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    Real Dance Moms Respond to ‘Dance Moms’ Controversy

    Lifetime’s “Dance Moms” may have flown too close to the sun on a recent episode originally titled, “Topless Showgirls,” which aired on March 6.

  • News

    The 'Wow Factor': Does Your Child Have It?

    Talent and casting agents look for certain qualities when scouting talent and auditioning children for film, television, and theatrical productions.

  • Interview

    Ariel Winter is Proud to Play Smart Characters

    The perky star spoke with Back Stage about booking the role of Alex and what she's learned from the cast and crew of "Modern Family."

  • Interview

    'Shameless' Star Emma Kenney Juggles Acting and Middle School

    Tween Emma Kenney appears on Showtime's "Shameless," about Chicago's underclass and starring William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, and Justin Chatwin.

  • Advice

    They Grow Up So Fast

    Not all young performers have the same needs. Toddlers auditioning for Pampers commercials are miles apart from 20-year-olds competing for teen roles on a sitcom.

  • News

    Camping It Up

    Back Stage recently spoke to alumni and employees of three summer theater camps, as well as two acting schools that offer summer programs for kids and teens.

  • News

    A Star Is Born

    The show he's on is called "Ugly Betty" (ABC) but there's no question that Mark Indelicato's role as Betty's flamboyant young nephew has been a major contributor to the show's appeal.

  • Advice

    The Youth Market

    "Hannah Montana." "High School Musical." The youth market is taking Hollywood by storm. There's never been a better time for aspiring kid and teen actors to break into show business.

  • News

    Bringing Up Baby

    When Miley Cyrus wanted to shift away from the tween roles that have defined her career, Tish Cyrus, her mother and co-manager, started at the top.

  • Advice

    Major Issues for Minors

    When it comes to entertainment, kids are no longer in the minor leagues. Today, young actors are grabbing major roles—just look at Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, or the "Harry Potter" stars.