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Child Stars and the effects of child stardom.

Child Stardom from the Sidelines

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 21, 2015 20:38:52 January 21, 2015 20:38:52
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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

Selena came down with the drama

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 17, 2014 21:49:09 December 17, 2014 21:49:09
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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

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The Science of Willow & Jaden Smith

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 18, 2014 14:45:44 November 18, 2014 14:45:44

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

Britney Day in Vegas

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 6, 2014 17:34:46 November 6, 2014 17:34:46
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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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My dad told me to break up with you

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 29, 2014 15:30:17 August 29, 2014 15:30:17
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Jamie Spears, father of Britney, who is 32 years old, is his daughter court-appointed conservator. So, basically, he’s legally authorised to handle her sh-t…because she’s not capable of handling her own sh-t.. And not just in business. TMZ Full Story

Daddy Dearest

Maria Posted by Maria at August 28, 2014 15:22:09 August 28, 2014 15:22:09
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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

Lily Rose Depp will be famous

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 20, 2014 15:15:13 August 20, 2014 15:15:13
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On her own, she’ll be famous. It was announced yesterday that Kevin Smith is shooting a new movie called Yoga Hosers about two 15 year old female superheroes starring his own daughter Harley Quinn and Johnny Depp’s daughter Lily Rose. Johnny will also have a role in the film. They’ve already started production. Full Story

Ass shorts: always the answer

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 1, 2014 15:51:54 August 1, 2014 15:51:54
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Famous people are f-cked up in a way we’ll never understand or relate to. There are exceptions though. Imagine you’re in an on-off toxic situation with a young pop star. You grew up in the business yourself. You had to support your family. Your value system is warped by Hollywood and, ostensibly, social media. Full Story

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Lindsay Lohan: I didn’t ask for it, people are obsessed with me

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 14, 2014 15:37:05 July 14, 2014 15:37:05
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Lindsay Lohan is doing a play in England. And in order to convince people that she’s not a f-ck up anymore, she agreed to an interview with the BBC. Or, rather, the BBC agreed to an interview with her. It’s the same sh-t she’s been saying for years. That she was living out her “college experience”. Full Story

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Swim trunks optional

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 4, 2014 14:38:09 July 4, 2014 14:38:09
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Justin Bieber is in Miami, living large. Or trying to. Yachts, girls, beers… It’s the big boy lifestyle. It goes with his muscles. Did you read the NY Mag article about JB that was posted this week, written by Vanessa Grigoriadis? She’s the one who was supposed to do the Gwyneth Paltrow “take-down” or Vanity Fair last year. Full Story

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