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Beware: How Global One Management’s Questionable Practices Entangled Politicians, Child Actors And The Homeless

Exclusive: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and seven members of the L.A. City Council earlier this year signed glowing letters of support for a talent showcase and charity run out of the downtown loft of a local talent manager who may have violated state and federal labor laws. Sunny Chae, whose Global One Management represents numerous aspiring child actors who have performed at her annual Worldwide Star Search talent showcase, doesn't…
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Beware: How Global One Management’s Questionable Practices Entangled Politicians, Child Actors And The Homeless

Beware: How Global One Management’s Questionable Practices Entangled Politicians, Child Actors And The Homeless
Exclusive: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and seven members of the L.A. City Council earlier this year signed glowing letters of support for a talent showcase and charity run out of the downtown loft of a local talent manager who may have violated state and federal labor laws. Sunny Chae, whose Global One Management represents numerous aspiring child actors who have performed at her annual Worldwide Star Search talent showcase, doesn't…
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See Justin Timberlake's Evolution in Et's 'When We First Met'

See Justin Timberlake's Evolution in Et's 'When We First Met'
Et is taking a walk down memory lane with Justin Timberlake

The Grammy winner is less than two months away from headlining the Super Bowl Lii Half Time show, a performance that will kick off a big year for Timberlake, as well as his fifth studio album. In honor of his upcoming accomplishments, Et's Facebook Watch series, When We First Met, is looking back at his incredible evolution. 

The 36-year-old singer has come a long way in his two and a half decades in the industry; he made his first TV appearance in a cowboy hat and boots as an 11-year-old on Star Search. Six years -- and a Micky Mouse Club -- later, the performer met Et for the first time with curly bleach blond hair and smooth moves as part of *Nsync. 

"It's called adolescence, and it's painful for all of us," he joked to Et in 2007. "And look, you can reference
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From 'Nsync to Woody Allen: How Justin Timberlake Went from Pop Star to In-Demand Actor

From 'Nsync to Woody Allen: How Justin Timberlake Went from Pop Star to In-Demand Actor
Justin Timberlake is that rare superstar combo: a celebrated singer who’s also a popular actor. Hot off of the heels of being announced as next year’s Super Bowl Halftime performer, he’ll soon be seen going up against Oscar winner Kate Winslet in Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel.

How did a former ‘Nsync boy band member end up in a film with mounting Oscar buzz? Here’s a look at the 36-year-old’s evolution from singer to thespian.

From the Mickey Mouse Club to ‘Nsync

As a kid in 1983, the Memphis-native sang country songs on the singing competition show Star Search.
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Spencer Day Releases Retro-Tinged Music Video for New Single ’72 And Sunny’

Singer-songwriter Spencer Day has returned with his new single, “72 And Sunny” — and People has the exclusive premiere of the track’s music video.

Day complements the song’s bright, hopeful lyrics with retro-themed visuals, from sporting ’50s-inspired garb for a dip in the pool and a frolic on the beach to interspersing throwback clips throughout the video.

“72 And Sunny” is Day’s first release since 2014, when he dropped his third LP Daybreak, a collection of covers and original music that debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart.

The jazz-pop singer, 39, grew up in a Mormon family in Utah. Upon moving to California,
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What’s Next for Darci Lynne Farmer after “America’s Got Talent” Win?

America’s Got Talent is a popular reality television show and competition that has a large number of dedicated fans. Truth be told, it isn’t quite as much of a reality show, at least in the sense that you might think of it, as it is a competition that is a throwback to earlier decades when shows like Star Search were popular. As such, that is basically the format that it follows. Contestants have to audition in order to get on the show, and then they compete throughout the season in order to see who ultimately wins for that particular season.

What’s Next for Darci Lynne Farmer after “America’s Got Talent” Win?
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Jenny McCarthy’s Son Called A-List Celebrities?

Jenny McCarthy’s son called up A-list celebrities, according to a very fishy tabloid report. Gossip Cop looked into the suspect claim. The suspicious story can be found in the pages of the National Enquirer, under the headline, “Jenny McCarthy Kid Scores With Top-Secret Star Search!” According to the article, McCarthy “giggled to girlfriends about how […]
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Interview: Filmmaker Richard Kelly on Donnie Darko Returning to Theaters in 4K and Southland Tales

Last year marked the 15th anniversary of Donnie Darko, and Arrow Films is making sure that the film celebrates in style. They've teamed up with director Richard Kelly for a 4K restoration of the beloved cult movie, and following its UK theatrical release that began late last year, the 4K presentation is now coming to big screens in the Us (and on a new Blu-ray release this April). Recently, I had the great pleasure of speaking with Kelly to reflect on the making of Donnie Darko, restoring it in 4K, potentially returning to the world of Southland Tales, and the intriguing multiverse connection between his movies.

Thanks for taking the time to talk with me today, Richard. How did the restoration and the theatrical re-release of Donnie Darko come about? Did Arrow Films approach you, and was this something that you had been wanting to do anyway?

Richard Kelly: Yes,
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Justin Timberlake Talks 'Childhood Trauma' Growing Up Famous, Insecurities About Raising Son Silas

Justin Timberlake Talks 'Childhood Trauma' Growing Up Famous, Insecurities About Raising Son Silas
Justin Timberlake is getting candid about what it's like being a child star.

The 36-year-old singer opened up about his childhood spent in the spotlight in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, and how it's affected his own thoughts on raising his son, Silas.

"I think we can all agree that I did not have a normal childhood," Timberlake tells the magazine, reminiscing about being chased by mobs of teenage girls when he was just 15 years old. "I have some faint images from my childhood, but no, I can't really remember not being famous."

Watch: Justin Timberlake Gets Emotional Talking About His 'New Appreciation' for Jessica Biel and Son Silas

Timberlake got his show business start at 10 years old, when he appeared on Star Search. Though he ended up losing, he made the cut for The New Mickey Mouse Club a year later.

"We were at the age when you just soak in everything," Timberlake says of
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Destined for the Grammys: Watch the 2017 Nominees Belt It Out As Kids

Destined for the Grammys: Watch the 2017 Nominees Belt It Out As Kids
Sold-out stadiums, packed festival stages and … living rooms?

Long before heading to the Grammy Awards as 2017 nominees, stars like Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake were honing their crafts as tiny tots.

Check out these award-worthy musicians’ humble beginnings before they come together at the awards on Feb. 12.

Beyoncé

Leading the ceremony’s nominees with an impressive nine nominations, the Lemonade singer knew all about wowing a crowd years before becoming a “Grown Woman.” In fact, a home video clip that was used in her “Grown Woman” video proves just how “bad” she’s always been.

Her performance chops were also in
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10 Celebs Who Started from the Bottom and Now They Here

10 Celebs Who Started from the Bottom and Now They Here
The biggest superstars in the world need no introduction, but they weren’t always so recognizable — or successful. Behind every A-list career is years of hustle and determination. Need some inspo to kickstart the next stage of your life? Check out what 10 of the world’s most massive superstars have to say about their humble beginnings.

Taylor Swift

“I thought, ‘Oh, awesome, I’m gonna get to deal with Universal!’” Taylor recalled to Entertainment Weekly in 2008. “I get this call a couple of weeks later, after I do this showcase, and Scott ’s onboard and everything’s rocking. He goes,
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Rare Footage of Beyonce as a 10-Year-Old Pop Star Being Auctioned For Nearly $4 Million

Rare Footage of Beyonce as a 10-Year-Old Pop Star Being Auctioned For Nearly $4 Million
Beyonce was always destined for greatness.

In two-and-a-half hours of rare never-before-seen footage from 1992, being auctioned through Ted Owen & Co., Queen Bey is just 10 years old and already displaying the talent that would eventually make her a music icon.

Watch: Beyonce's 17 Biggest Moments of 2016

The unique collection of 12 professionally produced Betacam video tapes show Beyonce before Destiny's Child, as the lead singer of the group Girl's Tyme. At the time, Beyonce was just 10 years old and already developing the talent that would eventually make her a music icon.

In the unedited videos, which document the earliest music video appearance of Girl's Tyme, Beyonce plays to camera in several locations, working out dance routines, rehearsing for a live performance and performing at an artist showcase in San Francisco.

Watch: Beyonce on Track to Make Grammy History

Bids for the complete collection of tapes are being accepted now through January 10, 2017. The collection is expected to sell for $3.8 million.

Formed
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‘Double Dare’ Reunion: The Secrets Behind the Nickelodeon Series’ Unlikely Origins – and Potential Rebirth

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‘Double Dare’ Reunion: The Secrets Behind the Nickelodeon Series’ Unlikely Origins – and Potential Rebirth
Three decades ago, execs at pioneering kids network Nickelodeon realized that wanted to do more than just air old comedy repeats (“Dennis the Menace”) and Canadian imports (“You Can’t Do That on Television”). But this was the early days of cable, and there were no budgets.

That’s how the network’s first game show, “Double Dare,” came to be produced at the local PBS station in Philadelphia. “Nickelodeon couldn’t do [shows] in La and they couldn’t do them in New York because the cost was too prohibitive,” recalled host Marc Summers. “They found out that the PBS station in Philly, Whyy, wanted to open up a production wing, so the station said, ‘If you help us, we’ll help you. Would you put ads in the trade magazines and say, ‘Hey, we had this great experience down in Philly,’ so other people will come knocking on our
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Justin Timberlake Talks ‘Trolls,’ Family Life and His New Album with Pharrell Williams

Justin Timberlake Talks ‘Trolls,’ Family Life and His New Album with Pharrell Williams
Settling into a hotel bar in Soho after a long day shooting a film for Woody Allen in the Bronx, Justin Timberlake wastes no time ordering the first of several Vesper martinis. “I was terrified all day today, dude,” he says.

“All day I’m thinking about what Woody was going to say to me on set, like, ‘Man, he’s gonna annihilate me.’ I think we all have a level of anxiety. I have it. I’ve had panic attacks.”

Timberlake, 35, is hardly a stranger to working with storied auteurs, among them David Fincher, the Coen brothers, and Jonathan Demme, and yet for the rest of the evening he’ll joke about Allen potentially firing him from the production. He also recalls the day the role came his way.

“Literally, it’s embarrassing,” he says of being cold-called by Allen and offered a part. “Woody, Jonathan… I’m literally working with all my heroes.
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‘Curly Sue’ at 25: Alisan Porter Recalls Card Tricks, ‘Plagiarized’ Lines and Being a ‘Total Wuss’

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‘Curly Sue’ at 25: Alisan Porter Recalls Card Tricks, ‘Plagiarized’ Lines and Being a ‘Total Wuss’
Alisan Porter became famous all over again when she won season 10 of “The Voice” in May. A former child actor, Porter starred in commercials as a toddler, became the youngest winner on “Star Search” and soon after graduated to films and TV shows. Her biggest job came at age 9, starring as a young street-savvy vagrant who follows in the footsteps of her surrogate father (Jim Belushi) in John Hughes‘ 1991 family comedy “Curly Sue.” Also Read: Rae Dawn Chong Blames Spike Lee for 'Soul Man' Racial Stigma 30 Years Later The movie is chock full of adorable moments from the spirited.
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Wade Robson's Fight for Justice: What to Know About Michael Jackson's Accuser

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Wade Robson's Fight for Justice: What to Know About Michael Jackson's Accuser
In new bombshell court documents, Wade Robson - a celebrity choreographer who's worked with 'Nsync and Britney Spears - alleges Michael Jackson operated a sophisticated child sex abuse ring. Going into graphic detail, Robson, 33, claims in an amended complaint obtained by People to his 2013 lawsuit against the late musician's entertainment company Mjj Productions and Mjj Ventures that the businesses were operations "specifically designed to locate, attract, lure and seduce child sexual abuse victims." (Mjj Productions has not returned People's request for comment.) Robson claims in the new filings he was sexually abused for seven years by Jackson until he
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Wade Robson's Fight for Justice: What to Know About Michael Jackson's Alleged Accuser

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Wade Robson's Fight for Justice: What to Know About Michael Jackson's Alleged Accuser
In new bombshell court documents, Wade Robson - a celebrity choreographer who's worked with 'Nsync and Britney Spears - alleges Michael Jackson operated a sophisticated child sex abuse ring. Going into graphic detail, Robson, 33, claims in an amended complaint obtained by People to his 2013 lawsuit against the late musician's entertainment company Mjj Productions and Mjj Ventures that the businesses were operations "specifically designed to locate, attract, lure and seduce child sexual abuse victims." (Mjj Productions has not returned People's request for comment.) Robson claims in the new filings he was sexually abused for seven years by Jackson until he
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‘Orchestrating Change’ Profiles a Group Using Classical Music to Change Perceptions of Mental Illness

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress — at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

Orchestrating Change

Logline: The documentary film that tells the inspiring story of Me2/Orchestra, the only classical music organization in the world for people living with mental illness and those who support them.

Elevator Pitch:

Ronald Braunstein, Me2/Orchestra’s founder and music director, was a Juilliard-trained, internationally-known conductor until he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Ronald’s manager dropped him and the classical music community shunned him. Ronald created Me2/Orchestra for musicians like himself living with mental illness. The documentary “Orchestrating Change” depicts the poignant and powerful ways Me2/Orchestra is transforming lives and creating a new model for
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Exclusive Podcast: Broadway's Backbone with Allegiance's Darren Lee

In this episodeAt the next Broadway-Con they should sell a game called '6 Degrees of Darren Lee,'because he's worked with the best of the best since being a child on the original Star Search. In this episode, Darren talks about going from featured dancer to character man, working non-stop to taking a step back, and from playing against type and dealing with racial stereotypes. At the end of the day Darren talent got him his start, but acknowledging his weaknesses and making them better is what gave him longevity.
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Curly Sue's Alisan Porter Nails Her Voice Blind Audition, Joins Team Xtina

Curly Sue's Alisan Porter Nails Her Voice Blind Audition, Joins Team Xtina
Curly Sue can sing!

Former child star Alisan Porter starred in the title role of John Hughes' 1991 film, and now over a decade later she's letting her true passion shine on The Voice.

Porter, 34, wowed coaches Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Pharrell Williams and Adam Levine with her cover of Roy Orbison's song "Blue Bayou."

After revealing to Aguilera, 35, that she's been singing since age 5, even making it onto Star Search, Porter surprised all the coaches by revealing that she starred in Curly Sue.

"I was an actress when I was very young. It's not my passion. This is my passion,
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