Archive for 'Former Child Stars'

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From Cosby to Disney, How Former #ChildStar Raven-Symoné Stays Tabloid Free!

Posted on 04. Oct, 2014 by .

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Former Child Star Raven-Symoné, 28, began her career on “The Cosby Show,” as a toddler and became a household name with her Disney show, “That’s So Raven.” Unlike some child stars, including many of her contemporaries like Lindsay Lohan, Raven has stayed out of the tabloid headlines. The only times I can recall her ever getting […]

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Then and Now: KIRSTEN DUNST on Growing Up Hollywood @FlauntMagazine @KirstenDunst

Posted on 08. Jul, 2014 by .

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Former Child Star, Kirsten Dunst, 32, discusses her transition from child actor in Flaunt Magazine‘s latest issue. On her acting roots: “That transition [from child actor] doesn’t happen to many of us. When it does, I think that you’re really meant to be doing this. A lot of people stop or it’s too hard to transition. But people don’t want […]

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Former MATILDA #ChildStar MARA WILSON Weighs In On Isla Vista Murders @MaraWritesStuff

Posted on 28. May, 2014 by .

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Former Matilda Child Star Mara Wilson, 26, publicly shared her thoughts (via Facebook) following last week’s  murderous rampage of Elliot Rodger, son of occasional film maker and one time second unit Director of the Hunger Games, Peter Rodger. Wilson writes: “Hey all, I hesitated posting this, because I don’t want things to get ugly in the comments but I think it’s […]

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@CodySimpson @danicamckellar @jamesmaslow @candacecbure New Cast of #DWTS DANCING WITH THE STARS – So Many Former #ChildStars!

Posted on 05. Mar, 2014 by .

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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 […]

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#RIP The World’s Best and Most Beloved #ChildStar, SHIRLEY TEMPLE, Has Died.

Posted on 11. Feb, 2014 by .

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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, […]

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CASTING NEWS: Former “DRAKE AND JOSH” #ChildStars Land Network Gigs!

Posted on 22. Dec, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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Former #ChildStar CHRISTINA APPLEGATE, Says Baby SADIE Won’t Be a #ChildActor @1CApplegate

Posted on 18. Dec, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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THEN AND NOW: Former #ChildStar MADELINE ZIMA Comes Clean on “THE NANNY” Dirt

Posted on 11. Dec, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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CASTING NEWS: Former Franchise #ChildStars Make Smart Career Choices

Posted on 03. Nov, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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Former Child Star: For KEKE PALMER Keeping God & Family First, Kept Trouble Away @KekePalmer

Posted on 11. Sep, 2013 by .

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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. […]

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THEN & NOW: #WreckingBall Miley Cyrus Figured Out How to Get the World to Stop Bagging on VMAs

Posted on 10. Sep, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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Former Disney Child Star Miley Cyrus Upsets FOAM FINGER Inventor Steve Chmelar

Posted on 30. Aug, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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COUNSELOR’S CORNER: When Former Child Stars Break Down Publicly, It’s A Cry For Help! @wcccla @amandabynes

Posted on 29. Aug, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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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 .

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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 […]

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FORMER CHILD STAR: From Sister to Mom in an Instant! TIA MOWRY

Posted on 19. Aug, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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THEN & NOW: Former 90’s Child Star GABY HOFFMAN is Back on the Big Screen in “CRYSTAL FAIRY”

Posted on 11. Jul, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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Former Child Star Jonathan Lipnicki Was Second Choice for “JERRY MAGUIRE” Role

Posted on 04. Jun, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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RIP: Former Disney Child Star ANNETTE FUNICELLO, 70, Succumbs to MS

Posted on 08. Apr, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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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 .

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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 […]

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Former Child Star DREW BARRYMORE Will Not Be Raising Daughter OLIVE as a Child Star @harpersbazaarus

Posted on 04. Feb, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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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 .

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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 […]

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