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The Goonies Actor Cory Feldman on Being Silenced by Hollywood

May 30, 2023

54 mins

Today on Vulnerable, I’m joined by actor and musician Corey Feldman! Corey got his start from his roles in The Goonies, Stand by Me, and The Lost Boys, and has gone on to have a successful music career.As someone who has worked in the industry since he was 3 years old, Corey has a unique passion for child actor rights and protections. He shares about his tell-all memoir, his friendship with Hugh Hefner, and the controversial circu...

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May 23, 2023

52 mins

Today on Vulnerable, I get to chat with Melanie Samuels and Melissa Coulier! Melanie is a holistic nutritionist and Melissa is a fitness instructor and award-winning photographer. They are the Co-Founders of Living Well with Mel and Mel, a wellness brand focused on bio-individuality and managing inflammation.Melanie and Melissa talk about their unique holistic wellness journeys, and how Melanie’s battle with disordered eating and ...

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Why Jennette McCurdy is Glad Her Mom Died

May 16, 2023

43 mins

Today on Vulnerable, I review Jennette McCurdy’s beautiful and heart-wrenching memoir, “I’m Glad My Mom Died.” So much of what Jennette shares is close to my heart, and I was deeply impacted by this book.Jennette’s book gives a raw and honest look into her life growing up in the industry. She talks about her complex and often confusing relationship with her mom, the abuse she suffered from her mom and Nickelodeon, and how her trau...

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Wizards of Waverly Place's Dan Benson on His Transition from Disney Channel to OnlyFans

May 9, 2023

51 mins

Today on Vulnerable, I’m joined by Dan Benson! Dan is an actor best known for his role as Zeke Beakerman on “Wizards of Waverly Place,” and has recently found a new kind of fame on OnlyFans.Dan is the epitome of Vulnerable, and gives an up close and personal view about his experience transitioning from a Disney Channel star to an OnlyFans star. He shares the unexpected circumstances of how he was introduced to OnlyFans, how he’s g...

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(Video) 90s Heartthrob’s The Lawrence Brothers on Family Dynamics, The Industry & Working Together

The Child Actor Crisis with Dr. Bruce Perry

May 2, 2023

53 mins

Today on Vulnerable, I have the opportunity to talk with the brilliant Dr. Bruce Perry. Dr. Perry is a teacher, clinician, and researcher in children’s mental health.Dr. Perry shares all about the complexities of childhood trauma, and we explore how that manifests in the entertainment industry. We dig into how advocacy is often seen as a hindrance in Hollywood, how child actors are given little to no protection in the industry, an...

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“That’s So Raven” Star Anneliese van der Pol Speaks Out on Substance Abuse and Child Acting

April 25, 2023

54 mins

Today on Vulnerable, I get to chat with the one and only Anneliese van der Pol! Anneliese is an actress and singer best known for her role as Chelsea Daniels on “That’s So Raven” and “Raven’s Home,” as well as her time as Belle on Broadway’s “Beauty and the Beast.”She opens up about her experiences on “That’s So Raven” and shares what it was like reprising her role for “Ravens Home.” She also talks about her relationship with Rave...

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Juliana Joel on Making History as Disney’s First Openly Transgender Actress

April 18, 2023

58 mins

Today on Vulnerable, I chat with Juliana Joel! Juliana made history by being Disney Channel’s first openly transgender actress through her role as Nikki in “Raven’s Home.”She discusses the lack of positive trans representation in the industry while growing up, how she accidentally outed herself in high school and now, confidently owning her identity.What advice did Raven give Juliana when she walked on the Disney Channel set? Ho...

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Nathalia Ramos' Transition from Bratz Actress to Political Powerhouse

April 11, 2023

63 mins

Today on Vulnerable, I chat with Nathalia Ramos! Nathalia is a former actress and current Associate Director for Studio B at Berggruen Institute in Los Angeles. She is best known for her role as Yasmin in the movie “Bratz” and as Nina in the Nickelodeon television series, “House of Anubis.”She talks about her transition from actress to political content creator and merging her two passions in her role at Berggruen Institute. She ...

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Lavagirl Actress Taylor Dooley on Childhood Trauma and Finding Her Voice

April 4, 2023

61 mins

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Today on Vulnerable, I chat with actress and children’s rights activist, Taylor Dooley! Taylor made her debut into the industry with her role as Lavagirl in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl.She opens up about her experiences as a child actor, and shares some of her most traumatic moments on set. She also talks about her relationship with her mom, advocating for change in Hollywood and reprising her role as Lavagirl on We Ca...

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The L Word’s Jillian Mercado on Fighting the Stigma

March 21, 2023

61 mins

Today on Vulnerable, I chat with actress, model, activist and all around icon, Jillian Mercado! Jillian plays Maribel Suarez in “The L Word: Generation Q.” She's a prominent figure in the fashion world challenging beauty ideals and redefining traditional norms in the industry.She opens up about advocating for more representation for people with disabilities, starting her initiative called Black Disabled Creatives and even being no...

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TikTok Star Brooklynne Webb on Social Media and Its Effects on Mental Health

March 14, 2023

50 mins

Today on Vulnerable, I chat with Brooklynne Webb! Brooklynne is a social media superstar who rose to fame on Tiktok (she has over 10.6 million followers!). She’s best known for her videos featuring fashion looks, POV’s, dance trends, princess roleplay & body positivity.She opens up about what it’s like to move from Canada to West Hollywood at 18, building her TikTok followers from 30,000 to over 8 million in a year, disrupting so...

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March 7, 2023

47 mins

Today on Vulnerable, I get to chat (and laugh a lot) with the Lawrence Brothers! Joey, Matt, and Andy stole all of our hearts in the 90s through their sitcom Brotherly Love, and their appearances in Boy Meets World, Blossom, Mrs. Doubtfire, Horse Sense, Jumping Ship & more.They open up about what it’s like to face the entertainment industry as three brothers, and the struggles that come with that. They also give me the inside scoo...

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Disney Fashion Designer Courtney Quinn on Why Representation Matters

February 28, 2023

51 mins

Today on Vulnerable, I get to chat with the queen of color herself, Courtney Quinn. Courtney is the Founder and Creative Director of the fashion and media company, Color Me Courtney, and works as a fashion designer, blogger, and full-time Disney fan! (Not to mention, the primary reason why I wear color!)In this episode, Courtney shares all about her journey in the fashion industry and her unique path to designing her first offici...

(Video) That’s So Raven Star Speaks Out on Substance Abuse and Child Acting

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The Ned's Declassified Cast on Nostalgia, Rejected Reboots, and Reuniting

February 21, 2023

48 mins

A special kind of magic gets unlocked when casts reunite, and my time with the stars of Ned’s Declassified was no different. Today on Vulnerable, I catch up with Devon Werkheiser, Lindsey Shaw and Daniel Curtis Lee about what they’ve been up to since the show, the part nostalgia plays in adulthood, what it was like experiencing their childhood on set, and of course, all about their hilarious and heartwarming new podcast, Ned’s Decl...

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February 14, 2023

43 mins

Today on Vulnerable, I’m joined by Jennifer Stone & David DeLuise, two of the stars from the beloved Disney Channel series ‘Wizards of Waverly Place.’ We talk about their early memories of working together on the show, how they’ve given back to the community through mentoring young actors, the good ol’ boys club in Hollywood, and the juicy details of what we can expect to hear on their new venture together, Wizards of Waverly Pod....

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February 7, 2023

58 mins

Today’s guest on Vulnerable is the hilarious and wise Danny Pellegrino. Danny is a writer, comedian, content creator and Bravo TV superfan! He’s captivated audiences with his authenticity, humor and heart in his New York Times best-selling book “How Do I Un-Remember This?: Unfortunately True Stories” and through his hit podcast Everything Iconic.We talk about mental health, embracing childhood magic, learning to love yourself and...

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How YouTube Star Anna Akana Turns Tragedy Into Comedy

January 31, 2023

76 mins

Today on Vulnerable, my guest is the multi-talented Anna Akana. In 2011 she launched her YouTube channel that now has over 2.8 million subscribers. She is a writer, actress, filmmaker and musician. I’m convinced there’s NOTHING this girl can’t do.Nothing is off limits in my conversation with her and we talk about therapy, cosmetic enhancements, the evolution of feminism, using her trauma in stand-up comedy, dealing with trolls, ...

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Fefe Dobson on Becoming a Pop-Punk Icon

January 24, 2023

38 mins

Today on Vulnerable, I get to chat with Canadian pop-punk icon, Fefe Dobson. Fefe has been ahead of her time since her 2003 self-titled debut album, and has been inspiring generations of artists ever since.In this episode, Fefe takes us back to the days of wearing dresses over jeans with fishnet gloves and WAY too many belts. From writing about her angsty rebellious teenage years to performing those songs on tour with Justin Timb...

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(Video) Actress Alyson Stoner Gets Vulnerable | Episode 4
Mattel’s Teale Sperling is Calling for Representation Through Barbie’s Megaphone

January 17, 2023

47 mins

Today on Vulnerable, I have an inspiring conversation with Mattel Television’s Manager of Creative Content, Teale Sperling. Teale focuses on preschool TV and the Barbie Vlogger on YouTube.In this episode, Teale shares with me the journey she went on to become a leading voice in development and production at Mattel. Teale originally planned on being an actor, but as a little person, the roles available were limited and tended to ...

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Former Child Actor Lisa Jakub on Why She Quit the Business

January 10, 2023

65 mins

Today on Vulnerable, I talk with Lisa Jakub. You may remember her from Mrs. Doubtire, Independence Day, and TheBeautician and the Beast, to name a few.I had the pleasure of meeting her at 90's Con.In this episode, Lisa shares with me how she started acting as a child and the events that led up to her decision to ultimately quit the industry. She details the work she did to discover herself outside of performance and how she add...

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Romano and writer-producer Brendan Rooney met in February 2011 while she was studying at Barnard College. They became engaged in November and, after two years of engagement, married on December 31, 2013 at the Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta.

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Romano does credit LaBeouf's talent and smarts "from a young age," confirming there were a lot of good moments from those early years—and that not talking to him had nothing to do with old feelings and more to do with the fact that the they went in "completely different pathways of life."

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Sociology, psychology and shame researcher Brené Brown has exited her exclusive podcast deal with Spotify and stopped her two ongoing podcast series on the audio platform.

Is Brené Brown stopping her podcasts? ›

Brené Brown's Spotify-exclusive shows are no more

“I don't have a plan for a future podcast,” Brown said on Unlocking Us . “I don't know what's going to happen. I'm taking a little break at least for the first quarter of 2023, but this is the end of a season, the end of a chapter.”

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After relocating to Austin, Texas, the former Broadway star told PEOPLE at the first-ever 90s Con that she hasn't gotten to "see enough theater." Nonetheless, she still tries to expose her daughters — Isabella, 5, and Sophia, 3, whom she shares with husband Brendan Rooney — to the performing arts as much as possible.

How old is Christy Romano? ›

What business does Christy Carlson Romano own? ›

This February, Romano and her husband announced an entire podcast network, PodCo, with a slate of early aughts easy-listening shows that includes a series hosted by nineties heartthrobs the Lawrence brothers, as well as podcasts that revisit episodes of Even Stevens and Wizards of Waverly Place one by one.

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The film stars Florence Pugh and, in the role LaBeouf was originally cast to play, Harry Styles.

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Why did Kelly Carlson stop acting? ›

Carlson explained that she doesn't have any disdain for acting, but that her choice to largely leave it behind had more to do with her location and the Navy career of her husband, Dan Stanchfield. "Why am I not acting? Not for any reason, really. Just that we live far away," she said.

What happened to Kimber from Nip Tuck? ›

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly published online a day after the airing of Kimber's suicide episode, actress Kelly Carlson confirmed Kimber's death, but promised that she reappears in visions, and as Christian's conscience.

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CEO of Aquanta Inc.

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Donna Pescow (Eileen Stevens)

The Brooklyn native had a storied career before working on the Disney series between 2000 and 2003. Since the show's end, she's appeared on New Girl, The Sopranos and The Flash.

How old was Ren in Even Stevens? ›

Soon after, she got the news every child star hopes for: She had landed the leading role in a Disney Channel series, Even Stevens. Romano, at 16, would be playing Ren Stevens, a popular and high-achieving eighth-grader who deals with hijinks from her younger, goofy brother Louis, played by a then-unknown Shia LaBeouf.

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The actress moved in the fall of 2020.

Disney Channel star Christy Carlson Romano has been vocal about the positive changes she's seen in her life after moving to Texas from California. In April, the actress made a TikTok video about how she escaped Hollywood and now lives in the Lone Star State.

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When was Even Stevens made? ›

Even Stevens is an American comedy television series that originally aired on Disney Channel from June 17, 2000, to June 2, 2003, airing a total of 65 episodes spanning three seasons.

What is Ren Stevens full name? ›

Renee "Ren" Stevens is the middle child of the Stevens family. She's the younger sister of Donnie Stevens and the older sister of Louis Stevens. Ren is a Straight A student.

Does Christy Carlson Romano have kids? ›

After relocating to Austin, Texas, the former Broadway star told PEOPLE at the first-ever 90s Con that she hasn't gotten to "see enough theater." Nonetheless, she still tries to expose her daughters — Isabella, 5, and Sophia, 3, whom she shares with husband Brendan Rooney — to the performing arts as much as possible.

Who is Kelly Carlson married to? ›

Is Kelly Carlson still married? ›

Dan Stanchfield rose to fame after marrying Kelly Carlson, a well-known American actress, and model who became a household name. As of this writing, the pair is happily married and residing in Los Angeles.

When was Kelly Carlson born? ›

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kelly Lee Carlson (born February 17, 1976) is an American actress and model.

Where did Kelly Carlson grow up? ›

Originally from Bloomington, Minnesota, Kelly attended school in Richfield, Minnesota at the Academy of Holy Angels. She is the daughter of a hair dresser mother and a late father who was a high school basketball coach. Kelly went on to start acting in theater before making the step into screen performances.

Why did Kelly Carlson quit acting? ›

Carlson explained that she doesn't have any disdain for acting, but that her choice to largely leave it behind had more to do with her location and the Navy career of her husband, Dan Stanchfield. "Why am I not acting? Not for any reason, really. Just that we live far away," she said.

Why did Kelly and Brandon split? ›

Clarkson and Blackstock split in June 2020 after seven years of marriage. The Voice star, who filed for the divorce, cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their breakup at the time.

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Why was Even Stevens Cancelled? ›

The feature-length Disney Channel Original Movie based on the series, The Even Stevens Movie, premiered on June 13, 2003, and serves as the series finale. The show was cancelled after reaching the 65-episode limit that Disney Channel had at the time.

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What happened to Shia LaBeouf? ›

In 2017, LaBeouf was arrested for disorderly conduct, obstruction, and public intoxication in Georgia. He later issued an apology and sought treatment for substance abuse.


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