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Brat Pack Secrets That Will Thoroughly Surprise You

The Brat Pack may have hit the big screen before I hit the world, but they had a big effect on my adolescence, nonetheless. I went through a stage in middle school where I wore my “Breakfast Club” shirt on a weekly basis, fantasized about a young John Cusack, and hoped I would meet my Jake Ryan. Brat Pack films captured the undesirable moments of being teen in a magical way. A lot of you probably agree with me. That’s why author Susannah Gora has written a new book, You Couldn’t Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes and Their Impact on a Generation, which comes out this week. While Gora postulates about the effect the Brat Pack has had on film and our lives, she has also uncovered some interesting tidbits about the films. After the jump, check out the skeletons that have been unearthed from the closets of Ferris Bueller, Lloyd Dobler and more. Keep reading »

The Breakfast Clubbers: Where Are They Now?

No ‘80s teen movie was complete without Molly Ringwald. So we got a little excited today when we saw that, in addition to starring in the show “The Secret Life Of The American Teenager” on ABC, everyone’s favorite teen queen had re-emerged, this time as a singer. Ringwald is using her killer pipes on a jazz record with composer Peter Smith. And just like her career, her vocal stylings have stood the test of time. Here, you can listen to her ditties on the new album “Here It Comes.”

This got us thinking: Where did all the other “The Breakfast Club” brat packers go? We’ve gone all Nancy Drew to find out. Keep reading »

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