Aaron Carter may have beaten Shaq (old school reference right there) but that’s all he’s got — he’s so broke, he’s filing for bankruptcy. It’s kind of sad. Dude’s got some major credit card debt and owes the IRS, big. Hopefully he doesn’t get into a Lauryn Hill situation. From TMZ:
According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Aaron’s assets total $8,232.16. Here’s the BIG problem. His liabilities total $2,204,854, which include a $31,166 AmEx bill.
Aaron — who was a huge pop star and is still on tour, even tonight — also owes $1,368,140 mil to the IRS.
He listed all of his assets, even his poor dog, who is listed as being worth nothing. Here some of them:
61″ flat screen worth $500
2 Headset Mics
$60 in cash (anyone else starting to feel really sad yet?)
1 Louis Vuitton backpack
a Brietling watch worth $3,750
He’s living with relatives right now. Guess that New Kids on the Block tour didn’t quite make enough. But he’s still touring, so at least he’s doing something about it.
Aaron Carter is really good for entertaining us all, but not with his music, more with his crazy stories. Here’s the latest and possibly best. Mr. Carter is claiming he got beaten up by fans of New Kids On The Block, because he was on their turf. So he posted photos of his injuries to show how tough he is. And because he’s so tough, he’s not going to file a police report because that’s too “girlie.” And he refers to himself as a “pretty little white boy”. There is so much wrong here. I’ll let you enjoy TMZ‘s report.
Aaron, who posted some gnarly selfies after the fight, tells TMZ he was leaving dinner with a friend last night in beantown, when a huge guy approached him in the parking lot and yelled: “I heard you’re doing a show here tomorrow. This is the town of the New Kids.”
Aaron claims three other guys then jumped out of a gold Chevy Malibu … and started the beat down, which came complete with a shot to his face.
The singer claims he landed a few punches before the NKOTB-lovers took off — “I think my knuckles might be broken, but that’s what they get. People think I’m a pretty little white boy but no way. I think I won. I’m still standing.”
Aaron says he’s performing as scheduled tonight, and he’s not filing a police report because it’s “girlie.”
“This is the town of the new kids” is the new “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.”
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.
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.)
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?
Real quick before we get started: how shady does Aaron Carter look nowadays? So shady, right? Right.
Anyway, Aaron did an interview with OK! Magazine, and he talked about his friendship with Michael Jackson. It’s a little too creepy for me to paraphrase, so just check out Aaron’s quote:
“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.
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.