Yes, still brainstorming for MEOW.  I'm always on the lookout for elements that aren't overdone.

Can anyone think of any YA where a character has a mother whose career is in acting?  

(If I used this, the actor-mother wouldn't be the point of the story--AT ALL--or have anything to do with the hook.  I'm just trying to work out some motivations and backstory for a character, and this might fit.  I'm considering maybe a small-role soap actress or something.)