2009 was a big year for celebrity comebacks, with Mickey Rourke, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, and Courteney Cox steppin’ back into the proverbial spotlight. But something tells me that 2010 is going to be even better. One comeback that has me extremely giddy: Mayim Bialik, aka “Blossom,” aka the girl who inspired me to wear hats and sew my very own tie skirt. Mayim disappeared off the pop culture radar screen for a while, and headed to UCLA to get a Ph.D. in neuroscience and start a family—she now has two children. Last year, she miraculously reappeared on an episode of “What Not To Wear.” And now, she’s making a run for a full-fledged comeback, with guest-starring spots on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” and “Til Death.” Mayim said, “I am trying to see if the industry would like to see me as an adult actress and not as a teenager … When I do personal appearances at colleges, I have to sort of backtrack and say, ‘In case you didn’t know, I was on after ‘The Fresh Prince’ for five years.’” [NY Post]
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Back in fourth grade, for whatever reason, I frequently would daydream in class about being a grownup with two kids—their father would be my crush of the year, Justin Coffee. In this fantasy, I’d sit them down by the CD player and reveal to them the amazing music I had listened to when I was a kid, the way my parents had done for me with the Beatles and Bob Marley. The albums I was planning to blow their minds with? MC Hammer‘s Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em and Vanilla Ice‘s To The Extreme. So I was pretty pumped last February when Rolling Stone announced that the two musical gods of 1990 would be reuniting for a one-time show, complete with 24 backup dancers and a choir. The show was in Utah and I prayed it would become a tour. In June, it looked like it might when the duo announced an Idaho date. Only, it was canceled. It was rescheduled—but this week, it was canceled for a second time. No! Both artists’ managers say the issue was that the promoter did not honor the contract, and that they are still very open to doing shows together. Will someone please, please, please book them for New York soon? I’ll be front row. [Asylum] Keep reading »
Remember Hard Candy? It was the nail polish brand of the late ’90s, successfully marketing funky nail colors like green, silver and frosty blue. The must-have brand was a middle and high school status marker—if you wore Hard Candy (or better yet, had a collection of bottles) you told the world that you cared enough to spend way more than $1 on the Wet ‘N Wild variety, and that you loved being a trendsetter. Then somewhere along the way, Alicia Silverstone stopped wearing the shimmery sky-blue polish, and the company slowly morphed into Urban Decay, only to let Hard Candy fall to the wayside and become available only in hard-to-find ways, like on eBay.com. Well, she’s back!
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Pump genius Charles Jourdan was a leader in the shoe biz — reaching cult status in the ’60s and ’70s — until the company slowly suffered from bankruptcy and fell off the map (despite attempts by the Hilton family to revive the label). Now, thanks to Alexandra Neel, best known for her design work with Celine and Balenciaga, Jourdan will make a comeback through a seriously hotly anticipated new collection set to come out in the fall.
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I cannot tell you how many times I’ve seen “Clueless.” I always adored Cher Horowitz’s valley girl awesomeness. And don’t even get me started on her computerized revolving closet. Obviously, I was elated to hear that Alicia Silverstone is back, at least on Broadway. The ’90s It girl is leaving her pink boa and Beverly Hills behind and hitting the stage in New York City, to play an editor’s girlfriend in the play “Time Stands Still.” I am so hoping that this is the beginning of her comeback. Let me count the reasons why. [The Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Looks like Amy Winehouse may have that 2009 comeback we were hoping to see, after all…but as a fashion designer, not a singer. The Sun reports that Amy blurted out at a hotel bar while on vacation in St. Lucia that she’s negotiating a deal with top British label Fred Perry and has already started sketching her ideas. No word yet on whether her ideas include ballet slippers and neon-colored bra straps. And lest we all worry about Amy spending her vacation in a bar, one onlooker revealed: “She is looking better and doesn’t seem to be drinking that much.” We can’t help but wonder what “not that much” means in Amy’s world…especially since it was enough to inspire topless dancing on the beach. [TheSun.co.uk via NYMag] Keep reading »