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The Brat Pack: Then And Now

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The five stars of The Breakfast Club reunited this weekend for a John Hughes tribute in New York City. Hughes’ death of a heart attack just over one year ago left us a little shaken – even though the teens in his films were a few years older than us, they depicted adolescence in a way we haven’t seen since, and we’re Hughes disciples of the highest order. Not to mention the fact that his trio of high school films, The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, and Sixteen Candles, marked the genesis of The Brat Pack, the group of young actors including Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe and Demi Moore, who were known for starring – and partying – together during the mid 1980s.

So whatever happened to the Brat Pack? Some of them, like Robert Downey, Jr., have found more success now than ever, and others, like say, Mare Winningham, found that their star burned out before it even got to shine. More often than not though, after a dark period called the 1990s, these actors reemerged and found success on television and in movies and most importantly, on Twitter. Journey with us to a land of prom, record stores and fancy cars and see what became of them…

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Who’s Older? Robert Smith Or Andie MacDowell?

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The Cure (led by goth icon Robert Smith) released their biggest album (Disintegration) and single (“Love Song”) in 1989. That same year, actress Andie MacDowell won an Independent Spirit Award for the movie Sex, Lies And Videotape. Both stars were born on April 21st—click on the photo to find out who’s older.

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Britney Trapped By New Boring, Stable Life

First clips from Britney‘s much-anticipated new documentary have leaked — and it seems not all is well in the world of the comeback pop princess. (Well, maybe it was too much to assume that a hot new body and decent stylist could sort out all her problems, but hey, we were hoping). As reported by the UK’s Sun newspaper and Heat magazine, Britters feels like a bored prisoner in her new, non-off-her-face life.

“There’s no excitement, there’s no passion. I have really good days, and then I have bad days. Even when you go to jail you know there’s the time when you’re gonna get out. But in this situation, it’s never ending. It’s just like Groundhog Day every day,” she said on her one-off docu, For The Record. “I think it’s too in control. If I wasn’t under the restraints I’m under, I’d feel so liberated. When I tell them the way I feel, it’s like they hear but they’re really not listening. If you do something wrong in your work, you can move on, but I’m having to pay for a long time. I never wanted to become one of those prisoner people. I always wanted to feel free.”

Poor Brit. We know it’s hard when Poppa Spears has control of your fortune, and you keep getting airbrushed to look like a Norweigan disco diva. But hang in there — maybe you’ll soon meet your very own Andie MacDowell and break out of the Groundhog nightmare. And if it was actually Andie MacDowell that set you free, that would be even more exciting.

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