Is Rudy Huxtable the world's cutest child star?

155941__rudy_lDear E!,

I was really psyched when I heard you were coming out with a two-hour special on Sunday called 50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up, and even more elated by the news that The Cosby Show‘s Rudy (Keshia Knight Pulliam, at left and rrrrright) and some other girl were hosting. The only thing that bothered me was this: Wouldn’t it be kind of awkward watching little Rudy declare herself No. 1 at the end of the program? It’d be like having Doris Roberts hand out the Emmy for best supporting actress in a comedy.

The thing is, though, I just read through your full list of 50, and there’s some kind of typo. Rudy is listed at No. 11, and you certainly couldn’t have meant to rank her below the likes of Haley Joel Osment, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Alyssa Milano, could you? And while we’re on the subject of discrepancies, where the heck is Shirley Temple?

All right, E!, you’ve got less than a week to figure out where to put Rudy in a top 10 that also includes Drew Barrymore, Gary Coleman, Henry Thomas, Jonathan Lipnicki, Macaulay Culkin, Dakota Fanning, and Bart, Lisa, and Maggie Simpson.

PopWatchers, any other suggested fixes to the list?

addCredit(“The Cosby Show: Kobal Collecetion; Keisha Knight Pulliam: Clinton H. Wallace/Photomundo/Globe Photos”)

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  • Mark

    All I know is that Rudy is looking pretty good nowadays.

  • Geoffrey

    Rudy’s lookin’ a lot like young, thin Star Jones to me.

  • ilovefullhouse

    what do you mean some other girl? don’t you remember candace cameron — D.J from full house.

  • daniel

    Anna Chlumsky from My Girl should be #1!!!!

  • Mary Alice

    Where’s Ronny Howard? He should be ahead of Haley Joe or Henry Thomas. Also, Shirley Temple has to be among the top 10.

  • plastic peeps

    That Cosby girl grew up to be a hottie unlike Raven-Symone.

  • Tony N.

    I kind of feel like a dirty old man checking out a grown up Rudy, but unlike a lot of former cute child stars, she actually grew up to be hot. Cliff and Claire must be proud.

  • Monique

    Dakota Fanning can’t be considered cute, but she can definately be in the running for Most Talented. Rudy is the ultimate winner for Most Cute and Talented.

  • mama cass

    shia labeouf. this kid can act! but if hilary duff isnt on the list then i guess shia cant either because both are disney channel darlings but hilary duff is slightly more of a household name than shia. just slightly.

  • Ron Mwangaguhunga

    Don’t say anything bad anout Rudy. Adam Rich of “Eight is Enough” should be in the Top 10.

  • Sha-Sha

    Please tell me that Punky Brewster is on the list for sure. And what about the kids who had their own TV show who just happened to be best friends with Michelle. Rudy should truly be in the top ten. E! C’mon! Play Fair…

  • Liz

    I’ve always considered Brandon Cruz the cutest child star. I loved watching “Courtship of Eddie’s Father” when I was a child and I have quite a few reruns of it on video, thanks to TNT airing them in the early 1990′s. I also collect photos of Brandon Cruz.

  • Cristina Garcia

    Donny Osmond has got to be the cutest of the 50!!! Not only was he the cutest child star, he is still the handsomest by far! Have you ever seen a hotter grandfather!!! I can’t wait to see the show!

  • Sharon Croxall

    Donny Osmond is most definatly the cutest, and has grown up into the most gorgeous man alive he sure gets my vote.

  • Ryan

    Raven-Symone grew up to be so fine… She should be number one for Most successful child star

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