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numbers123
03-10-2010, 07:54 PM
At that point, who could blame them?


Well, considering that he wouldn't have had stardom (and the problems that came from it) at an early age without their involvement or at least consent, probably a lot of people.

As a parent you walk a difficult tightrope. Where is support and where is "gotta do it yourself" lines? Drugs and addictions are horrible to fight. For the most part parents try the best that they can to help someone who is addicted, but when the rubber meets the road, the person has to work on it themselves.

but those who provide them drugs at an early age - never see the harm in it. That's the real problem, providing them, starting them down that path to begin with and never owning up to their involvement

Anita18
03-10-2010, 07:55 PM
(((your friend))). I understand what you're saying, and know it's all true. What is really awful is that it's accepted. And aren't the terms "grounded parent" and "child star parent", by definition a contradiction? The "stage" parents I dealt with, when I worked in advertising, would give you nightmares. And it's not just "show business", I've seen it in modeling, skating, other sports, many fields where your career is over as a teen. It seems that society eats them up and spits them out when they are no longer what they want.
Yes, that's the entertainment business. The trick is not to let their rejections define you as a person, but it's so difficult for a child because they haven't figured out who they are yet. It's hard enough figuring that out when you're a regular kid in middle/high school, let alone a kid whose entire world is defined by the acceptance of outsiders. :(

Civic
03-10-2010, 08:19 PM
I'm pretty sure that was Corey Parker, no?

Oops! Then I don't know who Cory Haim was.

Rex
03-10-2010, 08:30 PM
Oops! Then I don't know who Cory Haim was.

He was in Lucas and The Lost Boys :). Ring a bell, yet?

Allegedly both suffered from sexual abuse while they were teens, according to starpulse.com. If THAT is the case, this is heartbreaking :fragile:. Lots of sexual abuse victims turn to drugs and booze.

Carmen Ovsiannikov
03-10-2010, 08:32 PM
Sad, but no surprise. He's been circling the drain for some time now. Too bad, he was so young.

Another one gone. :wall: It's very sad but ITA Rex, it's not surprising.

cruisin
03-10-2010, 11:00 PM
As a parent you walk a difficult tightrope. Where is support and where is "gotta do it yourself" lines? Drugs and addictions are horrible to fight. For the most part parents try the best that they can to help someone who is addicted, but when the rubber meets the road, the person has to work on it themselves.

but those who provide them drugs at an early age - never see the harm in it. That's the real problem, providing them, starting them down that path to begin with and never owning up to their involvement

I completely agree with you, that parents have an impossible task in trying to deal with a child (of any age) who is addicted. The child's denial, the parent's denial, the fact that if the child is over 18 the parents have no rights to try and force them to get help. And I do believe that there are biological factors involved with addiction and associated psychological disorders. But, you have to wonder about the choices some stage parents make. On some level, they have to know their child is going to be surrounded by this behavior. Are they looking out for the signs that something has gone horribly wrong, or are they basking in the reflected glory? There were times when we were casting kids for commercials, where I wanted to smack the mother or father. The way some of them treated their kids was pure abuse. When those types came in, I usually didn't let the child read, I told the parent that we would not tolerate that kind of abuse and told them to leave.

essence_of_soy
03-10-2010, 11:03 PM
Drug overdoses have been going on in Hollywood since the 1920s.

Where there is celebrity and money, drug - toting hangers on are inevitable.

You have to wonder where these stars' wranglers / minders are sometimes for this to happen. They're just children.

This could so easily happen in the skating world.

cruisin
03-10-2010, 11:31 PM
Drug overdoses have been going on in Hollywood since the 1920s.

Where there is celebrity and money, drug - toting hangers on are inevitable.

You have to wonder where these stars' wranglers / minders are sometimes for this to happen. They're just children.

This could so easily happen in the skating world.

It does, but drug testing helps.

Cyn
03-11-2010, 12:28 AM
The name is familiar but those movie titles and shows don't ring a bell. But then again I wasn't in the country in the 80s. Anything that he'd done in the 90s that was famous?


Oops! Then I don't know who Cory Haim was.

Corey Haim's IMDB page (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000433/)

Lucas (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091445/) is a wonderful little coming-of-age movie about friendship, fitting in or being an outcast at high school, the joys and pains of first crushes, the angst of rejection, jealousy, and insecurity, the lengths to which one will go to "win" another's love, and the consequences that can occur. From events that take place in the movie, there comes a deeper understanding (from the POV of adolescents) of what friendship, love, dedication, and respect mean as well as the beginnings of understanding of what is truly important in life.

Although the description sounds really trite and the characters and plot are riddled with clichés, the movie has an innocence and a sweetness that are charming, something that was rare in 80s teen movies before John Hughes completely re-invented the genre. Although John Hughes tackled many of the same subjects, Lucas did not have the brooding angst, the angry resentment of parents or authority figures, or the comedic sense of the absurd that were the trademarks of the his movies. This one was more or less life as it would play out in the real world, which is part of what I found to be a lot of its appeal.

Corey Haim was brilliant in the lead role, and it is a shame that his talent was never fully developed and that he never reached his potential as an actor.

It was filmed in 1984 but released in 1986, and it is loaded with now-famous actors when they were virtual unknowns. In addition to Haim, the cast included a very young and wholesome Charlie Sheen, Kerri Greene (better known from The Goonies), Courtney Thorne-Smith (years before Melrose Place, but she damn sure honed her skills as a mega-bitch in this :rofl: ), Jeremy Piven (from Entourage), Winona Ryder (Lucas was her first movie role), and Tom Hodges, a recognizable L.A. 'stock actor' who's done a ton of bit parts in several TV shows and minor parts in movies. If you've seen Steel Magnolias, he (Hodges) portrays Louie, Truvy's "charming" son who gives the father-to-be-Easter-Bunny a ride to the hospital on the back of his motorcycle.

Hmmm....that last sentence may be one of the most bizarre I've ever typed :rofl: .

Sorry for the long ramble....thinking about this kind of took me down memory lane for a bit.

Coco
03-11-2010, 04:01 AM
How sad that this thread is so short :(

IceAlisa
03-11-2010, 04:37 AM
If you've seen Steel Magnolias, he portrays Louie, Truvy's "charming" son who gives the father-to-be Easter Bunny a ride to the hospital on the back of his motorcycle.

Hmmm....that last sentence may be one of the most bizarre I've ever typed :rofl:

Yes, I know who it is now, thanks. I've only seen Steel Magnolias 567 times. :shuffle:

heckles
03-11-2010, 05:01 AM
Well there goes many an aging fan girl's plan to be in a Two Coreys sandwich.

Really
03-11-2010, 05:03 AM
Well there goes many an aging fan girl's plan to be in a Two Coreys sandwich.I understand your username is 'heckles' for a reason, but do ya think a little tact might in order sometimes?

sheesh...

ArtisticFan
03-11-2010, 07:29 AM
This really is a shame. He was quite talented and had so much potential. The scary side of addiction is that it is so difficult to beat. It was obviously too much for him.

I hope that he is now at peace and without the struggles that had become such a part of his life.

Maximillian
03-11-2010, 02:45 PM
Corey Haim was always intriguing as his fame seemed to surpass that of any project he actually worked on. "Lucas" was a sleeper that attained cult status after the fact; "The Lost Boys" was another cult hit that did not do good business upon its initial release. "Dream a Little Dream" was a huge bomb and everything else went direct to DVD.