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Danielle Fishel

Danielle Fishel: Lance Bass and I Never Had Sex

As I mentioned earlier, I had the chance to chat last week with Danielle Fishel (aka Topanga Lawrence!), who’s promoting her new show The Dish on the Style network, which premieres this Saturday. The full interview is now up on (read it here), but here are some excerpts: Katie Holmes has recently been photographed wearing those peg-and-roll jeans, and the LA Times did a piece on how that look is coming back. What’s your take on that?

DF: Awful. Absolutely awful. How do we boycott this? How do we create a rally and say, “We’re not going to take it anymore!” No. I say no. I’m putting my foot down. The real women of the world need to put out a statement saying, “No. We’re not going to accept this. Change to something else. Find a different trend you want us to follow!”

See? Danielle agrees with me!

She also opened up to me about her relationship with Lance Bass, a guy she adores to this day and about whom she has nothing but positive things to say. … You dated Lance Bass before he was openly gay. I just have to ask you: Were you guys sleeping together? What was the physical part of it like for you?

DF: No, we were not sleeping together. We never slept together. I was seventeen. I was a really good girl. I didn’t lose my virginity until much later in life. Lance and I talked about the fact that we weren’t going to sleep together, and his reason was, you know, “I’m always on the road. We don’t get to spend as much time together as we’d like, and this is going to be a really special time in your life. I don’t want to share something that intimate and then take off and leave for a month.” Which, at seventeen years old, I completely respected. We traveled a lot together, once I turned eighteen, and we stayed in the same room, but we never did actually consummate the relationship.

Make sure to read the full interview here — we talk about her hair, her DUI and Tyra Banks — and catch Danielle on The Dish this Saturday.


So I just got off the phone with Danielle Fishel (aka Topanga) who’s the host of The Dish, the weekly fashion and entertainment wrap-up show premiering next Saturday on the Style Network.

I can’t remember ever being so excited to do an interview! I called all my girlfriends yesterday like “GUESS WHO I GET TO TALK TO TOMORROW??? TOPANGA!!!” She was my childhood idol.

Danielle was an absolute sweetheart, very gracious and open and easy to talk to, and I got a lot of fun dirt out of her but, most importantly, we spent a good deal of time discussing Katie Holmes and those peg-and-roll jeans. Danielle agrees with me — they are awful. And there you have it, folks — from the host of a show on the Style network. Peg-and-roll jeans are BAD.

My whole interview with Danielle — including the juicy (or not-so-juicy?) details about her relationship with Lance Bass (before he was openly gay) and the real scoop on her DUI — will run next week on I’ll link you guys to it when it’s up.


Danielle Fishel AKA Topanga From Boy Meets World Arrested on DUI Warrant

Danielle Fishel, who played Topanga on Boy Meets World for seven years, was arrested today in Newport Beach on a drunk driving warrant, when the car she was in was pulled over.

She was released shortly after her arrest.

Oh, I looooooooooved Topanga. I wanted to be just like her when I grew up.

I changed my mind.

I still want her hair, though.

Waiting on the mug shot …