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19 09, 2016

Child Actors Social Media Cyber Safety

By | September 19th, 2016|Categories: Cautionary Tales, CHILD ACTORS, The Actors Fund Looking Ahead Program, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Child Actors Social Media Cyber Safety

the role of parents in regards to social media with regards to agents, PR and casting directors

12 01, 2016

Former Disney Child Star Michael Galeota Dead

By | January 12th, 2016|Categories: Cautionary Tales, THE BUZZ|Tags: , |Comments Off on Former Disney Child Star Michael Galeota Dead

Former Disney Child Star Michael Galeota Dead at 31. The actor, who worked steadily in his younger years and starred in "Clubhouse Detectives," and the television series "The Jersey,” “Bailey Kippers P.O.V.” was pronounced dead Sunday at his Glendale, California home. TMZ reports that Michael James Galeota had alcohol-realted issues "racking up 3 DUIs from 2006 -

4 09, 2015

Philadelphia Child Actor Receives Death Threat

By | September 4th, 2015|Categories: Cautionary Tales, CHILD ACTORS, Child Stars, In the News, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Philadelphia Child Actor Receives Death Threat

Philadelphia Child Actor Shayne Coleman Receives a Death Threat in her own Elementary School: The message said, “I will kill Shayne Coleman” and underneath that was written the word: "Murder."

4 09, 2015

Agoura Hills Acting Coach CAMERON THOR CONVICTED

By | September 4th, 2015|Categories: Cautionary Tales, CHILD ACTORS, LEGAL, THE BUZZ|Tags: , |Comments Off on Agoura Hills Acting Coach CAMERON THOR CONVICTED

Agoura Hills Acting Coach CAMERON THOR CONVICTED. Although sexual abuse is not specific to the entertainment industry, it always strikes a chord close to our hearts when we hear of a young child actor falling prey to molestation by a professional authority, cherished mentor or trusted family friend in the business. Most recently, the case

15 12, 2014

Naughty or Nice? Top 7 Tips to AVOID Child Actor EGO!

By | December 15th, 2014|Categories: Cautionary Tales, CHILD ACTORS, RESOURCES (For Your Actor), THE BUZZ, The Counselors Corner|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Naughty or Nice? Top 7 Tips to AVOID Child Actor EGO!

PUBLISHED MARCH 2014 Over the past few months as we have watched Justin Bieber become embroiled in various types of legal trouble, and we’ve wondered what effect it has on his young fans.  We went straight to the source surveying our child, pre-teen and teen readers to find out. You will see the results of that

9 02, 2014

@Sochi2014 Winter @Olympics Star Vanessa Mae's Tragic Rift with Her #Mother & #Momager

By | February 9th, 2014|Categories: Cautionary Tales, CHILD ACTORS, Momagers in the News, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on @Sochi2014 Winter @Olympics Star Vanessa Mae's Tragic Rift with Her #Mother & #Momager

Seems Momagers are even in the news at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Olympian Vanessa Mae (participating for Thailand) details a falling out with her Mother/Momager Pamela so intense that even accomplishing her dream of making Thailand's Olympic ski team did not reunite them. Happier days. Vanessa has not spoken to her mother (and former manager)

4 02, 2014

MIA TALERICO, Disney Child Star Receives Death Threats!

By | February 4th, 2014|Categories: Breaking News, Cautionary Tales, CHILD ACTORS, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |83 Comments

According to celebrity gossip website TMZ, Disney "Good Luck Charlie" child star Mia Talerico, age 5,  has received threatening and harassing messages, including death threats, from an as of yet unidentified source. Talerico reportedly began receiving the messages on her Instagram account in January 2014.  In one particularly disturbing instagram message, the perpetrator tells Talerico to "kill herself," and that

11 02, 2013

Exclusive Interview with Former “Little House” Child Star MELISSA FRANCIS on Memoir, “Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter”

By | February 11th, 2013|Categories: Ariel Winter, Cautionary Tales, CHILD ACTORS, Exclusive Interviews, Former Child Stars, THE BUZZ, Top Child Stars|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

I'd just completed reading "Diary of a Stage's Mother's Daughter: A Memoir," and I was equal parts disturbed, curious and excited to speak with it's author, Melissa Francis, host of Fox News' Money with Melissa.  To the uninitiated, Melissa was a working child actor of the 1980's (known then as Missy Francis) who most notably

17 12, 2010

IN THE NEWS: Risque Photos Leaked of Disney Teen Star Demi Lovato. Rumors of “More to Come.”

By | December 17th, 2010|Categories: Cautionary Tales, CHILD ACTORS, Child Stars, In the News, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

This hasn't been a good week for Disney Teen Stars. Splashed across multiple on-line sources today are risque leaked photos of troubled Disney teen star Demi Lovato.  HMB won't post them here but they're more than easy to find if you're so inclined.  One photo, a portion of which is on our lead page, shows

17 12, 2010

IN THE NEWS: Father of Former Child Star Thora Birch Get’s Her Booted Off An Off-Broadway Production

By | December 17th, 2010|Categories: Cautionary Tales, CHILD ACTORS, Former Child Stars, In the News, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Seems an over-involved stage dad has officially put the "OFF" in Off-Broadway, as in "Turned Off," "Laid Off" and just plain old "Kicked Off." Former Child Star Thora Birch, 28, (American Beauty, Ghost World, Hocus Pocus) was set to make her New York stage debut in an adaptation of Bram Stoker's horror classic,