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18 and Under Hollywood Stars That You Should Know About

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When we were 18, we were probably studying for the SATs or applying to part-time jobs, but not these overachievers. Hollywood is filled with very talented, young artists and a lot of them aren't even old enough to hit the bar after a long day of auditions, press and business meetings. Most of these royal youngsters have a life that we all dream about, and they're barely legal. Check out Vixen's list of 20 stars under 18 that you should know about.  

Quevenzhane Wallis (11-years-old) actress (Annie)

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Kylie Jenner (17-years-old) Reality Star

Willow Smith Teen Vogue

Willow Smith (13-years-old) singer/songwriter

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Zendaya Coleman (18-years-old) singer/actress (Disney)

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Ariel Winter (16-years-old) actress (Modern Family)
amandla stenberg   6. Amandla Stenberg (16-years-old) actress, (The Hunger Games)
Chloë Grace Moretz   7. Chloë Grace Moretz (17-years-old) actress,  (Kick Ass)
Chanel : Runway - Paris Fashion Week : Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015   8. Kendall Jenner (18-years-old) Model
Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch   9. Jaden Smith (16-years-old) actor/artist/fashion designer
2013 American Music Awards - Red Carpet   10. Trevor Jackson (18-years-old) singer/songwriter/actor
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11. Jacob Latimore (18-years-old) singer/actor (Black Nativity)

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12. Gabby Douglas (18-years-old) Olympic athlete (Gymnast) 

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Joey King (15-years-old) actress (Wish I Was Here)

"August: Osage County" - Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals


Abigail Breslin (18-years-old) actress (The Call)

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Yara Shahidi (16-years-old) actress, (Blackish)

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Elle Fanning (16-years-old) actress (Maleficent)

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Rico Rodriguez (16-years-old) actor (Modern Family)

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Katlynn Simone (18-years-old) actress (The Game)

China Anne McClain's Sweet 16 Birthday Bash


China Anne McClain (16-years-old) singer/actress (Grown Ups)

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2014 - Weekend 2

Lorde (17-years-old) singer/songwriter

2013 BET Awards - Arrivals

Cymphonique Miller (18-years-old) actress (Disney)

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Nadji Jeter (18-years-old) actor (Grown Ups)

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Marcus Scribner (14-years-old) actor (Blackish)


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Whitney Houston's Close Friend Robyn Crawford Details Romantic Relationship In New Memoir

Whitney Houston's personal life has been explored ten times over since her untimely passing in 2012 but one of her closest friends wants to share with the world the Whitney she knew and ultimately fell in love with.

In excerpts to People Wednesday (Nov. 6), Robyn Crawford presents a strong bond between the two in her new memoir, A Song For You: My Life With Whitney Houston. The singer and Crawford met in their youth while working at a summer camp in East Orange, New Jersey. From there, their friendship blossomed into something more romantic. With homophobia running rampant in the 80s, Crawford says they never looked at labels but enjoyed the experiences they shared together.

“We never talked about labels, like lesbian or gay,” writes Crawford. “We just lived our lives and I hoped it could go on that way forever.”

As their journey continued, Whitney's star began to rise which put allegedly put their romance on ice. “She said we shouldn’t be physical anymore,” writes Crawford. "Because it would make our journey even more difficult. She said if people find out about us, they would use this against us....and back in the ’80s, that’s how it felt. I kept it safe. I found comfort in my silence.”

Whitney's relationship with Crawford was mentioned in the 2018 documentary Whitney. Created by the singer's estate, the film focused on the singer's legacy and didn't include first-hand accounts from Crawford. Family members were weary of their special friendship.

"I’ve never seen them do anything but I know that she was something that I didn’t want my sister to be involved with," Whitney's brother Gary stated in the documentary.

But Crawford is finally ready to tell her own story while "lifting" Houston's legacy.

“I wanted to lift her legacy, give her respect and share the story of who she was before the fame, and in that, to embrace our friendship,” she tells People. "I'd come to the point where I felt the need to stand up for our friendship. And I felt an urgency to stand up and share the woman behind the incredible talent."

A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston is expected to hit bookshelves this fall.

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Keke Wyatt Announces That She's Pregnant With Her Tenth Child

Keke Wyatt has news to share that concerns expanding her family tree. On Monday (Oct. 14), the "If Only You Knew" singer revealed that she's pregnant with her tenth child.

"My husband Zackariah Darring and I are so happy to announce that we are expecting our new bundle of joy!" she wrote on Instagram. "We are excited to welcome the 10th addition to our beautiful family."

The vocalist continued to state that fans can follow her pregnancy journey on her YouTube series The Keke Show where she gives an intimate look at how she balances her career and motherhood.


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My husband Zackariah Darring and I are so happy to announce that we are expecting our new bundle of joy! We are excited to welcome the 10th addition to our beautiful family. Stay tuned for the release date & information for my new YouTube Series “The Keke Show” where you will see me balancing Wife, Mommy and Artist!!! Trust me.. it’s never a dull moment with my family. Love ya sugars💋💋💋 photo credit: @keever_west Styled/Designed by: @keever_west Asst: @freddyoart

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In an interview with The Christian Post, Wyatt said she believes she has "an anointing with motherhood" and looks at her children as fuel to keep striving in her career.

"I just don't believe in shutting down. I believe in that's what the Lord had for me," she said. "Babies don't get in the way of careers, we get in the way of careers. If that's what the Lord had for me from the very beginning, there's nothing nobody can do and nobody can say."

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Summer Walker's Debut Album Inspires Drake To Write New Music

Summer Walker's debut album Over It has everyone's heart aflutter, including Drake.

Off the heels of her debut project, the Atlanta songstress shared Drake's admiration for her project Sunday (Oct. 6) which included collaborations from Jhene Aiko, Usher. 6LACK and Bryson Tiller. Drake had a strong reaction to "Fun Girl," a track that speaks to the acoustic aura of her precious project, CLEAR.

Sharing his love with more than a few emojis, the rapper reveals the song inspired him to pen two new songs at the crack of dawn.


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So I guess fun girl is his favorite song on the album, mines isss... BODY🥰 what’s yours ?

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Summer and Drake worked together for the remix to her breakout hit, "Girls Need Love." In Billboard's  “You Should Know” series, the singer says the two met via Instagram after he gushed about her visuals to the original track. "He said, 'I saw your video on a bowling alley monitor. Thought it was cool,'" she recalled. She added it was Love Renaissance's Justice Baiden who talked her into asking Drake for the remix. The singer is signed to the label along with Grammy-nominated singer 6LACK.

Things have been looking great for the singer. Her album has topped Spotify and YouTube since it's release Friday and is expected to make a nice debut on Billboard's 200 charts.

Get to know the men behind Love Renaissance in our feature, LVRN's Reebok Collaboration Showcases Atlanta's Influence In Fashion.


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