Four years after such reports surfaced, the former child star denied spending thousands of dollars per month on heroin in a rare interview with The Guardian.
Former child star Macaulay Culkin has at last addressed long-standing rumours that he was blowing $6,000 per month on heroin.
Back in 2012, an American magazine claimed that the troubled actor was spending around thousands of dollars every month feeding a heroin addiction. However, Culkin spoke to The Guardian to deny the accuracy of that story, also scotching the suggestion that the person who supplied that story was doing so to help him.
When asked whether people were right to be concerned about him, the 35 year old replied: “Not necessarily”.
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Not dead, but possibly a comedian.
By the time everyone found out that Maccaulay Culkin had not, in fact, died on Saturday, November 8, the actor had already thought of a hilarious (more or less) way to make use of the buzz. On Sunday, Culkin’s band posted several pictures to their official Twitter, one with him smiling and holding up a soda with the caption, "We're on tour you silly people / @anchovywarhol's."
Macaulay Culkin is still very much alive.
So clearly, Culkin was/is alive and well and still delights audiences with his music – that last part is debatable, depending on who you ask, though.
Macaulay Culkin’s band are sick of it
Macaulay Culkin’s comedy band, The Pizza Underground, hasn’t really had the desired effect. Pelted with beer and booed off stage in Nottingham last week, the band haven’t given a reason for cancelling the rest of their U.K dates, but it’s pretty obvious.
Macaulay Culkin wears weird jeans whenever he wants
Turns out, life in a novelty comedy band after being a worldwide child star isn’t as easy as everyone said it would be. All right, that’s pretty niche, but hell, the boy just wants to replace the words in Velvet Underground songs with the word pizza. It’s all niche.
Life as a former child star really can be tough, as Culkin's recent experiences prove.
Macaulay Culkin’s band, the oh-so-hilariously named Pizza Underground, got a chilly reception at last weekend’s Dot To Dot Festival in Manchester and Bristol. According to the New York Daily News, the band members were booed throughout their entire set and eventually driven offstage by the unruly and downright aggressive crowd. 33-year-old Culkin’s comedy band specializes in remaking popular songs to celebrate the miracle of pizza. They’ve mostly been a novelty hit at festivals thus far, but attendees at Dot to Dot just weren’t impressed with the music.
Festival goers did not appreciate Culkin and his band messing with classic songs.
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The former child star's band were drenched in beer after the crowd wouldn't stop throwing pints onto the stage, he eventually asked, "Why are you throwing those? I’d rather drink them."
Macaulay Culkin doesn't seem to have many fans in the U.K.
The former child actor and his comedy band, Pizza Underground, were paying to a rowdy audience in Nottingham, England, at the Dot to Dot Festival on Sunday (May 25th), but their performance was cut short.
Instead of receiving applause from the festivalgoers, Culkin and his band were heavily booed while getting pelted with beer, reports the Nottingham Post.
People often complain about the selection of movies on Netflix- we pick out some undiscovered gems.
Most films on the lower rungs of Netflix occupy that position for a single reason: they’re downright terrible. The acting is at best laughable and at worst cringe-worthy, whilst the script seems to be the product of baboons who possess a slightly above average intelligence. Elsewhere, the special effects are seemingly artefacts from design software that became obsolete once Windows 98 was released and the goofs and continuity errors come thick and fast. But amongst the schlock, the horribly ill-conceived box office flops and throwaway Chuck Norris vehicles are a selection of films hardly deserving of their placement amongst the vast expanse of Hollywood detritus. We’ve all sifted through the lower echelons of the vast Netflix database, ambivalently scrolling past Beverly Hills Ninja and Death Wish 4 and laughing at the hilarity of shoe-string budget horror C-movies such as Return Of The Killer Tomatoes and Strippers Vs Werewolves. Hiding amongst the most forgettable and artistically hollow filmic endeavours are some criminally overlooked works of cinematic art. Here is a selection of filmic diamonds who have unfairly found themselves confined to the Netflix motion picture ghetto:
Rebellion (2011), Director: Matheiu Kossovitz
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Fallen angel Bieber has had a media nightmare of late, but which other drug-addled stars suffered the same fate?
If there was ever a time that Justin Bieber could be said to have hit rock bottom, it is surely now. Though the 19 year-old pop star may be swanning it on the slopes with his closest chums and peeing his initials into the snow, he leaves a media nightmare back at his Calabasas home where LA police are investigating not only an alleged egg-throwing incident but also the discovery of drugs and drugs paraphernalia found when raiding the star's home.
Justin Bieber Is In A Lot Of Trouble After An Egg-Flinging Incident.
If you thought the idea of Macaulay Culkin fronting his own pizza-based Velvet Underground tribute act was weird, prepare to be weirded out even more
Few people could have seen Macaulay Culkin's pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute act, the imaginatively called The Pizza Underground, coming when it emerged on Bandcamp last month, but even fewer people would have seen the latest revelation in this doughy drama coming either. It turns out The Pizza Underground aren't the only pizza-themed act functioning in New York, and the 'original' pizza-based band are angry as hell that someone stole their niche.
Pizza-themed bands are more popular in New York as Macaulay anticipated
Personal & the Pizzas formed in 2010 and thought their unique brand of dough-based was unequaled in the New York music scene until Culkin's band began to generate a buzz. The idea that another act were profiting from their formula irked frontman Personal so much that he has since threatened violence again the former child star and the rest of his band mates, going as far to even threatening to "kill" the band before suing them.
Introducing The Pizza Underground, Mr. Macaulay Culkin here.on the kazoo.
After proving his acting chops in Home Alone, Macaulay Culkin has marked his foray into music with the ultimate tribute band to The Velvet Underground: The Pizza Underground. Culkin has teamed up with Matt Colbourn, Phoebe Kreutz, Deenah Vollmer, and Austin Kilham to create a pizza themed Velvet Underground group.
What A Guy: Macaulay Culkin Is In A Pizzafied Velvet Underground Tribute Band.
However, this isn't your usual 5-piece, 2 guitars, a singer and a bassist set-up: no siree. Of course, Macaulay plays the kazoo but that isn't even the most outlandish instrument The Pizza Underground has to offer seeing as one of the members plays that most percussive vessel; the pizza box. On The Pizza Underground's Band Camp page, it lists Matt Colbourn as "guitar/vocals," Phoebe Kreutz on "glockenspiel/vocals," Deenah Vollmer "pizza box/vocals," Austin Kilham with "tambourine/vocals" and Macaulay Culkin on "percussion/kazoo/vocals."
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Pete Doherty has been facing rumours that he doesn't spend his time at home alone, as his housemate is Macaulay Culkin. He has, however, denied this.
Former Libertines frontman, Pete Doherty, is fighting the allegations that he is sharing a home with 'Home Alone' star Macaulay Culkin. Doherty moved to Paris in 2009 in order to help kick his growing drug habits and rock 'n' roll lifestyle from the UK. In 2013, reports emerged that Culkin had moved in with him.
Doherty, however, has tried to quell these rumours by publically denying them. He reveals that the rumours most likely blossomed from a meeting he had with the 'Hoe Alone' star, where he introduced Culkin to his nine-year-old son, Astile. In an interview with 'Q' magazine, Doherty explained: "[My son is] mad on Home Alone, I was trying to impress him."
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The former child star discussed the pitfalls of performing so young and why it is so easy for a child star to see their life spiral out of control
You may recognise Mara Wilson from somewhere if you saw a picture of her today, not from anywhere recent but from your childhood, as though she is a long-lost friend you lost touch with in high school. That's because Mara Wilson was one of the most famous faces of the 90's and the star of numerous blockbusters such as Mrs Doubtfire, Matilda and the Miracle on 34th Street remake that made her a household name.
Mara isn't like most other child stars though, the Macaulay Culkins, Lindsay Lohans and the Amanda Bynes that have seen their lives spiral out of control just as their careers have dwindled to nothing, however the former child star has given some insight into why such well-known and loved celebrities spiral out of control after a childhood in front of the cameras. Mara, who quit acting in 2000, wrote a humorous yet informative article for Cracked.com entitled '7 Reasons Child Stars Go Crazy,' giving an insiders perspective on why so many child stars descend into madness.
Her first point was that 'Their Parents Won't Help Them ...' a point that included numerous nods to the help her own parents gave her in her young career. Mara herself had to 'force' her parents into letting her act and were fully supportive of her when she decided to give it up. Many child stars however do not have this close-knit relationship with their parents, and in turn they grow to resent their parents for taking away their childhood, their earnings and for pushing them until the acting bug has warn off. Sound familiar?
Gig-goers in Bristol were initially confused when a scruffy looking Macauley Culkin arrived on-stage.
Gig-goers at Adam Green's tiny show in Bristol this week probably weren't expecting a Hollywood duet. Imagine their surprise then when the little kid from Home Alone jumped up on-stage and launched into a cover of Beach Boys hit Kokomo. According to the Sun, the audience were initially dumfounded when a "scruffy fella" arrived on-stage, before realising it was Macaulay Culkin.
Green, best known for being one half of Moldy Peaches, was billed to be performing songs from his new record with Binki Shapiro, though the singer fell ill shortly before the show and was unable to take the stage. Instead of cancelling, the seasoned Adam Green ploughed on and brought on Culkin for his encore tune. "I've come all the way from America," the actor said.
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Little has caused more contention in the contactmusic office than our recent discussion about the Christmas films list! Obviously, everyone has their own favourite, and to them that will always be the top of the list. One thing that became all too clear to us was that - with the exception of Elf & Bad Santa - there really hasn't been too many full blown Christmas films so we'd like to make a plea to Bill Murray and the other Hollywood greats - PLEASE make a new (top quality) Christmas film to join these festive favourites!
I can't say we particularly advocate parents encouraging their offspring to watch films above their age certificate, but it appears we all grew up in houses that didn't really mind what we watched - and let's face it, some of the best Christmas films might have a few boobs or rowdy drunken behaviour... As children of the 80's and 90's, we're fully aware that there's original to some of these remakes, but as is always the way, these are the films we grew up with and as such, they are our favourites.
Enough explanation, in no particular order here are the films we recommend you watch over the holidays!
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It’s safe to sayMila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have definitely gone public with their relationship. The Hollywood stars were photographed holding hands while going for a stroll in Central Park, New York, on Monday (September 17, 2012), reports US Weekly magazine.
Kunis, 29, was beaming with delight on her public outing with Ashton, 34, and the pair shared a kiss while sitting on top of a big rock. Aww. The couple have played down a relationship for months, though it all appears to be official now, and they recently enjoyed a romantic vacation together in Bali. Kutcher is in New York to be with Kunis while she films ‘The Angriest Man’, a comedy movie starring Robin Williams. In the August issue of Interview magazine, the actress – who first met Kutcher on the set of ‘That 70s Show’ – said, “Listen, in five years I do hope to have a family, and, you know, who knows? I've always been a big proponent of not working for the sake of working, because I don't want to work for the rest of my life - I want to live. So I'd rather work to live than live to work.”
The task would be easier if the film had more going for it. Miles Brandman writes and directs this story of two young couples who find their relationships flagging, and who both decide that the way to patch things up is to sleep with other people. Why, of course!
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While those films will surely endure, Home Alone has since turned into the butt of numerous jokes. (Literally: It's used as a fabulous gag in an episode of Kids in the Hall during with Scott Thompson is asked to watch a movie by his boss. His response: "Home Alone???" Turns out it's a porn tape starring Thompson.) Indeed, Home Alone is now the fallback film for anyone looking to pinpoint the decline of cinema as art.
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This is all just prelude to a by-the-numbers story wherein Mary, a member of the coolest clique at American Eagle Christian High - the Christian Jewels, who have a band and their own pendants - gets booted from paradise by the clique's leader, Hilary Faye (Mandy Moore), as tan as she is vicious, after Mary starts questioning their judgmental attitudes. Fortunately, there's a pair of rebels to cushion Mary's fall: Hilary Faye's wheelchair-bound brother and a secret non-Christian, Roland (Macauley Culkin), and his girlfriend, the school's "only Jewish," Cassandra (Eva Amurri). While Culkin's sly, sleepy asides provide some of Saved!'s better moments, Amurri is just as much a shambling, bug-eyed, and hyperactive mess as she was in The Banger Sisters (if it's not overacting, it ain't acting, apparently). Mary has to hide her pregnancy from the school's eagle-eyed Biblethumpers, enduring Hilary Faye's hypocritical assaults, and hoping that the cute missionary skater and pastor's kid Patrick (Patrick Fugit) will ask her to prom. Will Mary keep the baby? Will Hilary Faye be allowed to be such a bitch? What would Jesus do? And will there be a shopping montage?
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The closest thing to a best friend that Alig had was James St. James (Seth Green), a trust fund kid with pretenses of writing the Great American Novel but who dulled the agony of his writer's block with endless clubbing and drugging. Sauntering about the streets of New York in a collection of designer trash togs, James was the role model for Alig when he first came to town. When Alig started making a name for himself, throwing parties at Limelight for easily-charmed Peter Gatien (Dylan McDermott in a fierce eyepatch), he put together a band of self-created "superstars" decked out in baroque costumes, modeled on Warhol's Factory of people who were famous for being famous, and James was the biggest; after Alig, of course. "I didn't want to be like the drearies and normals," he says, "I wanted to create a world full of color, where everyone could play. One big party that never ends."
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Convinced she was doing God's work by sleeping with her fey ice-skater boyfriend to keep him from "turning gay," blissfully naive and blindly devotional Mary (Jena Malone) is now a knocked-up senior at American Eagle Christian Academy -- and suddenly having dark-comedy doubts about everything she's been taught to believe.
This is the foundation of "Saved!," an incisively wry, low-key indie that almost -- almost -- manages to deliver its sardonically tart message of tolerance without making one-dimensional cartoons out of its judgmental, Bible-beating antagonists.
Co-written and directed by first-time filmmaker Brian Dannelly (who attended a Catholic elementary school, a Jewish summer camp and a Baptist high school while growing up), "Saved!" is narrated from Mary's point of view as she navigates a snake pit of high school gossip dangerously coupled with religious self-righteousness.
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Date of birth
26th August, 1980
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