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Words of counsel from former child stars

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RYZZA Mae Dizon, currently the country’s top child star. eat bulaga facebook photo

At recent media and show biz events, we caught up on old times with some former child stars, who commented favorably on our cautionary pieces about the “dark” side to the seemingly fun and perk-laden world of juvenile performers, of which the local entertainment world has literally hundreds of practitioners and aspirants.   We asked [...]

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Tinseltown’s top movie moppet lovingly remembered

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TEMPLE. Amazing combination of acting, singing and dancing skills.

Child stars have always been popular with moviegoers, but many film buffs with elephantine memories agree that, all told, Shirley Temple was the best of the screen tots!

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Cautionary show about child stars and their ‘momagers’

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There’s a new reality challenge show on Velvet that stands out due to its unique focus on child talents who are trying to make it in show business. Its title, “I Know My Kid’s a Star,” says it all.

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Brats from hell terrorize sets of major studios

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CLAUDINE Barretto

Seems they really start ’em young in the biz. Child Star bullied young extras on the set of a high-profile project. The studio couldn’t reprimand CS, who is the star of the project.

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‘Horror stories’ about child stars and their stage parents

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We write a lot about the pitfalls of child stardom on the local show-biz scene, because we’ve heard a lot of unsavory stories about Hollywood tykes gone woefully wrong. Some cautionary “horror stories”: It’s difficult enough to make it in the biz as an adult, but a movie veteran observes, “For child performers, fame can [...]

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All child stars need focus, direction

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Many kids try to make their mark as performers on TV these days, but only a few manage to stand out. Several years ago, Zaijian Jaranilla was given his ticket to stardom by way of the hit inspirational drama “May Bukas Pa.” He later followed up with another teleserye, in which he co-starred with Piolo [...]

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Mikee boosts new kiddie tilt

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THE NEW kiddie tilt, “I Shine Talent Camp,” has a major asset in its host, Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski, so it should be congratulated for having gotten her to agree to be a part of its production team. Mikee isn’t seen on TV as often as she should be, but she more than makes up for it [...]

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