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27 11, 2013

HMB’s Top 10 Thanksgiving-Themed Movies Starring Child Actors & Former Child Actors!

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Happy Thanksgiving Hollywood Moms and Dads! Surprisingly, there aren't hundreds (or even dozens) of films with specifically "Thanksgiving" themes. Of those that we located, these are the "Top Ten Best Thanksgiving Movies Featuring Child Actors!" Download one or two of these classics (via On Demand or Netflix), snuggle up to the fire tonight with your

13 01, 2013

Former Child Star, Angus T. Jones is Back to Work on “Two & A Half Men”

By | January 13th, 2013|Categories: CHILD ACTORS, Child Stars, Former Child Stars, In the News, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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

4 01, 2013

DAYS OF OUR LIVES Soap Hunk BRYAN DATTILO Began Career as a Child Actor!

By | January 4th, 2013|Categories: CHILD ACTORS, Exclusive Interviews, Former Child Stars, THE BUZZ, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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

17 12, 2012

ONLINE OPEN CASTING CALL: BOY 3 to 7 Yrs Old For “HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER Written & Directed by RYAN GOSLING

By | December 17th, 2012|Categories: Auditions, Casting Calls, Open Calls, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |4 Comments

ONLINE OPEN CASTING CALL:  How To Catch a Monster  WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY RYAN GOSLING, SEEKS BOY, 3 - 7 YEARS OLD. Ryan Gosling's directorial debut How to Catch a Monster is seeking a child actor  for the role of FRANKIE (3 to 7 years old, caucasian or bi-racial; caucasianAfrican American). Casting director Jennifer Venditti is currently accepting video

7 12, 2012

In the News: Hollywood Mom PAULA HART, Momager of Former #ChildStar Melissa Joan Hart, Makes Deal with eOne Studio

By | December 7th, 2012|Categories: Momagers in the News, Parents of Child Actors, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

According to Deadline.com, Paula Hart, momager and Hollywood Mom of Melissa Joan Hart, and her company Hartbreak Films will work with eOne Studio to develop and produce series and TV movies for family and animation programming. Under the deal, eOne will act as the worldwide distributor. Per eOne Managing Director Olivier Dumont, this supports the studio's strategy to expand its

1 12, 2012

MENTAL HEALTH: 15 Signs Your Child Actor is in Crisis and What to Do About It!

By | December 1st, 2012|Categories: CHILD ACTORS, Child Stars, In the News, RESOURCES (For Your Actor), THE BUZZ, The Counselors Corner, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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

29 11, 2012

The Looking Ahead Program Hosts Financial Aid Workshop Q&A For College-Bound Teen Actors 12/4/12

By | November 29th, 2012|Categories: Education, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Looking Ahead Program is hosting a College Financial Aid Workshop and Q & A Session for teen actors, ages 15-18, and their Parents on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. You do not need to be a member of the Looking Ahead Program to attend this valuable class. TIME:  6:30pm-8:00pm LOCATION: The Actors Fund Offices, 5757 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 400,

27 11, 2012

NYC: Auditions for YMCA’s Kids Company Production of INTO THE WOODS JR.

By | November 27th, 2012|Categories: Auditions, Best Acting Classes & Coaches, Casting Calls, CLASSES, Open Calls|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Kids Company—Winter Production 2013 Into the Woods Jr. Kids Company is a musical theater program for children and teens who want to learn acting, singing, and dancing from industry professionals in a safe, supportive and  creative learning environment. Kids Company auditions at the West Side YMCA are open to all NYC children ages 6 to 14. 

26 11, 2012

CHILD STARS THEN & NOW: TV’s Highest Paid #ChildActor, Angus T. Jones, Finds God But Will He Lose His Day Job?

By | November 26th, 2012|Categories: Child Stars, THE BUZZ, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

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

15 11, 2012

Modern Family Child Star Ariel Winter’s Legal Woes & Top 10 Emancipated Child Stars

By | November 15th, 2012|Categories: Ariel Winter, LEGAL, Top Child Stars|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Michelle Williams gained emancipation at 15 to pursue acting, against her parents wishes. According to the California State Government website: Emancipation is a legal way for children, in this case child actors, to become adults before they are 18. Once a child is emancipated, his or her parents do not have custody or