From Access Hollywood:
Leslie Carter – the sister of Nick and Aaron Carter – has died, a spokesperson for the Carter family has confirmed to Access Hollywood.
“Our family is grieving right now and it’s a private matter. We are deeply saddened for the loss of our beloved sister, daughter, and granddaughter, Leslie Carter,” the Carter family said in a statement to Access on Tuesday night. “We request the utmost privacy during this difficult time.”
Leslie, an aspiring singer, was 25.
She died earlier in the day on Tuesday in upstate New York. No further details on Leslie’s death were immediately available.
In 2008, she married her husband Mike.
In July 2010, Leslie reportedly announced on her Twitter page that she was pregnant with her first child. Leslie reportedly gave birth to daughter Alyssa Jane Ashton on April 1, 2011.
In 1999, Leslie reportedly signed a record deal with Dreamworks Records and began working on a debut album. However, the album was never released.
Her single, “Like Wow!,” was featured on the “Shrek” soundtrack in 2001.
Hm. That really sucks. When I first read the article, I was like, “Wow, those Carters just don’t have good luck with their careers, or staying clean and not looking like a jacked meth-head, or you know, living,” but then I read that she actually had stuff going for her, unlike her two brothers – a husband, a daughter – and that sort of make things even worse. I mean, damn. Her little daughter was only a year old. Not even a year old. That’s just terrible.
No official cause of death has been released, and in response to the news, Nick Carter has cancelled all of his scheduled musical appearances.
What a shame. RIP Leslie Carter.
February 1, 2012 at 10:30 am by Sarah
Photo via Daphne Barak
Yesterday, a representative for Aaron Carter denied that Carter gave certain quotes to OK! Australia—OK! had alleged that Michael Jackson gave a then-15-year-old Aaron Carter alcohol and cocaine. The spokesperson also told TMZ to go check YouTube for interview footage. (I hope Carter’s rep meant my YouTube video! That ‘ish took 287 minutes to upload! Not kidding.)
But late last night, slightly-noteworthy tabloid journalist Daphne Barak—she’s the one who interviewed Carter and presumably wrote the article for OK! Australia in the first place—retaliated by publishing still more audio from her interview with Aaron Carter. This time, she selected a much more salacious snippet about Carter’s childhood friendship with Michael Jackson.
And for this new clip, Ms. Barak evidently emptied her iPhoto library of every candid shot she had of herself physically clinging to Aaron Carter, just in case you needed proof that portions of the interview occurred between friends, or were likely said in confidence.
It’s nigh impossible to make out a word of what Ms. Barak says, so here’s Aaron Carter’s half of the first part of their conversation, without Barak’s interjections/egging-on:
…He wanted me to stay in his room. So he got a cot—a bed—and, uh, and I stayed on a cot. In his room. And it must’ve been, like, 5 o’clock in the morning, and—5 o’clock in the morning. He’s on my bed. He’s on the foot of my bed. And I wake up. And I’m like, gasp! What are you doing! Like, you know. I’m 15 years old! You know? Like, what are you doing? “Oh, my God, I didn’t know, I didn’t know.” And he went in his bed, and y’know, I’m like, Okaaaaaaayy.
Here’s the audio itself, and you’re welcome. (I stripped out the photos of Daphne Barak posing with Aaron Carter, because, puh-leeeease, right? Right.)
July 2, 2011 at 2:30 pm by Jenn
Yesterday we posted quotes from OK! Australia attributed to 23-year-old singer Aaron Carter, who allegedly told the magazine that Michael Jackson plied him with alcohol and cocaine when Carter was just 15 years old.
In this video—filmed by tabloid journalist Daphne Barak and posted to her website—Aaron Carter makes no mention of anybody offering him cocaine. In fact, he clarifies that he never witnessed Michael Jackson doing drugs.
Because visiting Ms. Barak’s cutting-edge website might kill your computer, I’ve embedded a meticulously subtitled version of Barak’s taped interview with Carter. (FYI: no part of Barak’s original video has been omitted, although on her website she does note that this is only the “first excerpt of an hours-long interview.”)
Carter describes the party he attended at Neverland Ranch in 2003, saying that Jackson cut loose and drank wine. He speaks favorably of Michael Jackson, although he concedes the man was weird. As for drug use? He maintains that Jackson was “fine.” But then Barak and Carter go on to invent several hypotheses about Michael Jackson, speculating that he may have secretly done coke in the bathroom, or that he’d built up enough of a pill-tolerance so as to always seem “fine,” or, or, or.
The video itself, by the way, is bizarre. By its end, Carter—who has been sitting next to a piano all along—is visibly eager to play Ms. Barak a song he wrote to Michael Jackson in “tribute.” Carter’s ballad is transparently lyrically loaded to imply the Love of Which We Oughtn’t Speak, and it is completely ridiculous. Also, the footage of Carter is intercut with photographs of Ms. Barak and Carter palling around.
Did Daphne Barak simply edit all the incriminating quotes out of her video before posting it? Does it even matter that Aaron Carter On Tape seemingly conflicts with Aaron Carter In OK! Magazine? What exactly is going on here?
July 1, 2011 at 9:30 am by Jenn
Real quick before we get started: how shady does Aaron Carter look nowadays? So shady, right? Right.
“I never talked about it… This is the first time. I do… I miss Michael… I have spent such incredible times with him. I did things with him that nobody else did… But I was also troubled about what he did to me. Yes, he gave me wine. I mean, I could have refused, but I was 15. He gave me cocaine. I felt weird about that and other stuff… We spoke afterwards, hours and hours, on the phone. I admired Michael, but his behaviour bothered me a lot. Then my mother called the police…”
Obviously, these could be total lies, but I’m inclined to believe Aaron here. It’s clear that he’s had some substance abuse issues for a good long while now, and he just went to rehab in January, so he might just be getting things off his chest. Or he might be getting ready to drop a new album so he needs some publicity. Or perhaps he’s back on meth and is just making up stories for funzies. I don’t know, all I do know is that anything is possible when it comes to the wacky world of the Jackson family.
June 30, 2011 at 4:30 pm by Emily
Dear Aaron Carter,
What happened to you? It seems like just yesterday you were an adorable prepubescent boy who threw obscenely large house parties and made absurd claims that you beat Shaq at a game of one-on-one in a hopeless attempt to steal some attention from your older brother, Nick (it never would have worked, Aaron. Nick is a Backstreet Boy. Do you even understand the importance of that?). But that was actually several years ago, and now, Aaron, you’re back, but you’re not the Aaron I remember. You’re some weird, extremely muscled and veiny version of that boy I used to know. I just don’t know what to say, except watch that vein in your forehead, I’m pretty sure that one’s about to pop.
Anyway, I’m glad to hear that you’re working on a new album. I know you’ve probably already done a lot of work on it, but I would really appreciate a full album dedicated to that one time when you were dating Hilary Duff and then cheated on her with Lindsay Lohan. I think there’s a lot of material in that.
P.S. Tell Nick I said hey. Don’t make me sound desperate though.
October 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm by Emily
Aaron Carter showed everyone why it sucks to be him last night at Millions of Milkshakes in West Hollywood with his Dancing With The Stars partner Karina Smirnoff. While I prefer Carter at a healthier weight than what he was rocking not too long ago, there’s something terrifying looking about this kid now. He’s pasty, his hair is out of date to the point that it’s just pathetic and he’s hasn’t quite figured out that he’s not cute enough to be wacky and wild anymore. What’s wrong with this fool?