Maybe Gary Coleman should just stay away from the set of “The Insider”. Coleman stormed off the set a couple of weeks ago.
This time he suffered a seizure while on the set. Dr. Drew Pinsky happened to be on the set, and gave immediate treatment. Coleman was then transported to a local hospital and was in stable condition.
Sadly, Andrew Koenig’s body was found on Thursday. “Our son took his own life,” Walter Koenig told reporters at a news conference. Walter said that he and Andrew’s friends were going through Stanley Park in Vancouver. Around noon, a friend found Andrew’s body.
During the press conference, Walter pleaded with people who may be similarly depressed not to ignore the illness and to seek help.
Gary Coleman got into a heated argument with attorney Lisa Bloom which caused him to storm off the set. Bloom was a guest panelist on the show. Gary Coleman had been arrested in January on a domestic assault warrant, which stemmed from a missed court date. He pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge and was ordered to complete a domestic violence course and pay a $595 fine.
So, Bloom confronted Coleman about whether he was in an abusive relationship with his wife or not.
Andrew Koenig, know for playing Richard “Boner” Stabone, has been reported missing by his father Walter Koenig (Star Trek’s Pavel Chekov). A police statement said “Andrew has recently been despondent and his family and friends are concerned for his well-being”. Apparently, Andrew missed a flight home to Los Angeles from Vancouver. was last seen on Valentine’s Day at a bakery in Vancouver.
As of this morning, E! Online has reported that Vancouver investigators are “hopeful” he’s out there and he’s alive. There has been a lot of tips coming in, and they are being investigated.
Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. says he is being treated for prostate cancer. Gossett said that it was caught early, and he is expected to make a full recovery.
Gossett won an Oscar for Best Supporting actor in 1983 for his role as Sergeant Foley who whips Richard Gere into shape in “An Officer and a Gentleman.”
Some other 80’s fans may also remember Gossett’s role as Walt Shephard in the TV show “The Powers of Matthew Star”. He was also in some other fun 80’s movies such as “Iron Eagle”, “Jaws-3D”, “Enemy Mine”, and “Firewalker”.
Actress Zelda Rubinstein has died yesterday after complications from a heart attack suffered a couple of months ago. She is best known for playing Tangina Barrons, the psychic called in to exorcise the demons from the house in ‘Poltergeist’. She stood at only 4’3″, and had a child-like voice, but commanded a great screen presence. She also reprized her ‘Poltergeist’ character in all of it’s sequels.
According to the NY Daily News, Rubinstein was an AIDS and little people advocate. She contributed to TV awareness ads about AIDS and demanded better treatment of little people in the entertainment industry.