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Dakota, all grown up

dakota-fanning-001 Holy crap! Dakota Fanning is going to be 15 next month. It feel like just yesterday when she made a splash in her first big movie role opposite Sean Penn in I Am Sam . If watching your own brood grow up doesn't make the years fly by, then seeing Hollywood kids seemingly jump from 7 to 17 overnight will. She's following in the footsteps of stars like Drew Barrymore and Jodie Foster, who have been in the spotlight their entire lives--every pimple, fashion faux-pas and broken heart chronicled by the media. Last night, Jay Leno interviewed Miss Fanning on The Tonight Show and took us all on a little trip down memory lane to the start of her career. Thankfully, she's still as eloquent in her like-OMG!-no-way teenage years as she was at age 7, without trying to act like she's 27. Dakota, I can't wait to see where you go from here. Just one small request: Please, please PLEASE stay away from Lindsay Lohan. Thank you.
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