Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Blasts from the past! 80s pop princesses Debbie Gibson and Tiffany put their rivalry behind them at Mega Python premiere Read more: http://www.dailym
Back in the late 80s, they were the teen queens of pop, vying with one another for chart supremacy.
But now Tiffany and Debbie Gibson seem to have put all of that behind them, and become the best of friends - even going so far as to star together in a TV movie.
And the pair were all smiles on Monday night as they attended the world premiere of the film - the special effects laden monster movie Mega Python vs Gatoroid - in New York.
Debbie, now 40, and 39-year-old Tiffany both looked terrific as they posed together at the screening, which took place at the city's Ziegfeld Theatre.
And they briefly harked back to the decade which launched them to stardom, posing with guests at the premiere who were dressed in a range of 80s-inspired brightly coloured clothes.
While their pop rivalry may be long-gone, their film - which follows on from Debbie's appearance in the monster movie Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus - sees them playing arch enemies.
It stars Debbie - or Deborah, as she now prefers to be known - as an animal rights activist with a fondness for enormous pythons, while Tiffany plays a park ranger who favours giant alligators.
All of which leads to the inevitable mayhem when the monsters get out of control - but they're not the only ones battling it out on screen, as the film also sees its two leading ladies getting into a fight.
However the pair admitted recently that they do not actually hate each other - and their onscreen rivalry in the film is purely for the benefit of the cameras.
'Back in the day, we crossed paths, but we were both so busy, running so fast, we didn't talk much,' Debbie said in an interview with AOL. - and Tiffany agreed.
'I have pictures of her and I from the 80s all over my house,' she revealed, 'but we never really knew each other. Now we're friends. We talk about my son, her relationship, food...all the stuff people talk normally about.
'I look at Debbie like a sister,' Tiffany added. 'We've been together a long time. The rivalry between us was never really there.'
Both Debbie and Tiffany were teenagers when they first hit the charts back in the late 80s.
Debbie was just 17 when she released her album Out Of The Blue in 1987 and scored a string of hits on both sides of the Atlantic, including Only In My Dreams, Shake Your Love, Electric Youth and Lost In Your Eyes.
She also holds the record as the youngest person ever to write, produce and perform a number one single with the track Foolish Beat, which topped the US charts in 1988.
Since her days of pop stardom she has enjoyed a successful theatre career, starring in numerous shows on Broadway as well as playing Sandy in the West End production of Grease.
Tiffany - who was born Tiffany Darwisch in California in 1971 - shot to pop stardom in 1987 aged 16 with the song I Think We're Alone Now, which she promoted with a tour of shopping malls across the US.
Chart success with songs including Could've Been and Radio Romance followed, but the hits had dried up by the early 90s.
However she has recently been recording new music and briefly returned to the spotlight when she appeared on the 2005 show Hit Me Baby One More Time, in which past pop stars competed against each other for the chance to release a new single.
Both she and Debbie Gibson have also posed for Playboy in the past.
By CAROLINE WESTBROOK
Last updated at 11:59 AM on 25th January 2011
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