James Van Der Beek Sums Up Young Fame in a Paragraph. Dawson Gets It.

James Van Der Beek talked with Vulture about his time on Dawson's Creek and it is one of the most important interviews of our time. » 11/18/13 8:31pm 11/18/13 8:31pm

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

6.2 Million Witness Miley's Emancipation

On Sunday Hannah Montana's final episode attracted 6.2 million viewers, a 9% increase over its season average. The episode got mixed reviews from tweens, who were confused by Hannah sporting increasingly racy outfits and ritualistically burning Mickey Mouse ears. » 1/19/11 10:20am 1/19/11 10:20am

See True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld In A KMart Commercial

Before she wowed audiences with her deadpan delivery and wild west adventures, True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld had a message for TV viewers: It's all about blingatude. (She's the one in the blue shirt with hearts on it!) » 1/04/11 10:50am 1/04/11 10:50am

See Lea Michele When She Was Just A Precocious 12-Year-Old Pro

Previously unreleased footage from a 1998 documentary proves that the then-Broadway star was destined for bigger things. Like Glee! And posing in her underwear while sucking a lollipop. » 12/20/10 1:58pm 12/20/10 1:58pm

Not Every 9-Year-Old Singer Will Be The Next Justin Bieber

stage parents, just watch this video of 9-year-old Oliver Richman singing "Defying Gravity." His singing is tolerable, but the overacting, cheesy cinematography, cameo from "Gammy" are not. » 12/03/10 7:00pm 12/03/10 7:00pm

LeAnn Rimes: Another Victim Of Child Star Syndrome

Last night, LeAnn Rimes and boyfriend Eddie Cibrian sat down for their first interview—with ABC's Robin Roberts—since their scandalous affair made tabloid headlines. More interesting, though, was Rimes' admission that she crumbled under the pressure of child stardom. » 11/04/10 12:58pm 11/04/10 12:58pm

Adorable Children Perform Adorable Seinfeld Routines

Once you get your kid to stop bouncing around to "Single Ladies," try training them to lip-sync some classic Seinfeld. YouTube: Where the 90's are reincarnated as five-year-old children! [Buzzfeed via Vulture] » 5/04/10 10:40am 5/04/10 10:40am

Why Nobody Is Going To Help Lindsay Lohan

Approximately one year ago, I wrote a post about Lindsay Lohan's downward spiral that included the line, "one wonders if we are more interested in her demise than in her potential recovery." Clearly, the answer to that question is yes. » 4/03/10 2:20pm 4/03/10 2:20pm

Why Are We So Hard On Fallen Child Stars?

Earlier this week, Corey Feldman appeared on Larry King Live to discuss the death of his friend Corey Haim, and in doing so, also brought up a good question: why is it okay to kick child stars when they're down? » 3/13/10 12:30pm 3/13/10 12:30pm

Funny Girl

8-year-old Ramona Marquez has won "Best Female Newcomer" at the British Comedy Awards for her largely-improvised role in the sitcom Outnumbered. [YouTube via New York, Daily Mail] » 12/16/09 1:40pm 12/16/09 1:40pm

Life After Slumdog

It has been almost six months since the child stars of Slumdog Millionaire journeyed to Hollywood to attend the Oscars. Since then, their lives have been irreversibly altered, sometimes for the better, others for the worse. » 8/20/09 12:40pm 8/20/09 12:40pm