Cooper Lawrence is well-known as a syndicated radio host, author and relationship expert. This week, Cooper added Ëœfame guruâ„¢ to her resume, starring in VH1â„¢s new television series Confessions of a Teen Idol. The show debuted last night on VH1 and will continue on Sunday nights at 8pmET through February 2009.
Confessions of a Teen Idol centers around 7 famous hunks from the 80â„¢s and 90â„¢s who are forced to examine fame and its consequences. Under the guidance of celebrity psychology expert Cooper Lawrence, the hunks let go of their past fame and reclaim control of their future. Cooper helps them focus on getting the life – and the comeback they want.
The eight-part series features grown up hunk Scott Baio, child star turned producer Jason Hervey ( Wonder Years) and showcases Christopher Atkins (The Blue Lagoon), David Chokachi (Baywatch), Adrian Zmed (TJ Hooker, Grease 2). Billy Hufsey (Fame), Jeremy Jackson (Baywatch), Eric Nies (MTVâ„¢s The Real World and The Grind) and Jamie Walters (Beverly Hills 90210).
Each hour-long episode provides a rare look at fame and its consequences as the guys live together and share their innermost feelings with Cooper Lawrence. She commented, Å“Iâ„¢ve spent 15 years in radio and even more years working with celebrities. So, it was a thrill to bring what I do to television.
Cooperâ„¢s latest book, The Cult Of Celebrity is an exploration into what fame and celebrity mean to our culture and to our society. The show’s host, actorÃ‚ Scott Baio, wrote the foreword for Cooperâ„¢s new book and said, Å“The only piece missing [when casting the show] was finding our fame guru; the woman that would turn our idols of the past into celebrities of the present. There was no question in our minds that woman was Cooper. Her unique perspective and unprecedented access exposes certain truths about fame and celebrity that even I didnâ„¢t realize.
Cooper Lawrenceâ„¢s radio show, syndicated nationally by Dial Global, often explores relationships as well as celebrities and their issues with being famous. Her evening radio show is heard across the country, including Charlotte and Minneapolis. Ms. Lawrence is a highly sought-after relationship expert who is often featured on TV talk shows. Watch for Cooper being interviewed this week on the Today Show, Showbiz Tonight and Fox & Friends.