It's easy to envy actors and singers who are mega-stars before they turn 18 but it's not always smooth sailing despite fame and riches.
Modern Family star Ariel Winter is the latest child star to hit the headlines for unfortunate reasons, with a battle brewing over whether the 14 year-old actress should remain in the custody of her parents.
A judge ruled on Tuesday that there was evidence that her mother should not retain custody, with Winter temporarily placed in the care of her sister.
Winter's mother Chrisoula Workman lost custody of her six weeks ago when among allegations of physical and emotional abuse; while the judge ruled that investigations turned up no physical abuse the reports of social workers investigating the case found evidence of repeated emotional abuse.
Winter has been under the care of her sister Shanelle Gray since early October; Winter's mother denies all the claims while her father has filed his own objection to Winter staying under her sister's care, claiming he wants a better relationship with his daughter and possible custody himself.
Another teen superstar has been making the headlines for all the wrong reasons, with Justin Bieber splashing his way through the tabloids after his break-up with Selena Gomez.
Bieber got a speeding ticket in his Ferrari shortly after their break-up (with the Biebs claiming he was just fleeing overzealous paparazzi) and ducked battery charges from an incident earlier in May involving a scuffle with another photographer.
Lindsay Lohan -- one of the poster children for the dangers of child stardom -- was back in the news herself, with reports surfacing that she is scheduled to be back in court and that her probation might be revoked.
Lohan allegedly lied to police in June when her Porsche crashed into an 18 wheeler, with Lohan stating on the police report that her assistant was driving the car.
Turns out if was Lohan behind the wheel, with police expected to charge her with lying to police, which would revoke her probation for jewelry theft in 2011 that saw her sentenced to 120 days in prison and 480 hours of community service.