Archive for 'Child Stars'
Posted on 10. Jun, 2012 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Director Grainger David, (The Chair), has completed another short film “Edge of the Woods,” starring child actor Kiernan Shipka which David says is “..like the saddest little monster movie ever.” Kiernan Shipka (Sally Draper on Mad Men), plays the lead role of Alice; and her parents are played by Sean Bridgers (Deadwood), and Maria Dizzia (Martha Marcy May Marlene). [...]
Posted on 30. Apr, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
The eargerly anticipated Jackie Robinson biopic “42,” is the story of a brave young man who became a hero both on and off the field. The film stars heavy-hitters Harrison Ford, Chadwick Boseman, Jon Bernthal, T.R. Knight, Nicole Beharie and has now cast 10-year-old, child actor Dusan Brown (an HMB favorite!) to play the character “Young Ed Charles.” [...]
THE HUNGER GAMES World Premiere & How HUNGER GAMES Producer Nina Jacobson Picked Child Stars For Film
Posted on 21. Mar, 2012 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
As the Producer of “The Hunger Games,” Nina Jacobson says she’s obviously seeking child actors with talent but also looks for kids (and their parents) “who have their feet on the ground.” She says she was doubly fortunate with “The Hunger Games” young cast, as their performances were organic and natural and they all come from strong families.
Posted on 19. Mar, 2012 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
She plays impeccably-groomed, wise beyond her years youngster Sally Draper on the hit television series, Mad Men, and some of Draper’s fashion joie de vivre has had an obvious effect on Child Star Keirnan Shipka. Dressed impeccably on every red carpet, the 12 year old Chicago-native admits to being fashion-influenced by her show, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelley [...]
Posted on 07. Mar, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
Looking for an alternative to traditional school for your child actor? Or do you find that your child doesn’t have enough hours in the day to attend school for 8 hours, complete homework and participate in outside classes, programs and activities? Or perhaps your child is all ready in homeschool but you’re looking for a [...]
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 [...]
EDUCATION: “We Bought A Zoo” Child Star COLIN FORD Begins Second Semester at OAKS CHRISTIAN ONLINE SCHOOL
Posted on 19. Feb, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
Colin Ford, a child actor of movies, television and voice-overs since the age of 5, has recently enrolled with Oaks Christian Online School (OCO) to better manage his career and school aspirations. As most HMB readers know, Colin most recently worked along side Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson (former child actors themselves) in the movie, We Bought a Zoo, [...]
Posted on 14. Feb, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
For all the 12, 13 and 14 year old girls who auditioned last week for Charlie Sheen’s new FX comedy series, Anger Management, (my own included by the way) the bad news is: someone else got the job. The good other news is: they cast 18 to play younger – which you could kind of guess would [...]
Posted on 13. Jan, 2012 by Hollywood Mom.
Oscar® nominees Queen Latifah (“Chicago,” “Hairspray”) and Dolly Parton (“Transamerica,” “Steel Magnolias,” “Nine to Five”) star in Alcon Entertainment’s and Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joyful Noise,” a funny and inspirational story of music, hope, love and renewal. The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Divinity [...]
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, [...]
Posted on 03. Jan, 2012 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Due to popular request, I am reposting this 11/9/2010 post on child actor Maggie Elizabeth Jones. According to IMDB, Georgia Native Maggie Elizabeth Jones is the latest child actor to be cast in “We Bought a Zoo.” As HMB reported, Colin Ford was cast as Dylan Mee a few weeks ago. While it’s unknown whether Maggie [...]
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 20. Nov, 2011 by Hollywood Mom.
According to Deadline Hollywood, child actor Asa Butterfield, 14, who stars in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo with Chloe Moretz, has been offered the lead role in the highly sought after book turned film property, Ender’s Game. After screen-testing several young actors, director Gavin Hood (Wolverine) chose Butterfield to star as boy genius Andrew “Ender” Wiggin in the adaptation of the seminal Orson Scott [...]
Posted on 21. Oct, 2011 by Hollywood Mom.
In a hilarious new Funny or Die spoof, Madmen actress Kiernan Shipka plays psychologist to a host of current and former child stars including Nolan Gould of Modern Family who is suffering from playing cute to cameras that aren’t there, Danielle Fishel formerly child star of Boy Meets World and host of E’s The Dish who [...]
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 [...]
Posted on 11. Oct, 2011 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Brothers, recording artists and actors Nat and Alex Wolff were destined to be stars from the start and they have the resumes to prove it. “Black Sheep,” their very first album as Nat & Alex Wolff, was produced by Matt Wallace (Maroon 5, Faith No More, O.A.R., The Replacements) and shows these two coming into [...]
Posted on 20. Sep, 2011 by Editor Tracy Bobbitt.
Former Square Pegs Child Star Sarah Jessica Parker (I Don’t Know How She Does It) recently told the Associated Press that she is glad she was a child actor. SJP: ”I’m glad I did. I had great experiences. I worked in a different time when the emphasis was entirely different. Being a great actor and merit [...]