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Corey Haim

Corey Haim’s D-List Memorial Dinner

Here’s a list of people I don’t want at my funeral: Judy Haim, Corey Feldman, Todd Bridges, Baywatch‘s Nicole Eggert, Teen Witch star Robyn Lively and former Playmate Julie McCullough. We clear? OK, that being said, that’s the exact list of people who gathered at a Marina Del Ray restaurant to pay their respects to their recently deceased friend, Corey Haim.

Another attendee, Kristy Swanson, spoke to People and said the following of the memorial dinner:

“It was like a reunion. Robyn brought tons of old pictures – lots of people with crazy hair and funny clothes, and people gave Judy gifts. I had a picture of me with Corey on the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I gave that to her. There were no speeches, just lots of picture taking, talking and sharing pictures of our kids.”

Well, that’s nice. But wait a minute– does anyone else find it odd that Feldman & Co. skipped his Canadian memorial service so it could be private and family-oriented, and then they have a dinner which they report the details of to the press? I have a hard time believing that someone like Corey Haim had a single friend in the world (one that didn’t enable him, that is), let alone that these people aren’t milking his death for any shred of relevancy that they can dig up.

Corey Haim Was in Even Deeper Than You All Thought

Well, maybe.  Unless, you know, you were a close friend or maybe one of the four-thousand pharmacists that constantly refilled illegal ‘scripts.

Cali Attorney General Jerry Brown claims that Haim doc-hopped between seven different physicians to procure over five hundred pills of a varying type — such as Soma, Xanax, Valium and Vicodin. The 500+ pills were acquired between January of this year and March 10th, when he died.

What I’d like to know is how many of those pills were actually left on March 11th, 2010.

How does this even happen? I mean, who can get their hands on this kind of mass-quantity of drugs? Unless you’re a celebrity — or you’re forging prescriptions, which is what the AG’s thinking might have happened — I guess you’re shit-outta-luck, huh?

Damn sad.

Corey Bids Farewell to Corey… On His Blog.

Even though Corey Feldman decided to skip his BFF Corey Haim’s funeral services out of respect for the family and not wanting to create a media frenzy, he did take to his blog to tap out a good-bye to his buddy.

From Corey’s blog (I will be adding the shit out of that to my RSS feed, BTW):

Dear Corey.,

This is for you on the day of your funeral. First off I am so sorry I am not there with you today. By that I mean my physical body is not with your physical body. However you know that my heart is right at your side. You also know the only reason I am truly not there is out of respect for your mother and her wishes to minimize the media attention as much as possible. I want your family to have a calm peaceful day. Hopefully we will not see one shot of the funeral on the news. Just know I am at home today projecting positive energy for you  and your passing.

I miss you so much already. When I think of something funny I don’t know who to tell it to. I find myself trying to call you but then remember your not there. I think about the new movies we will soon be doing together and then suddenly realise that the dream is over. I always feared this day would come, and often rehearsed how to face it. But once confronted with the reality of it, it’s so much more painful than I could have ever imagined. Nobody will ever understand the brotherhood we shared. Nobody will ever get the inside jokes we told. Nobody will understand the magic of 22/222 . Nobody will ever know how to do the secret Corey handshake. Nobody will ever make me laugh as hard as you did. Nobody will ever make me fight as hard as you did. Nobody will ever challenge me the way you did. Nobody will ever need me the way you did.

My mission in life became saving yours. I never gave up, I tried …I walked away, but I always came back, to let you know I was there. In a dark and lonely world with spiteful angry people we always understood each others pain. I have been so hounded by the media and barraged with condolences since your death that I have not been given my own time to grief. I was still in shock while cameras were chasing me down the street looking for my feelings on the matter. When I did Larry King I could barely form sentences, but knew I had to be strong to send a message.

I never knew your death would have such a huge impact on the world. I learned something Corey, there are a lot of people out there who really love you, and appreciate the joy you have brough tho their hearts. I only wish you could see the way the world is mourning over your absence. I wish you could see how big the story is. I wish you could see your face finally filling the cover of People magazine and Entertainment Weekly! That would have meant so much to you. It is such a shame they all had to wait until you were gone to give you the respect you were due as an actor which is what you truly were. The great Canadian actor Corey Haim! I love you and I will forever keep that ring close to my heart. I will do my very best to help give you a memorial that is a celebration of your life the way you would have wanted it…..with everybody laughing and rocking out!

My heart is so broken and I know there are so many who feel the same way I do. We will remember your spirit and your fans will help me keep your legacy alive.

I pray that you are safe and warm and finally filled with peace.

I love you

CF Core Feldog DAWG  C-DOG  KID and every other name you used to call me…..dine!

If Corey Feldman’s mission in life was saving Corey Haim’s life, than he failed miserably at that on a lot of levels. I find Corey Feldman to be a particularly insincere person, but I do believe that the loss of his friend has been very hard for him.

The Two Corey Will Not Reunite For a Final Time

Corey Feldman will not be attending the funeral of his  BFF and frequent co-star, Corey Haim. The two have had a rocky relationship for quite some time, but supposedly that was behind them. Feldawg’s reason for staying clear of the Haimster’s funeral? He doesn’t want to start a media frenzy.

Feldman’s statement about his decision to skip the burial:

In the days following my best friend Corey Haim’s death, I have spent much time with his mother Judy, who has always been like a mother to me. I would love nothing more than to be by her side at Corey’s funeral, however, due to their strong religious beliefs and need for privacy, the family has decided to make Corey’s funeral on Tuesday a small private affair.

Understanding the recent media attention and to be respectful of the family’s wishes, I have decided not to attend.

Instead, I will remain in Los Angeles quietly mourning and planning his memorial. As a sign of respect, I am asking the media to honor Corey Haim by making the same choice. I am working with a few people who were close to Corey to put a memorial together within the next month. At that time, the media will be invited to honor and celebrate the legacy he has left behind, along with friends, fans and the rest of the Hollywood community.

Hey, whatever.

Amanda Seyfried Looks Good As Hell In Esquire

Uh, well, it’s not exactly the slowest news day, but it would be a real shame if I didn’t post these delightfully racy photos of Amanda Seyfried from Esquire that have been floating around the web. I knew she was kind of a sleeper hit babe.

Here’s a round up of some other news in case these photos don’t do it for you (but FYI, if that’s the case, I don’t wanna know ya!):

  • A Minnesota-based celebrity memorabilia site is picking up the tab for Corey Haim’s funeral. Even in death the guy is a sell out.
  • Actor Peter Graves, 83, died of natural causes in Los Angeles yesterday.
  • Gisele is starting an eco-friendly skincare line. Fascinating.
  • NSFW: The Telephone video was shot partially on the former set of a gay porn!? Beyonce sat exactly where some dude had his dick hanging out! Amazing!
  • If Zac Efron gets cast as Spiderman, I’m going to start cutting again.

Corey Haim Connected to Massive Drug Ring

Corey Haim passed away earlier this week and while investigating his death, authorities have uncovered that the actor was involved with a huge prescription drug ring.

From TMZ:

State Attorney General Jerry Brown says his office is conducting a probe of Haim’s death because an unauthorized prescription in his name was found during a probe of fraudulent drug-prescription pads in San Diego.

Brown said the prescription drug ring under investigation operates by ordering prescription drug pads from authorized vendors using stolen doctor identities — i.e., identity fraud.

The pads are sold on the street to prescription drug addicts or dealers.

The A.G. notes that many of the doctors whose names are printed on the forms are unaware that his or her identity has been stolen.

None of this information comes as much of a surprise at this point. Corey’s battle with drugs was long and well-documented, and I think many people are shocked that he made it as long as he did. As for prescription drugs, they are just as dangerous, if not more dangerous than your typical illegal narcotics. They are just as addictive and as long as you can get the money, there’s never a shortage. It’s a real shame is all.

Corey Haim Reportedly Died of Pulmonary Congestion but All Anyone Wants to Talk About Is His Drug Addiction

Corey Haim’s mom says the LA coroner called her this morning to give her a heads-up that her son died of pulmonary congestion.

Judy Haim told Maria that she received an early courtesy call from the LA County Coroner’s Office who told her that an autopsy found her son had an enlarged heart and his lungs were filled with water. His cause of death was due to pulmonary congestion.

The Coroner’s Office also told Access that prescription bottles containing four different medications were taken from his room. His mother and manager told the Coroner’s Office those medications were the only ones he was taking, but the Coroner could not confirm if the medications were found in his body.

I don’t know anything about pulmonary congestion, and I’ll wait to weigh in on this until we have a report from the actual LA coroner.

Meanwhile, folks are coming out of the woodwork to talk about Haim and his struggles with drug addiction. Up now: Some actress named Tiffany Shepis who was engaged to Corey. (Actually, Tiffany appears to be a very successful horror flick star. Her IMDB page goes on forever, although you’ve never heard of a single one of her movies.)

The 30-year-old horror film actress and former E! Wild On guest host first met the Lost Boys star “years ago.” When his substance abuse became a problem, she bent over backward to try to help sober him up.

“I was trying, like everyone wants to do, to be Mother Teresa and help somebody, like Corey [Feldman] did and tons of other people in the past,” she says. “I moved him out to Arizona thinking it would help and get him away from everything and the people who were setting him up to fail.”

Shepis claims she’s a “pretty big advocate against” taking drugs, but it wasn’t until she realized she was unable to force Haim to change that she knew she had to put an end to the relationship.

“It didn’t work out,” she says of the move to Tucson. “I broke everything off before he left. There was just no progression, and if somebody doesn’t want to get better…”

The pair regained contact when Haim returned to Los Angeles in early 2009, but stopped speaking six months ago.

“I would go back and forth,” she says of their communication. “I would get insane phone calls, insane emails. Like stuff that you can’t even imagine a person saying to another person. And then I would run into him and he would look half OK and look like he’d gained some weight. I think he had like little mini, two-week instances of sobriety and then hard-core falloffs.”

Shepis says the star’s weapon of choice was typically prescription meds rather than illegal drugs.

“It was only pills,” she says.

It always seems so distasteful when people clamor for TV time after a loved one has passed away. But I guess I wonder what I’d do in the same position. Do these people go into these interviews thinking they’re doing the right thing — taking a chance to eulogize their deceased loved one and remind the world of how loved he or she was — and then get steered off-course by tough interview questions? Or are they all like “Fuck yeah someone died and now I get to be on TV!!!” Or is it somewhere in between?