Suzanne Redfearn's novel, No Ordinary Life, explores the age-old question: what price are you willing to pay for fame. But she does so with a twist: how much would you be willing to let your children pay?
Kudos to Drew Barrymore for her candid and revealing self-portrait in Wildflower, her compelling new book. Wildflower should be required reading for parents with children interested in pursuing a career in music and entertainment.
If there is anyone deserving of the title "National Treasure," its Diana Serra Cary. The almost 97 year old former actress is the last living silent film star. She is also an author of four well regarded works of film history.
As she turns 50, Brooke Shields says she has found self-confidence. 'I struggled with it forever because I was always trying to navigate my mother, or the public, or people, or an image, or whatever,' she said.
So few movies today can live up to the past and it's a good thing to someday show our kids the quality that films used to have and what it was like for a little girl to be successful in an adult business.
To say I wish there were more child stars whose stories grew into lives like Ms. Temple Black's is an understatement. I only wish Miley Cyrus and Lyndsey Lohan a second half to their careers as glorious as Shirley Temple Black.