80s Celebs

80s Singer Teena Marie Dead at 54

Teena Marie, a celebrated R&B singer-songwriter, was found dead Sunday at her California home, her manager said. Born Mary Christine Brockert in Santa Monica, California, the 54-year-old artist famously paired with late funk legend Rick James and was nominated four times for a Grammy Award, according to her official website. Marie was found dead by her daughter after apparently dying in her sleep, manager Mike Gardner said. Read More…

“What Not To Wear” Goes back to the 80s!

Make sure and tune in to “What Not To Wear” on TLC this Friday.  In their season premiere, Stacy London and Clinton Kelly are making over Mindy Cohn — better known as Natalie from “The Facts of Life.”  The show airs at 9pm/8c. o        Season 8 Episode 1 Clip Show Website: http://tlc.discovery.com/tv/what-not-to-wear/

Growing Pains: The Trials and Tribulations of 1980s TV Child Stars

A look at the troubled lives of Dana Plato, Andrew Koenig, Tracey Gold, MacKenzie Phillips, Corey Feldman, Jodi Sweetin, Gary Coleman, and Dustin Diamond. Tyler Lambert once aspired to follow his famous mother, “Diff’rent Strokes” actress Dana Plato, into show business. Instead, like her, he took a detour into drugs and eventual suicide. Johnny Whitaker, Plato’s former manager and a friend of the family, told ABCNews.com he once tried to

’80s Heartthrob Andrew McCarthy to Direct Gossip Girl

  Andrew McCarthy, the star of some of the most iconic teen movies of the ’80s (Pretty in Pink, Less Than Zero), is getting back to his roots by taking on the CW’s sexy drama, Gossip Girl. McCarthy, who will direct an episode set to air in the spring, says the show’s young stars are different than the ones who came to be known as the Brat Pack. “They are

80’s Stars Shine in Made for TV Christmas Movies

If you’re wondering what some of your favorite stars from the 1980’s have been doing for the past two decades, you don’t have to look much farther than your DVR. 1980’s stars like Nancy McKeon, Rob Lowe and Candace Cameron-Bure are all over the TV this holiday season, starring in made for TV Christmas movies on networks like Lifetime and The Hallmark Channel. Nancy McKeon. You know her best as tomboy

80s Action Heroes are brought together for new film

Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis in the same movie?  Yes, its true.  They all shot a scene together for a film last weekend.  The movie is Stallone’s new picture called The Expendables.  Also in the film is Dolph Lundgren who starred with Stallone in the Rocky IV sequel and of course was an action hero himself  playing He-Man in the film based on the 80s cartoon.  The Expendables is about a

80s Megastar Patrick Swazye dies at age 57 of complications from cancer

  Patrick Swayze, the hunky actor who danced his way into viewers’ hearts with “Dirty Dancing” and then broke them with “Ghost,” died Monday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57. “Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months,” said a statement released Monday evening by his publicist, Annett Wolf. No other details

The Hottest ’80s Video Vixens

  Ah, the good ol’ days. MTV played videos, and those videos featured real people. Better yet, most of those real people were hot-looking women who really had no business being in a video. Except for the fact that they were hot. In all honesty, some weren’t that hot. Still, it was an ’80s hallmark: the video vixen who distracted us from the band that was always a little self-conscious

PopWatch has a Q&A session with Adrian Zmed

Adrian Zmed, soon to be on VH1’s new reality show “Confessions of a Teen Idol” sits down with PopWatch for a Q&A Session. When we asked which castmate on VH1’s newest celebreality show, Confessions of a Teen Idol (premieres Jan. 4), you most wanted us to catch up with, the overwhelming (and proper) response was Adrian Zmed, best known for T.J. Hooker, Grease 2, Bachelor Party, and Dance Fever. Having

Duran Duran’s John Taylor to guest on Samantha Who

John Taylor is to play Christina Applegate’s boyfriend on her hit TV show “Samantha Who.”  Samantha starts dating a former ’80s pop star, but doesn’t know who he is.  The Duran Duran bassist will play the part of Tommy Wylder, an ’80s pop star that Samantha and Dena had crushes on when they were teens. Taylor’s character enjoys the fact that Samantha is unaware of his pop star status, thanks to