R.I.P. Corey Haim
I was a little too old, I guess, to be a fan of Corey Haim back in the 1980's; however, I think he deserves mention on Retrospace. It's sad, really, to recall a young star who's "got the world on a string" and then suddenly everthing goes to shit. One day he's filthy stinking rich, banging Alyssa Milano and on the cover of every teen magazine on the shelf... the next, he can't pay someone to put him in a movie.
Isn't it that way with all teen stars? Think of all those boys from the 70's that had their faces plastered on Tiger Beat: Leif Garret, Lance Kerwin, Shaun Cassidy, Jack Wild, Bobby Sherman, Andy DeFranco, Vincent Van Patten, Willie Aames.... their careers just sort of fizzled once they stopped being so "cute". It's an extremely rare occurrence for them to end up on the A-list like John Travolta, and even he had his bleak years.
Note to teeny bopper stars: get your college degree, you're going to need it. Ilan Mitchell-Smith (Weird Science) and Mayim Bialik (Blossom) did, and their much better off.