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May 12, 2005


McCaulay Culkin is full of it.

My guess is that he's not talking because in his little head whatever happened was consensual and private, and perhaps not at all inappropriate. Or he's too embarrassed to give it up. Or he feels that it would be betrayal of a friendship that he considered to be genuine.

Regardless of the reason, the boy ain't right.

He went from being the "the most famous and richest child star there ever was" to dropping off the face of the earth. A few roles, yes, but nothing like we thought we'd see out of him after Home Alone.

And a Hollywood star can weather a bad divorce and custody battle as we would a bad day at the office. So I'm not buying that as what broke him.

Then there was a wedding at eighteen, getting picked up for drugs, not to mention looking like complete hell in the arrest pic...

I'm sure by now Culkin means to put the past behind him, and hopefully get on with his career. Unfortunately, Hollywood is not that forgiving. He faded out when momentum was high, remained silent when reporters cared enough to ask, and now attempts to shake a stigma that is firmly in place.

My guess is that Jackson is not only guilty of molesting Culkin, but also wrecking the lively spirit that we saw, and only saw, in Home Alone. The selfish acts of one man very likely destroyed the career of another, and quite possibly any hope of a healthy relationship.

...unless he decides one day to grow up and deal with it. Clearly that day isn't today.

(Disclaimer: Yes, it has occurred to me that Culkin may be telling the truth. However, it is my opinion -and that's why I'm here by the way-, that he is not. I do not, however, demand that he is lying, as it is possible that he believes that he is answering truthfully. Regarding substantiation for my opinion... what do I look like a professional journalist? I don't need no freeeaking substantiation. I go on hunch. However, there is this.)

posted by Key on 12:52 PM | Comments (13)

I am no Michael Jackson fan but something in this whole thing stinks badly. A french chief as a witness, I would sooner believe the monkey. This whole thing is a circus.

Posted by: JOG at May 12, 2005 02:15 PM

When did MaCaulay Culkin morph into Steve Bescemi?

Posted by: Velociman at May 12, 2005 06:24 PM

I think I read somewhere that Buscemi was really cute as a kid...

Posted by: Key at May 12, 2005 06:27 PM

Right you are: "the boy ain't right."

Posted by: Yabu at May 12, 2005 07:29 PM

of course, his parents divorcing over his $$ couldn't help either....

Posted by: caltechgirl at May 12, 2005 09:28 PM

We managed to grab him on his way through for drug possession.

Posted by: Tina at May 12, 2005 11:58 PM

I agree. Being a victim of sexual abuse by Jocko probably isn't something he'd like to be remembered for. It was a sad attempt to salvage whatever pitiful career he might have left.

Posted by: Pammy at May 13, 2005 12:19 PM

He returned the favor to Jackson, man, that is sick, I bet Jacko has a pinto dick? Cat

Posted by: catfish at May 13, 2005 12:49 PM

That's exactly what my husband and I think. How could a sane thinking person not? Did you see him on Larry King? He couldn't even look at Larry as he denied being molested - kept rolling his eyes up to the ceiling, cameras... giggling... looked like Ray Charles on ludes.

Like you said: it's possible he's telling the truth but I'm not buying it for an instant.

Posted by: pam at May 13, 2005 02:46 PM

I saw a Barbara Walter's interview with Culkin some years ago. As I recall, he was abused by his father....and basically forced to be in the movies, even though he didn't really want to. He did not have a happy, healthy childhood.....so I think that explains a lot about why he is the way he is now.

Also,I'm not sure I want to call any judgement on Jackson just yet (other than that we know he is a wacko!). So far there has really been no concrete evidence that he did anything.....and the people suing him are known for trying to get money out of famous people.

The whole thing is just a sad mess really. And what can we expect for people who were turned into celebrities...and sort of forced into being adults...when they were mere children. Oy. Sad.

Well, that's my opinion anyway.

Posted by: Dogsdontpurr at May 13, 2005 03:48 PM

I have it on good authority that, despite his current visage, Steve Buscemi was a freaking beautiful child.

Posted by: Velociman at May 13, 2005 09:52 PM

Judy Garland, Drew Barrymore, those "Different Strokes" kids, Macauley, Michael Jackson himself, the list can go on and on....a showbizzness career at a young age is Bad Medicine.


Posted by: werbinox at May 13, 2005 10:51 PM

bad medincine indeed.

[that's bon jovi!]

Posted by: jessica at May 24, 2005 10:17 AM
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