Tomorrow is Independence Day, a time when Americans traditionally celebrate freedom by grilling meat patties and setting off explosives. But right now we’d like to take a look at 10 individuals who demonstrated their independence in a different kind of way…Yes, we’re talking about child stars who broke away from their (occasionally deadbeat) parents through emancipation!
Have you ever spent all day reading gossip blogs and magazines and watching reality TV, only to fall asleep and dream that the likes of Kim Kardashian and Macaulay Culkin have leapt from the screen and into your life. And then when you wake up, you’re kind of left with this feeling that you might actually be friends with famous people. It’s especially good if this celebrity overload is because you’re home with a fever of some kind. No? Just us?
Anyway, this actual real-life lawsuit a friend of a friend brought to our attention today, filed Monday in the real-life United States District Court, Eastern District of California, reads exactly like one of those fever dreams. The plaintiff is seeking restraining orders against Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kim Kardashian and Conrad Murray. Because, um, he saw Kim have sex with Murray at Michael Jackson‘s house, thus distracting the doctor and causing MJ’s death. “Macaulay Culkin was with me and is a witness.” Also, Governor Arnold was blackmailing Kardashian into having sex with him, and was punched by Barry Bonds because he’d been promised pardon in exchange for signed bats and a James Bond DVD. And Kim is pen pals with Bernie Madoff. We could go on, but we feel the fever coming back. Read for yourself:
Most guys wouldn’t actively deny hanging out with a smoking blond porn star. Then again, most guys didn’t just break up with earth angel Mila Kunis. Those photos of the two chilling at Barcelona-based sex club Bagdad have ended up online, Macaulay Culkin denies any relationship with porn star Irene Lopez. “As I do with many fans, I briefly met and took a photo with Irene Lopez at her request. I have had no contact with this woman in any capacity, social or otherwise before or since that picture was taken. Any reports to the contrary are false,” Culkin told E! Do you think Irene just hallucinated their relationship ala Black Swan? Maybe Lopez isn’t a porn star at all, just under a lot of stress to be perfect.
After dating Kunis for seven years straight, we guess catching Macaulay in the embrace of an adult actress would be a little out-of-character. “The reports that Macaulay Culkin is dating Irene Lopez are completely false. We are disappointed that Ms. Lopez has told E! Entertainment fictitious stories regarding Mr. Culkin,” Macaulay’s rep confirms. Moral of the story: if you’re a celebrity hanging out at a sex club, don’t be taking photos with just any old pornographer!
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Celebrity couples who made it through 2010, give yourselves a pat on the back. Turns out the lost loves of last year included Macaulay Culkin and Mila Kunis, who met seven years ago when Mila was on That ’70s Show—before Culkin had even filmed Saved! And you thought Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens splitting was a bummer!
According to Page Six, Culkin and Kunis broke up at some unspecified date in the past, but kept things quiet while the actress was promoting her Critics’ Choice Movie Award-nominated role in Black Swan. Can’t blame the girl for avoiding endless queries about single life…until now, that is. While it’s likely the Home Alone star’s reclusive lifestyle clashed with Kunis’ increasing fame, we sure hope Justin Timberlake‘s alleged interest in Mila didn’t play a part in this. See photos of the couple in the gallery below.
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Celebrities packed out the Forest Lane Memorial Park in California last night to finally lay Michael Jackson to rest. The King of Pop was finally buried, nearly two and a half months after he died, in a private ceremony that was filled with family and friends. Close confidante Elizabeth Taylor was there, as well as Macaulay Culkin, Chris Tucker, Mila Kunis and Jackson’s ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley.
His children Prince, Paris and Blanket placed a crown on his lily-strewn gold coffin along with notes which read “Daddy, we love you, we miss you”, according to the superstar’s brother, Marlon. All the Jackson brothers wore black armbands and one sequinned glove, in tribute to their sibling’s legendary image. [Photos: Getty Images]
And here we thought that if there was any chance that Michael Jackson was the real father to one of his kids, it would be the youngest, Blanket Jackson. The resemblance is there, and according to Blanket’s grandfather, Joe, the child has dance moves worth exploiting, so it made sense to assume the child might actually be Michael’s biological son.
So we’re finding the latest rumor about who might actually be Blanket’s father somewhat hilarious — UK paper The Sun is reporting that Macaulay Culkin, whose nickname is Mac, donated his sperm and conceived the child with an unknown surrogate mother because he would do anything to please his BFF. Culkin is also godfather to the two elder Jackson children. A source explained: “Deep down, I think he always wished Mack was his son. Creating Blanket was the next best thing.” The only real evidence we have that Culkin could be involved is the fact that he and Jackson both agreed that it don’t matter if you’re black or white.
The news is sketchy at best, but it never ceases to amaze us that in the time since Jackson’s death, there have been a dozen people who have speculated that they are these children’s parents. When are we going to let it go? [Photo: Getty Images]
For these infamous households, drama runs in the family like a bad gene. Here is Scandalist‘s Top 10 Most Effed Up Celebrity Families featuring The Lohans, The Spears, The Hiltons and more!