Backstage gossip and entertainment in-jokes abound, but the show has a beating heart beneath its tongue-in-cheek humor as Realbuto learns the hard way that the realities of adulthood often don't match our dreams.
Problems such as buying a car, saving up for college and figuring out what I'm going to do with my life were never an issue until this past summer. I never realized how annoying it is to have to worry about money and my future.
Let's take a look at 33 former child stars who grew up managing to beat the odds by leading a normal, scandal-free lifestyle while continuing with their thespian duties or jumping into other reputable professions.
For the next twenty-some minutes, we watched a video that was one of the most manipulative, sly and aggressive examples of salesmanship I've ever witnessed. Were we allowing our daughter, so full of hope, to be brainwashed right in front of us?
Youth is wasted on the young, they say. Ms. Cyrus certainly seems to be wasting hers, but she's in no way entirely to blame. Shame on the grown-ups who have exploited her. Shame on the media's manipulation of obvious problems.