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Michael Galeota, the Child Star From The Jersey, Dead at 31

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Michael Galeota, the Child Star From The Jersey, Dead at 31
Michael Galeota, the child star best known for his work on Disney Channel's The Jersey, died Sunday in California. The 31-year-old was found in his Glendale residence, E! reported, initially attributing his death to natural causes. (The L.A. County Coroner's office told the outlet Galeota dealt with "abdominal pain, hypertension, and high cholesterol.") Further examination is scheduled for later on Tuesday. "[Galeota] was a precious gift — loving, giving, compassionate, joyful and intelligent," wrote his brother Jimmy, on a GoFundMe page created Monday. "His humble nature hid a great compassionate and loving human being, with a huge heart." Galeota was a familiar face in movies and TV shows of the ’90s and early 2000s, including The Baby-Sitters Club, Bailey Kipper's P.O.V., Bushwhacked, Clubhouse Detectives, ER, and, most notably, The Jersey, where he had a starring role that also became his last. At time of publication, Galeota's GoFundMe page had raised
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The '90s Tomboys I Had it Bad For

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As a child of the '90s, I grew up consuming a lot of pop culture about girls my age or just a bit older. Although tomboys have been a part of TV, movies and books, it felt like most of my favorite things to re-watch or re-read had one among them. At the time, of course, I had no idea why that was, especially considering I was not a tomboy myself. But now it's very clear to me I was hardcore crushing on these girls and, in some cases, my unknowing gaydar was not far off.

Roberta, Now and Then

Christina Ricci played a softball-loving tough chick who taped her boobs down and wasn't afraid to throw a punch if a boy disrespected her. I was so mad Christina kissed Devon Sawa, as were all my other girl friends,
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