Barney, Demi & Selena’s Lauching Pad

LA Times article on how ‘Barney & Friends’ has become a launching pad for young stars like Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez & Madison Pettis. ‘Barney’, filmed office building in suburban Dallas, has become a launching pad for child stars shooting along the career path blazed by Miley Cyrus and a generation of Mouseketeers before her.

The 1990s version of ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’ launched the careers of Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Keri Russell and Ryan Gosling. In similar fashion, ‘Barney & Friends’ for the last few years has been a training ground for several aspiring child actresses.

Texans Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez and Madison Pettis are all ‘Barney’
alumni. Talent agency owner Kim Dawson said: ‘Dallas has become a market that is very heavily scouted by the L.A. agents because we have turned out a number of good kids that are rising.’ Scan credit: M mag. Click to enlarge.

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  • will

    Yup… Texas is just THAT awesome ;)

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    AGREED! TEXAS IS THAT AWESOME PLACE WHERE SUPERFICIAL TALENTLESS AIRHEADS ARE BORN. :)
    ONCE YOUR IN DISNEY YOU CAN DO ANYTHING, EVEN GET A RECORD CONTRACT IF YOUR A HORRIBLE SINGER :)

    YAY TEXAS RULES! GIVE IT UP FOR THE DISNEY FACTORY! THE FACTORY OF THE PLASTICS!

  • Anonymous

    yes that’s true.
    but they bought a house in texas last month or something like that T_T

  • Anonymous

    well, they lived in jersey for a while and kevin was born there but joe was born in arizona and nick was born in texas and now they live there

  • Yvonne

    They may have Jersey in their blood, but Nick was born in Texas

  • Anonymous

    texas pride :)

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  • Ashley

    wow so now we know where these talentless people come from. xD
    the only person there that actual has something going for her
    is demi.
    either then that everyone is gonna fall and have an epic fail (:
    sucks for them.
    notice how miley isn’t there.
    GIRL HAS TALENT!
    GO MILEY! :D

    p.s Logan Noh is ugly why do people like him? O_O

  • hi

    Yes im from texas I have a chance

  • ??????????

    Nick jonas is the only jonas brother from texas

  • kirsty

    off topic :

    does anyone actually have proof of logan noh or whatever the guys called saying nelena is over ?
    + im a niley fan

  • Anonymous

    I’m wondering how you made it bold.
    can anyone tell me how

  • stef

    so what?

  • casey x3 JB

    yay i’m from TX (:

    OMJ that means i’ll be famous!…jk
    lol but finally somebody notices that like everybody is from there

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    LOl i live in Texas too!

    it’s not the best state

    Heck what if im the next DisneyStar

  • Anonymous

    JB isn’t really FROM Texas.
    Nick was born there, but Joe and Kevin weren’t and their from Jersey anyway.
    Lol, still though Disney has a thing with Texas!

  • http://29526 Taylor Black

    im from San Diago if I become famous will they make an article about SD????

  • Anonymous

    AGREED! TEXAS IS THAT AWESOME PLACE WHERE SUPERFICIAL TALENTLESS AIRHEADS ARE BORN. :)
    ONCE YOUR IN DISNEY YOU CAN DO ANYTHING, EVEN GET A RECORD CONTRACT IF YOUR A HORRIBLE SINGER :)

    YAY TEXAS RULES! GIVE IT UP FOR THE DISNEY FACTORY! THE FACTORY OF THE PLASTICS!
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    shut up, they are ALL talent no why? cause ha, they acutally got into a TV SHOW out of what like 1000 people so i wouldn’t be talking shit. your the FACTORY OF LAME. peace, i love all of them up there! + miley :]

  • amanda

    because texas is the shit!! by the way i live in grand prairie!!!

  • lex

    wow so now we know where these talentless people come from. xD
    the only person there that actual has something going for her
    is demi.
    either then that everyone is gonna fall and have an epic fail (:
    sucks for them.
    notice how miley isn’t there.
    GIRL HAS TALENT!
    GO MILEY! :D

    p.s Logan Noh is ugly why do people like him? O_O

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    bitch dnt mess with texas hoe over here they will shoot you if you say anything wrong!!! just warning you

  • jerseygirl

    The Jonas Brother are from NEW JERSEY!!! They just have a home in Texas for now because they’ve said it’s kind of in the middle of the country which makes travelling to either coast easier.

    I’m waiting for the days that the boys come back to the east coast for good though – that’s where all the awesome girls are!;)

  • aoife

    yet selena was all like im from a small town in texas and i never thought id be able to be famous, blah blah blah! Try living in IRELAND Selena, my hometown has a population of less than 550 people! Grande prairie has over 153,000 people in it, that is not a small town!! my county (which is kind of like what a state is in america) has less than 57,000 people in it!

  • Anonymous

    jesus, it’s their little texas cirle of talent. haha that’s really funny :)

    wow so now we know where these talentless people come from. xD
    the only person there that actual has something going for her
    is demi.
    either then that everyone is gonna fall and have an epic fail (:
    sucks for them.
    notice how miley isn’t there.
    GIRL HAS TALENT!
    GO MILEY! :D

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    and this is funny too because it’s COMPLETE MOTHER FUCKING BULL SHIT. bitch, don’t even fucking think for a SECOND miley has an ounce of talent. daddy BOUGHT her her fake fucking talent. so suck it.

  • jen

    The Jonas Brother are from NEW JERSEY!!! They just have a home in Texas for now because they’ve said it’s kind of in the middle of the country which makes travelling to either coast easier.

    I’m waiting for the days that the boys come back to the east coast for good though – that’s where all the awesome girls are!;)
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    totally agree on the east coast is where all the
    awesome girls are! the east coast is where all the
    good talent is at! lol

  • ILOVETEXAS

    TEXAS IS THE BEST STATE EVER
    it is the state with the hottest girls :] thats right look it up! i’m a loud and proud Texas hottie!

  • Anonymous

    What the hell? Aren’t the Jonas Brothers from New Jersey?

  • Anonymous

    ive always wondered why they were all from texas….
    now we know.

  • http://www.jonasbrothers.com Jonasfan

    But Nick was Born in texas You Retard.. LOL

  • Anonymous

    in other words, the secret disney factory is located in texas

  • Anonymous

    jb …. new jersey???

    they used to say “we’re just 3 guys from NJ” but…:S
    ok confused.

  • Tyreena

    What?

  • Anonymous

    oh god. at first i thought that pic was from the la times and i was like NOOO DISNEY WHAT HELL HAST THOU WROUGHT?!

  • Anonymous

    Yep. Although, we already knew this. There is some Brave New World shit going on there, I tell ya.

  • Anonymous

    well there u have it, tell everyone to go give birth in texas

  • :)

    Damn, what’s up with disney & texas :s

  • Anonymous

    Yup… Texas is just THAT awesome ;)

  • Anonymous

    the jonas brothers are from jersey… not texas.

  • http://oceanup.com Shannon

    Hey nick jonas is the only jonas born in dallas but he’s the cutest and everyone’s favoritist :D
    and YEAHHH. DALLAS is where it’s at :)