Hannah Montana Photos, Vanessa Hudgens Photos, Chris Brown-Rihanna Assault Allegations… The List Goes On And On

By: Stephanie Shoop
By: Stephanie Shoop
In the past year, several prominent stars who are popular with teenagers and tweens have been mired in controversy.

Hannah Montana of “Miley Cyrus” fame has been photographed half-naked. She’s also been targeted in recent days for a photo
called racist against Asian-Americans.

Vanessa Hudgens of “High School Musical” fame  has also been involved in controversy, as a naked photo circulated the internet.

Actress Lindsay Lohan and singer Brittany Spears made headlines, and certainly not for the right reasons. Brittany’s teen sister, Jamie, got pregnant.

Now we have the allegations that singer Chris Brown beat his singer girlfriend, Rihanna. The list seems to go on and on.

So what’s a parent to do? Many are turning off or tuning out the shows or music that made these stars famous. Experts say talking to your teen or tweens is an important step, using the latest celebrity controversy as a teaching tool. In fact, experts say it can help you open the door to discussing life-changing issues, like drugs, alcohol, premarital sex and self-respect.

How do you help your kids handle these difficult issues? We hope you’ll comment and share your thoughts.
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  • by kira Location: ? on Mar 28, 2009 at 01:11 AM
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on Mar 18, 2009 at 05:09 PM
    People need to realize that actors,singers etc are still only human and they make mistakes also. Vanessa Hudgens is not the first girl to have sent nude pictures to her boyfriend and she will not be the last. Chris Brown is not the first to assualt his girlfriend. NO one will ever know all the details about the assault. I have seen situation where the woman pushed the man to attack them or vice versa. Not that its right but many young people dont know when to walk away from certain situations and many dont know how to hold there ground and say no when asked to take naughty pictures by there boyfriend/girlfriend. Its up to the adults they look up to to guide them and help them make better choices.
  • by Mike Matt Dunn Location: Anaheim Hills on Mar 5, 2009 at 09:38 PM
    Before Miley Cyrus Had Her Name Hannah Montana & Rihanna Become Friends
  • by Samuel Location: Missori on Mar 2, 2009 at 09:15 AM
    With all of this going I think it just goes to show just how hard it is to be celebs you never get any prevesy and your allways being wathched. I mean if you new someone that did half the stuff that those stars did and they weren't famuse do you think it would be as big of a deal no it more then likeley wouldn't it also goes to show that fame comes with a prise.I would like to more coments on this issue we all have a right to a freedom of speech this is your chance so let your voice be herd.I'll be here and I hope you will be to! Sincerley Samuel
  • by alex Location: bear rd us 3250 on Feb 27, 2009 at 10:31 AM
  • by VICTORIA SIMMS Location: philly on Feb 23, 2009 at 10:34 AM
    i love chris brown and if he get lock up i will be there for him to the end
  • by cierra Location: mo on Feb 20, 2009 at 07:00 AM
    did chris brown go to jail
  • by bratz Location: hannah on Feb 19, 2009 at 09:18 AM
  • by Vanessa Location: Kinder on Feb 19, 2009 at 07:56 AM
    I still luv u Chris
  • by Rosie Location: england on Feb 18, 2009 at 03:47 PM
    hannah montana is fantastic, i think she is the best singer/actress ever, although vanessa hudgens is fantastic aswell! i love a good show especially one with loads of music and dancing!
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