Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Corey Haim - Corey Feldman skips Haim's funeral, issues new statement

Corey Feldman, the best friend and fellow 80s child star with the late Corey Haim did not attend Haim's funeral today, Tuesday, according to TMZ.com, but Corey Feldman did not attend. The funeral was held at Steeles Memorial Chapel in Thornhill, Toronto, Canada. Corey Feldman did issue this new statement on his blog:

A LETTER FOR THE GRAVE… (an open letter to Corey Haim)

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...more at Corey Feldman's blog.

It's a hard note to read. Losing friends is awful and it's compounded by the impact Corye Haim had on the World. As this blogger has been a palbearer too many times to think of, my sympathies go out to Corey Feldman and the family and friends of Corey Haim.

Earthquakes in Los Angeles, Oregon, and Alaska all 4 on Richter

Media attention has been on the Tuesday Los Angeles Earthquake that was 4.4 on the Richter scale, but there were earthquakes in Los Angeles and in Oregon and Alaska and all at or over 4 on the Richter Scale over the last two days.

According to the USGS, the Los Angeles Earthquake was located 18.9 miles below Pico Rivera, CA. But it wasn't the only quake over 4 to hit the West Coast over the past two days.

A larger earthquake, at 4.6, was located at Bandon, Oregon, a town of just over 2,800 people. While that quake hit on March 15th, it went largely unreported.

And Alaska has been the epicenter of eight earthquakes in the past two days and all over 3 on the Richter Scale - this too was largely unreported. The largest quake was today, Tuesday, and just after the LA quake. It was located in Rampart, AK and was 4 on the Richter Scale.

If your curious, check the information yourself here: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/quakes_big.php. It's rather alarming.

The Alaska region has faced 245 earthquakes over the last week alone; see: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Maps/special/Alaska.php. If I'm reading the data correctly, Alaska's the most active area in the World over the last week, as of this writing.

Stay tuned.

Erin Andrews peephole video searched for all over again

In the wake of the news that Michael David Barnett, Erin Andrews' stalker, was sentenced to 30 months in jail, Erin Andrews peephole video is searched for all over again. As of this writing, the term is number five on Google Trends. With that, we have two problems, for every Michael David Barnett who would stalk Erin Andrews to make the videos, it seems there are thousands of people would support the action via search.

Fame is a double-edged sword. As Days of Our Lives star David Leisure said at Ed Lozzi's Night of 100 Stars Party in Beverly Hills on Oscar Sunday, fame can draw some creepy people and episodes...

As David Leisure said, "It took some time for me to get used to that everyone thought they knew who I was, even though I didn't know who they were."

Erin Andrews has seen this first hand.

With all of the revealing photos and videos of women who want to be seen naked running around the Internet on Playboy.com, why search for the video of someone who doesn't want to be seen?


Stay tuned.

David Beckham's injury blocks MLS LA Galaxy and World Cup in 2010

When it was announced in 2007, the deal that sent World Super Star Soccer Player David Beckham - The Tiger Woods of Soccer without the scandal - to the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer seemed like a good one.

But since then, Milan's annual "borrowing" of David Beckham and his other flirtations have arguably reduced his value both as a player and a marketing draw in America.

This time, a injury to Becks left Achilles' tendon on Sunday, and while playing for AC Milan in its 1-0 victory over Chievo Verona was the culprit.

The Milan injury will keep Beckham out for six months, and will not return to action until September at best.

Why the LA Galaxy and the MLS allowed David Beckham, their biggest draw and 'six million dollar man', to be essentially a Worldwide soccer tool is beyond comprehension. But what's done is done; Becks is out for much of 2010.

That includes The World Cup, sort of. The Telegraph UK reports that Fabio Capello, manager of the English National Soccer Team, has made an offer for Beckham to be part of his World Cup backroom staff.