5 Most Insane Stage Moms

Including one who apparently advocated for her daughter's sex tape
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 8, 2014 12:37 PM CDT
5 Most Insane Stage Moms
Kim Kardashian, right, poses with her mother Kris Jenner as they arrive at the 135th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 2, 2009, in Louisville, Ky.   (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon)

Regardless of how you feel about child stars, you sometimes have to sympathize with them—like when they're dealing with completely over-the-top stage moms. Radar rounds up 10:

  • Rumor has it Kris Jenner was so determined to make daughter Kim Kardashian a household name that she convinced Kim to film the sex tape that launched her to stardom.
  • Jaid Barrymore, who wanted to be famous herself, was auditioning daughter Drew for commercials before Drew even celebrated her first birthday—and now the two women are estranged.

  • If you thought Shirley Temple's famous head of curls was all natural, think again: Mom Gertrude Temple wrapped all 56 of those curls each and every morning.
  • For proof that Kate Gosselin is quite the stage mom, just watch the super-awkward Today interview in which she got visibly irritated on camera when her daughters didn't want to talk.
  • Tish Cyrus said she was "so proud" of daughter Miley after her raunchy twerking performance at the VMAs last year. Enough said.
Click for the complete list—including one mom who regularly parties with her troubled daughter. (More Kris Jenner stories.)

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