There’s nothing like a near-fatal plane wreck to remind you of what’s really important: having sex with Mandy Moore.
DJ AM has reportedly rekindled the flame with Mandy, who was by his side after the accident.
“It’s back on,” says a source close to AM. “Since the accident, it’s blossomed into something again. Mandy said, ‘I like this guy a lot and I want to see where it can go again. Life is too short to not be with someone you really care about.’”
The twosome were spotted out and about at an event in Bev Hills last week. “He was holding her hand, and they were rubbing each other’s backs,” says a spy.
Aw, I actually don’t hate this pairing. Normally I hate everything about Mandy Moore, but if she can help Adam get through this horrible time, then I’ll cheer her on.
October 23, 2008 at 12:14 pm by Evil Beet
Here’s DJ AM being gracious and awesome at his welcome home party in LA on Tuesday night.
We’re glad you’re back, Adam!!!
October 15, 2008 at 7:33 pm by Evil Beet
We’ve got more details on the new interview AM did with People magazine, and it looks like it’s quite the doozy.
I’ve prayed every night for the past 10 years. There’s a lot more to thank God for now. My philosophy is ‘live life to the fullest,’ [and] I was saved for a reason,” he told the magazine. “Maybe I’m going to help someone else. I don’t question it. All I know is, I’m thankful I’m still here.”
He also said that while he’s grateful to be alive, he’s wrestled with guilt, knowing that four people didn’t survive the crash.
“My emotions go back and forth,” he said. “At the first hospital, I screamed, ‘Thank you!’ Then I wondered, ‘Why did I live?’ I can’t believe I made it. Any second, it can all be gone.”
AM (born Adam Goldstein) also gave People his harrowing account of the crash itself, saying that he had just taken off his shoes and fallen asleep when he “woke up to Travis screaming and the plane engulfed in flames.”
“I remember thinking it was like ‘Miami Vice,’ where a car is on fire and you run before the gas tank explodes â€” ‘We gotta get out of here!’ ” he said. “Travis jerked open the door and slid on his butt down a wing that was on fire. I tried to cover my face as I jumped through a fireball. As soon as I hit the ground, I remembered ‘stop, drop and roll,’ so I started rolling.
“I saw Travis running and flailing, trying to put out fire on his body. He screamed, ‘What do I do?’ and I said, ‘Roll!’ He did, but the fire didn’t go out,” AM continued. “He tried to rip his clothes off. I finally put the flames out by smothering him with my body. Some of my burns are from that. His sock was on fire â€” I burned my fingers taking it off.”
Goldstein was eventually transferred to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia, where he was “in and out of consciousness” receiving treatment on his burns. On September 26, he took a 40-hour bus ride from Georgia to California, where he entered the Grossman Burn Center at Sherman Oaks Hospital to undergo further treatment, including receiving skin grafts on his arm and neck.
“They shaved my head and took layers of skin from my scalp. To heal the wounds, I was in a hyperbaric chamber for 90 minutes twice daily for four days. It’s claustrophobic,” he told People. “One of my first nights home, I watched ‘Iron Man’ with friends. In the scene where Robert Downey Jr. comes out of the cave with a blowtorch, my whole body cringed. That night, I had a nightmare someone spilled fuel on me and was trying to light me on fire. I woke up and thought, ‘Oh my God, this is going to happen forever.’ ”
Goldstein said he’s considering seeing a therapist to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder, but he’s started to recover mentally too, thanks to events like Tuesday night’s “Welcome Home DJ AM” party at Hollywood’s Avalon club and a high-profile gig DJing for Jay-Z at the Palladium, scheduled for Wednesday night. “I realize I have 1,000 friends who’ve been there for me. I am blessed,” he said.
And though he’s on the mend both physically and spiritually, he said there’s one thing that will never be the same again: travel.
“I’m looking forward to every part but traveling. For four years, I’ve flown to Vegas almost every weekend to DJ,” he told the magazine. “I think, ‘Will I drive? Maybe.’ I think I’ll fly again commercially, but never on a small plane. It’s too scary.”
Dude, Adam, when I lived in LA, I went to Vegas all the time, and I drove every. Single. Time. Why? Because flying is scary. The drive takes like three-and-a-half hours, dude. No sweat at all.
October 15, 2008 at 2:50 pm by Evil Beet
AM is scheduled to be at the turntables on Wednesday night as Jay-Z performs at the Hollywood Palladium.
Welcome back, baby!!!
October 14, 2008 at 2:21 pm by Evil Beet
DJ AM was photographed for the first time since the tragic plane crash today, when he stepped out to attend the memorial for Chris “Lil’ Chris” Baker, who died in the crash.
He actually looks a LOT better than I would have expected, and that’s a relief.
September 29, 2008 at 4:16 pm by Evil Beet
DJ AM has been released from the Georgia hospital where he was being treated for severe burns after miraculously surviving a plane crash.
“While he is deeply saddened by the events he is thankful for all of the love and support he has been receiving from fans and friends,” spokeswoman Jenni Weinman said in a statement.
No word on when Travis Barker will be released, or when AM will be chatting with the media himself.
Thank goodness that he’s out of the hospital and on his way to a full recovery!!!