Every time a dreamy artist steps off the Greyhound in Hollywood, there's that chance they'll make it.
If a name is a self-fulfilling prophecy, Taylor Swift seems to be fulfilling hers.
The 18-year-old newcomer burst onto the scene as the dorky-yet-confident Fogel (aka McLovin) in the surprise summer hit "Superbad."
"Hairspray" standout Elijah Kelley broke into entertainment at age 11 when he answered a newspaper ad looking for young Atlanta-area talent.
At 13, the British schoolgirl beat out more than 10,000 other hopefuls at the open U.K. casting call last year to win the plum role of Lyra Belacqua, the young heroine of "The Golden Compass."
At 18, Paolo Nutini became a household name in the U.K. after his debut CD "The Streets" landed at No. 3 on the charts.
Just 14, Alexander Ludwig stars as Will Stanton, the lead in Fox-Walden's upcoming "The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising," based on the series of best-selling books by Susan Cooper.
As a tiny kid in Houston, Selena Gomez watched her actress mom rehearse theater and announced that she'd like to act, too -- as soon as possible.
Miranda Cosgrove, best known as the class know-it-all in "School of Rock," stars in "iCarly," a new Nickelodeon sitcom custom-tailored to her talents.
If you missed Kristen Stewart in Jon Kasdan's "In the Land of Women," what a pity, for her coltish vulnerability as Lucy Hardwicke was the movie's high point. Her Lucy fairly screamed Real Deal in…