80s Celebs

What Becomes of ’80s Pop Stars

  As W. Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses prepares to release the band’s first album of new songs in 17 years, the British press is full of news that another 80s pop icon, Michael Jackson, will make a public appearance in London’s High Court next week. After an application to testify by video link from Los Angeles was apparently turned down, Mr. Jackson has now been given medical clearance

“Dynasty” Diva Joan Collins: An ’80s Icon

  Actress Joan Collins, who played Alexis Carrington, John Forsythe’s vindictive ex wife on “Dynasty,” helped to set the bar when it came to malicious scheming, cat-fighting and starting fashion trends. Today, Collins continues to challenge herself with writing books and columns, as well as roles on television and the big screen. The legendary 75-year-old actress sat down with Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith to chat about her iconic status

Gary Coleman hits man with his truck in Utah

  PAYSON, Utah (AP) — Actor Gary Coleman hit a pedestrian with his truck after arguing with him in a local bowling alley, police said. Payson police Lt. Bill Wright said Colt Rushton and Coleman got into an argument in the early morning hours Saturday over pictures Rushton had taken of Coleman inside the bowling alley. He said the argument continued outside, and that Coleman hit Rushton and a car

’80s teen queen Molly Ringwald now plays ‘Teenager’ mom

  When she was acting as a teenager, Molly Ringwald had no idea her movies, including “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club” and “Pretty in Pink,” would still be popular decades later. “I don’t think when you’re a teenager you think all that much about the future,” Ringwald said. The famous redhead stars as Anne, the mom of a 15-year-old who also didn’t think about the future, in “The Secret Life

Leah Thompson matures gracefully

Thanks to the three “Back to the Future” films, actress Lea Thompson was already a movie star in her 20s. That’s enough to rattle some performers for the rest of their life. But not Thompson. “I think it’s always difficult just dealing with how you age gracefully, how you redo your time when you’re not chasing little kids around, and how you deal with the transition of becoming a mature

Fourth Time’s the Charm for Loni Anderson

  Ashlee and Pete weren’t the only ones getting hitched this weekend. Television bombshell Loni Anderson tied the knot in Los Angeles on Saturday with her former flame, singer Bob Flick. The 62-year-old WKRP in Cincinnati star and Flick, a founding member of the 1960s folk group The Brothers Four, first met 45 years ago and briefly dated. Read More…

If It’s Good Enough for Shatner…

PC world looks at Celebs who hocked computers in the 80s…    What do Bill Cosby, the cast of ‘MASH,’ and, yes, Captain James T. Kirk have in common? They all endorsed PCs in the 1980s. When personal computers entered the mainstream in the 1980s, the American public was understandably uneasy. Most people didn’t know much about using a PC, or how to choose a good one. Where could they

Johnny Depp despised his teen-idol status in 80s

Johnny Depp hated his teen idol status so much during the 1980s that he shaved off his hair including his eyebrows to stop from posing with his top off for girls’ magazines. The ‘Pirates Of the Caribbean’ star first touched fame when he appeared in U. S. teen show 21 Jump Street and became a female rage instantly. However, the “shy” actor so despised the attention he got from females

Cher confirms dating Tom Cruise in the 1980s

http://www.showbizspy.com/2008/02/07/cher-confirms-dating-tom-cruise-in-the-1980s/ By Graeme Massie Cher has confirmed for the first time she used to date Tom Cruise. The veteran singer admits she and ‘adorable’ Cruise enjoyed a romance in the 1980s. “He was just the most adorable man you can possibly imagine. I don’t understand the Scientology thing because I don’t understand it,” she told the Good Morning America TV show. “Sonny was a Scientologist, I did not understand that