Who can forget the singing competition show that aired before American Idol was a thing? It was called Popstars on the WB network – complete with three judges and hopeful stars in the making.
The first Popstars show resulted in creating the girl group Eden’s Crush where we were first introduced to a 22-year old Nicole Scherzinger. Check out her audition for Popstars below.
In the second Popstars season in 2001, we were introduced to Scene 23, a guy and girl singing group consisting of five talented singers. They were Josh Henderson, Laurie Gidosh, Dorothy Szamborska, Monika Christian, and Donavan Green.
Where are they now? Let’s dive in and find out!
Josh is 39 years old and is living in California. After Scene 23 split up, Josh got involved in the acting world. In 2003, he was in his first film role playing Jason in Leeches! After that he appeared in films such as Yours, Mine & Ours, Step Up and Fingerprints. Josh also appeared in The Ashlee Simpson Show as himself. He dated her for a year from 2002 – 2003. He played Austin in a total of 16 episodes of Desperate Housewives. Josh’s most notable roles happened in 2012 – 2014 as John Ross Ewing III for 40 episoes. In 2017 – 2018 he portrayed Kyle West in E!’s The Arrangement.
Scene 23 wasn’t the last time Josh was involved in the music industry. You may have also seen him in Ashley Tisdale’s music videos as the love interest for He Said She Said, Not Like That, and Suddenly.
Josh has been romantically linked to Ashlee Simpson, reality show participant Kendal Sheppard, and actress Brittany Snow.
Laurie is 38 years old now. She now goes by the professional name of Lauriana Mae. She has collaborated with top musicians such as CeeLo Green, Kwame, and B.o.B. In 2013, she performed guest vocals on “Only You” with Green which also lead to a performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2013.
In this photo posted to Instagram, you will see Laurie in her signature brown locks and with platinum blonde hair as well for her poster.
Dorothy is 39 years old. We were introduced to her as a girl who was form Poland and when she was 6 years old, she moved with her mother to NYC. Scene 23 wasn’t the first group Dorothy was part of. She was in R Angels in 1999 touring all over the country, but when the group broke up she had to find a new path. When she was chosen for Scene 23 in 2001, she thought that was her big break. However, 9/11 caused their record label and deal to fall apart leaving Dorothy to search for her way again.
Dorothy took a break from the industry, deciding to go back to school. She moved to Chicago and finished college in 3 years. After that, she packed her bags and once again moved to LA. Fast forward to 2017 and Dorothy is married! She married Brett Moody on the beach in Mexico on January 14, 2017. See lots of cute photos of the happy couple on their wedding website.
There haven’t been any updates on Monika Christian or Donavan Green so far. Keep checking back for updates!
The Scene 23 Album is still available on Amazon for those who are interested in hearing their hits again like “The Greatest” and “I Really Don’t Think So.”
Courtney Rose is an Entertainment Writer at Feeling the Vibe Magazine based in New York. Pop culture and rom-com obsessed. Studied Journalism and is up to date on all the latest entertainment news. For tips or comments, email me at Courtney@feelingthevibe.com