Where Are They Now?: 90's/00's Pop Edition Part 3


2ge+her was a fictional boy band created by writers Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn for the MTV movie and spin-off TV series, both also titled "2ge+her". The band was made up of Jerry O'Keefe, The Heartthrob (portrayed by Evan Farmer), Chad Linus, The Shy One (portrayed by Noah Bastian), Jason "Q.T." McKnight, The Cute One (portrayed by Michael Cuccione), Doug Linus, The Older Brother (portrayed by Kevin Farley), and Mickey Parke, The Bad Boy (portrayed by Alex Solowitz). The movie debuted on MTV in 2000. The singles "U + Me = Us (Calculus)" and "Say It (Don't Spray It)" appeared in the film, and a soundtrack for the film was released as 2ge+her's debut album in real life, with all the actors providing their own voices. The band opened, in character, for some shows of Britney Spears' 2000 tour and, after the success of the movie, a TV series was filmed. Through the show, they released a second album and the single "The Hardest Part of Breaking Up (Is Getting Back Your Stuff)" which made it to #87 on the Billboard Hot 100 and appeared on TRL. The show had two seasons but ended after the untimely death of actor Michael Cuccione.

Here's what the actors have been up to: Alex Solowitz appeared in episodes of "Everybody Loves Raymond", "Just Shoot Me!", "CSI: Miami", and "ER" and in the movies "Never Been Kissed" and "Alpha Dog". Noah Bastian appeared in the 2007 Sci-Fi movie "Ice Spiders" and in the 2008 independent film "The Adventures of Food Boy". According to the rumors on the interwebs, he's gay and has been out for some time. Michael Cuccione, who had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma as a child, began having breathing problems on the set of the show during the second season and in December of 2000 checked into the hospital with pneumonia, where he eventually died of respitory failure on January 13, 2001 just one week after his 16th birthday. All four of his castmates from 2ge+her attended his funeral. Kevin Farley, brother of Chris Farley, appeared in episodes of "That's So Raven" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and, in 2008, appeared in the conservative comedy movie "An American Carol" as Michael Malone, a parody of filmmaker Michael Moore. Evan Farmer appeared on "Guiding Light", three seasons of TLC's "While You Were Out" and currently hosts HGTV's "Freestyle". He married Andrea M. Smith in 2006 and she gave birth to their son Garrison in 2009. They currently live in Nashville.

Left to right: Alex Solowitz, Kevin Farley, Evan Farmer, Michael Cuccione and Noah Bastian

Michael Cuccione

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Alex Solowitz

Kevin Farley

Noah Bastian (right)

Evan and his wife Andrea

Evan Farmer


Monica Denise Arnold released her first album Miss Thang through Rowdy Records in 1995, and it eventually went triple platinum through the success of several singles, "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)", "Before You Walk Out of My Life", "Like This and Like That", "Why I Love You So Much",  and "Ain't Nobody". In May of 1998, Monica teamed up with Brandy to record the song "The Boy Is Mine". Released amid rumors of a real life rift between the singers, the track went on to become the biggest song of the year, with 13 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100. Her second album The Boy Is Mine was released and became her biggest success with two more #1 singles, "The First Night" and "Angel of Mine". In 2002, Monica released a third album called All Eyez On Me with singles "All Eyez On Me" and "Too Hood", but the album wasn't very successful. In 2003, she released her fourth album After the Storm which eventually went Gold. After a hiatus from the industry, Monica released her fifth album The Makings of Me in 2006 with the singles "Everytime Tha Beat Drop", "A Dozen Roses (You Remind Me) and "Sideline Ho" and, although it was her lowest selling album, she renewed her contract with J Records in 2007.

Monica is currently working on her next album Still Standing which she hopes to release sometime in 2009. She is also working on a high-end boy's fashion line called Regions of Rock. After a tough relationship with Corey "C-Murder" Miller and witnessing the suicide of ex-boyfriend Jarvis "Knot" Weems, Monica gave birth to her first son, Rodney Ramone Hill III with on-again off-again boyfriend Rodney "Rocko" Hill Jr. on May 21, 2005. Monica and Rodney got engaged on Christmas Eve in 2007 and on January 8, 2008 she gave birth to their second child, a boy named Romello Montez. She has also done some acting appearing in the 2006 film "ATL" and is due to appear in the upcoming movie "Pastor Brown".

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With sons Rodney (nicknamed Lil' Rocko) and Romello


Orville Richard Burrell, known by his stage name Shaggy, had been performing for about a decade when, in 2001, he had two major number one singles, "It Wasn't Me" and "Angel". "It Wasn't Me", featuring Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent, became a huge success, topping the charts in the US, France, the UK, the Netherlands, Australia and Ireland. It was his first number one hit in the US, and holds the record as the 4th best selling single of the 21st century in the UK. The follow-up "Angel" also became a worldwide success, becoming a top single in the US, the UK, Australia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He released his album Lucky Day in 2002, and although it went Gold, failed to match the success of his previous album Hot Shot.

Shaggy still performs and records music, releasing his 8th studio album Intoxication in 2007, which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Reggae album. In 2008, he released a greatest hits album.

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Steps was a pop group that formed in the UK in 1997 after auditioning hopefuls for the group. The final line-up was made up of Claire Richards, Faye Tozer, Lisa Scott-Lee, Lee Latchford-Evans and Ian "H" Watkins. Their first single "5,6,7,8" became a hit in the UK, making it to #14. They were signed to Jive Records and released their second single, a cover of Bananarama's "Last Thing On My Mind" which also became a hit, going to #6. Their third single "One For Sorrow" became a major success and began their unbroken streak of 14 consecutive Top 5 singles. Their debut album, Step One, also performed well, debuting at #2 and going platinum five times over. In July 1999, they released "Love's Got A Hold On My Heart", the first single off their second album Steptacular and went to America to open for Britney Spears on her ...Baby One More Time tour. The album was released in the UK, went to #1 and went quadruple-platinum. The group also released their first album in the US entitled Step One that included songs from both their first two UK releases. They released their third album Buzz in 2000 and although it didn't fare as well as their previous records, it still went double-platinum. In 2001, they announced they were releasing a greatest hits album entitled Gold and the band broke up shortly thereafter. Fans were incredibly upset over their split  and it was revealed that both H and Claire had left the group on the last night of their Gold tour, claiming they had been unhappy with the band for some time.

Members Claire Richards and Ian "H" Watkins began performing as a duo under the name H & Claire and had a successful single with the song "DJ". The duo broke up in 2003 when Claire took a break to plan her wedding to back-up dancer Mark Webb, whom she married in 2003 and split from in 2005. In 2007, Claire gave birth to a son Charlie. In 2008, she announced her engagement to Reece Hill whom she married on November 1, 2008. Her wedding was the first time all the members of Steps had been together since the band split. She also released a fitness DVD called "Five Step Fat Attack" and filmed a reality show for BBC3 called "Claire Richards: My Big Fat Wedding" about her journey to lose weight before her wedding.

Ian "H" Watkins decided to take up acting and musical theatre and enrolled at the Royal Academy of Music. His time there was filmed for a TV show entitled "H-Side Story" and he has since appeared in productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cinderella, Fame! and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He came out in 2007 and later that year appeared in "Celebrity Big Brother 5". He also ranked at #8 on Channel 4's "100 Worst Britons".

Faye Tozer had a Top 10 hit in the UK with Russell Watson with the song "Someone Like You". She married Jesper Irn in 2002 and they broke up in 2007. She is currently engaged, and gave birth to her first child Benjamin Barrington Tozer-Smith in February 2009. She has pursued musical theatre appearing in productions of Tell Me On A Sunday, Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens and Me and My Girl.

Lee Latchford-Evans is currently in a rock band called The Latch, and has appeared in several reality shows such as "The Games", "The Match" and "Celebrity Fear Factor".

Lisa Scott-Lee released four singles as a solo artist and married Johnny Shentall. She had her own MTV reality show in the UK in 2005 called "Totally Scott-Lee". In 2006, she appeared on ITV1's ice-skating competition show "Dancing on Ice". In 2008, she and her husband appeared on the ITV2 flight attendant themed show "CelebAir".

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Claire Richards

Faye Tozer's wedding to Jesper Irn

Faye Tozer

Lisa Scott-Key

Lisa for CelebAir

Lee Latchford-Evans

Ian "H" Watkins


Aaron Carter, younger brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, released his self-titled debut album in 1997 and it went Gold in several countries. He recorded songs for several soundtracks including "Pokémon: The First Movie", "Rugrats in Paris", "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" and "The Princess Diaries". His second album Aaron's Party (Come Get It) was released in 2000 and went triple-platinum. His third album Oh, Aaron was released in 2001 and his fourth album Another Earthquake was released in 2002. He also made a foray into acting, appearing in TV shows such as "Lizzie McGuire", "Sabrina, the Teenaged Witch" and "7th Heaven" and appearing on Broadway in Seussical the Musical.

He made tabloid headlines when Linsday Lohan and Hilary Duff became entangled in a feud after they both dated Aaron, and he later admitted to cheating on Hilary. In 2006, he and his siblings were the subject of the E! reality show "House of Carters". He was briefly engaged to Playboy model Kari Ann Peniche the same year and in 2008 was arrested in Kimble County, TX when he was pulled over for speeding and marijuana was found in his car. He recently performed with his sister Leslie Carter at the one year anniversary of Luxury Nightclub and he has stated on his Myspace that he is currently writing, recording and producing another album.

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LFO formed in 1997 with members Rich Cronin, Devin Lima and Brad Fischetti. They recorded the song "Summer Girls" in 1999 as part of a demo in hopes of getting a record contract, and the song was leaked to radio and went on to become a hit, going to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their self-titled debut album, released in 1999, became a major success selling 2.5 million copies worldwide. They scored another hit single with "Girl on TV" the same year. Throughout the year 2000, they toured almost constantly, including opening for Britney Spears and co-headlining Nickelodeon's All That & More tour. As of 2003, the group stated that they are on an indefinite hiatus.

No information on Brad Fischetti. Devin Lima is in a new band called The Cadbury Diesel who released their debut album Mozart Popart in 2008. In 2007, Rich Cronin participated in the VH1 reality show "Mission: Man Band" and released his first solo album Billion Dollar Sound in 2008.

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Rich Cronin

Brad Fischetti

Devin Lima


S Club 7 was formed by ex-Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller in 1999 after auditioning over 10,000 hopefuls. The group was made up of Jo O'Meara, Tina Barrett, Jon Lee, Rachel Stevens, Hannah Spearritt, Paul Cattermole and Bradley McIntosh. The group got their start with their own children's sitcom titled "Miami 7" in the UK and "S Club 7 in Miami" in the US. The band then released the theme to the TV show "Bring It All Back" as their first single in 1999. It reached #1 in the UK and went platinum. Their second single "S Club Party" also did well, debuting at #2 in the UK. They released two more singles "Two In A Million" and "You're My Number One" and followed up with their debut album, S Club which went to #2 in the UK and became certified platinum. In April 2000, the second series of their show was released as "L.A. 7" in the UK and "S Club 7 in L.A." in the US. The show's theme "Reach" was released as a single and went to #2, and their second album 7 was released shortly thereafter. It also performed well, reaching #1 on the UK charts and going triple platinum. Their third album Sunshine was released in 2001 with the track "Don't Stop Movin'" as the lead single, which later won for Record of the Year. In 2001, they went on their first tour and then returned to the US to begin filming the third series of their show, Hollywood 7, and it was revealed through the show that Hannah and Paul were dating. They also began filming a reality show called S Club Search, auditioning young hopefuls for a younger version of the band called S Club Juniors. In 2002, they went on their second tour, the S Club Carnival Tour 2002, and also filmed and released the fourth series of their show, "Viva S Club". In March 2002, Paul announced he felt it was time to "move on" and return to his rock roots. He performed with the band for the last time at Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee. The group continued under the name "S Club" and were optimistic about the future, but their fourth album, Seeing Double performed disappointly and only reached #17. They also released their first fim, also called "Seeing Double". On April 21, 2003 it was announced live on stage during their S Club United tour that after a final single and a greatest hits album, the band would split up. Their final single was a double A-side with tracks "Love Ain't Gonna Wait for You" and "Say Goodbye". Their greatest hits album, Best: The Greatest Hits of S Club 7, reached #2 on the charts.

Jo took a two year break from music and in 2005 released her first single, "What Hurts the Most" that reached #13, and her first album Relentless which only reached #47. In 2003, she appeared in the BBC singing competition reality show "Just the Two of Us". In 2007, she appeared on "Celebrity Big Brother". Controversy broke out when many viewers thought some of the contestants, including Jo, were engaging in racial bullying against Indian actress and fellow contestant Shilpa Shetty. Jo eventually apologized for her behavior. In May 2008, she gave birth to a son, Lenny and later that year, she, Paul and Bradley reunited under the name S Club 3 and began performing around the UK. She also recorded another solo album in 2008 and has confirmed it will be released in 2009.

In 2005, Bradley appeared in the MTV reality show "Totally Boyband". He has performed as a DJ and released some solo tracks. In 2007, he wrote a children's book, and has plans to continue his solo career in the future.

Paul joined band Skua directly after he left S Club 7 in 2002, but the band broke up a year later. In 2005, he appeared again in the band Charlie Bullitt, however left the band later the same year. Paul and fellow S Club 7 member Hannah broke up in 2006. He and Bradley have performed as DJs together, and in September 2008, he released an EP on his Myspace called "You Make Me Happy".

Hannah went into acting, appearing in films such as "Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London" and "Seed of Chucky", and TV shows such as "Blessed", "Primeval" and an episode of the Agatha Christie "Marple" series. She is currently engaged to "Primeval" co-star Andrew Lee Potts.

Jon played Marius in "Les Miserables" on the West End in 2003 and 2004. He also toured the UK with the new musical "Love Shack". He has continued to do musical theater and starred in the BBC show "The Sound of Musicals".

Although Tina originally expressed interest in solo work, she has remained out of the public eye since the band split and has not continued in the music business. She has been linked with David Schwimmer and Fred Durst in the past, and is currently with wealthy restauraneur and music producer Michael Baggs. She is reportedly currently working on a solo album that she hopes to release in 2009.

Rachel was the first former member of S Club 7 to start a solo career, signing a four-album deal with Polydor Records. Her first solo album, Funky Dory, was released in 2003 and peaked at #9 on the charts. She has released two more solo albums to date, Some Girls and Come and Get It. She has also done some acting, appearing in "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo" and is reportedly vying for a role on Doctor Who. In 2008, she appeared on "Strictly Come Dancing" and came in second with partner Vincent Simone. In June 2008, she got engaged to boyfriend Alex Bourne and they are planning to get married in August 2009.

It has been reported that Jon and Tina may be joining the current S Club line-up of Jo, Bradley and Paul to tour in 2009, but Tina and Rachel have reportedly turned down the opportunity to reunite with the band.

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Jo O'Meara

Bradley McIntosh

Paul, Jo and Bradley as S Club 3

Paul Cattermole and Hannah Spearritt

Hannah Spearritt

Jon with castmates from Les Miserables

Tina Barrett

Rachel Stevens

Rachel for "Strictly Come Dancing"

Damn, this thing is long. I won't blame you if you don't actually read it. Now, RELIVE YOUR CHILDHOOD!

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