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Jonesing for the Jonas Bros!



Attention Connecticut: The Jonas Brothers are coming to town this week — twice, so STOCK UP ON EARPLUGS!

The young boy band will perform in Bridgeport and Wallingford on Sunday and Tuesday, respectively, and the halls will be alive with screaming. And, oh, yeah, music too.

"The screaming is constant, non-stop, and there's not one minute of silence during the show," the band's Kevin Jonas recently told the Orlando Sentinel. "It's pretty intense."

The rocking Jonas Brothers — which feature 15-year-old Nick, 18-year-old Joe and 20-year-old Kevin — just didn't jump into the tween radar without a little help. The trio owes a lot to another popular favorite: Miley Cyrus, a.k.a. "Hannah Montana." The hot Disney star featured the well-dressed brunette boy band on her TV program, as the opening act on a recent tour, and on the big screen as part of her red-hot 3D concert film.

As a result, the brothers' pin-up popularity skyrocketed, as young girls across the country fell for their boyish good looks combined with talent and a pop-rock sound.

Despite their success as a three-piece outfit, the Jonas Brothers' origins are not as a trio. In fact, the band began as a single act. Young Nick performed on Broadway, with performances so impressive he secured a record deal with Columbia Records.

The label decided a new boy band might be in the cards, so the two brothers were also signed up. With a devoutly religious family, the group started out with a Christian bent. But soon straight-up pop rock won the band over.

"It's just where the music led us," Nick Jonas told Entertainment Weekly. "I think we can make a bigger impact in the Top 40 world."

But that impact didn't arrive immediately. The band's debut album, "It's About Time," sold a disappointing 62,000 copies and the group asked to be released from its contract. Not long after, Disney's Hollywood Records found the trio and the band's eponymous disc was recorded.

The label promoted the disc by giving the cute musicians a high-profile TV spot. The Jonas Brothers appeared on the "Hannah Montana" show that aired immediately following the Disney Channel debut of the highly anticipated flick "High School Musical 2." Nearly 11 million viewers tuned in to that show and saw the newest boy band.

Within months, the band had a platinum album on its hands.

With its Miley Cyrus-connection, the Jonas Brothers popularity grew and Live Nation offered up a two-year tour, which stops in the state this week.

And the excitement doesn't end at each concert's encore.

The Jonas Brothers have three upcoming projects on the Disney Channel: a TV movie, "Camp Rock," in June; a behind-the-scenes reality show set to air later this year; and in the fall, a scripted series titled "J.O.N.A.S." where they will play secret agents whose cover is as a teen band.

A third CD is already recorded and is due out in June.

And that means the chances are very good that earplugs will be required again soon.

Miley Cyrus Wears Diabetes Dog Tag For Nick Jonas



Miley Cyrus has been spotted wearing a diabetes alert dog tag to show support to her friend Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers who has the disease.

The teen sensation was snapped wearing the tag around her neck which is used to carry information about sufferers to help inform emergency services of their condition.

A source says: "She wants to use her fame to bring attention to the fight against the condition."

The Hannah Montana star has recently denied that she ever dated Nick, stating: "No one knows we were ever together, so how could we break up if we were never together... No one has proof... We aren't broken up and we're not together.”

They would make a very cute couple if they did go out.

Zac Efron Saw Ghost on Movie Set!



Zac Efron is convinced he had a supernatural experience on the set of his new movie Me And Orson Welles.

The 20-year-old actor is currently filming on the Isle of Man with Claire Danes, 28, and the pair are convinced they saw a ghost while shooting scenes in the Gaiety Theatre, which is said to be haunted.

Now the High School Musical star has become the butt of jokes among the crew, who keep winding him up about his spooky encounter.

Disney Star Tony Oller Talks High School Musical 3 Audition



You may not know who Tony Oller is…yet.

But if his High School Musical 3 audition goes the way that he’s hoping, the star of the Disney Channel short series As the Bell Rings may be a household name by the end of the year. Oller recently posted on his MySpace blog that he climbed the ladder through three rounds of auditions for HSM3 and got to do a screen test as well.

He was auditioning for what he called his “dream role” as a new addition to the High School Musical gang, a new character named Jimmie “The Rocket” Soto. The new guy “plays basketball and he wants to be like Troy,” according to Oller. “I worked really hard and did my best. So now I hope and pray I get it,” he confided.

High School Musical 3: Senior Year is scheduled for theatrical release on October 24, 2008.