Archive for 'Former Child Stars'
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 [...]
Posted on 30. Dec, 2012 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
In an interview with The London Evening Standard, former BILLY ELLIOT child star Jamie Bell, now 25, explains how he was able to avoid the “curse of the child star.” “I had this extreme focus, and people around me who wanted the best for me. There are many examples of young children in the entertainment industry who [...]
Posted on 01. Dec, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
There is no shortage of stories about American child actors whose lives have spiraled out of control or of the tragic lives of former child stars as adults. On a weekly basis, we read about a volatile young performer whose issues are laid bare for all to see and hear. For instance, in October, 14 [...]
CHILD STARS THEN & NOW: TV’s Highest Paid #ChildActor, Angus T. Jones, Finds God But Will He Lose His Day Job?
Posted on 26. Nov, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
TV’s Highest Paid #ChildActor, Angus T. Jones, has a new found appreciation for his Christian faith, but the posting of his religious views in at least two separate You Tube videos bring into question, his future on the sitcom that brought him to fame, “Two and Half Men.” Why? Because Jones publicly slams his character Jake [...]
Posted on 29. Jul, 2012 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Mila Kunis (Ted 2012), star of the highly anticipated OZ: the Great and Powerful (debuts March 8, 2013), has been working in show biz since elementary school; however, she asserts that she was never a “child star,” per se. I think this is simply a case of “You say Tomato, I say To-mah-to.” If not [...]
Posted on 03. Mar, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
Alyson Hannigan, known best for “Buffy,” “American Pie” and “How I Met Your Mother,” was just 4 years old when she made her acting debut in a 1978 Duncan Hines cookie mix commercial, graduating to Mylanta Commercials in her teens but her own kids will not become child actors themselves if their actor-mommy has any say [...]
Posted on 08. Jan, 2012 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Actress and former child star Kristy McNichol, 49, has come out as a lesbian in an effort to help kids who are troubled by their sexuality and who are being bullied for being different. The former child star of 1980′s “Little Darlings,” and TV hits “Family” and “Empty Nest” dropped out of Hollywood and retired from acting in [...]
Posted on 08. Jan, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
Former Child Star Corey Feldman, 40, who last August made startling allegations of sexual abuse against “unnamed” Hollywood Movie Industry big wigs on ABC News’ Nightline, is now ready to name names. The current Dancing On Ice star says he’ll reveal the names of at least two Hollywood pedophiles in a tell-all-book, currently underway, which will chronicle [...]
Posted on 05. Jan, 2012 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Dakota Fanning, 17, is the latest celebrity to grace the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine. Yes, that Cosmopolitan Magazine. She has also been given the honorary title of “Fun, Fearless Woman of the Year,” like slightly older recipients, Beyonce’ and Mila Kunis, have before her. Many readers are crying foul that a young actress, known best for [...]
Posted on 04. Jan, 2012 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Two child actors are making headlines via Twitter, one being 1990′s child star Alisan Porter (Parenthood, Curly Sue) and the other is aspiring child actor Damian Charles Hurley, none other than the prodigy of actress/model turned swimwear designer mom Elizabeth Hurley (Gossip Girl, Austin Powers). Alisan Porter, a familiar face in the early to mid 1990′s, [...]
Former Child Star DEMI LOVATO Bashes Disney’s “SHAKE IT UP!” for Insensitive Treatment of Eating Disorders
Posted on 24. Dec, 2011 by Hollywood Mom.
UPDATE: The official PR Twitter account for Disney Channel tweeted to Lovato in response: “We hear you & are pulling both episodes as quickly as possible & reevaluating them.” Disney PR added, “It’s NEVER our intention to make light of eating disorders!” Disney “Sonny with a Chance” star Demi Lovato has accused Disney of poking fun [...]
Posted on 25. Oct, 2011 by Hollywood Mom.
Former Disney Child Star, Hilary Duff, is pregnant with her first child, a boy. In a recent interview with Piers Morgan on his show PIERS TONIGHT, Duff revealed she one reason she does not want her son to have a career in show business is because she felt isolated as a child star and lost [...]
Posted on 23. Oct, 2011 by Hollywood Mom.
Christina Ricci (PAN AM) became a household name in the 1990′s at age nine working on film projects like The Addams Family, Now and Then, Sleepy Hollow, Mermaids, The Ice Storm, Casper, and quickly graduated to respected indie fare like Pumpkin, The Opposite of Sex and Monster. Unlike today’s teen and child stars who are under [...]
Posted on 19. Oct, 2011 by Hollywood Mom.
Zimbio put together an impressivelist of 25 former teen and child actors (some were stars, some not) who have all grown up to have accomplished entertainment careers and relatively unblemished personal lives. We noticed a few film and telvision talents who got their start as kids or teens missing from the group: Evan Rachel Wood, [...]
Posted on 18. Oct, 2011 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Laura Dern’s parents’ are Academy Award nominated actor Bruce Dern and Academy Award nominated actress Diane Ladd, whom divorced when she was only 2. You could say she was born into the business and you’d be right. However, she made her own mark early in a series of heavy projects like “The Stains,” and “Foxes” at age [...]