Jodie Sweetin

Remember this sweetheart? She’s best known for her role as Stephanie Tanner on “Full House” from 1987 to 1995. Some of us, if not all, grew up with her. But almost no one of us knew what happened to the cast of the TV series (save for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen).

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After “Full House”, at the age of 20, Jodie Sweetin married Log Angeles Police Officer, Shaun Holguin. They divorced in 2006. She then met Cody Herpin (a film transportation coordinator) and the couple got married in Las Vegas in 2007. In 2008, Jodie gave birth to Zoie Laurelmae. The very same year, Jodie filed for legal separation from Cody. But the drama doesn’t stop there.

Shockingly, she is also a recovering drug addict who began using methamphetamine because she was “bored”. In fact, Jodie tells all in her memoir, “unSweetined”, which chronicles her downward spiral of alcohol and drug abuse that began right after her role as “Stephanie Tanner” ended.

In December 2010, California officials filed document alleging that Jodie Sweetin owes nearly USD30, 000 in back taxes from 2009.

Carrie Fisher

She achieved an incredible worldwide fame in the original “Star Wars” trilogy for her portrayal of Princess Leia. At her time, she was known as one of the most beautiful actresses of her day. And who can forget that iconic gold bikini that made her one of the reigning Hollywood sex symbols for years to come?

By the early 1980s, Carrie Fisher was on top of the world, casually breezing past the fame and fortune. However, what she didn’t know then was that her career was at its peak and when it crashed, it would crash hard. Because roles for movies were fewer and farther in between, Carrie spent her time penning a book titled, “Wishful Drinking”. It was based on her rocky personal life.

Carrie was an alcoholic and a drug addict – so bad that her abuse of codeine was said to have driven Bryan Lourd, a man she dated, away. Lourd even claimed that it was the abuse that caused him to turn gay.

In recent years, Carrie Fisher came out with one of the most shocking confessions one can expect from someone like her. In numerous interviews, she said that she was experiencing a bout with mental illness, that she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and spent some time in a mental hospital. She also “let herself go” when she ballooned up from 100 lbs to 180 lbs and blamed it all on her addiction to McDonald’s, Hostess Twinkies, and Ding Dongs.

Neil Buchanan

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He was the host of one of the biggest British children’s television series, “Art Attack” that revolves around art. The series was one of ITV’s longest running programmes (from 1990 to 2007) and every episode encompasses a mad style of art to make art more fun for children.

Especially the messy ones where Neil Buchanan would first do a small version, and then doing an over the top, giant version. We bet some of you even went digging around the house in search for things that you could use to replicate the art that was shown on the series! His gift was simply being able to make such great things when he rarely used shop bought art materials.

But when they show ended, so did the kids’ fondness for Neil. It’s as if he disappeared into the sunset or some dramatic effect close to it.

Well, the truth is, he kind of did. Except, his career as “the clever art guy on TV” dissipated into his stint as a guitarist for a heavy metal band called, “Marseille”. Apparently, the band has made two albums and five singles, and were part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene.

Can’t say we’ve heard their music though.

Macaulay Culkin

Most famous for his cute cherubic looks in his “Home Alone” movie series roles, he was one of the world’s most successful child actors since Shirley Temple at the height of his fame. When he was just 11 years old, he was paid a reported USD750, 000 by the World Wrestling Federation to serve as the ring bearer in Macho Man Randy Savage’s wedding to Miss Elizabeth at “SummerSlam”.

But his family conflict overtook his desire to pursue his acting career and when he was 14 years old, Macaulay Culkin announced that he was retiring from acting. In 1998, when he was only 18 years old, he got married to Rachel Miner.

18 years old! Imagine that.

Four years later, the couple divorced. He then began dating Mila Kunis. It was perhaps one of Macaulay and Mila’s longest relationships before they too split at the end of 2010. A few years before they broke up, he was arrested for possession of marijuana and two controlled substances – for which he was jailed briefly. Following which, Macaulay received three one-year suspended prison terms, forced enrollment into a probationary drug treatment programs, and a fine.

Macaulay Culkin is slated to appear in “Scream 5”.

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Eats, sleeps, & breathes music, but drinks mostly coffee & okay, some wine - sometimes, a little too much. A little too obsessed with the number seven, is deathly afraid of horror movies, believes that she writes better than she speaks, & currently feeling a little strange writing a profile about herself.