If the words "Show me that smile again" mean anything to you, then you definitely want to check out this clip of the Seaver family reunited on Good Morning America. The Growing Pains alumni talk about their hit '80s sitcom, what it was like for Kirk Cameron to be a teen heartthrob, and most importantly — what it was like having the likes of Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio on the set. Watch!
Blast back to the boob tube past! Many parents who ration their kiddos screen time grew up being couch potatoes. Moms and dads could get stuff done around the house if the children kicked back, relaxed, and enjoyed a few hours of television. The small screen was the stage for many great family-friendly shows in the '80s. See how closely you watched by taking this quiz!Take the Quiz
When you've known someone a long time, it's inevitable that you'll experience bumps along the road, but with some friends, those growing pains are more frequent. With age comes maturity and a greater sense of awareness, and sometimes the things that didn't affect us before become serious issues in our present relationships. Friendships can either grow stronger or farther apart over time, so if you've ever struggled with an old friendship, do tell, what changed over the years and what obstacles did you both have to overcome to make your friendship work?
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The ladies from Sex and the City were on Oprah yesterday and while their visit was mainly all about the movie, they touched upon some other hot topics as well, age being one of them. All the women, including Oprah herself, were in agreement when saying their 20s were overrated, in fact Kristen Davis went so far to say that she was "kind of unhappy" in her 20s and she didn't know who she was. As someone that's about to be 30 myself, (gasp!!) I'm intrigued to see what all the hype's about. I get that your 20s is a confusing time, a time of self-discovery and trial and error, but I've got to be honest, my 20s weren't all that bad! Of course, I had my fair share of ups and downs, but all in all, I can't complain. So to all you 30-plus women out there, what was the most trivial time in your 20s? Are you with the SATC's girls — were your 20s not all that great in comparison to where you are now?
When we enter new chapters in our lives, especially early adulthood, I think it's safe to say we all experience growing pains. The unknown can be incredibly intimidating and that trial-and-error period can leave you with many highs but many lows as well. Since none of us are getting any younger, do tell, what growing pains do you still feel?
If we truly learn from our mistakes, growing can be a little painful depending on the size of the mistake. Growing pains of childhood are a different matter. It is commonly believed that growing pains are caused by stretching leg muscles, due to rapid growth of bones. How many times did you hear your parents explain the pain in your leg as "growing pain"? I will admit I use it all the time.
So tell me, do you think growing pains are a myth or reality?Take the Quiz
Mary J. Blige wants us to know that she is loving life. She's here to tell the world that there is no more drama, and that she truly is "Just Fine." And from a woman who has practically made a career of singing about her pain that is quite a bold statement.
From her bouts with depression and drug abuse, Mary has successfully channeled her sorrow into solid gold. But now she's older, wiser, and surprisingly upbeat. And so is the video for "Just Fine," the first single off her new album Growing Pains, which is hitting stores November 27.
The video itself is lively and divalicious, featuring a whole slew of Mary J. Bliges in various outfits, so to check it out for yourself, read more
"Growing Pains" started airing on Nick at Nite this weekend, so for last week's Recast challenge, I asked you guys to pick new actors for the roles Dr. and Mrs. Seaver, Mike and Carol, and, of course, Mike's sidekick, Boner. Many of you took it upon yourselves to cast the roles of siblings Ben and Chrissy Seaver, too, and I really admire that extra bit of effort!
This week's Recast winner was Intern07, who recast every role and chose people with uncanny resemblances to the original actors. I particularly love her choice for Chrissy. To see Intern07's list and the "new" cast photo, read more
Ever wonder what a movie or TV show would be like if you could be the casting director? Well, every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I'll be posting a Recast challenge, where I'll ask you to recast a classic TV show or movie for these modern times.
This week's challenge: "Growing Pains," the 1980s sitcom that will soon begin airing on Nick at Nite. Who could replicate the snarky charm of Dr. and Mrs. Seaver? What actors could play smart-aleck Mike, his sister Carol, and, of course, his friend Boner? Leave your entry us in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature next Tuesday, Jan. 23, complete with a "new" cast photo.
Characters to recast:
Dr. Jason Seaver
Richard 'Boner' Stabone