Archive for 'Cautionary Tales'
Exclusive Interview with Former “Little House” Child Star MELISSA FRANCIS on Memoir, “Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter”
Posted on 11. Feb, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
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 [...]
Posted on 17. Dec, 2010 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
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 [...]
IN THE NEWS: Father of Former Child Star Thora Birch Get’s Her Booted Off An Off-Broadway Production
Posted on 17. Dec, 2010 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
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, “Dracula,” but [...]
IN THE NEWS: Former “Little House on the Prairie” Child Star Calls Miley Cyrus Out on Salvia Scandal
Posted on 15. Dec, 2010 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
It’s a former child star showdown. In one corner we have former “Little House on the Prairie” child star, former SAG President, and Lifetime MOW regular, Melissa “Half-Pint” Gilbert and in the far corner, aka the smoking section, we have former “Hannah Montana” child star Miley “Half-Ounce” Cyrus. The two actresses seem to have so much [...]
Posted on 22. Nov, 2010 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
UPDATE: According to Deadline Hollywood, Taylor Momsen has been suspended from “Gossip Girl” indefinitely because of her “offscreen antics.” Representatives for the CW and Warner Brothers did not comment, but Momsen is confirmed to miss at least 4 episodes, beginning with the show’s Dec. 6, 2010 midseason finale. Momsen, who is credited as a series regular, has [...]
Posted on 01. Nov, 2010 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
According to TMZ and E online, top paid television child/teen star andDisney star Demi Lovato has dropped out of an international concert tour with the Jonas Brothers while in Peru in order to check into a treatment center to seek help for “emotional and physical issues.” Per the Associated Press, a person familiar with the situation [...]
Posted on 30. Oct, 2010 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
According to Entertainment Weekly, popular child star Chloe Moretz has become the victim of a theft and subsequent computer hacker who tampered with her Facebook and Twitter accounts after a break-in at her home. The teenage actress had a massive impostor problem after her home was burgled recently. She told Entertainment Weekly magazine, “They stole [...]
Posted on 28. Jul, 2010 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Ugh. Lance Kerwin, former child star of popular 1970′s television series “James at 15,” and then “James at 16″ has been found guilty of second-degree theft and placed on five years probation in Kauai, Hawaii. Collective sigh. The actor has been ordered to carry out 300 hours of community service and was given credit for [...]
Posted on 21. Jun, 2010 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
In a case of bad timing, Amanda Bynes, 24-year-old former Nickelodeon star on “All That” and “The Amanda Show,” announced Saturday via her twitter account that she is retiring from acting. Following Nickelodeon, Bynes was in the WB sitcom “What I like About You,” with costar Jennie Garth. She starred in the films, “She’s the Man” and [...]
Posted on 19. Apr, 2010 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
This morning on ABC News, host George Stephanopolis interviewed beautiful actress and UNICEF ambassdor Alyssa Milano in promotion of her new prime time series “Romantically Challenged,” premiering tonight on ABC. During the interview George asked Allysa how she managed to be a child actor, grow up in the spotlight on 70′s smash hit “Who’s the Boss?” [...]
Posted on 13. Mar, 2010 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
My husband Russell and I worked with Seth Green on a small, teen film called “Can’t Hardly Wait,” back in 1998. While the film wasn’t intended for my demographic and I admittedly appreciated very little of it’s humor, a few actors on the film really stood out. One of them was Seth Green; an immeasurably [...]
9 Yr Old Disney Star’s Clothing Line deemed the “Apocolypse” by Perez Hilton, “Perverse” by The Daily Mail & “Too Racy & Sexy” by Celebrity Stylist Shaye Strager
Posted on 08. Feb, 2010 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
“If babies are wearing this crap right out of the bomb, there is no hope for the youth of America.” – Blogger Perez HIlton on the Emily Grace Reeves collection by Ooh La La Couture I’d like to preface this post by saying never in my many years of working in children’s fashion have I [...]