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Kirk Cameron Mourns Costar and 'Old Friend' Andrew Koenig

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Kirk Cameron Mourns Costar and 'Old Friend' Andrew Koenig

Originally posted 02/26/2010 11:20AM

Former Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron asks fans for sensitivity as he mourns the death of his late costar Andrew Koenig, whose body was found Thursday in a Vancouver park.

"It is with great sorrow to hear about the final outcome of the search for my old friend Andrew. I hope everyone will be sensitive to the Koenigs and give the family some private time to reflect and to grieve the loss of their beloved son," Cameron tells PEOPLE. "At a time like this, we all are reminded of the briefness of life and the importance of being ready for our eternal destination. My prayers will continue to be with Andrew's family." – Oliver Jones

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Kirk Cameron: I'm Praying for Missing Costar | Kirk Cameron

Kirk Cameron: I'm Praying for Missing Costar

Originally posted 02/22/2010 06:30PM

It's been a long time since they acted together on the set of Growing Pains, but Kirk Cameron has never forgotten costar Andrew Koenig – and now desperately worries about him after he went missing amid signs he was depressed.

"I am praying for his family during this time of distress and for his safe return," Cameron says in a statement. "Andrew, if you’re reading this, please call me."

Koenig, 41, who starred as Boner on the show, never returned to his Los Angeles home as scheduled on Feb. 14 after a trip to Canada. His father described him as sounding "despondent" the last time they spoke.

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Kirk Cameron Stands Behind Controversial Darwin Statements

Kirk Cameron Stands Behind Controversial Darwin Statements

Originally posted 09/24/2009 04:00PM

He's used to getting love letters and high-fives as a former teen heartthrob, but onetime Growing Pains actor Kirk Cameron isn't letting the mockery and criticism dissuade him from promoting his controversial project to dispute evolutionary theory.

"Atheism has been on the rise for years now, and the Bible of the atheists is The Origin of Species," Cameron tells PEOPLE. "We have a situation in our country where young people are entering college with a belief in God and exiting with that faith being stripped and shredded. What we want to do is have student make an informed, educated decision before they chuck their faith."


So what is the plan that Cameron, 38, has hatched to supposedly save the souls of freshmen around the country?

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Jessica Biel Loves to Kick Butt | Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel Loves to Kick Butt

Originally posted 11/22/2004 06:00AM

Jessica Biel has come a long way, baby, from her days as a preacher's kid on Seventh Heaven. Now that she's fighting vampires in the upcoming Blade: Trinity, Biel is letting her inner tough-girl out to play. "It was so much fun. I loved it," says the actress of the action in the movie, which also stars Wesley Snipes and Ryan Reynolds. "What a dream to be able to kick boys' butts all day long. Girl power!" Girl power, indeed: To get ready for her butt-kicking role as a "Nightstalker," Biel says she "trained about six days a week in the gym. There was weightlifting and then I had about an hour of fight training a day and an hour of archery. So it was intense, and it was for the whole shoot." All that training has certainly boosted her confidence, too: When we asked who would win in a fight between her character and that other vampire slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar's Buffy, Biel says: "She's got stakes, but I could get her from a hundred yards away." Blade: Trinity opens Dec. 8.

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