Posted Thu, March 3, 2011 3:42pm EST

Pink V. Christina, Miley V. Selena & More! Check Out Which Pop Stars Stayed Good — And Who Went So, So Bad!

Posted Thu, March 3, 2011 3:42pm EST

When it comes to fame, some stars can handle it, but others crack under the pressure. Why does this happen…and more importantly, will the bad girls redeem themselves?

There must be something in the water. It seems half of our favorite pop stars excel in the spotlight, while the other 50% fall apart at the seams! Most recently, Christina Aguilera divorced her hubby, got a younger beau and then was arrested for being drunk in public. Interestingly enough, another longtime princess of pop, Pink, is pregnant with her first child and is happily married — and she’s just as surprised at her clean cut image as we are!

“Out of Myself, Britney, and Christina- didn’t everyone think I was gonna be the troublemaker? LOOK MA!!! No CUFFS!!!” the 31-year-old singer tweeted March 1.

HollywoodLife.com consulted with Los Angeles-based psychotherapist Dr. Jenn Berman about how being a child star, like Christina, Miley Cyrus and even Mandy Moore affects everyone differently.

“It can affect them in many different ways, both positive and negative,” she told us. “The positive way is that kids who are child performers have a great sense of self efficacy, sense of mastery and independence. It can give them unique opportunites that they otherwise would not get to have.”

She added, “It can teach a strong work ethic at a young age and enhance self-esteem.”

Good girls such as Selena Gomez and Mandy have been fortunate to pull many of the positive aspects of being in the spotlight at a young age, while others haven’t been as lucky.

“The negatives of being a child star are that sometimes kids are given a premature sense of responsibility and or a financial burden to help their family,” Dr. Berman explained. “Often times they have a lot of people around who are catering to their needs, which can create a sense of entitlement and narcissism.”

In cases where it seems being in the spotlight is rubbing someone the wrong way, Dr. Berman suggests one-on-one therapy to help the troubled star get back on track.

Do you think bad girls like Christina and Miley have an edge over clean cut pop starlets like Selena? Do their wild antics make them more interesting, and thus more successful? Or is it stressful watching your faves derail? Sound off below.

Kirstin Benson

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Steel buildings tennesse

Posted at 7:26 AM on July 4, 2012  

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xyz

Posted at 10:46 AM on March 6, 2011  

u guys are being mean…selena,miley and demi are good in their own ways…

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mfan

Posted at 12:43 AM on March 12, 2011  

I don’t think most of the people were trying to be mean to Selena Gomez. They were just saying that trying to compare the success of Miley to Selena, is like trying to compare President Obama to a small town mayor. For instance, Miley is estimated to have over $115 million dollars more in the bank then Selena does. And Miley is about to go on tour which will definitely help both her bank account, and help the charity she decides her tour will support.

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Posted at 2:41 AM on March 6, 2011  

Clearly, there are way too many judgemental ppl in the world. And what is with the oh-so-ridiculous trend of tearing someone else down just to build someone else up? The immaturity level is just pitiful.

If you are not entertained by someone, fine- but it’s no one’s place to tell them they can’t follow their dreams doing whatever they want, be it singing, acting, whatever. If you don’t like them as a person, for whatever wrongly-perceived notions you have set in your mind, fine- but show some dignity & refrain from “spreading hate” about them.

Because altho you may have the right to “say your opinions”, by specifically “spreading hate” instead, you’re not accomplishing anything positive. You’re not changing these stars.. you’re not changing the minds of their fans.. Really, all that you’re doing is just showing off how much of a negative, closed-minded person you are (which, should make you pause & consider how hypocritical that makes you.. unless you don’t mind sounding so conceited).

How can someone hate Selena for being a “good” girl? “Oh she’s just being a goody two shoes & being BAD is COOL- only LAME ppl are that good!” or “No she’s just a fake, she should be bad cuz then she’d be HONEST!”

How can someone hate Miley for being a “wild” girl? “Oh she’s just being a **** & being GOOD is what a role model is SUPPOSED to do! Only **** are that bad!” or “No she’s just a wannabe, she should be good cuz then she’d be WORTH respecting!”

Miley & Selena are just dealing with growing up in their own ways. Selena IS at Miley’s level & probably even higher now. Just because she happens to be with Bieber at the moment means nothing, she was hot before him, she’ll be hot after. She has many fans who have been there since way before anyone else started noticing her just because of who her friends are and/or pitting her against Miley simply just because they’re the most epic “Disney” princesses of the past decade.

Also, this article obviously missed Hilary’s “Reach Out” phase (the music video, photoshoots, independent ie “more ~mature themes” movies, etc) & Hayden’s entire public image during “Heroes” to now (her music video “Wake Up Call”, more photoshoots, & her dating track record, etc)- not that I think they should be any kind of important, but the same things get nitpicked on other stars, I’m surprised they weren’t pointed out at all for these two.

So yeah, whatever. Live & let live.. love who you want, & let others do the same! XD

xoxoxo

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OlympicFan

Posted at 4:27 PM on March 5, 2011  

Mary Lou Retton is still the perfect role model in the solar system!

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mfan

Posted at 12:31 AM on March 12, 2011  

How do we know? No one followed her around with cameras watching her every move. And as the misguided people who criticise Miley for not going to college would have a field day with Mary Lou, who didn’t finish high school. They would say a high school dropout is not a good role model. So you can see the crap Miley has to put up with.

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youtroll

Posted at 4:05 PM on March 5, 2011  

“Another example of prudishness, sexism, and the repression of women.”

GET REAL @Caged Girl That’s the most ridiculous statement EVER. Puleeeeze.

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Caged Girl

Posted at 5:13 PM on March 4, 2011  

Another example of prudishness, sexism, and the repression of women. Why do people hate female sexuality so much? Why is it that if a young woman embraces her sexuality she gets labeled as bad? Where’s the tolerance for people who are different and the respect for women’s rights? The writer of this article only mentioned women’s ‘bad’ behavior but not men’s. From childhood to death there’s so much pressure on women to be perfect ‘ladies’ all the time and it’s not fair. That’s why so many crack under the pressure. It’s so sad and articles lie this only add to it.

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Mars

Posted at 2:18 PM on March 4, 2011  

You can’t compare Miley with Selena.
Selena Gomez shoves Justin Bieber down her ****** and nothing is done or said about it? It’s funny how the Pictures are on Twitter but not on the News, is Selena only known for dating Justin Bieber?
Miley has done things that you shouldn’t do due to being a RoleModel to young kids but not as bad as Selena’s.
It’s weird how it might be the “Disney Curse” for sure.
Plus I prefer Selena acting than singing, Selena has to ditch the Microphone just my Opinion. But she’s great at acting! Miley can do all both. Acting and singing, she can do it all.

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Posted at 3:20 AM on March 6, 2011  

“the Pictures are on Twitter but not on the News, is Selena only known for dating Justin Bieber?”

I don’t kno what “news” you are watching, but Selena’s personal life isn’t “news”-worthy. Maybe if you watch those “celebrity info” shows, like ET or Extra or whatever? But as far as REAL news, they really only cover important things like local & national *issues* & events.

Whereas Twitter is mostly for GOSSiP & opinions, so of COURSE ppl are going to talk about pictures of various celebs on there & whatever else ppl feel like mentioning to the entire internet.. but it still does not make it any valid measurement of how well a person is known OR what they are known ~for.. that’s just common sense.

But in case you really don’t get why over FOUR MiLLiON ppl are following Selena.. well, Selena is KNOWN for being on a popular show since 2007 (four years!) that gets millions of viewers every week (even just in the US alone!), and KNOWN for making popular music since 2008 (three years!) that millions of fans (all around the world!) have bought, and KNOWN for not only touring all over the world making dreams come true for fans everywhere, but also bringing light & hope to many others less fortunate as a part of her many generous philanthropic efforts, including becoming the youngest UNICEF ambassador ever.

She was loved by many ppl before Bieber, she’ll be loved by many after. Bieber has nothing to do with making her “more well-known” than she already was, except (unintentionally, of course) making her more of a target for certain critical ppl to tear down.

You TRY being in her place- try being a good person only to have hypocritical ppl call you “fake”; try to follow your dreams (be it acting OR singing OR both) & having snobby ppl say “you suck at that, do the other thing instead!”; try looking for anyone that you can trust when most of the ppl around you who aren’t famous will likely try to use you to become so OR just not be able to understand you because they don’t have your life; & if you DARE to date or even just be friends with someone who IS famous & who does understand what you go through, try having to deal with everyone else gossiping left & right about your personal life with them which btw- you’re not allowed to keep any kind of special anymore.

Try to do anything normal, whether it was “good” or “bad” or neither/both cuz “everyone else does that!” (just hanging out, or taking random pics, etc) No matter what you do, you could never win. That’s what it’s like for Selena. But she handles it all with *dignity* & class, because she is at heart a GOOD PERSON, through & through, & THAT is what she will be always be most KNOWN for- & NOT anyone that she dates!

xoxoxo

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Diva

Posted at 8:47 AM on March 4, 2011  

I prefer bad girls because they are truly themselves.Miley is so much better than Selena in EVERY single way.Who cares about Selena now? Nobody,that’s an answer.And Miley’s interesting and first of all,she CAN sing.So just stop those two comparing because we already know who’s better.The same with Britney,Demi and some other celebs.Get over it,gee,we live in a 21st century.

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Posted at 4:58 AM on March 6, 2011  

“Who cares about Selena now? Nobody, that’s an answer.”

In case you really don’t get why over FOUR MiLLiON “nobodies”* are following Selena.. well, Selena is KNOWN for being on a popular show since 2007 (four years!) that gets millions of viewers every week (even just in the US alone!), and KNOWN for making popular music since 2008 (three years!) that millions of fans (all around the world!) have bought, and KNOWN for not only touring all over the world making dreams come true for fans everywhere, but also bringing light & hope to many others less fortunate as a part of her many generous philanthropic efforts, including becoming the youngest UNICEF ambassador ever.

*So WHO you ask, is on that list of NOBODiES who care about Selena? Just to name a few: Ellen DeGeneres & George Lopez, Taylor Swift & Martina McBride & Sara Evans (country music), the Jonas Brothers, Backstreet Boys, Emily Osment & Jason Earles & Moises Arias & Cody Linley (HM), Tiffany Thornton & Brandon Smith & Doug Brochu (Sonny), Meaghan Martin & Anna Maria (Camp Rock), Drake Bell (DnJ), Ashley Tisdale (HSM), Debby Ryan (SL), Jason Dolley (GLC), Michael Seater (LwD), Kristen Alderson (OLtL), Kaley Cuoco (Big Bang Theory), Lance Bass (NSync), Dallas Lovato, Noah Cyrus, Aaron Carter, Jessica Alba, Greg Grunberg (Alias, Heroes), Natalie Morales (White Collar), Ming-Na (ER, SGU), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Good Morning America, VH1/MTV, the NOH8 campaign.. among many others! XD

xoxoxo

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Kat

Posted at 9:10 PM on March 3, 2011  

Ummm we haven’t seen the end of Selena….she might crack anytime….

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jelly

Posted at 8:06 PM on March 3, 2011  

I don’t know if you can call it a “Disney curse”, especially since Miley made millions and millions of dollars and attained world fame. That’s more of a blessing than a curse. Neither Natalie Portman nor Jodie Foster will ever pursue a career in whatever college degree they pursued. Selena Gomez is a lightweight. She has managed to stay out of the spotlight because nobody really cares what she does.

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kwame

Posted at 7:35 PM on March 3, 2011  

The normal 18-year olds are in COLLEGE. And they are studying for a real job like computer engineering, IT, nursing, teaching, etc. Think Jodie Foster and Natalie Portman, they both put their acting career on hold and graduated college. Being an actor or a musician is NOT a real job. Students also drink, do drugs, party and have sex too while they’re in college.

And I think that Selena Gomez is trying to dodge the so-called Disney Curse, where stars go wild after leaving Disney.

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blaize

Posted at 4:58 PM on March 4, 2011  

Another case of sexism, prudishness, and the repression of young women. Why do people hate female sexuality so much? Why do women have to dress and act virginal and innocent to be accepted? Why is it that if a woman embraces her sexuality she’s considered bad? Where’s the respect for women’s rights? I noticed that you only mentioned the womens’ ‘bad’ behavior but not the men’s. There’s so much pressure on women to be perfect and it’s not fair. People who think like the author of this article are part of the reason why so many young women crack under the pressure. So sad.

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Salma Martinez

Posted at 6:07 PM on March 3, 2011  

* Miley’s league

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Salma Martinez

Posted at 6:05 PM on March 3, 2011  

Miley cyrus is sooo much better than Selena ; Selena is not even close to being in Selena’s league .
I am with all these people .
Selena is just trying to keep her image good , Miley Cyrus is a performer , she knows how to throw a concert and put on a show . Selena Gomez doesn’t know how to do that , she is a boring singer .
I prefer Miley , she is much more real to herself .
She doesn’t change to please anybody .
And she donates so much of her time & money on so many charities . Yeah Selena does too but Miley does it so much more and she is just a real 18 year old , she is just herself . & to all those parents that say their kids look up to her & she did some bad stuff , well YOU are the parent not Miley she is not going to live to teach kids right from wrong . YOU be the parent .

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domoreresearch

Posted at 5:25 PM on March 3, 2011  

i don’t think you watch Pink behind the music because you would know she was a bad girl, did drugs and everything in the book. If you listen to his interview with Ryan seacrest, she said that she prefers Miley and Demi because they are more true to themselves.
Selena is not in the same league as Miley so stop comparing them.

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thetribehasspoken

Posted at 7:12 PM on March 4, 2011  

@domoreresearch – the reporter was referring to this: “Out of Myself, Britney, and Christina- didn’t everyone think I was gonna be the troublemaker? LOOK MA!!! No CUFFS!!!” the 31-year-old singer tweeted March 1.

You’re being far too literal when you say: “i don’t think you watch Pink behind the music because you would know she was a bad girl, did drugs and everything in the book.”

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mfan

Posted at 4:21 PM on March 3, 2011  

P.S. if you think that Hilary Duff kept it clean, then you obviously didn’t see her Maxim magazine photo shoot. All you are talking about is the media reputation that you are trying to force on people. Which has no reality outside of your own mind. “Pink” is not a “good” girl, no matter how you try to tell people she is. Think about her stage name for a moment. She does have a great voice, and is a great performer, though. That is what matters.

The “after” picture of Miley is from the Canadian Much Music Awards, where she put on two Las Vegas quality shows for people for free. She’s an awesome performer. And she wore all kinds of outfits that night. Some that were full length and touched the ground.

Congratulations. This post has managed to push my buttons.

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mfan

Posted at 4:07 PM on March 3, 2011  

Don’t want to start a fan war, but it’s laughable that you compare Selena Gomez to Miley. Selena is not in the same league, and has only been able to stay in the spotlight by dating every single person she can find who is more famous than she is. A site that tracks celebrity net worth pretty accurately says what I already knew. That Selena Gomez’s net worth is between one third to one half of what Miley has given to charity!

Anyone who has met Miley knows she is a good person who gives a lot of her money and time to charity. Much more of her time than Selena. I hope some day the jealous media slant towards Miley will end. Mariah Carey says that once you get to be a certain size star, people try to tear you down. At least if you are a woman.

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bonzo

Posted at 5:04 PM on March 3, 2011  

Absolutly love this, couldnt agree with you anymore, miley doesnt do anything a normal 18 year doesnt do, and selena recks my head by acting like little mis goody two shoes.. goo oon miley :D

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