08/09/2012 01:47 pm ET

Child Stars Gone Wild: Celebrities In The Press For Negative Reasons (PHOTOS)

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 star Amanda Bynes was involved in a series of car mishaps, including an alleged DUI in April. She made headlines again earlier this month when she was reportedly involved in another hit-and-run. Yikes!

However, Bynes isn't the only former child star to be in the news lately. "Home Alone" star Macaulay Culkin was accused of being a heroin addict by the National Enquirer, with the publication going so far as to claim he has just six months to live. Culkin's rep dismissed the report, though the tabloid stands by its story. Whether or not the rumors are true, recent photos of the star show him looking less than stellar.

Of course, these tales of child stars getting into trouble is nothing new. From Britney and Miley to Lindsay and Shia, check out other stars who landed in the spotlight -- just not for the best reasons.

Child Stars: From Mild To Wild