Are the Kids Alright?

Former child star Alyson Stoner says her body and mind were ‘crying out for support’ before she went to rehab

Are the Kids Alright? is Yahoo Entertainment’s video interview series exploring the impact of show business on the development and well-being of former child entertainers, from triumphs to traumas. Alyson Stoner remembers exactly how it felt when it all became too much. Stoner, who was then best known as the little girl busting a move …

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‘Little House’ actress Alison Arngrim talks child stars

Are the Kids Alright? is Yahoo Entertainment’s video interview series exploring the impact of show business on the development and well-being of former child entertainers, from triumphs to traumas. Alison Arngrim recalls that when she was playing local brat Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie in the ’70s, there was no official way …

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Wil Wheaton says he channeled emotional abuse from parents into ‘Stand by Me’ performance

As Gordie, a preteen who embarks on a search for a dead body with his three best friends in late-1950s Oregon, Wil Wheaton anchored one of Hollywood’s greatest coming-of-age classics, 1986’s Stand by Me. Thirty-five years later, as the touchstone movie directed by Rob Reiner from Stephen King source material reopens in theaters this week, …

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Jerry O’Connell reacts to ‘Stand by Me’ co-star Wil Wheaton’s emotional abuse revelation: ‘I had no idea’

In an interview with Yahoo Entertainment last week, Stand by Me star Wil Wheaton revealed that a painful childhood fueled his performance as the troubled Gordie in the 1986 coming-of-age classic. “Through a combination of an incredible emotional abuse from my father and a lot of manipulation, using me, from my mother, it really put …

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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ child star Lisa Jakub reveals the kind act that Robin Williams did for her

Are the Kids Alright? is Yahoo Entertainment’s video interview series exploring the impact of show business, from triumphs to traumas, on the development and well-being of former child entertainers. By the time that actress Lisa Jakub was 14, she had already appeared in movies like 1992’s matinee and the TV series Night Court, and then …

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Soleil Moon Frye and Melissa Joan Hart explain the key to surviving and thriving in show business as a child performer

Are the Kids Alright? is Yahoo Entertainment’s video interview series exploring the impact of show business on the development and well-being of former child entertainers, from triumphs to traumas. Growing up in the entertainment industry doesn’t guarantee success — but it doesn’t guarantee failure, either. Actresses and real-life best friends Soleil Moon Frye and Melissa …

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Mayim Bialik reveals why she always felt ‘different’ growing up in Hollywood

Are the Kids Alright? is Yahoo Entertainment’s video interview series exploring the impact of show business on the development and well-being of former child entertainers, from triumphs to traumas. Even if she hadn’t entered the entertainment industry at a young age, Mayim Bialik would never describe her childhood as normal. “I don’t know if I …

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Hayley Mills opens up about being a Disney child star

Are the Kids Alright? is Yahoo Entertainment’s video interview series exploring the impact of show business on the development and well-being of former child entertainers, from triumphs to traumas. Hayley Mills is today best known for the many roles — six, in all — that she played in live-action Walt Disney movies, from 1960’s Pollyanna …

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Donny Osmond interview on being a teen idol

Are the Kids Alright? is Yahoo Entertainment’s video interview series exploring the impact of show business on the development and well-being of former child entertainers, from triumphs to traumas. In the ’70s, Donny Osmond was beyond groovy. He had begun his career singing alongside his older brothers when he was 5, and, a decade later, …

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