Latest Podcast: Shameless Clickbait Edition with Bette Davis’ 4th Husband

Gary Merrill, Hollywood, JC Chasez, one direction, Podcast, Shawn Mendes, Teen idols, Zayn Malik

merrillIf you can get past the Gary Merrill centennial ploy, then there’s also thoughtful discussion of Zayn Malik‘s stated desire to make “#realmusic,” the industriousness behind the insta-covers of “Drag Me Down” (originally recorded, natch, by Malik’s ex-bandmates from One Direction) and the reality that no matter how young and happening you are you will one day be replaced by your replacement, who may, in fact, be born the very day you are at the height of your youth and happening-ness. (Exhibit A: JC Chasez and Shawn Mendes.)

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Latest Podcast: Why Every Under-30 Hollywood Actress Should Heed This Anniversary*

Bobbi Kristina, Duggar Family, Louis Tomlinson, one direction, Podcast, R.I.P., Teen idols

bowClara Bow would’ve turned 110* on Wednesday. For a time, the original “It” girl was the biggest movie star in all the world. Then she turned almost 30, and her run was done. For various reasons, sure, but let’s not pretend her advanced age wasn’t one of them.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Louis Tomlinson and the “heartbreak” of the post-TV Duggar family are also discussed.

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Also, here’s a link to the next-to-latest latest podcast. I neglected to post it earlier, and for that I am sorry. (If you listen, you’ll know I’m am often sorry.)

* Note: The headline and Bow’s birthday have been corrected to reflect my realization that 2015 minus 1905 equals 110, not 100. Math be hard.

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: Why Some Baby Names Have the Shelf Life of Teen Idols

Baby Names, Mad Men, Podcast, Teen idols

baby‘Cause girl names, far more than boy names, are subject to fancy and fad. I’m not saying this is right, I’m just saying this is why Michael stays strong year after year, while Susan, dear, sensible, sturdy Susan, has gone the way of O-Town.

Sigh.

I explore the baby-name/teen-idol connection on the latest Former Child Star Central podcast. (Full disclosure: I am a former baby.)

I also talk the Mad Men finale, Andrew Keegan‘s kombucha-tea troubles and the rise and fall of Burt Reynolds because I obviously I don’t pay for the kind of data that would tell me what I should be talking about in the name of audience-building.

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