Hey Little Sister

Little sisters get into the act.

Janet had Michael to thank, but the Jacksons aren’t the only multitalented family around. Some of today’s biggest young pop stars have paved the way for their talented siblings. Thing is, those little sisters aren’t so little anymore. This new school bunch is ready to climb the charts and set the fashion world spinning with a style all their own.

Jamie Lynn Spears

Big Sis: Britney

Age: 12. Will join the cheerleading squad, basketball team and softball team as a seventh grader at Park Lane Academy in Mississippi.

Dynamic DNA: Played a young Britney in teen flick “Crossroads” and had a cameo in Britney’s Pepsi commercial.

Rising Signs: Joined the cast of Nickelodeon’s “All That,” a miniature “Saturday Night Live,” last year. According to her brother Bryan Spears, acting is her true calling. “She has a great comedic flair. She won’t be entering the pop world.”

Crush: Will Smith

Sweet or Salty?: Pizza

Sidekick: Izzie, her Pomeranian.

Famous Last Words: “I wanna be like Britney, but maybe better — but I don’t wanna outshine her!” she told Oprah Winfrey.

Look: Capri pants and newsboy caps, but is a jeans and T-shirts kind of girl at heart.

Ashlee Simpson

Big Sis: Jessica

Age: 18

Home Base: Los Angeles

Rising Signs: Currently recording her first album, but already has over 50 Web sites devoted to her.

Dynamic DNA: The Dallas native attended School of American Ballet before dancing professionally on her sister’s tour. Landed a starring role on the WB’s “7th Heaven” in 2002. Also appeared in “The Hot Chick” and costars in the upcoming “Standing Still” with James Van Der Beek.

Look: Knows how to work vintage.

Solange Knowles

Big Sis: Beyoncé

Age: 16

Home Base: Houston

Rising Signs: Her recently released debut album, “Solo Star,” features tracks produced by the Neptunes and Beyoncé herself, and “Naïve,” a sisterly duet.
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