I loved Jason Bateman as a child actor. I loved his sarcasm and wit. He reminded me of a young Danny Bonaduce from The Partridge Family. His timing was perfect and he was a very funny boy. Then he grew up and I wasn’t as big of a fan.
I was totally in love with Tony DeFranco when I was a little girl. He and his family were kind of a one hit wonder from Canada, and Tony was just gorgeous. When he started to get older (17 or 18), he started to become less of a teen star. I noticed his pictures weren’t as big on the cover of Tiger Beat. There were these other people with bad teeth starting to overtake the covers of the teen magazines. By 1975, The Bay City Rollers had invaded the U.S. Whatever. Bring back my Tony.
I was never a big fan of Corey Haim but I definitely knew who he was since he was plastered all over the teen magazines. Why did he always have his mouth open?
Corey Ian Haim (I LOVE the name Ian) was born on December 23, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario. I think his best-known movie was The Lost Boys. He had starred in a few others before that but hit it very big with that movie. He and Corey Feldman became known as The Two Corey’s and were a pretty big deal in the 80’s.
Andy & David Williams
Andy & David Williams started showing up in my teen magazines pretty much when I started buying them. They are one of my earliest memories of Tiger Beat. I thought they were cute, but I never had their pinup on my wall. I was WAY into Tony DeFranco at that time. I didn’t dislike Andy and David. I never drew on them or marked an X across their face or anything like that. They just didn’t do much for me.
How many of you watched Alfonso Ribeiro recently win Dancing with the Stars? I stopped watching that show a few seasons ago but tuned in this time to see Alfonso. I loved the second place winner, but truly felt Alfonso deserved to win. He was the better dancer. He looked like a pro to me and he was older and hurt. He didn’t act like a baby and whine like some of the other contestants I’ve seen in years past. He was a trooper and I’m so glad he won.
My very first concert I attended was Andy Gibb at the Concord Pavilion (near San Francisco). I think it was 1978 and I went with my older sister and her friend. We couldn’t get seats close to the stage so we sat on the lawn of this outdoor theater. I think there was a comedian who opened the show and then Andy came out. It was so exciting! He was wearing really tight yellow pants. My sister’s friend took pictures which I still have today. When he waved at the audience, it felt like he was waving just at me. It was a special night. I never had Andy Gibb pinups hanging on the wall when I was a kid (I loved Leif Garrett and the Bay City Rollers) but I did like his music.
Ralph Macchio was born on November 4, 1961 in Long Island. Ralph did some commercials early on and a movie. It was his role of Jeremy Welsh in the sitcom Eight is Enough that started getting him the pinups in the teen magazines and the looks from the junior high girls.
Clay Aiken is a nerd. I like nerds. I think they’re sexy, especially if they’re smart. Clay stood out when he auditioned for the second season of American Idol because of his nerdiness. I remember Randy Jackson being surprised at the big voice that came out of the tiny little nerd boy. I don’t remember what Simon said, but I’m sure it wasn’t nice. (I love Simon BTW. I just think he could word things a bit differently.) I don’t think many people remember this, but Clay was cut from the American Idol competition. He made it to the round of 32 and was then cut. Bummer. He was chosen to return for the Wild Card round and won that which put him in the top 12. He had actually filled out an application to be on The Amazing Race when a friend urged him to audition for American Idol. Interesting. I think he chose correctly.
Leif Garrett was a gorgeous blonde boy who graced the covers of most teen magazines in the mid to late 70′s. He also graced most of the walls of my bedroom. I’m not really sure if he was an actor who sang or a singer who acted. He seemed to be mediocre at both, but it didn’t really matter because he was gorgeous. I first noticed him in my Tiger Beat magazine. I was into Tony DeFranco at the time but he was getting older (he was pushing 18) and I was still just a young thing. Leif was on a TV show called Three for the Road which also featured another blonde hottie, Vincent Van Patten. FYI, Vincent is the son of Dick Van Patten from Eight is Enough. Vince is married to Eileen Davidson who played Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless and Kristen DiMera on Days of Our Lives. Anyway, back to my sweetie Leif.
So what do you all think about Chad Ochocinco getting 30 days in jail for slapping his lawyer’s ass? Chad says it’s a sign of respect. Whatever it is, I think it’s nasty. BUT… I don’t think he meant any disrespect to the courts. I just think that’s how he’s used to saying “good job” or “cool”.
I wonder how the judge would have reacted if he had done a fist pump or a high five. Those are equally as stupid but are often used in today’s culture. My opinion (and I’m always right) is that the judge should be deciding his punishment for the crime he was there for in the first place. What’s next? Jail time if she doesn’t like the way you look?