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Hey, Christy Carlson Romano -- Is That You Turning Fifty Shades of Blue?

It seems that the former Disney Channel star of Even Stevens and of my movie (co-written with the great Gail Parent), Cadet Kelly, recently lost a bet over Fifty Shades of Grey with her husband and wound up… well, see for yourself:

Christy Carlson Romano, aka Ren from “Even Stevens,” has a problem with the #Consent issue in “Fifty Shades of Grey.” In fact, she had so much disdain for the movie that she bet her husband it wouldn’t win the box office in its second weekend, and the loser would have to stand outside in the freezing New York weather in their underwear.

From the title of this article, you can pretty much guess what happened. Unfortunately for Romano, the historic plummet at the box office for “Fifty Shades” wasn’t enough to take it out of first place, so she had to strip down to some lingerie and head outside in the freezing cold. And to make matters worse, she also had a little trouble staying on her feet when she came back indoors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_KT-1lKsCg

Even with the fall, Romano was a good sport about the whole thing and later tweeted encouraging people to discuss #Consent with their loved ones.

Or, as I like to call her, Cadet Captain Jennifer Stone. Somewhere, Hilary Duff, who played our tormented cadet to Christy’s hard-ass officer, is laughing: