Thursday, July 20, 2006

What the?

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, California (AP) -- Actor Haley Joel Osment was hospitalized early Thursday after he apparently lost control of his car while heading to his Los Angeles-area home, authorities said.
Osment, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as a boy who could see dead people in "The Sixth Sense," was driving a
1995 Saturn about 1 a.m. when the car collided with a brick pillar and flipped, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Greg Sisneros.

What the hell is Haley Joel Osment doing driving a 1995 Saturn? Surely his royalties from the re-runs of those two 1997 "Walker, Texas Ranger" episodes alone would at least cover 2002 Jetta or something. You reckon because his entire career thus far occurred when he was under 18 that his parents got to decide how the money from "The Sixth Sense" and "Forrest Gump" was spent? That shit never happened to Macaulay Culkin. Sure, he had a failed marriage by age 19 and was probably molested by Michael Jackson, but at least Macaulay was independent.

08/18/2006 Update Perhaps Haley Joel has a bit more rock star in him than I thought.