Frank Sinatra Invented Justin Bieber

Frank Sinatra, Journalism, Justin Bieber, Music, pop, pop culture

I wrote so right here. (For Yahoo!)

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Latest Podcast: Reconsidering Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, Quitting Lark Voorhies–and Amanda Peterson and the Sadness Scale

Amanda Peterson, Ariana Grande, Child Stars, Justin Bieber, Lark Vorhies, Podcast, R.I.P., Teen idols

loveAll right, Episode 20 posted a few days ago, so it’s more like the semi-latest edition, but my point about doughnuts being treasures that should be kept under glass stands nonetheless.

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Latest Podcast: Justin Bieber, Why Can’t You Be More Like Alex Rodriguez?

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arodBecause you presumably can’t hit a major-league curve. I’ll give you that. Not that I’ve tried, but I’m betting I can’t hit a major-league curve, either. (Now a nasty slider…)

The larger, less-literal point I make in the latest episode of Former Child Star Central is that Alex Rodriguez, the baseball star-turned-scored PED user-turned baseball star anew, is doing something that Justin Bieber, the pop star-turned-joke, should do. (Hint: It’s not getting kicked out of Coachella.)

Elsewhere, I invent the Former Child Star Central Book Club, and highly recommend that Lindsay Lohan heed its first selection, Amber Tamblyn‘s Dark Sparkler.

Yes, I’m just full of advice. Or something like that.

Latest Podcast: “Mad Men,” Jon Hamm, Kiernan Shipka, Mason Reese, Alex Rodriguez

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Did we, meaning I, look for a way to insert myself into the Mad Men final-seven-episodes discussion? Yes, yes, I did.

Did we, meaning I, reach? No, no, I did not.

The latest episode of Former Child Star Central features a legit discussion on who is going to be Mad Men‘s ultimate former-child star: Jon Hamm or Kiernan Shipka? It also features a legit discussion with Mad Men Podcast host Jeremiah Panhorst.

And as if you needed more legit reasons to tune in, as it were, we, meaning I, have two words for you: Debralee Scott.

And also: Mason Reese.

And, yeah, Alex Rodriguez and Justin Bieber, too, but don’t let them deter you.

It’s time to give a listen.