The iCarly star opens up about being grounded and wanting to learn how to drive

By Joanne Fowler and Paul Chi
Updated June 11, 2008 01:55 PM
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She may be living a “dream come true,” but iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove still has to follow her parents’ rules like any other teen.

“They are kind of strict,” 15-year-old Cosgrove told PEOPLE at the Times Square Virgin Megastore where she was signing copies of her debut album, iCarly – Music from and Inspired by the Hit TV Show Tuesday. (Listen to a track here.) “I have to clean my room and stuff like that. And I have been grounded before, unfortunately.”

When it comes to learning how to drive, she’s also no exception to the rule – anxious for the next six months to pass to get behind the wheel of a car.

“I tell my parents I want to learn how to drive all the time,” she said. “Every time they go to the grocery store or something they are probably going to run away because I want to drive.”

And she expects to take drivers’ education as well as get some help from her dad. “He may yell at me … but hopefully it will go well.”

Cosgrove, who’s been acting since three, also admitted her mom “comes with me everywhere,” but feels like “the luckiest girl in the world.”

“As long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to sing and act so for me able to do what I’m doing is so cool,” she said. “It’s definitely a dream come true.”

Cosgrove also spends her hard-earned cash like any other teen. “Recently I got a brand new laptop and the iPhone just came out,” she said. “So I got that.”

As for her biggest celebrity crush, it’s still undecided for the Drake and Josh star: “It’s between Orlando Bloom and Chris Brown … I can’t pick which one.”

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