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She just can't shake his love

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Deborah_gibsonYou know how to tell if you're still relevant and beloved? When you have stalkers! (And not just the lovable kind that send you bags of Funyuns or Sean Daly's head edited onto a Tom Selleck photo.)

Deborah "Don't Call Me Debbie" Gibson has filed for a restraining order against 44-year-old Spanish man who runs a Gibson fan club, alleging that he follows her on concert tours and has even shown up -- out of the blue -- at the front door of her home.

According to Gibson's filing, Jordi Bassas Puigdollers also left a note under her door last week asking to meet in person in El Paso, Texas. "If you like, contact me," the note said, according to the Associated Press. It was signed with his phone number and included his e-mail address, which begins with the moniker "debhead."

AND ISN'T IT A SMALL WORLD BECAUSE ... Deborah "I'm serious about not calling me Debbie" Gibson also is going to be our guest this week on the Stuck in the 80s podcast! And get this: She has offered to appear in person for the interview! (Get a bucket for Sean's drool.)

Gibson is in Florida this week to promote her performing arts summer camp ("Camp Electric Youth") and her online singing competition ("Total Pop Star"). This year also marks the 20th anniversary of her  accomplishment of becoming the youngest person to write, produce and perform a No. 1 hit -- 1988's "Foolish Beat."

Got a suggested question for Deborah "It's okay to call me Deb" Gibson? Drop me a comment.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:32pm]

    

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