Disney stars then and now

Posted by Shazy on Monday, September 5, 2011

Disney stars then and now. With the release of Demi Lovato's new album, we take stock of the career trajectories of other former Disney stars. For some, there's nothing Mickey Mouse about their accomplishments. Witness an Oscar-nominated actor and the last decade's top-selling female recording artist. Others found it tougher going. Here's what's up with 21 ex-Disney kids. demi lovato unbroken album, Ryan Gosling,

Christina Aguilera
Then: Xtina appeared on "The New Mickey Mouse Club" and lent her singing pipes to an animated Disney movie, as in this song. "Genie in a Bottle" launched Aguilera's solo career. "The New Mickey Mouse Club",

Now: Busy girl. She starred in a movie musical, got married, had a baby and got divorced. Next she'll help pay tribute to a music great. Christina Aguilera son black eye, Christina Aguilera married, Christina Aguilera baby, Christina Aguilera divorce, Christina Aguilera jackson tribute,
J.C. Chasez
Then: Chasez met his future boy-band mate in a Disney TV gang. His solo career took a hit after another star's wardrobe malfunction. His initials stand for . . . the all new mickey mouse club season 6, Timberlake bandmate JC Chasez removed from Pro Bowl's Halftime Show, Joshua Scott Chasez

Now: He's dropped a pair of solo albums, but he's best known now for his latest TV role. JC Chasez denies Chace Crawford romance rumors, JC Chasez britney spears, JC Chasez America's Best Dance Crew,
Miley Cyrus
Then: When Disney pulled the plug on "Hannah Montana," it sparked a whole new career for the young entertainer -- and a new image. Disney Cancels "Hannah Montana", hannah montana,

Now: Her latest project -- and a rekindled romance? billy ray cyrus, trace cyrus brenda song, So Undercover + Miley Cyrus, miley cyrus Liam Hemsworth
Hilary Duff
Then: She shot to fame as Lizzie McGuire, protagonist of the Disney show of the same name (theme song), who often appeared in cartoon form. And also in this movie. Lizzie McGuire, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Hilary Duff engagement ring,

Now: Now 23, she’s married to an NHL star and pregnant. See pictures of her 14-carat engagement ring. hilary duff Mike Comrie, hilary duff bonnie & Clyde,
Zac Efron
Then: Efron headlined the "High School Musical" series, as captain of a team and love interest to another Disney star. He also sang and danced in videos like "Now or Never". High School Musical, Zac Efron was basketball captain Troy Bolton,

Now: He's graduated from TV to the big screen for hit films in which he switched bodies with Matthew Perry and played opposite John Travolta in drag. Zac Efron the lucky one,
Annette Funicello
Then: The original Disney TV star, Funicello is an icon for baby boomers, who watched her in beach-blanket movies with another '60s heartthrob.

Now: Funicello has had to cope with a debilitating disease. Annette Funicello Collectible Bear Company, Annette Funicello research fund neurological disorders,
Selena Gomez
Then: Gomez started an acting career on a magical Disney show and spinoff movie. With her band, she records for Disney's record label. Watch her do "Naturally." Wizards of Waverly Place, wizards of waverly place the movie, Selena Gomez and the Scene, Hollywood Records,

Now: She's starring in a summer rom-com and launched her own fashion line. Dream Out Loud by Selena GomezProfessionally, her fashion line and a rom-com are on deck for 2011. Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez, Monte Carlo + 2011 Movie, selena gomez justin bieber, selena gomez taylor swift,
Ryan Gosling
Then: While on "MMC," Gosling was far from his native country, so he ended up living with another cast member's family. Watch them in a Boyz II Men number. The Mickey Mouse Club, +Ryan Gosling lived with Justin Timberlake's family, Motownphilly + Timberlake + Gosling,

Now: The Oscar-nominated actor is a hot Hollywood property. His 2010 film with Michelle Williams garnered much buzz, as did this summer's hit. ryan gosling fight,
Vanessa Hudgens
Then: You know her from "High School Musical" but Hudgens was also on a Disney show starring twins. She ended a high-profile romance with what's-his-name. The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Vanessa Hudgens zac efron split

Now: Hudgens' music career has produced modest hits. She appeared in an action movie and has dabbled in fashion. Vanessa Hudgens Felix Rodriguez, Vanessa Hudgens kohls,
Nick Jonas
Then: With brothers Joe and the other one, Nick starred on the Disney show "Jonas L.A." and in the "Camp Rock" flicks. But his real passion, and claim to fame, is the family band. Jonas Brothers

Now: Without his bros, Jonas fronts the Administration, so named because he'd love this job. Here's "Who I Am." Nick Jonas Miley Cyrus, nick jonas delta goodrem, nick jonas Quaker Chewy Superstar, Nick Jonas would like to be president,
Shia LaBeouf
Then: Everyone knows LaBeouf from the Disney movie "Holes," but kids of the early '00s were already fans from his TV series for the Mouse House, seen in these clips. Even Stevens,

Now: LaBeouf has played an archaeologist's son, a tycoon's protégé and a man among warring robots. A 2008 accident seriously injured a key body part. shia labeouf manson, shia labeouf The Company You Keep, shia labeouf megan fox relation ship, Shia LaBeouf was not at fault in accident; other driver ran red light, shia labeouf injury hand,
Lindsay Lohan
Then: At 12, Lohan found fame as the freckle-faced star of a hit Disney film. As an adult, the actress has struggled with substance abuse and the law. Lindsay Lohan + Rehab,

Now: Time spent in bars landed her behind them. She was rejected as a potential contestant on a reality-TV show but keeps her hand in the fashion biz. She made news last week with a new tattoo on her torso. What was it? Lindsay Lohan chris brown, Lindsay Lohan pitbull, Lindsay Lohan jail, Donald Trump doesn't want Lindsay Lohan on "Celebrity Apprentice", Lindsay Lohan 6126, lindsay lohan billy joel tattoo,
Demi Lovato
Then: Lovato found fame in Disney TV movies about a music camp, co-starring a real-life band of brothers. She'd previously been a purple dinosaur's sidekick.

Now: Though her career is thriving, Lovato underwent treatment last year. For what? demi lovato weight gain, demi lovato joe jonas, demi lovato unbroken, Demi Lovato wins People's Choice award for "Grey's Anatomy", Lovato is receiving help for "emotional and physical issues."
Emily Osment
Then: Yup, her older bro is this ex-child star. Osment established herself as sidekick to a popular Disney character and by starring in a kids' film about kidnapping. Haley Joel Osment, lilly truscott is miley stewart friend, Dadnapped,

Now: Following Disney-star tradition, Osment has released albums and the attendant music videos. She caused a scandal when racy pics with Miley Cyrus leaked. Emily Osment college, Emily Osment Drift, abc family cyberbully, Miley Cyrus + Emily Osment + Tongue Teasings,
Kyle Massey
Then: You know him as Cory Baxter, the little brother on "That's So Raven" who spun off his own series, set in the White House. How did Cory end up there? Cory Baxter, That's So Raven, Cory in the House, Cory Baxter's dad is hired as White House chef,

Now: Massey was first runner-up but the most charismatic performer on last fall's "DWTS" season. He has a new Disney series, though you won't see him on it. kyle massey bristol palin, dancing with the stars, dancing with the stars 2011 lineup, Fish Hooks, +Fish Hooks is animated + Kyle Massey voice of Milo,
Keri Russell
Then: Russell found fame on "Felicity", but it wasn't her first TV gig. The mop-top was a "Mickey Mouse Club" kid with another future actor.

Now: After dating a less-famous ex-Mouseketeer, Russell married non-actor Shane Deary, with whom she has a child. Her 2010 TV comedy showed promise. What was its fate? keri russell expecting, keri russell whoopie pie, Keri Russell's husband Shane Deary is a carpenter, River Russell Deary, Running Wilde, Running Wilde Canceled,
Britney Spears
Then: A Disney show launched Spears' career, which skyrocketed with ". . . Baby One More Time". She dated a Disney co-star. See the couple in all-denim formal wear.

Now: She had a revolving-door stint with rehab and wed twice. Spears is mom to two boys and dating a non-entertainer. britney spears vma awards, Britney Spears Femme Fatale (Deluxe Version), britney spears femme fatale tour, Britney Spears rehab, Britney Spears married Jason Alexander,
Justin Timberlake
Then: Along with two other future pop superstars, Timberlake appeared on a '90s Disney show. Then he joined a famous boy band. Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, The New Mickey Mouse Club 1989-1994, N Sync,

Now: He said "bye bye bye" to adolescence, partly thanks to an older ex-girlfriend and roles in major movies, including an Oscar winner. justin timberlake jessica biel,
Ashley Tisdale
Then: Tisdale's "High School Musical" character has dough; her Disney hotel comedy character keeps things sweet. Off camera, she launched a music career. Her TV series about cheerleadingdidn't make it past its first season. The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Maddie Fitzpatrick sells candy, Hellcats

Now: She reprised a role for a direct-to-video movie. Yes, she's fessed up to plastic surgery. ashley tisdale demi lovato birthday dinner, ashley tisdale be strong challenge, Ashley Tisdale Admits to Nose Job,
Then: She'll always be a "Cosby Show" cutie to us, but Raven-Symoné found solo fame in a 2003 Disney movie and then on her self-titled Disney sitcom. Olivia Kendall + The Cosby Show, Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman, The Cheetah Girls, That's So Raven,

Now: Started the year looking slimmer! Though she talked openly about her weave in a documentary, she's sensitive about this feature. abc family State of Georgia, Raven-Symoné spirit award, orlando brown dui. Raven-Symone Dramatic Weight Loss, Raven-Symone Eyebrows,
Lisa Whelchel
Then: Before playing the mean rich girl on a prep-school-set '80s sitcom, Whelchel co-starred on a 1970s rival of a classic Disney show. The Facts of Life, The Mickey Mouse Club,

Now: Author of religion and parenting books, Whelchel advocates a controversial discipline technique. As for acting, she's appeared on a reunion show. Lisa Whelchel twitter, Jessica Beagley, The Busy Grandma's Guide to Prayer, Hot-saucing Children,

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