|Young idols all grown up|
A look at the burnouts and the survivors
By Martha Brockenbrough
Anyone who's ever been young knows that teens often -- but not always -- do dumb things. They drive too fast. They experiment with mind-altering substances. They get overly invested in doomed relationships.
When you add extraordinary talent, fame and wealth to the mix, ordinary teen stupidity has a chance to become epic. Not only are these rich and famous kids more likely to believe in their own invincibility, they have people invested in enabling the ensuing self-destructive behavior.
Click on for some of those sad tales, along with the stories of kids who spent time on top of the world and didn't end up in a crumpled heap on the bottom.
Here's a look at some famous idols, what they survived and where they are today.
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