Showbiz history has a habit of repeating itself. We looked into our crystal ball to see what the future could hold for today’s young stars…
Lauren Goodger is the next… Claire Richards
Lauren’s fast shaping up to be a professional yo-yo dieter à la Claire from
Steps, 34. She’s already ricocheted from large to small and back again. Now,
we predict she’ll lose it all for the right magazine deal, then get
“accidentally” papped stuffing her face in a less-than-flattering outfit.
Lauren, 25, could then release autobiography I Do Want To Talk About It,
documentary Slave To Sausage Plaits and countless fitness DVDs. This is
another star whose career could be off the scales. Literally.
Rihanna is the next… Madonna
Fast cementing her status as the new Queen of Pop, 24-year-old Rihanna’s
ability to court controversy and change her image with every edgy video
makes her the perfect successor to Madge, 53. So after her upcoming acting
debut in Battleship (hopefully more Desperately Seeking Susan than Swept
Away), get ready for Rihanna “the serious direc-torrr”. But only after she’s
taken up Kabbalah, pretended to be British and dated a whole casting book of
models/backing dancers half her age. Well, as long as it’s not Chris
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are the next… Justin Timberlake and
Disney’s cutest couple since The Other Justin, 31, and Britney, 30, should
enjoy being love’s teen dream while it lasts. In a few years, Biebs, 18,
could split with Selena, 19, and get a rude nickname (Justin Beaver?).
Selena might want to brace herself. She’s done the bad movie (Monte Carlo
made Crossroads look deep), could it simply be a matter of time before the
record-breaking albums and public breakdown? Make the most of those locks,
Selena. You might end up getting a new ’do.
Miley Cyrus is the next… Lindsay Lohan
Squeaky-clean, adorable child star Miley Cyrus, 19, could be swerving down the
same path as LiLo, 25. In a mirror image of Lindsanity, first came Miley’s
glossy makeover, then the inappropriate clothes, and now she’s ticked a
child-star-gone-bad box by admitting she “smokes too much weed”. Oh, Miley.
You could end up in Chateau Marmont wearing make-up that makes Ronald
McDonald look fresh-faced. Which could mean it’s only a matter of time
before your ill-advised “comeback” on Saturday Night Live. We’re cringing
Frankie Cocozza is the next… Pete Doherty
Stumbling out of clubs looking sweaty, bloated and distinctly, um,
“wild-eyed”, Frankie “Coke-ozza”, 19, is already a pint-sized Pete Doherty,
33. No doubt his lyrics will be declared “well deep” by emo girls, but no
one over the age of 16 will take his music seriously. Instead, like Pete, he
could grab headlines with his court appearances and shambolic gigs, before
being linked to the new Kate Moss. Frankie’s exhibition of his artwork may
well include a controversial painting of Gary Barlow done in his own blood.
Harry Styles is the next… Robbie Williams
Curly-haired, dimpled One Direction singer Harry, 18, has “early Robbie”
written all over him. Boozy nights out with mate-to-the-stars Nick Grimshaw
have proven Harry’s solo status – he’s probably at home now bleaching his
hair, phoning Noel Gallagher, and preparing to party at Glasto. But before
you can say “commercial pop” he may have reinvented himself and become the
best-selling solo artist of all time. He might then start believing in UFOs,
like now-38-year-old Rob, before kissing and making up with Liam “it
should’ve been me” Payne.
Millie Mackintosh is the next… Gwyneth Paltrow
Millie from Made In Chelsea, 22, already had the privileged lifestyle sorted,
and now she’s got an irritating blog to boot. Miss Millie Make-Up is full of
Goop-worthy tips such as: “for breakfast I have porridge made with almond
milk”. Mini-Gwynnie Mills is keeping it real with rapper boyf Professor
Green (Gwyneth, 39, has best mate Jay-Z to up her cool), but it can’t be
long before she ditches him and hooks up with a boring pop star instead.
Maybe one of Mumford & Sons is free?