Friday, June 13, 2008

Deborah Gibson Didn’t Grow Up With A ‘Momager’

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Original pop princess Deborah Gibson broke into the music biz with the help of her mom – not her ‘momager.’

Gibson, best known for her chart-topping 1980s hit “Foolish Beat,” says her mother was never a “momager” – a manager stage mom – who provokingly pushed her into success.

Instead, Gibson says her mom was always there for her – especially during the years of her outrageous 80s pop stardom – helping her handle her career with sense and sensibility.

And unlike crazy stage moms, Mama Gibson never compromised Deborah’s teenage experiences to make a pretty penny.

Gibson explains, “I once got offered about a gazillion dollars to do a concert on my prom night, and instead of making me do it, my mom said no. She wanted to preserve that moment in my childhood that I’d never get back. She didn’t want me to resent her for missing out on my prom. The money wasn’t worth my memories.”

Gibson and her mom are currently running Camp Electric Youth, a summer camp for aspiring young talent July 7 through August 1.

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