone were pursuing them in this manner. They would rant about their right to privacy and how sacred privacy is, but they turn around and attempt to force their way into Leland’s life. Why does he not deserve the courtesy of having a portion of his life reserved for himself? He has agreed to share his career through a television show, as well as the occasional family snippet, and suddenly his entire life is considered open territory. Fans need to have respect, and if they truly admire Leland, be glad that they have the opportunity to see some of what he does through the show. No fan is entitled to know about his personal matters simply by virtue of being a fan. Leland owes you nothing. Focus on what he has chosen to share with the world.


Douglas Returning

We welcome Douglas back on board. Douglas will be our researcher, editor and a hand in research using his legal training.

Welcome back Douglas !

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Dog Information

8/31/04 – ???
returning this summer (yet to premiere)
wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
6 (26 episodes)
Missed an episode? Been wanting to catch up? This series is also available on:

(from A&E’s press release, May 2009) Duane “Dog” Chapman the world’s most famous bounty hunter, his wife Beth and fearless posse hunt down fugitives in Hawaii and Colorado. The hit unscripted series continues the heart-stopping adventures as Dog and his loyal band of family and colleagues put their lives on the line to capture notorious outlaws and sympathetic fugitives alike all while doing their best to take care of their marriages, families and communities. But as Dog says, “What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.”
· Duane “Dog” Chapman
· Daniel Elias as EP
· David Houts as EP
· Robert Sharenow as EP (A&E)
· reality (all)
· reality (docusoap)
· Hybrid Films

A&E New. Criss Angel Returns. Oh Joy



NEW YORK, NY, JULY 29, 2009 Criss Angel puts himself to the ultimate life or death test each week in the fifth season of the hit A&E original series “Criss Angel Mindfreak” as he attempts five death-defying demonstrations during each one-hour episode. Season five premieres with “White Death” on Wednesday, August 12 at 10 PM ET/PT.

Criss Angel’s visionary approach to the art of magic escapes the confines of tradition, the world-renowned mystifier is known for his incredible illusions, death-defying escapes, fearless demonstrations, and astonishing physical feats. In his most daring season of “Mindfreak” to date, Criss ups the ante by attempting five of the most dangerous demonstrations in magic. Each week he will attempt to defy the natural laws of science in new and innovative ways and will be challenged with a way to live or a way to die. Each one-hour episode will feature a variety of different illusions and culminate in one grand, never-before-seen demonstration that will blow viewers minds.

The season premiere will be “White Death,” on Wednesday, August 12 at 10 PM ET/PT and the five episodes include:

“White Death” Criss takes the “Buried Alive” escape to an unprecedented level as he is shackled and placed in a transparent coffin that is buried in ice and snow. Will he escape or succumb to hypothermia, suffocation or the risk of the ground collapsing on top of him? But before he makes his attempt, Criss takes to the streets to perform hist most amazing and mind-boggling mysticism and demonstrations raw in spectator’s faces!

“Terminal Velocity” – Criss attempts to teleport himself twice! First he drops an object from more than 250 feet above the Las Vegas strip and reach the bottom in time to catch it in one continuous camera shot. And in front of hundreds of spectators he attempts to vanish in mid-air and reappear in an impossible location.

“Death Crash” In his most death-defying illusion to date, Criss will hide in one of five coffins and the spectators, unaware of which coffin he has chosen, will send a merciless driver to smash the coffins into splinters.

“Death Field” – Criss is challenged to safely traverse a field of live explosives in less than five minutes where the risk for serious injury, if not death, is extremely high.

“Mass Levitation” Criss takes levitation to new heights by levitating an entire Las Vegas crowd whose safety he is responsible for. This demonstration requires intense concentration, should he fail some will fall and face certain injury.

“Criss Angel Mindfreak” is produced for A&E Network by Angel Productions Worldwide Incorporated (APWI) and Baram Productions. Criss Angel, Dave Baram and Erich Recker serve as executive producers. Executive producers for A&E are Robert Sharenow and Elaine Frontain Bryant.

About Criss Angel

Since the age of six Criss Angel immersed himself in a multitude of art forms, from performance artist and musician to mystifier and provocateur. His relentless work ethic combined with enormous talent, skill and vision has made Criss one of the most provocative artists of our day. From creator, executive producer and director of “Criss Angel Mindfreak” on A&E, to his role as co-writer, illusions creator and designer, original concept creator and star of the Cirque Du Soleil show CRISS ANGEL Believe, to several television specials live shows, music albums, and more – Criss has redefined the term “artist” for the 21st Century. He has received numerous awards for his work including being the first-ever five-time recipient for the coveted Magician of the Year Award and the recent honor of being named “Magician of the Decade” by the International Magicians Society. For more information visit

About A&E Network

A&E is “Real Life. Drama.” Now reaching more than 98 million homes, A&E is television that you can’t turn away from; where unscripted shows are dramatic and scripted dramas are authentic. A&E offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment; ranging from the network’s original scripted series including “The Cleaner” starring Benjamin Bratt, to signature nonfiction franchises, including “Dog The Bounty Hunter,” the Emmy-nominated “Intervention,” “Paranormal State” and “Criss Angel Mindfreak,” and the most successful justice shows on cable, including

Story On Lelands Boxing Trainer Jesus Salud Mentions Leland

Salud realized dreams with world boxing title
# Statehood: The Fab 50

By Kyle Sakamoto
Advertiser Staff Writer

Jesus Salud threw and took punches with the best of them over a 19-year boxing career. Looking back, Salud is proud of his humble beginnings in Waipahu and Nanakuli, 63-13 (38 knockouts) career record and the World Boxing Association super bantamweight title he won in 1989.

Salud, 46, also feels it was “crazy” to fight as long as he did.

“Thank God I’ve been fighting for all these years and I can still talk like this. I’m still sharp,” said Salud, who added he knows of veteran boxers who suffer from memory loss, stuttering and other effects from the punishing sport.

“Something’s got to give. It’s brutal in there. I surprised myself I fought that long. Thinking back, it was crazy to fight that long.”

Salud’s professional debut was June 28, 1983, and his final fight was April 27, 2002.

His career peaked when he won the WBA super bantamweight title from Juan Jose Estrada with a ninth-round disqualification on Dec. 11, 1989, in Inglewood, Calif.

“Being champion means you accomplished all your dreams. You try to be a better person because kids look up to you,” Salud said. “Being a champion carries a whole lot of responsibility.”

Salud, nicknamed “The Hawaiian Punch,” didn’t lose the title in the ring. Instead, Salud was stripped of the belt in 1990 for not defending against Luis Mendoza in Mendoza’s hometown of Columbia.

“It was the right decision for me,” Salud said. “I should have (eventually) lost it in the ring. I was stripped. Them taking away the title, took away money. I had a (TV) deal with HBO.”

Salud also won the NABF super bantamweight (February 1989), IBC super bantamweight (June 1990) and WBO Asia-Pacific super bantamweight (February 1998) titles.

Throughout his career, Salud was neither flashy nor brash in a sport where self-promotion — not necessarily talent — can lead to a quick rise to the top. Salud just efficiently went about his business.

“We’re just proud he was able to discipline himself and be humble,” said son Jordan Salud. “He was able to take himself far in the sport. Boxing is kind of barbaric and guys tend to get cocky and conceited, but he was always humble.”

Salud’s road to success started with his family’s decision to move from Ilocos Sur, Philippines, to Waipahu in 1970. He often got picked on in school because he didn’t speak English.

“A lot of hard work, dedication and sacrifices,” said Salud on his career success. “I started from the very bottom.”

At age 8, Salud went to the Waipahu Recreation Center to train under Al Silva. Even when Salud moved to Nanakuli two years later, he still caught the bus to Waipahu to work with Silva.

“(Salud) told me ‘I want you to make me a champion,’ ” Silva said. “I was shocked. He said, “‘I don’t want to train under any Tom, Dick and Harry.'”

Salud, who said he loves to train, often returned home late at night.

“He came down to the gym even on days when it rained; when nobody was around, ” Silva said. “From that time on I took a liking to the youngster. He knew what he wanted.”

Salud still refers to his former trainer as “Mr. Silva.”

“He wasn’t just a trainer, he was a father figure to me,” Salud said. “He taught me about life and being humble and responsible.”

Silva, now 92, still trains fighters in Waipahu.

Silva also trained Salud’s idols, Andy Ganigan and Ben Villaflor, both of whom held prestigious boxing titles.

Villaflor (1999), Ganigan (2000) and Salud (2003) all are members of the Hawai’i Sports Hall of Fame.

In 1989, Salud moved to San Diego in search of better boxing competition.
hanging ’em up

Salud’s professional boxing career lasted 550 rounds with 37 of his bouts in Hawai’i and another 24 in California. The 5-foot-6 Salud fought mostly between 122 and 124 pounds.

Salud lost four of his final five bouts, with his career finale being a loss via 10-round decision against William Abelyan on April 27, 2002, in Oklahoma City.

After that fight, Salud and Jordan, 17 at the time, decided the time had come to retire.

“It was tough because I loved what I was doing,” Salud said. “My son and I had a long talk and he said I have nothing to prove, but he didn’t understand it was a passion for me. He made me think twice. When I was younger I could avoid punches; when I got older, I couldn’t avoid punches as fast.”

Added Jordan: “When you’re that passionate about something, how do you walk away when you’ve been doing it since you were 7 years old? He sought advice from my sister (Jade Salud) and I. We told him he proved what he had to prove. He didn’t have to prove anything else to us. That kind of gave him the green light to hang ’em up and kick back.”

Salud still lives in Nanakuli and works as a stevedore for McCabe Hamilton and Renny, Inc.

But he hasn’t lost his passion for fighting.

Salud trains boxers and mixed martial arts fighters at Kaka’ako Boxing Gym and did the same previously at Kalakaua Boxing Gym.

Salud only teaches the striking aspect of MMA.

“Stand up, the striking part, that’s the only part I teach. I’m not a grappler,” he said.

Salud has trained Leland Chapman, son of Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman, and Dustin Kimura, an up-and-coming 19-year-old MMA fighter.

“I love to work with kids,” Salud said. “My reward is watching them perform and getting them off the streets