Debbie Gibson Plays “Dear Abby” To Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, And Selena Gomez

Idolator Staff | June 12, 2011 11:50 am

With superstar mentors like Usher, Chris Brown, and Eminem, you might think Justin Bieber doesn’t seek advice from a onetime (sorry, Deb!) teen phenom like Debbie Gibson. You would probably be right — but that hasn’t stopped the Mega Python-battling singer from offering her two cents, anyway. The 80’s star has gone from tussling with Tiffany to touring with her, and now, in a series of short videos titled “What Would Debbie Do?”, the former teen star is offering counsel to current ones like Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and Selena Gomez, tackling such issues as obsessive fans and name changes — not to mention a certain couple’s PDA. Watch below.

No, “What Would Debbie Do?” is not the first question that pops into our minds when we hear that our favorite pop artists are going through a rough patch in their lives. Jesus, Madonna, or even Lance Bass would seem a little more relevant these days. But it sure is nice of her to offer, anyway.

Frankly, Debbie’s advice seems a little too generic and Mom-ish to be all that helpful to today’s stars, though there are some gems to be found (we’re cracking up at her recollection of being a pioneer of the pop star perfume trend). Now can we please have a rival segment titled “What Would Tiffany Do?”

Read the iHeartRadio interview with Debbie (no, it’s no longer Deborah) here.