Deborah Gibson Commends Britney, Praises Mandy

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Deborah Gibson attended a Walt Disney event in Florida and was asked by at the red carpet what she thought of being such an influence to some of the current pop stars like Britney Spears and Mandy Moore. She replied, “I think it’s just great the dedication they have. That’s what’s important.” She further added that she really respects Moore’s talent and believes that Moore is a great role model for young girls.

Mandy Moore is Obsession of the Month

October 9, 2003 – Contributed anonymously: Mandy is this month’s Fashion Obsession at “You’ll have to excuse us for turning our focus to a teeny bopper this month but how can we resist reporting on a girl who wears so many loose, flowing dresses? Blonde or brunette, 19 year old 5’10 Mandy Moore has shunned the traditional Britney-esque custom lowriders and crop tops for the more elegant look of chiffon and satin. The singer-turned-actress relies on iconic designers like Richard Tyler, Vivienne Westwood, and Jill Stuart to supply her with the most femme of creations. Below is just a sample of Ms. Moore’s mature fashion sense.”

Hang With Mandy Moore At Her Next Movie Premiere

October 8, 2003 – Want to walk the red carpet of Mandy’s next movie premiere? You and your 3 best friends could soon be hanging out with the singer if you win Campbell’s Soup’s new Souper Star Fantasy contest. Enter at

Mandy Moore And Andy Roddick Dance To Elton John

October 8, 2003 – The Las Vegas Sun reports Mandy and her boyfriend Andy Roddick got up and started dancing during Elton John performance of ‘The Bitch is Back’ at Saturday night’s ‘Grand Slam for Children’ benefit hosted by Agassi at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Meanwhile, John slammed comedian Dennis Miller for turning the event into a conservative preach-fest, telling the audience, “You’ve all gone mental if you liked that.”

Deborah Gibson To Release Broadway CD

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80’s teen idol, Debbie Gibson, will release an album of Broadway songs, titled ‘Colored Lights’, October 28th on Fynsworthalley Records. The song list includes songs from some of the shows that she has starred in (‘Les Miserables’, ‘Funny Girl’, ‘Gypsy’, ‘Cabaret’), a song from the musical that she is the lyricist/composer of, ‘Skirts’, and other Broadway favorites. Read more.

Deborah Gibson Marriage Plans In Trouble

American Juniors judge Deborah Gibson in relationship trouble after her behind the scenes flirting with Ryan Seacrest appears to have caused the breakup of her four-year relationship with her fiance Jonathan Kanterman, sources tell Star magazine. It was Star’s report that Gibson was being extra close with Seacrest the prompted the split. “She defended herself and told him that nothing’s going on, but he didn’t believe her,” the source revealed.

2003 Teen Choice Awards Photos

Ashlee Simpson, Britney Spears, Deborah Gibson, Haylie and Hilary Duff, JC Chasez of *NSYNC, Jessica Simpson, Justin Guarini, Kelly Clarkson, Lindsay Lohan, Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees, Paula Abdul, and Ryan Seacrest were amongst the celebs on hand for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards on Saturday (August 2) at Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, California. Check out pictures from FilmMagic, Rex Features (page1 / page2), GettyImages, and WireImage.

‘American Juniors’ Judges Named

For tonight’s episode of ‘American Juniors’, the first batch of 20 semi-finalists will perform before judges Deborah Gibson, Gladys Knight, and last summer’s ‘American Idol’ runnerup Justin Guarini, who will serve in a guest capacity. The show airs tonight at 8 PM ET/PT.

Lucy Woodward Influenced By Deborah Gibson chatted with Lucy Woodward for a lengthy interview. Asked who shifted her from her early interest in classical music to rock and roll, Woodward said, “I remember Debbie Gibson had come out, honestly. And that was the first ‘Rock and Roll’ concert I had gone to at Radio City. And I was like ‘Whoa, what is this?’ I had no idea. I was amazed that she sang and wrote, and that she had written and produced and played on everything herself. And I was blown away by that. So when she came out it was like the first… you know, and I had already been listening to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’, that was like a major inspirational record. But when I realized that singers actually out there, young girls that actually write their own material… it was definitely Debbie Gibson. And I think “True Blue” was out around that time, Madonna, and George Michael’s ‘Faith’ around that time. So getting into those records was like, I couldn’t stop listening to them.” The interview audio at has since been removed.

Lisa Marie, Boomkat, Gibson & Robbie On Talk TV

Pop acts making appearances on talk television this week include Lisa Marie Presley, who stops by MTV’s Total Request Live on Tuesday, and appears on the Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday. Thursday sees Deborah Gibson on the Caroline Rhea Show. Wrapping up the week, Boomkat will appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday, followed by an appearance by Robbie Williams on Last Call with Carson Daly.

Deborah Gibson’s Grandmother Dies

Debbie Gibson’s official site includes the sad news that her grandmother Josephine Pusizzi has recently passed away. Deborah says, “We are all saddened by the passing of Deborah’s Grandma Josephine. The family thanks everyone for their support and condolences. For those of you who expressed interest in sending cards and flowers, Deborah and her family has expressed that in lieu of the flowers and cards, donations be sent to the Alzheimer’s Foundation in the name of Deborah’s grandmother, Josephine Pusizzi. The donations will be a wonderful tribute to Josephine and deeply appreciated.” To make a donation in her name visit here: