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Before They Were Stars: Norm MacDonald on “Star Search”

I love posting “Before They Were Stars” clips of future celebrities who once performed on the popular TV show, Star Search… especially when it turns out said celebrity¬†wound up losing the competition to someone who faded into complete obscurity. Such … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Martin Lawrence on “Star Search”

In the past, I’ve done “Before They Were Stars” features on celebrities who made their first television appearance on Star Search and, more often than not, the future star wound up losing the competition to an opponent who faded into … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Kevin James on “Star Search”

Today, “Before They Were Stars” is doing a tie-in to this weekend’s opening of what is easily the most anticipated movie of 2011: Zookeeper! I’ve already showcased many celebrities who made appearances on Star Search early on in their career, … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: 12-Year Old Beyonce on “Star Search”

I’ve had a bit of a Star Search theme this week on “Before They Were Stars”, showcasing early appearances from Justin Timberlake and Drew Carey on the show. Here’s a unique one featuring 12-year old Beyonce Knowles performing as part … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Drew Carey on “Star Search”

Yesterday, I featured 11-year old Justin Timberlake’s appearance on Star Search and wouldn’t you know it, today’s birthday boy, Drew Carey, also got his first television exposure by performing stand-up comedy on that show in 1988. And as was often … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: 11-Year Old Justin Timberlake on “Star Search”

I’m surprised I’ve done “Before They Were Stars” for this long without yet having featured a clip from Star Search, but let’s just say I could probably fill up an entire month with footage from that show. This priceless clip … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Justin Timberlake Sings Country Music in a Talent Competition

Justin Timberlake obviously did not find fame by being a country singer, but it seems that a lot of existing footage of him from his younger days shows him performing country music. Justin got his first major television exposure at … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: 11-Year Old Britney Spears in a Maull’s Barbecue Sauce Commercial

I knew Britney Spears performed on the likes of¬†Star Search and The Mickey Mouse Club during her childhood, but I never knew she also did commercials. However, here she is at the age of 11 in an ad for Maull’s … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: 14-Year Old Sarah Silverman Sings on “Community Auditions”

These are the pieces of “Before They Were Stars” obscurity that I love, showcasing a future celebrity while they performed in some obscure small-time production before they set out on their quest for fame. When Sarah Silverman was 14 years … Continue reading

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