It was the height of the baby boomer era when Karen Pendleton and the rest of the Mouseketeers came bounding into living rooms across America, a troupe of bubbly, overly exuberant teens and pre-teens who danced and sang and reminded viewers to make good choices in life. Active with Disney through the decades at reunions and fan fests, Pendleton died of a heart attack Oct. She was Pendleton, like most of the Mouseketeers, was recruited after Walt Disney made a sweep of local dance schools looking for talent.
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Ben Lee turned 33 this year, but he's been making music for more than half his life. Lee was just 14 when his band Noise Addict was signed by The Beastie Boys ' label; after that, his high-school years were a balance between final exams and touring with the group. Lee eventually left that band and embarked on a successful solo career. His newest album is titled Deeper Into Dream.
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The deeper you get, the more hardcore the acts, both physically and psychologically. But the Playboy Playmate and hardcore animal-rights activist has long been a major-league advocate for the State of Israel. But that is of most interest either to hardcore Democrats or to non-voters clinging to the bottom of the economy.
Newsflash, Miley Cyrus is back to her normal self again. Is it a strategic career move? A compromise to keep Liam Hemsworth in check this time around? Or has she simply cycled out of her rebellious phase? But is there a scientific timeframe that could be applied to the Disney stars who went bad, or is it simply personal?