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Child Stars Of The 1980s: Where Are They Now?

June 3rd, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Child Stars Of The 1980s: Where Are They Now?
Today's kids don't know what it's like to connect deeply with a particular teen actor or actress on television. Nowadays, kid-geared shows only last a few years and then suddenly, are replaced by new series and a new batch of "stars." Children of the 80's were lucky enough to grow up with some of the most diverse and talented bunch of actors and actresses' on television and still hold them dear to their hearts to this day. Have you ever wondered where some of your favorites have been since they left the small screen? After some careful digging, we've revealed the whereabouts of some of your...
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Fred Savage To Direct Charlize Theron Comedy

March 25th, 2013 8:54am EDT
Fred Savage
Fred Savage has officially made the transition from "The Wonder Years" star to big-time filmmaker.

The actor, who has directed several episodes of television programs, including "Modern Family," "2 Broke Girls" and "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," will follow up his directorial debut, "Daddy Day Camp," with a project starring Charlize Theron.

"Ladies Night" will be produced by Theron. It centers on a single woman's last night out with hometown girlfriends before moving to New York.

Following "The Wonder Years," Savage landed occasional acting gigs, including supporting roles in "The ...
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Top 10 Body Swap Movies

August 5th, 2011 8:33am EDT
change up
This weekend, Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds will add their names to the long and distinguished list of actors who have tackled the “body swap” movie. In “The Change-Up,” Bateman and Reynolds play friends with drastically different lifestyles: Bateman is the devoted husband and father, Reynolds is the philandering playboy. After a night of drinking, the two wake up in each other’s bodies, something neither of them really wanted.

Body swap movies have been around for a long time and are usually quite entertaining, if formulaic and predictable. Here’s our list of the Top Ten Body Swap Movi...
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Pet Pot-Bellied Pig Scared Off Jennifer Love Hewitt's First Date - Fred Savage

April 12th, 2010 8:59am EDT
Fred Savage
Jennifer Love Hewitt went on her first date with "The Wonder Years" star Fred Savage.

The actress first made a name for herself as a child star in the early 1990s, appearing in a variety of TV shows, while Savage shot to fame playing Kevin Arnold in the beloved TV series.

Savage, now a top TV director, asked her out on a date and the night went well until the actor caught sight of her pet pig.

Hewitt recalls, "He came and took me to the Comedy Club and then he took me back to my mum's apartment. 'Cause I'm from Texas, we had one of those pot-bellied pigs and he saw the pig and was like, ...
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Devin Ratray Talks 'Surrogates,' 'Home Alone' & Why He's More Brad Pitt Than John Candy

September 24th, 2009 11:15am EDT
Surrogates
Devin Ratray is the man who most would recognize as being Buzz from Home Alone. Nearly 20 years post Home Alone fever we find Devin is a humble and funny man who is on top of his game co-starring in the thrilling new Bruce Willis film 'Surrogates' which hits theaters on September 25th.

Eric Stromsvold: Can you tell us about Surrogates?

Devin Ratray: Yes indeed. It's more than just a Sci-Fi thriller; it's really an exploration into human behavior and what keeps us human and what separates us from being apathetic mindless robots.

We've implemented robots in a modern day world to l...
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Slideshow: Child Stars Who Grew Up Normal

September 22nd, 2009 9:45am EDT
Anna Paquin
The media focuses primarily on the failed careers of child stars, their rehab stints and jail time. Lindsay Lohan, Drew Barrymore, Corey Feldman, Britney Spears and Danny Bonaduce are among the celebrities who fall into that stereotypical troubled child star label. However, there have been a few child actors who grew up normal despite the media presence in their young lives.

Jerry O'Connell - The Jerry Maguire actor first appeared in Stand by Me in 1986 at the age of eleven. Following the movie, he went back to school and didn't return to the scene as a full time actor until after he ...
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Body Double Movies: How New Are They?

April 20th, 2009 10:42am EDT
17 Again
The much anticipated new movie 17 Again, starring Zac Efron, hit theaters last Friday and achieved the number one spot at the box office over the weekend. But how "new" is the movie? The plot may be something we've seen before, as a 37-year-old who is unhappy with his life goes back to being 17 so he can relive his glory days. Things aren't exactly easy for him, especially since the trends have changed, he has to make all new friends, and he is in high school with his children. While the story is slightly different from other body-swapping movies, the general concept is the same. Here ...
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A Chat With Adam Scott of Starz New Series 'Party Down'

March 20th, 2009 11:04am EDT
Adam Scott
It usually takes awhile for for me to warm up to any new series; this was not the case with Party Down -- premiering tonight (Friday) on Starz -- which is perhaps the funniest new show I've seen this season.

Adam Scott (Step Brothers, Tell Me You Love Me) plays Henry, an out-of-work actor who has to return to his old job of bartending for a catering service. Adam talked about the new series, what it was like working with Will Ferrell in Step Brothers and why so many college age students watched his old show, Boy Meets World.

Mike: How did your involvement in Party Down come about...
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Famous Celebrity Brothers

November 18th, 2008 12:07pm EST
Owen Wilson
Celebrity families are quickly making headlines throughout Hollywood. From the Kardashian's to the Lohan's, stargazers are reading up on celebrities, their families and their crazy antics. For decades, celebrity brothers in particular have caused a craze for fans across the world. To celebrate the familial wonders, here are three pairs of celebrity brothers that have had fans screaming for one reason or another at one point in time.

Ben and Casey Affleck: Three years Casey's senior, Ben is often known as the more famous of the two. However, both have played big parts on screen and in t...
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Realistic 'Coming Of Age' Shows Desperately In Need Of A Comeback

April 21st, 2008 10:00am EDT
My So-Called Life
Take a look at the television landscape, and you will see a mix of good and bad. There are medical dramas, shameless reality television programs, quirky sitcoms, and sappy TV movies. There are gritty action-thrillers, animated comedies, and shows that break the time-space continuum. There is one television genre that has been noticeably underrepresented: realistic, coming of age programs.

Quick, name three recent programs that dealt with young people finding their way in the world that didn’t pander to the audience, wasn’t a show driven by sexuality, and wasn’t a program that tied ...
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What's The Best Show On TV Right Now? Starpulse Writers Weigh In

April 21st, 2008 8:33am EDT
Best TV Show?
What makes a TV show great? Is it the number of viewers or awards it has received? Not necessarily. In its last season, less than 3 million people tuned in to an episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," but it is unarguably one of the best sci-fi/fantasy shows of all time. In seven seasons, the show won just one Emmy - in 1998 for outstanding makeup. Guess what other fan favorite won just one Emmy (also for outstanding makeup)? Gilmore Girls.

Despite both series' original and witty screenwriting, they never received the props they deserved. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Lauren Graham bo...
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20 Years Later: Where Are The Stars Of 'Full House' & 'The Wonder Years?'

January 15th, 2008 2:23pm EST
John Stamos
It's hard to imagine that it's been 20 years since we were first introduced to the Tanner family, Winnie Cooper and Kevin Arnold. What happened to some of our favorite prime time stars two decades after they charmed us on the small screen?

Full House (1987-1995)

"Full House" was a show about talk show host Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) who was raising his three girls with his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos) and his best friend Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier) after his wife Pam is killed by a drunk driver. You laughed, you cried and you learned a lesson all in one episode.

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Starpulse Spotlights Child Stars That Didn't Crack Under Pressure

October 29th, 2007 1:57pm EDT
Elijah Wood
These days, many tabloids focus on child stars who are getting in trouble while growing up in the spotlight. Some get caught up in drugs and underage drinking, some have eating disorders, while others get into trouble with the law.

Not all stars that grew up in Hollywood went down the wrong path. Starpulse compiled a list of child stars that turned out ok, despite their famous roots. And many of them continue to be successful to this day.

Elijah Wood got his first break, though a small break, as a video game boy in the sequel to Back To The Future. Wood went on to star in over a ...
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80's TV Stars: Where Are They Now?

October 16th, 2007 10:35am EDT
Danica McKellar
Nothing makes you feel older than when you realize that 1987 was 20 years ago. Those of us born and/or raised in the 1980s remember a time of outrageous fashion, outrageous music, and most of all, outrageous television.

But most of us have also made the transition from the 1980s to the present day with relative ease - we've put away our scrunchies, retired our parachute pants, cut out our shoulder pads, and we've moved onwards and upwards (into the stylized 00s).

But what about the television stars we love and hate? Did they ever manage to leave it all behind? Starpulse is sick ...
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Opening August 8: Daddy Day Camp

August 7th, 2007 3:06pm EDT
Daddy Day Camp
Directed by one-time child star Fred Savage, Daddy Day Camp, the sequel to Eddie Murphy's Daddy Day Care, stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and Paul Rae as Charlie Hinton and Phil Ryerson, a pair of fathers who attempt to keep their summer camp afloat even though they are under dire economic strain. In order to help improve the financial situation, and to whip together a group of children who have a problem with following orders... Continue Summary

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Celebrity Birthdays, July 9

July 9th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Courtney Love
Happy Birthday to "Star Trek: Enterprise" actress Linda Park (1978), "The Wonder Years" actor Fred Savage (1976), WWE star Shelton Benjamin (1976), Jack White (1975) of The White Stripes, Anthrax bassist Frank Bello (1965), Hole singer Courtney Love (1964), WWE wrestler Kevin Nash (1959), "Top Gun" star Kelly McGillis (1957), "Cast Away" star Tom Hanks (1956), "Star Wars" Episode II and III actor Jimmy Smits (1955), pianist/composer John Tesh (1952), infamous football player O.J. Simpson (1947), Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell (1947), AC/DC singer Bon Scott (1946; d. 1980), a...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 9

July 9th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Courtney Love
Happy Birthday to "Star Trek: Enterprise" actress Linda Park (1978), "The Wonder Years" actor Fred Savage (1976), WWE star Shelton Benjamin (1976), Jack White (1975) of The White Stripes, Anthrax bassist Frank Bello (1965), Hole singer Courtney Love (1964), WWE wrestler Kevin Nash (1959), "Top Gun" star Kelly McGillis (1957), "Cast Away" star Tom Hanks (1956), "Star Wars" Episode II and III actor Jimmy Smits (1955), pianist/composer John Tesh (1952), infamous football player O.J. Simpson (1947), Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell (1947), AC/DC singer Bon Scott (1946; d. 1980), a...
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Fred Savage Has a New Crummy Role

January 12th, 2006 8:00am EST
Fred Savage stars in Crumbs
Fred Savage stars in "Crumbs", a series in which estranged brothers Mitch (Savage) and Jody Crumb reunite in their small hometown to deal with their mother (Jane Curtin), who is being discharged from a psychiatric facility and has yet to discover that her ex-husband is about to have a baby with his new girlfriend.

Mitch is the prodigal son, who is returning home after a failed Hollywood career, while Jody is the older brother who has stayed in the confines of their small New England town to run the family business. Together for the first time as adults, this family will have to stick b...
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New ABC Series To Debut in January

December 5th, 2005 12:48pm EST
Kyle MacLachlan Stars in In Justice
ABC just announced premiere dates for “In Justice” and “Crumbs.” “In Justice” is a new take on the procedural drama and stars Kyle MacLachlan as David Swain, Jason O’Mara as Charles Conti, Marisol Nichols as Sonya Quintano, Constance Zimmer as Brianna and Daniel Cosgrove as Jon Lemonick.

"In Justice" joins the Friday night lineup as of Jan. 6, premiering in its regular time period, 9:00-10:00 p.m., ET. Focusing on cases of justice run amok -- sloppy police work, false testimony and biased juries -- the National Justice Project is a high-profile, non-profit organization made up of hu...
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