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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, ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Lynne Spears: 'I'm Not A Pushy Mother'

September 10th, 2008 2:33pm EDT
Mom of the Year
Britney Spears' mother Lynne has blasted her image as a "pushy stage mother" and insisted she never wanted her daughter to be a superstar.

Spears senior has been accused of driving Britney's career - starting with her big break on Disney's Mickey Mouse Club. However, Lynne insists the 26-year-old pushed herself from a young age.

She writes in her forthcoming book Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World, "Britney was always highly motivated to excel. I'm always startled when I hear folks think I'm a pushy stage mother. I simply did not have the huge ...

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...

Palestinian Terror Group Uses Mickey Mouse To Recruit Kids

May 10th, 2007 10:28am EDT
Mickey Mouse
The daughter of legendary animator Walt Disney has blasted Palestinian terror group Hamas for using a character resembling Mickey Mouse for a recruitment drive. Diane Disney Miller has slammed the organization for their use of the cartoon stalwart in a local television series encouraging kids to fight against Israel and the U.S.

She says, "It's indoctrinating children. This is just going against the grain of humanity."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

JC Chasez Lends Support To Britney Spears

February 21st, 2007 2:27pm EST
JC Chasez
Former N'SYNC member JC Chasez has hit out at critics of troubled pop star Britney Spears, telling them to back off and leave her in peace. Spears stunned fans last week when she sheared off her hair and had two tattoos etched on her lower hip and wrist. But Chasez - who appeared on The Mickey Mouse Club as a youngster alongside Spears, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera - believes the media should show sympathy to the 'Toxic' star instead of crucify her actions in the aftermath of her split from Kevin Federline last year.

Speaking to MTV, he says, "This poor girl is in the midd...

Ryan Gosling Corrupted Britney Spears & Christina Aguilera on 'Mickey Mouse Club'

February 17th, 2007 10:49am EST
Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling fears he's responsible for corrupting Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera after giving them sex tips when they were all young stars of the Mickey Mouse Club. The actor reveals he led sex chat sessions behind the scenes of the fabled kids show and now worries his saucy talk inspired his old pals to strip off.

He says, "They (Mickey Mouse Club co-stars) would come and ask me questions about sex and I just told them what I heard... positions and stuff. All the mothers went to Disney (show executives) and told them I was corrupting their kids. I feel somewhat responsible for...

"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...

Justin Timberlake Would Love To Spill Dirty Secrets About Britney Spears

August 22nd, 2006 2:44pm EDT
Justin Timberlake
Pop superstar Justin Timberlake is tempted to reveal all about his relationship with Britney Spears. The pair dated on-and-off for almost 10 years after meeting as kids on TV show Mickey Mouse Club. Their relationship ended in 2002.

They have both resisted the urge to reveal details of their romance - but Timberlake admits he'd love to share their intimate secrets.

He says, "If I was writing an article about her, I would not be able to fight the urge to write every dirty thing about her."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Au Pair Compares Colin Farrell's Lovemaking to Mickey Mouse

August 7th, 2006 9:25am EDT
Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell has been lambasted by Woody Allen's former au pair for being such a disappointment in bed. French siren Angelique Jerome and Farrell hooked up just hours before his London premiere of Miami Vice on the set of Allen's new movie, starring Farrell and Ewan McGregor.

However, despite the 24-year-old brunette's delight at being singled out by the actor with an invitation to his hotel, Jerome has slammed his lovemaking as overrated and bad-boy image as a myth.

She says, "He must have told me I was beautiful eight times. I like bad boys. But he was too nice. He kept telli...

Justin Timberlake Talks About His Infatuation With Britney

July 21st, 2006 9:08am EDT
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake has confessed he was "infatuated" with fellow pop superstar Britney Spears from the minute he set eyes on her. Timberlake, 25, first met Spears as a child on TV show The Mickey Mouse Club. The couple famously became an item years later.

He says, "I was in love with her from the start. Infatuated with her from the moment I saw her."

But Timberlake is determined to keep his personal life with current girlfriend Cameron Diaz private. He adds, "For me this time around it's been important to stay out of the limelight. That's made it more enriching."

- Justin T...

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