Is Britney Spears This Generation's Judy Garland?

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Successful child star, successful transition to adult stardom, movies, recording artist, concerts, substance abuse issues, psychiatric issues & institutionalized, poorly received live appearances, multiple marriages, child custody drama, "mama" issues .....

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Updated On: 2/5/08 at 07:24 PM
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Successful transition to movies?!
Hardly.
I mean, Denzel Washington? Gun to my head..of course.
Updated On: 2/5/08 at 07:27 PM
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you're joking right?
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Read again dear. It doesn't say successful transition to movies
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"successful transition to adult stardom, movies, recording artist"
...am I just not reading it correctly? Do I need reading lessons?
I mean, Denzel Washington? Gun to my head..of course.
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Yes, apparently you do. Notice the placement of the comma.
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I don't think being tabloid fodder, actually counts as a transition to adult stardom. In other words...she doesn't even come close to Garland, in talent, or success. But, if this generation wants to claim her...they can have her.
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I didn't say anything about talent or level of success, but like it or not, Britney is (was) successful.
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Britney's very brief success in no way rivals that of Judy Garland. One can't describe Garland without a mention of incredible talent. One can't describe Britney without the mention of the extreme lack thereof.
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At least Judy can sing!
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Yes, without the talent or apparent love for her children.
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britney was not successful.
britney's PR people were successful.
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for shame to this entire comparison.
The morning star always gets wonderful bright the minute before it has to go --doesn't it?
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I can't make that comparison but I've got to admit that when I read about her being taken away this last time that I had visions of Frances Farmer. Most of you are far too young to remember her but a few might have seen the film "Frances" with Jessica Lange. I've been among the first who've criticized this girl repeatedly but this time it all seemed to hit a nerve and I felt very, very sad for her.
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No. One had real talent.
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I assume you're talking about Judy. Frances was never more than a mediocre actress who led a very sad life.
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One can be successful without having talent. Again, I am not asking you to compare Spear's talent, or lack thereof, with Garland's. There is no comparison. But you can't argue that Spears wasn't successful.
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She might be this generation's Joey Heatherton or Pia Zadora
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Mamie, if that question was to me, I was referring to Judy as the one with talent.
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If we're just talking about success...

Judy Garland was a star of radio, film, television and concerts for almost 40 years before she died at 47.

Britney Spears has been a "star" for 15 years.

Bring up this thread in another quarter century, and we'll see if they compare.
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On second thought, don't bother.
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yes.
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pray to st. jude

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he was the gimmicky sort

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I wonder when Britney dies what minority group will have its "rights movement" kicked off.

....but the world goes 'round
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For what it's worth, Brit's "singing" "voice" does sound like the Mayor of Munchkinland's, so there's that connection.
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