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4 10, 2014

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

By | October 4th, 2014|Categories: CHILD ACTORS, Former Child Stars, Success Stories, THE BUZZ, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

UPDATE: Less than a month after this was posted, the Bill Cosby Rape Allegations exploded worldwide on the internet, leading to the headlines that Cosby molested former Child Co-Star Raven-Symoné.  This is her adamant response:  http://www.wetpaint.com/celebrity/articles/2014-11-20-raven-symone-slams-disgusting-rumor  In this day and age no matter how one attempts to "stay out of the tabloid headlines," eventually most celebrities spend

8 07, 2014

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

By | July 8th, 2014|Categories: Former Child Stars, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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

3 11, 2013

CASTING NEWS: Former Franchise #ChildStars Make Smart Career Choices

By | November 3rd, 2013|Categories: Casting News, CHILD ACTORS, Former Child Stars, THE BUZZ, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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

11 07, 2013

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

By | July 11th, 2013|Categories: Former Child Stars, THE BUZZ, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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

13 03, 2013

CHILD STAR STYLE: Abigail Breslin on the Red Carpet of THE CALL #TheCallMovie

By | March 13th, 2013|Categories: ABIGAIL BRESLIN, CHILD STAR STYLE, On the Red Carpet, THE BUZZ, Top Child Stars|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Abigail Breslin, one on the youngest child actors to ever be nominated for an Academy Award  (Little Miss Sunshine at age 10), has grown up before our eyes. The now 16-year-old actress was a vision of sophistication and glamour on the red carpet premiere of her new thriller The Call, wearing an Alice + Olivia pantsuit and Simon

5 08, 2011

CHILD STARS: Saoirse Ronan Says She’s Not a Child Actor, She’s an Actor Who’s Young.

By | August 5th, 2011|Categories: CHILD ACTORS, Child Stars, Parents of Child Actors, Popagers in the News, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

On Acting & Fame: "Never take things too seriously. You should be doing it really for yourselves because you love it and you have fun doing it which is why I do it."

13 07, 2010

Dakota Fanning on Growing Up in Marie Claire’s August Issue

By | July 13th, 2010|Categories: CHILD ACTORS, Child Stars, Former Child Stars, In the News, Success Stories, Teen Stars, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Soon-to-be "Former" Child Star, Dakota Fanning, 16, graces the cover of Marie Claire's August issue.  The "Eclipse" and "The Runaways" starlet continues to evolve into a mature actress, trading in yesteryear's' Kaiya Eve Pettiskirts for a a leather-trimmed blue graphic-print Proenza Schouler dress among other sophisticated but age appropriate looks.  My fave is Fanning with

13 03, 2010

Success Story: Child Actor Joe Mazzello Graduates to Acting in Adulthood the Old Fashioned Way – He Earned It.

By | March 13th, 2010|Categories: CHILD ACTORS, Former Child Stars, Success Stories, THE BUZZ, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

After a month of depressing new stories about the tragic ends of former child stars, I have some encouraging news to relay about the rewards of hard work and strong parenting. This is the story of former child actor Joe Mazzello. Former child actor Joe Mazzello [“Radio Flyer,” “Raising Helen” and “Jurassic Park”] takes an adult

18 04, 2009

Tia Mowry Shares Child Star Success Secrets: Good Parenting & Education

By | April 18th, 2009|Categories: CHILD ACTORS, Child Stars, Former Child Stars|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

"At first, [the transition from child actor] is very hard. Even when you're going on auditions now, after 'The Game’, I still run into people that still think I'm the little girl from 'Sister Sister'

9 03, 2009

Former Child Star: Ralph Macchio Gets Second Shot at TV Fame

By | March 9th, 2009|Categories: Child Stars, Former Child Stars|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

I love hearing about the "happy" side of acting for kids - child stars and former child stars included.  Ralph Macchio is today's case in point.  While I don't believe that his career path has been rose-laden, I do know that former child star Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid, Outsiders) is continuing to successfully forge his