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Walk In Nick's Shoes Sweepstakes

Make sure to get in your entry to the Nick Jonas / Bayer Diabetes sweepstakes by October 1st, 2008. Visit www.NicksSimpleWins.com and follow the directions provided to complete and submit the online entry form for receipt by 11:59:59 PM ET on October 1, 2008. The drawing will take place October 3rd.

Here are the prizes:

(4) Grand Prizes: A 4 day / 3 night trip to Los Angeles, CA for winner and (1) guest to participate in the Team Jonas for LA JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. Trip consists of round trip air transportation between major airport closest to winner’s residence and Los Angeles, CA, standard hotel accommodations for (3) nights (one room double occupancy), round trip ground transportation between airport and hotel and hotel and LA JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, $500 food and expense allowance, Fit4D Coaching Program consisting of: A coach to walk with you during the LA JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes event and One-to-One Fit4D Diabetes Coaching Package including 4 months of active and 8 months of Stay-Fit coaching (Package is contingent upon primary legal guardian/caregiver and primary care physician's written consent). Tentative trip dates are 10/31/08 – 11/3/08. Nick Jonas' appearance at walk is subject to his availability and has no monetary value. ARV: $7,495.

(10) First Prizes: A pair of sneakers autographed by Nick Jonas. ARV: $100.

(100) Runner Up Prizes: A T-Shirt. ARV: $10. Approximate Retail Value of all prizes: $31,980.

For the names of the Grand Prize and First Prize winners, mail a self-addressed first class stamped envelope to: Walk in Nick’s Shoes Sweepstakes Winner, P.O. Box 6612 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 for receipt by November 30, 2008.

Jonas Brothers Concert Contest & Backstage Passes

Tying its e-commerce web site to content, apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters will stream on its children-oriented web site 77kids.com an exclusive one-time concert with pop music band Jonas Brothers. The concert will take place Nov. 14 and will be shown at 77kids.com on Nov. 16.

The web showing will be a one-time-only event that will include concert performance footage, interviews and other exclusive content.

"The Jonas Brothers are a musical phenomenon," says Kathy Savitt, executive vice president and chief marketing officer. "We`re excited to bring their magic to the launch of the 77kids brand this fall."

77kids is also running a sweepstakes in which seven girls and seven boys will win the chance to attend the concert in person, including airfare and hotel accommodations. Customers can register beginning today through Oct. 4. Parents or guardians 21 years or older are eligible to win on behalf of children ages 2 to 14. Sweepstakes winners will receive backstage passes.

The sweepstakes and concert promotion will mark the launch of the 77kids collection beginning Oct. 21. The collection is aimed at children 2 to 12.

Fright Fest 2008 at Six Flags

Jonas Brothers UK Fans Get Royal Treatment

US teen band The Jonas Brothers have delighted hundreds of screaming fans at the European premiere of Disney's latest TV movie, Camp Rock, in London.

Joe, Kevin and Nick Jonas, who all star in the film, posed on a purple carpet at The Royal Festival Hall.

Camp Rock tells the story of a summer camp for aspiring young music artists and a pop star who is sent there to re-discover his passion for music.

It will air in the UK on the Disney Channel on 19 September at 1800 BST.

"It's amazing - we still can't believe that this many people showed up, it's a really cool feeling for us," Joe, 19, told the BBC News website.

"It came out a long time ago in America so to have the same reaction, if not more people show up, feels even better," added co-star Demi Lovato.

Camp Rock has proved a smash-hit in the US after airing in June, when 24.5m viewers tuned in to watch during the film's premiere weekend.

Disney TV movies are currently on a high thanks to the success of the High School Musical films, but The Jonas Brothers said they were not feeling the pressure to live up to expectations.

"This is a separate film," Nick, 15, said.

"It is on the Disney Channel and it does have music in it, but if we have any type of success that High School Musical had it would be an honor."

In the film, Joe plays a young pop star who lets fame get to his head - something he tries to ensure does not happen in real life.

"I have two amazing brothers to make sure that doesn't happen and we also have a great family and keep it a lot of fun.

"We also live by a rule: live at the bottom, even if you're at the top.

And how do the boys find their screaming UK female fans compared to their US counterparts?

"They're very similar - just the accents are different," said Nick.

The brothers hit the headlines recently when comedian Russell Brand made fun, at the MTV Video Music Awards, of the purity rings they wear to symbolize their virginity.

However, they told BBC Radio 1 on Tuesday that they did not take offense at the comments.

High School Musical 3 School Spirit Contest

To gear up for the highly anticipated theatrical release of “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” on October 24th, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has teamed up with MySpace, the world's premier social network, to create the ultimate “HSM3 School Spirit Contest” kicking off Sept. 2, 2008. One U.S. high school whose students best showcase their inner Wildcat could win a magical Disney Grad Nite celebration for the 2009 graduating class* at Walt Disney World® Resort or Disneyland® Resort, plus a HSM3 celebrity pep rally for the whole school featuring a live performance by Natasha Bedingfield.

Designed to encourage fans to show their best school spirit, the contest, which runs through Nov. 3, 2008, will be hosted on www.myspace.com/hsm3. Participants can earn points for their school by logging on to the film's official MySpace profile, completing online tasks, and voting via text messaging.

“HSM3 is the biggest movie in a franchise that is already a worldwide phenomenon. It’s all about the issues you face during senior year, especially getting ready for the next chapter of your life,” said Jim Gallagher, president of marketing, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. “We thought this contest was a great way to include every high school in the country in the fun of HSM3.”

“Disney has devised a ground-breaking campaign for High School Musical 3 and MySpace is thrilled to play a part," said Jeff Berman, president of sales and marketing for MySpace. “Technology, entertainment and MySpace’s community are coming together creating a once-in-a-lifetime experience for High School Musical’s passionate fans.”

And the winner is…
The winning school will receive a senior trip that includes roundtrip coach airfare, hotel accommodations for two nights, airport and hotel transfers in the destination city, admission to the theme park, Disney gift cards to cover meals, and admission to the Disney Grad Nite event. Disney Grad Nite promises a memorable night of the hottest live music and amped up theme park attractions. The winning school also receives a HSM3 celebrity pep rally starring Natasha Bedingfield, the biggest UK female pop star in the U.S., with special guest Menudo.

Potential participants should log onto the website for eligibility, official rules and prize specifications.

Disney’s “High School Musical” phenomenon leaps onto the big screen in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR, in which America’s favorite high school students (ZAC EFRON, VANESSA HUDGENS, ASHLEY TISDALE, LUCAS GRABEEL, CORBIN BLEU and MONIQUE COLEMAN) hit senior year. Amidst a basketball championship, prom and a big spring musical featuring all of the Wildcats, Troy and Gabriella vow to make every moment last as their lifelong college dreams put the future of their relationship in question. A crew of sophomore Wildcats (MATT PROKOP, JUSTIN MARTIN, JEMMA MCKENZIE-BROWN) joins in the fun as the film’s incredible new music and exciting dance numbers take maximum advantage of the big screen. Directed by Kenny Ortega from a screenplay written by Peter Barsocchini, the film opens in theaters Oct. 24.