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Debbie Gibson Answers 4 Questions on Her 44th Birthday | Deborah Gibson

Debbie Gibson Answers 4 Questions on Her 44th Birthday

Originally posted 08/31/2014 06:00PM

She was a teen star, releasing the triple-platinum Out of the Blue when she was just 16.

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Debbie Gibson: My Terrifying Battle with Lyme Disease

Debbie Gibson Is Battling Lyme Disease

Originally posted 04/18/2014 12:35PM

When Debbie Gibson flew to Chile for two sold-out shows, she had a great idea: she would share concert photos and videos on her blog, thinking it was the best way to interact with her fans.

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Debbie Gibson's Electric Youth Turns 25: A Loving Look Back at the Videos | Deborah Gibson

Debbie Gibson's Electric Youth Turns 25: A Loving Look Back at the Videos

Originally posted 01/24/2014 09:00AM

A decade before Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera ruled the charts, Debbie Gibson reigned as teen-pop princess, with a prolific body of work – she recorded more than 100 of her own songs by age 15 – and a hat collection to rival Blossom's.

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Debbie Gibson: How Dick Clark Helped Shape My Career | Deborah Gibson, Dick Clark

Debbie Gibson Recalls Working with Dick Clark

Originally posted 04/22/2012 02:15PM

When Dick Clark died last week at age 82, several stars shared personal memories of the man called "America's Oldest Teenager."

In the 1980s, Clark worked closely with the then-teenaged Debbie Gibson, asking her to appear on American Bandstand multiple times, and even having her host the American Music Awards in 1989. And after Gibson's teen pop star days were over, Clark remained close to Gibson, tapping her to co-host Dick Clark's American Bandstand 50th Anniversary Collection in 2007.

In an exclusive to PEOPLE, Gibson recalls her bond with Clark.

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New Celebrity Apprentice Cast Members Revealed | Clay Aiken, Deborah Gibson, Teresa Giudice

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Debbie Gibson and Clay Aiken Will Compete on Celebrity Apprentice

Originally posted 10/12/2011 03:00PM

Let the boardroom battles begin!

Former American Idol star Clay Aiken and '80s pop singer Debbie Gibson will be competing on the newest season of Donald Trump's series The Celebrity Apprentice, an inside source confirms to PEOPLE.

Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice is also reportedly going to be a contestant

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Katy Perry's New Video Is Heavy on the Cameos

Originally posted 06/13/2011 12:05PM

Looks like Katy Perry had a pretty eclectic entourage last Friday night.

In the music video for her latest single, "Last Friday Night," Perry, 26, is woken up post-festivities by Glee's Darren Criss, serenaded by Kenny G and fantasized about by Criss's costar Kevin McHale.

Also getting down at Perry's party: "Friday" singer Rebecca Black, Hanson, Corey Feldman and Debbie Gibson, who play the geeked-out pop star's parents.

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Deborah Gibson Credits Boyfriend for Helping Her Lose Weight


Deborah Gibson Credits Boyfriend for Helping Her Lose Weight

Originally posted 08/03/2009 02:45PM

Deborah Gibson has a secret weapon in her battle to stay fit: her boyfriend.

For a year and a half, Gibson has been dating Rutledge Taylor, a medical doctor specializing in preventative medicine. To help Gibson keep in shape for her busy schedule, he developed a strict diet and exercise program. "I won't say it was easy," Gibson tells PEOPLE, "but it was really effective. He really came up with something that worked for me."

"I thought I had just 5 lbs. to lose," she continues, "But as it went on, I realized that I needed to drop a few more."

The final tally: 17 lbs. "It really gives me a lot more energy to be fit," she says, "and it's also empowering. I'll be 39 soon, and I'm in the best shape of my life."

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Movie News

Deborah Gibson Becomes a Viral Video Star

Originally posted 05/15/2009 01:00PM

Here's what you need to know about the film Mega-Shark vs. Giant Octopus: Two enormous sea creatures endanger the Pacific coast as they battle each other. The shark can leap out of the water and attack airplanes, while the octopus seems partial to destroying oil rigs. California's only hope? A heroic submarine crew that includes Deborah Gibson and Lorenzo Lamas.

Here's the surprise: The trailer for the campy sci-fi flick film has become a viral hit, scoring nearly a million hits on MTV.com in two days and racking up an additional 300,000 hits on YouTube. The movie hits the Cannes Film Festival this weekend and is enjoying brisk pre-orders before its direct-to-DVD release on May 19.

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Deborah Gibson: 'Scary' Stalker Won't Slow Her Down | Deborah Gibson

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Deborah Gibson: 'Scary' Stalker Won't Slow Her Down

Originally posted 04/18/2008 03:00PM

Deborah Gibson is speaking out about the man who allegedly stalked her earlier this April.

In her restraining order application filed on Tuesday, Gibson, 37, alleges that Bassas Jorge Puigdollers has continually shown up at Gibson's hotel and house. The last straw was when Puigdollers came to her home and knocked on her door.

"That was crossing a line, so that was really scary," she tells PEOPLE. "I am a single female, so I reacted like anyone would and called 911. I'm very good at reacting calmly in the moment, but then I fall apart later."

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Deborah Gibson: Howie Dorough High-Fived His Bride | Deborah Gibson, Howie Dorough


Deborah Gibson: Howie Dorough High-Fived His Bride

Originally posted 12/11/2007 01:30PM

What better way to celebrate a wedding than with a passionate high five? That was Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough's theory when he tied the knot with longtime girlfriend Leigh Boniello.

After the pair was officially pronounced man and wife on Saturday, "They high-fived each other in church," says singer Deborah Gibson, a longtime friend of Dorough's who attended their Orlando nuptials. "They really are best friends and that came across throughout the whole ceremony."

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