Bruce Springsteen, known as The Boss, had a difficult start on his road to success. It wasn’t until 1972, when he signed a record deal with Columbia Records and released his debut album, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., in January, 1973, that he thought he had arrived. Bruce and his New Jersey-based colleagues, who would later be called “The E Street Band”, were on their way to becoming legends, only they didn’t really know that yet.
Joan Jett rose to fame as a member of the 1970s all-girl rock band The Runaways, remembered in the 2010 movie with Dakota Fanning. Jett’s cover of I Love Rock and Roll was a number one hit in 1982 and Crimson and Clover was another memorable hit for her. Jett has also appeared as Columbia in the Broadway production of “The Rocky Horror Show”.
Jack Ryder is most known for his role as Jamie in the hit show The EastEnders. He has been active in theater, as well as writing and directing. Before he married, and divorced, singer and actress Kym Marsh he spent some time dating Hannah Spearitt, one of the spunky singers in S Club 7 and one of the stars in S Club 7’s television show.
Jack’s father is Jack Hues from the 80’s hit group Wang Chung.
DOB: September 21, 1981 – Place: Woolwich, South London, England.
Favorite Team: Manchester United
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.
Rob Lowe has one of those gorgeous faces that will always make him good looking. He’s going to be handsome as a 60 year old. He’ll still be handsome at 90. He just has one of those faces. Rob became famous in the 1980’s after appearing in several movies and thereby making him a cool member of the Brat Pack. (We’ll talk about that later.)
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?