Category: DJ AM

The late DJ AM has a key cameo in 'Iron Man 2'

Djam The late DJ AM has a cameo in "Iron Man 2" -- apparently in a key scene -- our friends at Hero Complex are reporting exclusively after chatting with director John Favreau.

Favreau said star Robert Downey Jr. "took a real shine" to the man also known as Adam Goldstein, who with Travis Barker of Blink-182 famously survived a 2008 plane crash. What Favreau had planned as a "one-day bit" turned into a week on set for DJ AM. Goldstein died Aug. 28 of an accidental drug overdose, and the film wound up being dedicated to his memory.

"We tried to make [the cameo] respectful, and for people who know him, they'll get a kick out of it and for people who don't, it will sort of slide by without much notice," Favreau said Wednesday. Check out Hero Complex for more details about the scene, and about DJ AM.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: DJ AM, aka Adam Goldstein, spins at a benefit in Beverly Hills on Feb. 22, 2009. Credit: Michael Tullberg / Getty Images.

Related dispatch from the Ministry of Gossip:

Sneaker celeb DJ AM's kicks to be auctioned for charity

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'Sneaker celeb' DJ AM's kicks to be auctioned for charity

Adam Goldstein, a.k.a DJ AM, who died of a drug overdose in August, was one of the top "sneaker celebs" in the world, with a collection of hundreds of pairs of rare and unusual shoes.

Starting Sunday, that collection will be auctioned on EBay, with proceeds to benefit the DJ AM Memorial Fund, supporting projects addressing addiction and recovery.

So serious was the celebrity deejay's sneaker rep that he landed a shoe-related cameo in HBO's "Entourage" and was in a Nike ad campaign, above, that was filmed on the courts at Westminster High and also featured Kobe Bryant and Omar Epps

Goldstein told MTV in 2006 that he "got real obsessed with sneakers" when he was in second grade shopping with his grandma. He extols the virtues of having two of any style, keeping a pair to wear and another "on ice," never laced up, like someone would save a comic book without reading it. 

In the video at the MTV link, DJ AM acts like a kid in a candy store -- except the candy store looks like a shoe store. 

And it was all in his house.

New DJ AM shoes will be added to the auction offerings nightly through the first week of December, with 100% of proceeds going to the memorial fund.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Fresh-smelling shoe-related dispatches approved by the Ministry of Gossip:

The holy grail for 'sneakerheads': vintage athletic shoes

Air Jordan XI Retro Space Jams: Not just a shoe

Photo gallery of non-sneakers that go on feet

And here are some flat-out weird shoes -- especially No. 5


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