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    Miranda Cosgrove Preps for College

    The iCarly star and pop recording artist gets ready to graduate to living on her own.

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    "I feel like it's one of those moments where everyone is figuring out what they want to do," she says. "It's kind of a nice time. You have a lot of open doors and a lot of possibilities. All my friends are going through the same things, so I don't feel alone in that." Even Cosgrove's precollege fears are typical -- she worries about keeping up academically (having been tutored on and off the set since sixth grade) and fitting in socially.

    Cosgrove plans to study theater or film and would like to continue acting after college, yet she welcomes the break from a career that she fell into as a child. "I couldn't see myself doing anything besides acting," she says. "But I want to take a step back to make sure it's the right path for me."

    Miranda Cosgrove's Style

    Finding the right path means experimenting in other areas of her life as well. Take fashion. It's not easy to admit in Hollywood—a place where everyone seems to have her own look and fave designer—that you don't have a signature style. But Cosgrove confesses she's still figuring it all out.

    "I've gone through phases where I've tried things that didn't really work, but my mom helps me with that," she says. "We shop together a lot, and she's really good with fashion." While Cosgrove is more of a jeans and sweatshirt girl on workdays, she does love dolling up in heels and a leather jacket when she's headed out with friends.

    Downtime often means chilling with her best friend and next-door neighbor, Nina, watching DVDs, making up parody songs on the guitar, or going to a kickboxing class.

    Cosgrove Cares for Children

    But to rejuvenate her soul, Cosgrove leaves movies and music behind and heads to Memphis, where she visits patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (www.stjude.org). She made her first trip to the hospital about six years ago. She met a girl her age who was going through chemotherapy and was moved by their connection.

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