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Child Stars and the effects of child stardom.

Was it John Mayer?

April 29, 2015 20:00:19 Posted at April 29, 2015 20:00:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I am still not sick of Nick Jonas’s Jealous. And it’s been soooo long. But no, not tired of it. Not at all. You know who I am tired of though? And this will bring the hate, I’m sure: Ed Sheeran. Sorry. I hate that song about loving you at 73 or whatever. CAN’T STAND IT. Anyway, Nick is big. Full Story

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The Olsens are Trolling You

April 23, 2015 17:24:29 Posted at April 23, 2015 17:24:29
Duana Posted by Duana
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Here is the series of overexcited texts I sent Lainey when I saw the response the Olsens gave to the Women’s Wear Daily reporter who asked them about returning to Full House.  Full Story

Silas Is Already Useful

April 16, 2015 18:56:45 Posted at April 16, 2015 18:56:45
Maria Posted by Maria
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Kevin Mazur/ Getty Images

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

Long Island Yard Sale

April 14, 2015 14:42:28 Posted at April 14, 2015 14:42:28
Maria Posted by Maria
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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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Whatever Happened to Mischa Barton?

April 8, 2015 19:11:40 Posted at April 8, 2015 19:11:40
Maria Posted by Maria
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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 is proof that civilization is working

April 7, 2015 16:49:35 Posted at April 7, 2015 16:49:35
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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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

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Zaynnnnnn!!!

March 25, 2015 21:41:24 Posted at March 25, 2015 21:41:24
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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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

Monday, March 9, 2015

Dear Gossips,

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.  Read Full Intro

Child Stardom from the Sidelines

March 6, 2015 20:06:56 Posted at March 6, 2015 20:06:56
Maria Posted by Maria
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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

Justin Bieber: reformed and roastable?

January 21, 2015 20:38:52 Posted at January 21, 2015 20:38:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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TMZ posted a story late last night about how Justin Bieber’s been changing his ways. He’s polite to people now. A couple of times this week in LA, he was out for dinner and paid for other people’s meals because they gave him a seat. Full Story