A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Celebrity coverage keeps the focus on entertainment, not personal drama.
"Hell" appears once (as in "a hell of a year"), but otherwise, the language is very mild.
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Products & Purchases
Lots of ads, prominent link to Alloy store.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this Web site from media giant Alloy mainly focuses on entertainment and fashion/beauty. There's not much here that's "deep" or educational, and the site is pretty commercial -- there are lots of ads and links to Alloy's store and other media properties. However, the videos are age-appropriate, and there's no registration or social networking features.
Is It Any Good?
Though ad-heavy, Teen.com TV is a fun, safe spot for tweens and teens to get entertainment news and behind-the-scenes access to their favorite celebs. Some of its stars may not be the best role models (Spencer Pratt, anyone?), but the site steers clear of the drama and scandal that make many gossip sites off-limits for younger fans. A clean, user-friendly design adds to its straightforward appeal.
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