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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 03/10/2011 04:45PM
It's been one year since Corey Haim died at the age of 38, and for his mother, Judy, it's still a struggle to believe he's gone.
"It's harder for me because, as you know, I lived with Corey … and we've spent so much time together, and we've done so much stuff together, and we went on holidays together," Judy Haim tells Entertainment Tonight Canada in a new interview. "It's, like, mindboggling ... I do pretend sometimes that he's on location somewhere."
But Corey, who died of pneumonia and a heart condition, is still a major presence in her house. "I have his pictures all over the walls," Judy says.
Originally posted 03/01/2011 05:35PM
Corey Haim was a prolific and well-known actor in his younger days, starring in a string of 1980s hits including the cult vampire classic The Lost Boys.
So when the actor, who died last March at the age of 38, was left out of the montage of actors who passed way over the last year at the Academy Awards on Sunday night, his mother was outraged.
"When it was over, I shut the TV off and was so hurt, and I was numb and feeling his pain," Judy Haim tells PEOPLE exclusively. "This would have hurt him to the core."
Originally posted 02/27/2011 11:45PM
Once again, Corey Haim's death went unnoticed by his peers.
In the montage of actors who died over the last year during the Oscars, the Academy did not include the Lost Boys star, who succumbed to pneumonia and a heart condition on March 10, 2010, just days after last year's awards ceremony.
Haim, who was 38, also wasn't mentioned in the Screen Actors Guild montage. SAG Awards officials said the show was running too long and the "In Memoriam" had to be shortened.
Tell us if you think Haim was snubbed.
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 05/04/2010 04:35PM
Corey Haim died from natural causes and a drug test "revealed no significant contributing factors" in his death, the Los Angeles County Coroner announced Tuesday.
The coroner attributed the cause of death to three things: damage to the air sacs in his lungs, pneumonia and a hardening of his heart muscle with plaque build-up within the blood vessels.
The former teen heartthrob, 38, who collapsed in front of his mother at her L.A. apartment on March 10, had suffered from flu-like symptoms in the days before his death, the coroner said. He had been caring for his mother, Judy, who's battling breast cancer.
On the day he died, police mentioned an overdose as a possible cause of death, but the coroner now confirms that drugs weren't a factor.
Originally posted 04/09/2010 04:45PM
Instead of a formal memorial service for Corey Haim, about 30 of the actor's close pals gathered at a Marina del Rey, Calif., restaurant Thursday night to share memories and pay their respects to Haim's mother, Judy.
"Had Corey wished to be anywhere, he would have loved to be with us last night, to be with all his old friends," Kristy Swanson tells PEOPLE. "We're glad his mom got to be a part of it too."
Guests included Haim's good friend Corey Feldman, Todd Bridges, Baywatch's Nicole Eggert, Teen Witch star Robyn Lively and former Playmate Julie McCullough.
Originally posted 04/06/2010 03:20PM
In a month leading up to his March 10 death, Corey Haim illegally obtained a massive amount of prescription drugs by "shopping doctors," using fraudulent prescriptions, an alias and giving several medical excuses, the California attorney general said in a press conference Tuesday.
In a 32-day period ending just five days before he collapsed in his mother's L.A. apartment, Haim possessed at least 149 tablets of Vicodin, 195 tablets of Valium, 15 tablets of Xanax and 194 tablets of Soma, according to Attorney General Edmund G. Brown, Jr., who called Haim the poster child of prescription drug abuse.
Haim, 38, went to seven different doctors and seven different pharmacies to obtain the doses, Brown said. The actor also collected the drugs from emergency rooms and urgent care facilities.
The top state prosecutor's office had been investigating a prescription drug crime ring for the past nine months when a fraudulent prescription for OxyContin – that originated from a stolen doctor's pad – turned up in Haim's name.
Originally posted 03/17/2010 08:20PM
A suspect has been caught in an ongoing state investigation of an illegal prescription drug ring connected to Corey Haim, according to the California Attorney General.
"We have confirmed one arrest in the case, but are not releasing any other details," AG spokeswoman Christine Gasparac tells PEOPLE. She adds that the probe into the crime ring began long before Haim died and that the suspect may not have directly supplied the drugs that caused his death.
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