The resurfacing of JTT, aka Jonathan Taylor Thomas, this week brought back fond memories of Teen Beat, Tiger Beat and Bop — but whatever happened to those magazines’ other teen heartthrobs?
Thomas, Devon Sawa, Nick Carter, Rider Strong, Matthew Lawrence, Hanson and more — do these 90s coverboys still have the looks that made them famous?
Check out the Now & Then side-by-sides above and let us know which was your childhood crush back in the day! Read more… Keep reading »
The other day I was talking to a good girlfriend about her latest pop obsession. My friend Jessica, who is in her early 30s, mentioned that she was totally into Justin Bieber and acknowledged that her feelings about him were conflicted. “I mean, I don’t know whether I want to bend him over and spank him, or bend him over and spank him,” she said. She was joking (mostly) but it brought up a good point: at what age does your love for a teen idol go from perfectly acceptable to kind of creepy? Keep reading »
Even if ‘tweens totally terrify you, you must show them some love for what they consistently do well—they bring the mother-effing ruckus. No matter what year, no matter what conditions, no matter what cute boy is involved, ‘tweens are kind of like cockroaches. Nothing on earth can keep them from causing a hysterical scene over the objects of their young affections. This past Friday, 3,000 ‘tweens rioted at a mall
in New Jersey
on Long Island. Arrests were made and a few were sent to the hospital after lots o’ screaming girls went apes**t—pushing and shoving just a bit too much, possessed with unbridled passion. Who were they getting all hot and bothered about? Teen singing sensation Justin Bieber. Is it bad that I don’t know who he is? Poor Justin had to turn around and leave after security deemed it unsafe for him to enter the building. Check out this video filmed by a ‘tween on the scene. Wait, is that Justin Bieber in the background, butchering “Love Fool,” originally by The Cardigans? Oh my … ‘tweenagers sure are interesting mini-people. After the jump, some more tweentastic moments. Keep reading »
This just in…VH1 is paying has-beens major money to create and produce more lame and overdone reality TV. Former TV icon Scott Baio and former child star Jason Hervey have created “Confessions of a Teen Idol,” which will give “heartthrobs” from the ’80s and ’90s another chance at fame. The show, which premieres this Sunday, Jan. 4, will function as a support group for the all male cast comprised of Christopher Atkins (“The Blue Lagoon”), David Chokachi (“Baywatch”), Billy Hufsey (“Fame”), Jeremy Jackson (“Baywatch”), Eric Nies (“The Real World” and “The Grind”), Jamie Walters (“Beverly Hills 90210″), and Adrian Zmed (“TJ Hooker,” “Grease 2″). According to VH1, each hour-long episode will provide a “rare, never-before-seen look at fame and its consequences as the guys live together.” However, there really isn’t anything rare about this show. Keep reading »
Remember when you used to run to the grocery store to see if the latest issues of Tiger Beat and Big Bopper were on the stands so you could tear out the foldout posters of the hottest teen idols? Yeah well, we found tons of those clippings for sale on eBay. Here’s a retrospective on some of our favorite lover boys from the ’80s. Keep reading »