The paradox is parents put a lot into kids and kids do precious little to earn their parents celebrity status. In fact, few of us can claim to have made it to a stable life without the help of people who clothed, fed, and nurtured us along the way.
Recently, my 9-year-old daughter stumbled upon the pop singer's controversial video, "Wrecking Ball." At first, Tamara, who is a veteran of the acclaimed Disney series and has committed every single episode to memory, was puzzled. "Mom, why is Hannah Montana swinging from a ball?"
Sean is now 14 years old. His business card proclaims him to be the Sales/Marketing brain trust of www.GotHummus.com. Seriously? A 14-year-old kid is out, hawking low-fat hummus at food festivals around the country?
Fame at an early age also prevented Michael from living a normal - and necessary - childhood, leaving him ill equipped for adulthood. That is why he became fixated in pre-pubescence, forever Peter Pan, forever a lost boy.
Each time we buy our girls clothing styles meant for grown-up women, we blur the lines and push our daughters to grow up a little bit faster.
In a recent interview in Britain's Event Magazine, academy award winning actor, Michael Douglas, vowed to fight for a complete overhaul of America's legal system. This comes on the heels of his son Cameron losing his appeal which affirmed his nine and a half year sentence for drug charges.
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While imprisoned, Cameron relapsed and began using drugs again. Instead of getting the treatment for his addiction which would have addressed his craving, Cameron did what many other imprisoned substance abusers do.
Perhaps non-celebrities should consider following the path of Metta World Peace by naming a child after a cause, rather than a vegetable. If it's a slow news day this might be your opportunity to become a quasi-celebrity.
Suri gets almost as much press coverage as both presidential candidates. But, she's not running for office. She can't even vote. Or drink. Or smoke. Or drive. Or go on most amusement park rides. Because the girl is 6.
From the worlds of music, sports and reality TV along with films, celebrity names are showing major gains on the new popularity lists in both the US and the UK.
There are better questions to ask when it comes to transracial adoption and child welfare.
Last year Mr. Douglas relapsed on drugs while serving his prison sentence. He was caught with very small amounts of opioids for personal use, including a single dose of a medication used to treat heroin dependence that he had obtained without a prescription.
Some child actors are so exasperatingly irritating that watching them is like swimming the English Channel in water wings.
As busy and relentless as Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie's schedule may be, she is not squeezing forty hours a week processing dental patient invoices in between her workouts.
She's not even a week old, so the newborn daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z doesn't have a past yet -- except in the genealogical sense.