Pop Star Cautionary Tale

piggy bank 1[Blind Gossip] Here’s a cautionary tale for all you big-spending pop stars who think that the party will last forever.

This pop singer used to be a teen heartthrob. He owned a huge house and half a dozen high-end cars. His albums went platinum, and he used to date all the hottest young female stars.

It didn’t last. He spent too much and indulged in too many substances. He is cleaning up his act now, but he is struggling. However, he still wants you to think that he is successful. For example, he tells people he lives in Beverly Hills… but he is actually renting a tiny $1700/month one-bedroom apartment in a non-affluent section of Los Angeles. He now drives a Ford Focus… but rents a Mercedes for the day if he is going to an event where he thinks people might see him pulling up.

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    • gossipzilla says

      Come on!! He may be an addict (like everybody else in the showbiz, pretty much) but there’s no way he’s so broke…

    • BROOKICO says

      No way! I don’t see this being JT and if it were Jessica would of left by now or more likely Justin would of gotten with a girl with some money, but why would he when he could easily make another album to set him up for a long time. If he has blown through his money then something is wrong and he has a problem. I’m guessing him and Britney are sitting on similar fortunes and she didn’t blow all hers when she went cray cray so I don’t see Justin being able to do it, at least not for idk ten years.. Now if he didn’t do anymore movies or albums and kinda fell out of the public eye then I could see this happening in ten years. I think Justin Beiber is on his way to blowing all his money. I just don’t think he’s quite there yet but if he keeps it up he will be. I mean what is JB even doing lately? He better start workin more and playin less!

    • kspeedian says

      Can’t be… He had an album that came out within the past two or three years that had a ton of hits, some of his biggest yet. He also has been in a TON of movies in recent years, more than one being Oscar winning. Also, as far as I’ve heard, he just smokes pot & isnt a partier. My mind actually went to him too for some reason at first, but now I’m sure he doesn’t fit…

      What about Aaron or Nick Carter (more likely Aaron though bBC BSB still make money touring)

      To people who are guessing Beiber and HARRY STYLES ….. WHAAAAAATTT?!? Lol read this again. Seriously am starting to think some of you just like typing “Harry Styles.”

      • bun_bun says

        Or maybe they’re time travelers from the future, because this is surely Justin and Harry in a few years.

  1. KWDragon says

    Pop Singer: Aaron Carter?

    He used to be quite tuned in, dated Hillary Duff and others. Sad that he feels he has to maintain appearances he can’t afford, but not too surprising. Every now and then you see him out.

    Clues:
    “the party will last forever” – his album Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)
    The movie Popstar was supposedly based on his life and he filed for bankruptcy last year (Wikipedia)

    • iPanderr says

      Aaron actually announced he filed for bankruptcy and lives in Pasco County, Florida. There was some article last year of him saying he had $2,000 left to his name? Or something like that.

    • WheresMyHalo says

      This was my guess as well, except for him living in Florida. Maybe he also has an apartment in Los Angeles?

    • cupcakedelight says

      Pop Singer: Aaron Carter.

      He just fits too many of the clues. Platinum albums, infamously dating Lohan and Duff, substance issues, the “party will last forever” clue = his “Aaron’s Party” album. Yes he filed for bankruptcy but wiki says that was nearly a year ago, long enough for him to hope people have forgotten or hope they’ll believe he’s now turned his life around.

    • WheresMyHalo says

      This was Mr. WheresMyHalo’s guess too!!!! I think it’s very possible it is an older person, like David Cassidy. I don’t know too many young stars that drive Mercedes.

      Good guess!

  2. pwhit72 says

    Aaron “Michael Jackson gave me cocaine” Carter. Didn’t he declare bankruptcy a few months ago?

  3. stylinson_ says

    Heartthrob, Beverly Hills, Mercedes, that’s made me thonk about Harru Styles. But i can’t believe that. He isn’t like that, he can’t. I really hope to be wrong with that.

    • kspeedian says

      Sweetie… Reread the post. How could Harry Styles be a once famous pop star that is now washed up? And how on earth could he be broke already? One Direction isn’t even five years old. Not every single blind is about Harry. Especially ones like this where he doesn’t even fit the description and was probably a baby when this person was famous. Hell, it starts off by WARNING currently famous popstars! Lol, try to get the boy off your mind for a minute and seriously, reread it.

  4. spoofbyrd says

    The obvious guess will be the obnoxious obvious The Beebs but I am going to go retro and guess David Lee Froth or Axle Rose .

  5. MamaJunesneckrolls says

    I don’t know who we is but if he is paying $1700 for a tiny one bedroom apt, he is getting ripped off!!! Plenty of nice 1 bedrooms everywhere for $1500.

    • KatarinaJ says

      I have total issue with this facet of the story. I live in a NICE 2 bedroom in a good area for 2000. WHERE do you live for 1700 in a one bedroom in a mediocre neighborhood in LA?

  6. brobdingnagian says

    Ha Bieber!

    Couldn’t have happened to a bigger jerk!! Oh, karma can do that for sure.

  7. britbrat86 says

    I’m thinking Justin Bieber, he’s been working on cleaning up his act recently (i give him a salute for that)

    • allmyfriendsaredead says

      damn that munchkin isn’t cleaning up his acts, nor has he lost any of his cars/homes/money

  8. jdubble07 says

    I’m gonna go with Sean Kingston. His house a few years ago on MTV Cribs was a rental…actually all the homes I’ve known him to live in have been rentals. He’s also had a number of his high-end cars repo’d, quite publicly.

  9. Revisionist says

    I am going with Joe Jonas but there are so many washed up “teen heartthrobs”. Really when your audience is 12-13 yo girls you only have about 4-5 years of a career before the next one direction shows up

    • CanaryCry says

      He’s reportedly still married & has a house. Unless you’re talking about him in the late 70s before Jesse’s Girl & General Hospital.

  10. CanaryCry says

    I coulda guessed Andy Gibb (may he RIP) or Leif Garrett, but I’ve got a feeling this is a more recent case.

    John Mayer sounds like a good shot, but he supposedly comes from a wealthy family. And he could recover just like Eric Clapton recovered from heroin back in the 70s.

    Maybe Aaron Carter wins the prize here?

  11. sweeeeet says

    did any of Aaron Carter’s albums go platinum? Did he ever really have enough money to buy half a dozen high end cars? I’m going with one of the New Kids, maybe Jordan Knight?

  12. Warrior1461 says

    aaron carter is a good guess, this will also be justin beiber in 5 years, that is being too generous.

  13. BROOKICO says

    I’m going with Aaron or Nick Carter. I do not think this is Jesse McCartney bc he was just in a movie on Lifetime, he was just on a few episodes of Young and Hungry ( Emily Osmet’s new show), and he’s had other projects that made pretty good money recently and in one interview awhile back he was talking about buying a recording studio or label or something and he said something about he could afford it now. He was real hot for awhile and kinda disappeared, but IDK I don’t think his career is over, in fact I think he could easily make a comeback and be bigger than ever. Just as a side note anyone think he looks and sounds a lot like Dicaprio? In that new Amish movie he reminded me so much of Dicaprio when Dicaprio was his age. Anyway, I think this could be a lot of pop stars that were big and then burnt out. I just think Aaron Carter might be the type to try to keep up appearances.

  14. doggiez says

    I don’t know who this is but that’s really sad. Sad that Hollywood makes people ashamed of who they are. :-(

  15. beatrixkiddo says

    Aaron Carter?

    Possible clues could be the use of the word “party”, since his biggest hit was “Come Get It (Aaron’s Party)”.

    He also dated Hlary Duff / Lindsay Lohan, and is known to have substance abuse issues.

  16. nellyboo says

    I don’t think this is Aaron Carter. Because didn’t file for bankruptcy in 2013? Doesn’t he live with a relative in Florida?

  17. BROOKICO says

    I’m thinking whoever said Ryan Cabrera might be on to something. This can not be Jesse McCartney if you go look he’s had a few movies come out in the last year and last year he put out a record that did fairly well. He also co-wrote Bleeding Love for Leona Lewis so I’m sure he got a kick back off that. He, by all accounts doesn’t appear to be struggling at all. Now, if this had been a few years back I might of guessed him but he’s doing well for himself it seems. I hear a lot more about him than I do Aaron Carter or Ryan Cabrera. There are probably pop stars we have forgot about too that have fell off. I mean this could be a lot of people. What is Nick Lachey, All the other Nsync members besides JT, all the BSB, etc doing these days? There’s a lot of boy bands that were hot for a min. that have disappeared.

  18. ClosetOrganizer says

    Sounds a lot like Aaron Carter, due to his troubles with drug addiction, family troubles, money woes, among other things. He used to date a lot of young, pretty starlets like Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan (before her drug addictions made her look like a forty-something) and he had those big singles “Aaron’s Party” and “I Want Candy” back in the early 2000s when he was a pretty big deal.

  19. ChiTownHockey says

    Aaron Carter is a great guess on this. Just anecdotally, Aaron Carter has been booked to perform for the Market Days street festival here in Chicago for the last three years (including this year, 2015). They don’t pay a lot of money and when he performs here he does not seem to thrilled to be here. It feels like he really needs the money and needs the gig. It also feels like there are not that many other offers out there for him.