Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"Where Are They Now?" Wednesdays: Aaron Carter

Mention the name Justin Bieber to basically any girl between the ages of eight and fourteen and they may just start crying. I don't really understand the phenomena, but then I had to look back on my childhood. It seems every generation has an attractive, poppy, crooning, young man that girls love to swoon over. My Mom had David Cassidy & Donny Osmond. We've established today's girls have Justin Bieber. We had Aaron Carter.

Really, looking back on this is quite embarrassing. So to you little Bieber Fever fans: one day you will grow up and look back on all this fandom and wonder why you were so crazy about a boy who sang like a girl. Welcome to adulthood. Please indulge in reminiscing the embarrassment that is "Aaron's Party (Come and Get It)"

I don't really remember how Aaron fell of the charts, but I guess like most pop stars his celebrity flame just dimmed. However, he actually hasn't fallen off the face of the earth. After some quick googling, I found out he's still trying to remain active, but then again aren't all former child stars?  

Unsurprisingly, he ended up in rehab for a bit, but once again, don't most child stars? I'm not surprised. When you're like eleven years old rapping about the party you're throwing you're pretty much destined for the Betty Ford Center

Now he's out of rehab and updating his MySpace Page with some new music. Yes. MySpace page. People still use that? How long was he stuck in that center.... 

He's also been starring in the long running off-broadway show The Fantasticks. Unfortunately he recently had to take a break because his sister Leslie died. (No Snarky Courtney Commentary; that's quite sad.)  

If you're really interested in keeping up with what he's up to, he has a Twitter. Such gems include: 
  • "Burping and sneezing at the same time is dangerous."
  • "80 days cigarette free. I've never felt better and my music director says my voice sounds amazing! Kick the habit everyone! Your worth it!"
  • "All creative people must have been dropped on their heads as children.."
  • "What if all we had were our hands.. Would that be enough?" 

1 comment:

  1. This is so funny! I was just wondering about him the other day. All I have to say is, The Fantasticks must really be having trouble selling tickets.