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11 12, 2013

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

By |2013-12-11T17:58:05-07:00December 11th, 2013|Categories: Former Child Stars, THE BUZZ, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on THEN AND NOW: Former #ChildStar MADELINE ZIMA Comes Clean on “THE NANNY” Dirt

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

3 11, 2013

CASTING NEWS: Former Franchise #ChildStars Make Smart Career Choices

By |2013-11-03T19:36:15-07:00November 3rd, 2013|Categories: Casting News, CHILD ACTORS, Former Child Stars, THE BUZZ, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on CASTING NEWS: Former Franchise #ChildStars Make Smart Career Choices

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

10 09, 2013

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

By |2013-09-10T14:41:56-07:00September 10th, 2013|Categories: Former Child Stars, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on THEN & NOW: #WreckingBall Miley Cyrus Figured Out How to Get the World to Stop Bagging on VMAs

Seriously? 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

30 08, 2013

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

By |2013-08-30T15:53:54-07:00August 30th, 2013|Categories: Former Child Stars, THE BUZZ, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Former Disney Child Star Miley Cyrus Upsets FOAM FINGER Inventor Steve Chmelar

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

29 08, 2013

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

By |2013-08-29T12:51:48-07:00August 29th, 2013|Categories: Former Child Stars, RESOURCES (For Your Actor), THE BUZZ, The Counselors Corner, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

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

19 08, 2013

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

By |2013-08-19T13:41:34-07:00August 19th, 2013|Categories: Former Child Stars, THE BUZZ, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on FORMER CHILD STAR: From Sister to Mom in an Instant! TIA MOWRY

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

11 07, 2013

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

By |2013-07-11T14:39:43-07:00July 11th, 2013|Categories: Former Child Stars, THE BUZZ, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on THEN & NOW: Former 90’s Child Star GABY HOFFMAN is Back on the Big Screen in “CRYSTAL FAIRY”

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

4 06, 2013

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

By |2013-06-04T17:16:45-07:00June 4th, 2013|Categories: Former Child Stars, THE BUZZ, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Former Child Star Jonathan Lipnicki Was Second Choice for “JERRY MAGUIRE” Role

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

8 04, 2013

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

By |2013-04-08T15:09:57-07:00April 8th, 2013|Categories: Former Child Stars, THE BUZZ, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on RIP: Former Disney Child Star ANNETTE FUNICELLO, 70, Succumbs to MS

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

4 02, 2013

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

By |2013-02-04T12:29:23-07:00February 4th, 2013|Categories: Former Child Stars, THE BUZZ, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Former Child Star DREW BARRYMORE Will Not Be Raising Daughter OLIVE as a Child Star @harpersbazaarus

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