Having starred on the series since she was 7, Shipka’s gone from being a little ballerina with a lisp to a teen girl with enviable poise over the series’ six seasons. One minute, Abigail Breslin was a 10-year-old “Little Miss Sunshine,” and the next thing we know, she’s flashing her bra in 2011’s “New Year’s Eve.” The now 17-year-old is grownup enough to take on the older sister role, as she will in the November release, “Ender’s Game.” Along with Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron was just a teen when he became famous with Disney’s “High School Musical.” Now 25, Efron caters to audiences well past high school, such as his turn in Lee Daniels’ 2012 film, “The Paperboy.” Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been in the entertainment industry since they were literally in diapers — the pair took turns playing the youngest daughter of the Tanner clan, Michelle, on “Full House” from 1987 to 1995. They went on to star in their own movies, but these days the twins are better known for their fashion lines, Elizabeth and James and The Row. Best known for his role as Renee Zellweger’s cute-beyond-words son in 1996’s “Jerry Maguire,” Jonathan Lipnicki is now old enough to play Zellweger’s love interest. According to IMDb, the 22-year-old has a dramatic film arriving this year starring Christopher Mintz-Plasse called “Tag.” Chloe Grace Moretz was a “Kick-Ass” actress even as a kid, starring in movies like “The Amityville Horror” at age 8. Now 16, Moretz has ditched the Shirley Temple curls but not her action moves — the star will appear in the sequel to 2010’s “Kick-Ass” this August. Dakota Fanning has appeared in so many movies and TV shows since her career’s launch around age 6 that we could put together her baby book. Now 19, Fanning is not only an acclaimed actress, but also a high school graduate. Daniel Radcliffe’s development has been watched by millions as he came of age in the “Harry Potter” movie franchise, which launched when he was 12. By 2007, Radcliffe was ready to show how grown-up he’d become and starred in “Equus” in London — a stage production that required some nudity. Along with her “Harry Potter” series co-star Radcliffe, Emma Watson’s racking up proof that she’s not little Hermione anymore. The 23-year-old actress plays a thief in this summer’s “Bling Ring,” and an ax-carrying marauder in Seth Rogen’s comedy, “This Is The End.” Angus T.
Taylor Swift’s F-bomb at VMAs was meant for Selena Gomez, says pal Ed Sheeran
Mystery solvedthanks to Ed Sheeran! Taylor Swift ‘s apparent F-bomb became one of the most talked about moments from the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards last week, after the country crooner appeared to throw some serious shade at ex Harry Styles . But now, Sheeran is clearing up any lingering confusion and sticking up for his pal. At the awards, the 23-year-old songbird was sitting with BFF Selena Gomez while One Direction was onstage. The camera cut to Taylor, who seemed to be mouthing the words “Shut the f–k up,” causing many to believe the subtle diss was meant for her former flame. PHOTO: Taylor Swift cozies up to Harry Styles at VMA afterparty But during a recent meet and greet in Portland, Ore., Sheeran clarified that the F-bomb was directed towards Gomez, as Swift was responding to Selena predicting Miley Cyrus would win the award for Best Pop Video (the “Come and Get It” singer later took home the accolade). Sheeran also added that Swift was well aware her slipup was caught on camera and instantly knew the moment was bound to create some buzz (and an endless supply of GIFs). “She went over to me straight after and said, ‘I think I messed up,'” the redheaded cutie clarified. NEWS: Best and worst moments at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Despite the uncomfortable incident, Taylor and Harry managed to make nice at the VMA afterparty at the Soho Grand Hotel, where they even posed for a pic with a group of pals . But while Sheehan had no trouble dishing deets on the much buzzed-about moment, Gomez chose to remain mum when recently asked about the incident. “Why don’t you ask Taylor?” the 21-year-old pop star told E! News when asked about the f-bomb.
Selena Gomez: 20 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About the Actress and Pop Star
By Rachel Maresca / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 9:14 AM Comment LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS Singers Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez talk while attending the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 25 in Brooklyn. Ed Sheeran has cleared the air for his pal Taylor Swift. Swift made headlines last week when she leaned over and whispered “shut the f–k up” to BFF Selena Gomez at the VMAs while ex-boyfriend Harry Styles was speaking on stage. PHOTOS: TAYLOR SWIFT’S SUITORS Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Jingle Ball 201 Ed Sheeran defended his tourmate Taylor Swift after there was some misconception over whom her F-bomb was directed toward at the VMAs. In a recent meet and greet in Portland, Ore., Sheeran revealed that Swift’s comment was actually directed at Gomez as the 21-year-old brunette beauty was apparently doubting that she was going to win the award that Styles and his band One Direction were presenting for “Best Pop Video.” Gomez did go on to win the moonman over Miley Cyrus and Sheeran also dished that Swift was well-aware that her slip of the tongue was caught on camera at a very inopportune time. “She went over to me straight after and said, ‘I think I messed up,'” the “Lego” singer said. Despite the uncomfortable incident, Styles, Swift and Sheeran all attended the same after party at the SoHo Grand Hotel Club Room in New York after the show. RELATED: TAYLOR SWIFT REACTS TO HARRY STYLES WITH F-BOMB AT MTV AWARDS spikyphil via Instagram ‘Hosting the VMA after party @grandlifehotels With Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran & Harry Styles.’ DJ Spiky Phil posted to his Instagram from the VMA afterparty in SoHo. The trio posed with the host of the party in an awkward snap shot in which Sheeran and the other male, DJ Spiky Phil, were in between them. “Ed made sure to keep them separate,” an insider told Us Weekly at the time of the party. The star reportedly often is forced to play “Switzerland” when it comes to his two close friends, the source added to the mag.
Selena Gomez: You are the company you keep
She’s also named Britney Spears, Rihanna, and Skrillex as influences. 14. For her band’s 2011 music video “Love You Like a Love Song”, Gomez had horses spray-painted pink. This led to accusations from PETA and singer Pink about the treatment of the animals. 15. Gomez and Lovato had their own YouTube series in 2008 called “The Demi and Selena Show.” 16. Before starring in her first lead role as Alex Russo on Disney Channel’s “The Wizards of Waverly Place,” Gomez appeared on ” Hannah Montana .” She played Mikayla, Hannah’s pop star rival. ( Remember this ?) 17. Her feature on Forever the Sickest Kids’ song “Woah Oh! (Me vs. Everyone)” in 2009 was her musical debut.