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I'm So Happy That Britney Spears Is Happy

Since first hopping aboard Mickey Mouse’s Coaster Of Long-Term Emotional Repercussions in the early 90s, Britney Spears has felt plenty of emotions—perhaps even all of them. But now, on May 1, 2015, she is officially feeling happy. Isn’t that great? After falling onstage in Las Vegas and injuring her ankle earlier… » 5/01/15 4:00pm 5/01/15 4:00pm

19-Year-Old Everybody Loves Raymond Star Kills Himself At Family Home

Several outlets are reporting the tragic news that 19-year-old Everybody Loves Raymond star Sawyer Sweeten has committed suicide. The actor, who played Geoffrey Barone on the CBS sitcom, “was visiting family in Texas. He went on the front porch and killed himself with a gunshot to his head.” » 4/24/15 9:20am 4/24/15 9:20am

Your Childhood Best Friend Gaby Hoffmann is Back and Better Than Ever

You may have thought Gaby Hoffmann had grown up to be Demi Moore but no, she is in fact her own person and not her prenaturally wise character of Samantha from Now and Then. After a hiatus from acting with any regularity – during which time she did a normal thing and went to college – Hoffmann is doing the interview… » 7/09/13 3:15pm 7/09/13 3:15pm

California Enacts Law to Protect Child Stars from Creeps

You might be under the impression that we already have laws to protect children from predators—they're called LAWS—but apparently those weren't enough to stop convicted sex offenders from representing kids in showbiz. The vetting system (or lack thereof) in Hollywood came under heavy scrutiny after news broke that… » 9/28/12 5:00pm 9/28/12 5:00pm

Amanda Bynes: The Breakdown of a Meltdown

A week after paparazzi photos surfaced of Amanda Bynes smoking weed and driving (with a suspended license), the actress has been the subject of tabloid speculation that she is the next Lindsay or Britney — which is basically just shorthand for "female former child star whose transition into an adult career has been… » 9/18/12 5:00pm 9/18/12 5:00pm

Mother of Child Star Eden Wood: 'I Don't Want a Child Star'

It's been a good couple of days for people who like seeing little girls dressed up like terrifying showgirl-clown babies. Yesterday, it was announced that breakout star of Toddlers & Tiaras Alana "Honey Boo Boo Child" Thompson was getting her own spin-off show on TLC and now the Shift has published an interesting… » 6/01/12 12:20pm 6/01/12 12:20pm

Corey Feldman: Pedophilia Is Hollywood's Biggest Problem

In a disturbing interview last night, former child actor Corey Feldman told Nightline that "the No. 1 problem in Hollywood was and is and always will be pedophilia." He says the "casting couch" — that is, the rumored tradition of directors and other higher-ups sleeping with young aspiring actresses — existed for… » 8/11/11 2:35pm 8/11/11 2:35pm

Billy Ray Cyrus Thinks Miley's On The Road To Ruin

In an unusually candid interview with GQ, Billy Ray Cyrus says he blames Hannah Montana for tearing his family apart and worries that Miley Cyrus could go down the same path as Kurt Cobain, Anna Nicole Smith, and Michael Jackson. While the article is fueling another round of media hysteria about Miley's debaucherous… » 2/16/11 1:00am 2/16/11 1:00am