Teen Stars Grow Up in the Spotlight A recent Vanity Fair photograph is making headlines — it shows a bare-backed, teenage Miley Cyrus, best known for her role as Hannah Montana. Is this the defining point where Cyrus crosses the line into more mature territory? Guests talk about the road into — and out of — teenage stardom.
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Teen Stars Grow Up in the Spotlight

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A recent Vanity Fair photograph is making headlines — it shows a bare-backed, teenage Miley Cyrus, best known for her role as Hannah Montana. Is this the defining point where Cyrus crosses the line into more mature territory? Guests and callers talk about the road into — and out of — teenage stardom.

Lenore Skenazy, a columnist for the New York Sun, recently wrote the op-ed "Semi-Nude 15-Year-Olds."

Dade Hayes, New York bureau chief of Variety, is the author of Anytime Playdate.