Feldman On Loss Of "My Brother Corey Haim"; Lily Allen To Star In Reality Show

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  • Corey Feldman says he was woken up today by his brother and sister who, “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.”
  • He continued on his blog, “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.” [People]
  • A spokesman for the L.A. County Coroner’s office says Corey Haim had been suffering from flu-like symptoms for several day. Early today he stumbled in front of his mother at her apartment. “Some time after midnight, he got up, he was dizzy and unsteady on his feet and knelt down,” said the rep. “His mom helped him to a bed and he became unresponsive in about a minute or so. She dialed 911 and he was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 2:15 a.m. [People]
  • The coroner continued, “There were no illicit drugs found at the residence. There were four prescription bottles taken,” but they were “just normal prescriptions… The Los Angeles Police Department reported it was a possible drug overdose, but we’ve seen no signs of foul play at this time. It’s pending an autopsy and toxicology.” [Us]
  • Corey Haim was alive when paramedics arrived. He tried to get out of bed, then fell to his knees. Neighbors say he was transported to the ambulance wearing an oxygen mask over his face. [Radar, TMZ]
  • A friend of Corey Haim‘s said, “I’m not surprised that this has happened because he was abusing prescription drugs. Corey got really upset that his mom was being treated for breast cancer and that she had lost her hair because of chemotherapy. She is all he really had in the world and although he was helping her he got pretty depressed about the situation. Corey was a helpful person and a good friend to me and I’m very upset that he has died but I knew that he had been taking too many pills recently to help him cope with the stresses in his life.” [Radar]
  • In an interview with Radar, Corey Haim‘s mother Judy says, “I am a cancer victim and Corey was helping me at home… He was a good boy. I’m devastated by his death.” [Radar]
  • In the video at the link, Corey Feldman‘s estranged wife Susie Feldman says Corey Haim‘s mother is “really torn apart” by the death of her son. [Radar]
  • Corey Haim‘s manager Mark Heaslip says, “I really don’t think it was an overdose. He was doing really well. He did struggle with substance abuse, but I’ve repped him for a year-and-a-half and part of my agreement with him was that he had to be clean. That was the number one priority.” [People]
  • Mark Heaslip adds that it took the ambulance 20 minutes to get to Corey Haim‘s mother’s apartment, and by then it was “too late.” [TMZ]
  • At the link are Tweets from more than a dozen celebs about Corey Haim. Soleil Moon Frye writes: “RIP Corey Haim. Nobody made listening to 80’s music back in the day look so good…Save a dance for me up there.” [E!]
  • Here’s a short history of Corey Haim‘s issues with substance abuse. He started drinking at 15, smoked pot at 16, then went on to use cocaine and crack. After several stints in rehab he started using prescription drugs. He once said, “I started on the downers which were a hell of a lot better than the uppers because I was a nervous wreck, but one led to two, two led to four, four led to eight, until at the end it was about 85 a day. And that was just Valium. I’m not talking about the other pills I went through.” [Us]
  • Producers for Celebrity Rehab approached Corey Haim within the past 10 days. They says he was, “extremely defensive and insulted, saying, ‘It’s the last show I’d ever do… I do not need help.'” [TMZ]
  • Todd Bridges, who participated in a failed intervention for Corey Haim in 2008, said, “Corey Haim was a good friend of mine and he will be missed. Too many people are dying way too young and it’s sad because of the loved ones who are left behind to understand what happened and to feel the loss. I hope he’s in a better place.” [People]
  • Film producer Tina Brown says Corey Haim was about to start working on the film A Detour in Life, which he would have acted in and directed. “This was to be his directorial debut,” she said. “We were going to start shooting in late spring. I talked to him back in November at the premiere of American Sunset and he was doing great, so it was really a shock.” [E!]
  • A producer from Corey Haim‘s latest film The Dead Sea says Corey Haim added a stipulation to his contract that the set should be alcohol and drug-free because he wanted to avoid temptation. [TMZ]
  • Corey Haim‘s friend and Decisions co-star Anthony Vitale says his death, “does not surprise me. I know he’s been struggling with substance abuse for quite some time… I extended an offer to help,” said Vitale, but Haim’s reaction was “lackadaisical and nonchalant, like it wasn’t a problem.” [LAT]
  • Corey Haim‘s former friend Nathan Folks says, “Corey was a great person that struggled with being a past child actor. The pressure this town has on people to make it is very intense and Corey struggled with drugs all of his life. He was obsessed with Vicodin and pain killers. When he came to my house, that was all he wanted. He worked really hard to overcome his addiction to illegal drugs and was very anti-drugs and was in AA and NA for years which really saddens me. But it seemed like he turned to prescription drugs instead.” [Fox News]
  • Daisy De La Hoya, who met Corey Haim a few weeks ago, says, “Corey was looking forward to the future, he was making plans. He had a movie coming up and he was talking about directing, I can’t believe he would of done this on purpose, it had to be an accident.” [Radar]
  • Lily Allen has is doing a reality show about opening her clothing store Lucy in Disguise with her sister. “Lily was approached about the TV show and thought it would help promote her new ventures as well as letting people get to know her a bit better,” said a source. [The Sun]
  • Today on Howard Stern‘s radio show, Jamie Jungers was won a Tiger Woods‘ mistress beauty pageant and took home $75,000. [TMZ]
  • Roger Friedman says all the awards Precious has received should shame the National Board of Review, which basically snubbed the film this year. [Showbiz 41]
  • The estate of Travis Barker‘s friend Chris Baker, who died in their 2008 jet crash, has settled a wrongful death suit for millions. [TMZ]
  • Charlie Sheen will be out of rehab and back at work on Two and a Half Men on Tuesday. [E!]
  • The German man accused of blackmailing Cindy Crawford with photos of her daughter was sentenced to two years in jail. In a statement Crawford said, “We want to express our gratitude to the FBI, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, and the German Law Enforcement Authorities for their coordination and efforts in this case, which resulted in the successful prosecution and incarceration of the perpetrator.” [EW]
  • At the link is a slide show of Martin Scorsese‘s favorite movie posters. [GQ]
  • A.C. Slater is going to be a dad! Mario Lopez and girlfriend Courtney Laine Mazza are expecting a baby. She’s three months pregnant, and of course they’re “over the moon.” [Star]
  • Casey James, who is apparently someone from American Idol, went from “hellraiser to heartthrob.” [Star]
  • Kendra Wilkinson recently introduced Hugh Hefner to her baby. “The baby is a winner!” says Hef. “He’s a gorgeous baby. Kendra should be very proud.” [People]
  • Roseanne Barr keeps insisting that Marie Osmond‘s son Michael Bryan killed himself because the Mormon Church is anti-gay. Today she wrote on her blog, “I hope Michael’s friends will contact me here. The truth about his life needs to come out.” [Radar]
  • Leona Lewis has signed a six-figure publishing deal for the rights to her songs. “This is a really good deal for Leona,” says a source. “It could end up worth over £1million.” [The Sun]
  • 19-year-old Sarah Killen, the woman Conan O’Brien randomly decided to follow on Twitter, and her fiance were interviewed earlier today on CNN. Supposedly she’s become, “America’s most beloved celebrity-for-no-reason since Levi Johnston.” [Medialite]
  • Freddie Prinze Jr. says he doesn’t mind changing his four-month-old daughter’s diapers. “I’m good at it. I’m fast,” he said. “I can time myself, 46 seconds.” [People]
  • NeNe Leakes son Bryson Bryant was arrested and jailed for a minor marijuana possession charge on March 7. “Like any parent, I am disappointed with the actions and arrest of my son, Bryson,” says NeNe. “Certainly, my husband and I will deal with this family issue in a private manner. My son is not the first young adult to experiment with marijuana, and he certainly won’t be the last. Still, as parents, this is a chance for us to have an open dialogue with him about the dangers of any substance abuse. I realize as a parent that my job is never done. And as I’ve tweeted, tough love was in order.” [People]
  • Milo Ventimiglia co-produced the comic book Berserker. Creator Rick Loverd says, “I had written Berserker as a TV spec script and handed it to my agent at William Morris. My agent said it was too violent and there was no way it would ever get made, but ended up giving a copy to Milo. Milo read it and agreed that there was no way it would ever be a TV property but he instantly saw it as a great comic.” [USA Today]
  • Robert Pattinson says he regrets saying he’s “allergic to vagina” at a recent photo shoot. “When you sit around for like five hours with someone, you just regret everything that comes out of your mouth,” he said, adding that when his friends read the quote they told him he sounded like “such an arrogant idiot.” [Extra]
  • “When it comes to the opposite sex, I’m not as fully confident as the guy I play [in Remember Me]. I don’t even remember the last time I asked someone out on a date, like, just went up to them and that’s the first thing I did. I’m much more self-conscious and not wanting to fail. So I tend to hold back.” — Robert Pattinson [E!]
  • “I got beaten up by a lot of people when I was younger,”says Robert Pattinson. “I was a bit of an idiot, but I always thought the assaults were unprovoked. I liked to behave like an actor, or how I thought an actor was supposed to be, and that apparently provoked a lot of people into hitting me.” So, some things never change? [Us]
  • Q: “Has it begun to sink in yet that Lost is really, truly nearly over?” Michael Emerson: “No, probably because I just don’t absorb these things the way other people do. I always have delayed reactions. In June or July, you’ll probably find me weeping somewhere.” [People]
  • Jack White says of leaving the White Stripes to form two different bands, “Maybe because of the environment I’m from [ie alternative rock], the way I’ve handled the business of what got me into the mainstream, or got the White Stripes into the public eye, I have the ability to say, ‘Well, I can stop this whenever I want to, and totally jump into a different river.’ I’m very fortunate that I can do that. I’m also fortunate that I don’t care. I’m told it’s not good business, but I just don’t care. It’s more important to challenge yourself and see what works and try new paths. A lot of them are going to be dead ends, but that doesn’t matter to me – at least I tried. I could sit home and just do nothing.” [Telegraph]
  • Vs. cover girl Claire Danes says in the new issue that she’s glad My So Called Life is getting a lot of attention. “It is not something I am remotely ashamed of – quite the opposite. I feel really lucky to have been part of something that continues to resonate so many years after,” she said. [ONTD]
  • The 200th episode of South Park airs on April 17. Co-creator Trey Parker says that while other shows do flashback episodes, “We’re not going to be that lazy. We’re not going to do that. But what if we bring back the biggest moments and revisit them – basically, we bring back everyone who’s [ticked off] at us. All the people that are [ticked off] at South Park the town are going to file a class-action lawsuit against the town. So basically it’s going to be an all-star, who’s who. Tom Cruise and everyone’s going to be back.” [NYT]
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