Archive for 'Former Child Stars'
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]