Child Stars Articles
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A few years ago, Kevin Jonas announced the birth of his daughter via a sponsored tweet. Since then, there’ve been several pee-stick announcements sponsored by pregnancy tests. Basically, there is no shame in the parental pimp game anymore. Is sponsorship even tacky anymore? Is there any part of pregnancy or parenthood that we aren’t part of? It’s become so saturated that we’re completely immune to the non-story stories, “Ryan Gosling is the best dad ever!” “5 Reasons JT will be the best dad ever!” “Jennifer’s Hopelessly in Love with her Baby!” They don’t mean anything anymore, and with increasing avenues for celebrity parents to share their children (like social media), along with the increase in demand for “baby” anything, the stories get more threadbare. Full Story
Yesterday, a short post on Lindsay and Dina Lohan showed up on TMZ, and it involved Dina selling Lindsay’s stuff - shoes, clothes, furniture, artwork – that is being stored at Dina’s house. Basically, the Lohans have entered Judge Judy territory. If you watched the docuseries Lindsay, aka “Lindsay smokes and bitches about moving,” you’ll know that she has a lot of sh-t. Full Story
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Mischa Barton is in a strange spot career-wise. She’s not old enough to be “forgotten” but she’s not relevant enough to come up as a casting choice. Basically her trade is horror movies and traveling theatre productions. I wondered why she hadn’t tried a CW show but in fact she has, in 2012. Full Story
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Kristen Stewart has a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter online and in it, she sounds more grounded and confident than she has since before Twilight came along and made her one of the most famous people in the world. She’s twenty-four now, so she’s grown up some, and she’s on a hot streak career-wise, focusing on independent features with celebrated filmmakers (and Woody Allen Full Story
Zayn Malik has quit One Direction. It’s official. The band confirmed that they will continue as a four-piece. Here’s how Zayn explained his decision: "My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined," he shared with fans. "But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. Full Story
Have you seen those throwback Ryan Gosling dance videos yet? The Internet seems to be losing its mind over them.
Because it’s Ryan Gosling, the human hug pillow.
To his credit, he had a great response:
Obviously I peaked early. Thank you @JaneChupick and twitter for the check up from the neck up.— Ryan Gosling (@RyanGosling) March 7, 2015
You know what I responded to though?
Is this for real or is it just another dream?
Rick Astley was on background vocals for that song! Which is not the song Ryan is dancing to, no, but I went down a Cathy Dennis web-hole this morning and can’t come out of the 90s. Read Full Intro
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Child stardom is something we talk about frequently here because it really encapsulates the lure and pitfalls of fame, and every single time a child star goes astray, the narrative is one of shock and dismay. Why? We’ve seen it happen umpteen times! A child is encouraged to “follow their dream” and becomes famous and a cash cow for an entire team, which usually includes parents/managers, lawyers, agents, siblings acting as extras and cousins who work as assistants. Full Story
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I have a friend, H, and she has an expression. It’s the best. She dropped it on me once when we were at a work meeting years ago, before I started blogging full-time. One of our colleagues, P, was upset about some negative feedback. She sulked for the rest of the session, then at the very end, when everyone was getting up to leave, she let the tears fall down her face and ran to the bathroom. Full Story
If you haven’t already, you have to read the New York Times interview with Willow, 14, and Jaden, 16, Smith. It’s a mind f-ck. It’s such a mind f-ck that I don’t know even know how to analyse it. Except to say that for all that the Smith family does to directly address speculation that they’re heavily involved in Scientology, you have to wonder what part Scientology has played in their development. Full Story
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Las Vegas celebrated Britney Spears yesterday. It's supposed to be an honour... If you're over 50! Britney is 32 years old. Just two years older than Miranda Lambert. So, no. Don't ask me to be congratulatory about this. It's not how it was all supposed to go down. But here we are, pop's former princess, dressed like Liza Minelli (don't tell me you can't see this outfit in Liza's closet), and her face tighter than it was when she was dancing around in a red leather catsuit, her cheekbones fuller and higher, at her Vegas day presentation so, basically, she's Marie Osmond now. Full Story
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For the last two years Beyoncé has owned our hearts and minds – for me, Life Is But A Dream marked a real turning point in the marketing of Queen B, but as far back as 2008 she was telling us that she was going to run the world. Beyoncé married Jay Z in 2008, her parents split in 2009 (it took them a few years to hammer out the divorce), and in 2011 she dropped her father as her manager. Full Story