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Her favorite subject is math, but right now Katie Cassidy, 15, is thinking about history, as in whether it will repeat itself. She hopes her first release as a singer, a hip-pop cover, approaches the success of the original: dad David Cassidy's 1970 No. 1 with the Partridge Family "I Think I Love You." "She wants to play it for him in person," says her ex-model mom, Sherry Benedon, 49, who had a long on-again, off-again relationship with David, although they never married. "She wants to see his face."
That face may be a little red—as in upset—now. "He doesn't agree with me singing," admits Katie, who says Dad advised her to wait until she was 18. Still, her father says, "I love my daughter and I support what she does." The 10th grader, who got a break when a record producer she met at a drugstore asked her to give her mother his card, lives in L.A. with stepdad Richard Benedon, 50, and Mom, who encourages her daughter's career: "She's very mature."
Mature enough to also get modeling gigs: She posed as a cheerleader on the cover of 'N Sync's Celebrity disc last year. Not that Cassidy worships the boy band or anything. "You go through stages," she says. "I went through my teenybopper phase. That's over now."