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The child star follows the same path time and time again:
1. Come out of nowhere to charm audiences everywhere (see: Photosynthesis)
3. Choose one of two directions: Develop a drug addiction and have several very public meltdowns/run-ins with the law (see: Antwuan Dixon; Lindsey Lohan) OR take your craft in a new and controversial artistic direction (See: Wood Working; Fully Flared)
4. Face the ridicule of the world at large
5. Stage a late career comeback a la Tom Penny???