Joey Lawrence
Actor, singer
Joey Lawrence
Joseph "Joey" Lawrence is an American actor, R&B-singer, and TV-host. He is known for his roles in the TV-series Gimme a Break!, Blossom, and Melissa & Joey.
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Sorry Internet, But Men Have Been Wearing Chokers For Decades
Huffington Post - about 2 months
The internet had their chokers a little too tightly wound on Tuesday when word spread that Asos offers chokers for men. Just one day later, Matt Lauer got some attention on the “Today” show for trying one on: What a time. pic.twitter.com/ygKf8AiJ70 — Maura Brannigan (@maura_brannigan) January 4, 2017 But we cannot sit idly by a second longer without calling attention to the fact that a) everyone should wear whatever they want, whenever they want and b) men have been wearing chokers for decades. It is in that spirit that we present to you some of our favorite men-in-choker moments, in no particular order, because they are all equally epic, gosh darn it.   Jared Leto as Jordan Catalano in “My So-Called Life”  OK, we lied. This one is our favorite. Jordan Catalano forever.  Mick Jagger Waiting to see a replica of this one on the internet in 3..2.. David Bowie Just one of Bowie’s many iconic fashion moments.  Lenny Kravitz Before th ...
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12 Baby Names Inspired By Beautiful Places Around The World
Huffington Post - 6 months
Savannah, London, Brooklyn. In 2016, that might be your list of places to visit next year, or maybe it’s your preschooler’s new class list. City, state and country names for kids have gone mainstream, and plenty of parents are borrowing baby naming inspiration from the map. Celebrity parents are no exception. In fact, they’ve introduced some intriguing options for our sons and daughters. Here are a dozen of the best “star baby” place names worth considering. Alaska Model Anne Vyalitsyna hails from Russia. Her tech guru fiancé Adam Cahan is originally from New York. Apparently, the couple named their daughter Alaska because that’s where the U.S. and Russia meet. A record number of girls were given the name Alaska in 2015 ― 60 total, including Anne and Adam’s daughter. Brighton A fashionable seaside resort, England’s Brighton has long been favored by kings and commoners. New York boasts a Brooklyn community by the name, immortalized in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoi ...
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Melissa Joan Hart Disses And Dishes On Famous Dudes She's Kissed
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Melissa Joan Hart's tell-all book "Melissa Explains It All" is the gift that keeps on giving. By reading the 37-year-old's memoir we've already learned that the former teen star's past was not as squeaky clean as we remembered it to be, nor was she particularly fond of her feline co-star on her hit show "Sabrina The Teenage Witch." But photo shoots on ecstasy aren't quite as surprising as Hart's willingness to kiss (and diss) and tell. Perhaps Hart has a solid relationship with co-star Joey Lawrence, who she currently stars opposite on the ABC Family sitcom, "Melissa & Joey," because she doesn't exactly have kind things to say about kissing him in her book: “Joey Lawrence uses enough lip balm for both of us, creating such a thick barrier that there’s hardly any skin-on-skin contact. It’s hard to get turned on when it feels like you’re kissing one of Madam Tussaud’s wax statues.” The former Nickelodeon star did, however, have much better things to say about her 1996 "Sabr ...
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18 Signs You Were Born In The '80s
Huffington Post - over 3 years
You totally had this poster on your wall. "Saved by the Bell" pretty much defined Saturday mornings. Just as Friday nights meant TGIF. You had the biggest crush on Joey Lawrence. You still know every word to the "Fresh Prince" theme song. When "My So-Called Life" premiered, it was as if the writers had climbed inside your head. The first R-rated movie you saw was "Pretty Woman." Sometimes you wished that the Tanners were your real family. And that Cory, Topanga and Shawn were your real friends. You wanted to be Cher Horowitz (or at least, have her wardrobe). Your first album may have been by them. Or them. You debated the merits of the Backstreet Boys vs. 'N Sync. And TLC vs. Destiny's Child. You dressed as one of the Spice Girls for Halloween. You imagined college would be just like "Felicity." And adulthood would be like "Friends." Or "Will & Grace."
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Hulu.com: 'Cousin Oliver' Round-Up: 9 of TV's Inexplicably Added Children
Huffington Post - over 3 years
In The Brady Bunch's fifth and final season, all of the Brady kids were looking a little long in the tooth: Marcia had crow's feet, Greg was using a walker, and Cindy traded in her ruffled socks and Mary Janes for sensible support hose and orthopedic shoes. America was sickened to see a Brady over the age of 12. As a last-minute gambit to salvage the show, eight-year-old Cousin Oliver joined the family, and oh, the hijinks and hilarity that ensued. We're guessing the kid had some repressed issues: his parents ditched him with the Bradys while they went on an archeological dig in South America. In the course of his first day with the family, Oliver managed to ruin Jan's painting, cover Greg in ketchup, crack a terracotta pot, undo Carol's knitting, break a stack of dishes, and shatter a lamp. (Every scene with Cousin Oliver ended in the "wuh, wuh, wuh" sound effect.) Five episodes later, Oliver managed to kill the entire series (it was cancelled that season). However, th ...
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1990 Things From The 90s (Seriously)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's been more than a decade since the 1990s ended, yet the Internet can't seem to go a day without a reminder of the neon slap bracelets that may have been banned from your school. Yes, we get it. Times are tough and there's comfort in reflection, but enough is enough. Below, a final goodbye to the 90s to end the nostalgia once and for all. (We're not kidding. There are 1990 items below.) 1. Scrunchies 2. "The Wild Thornberries" 3. Dawson and Joey 4. "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" 5. Mr. Feeny 7. MTV playing music videos 8. Snick 9. The premiere of "Freaks and Geeks" 10. Levar Burton 11. "Daria" 12. "Arthur" 13. "The Powerpuff Girls" 14. "Smart Guy" 15. Comedy Central globe logo with buildings 16. "The X-Files" 17. Rosie O'Donnell 18. Bill Nye 19. "Dawson's Creek" 20. The Mighty Ducks" 21. "Are You Afraid of the Dark" 22. Cornholio 23. Rachel Green 24. Tim Allen 25. "All That" 26. "Beverl ...
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Is Joey Leaving For Another Job?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The season premiere of "Melissa & Joey" was a tense one, as Joey (Joey Lawrence) felt he didn’t have much of a purpose in the house anymore now that the kids are self-sufficient. Melissa (Melissa Joan Hart) wasn’t happy when Joey suggested it was time for him to move on to another job. “This is about you and me. It’s pretty obvious. I’ve felt it for a long time, too,” Joey said.“You don’t think I can get another job.” But it turns out Joey will keep working for Melissa, as Ryder (Nick Robinson) needs a tutor after getting suspended from school for smoking pot. “I just figured, what’s the harm in trying it?” Ryder pointed out. “So your judgment was worse before you smoked pot?” Melissa asked. While Mel and Joe’s relationship may not be smooth sailing, the show itself is. ABC Family has already ordered a fourth season of "Melissa & Joey," which is a hit in its timeslot. As the A.V. Club notes, "Melissa & Joey" proves that the more classic form o ...
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Kendra Wilkinson Too Scared To Dive On 'Splash' (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post - almost 4 years
This week's eliminated contestant on "Splash" didn't get cut from the competition for failing to impress the judges. It was the end of the road for Kendra Wilkinson because she failed to dive. Period. The theme was paired diving, and Kendra was paired with Rory Bushfield. He was a fearless athlete, while she suffered from a crippling fear of heights. It was a monumental achievement last week when she took inspiration from her son and actually jumped off the diving board. This week, host Joey Lawrence had to rush up the stairs as she started heading down. "I wish I could do it for everybody," Kendra said. "I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry everybody." Read More... More on TV Replay
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Nicole's In Tears Over 'Splash' Diving Accident
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
"Splash" sees stars such as Nicole Eggert, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kendra Wilkinson and Ndamukong Suh competing in a daunting high dive competition like pros, but it's a dangerous sport, and accidents happen. In HuffPost TV's exclusive sneak peek above, former "Baywatch" and "Charles In Charge" star Eggert tearfully admits that her nerves got the better of her in a practice dive, with painful looking results. Host Joey Lawrence presses her about the incident. Will she be able to overcome her fears for the real thing? "Splash" airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Are you watching "Splash"?
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Joey Lawrence's Surprising New TV Gig
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Whoa! Joey Lawrence has a new gig: co-hosting "Splash," ABC's new diving reality series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. THR reports that ESPN SportsNation host Charissa Thompson will join Lawrence at the helm of "Splash," which premieres on Tuesday, March 19. Greg Louganis will train the "Splash" cast, which includes Louie Anderson, Drake Bell, Chuy Bravo, Nicole Eggert, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Ndamukong Suh, Katherine Webb, Kendra Wilkinson, Rory Bushfield and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. David Boudia and Steve Foley will judge ABC's upcoming series. In more casting news ... Hope Davis is heading to "Law & Order: SVU." The actress will appear in the April 24 installment about violent youth as Viola Mesner, mother to Henry (Ethan Cutkosky), who is "wired wrong." [THR] Brenda and Jax are retuning to "General Hospital." Vanessa Marcil and Ingo Rademacher will reprise their iconic roles in honor of the ABC soap's 50th anniversary. [EW] "The Killing" beefs up i ...
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WATCH: Joey Lawrence Reveals 'Whoa!' Origins
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Joey Lawrence revealed the origins behind "Whoa!," his popular "Blossom" catchphrase, during a recent appearance on HuffPost Live. "That word was great," Lawrence said. "It's so weird that word has transcended 20 years." Lawrence said he first uttered "whoa" as a joke. "I can only imagine what that word would have been had social media been what it is today. It took off in the course of one night once it hit the airwaves, but with social media, it probably would have been twice as fast." According to Lawrence, "whoa" was written in the script like a surfer dude would say it -- think Keanu Reeves -- but it wasn't getting any laughs. "The executive producer came up to me and said, 'Can you try something else? ... People aren't finding it humorous,'" Lawrence explained. "I don't know where that came from! I just tried it once and did this weird thing and people laughed. They laughed tremendously long. We did a second take and they laughed again." And the rest is TV hi ...
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Joey Lawrence Says Taking His Shirt Off in Vegas Was on His "Bucket List"
PopSugar - over 4 years
The second season of Melissa & Joey is in full swing, and with it, the duo are poised to face some growing pains. We recently interviewed Joey Lawrence, who stars alongside Melissa Joan Hart in the ABC Family sitcom, to get the scoop on the drama ahead for the unlikely roommates. We also talked to Joey about his talents off the small screen. After a recent stint on Dancing With the Stars, he performed with Chippendales in Las Vegas - a move he told us was on his "bucket list." Check out our interview to see what he said about being at peace with missing the upcoming All Stars season of DWTS, and catch new episodes of Melissa & Joey on ABC Family Wednesday nights at 8/7 p.m. Central.
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Joey Lawrence: 'Didn't want' to be on 'DWTS'
USA Today - over 4 years
He seemed to want to be on 'Dancing With the Stars,' but now he's dissing the whole idea.
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Joey Lawrence on Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars: "Why the Hell" Would Anyone Sign Up?
US Magazine - over 4 years
When Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars premieres in September, Joey Lawrence will be hard-pressed to find time to tune-in. Offered a spot to compete on this fall's season, which comes three years after his first appearance, Lawrence tells Us Weekly he isn't thrilled with the cast who'll vie for the mirrorball trophy this year. PHOTOS: Look back on DWTS' season 14 "One mirror ball is enough," Lawrence, 36, reasoned to Us at Wednesday's Total Recall premiere in Los Angeles. "[2006 DWTS champ] Emmitt [Smith]'s doing it again. He's got two Super Bowl rings, maybe he needs two mirror balls. Why would you put [six] winners in there, ABC? What are you doing?" he says, referring to returning champs Helio Castroneves, Shawn Johnson, Drew Lachey, Apolo Anton Ohno and Kelly Monaco. VIDEO: Most memorable DWTS contestants Lawrence -- who finished third in his season -- had no problem declining ABC's request. "I didn't want to do it. Why the hell would you do it again and go up agains ...
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Phoebe Robinson: Newsflash: Any Joke Can Be Funny
Huffington Post - over 4 years
So I yelled out, "Actually, rape jokes are never funny!" -Quote from an anonymous woman who heckled Daniel Tosh during his set for talking about rape jokes and then lived to blog about it. Sorry, Jane Doe. Comedy is subjective and any joke can be funny. Note the word "can." Any joke can be funny, but not any joke is funny. Any joke has the potential to be hilarious to you, but more importantly, the joke has the potential to not be funny to you, but to SOMEONE ELSE. I think that people often forget that fact when watching comedy. Just because it is or isn't amusing to you, doesn't mean everyone feels the same way. What led up to the exchange between comedian Daniel Tosh and a female audience member at the Laugh Factory is another example of comedy being subjective. Of course, following the exchange, she blogged about it (a girl after my heart), and as things on the Internet are wont to do, the blog post picked up steam and went viral. If you haven't read her post, you can ...
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Joey Lawrence, Trace Adkins Share Favorite Father's Day Memories
US Magazine - over 4 years
Happy Father's Day! As dads around the country indulge in a little "me-time" Sunday, celeb fathers including Joey Lawrence and Trace Adkins are posting their favorite Father's Day memories and anecdotes about being a dad to their Facebook timelines. PHOTOS: Celebs and their dads "Being a father is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me, and one of the greatest things I could ever be doing all wrapped in to one," the Melissa & Joey star -- dad to daughters Charli and Liberty Grace -- writes on his Facebook timeline. "For me, Father's Day is a reminder of one of the most important jobs that I'll ever have -- it's more important than my career or anything else that I could be doing!" Lawrence, 36, continued. "I have been blessed and honored with the responsibility of raising two beautiful girls with my lovely wife and I could cherish nothing more." PHOTOS: Hollywood's hottest star dads Sunday's holiday takes on a special meaning for country singer Trace Adki ...
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Whoa! Joey Lawrence performing with Chippendales
CBS - Atlanta - over 4 years
Joey Lawrence will be spending his summer, at least part of it, performing with Chippendales.
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Joey Lawrence Performs with the Chippendales in Las Vegas (David Becker/People.com)
Wesmirch.com - over 4 years
David Becker / People.com: Joey Lawrence Performs with the Chippendales in Las Vegas  —  It's enough to make Blossom blush!  —  Sitcom star Joey Lawrence donned the famous Chippendales bowtie and not much else on Friday for a performance with the legendary male review at the Rio Las Vegas Hotel and Casino on Friday night.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joey Lawrence
    THIRTIES
  • 2013
    Age 36
    On March 19, 2013, Lawrence began appearing in the ABC reality show Splash.
    More Details Hide Details He is co-host alongside Charissa Thompson.
  • 2012
    Age 35
    In 2012, he was contracted to be a Chippendales dancer for a special engagement in June at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
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  • 2010
    Age 33
    In August 2010, Lawrence returned to television in the ABC Family sitcom Melissa & Joey, again opposite Melissa Joan Hart.
    More Details Hide Details Hart plays a woman who hires Lawrence as a nanny to help care for her incarcerated sister's kids. Lawrence's character is a former figure in the financial industry whose company came under investigation for wrongdoing and caused his professional life to be put on hold. Lawrence's brothers have guest starred on the show. Matthew Lawrence played Tony Longo in season 1 episode 25 and Andrew Lawrence appeared in season 1 episode 26 as Ryder Scanlan's teacher, Evan McKay. As of 2014, the series has been renewed for its fourth season.
  • 2009
    Age 32
    In 2009, Lawrence starred in the television movie My Fake Fiancé with Melissa Joan Hart, which premiered on ABC Family to 3.6 million viewers, becoming the most-watched television movie of the ratings season, sweeping top rank in its time-period in key demos.
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  • 2008
    Age 31
    He next hosted a dance competition show on The Learning Channel, Master of Dance, which premiered June 9, 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 30
    In May 2007, he starred in the Broadway hit Chicago as Billy Flynn.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2006
    Age 29
    In 2006, Lawrence appeared on ABC's Dancing with the Stars.
    More Details Hide Details Paired with professional dancer Edyta Śliwińska, he placed third in the competition.
  • 2005
    Age 28
    He met his second wife, Chandie Yawn-Nelson, while on vacation in Disney World when the two were teenagers; they married there 13 years later, in July 2005.
    More Details Hide Details The couple have two daughters, Charleston 'Charli', born May 10, 2006 and Liberty Grace, born March 4, 2010. Albums Singles
  • 2002
    Age 25
    Lawrence married Michelle Vella in 2002; the couple divorced in 2004.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1993
    Age 16
    Lawrence has said that music was always his passion, and at the height of his success began a recording career. Lawrence was 16 when his debut album Joey Lawrence was released in February 1993.
    More Details Hide Details Produced by Steve Barri, Tony Peluso, Terry Lupton and Ian Prince. Lawrence co-wrote some material, including the international hit single "Nothin' My Love Can't Fix" (#6 Billboard Hot 100 Airplay, #10 Billboard Top 40 Mainstream, #19 Billboard Hot 100, #13 United Kingdom, #68 Australia). The song was used as the end-title theme from the movie Cop and a Half; its music video received heavy airplay on MTV and MuchMusic, and Lawrence was invited to perform live on MTV's Spring Break, The Arsenio Hall Show, and the UK's Top of the Pops in 1993. In July 2008, Lawrence told TV Guide that he was working on a new album composed mostly of ballads. In June 2011, he released his new single entitled Rolled, which was available as a free download for one week on ABC Family's website. In July, Joey released a second single, "Give It To Ya (Acoustic)" via Pledge Music.
  • 1991
    Age 14
    From 1991 to 1995, Lawrence co-starred in the hit TV series Blossom, in which he played Joey Russo.
    More Details Hide Details Lawrence has also starred in the series Brotherly Love (which featured his real life brothers Matthew and Andrew Lawrence) and Run of the House, and has guest starred on such programs as American Dreams and CSI: NY. One of Lawrence's film credits is Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000) in which he costarred with Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Davis, and Hart Bochner.
  • 1988
    Age 11
    Lawrence provided the voice of Oliver, the protagonist in the 1988 Disney film Oliver & Company.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1987
    Age 10
    He continued in that role until the series ended in 1987. 1985 marked Lawrence's theatrical debut with the release of Summer Rental.
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  • 1983
    Age 6
    After appearing in guest spots on Diff'rent Strokes and Silver Spoons, Lawrence won the role of Joey Donovan on the hit NBC sitcom Gimme a Break! in 1983.
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  • 1976
    Born
    Born on April 20, 1976.
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