15 12, 2010

IN THE NEWS: Former “Little House on the Prairie” Child Star Calls Miley Cyrus Out on Salvia Scandal

By |2010-12-15T21:21:08-08:00December 15th, 2010|Categories: Cautionary Tales, CHILD ACTORS, Former Child Stars, In the News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on IN THE NEWS: Former “Little House on the Prairie” Child Star Calls Miley Cyrus Out on Salvia Scandal

It's a former child star showdown. In one corner we have former "Little House on the Prairie" child star, former SAG President, and Lifetime MOW regular, Melissa "Half-Pint" Gilbert and in the far corner, aka the smoking section, we have former "Hannah Montana" child star Miley "Half-Ounce" Cyrus.  The two actresses seem to have so much

22 11, 2010

UPDATE: Teen Star Taylor Momsen Allegedly Suspended from “GOSSIP GIRL”

By |2010-11-22T07:46:54-08:00November 22nd, 2010|Categories: Cautionary Tales, CHILD ACTORS, Child Stars, In the News, THE BUZZ, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

UPDATE:  According to Deadline Hollywood, Taylor Momsen has been suspended from "Gossip Girl"  indefinitely because of her "offscreen antics."  Representatives for the CW and Warner Brothers did not comment, but Momsen is confirmed to miss at least 4 episodes, beginning with the show's Dec. 6, 2010 midseason finale.  Momsen, who is credited as a series regular, has

1 11, 2010

Child Star Demi Lovato Enters Rehab For Cutting and Eating Disorder, Quits Jonas Brothers Tour

By |2010-11-01T23:12:11-07:00November 1st, 2010|Categories: Cautionary Tales, CHILD ACTORS, Child Stars, In the News, LEGAL, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Child Star Demi Lovato Enters Rehab For Cutting and Eating Disorder, Quits Jonas Brothers Tour

According to TMZ and E online, top paid television child/teen star andDisney star Demi Lovato has dropped out of an international concert tour with the Jonas Brothers while in Peru in order to check into a treatment center to seek help for "emotional and physical issues." Per the Associated Press, a person familiar with the situation

30 10, 2010

The Dark & Unthinkable Side of Fame: Child Star Stalkers

By |2010-10-30T14:01:23-07:00October 30th, 2010|Categories: Cautionary Tales, CHILD ACTORS, Child Stars, In the News, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Dark & Unthinkable Side of Fame: Child Star Stalkers

According to Entertainment Weekly, popular child star Chloe Moretz has become the victim of a theft and subsequent computer hacker who tampered with her Facebook and Twitter accounts after a break-in at her home. The teenage actress had a massive impostor problem after her home was burgled recently.  She told Entertainment Weekly magazine,

28 07, 2010

Lance Kerwin, “James at 16” Child Star, Guilty of Theft

By |2010-07-28T13:17:03-07:00July 28th, 2010|Categories: Cautionary Tales, CHILD ACTORS, Child Stars, Former Child Stars, LEGAL, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Lance Kerwin, “James at 16” Child Star, Guilty of Theft

Ugh. Lance Kerwin, former child star of popular 1970's television series "James at 15," and then  "James at 16" has been found guilty of second-degree theft and placed on five years probation in Kauai, Hawaii. Collective sigh. The actor has been ordered to carry out 300 hours of community service and was given credit for

21 06, 2010

Former NICK Child Star Amanda Bynes, 24, Announces Retirement from Acting…

By |2010-06-21T13:34:41-07:00June 21st, 2010|Categories: Cautionary Tales, CHILD ACTORS, Child Stars, Former Child Stars, THE BUZZ, Then & Now|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

In a case of bad timing, Amanda Bynes, 24-year-old former Nickelodeon star on “All That” and “The Amanda Show," announced Saturday via her twitter account that she is retiring from acting.  Following Nickelodeon, Bynes was in the WB sitcom “What I like About You,” with costar Jennie Garth.  She starred in the films, “She’s the Man” and

19 04, 2010

Alyssa Milano Reveals Secrets to Growing Up Sane in Hollywood

By |2010-04-19T13:44:45-07:00April 19th, 2010|Categories: Cautionary Tales, CHILD ACTORS, Child Stars, Former Child Stars, Giving Back, THE BUZZ, Then & Now|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

This morning on ABC News, host George Stephanopolis interviewed beautiful actress and UNICEF ambassdor Alyssa Milano in promotion of her new prime time series "Romantically Challenged," premiering tonight on ABC. During the interview George asked Allysa how she managed to be a child actor, grow up in the spotlight on 70's smash hit "Who's the Boss?"

13 03, 2010

Seth Green Speaks About Friend & Former Child Star Corey Haim (Dec. 23, 1971- March 10, 2010)

By |2010-03-13T01:52:15-08:00March 13th, 2010|Categories: Cautionary Tales, CHILD ACTORS, Child Stars, Former Child Stars, THE BUZZ|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

My husband Russell and I worked with Seth Green on a small, teen film called "Can't Hardly Wait," back in 1998. While the film wasn't intended for my demographic and I admittedly appreciated very little of it's humor, a few actors on the film really stood out.  One of them was Seth Green; an immeasurably

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