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Debbie Gibson Thinks Justin Bieber's "Taking On Too Much Too Soon"

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Sounds like someone is a little jealous!

'80s pop princess Debbie Gibson is warning Justin Bieber to slow things down because he will "lose his sanity" if he doesn't stay grounded.

Being a former teen sensation, Debbie had some pearls of wisdom for Justin:

"It's too much too soon. People have to remember even though a kid can be wise beyond their years professionally and can handle showbiz, emotionally you're not developed.

Somebody has got to remember that Justin is 16. You go through things when you experience that kind of success young. If I could get all these kids in a room, I'd tell them you're not superhuman. If you need to take a week off, take a week off. Everybody makes you think the world will end and it won't. If you say no, you save your sanity later."

Hmm, we don't recall Justin asking for advice. However, Debbie is coming from experience, so maybe she does have a point.

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65 comments to “Debbie Gibson Thinks Justin Bieber's "Taking On Too Much Too Soon"”



  1. 1

    Nothing can stop the biebz!!



  2. 2

    She sounds jealous to you? Why would anyone be jealous of him? Lawl

  3. Dusss says – reply to this


    3

    Why jealousy?

    She's just being nice… she has the experience and she just wants what's best for him.

  4. Laury says – reply to this


    4

    I don't think Debbie is jealous. She's absolutely right. It is too much too soon. Look what it's done to Britney. She became über-famous at 17 and a couple years later she became an emotional wreck. I say pretty soon, Justin is gonna feel like he's missing out on stuff and he's gonna wish he had more of a normal life. If he doesn't slow down he's gonna have a nervous breakdown by the time he's 20.



  5. 5

    Umm, what does Debbie have to be jealous of a 16 year old boy for? She was probably asked about him in an interview and simply gave her 2 cents. Why you equate that with envy is beyond me, but, whatever…



  6. 6

    She doesn't sound jealous at all. Like a lot of us, she can see that too much fame too young can be dangerous - and she knows this from experience.



  7. 7

    Who cares if Justin Bieber didn't ask for her advice? You give unsolicited advice all the time, Perez. E! News probably asked for her opinion and she gave it. Sheesh.



  8. 8

    haaaa



  9. 9

    Jealous? Perez ur such a dick. She's right. He is a boy. Somebody's gotta look out for him. The kid is like a trained monkey at this point. Somebody's gotta have his best interest in mind. His white trash, blood sucking parents obviously don't.



  10. 10

    Sounds more like concern rather than jealousy Perez, but that's just me. Maybe he didn't ask for advice, but the Beibs would be wise to take her words into consideration. Debbie's making a whole lot of sense here to me.



  11. 11

    he is doing to much too soon. and peres your such a douch just because she is no longer a teen sensation doesn't mean she jealous of justin. your so fucking stupid I swear. she just giving him some advice. he should take month off and then start working on his new album and tour it etc.



  12. 12

    first off perez Debbie Gibson know what she talking about she was britney before all those teen idol crazies so of course she know what she talking about you have no talent but yet you are constantly throwing your 2 cent in to every celebrity business. Debbie Gibson work with alot of up comeing actors, and singers to talk about the pressure of hollywood and she is right he is 16 year old he is doing so much to soon that he would be burn out. That's what happen to Demi lovato disney work and work intill she had breakdown Debbie Gibson been there and done that so she knows what she is talking about. And you never know what you talking about throw your 2 cent in when you have Muli-platinum albums and sold out shows everywhere in the world and write your own music like Debbie Gibson.



  13. 13

    no body ever asks for your opinion, but you give it anyway. why bug on debbie?



  14. 14

    I hate when any criticism is dismissed as jealousy. That's such a stupid assessment, especially in this case. Why would she be jealous of something she had!?
    Pretty sure she's speaking from experience.



  15. 15

    You'd agree with her if she were still relevant and if kissing the ass of the actual relevant weren't so tops on your priority list.. you really have to stop including your thoughts in your posts Perez.



  16. 16

    Show Debbie some respect, Perez. She is tenfold more talented than Bieber, and this entire generation of auto-tuned brats. The music industry has gone downhill since the '80s. I feel sorry for the kids today growing up with pap like Bieber.



  17. 17

    Mario, you're silly! Debbie is not jealous at all. Her advice makes so much sense!



  18. 18

    i hate you perez. you're so dumb.



  19. 19

    Quote me on this: in 10 years everyone will say Justin Who? He will have a 2 minute slot on VH1 where are they now. It's happened over and over, just look at new kids on the block. They were huge for there time, all kinds of merch and even a cartoon on sat. morning. So live it up Justin it's gonna be over soon and better save up now!



  20. 20

    HA ! your crazy, hes a cash cow and hundreds of greedy fuks are making millions from it. these fuckers are going to milk it till it runs dry.



  21. 21

    Of course he's not going to ask for advice; he probably thinks he's invincible right now. But sooner or later the ride is going to stop for him. All Debbie is saying is for him to stay grounded, enjoy his youth, and don't buy into his own press.



  22. 22

    She doesn't sound jealous at all…you're just a bully Perez.



  23. 23

    Why would she be jealous. When she was a teenager, she WAS justin Bieber. She's telling like it is.

    Pay attention Perez.



  24. 24

    Dude, what is wrong with you. Instigating again.. I guess it is harder to change than you though. She's looking out for the kid. We see so many Linsay Lohans and Mileys Cyrus'. Its only normal to want to watch out for Justin, He's actually very likable, understandable for people to instinctively want to look out for him.. Smh, i guess Perez still needs more trainwrecks to keep his blog alive..



  25. 25

    BIEBER IS A CRACKHEAD AND HIS CAREER IS DONE WITHIN 2 YRS ANYWAY… ALREADY HE'S BEING RAPED BY AN ADULT (SELENA GOMEZ). PICS RELEASED SOON, JUST SAYIN.



  26. 26

    What a rude comment that was at the end! Who cares if he asked for advice? Debbie was just being kind and looking out for Justin and the other teen celebrities out there - and she's absolutely right. He never relaxes anymore…he's always going, going, going!! He's eventually going to lose his mind!!

    I doubt that Debbie Gibson is jealous of Justin Bieber. Even if she did sing now, she probably isn't looking for his fanbase to like her.



  27. 27

    I doubt it's Justin taking on too much too soon. It's whoever is managing him striking while the iron is hot. And whoever is managing him KNOWS that the iron won't be hot for long so is saturating the market with Bieber trash. It's standard in the industry. Debbie probably knows this which is why she is alluding to it.



  28. 28

    PEREZ YOU ARE SO RUDE
    YUCK!



  29. 29

    P.S. Justin looks HORRIBLE in that pic - just like his Daddy. Which means he won't grow up to be good-looking. Bad for his career. Maybe why he's capitalizing now?



  30. 30

    oh my God. you are an idiot Perez.



  31. 31

    I think the advice she gave is good advice for anyone. She is basically saying don't be afraid to say no (especially in a business that doesn't take no for an answer). She is telling the young man to be careful and make sure that he stays in control of his own life and does the things that he wants to do, not just the things he has to do. Good advice. I don't think its fair to minimize the importance of what she is saying.



  32. 32

    She came around before all this reality t.v. crap and the Web, where everyone can get in your business. She is being realistic. Whywould she be jealous of him?



  33. 33

    his self life is almost up as it is….he better go hard and save his money



  34. 34

    no younger person ever in history took advice from an older person. ever. and he seems dumber than most. she might as well save her bref. just sit back and watch the implosion!



  35. 35

    I think she is 100% right. Why would she be jealous? Whiney voice, his shaggy hair? Where did that come form?

    How many times do we need to see kids placed in fame barely out of their nappies before they loose it! To name a few Britney, Lindsey, Micheal jackson. You only need see how adults can't cope with it, Robert downy Jr, paris hilton, Amy Winehouse, Nicole Richie, Heath Ledger the list goes on and on. Justin Bieber is just a kid, I don't care if he thinks he's high and all mighty, the kid has baby face still! I suppose perez wouldn't understand this, fame is his No1 priority in life. Sad



  36. 36

    And he should get a proper education. Nothing is worse than when you're 30 and no longer famous and you can't do anything except go on celebrity rehab shows.



  37. 37

    She's 100% correct. It's important to have a work ethic and to be present for every moment in a career like his but if you try to transcend yourself being this deity-like celebrity, you forfeit a lot. It's something GAGA should learn as well, no matter how hard you try to be an "icon", you're still a human being.



  38. 38

    perez u can be such an ass at times!



  39. 39

    First off, the correct word is "envious," not "jealous." And it's an insult to impugn someone's motives like this for saying something practical and sane. I photographed musicians for years back in the ’80s and I still recall a prescient conversation with someone from Leif Garrett's management when he was in town doing some promotion and clearly, at the age of 17, on the verge of running amok — trying to steal drinks, insulting fans or turning his back on them, refusing to listen to management when they tried to remind him what stations they were going to and who he would be talking to etc. This person said that in his experience teenage boys can virtually NEVER handle stardom — that they OD on being handed all the things most young boys can only dream of. He said that in his experience girls, who tended to mature earlier and have a different idea of what stardom can bring them, had a better chance of surviving. (Obviously not ALWAYS true — see Lindsay Lohan). He cited Brooke Shields whom he was also working with as an example. Well, we can see who did better in the long run.



  40. 40

    I DON'T BELIEVE IT'S JEALOUSY AT ALL, JUST SOME SAGE ADVICE FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT. EVERYONE BUT JUSTIN HAS PUSHED HIM INTO THE SPOTLIGHT AND MADE HIM BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A FOREVER THING. NOT SUCH GOOD INFO TO GIVE A KID OF JUST 15 OR 16, YOU SET THEIR EXPECTATIONS WAY TO HIGH FOR THEM. AND THEN THEY GET ON THE ROAD TO PUSHING THEMSELVES TO DO BETTER AND BETTER AND THEN WHEN THE "BETTER" IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH, THATS WHEN THE DRUGS AND ALCOHOL COME CALLING. GET MY DRIFT PEREZ? YOU SHOULD KNOW, CUS YOU HAVE BEEN IN THIS BUSINESS LONG ENOUGH. SHAME ON YOU FOR BRINGING THE WORD JEALOUSY INTO AN OTHERWISE HARMLESS OBSERVATION BY GIBSON. TSK TSK!!



  41. 41

    Jealous??? You do the same thing day after day but when someone else does it their "jealous"
    DEBBIE GIBSON:Talking from experience because SHE HAS LIVED THE DREAM'
    PEREZ HILTON:Has never lived the dream so he has to write about other peoples successes and CRITICIZE them, make fun of them, and if they are not gay then they are hating gays.
    Debbie has a point, look at Brit Brit, Lindsey and on and on. Justin's management could not care less cause they will run him into the ground and when he is dead or in rehab they will just go after another youngster.



  42. 42

    Re: JasonDiggy – Excellent point!!!



  43. 43

    Within a couple of years he will be in the gutter because of drug abuse and alcohol poisoning. So he better slow down.



  44. 44

    AND ON A TOTALLY DIFF SUBJECT (BUT RELEVANT TO THIS POSTING), I AM SICK AND TIRED OF YOU PEOPLE (AND YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE) COMING TO THIS SITE AND USING THESE POSTINGS AS AN EXCUSE TO BE MEAN AND BASH PEREZ, I AM SICK OF IT. STAY OFF THIS SITE IF YOU DONT LIKE HIM AS YOU SO READILY POST YOUR HATEFUL THINGS TO HIM. I THINK YOU ALL SECRETLY LIKE HIM MORE THAN YOU ARE WILLING TO ADMIT. TO QUOTE FROM SHAKESPEARE "ME THINKST THE LADY DOTH PROTEST TOO MUCH" NUFF SAID…..



  45. 45

    I definitely agree with her. I mean I wouldn't know form experience or anything but she sounds right. He is still just a kid, and everything is happening for him so soon and so fast. I've seen lots of pictures or videos where he just looks worn out and tired. He definitely needs a break.



  46. 46

    THE ADVICE I WOULD HAVE GIVE HIM,WOULD BE TO STAY IN SCHOOL, AND STOP ALL HIS DELUUSIOMAL THOUGHTS THAT HE IS SOME KIND OF TALENTED STAR. HE IS A FLASH IN THE PAN. AND 5 YEARS FROM NOW HE WILL BE FOFGOTTEN.



  47. 47

    She's not jealous, she is correct! Adults run his life and he constantly looks to these "wiser" folks to take his career in the right direction. Yet, most of these people are in it for themselves. They want more money and will stretch him as far as he can go to get it. You seem to have forgotten about Britney and Lindsey, two girls that used to "have it together." This industry is into who is selling and who isn't, simple as that. He may have it all right now, but it's a slippery slope. 16 is young and the world needs to remember that. When I was 16, I was worried about my body, my grades and trying to keep alive in the social feeding frenzy of high school. And I thought that was tough!



  48. 48

    Debbie is not jealous…simply showing concern for young Bieber. LOL @ you not recalling Justin asking for advice. You hand out unsolicited advice all the time. Ha!



  49. 49

    theres nothing wrong with what she said. shes totally right. i wouldnt be shocked if in the next year or so something happens to him



  50. 50

    Jealous? Why?
    She's lived through this and knows first hand what it feels like to be dragged around by people who think they know what's best for them.



  51. 51

    I'm pretty sure no one has ever asked for your opinion either..just saying.



  52. 52

    To that extent, you have to figure that Justin will probably have time to rest later. He just needs to learn money management and how to make the most of his career once his prime is over. I don't think Debbie's jealous — she's already made her money and segued into Broadway. But, like her, two albums from now we won't hear much from him except how his popularity has waned and he'll wind up shitfaced on Rodeo Drive. I don't seriously think he will top his debut single. There's a huge difference between an across-the-board hit and a song that is liked by a certain demographic. Look at the Jonas Brothers… so HUGE all of what? TWO years ago?

  53. @#@ says – reply to this


    53

    Except he is a world-wide star whereas she was a brief teen sensation, so the mega-millions and career satisfaction might help in case of early burnout.



  54. 54

    I'm going to have to agree with all the posters here. She isnt jealous. And its true he isnt going to be around forever



  55. 55

    oh please, his 15 minutes will be over before long, then we can look forward to seeing him with the rest of the z-listers on celebrity rehab



  56. 56

    Sage advice indeed! Hope he listens and slow down a little.



  57. 57

    WTF does she have to be jealous of a 16 year old fad popstar? You don't even make ANY sense right now.



  58. 58

    Ok Perez ya know I really appreciate the fact that you like Justin and support him, but I don't see how you think that Debbie is jealous of him. To me she sounds concerned over his mental health. And I do agree with her. Justin should get longer and more frequent breaks cause as much as I love him, Im also afraid of him burning out eventually.



  59. 59

    I just saw Justin Bieber lipping off his mother. He is very immature for his age too. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.



  60. 60

    I'm sorry but Justin Bieber can't sing. I don't know what all the fuss is about. I saw him singing Pray at the AMAs and wished I hadn't heard him too. He looked like he was about to pass out from all the, I guess for him, high notes (?!?!?!?!?!) he was singing and people actually gave him a standing ovation and it just sounded awful, amateur would be a kind word to describe it. What the heck.. how did that performance deserve a standing ovation. Seriously?!?!?!?



  61. 61

    Okay, I can't STAND Justin Beiber, but who gives a shit what Debbie Gibson thinks? REALLY?



  62. 62

    80s teen stars are nothing like teen stars of today



  63. 63

    where in this does she sound jealous?



  64. 64

    The problem, like many people in the entertainment business, is that they are essentially "products" for other more sophisticated business people, making money for them. The sooner these people figure out how to come out from under the control of these people and own/control their own "product" (themselves), the better off they will be.



  65. 65

    Re: @#@ – You're kidding, right? Beiber a "megastar" while Debbie Gibson was a "brief teen sensation??????" I'm guessing you weren't alive in the 80's, or you would realize that Debbie Gibson was a HUGE megastar, not just briefly, but for many years. And she was a megastar without reality tv, the Internet, etc. Where would Beiber be without Youtube? Oh, and Gibson had something called actual TALENT!! Not only could she actually sing, she also played piano and wrote and produced her own music. She wrote, produced, and performed a song (Foolish Beat) that became a #1 hit at the age of 16!!! What has Beiber ever created himself? He just lip synchs stuff other people write for him!