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Veronika
03-11-2010, 02:47 PM
"Dream a Little Dream" was a huge bomb and everything else went direct to DVD.

That's funny, since the girls in my class in 5th grade were obsessed with this movie and quoted it all the time.

My husband didn't know who Corey Haim was. :duh:

cruisin
03-11-2010, 03:42 PM
It almost seems like it's the ones with the most talent who have the hardest time coping. Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger, River Phoenix, Robert Downey Jr. (thankfully he's now doing well), just to name a few.

nubka
03-11-2010, 03:50 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.

"License to Drive" was a riot! I love that movie. I don't know how well it did at the box office, but both Corys were great in it. :respec:

Jenny
03-11-2010, 04:11 PM
It almost seems like it's the ones with the most talent who have the hardest time coping. Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger, River Phoenix, Robert Downey Jr. (thankfully he's now doing well), just to name a few.

Those are a few - but there are also hundreds, perhaps thousands, of stars who appear to be doing just fine.

cruisin
03-11-2010, 04:13 PM
Those are a few - but there are also hundreds, perhaps thousands, of stars who appear to be doing just fine.

I didn't mean to imply otherwise. It just seemed to me that the ones who have died tragically, have been among the most talented.

antmanb
03-11-2010, 04:53 PM
I didn't mean to imply otherwise. It just seemed to me that the ones who have died tragically, have been among the most talented.

That and a large dose of rose tinted spectacles and general adulation that comes with dying young(er) also fuel the fire and "most talented" declarations. In particular Heath Ledgeer being heralded as the best thing since [insert big start name here] is beyond baffling, yes he was good, but not even close to the hysterical declarations made around the time of his death.

Ant

GarrAarghHrumph
03-12-2010, 12:54 AM
Corey Feldman was on Larry King Live last night - I didn't see it, but some of what he said is quoted in this article:

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20350454,00.html

DFJ
03-12-2010, 01:42 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Movies/03/11/corey.haim.autopsy/index.html?hpt=T1

PRlady
03-12-2010, 05:51 PM
Those are a few - but there are also hundreds, perhaps thousands, of stars who appear to be doing just fine.

The fact that Dennis Hopper is still alive amazes me. And Keith Richard? There are baby-boomers in their sixties that by all rights should never have seen 40.

My stepdaughters loved the Coreys back in the '80s. RIP.

IceAlisa
03-12-2010, 05:58 PM
And Keith Richard? There are baby-boomers in their sixties that by all rights should never have seen 40.

I know, right? Some people are just made of tougher stuff. And that is my medical explanation of it. :shuffle: Here I am worried about taking an extra Tylenol while some people's bloodstream is a fully-stocked pharmacy.

Jenny
03-12-2010, 06:14 PM
The fact that Dennis Hopper is still alive amazes me. And Keith Richard? There are baby-boomers in their sixties that by all rights should never have seen 40.

Good point - add Robert Downey Jr to the list, plus Christopher Walken and Elton John (who has said himself he's lucky to be alive), and numerous other rock stars.

missflick
03-14-2010, 02:32 AM
Until he died, I had no idea he was from Toronto.
However, why is the city pitching in to pay for the funeral? How bad off are his parents?

http://www.accesshollywood.com/haim-mom-city-of-toronto-covering-coreys-funeral-memorabilia-site-says-theyll-pitch-in_article_30106

Prancer
03-14-2010, 04:04 AM
And Keith Richard? There are baby-boomers in their sixties that by all rights should never have seen 40.

My favorite joke:

One night, the Grim Reaper was relaxing in front of the TV after a long, hard day when someone knocked at the door. The Reaper opened the door and was surprised to see Keith Richards standing there.

Keith said, "Sorry, mate, it's time for you to go."

Er, sorry. But I can't resist. :slinkaway

RIP, Cory.

Buzz
03-14-2010, 05:14 AM
There was mention on CBC that he had a fraudulent drug prescription and he is being linked to an illegal prescription drug ring.

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/03/12/corey-haim-autopsy.html?ref=rss

uyeahu
03-14-2010, 08:13 AM
Until he died, I had no idea he was from Toronto.
However, why is the city pitching in to pay for the funeral? How bad off are his parents?

http://www.accesshollywood.com/haim-mom-city-of-toronto-covering-coreys-funeral-memorabilia-site-says-theyll-pitch-in_article_30106

I don't know about his dad but he and his mom have been living together while she undergoes cancer treatments. My guess is that they are pretty tapped.