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Hollywood's Hidden Divorce Curse

Bridget Mallon | Posted 06.21.2013 | Divorce

Raising children is difficult enough, but it can be even tougher for parents of child stars. So it may not be surprising that many parents with famous...

Child Star: Mel Gibson Made Me Cry

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.17.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Actress Gaby Hoffmann had roles in some of the '90s most iconic films, including "Field Of Dreams," "Sleepless in Seattle" and "Now and Then." Hoffman...

Amanda Bynes: A Teaching Moment for Our Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.06.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am very sad about what Amanda Bynes is going through. She may have mental health issues or substance abuse issues or both. She is not unlike many other celebrities who take an emotional tumble as they get into their twenties.

These Child Stars Avoided Going Amanda Bynes Crazy

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.06.2013 | Entertainment

Maybe these child stars are the smart ones — the ones who escaped Hollywood before their fame trains collided. They're the ones who could offer Aman...

Do You Remember Where She Started Out?

Posted 06.05.2013 | Celebrity

With former child stars coming forward to comment on the worrisome state of affairs of Amanda Bynes, herself a former child star, we got to thinking: ...

Child Star From 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Reveals Her Whereabouts

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment

We love a good where-are-they-now story. Apparently so does Lisa Jakub, who you probably know better as that girl from "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Independe...

The Real Reason They Left Disney's 'Suite Life'

Posted 05.30.2013 | Teen

If you watched the Disney Channel at any point between 2005 to 2011, you probably would recognize Dylan Sprouse, one half of the duo that starred in t...

Remembering Annette...

Denise Bostrom | Posted 06.15.2013 | Fifty
Denise Bostrom

When I was 5 years old and saw Annette Funicello dance on the "Mickey Mouse Club," I felt as if I were witnessing perfection. Even viewed on my family's boxy, black and white television, she was like a goddess.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas Opens Up About Why He Walked Away From Fame

Posted 03.22.2013 | Celebrity

After years on a hit TV series and having his face plastered on the walls of teenage girls everywhere, Jonathan Taylor Thomas made a conscious decisio...

Shirley Temple Joins Twitter, Offers Advice To Today's Child Stars

Posted 01.29.2013 | Celebrity

UPDATE: A rep for Shirley Temple told The Huffington Post that the account did not belong to the former actress, but rather someone impersonating her....

When You're Only Half a Man

Catherine Clinch | Posted 01.30.2013 | Parents
Catherine Clinch

If you live near Hollywood and have a "cute kid with personality," you will be approached regularly by casting directors, agents and managers. I've been around long enough to see the ways that the entertainment industry robs children of their wonder years.

33 Child Stars Who Avoided The 'Curse'

The Huffington Post | HuffPost TV Staff | Posted 11.29.2012 | TV

Growing up in the public eye can be difficult for some young actors. There are the pressures of Hollywood, the temptations and the constant scrutiny f...

WATCH: Ex-Child Star Maia Campbell Comes Clean To Her Stepfather About Drug Addiction

OWN | Posted 11.16.2012 | OWN

After years of battling her addiction to crystal meth, former child star Maia Campbell is learning it only takes two words to start mending the rifts ...

Hollywood's Fittest Child Stars: Where Are They Now?

Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living

By Kristen Aldridge for Shape.com Where are they now? And how did they get so fit? We found out! More from Shape.com: Celebrities' Favorite Out...

Erin Clements

The Disney Nickelodeon Meltdown Club

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Clements | Posted 10.11.2012 | Celebrity

On September 16, just hours after 26-year-old actress Amanda Bynes was stopped by police and cited for driving on a suspended license (her 6th incide...

Child Stars Gone Wild

Posted 08.09.2012 | Celebrity

They may look cute when they're young but -- as Britney Spears knows all too well -- they're not that innocent. Most recently, former Nickelodeon s...

These Child Stars Are All Grown Up

The Huffington Post | Kiki Von Glinow | Posted 07.27.2012 | Celebrity

Remember the little four-eyed cutie from "Jerry Maguire," the adorable Pepsi girl or the mini "Spy Kids" duo? Well they're not so little anymore. ...

These 'Little Rascals' Aren't So Little Anymore

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 07.09.2012 | Entertainment

"We've got a dollar, we've got a dollar, we've got a dollar, hey, hey, hey, hey." If you were a child of the '90s -- or a parent or grandparent-- ...

Child Stars In Trouble: Downfalls From Mild To Wild

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.09.2012 | Celebrity

For every successful actor who found fame as a child, such as Jodie Foster, there are 10 more whose lives were rife with pain, drama, legal trouble an...

Janet Jackson Urges Paris Jackson Not To Start Acting

Posted 05.25.2012 | Celebrity

It's no secret that Janet Jackson felt forced into the spotlight as a child, and now that her late brother Michael's daughter, Paris, has landed her f...

Former Child Star Anna Chlumsky Is Back

Posted 04.19.2012 | Celebrity

Former child star Anna Chlumsky returns to the spotlight this week, playing the chief of staff to Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ vice president in HBO’s new...

Former Child Star Mara Wilson: Why I Quit Acting

Posted 04.18.2012 | Celebrity

Mara Wilson was a successful child actor, until she decided showbiz wasn't for her. Wilson won our hearts playing Robin Williams' youngest daughte...

How Child Stars Fared At The Box Office When They Grew Up

Posted 04.03.2012 | Entertainment

This weekend, Daniel Radcliffe stars in the horror film "The Woman in Black." The lead role is an important and likely nerve-wracking next step for th...

PHOTOS: Jonathan Lipnicki Is All Grown Up And Very Muscular

CELEBUZZ | Posted 01.09.2012 | Celebrity

Jonathan Lipnicki burst onto the Hollywood scene in 1996 thanks to his role as Renee Zellweger’s precocious son in the Oscar-winning movie Jerry Mag...

Jo Piazza

Haley Joel Osment's Looking For A Comeback

HuffingtonPost.com | Jo Piazza | Posted 12.17.2011 | Celebrity

It's been 12 years since Haley Joel Osment stole the show in the “The Sixth Sense," yet strangers still come up to him on the street and whisper his...