Monday, February 14, 2011

TIFFANY’S STEROID ADVENTURE – “MEGA PYTHON VS. GATOROID”…GATORS AND PYTHONS AND POPSTARS, OH MY!




OK, admit it, you love those campy SyFy movies where the gigantic fish, rats, dinosaurs and more terrorize and threaten to destroy the world. Yeah, me too – and guess what? pop singer Tiffany loves them as well.


It’s a good thing that she does digs those pics because Tiffany’s starring with fellow singer, Debbie Gibson in Mega Python vs. Gateroid (9:00 p.m. ET/PT, SyFy), where the alligators that Tiffany has enhanced meet the pythons Gibson has juiced up, nearly wipe out the planet.


“I would love to do more work in the sci-fi realm,” she acknowledges. “It’s like being a kid in your backyard imagining creatures…and that’s what I used to do. I used to be in the backyard singing and acting, playing with my stuffed animals and pretending they were monsters were going to get me. So, I’m so in my element.”


Tiffany plays Terry, an over-zealous park ranger who is passionate about preserving the ecological balance in the Everglades. So doesn’t it just make sense she’d feed the gators mass doses of growth hormone? OK, perhaps not, but she’s not alone. Gibson stars as Nicky, a fanatical animal-rights activist who releases the pythons into the same area.


MEGA PYTHON VS. GATOROID -- "World Premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on Monday, January 24, 2011" -- PIctured: (l-r) Tiffany, Debbie Gibson -- Photo by: David Giesbrecht/Syfy


Tiffany admits the combination of two pop stars battle gigantic, creepy monsters - and each other - were all the right ingredients to make the filming a big hoot of an adventure.


“ We really had a good laugh about that,” Tiffany begins adding, “and we had a catfight where we were throwing around cake and pies and all kinds of food groups. We ended up in a swamp at the end of the fight - they really milked that catfight scene.”


Who’d have thought sci-fi and a food fight would have brought two pop singers together? Certainly, Tiffany never expected this type of movie would unite the women.


“You would think that it would have been musical,” Tiffany says. “We actually never really got to know each other in 25 years. We were a part of each other’s life through the charts and music and the media and our shared fans. The fans have both of our records and they love us both. I wrote a song called Serpentine and Deborah wrote a song called Snake Charmer. We wish we could do something musical together, but we just love these pythons and gators, I’ll tell you that much.”


Still, with food fights and big beasts bonding them, Tiffany is convinced the women are breaking new ground in the sci-fi realm.


“Musically, we were always the first timers in a lot of things,” Tiffany points out. “I did the Mall Tour and she was like the youngest person to write and produce at that time and come out with a top 10 record. We’re used to setting new trends. Maybe this will be a new trend for SyFy.”

Tiffany assures her musical fans that she hasn’t given up on her day job. The singer has a new album coming out next month entitled Rose Tattoo, which is a throwback to her Country Music roots.

“People don’t know that I started in Country Music and I was led into the pop, which I’m very grateful and thankful for,” she states. “But my heart’s desire was always to be a Country singer, kind of a Blues-Country Rocker. The album will be out on the 25th of February. Then I’m going to start out with my band and touring, touring, touring, touring. I’m still rockin’ the house.”

Posted by Mari Cartel

Friday, February 11, 2011

Mega Python vs. Gatoroid Tiffany Interview By Rachelle


Former teen idol Tiffany is back in an all new Syfy channel movie Mega Python vs. Gatoroid. She teams up with another 80’s singing sensation Debbie Gibson. Learn more about the film and the all grown up Tiffany. There are pictures and an old school video for you to check out too.


She was famous for her mall tours back in the day but now you can see her on the small screen in the made for television movie Mega Python vs. Gatoroid. The other day I was a part of a Q&A interview with Tiffany where we got to chat about her life, the movie and being in the public eye.


Q. Can you talk about what it’s been like after all these years to still be connected to Debbie Gibson and now be doing a movie together?
A. I think it’s great. I think it’s something that our fans have waited for a long time. I mean the funny thing to me is who would’ve thought that pythons and gators would unite us. It’s a great movie that I truly enjoyed making. It was awesome for me to be able to get to know Debbie more because we’ve really never had a chance to sit and talk. So I think that was one of the perks of being able to work with each other on this movie.

Q. Would you ever want to do a musical tour with Debbie?
A. Right now musically I’m headed into a country direction. I’ve got a new album coming out next month called Rose Tattoo. It’s a total different sound than obviously I Think We’re Alone Now on the pop stuff. I haven’t abandoned that but I kind of put that into the new sound as well. So I think if it’s for the right reason and it shines a bright light on it, it would be a great thing. Again going back to the fans, I think that they deserve it and they would appreciate it but it can’t take away from what we’re doing currently now. It has to be something that embraces that as well.

Q. Was the media scrutiny as intense when you were teenagers as it is today?
A. I don’t think it was as intense with the paparazzi. Two things, I think for us being the child stars girl next-door it wasn’t acceptable at that time to be out of control. I mean that really would’ve been a career ender. I think we both knew that and respected it. We weren’t those types of people. I know for myself singing was my high. I just loved what I was doing. I wasn’t looking to deter from that. Now I think it is a little different because it’s more about being seen, going to parties and clubs. Teen artists now have a lot more deterrence and a lot more leeway of what’s acceptable. You really have to kind of be your own kind of consultant on that because I think that sometimes they’re led astray at this point. But for me there wasn’t paparazzi on every corner. I still had safety zones. My home was off limits. I could do things where there wasn’t somebody always there. Now somebody snaps a picture of you with their iPhone and it’s everywhere. It’s a different time.

Q. Would you be interested in doing live theater, musical theater, or acting of some sort?
A. I would love to do something on Broadway. I’ve seen Deborah twice on Broadway and she’s amazing. It’s funny because I always bring my son and he never comes to anything I do but he’ll go to see Debbie Gibson. Broadway that’s definitely something I would love to do. I’m going to be seeking that out. Musically again, I’m doing the new album this year and doing a lot of touring off of that. I have a lot of goals and dreams and things that I want to do, including continue in the acting world. I’d love to do more Syfy. I’m just really such a fan and there’s just so much more that I’m addicted so there’s no stopping me.

Q. You were a star when you were young. Can you somewhat relate to Justin Bieber and his success right now in some ways?
A. Oh definitely. I mean, for me I was having the time of my life. It looks like he is as well, he’s actually one of my favorite young stars right now. I just love watching him because he does look like he’s having the time of his life. There’s something that I guess for myself that if I could go back I would’ve changed but it was a different time. When Deborah and I were coming out I think a lot of people wanted to discredit our talents. They wanted to say well, there’s the whole Wizard of Oz thing. There’s somebody behind the magic curtain that’s producing your vocals and you can’t really sing and you’re really not as talented and you don’t have a mind of where you really want to be. I think with Justin Bieber when I watch him he’s getting to be this great entertainer and also a kid and has fun with it. He doesn’t have to worry about having the right answer or having to sing everything so perfectly. He is getting to have a chance to own his success and also grow up at the same time which is wonderful.

Q. You are very well liked and you’ve avoided major controversies. Is that more difficult when you are so well liked, is there more pressure to not disappoint your fans?
A. Well I think, for me it’s always been my fans have grown up. I mean it’s always great when I have somebody who’s 18 and comes up and rediscovers I Think We’re Alone Now and me for whatever reason maybe Fit Club and now Syfy that’s always great. But the hard-core fan who has been with me since the Mall Tour days, that girl that bought the first jean jacket or the first Tiffany album she’s now married with kids or has had divorces or is a full-time workaholic like me. There is so much more to bond with that person. So anything that I choose to do I think that it may not be of their liking but they get it. I’m so grateful for my fans for allowing me to do those kinds of things. It’s kind of like we’re all growing, we’re all changing. Doing Playboy a lot of people were like, well that’s not the way I see you and there’s just some issues with that. But as I explain myself as an adult woman and isn’t this awesome and I’m with a great bunch of women who’ve graced the cover of Playboy and what an honor really as a woman. There’s a lot of women that by the end of the conversation go well I have to be honest with you I mean I wouldn’t do it but I get it. That is pretty fabulous.

Q. Who are your biggest inspirations and who would you want to work with?
A. I look up to Bette Midler, Stevie Nicks, people that have had quite the years but they’re always creating. Emmylou Harris which now I’m moving to Nashville and actually her bass player Chris Donahue just produced my latest single so I have an in that seems to be somewhat hopeful which I’m over the moon about. Tina Marie was somebody that I really was inspired by and cried so much when she passed away just recently. I would love to work with Bono, he’s one of my favorites. The U2 sound is something that’s so unique and I think he’s just an awesome person as well. I would love to work with Robert Plant as well. Rob Thomas too, he’s a pal of mine and someone I admire. I’d love to write and/or do a duet with him. I don’t even think I’ve said it to him so putting it out there.

Q. Is there any special preparations that you had to do for the role in Mega Python versus Gatoroid?
A. I handled a baby alligator but that was just because I thought it was cool really. There wasn’t some kind of method that I was going through to prepare for my role unfortunately. I just kind of jumped in, both feet on the ground. Again, I’m a huge Syfy fan and now I’m kind of addicted. So I just showed up ready to work. I was thrilled when they had chosen Mary Lambert as the Director because I’m a huge fan. Syfy is awesome to work with. They’re great people. Working with Asylum the production company, I did Mega Python and I did Piranha with them. They’re kind of like extended family at this point. It was just showing up going what are we going to do today.

Q. Did I hear you have a tour coming up?
A. Actually this year I’ll be doing a lot more touring with my band. I’ve always loved the track shows. I always listen to the fans. I went onto this whole dance journey for the last probably ten years and I enjoyed every bit of it. But I feel I shine more with a full band and doing the new music which again is something that I’ve been on a journey to do for about 15 years now. This is really my coming-out party of where I feel I belong and this is the year to go out and make it all happen. It’s all going to be live country music. I’ve got it my own way country blues still with that rock type.

Q. What was the most memorable part of filming this movie?
A. As an actress probably my breakdown crying scene. I wanted to kind of get that right and I wanted to use real tears. I wanted to really go there. I mean yes it’s Syfy and that wasn’t really something that was maybe required at that time. But I came wanting to learn. I mean acting is something I want to do more of. I know people aren’t looking at this maybe going, I can see a vision for her. But for me I wanted to know that I could do it. There was a part there where my fiance dies. I took a minute and I said just let me go there for a second because I don’t want people to throw something in my eyes and make me cry. I was very proud of myself that I could.

Q. What was your favorite part or scene of working on this movie?
A. It was the catfight scene when we did the slap and we had this dialogue and stuff. That was my first time really working with Debbie and that was my first day on set. I kind of came in with all these people and then we had to like smack it down right away and do this fake slap and tell each other off. The momentum leading up to that and how we accomplished it was so much fun for me. I got more comfortable along the way as the days progressed. But so that was my favorite.

It was so cool getting the chance to interview Tiffany. She was one of my faves growing up and it was great to discover more about her all these years later. Make sure to check out her new film Mega Python vs. Gatoroid and enjoy the below pictures and video.

Tiffany Talks Outing NKOTB Jonathan Knight, Turning 40






When 80s pop star Tiffany declared that New Kids On The Block’s Jonathan Knight was gay on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, she confirmed rumors to be true.

“I didn’t know it was going to be such a big deal,” she tells me Monday during her SyFy original movie premiere of Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid at Ziegfeld Theater in NYC. “2011 for me is all about ‘I don’t want to know anything.’ ”

OK! NEWS: TIFFANY APOLOGIZES TO JONATHAN KNIGHT

It all came about when host Andy Cohen asked if she dated anyone famous when she appeared with Debbie Gibson on the show that aired after the record-shattering Real Housewives of Beverly Hills finale January 20.

“The quiet one, the shy one,” Tiffany admitted on Watch What Happens Live. “[Jonathan Knight] became gay later. I didn’t do it. I had issues with that. I was thinking maybe I did. Now looking back when we were dating, he was so much fun. We used to do facials together. He was so easy to talk to.”

The following day, Jonathan took to Twitter to say “I’m so devastated … How can I remember not getting facials???????”

Hours later, he asked fans to stop posting mean things about her, then Tweeted, “Tiff, please don’t lose any sleep over it! I know you weren’t being mean and I found it to be funny!”

OK! NEWS: JONATHAN KNIGHT OUTED BY POP ICON TIFFANY AS GAY

For such a showbiz surprise, he seems to be taking it well.

“He’s darling,” Tiffany tells me. “Of course he’s a darling. I never meant to hurt him, and I think he’s an awesome person. I really do. He has so much class.”

Hmm, any possibility that the married mom would tour with NKOTB … just like she did in the 80s?

“Well, I’m doing country music now,” she says. “It would be a little difficult. I’m delivering a new album next month. It’s called Rose Tattoo. It’s very country blues. It’s Bonnie Raitt with a Stevie Ray Vaughan vibe. Musically, I’m diverse now from the group. I’ve winged off into something I’ve wanted to do for 15 years. I’m a rocker at heart. I love country music, started in country music. I’m really just going back to my roots.”

(Oh yeah, I remember reading the teen magazines … she started singing Tanya Tucker’s Delta Dawn when she was young.)

Another thing on deck later this year for the woman who made her place in pop culture with I Think We’re Alone Now and Could’ve Been? Turning 40.

“I’m okay with it,” she confesses, adding that her son is 18. “It’s just a number. I think women have changed that number especially. We’re getting better. I have a lot of role models in that, and I live life. I think life is great. 40’s just a number, girl.”

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Interview with Mega Python vs Gateroid star, Tiffany Posted on January 29, 2011 by MGDSQUAN






OTE: This interview took place on Friday afternoon. Any mention of the movie Mega Python vs Gateroid is in reference to the premier SATURDAY night, January 29th, 2011 on SyFy.
I had the amazing opportunity today to chat with Tiffany. Yes, Tiffany. You’ll remember her from her hit 1987 single “I Think We’re Alone Now.” She’s been working consistently in the industry since then with new music, Playboy, television spots, reality television, and most recently her foray into horror films. She’s done three horror films to date, one of which will premier tomorrow night on SyFy. Mega Python vs Gateroid will be shown on SyFy Saturday night at 9:00PM and 1:00AM. Tiffany will play one of the lead roles in this new film, which luckily brought her onto our screens and sound waves here at HorrorSociety. You can read the transcript below or listen to it here..

MGD: Hey, this is MGD for HorrorSociety and I’m here with Tiffany, who is actually currently battling the snow in Atlantic City this weekend because she has a concert at the Resorts Casino. She also has a movie premiering on SyFy this weekend titled Mega Python vs Gateroid, which is pretty much why I’m sitting here talking to her. So, how are you doing?
Tiffany: I’m good. I’m so excited about the movie. I can’t wait for it [to come out]. Thank goodness I already went to the premier and saw it because I’m going to, unfortunately, miss the big viewing, the big coming out on television. I’m going to be driving from Atlantic City back to Nashville. So I’m going to miss it, but I had such a blast in New York City going to the premier with Debbie Gibson. We just had a great time.
MGD: Ya know, if you do, well you’re driving to Nashville, I was about to say that they’re re-running it at 1:00AM, but I think you’ll still be in the car.
Tiffany: Oh! I may be able to make it if we really high tail it down the road. Because I drive all over the place, it seems like we get there in a flash because we don’t really pull over and do too much. Just fill up and get back on the road. So it’s possible I will be in my own bed being able to watch it by 1.
MGD: I hope so. I’m probably going to have to watch it at 1 because I’m going to be at work at my dopey little job. So, most people will remember you from your hit song in 1987, “I Think We’re Alone Now.” It was #1 for two weeks and it went 4x platinum. Now, you’ve been making music consistently since then. How do you feel about being most known for that one song? Do you ever get tired of being known for that?
Tiffany: Oh, no. I’m real grateful. It’s a great song and I still love singing it today. Ya know? I think that’s the thing that most comes to mind, that or the mall tours, actually, or my crazy jean jackets. So I think those three things. It is always interesting to me who remembers what. It’s funny. Sometimes there will be a 60-year-old man who comes up and says, “I know you. You’re the girl that wore those jean jackets,” and I’m thinking, “oh ok.” It could be an 18-year-old girl who’s like, “oh my gosh, that song ‘I Think We’re Alone Now,’ yeah, I remember that,” and I’m thinking, “Well, you weren’t there during the first few of the mall tours.” It keeps me on my toes. I’m very grateful for always having new fans. This year for me is all about getting out there and doing the new music, which is country music. We reworked “I Think We’re Alone Now” a little bit. I don’t ever want [people] to say I messed it up or anything like that because I want to stay true to the actual song. But just made it a little bit more blues, I guess, and I love performing with a live band. That’s actually my favorite way to perform it. So hopefully people will like the new version.
MGD: Right. And the new album is coming out in March, right?
Tiffany: It is. It’s called, Rose Tattoo, and I’m so excited about it. So it will be online and available in March. The actual release date is the 25th of February.
MGD: Oh wow.
Tiffany: We will have a CD release party in Nashville. I’m really excited about that because my band and I will hopefully rock it out.
MGD: I hope so. I know I’m interested. I actually got a copy of “Serpentine,” the song that you did especially for the new movie; and it’s pretty good.
Tiffany: Oh, thank you. I appreciate it. Yeah, it was a great opportunity to be able to put some new music into the movie. Of course they asked us to do something for the movie and when I got on set and after I read the script and everything and realized that it will be great for me because it will lend itself for that kind of bayou, kind of swampy sound.
MGD: Yeah.
Tiffany: My character is a ranger. I’m in the Everglades. All the crazy little rednecks around me, which I had so much fun with all the characters, Zeeke and stuff, as you guys will see tomorrow when you guys tune into Mega Python vs Gateroid. There is so much great comedy in this movie. It’s great. So many great actors. It was really an honor to be on set with everyone and I kept thinking, “Oh yea I could hear some jokes in here for sure.”
MGD: I can’t wait. I can’t wait. I was listening to the song like I had it on repeat like four times while researching for the interview.
Tiffany: Thank you so much.
MGD: I was like this is going to be my jam for the whole weekend. While researching for things you’ve done on TV. You did “The Young and the Restless.” You did “How I Met Your Mother.” “That 80’s Show.” And I remembered you did “Celebrity Fit Club,” which I don’t know what you were thinking. I still think you look good no matter what.
Tiffany: Thank you. I’m a normal woman. I go up and down and up and down. When I’m good, things work out really well for me and so I try to live a little bit. I love to cook and I love to host dinner parties. Being on the road is very erratic and I’m at age 39 now and it’s just not as easy as it was in my 20s. I’m getting back down there again, eating more disciplined, and yeah I yo-yo a lot. That’s why Celebrity Fit Club was so good for me though because I reached my goal and proved to myself that I can do it. And I have no excuses! I always rely on good friends of mine and everyone’s always pretty reachable, which is great because for me it’s a harsh reality, but I do think that people do want to see me at my best. I know my fans do really care and I’m really grateful for that. That gives me a lot of incentive to be my best.
MGD: Alright. You also did Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling. What made you want to wrestle?
Tiffany: I am a tomboy. I love any kind of physical activity, wrestling, I always have. I’m a huge Hulk Hogan fan. My stepfather and I…that was really the only thing we bonded on… wrestling. He used to take me to wrestling matches in Los Angeles at The Forum and on those Friday nights, everything was great. You had good family fun time. I always really loved it. So, being a part of the show was a lot of fun.
MGD: I enjoyed watching it. I wish you went farther.
Tiffany: Me too. I was like, “what?!”
MGD: I think you could have beat up half of those people. I mean, you’re probably friends with them, but still.
Tiffany: Yeah, I was never one of those girls that really fought for fun. Fights get really intense. I was kidding around with my little sister one time and I ended up throwing her into the floor and she was crying and I was like, “it’s just wrestling,” and I was like, “I guess I got a little too into it.” Wrestling’s great.
MGD: Now, just some more information. I’m going to drag us back to Mega Python vs Gateroid because I do work for a horror website. You are, like you said, a park ranger. I read that…are you the one who gives the gaters steroids or are you the one who releases the pythons, because that’s what I read online.
Tiffany: No, Debbie Gibson releases the Python into the Everglades and me, being a park ranger, I’m really concerned about the natural balance of things and watching out for my park. I go a little buzzirk because these pythons come in and start killing off endangered [animals] and people and they actually kill my fiancé. So I go after them a little bit and that’s what leads me to do things with the gaters. I give steroids to the gaters and you get gateroid. And then the fight is on to explain the gaters and the pythons and then it gets out of control. We’re running for our lives and trying to save the situation and make it all better and fix our mistake.
MGD: It sounds like a good time. I saw a [movie] still of you and Debbie [Gibson] wrestling in a cake? At a wedding? Something along those lines.
Tiffany: Actually at a party.
MGD: Oh, ok.
Tiffany: Oh, yeah. The fight is on with Debbie. Our characters can’t stand each other. Which is funny because we like each other, but it’s our characters that are at war.
MGD: On IMDB it says you were a producer for the film.
Tiffany: Yes. Executive producer, yes.
MGD: So, what was that like being behind the scenes a little bit instead of in front of the camera?
Tiffany: It was really great. I don’t think we really threw it down too much with our power. It was nice to have an opinion. It was nice to…Mary Lambert, the director, was so great that I kind of did whatever Mary wants because she was just awesome. I think she’s really the person who made it all happen for us. Brought a lot out of our characters and I was looking at the movie at the premier and going, “this was a good choice Mary Ann, this was a good choice Mary Ann.” She was on it, ya know, and it was an honor to work with her. The thing for me, being a producer I had a say if I needed to more than an actor. She was able to say, “Let’s do a couple things and we’ll do it and it’ll look this way.”
It’s a cheesy, campy movie – let’s get real, but we wanted the best campy movie. [Mega Python vs Gateroid] has a low budget kind of look and I think that Mary [Lambert] really made things pop. It’s all CGI. Sometimes those things look not the best, but I think she really pulled out the stops.
MGD: You were also in another giant, I guess, animal film on SyFy in 2010, Mega Piranha, which is out on DVD and also the highest rated movie for Syfy channel in 2010. What was that like?
Tiffany: That was great. It was my first venture into the scifi world and I’m so thankful for the scifi fans. Being able to be doing this was really just a dream come true for me and I’m having a blast doing it. I think that Mega Python vs Gateroid vs Mega Piranha…[interference]…on Mega Piranha they also did a good job. There were a few things that we went, “really?” I think it makes a different in budget. I think it makes a difference, and these are definitely things I’m learning. Given the opportunity to do these things a little more, [I’ll learn]. I think that’s what happened with Mega Python [vs Gateroid]. I was much happier with the CGI stuff, happier with the script and the character. Mega Python was my first time out… I mean Mega Piranha. Sorry, there’s a lot of Mega’s.
MGD: I know. I know you’re busy, so I’m going to let you go. But I’m going to end the intervierw, since I have editing software, I will leave a clip of “Serpentine” at the end so hopefully new fans can hear it and will go out and buy it.
Tiffany: That would be awesome. Thank you. I appreciate it very much. New music. New music. New music. So excited about it, and I do really hope people enjoy the new sound.
MGD: I really just wanted to thank you for taking the time out to talk to me. I really appreciate it.
Tiffany. Cool. Well, thank you for your time.
MGD: Good luck with everything this weekend. Good luck with your concert.
Tiffany: Stay dry, out of this cold weather.
MGD: I know, it’s supposed to snow again tonight and tomorrow.
Tiffany: Yeah, it’s happening here so I’m like uuugghh, really? You guys take care and I will talk to you soon, hopefully.
MGD: Alright, maybe we’ll do a follow up interview sometime.
Tiffany: Cool. I would love that. Thank you very much.
MGD: Thank you. Bye.
Tiffany: Bye.
There you have it, folks. Remember to tune in SATURDAY (1/29) night at 9:00PM and Sunday morning at 1:00AM to catch the SyFy network premier of Mega Python vs Gateroid. Also, Tiffany’s new single “Serpentine,” is available on www.tiffanytunes.com, www.cdbaby.com, and itunes! Make sure you go check it out! Thanks again, Tiffany. It was a pleasure to speak with you.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tiffany, 'Rose Tattoo' ( 8th album, February 2011 )




Tiffany's back....again. She's gone country this time in her genre hopping, but it's more Jewel than Tammy Wynette style country so don't run away. Haven't heard snippets but I imagine it's pretty much along the lines of her single 'Serpentine' which is on Itunes at the moment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvbgW56rRPc

Read more: http://www.popjustice.com/forum/index.php?topic=27416.msg1395496;topicseen#ixzz1DT8CZmwI

Monday, February 7, 2011

Tiffany To Release Country Album, ‘Rose Tattoo’


80s pop singer Tiffany is putting the finishing touches on her new country album, Rose Tattoo.

Speaking about the album, which was recorded in Nashville, TN, Tiffany told OK Magazine: “I’m delivering a new album next month. It’s called Rose Tattoo. It’s very country blues. It’s Bonnie Raitt with a Stevie Ray Vaughan vibe. Musically, I’m diverse now from the group. I’ve winged off into something I’ve wanted to do for 15 years. I’m a rocker at heart. I love country music, started in country music. I’m really just going back to my roots.”

If you are wondering what Tiffany sounds like singing country music, then you are in luck. She recorded a country song, “Serpentine”, for the SyFy Original Movie Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid. I am not sure if the song will be on the album, but it has been released as a single.

Although no release date or track listing for Rose Tattoo has been confirmed, it is believed that it will be released some time next month.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mega Python vs. Gatoroid Tiffany Interview By Rachelle



Former teen idol Tiffany is back in an all new Syfy channel movie Mega Python vs. Gatoroid. She teams up with another 80’s singing sensation Debbie Gibson. Learn more about the film and the all grown up Tiffany. There are pictures and an old school video for you to check out too.

She was famous for her mall tours back in the day but now you can see her on the small screen in the made for television movie Mega Python vs. Gatoroid. The other day I was a part of a Q&A interview with Tiffany where we got to chat about her life, the movie and being in the public eye.


Q. Can you talk about what it’s been like after all these years to still be connected to Debbie Gibson and now be doing a movie together?
A. I think it’s great. I think it’s something that our fans have waited for a long time. I mean the funny thing to me is who would’ve thought that pythons and gators would unite us. It’s a great movie that I truly enjoyed making. It was awesome for me to be able to get to know Debbie more because we’ve really never had a chance to sit and talk. So I think that was one of the perks of being able to work with each other on this movie.

Q. Would you ever want to do a musical tour with Debbie?
A. Right now musically I’m headed into a country direction. I’ve got a new album coming out next month called Rose Tattoo. It’s a total different sound than obviously I Think We’re Alone Now on the pop stuff. I haven’t abandoned that but I kind of put that into the new sound as well. So I think if it’s for the right reason and it shines a bright light on it, it would be a great thing. Again going back to the fans, I think that they deserve it and they would appreciate it but it can’t take away from what we’re doing currently now. It has to be something that embraces that as well.

Q. Was the media scrutiny as intense when you were teenagers as it is today?
A. I don’t think it was as intense with the paparazzi. Two things, I think for us being the child stars girl next-door it wasn’t acceptable at that time to be out of control. I mean that really would’ve been a career ender. I think we both knew that and respected it. We weren’t those types of people. I know for myself singing was my high. I just loved what I was doing. I wasn’t looking to deter from that. Now I think it is a little different because it’s more about being seen, going to parties and clubs. Teen artists now have a lot more deterrence and a lot more leeway of what’s acceptable. You really have to kind of be your own kind of consultant on that because I think that sometimes they’re led astray at this point. But for me there wasn’t paparazzi on every corner. I still had safety zones. My home was off limits. I could do things where there wasn’t somebody always there. Now somebody snaps a picture of you with their iPhone and it’s everywhere. It’s a different time.

Q. Would you be interested in doing live theater, musical theater, or acting of some sort?
A. I would love to do something on Broadway. I’ve seen Deborah twice on Broadway and she’s amazing. It’s funny because I always bring my son and he never comes to anything I do but he’ll go to see Debbie Gibson. Broadway that’s definitely something I would love to do. I’m going to be seeking that out. Musically again, I’m doing the new album this year and doing a lot of touring off of that. I have a lot of goals and dreams and things that I want to do, including continue in the acting world. I’d love to do more Syfy. I’m just really such a fan and there’s just so much more that I’m addicted so there’s no stopping me.

Q. You were a star when you were young. Can you somewhat relate to Justin Bieber and his success right now in some ways?
A. Oh definitely. I mean, for me I was having the time of my life. It looks like he is as well, he’s actually one of my favorite young stars right now. I just love watching him because he does look like he’s having the time of his life. There’s something that I guess for myself that if I could go back I would’ve changed but it was a different time. When Deborah and I were coming out I think a lot of people wanted to discredit our talents. They wanted to say well, there’s the whole Wizard of Oz thing. There’s somebody behind the magic curtain that’s producing your vocals and you can’t really sing and you’re really not as talented and you don’t have a mind of where you really want to be. I think with Justin Bieber when I watch him he’s getting to be this great entertainer and also a kid and has fun with it. He doesn’t have to worry about having the right answer or having to sing everything so perfectly. He is getting to have a chance to own his success and also grow up at the same time which is wonderful.

Q. You are very well liked and you’ve avoided major controversies. Is that more difficult when you are so well liked, is there more pressure to not disappoint your fans?
A. Well I think, for me it’s always been my fans have grown up. I mean it’s always great when I have somebody who’s 18 and comes up and rediscovers I Think We’re Alone Now and me for whatever reason maybe Fit Club and now Syfy that’s always great. But the hard-core fan who has been with me since the Mall Tour days, that girl that bought the first jean jacket or the first Tiffany album she’s now married with kids or has had divorces or is a full-time workaholic like me. There is so much more to bond with that person. So anything that I choose to do I think that it may not be of their liking but they get it. I’m so grateful for my fans for allowing me to do those kinds of things. It’s kind of like we’re all growing, we’re all changing. Doing Playboy a lot of people were like, well that’s not the way I see you and there’s just some issues with that. But as I explain myself as an adult woman and isn’t this awesome and I’m with a great bunch of women who’ve graced the cover of Playboy and what an honor really as a woman. There’s a lot of women that by the end of the conversation go well I have to be honest with you I mean I wouldn’t do it but I get it. That is pretty fabulous.

Q. Who are your biggest inspirations and who would you want to work with?
A. I look up to Bette Midler, Stevie Nicks, people that have had quite the years but they’re always creating. Emmylou Harris which now I’m moving to Nashville and actually her bass player Chris Donahue just produced my latest single so I have an in that seems to be somewhat hopeful which I’m over the moon about. Tina Marie was somebody that I really was inspired by and cried so much when she passed away just recently. I would love to work with Bono, he’s one of my favorites. The U2 sound is something that’s so unique and I think he’s just an awesome person as well. I would love to work with Robert Plant as well. Rob Thomas too, he’s a pal of mine and someone I admire. I’d love to write and/or do a duet with him. I don’t even think I’ve said it to him so putting it out there.

Q. Is there any special preparations that you had to do for the role in Mega Python versus Gatoroid?
A. I handled a baby alligator but that was just because I thought it was cool really. There wasn’t some kind of method that I was going through to prepare for my role unfortunately. I just kind of jumped in, both feet on the ground. Again, I’m a huge Syfy fan and now I’m kind of addicted. So I just showed up ready to work. I was thrilled when they had chosen Mary Lambert as the Director because I’m a huge fan. Syfy is awesome to work with. They’re great people. Working with Asylum the production company, I did Mega Python and I did Piranha with them. They’re kind of like extended family at this point. It was just showing up going what are we going to do today.

Q. Did I hear you have a tour coming up?
A. Actually this year I’ll be doing a lot more touring with my band. I’ve always loved the track shows. I always listen to the fans. I went onto this whole dance journey for the last probably ten years and I enjoyed every bit of it. But I feel I shine more with a full band and doing the new music which again is something that I’ve been on a journey to do for about 15 years now. This is really my coming-out party of where I feel I belong and this is the year to go out and make it all happen. It’s all going to be live country music. I’ve got it my own way country blues still with that rock type.

Q. What was the most memorable part of filming this movie?
A. As an actress probably my breakdown crying scene. I wanted to kind of get that right and I wanted to use real tears. I wanted to really go there. I mean yes it’s Syfy and that wasn’t really something that was maybe required at that time. But I came wanting to learn. I mean acting is something I want to do more of. I know people aren’t looking at this maybe going, I can see a vision for her. But for me I wanted to know that I could do it. There was a part there where my fiance dies. I took a minute and I said just let me go there for a second because I don’t want people to throw something in my eyes and make me cry. I was very proud of myself that I could.

Q. What was your favorite part or scene of working on this movie?
A. It was the catfight scene when we did the slap and we had this dialogue and stuff. That was my first time really working with Debbie and that was my first day on set. I kind of came in with all these people and then we had to like smack it down right away and do this fake slap and tell each other off. The momentum leading up to that and how we accomplished it was so much fun for me. I got more comfortable along the way as the days progressed. But so that was my favorite.

It was so cool getting the chance to interview Tiffany. She was one of my faves growing up and it was great to discover more about her all these years later. Make sure to check out her new film Mega Python vs. Gatoroid and enjoy the below pictures and video.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Deborah Gibson and Tiffany Talk Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid





Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid premiered on the Syfy network Saturday, January 29 at 9:00 ET and the movie will be replayed on Thursday, February 3 at 9 PM ET. The movie stars 80s pop icons Deborah Gibson and Tiffany, who both held a conference call to discuss their new sci-fi adventure. Here's what they had to say below:

Can you both talk about what it's been like after all these years to still be connected and now be doing a movie together as women?

Tiffany: I think it's great. I think it's something that our fans have waited for a long time. I mean the funny thing to me is who would've thought that pythons and gators would unite us.

Deborah Gibson: Would bring us together yes.

Tiffany: It's this great movie that I truly enjoyed making. And it was awesome for me to be able to get to know Debbie more because we've really never had a chance to sit and talk. So I think that that was one of also the perks of being able to work with each other on this movie.

Deborah Gibson: Yes I mean back in the day I - we were both kind of running so fast that running just as fast as we can to coin a phrase. And we would cross paths, doing a TV show here or there or whatever. But it was really like ships in the night. And like Tiffany said this was a chance for us to really work together. I know I speak for myself where I definitely developed a lot of admiration for Tiffany and her abilities and her work ethic and besides the fact that we just had a crazy good fun. Like at one point we were ducked under a table slathered in like whipped cream and banana cream pie and we looked at each other and went what? What is going on here? But yes I mean yes, we've been put in the same sentence forever and ever and we're - we - we're well aware that there are definite pop-culture fans out there that have wanted some - us to collaborate on something for a long time. And we're just happy to like give them what they want. We're giving the people what they want.

When filming the fight scene, how therapeutic was it given how much the media has made over the rivalry?

Deborah Gibson: I think it'll be more therapeutic for people to watch who have fantasized about that happening. I know that this is not what you want to hear but I really never did have the desire to slap Tiffany in the face.

Tiffany: Oh come on. No I've never had that either. I mean again going back to all this animosity and rivalry and that was...

Deborah Gibson: Who had time for that?

Tiffany: Yes I think you would get tired maybe of like talking about somebody so much that you especially don't know. I mean that was the whole thing. I never really spent time with Deborah before. So I was like well now I'm not going to ask your questions for me and her which is a lot. And you're 17. You're trying to work your career and take it all in. To be on set and then to have this whole cake fighting scene and stuff like that, it was just fun. I looked at her as like - and I do now. I look at her as like a sister kind of thing. There is that rivalry but not really. There's that love. So we've been together for a long time. Now it's coming full circle that we actually are developing a friendship.

Now there were so many young actresses and singers out there who were, you know, you read in the tabloids they're getting into trouble with the paparazzi catching them in compromising positions. Was the media scrutiny as intense when you were teenagers? And what advice would you give to young girls who are just starting to break into this - into show business?

Tiffany: Why I mean myself I don't think it was as intense with the paparazzi. Two things, I think for us being the child stars girl next-door it wasn't acceptable at that time to be out of control. I mean that really would've been a career ender. And I think we both knew that and respected it and we weren't those types of people. I mean I know for myself singing was my high. I just loved what I was doing. So I wasn't looking to deter from that. Now I think it is a little different because it's more about being seen and going to parties and clubs. And I think that the teen artists that, now have a lot more deterrence and a lot more leeway of what's acceptable. You really have to kind of be your own kind of consultant on that because I think that sometimes they're led astray at this point. But for me there wasn't paparazzi on every corner. I still had safety zones. My home was off limits. And I could do things where there wasn't somebody always there. Now somebody snaps a picture of you with their iPhone and it's everywhere.

Deborah Gibson: Yes I mean I think it's what Tiffany's saying too like I agree there it's - and it's both things. It's A we were more responsible. We were not seeking out fame for fame sake. We did retreat to our respective hometowns. And the paparazzi were not looking - even if the paparazzi were as bad as they are now they were not going to look to find me at a bowling alley or a roller rink on Long Island which is pretty much where I was in my down time, not very exciting for tabloid fodder. So yes, I'm mean the extent of it for me was like my street was closed off on prom night because the paparazzi - and graduation. They wanted to get a picture of me graduating and they wanted to get pictures of me going to the prom. That was about the extent of it which for them was a big deal. For now that's, you know, I mean I don't envy the teen stars growing up right now and having their every move being scrutinized. Like she said, I think we did make good choices. We were not partiers and all that. With that said nine out of ten teenagers are so if somebody is just going to want to grow up and develop at their own rate and in their own time it is a shame that their every move is documented. I mean God if every teenager's every move was documented. We'd be seeing a lot of scary stuff. But, that's why kids go to college and they experiment. And it's kind of a shame that there's really like nothing sacred anymore like she was saying. Somebody goes into a bathroom at a party and they're snapped on an iPhone and it's everywhere, it's really daunting. I don't know that I would have escaped with my sanity had I had to deal with that. I think that's a lot to ask of anyone to deal with.

Tiffany: Yes and I just think it was - it's a different time. Even videos what we wore, I mean I can or remember when I wanted to wear a short skirt and people went crazy.

Deborah Gibson: Oh I know for me it was wearing black. I wore all black and they were like she's in all black. Alert the media. What? Yes, yes funny.

Going back to the movie, what was it like doing these kinds of movies that involve special-effects and green screen technology when you're reacting to something that's not even there? Was that difficult for either of you?

Deborah Gibson: I thought it was really fun. You know what? It goes back to when you're a kid and you play and you use your imagination, which I think is a blast. You're picturing some giant creature that doesn't exist. You have no idea what it's really going to look like at the end. I still don't know what the creatures look like. I'm going to be as surprised as anybody else. And you're trying to work with your fellow actors so you're seeing the same thing. And for me I was like channeling the dog on - that lives down the street from me that I always hear from behind a gate but that I don't see and every time it scares the living daylights out of me when it growls when I walk by. You just tap into whatever it is that gets you to that place. But it's fun. It's like I used to watch Land of the Lost and stuff like that giant, really bad dinosaurs that were created and posed. So yes it was just fun and imaginative.

Tiffany: It is like just being in your backyard. I mean that's exactly what was happening for me. Because as a kid I was always in the backyard with my stuffed animals and living out and climbing trees and just I was always on, put it that way. So that's where I put myself. The best was having the director Mary Lambert say okay look, I know there's a huge gator that you can't see but it's huge. And you're saying oh look, look at the gator and some other kind of semi-cheesy lines. But I really want to see that in your eyes. So that was like the best instruction.

Deborah Gibson: Yes. She was great at - with all due respect to Tiffany and I, previous Syfy movies, the other megas and all that but, I think this had more thanks to Mary, and did have more of a focused tone. Not to make it sound like Shakespeare but it just she really did I think create a world in which all - we were all seeing the same things and feeling the same level of fear. And, as they say in acting class it's like not funny to the actors, funny to the audience. So the more we committed to the fact that we were really seeing these creatures I mean I think that's what's going to make it the most fun for the audience to watch.

Tiffany: Definitely.

We actually want to start sort of at the beginning of the movie and find out how you got involved with the film and, you know, the casting process?

Deborah Gibson: Well I want to ask Tiffany now that I have her on the phone I heard a rumor Tif that you put the idea in everybody's heads to maybe do one together. Is that true?

Tiffany: I did. I did. You can thank me later or not.

Deborah Gibson: No I love it. I'm so thankful.

Tiffany: I think it was really good. Deborah had done Mega Shark which now, all these years later we have a lot of mutual friends and a lot of fans on my Facebook, her Facebook. So I think both of us are still very plugged into what the other person is doing. And so I was and I saw Mega Shark. I was like oh cool, again being a Syfy fan I thought that's really awesome. Then Mega Piranha came my way. I read the script and I thought I would love to do this. And I think I kind of want to do it for my fans as well but also my son who's 18, that's one of the only things we watch together. So it kind of was a cringe for him and a fun thing for me. So I went ahead and I did Mega Piranha. And then when I was in New York both films were very successful. I just wanted to come by the Syfy offices and say thank you for the opportunity, meet everyone. And as we were just talking and kind of brainstorming a little bit, the subject came up about Deborah and I may be doing something together. And I leapt at the chance. I said if you guys can make that happen I think our fans would love it. I know I would love it. I would love to do another movie. And we've yet to be able to really do something together. And everybody thinks it's going to be musical but yet we've never really been on the same page with that just for other projects and it just doesn't seem to work out. But maybe this is something that we really could do to gather and it would be fun, so kind of pushing the issues a little bit. And by the time I walked out of the office everybody was on board and now we just have to call Debbie.

Tiffany: So I was so glad when she said yes and it all came true.

Deborah Gibson: So yes for me I just basically got a call one day. And I was almost waiting for that call. I knew that when I did one and then she did one I figured at some point that it might come up. And yes same thing. I was like oh my God. I did go through a process with that. I thought is it too gimmicky? What will... And at the end of the day it just came down to what Tiffany said, and let's not overanalyze this. This is going to be a blast and it's going to be giving people what they want and we're going to have a great time. And I did a lot of projects this last year. And I just actually recently sent Tiffany an email saying that I really feel the most fun I had was working on this movie. It was the highlight of my year. It was so much fun I went into withdrawal when it was over.

Tiffany: It was kind of sad. I mean for me it was really just because, going back everybody's always thought that there was this rivalry thing. And then to be able to be sitting with her on set and just talk and talk about the next things that we want to accomplish and my son and, her relationship and just food and just all the normal things that people get a chance to talk about to really get to know that person was a highlight for me because I walked away going, there's a person that I have photos with all throughout my house people (unintelligible) that happened. But I can actually say we're friends now. I know something about her which it was - I think that was really great.

Deborah Gibson: I do too. This is a funny story actually. I recently read that Fergie does this too. I bring everything to my therapist. I'm like do you think this would be good for me? What do we think? He actually said to me, tell me about Tiffany's character. Like is she a woman of great character? And I said she is a woman of great character. He goes then you should do it. Because that, it is important that we really bonded and had a good time and had a shared work ethic, which we did. I think we do have all that. And I think we are both very "normal people" who take pride in having our real personal lives. And she's a mom, a great mom and that's a huge juggling act. I think we did really enjoy getting to know that about each other. But I think we have a mutual respect for each other as just as women at this point.

Tiffany: Definitely. I mean, also it's like we're different. We've always been different. And at times that was probably, I can say at 16, 17 that was a struggle for me because it was - she was so different from me. But as an adult I look at that and I've watched things that Deborah has done and I admire that. And I'm like oh okay, different is okay.

So the two of you have talked about the importance of being versatile. But talk about, you know, a lot of actors and musicians are versatile but they're not all relevant. The two of you have remained relevant all these years. What's sort of the secret to that?

Deborah Gibson: First of all thank you. I feel like, the relevant thing comes and goes. It's funny it's like ten years after releasing my first record I wasn't cool. And then when 20 years goes by you're relevant again and you're cool again. And things are just circular. So I think the key, it's like take a lesson from Cher. If you just keep doing what you do and wait for the type of comeback around instead of kind of selling out trying to be who you're not and chasing trends, I think if you just do your thing and you stay in the game long enough that that relevance thing just keeps coming back around. And I think that both Tiffany and I live in the real world. I know there's always the image from back in the day of pop princesses living in the bubble kind of a thing. I'll speak for myself but also even just in hearing Tiffany's new music and her writing I think we both have lived a lot of life and we will continue to live a lot of real life which keeps us connected to real people. And then you can always be relevant. You're always going to be writing about things that people are actually living as opposed to being kind of far removed.

Tiffany: And I think that's the whole thing is just live. For me I don't think about trying to chase down the success that I once had. I just do what's natural to me. I enjoy the process. There's times that I do sit back and go wow, would I really want all that craziness? As great as it is it's a lot. It's a big commitment to be on top of the charts and to just be everything to everybody all at once. Sometimes for me now I'm kind of like, I would love that because musically that's successful. But it's a tall order as a person whereas doing an album and then getting to go off and do projects and going home and being a mom and all this other stuff that I do with just living is a nice balance for me. Projects that I do now it's like I really put my whole heart and soul into it. And I also have some say and control in it. And it's great to see some of this stuff that goes even further than I had imagined and to be a part of that process whereas sometimes when you have the instant success it's just this thing rolling down the hill and you're just kind of going along with the flow.

Deborah Gibson: When you're younger it takes you for a ride. And I think as you get older you can actually do things on your own terms of little more and be in a little bit more control of that ride.

Tiffany: I don't think you can really sit back and try to -- not to cut you off -- but I don't think you can sit back and try to chase things. You have to just be and just live and like Deborah was saying, share in all these great examples that we both admire, just kind of do their thing and then they come full circle back around. One of my biggest people that I look up to his Bette Midler, Stevie Nicks, people that have had quite the years but they're always creating. That's kind of a chance to recharge your batteries and hopefully come back and have this renewed spirit about you.

You know, when we look at somebody like Lindsay Lohan for example I feel like despite what she's gone through is that she now has sort of a certain level of freedom in that, you know, whatever she does or stars in, you know, she can take the opinion that well people are not going to like me. They're going to bad things about me regardless. But, you know, the two of you are very well liked. You've avoided major controversies. Is it more difficult when you are sort of well liked? Is it more difficult? Is there more pressure to not disappoint your fans?

Deborah Gibson: Well yes I think it's funny because both Tiffany and I did Playboy for example. And you consider that. You say oh God people like to think of us as, virginal little teenagers and will this offend them. And so there is more to think about when you do have a "likable" persona if you will. It's almost easier to be scandalous and disliked you're right, because you then can kind of get away with anything you want. But with that said, I think you take that into consideration but then you can't be restricted either by carrying so much what people are going to think and so much like protecting some image or some persona that you had 100 years ago. Everybody grows, changes, evolves. So I remember when Playboy came up I thought oh my God, like I proclaimed back in the day that nudity is bad and I would never do Playboy. But, if we all lived by things we said when we were 16 we would never grow. It definitely is its own challenge when you are likable and you do have a "certain image." But for me I've chosen to not get stuck in that or let that really affect my choices to any great degree because at the end of the day I have to be happy with my choices and then people can like it or not. And luckily people have been very respectful of the fact that I do make my choices and stand by them. And then people whether they like them or not they'd still support the choices and me and similarly for Tiffany but Tiffany can tell you more about that.

Tiffany: Well I think, for me it's always been my fans have grown up. I mean they're always great when I have somebody who's 18 and comes up and rediscovers I Think We're Alone Now. And me for whatever reason maybe Fit Club and now Syfy that's always great. But the hard-core fan who has been with me since the Mall Tour days, that girl that bought the first jean jacket or the first Tiffany album she's now married with kids or has had divorces or is a full-time workaholic like me. There is so much more to bond with that person. So anything that I choose to do I think that it may not be of their liking but they get it. And I'm so grateful for my fans for allowing me to do those kinds of things. Because I talk about it a lot even when I hit the wall, I'm pretty open about whoops, you know? And that's just something that a relationship I've always kept with my fans and hopefully new fans to come. So for me it's kind of like we're all growing. We're all changing. Doing Playboy a lot of people were like well, that's not the way I see you and there's just some issues with that. But as I explain myself as an adult woman and isn't this awesome and I'm with a great bunch of women who've graced the cover of Playboy and what an honor really as a woman. There's a lot of women that by the end of the conversation go well I have to be honest with you I mean I wouldn't do it but I could get it. That is pretty fabulous. I'd just be too afraid. And that's a whole different thing. So, once you've kind of explained why and what your head was going through and what it is, an honor -- I'm sure Deborah feels the same way -- it's an honor to be asked to do that. When I'm 60 I'm going to look back at that and go yes I was hot for a moment in my life.

I was curious, are there any special preparations that you had to do for the role in Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid?

Deborah Gibson: I went and played with some snakes at the local nature preserve. I mean pretty much that was my goal and I ended up not having to really handle a lot of snakes. But I did want to find something likable about them, some reason why I was going to bat for them. And, physically I wanted to get in shape. But I almost wanted - I almost intentionally went for kind of a scrawny look because I think I was like channeling (Nicole Richie) when she was at her hippy chic I'm an activist. Because it's like it's a type. It's a stereotype. I'm so wired and I'm so into fighting for animal rights that who has time to eat. I just thought it would be kind of a funny stereotype to play with. And basically that's it. There wasn't a whole lot of time that we had with the script. The final script was coming in two days before shooting. That's kind of it for me.

Tiffany: Yes, I would like to say it was more in depth for me. And, I handled a baby alligator but that was just because I thought it was cool really. There wasn't some kind of method that I was going through to prepare for my role unfortunately. But for me I just kind of jumped in, both feet on the ground. I again, I'm a huge Syfy fan. And now I'm kind of addicted. And so I just showed up ready to work. I was thrilled when they had chosen Mary Lambert as the Director because I'm a huge fan. Syfy is awesome to work with. They're great people. Working with Asylum the production company, I did Mega Python and I did Mega Piranha with them. So they're kind of like extended family at this point. So it was just showing up going what are we going to do today. I really wanted to keep...

Deborah Gibson: ...preparation was, yes.

Tiffany: Not really it was just more, kind of feeling out Debbie I guess and kind of - everybody kind of expected this whole okay well we'll just take this and tippy toe of how we handle them. And that was really funny to me because I was like I think we'll be okay. I mean I don't really know but...

Deborah Gibson: I'm like we're fine. Yes we're the least of it.

Tiffany: We're going to be good.

Deborah Gibson: There was more drama with the stylist than there was with us.

Tiffany: They were more afraid of us than the pythons and the gators. I don't get it.

Deborah Gibson: So yes I think Tiffany's right. The biggest part of the preparation was to go in with an open mind ready for anything, game for everything which is how we both showed up every day. We were just both excited and ready for action.

I was wondering if when you guys signed up for the project if you ever push for having any songs in this movie or making it, you know, a mini musical?

Deborah Gibson: Well I don't think it would've been appropriate if our characters busted out into song. But, it's the idea of us doing music for it was always floating around or doing something together, possibly musically as Tiffany mentioned earlier. We're so different musically that that became a little more complicated. But as you might know, may or may not know we did end up, me in the 11th hour I literally wrote and produced a song about a week and a half ago. We ended up both contributing songs to the movie.

I also wanted to ask you guys what were respectively for each of you the most memorable part of filming this movie? I mean I know you mentioned the whip cream and banana pie underneath the table moment. Anything else?

Tiffany: That was probably most memorable for me. As an actress probably my breakdown crying scene. I wanted to kind of get that right and I wanted to use real tears. I wanted to really go there. So, I mean yes it's Syfy and that wasn't really something that was maybe required at that time. But I came wanting to learn. I mean acting is something I want to do more of. And so I know people aren't looking at this maybe going, I can see a vision for her. But for me I wanted to know that I could do. So there was a part there where my fiance dies. And I took a minute and I said just let me go there for a second because I don't want people to throw something in my eyes and make me cry. I feel I can bring it out. And I was very proud of myself that I could. And that it...

Deborah Gibson: Yes she went there.

Tiffany: ...you know, that it happened naturally.

Deborah Gibson: Really - she really went there. I mean for me too like the - seriously - and there might be Syfy - I don't know how many people are on this call. But I kept joking that there were a bunch of men sitting around at Syfy saying we want Tiffany and Deborah Gibson to rub whip cream on each other's breasts. How can we make that happen? Well we'll create a movie around it. And Tiffany has fabulous breasts so it was perfect. But really that seriously was probably the funniest most memorable day. I mean we were just - we were standing around all day in this gross crusty whip cream and banana cream pies and stuff. And again it just really kind of harkened back to like the Dynasty days. And, it really - that really was a blast. So that stands out. And yes I mean I think Tiffany had the more emotionally challenging role. And again people might not be thinking oh we're tuning in to see real emotion in this movie. But there actually is real emotion. And there is real acting happening. And I know, Tiffany really went there. She had a really hard job with that. So I really enjoyed watching her work. I mean because there is actual real acting happening. And anybody who tunes in and gets that will probably offer her another movie from it. So there is this really great combo in the film again of the effects and the camp and the (kitch). But there actually are real characters feeling real emotions too which is great which takes it to the next level.

I also wanted to ask you, I mean you talked a little bit about working with the CG creatures and everything. Do you guys recall any like funny mishaps on the set during those moments where you really had to tap into the imagination?

Deborah Gibson: I mean it was all funny like, you know, again it was all funny and not. But we had to find a way to not make it not silly. Because you're running for your life through the swamp from this fake creature. And I know a friend of mine happened to get cast in the movie who's from an acting class and so we kind of speak the same lingo. And we were just very much placing this creature in the same place and making sure that we were kind of seeing something real and there was real fear involved. And, it's wild. And at some points people got eaten by the fake creatures or whatever and you had to react to that. And you had to go to some place in your life where someone you love is dying. It's like you can't at that moment think of it oh it's this fake CGI alligator. You just have to go there.

Tiffany: Also, to be on set too with A Martinez and Kathryn Joosten. And when Kathryn's being lifted out of the SUV and the creatures getting - and we're holding on for dear life, it's like seeing that imagining all of that happening and not making it cheesy, but making it real. And also I don't know how Debbie felt but I was a big A Martinez fan, like I had a major crush on him. So when he walks up I was like...

Deborah Gibson: I was like oh my gosh I can't talk. So there's that whole other level. And then Kathryn, what else can I say about Kathryn? She's amazing. She has this very dry sense of humor, very cool. But I mean she's really doing it. So it was all of those things together. And then these creatures that you have to imagine I think for me the hardest thing was the death scene because again, this is your big going out in the movie. And there's these gators like biting at you and you're holding on for dear life. And that was kind of the challenge for me. All the other stuff was really just so much fun, oh gator, you know. It was kind of goofy and fun. But you couldn't show that. But inside I was like yes. But it was when you really had to be serious about it and imagine it for real and be scared about it for real and to have that terror in your voice, it took a little thought. It really did. I think that we pulled it off. I really am very proud. I've seen the trailers and I'm like oh yes okay, we look good.

Tiffany: Yes like wow it's just like a real movie and everything.

Deborah Gibson: I attribute that to Mary as well.

What was probably your most favorite part or scene of working on this movie?

Tiffany: For me it was - sorry. It was for - you would think it would be the pie and cake scene which was like fun. But for me it was the first scene when I was - we did the catfight when we did the slap and we had like, you know, this dialogue and stuff. Because that was my first time really working with Debbie and that was my first day on set. So I kind of came in with all these people and then we had to like smacked it down right away and do this fake slap and tell each other off. So, you know, the momentum leading up to that and on the - and just how I think we accomplished it was so much fun for me. You know, I got more comfortable along the way as the days progressed. But so that was my favorite.

Deborah Gibson: Yes I mean and mine was again like that scene into the whole big food fight scene. I mean I just that for me that food fight scene just goes down in history. Again it's just - it's like, you know, Three Stooges pies in the face but and, you know, again I just - I think probably like my most memorable moment like if I had like a little snapshot of a moment -- and I might've said this earlier -- I'm not sure but, you know, Tiffany and I were like - we were ducked under a table. The stunt doubles were doing part of the scene. We were popping up doing part of the scene. I just remember looking at each other shaking our heads like how did we end up here? This is the weirdest, coolest, craziest thing. You know, it was just like two girls, yes, again like, you know, meeting up with someone you haven't seen since high school. I mean we've seen each other but someone you go - you have history with. And we were just in this absurd situation. And, you know, that just made me giggle. It stands out for me.

A lot of actors and actresses they don't like to watch themselves on screen. How do you feel about that? Do you guys watch our movies after you've made them or do you stay away from them?

Deborah Gibson: I normally hate it. I really do. I mean I really I don't like - especially in film because it's a newer thing for me. I can watch myself back on like Broadway footage or a video but film I get a little uncomfortable. And I have to say in the looping session for this film I was maybe for the first time ever like really I looked at it and I went wow, I'm pleased with the way this came out. I'm happy with my work in this. And that's a really cool feeling.

Tiffany: Yes I mean because it's Syfy and for me, I mean not to discredit Ms. Deborah but, you know, the python and the gators are the stars. So I couldn't wait to check it out and see what they've done with these creatures. So I don't mind watching something like this, same thing with Mega Piranha. But on this one, you know, I think having both of us and there's just more going on. So I'm really excited about it. And also I have to say (Terry Groves), my makeup artist, when you're in good hair and makeup, you don't mind watching yourself. And she really - she hooked us up. I mean it was awesome. I'm like oh yes. With Mega Piranha, you know, my character really wasn't - she wasn't that kind of girl. So it was kind of nice even though I played a Park Ranger, the party scene I hold near and dear because I got to clean up well. So I'm very grateful for that.

Deborah Gibson: Yes we got to be a little - it was like sexy Syfy. And we did get to be glamorous. You know, (Troy) our DP hooked us up. Mary hooked us up. Like we - they made us look as good as can be. And it's pretty glamorous for a Syfy movie.

Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid premiered on Saturday, January 29 and will re-air on Thursday, February 3 at 9 PM ET on Syfy.

Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid was released January 29th, 2011 and stars Deborah Gibson, Tiffany, A Martinez, Kathryn Joosten, Kevin M. Horton, Carey Van Dyke, Sarah Belger, Jay Beyers. The film is directed by Mary Lambert.