Thursday, March 11, 2010

Corey Haim Dating Daisy de la Hoya? And, Just How Rotten is Dr. Drew Pinsky

Recently, the actor Corey Haim passed away, apparently of a drug overdose. He was only 38, and it's really too bad.

But his life had taken a true downward trajectory, and his friends should have been able to notice the warning signs. Namely, that he was dating "Daisy of Love" star Daisy de la Hoya.
Things appeared to be looking up for Corey Haim when he died.

Not only did the fallen 38-year-old actor have eight film projects in the works, but he also had a new love interest who wanted to rescue him from substance abuse.

After being introduced by Corey Feldman shortly before Haim died, he began dating 27-year-old Daisy de la Hoya, the star of VH1 reality show Daisy of Love…
When you're dating Daisy de la Hoya, things are not "looking up" for you. Anyone who watched either the "Rock of Love" season on which Ms. de la Hoya appeared, or her own show, could tell you that.

But clearly, Ms. de la Hoya is broken up over the loss of her new love:
"I'm sooooooo devastated right now," de la Hoya tweeted this morning. "This is the worst day ever I can't believe this."
Read that again. How devastated was she? She was "sooooooo" devastated. That's how you can tell the depth of her feeling. In a tweet, you're given only 140 characters with which to work. Ms. de la Hoya spent 7 of those characters on o's in the word sooooooo. That is really, really devastated.

"This is the worst day ever," she added. She sounds like a third grader complaining about losing an iPod.

Sometimes you wonder if those reality shows are unfair to the participants. There were a few times when I was watching "Daisy of Love" when I wondered if it was possible that Ms. de la Hoya could really be that shallow, self absorbed, and venal. "They must be making fun of her," I thought, "with the way they're cutting the show together."

But with a tweet, Ms. de la Hoya proves once again that London is very lucky to have gotten that other woman pregnant, and gotten away from her.

But she wasn't done with her tweeting-- she had something even worse to add:
De la Hoya also tweeted, "Why do I always fall for the lost soul? We could of been lost together, now your lost forever.... Ill miss you."
Because, Corey Haim's death is about you, Daisy. You always fall for the "lost soul."

Daisy de la Hoya, who was so often posed with a bottle of Jack Daniels with smoke wafting about her, wanted to help Corey Haim conquer his addictions. Oh, dear.

UPDATE 2:10 PM PST: Dr. Drew Pinsky, sleazy host/"therapist" of Celebrity Rehab and Sober House, is using the occasion of Mr. Haim's death to push himself and his own show, Sober House, premiering either today or tomorrow:
Corey Haim apparently made a fatal mistake when he recently told Celebrity Rehab's producers he had no interest in participating, the show's host, Dr. Drew Pinsky, tells PEOPLE.

Pinsky, an addiction-medicine specialist, says that friends and associates of the former child actor – who died Wednesday at 38 – have told him for years that Haim needed help with recovery. Pinsky says he gave them his phone number but Haim never called.

Pinksy adds that although Haim has been to rehab facilities several times, "he wasn't embracing treatment in any real way" and was only fooling himself when he told his show's producers "I do not need help."

"He's dead. Do you need to know anything more?" Pinsky said.
Yeah, he just died this week, and the VH1 reality stars come out of the woodwork to ride his coattails, down, down into his grave. So to speak. That metaphor doesn't quite work, but I'm so disgusted I can't come up with a decent one.

Over the course of the current season of "Celebrity Rehab," I have come to regard Dr. Drew Pinsky with ever-increasing disgust. The self-aggrandizement, the pursing of the lips, the judgmental glares, the repetitive belittling of those in his charge, and the insistence on bringing Kari Anne Peniche back, and turning her loose to cause chaos in now THREE shows ("Sex Rehab," "Celebrity Rehab," and "Sober House") show that, for whatever good he might have done in the past, he is purely in it for the "celebrity" now.

This is the same Dr. Drew Pinsky who recently left his "real doctor" position, under a mysterious cloud:
Celebrity physician Dr. Drew Pinsky confirmed this week that he is leaving his post as co-medical director of Aurora Las Encinas Hospital's chemical dependency program.

Pinsky, who has led the chemical dependency unit at the hospital for at least 19 years, did not respond to questions about why he left, beyond confirming his departure to The Times through his agent.

Pinsky's departure comes as the high-end psychiatric hospital in Pasadena, where four patients died and one was raped in recent years, faces renewed scrutiny after inspectors learned of several recent escapes and near-suicides.
So maybe Mr. Haim wouldn't have been quite so safe in Dr. Pinsky's care, after all?

Oh and by the way, back to the People story, there's this:
Haim's agent, Mark Heaslip, says he doesn't think Haim died of an overdose.
Dr. Pinsky seems pretty sure that Mr. Haim died of a drug overdose, and maybe he did. But we don't know for sure yet. What kind of doctor makes a statement that he could have saved someone's life, when he doesn't even know for sure how he died?

Holy shit Dr. Drew Pinsky is an asshole.

Pic source.


shampoo said...

i was just about to post about this very thing! omg!!! i cannot even believe it!

first, that ANYONE on earth could think daisy was "helping" corey with his addictions... unless, by that, they mean she was using some of the drugs herself therefore leaving less for him to take.

then, that horrifying tweet. WTF. is. wrong. with. people. like. this?

i just know the word "wifey" is going to come into this soon.

rip, corey. stfu, daisy.

p.s. have a lot of the guys she's dated suddenly dropped dead? if so, maybe the lapd needs to chat with her.

Ricky Sprague said...

shampoo, the RIP/STFU distinction was very good.

As you will note from my addendum to this posting, I would apply the "STFU" message to Dr. Drew Pinsky, another VH1 "celebreality" star who has come out to grab some of Corey Haim's newfound fame.

I'm not sure how many of DDLH's boyfriends have dropped dead, but I seem to recall that she recently collapsed due to "exhaustion," or something, and needed to be taken to the hospital.

She needs to stop associating with herself.

shampoo said...

ricky, thanks for the update on what dr. drew is now saying (or, most likely, tweeting).

i really think daisy is probably doing more harm to herself than anyone else. her "i always fall for the lost soul" comment you quote made me say that about the lapd.

from what i read, corey was suffering from the "flu-like" symptoms that preceded the demise of brittany murphy and anna nicole smith (and many more). so, like both of them, corey may actually have been sick. even though he had addiciton issues, he can still die of other stuff (that's directed to dr. drew, i'm sure he's reading, not you).

corey's tragic death aside, i really am not sure that sober house, as run by dr. drew & company, is a good place. even in not-so-good places, some really determined person may still get well, but still.

so far, i've seen kari ann is going to be there. heidi and tom are going to be there (plus tom's fan club a.k.a. the treatment staff) together.

and i have seen stupid shifty rearing his fame-whoring, crack-smoking head in the previews. i guess it's not seth's fault if they let him on the show. (sigh) and we all know drew's bff andy dick is back in trouble, so...

oh, yeah, and it looks like the house mother is the same chick who totally lost control of the house before. these are hardcore addicts with major ego issues... i mean, this is not time to bring in a relative newbie and known pushover.

plus, kari ann is the new conaway. she could make a teetotaler want a drink or twelve. chick needs help, but not just 12-step help and not on my tv.

so, this environment, from what i've seen so far doesn't really spell sure-fire cure for poor corey. in fact, he may have been as well off by himself. whatever the case... like you said, vh1 "reality stars" need to stop trying to get attention via him.

i also somewhat wonder if he had gotten better because he was in eight different movies (or was going to be in them). doesn't that mean that they all were able to insure him?

A.Jaye said...

This is breaking news to me Sprague.

I watched The Lost Boys and Stand By Me in the 80s so I knew who Corey Feldman was. By osmosis I learnt who his buddy was, the other Corey. I watched the reality show the two did together. Saw the E! True Hollywood Story. Shame really. He was hardly River Phoenix but these are the people who are parallel to my own lifespan. A portion of Generation X will remeber you with a wry smile Corey.

And... Scene.

shampoo said...

corey haim died of an enlarged heart as per his mother! i'm checking for more details...

corey feldman was in lost boys as well. I didn't see stand by me having encountered a dead body the same weekend I was going to see it... so... (we happened upon the scene of an accident).

there are too many weird deaths too close together lately. i'm five minutes from getting out a map of l.a. and trying to figure out if they form a connect-the-dot picture of moloch. or maybe not since I don't have a map of l.a.

Ricky Sprague said...

AJaye, I am with you-- Haim was about my age; just slightly older. We grew up "together." I was never exactly a fan of his, but I was still shocked and disappointed to read that he'd died.

shampoo-- I read Haim's mother's statements a couple of hours after my Dr. Drew update. That jackass should learn to keep his mouth shut until all the facts are in. Could his rehab have done anything about his enlarged heart?

shampoo said...

ricky sprague, I know! also I read he had fluid in his lungs.

people were saying use of speed (etc) can cause that, but however he got it... wow, sitting around the so-called sober house was about the last thing he needed to do. it seems as if he needed individualized care.

Dating said...

This environment, from what i've seen so far doesn't really spell sure-fire cure for poor Corey.