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Originally posted 02/09/2014 02:30PM
While Philip Seymour Hoffman's tragic death is the most recent to make headlines, heroin claimed the lives of many beloved artists, including Cory Monteith, Janis Joplin, River Phoenix and Chris Farley.
Other stars – from Angelina Jolie and Nicole Richie to Samuel L. Jackson – have admitted to dabbling if not struggling with the drug. And many have offered chilling personal accounts of their heroin use.
Here are six celebrities who have shared their experiences with the dangerous drug over the years:
Originally posted 10/29/2013 10:30AM
If you have nothing nice to say … say it in print? It's probably not the best way to air your grievances, but it seems to be the motto among celebrities penning memoirs of late.
On Friday, word leaked of Tori Spelling's dis at Katie Holmes in her forthcoming book Spelling It Like It Is, in which she describes the former Mrs. Cruise as "plastic."
"As I sat waiting outside his music room, I heard his prior appointment working with him in the other room. It was some actress singing horribly off-key," Spelling writes of bumping into Holmes during a visit to her vocal coach. "I heard him say good-bye and then the actress walked out of the room. It was Katie Holmes."
Originally posted 05/29/2013 12:30PM
Despite the history of former child stars having trouble transitioning into adulthood – as evidenced by Britney Spears's public meltdown in 2008, Lindsay Lohan's ongoing troubles, and, most recently, the upheavals taking place in the life of Amanda Bynes – former child star Mara Wilson said she "had a generally good experience" standing before the cameras in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Miracle on 34th Street (1994) and Matilda (1996).
She also clearly developed a pro's perspective on what can happen as a child star matures – because she's now shared her thoughts in a breezy yet thoughtful essay on the Cracked.com humor site, titled "7 Reasons Child Stars Go Crazy."
In it, the 25-year-old gets a handle on why "not many child stars make it out of Hollywood alive or sane." She also sheds light on why "at any given time there are at least three former ones having very public breakdowns."
Originally posted 05/16/2013 07:00PM
From drug abuse to rehab to hanging out with Michael Jackson at Neverland, Corey Feldman has seen it all. But he's never told the entire story – until now.
Feldman, 41, whose memoir, Coreyography, comes out this October, exudes that trouble and darkness on his face in the book's cover photo, seen here first on PEOPLE.
"After a lifetime of rumors and misconceptions," Feldman says, "I can finally set the record straight and tell my story the way it as meant to be told."
Originally posted 06/13/2011 12:05PM
Originally posted 11/13/2010 02:30PM
It's been 25 years since Mikey, Mouth and the rest of The Goonies gang went on the ultimate onscreen treasure hunt, but the adventure may continue – in the form of a sequel.
Corey Feldman, who starred in the 1985 Warner Bros. box-office hit as Mouth, says that the original cast and crew, including executive producer and story writer Steven Spielberg, want to reunite on the big screen for part two.
"We [would] all like to see it happen," Feldman, 39, told the Hollywood Reporter, also admitting there are "stumbling blocks … no matter how much love there is."
Originally posted 06/05/2010 09:05AM
Any true fan knows that Goonies never say die.
As the '80s cult favorite The Goonies marks its quarter-century milestone, adoration for its misfit gang of treasure-hunting teens – including the not-yet-famous Josh Brolin and Sean Astin – is still alive and well.
This weekend, thousands of fans are due to converge upon the waterfront city of Astoria, Ore., where the 1985 film was set and shot, to celebrate all things Goonies. Among the "Come Join the Adventure" events are a tribute concert (performers include cast member Corey Feldman's band, Truth Movement) and a Truffle Shuffle 5k Run/Walk.
Can't make it to Astoria? Well, here are five fun facts about The Goonies – whose anniversary collector's edition is due on DVD and Blu-ray Nov. 2 – 25 years later.
Originally posted 05/14/2010 08:45AM
"Last time I saw a room full of so many talented faces was when I auditioned for The Lost Boys ... It was between me, and Kiefer [Sutherland], and the two Corey's [Haim and Feldman]. "
Ben Stiller jokes about when he was young at the 12th Annual HollywoodLife Young Hollywood Awards in L.A. Thursday, adding "young now means that you're 10-years old."
– Reagan Alexander
Originally posted 03/17/2010 12:15PM
As Corey Haim was being laid to rest in Toronto, his good friend Corey Feldman was paying his own kind of tribute at an L.A.-area tattoo parlor.
On Tuesday, the actor went to T Man Tattoo in Studio City, Calif., and got the number '222' inked on his arm alongside an elaborate illustration depicting a hot air balloon being lifted into the clouds featuring the name of his son, Zen. The basket portion of the hot air balloon tattoo was a peace sign, which Feldman converted from a tattoo of his ex-wife's name. "It was a cover-up," he told Splash News.
"[I've] attached some strings to it," he said. "The basket's got my son's name in it. And then I'm putting his eyes underneath it, so it's kind of like his eyes are lifting up the basket which is going into the clouds."
Feldman explained the number, which he had inked on the left side of the balloon and cloud scene, represented Haim, who also had that number tattooed on his body.
"On the day of his funeral I felt like I should mark hm on my body forever," he said. "Now we're matching."
Originally posted 03/11/2010 11:00AM
While Corey Feldman appreciates the outpouring of support over the tragic death of his longtime friend Corey Haim at 38, he's also "very troubled" as he wonders where the support was during Haim's life.
Feldman, who appeared on Larry King Live Wednesday night, said Haim was "very destitute, very broke," had no car and few friends.
"At the end of the day, Larry, where were all these people the last 10 years, the last 15 years of Corey's life?" asked Feldman, also 38. "Where were all these people to lend a hand out, to reach out to him and say, you know, you're a legend, you're – you're an amazingly talented, wonderful person who's really never gone out of his way to hurt anybody other than himself?"
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