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Ditching Disney

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When stars outgrow their mouse earsBy Michaela SinclairSpecial to MSN TVOn Sunday, July 21, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, E! airs its latest special, "Ryan Seacrest With Selena Gomez." In a sit-down interview with the ever-present host, Gomez will speak candidly about her personal relationships, her music and her film career. Formerly a Disney darling and soon to turn 21, Gomez has strategically selected projects to separate herself from the wholesome reputation expected of her at the Mouse House.Bing: More about Selena Gomez | More about Ryan SeacrestGrowing up is hard to do, especially for child actors at Disney. Some of them have taken the Lohan route, appearing more on TMZ than they did on the Disney Channel, while others have maintained a successful acting career regardless of their presence in the tabloids.  In anticipation of Selena Gomez's tell-all, we trace the career trajectories of other Disney Channel stars and reveal how they don't necessarily have to dis Disney to remain relevant.Related: Young idolsWhich former Disney Channel star do you think made the most successful transition after outgrowing their mouse ears? Tell us on our MSN TV Facebook page and on Twitter.(E!)
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