Blue Ivy Carter is shining bright among a generation of kids of celebrities who are on track to become stars themselves. Some are further ahead in their careers, but the tween is no slouch.
Here are some other children of celebs who have also received the fame gene, it appears:
Angela Simmons: This daughter of hip-hop royalty knows a bit about celebrity.
The younger Simmons has racked up a reality show resume starting with “Run’s House” and “Growing Up Hip Hop.” Now, she’s giving followers a behind-the-scenes look at her life as a businesswoman and mom to a 4-year-old son with the new show “Just Angela,” set to debut on AspireTV March 30.
Her introduction to fame came early, she recently told CNN.
“I feel like by kindergarten, first grade is when I recognized the magnitude of who my dad was because of parents asking for photos,” she said. “I’m like, why would you want a photo of my dad?”
But along with that also came the work ethic, and while the 33-year-old said her father has never pushed any of his children to be in the spotlight, Angela Simmons welcomes the chance for audiences to learn who she really is.
“I think there’s always the misconception of who the people think I am versus who I actually am, which is why (the new show) is pretty cool,” she said. “I know you think because you’ve watched me grow up or where I come from, I should be this way, but no, this is actually how I am.”
Hailey Bieber: Before she was the world’s biggest Belieber, she was Hailey Baldwin, daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin and his wife, Kennya Deodato Baldwin, whose father is Grammy-winning pianist/composer/producer Eumir Deodato.
That’s quite the pedigree, and the now 24-year-old Mrs. Bieber can thank her famous dad for helping her meet the man who would become her husband.
Years would go by, during which time Hailey would become a successful model and co-host of the TV series “Drop the Mic” with rapper and actor Method Man.
Emma Roberts: Famed actress Julia Roberts unwittingly put her niece on the path to becoming famous.
“I’d run and hide in her makeup trailer and hear, ‘Where’s Emma? It’s time for bed! She has to go home!'” the younger Roberts recalled. “I remember it feeling like summer camp, just the feeling of creativity.”
She got right to work with the Nickelodeon series “Unfabulous.”
The Kardashian/Jenners: I don’t even have enough time to list all their names, let alone their accomplishments.
Let’s just say the children of Robert Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) are the epitome of children of famous parents who have hit the fame jackpot.
For your weekend
Three things to watch:
‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’
Marvel is gonna Marvel.
That is to say, it’s going to give the fanboys and fangirls (fan people, maybe?) what they want.
The series is streaming each week on Disney+.
“The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman has given us this adult animated superhero show based on the Skybound/Image comic of the same name.
Kirkman, Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley created the comic, and the show tells the story of 17-year-old Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun), the son of the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons).
But as the teen develops his own powers, he discovers his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.
“Invincible” starts streaming Friday on Amazon Prime.
If you were a fan of “Bad Grandpa,” we’ve got something new for you.
The producer of that romp is back with this raunchy hidden-camera comedy about a pair of friends who embark on a road trip in which they pull real people into their pranks.
Eric André, Lil Rel Howery and Tiffany Haddish star.
The film starts streaming Friday on Netflix.
Two things to listen to:
Vanessa Carlton has come much further than “A Thousand Miles” since she had that hit in 2001.
She was even tapped to be on Broadway in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.”
Now, she’s releasing a deluxe version of her album from last year. “Love Is an Art — Deluxe” commemorates the one-year anniversary of her last studio album and will include a bonus track and two demos.
It drops Friday.
Another album due Friday is “OK Orchestra” from the trio AJR.
The three brothers, Adam, Jack and Ryan Met, put a great deal into their creativity.
One thing to talk about:
For Lovato, that means she might on occasion drink or smoke a little marijuana.
Such a declaration is sure to cause debate in the recovery community, which is well aware that, for many, semisobriety can be a slippery slope.
Something to sip on
Unfortunately, I am learning a great deal about grief these days.
Death doulas help those who are dying and their loved ones better navigate the process. The actress made a point that had occurred to me often in the past few weeks.
“I think it’s so important to be educated on conscious dying and death the way we educate ourselves on birth and conscious birthing,” she wrote. “We prepare ourselves so rigorously for the entrance and have no preparation for our exit.”
Death is a part of life, and perhaps if we understood it more we would be both less fearful of it and more grateful for living.