Child Stars

“THE BAD SEED” WAS A SHOCKING MOVIE FOR ITS TIME

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Tilda Swinton’s excellent movie “We Need to Talk About Kevin” brought up the infrequently mentioned subject of child psychopaths and reminded many people of the 1956 movie “The Bad Seed” which was extraordinary for it’s time. Patty McCormack made an indelible impression playing polite but demonic 10 year old Rhoda in “The Bad Seed.” She’s still around and was seen fondling semiprecious stones at Crystalarium on Melrose Avenue. Currently, Patty often guests on TV series like “NYPD Blue” or “Grey’s Anatomy” and starred as Pat Nixon in the Nixon/Frost movie in 2008.

ASHTON AND DEMI TO RUMER: GET BUSY!

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Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher figure they best way to keep Demi’s daughter Rumer Willis out of trouble (and maybe out of nightclubs with Lindsay Lohan) would be to keep her busy and career oriented. Rumer is hell-bent on show business – she loved acting in her parents movies .To keep her parents happy, she promised to take classes at UCLA but that doesn’t seem to keep her busy enough. Ashton and Demi are coproducing a TV pilot “Game Show in My Head” with Chris Kattan attached. They’ve been working on the pilot and Demi and Ashton are encouraging Rumor to observe and get involved in the process. Setsiders say Ashton and Demi are “sweet and soft spoken” while Rumer is “smirky” like her dad Bruce Willis.

RUMER WILLIS: A MIND OF HER OWN

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Everything is happening at Barneys this week. Here’s Rumer Willis with an unidentified friend leaving the store and it looks like she’s done something DRASTIC to her hair. (Either that or the wind is blowing the wrong way.) Is that a new punk haircut? Judging by this picture, daddy Bruce is in for a big surprise. Demi will probably be more understanding.

DAKOTA FANNING: SHOPPING LIKE THE BIG GIRLS

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Dakota Fanning,13, is shopping in Beverly Hills, but not alone – her mom is just out of the picture. She’s very hip in her skinny jeans – chances are she can barely bend her knees in them – just like Madonna’s daughter Lourdes. (What IS Lourdes’s last name, anyway?) We think Dakota looks like a mini Cameron Diaz today.

RUMER WILLIS: DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL GROWS UP

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One glance at this photo of Rumer Willis and you just KNOW Bruce has a lot to worry about. She looks like she’s inherited a few of his characteristrics – maybe a smart alecky and rebellious attitude. She’s just eighteen and already hitting the hot clubs in Hollywood and hanging with girls who’ve been around. Finishing school in Switzerland might be a good idea before things get out of hand.

TOM CRUISE: KING OF WHAT?

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Is Nicole Kidman losing her children? Except at her wedding, we haven’t seen photos of Hollywood’s highest paid actress, Nicole, with her kids, Connor and Isabella, for a very long time. Supposedly she had custody for six months of the year but we wonder if Tom has convinced her not to interrupt their home schooling by taking them away to Australia or wherever. There’s always the chance that the Scientology based home schooling (brainwashing?) the kids are getting could – in a subtle way – be turning them against their mother. We ‘wonder how Nicole feels about this education her kids are getting – Scientologists teach what they like and don’t believe in going to college. After a number of years of Scientology studies, the kids will have more in common with Tom and have a hard time relating to their mother. Judging from the photo above, Connor is already in deep.

ELIZABETH JAGGER AND THEODORA RICHARDS: ROCKIN' IN THE WAVES

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Huntington Beach was the place to meet a rockstar’s daughter last week, if you happen to be in the market for one. Elizabeth Jagger, 21 the daughter of Mick and Jerry Hall, was frolicking in the coolish surf with Theodora Richards, 20, the spawn of Keith Richards and Patti Hanson. (Is that underwear they’re wearing?) Their dads’ band The Rolling Stones had a sold out performance at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles that same week. These girls are hot commodities – not only do they come from rock royalty, but they’re successsful models on their own. They appear to be genetically blessed.

BRUCE WILLIS: HOWYA GONNA KEEP 'EM DOWN ON THE FARM?

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Bruce Willis is getting worried that his daughters are spending too much time in Hollywood. Rumer is eighteen and not only is she interested in acting, but she’s palling around with Lindsay Lohan. The last thing Bruce wants is for Rumor to turn into a party girl and forget about school. He’s much more at ease when the girls are living quietly in Idaho with their mother Demi Moore. But Demi and Ashton Kutcher have obligations in Hollywood so the girls are spending more and more time here- and LOVING it. To counteract some of the negative influences of LA, (like sexy designer clothes, parties, and bad boys) Bruce is spending more time with each daughter separately, to keep the communication flowing. Recently he was seen at the Westfield mall food court with fifteen year old Scout, who’s growing up fast. An observer told us “Scout’s big fat CHANEL handbag was on the table and she and her dad were having a sweet conversation and tasting off each other’s plates. They’re obviously very close.”

BORN TO SHOP

6106_willis60236-1.jpgWe love to point it out when celebrities children are well behaved. (Perhaps because so many are NOT!) Demi Moore and Bruce Willis’s offspring Tallulah has obviously been well brought up. The twelve year old already loves fashion and she a couple of girlfriends recently shopped the flea market at the Santa Monica airport. Tallulah ( her friends called her “Lulah” ) eagerly inspected the vintage bakelite jewelry and asked all kinds of questions about it’s history. She carefully tried on some slip dresses and a vintage jacket. One vendor said “She was adorable – polite, inquisitive, and careful with all the delicate items. And she didn’t ask for a DISCOUNT!”