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15 Celebrity Kids You Can’t Accept Are All Grown Up Now

15 Celebrity Kids You Canât Accept Are All Grown Up Now

I even experience it with celebrities who are around my age, because while I’ve been looking at myself in the mirror each day as my face gradually ages, with celebrity kids it can seem like such an overnight transformation. You look away for a few months and suddenly they look so much older. And then you realize you look much older. And then you have an existential crisis and curl up in a little ball in the corner. More »

Evaluating The Relative Career Prospects Of The Gossip Girl Kids

Evaluating The Relative Career Prospects Of The Gossip Girl Kids

The final season of Gossip Girl begins tonight, and you know what that means: time for the cast to get their ducks in a row so they do not look back on this millennial melodrama about wealthy teenagers as the high point of their careers. But like the spawn of the majestic sea turtle, not all of these bushy-tailed babes can survive into adulthood to become Serious Actors. Who will reach the warm narrows of the silver screen, and who will founder on the rocky shoals of made-for-TV movies? Let’s discuss. (I’ve arranged them from “most likely to succeed” to “outlook not good.”) More »

Gallery: TV’s 12 Best Halloween Costumes

Gallery: TV's 12 Best Halloween Costumes

The Halloween episode—a mainstay in many TV shows, a way to settle into the fall season but still serve up some pretty wacky plotlines. And because you’ve got a professional wardrobe department, the costumes are always ten times better than what you could have picked out at Halloween Adventure. (Unless the joke is that they’re shitty, in which case it’s hilarious.) We’ve got the best costumes from Gossip Girl, The OC, How I Met Your Mother, and others. More »

Rolling Stone Spain Shoots First Non-Jailbait Pics Of Taylor Momsen

Rolling Stone Spain Shoots First Non-Jailbait Pics Of Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen likes to take some of her clothes off and give an angsty teen version of sex eyes. We know this much is true. And now that she’s 18, photographers can feel comfortable snapping away with abandon because hey, it’s totally not creepy anymore.

Momsen’s latest photoshoot is for Rolling Stone Spain, and accompanies an article that no doubt talks about The Pretty Reckless like it’s a real band and not a scheme of Little Jenny Humphry‘s that got out of control. The thing is, it kind of is a real band now, for all intents and purposes. They are opening for Evanescence on their fall tour, guaranteeing more generic, post-grunge, late-nineties arena rock than you can shake a Hot Topic platform boot at. It’s simultaneously comforting and disturbing to know that kids have the same shitty taste in “modern rock” that I had when I was a kid…so long as there are suburbs without any kind of cool underground culture, this genre is never going to die. More »

Snap This: Neat Lap Dance, Taylor Momsen

Snap This: Neat Lap Dance, Taylor Momsen

Public lap dances? Pretty appropriate stuff for a 17-year-old to be doing in public, eh? Taylor Momsen pulled out her best stripper moves at a concert in Barcelona, where much of her young audience had was already half-naked. As much as this behavior creeps us out, we do have to admit there’s an interesting dynamic at play here. Teenage Taylor rebels; in response Taylor’s fans rebel; Taylor uses them to rebel some more All in all, it’s a bunch of kids playacting at being adults for the benefit of themselves. And probably some weird pervs on the Internet (we see you, creep). More »

Snap This: Taylor Momsen Flashes Her Breasts, Horrifies Us

Snap This: Taylor Momsen Flashes Her Breasts, Horrifies Us

Is Taylor Momsen 18 yet? She isn’t, we know that, but can we pretend she’s an adult for the sake of feeling less weird about the fact that she flashed the crowd at a Pretty Reckless concert in England? Here’s why this image is particularly unsettling: Imagine someone like Lady Gaga or Courtney Love or even Lita Ford pulling something like this. Midway through a set, rockstar cred blazing; we bet they’re not smiling like Taylor’s smiling in this photo — a teenager slyly giddy with the “subversive act” she’s getting away with. Is she a woman confident enough in her sexuality to incorporate that as part of her act? Nope, she’s a child playing grown-up with some pretty messed up stuff, and it’s written (in eyeliner) all over her face. More »