It’s been 25 years since The Mickey Mouse Club cast included such future mega stars as Brittany Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling, Justin Timberlake, Keri Russell, and JC Chasez and all before they hit the big time—but at least two of these stars were reunited on Friday on the set of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
— Caroline Channing (@Caroline_money) October 15, 2018
In a completely coincidental bit of booking overlap, pop star Brittany Spears and her old Disney cast mate, actor Ryan Gosling both showed up to see Ellen on the same day. Even though the two didn’t share the stage together, Ellen made a huge fuss over the fact that the two stars saw each backstage for the first time in nearly 25 years or so (*they weren’t sure actually how long it had been, neither of them could seem to remember).
Here’s Gosling chatting with Ellen about his new movie, seeing Spears backstage, catching people Dirty Dancing style and—you guessed it, those old Mouse Club days . . .
Spears, it seems, just dropped by to show off her killer gams and to tell Ellen’s audience, EXCLUSIVELY, that she had an announcement to make—namely, that she would be making another announcement, at a later date, October 18th to be exact, via Ellen’s YouTube page—check it out:
In any case, Ellen was stoked about it and so were a handful of folks online:
— Trish (@trisha_macias) October 16, 2018
— ♛Panagiota Exr ‘GR’♛ (@PamilianExr) October 15, 2018
— Peggy Lee Ristas (@pinkylomb) October 13, 2018
Ryan talked about Christina Aguilera too! He saud the both of them were freakishly talented, not just Britney. ♀️
— LoveForXtina (@LoveForXtina) October 14, 2018
— andrea (@itsalo) October 12, 2018
Here’s a pic of the actual reunion (so we all know it really happened):
But most folks were pretty non-plussed by the news of this non-reunion reunion (as it probably should be):
— Rocco (@RoccoPagliacci) October 15, 2018
Only Ellen is excited about it…
— Beautiful Inside (@johnpappas1976) October 13, 2018
And who doesn’t want to see Ryan Gossling hang
— Gary Bernstein (@1GaryBernstein) October 12, 2018
And Ellen is the only one smiling
— Pliny the Middle Aged (@freetrog77) October 12, 2018
In the end, all the hype was much ado about nothing as Gosling and Spears’ reunion was NOT televised. Even the single pic of them together (*with Ellen) that’s been making its rounds, leaves much to be desired.
But—hey! look at the bright side, at least they were in the same building together and that sure made Ellen happy—even if Entertainment Tonight Canada was totally bummed about the whole thing.