Surf’s up. In the late-summer daze, due to the death of John Hughes (RIP!) and to a recent late-night bar conversation I had about Donny Osmond, I decided to delve into Teen Celeb-Crushes and Scandals. Huffington Post has a new poll rating Chris Brown and Britney Spears as the ‘top’ Teen Celeb. Scandals — WDYT?
And what about your own teen celebrity crushes, from those summers of yesteryear? Recently I chatted with singer Lynda D’Amour; Lynda’s teen celeb-crush was Donny Osmond. Michelle Soucy posted on my Facebook page a blast-from-the-past YouTube video of her teen crush– Monkee Davy Jones. Did anyone but me clip Bobby Sherman ‘records’ off the backs of cereal boxes?
Share your thoughts/memories about your ‘first’ celeb-crushes and/or about today’s teen faves. Are you following any of their scandals? (I brake for Britney news…)
Also check out the Simon & Schuster anthology edited by Jaime Clarke: DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME: CONTEMPORARY WRITERS ON THE FILMS OF JOHN HUGHES. I’m included with my essay on Molly Ringwald, THE SCREAM, WITH LIPGLOSS.
And watch for the forthcoming film on Hughes & why his teen flicks beat out today’s: DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME. I’m in the film holding forth about how Hughes’ teens actually look like real teens (ie, with acne & w/o implants).