Whoa, it really was the week of Amanda Bynes and her very public plot-loss via Twitter. Poor girl.
Former child star Mara Wilson, who has starred in movies including Mrs Doubtfire , Matilda, A Miracle on 34th Street and A Simple Wish, spoke out about why she left Hollywood and dodged the fate that’s befallen stars such as Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan.
“Not many child stars make it out of Hollywood alive or sane,” the now-25-year-old says in a column for Cracked.com called “7 Reasons Child Stars Go Crazy (An Insider’s Perspective)”.
Some of her best reasons:
“I chose to start acting when I was 5. It was my decision, and my parents tried their hardest to discourage me. When I insisted, they allowed me to act, but were always very protective of me. I saw many child actors who did not have that, and they were all miserable.”
“Combine the regular amount of free stuff celebrities get with all the presents people give kids just for being cute, and you’ve got a recipe for one spoiled-ass child.”
The pressure to be a role model
“Having to live up to your fan base is a little like having to deal with a million strict parents who don’t actually love you. As soon as you have the freedom, you act out … on a much larger scale.”
They don’t get an education
“I’d encourage her to get the hell out of acting and into something soothing. Take up botany or something,” she says of Lindsay Lohan. “[But] she’s been acting all her life, she has little education, and in her mind, there’s nothing else she could do.”
Finally, her advice to future child stars: “Make sure it’s really your choice, get out of it when it stops being fun, and get an education.”
In other celeb news …
Shakira confessed breastfeeding is one of the best experiences of her life: “I love it! I can’t stop! I think I’m going to breastfeed him until he goes to college! I’m hooked!”
Miranda Kerr made me grind my teeth by posting a selfie of herself first thing in the morning.
Ryan O’Neal confessed he’s a great granddad at 72, showing off little Sidney, the grandson of his 48-year-old son Griffin.
Courtney Cox finally got divorced from David Arquette after separating from him three years ago. She also reckons they’re closer now than when they were married. “I think we both appreciate each other more. I hope he does. I do.”
Hugh Jackman made me go awwwwww, sharing this pic on Twitter with the caption: “Filming an interview today for one of MY favorite people…….@Oprah. How stunning is my wife!!!!”
Matt Damon made me all swoony with these pics of him in Speedos for his role in the Liberace biopic.
I was less swoony over this pic of Rob Lowe in the Liberace biopic.
Bradley Cooper confessed he’s a really crap kisser. Sloppy. Ewwww.
Frances Cobain and Kendall Jenner had a nasty rock royalty vs reality star tiff on twitter when Kendall, 17, tweeted: “Just wish things could be easier sometimes man.”
Cobain, 20, replied: “Oh shh. There are kids on earth abandoned & homeless who forcibly drink contaminated water because clean water isn’t accessible. Oh ya, not to mention, CANCER, famine, poverty, draught, disease, natural disasters, Death. F—, Humans are so self involved . . . I’d like to thank my parents for providing me with a high IQ & I’d like to thank my grams for encouraging me not to be a self absorbed idiot.”
Check back on Monday morning when I’ll round up the weekend in La-La Land.