Thursday, February 9, 2012

What the heck happened to the "Home Alone" kid?

Today, ET released a photo of Macaulay Culkin strolling along the streets of NYC with a can of Red Bull in his hand. But from the looks of this guy, I wouldn't have been surprised to see a bottle hidden in a paper bag instead of an energy drink. I'm sure anyone who grew up in the 80's that stumbles across this photo (seen here: will wonder if the former child actor has been hanging around in the gutter or maybe ran into Whitney Houston's drug dealer. The guy looks a wee bit sickly.

I'd post the photo on here, but I think ET has the only photo and that is probably copyrighted. So click on the link above. Wow, what a differce a few years makes! Or hard drugs---just wondering out loud.

It's kind of sad that every few months we have to read about another child star who grew up to become a complete mess. Some have grown up and have fallen to the allure of drugs and alcohol that comes with stardom. Take a look at the public struggles of Britney Spears who found it necessary to hang out with Paris Hilton and learn the habit of leaving her panties at home so all the camaera on her can get a photo of that. Or Lindsay Lohan...the lush. Or Corey Haim (RIP). For some people I guess it's better to burn out than to fade away.

1 comment:

  1. It appears that we have yet another example of why drugs are a bad idea.