Money For Lunch – Entertainment

Corey Haim Files Bankruptcy

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Corey Haim Files Bankruptcy

Hulton Archive/Getty Images   Corey Haim started young in Hollywood. At 13, the Canadian actor landed his first prominent role and would go on to appear in several different films in the ’80s. Lucas and Silver Bullet are some of the most notable films he appeared in. When Haim grew older, he became addicted […]

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Parker Develops Bebop, Dies Poor

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Parker Develops Bebop, Dies Poor

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images   Charlie Parker was widely successful in the 20th century. The jazz musician played the saxophone in various groups but also was a solo artist. Parker was known for his improvisation skills and his ability to play abnormally fast tempos. Parker and Dizzy Gillespie created the […]

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The King Of Pop Owed A Pretty Penny

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The King Of Pop Owed A Pretty Penny

Kevin Mazur/WireImage Michael Jackson’s impact on music is undeniable. That statement is especially true if you separate his personal life issues from the music he made. Jackson was the first artist to have an album achieve multiplatinum status 30 times (Thriller). The cash flow was there but so was the […]

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Addiction Punishished Veronica Lake

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Addiction Punishished Veronica Lake

Fox Photos/Getty Images   Veronica Lake moved to Beverly Hills after high school to become the actress she knew she could be. She earned her money by acting in several big films like Sullivan’s Travels and So Proudly We Hail! But the success wouldn’t last long. As she started to appear in less appreciated […]

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Marvin Gaye Pays Up To His Wife

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Marvin Gaye Pays Up To His Wife

Rob Verhorst/Redferns   Marvin Gaye was a legendary R&B song maker. He used his incredible voice to tackle social and political issues through his music. Gaye captured a few Grammy and American Music Awards during his career. All the while, Gaye made terrible money decisions. When you’re bad with money, […]

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Tesla Had A Costly Beef With Thomas Edison

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Tesla Had A Costly Beef With Thomas Edison

Contributor/Getty Images   Nikola Tesla is responsible for some of the greatest technological advancements our world has seen. But creations like AC electricity and wireless technology weren’t enough to keep his pockets lined before he died. Thomas Edison didn’t help with that either. Edison offered Tesla 50,000 dollars in exchange […]

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Davis Falls Into The Cycle

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Davis Falls Into The Cycle

Ebet Roberts/Redferns   Sammy Davis Jr. was talented in many fields. His voice made him the majority of his millions. Davis was a part of the Rat Pack group with others like Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, but as many artists do, Davis fell victim to drugs. Drugs weren’t his […]

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Dorothy Clicked Her Heels Into Debt

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Dorothy Clicked Her Heels Into Debt

FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images   Judy Garland is most well-known as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. The little girl who was transported from her home in Kansas couldn’t get away from her drug and financial problems that quickly. Her career was a success, so that meant more funds for drugs. She […]

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Holiday Dies With 750 Dollars To Her Name

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Holiday Dies With 750 Dollars To Her Name

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images   An all-time great jazz singer, Billie Holiday was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame posthumously in 2000. The late singer fell victim to drug and alcohol-related problems before her death in 1959. There is one thing she never got to live through […]

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Coleman Had Serious Health Issues

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Coleman Had Serious Health Issues

Kypros/Getty Images   Gary Coleman’s name is synonymous with one phrase: “whatchu’ talkin’ bout’ Willis?” The former actor’s career took off when he starred in the series Diff’rent Strokes. He was even NBC’s highest paid comedic actor at one point. Sadly, Coleman had reoccurring health issues and didn’t manage his money […]

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