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What careers had the quickest journey straight down the shitter?

Captain and Tennille -- Had a number one hit at the start of 1980; were dropped by their record label at the end of the year. Became a novelty nostalgia act alongside performers who had their heydays two decades prior to them almost instantly.

Sandra Dee -- consistently ranked as one of the biggest box office draws in the early to mid '60s then let go from her contract with Universal and became an unemployable anachronism who would be lucky to get a part on The Rockford Files. She was barely older than Stockard Channing when she was being mocked in Grease.

Janet Jackson -- went from being considered a peer of Madonna's at the start of millenium with a record breaking recording contract to being barely a footnote in music by the middle of the decade, at a time when Madonna, Mariah, and her old backup dancer JLo were still having hits. Even Whitney's disastrous final tour out-grossed her Rock Witchu tour by 300%, to say nothing of the Iowa incident. She nows seems to have all the cultural cache of Paula Abdul.

Who else are we missing? Add you own below.

by Anonymousreply 172September 17, 2021 8:45 PM

Chrissy Metz

by Anonymousreply 1September 7, 2021 10:52 AM

Bonnie Franklin's post-ODAAT IMDb is pretty bare.

Not that I'm complaining about that...

by Anonymousreply 2September 7, 2021 10:56 AM

OP, are you new to the Business that is Show? Its motto is "Next!"

by Anonymousreply 3September 7, 2021 11:02 AM

Yeah, but a big enough performer can usually coast on fumes for a while. This thread is for the ones who couldn't even manage that.

by Anonymousreply 4September 7, 2021 11:03 AM

A post about Captain & Tennille jesus.

by Anonymousreply 5September 7, 2021 11:05 AM

Your Captain & Tennille facts are way, waaaaay off.

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by Anonymousreply 6September 7, 2021 11:05 AM

I'll add Jessica Lange to the list -- won a Best Actress Oscar in 1995 and seemed to get no boost from it. She had totally faded from leading ladies roles by 2000 and her career was then DOA until she decided to start blackmailing Ryan Murphy.

by Anonymousreply 7September 7, 2021 11:05 AM

What's off, R6?

by Anonymousreply 8September 7, 2021 11:05 AM

People began ignoring Janet Jackson because she was lame and a bore.

by Anonymousreply 9September 7, 2021 11:06 AM

Janet already seemed like a leftover from a another generation before the Superbowl. Why was Justin Timberlake performing with her and not someone his own age?

by Anonymousreply 10September 7, 2021 11:08 AM

Lizzo, hopefully.

by Anonymousreply 11September 7, 2021 11:15 AM

MC Hammer of course. Dude was talking about taking on MJ one day and broke AF the next.

Adam Ant

Gavin Rossdale

by Anonymousreply 12September 7, 2021 11:37 AM

Something I think it’s better for careers to just die out quickly. Some just circle the bowl, losing Oscars year after year. No one in particular, of course…

by Anonymousreply 13September 7, 2021 11:40 AM

Tony Bennett

by Anonymousreply 14September 7, 2021 11:40 AM

Jessie McCartney, went from teen heartthrob with some minor buzz. He did a show with Zac Efron the. zac did High school Musical and it seemed like Jessie’s career and fans got sucked into the Efron orbit.

by Anonymousreply 15September 7, 2021 11:50 AM

Helen Lawson’s career really cratered after she flashed the audience on Match Game. She was persona non grata in Hollywood and on Broadway for years after.

by Anonymousreply 16September 7, 2021 12:35 PM

Susan Richardson. And most of the cast from EIGHT IS ENOUGH.

by Anonymousreply 17September 7, 2021 1:05 PM

Mischa Barton

by Anonymousreply 18September 7, 2021 1:12 PM

If you recognize the names then they don't really belong in this thread.

So think of one-shot wonders. Like Zager and Evans. Who? They had a Billboard No. 1 hit in 1969. Then sank out of sight.

by Anonymousreply 19September 7, 2021 1:25 PM

But they never really had a career.

What people were genuine stars and then ceased to be in a relatively short period of time.

by Anonymousreply 20September 7, 2021 1:28 PM

Ali McGraw -- Hollywood's it girl in the early '70s. Walked away from it all to be Steve McQueen's wife. Then couldn't get back.

by Anonymousreply 21September 7, 2021 1:35 PM

Well, she was a truly terrible actress.

by Anonymousreply 22September 7, 2021 1:40 PM

Yes, she was. Thank God her divorce from Robert Evans spared us her being cast in Chinatown!

by Anonymousreply 23September 7, 2021 1:43 PM

Hayden Christensen, nothing after Star Wars

by Anonymousreply 24September 7, 2021 1:43 PM

Gerry Rafferty. Is there anything else besides Baker Street ?

by Anonymousreply 25September 7, 2021 1:47 PM

Had a coworker who would play Baker Street every morning as a motivator. Burn in Hell, Rafferty!

by Anonymousreply 26September 7, 2021 1:52 PM

People who had genuine careers as opposed to one hit wonders.

by Anonymousreply 27September 7, 2021 1:54 PM

Debbie Gibson

Tiffany

by Anonymousreply 28September 7, 2021 2:00 PM

The Captain & Tenille were more 70s I think, OP. LWKUT was #1 in 1975, and they were big enough to perform at a state dinner for the Bicentennial in 1976 when the Queen came to the US.

Anyone remember the scandal when they sang “Muskrat Love” (an execrable song) and people thought it was an extremely inappropriate choice with the Queen in attendance?

by Anonymousreply 29September 7, 2021 2:01 PM

Sam Jones, Klinton Salisbury.

by Anonymousreply 30September 7, 2021 2:02 PM

Bee Gees. They disappeared fast after the disco fad

by Anonymousreply 31September 7, 2021 2:03 PM

Oops, Spilsbury^^

by Anonymousreply 32September 7, 2021 2:03 PM

Do That To Me One More Time was the song I was referring to, R29.

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by Anonymousreply 33September 7, 2021 2:04 PM

Captain and Tennille had several hits and were a regular feature on TV during the '70s then there career seemed to match the trajectory of The Carpenters'... except Toni was still alive.

by Anonymousreply 34September 7, 2021 2:05 PM

Donnie Osmond.

by Anonymousreply 35September 7, 2021 2:09 PM

[quote] Janet Jackson -- went from being considered a peer of Madonna's at the start of millenium with a record breaking recording contract to being barely a footnote in music by the middle of the decade, at a time when Madonna, Mariah, and her old backup dancer JLo were still having hits. Even Whitney's disastrous final tour out-grossed her Rock Witchu tour by 300%, to say nothing of the Iowa incident. She nows seems to have all the cultural cache of Paula Abdul.

The Nation That Janet Jackson Built

Twenty-five years later, the political message and musical innovation on Rhythm Nation 1814 is more significant than ever, though less appreciated than it should be.

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by Anonymousreply 36September 7, 2021 2:17 PM

Janbot has arrived!

by Anonymousreply 37September 7, 2021 2:20 PM

Janet = has been

by Anonymousreply 38September 7, 2021 2:23 PM

Most of these people had several years at the top before their careers declined. The best example is probably Vaughn Meader, who came out of nowhere to have one of the biggest records of 1962-63, win Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, tour the nation, and appear all over TV impersonating JFK, only to see his career completely disappear in Dealey Plaza the afternoon of November 22, 1963.

Legend has it that Lenny Bruce went onstage that night at a comedy club and stood silently for several minutes, before finally saying, "Boy, is Vaughn Meader fucked."

by Anonymousreply 39September 7, 2021 2:25 PM

That's a good example, R39.

by Anonymousreply 40September 7, 2021 2:29 PM

Andy Gibbs

by Anonymousreply 41September 7, 2021 2:29 PM

R10 "not someone his own age". WTF? He was the guest performer, not her. She was the headliner.

by Anonymousreply 42September 7, 2021 2:33 PM

Milli Vanilli owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 43September 7, 2021 2:34 PM

Justin was way more relevant than Janet in 2004.

by Anonymousreply 44September 7, 2021 2:36 PM

R9 Actually, she wasn't. Her previous project before the Superbowl (All For You - singles and tour) were a commercial success. She was everywhere. That's why she got the Superbowl gig when she did. (She did make the mistake of not taking that previous tour overseas though.)

R44 His biggest successes came afterward.

by Anonymousreply 45September 7, 2021 2:38 PM

Lady Gaga

She was poised to be the biggest popstar of all time and even outdo Madonna, but by the time ARTPOP came out people were already over her weird costumes and gimmicks. She made a jazz album with Tony Bennett and a country sounding album to prove to the world that she really had talent and could sing, but they didn't care much. Without the eccentric behavior and costumes she isn't really all that interesting. Now she cannot get a hit song without help whether it's from Bradley Cooper or Ariana Grande.

by Anonymousreply 46September 7, 2021 2:39 PM

Gretchen Mol…

by Anonymousreply 47September 7, 2021 2:53 PM

[quote]Rhythm Nation 1814 is more significant than ever, though less appreciated than it should be.

That's just more whining from Janet fans that she SHOULD been as big as Madonna, rather than a statement of any evidence that she is.

by Anonymousreply 48September 7, 2021 2:54 PM

[quote]She did make the mistake of not taking that previous tour overseas though.

'Mistake'

Janet has just never been that big outside of the US.

by Anonymousreply 49September 7, 2021 3:02 PM

Meghan Trainor

She had a number of hit songs over 3 years including All About That Bass, Lips Are Movin', Dear Future Husband, Like I'm Gonna Lose You, No, and Me Too. Then it was like the world said "Okay, time to move on" and left her behind.

by Anonymousreply 50September 7, 2021 3:06 PM

Gary Hart.

O.J.

John Edwards.

Robert Blake.

Al Franken.

by Anonymousreply 51September 7, 2021 3:07 PM

Janet had a good career up until the Superbowl. After that it was like the whole world collectively said "Okay, let's not talk about her again, let's not listen to her music anymore, let's forget all about her." All of that over a naked breast for 2 seconds which was accidental no less. And nowadays celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian choose to show their tits and asses on an almost daily basis and get praised for "female empowerment." It is so ridiculous and unfair. The world did Janet so wrong.

by Anonymousreply 52September 7, 2021 3:11 PM

cybill shepherd.

by Anonymousreply 53September 7, 2021 3:11 PM

Cybill Shepherd is a modest talent who has successfully reinvented herself several times: from a star fashion model to Peter Bogdonovich's muse/leading lady in the early 70s, to the hit TV show MOONLIGHTING in the 80s, and with her own successful sitcom in the 90s. She's appeared in some interesting projects for TV (playing Martha Stewart, for example) and film outside of that.

I'm not a big fan, but nothing about her long, uneven career fits OP's description.

by Anonymousreply 54September 7, 2021 3:16 PM

"Cybill Shepherd" and "talent" are mutually exclusive. She was a pretty girl who got very lucky. Her career going beyond The Last Picture Show was a feat.

by Anonymousreply 55September 7, 2021 3:20 PM

Talent has nothing to do with anything. Shepard's career didn't collapse quickly, it decline slowly and steadily with a few upturns. She's worked for decades.

by Anonymousreply 56September 7, 2021 3:24 PM

R14, Are you out of your mind?!

First of all, the man is 95. In 2018, HE WON A GRAMMY, YOU COMPLETE IMBECILE!

To go with his OTHER 19!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 57September 7, 2021 3:50 PM

Starland Vocal Band had one hit and a variety show (with a lot of talent) but their popularity lasted less than a year.

by Anonymousreply 58September 7, 2021 3:56 PM

Sam Worthington

by Anonymousreply 59September 7, 2021 3:59 PM

My standard answer to this category of query:

Erstwhile Broadway Wunderkind John Lloyd Young.

by Anonymousreply 60September 7, 2021 4:06 PM

Madonna had her last number one in 2000. Other than the Timberlake song she guested on (which is long forgotten) she hasn't fared much better than Janet.

Mariah probably has done the best out of all them.

by Anonymousreply 61September 7, 2021 4:08 PM

Hey Christine at R55, how's your little streaming show going? I always wondered what it was like having to do something so tiny and niche, having starred on two network shows of my own!

I see it still wounds that the only time you got an Emmy was by riding my coattails!

by Anonymousreply 62September 7, 2021 4:12 PM

Heather Graham.

Alicia Silverstone.

by Anonymousreply 63September 7, 2021 4:14 PM

Of recent memory it's katy perry, she went from 5 number ones and 20 million global album sales from teenage dream to cringey middle aged wine mom in five years.

by Anonymousreply 64September 7, 2021 4:23 PM

Ashlee Simpson

Once she was caught lip syncing on SNL it was all over.

by Anonymousreply 65September 7, 2021 4:32 PM

Michael Richards.

by Anonymousreply 66September 7, 2021 4:32 PM

Lauryn Hill.

by Anonymousreply 67September 7, 2021 4:38 PM

Toni Braxton. The queen of multiple bankruptcies.

by Anonymousreply 68September 7, 2021 4:41 PM

Jeffrey Tambor.

by Anonymousreply 69September 7, 2021 4:45 PM

Jeffrey Tambor has had a 45-year career.

by Anonymousreply 70September 7, 2021 4:49 PM

Betty Hutton. Was top-billed star of one of the biggest hits of 1950 (Annie Get Your Gun) and the biggest hit of 1952 (The Greatest Show On Earth, Best Picture Winner), then...

by Anonymousreply 71September 7, 2021 4:56 PM

R70-HAD a 45 year career. Career be dead now.

by Anonymousreply 72September 7, 2021 5:30 PM

Vanilla Ice . From MTV to TLC with a DIY show

by Anonymousreply 73September 7, 2021 6:21 PM

Speaking of Tambor, I was one of the loyal fans who stuck with (and really enjoyed) TRANSPARENT.

But with the exception of Judith Light (who will go on working, for Ryan Murphy and for others), I think everyone associated with that show is (unfailrly) associated with Tambor's sexual abuse and especially with the problematic trans-representation politics. What began as one of the most progressive shows on TV felt like anything but by the time it ended. It's not fondly regarded (if it's remembered at all), which is a shame.

Tambor sounds like a nightmare of hostility and abuse, but he was really good on TRANSPARENT. And Joey (ne Jill) Soloway makes interesting TV but is also a giant mess.

by Anonymousreply 74September 7, 2021 7:30 PM

Has anyone mentioned me yet?

Because I could use the buzz…

by Anonymousreply 75September 7, 2021 7:46 PM

Folks who left M*A*S*H like McLean Stevenson, Gary Burghoff, Larry Linville…not Wayne Rogers though, because he wisely invested his money and became independently wealthy. But the first three actors careers never recovered. Stevenson admitted that he was foolish to leave the show when he did.

by Anonymousreply 76September 7, 2021 8:12 PM

Soleil Moon Fry. After Punky she was flushed.

by Anonymousreply 77September 7, 2021 8:40 PM

Gary Coleman

by Anonymousreply 78September 7, 2021 9:30 PM

Thelma from "Good Times" - she ain't working

by Anonymousreply 79September 8, 2021 12:05 AM

Mase. He was a rapper with Puffy. He was huge from 1997 to 1998, his album went like 5x Platinum and then in 1999, his second album only reached #11 and went Gold.

by Anonymousreply 80September 8, 2021 1:36 AM

Troy Donahue was like Sandra Dee - quick journey from icon in the early 60s to relic by the late 60s

by Anonymousreply 81September 8, 2021 1:42 AM

R46, she won an Oscar and was nominated for her acting which is something you can't say about Madonna. I think she'll be fine

by Anonymousreply 82September 8, 2021 1:45 AM
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by Anonymousreply 83September 8, 2021 1:51 AM

Most disco artists

by Anonymousreply 84September 8, 2021 2:08 AM

Monty Rock III

by Anonymousreply 85September 8, 2021 2:24 AM

Anita Ward.

by Anonymousreply 86September 8, 2021 2:38 AM

Rudy Giuliani

by Anonymousreply 87September 8, 2021 2:44 AM

Damn, Rudy. he could've coasted on that America's Mayor shit the rest of his life. Instead he threw it all away with both hands and about 1000 bottles of vodka. For Trump. What a fucking fool.

by Anonymousreply 88September 8, 2021 2:51 AM

Florence Henderson did nothing notable other than being Carol Brady even though she had appeared on Broadway and was in a justly forgotten musical film: Song of Norway (1970)

by Anonymousreply 89September 8, 2021 3:01 AM

Christopher Cross.

by Anonymousreply 90September 8, 2021 3:09 AM

The Captain and Tennille also gave us the trifecta of gay sex:

(I Never Wanted To Touch A Man) The Way I Want To Touch You

I've Never Done It Like That

Do That To Me One More Time

by Anonymousreply 91September 8, 2021 3:14 AM

I came here to say "Betamax repairman."

by Anonymousreply 92September 8, 2021 3:24 AM

R27 give it up

by Anonymousreply 93September 8, 2021 3:28 AM

Singer-Actress Irene Cara. Best known for starring in the movie Fame, and singing Flashdance ... What A Feeling, her career quickly vanished after she got into a legal fight for royalties not received in relation to that song.

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by Anonymousreply 94September 8, 2021 3:53 AM

Troy Donahue also aged rapidly and badly, R81. I saw a LOVE BOAT ep he guested on, circa 1979--and he looked bloated and chunky and awful. He was also wearing what appeared to be a terrible toupee.

Tab Hunter aged much better (as gay men often do, if I may say).

by Anonymousreply 95September 8, 2021 3:55 AM

Delilah-Judith

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by Anonymousreply 96September 8, 2021 3:56 AM

Dream. They were literally everywhere in summer and fall of 2000, never to be heard from again after that.

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by Anonymousreply 97September 8, 2021 4:00 AM

[quote] Gerry Rafferty. Is there anything else besides Baker Street ?

Before "Baker Street" he was a member of Steeler's Wheel, which produced the memorable hit "Stuck In The Middle With You." His greatest success was his album "City to City", which produced "Baker Street" and "Right Down The Line." I think he did very well as a musician. He didn't have a Number 1 hit every year, but who does?

by Anonymousreply 98September 8, 2021 4:03 AM

The Captain and Tennille did so many stupid "sex" songs like "Do That To Me One More Time" and "You Need A Woman Tonight" and "You Never Done It Like That" and "The Way I Want To Touch You." They ever did a song about muskrats having sex called "Muskrat Love." God, what crap!

by Anonymousreply 99September 8, 2021 4:09 AM

Peter Frampton. Huge live album, followed by a successful but front-loaded studio album, and then it's over.

by Anonymousreply 100September 8, 2021 4:14 AM

Muskrat Love. Damn. Just damn.

by Anonymousreply 101September 8, 2021 4:19 AM

Psy. "Gangnam Style" was the most viewed video on YouTube for a period. It was everywhere. But then he fell off the map, at least in the U.S.

by Anonymousreply 102September 8, 2021 4:22 AM

[quote] The world did Janet so wrong.

No, it didn't. Janet did herself wrong. She sabotaged her own career. Willingly exposing your breast at one of the biggest events in American culture is career suicide. She can cry this and that, but she made the ultimate decision and paid the price.

by Anonymousreply 103September 8, 2021 4:22 AM

I suspect Janet Jackson had no intention to do that r103, but even if she did. What a fucking eruption of stupid assholery that whole thing was. It was like America decided to announce to the world we are the stupidest most obsessive country in the history of ever.

Nipplegate. What the fuck!

by Anonymousreply 104September 8, 2021 4:27 AM

"Willingly exposing your breast at one of the biggest events in American culture is career suicide."

That's not what killed her career, you uptight prude. A string of crappy singles and albums did that

by Anonymousreply 105September 8, 2021 4:30 AM

Elaine Princi owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 106September 8, 2021 4:31 AM

Anita Bryant Talk about stoopid

by Anonymousreply 107September 8, 2021 4:36 AM

Lindsay Lohan went from the breakout star of The Parent Trap to an unemployable joke within a decade.

by Anonymousreply 108September 8, 2021 4:49 AM

Of course Janet intended to show her titty. She needed to one-up Madonna from a few months earlier at the VMA's, so she thought, "why don't I show my saggy titty to the world?"

And, voila. Was it worth it, Janet??

by Anonymousreply 109September 8, 2021 4:50 AM

Honestly, yes, it was worth it to see an entire country descend into ridiculous hysterics over a tit. Yes, good for you, Janet, just for the lulz.

by Anonymousreply 110September 8, 2021 4:53 AM

Well that's what happens when you decide to not tell anybody that you're going to show your titty. She knew it was going to cause a ruckus. She was just too stupid to realize how much of a ruckus.

Poor Janet.

by Anonymousreply 111September 8, 2021 4:55 AM

OP, are you familiar with the term "flash in the pan"? Showbiz is littered with them.

by Anonymousreply 112September 8, 2021 5:13 AM

oh dammit, people, he's not talking about "flash in the pan." But people that thought they had made it, it was great, they were now set and were going to last forever. And then ... yeah, not so much.

Fashion suddenly changes and damn, it's all gone. That must suck more than, hey we had that one song that one summer and then somebody else came along.

by Anonymousreply 113September 8, 2021 5:16 AM

Emmanuel Lewis

by Anonymousreply 114September 8, 2021 5:30 AM

Trevor Bauer, starting pitcher for the Dodgers and highest-paid player in MLB, may be out for some very rough but consensual sexual encounters. He punched her in the face and vagina with his fist and put her in the hospital, then she came back for more. He’s been on "administrative leave" for about eight weeks pending on the DA’s decision whether or not to prosecute him. But the Dodgers may not want him back in either case because the whole affair is so appallingly shocking. Still, they forgave pitcher Julio Urias last year when he was involved in (non-consensual) spousal abuse. So we’ll see, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 115September 8, 2021 5:52 AM

#MeToo had the effect of sending many long-established and still buoyant careers down the shitter overnight.

by Anonymousreply 116September 8, 2021 6:37 AM

EMF

Jesus Jones

The Soup Dragons.

They had constant airplay on the radio in 1990. Around 1992 their second albums failed and POOF they were gone.

I always thought EMF were cute with their Vision Street Wear.

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by Anonymousreply 117September 8, 2021 6:57 AM

Debbie Gibson? Britney Spears is still around, but what happened to Debbie Gibson. Tiffany? New Kids on the Block were gone pretty quick, they made their money though. Jamie Kennedy?

by Anonymousreply 118September 8, 2021 7:01 AM

Biden's Presidency 7 months in.

by Anonymousreply 119September 8, 2021 7:01 AM

En Vogue

by Anonymousreply 120September 8, 2021 11:43 AM

R72, Many other careers are about 30-35 years, certainly not 45. Get some perspective.

by Anonymousreply 121September 8, 2021 12:30 PM

Aaliyah

by Anonymousreply 122September 8, 2021 12:53 PM

Dana Plato

She got pregnant, kicked off Diff'rent Strokes, and her career (and life in general) was a downward spiral after that. She was lucky to get even the lowest bottom of the barrel, direct-to-video junk.

by Anonymousreply 123September 8, 2021 2:30 PM

Susan Boyle

by Anonymousreply 124September 8, 2021 2:34 PM

Duffy

by Anonymousreply 125September 8, 2021 2:41 PM

R119 is already irrelevant, like his idol Trump

by Anonymousreply 126September 8, 2021 3:40 PM

R115, it's not legal to punch people, it's called assault.

by Anonymousreply 127September 8, 2021 3:42 PM

r124: is a good one. Haven't heard about her in a very long time.

by Anonymousreply 128September 8, 2021 3:46 PM

Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea had a number one song and was over later that month.

by Anonymousreply 129September 8, 2021 3:47 PM

[Quote]#MeToo had the effect of sending many long-established and still buoyant careers down the shitter overnight.

You ain't never lied!

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by Anonymousreply 130September 8, 2021 4:14 PM

R119= Biden-bot No amount of Trump bashing can excuse the incompetence of that old song and dance man for the Dems who did nothing for 43 years except lie and plagiarize. And now that something is expected of him other than not being Trump it's obvious he's in way over his head and ditto Kamala

by Anonymousreply 131September 8, 2021 4:37 PM

R127 It's actually called battery.

by Anonymousreply 132September 8, 2021 4:39 PM

R131 must be one of those people who bitched about 13 people soldiers dying in Afghanistan but didn't care about the thousands who died before he was elected

by Anonymousreply 133September 8, 2021 4:41 PM

R133 Must be one of those people who say 'what about' all the time

by Anonymousreply 134September 8, 2021 4:43 PM

R134 must be taking ivermectin right now

by Anonymousreply 135September 8, 2021 6:09 PM

r135 must think Ivermectin is only a horse dewormer.

by Anonymousreply 136September 8, 2021 6:15 PM

R135 must be one of 'those people' who think everyone who doesn't see things they way they do must be taking Ivermectin

by Anonymousreply 137September 8, 2021 8:33 PM

R137 must be one of "those people" who look for any excuse to attack Democrats

by Anonymousreply 138September 8, 2021 8:45 PM

R138 with Cuomo, Lightfoot, Harris and Biden who needs to look? Stevie Wonder could see they're inexcusable.

by Anonymousreply 139September 8, 2021 11:15 PM

R139 prefers Gaetz, Gym Jordan, and Ron Death Sentence. Even the worst Democrats are better than the best Republicans

by Anonymousreply 140September 8, 2021 11:20 PM

R140 Not everything except in your narrow mind is either/or. I don't care for any of them. Nor am I defending any of them.

by Anonymousreply 141September 9, 2021 12:19 AM

Starland Vocal Band

by Anonymousreply 142September 9, 2021 12:22 AM

Nia Vardalos.

She received an Oscar nomination for My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which was a big hit. Then she starred in Connie and Carla which received mixed reviews and was a box office bomb. The best thing about 2009's My Life in Ruins was the title.

MBFGW 2 had a healthy box office, but the reviews were underwhelming and it seemed a bit sad that she had to tarnish the original just so she could have a hit.

by Anonymousreply 143September 9, 2021 12:24 AM

Camila Cabello

by Anonymousreply 144September 9, 2021 12:46 AM

Susan Seidelman.

by Anonymousreply 145September 9, 2021 1:03 PM

Director Susan Seidelman is a good one. I didn't love SMITHEREENS but it's interesting and worth a look. DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN is a joy: original, funny, well cast. MAKING MR. RIGHT, COOKIE, and SHE-DEVIL were all failures, but not without their moments.

If Seidelman were a man, I think her career would have turned out differently.

by Anonymousreply 146September 9, 2021 3:21 PM

PS: Seidelman moved into television (including directing some SATC episodes), so it's not as if she disappeared completely.

I believe she may have retired.

by Anonymousreply 147September 9, 2021 3:26 PM

Heath Ledger

River Phoenix

James Dean

by Anonymousreply 148September 9, 2021 3:47 PM

Hootie & the Blowfish

by Anonymousreply 149September 9, 2021 10:46 PM

Heather O'Rourke

by Anonymousreply 150September 9, 2021 11:25 PM

Lisa Loeb. One hit single in 1994. And no big follow-up.

But she keeps working - recorded a few children's albums, did TV work, appeared in a GEICO commercial campaign this year singing her hit “Stay” setup as an audition. She's doing OK.

According to People: "Though Lisa Loeb rose to fame as a singer, she's probably just as well known for her eyeglasses." in November 2010, Loeb launched the Lisa Loeb Eyewear Collection. Each type of frame is named after one of her song titles, and while most models are for women, there are models for young girls and men.

Loeb also sells a brand of coffee called her "Wake Up! Brew", a reference to her "Everybody Wake Up" song from her Camp Lisa album. The brand is organic and fair trade, with all profits going to Camp Lisa, and it is only available through the Coffee Fool website.

Loeb dated Dweezil Zappa from 1998 to 2004. She married Roey Hershkovitz in 2009; they met in 2006 during a business meeting for a food TV show. The couple have two children, Lyla Rose and Emet Kuli. Her cousin is New York City-based drag queen Alexis Michelle who was a competitor on the ninth season of reality television series RuPaul's Drag Race.

by Anonymousreply 151September 10, 2021 12:23 AM

Paolo Montalban OWNS this thread. Started at the top in 1997, then had his own series for maybe 2 years...then...NOTHING.

Nothing except musical theater that is, the stage equivalent of soaps.

Still looks exactly the same though...24 years later.

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by Anonymousreply 152September 10, 2021 12:31 AM

Huey Lewis & the News.

Huey's sizemeat is legendary: : The famous groupie Connie Hamzy said on Howard Stern in 2010 that Huey had such a huge cock she could barely fit it in her mouth .

That woman's had a lot of famous dick. . Grand Funk Railroad even mentioned her in their song "We're An American Band" ...sweet, sweet Connie doing her act, she had the whole show and that's a natural fact .

by Anonymousreply 153September 10, 2021 12:31 AM

Wilson Phillips

by Anonymousreply 154September 10, 2021 12:34 AM

I saw an interview with Florence Henderson, she said she did extremely well post BB as a commercial spokeswoman because she already had America’s trust as a famous TV mom. She was one of the few who got recurring contracts for the same product, usually an ad campaign would move on to another spokesperson or angle. She did her Carol schtick for Wesson Oil forever, then Polydent. She also hosted a cooking show on cable.

by Anonymousreply 155September 10, 2021 12:58 AM

Ke$ha

by Anonymousreply 156September 10, 2021 1:27 AM

The bands Magic!, Fun., and Hot Chelle Rae.

Also Gotye, and Owl City.

by Anonymousreply 157September 10, 2021 1:31 AM

Did they have to ever rise above the shitter to be considered?

by Anonymousreply 158September 10, 2021 2:08 AM

Marky Mark

by Anonymousreply 159September 10, 2021 2:13 AM

I have the winner.

Nikki Blonsky. She made one movie, was everywhere, and she’s been riding the fumes ever since.

by Anonymousreply 160September 10, 2021 2:45 AM

Hoping the smug, rat-faced bitch Leylah Annie Fernandez will be a future addition to this list.

by Anonymousreply 161September 10, 2021 3:05 AM

Corey Hart seemed destined for bigger things. Could really sing. Was gorgeous. Had some great songs. You'd think he'd have tried films or Broadway like Andy Gibb and other people from the era.

by Anonymousreply 162September 10, 2021 4:38 AM

Karen Mossberg in The Big Cube (1969) The credits say 'Introducing' Karin Moss and it's her final film credit. Mossberg plays Lana Turner's step daughter and she and her sleazy boyfriend (George Chakiris) spike Lana's sedatives with LSD! A camp classic. Swedish born Mossberg's accent is reminiscent of Zsa Zsa Gabor.

by Anonymousreply 163September 14, 2021 12:59 AM

The careers of teen idols tend to go downhill quickly. David Cassidy was a huge star for a brief time due to the tv series "The Partridge Family." He was THE teen idol for a while, the darling of hoards of screaming teenage girls. But her wanted to taken seriously as a rock star, so he participated in an article about him in Rolling Stone magazine and posed for a photo that revealed to his shocked fan base that he had pubic hair. Big mistake! The article and photo damaged his image, and after leaving the Partridge Family his career went straight down the toilet and never really recovered.

Sometimes I listen to a 70s oldies station and hear songs by the teen idols of the era. They're very funny. Most of them (Donny Osmond, Tony DeFranco) sound like girls. David Cassidy acutally had a decent voice but becoming a teen idol really doomed him.

by Anonymousreply 164September 14, 2021 1:53 AM

David Cassidy or Patti Smith?

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by Anonymousreply 165September 17, 2021 3:13 PM

Jamie Walters. He had a #1 single, from his TV show, The Heights, then a platinum album and a gold album. And starred on 90210. His character, Ray Pruitt, was abusive to Donna Martin (Tori Spelling). The story arc of his character was that Ray was supposed to be redeemed, in future episodes, but instead Walters was dropped and his image was damaged.

by Anonymousreply 166September 17, 2021 6:04 PM

Desi Arnaz, Jr. Was a heart throb due to being on his mom's show, Here's Lucy (and being in a teen band). Was in the popular TV movie, Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones, then had a movie career with Red Sky At Morning, Billy Two Hats, and some movie about Marco Polo. Was also in A Wedding. Continued to work, but basically the big career never happened.

by Anonymousreply 167September 17, 2021 6:10 PM

Susan Anton

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by Anonymousreply 168September 17, 2021 6:34 PM

Chris Brown. He had songs that hit #1 or at least the top 10 on the billboards. Couldn’t get away from his music. He showed up Britney Spears the night of her tragic VMA performance and despite his terrible voice, was the next great black hole in pop music.

Then he decided to attack Rihanna. Turning her into America’s sweetheart and destroying his career’s momentum. He maintains a following of primarily black females, but nothing can replace the highlights he was flying and could have reached if he didn’t attack Rihanna.

by Anonymousreply 169September 17, 2021 8:14 PM

Great black hole, not hole lol

by Anonymousreply 170September 17, 2021 8:14 PM

Great black hope, not hole

Nothing can replace the heights not highlights.

by Anonymousreply 171September 17, 2021 8:15 PM

Rita Whora

by Anonymousreply 172September 17, 2021 8:45 PM
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