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Gary Busey bankrupt, like other 'great American institutions'

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Gary Busey, whose career pinnacle was (in our eyes) 1991's "Point Break," declared bankruptcy on Tuesday (Feb. 7), claiming he has less than $50,000 in assets and creditors seeking up to $1 million from him.

A statement from Busey's manager likens the actor -- who most recently appeared on ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap," "Celebrity Apprentice," "Celebrity Close Calls" and "Celebrity Rehab" -- to an "American institition" and "icon":

"As with many great American institutions, i.e., General Motors, American Airlines, and many others who have utilized the strategic business tool called bankruptcy, Gary Busey's filing is the final chapter in a process that began a few years ago of jettisoning the litter of past unfortunate choices, associations, events and circumstances that visited themselves upon this great American icon, to enable the start of a new and clear path to peace, happiness and success with his career and his wonderful new soulmate,
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Once Upon A Time, Ed Begley, Jr. Got Into A Gang Fight

Okay, so there’s a new show on The Bio Channel called Celebrity Close Calls, which tracks celebrities who have had a brush with death. It takes a cue from their other show, Celebrity Ghost Stories (Harry Hamlin has seen ghosts!), but instead of stories of famous people being haunted, it’s stories of them getting hurt, like the time Gary Busey’s motorcycle accident messed up his brain. Weirdest of all, however, is the fact that they profile Yancy Butler (who?) we get to learn about the time Ed Begley, Jr. was attacked by an L.A. gang, which is, like, What??? Obviously, people who live their lives in the public eye are subject to more scrutiny than ordinary folk, but how did that guy — actor and passionate environmental activist — end up victim to gang violence??? So weird, this fame complex thing. Watch a preview by clicking on the
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