David Archuleta’s father is reputedly pushing obscure Australian pop songs on his American Idol contender son. Parental units are making scenes on I Know My Kid’s a Star. Mama Rose is telling Louise to sing out nightly on Broadway.
Stage parents are back.
“I don’t know if they’re getting worse or if they’re getting exposed now,” says Julie Stevens, an on-set teacher for working child actors in Los Angeles. “Now they’re in front of the camera.”