Corey Haim dead of an overdose; starred in A&E series Two Coreys with Corey Feldman

Actor Corey Haim, who starred in 1980s films and a 2007 A&E reality series, “died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday of an apparent accidental overdose, police said,” according to KTLA. He was 38.

Along with his friend Corey Feldman, Haim was part of the quasi-scripted reality series The Two Coreys, which aired two seasons in 2007 and 2008. There was no third season, reportedly because of Haim’s substance abuse problems during production of the series and an appearance in Lost Boys 2: The Tribe. He was confronted about his drug problems during the second season, after which Feldman said he stopped speaking to Haim.

The first season ended with a physical confrontation between the two that didn’t seem entirely authentic; the second season, according to Corey Feldman, was “more real.”. Here’s a scene from it, when the two Coreys argue about events from their past.

LAPD: 80s Teen Idol Corey Haim Dead at 38 [KTLA]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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