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5-Year-Old 'Good Luck Charlie' Star Targeted with Death Threats

Police are investigating a string of death threats sent to 5-year-old actress Mia Talerico, who plays the lead role in Disney Channel’s Good Luck Charlie. TMZ reports:

Mia TalericoAccording to police docs obtained by TMZ ... Mia Talerico began receiving threatening messages last month on her Instagram -- including one reading, "Die Mia, F**king Die in hell! Kill yourself, you deserve to die."

The suspect then sent a picture of Mia's head with a bloody fist covering it ... with this message, "Yes, kill you stupid bitch."

Mia's mother contacted Disney security ... LAPD's Threat Management Unit got involved ... and now cops are making a full court press to track down the suspect.

In an episode last month, Good Luck Charlie became the first Disney Channel show to feature an openly gay couple. It is still unknown, however, if the threats are linked in any way to that episode's airing. 


Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins Blasts Disney Channel for Featuring Same-Sex Couple: AUDIO

Like other anti-gay activists, Family Research Council leader Tony Perkins isn’t too happy with Disney for featuring its first same-sex couple on children’s programming. 

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After a year of planning, Disney finally made good on its promise, using the show "Good Luck Charlie" to give Taylor two moms. A spokesman says the show "was developed under the [advice] of child development experts..." But if Disney thinks that'll fly with parents, they've spent too much time in Fantasyland. OneMillionMoms is flooding the channel with complaints. Like us, they know what the research says: which is that kids who are deprived of a mom or dad grow up with significantly more emotional and academic problems. So it's a little ironic that the show's called, "Good luck, Charlie." Without a dad, he'll need it. 

RightWingWatch notes for the record that it’s Charlie’s friend, not Charlie herself, who has the two moms. And Charlie is a girl.

But those are just silly facts, and we all know Perkins doesn’t get along with facts. 

Listen, AFTER THE JUMP...

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‘Good Luck Charlie’ Features Disney Channel’s First Gay Couple - VIDEO

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You probably missed it, but the Disney Channel passed a historic milestone last night with the introduction of the first openly gay characters to ever appear on the channel. The characters, a lesbian couple, were a part of the newest episode of Good Luck Charlie, which is currently on its last season.

TV Guide reports on the episode’s synopsis:

Good luck charlieIn the storyline, parents Amy and Bob Duncan (Leigh-Allyn Baker and Eric Allan Kramer) set up a playdate for preschooler Charlie (Mia Talerico) and one of her new friends. When the kid arrives, the Duncans learn that Charlie's pal has two moms. That's fine, but the potential new friendship is put to the test as one mom chats with Amy, and the other is stuck listening to Bob's dull stories.

Check out a video of the characters' nonchalant introduction, AFTER THE JUMP...

Back in June, Disney Channel announced its plan to feature the network’s first gay characters, saying:

"This particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors. Like all Disney Channel programming, it was developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness.

Unsurprisingly, American Family Association’s One Million Moms threw a fit about the company’s plans to “corrupt the children’s network with LGBT content.” The group launched an email campaign last year and warned that if Good Luck Charlie "goes through with introducing LGBT content, then the floodgates will be opened for all programs on the Disney Channel – a trend that will be almost impossible to stop.” 

One can only hope so!

Sadly, because the episode will be a part of Good Luck Charlie's final season, the characters are only expected to appear in this one episode. Reruns of the episode are expected however.

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Interview: Jonathan Groff on 'Frozen' and HBO's 'Looking'

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Jonathan Groff stars in "Looking" on HBO.

BY NATHANIEL ROGERS 

One of the surest signs of progress in 2013: Jonathan Groff, an out gay actor, who has already conquered the stage ("Spring Awakening"), and a hit television gig ("Glee"), is moving up to leading roles ("Frozen" and "Looking"). No one is complaining about it or suggesting that he shouldn't be playing a romantic lead in a Disney blockbuster! Not that anyone could make a convincing case against this engaging actor, his stellar pipes and the sly spark in his eyes, if they tried.

In person, at the Waldorf Astoria, where we sat down to talk about his role in FROZEN, the new Disney animated musical (it plays like a fusion of The Snow Queen and Wicked), he was less the intimidating STAR type than the charismatic 'boy next door'. He gushed about the opportunity to sing as a Disney character even though he only gets one song. It's a memorable comic duet... with himself; he plays a lonely mountain man whose only companion is a reindeer and he provides both voices.

NR: How many voices did you try out for the reindeer?

JONATHAN GROFF: We did a bunch and sort of landed on that one. I loved that! That was the most fun I had in the booth. Because, you know, you normally do the scene and the reader reads the line and then you read the lines. But to do the whole scene as myself as Kristoff and then Kristoff as Sven was really trippy and fun.

[More Frozen and the pressure of being an out gay actor AFTER THE JUMP...]

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Angelina Jolie is 'Maleficent' in New Trailer: VIDEO

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Disney's Sleeping Beauty villain steps out of the shadows in a new trailer for the forthcoming film Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie.

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Five Men Who Really Know How to Blow: VIDEO

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Some folks just relax on their tropical vacations. The Bottle Boys preferred to liven theirs up with a rendition of "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid.

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