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Shannen Doherty Discusses Her 'Bad Girl' Past, the Miley Cyrus Bong Video and the Tabloid Media (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 14th 2010 1:00PM
Shannen Doherty, 'Access Hollywood'Billy Bush made the comparison to Miley Cyrus, but really they could have been talking about any of the young starlets who get labeled with the moniker of "bad girl," in some cases by 'Access Hollywood' (Weekdays, Syndicated) themselves. Shannen Doherty was on the show, and she certainly was one of the first of this modern era of celebrity transparency to be so branded.

When asked why she thinks she was labeled as a bad girl, Doherty owned up to her behavior. "I think I made it a little easy for them," she admitted. "I think ... because ['Beverly Hills, 90210'] was such a sensation, that it was probably best to stay home, which I did not do."

She also indicated that she thinks the media in some ways dictated who they wanted to present as the bad girl, by looking at who was out and about the most of these super-successful young people. That theory might help explain, as the media and the Internet have made such videos and photos more prevalent, why there seem to be more celebrity "bad girls" in the past ten to fifteen years than we've ever seen before that.

However, as Doherty explained, "We kept our panties on." As bad as they might have been for their time, "I think that our behavior then was nothing ... We didn't go out and flash people." Perhaps there's a thrill for many of these young women in getting caught and getting the fame and notoriety that goes with being on the tabloid radar.

Of course, though, we can't put the onus of blame entirely on the starlets themselves. Just as Doherty says she and her cohorts weren't cavorting around without their panties off, we're not so sure there were as many cameramen lying in the gutters hoping to get an exploitative shot of them getting out of a car. The abuses and excess would seem to be increasing on both sides of that relationship.

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she is so ugly

December 14 2010 at 6:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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