Parents' Guide to

Confessions of a Teen Idol

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Former stars look for fame a second time.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2009
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+
I found the show to be very entertaining, and the actors seemed like they really wanted to get back into show business. I like the cast.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

The show offers some interesting insight into how former actors, singers, and Hollywood personalities cope with fame -- and its loss, once their star begins to fade. It also takes a hard look at what it takes to reinvent a former celeb's career and provides a reality check to those who think that breaking into the industry is ever easy. But ultimately, the voyeuristic core of the show's appeal is the opportunity to see what these former idols look like and find out what they've been up to since their last stroll down the red carpet.

There are moments when the series definitely takes on a tabloid-ish quality, particularly when some of the former idols describe how easily they got caught up in their previous lifestyles and talk about the professional mistakes they made. Tense therapy sessions and emotional moments of self-discovery also add to the drama. It's hardly meaty TV, but teens may find the series entertaining (even if many of these idols were famous before their time) and adults who've ever wondered what happened to these stars may also find themselves drawn in by some of its more nostalgic moments.

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