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Alison Arngrim Slams Disney Over Their 'Imploding Emotionally' Child Stars

November 3rd, 2010 12:35pm EDT
Alison Arngrim
Little House On The Prairie actress Alison Arngrim has accused bosses at media giant Disney of creating a "factory" churning out child stars who are all destined to "implode emotionally".

Arngrim, who shot to fame at the age of 12 in the long-running TV show, admits she was devastated to hear Demi Lovato has cancelled a tour with the Jonas Brothers and checked into rehab to deal with "emotional and physical issues." And the actress is adamant Lovato's employers at Disney are to blame for the rising number of child stars who suffer meltdowns as they grow up.

She tells the New York Post, ...
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Justin Timberlake Heading To Sin City With Christina Aguilera

August 19th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake is heading to Las Vegas with his former Mickey Mouse Club co-star Christina Aguilera for a special charity concert.

The SexyBack singer is hosting Justin Timberlake and Friends, a Special Evening Benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children in Sin City in October and he has recruited his former childhood TV pal for the evening.

Timberlake's show, which will raise funds to provide free healthcare for underprivileged kids, will also feature performances from Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Lady Antebellum, Selena Gomez and T-Pain among others.

The concert will take place on October ...
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Justin Timberlake Battles Insecurity

August 2nd, 2010 1:30pm EDT
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake is plagued by insecurities over his career, insisting he still doesn't feel comfortable with either singing or acting.

The pop star has been in the spotlight since he was a child, starring in The Mickey Mouse Club at the age of 12 before shooting to fame in boyband 'NSYNC. He later carved out a successful solo career before turning to acting.

However, Timberlake admits he still finds it "terrifying" when his music or movies are unveiled to the public.

He tells Scotland's Daily Record, "I think I'm equally insecure about both of them. I've been doing this for two thir...
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Bullies Tried To Ruin Christina Aguilera's Early Success

June 14th, 2010 10:24pm EDT
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera had to put up with two years of abuse from jealous school bullies as she started to make a name for herself at talent shows - nasty kids would try to ambush her performances and slash the tyres on her mom's car.

The "Not Myself Tonight" singer recalls school thugs would resent her success after she first hit the national scene on TV talent show Star Search in 1990.

Aguilera wasn't a winner but the positive feedback she got from the show's producers drove her to perform more - and between 1990 and 1992 she was always competing and showing off her talent. Meanwhile, her p...
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Courtney Love Auditioned For 'The Mickey Mouse Club'

April 30th, 2010 9:15am EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love auditioned for a role on kids show The Mickey Mouse Club under the name Coco Rodriguez when she was a child.

The rocker picked the moniker because Rodriguez was her stepfather's name and she hated Courtney. The ambitious pre-teen sent off photos and landed the chance to perform for the show's casting directors in Seattle, Washington.

Love recalls, "I read a Dorothy Parker poem and a Sylvia Plath poem about incest, which I had no idea what it was about until many years later."

The same TV bosses who helped to make Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera s...
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Starpulse's Top 10 Underrated Celebrities

October 26th, 2007 1:01pm EDT
Ryan Gosling
1) Ryan Gosling is easily one of the most underrated male actors in Hollywood today. The Golden Globe-nominated actor made his television debut at a very young age in "The Mickey Mouse Club" alongside future superstars J.C. Chasez and Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC, Christina Aguilera, and Britney Spears.

Gosling has appeared in several movies, including "Remember The Titans," "The Believer," Murder By Numbers," "Stay" and "The Notebook." Gosling didn't receive much recognition for his acting chops until he was nominated for his role as a drug addict teacher in the sleeper hit "Half Nels...
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"Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love" Hits Bookstores

November 7th, 2006 3:42pm EST
Courtney Love
Groundbreaking rock musician. Award-winning actress. Perceptive songwriter and author. Mother. Wife of a rock god. Fashionista and trendsetter. Provocateur.

In each and every one of these roles, Courtney Love has demonstrated a wholehearted commitment to her art, and an intense drive and lust for life that have made her a star and a celebrity icon but have also led her into some unwise, uncharted, and even dangerous territory. Simultaneously candid and enigmatic, Love is undeniably compelling, her mordant wit and vivid intelligence matched in intensity only by the extraordinary life sh...
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