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    Hey Whatever Happened To Macaulay Culkin?

    Aside from having an abnormally difficult name to spell, Macaulay Culkin is best known for his role of Kevin McCallister in the John Hughes classic Home Alone. Child actors often fall off the map after they grow up, so I decided to investigate and see what Mr. Culkin has been up to since then.

    Shortly after his breakout success he reprised his role as the precocious trouble maker in the underrated masterpiece Home Alone 2. He acted in a couple of other reasonably successful movies in the 90's including Richie Rich, My Girl and The Good Son but then suddenly stopped, essentially retiring from acting at age 14.

    But he wasn't done stirring up headlines. In 1998 he shocked the world when he married actress Rachel Miner, both just the tender age of 18. Their love predictably didn't last and they seperated in 2000. After that he entered a five year old courtship with actress Mila Kunis which unfortunately also fizzled out.

    He ran into some legal trouble in 2004 when he was put under arrest in Oklahoma City after being found in possesion of marijuana, Alprazolam and Clonazepam. He was let off with a slap on the wrist and a fine. Ever since then he has been dodging rumors of drug abuse from the media, which wasn't helped when he was seen getting sick against the wall of the Chateau Marmont.

    But he was spotted out and about in New York City in August looking trim and healthy and decidedly NOT barfing on a wall, so maybe he's back on the right track. A a lifelong Culk-amaniac I sure hope so.

    -Dean
    @Petersoncinema

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    Hey Whatever Happened To Jesse Camp?

    Jesse Camp exploded into the public consciousness in 1998 when he won MTV's Wanna Be a VJ contest and started appearing on TRL, eventually even garnering his own show called Lunch With Jesse. The lovable waif was known for his freewheeling, positive attitude and outrageous attire that looked like a mix between Joey Ramone, Steven Tyler and a drag queen. What has been been doing since his heyday on MTV?

    Camp tried to parlay his newfound fame into a rock career by cutting an album under the name Jesse & The 8th Street Kidz. The effort was met with less than laudatory reviews from critics and currently holds the 339,190th spot on the Amazon sales charts.

    After his career as a rock star didn't pan out, Camp headed to Hollywood. He dabbled in acting and even had a walk-on role in the 2002 Britney Spears film Crossroads. After that he reportedly held down oddball jobs like being a clerk at a Feed & Supply company and a telemarketer for a liberal non-profit organization. In an interview with LA Weekly he says he's currently making movies with his sister in Los Angeles and said, "As long as you have a vision, that will create enough positive energy within you to keep going".

    Keep rocking, Jesse.

    Yours truly,
    Dean
    @Petersoncinema.

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    Hey, Whatever Happened to Balloon Boy?

    We all remember the Balloon Boy hoax from the fall of 2009: Richard and Mayumi Heene claimed that their son, Falcon, was trapped in a helium balloon that accidentally floated away, igniting a storm of international media coverage. It turned out Falcon was never in the balloon-- he had been hiding in the family's attic the entire time.


    So whatever happened to this family of geniuses? Well, if you thought launching a nationwide hoax pretending that your son was caught in a gas-filled balloon was the weirdest thing this family would do, think again.


    Shortly after the balloon-related hoopla died down, the family tried to auction off the now infamous dirigible for $1 million in an effort to raise money for charity. Inexplicably nobody wanted to cough up that much money and their auction failed.


    Richard Heene (father of "Balloon Boy") decided to venture into non-balloon related territory and invented a human scratching post called the Bear Scratch with the tagline "If you itch like a song of a twitch." Costing only $19.99 and offering so many aerobic possibilities it's a wonder everybody doesn't have one of these.


    Not quite satisfied with just being an entrepreneur, Heene then decided to scratch another kind of itch: acting. In 2011, he starred in what could be considered the worst music video of all time entitled "Aluminum Man," where he plays a man who lives inside of a soda can and subsists on a diet of eggs. 


    What his next venture will be is anyone's guess, at this point.


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    Hey, Whatever Happened to Donnie Jeffcoat?

    Donnie Jeffcoat was one of the hosts of the popular 90's kid's gameshow Wild and Crazy Kids. The show lasted three seasons during which time he coached thousands of kids on how to play three legged soccer, drive bumper boats, and throw toilet paper over cabins. What happened to him after that?


    Apparently when the show ended he tried his hand at acting, appearing on General Hospital, 7th Heaven, and CSI. 


    His biggest change came when he moved back to Los Angeles and took up karate. He worked his way up to a 3rd degree Black Belt in Kenpo/Kempo Karate. In June 2011 he opened his own karate school in North Hollywood called the Shaolin American Self Defense Academy where he is the lead Sensei. 


    So think twice before you make any Dizzy Bat Home Run Derby jokes around him.

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    Yo Dean, Happy Birthday!

    Did you guys know that it's Dean's birthday! Who's Dean? You ask, I answer. Dean's our resident Web Producer and my resident friend, but he's so much more! He's a filmmaker and you can stream his film, Incredibly Small, online… for FREE!!! And let me tell you, it is great! It's so good I've seen it not one time, not two times, but 1.33 times (I was rudely interrupted while watching it this weekend).

    Dean also writes blog posts about "famous" people and where they are now-a-days called Hey, Whatever Happened To… READ IT!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAN!

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    Hey, Whatever Happened to Rick Moranis?

    Most people remember Rick Moranis as the lovable goof from such films as Ghostbusters, Spaceballs and Honey, I Shrunk The Kids. He was all the rage in the 80's and early 90's but then seemed to have fallen off the map. What happened to him?


    In 1991 Rick tragically lost his wife Anne to liver cancer. Being a newly single parent Rick took some time off from acting to concentrate on raising his kids. "I took a little bit of a break. And the little bit of a break turned into a longer break, and then I found that I really didn't miss it."


    He officially called it quits in 1997 and hasn't made a movie since. So what has he been doing? Apparently, plenty. In 2004 he served on the Advisory Committee for the comedy program at Humber College and in 2005 he cut a country western album called The Agoraphobic Cowboy that was nominated for the Grammy for Best Comedy Album. The next year he was on the Conan O'Brien show where he discussed his new career in music and performed some songs.


    For years the rumor mills have been swirling about a potential Ghostbusters 3 movie that would reunite the all star cast. Moranis reportedly turned the role down, but a 2010 article on Moviefone suggested that Moranis may come out of retirement for the sequel. Fingers crossed!

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    Hey, Whatever Happened To Mark Curry?

    We've got a new feature here at My Damn Channel called "Hey, Whatever Happened To…?" where we check up on celebrities and pop culture figures we haven't heard from in a while and see what they're up to.


    Hey, whataever happend to... Mark Curry, the actor and comedian best known for his role on the 90's sitcom Hangin' With Mr. Cooper? A lot has happened since he hung out in his signature bombastic sport coats. In 2006, Curry was doing laundry in his basement when an aerosol can fell behind his water heater and ignited, sparking a huge blaze that engulfed him and burned over 18% of his body. He was put into a medically induced coma for three days, and when he awoke he says he considered suicide but was talked out of it by his friends, comedians Sinbad and Bill Cosby. 


    He eventually recovered from his injuries and bounced back. Since then he has gone on to film a new television show on Nickelodeon with Scott Baio, done a guest spot a Luniz song and had a root canal interrupted by a power outage! Looks like he's doing a lot better!

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    What I'm Thankful For... Braid.

    This is the week to tell everyone publicly what you're thankful for, so here's the first thing I want the public to know:

    Today I am thankful for Braid. Braid is an emo/post-hardcore band formed in 1993 and they have gotten me through many good/bad times, for this I am thankful.

    I never got a chance to see Braid, nor did I even know of them, during their first run as a band. They broke up in 1999 but lucky for me they got back together recently and I got to see them on tour.

    No other band has had quite a lasting impact on me as Braid and I'd say there is a reason for that, it's because Braid fucking rocks! They just released a new EP, Closer to Closed, in early 2011 and now they're in the studio working on their next full length.

    So today, I am thankful for Braid. Let me know what you're thankful for, ya internet brats. @MrChrisDonahue

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