Some young actors strive to be the next Tom Cruise or Will Smith, but 12-year-old Zachary Gordon has found success as the next Bill Murray.
These days, plenty of kid stars have record deals, though 18-year-old multitalent Jennette McCurdy is mixing things up by taking her music career the Nashville route.
TV talkshow appearances, magazine interviews and press junkets are so 2008 when it comes to marketing young performers.
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With 30 roles in a decadelong career, 20-year-old Anton Yelchin went from respected indie actor ("Charlie Bartlett," "Alpha Dog") to blockbuster star this summer by booking iconic roles in "Star…
The sky is the limit," Keke Palmer says of her career, "but I'm not up to the sky yet."
One year ago, only parents of Radio Disney-addicted children had heard of the Jonas Brothers. Today, 20-year-old Kevin, 19-year-old Joe and 16-year-old Nick Jonas are the epicenter of pop culture.
Jesse McCartney disappeared just as his career was cresting. It turned out to be a brilliant move -- as a result, the singer, songwriter and actor is now having one of the biggest years of his career.
When Nickelodeon hired former VH1 and Atlantic Records exec Doug Cohn to integrate music into the Nick brand, SpongeBob SquarePants wasn't the only one crooning, "It's the best day ever!"
Since the dawn of television, kudocasts have been among each season's most-watched shows. Now, though, each passing year sees ratings drift further downward.