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Child Stars and the effects of child stardom.

90s Baes hash it out

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 19, 2019 21:20:02 February 19, 2019 21:20:02
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Macaulay Culkin and Devon Sawa were two of the biggest teen beat heartthrobs of the 1990s. Generation X got Johnny Depp, River Phoenix, and Then Keanu—who is pretty much the same as Now Keanu, to be fair. But for those of us slightly too young for Gen X’s heartthrobs, missing out on 21 Jump Street, theatrical-run Stand By Me and Bill & Ted, and not quite grasping the high-school social intricacies of Beverly Hills 90210, there was Jessie Spano’s speed addiction, Macaulay Culkin and his dewy eyes bravely dying of bees so his friend could get her ring back, and Devon Sawa descending the stairs in Casper to kickstart us into puberty. Full Story

The Biebers in Vogue

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 7, 2019 14:50:42 February 7, 2019 14:50:42
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As I predicted back in January, Justin and Hailey Bieber cover the March issue of Vogue, timed to come out before their wedding that was supposed to happen at the end of this month until it got postponed, and his birthday on March 1. Full Story

Lindsay Lohan’s Comeback, Take 432

Maria Posted by Maria at December 4, 2018 15:00:44 December 4, 2018 15:00:44
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How many comebacks does it take to actually come back? Lindsay Lohan’s team (cut to Dina Lohan swigging from a bottle of unoaked chardonnay) hasn’t exactly worked out the numbers yet. We have covered Lindsay’s fits and starts several times. Lindsay’s career burnout and downfall is in no way exceptional. Full Story

Amanda Bynes Breaks the Internet 

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at November 27, 2018 16:49:55 November 27, 2018 16:49:55

In the four years since Amanda Bynes “broke the Internet” before Paper Magazine made that term a thing, and for very different reasons than the other breakers of browsers, the Internet has changed. Amanda’s public battle with addiction which unraveled in real time on Twitter would - I hope - be received much differently today. Full Story

Who is Justin Bieber?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2018 19:56:20 November 15, 2018 19:56:20
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This is the question Justin Bieber is supposedly asking Justin Bieber. A source tells PEOPLE that: “He’s happy and content. He is in love with Hailey. She encourages him to do whatever he wants to do, and is encouraging him in this season of self-discovery. Full Story

Macaulay Culkin returns, kind of

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 25, 2018 13:33:25 April 25, 2018 13:33:25
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We don’t often talk about Macaulay Culkin—and I prefer it that way— but recently he’s been out in public, doing things and saying stuff. This week he was on Ellen DeGeneres, and last month he popped by The Tonight Show, tolerating questions about Home Alone and his time as a child star in order to promote his podcast and mock lifestyle brand, both named Bunny Ears. Full Story

Justin Bieber: birthday and decade

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 1, 2018 16:24:13 March 1, 2018 16:24:13
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Today is Justin Bieber’s birthday. I’m not here to tell you how to celebrate and what you should hashtag while you’re doing it. I’m here to talk about how… Justin Bieber is 24 years old!?! Come on. Don’t be that person. Don’t be the “yeah, so?” or “who cares?” person. Full Story

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