According to USA Today, child actor and reality show star Corey Haim was found dead in his Los Angeles home of what police believe to be an accidental overdose. An investigation is currently underway over the death, which occurred around 3:30 AM Wednesday morning. Haim’s mother was with him at home at the time of the incident. Haim is best known for roles in ‘80s films like Lucas and The Lost Boys.
· Haim’s mother told www.RadarOnline.com, “I am a cancer victim and Corey was helping me at home. He was a good boy. I’m devastated by his death.”
COREY FELDMAN’S REACTION TO HAIM’S DEATH
Corey Feldman was a longtime friend and co-star of the late Corey Haim. In a statement Feldman put on his blog, www.CoreyFeldman.WordPress.com, he said, “This is a tragic loss of a wonderful, beautiful, tormented soul, who will always be my brother, family and best friend. We must all take this as a lesson in how we treat the people we share this world with while they are still here to make a difference.”
· THE FULL STATEMENT! “I was awakened at 8:30 this morning by my brother and sister knocking on my bedroom door. They informed me of the loss of my brother Corey Haim. My eyes weren’t even open all the way when the tears started streaming down my face. I am so sorry for Corey, his mother Judy, his family, my family, all of our fans, and of course my son who I will have to find a way to explain this to when he gets home from school. This is a tragic loss of a wonderful, beautiful, tormented soul, who will always be my brother, family, and best friend. We must all take this as a lesson in how we treat the people we share this world with while they are still here to make a difference. Please respect our families as we struggle and grieve through this difficult time. I hope the art Corey has left behind will be remembered as the passion of that for which he truly lived. ~ Corey”
24 CANCELED? According to Variety, the FOX TV show 24 may be ending after this season. While studio executives have not yet commented, insiders are saying the show will be canceled after this season. The official decision will be made in the next day or two.
CHARLIE SHEEN RELEASED FROM REHAB! Charlie Sheen was released from rehab yesterday and is expected to be back on the set of his ABC show next week. The actor’s rep confirmed to USA Today that Sheen will head to Aspen, Colorado first, where he faces a court date on Monday to answer to domestic abuse charges. He is expected back on the set of Two and a Half Men in Los Angeles on Tuesday after the show took a three week hiatus in his absence.
NEW ECLIPSE TRAILER! The first trailer for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has hit the Internet. The clip features Taylor Lautner as “Jacob,” Kristen Stewart as “Bella” and Robert Pattinson as “Edward” doing their vampire and werewolf things. Eclipse, the third installment of the Twilight franchise, is set to premiere in theatres June 30th. Hit up www.People.com to see the new clip.
ACADEMY RESPONDS TO FARRAH SNUB! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has issued a statement about leaving Farrah Fawcett, War of the Worlds’ Gene Barry, Bea Arthur and countless others out of the award show’s montage of stars who passed away in 2009. Academy employee Bruce Davis has picked who is honored since 1993 and he told the media, “There’s nothing you can say to people, particularly to family members, within a day or two of the show that helps at all. They tend to be surprised and hurt, and we understand that and we’re sorry for it.” Head over to www.People.com.
LINDSAY LOHAN TALKS E-TRADE AD! Lindsay Lohan called her mother the night she saw the E-Trade Super Bowl commercial that she’s now suing over, and told her that the commercial was wrong. Dina Lohan explained to the New York Post that Linsday was crying and asked her for help. In the ad, one baby calls another baby named “Lindsay” a “milkaholic.” As we reported yesterday, Lohan is suing E-Trade for 100-million dollars over the use of the name “Lindsay.”
WALL STREET 2 DELAYED! Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps has been delayed. According to www.Variety.com, the Wall Street sequel will now open on September 24th instead of April 23rd. 20th Century Fox is holding the film in the hopes of getting it submitted to the Cannes Film Festival in May.
COPS COLLECT FOOTAGE! Police in Georgia have collected the footage from the nightclub where Pittsburgh Steeler Ben Roethlisberger and the woman accusing him of sexual assault were hanging out. The NFL Quarterback has already hired an attorney in Georgia, while his 20-year-old accuser has dropped out of college. Head to www.TMZ.com for more.
VIRAL VIDEO! Check out this new clip from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where Jimmy falls while holding a vodka martini. The talk show host was racing comedian Chelsea Handler when he slipped and cut his hand on glass after dropping the drink. Head over to www.PerezHilton.com to see Fallon fall around the two minute mark in the video. Handler runs away from him after he takes the slip, not offering to help until later.