BURNED OUT Delaney Corey Delaney, the Australian party boy whose rock-hard abs, nipple ring, and steadfast refusal to kowtow to authority made him a hero to kids everywhere, is not the rebellious young Spicoli we thought he was: According to reports this weekend, Corey has put his tail between his bronzed legs and decided to reunite with his parents.
It seems the 16-year-old—whose decision to avoid his parents' calls after a wicked kegger he hosted while they were out of town became international news—just couldn't handle the rigors of being a world-renowned party boy. "He's devastated," says mother Jo Delaney. "He's taken this and run with it but he has come back down to earth with a big thud. At this stage, for everybody's sake, he's taking a bit of a break.'' But what about the sake of the children?