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Before They Were Stars

By Aaron Rasmussen

Everyone loves a “rags to riches” story – especially in Hollywood and all its stories of a talented, young kid plucked from an underprivileged life and thrown into super stardom. But what about the “rich to richer” celebrities? Not every A-List actor or Billboard pop star waited tables to scrape by until they got their big break. Some of them had more than a little help from their well-connected family or a top-notch theater programs at elite (and expensive) colleges. Click through this gallery to find out who had it a tad easier breaking into the fame game over other stars who struggled to find fame.


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Looking Back

By Kim Martin

Even today’s mega music stars where once young kids with dreams of music fame and glory. For many, they prayed and wished to Santa for the fame and recognition they now have, and many have gone on to release their own Christmas songs and albums for fans. For the holidays, Snakkle takes a fun look back at these singing sensations way back before the fame, when the stars were still just in their eyes.


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Before They Were Stars

By Brittany Carson

It’s time for the American Music Awards and the 2013 nominees and performers are heating up the competition with record sales and chart-topping hits. Snakkle unearthed some choice before they were stars photos of some of the nominees, can you figure out who is who?


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Before They Were Stars

By Brittany Carson

Snakkle looks back on celebs who shared locker rooms or swapped saliva or (allegedly) joints together. Click through this “Before They Were Stars” photo gallery to see unlikely classmates and recognizable BFFs.


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Looking Back

By Kacey Arnold

Grab your band uniform and start practicing your comebacks, because school is back in session. You might be surprised at some of the A-listers who suffered the wrath of mean girls and bullies, but the teasing they survived may be part of the secret to their success.


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Before They Were Stars

By Erin Fox

The 2012 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Modern Family’s Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell, honors the best and brightest artists that grace the top of the Billboard charts throughout the year. Superstars like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Adele, and Justin Bieber are among the nominees, and Snakkle wanted to see what these musicians looked like before they were strutting their stuff onstage and inspiring millions with their hit tunes. The Billboard Music Awards air Sunday, May 20, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC and will feature performances from Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, LMFAO, The Wanted, Nelly Furtado, Usher, Linkin Park, and Chris Brown.


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Before They Were Stars

By Nina Hämmerling Smith

The KCAs are all grown up! This year marks the 25th annual telecast of the popular Nickelodeon awards show. But don’t worry; a celebrity or two is still guaranteed to get slimed. Kids (and many of their parents) will get to watch another star-studded event, with Will Smith hosting and none other than First Lady Michelle Obama presenting the Big Help Award to Taylor Swift for her philanthropic endeavors. Tune in on Saturday night at 8/7c to see who walks down the orange carpet—and who takes home an orange blimp.


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Before They Were Stars

By Elizabeth Perkins

2011 was a great year for music, with new and old favorites leading the charge to the top of the Billboard charts. From fresh-faced ingénues to comeback kids and dance-floor superstars, the hits just kept coming. Take a look back and see if you can name Billboard’s top artists of the year before they were stars.


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Before They Were Stars

By Lisa Angelo

Who will be nominated? Who will perform? What will Beyoncé wear? All good questions, but at Snakkle we’d rather ask, “What did these music superstars look like before they were famous?” You’re about to find out.


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Before They Were Stars

By Tom Hardej

Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP dropped today and the pop star will be both hosting and performing on Saturday Night Live on November 16th. But before there was Lady Gaga, there was Stefani Germanotta, aka “The Germ.”  She was just a Catholic schoolgirl with big dreams. Take a walk down memory lane with us through Lady Gaga’s days at the Convent of the Sacred Heart School in New York City.


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