June 24th, 2010
01:28 PM ET

Debbie Gibson and Tiffany to appear in Syfy film

Too bad they won’t be calling it the “Battle of the Teen Queens."

THR reports that former 80s teen pop sensations Debbie Gibson and Tiffany have been cast opposite each other in a Syfy original movie.

"Mega Python vs. Gatoroid" will feature Gibson as a fanatical animal-rights activist who frees illegally imported exotic snakes from pet stores and releases them into the Everglades - where they then morph into super-sized menaces - while Tiffany will portray an over-enthusiastic park ranger out to save endangered alligators.

The pair, who used to battle it out on the charts, have starred in Syfy productions before, but this film marks the first time they will appear together.

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  1. bitcoin

    fosr2v8 a86lyap pt8l5mn aph0dik fzh8d4r.

    September 17, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. thejamminjabber

    This is my childhood fantasy come to life.


    August 2, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Aristakapha

    Looks like this is definitely a topic for my blogcast. CrapThatBothersMe.com .....

    especially @Lee, youre absolutely right about lady gaggag :))

    June 25, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rob

    Based on the loads of cash "Mega Shark, Giant Octopus" made, this idea has "Hit" written all over it.

    June 25, 2010 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. giz

    unless they both get naked, I don't care

    June 25, 2010 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Are You Sure?

      You want to watch an Anorexic Cat and Hippo visit the Garden of Eden?

      June 25, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Obafemi Adejumo

    i love this song. voice of truth by casting crowns

    June 25, 2010 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |

    What kind of giant critters will draw Martika out of retirement?

    June 25, 2010 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  8. DavidReddy

    One freckles is not wearing any makeup and looking like trailer trash. The fat freckles is wearing too much makeup to hide those ugly freckles and her face looks like a white plastic wall. America is filled with'em.

    June 24, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Akira

    Whoa, Debbie Gibson did not age well.

    June 24, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Kermit Roosevelt

    Well, I have to admit I always wanted to see them in a film together, but it's about 25 years too late for the kinda film I wanted them to be in, if yaknowwhutimean....

    June 24, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. daniel lockwood

    I love DEBBIE in all she does.

    June 24, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sara

    Normally, I dont watch SyFy movies, but this one sounds like it's made of awesome.

    June 24, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Bob

    And they call that a plot? Wow – things must be getting mighty lean for Debbie Gibson.

    June 24, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joann

    I love SyFy original movies. They are the cheesiest things going. Do you think they don't know that the movies are cheeseball? Someday they'll be featured on future versions of MST3K! What a lineup: Spring Break Shark Attack, SuperGator, Piranha, MegaShark vs. Giant Octopus. They're awesome!

    June 24, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Anna

    I like Sci-fi (yes SCI-FI not syfy). Well some shows/movies at any rate. Why the p1ss did the name it "Syfy"? Are they that illiterate? I always like those "mini breaks", you know the one between the commerical and the show/movie. Now they suck.

    June 24, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Cait

    Wow, they'll take anyone to be in those movies. I love Sci-fi, but the Syfy channel originals have really destroyed anything that I like about the genre. I mean, come on...it's not even worhty of the campy b-movie rating, those at least are fun to watch. I think they are coming out with a movie about geriatric zombies featuring the bum that lives under the bridge down my street.

    June 24, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  17. don gasby

    Gibson needs bigger teeth, and a crack pipe

    June 24, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  18. John

    SyFy original movies do general suck. Some of them can be entertainingly bad, though. I just wish they'd leave off on the horrible cg monsters for awhile. And the backwoods mutant rapist cannibals. I think they should challenge their writers to write a monster movie that can be shot all with practical effects. I also think it would be great if they would show old monster movies sometimes and re-runs of the old shows you just don't see now (Space:1999 comes to mind, or if they could get old Dr Who).

    June 24, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  19. LOL...

    I love seeing how many degenerates bring up Lady Gaga out of absolutely no where, and claim to hate her. Sorry – sounds more like you are a little obsessed if you all are constantly bringing her into unrelated articles.

    June 24, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  20. dcjb

    endangered alligators? really? are we scraping the bottom of the idea barrel, here? forget the casting, the premise sucks.

    June 24, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  21. T

    Yeah, the Sci-Fi (hate the new name) original (not really...) movies can be bad, sometimes it's so bad it's good to watch and laugh with it.
    And some are so horrible, you ask why they even bother making it in the first place....
    And don't get me started on the low-grade FXs on some of those movies...(yeesh !)

    By the way, Tiffany is still hot !

    June 24, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Billy

    Are you sure?

    June 24, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  23. mammajamma

    totally Rad!! like awesome!! Oh my Goooood!! does anyone have any Red hair pot!!

    June 24, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  24. karla

    We call them stupid B's, but we love them. Reminds me of Dr. Paul Barrers saturday afternon old scary [B] movies back in the 70's and 80's.

    June 24, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  25. DA

    Deborah Gibson, Deborah. She's been going by Deborah since 1993 I think. And for those of you who are incredulous, Deborah has actually had A LOT of acting gigs, including a lot of work on Broadway. Though these SyFy movies absolutely (usually) suck.

    June 24, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Earl of Sandwich

      Broadway, Shmodway! She ain't nothin' to me unless she does a spread in Playboy, as Tiffany did! Can't wait 'til Britney, Jessica, Lindsey and Lady Gaga all do their turn in PB pages. Forget Paris though, she's already overexposed herself enough.

      June 24, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jules

      Actually, it was Debbie Gibson in Playboy, back in 2006.

      June 25, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  26. Kirk

    I hope they do a lesbian scene together!!

    June 24, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Jason

    Are they nude?

    June 24, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Rob

    Screw SyFy... let's get these girls into the Celebrity Boxing Ring!!!!!

    June 24, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  29. YOUR MOM

    Two words – bong hits...


    June 24, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  30. It's The Ronald

    straight to video...

    June 24, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Shakattack

    SyFy movies are so much better in short doses on the Soup.

    June 24, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Ready to (80's) Rock

    Yep, def still like to bang the acid wash off of Tiffany. MmmHmm!

    June 24, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Dee Ann

    This just makes me sad.

    June 24, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  34. William

    Is it me or does Tiffany’s outfit look like she just performed at a Hungarian wedding using the nom de plume: The Amazing Olga and her Dancing Squirrels? And why does Debbie Gibson’s face look like she just stuck her nose in a Litter Box?

    June 24, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Jessica

    I actually watch some stuff on SyFy, but not the movies. I love Scare Tactics!!! I thought Estate of Panic was great fun, but I dont think it lasted more than a short season. I used to love Ghost Hunters until they decided to focus on the actual Ghost Hunters with the camera's, rather than looking for Ghosts. These horrendous movies keep getting made because people watch them – not because they are good, but because they are fun to laugh at? Classic. I wonder if SyFy gets the joke too...im guessing they dont.

    June 24, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Eric

    @EricLr "Roger Corman is watching from heaven and is proud."

    Psssstt... Corman is still alive and producing movies.

    June 24, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  37. MK

    This is insane! How are they trying to make a comeback now? Can anyone say attack of the 80's monsters? http://www.thesmogger.com

    June 24, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  38. James

    "Syfy original movie"

    The mark of death. The worst movies I've ever watched were "Syfy original movies."
    Crappy acting, Crappy CGI, Crappy stories.

    June 24, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  39. DrFood

    You know you've made a comeback when you star in a Syfy original! All they have to do now is set back and watch the offers roll in...

    June 24, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  40. EarlGrayHot

    What, anyone who's "chunky" shouldn't be on TV? No doubt that idea comes from someone who is the very model of physical perfection.

    As for SyFy, they have always had a mix of what's good and what's not and that hasn't changed along with the name. There is still some entertaining fare amidst the drekier stuff. Besides, as someone already pointed out, you can start to feel a little love for them monsters at times!

    June 24, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Neal

    (In the voice of Jerry Seinfeld) "Now that's the first SENSIBLE idea I've heard all day!"

    June 24, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  42. EricLr

    Roger Corman is watching from heaven and is proud.

    June 24, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Eli

    The end of days is upon us!
    Repent now and save your soul, for with this news the four horsemen surely ride!

    June 24, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Shannon

    Wow, had a time warp moment, felt like I was in the 8th grade again. Where's New Kids on the Block?

    June 24, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • sarah

      uh, NKOTB is currently touring. DUH. don't you know the 80s are SOOOO in right now? i even picked up a pair of acid washed keds last weekend. ohhhyeaaaa.

      June 24, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Says What Everyone is Thinking

    Debbie kept herself up a little better than Tiffany. Tiffany is a little bit on the chunky side and looks a sort of ragged out. She shouldn't be on TV. Debbie has a nice little body on her though, it is acceptable for her to be in there.

    June 24, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boof

      Debbie's been busy on broadway for many years singing and dancing but I haven't heard much about Tiffany for a long time. I believe she got married and had a kid or two.

      June 24, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Garry-Arkansas

    SyFy changing the spelling was an attempt to bring in the younger kids to the channel..all it did was drive the once loyal fans away. Now they have the cheap, over anmated and computer generated monsters/creatures/gators/ and what-ever happens to be the "monster" of the moment.
    When they first appeared on cable, Sci-Fi fans were elated..now they ( the producers/editors-big wigs) only care about getting the "young ones" to watch and to hell with the ones who actually made them a hit.
    To bad..so sad..LifeTime has better horro movies than SyFy these days..

    June 24, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Sir Loin of Beef

    I never realized how big these chicks noses were. I do admit to crushing on both of them way back when.

    June 24, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doh...

      So that's what you called it. Personally, I doubt I would have survived the shame of being caught "crushing" on them. Yeah, they were both sweeties and time has been kind to both. Love those smiles!

      June 24, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sir Loin of Beef

      so, what's your point dude?

      June 24, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Earl of Sandwich

      Never noticed their noses before, too busy looking at their yummy tushies.

      June 24, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boof

      I have to acknowledge the yummy tushies. Tiffany definitely filled out her acid washed jeans.

      June 24, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  48. jeff george

    Sometimes I love the syfy channel, but their original movies suck, and often contain Stephen Baldwin, which is pretty much saying the same thing. But sometimes they're so bad, they're funny. Mansquito, anyone?

    And yet they did a remake of Dune, which was phenomenal.

    June 24, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Dawn

    I do not watch Syfy made for tv movies because they are cinematic works of art... I watch because the acting is bad, the plots predictable, and occasionally I root for the monsters! It is pure unadulterated cheese. I also happens to usually star some throw back to my teenage years, which makes me appreciate it even more (Lorenzo Lamas anyone?). I do tune into the shows because they are worthwhile, witty, and just plain kick@ss!

    June 24, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Brian


    June 24, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  51. BozKat

    No matter how you spell it, SciFi/SyFy, or whatever, these movies are TOTALLY dumb, and fun to watch, provided there is a keg chiiling somewhere to take the edge off. I plan to watch, just because when I was 15, I had a "crush" on Tiffany. But then again, back in the 80's, what pimply-faced nerd didn't?

    June 24, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  52. I love Debbie Gibson

    I love Debbie Gibson. Call it a teenage crush I never quite got over.

    June 24, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jonathan

      Same here – never liked the music much, but liked her look! Debbie is looking really good!! Wow...

      June 24, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • J.Crobuzon

      For a while, Debbie Gibson was the voice of high school kids everywhere. She wrote and played her own music, and said what every kid was thinking. But after a lot of success, she wasn't in tune any more with her audience. Loads of talent, but not much market for her songs anymore. She's been on Broadway most of this time.

      June 24, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Jay

    Poor SyFy. From it's glory days while showing Battlestar Galactica to this garbage...

    June 24, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Ken

    I've watched part of the movies these two have been in. If the CIA or DOJ wants an alternative to water boarding that leaves no marks and is more effective, well, the junk called movies these two have been in would do the trick. Only the toughest radical could make it through one movie without breaking down and begging to tell them everything. Two showings woudl guarentee they either talk or would will themselves to death to escape.

    June 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Bigbill427

    Nice gums Debbie..

    June 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • August Red

      It's amazing how pretty they looked back then. Now they just look like Cougars. I am sure brittney, lindsey and paris will look just as mediocre as they do now. Actually, if it wasn't for make-up paris is really a dog. Cheap talent means a bad movie.

      June 24, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  56. OC

    WHat amazes me is that in this environment of cost cutting, unemployment and somewhat austere times that they seem to have a never ending budget for churning out garbage? It's like a perpetual pla-doh machine of pooh.

    June 24, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Godstar

    SyFY has gone to hell in a hand basket since they changed their programming team. It's just low-grade trash now.

    June 24, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  58. jeff

    Debbie should sue her plastic surgeon...

    June 24, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Billy

    Is this going to be from the same terrible studio that brought us Mega Shark vs Giant Octupus? I can't see anyone else hiring Debbie Gibson to "act" after that.

    June 24, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • BaconBoy

      I was wondering how long until someone brought up this movie. I laughed all the way through it. Hork! 😀

      June 24, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • couchpundit

      it's amazing what kind of movies get made–Megashark v Giant Octopus is a classic bad movie–it's entertainment value is the badness of the movie. It's a great laugh.

      Gibson was actually a better actor than Lorenzo Lamas–which isn't difficult.

      June 24, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • holly

      Mega shark vs. Giant Octopus WAS AWESOME!!! I mean who doesn't love the scene when the shark leaps what 30,000 feet into the air and takes out an airplane.

      June 24, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Couldn't be better (or is that worse) than Ice Spiders. Or the rock monster that ripped off Galaxy Quest. SyFy movies aren't so much low-budget as no budget.

      June 24, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Seth

    They lost me when they renamed themselves to stupid "SyFy". Nice to see Debbie and Tif again, though :).

    June 24, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • J.Crobuzon

      They lost me when they canceled FARSCAPE. Changing the name to Siffy isn't doing anything to bring me back, either. I bet if you told a doctor you had Siffy he'd prescribe penicillin.

      June 24, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marty R.

      Penicillin might help those gatoroids too.

      June 24, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sidewinder

      No, you need Preparation G to relieve the pain, the itching, and the burning of gatoroids.

      June 24, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • luckyteelabrown

      FARSCAPE... yes... I need to watch the entire series. Right now I'm watching Enterprise on CBS.

      June 24, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Nancy

    I'm sorry – but for pete's sake, you don't spell sci-fi the way you have it!!!

    June 24, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      Apparently, that's how they assumed all the cool kids would be spelling it.

      June 24, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred L. Fraud

      Think "outside the box" for once.

      June 24, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gil

      That is what the name of the network is Syfy.

      June 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Actually the channel is now called SyFi because they could not copywrite the term SciFy. So now when you buy your SyFy approved Debbie Gibson Vs. Tiffany dolls to battle it out at home you know it is a true SyFyproduct

      June 24, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • jfawoiejf

      it was Sci-Fi, then SyFy. It was never SciFy or SyFi

      June 24, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • moe

      it's the network channel name... not the short hand, nickname for science fiction.

      calm the F down.

      June 24, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  62. rengoelj

    Part of the allure of the movies on SyFy is the bad acting and shear ridiculous nature of them. I absolutely love watching the SyFy movies because I know I'm going to get a cheezy movie with bad acting and just enjoy it for the absurdity.

    June 24, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • From LA

      Ah, a fellow low budget movie fanatic, you should try the Romanian vampire flicks, they're aghast!

      June 24, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe from CT, not Lieberman

      What, none of you remember MST3K! They had movies so bad even Elvira wouldn't show them! And it was one of Sci-Fi (I hate the new name with a passion) Network's top rated shows! These SyFy movies are just keeping that tradition going! Thank whatever powers that be for things like Eureka, Warehouse 13, the Stargate franchise, the Galactica franchise, and their "reality" series! They ROCK!

      June 24, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ken

      MST3K was great as they took really bad movies and interjected needed comedy. That is exactly what the movies by DG and Tif need. Maybe an up to date MST where new people laugh and hoot at the low quality of the movie, making jokes, and showing the movies for the farce they are. Now THAT would be entertaining.

      June 24, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  63. LEE

    It's either that or Lifetime Channel. Ten years from now Lady Gaga will probably be doing the same thing. She would be perfect for SyFy.

    June 24, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  64. ehhhh

    No offense to those who like SyFy, but their movies are just full of poor acting.

    Their shows/series are interesting and decent enough, though.

    June 24, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • bh

      Two words – bong hits...

      June 24, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • ehhhh

      Hmmm... good point.

      June 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frak

      Battlestar: Galactica (re-imagined series). It rawked.

      June 24, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • TV HO

      First of all – half the guys ragging on Debbie and Tiffany here don't even have a girlfriend let alone get laid! 2nd – Cheezy syfy movies are a fun escape for 90mins so enjoy them for what they are. I'm a early 40's guy who loves cheezy syfy movies involving space aliens, monsters and girls. And I've seen Debbie & Tiffany's last few syfy movies. I say – Keep on going girls!

      June 24, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • yesh

      i like Merlin

      June 24, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Agatha Mystery

      Merlin isn't a SyFy production. It's actually a production out of England and has gotten picked up by SyFy.

      June 24, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      Uh, their original movies are for the most part awesome for the wrong reasons. So screw you sir.

      June 24, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dea

      Even the best actors are bad in SyFy movies, it's part of the appeal. they are good old fashioned over the top, over acted, out of this world science fiction. If you don't like them, don't watch them

      June 24, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • When Worlds Collide

      I liked both of these young singers when they came out. Looks like Tiffany has bounced back from some bad happenings. Good luck to both of them & I hope the movie is something I can..can sink my fangs into.

      June 24, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Bieb

      The SyFy channel is so gay. Just like me!

      June 25, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |

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