Macaulay Culkin’s Life Today

Macaulay Culkin’s Life Today
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

What has happened to the adorable child actor from “Home Alone”? Fans were shocked (picture hands on face and mouths wide open) to see a gaunt, scruffy-looking Macaulay Culkin in a photo snapped on the streets of New York recently.

Many showed concern for the star’s health: One wrote, “Dude needs a hug & a cheeseburger.” Others wondered if the look was for a role. One even joked that the former child star looked like he was about to play “Homeless Alone.”

This is what happens when you peak to early and become a celebrity before your balls drop.

Culkin shot to fame as an 8-year-old scene stealer in the “Home Alone” movies. At the height of his stardom, the child actor was considered the most successful young star since Shirley Temple.

In fact, the movie is a perennial hit with fans on the Web. Yahoo! lookups for “Home Alone” shot up over the holidays, along with sentimental searches on “macaulay culkin biography,” “macaulay culkin news,” and “macaulay culkin movies.”

As an adult, Culkin hasn’t seen his career take off. The actor appeared in movies like “Richie Rich” and then moved into TV appearances on shows like “Will and Grace”; Culkin is also a voice on the Seth Green show “Robot Chicken.”

Culkin’s last big-screen effort was the well-received 2004 indie comedy “Saved,” with Mandy Moore. The star also won praise for his role as a murderous club kid in 2003′s “Party Monster.” He is rumored to be in the British military action comedy “Service Man,” which comes out in 2013.

With his having experienced so much success as a kid, perhaps a bumpy transition is no surprise (See: Lindsay Lohan). The actor grabbed headlines in the past for his childhood friendship with the late Michael Jackson, whom he defended during the singer’s trial. Culkin had slept over at the pop icon’s home many times, and he called charges against the megastar “absolutely ridiculous.”

As a kid, Culkin successfully “divorced” his parents, whom he accused of mismanaging his funds, assigning instead a family accountant to take charge of his fortune until he turned 18. In 1998, he married fellow child star Rachel Miner. The two divorced four years later. In 2004, Culkin was arrested for marijuana possession and for possessing pills for which he had no prescription. He was given a one-year deferred substance sentence on each charge and ordered to pay $540.

A rep for the star assured Entertainment Tonight: “Macaulay Culkin is in perfectly good health.” So perhaps the look is to mourn his latest lost love: Last year, the 31-year-old broke off a longtime romance with A-lister Mila Kunis after a reported eight-year relationship. A publicist for the actress released a statement saying, “The split was amicable, and they remain close friends.”

Fans will be watching for the New Yorker’s next move — and movie.

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Preston Waters

Preston Waters is a thinker. He's not your traditional philosophical persona, however, as he leaves no topic untouched. Covering all the bases, from business to women, Preston Waters is the ultimate man's man for Gen-Y.

More In World

World Laura Argintar

Iconic Fashion Designer Oscar De La Renta Dies At Age 82

It is a tragic day in fashion history, as beloved fashion designer, Oscar de la Renta has died at age 82. De la Renta, who most recently designed Amal Clooney’s iconic wedding dress, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, according to ABC News. He leaves behind a regal fashion legacy that has graced numerous red […]

World Emily Arata

Racial Profiling Experiment Shows How Cops Treat People Differently (Video)

When YouTubers Adam Saleh and Sheikh Akbar began filming their latest video in their “cultural clothing,” they noticed police were nearly always close by. So, the pair filmed something of a social experiment. Dressed in Western clothing, they argued in front of a police officer, who didn’t react. But, when one wore a headscarf and robe, […]

Also On Elite

Sports

That Ohio State Student Who Got Rock Bottomed Has Lost His Scholarship

If 21-year-old Ohio State student Anthony Wunder thought things couldn’t get any worse after a video of him getting body slammed went viral, he was wrong. The fourth-year engineering student had his full-ride scholarship to the university revoked as a result of his invading the Buckeyes’ home field last Saturday. This ended with him getting tackled by […]

World

This Is How Intense It Is On The Front Lines Of Liberia’s Ebola Fight (Video)

There is no hope. That’s what Liberian ambulance nurse Gordon Kamara said when speaking about those who contract Ebola and don’t get immediate medical attention. Kamara works in Monrovia, a city of 1.5 million people with only 15 ambulances to go around. With Ebola-infected patients dying across the city, he welcomed a New York Times […]

World

Insane Moment A Man Runs Into A Burning House And Saves Another Man (Video)

In cell phone footage taken in Fresno, CA on Saturday morning, a house is completely engulfed in flames and bystanders are screaming that there is still a man inside. Beth Lederach told the Fresno Bee that she began videotaping the crisis after driving by the fiery duplex and calling 911. She told the local paper, As I […]

News

Trader’s Terrible Mistake Causes $617 Billion In Stock Trades To Be Cancelled

Imagine accidentally spending $617 billion in an instant. Now, imagine that everyone knows about it. On Wednesday, a Japanese trader ordered billions of dollars in over-the-counter market shares. Then, he or she cancelled it. The Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) is still scrambling to understand how the erroneous orders occurred but does not think it will be […]