Joe Jonas Reveals How Disney Puppet Masters Control Their Teen Stars

In a new interview, we learn that after almost a decade in the music business, Joe Jonas is 24 and "has control" of his life. But we also get a rare glimpse behind the scenes of Disney, the machine that churns out products for kids, tweens and teens to consume — and how it feels to be one of those products. » 12/02/13 5:30pm 12/02/13 5:30pm

The 10 Best Things to Do Drunk at Disney World

For the spring break of my sophomore year of high school, my father, in an attempt at parent-child bonding, offered to take me on a trip. "Madeleine," he said. "You are young and bright. The world is yours to discover. Tell me anywhere you'd like to go in the continental U.S. and we will go there. Want to go to Oxford and … » 9/19/12 6:20pm 9/19/12 6:20pm

Mommyblogging Goes Corporate As Babble Is Sold To Disney

When Babble was founded in 2006, it was a destination for those uninterested in a glossy, powder pink or baby blue version of parenthood. Babble was about painful honesty and healthy cynicism. Posts tackled anxiety over sleepless nights, crying over having a boy instead of a girl, and finding children's books » 11/15/11 5:30pm 11/15/11 5:30pm

Group Claims Disneyland Is Happiest & Most Lead-Filled Place On Earth

Sorry to tarnish your treasured family memories, but it seems that the goofy shot of you grabbing the Sword in the Stone statue at Disneyland is actually a picture of you exposing yourself to high levels of lead. An environmental group has filed a lawsuit against Disney for allegedly failing to remove or post adequate… » 10/18/11 11:53pm 10/18/11 11:53pm

Can Selena Gomez Shed Her Disney Image Without Shedding Her Clothes?

Selena Gomez has been 18 for almost a year, which means it's high time for her to shock America by appearing in a backless ensemble or gyrating in the vicinity of an older male co-star. So far she's only been able to tarnish her Disney reputation by ODing on Nutella. » 6/27/11 11:24am 6/27/11 11:24am

Do Disney Princesses Provide "Thinspiration" For Little Girls?

A new study reports that when 121 girls, ages 3-6, were asked to pick the "real princess" from a photo collection of girls in ballerina costumes, 50 percent of the girls chose the thinnest ballerina. Is Disney to blame? » 12/03/09 12:00pm 12/03/09 12:00pm