06:52 PM EDT 08/24/2014
Originally posted 04/16/2012 06:00AM
Macaulay Culkin plugged in his iPod for his deejay night at New York's Le Poisson Rouge. The actor was hanging out at the bar, drinking light beer and chatting with friends and fans who approached him at the venue as his tunes played.
Culkin was animated for a majority of the night – and chatting with a blonde female – but he did engage the crowd, handing out sheets of paper and challenging them to an arty game: to cut out paper dolls resembling him. At one point, he had a doll propped up in front of him at the bar, and seemed smitten with it.
The actor, who made headlines in February after photos appeared of him looking gaunt, did look skinny last night, according to a partygoer, who notes that he was "at ease throughout the night." "There were all these girls around standing and just waiting to talk to him," says the partygoer, "or just look at him, but he didn't seem to mind at all."
Adds the partygoer: "He just looked like he was having a lot of fun at his own party."
– Kevin O'Donnell
Originally posted 02/10/2012 01:00PM
Macaulay Culkin bailed on his monthly deejay gig Thursday night at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City's West Village. Instead, fans ready to dance to his live music picks got an earful of his iPod – and a chance to do some charity.
"He's here all the time. He comes pretty often. Tonight, something just came up and he couldn't make it," a club employee told PEOPLE. "But he did drop off his iPod – that's what's playing. It's a shame he's not here, because he always plays really good music."
Culkin, whose gaunt appearance in a paparazzi shot made headlines Thursday, was expected to take to the turntables around 10 p.m. Around that time, a sign (above) was taped to a box downstairs by the bar telling fans a canned good would get them in for free, and with no "Mack" in attendance that dancing would be to his pre-selected tunes.
Originally posted 01/03/2011 10:00AM
That appears to be the case for Mila Kunis and Macaulay Culkin, who have ended their eight-year relationship, according to the New York Post.
Kunis, 27, who is earning raves for her performance in Black Swan, and Culkin, 30, split amicably and remain friends, according to her rep.
In a 2009 interview, Kunis said of Culkin, the former child star of the Home Alone movies: "We grew up together. You find a steady rock in your life and that’s all you need. We have our ups and downs, but work through them."
Originally posted 08/26/2010 01:45PM
It may not happen to Peter Pan, but it has to Macaulay Culkin – he's all grown up.
Forever known for his starring role as the abandoned 9-year-old Kevin McCallister in 1990's Home Alone – the highest-grossing live-action comedy in Hollywood history – and its subsequent 1992 sequel, the former child star turned the big 3-0 on Thursday.
Though Culkin has maintained a low-profile in recent years, he had a close friendship with Michael Jackson, married in 1998 (and divorced in 2002) actress Rachel Miner, and has been in a relationship with actress Mila Kunis for eight years.
Originally posted 08/18/2009 11:30AM
Mila Kunis has acted opposite some of Hollywood's hunkiest stars. But she only has eyes for her boyfriend of seven years, Macaulay Culkin.
"I don't know if I met him at 27 if it would have been a different relationship," Kunis, 26 – who went from awkward teenager to young woman on That 70s Show – says in the September issue of Women's Health.
The actress says she was still a teenager when she met Culkin, now 28. "We grew up together. You find a steady rock in your life and that’s all you need. We have our ups and downs, but work through them."
Originally posted 08/07/2009 11:00AM
While John Hughes's The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Home Alone proved to be both box-office powerhouses as well as culturally significant landmarks, his sudden death from a heart attack Thursday is proving equally noteworthy, for the shockwaves it is sending throughout the acting community that he helped to launch.
Known as the "Brat Pack" – a term coined in a 1985 New York magazine feature on the then-rising Hughes and the cast of his coming-of-age comedies – the writer-director-producer's stable of fresh-faced performers included such now-household names as Sean Penn, Steve Carell, Macaulay Culkin, Matthew Broderick, Jon Cryer, Charlie Sheen, Molly Ringwald, John Cusack, Emilio Estevez, Andrew McCarthy, Anthony Michael Hall and Ally Sheedy, among others.
While Pretty in Pink star Ringwald recalled Hughes, 59, as "an important part of my life," and Ferris Bueller himself, Broderick, considered him "my friend," others remember the filmmaker as follows:
Originally posted 01/20/2009 11:45AM
Dakota Culkin, who died after being accidentally struck by a car Dec. 9 in Los Angeles, was "more than likely impaired due to alcohol," Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 12/16/2008 05:00PM
Macaulay Culkin and his siblings in their large family are reeling from the traffic accident death of their sister Dakota, their manager tells PEOPLE.
"They're heartbroken. That I can tell you. They're just absolutely heartbroken," says Emily Gerson Saines, who manages Macaulay, Rory and Kieran Culkin.
The brothers were working on separate projects when they received the news that Dakota, 29, died after she was struck by a car Dec. 9 in West Los Angeles.
Originally posted 12/13/2008 01:20PM
Dakota Culkin had the famous name, but didn't want the fame.
Macaulay's sister, who was killed in a traffic accident, was "a real sweetheart, a really good kid," says Dana Schroeder, a director who recently worked with the one-time art production assistant on an independent film Lost Soul.
"Dakota was very humble," Schroeder tells PEOPLE. "She didn't want to get in front of the cameras, she wanted to work behind the scenes."
Culkin, 29, was accidentally struck by a car in L.A. Tuesday night, and died the next day. No crime was committed, police say.
Originally posted 12/11/2008 11:30AM
Macaulay Culkin's sister, Dakota, was struck and killed by a car in Los Angeles this week, police confirm.
The 29-year-old stepped in front of a car in West L.A. just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday and was rushed to UCLA hospital with massive head trauma, according to LAPD spokesman Richard French. She died the following day.
"The driver stopped, rendered aid, and identified himself as required by law," said French. "Detectives determined that the driver was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol and that no crime was committed."
Top 10 News Categories
The most buzzed about stars this minute!
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
More On PEOPLE.com
Got a News Tip?
Send it to our People.com editors!