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So, we reach the time in our lives when folks we grew up watching on TV start to pass.  Admittedly, I am about to geek out a little bit here.  But, I hate to see that one of my teen heartthrob stars of a 1970s coming of age series died this week.  Extra TV reported Lance Kerwin passed away at the age of 62.  Kerwin starred in the dramatic series “James at 15.”  Of course, producers updated the title as the series progressed becoming “James at 16.”  The series centered on “James,” whose family moved cross country from Oregon to Boston.  James experienced all the growing pains of teens, including trouble fitting in at a new school. The show ran only from 1977-1978.  But, having a bit of a crush, I never missed an episode.

Those of us who collected the teen rag Tiger Beat magazine were giddy to see our favorite guys grace the cover.  I bought one every week.  And, I think the teen heartthrob appeared in it many times, along with Scott Baio, Jimmy McNichol and more.   Kerwin’s daughter, Savanah shared the news of the star’s passing in a Facebook post.  She expressed gratitude for kind words, memories and prayers fans shared,telling fans he loved them all.  Kerwin, whose dad was an acting coach and mom a performer and agent, got his start in 1974.  The actor appeared in an episode of “Emergency.”  He guested on shows including “Little House On The Prairie” and “Gunsmoke.”  Also, he made appearances in “ABC Afterschool Specials.”  Those were always fun. LOL.  His work continued into the 80s and ended with a role in “Outbreak” in 1995.  Kerwin returned only once after that in 2022’s “The Wind & The Reckoning.”  He is survived by a wife of over 20 years and children.

These are the Most Popular Celebrity Crushes in North Carolina

Back in the day, you probably thought you were going to marry your celebrity crush. I always thought I and Leondardo DiCaprio were meant to be. It’s the stuff of romance movie dreams–a celebrity falling in love with a “normal” person, such as Matthew McConaughey or Kate Upton –so why not us?

In reality, these mesmerizing moguls rarely entertain love interests outside of their circle of fame. However, it never hurts to dream! This got the Shane Co. team thinking: which celebrities are the most popular among Americans? Is there different celebrity crushes in different states?

Over 130 male and female celebrities were analyzed by Shane Co. in order to identify the most popular dream celebrity crushes in every state. They used lists like People’s sexiest men alive, Trend Spotter’s hottest female celebrities, and others in order to compile the base of celebrities. From there, they turned to Google Trends data from March 2021 through March 2022 in order to determine which male and female celebrities each state is searching for the most. These are the results they found for North Carolina. We also included some additional state results as well.

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    The Top Dream Celebrity Partners Overall

  • Florida

    • Tom Cruise was the top male celebrity crush in West Virginia.
    • Shakira was the top female celebrity crush in West Virginia.

  • Kentucky

    • Jensen Ackles was the top male celebrity crush in West Virginia.
    • Lauren Cohan was the top female celebrity crush in West Virginia.

  • Virginia

    • Dwayne Johnson was the top male celebrity crush in West Virginia.
    • Emilia Clarke was the top female celebrity crush in West Virginia.

  • West Virginia

    • Mark Harmon was the top male celebrity crush in West Virginia.
    • Jennifer Garner was the top female celebrity crush in West Virginia.

  • Georgia

    • Will Smith was the top male celebrity crush in Georgia.
    • Beyoncé was the top female celebrity crush in Georgia.

  • Tennessee

    • Justin Timberlake was the top male celebrity crush in Tennessee.
    • Emilia Clarke was the top female celebrity crush in Tennessee.

  • Alaska

    • Ryan Reynolds was the top male celebrity crush in Alaska.
    • Amber Heard was the top female celebrity crush in Alaska.

  • South Carolina

    • John Legend was the top male celebrity crush in South Carolina.
    • Halle Berry was the top female celebrity crush in South Carolina.

  • North Carolina

    • Dwayne Johnson was the top male celebrity crush in North Carolina.
    • Jennifer Aniston was the top female celebrity crush in North Carolina.

  • The Top Dream Celebrity Husband in Every State

    The Top Dream Celebrity Husband in Every State

  • The Top Dream Celebrity Wife in Every State

    The Top Dream Celebrity Wife in Every State