“I never took the fame too seriously. It was a great period in my life, but it doesn’t define me. When I think back on the time, I look at it with a wink. I focus on the good moments I had, not that I was on a lot of magazine covers.”
–Teen heartthrob Jonathan Taylor Thomas looks back on his crazy child star lifestyle, and explains why he stepped away from the limelight for nearly a decade to pursue his education: “I wanted to go to school, to travel and have a bit of a break.” After studying at Harvard, Columbia, and St. Andrews, JTT recently returned to acting in the worst possible way, appearing on his TV dad Tim Allen’s misogynist groaner of a sitcom, “Last Man Standing,” but how could I stay mad at that adorable little face? [People]
“Film can be exciting, but more often, it’s tedious. The celebrity aspect is nothing short of ridiculous, and auditioning is brutal and dehumanizing. Every time I see a pretty young girl on the subway reading sides for an audition, my only thought is, ‘Man, am I glad I’m not doing that anymore.’ I never feel nostalgia, just relief.”
–Mara Wilson, star of “Matilda,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” and every other ’90s movie that required a cute, precocious little girl, explains in a recent blog post why she stopped acting in movies and doesn’t miss it. The 24-year-old NYU grad is now working as a playwright and loves connecting with the audience and “living a live moment onstage.” You go, girl. [via Huffington Post]
Eighties sitcoms are funny, but what isn’t funny: Kirk Cameron’s stance on homosexuality. So some of his fellow ’80s child stars took a stand against Kirk and formed Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron (CCOKC). Cast members from “Out of this World,” “Adventures in Babysitting,” “Mr. Belvedere” and more are speaking out about Cameron’s vile ways. Because not all former child stars are created equal. [Funny or Die]
Anna Chlumsky had everyone crying 20 years ago when “My Girl” came out in 1991 — but last night, she hit the red carpet looking red hot!
Chlumsky, who played ”Vada Saltenfuss” alongside a young Macaulay Culkin in the tearjerker flick, was spotted at the premiere of Oscar-bait “The Iron Lady,” looking gorgeous in a red dress and black heels.
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It’s been recently reported that Mason Disick, the almost-2-year-old son to Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick, most likely makes serious bank for his appearances on his mom and aunt’s popular reality show Kourtney & Kim Take New York. And by bank, we mean about $3,000 an episode. Daaaaang. Read more…