March 10, 2010


Posted: 07:00 PM ET

Exclusive! Corey Feldman on the tragic death of his long-time friend and former co-star, Corey Haim. The duo were virtually inseparable in the ‘80s. How did Feldman react to the actor’s death?

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And, Corey Haim’s former girlfriend and co-star Nicole Eggert. When did she last have contact with him?


Farrah Fawcett’s photo was noticeably absent from this year’s Academy Awards In Memoriam segment. The Academy defends that she was better known as a TV star. Should she have been included in the Oscar tribute to those who died?

Longtime friends Alana Stewart, Dick Van Patten, and Candy Spelling weigh in!

Do YOU think the Academy should apologize?

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A. Smith, Oregon   March 10th, 2010 7:28 pm ET

Perhaps the Sole Surviving Corey can tell his peers about the dangers of gulping down mass quantity's of 'legal' drugs.

It's really sad that Farrah Fawcett's photo's were absent in this years Academy Awards Memoriam segment.

CHM   March 10th, 2010 8:11 pm ET

Farrah should be recognized by the Emmys for all of her great work in television. It would have been nice if Bea Arthur, Farrah and others could have been included but time did not allow for television and movie stars both.

Lori - Justice For Michael   March 10th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

Yes. An apology is absolutely necessary.

Lori - Justice For Michael   March 10th, 2010 9:06 pm ET

RIP Corey Haim.

Amanda Wilson   March 10th, 2010 9:30 pm ET


Becky Pentland   March 10th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

Heath Ledger was honored at last years Academy Awards.

The Academy should apologize for leaving out Farrah Fawcett and Bea Arthur.

Truly a Sad day indeed about the death of Corey Haim. What a tragedy. My heart breaks for his Mother and all of his family and friends.

A. Smith, Oregon   March 10th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

What is new with this outcome, Larry? Does the remaining Corey think he'll end up in the same way, or not?

Another child star that had illegal and legal drug problems in their attempts to overcome depression and lack of the former spotlight. A all to familiar Hollywood story.

angela   March 10th, 2010 10:09 pm ET

Death Hollywood style is getting old. Cory, if you want people to not talk, do so yourself. Honestly, death in Hollywood is just another PR event for their friends. I cant believe how these guys go on and start opining and speculating and yadda yadda yadda, where is some genuine grief. Its getting boring. Sorry but we all die, its not different when you are famous.

lola   March 10th, 2010 10:11 pm ET

Shame on the Academy for not honoring Farah.

angela   March 10th, 2010 10:12 pm ET

Oh for petes sake....get the hair out of the middle of your face, how much time did you spend fixing that so it wouldnt move.

Kim B.   March 10th, 2010 10:17 pm ET

RIP Corey and our best wishes go out to Corey F. and the families. I have watched Corey H. fight f good fight over the years

Chris   March 10th, 2010 10:19 pm ET

First of all, please tell Mr Feldman to get off his soap box. When both Corey's were at a horror movie convention, he didnt even want to get on the stage to celebrate The Lost Boys Reunion. He knew Corey Haim was using then. Why didn't Mr Feldman take Corey under his wing and "help" him instead of blaming outlets like TMZ? Pathetic!

Lynette   March 10th, 2010 10:19 pm ET

I agree Corey. We need to uplift and support people, ESPECIALLY when they are down. Don't kick~em and laugh at them as they are falling. God Bless Corey Haim and his family and to all those that suffer from addiction, depression, may you find a support system that can uplift~support and guide you. Forget the rest of those that cut you down only to make themselves feel better.

Canbee   March 10th, 2010 10:21 pm ET

Hi Larry

Another actor dead at a young age. You know what the issues surrounding all of these untimely deaths are, they are prescription drugs. They get hooked on drugs when they are injured, depressed or what not. They then turn to street drugs to find another medium when the idiot doctors stop doctoring the patient.

The only thing different throughout the country is that famous people get air time when they die, and those non-famous people die unknowningly. There are more people out there that are part of the "walking dead, all they have to do is fall." sad but true.

Dave   March 10th, 2010 10:22 pm ET

Cory did this to himself and Cory Feldman is the one that needs to grow up because others did not force him to do drugs. Death is always traggic.

Brianna   March 10th, 2010 10:30 pm ET

My heart goes out to Corey Feldman and Corey Haim's family.

Rest in Peace Corey...and thanks for some great childhood memories 🙂

d   March 10th, 2010 10:39 pm ET

Anderson: as important as the Hollenbeck story is, I am offended about your outright lie of the purpose of this trip to Los Angeles.
You clearly told Kelly Ripa last week that you were NOT going to LA for the Oscars but for this story when in fact, all of this footage was filmed LAST YEAR!!
It is obvious now to us that the only reason you went to Los Angeles was for all of the parties you and your boyfriend Ben went to.

A. Smith, Oregon   March 10th, 2010 10:43 pm ET

Kudos to Larry King and the guests such as Nicole Eggert that didn't pretend they weren't aware of the internal struggles and problems by the deceased celebrity. I recall a previous series of guests of another deceased celeb that sounded so fake when they said they had no clue.

A. Smith, Oregon   March 10th, 2010 10:47 pm ET

Farah had 16 motion picture films, a voting member of the Academy Awards for the past THIRTY YEARS, and not a single mention of her, Bea Arthur, Gene Barry who certainly graced the movie screens over the years.

The Academy Awards official excuse doesn't explain the crass snub of these outstanding artists.

Christi   March 10th, 2010 10:49 pm ET

I'm sorry, but I never think of any movie being associated with Farrah Fawcett or Bew Arthur.

In defense of Michael Jackson, he was a lead charactter in The Wiz, did Captain EO, Moonwalker and This Is It.

Plus, his short film Thriller was put in to the National Film Registry and he sang Ben, which was nominated for an Oscar.

ann taylor   March 10th, 2010 10:49 pm ET

Absolutely, FARRAH should of been included. Terrible that she wasnt.!

Julie   March 10th, 2010 10:50 pm ET

I'ts bad enough MJ's death over shadowed Farrah's death the day they both died but now to have the Academy Awards omitting Farrah is another slap in the face to her.

Kim Mease   March 10th, 2010 10:50 pm ET

The news of Corey Haim passing is very sad. I have always loved his movies. I hope he is at peace now. My heart and prayers go out to his family and friends. R.I.P. Corey....see you on the other side. 🙂

carol kesling   March 10th, 2010 10:53 pm ET

thank you corey feldman for honoring your friend in such a kind way !!! alot of people could take a cue from you and not rush to judgement about drugs....god bless you and coreys' family. i hope your son will be fine over coreys' death as well. time heals all wounds, but it still hurts....god bless !!!!

Barb   March 10th, 2010 10:53 pm ET

It is sad that they left out Farrah. What about Bea Arthur if they include Farrah? What's the criteria here?

Melissa Blevins   March 10th, 2010 10:54 pm ET

Yes they should apologize for the Farrah omission. Farrah was a film actress. They should give a large tribute to Farrah next year maybe even theme the next Oscars ceremony for her. Farrah was a member of this Academy for over 40 yrs. and this is no way to treat her. Do the right thing Academy. Do it for FARRAH!

Mary   March 10th, 2010 10:55 pm ET

What about Ricardo Montalban? He made over 30 films!

Dodie   March 10th, 2010 10:56 pm ET

It was tragic that Farrah was unwilling to submit to some of the recommended cancer treatments. She might still be alive today. That form of cancer is extremely debilitating.

GLORIA C SOLIS   March 10th, 2010 10:59 pm ET

we are also forgetting Ricardo Montalban who I understand made over 40 films in addition to TV.

june   March 10th, 2010 11:10 pm ET

Regarding Alana Stewart's comment re inclusion of Michael in the Memoriam, when I saw this piece coming I wondered if someone would bring up this issue. I truly appreciate Ms. Stewart's loss and agree that they both should have been included, but was it necessary to specifically raise Michael's inclusion (presumably at the expense of Farrah's)? And her comment at the end thinking that Farrah had been so hounded by the media she would probably find humor in the attention to Michael on June 25th rather than on herself. Michael was hounded TO DEATH by the tabloids and the media; Michael was a 40 year icon of the entertainment world, and it's most generous humanitarian. What demons he had were created from an overzealous prosecution of a baseless case at which he was ACQUITTED. Let's honor all our fallen stars in our hearts.

june   March 10th, 2010 11:16 pm ET

And yes Christi is correct about MJ's movie work, so while the bigshot from the Oscars did not list his work as enumerated above, I would surmise just about everyone recalles "Thriller".

Bonnie   March 10th, 2010 11:20 pm ET

The Oscars are given by the Academy, not the Motion Picture Association. The Academy can make up whatever rule it wants to use regarding the remembrance montage, and their rule is that to be included, an actor/actress must have been in a movie that received ACADEMY Award nominations.

Neither Farrah Fawcett nor Bea Arthur were ever in a movie that got any ACADEMY nominations for an award.

MJ was included because "The Wiz" got four ACADEMY Award nominations. Dom Deluise was included because "Blazing Saddles" got three ACADEMY Award nominations.

Again, the ACADEMY can set whatever guidelines they want. If they said that every actor/actress must be over 5'11", then that would be their rule. You really couldn't argue that some short person was overlooked or snubbed, because the short person could not be considered.

In this case, neither Farrah nor Bea Arthur could be CONSIDERED. They did not meet the MINIMUM CRITERIA for consideration.

Tracey Brian   March 10th, 2010 11:22 pm ET

There are tears in heaven tonight and an extra bright star shining in the sky. Corey Haim was a descent person and wonderful actor that meant alot to me. Being an addict did not define who he was. People should focus on his contributions he made and not his problems.

Alexandra Datig   March 11th, 2010 12:43 am ET

I am sad for everyone who loved Corey and even more sad for them because they did not understand him. I have traveled the road of addiction in Hollywood and have seen the bottom as well as near death as a result of drugs. Hollywood was not to blame for my addiction, I thought I had to do the drugs to fit in. Once I did them, I went from one drug to the next until I woke up one day with no place to live and most of my belongings gone. Hollywood remembered me by putting me in tell-all books and tabloids. Back then I thought it was a crime against me. But today as I am 11 years sober I look back and see that I belonged in those stories. I was a disgrace and a failure again and again. The day I raised my hand and admitted I had a problem AND MENAT IT, was the day all of my problems stopped because I no longer failed myself. The blame went away and the solutions to my problems began to reveal themselves.

Addicts are manipulators. When addicted, we live in increments of our high and we do not see the regular lives of other people. Hollywood did not need to come to Corey’s aid after he started getting sober. That was Corey’s job. It is a shame Corey is no longer with us. May angels watch over him now.

still me just a new name   March 11th, 2010 1:18 am ET

Thank you Corey for your comments concerning the tabloids and the needed to be said...

kim nundahl   March 11th, 2010 1:24 am ET

Corey Feldman asked where were all these people when Corey Haim needed them. We need to quit kicking people when they are down. The media and all that . Well I would like you to ask Corey Feldman you mean like the way he kicked Michael Jackson when he was alive. About the accusations of him being molested. And you still dress like him. So just what are you talking about, or is this keeping you in the spotlight? You lost me when you did what you did to Michael. Some friend you are.

Kristi   March 11th, 2010 1:29 am ET

That's right people shouldn't jump to conclusions relating to Corey's death. Kristi

Luis B Rosario   March 11th, 2010 1:36 am ET

Yes. You are correct. If Sarah would have gone for early diagnosis
and treatment, who knos she may still be around. I always liked
@Gloria Solis
Ricardo Montalban the true original "Last of the Mohicans,"
and many ohter films in which he did his own stunts. I believe
that he broke his shoulder doing a stunt in the "Last of the
Mohicans " (Mohawk Indians) and he continued on the set
until the film was finished. He was a courageous "hombre."

R JJ   March 11th, 2010 1:50 am ET

hey , they should have included Ricardo Montalban also. With
Planet of the Apes and Wrath of Khan he was one of the best
they (hollywood) had. I agree with Candy that Gene Barry and
Bea Arthur and Farrah were needlesly omitted from the Oscars tribute..


VM   March 11th, 2010 2:16 am ET

Corey Haim and Corey Feldman!

I just saw Feldman´s interview in Larry King Live, and would like to tell Larry and Feldman that here in Honduras a 35 yr. old fan remembers Corey Haim at his best and keeps great memories from teenage years thanks to both of them! I agree with Corey F. We, people, media and entertainment, everybody should just keep in mind: if you´re not gonna say anything nice then just keep shut! I admire him for the honorable interview he just gave at this moment of grief and thank him for giving Corey H. a deserved good bye. Best, VM.

Susan   March 11th, 2010 6:58 am ET

So very sad. My thoughts and prayers are with his mother, Judy, his family and friends. He was so talented and should have had many years left in his life. It's a tragic loss. The demons he faced can't hurt him anymore. God and the angels have him. Rest in peace, Corey.

Dessie   March 11th, 2010 6:58 am ET

Corey Haim death is Shocking wish him to in rest in peace.
On the other hand it is another disaster of Hollywood, died of overdosed substances is now became very Hollywood thing. I wish LKL to have a program over these issues, which is rescuing of these fellows, who are in the line to share Corey Haimh’s fate, and let the public (esp. young fans of HW) aware of the bad models of Hollywood, and misused of Hollywood fortune and wealth.

Dessie   March 11th, 2010 7:01 am ET

Corey Haim death is Shocking wish him to rest in peace.
On the other hand it is another disaster of Hollywood, died of overdosed substances is now became very Hollywood thing. I wish LKL to have a program over these issues, which is rescuing of these fellows, who are in the line to share Corey Haimh’s fate, and let the public (esp. young fans of HW) aware of the bad models of Hollywood, and misused of Hollywood fortune and wealth.

DR GARY   March 11th, 2010 10:07 am ET

Canbee, very well said and so sad that it’s true. There is hope for any addiction. It’s Jesus Christ. He is the bondage breaker. He can set the captive free through deliverance. He will pick you up regardless of your lowest level. He forgives and forgets.

kathy 40   March 11th, 2010 10:30 am ET

I am sorry for the loss of Corey Haim, he was so young. But Corey FELDMAN is a twofaced S.O.B. Now he is blaming TMZ and other tabloids for kicking someone when they are down and out. The very nerve of that man!! He is a TABLOIDJUNKIE himself and used to feed them willingly and knowingly with all kinds of B.S. You could feel by the way he was talking he wa'sn't ONLY referring to Corey Haim, but also to Michael Jackson, who he, COREY FELDMAN caused a lot of trouble by his "fickeleness". He was obsessed with MJ, so one minute he's ALL FOR MJ and the other minute he brings him down by his INNUENDOS. He was sorry MJ did not make peace with him before he died. MJ just grew tired of Corey's whims. Notice how at the end with Larry King Feldman said:" I JUST LOST MICHAEL". What a hypocrite. I applaud Larry King for not reacting and letting that nogood talk about MJ. And that string of hair hanging down his face, that's a just a NEW version of MJ's OLD hairstyle. He is still obsessed!.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   March 11th, 2010 10:37 am ET

Corey Haim seemed a nice chap. It's a crying shame this lovely looking man went this way. What a loss.

R.I.P. Corey Haim
Gone Too Soon
Deepest sympathies to his family an friends.

lisa kwaterski   March 11th, 2010 1:17 pm ET

Larry King is incorrect in saying that a certain movie composer was not included in the memorial segment. Maurice Jarre who composed "Lawrence of Arabia" was in there, the second person of the group. The camera didn't zoom in quickly enough and so the first two or three people are seen from a distance. However the picture on the right hand side of the screen of a scene from my favorite movie "Lawrence of Arabia" was unmistakable.

June   March 11th, 2010 3:04 pm ET

Corey F's comments about friends abandoning Corey H is a real joke considering F's abandonment of his friend and mentor Michael during the last years of his life. Where were you, F, afraid to tarnish your reputation by hanging with a guy who was acquitted of all charges? If more of his "friends" had stuck with him after he was ACQUITTED, the media frenzy would have died down and perhaps normalcy would have tried to surface. You are a hypocrite, Corey Feldman.

Brianna   March 11th, 2010 3:48 pm ET

My heart goes out to Nicole Eggert too. I really liked her honest and heartfelt interview. Life and relationship can get messy when drugs and fame are involved but I think her and Corey Feldman were truely his friend.

Gerald Jolly   March 11th, 2010 6:18 pm ET

I am amazed that 3 of the 5 topics on this LKL blog are about a drug addicted no-talent boob, that overdosed and died.

Who the FRIG caRES.

colbt smith   March 11th, 2010 6:19 pm ET

" I don't think fans or family should feel angry,as much as I liked her
I wasn't expecting to see her in the memorial list.
The woman was an Icon yes,but not a Movie star,but a very
beauthful,kind,loving and talented lady and she will be remem
bered by all who loved and respected her for who she was.
She wouldn't have expected any more than that herself!"

Colby smith,Saint John-canada.
A Very Devoted Fan–R.I.P.

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