Archive for 'Former Child Stars'
@CodySimpson @danicamckellar @jamesmaslow @candacecbure New Cast of #DWTS DANCING WITH THE STARS – So Many Former #ChildStars!
Posted on 05. Mar, 2014 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
The cast for the upcoming 18th Season of Dancing With the Stars was announced yesterday and three of our favorite former child stars and one current teen singing sensation are front and center! Danica McKellar partnered with dancer Val Chmerkovskiy Candace Cameron-Bure partnered with dancer Mark Ballas Cody Simpson, 17, partnered with dancer Whitney Carson James Maslow, 23, partnered with dancer Peta Murgatroyd The rest […]
Posted on 11. Feb, 2014 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Shirley Temple Black, 85, arguably one of the most beloved, famous and talented child stars in Hollywood history, has died. Temple was a big screen staple during the Depression and had acted in an astounding 40 movies before she was a teen. In addition to being a natural born triple threat talent, Temple’s trademark ringlet curls, […]
Posted on 22. Dec, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
If anyone wonders whether child actors can have longevity in their careers and transition to grown-up roles…wonder no more. This recent casting news just further proves that many child actors have what it takes to go the distance. The now svelte former child star Josh Peck of Nickelodeon’s “Drake and Josh” is joining the ensemble cast of […]
Posted on 18. Dec, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Former Child Star Christina Applegate insists her gorgeous, mini-me, two-year-old daughter Sadie Grace will not become a child star. Applegate began her own career in show business at three months old, when she worked with her mother, actress/singer mother Nancy Piddy, in the soap opera Days of Our Lives. Applegate eventually landed the role of […]
Posted on 11. Dec, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
After years of saving face and keeping up the pretense that she revels in her “Nanny” child acting roots, Madeline Zima is coming clean. ”I would rather be honest. I have been diplomatic and neutral and politically correct long enough. I don’t have to do that s*** anymore.” I admit I entirely missed Madeline Zima’s performance […]
Posted on 03. Nov, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
It’s inspiring to see former franchise child stars making smart career choices like Alexa Vega and Daniel Radcliffe. Former “Spy Kids” Child Star Alexa Vega, 25, has been cast as a member of “ULTRA” on The CW’s “The Tomorrow People.” Alexa will play Hillary Cole: “a ruthless, paranormal version of Tracy Flick” who will rival Stephen (played by Robbie Amell) for his […]
Posted on 11. Sep, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
During a month of watching a prominent former child star make poor decision after poor decision, it’s refreshing to report on a successful former child star making all the right moves. Former Child Star Keke Palmer, 20, Akeelah and the Bee, Joyful Noise) will be next starring in the VH1 TV movie, Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story, airing Oct. […]
Posted on 10. Sep, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
I’ve got to hand it to former Disney child star Miley Cyrus. She masterminded a sure fire way to get the world to stop talking trash about her sexually explicit, twerking, tounge-wagging performance at the VMAs two weeks ago: simply strip naked and straddle a huge concrete wrecking ball. Yeah, that’ll pretty much do the […]
Posted on 30. Aug, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Guess we’ll call this post “The Forgotten Victim.” In all seriousness, not only has former Disney Child Star Miley Cyrus upset her fiancee Liam Hemsworth (allegedly), the Parents Television Council (definitely), thousands of parents world wide and basically anyone with eyes as a result of her bizarre twerking at the 2013 VMAs, but her sexual […]
COUNSELOR’S CORNER: When Former Child Stars Break Down Publicly, It’s A Cry For Help! @wcccla @amandabynes
Posted on 29. Aug, 2013 by Cindy Busto & Jody Frank.
UPDATE: TMZ reported Friday that a judge ruled that Amanda’s doctors’ hold can be extended up to a year, but according to sources it is unlikely that she will be held for that duration. The plan is to keep her for 60 more days until she is stable and then release her to her Hollywood Mom Lynn […]
Top 10 Things to Tell Your Teenage Daughter: In Response to Former Disney Child Star’s Performance at the VMAs
Posted on 26. Aug, 2013 by Kate Conner.
Attribution original article written by former youth ministry leader Kate Conner who is now developing the post into a 3 book deal! Thank you to my friend Cristy Leonard (owner of fabu kids line Paperlili) who shared her friend Brendalix’s facebook repost of this article in direct response to the Miley Cyrus Performance at the 2013 Video Music Awards […]
Posted on 19. Aug, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Former “Sister Sister” child star Tia Mowry, now Tia Mowry-Hardrict, has a new NickMom series filming on her old Paramount lot, “Instant Mom.” Which is fitting as Tia is now herself a parent with husband and fellow actor Cory Hardrict, to son Cree. Mowry realizes acting is in her son’s blood so to speak but expresses that […]
Posted on 11. Jul, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Gaby Hoffman, like other NYC child actors of the 80′s and 90′s Claire Danes and Macaulay Culkin, was raised a free spirit, and encouraged to develop her artistic gifts. Her professional acting career began at an early age when a family friend suggested Gaby try commercial acting, which she did with instant success. Hoffman then […]
Posted on 04. Jun, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Can you imagine any child other than the adorable tow head Jonathan Lipnicki in the role of Renee Zellweger’s son Ray Boyd in the classic film Jerry Maguire? We sure can’t. But according to WENN, former child star Jonathan Lipnicki almost missed out on his big break and was only cast when another child actor dropped out of […]
Posted on 08. Apr, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
According to Reuters and her official twitter account, Former Disney Child Star and arguably Disney’s most famous Mouseketeer, Annette Funicello,age 70, died today at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, California, from complication of multiple sclerosis. Her family told celebrity news television program “Extra” that Funicello had been in a coma. “Annette was and always will be a […]
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 […]
Former Child Star DREW BARRYMORE Will Not Be Raising Daughter OLIVE as a Child Star @harpersbazaarus
Posted on 04. Feb, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
In 1998 I was working with my husband on the teen comedy film, “Never Been Kissed.” We had recently purchased our first home and my only immediate goal was to pay our monthly mortgage. At the time, I didn’t have many girlfriends in Los Angeles and certainly none who were pregnant or having kids. So about […]
Golden Globe Winner Ben Affleck Dislikes Working with Child Actors; Is Adamant his Kids Won’t Be Child Stars
Posted on 15. Jan, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Former Child Actor and now two-time Golden Globe winner for ARGO, Actor/Director Ben Affleck doesn’t like working with child actors, and will not let his children (Violet, Seraphina and Samuel with actress Wife Jennifer Garner) be actors, as children or as adults according to a recent interview with NPR. Affleck stated, ‘”I hate directing young actors. I […]
Posted on 13. Jan, 2013 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Two And A Half Men’s controversial co-star Angus T. Jones, now 19, is returning to the set for the first time following his religious You Tube proclamation in late 2012, per Deadline.com. You may recall Jones’ decrying his top-rates series as “filth” and his pleas to viewers to “stop watching.” Against all odds, producers are giving the […]
Posted on 04. Jan, 2013 by Hollywood Mom.
Hollywood Mom Blog was invited to take an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at daytime television’s guiltiest pleasure,”Days of our Lives,” (DOOL). Having grown up watching the show, we were excited to hit the NBC lot and get an insiders look at how DOOL runs. Maya Frangie led the set tour, along with Sony Pictures Director of […]
Posted on 04. Jan, 2013 by Hollywood Mom.
Each day in the mainstream media we read “Then & Now” articles about former child actors no longer working in film or TV whose lives are, let’s politely say, less than aspirational. Fortunately there are three great examples of former child stars no longer working in front of the camera but enjoying great professional success […]