Now that Nickelodeon is rebooting the uber-popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, beginning this Saturday morning, a whole new generation will be shouting “Cowabunga!” as they imagine a life of fighting crime and eating pizza. Rob Paulsen, who voiced Raphael in the 1987 cartoon series, is back as Donatello, and he told VH1 and fellow stars Jason Biggs, Sean Astin and Greg Cipes about the privileges associated with being a turtle. “When you work on something this iconic … you make a phone call to a child in a hospital, or you show up at a friend’s kid’s birthday party or you go show up in the hospital — whatever it is, the impact that the Turtles have on children is so profound, way beyond action figures, ratings, all of that,” he said. “I now get email and notes from people I talked to 20 years ago.”
We’re happy to see Paulsen back doing what he loves, but that got us wondering what has become of the stars of the equally beloved and maligned TMNT movies of the ’90s. Those live-action flicks featured appearances by the likes of Vanilla Ice, Elias Koteas and Paige Turco, not to mention the voice talents of Corey Feldman and Kevin Clash, whom many of you might know as the voice of Elmo. Take a look at the career highlights of a number of the stars of the first three movies, and then relive a little of your childhood magic by tuning in to TMNT this Saturday!
OMG! Kathy Beth Terry, you’re so lucky your parents are Corey Feldman and Debbie Gibson, or else you’d be in big trouble, young lady! HAH. Seriously though, Kathy’s alter-ego and all around ham Katy Perry‘s Last Friday Night (TGIF) video has us tripping! All the promotional activity Kathy-Katy did — the Kathy Beth Terry Twitter account and Facebook page — did not prepare us for the awesomeness of this video. It’s 80′s overload with the whole ‘ugly ducking morphing into the swan’ cliche included. But it’s the cameo’s that have us in splits. Apart from Corey and Debbie, the partystarter in the video is none other than …. Rebecca Black! Insert whatever “Friday” puns you’d like to here.
That’s not all, peeps. While Rebecca’s responsible for Kathy’s makeover in the video (she waxes her mustache off), cool Uncle Kenny a.k.a Kenny G and Hanson make an appearance too! And if that wasn’t enough, how about Glee‘s Kevin McHale as her dorky knight in shining armor? Darren Criss is in there too, as a frat-boy type. This song has summer hit written all over it. Watch the video and let us know what you think.
Just to reaffirm, this post was written in 2011 about something that happened in 2011. According to TMZ, Corey Feldman had left his studded leather Dream A Little Dream jacket backstage after appearing on stage hair metal hellions Steel Panther at the House Of Blues in LA Monday. Though he only left it for a short while, some heartless enthusiast for vintage ’80s badassery swiped Feldman’s iconic garment. Needless to say, Feldman is pissed! Sure, everyone knows Feldman has an extensive collection of ridiculous jackets, but this one meant something.
A representative for Corey (possibly named Corey) told the site that the club’s staff have yet to get any leads from security cameras, which either means a) someone truly stealthy took the item—sure to be worth dozens of dollars—or b) the jacket is still wrapped around Corey’s waist and he just didn’t notice. If you see anyone walking around LA wearing this marvel on the street today, stop laughing and alert the authorities!
See video of Corey, wearing the jacket, performing “Welcome To The Jungle” with Steel Panther after the jump.
Corey Feldman and his band Truth Movement performed in Las Vegas this weekend where they also held a screening of Lost Boys: The Thirst, the sequel to the 1987 movie that kicked off the vampire craze.* Unfortunately for Feldman, it’s hard to crossover as a badass rock star while there’s a bikini beach party going on behind you. In addition to the beach ball weirdness in the background, Feldman was wearing a vinyl pinstriped suit that makes us sweat just looking at it – seriously, it’s like what high school wrestlers who need to make weight would wear as formal wear. For a few more entertaining pictures of the performance, check out our photos below.
Daisy De La Hoya, who posted “inconsolable” tweets after learning ofCorey Haim‘s death, has come forward to say she and late actor had struck up a relationship little over a month before his death yesterday. “Corey was looking forward to the future, he was making plans,” she told Radar. “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.” The pair were introduced by none other than Corey Feldman. “[He] had been saying to me for ages that I had to meet Corey Haim, he said we were totally kindred spirits and that we would really hit it off…Eventually we did meet and he was right.”
According to E! News, the pair went on their first “official date” only two weeks ago. “Daisy loved The Lost Boys, and she always had a crush on Corey,” says their source. “They weren’t in an exclusive relationship, but they were having a lot of fun getting to know each other and seeing what would happen. Corey told Daisy she is a beautiful person with a beautiful heart.” “It’s such a tragedy, he was so talented and had so much to offer,” said De La Hoya. “He was a sweet, caring, respectful person who just wanted to be loved.”
In the wake ofCorey Haim‘s untimely death, Corey Feldman is lashing out at the media for speculating about his cause of death without all the facts. At first glance, Haim’s death appears similar to Brittany Murphy‘s – both were former drug users whose deaths were pegged as accidental overdoses, but Haim too was suffering from flu-like symptoms and taking prescription drugs at the time of his death. As a drug user who had struggled to get clean, drugs seemed an obvious conclusion, but Feldman told Larry King he’s sick of people guessing what happened. “They need to stop jumping the gun. They need to stop saying it is a drug overdose. . . Until the coroner’s report comes out and we have specific evidence and know what the toxicology reports say, nobody knows.”
Feldman also took on the Hollywood machine, saying that the entertainment industry had treated Haim cruelly. “In Hollywood we build people up as children, we put them on pedestals, and then, when we decide they’re not marketable anymore, we walk away from them. Then we taunt them and we tease them … It’s okay for society as a whole to poke fun at, to point fingers at, us as human beings. Why is it okay to kick somebody when they’re down? I don’t think it should be tolerated anymore,” he told King. Feldman plans to hold a “sizeable memorial”for his best friend, though a date has yet to be determined.
Corey Feldman has issued a public statement concerning long-time co-star and friend Corey Haim, found dead early this morning at the age 38 from an apparent drug overdose.
I was awakened at 8:30 this morning by my brother and sister knocking on my bedroom door. They 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. I am so sorry for Corey, his mother Judy, his family, my family, all of our fans, and of course my son who I will have to find a way to explain this to when he gets home from school. 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.
Haim and Feldman were forever linked following such late ’80s teen hits as The Lost Boys, License To Drive and Dream A Little Dream, continuing to appear together in straight-to-video releases and their own reality show long after their heyday (the photo above was taken at the Playboy Mansion little over a month ago). See clips from their films—and the ad for their hotline—after the jump.
Former child star Corey Haim was found dead by LAPD early this morning, the victim of a drug overdose. The actor, 38, was best known for a string of ’80s films co-starring Corey Feldman, and The Two Coreys, a recent A&E reality series about the pair. On national TV since the age of 10, Haim’s cinematic breakthrough was the titular role in Lucas, a 1986 film co-starring Winona Ryder and Charlie Sheen. In 1987, Haim starred in The Lost Boys, his first film with on-again/off-again friend Feldman. Police have yet to determine if Haim’s death was accidental.
Corey Feldman‘s wife Susie has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.The pair married on The Surreal Life just shy of seven years ago, in a wedding officiated by MC Hammer. Susie seeks sole custody of their 5-year-old son Zen, though Corey would have visitation rights.
What happened? The pair seemed happy enough on the red carpet less than a month ago. Is there no way we can get back that moment he was singing his heart out to her on The Two Coreys? Ah well, at least we might have a new dating show to look forward to. Take a look back at their marriage in the gallery below, if you can see past the tears.
One of the creepiest things about the Friday The 13th movie franchise is just how few of the actors went on to be famous. Kevin Bacon got an arrow to the throat in the first movie (shown in the clip above—if you can handle it!), but ten sequels that followed (not counting the remake opening tonight) are filled with so many eternal unknowns that we almost have to wonder if there’s more to it than just the level of talent hired for these movies. Maybe there’s a curse! Watch out, Jared Paladecki and Danielle Panabaker. You may have damned yourself to a life of straight-to-DVD slashers.
Besides Bacon, we did find a few celeb appearances in the film series. Check out some of Jason’s tragically few encounters with the stars after jump. Warning: it gets more than a little bloody.