Over the past decade, celebrities behaving badly has become somewhat of a cliché in Hollywood, and the more disastrous the train wreck, the more fame that seems to follow. That hasn't always been the case.
Todd Bridges, best known as big brother Willis from the classic '70s TV show Diff'rent Strokes, has had his fair share of public scandals and brushes with the law. The difference was that instead of skyrocketing his career, it almost crushed it.
"It's so shameful that people like Lindsay Lohan or Amanda Bynes can go crazy and get into way more trouble than I ever did, and they end up with movie offers and all of these types of things," says Bridges. "Not me. I stumbled, and I had to fall for a while. It's crazy, because if I'd died or ended up in prison, people would have been more interested in my story than they were because I managed to pick myself back up and become successful."
This weekend, Bridges will be in New Hope for two very special shows at the New Hope Cinema Grill. Before his trip, we chatted with the child star-turned tabloid darling-turned reality star-turned standup comedian about his career, his dancing skills, and what Willis really was talking about.