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Child Stars

Has Justin Bieber Beaten the Child Star Curse?

Mattea Kramer | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment
Mattea Kramer

To the surprise of many, the pop star is still standing and riding a streak of three straight #1 hits.

Young Leonardo DiCaprio Sounds A Lot Like Justin Bieber

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.29.2016 | Entertainment

Back in 1998, Leonardo DiCaprio was just a young Hollywood heartthrob whose star some thought would burn out. And he had a lot more in common with Jus...

So You Think They're Too Young?

Nadia Khayrallah | Posted 02.04.2017 | Arts
Nadia Khayrallah

The younger cast seems like part of an unfortunate trend -- especially, but not exclusively in the dance world -- of emphasizing child celebrities.

Danny Pintauro on Coming Out, Being HIV+ and BDSM

Reggie Cameron | Posted 02.03.2017 | Queer Voices
Reggie Cameron

I truly think everyone should only come out on their own accord and when they are ready. I've always said I believe that it's an actor's choice whether or not to divulge.

No Ordinary Life: A Conversation With Suzanne Redfearn

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 02.01.2017 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

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?

Anna Faris On The Cost Of Raising A Kid In The Hollywood Spotlight

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment

Anna Faris' son has never starred in a movie or ad campaign, but 3-year-old Jack is already experiencing the consequences of fame. Faris, who had her ...

This Is Not The Jonathan F#cking Lipnicki We Knew Anymore

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 01.12.2017 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

There is one thing Jonathan Lipnicki wants to make clear: He is no longer 6 years-old. In fact, the actor turned 25 last October. Many remember Lipnic...

Drew Barrymore: Hollywood Redemption

Steven C. Beer | Posted 12.14.2016 | Parents
Steven C. Beer

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.

20 Celebrities Who Owe Puberty A Serious Thank You

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 05.31.2016 | Entertainment

Puberty sucks for everyone, including child stars. What makes them stand out, however, is how damn fine they always look afterwards. It's almost like,...

The Return of Baby Peggy -- The Last Silent Film Star

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 10.21.2016 | Entertainment
Thomas Gladysz

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.

Teen Actor Who Played Ethan Craft On 'Lizzie McGuire' Is Now An Adult

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 07.31.2015 | Entertainment

You probably remember teen actor Clayton Snyder from his time playing Hilary Duff's crush, Ethan Craft, on "Lizzie McGuire" from 2001 to 2004. More th...

Raven-Symoné Was Told What To Eat As A Child Star After 'Getting Fat'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment

Raven-Symoné said she was told what and what not to eat while working on television sets as a child star because she was getting fat." The 29-year-o...

A Look At Brooke Shields' Life And Career As The Star Turns 50

High50 | Posted 05.31.2016 | Fifty

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.

That Little Kid From 'Twilight' Is All Grown Up At Cannes

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment

Human-vampire hybrids don't really exist ... right? Because Mackenzie Foy's unearthly radiance at the red-carpet premiere of "The Little Prince" at Ca...

Recognize This Former Child Star From The '90s?

OWN | Posted 05.12.2015 | OWN

While most kids her age were playing hide and seek or kicking a soccer ball around with friends, 10-year-old Alisan Porter was hanging out with a slig...

Our Favorite Child Stars Are All Grown Up | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment

Our favorite child stars are all grown up now....

The 'Little House' Child Star Who Left Hollywood For Harvard

OWN | Posted 11.26.2014 | OWN

From Melissa Gilbert to Jason Bateman, there were more than a few child stars in the cast of "Little House on the Prairie" in the early 1980s. While s...

14 Baby Names Inspired By Child Stars Throughout History

nameberry | Linda Rosenkrantz | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents

From the silent days when Jackie Coogan was palling up with Charlie Chaplin in "The Kid" and the Little Rascals were playing their pranks, cute kids h...

8 Surprisingly Wise Lessons From Kids In Film

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus and Sasha Broner | Posted 09.08.2014 | Entertainment

"Young" and "naive" are often descriptions of children in film. But sometimes it takes a child's fresh take on the world to change an adult's perspect...

If You Were A Child Star, Everyone Assumes You Went To Rehab

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.22.2014 | Comedy

Little Jonathan Lipnicki's much-quoted debut as the spiky-haired tyke in "Jerry Maguire" vaulted him to a level of stardom that few besides Macaulay C...

Few Protections For Child Actors Exist Even Today

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 02.17.2014 | Celebrity

At the end of Shirley Temple's life, we remember her as one of the first child stars. Appearing in more than 50 films before retiring at age 22, Temp...

Shirley Temple: A Little Princess Remembered

Nikki Luongo | Posted 04.14.2014 | Entertainment
Nikki Luongo

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.

Why the Fuss About Shirley Temple Black

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Alexandra Rosas

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.

Shirley Temple: The Passing of an Icon

David Kanegis | Posted 04.13.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Let Shirley Temple serve as an example to all of us. We make of our lives what we choose. Let's opt for success, and happiness. It's a great way to live.

These Child Stars Look REALLY Different Now | Posted 01.30.2014 | Celebrity

Desreta Jackson is best known for playing the young version of Celie Johnson -- opposite Danny Glover -- in Steven Spielberg's 1985 drama "The Color P...