Early starts in a tough business Jackson began performing with the Jackson Five at the tender age of 7. Years of speculation blame lack of a traditional childhood as the cause for the child-like environment he’s created for himself. Hence the inappropriate sleepovers with young boys, the Neverland ranch, etc. Spears’ disturbing behavior has also been attributed to her early start in showbiz. She auditioned for “The New Mickey Mouse Club” at 8, and was ultimately cast when she was 11. When Spears shaved her head, US Weekly editor at large Ian Drew remarked, “She is a child star unraveling and is the perfect example of when a child star evolves into an adult and doesn’t have someone telling them what to do, or giving them the right affirmative advice and the right support.”
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