Deborah Gibson’s rep David Salidor tells Usmagazine.com that reports suggesting the ’90s pop star’s home is in foreclosure are not true. “Much to the chagrin of media everywhere, Deborah is simply moving in with her boyfriend of the last year [doctor/documentarian Rutledge Taylor],” Salidor explained. “As we all know, [this] is the right time to sell… and, this was it for her.”
The “right time to sell” comment had The Real Estalker, who originally reported the news, howling, given the current economic crisis and crash of the housing market, particularly in California. “Hunny, have you read the papers or watched the news programs,” ‘Mama’ asks. “This is most definitely not the time to sell a house if you don’t have to and, quite frankly, it’s never, ever time to sell a house for less than you paid, you know?”
Deborah Gibson updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@officialdeborahgibson), discussing Mishavonna Henson’s bid to make it into the top 12 of ‘American Idol’ next week. Gibson writes:
We are so excited to announce that on of the kids from Deborah Gibson’s Electric Youth has made it to the Top 36 of American Idol! She will be singing for America’s vote next Tuesday and needs you and your friend’s vote to make it into the Top 12!
Deborah Gibson checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@officialdeborahgibson) on Saturday (December 27), commenting on the passing of Eartha Kitt, who died of colon cancer on Thursday at the age of 81. Gibson tells readers:
In memory of Eartha Kitt
I worked with her in ‘Cinderella’ for about 6 months – she was my fairy godmother. Eartha had more energy than all of us at 76 yrs old (that’s when I worked with her). She would get out of that carriage and extend her leg over her head while doing so! She would get all the ensemble boys up early for morning workouts and say in her famous purring voice ‘the early bird gets the worm!’ She was an amazing woman who was not afraid to speak her mind and went out singin’ and high kickin’!!! She will be missed terribly by all who knew her.
Denise Pernula of RawVegas.tv caught up with Deborah Gibson at Blush Boutique Nightclub in Las Vegas, where the singer talked about why she was in Sin City, hopes for a Vegas run, being in ‘Skating with Celebrities’ and how that apparently is a problem with being able to get on ‘Dancing with the Stars’, and whether she’s been naughty or nice this year.
Video at rawvegas.tv has since been removed.
The Kellogg Krew on 94.7 WMAS Springfield, Mass talked with Deborah Gibson the other day. The pop singer discussed her first song written at 5 years old – ‘Make Sure You Know Your Classroom’ – which she performed a bit of. Gibson also talked about performing as a kid with Ricki Lake, her songwriting process, and whether she prefers pop music or Broadway. “I like both because I like the discipline and the regimen of Broadway and I like playing a character, and after a while you go, ‘I want freedom’, and pop music is the ultimate freedom, so that’s why I’ll never go without both in my life.” The interview audio has since been removed.
Deborah Gibson dropped by the PIX 11 Morning News show in New York City on Tuesday (November 25), promoting her Electric Youth program and special five-day Winter Camp workshop in New York City for performers ages 10 to 20 that runs from December 26-30. Asked about how she feels some of today’s young singers will do in the longer term, Gibson responded, “I look at Miley Cyrus and I think she’s the real deal, and Taylor Swift I think is the real deal. She just knows how to write a great song.”
The interview video at cw11.com has since been removed.
Deborah Gibson was spotted signing autographs and posing for pictures for fans and resellers in Los Angeles on Friday (November 14) as her boyfriend looked on. When asked about President-elect Barack Obama, Gibson responded, “I’m a singer who doesn’t like to talk about politics. How about that. I’m happy for our country. I’m very happy for our country.” Watch the video via YouTube below.
Deborah Gibson spoke with the Ventura COunty Star about her decision to pose nude for Playboy magazine in 2005, a move which some fans who idolized her squeaky-clean image were not happy with. The pop singer, who currently is starring in the Rodgers and Hammerstein production ‘The King and I’, said she is “amazed by people who can’t see that somebody could be one way when they’re younger, then grow up and change their mind. You can be a role model, and you can take sexy photographs if you want to, in a form that’s appropriate.”
As for those who give her the “pop princess” tag, the 38-year-old said, “I think in this lifetime to make any mark at all is the coolest thing in the world. If they want to label me something that people connect with, that’s great.” Check out the full story at venturacountystar.com.
OK! magazine spoke with Deborah Gibson as the ’80s pop star prepares for her role as a teacher in the production of ‘The King And I’ held at California’s Kavli Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza from October 17-26. Asked what’s the most common fan reaction she receives, the 38-year-old responded, “A lot of times people want to tell me an anecdote about where they were when they heard a song or if a song was a part of them getting together with their current boyfriend or husband. People love sharing memories with me, which I love, because I feel like my music has been part of the soundtrack to their lives. That’s very special. That thrill never wears thin.” Read more.
Hollywood.tv caught up with Deborah Gibson on Robertson Blvd along with some other paps, who showered the singer with compliments. Gibson said she’s single but taken, upsetting the guys. When they tried to broach politics, she said she doesn’t get into that. Gibson then signed some autographs for a professional reseller. Asked if she’s still doing the mall shows, Gibson said, “That was Tiffany. You can ask her.” Watch the clip via YouTube below.