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From one teen heartthrob to another: Don't mess this up! Former '70s teen idol Leif Garrett spoke candidly with Fox News about his bad boy past in a recent interview, and the now 51-year-old singer and actor had a few key pieces of advice for current It boy Justin Bieber. "Do not believe your own publicity," Garrett told FoxNews.com. "Sussing out who your real friends are is full-time work. Every scum bag, every drug dealer, every chicken hawk wants a piece of you." And Garrett should know. At [...] »
Leif Garrett knows a little something about what it's look to a major star when you're young -- and how it can all go terribly wrong.
In a new interview with FoxNews.com, the former heartthrob admitted that he knows what it's like to be Justin Bieber and offered the Biebs a bit of advice. "Do not believe your own publicity," Garrett warned. "Sussing out who your real friends are is full-time work. Every scum bag, every drug dealer, every chicken hawk wants a piece of you.
"When you've got that sort of power at that young age, and everything at your doorstep, you put out that bad boy image. At that age, testosterone, hormones, all of the money, you see what else you can get away with," he added. "He's also doing a lot of charity work."
When asked he if noticed any similarities between his high-profile relationship with »
Leif Garrett has a message for Justin Bieber: Don't buy into your own hype. Oh, and that Bieber is apparently a much-sought after commodity among men interested in sweet young boy-meat. Also read: Justin Bieber, Bill Clinton Reach Historic Detente Former teen idol Garrett, who spiraled into a personal hell of substance abuse after charming teenage girls throughout the '70s, offered his advice to Bieber via Fox 411, cautioning the 19-year-old singer, "every chicken hawk wants a piece of you." Asked what he would tell Bieber -- who has made headlines lately for antics »
- Tim Kenneally
Leif Garrett knows what Justin Bieber is going through. But the 1970s-era teen idol hopes that Bieber ends up avoiding what he went through. "Do not believe your own publicity," the now 51-year-old actor warned Bieber in an interview with FoxNews.com when asked if he had any advice for the 19-year-old heartthrob. "Sussing out who your real friends are is full-time work. Every scum bag, every drug dealer, every chicken hawk wants a piece of you." "When you've got that sort of power at that young age, and everything at your doorstep, you put out that bad boy image. At that age, testosterone, hormones, all of the money, you see what else you can get away with," Garrett »
In 1983, Francis Ford Coppola had plenty of greatness under his belt from The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather: Part II and Apocalypse Now, but some may say 1982's One from the Heart was the beginning of the end... at least the end of the Coppola we came to know in the '70s. Sure, The Godfather: Part III saw seven Oscar nominations, but ask anyone and they're sure to point it out as the weakest of the trilogy by a mile. Films such as Peggy Sue Got Married, Dracula and even The Rainmaker aren't half-bad and I'll happily admit to loving 90% of Tetro, but the Coppola star doesn't shine as it once did. Such a situation can result in films being forgotten, overlooked and never revisited again. The lack of appreciation for the last 30 years of Coppola's directorial career has allowed me to easily avoid -- wrongly or not -- »
- Brad Brevet
If you’ve listened to the newest Foycast, then you’ve already heard me discuss in detail the 1981 obscurity Longshot - the world’s only foosball movie. Odds are you’ll never see this film, but in this B-Sides you can experience the magic of its title song and dramatic final shot.
In Foycast Xiii: Marching into Madness, I dissected Longshot in more detail than probably anyone has in over 30 years. For those that haven’t listened, what we’re talking about here is a coming-of-age underdog sports flick based around the game of foosball. Yes, foosball. Someone actually made a foosball movie.
Longshot was directed by E.W. Swackhamer and starred past-his-prime teen idol Leif Garrett as a California dude who wanted to go to Europe with his best friend to become soccer players because they knew nobody in America gave a damn about soccer in 1981. But before they can go become Euro soccer sensations, »
When "The Outsiders" came out in theaters in 1983, Diane Lane, Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise and Patrick Swayze were far from household names.A lot can change in 30 years!In celebration of Rob's 49th birthday today, we're taking a look back at how the then-unknown cast became huge stars ... and checking in on how most of them look today.Stars like Lane and Cruise went on to score Oscar nominations ... Rob had a sex scandal and recent career resurgence ... Ralph Macchio and Leif Garrett turned to reality TV ... all in all, it's a pretty random bunch!Sadly, Swayze passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2009.But see how the rest of the cast has changed through the years -- and see what they've been up to since 1983. Read more »
- tooFab Staff
A sporting new March Madness edition of the Foycast has arrived, and you didn’t even have to wait half a year for it. If you’re into schlocky, obscure, offbeat sports flicks, then this edition will be a treat for you. The Karate Kid goes diving! Leif Garrett plays foosball! Post-apocalyptic snooker pool!
Plus there's much, much more of the rambling nonsense you’ve come to expect.
I’m joined by Matt Fini for a special Foycast primarily about a pair of obscure, one-of-a-kind, underdog sports movies that must be seen to be believed. Fini and I spend about 20 minutes unleashing our mutual admiration society for the little-seen gem Diving In. What’s Diving In, why do we both love it, why should you see it, and why does it deserve more recognition than it gets? You’ll have to listen and find out.
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8 items from 2013
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