And now it’s time for another installment of “Are You Old?” Please answer the following question.
Corbin Bleu is:
A) A delicious and savory way to prepare chicken.
B) An expensive alternative to French’s.
C) The former star of L.A. Law.
D) The name of Leah Remini’s baby boy.
And the answer is E) You are old! Ha ha, PopWatchers…I tricked you!
Corbin Bleu is one of the stars of that High School Musical thing the kids keep talking about, and now he has a new music video for a song called “Deal With It.” (Don’t worry… I wouldn’t have known the answer 30 minutes ago, either). So let’s take a crash course in Teen 101 and watch the clip together.
The opening snippets of stilted dialogue from Corbin’s ladyfriend — “Corbin can you explain it to me? You know what? I don’t even wanna hear about it” — seem to have been stolen from Madonna’s H&M “What is IT?” campaign. But I will give 10 points for the way Corbin’s lustrous hair bounces as he looks to and fro in confusion while sitting in the driver’s seat. The rest of the video is relatively one-note, with Corbin (clad in a somewhat womanly black tank top) leading his teen troupe in a zealously edited dance routine, then later posing in front of an orange muscle car and sporting a dazzling orange sweatshirt. The song itself has an okay rubbery bassline, but vocally and lyrically, I don’t want to deal with it. You’re really gonna rhyme “I ain’t tellin’ you no lies” with “Tell me why you rolled your eyes”? Oh Corbin, trust me, you don’t want to get me started. And no, you are no Joey Lawrence.