He inspired memes, t-shirts, a song and a collection of viral video spoofs. Now, Cleveland hero Charles Ramsey, who helped rescue three kidnapped women from sexual slavery last Monday, has inspired a local fan to ink a tattoo of his face on his leg.
Cleveland tattoo artist Rodney Rose offered the free Charles Ramsey tattoo on his Facebook page after seeing America's newest icon of bravery recount his story of how he helped rescue Amanda Berry, 27, her 6-year-old daughter Jocelyn, Gina DeJesus, 23, and Michelle Knight, 32.
"I got Saturday free if anyone would like a free Charles Ramsey tattoo. Also Shawn Patton a talented tattoo artist at tried and true is looking to do one today...," said Rose in a post last Wednesday. more >>
A video of a fun-loving married couple from Burbank, Calif., who surprised the Tonight Show's fictional "Pumpcast News" with their made for TV rendition of two hit songs from the 1980s at a gas pump, has turned the duo into the latest Internet stars and revived the popularity of the songs.
The video, published on YouTube last Thursday had been viewed more than 7.5 million times on Monday while Bon Jovi's "Livin on a Prayer" and the Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams" have been experiencing a bit of a revival because of the couple's act. One YouTube video of "Livin' on a Prayer" is now pushing nearly 60 million views while another of "Sweet Dreams" is closing in on 20 million views.
Actor Tim Stack, who plays a fictional news anchor for the fake news station that only airs on gas station pumps, is usually the one doing the surprising on the "Pumpcast News" segment of the "Tonight Show," but it was the couple, Will and Monifah Sims, who surprised him this time around with their uninhibited show. "Whoever you are, you can make me a star. I'm ready for my spotlight," said Monifah, a fitness trainer, in a clip that began with her husband Will singing to himself at the gas pump, and snowballed into an impromptu and surprising Karaoke show when Stack stepped in and promised a free tank of gas. more >>
In the making of the documentary film "Bible Quiz" perhaps it would have been easy for storyteller and producer Nicole Teeny to poke fun at a group of Scripture memorizing hyped-up teenagers engrossed in an intense national Bible Quiz playoff and its surrounding culture. Instead, Teeny lets the players and the competition do the talking, real and honest sharing in front of the camera, and what unfolds is an inside look at a specialized ministry and a maturing young believer.
"Bible Quiz," which recently had its West Coast premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival in California, has as its backdrop a relatively unknown competition (Bible quizzing) involving youth groups around the nation that memorize entire books of the Bible, and in the case of the central figure in the film, more than 2,000 verses. The competition culminates in a "Super Bowl" of sorts in a national playoff held in Wisconsin.
Organizers of the competition say the contests and the preparation for them are primarily about building a personal foundation on God's word found in the Bible. They consider the coaching of youth who spend hours at a time memorizing Scripture a ministry and not a type of program. more >>
Still riding a wave of cheers from the public for his role in the selfless and daring rescue of three young women and a girl in Cleveland, Ohio, unflappable Internet sensation Charles Ramsey said media reports of domestic violence arrests in his past were teaching moments which helped him become the man he is today.
On Monday, Ramsey helped Amanda Berry, 27, her 6-year-old daughter Jocelyn, Gina DeJesus, 23, and Michelle Knight, 32, escape from a house where they were being held captive as sex slaves for almost 10 years.
His star began its meteoric rise after several animated media interviews he gave about the rescue went viral across social media. Subsequent to those interviews, however, a number of websites revealed information on three separate domestic violence arrests involving Ramsey's ex-wife recorded between 1997 and 2003. more >>
Call 9-1-1. It's a dead giveaway.
From the moment that Cleveland hero Charles Ramsey's animated interview on how he helped save Amanda Berry and two other women began trending on social media, America knew it would only be a matter of time.
The Gregory Brothers have autotuned news interviews of America's newest hero and the song "Dead Giveaway," published on Tuesday, is already a hit. more >>
Charles Ramsey, the Cleveland man whose courage led him to help save Amanda Berry and two other women from a man who had held them captive for almost 10 years, doesn't think his actions were heroic. It was just the "Christian, American" thing to do, he says.
"No, no, no. Bro, I'm a Christian, an American, and just like you. We bleed same blood, put our pants on the same way. It's just that you got to put that – being a coward, and I don't want to get in nobody's business. You got to put that away for a minute," said Ramsey when asked if he saw himself as a hero in a seven and a half minute interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper.
"This man took love thy neighbor to heart and for that he has stolen mine! I adore him!" wrote Jenny Zale, a commenter on the video of the interview posted to YouTube on Tuesday. more >>