To ring in 2009, Miley Cyrus is planning her own kind of high school musical. She has booked a New Year's concert at an unlikely venue: Inside the gymnasium of Beckman High School in Irvine, Calif.
Back in the summer, MTV held a contest for high school students to win a live, Cyrus-headlines concert on New Year's Eve.
The winner is Alison Kaprielian, a senior whose tireless work for the Pink Ribbon Club for breast cancer awareness has won her school the experience of a lifetime.
Fresh back from a Christmas break with family in her hometown of Nashville, Cyrus and pal Mandy Jiroux spent most of Tuesday with Kaprielian.
"Miley and Mandy surprised the girl at her house today," says a source. "It was very cute."
Beckman student Allie Sanchez, a member of the dance team that will be performing onstage with Cyrus said, "We are all so excited! We have been practicing all day."
While Beckman High is hosting the bash, it's not just students of the school who will be attendance.
On MTV.com free tickets were won by "true fans of Miley Cyrus," who will gather in the bleachers for the cable net's New Year's Eve broadcast, starting at 8 p.m. ET.
There is one catch: All audience members must wear pink—and that will go for males and females alike.
To ring in 2009, Miley Cyrus is planning her own kind of high school musical. She has booked a New Year's concert at an unlikely venue: Inside the gymnasium of Beckman High School in Irvine, Calif.
The JONAS BROTHERS head to the big screen—in Disney Digital 3-D™—in a high-energy Walt Disney Pictures rockumentary feature film event from director Bruce Hendricks (“Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert”). The film blends excerpts from the Brothers’ red-hot “Burning Up” concert tour, including guest performances from Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift, with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, off-the-wall segments, a never-before-heard song ("Love Is On Its Way"), swarming fans and a lot of JB-style humor—giving fans never-before-seen insights into the lives of KEVIN, JOE and NICK.
CAST: Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift
DIRECTOR: Bruce Hendricks
PRODUCERS: Art Repola, Johnny Wright, Philip McIntyre, Kevin Jonas Sr., Alan Sacks
RELEASE DATE: February 27, 2009
• The “Burning Up” tour was one hot ticket: the Brothers sold out three Madison Square Garden shows in record time. On November 18, 2008, the Brothers released a photo diary
book: “Burning Up: On Tour with the Jonas Brothers.”
• Jonas Brothers’ “A Little Bit Longer” album debuted in August 2008 at # 1 on the Billboard Top 200 as the 3rd highest debut of 2008. It has since gone platinum. Their next
single is “Tonight,” which hits the radio in January 2009.
• Disney’s “Camp Rock” debuted on Disney Channel in June 2008 as the network’s #2 original movie of all time with 8.9 million viewers.
The Jonas Brothers are returning to Nashville on Jan. 4 to play a surprisingly small venue: the Ryman Auditorium.
Joe and Nick Jonas told The Tennessean that the band is aiming for a casual, "unplugged" kind of show at the Ryman, similar to its recent last-minute concert in Los Angeles after the American Music Awards.
"The show was amazing," Joe Jonas said. "It had a really cool, loose vibe, with us playing covers of some of our favorite songs, and inviting our friends to come up and play with us. We were just having a good time with our fans, and thanking them for what an amazing year this has been. We didn't get to hit Nashville on our tour this summer, so we decided to come and play there."
"We like to play shows when it's just solely about the music," Nick Jonas said. "Being able to get up there and just have fun with our band — that means the world to us. Touring with big productions is always so much fun, but when we get to break it down to a real intimate vibe with the people that are there, that's always a great time."
To Joe, intimate shows like this offer a "nice change from the big rock thing."
The brothers last visited Nashville in 2007, opening for Miley Cyrus at Sommet Center. They headlined previous concerts in Nashville, but that was before smash successes like Camp Rock and their third album, A Little Bit Longer, made them one of the biggest pop acts in the world.
The brothers hope to have some special guests join them at the show, but won't divulge any more.
"We like to keep surprises surprises, if you will," Nick said, "but I think some people might be joining us."
"Nashville's such a great music city, and we haven't been there in a long time," Joe said. "We wanted to do something special for all our Nashville fans that have been waiting for us to come back. Any chance we get to play our music and have a good time with friends and fans is something we always want to do."
Disney is working on an untitled movie project that will star the teen celebrity sensation Miley Cyrus. The film is a love story, set in small town in eastern North Carolina, and is being tailor-made for the "Hannah Montana" star by author Nicholas Sparks. Miley's mother, Tish Cyrus, will be the executive producer.
Sparks plans to finish the screenplay before the end of the year and principal photography for the movie is planned for the first part of 2009.
Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, will publish the book in September of 2009.
The film will follow later that same year, which is considered a short window between book and movie release dates.
The project came about after Disney exec Jason Reed met with the actress, who is slowly broadening her image and transitioning to adult fare. She mentioned "A Walk to Remember" as an example of what she hoped for. Disney was looking for a new film project for Miley Cyrus, and she was looking for a film to play a more dramatic role in.
Sparks and director/producer Adam Shankman are reunited for this project. Shankman directed "A Walk to Remember."
Jennifer Gibgot, who partnered with Shankman in the Disney-based Offspring Entertainment production company, got the project off the ground.
Cyrus is starring as the voice of "Penny" in Disney/Pixar's animated movie "Bolt" that will be in theaters in November. In the spring of 2009, "The Hannah Montana Movie will be released". Her album, "Breakout" debuted at No. 1 this summer on the charts. She will also be co-starring with Raven-Symoné in the upcoming Disney film "Further Adventures in Babysitting".
Notable Nicholas Sparks novels that were made info movies include "The Notebook", "A Walk to Remember", "Nights in Rodanthe", and " Message in a Bottle".
Disney Channel has ordered up more episodes of its series Hannah Montana and The Suite Life on Deck.
Disney has approved six more episodes for the third season of Hannah, bringing the total order to 30. Addition, the network greenlighted a 13-episode second season of Suite Life.
"Hannah," which debuted in 2006, stars Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles, Mitchel Musso, Billy Ray Cyrus and Moises Arias. For the fourth quarter, it ranks as the No. 1 basic cable series among kids 6-14 and the Number one scripted series in total overall viewers.
The Suite Life on Deck, a spinoff of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody that premiered in September, stars Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song, Debby Ryan and Phill Lewis. It ranks as TV's No. 2 program among kids 6-11 and No. 3 among 9-14 year olds..
Both series are produced by It's a Laugh Prods.
Talent Search and auditions information for both Hannah Montana and Suite life on Deck can be found on the Disney Channel Audition Blog:
Disney Channel Auditions
Voting starts Friday, November 28th and runs through December 31, 2008. Disney Channel is accepting votes in an online poll for your favorite episodes, music videos and more. Head to www.disneychannel.com starting Friday and cast your vote!
The voting allows viewers to choose the New Year’s Eve programming lineup which will be called “Totally New Year” hosted by Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin and Jennifer Stone of “Wizards of Waverly Place,” airing Wednesday, December 31st (6:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
Barack Obama's two young daughters have been invited to appear on popular children's television show Hannah Montana.
The show's central character is Miley Cyrus, whose father is the actor Billy Ray Cyrus, who revealed the invitation in an interview aired on Monday.
He said the President-elect's daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha Obama, seven, to take part in an episode of the Disney Channel show around April next year.
Mr Cyrus said: "They probably will. The invitation is there.
"You know the 'Hannah Montana' film comes out in April. Maybe something might happen around then."
When pressed for details in the interview on Access Hollywood, Cyrus said: "I can't, I can't. I have got to keep a secret."
Mr Obama has said in interviews that Malia is a big fan of the show but his daughters have been sheltered from the media and it remains to be seen whether he and his wife will want their daughters to take part in the show.
Miley Cyrus, who is 16, said she was not sure if the offer had gone out, but added: "I think that would be really cool and if anything, have them visit the set."
The Jonas Brothers will be at Disney's California Adventure from 11 am to 12:30 pm on Tuesday, November 25th for the release and signing of their new book, Burning Up: On Tour with the JONAS Brothers. The book includes 200 never-before-seen amazing photos with detailed descriptions by the brothers themselves - making this the ultimate backstage pass to life on the road with the Jonas Brothers.
The book will be offered for sale for $21.99, plus tax, and there is a limit of one book per person.
Wristbands will be distributed starting at 7:00 am at the West Esplanade Guest Information Kiosk (near the tram stop from the Mickey and Friends parking structure). Books will be sold at the Golden Vine Winery Patio inside Disney's California Adventure, and the Jonas Brothers will be signing copies inside the Golden Dreams theater.
Kevin, Joe and Nick will be on hand for a special appearance and signing from 11 AM to 12:30 PM only.
Full details available on the Disney Parks Website.
Miley Cyrus, star of Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana," and her father, television co-star and duet partner Billy Ray Cyrus, will perform on ABC’s "Good Morning America” on Wednesday, Nov. 12. They are also scheduled to present a trophy that night during the 42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards on ABC.
Earlier this year the pair scored a top 5 hit on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with “Ready, Set, Don’t Go.”
The "Good Morning America" concert event will take place on the Chevy Stage at the Sommet Center's outside plaza at the corner of Broadway and Fifth Avenue in Nashville and is presented by Chevrolet. That same stage will play host to the 2008 Chevy CMA Awards Kickoff Concert a day earlier, on Nov. 11.
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Radio Disney is holding a sweepstakes to attend the American Music Awards, where the Jonas Brothers are scheduled to perform.
Here are the Code Words to enter:
Ages 14 & under, US, one entry per person/email address per day. Ends November 13, 2008 @ 3:00pm PT
Prize: (1 winner) 3-day/2-night trip for four persons (Winner, one Parent/Legal Guardian, and two other guests) to Los Angeles, CA where they will attend the American Music Awards on Sunday, November 23, 2008. The Grand Prize consists of the following elements: hotel accommodations for the Family (one standard room, quadruple occupancy) for two nights at a Sponsor selected hotel in the City; four tickets for the Family to attend the Awards Show; if the Winner resides more than 250 miles from the City, round-trip coach air transportation for the Family between an airport near the Winner's residence and a Southern California airport as selected by Sponsor; and round trip ground transportation between the airport and hotel, as well as between the hotel and Awards Show in the City. There are no other prizes. All expenses not specifically mentioned herein are not included and are solely the Winner's responsibility, including but not limited to: round-trip transportation between the Winner's residence and any airport of origin, transportation to the hotel if the winner resides less than 250 miles from the City, room service, parking fees, laundry service, meals, alcoholic beverages, merchandise, souvenirs, telephone calls, tips, gratuities and service charges. Airline carrier and hotel regulations and conditions apply. Travel and lodging are subject to availability, certain restrictions, blackout dates and Sponsor's approval. Group must travel on same itinerary and must be available to travel November 22-24, 2008 to attend the Awards Show on Sunday, November 23, 2008 or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected, time permitting. No transfer or substitution of Trip elements will be permitted. Approximate retail value of Grand Prize package: $3,500, which will vary depending upon points of departure and destination and seasonal fluctuation of hotel rates and airfares.
Another hot Disney Channel act is poised to make a bigscreen splash at 20th Century Fox.
Fox has locked the Jonas Brothers to make their feature starring debut in "Walter the Farting Dog." Based on a bestselling series of books by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray, the film is being adapted by Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen into a family film that will revolve around Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas, as well as their younger brother Frankie.
Pic shoots next spring and is a potential directing project for Peter and Bobby Farrelly, who'll produce with Bradley Thomas through the trio's Conundrum banner.
The Jonas Brothers have become wildly popular through the boy band's appearances playing music and acting in such Disney Channel programming as the telepic "Camp Rock." Frankie, known as the bonus Jonas has also gained a profile appearing with his brothers.
The title character in the "Walter" books is a fat dog with severe flatulence. The brothers play musicians whose parents are asked to care for the dog by an aunt just before she passes away.
"By the time they've driven the dog home, everybody's head is out the window of the family station wagon but Frankie, and only because he has a serious sinus problem and doesn't notice the stench coming from Walter," said Peter Farrelly.
While his brothers play music, Frankie and the gaseous hound get involved in a plot that involves liberating a koi fish and thwarting jewel thieves.
The studio sees a potential franchise in "Walter," and the scribes have been involved in hatching the franchises "Toy Story" and "Garfield." They were also co-writers of the remake "Cheaper by the Dozen."
Reelfx's Tom Kartsotis and Steve O'Brien will be exec producers.
The Jonas Brothers are repped by CAA and managed by Kevin Jonas and Phil Levine.
This year's hottest music-filled movie is rocking its way on to yet more TV screens in 78 territories across the world, as new deals build upon its existing success on international Disney Channels. New free TV, pay TV and basic cable agreements for Disney Channel Original Movie "Camp Rock" have been announced today by Disney-ABC-ESPN Television, and include territories such as Australia, France, Turkey and Switzerland.
"Camp Rock" had its European free television launch, on ProSieben in Germany, on 20th September, where it ranked as the #1 highest rated live action movie broadcast on ProSieben in 2008 with all Kids 3-13 and Kids 10-13. Its recent premiere on both Portugal's free television channel SiC and Spain's Cuatro saw the highly anticipated feature achieve #1 in its timeslot with individuals, kids and teens in Portugal, and with kids and teens in Spain.
Across free television, pay television and basic cable, Disney-ABC-ESPN Television has concluded agreements which will see "Camp Rock" reach 78 territories to date, with launches upcoming on channels such as M6 in France, Kanal D Turkey, ERT Greece, RTS Serbia, The Movie Network Australia, Seven Network Australia, TVNZ New Zealand, and the BBC in the UK.
Combined with its phenomenal success on Disney Channels around the world "Camp Rock" has now reached over 74 million total viewers worldwide.
Ben Pyne, president, Global Distribution, Disney Media Networks, commented: "Camp Rock has been enormously successful in its Disney Channel window, and we have very high expectations for free TV in all territories. Working closely with Disney Channel, we are maximizing the potential of key franchise properties such as Camp Rock, and bringing the best in kids and family entertainment to new markets across the globe."
"Camp Rock" stars pop sensations Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato, and follows the story of a talented yet unsure teenager, and a hot-headed young popstar who's lost his passion for music and needs to find it again, and is sent packing to Camp Rock by his band mates. Together, at Camp Rock for aspiring young music artists, they learn to believe in themselves and to value the freedom to be who they really want to be - all to a rocking soundtrack.
Alongside Taylor Swift, Jonas Brothers are scheduled to perform at next year's RodeoHouston, it was announced today by Leroy Shafer, the rodeo's chief operating officer.
Nick Jonas and his brothers are expected to play on March 8 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas while Swift will take the event's stage on March 20. "We're thrilled about this presentation," Shafer shares his excitement concerning the upcoming stars-studded show. "To bring both of these acts in is just a tremendous coup for us. It's been our purpose throughout the years to provide affordable family entertainment to Houston."
The Jonas Brothers headlined a Valentine's Day show at Toyota Center and were the opening act on the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus Best of Both Worlds Tour. The group's third album, A Little Bit Longer, was released in August and posted first-week sales of more than 525,000 copies. Groove-based single Burnin' Up became the band of brothers' biggest pop hit to date, peaking at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The JBros also scored three top-10 albums in one week earlier this year: a self-titled sophomore disc, A Little Bit Longer and the soundtrack to Disney flick Camp Rock.
"I think we've found a real good partnership with the Disney acts, beginning with Hilary Duff, then Miley Cyrus and now the Jonas Brothers," Shafer says.
Walt Disney Company's highly anticipated "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" hits movie theaters around the globe next week on October 22, with bumper advance ticket sales and plans to keep the $1 billion-plus franchise red-hot with a fourth film.
Disney is considering releasing High School Musical 4 in theaters worldwide. Earlier it was announced that HSM4 would be released as a Disney Channel Original Movie, as the first two installments of the HSM franchise were.
The company has not yet had contract discussions with the actors for a fourth film, set for release in 2010, although it likely will be without Efron and Hudgens and some other key principals.
But Ross said Disney was "very bullish that there is a lot more story to tell about East High. We are going to focus on the new story and the characters and we will go from there."
Disney will factor in more than just box office in deciding whether "High School Musical 4" returns to its cable TV origins or joins big movie franchises like "Pirates of the Caribbean," "The Chronicles of Narnia" and "National Treasure," Ross said.
Disney is not too worried that a wholesale cast change will dampen children's devotion to the fictional New Mexico high school because, like the original cast, the "tween" audience is growing up and a new group of young fans awaits.
"I think this franchise is stronger than the individual characters themselves, not that they haven't been hugely popular," said Robert Thompson, professor of television and popular culture at Syracuse University.
"The universe that has been created clearly isn't one that they can populate with the same characters. They grow up."
But Disney sees no reason to retire a property that produced $100 million in operating profit in its first 18 months and stands to produce a similar amount in fiscal 2008 alone.
The Jonas Brothers will perform during halftime of the Dallas Cowboys' nationally televised Thanksgiving Day game against the Seattle Seahawks.
The band will officially kick off the 2008 Salvation Army Red Kettle Christmas campaign at the November 27 contest. The fundraising drive continues through Christmas Eve.
Since its partnership with the Cowboys, which began in 1997, the annual Red Kettle campaign has raised more than $1 billion, helping the Salvation Army serve 30 million people each year nationwide. Last year, the campaign raised a record $118 million.
Previous halftime performers include Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Destiny's Child, Toby Keith, LeAnn Rimes, Jessica Simpson, Randy Travis and Reba McEntire.
Jonas Brothers are feeling generous this holiday season as they announce November concerts and a 2009 World Tour.
The November dates include a performance at the American Music Awards on November 23rd, San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, CA on November 15th, two performances on November 29th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, and a show a the Hollywood Palladium November 30th.
The Jonas Brothers also have announced that they have plans for a World Tour in 2009. Stay posted for more information.
Jonas Brothers Upcoming Performances:
Foro Sol Venue
Mexico City, Mexico
New York, NY
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.
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.
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.
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.
All you Jonas Brothers fans now have a chance to vacation with them in the Bahamas. Kevin Jonas says he and his brothers are excited about the opportunity to take 40 of their fans on vacation to the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort as part of a contest. He says they are using alternative media to keep their fans happy, especially when they are off the road from doing concerts and filming their TV show.
Winners will also receive premier tickets to a private Jonas Brothers Concert.
Contest ends November 1, 2008
Click Here to enter for your chance to spend a 3-night vacation in The Bahamas with the Jonas Brothers!
‘U Rock the Summer on Disney.com’, a unique promotion that gives fans the opportunity to create their own music videos to song clips from popular Disney artists, post the original videos on the U Rock site (www.Disney.com/URock) and enter to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Today through Sept. 1, guests can visit Disney.com/URock and enter the sweepstakes once a day, every day for a chance to attend the star-studded world premiere of Walt Disney Pictures’“High School Musical 3: Senior Year,” coming to theaters this fall.
In addition, guests can download song clips and create videos for High School Musical 2’s “All for One,” Jonas Brothers’“Burnin’ Up,” The Cheetah Girls’“One World” or “Ever Ever After” as recorded by Jordan Pruitt on “Disneymania 6”. Fans that upload videos will have the chance to win one of these once-in-a-lifetime experiences:
* Rock out at a Jonas Brothers concert and meet the Jonas Brothers
* Rock out at “The Cheetah Girls: One World Live Concert Tour” and meet The Cheetah Girls
* Record a “Disneymania 6” song and meet “Disneymania 6” recording artist Jordan Pruitt
* Host a Radio Disney Street Jam party that will bring rock n’ roll to your whole block
Coming soon, guests will be able to watch, share and comment on a variety of videos that were uploaded as part of the sweepstakes. Guests will be e-mailed if their video is posted on Disney.com and will be able to share their creation with family and friends.
The ‘U Rock the Summer on Disney.com’ prizes are presented in partnership with Walt Disney Pictures, Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records and Radio Disney.
Improvisational Audition / All actresses to do the following:
1) Give tour of her bedroom and show with great enthusiasm and sincerity, that it is a shrine to the brothers. They want to hear how much she loves each brother and why based on what she is showing in her collection of Jonas Brothers posters, pictures, memorabilia, etc.
2) Actress is standing in front row of Jonas Brothers Concert trying desperately to get their attention - screaming their names, expressing her love and devotion, she is practically hysterical that she is so close to her idols. She is a true super fan. This role is for someone who bursts into tears her passion and excitement!
Please Click Here for information on how to submit a photo and resume to Disney Channel.
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Also include a cover letter explaining why YOU are the ultimate Jonas Brothers Super Fan.
Executive Producer: Douglas C. Merrifield
Director: Bruce Hendricks
Joe Jonas - Himself
Kevin Jonas - Himself
Nick Jonas - Himself
A 3-D concert film of the 2008 Jonas Brothers "Burning Up" concert tour, as well as documentary footage on the lives of the three brothers.
The remaining global premiere schedule is as follows:
September – Premiere on Disney Channels India, Southeast Asia, Korea, Taiwan, the UK, Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, Italy, Australia and New Zealand (dates to be announced)
October - Premiere on Disney Channels Scandinavia.
In an unprecedented, far-reaching cross-platform rollout, the Disney-ABC Television Group today announced that Disney's "Camp Rock," a celebratory, song and dance-filled Disney Channel Original Movie for kids and families, will premiere on Disney Channel, the ABC Television Network (as part of the “Wonderful World of Disney” franchise), ABC Family, Radio Disney and Disney.com in Disney XD, FRIDAY, JUNE 20 through Monday, June 23 in the U.S. It will also premiere on Family Channel Canada and on Quebec's VRAK.TV (dubbed in French) on Friday, June 20 and on Disney Channels around the world beginning in August.
The "Camp Rock" soundtrack will release Tuesday, June 17 from Walt Disney Records and the DVD, with exclusive bonus features, will release around the world beginning Tuesday, August 19 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
Starring Platinum-certified Hollywood Records recording artists and Top 40 and Radio Disney hit-makers Jonas Brothers (Joe, Kevin and Nick) and singer/songwriter/actress Demi Lovato (of Disney Channel's "As the Bell Rings"), "Camp Rock" is the story of a talented yet unsure teen who yearns to share her songs with the world, and of a tempestuous young superstar who's lost his passion for music and is sent packing by his band mates. Together, at a camp for aspiring young music artists, they learn to believe in themselves and to value the freedom to be who they really want to be.
"High School Musical: The Reality Show" is a 13 episode reality, competition show that brings the HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL experience to life by fulfilling the dreams of young performers, (age 15 - 19) and making them part of the HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL world.
Through judged performances, contestants will be eliminated until only one remains and gains a spot on the High School Musical 3 feature film soundtrack. Casting information coming soon.
Miley Cyrus walked away from Saturday Night's Kid's Choice awards with the Favorite TV Actress and Favorite Female Singer Awards. Her show, Hannah Montana, also nominated for Favorite TV show but lost to Drake and Josh. Miley thanked her family, friends and God.
Later in the night little Miss Cyrus also performed live. The kiddie Oscars are kinda fun! Like Miley, I would NOT want to get slimed!
Last year, Miley also won the favorite TV star Kid's Choice Award.
Nickelodeon registered 88 million online votes for their annual Kid's Choice Awards.
In related news, the Jonas Brothers won for “Favorite Band”.
Billy Ray Cyrus was thrilled when Disney decided to shoot the upcoming "Hannah Montana" movie in Tennessee, meaning he'd be able to work in his home state. Now he's even more excited about the picture, because he's seen an updated version of the script and thinks it's a winner.
After seeing the latest version of the script for Hannah Montana Movie, The father of the wildly popular Miley Ray Cyrus says he is ready to fire up the cameras.
"Immediately after the writers' strike ended, Disney put their A-team on finishing this script and taking it to the next level," he told The Tennessean. "They '10-folded' the script that was there. It's 10 times better than it was, and it started off great. I just love the direction of it. The people are getting into place. The infrastructure to make this movie is now in town."
Shooting for the picture begins in May, which has been a creative inspiration for Billy Ray. When he found out it was set for the Volunteer State, he wrote a new song, "Back To Tennessee," and it's now slated to appear in the movie and become the theme for the TV competition "Nashville Star," which he'll be hosting beginning in June.
Meanwhile, daughter Miley Cyrus has also got some additional TV time of her own plotted out for the summer. She'll appear in New York during NBC's "Today" show concert series on July 25. Also pegged for "Today" are Kenny Chesney on June 13 and Rascal Flatts on July 11.
The Jonas Brothers are set to begin their "Burning Up Tour" this summer, and fans get ready to burn up the ticket sales counters this Saturday.
Jonas Brothers concert tickets regularly become sold out within minutes of going on sale, so thousands of people are flocking to the Fan Club website to join. The Fan Club, known as Team Jonas, membership allows members to purchase tickets for the summer tour early, while the general public will have to wait until this Saturday. But now many Fan Club members are complaining that the seats are less-than-desired. Fans are wondering if the Fan Club only has blocks that are not the best seats in the house, and the best seats are saved for higher paying Ticketmaster customers.
Either way, one can only expect similar frustration and ticket scalping problems that seems to be the norm in these crazed scrambles to get tickets for these tween and teen Disney Channel idols.
If you've somehow escaped their spell the brothers Jonas are a pop-culture phenomenon that the Washington Post calls a "youthquake."
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.
They have the phenomenal album sales, a sizzling hot summer tour, Monday they performed at the White House Easter Egg Roll, tonight they're the guest performers on "Dancing with the Stars", they have a new Disney Channel Original Movie called "Camp Rock" that will be released soon (the official trailer will air on Sunday, April at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT), and Disney Channel is working on a reality series titled "Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream."
It does indeed seem that Jonas Brothers World Domination has begun!
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ALEX AND JUSTIN RUSSO MUST ATTEND WIZ TECH SUMMER SCHOOL IN A SPECIAL TWO-PART EPISODE OF "WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE" PREMIERING SUNDAY, APRIL 6 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
BURBANK, March 24, 2008 . . . Alex and Justin Russo must attend Wiz Tech summer school in a special two-part episode of "Wizards of Waverly Place" premiering SUNDAY, APRIL 6 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
Following 'Wizard School' Disney Channel presents the world premiere of the "Camp Rock" Trailer, a preview of the music and dance-filled Disney Channel Original Movie starring Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato. It premieres in June.
School's out and Alex Russo (Selena Gomez) has plans to enjoy a relaxing summer vacation. But when she uses her magical powers to clean her room the easy way, her parents send her to join Justin Russo (David Henrie) at Wiz Tech for summer school. While Justin, a star student, becomes wildly popular, Alex struggles with a particular teacher and can't seem to make a single friend.
In part two, Alex now knows that her teacher, Dr. Evilini (Octavia Spencer), has a plan to drain the powers from the best young wizard after the Twelve Ball Tournament. Justin has made it to the final round of the tournament, and it is up to Alex to save his powers.
Beginning on Monday, March 24, www.DisneyChannel.com will feature a new "World Wide Wiz Web" game. Fans of the show can earn their wizard stripes by cracking the code and gaining access to the "World Wide Wiz Web."
1. Zachary David Alexander Efron was born in California 20 years ago, the eldest son of power plant workers David and Starla. He has a 16-year-old brother Dylan, with whom he admits he used to have "full-on fist brawls".
2. One of Zac's early roles was on ER. Unfortunately, his character died on the operating table!
3. Zac had a poster of supermodel Tyra Banks on his bedroom ceiling when he was a boy. "I had that famous poster of her in a purple bathing suit in my room seventh or eighth grade", he recalls. "I thought she was so hot. She was my first love".
4. But who floats Zac's boat these days? Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul, Summerland co-star Lori Loughlin and Jessica Alba are top of his list. And, it goes without saying, his sometime girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens.
5. The dog tag Zac wears around his neck was a present from Ms Abdul from her very own jewelry collection. It says "Reach for the Stars" on the front and "You might just become one!"
6. Zac turned down a record deal from Simon Cowell, telling him, "Acting is my main priority."
7. Zac's pals nicknamed him "Hollywood", but blogger Perez Hilton oped for the more feminine "Zacquisha" as part of an ongoing attempt to out him as gay.
8. Zac says screen legend Liza Minelli is one of his greatest inspirations. Hmm, that may not do much to alleviate those rumours!
9. Zac assures us that fame hasn't gone to his head and he's still a regular guy. I could show you 500 kids in LA who are my height, weight, hair color and age. Were a dime a dozen," he says. "Why did I get the parts I did? Who knows? But the minute I start thinking its because I was special, thats when I know I'm in trouble.
10. What is Zac's party trick? "I can blow bubbles with my spit," he boasts. Ewwww!
Disney's plan for Jonas total world domination continues as it was announced today that there will be a new Reality Series starring Nick, Joe, and Keven.
The series, which is shooting under the working title "Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream," will follow the on- and off-stage lives of the platinum selling trio on their current Look Me in the Eyes tour. The series is set to debut in the spring and will give fans unfettered access to the lives of the Jonas brothers as they travel the world. Fans can share the experiences with the Jonases on the tour bus, as they rehearse and perform, go sky-diving and race go-carts. It also will follow them as they interact with their parents and younger brother, Frankie aka "Bonus Jonas".
The Jonases have a huge following among girls. After the August release of their self-titled sophomore album, on Disney-owned Hollywood Records, they joined Miley Cyrus on her sold-out Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds concert tour, which kicked off in October and ended in January. The brothers embark on their Burning Up tour this summer.
This news is only the latest in Disney's master plan for Jonas extreme superstardom. In addition to their million-selling album last summer, the brothers Jonas are set to record a third album, begin production on another TV show called J.O.N.A.S! (Junior Operatives Networking As Spies), and a TV movie, Camp Rock, will hit the air in June.
Ashley Tisdale says going blonde was the key to her success
Ashley TisdaleHigh School Musical star Ashley Tisdale has revealed the secret of her success - going blonde.
The 22-year-old actress, known for her role as ‘Sharpay’ in the hit Disney show - was originally a brunette - but only got her big break after changing her hair color.
She said: “It suits my personality. I guess I was a brunette with a blonde personality.
“I have been blonde for a while now.
“At first it was really shocking and I didn’t know what to think, it felt like another person in the mirror. But now I am comfortable with it.
“But blondes aren’t dumb. I am smart and I don’t think all of us are ditzy.”
Changing hair color has clearly worked wonders for Ashley; in just under three years, High School Musical - which is set for the big screen later this year - has turned the young singer/actress from a virtual unknown into a global superstar and her debut pop album ‘Headstrong’ has sold more than a million copies.
But despite her success, Tisdale insists that she is nothing like spoiled, selfish brat Sharpay - and is determined to avoid the traps that have snared teen idols such as Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan whose soaring success has led to wild behaviour and stints in rehab.
She said: “I don’t drink, I don’t smoke and I don’t go clubbing so a lot of those problems go away. The difference is I play young but I am 22 and have been in this business since I was three years old. It just depends how you were raised but success does come early for some people. Lindsay and Britney had success really early and that is a lot a pressure. For me, I am glad that it came at this time and I got to finish high school. I know who I am and what I want from life and I am mature about life. I am able to go out there and get what I want.”
The Jonas Brothers were busy last night doing what they do best - entertaining a sold-out crowd in Washington DC as part of their Look Me in the Eyes tour.
Joe, Nick and Kevin took to the stage amid wild cheers from the Patriot Center fans, who were pushing forward to get just a little bit closer to their rocker idols.
In related news, the brothers are getting anxious to release their third album, and are debuting four new songs on the tour.
“We’re so excited about it,” Nick said. “It’s really sounding great. We have some more Elvis Costello and Prince influences on it, and some of the Rascals and the Animals. And the song writing is mature as far as chord structure. But, not lyrical content, we’re not drifting off into the abyss.”
He added, “We’re just the same guys writing about the same type of, either heartbreak or great times or whatever it is. But we’ve really kind of tried to expand our horizon when it comes to the style of music and all that. So it’s really cool. We’re happy with the way it sounds.”
The Jonas brothers are also starring in their own new Disney Channel show called J.O.N.A.S! - Junior Operatives Networking as Spies. And fans are anxiously waiting the release of the Disney Channel Original Movie, "Camp Rock" starring the Jonas Brothers with an appearance by "Bonus Jonas" aka Little Frankie Jonas, the youngest of the Jonas brood.
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 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 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.
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.
Birth Name: Destiny Hope Cyrus
Date of Birth: 23 November 1992, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Nickname: Smiley, Miley
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Miley Ray Cyrus was born in Franklin, Tennessee, the daughter of Leticia "Tish" (née Finley) and country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, and the granddaughter of the late Ron Cyrus. She has two elder half-brothers, Christopher Cody and Trace, the latter being the vocalist and guitarist of an electronic rock band, Metro Station in California. She also has an older half-sister, Brandi, a younger brother, Braison, and a younger sister, Noah, who is also an actress. She was named Destiny Hope because her parents believed that she would accomplish great things. Cyrus gained her nickname "Miley" because she kept smiling ("Smiley") as a youngster. Cyrus attended Heritage Middle School, and now has a private tutor. She grew up on her parents' farm outside of Nashville.
Cyrus became interested in acting at age nine when the family briefly lived in Toronto, Canada. Her first acting role was as a guest star on her father's television series Doc, in which she played a girl named Kylie. In 2003, she played "Young Ruthie" in Tim Burton's Big Fish and was credited as Destiny Cyrus. She was also featured in Rhonda Vincent's music video for "If Heartaches Have Wings", and appeared on Colgate Country Showdown with her father, who was hosting the program.
Cyrus was eleven years old when she originally auditioned for Disney for the lead as well as the "best friend" roles. Disney Channel executives then judged her to be "too small", however Miley was persistent in her desire to be part of the show, so Disney called her back for further auditions when she turned 12. According to Disney Channel Executive Vice President Gary Marsh, Cyrus was chosen for Hannah Montana because of her energetic and lively performance and was seen as a person who "loves every minute of life", with the "everyday relatability of Hilary Duff and the stage presence of Shania Twain". She spent several years to get rid of her Southern accent, but in the end Disney wanted her to revive it. Later in an unusual twist, Cyrus had to audition her own father, Billy Ray Cyrus, to see if he would fit the role as Hannah's dad. Cyrus currently stars in Hannah Montana as the lead character Miley Stewart, whose alter ego is the pop music sensation Hannah Montana.
Cyrus performed both as herself and in character as Hannah Montana on a North American Best of Both Worlds Tour that started on October 18, 2007 in St. Louis, Missouri; the tour was extended, due to high demand, until January 31, 2008, with 69 total dates, 14 more than previously planned. The Jonas Brothers were the opening act for most of the tour. Tour tickets for each date sold out in record time after they went on sale, disappointing large numbers of fans.
Cyrus is good friends with fellow Hannah Montana co-stars Emily Osment and Mitchel Musso, often texting and conference calling each other during busy days. Miley Cyrus also taught Emily Osment how to play the guitar and Osment taught Cyrus how to knit. She is also friends with the stars of the highly successful TV movie High School Musical, including Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody stars including Brenda Song. In an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, she stated that she looks up to Hilary Duff as her role model. On January 29, 2008 Miley Cyrus officially changed her name to "Miley Ray Cyrus," her middle name reflecting that of her father's.
In an interview with USA Today, Cyrus was quoted as saying her faith is "the main thing" and is the reason why she works in Hollywood. When interviewed by Parade, she added that she attends church regularly with her family. In an interview to Christianity Today, Billy Ray said, "Being Christian, we believe in heaven" and "We also had a great church, and when you give up your church, your pastor, and the community you are involved in, you're making a big sacrifice. Let's face it, Hollywood is a completely different environment than Franklin, Tennessee". She also has many pets, including horses, dogs, cats, fish, and chickens.
Currently Miley is working on a movie spin-off from Hannah Montana, titled The Hannah Montana Movie which is due to be released early 2009.
Daughter of singer/actor Billy Ray Cyrus and Leticia "Tish" Cyrus. Sister of Noah Lindsey Cyrus
Has five siblings: older paternal half-brother Christopher Cody, older maternal half-brother Trace, older maternal half-sister Brandi, and younger siblings Braison Chance and Noah Lindsey.
Her favorite sport is cheerleading.
Her favorite book is, "Don't Die, My Love."
Her favorite song by her Dad is "Achy Breaky Heart."
Has written over a hundred songs and some of them have been used on her show, "Hannah Montana" (2006).
Her favorite singers are Hilary Duff, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, and Ashlee Simpson.
Her favorite album is Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway".
Her favorite movie is Steel Magnolias.
Likes to eat Chinese food.
Favourite hobby is going shopping.
She loves to watch High School Musical with her sisters.
She has three dogs, Loco (because "It's crazy!"), Juicy (because of the clothing brand) and her newest dog, Minnie Pearl.
Miley was on the green team for 2 summers in a row in the Disney Channel Games.
She has never taken formal singing lessons (as of June 2007).
Started auditioning for Hannah Montana when she was 11 years old, She originally tried out for the part of Lilly Truscott.
Was ranked #17 on Forbes List of The 20 Top-Earning Young Superstars.
Ranked #12 on interview magazines Hollywood faces to watch "future stars of tomorrow".
In January 2008 she legally changed her name from Destiny Hope Cyrus to Miley Ray Cyrus. Ray is for her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Miley was her nickname, given because as a baby, she always smiled. Smiley evolved into Miley in baby slang.
Released a 3D concert movie of her Best of Both Worlds Tour on February 1st, 2008. It became the highest grossing Super Bowl weekend release ever.
Was ranked #22 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actress list. (2008).
Birth Name: Nicholas Jerry Jonas
Date of Birth: 16 September 1992, Dallas, Texas, USA
Nickname: Nick J, Nick
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Nicholas Jonas was born on September 16, 1992, in Dallas, Texas. He has been singing ever since he was little and has starred in several Broadway musicals. Some of them include Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables, Annie Get Your Gun Out, and A Christmas Carol. His band, the Jonas Brothers, include two of his brothers, Kevin and Joe. The band actually started as a solo project of his.
Favorite baseball team are the new york Yankees.
His favorite sport is baseball.
His favorite actors are Matt Long and Keri Lynn Pratt. who both star in Jack and Bobby.
He has type 1 diabetes (diaganosed in 2005 while on tour.).
He uses an OmniPod for his Type 1 diabetes.
Born in Dallas Texas, grew up in Wyckoff New Jersey, and now resides in Los Angeles.
His band The Jonas Brothers have had over 7 music videos on TV.
Is a fan of Stevie Wonder.
Started on Broadway and once missed a family vacation to be in a play.
Was doing a solo project until his agent discovered his brothers (Kevin and Joe) had talent also.
Got discovered singing, while getting his haircut.
Brothers include Paul Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Frankie Jonas.
His favorite science subject is geology.
His favorite school subject is spelling.
His favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.
His favorite band is Fall Out Boy.
His favorite baseball player is Derek Jeter.
His favorite football team is the Dallas Cowboys.
He plays the electric and acoustic guitar, piano, and the drums.
He collects baseball cards.
Had a dog gamed Cocco.
Some of his hobbies includes playing baseball and golf, collecting baseball cards, tennis, songwriting and music.
His favorite movie is Finding Neverland and his favorite song is "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder.
He owns 12 guitars.
His favorite musicians are Stevie Wonder, Fall Out Boy, and Switchfoot.
Birth Name: Joseph Adam Jonas
Date of Birth: 15 August 1989, Casa Grande, Arizona, USA
Nickname: Joe, JJ, DJ Danger
Height: 5' 8½" (1.74 m)
Joseph's original plan, before becoming a singer, was slightly different than his brothers. He first dreamed of becoming a comedian and wanted to audition for sketch comedy shows,but he was always attached to music and loved listening to different kinds of music, especially rock. In his spare time he enjoys jogging and working out. His favorite color is blue, and some of Joe's favorite foods are Chicken cutlet sandwiches with mayo, and Chocolate marshmallow ice cream. His favorite movie is Dumb and Dumber, and he enjoys the sport Wiffel Ball.
Brothers are Kevin, Nick, and Frankie.
He plays keyboard, guitar, tambourine, and lead vocals for the Jonas Brothers.
Before becoming a musician he wanted to be a comedian.
Favorite drink orange Gatorade.
Favorite Actress: Natalie Portman.
Favorite Sport: Wiffel Ball.
Favorite Band: Copeland and Switchfoot.
Favorite Actor: Jim Carey.
Before being in the Jonas Brothers with his two brothers Kevin and Nick, he was back up vocalists with his older brother Kevin.
Along with his two brothers Kevin and Nicholas, he performed at their church. They had been part of the church choir.
Was born in Casa Grande, Arizona, grew up in Wyckoff New Jersey and now resides in Los Angeles.
Became home-schooled in 7th grade.
Brothers include Paul Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas, and Frankie Jonas.
Collected G.I. Joe action figures and pens as a child.
His favorite movie is School For Scoundrels.
Favorite sport is soccer.
His favorite school subject is math.
His favorite author is Dr. Seuss.
His favorite holiday is Valentine's Day.
His favorite book is A Wrinkle In Time.
His favorite band is Switchfoot.
His favorite singer is Johnny Lang.
Birth Name: Paul Kevin Jonas II
Date of Birth: 5 November 1987, Teaneck, New Jersey, USA
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Named after his father, Paul Kevin Jonas (widely known as Kevin), was born on November 5th, 1987 in Teaneck, New Jersey. Him being the oldest brother of 3 younger brothers, Kevin is the one that all the brothers look up to. His mother is named Denise Jonas. He is part Italian, Irish, German and Cherokee Indian. Kevin is known for being in the band titled "Jonas Brothers" this band only includes two of his three other brothers, Joe and Nick.
IMDb Mini Biography By: Katerina N. of Philly
His favorite sport is pole vaulting.
3 Brothers, Joe, Nick, and Frankie, eldest of these children.
Brothers include Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, and Frankie Jonas.
His favorite school subjects were Latin and history.
Favorite game is monopoly.
His favorite holiday is Christmas.
His favorite actor is James Dean.
His favorite singer is John Mayer.
His favorite actresses are Rachel Mcadams and Hayden Panettiere.
His favorite hobby is bowling.
Birth Name: Franklin Nathaniel Jonas
Date of Birth: 28 September 2000, Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA
Nickname: Bonus Jonas, Frank the Tank
Frankie Jonas was born to Kevin Jonas Sr. and Denise Jonas in Wycoff, New Jersey. He is in a band called Drop/Slap whose cd should come out before the Year 3000, and he also has a role in the upcoming Disney Channel television series, J.O.N.A.S.!
"That's Just the Way We Roll" is his favorite song from his brothers' sophomore CD (the second CD - Jonas Brothers).
Plays football on a team called the Jr. Hornets. He plays center field, meaning he calls all the huddles.
He is a huge New York Yankees fan.
Is in his own band called RockSlap.
Favorite color-red orange.
Plays Youth football on a team called Jr. Hornets.
He is the youngest of all the Jonas Brothers.
Brothers include Paul Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Nick Jonas.
Birth Name: Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman
Date of Birth: 10 December 1985, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Nickname: Rae, Rave
Height: 5' 2½" (1.59 m)
Raven-Symoné Pearman was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but at a young age moved to New York. While there Raven signed with the Ford Modeling Agency. They sent her out on a audition for a movie called "Ghost Dad", which also starred the legendary Bill Cosby. She was deemed too young for the role since was only 3 years old, but Cosby could see she had talent. They asked Raven to come back to read lines, and she did so well that she got a starring role as Olivia on the last three seasons of "The Cosby Show". After the show finished its run, she decided to try something new like singing. In 1993, she became the youngest person ever to sign with MCA Records. She also went back to acting with a starring role in "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper", alongside Mark Curry and a small role in the TV mini-series "Queen". After another small role in the feature film The "Little Rascals" and the role of Goldilocks in the TV series "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child", "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" ended.
Raven's singing career was doing well and she landed a role in "Doctor Dolittle" alongside Eddie Murphy and a made-for-TV movie called "Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century". She also starred in "Dr. Dolittle 2", but she was not available to do "Zenon: The Zequel" . However, the Walt Disney Company, which made the Zenon movies, wanted her back to do a pilot for a new Disney TV show called "Absolutely Psychic" in which she would be a supporting character. She impressed them so much that they changed the show's premise to be about her and the show's name was changed to "That's So Raven". After the show was a hit she did the made-for-TV movie The "Cheetah Girls" and recorded a new album. A movie based on "That's So Raven" may be in the works.
Graduated from Atlanta's North Springs High School in June 2004.
She plans to attend culinary school
Once shared an apartment in Los Angeles with her friend, Lindsay Lohan.
Daughter of Christopher B. Pearman and Lydia Gaulden.
The city of Winnfield gave her the key to the city and declared 20th of December 1989 as Raven-Symone Day.
She went to Alpharetta's Webb Bridge Middle School.
Has been singing since the age of 4
As of 2005, the youngest person ever to be signed by MCA records.
The first song by Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott to be played on the radio was sung by Raven.
An excellent cook. In "That's So Raven", her character frequently cooks the wrong way for comedic results.
In high school, Geometry was her difficult subject.
Performed on Broadway at the age of five.
Favorite fruits are mangoes and bananas. Favorite snacks are pickles, potato chips, creme brulée, and shrimp with cheese grits.
Date of Birth: 24 October 1983, Lower Eastside Manhattan, New York, USA
Height: 5' (1.52 m)
Adrienne Eliza Bailon was born on October 24, 1983 in the Lower Eastside of Manhattan, New York. She was raised by her loving mother, Nilda, father, Freddie, and stepfather, Joe. Adrienne also has an older sister named Claudette. She is three years older than Adrienne. When they were younger, Adrienne and her sister would sing for their family and friends at home. They always knew that singing was what they wanted to do when they grew up. Adrienne's major breakthrough occurred on one fateful day in 1999. She was singing with her church at Madison Square Garden, when the one and only Ricky Martin walked through the doors. He asked that the four best singers from her choir be chosen to sing back up for him for his concert that night. Adrienne was one of those singers. Although this was exciting, her real breakthrough came when she was asked to join the R&B group 3LW, along with Naturi Naughton and Kiely Williams. Their self-titled debut "3LW" was released in 2000 and went double platinum! A week before the release of their 2nd album "A Girl Can Mack" Naturi Naughton left the group. The members of 3LW now include Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams, and Jessica Benson. 3LW are currently preparing for the release of their 3rd album.
She is the oldest member of her R&B group, 3LW, and has been singing since she was about 5 years old. She has an older sister named Claudette. Her cousin, 'Jorge Santos', is Christina Aguilera's ex-boyfriend and dancer.
Is of Puerto Rican/Ecuadorian/American.
Fluent in Spanish.
Birth Name: Reba Sabrina Hinojos
Date of Birth: 16 September 1984, Yorba Linda, California, USA
Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
Sabrina Bryan is a member of the multi-platinum recording act, The Cheetah Girls, as well as a star of the hugely successful Disney Channel movie franchise of the same name. In addition, it was recently announced that she will star on the fifth season of Dancing With the Stars, set to premiere on September 24, 2007
Sabrina has been performing since she was seven years old. She desperately wanted to be in the movies and begged her parents to let her audition. Her parents were supportive, but wanted to make sure that she could deal with the pressure and registered her in a pageant. Sabrina wowed the audience and proved to her parents that she had the "right stuff."
Sabrina's life completely changed when she was cast as "Dorinda" in the Disney Channel movie, THE CHEETAH GIRLS. "When they told me I had the part, I screamed so loud and immediately had to call my parents and tell them my amazing news!" When The Cheetah Girls movie debuted in August of 2003 it broke the ratings record as the most successful Disney Channel movie in history and the soundtrack sold 2 million units. The second movie The Cheetah Girls 2: When In Spain took back the ratings title from High School Musical in August of 2006 and the soundtrack has sold more than 1.6 million units so far. Sabrina is scheduled to reprise her role of "Dorinda" in The Cheetah Girls 3 set in India and to be released in Summer 2008.
Sabrina is currently developing film, television, internet and book properties to star in and also to produce with her production company, and is also working on a solo album project. Sabrina recently set up a fiction book entitled "Princess of Gossip" with Pocket/MTV Books. She is co-writing the book with top YA author Julia DeVillers.
Drives a red mustang.
Has a sister named Starr.
She is Caucasian (on her mother's side) and Mexican (on her father's side).
Was a song team member during her 4 years of high school.
She attended Chapman University in Orange, California from 2003 until 2007, she studied Public Relations and Advertising.
She attended Esperanza High School from 1998 and graduated in 2002.
She collects Disney movies on DVD.
Her favorite music artists include Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Britney Spears, and Janet Jackson.
Her favorite actor is Jim Carrey.
Her favorite actress is Jennifer Love Hewitt.
She loves to wake-board and snowboard.
She's a huge USC Trojans Football fan.
She played soccer for 9 years.
She has a pet Shih Tzu called Rocky.
She has been performing since she was 7 years old.
Birth Name: Kiely Alexis Williams
Date of Birth: 9 July 1986, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Height: 5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Kiely Alexis Williams is a singer, actress, writer, and dancer most notable for singing in the girl groups 3LW (3 Little Women) and The Cheetah Girls. Williams learned to sing and produce music in her home where her mother, who was a music artist manager, had a recording studio. Williams first came to prominence as a member of the group 3LW. In 2001, as a member of 3LW, Williams earned two Lady of Soul Awards for "Best R&B/Soul Album for a group" and "Best New R&B/Soul Band or Duo". She's also starred in The Cheetah Girls films with fellow former 3LW member Adrienne Bailon. Following the success of The Cheetah Girls and its multi-platinum soundtrack, Williams, along with fellow stars of the film Adrienne Bailon and Sabrina Bryan created The Cheetah Girls as an actual singing group and began touring the US. The Cheetah Girls released their holiday album in October 2005 entitled Cheetah-Licious Christmas. The girls released their first official studio album, TCG, on September 25, 2007.
Member of the singing group, 3LW.
As a member of 3LW, she toured with Nelly, NSync and Destiny's Child.
Recently starred in "The House Bunny" with Katharine McPhee.
Birth Name: Chelsea Staub
Date of Birth: 15 September 1988, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m)
Staub was born in Phoenix, Arizona where she attended Mohave middle school and participated in student government as president. She later attended Saguaro High School for part of her freshman year before moving to Los Angeles. She is an alumna of Valley Youth Theatre. At the age of 19, she now resides in Los Angeles, California. On December 21st 2007, she revisited her middle school, Mohave, where she talked and signed autographs.
While Chelsea Staub grew up she spent most of her time reenacting "The Princess Bride" and living in the land of make-believe. When Chelsea was six years old, she watched her best friend's sister perform in a community play and immediately wanted to try out for the next production. She was a nervous wreck during the entire audition process, but it all paid off when she was cast in her first role in "child ensemble!" She had one line, but the second Chelsea heard the laughter and applause, she was hooked.
Chelsea signed up for a summer "That's Entertainment" camp where she met Marilyn Carroll, the camp director. Though she loved doing shows and was comfortable in the ensemble, Chelsea would always chicken out when it came time to audition for the lead roles. Marilyn pushed Chelsea out of her comfort zone when she cast Chelsea as "Annie". Chelsea then began to try out for bigger roles and eventually landed a Broadway tour with Tom Bosley. While rehearsing and performing with this amazingly talented cast, Chelsea realized she had "found her people" and this was what she wanted to do with her life.
For nine years, she did show after show and camp after camp while enjoying school activities and remaining a full-time student. There were countless nights when Chelsea was doing homework in the wings between song and dance numbers. But she still wanted more! At 15, Chelsea finally convinced her parents to take her to Los Angeles during the fall break to audition for something - anything! They agreed, thinking Chelsea would see how hard it was and would quit bugging them about it. As luck would have it, Chelsea Staub booked a role on a TV series. and so it began.
An only child.
Parents Becky and John.
Loves Valentine's Day.
Her pets are "Booger" the chameleon and "Uncle Stinky" the guinea pig.
Was eight years old when she booked her first commercial. It was for Travelodge and it was with Vanessa Hudgens.
Her favorite movies are "Almost Famous," "The Turning Point," "Splendor in the Grass" and "A Little Romance"
Her favorite advice was "If you do it, you'll regret it. If you don't do it, you'll regret it. Either way, you're going to regret it, so you might as well just do it!"
Birth Name: Emily Jordan Osment
Date of Birth: 10 March 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5' 2½" (1.59 m)
Emily Jordon Osment was born in Los Angeles on March 10th, 1992. She is the younger sister of The Sixth Sense star, Haley Joel Osment, who has is considered to be one of the greatest child actors ever. Her father is also an actor of some renown. Following in their footsteps, Emily started her acting career performing in several commercials, including a radio spot with Dick Van Dyke, before making her film debut in "The Secret Life of Girls." The same year she landed a role in the Hallmark film, "Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End," as the daughter of Glenn Close and Christopher Walken. That role led to a nomination for Best Young Actor.
After that Emily played several smaller roles for television, which include, "3rd Rock from the Sun," "Touched by an Angel," and "Friends." During this time she also did voice acting alongside her brother and John Cleese, Catherine O'Hara, and Harry Shearer in the short animated-film, "Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big."
Finally, Emily landed the much sought after role of Gerti Giggles in, "Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams." Writer/Director Robert Rodriguez was so impressed by her audition that he made the role longer without even knowing that she was the sister of Haley Joel Osment. She then appeared in the sequel, "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over."
She is now appearing as a regular on the hit Disney Channel show, "Hannah Montana," in which she plays the hyperactive, Lily Truscott, alongside co-stars Miley Cyrus and Mitchell Musso.
Younger sister of Haley Joel Osment
Daughter of Eugene Osment and Theresa Osment.
When "AI: Artificial Intelligence" was released, her mother forbade her to watch it as she felt it was unsuitable for the then 9-year-old Emily.
She enjoys writing action novels and playing golf.
She likes The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Modest Mouse.
Is a big Audrey Hepburn fan and especially likes "Breakfast at Tiffany's".
Watches Turner Classic Movies a lot.
She likes the films Bringing Up Baby, Tootsie, and The Sound of Music.
Her favorite animal is the dwarf owl.
Unlike her character on Hannah Montana, she doesn't like much pop music.
She likes the hard rock band AC/DC.
Her most prized possession is the pair of pearl earrings her dad bought her in Tokyo.
She plays soccer.
Taught Miley Cyrus, her co-star on Hannah Montana, how to knit, and learned from Miley how to play guitar.
Good friends with her 'Hannah Montana' co-star, Mitchel Musso.
Sang some vocals in Billy Ray Cyrus's song "You've Got A Friend".
Birth Name: Selena Kayleigh Gomez
Date of Birth: 22 July 1992, New York, New York, USA
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Selena Gomez was born on July 22, 1992. For her passions, she enjoys cheer-leading, singing and acting. She's been acting since 2002 in her first TV debut on Barney and Friends as Gianna. Selena is very good friends with her old co-star Demi Lovato (who played Angela). Selena will pursue her acting career and will be in more movies and television shows to come.
IMDb Mini Biography By: Nicki Wilson
Best known for playing "Gianna" in Barney.
Is from Grand Prairie, Texas.
Before landing the role of Alex Russo in "Wizards of Waverly Place" (2007), Selena wasn't a fan of neither magic or the Harry Potter franchise.
Is of Mexican descent.
Birth Name: Alyson Rae Stoner
Date of Birth: 11 August 1993, Toledo, Ohio, USA
Nickname: Aly, Stoner
Height: 5' 2" (1.57 m)
Alyson Stoner was born in Toledo, Ohio. While growing up, she studied ballet, tap, and jazz dancing at the O'Connell's Dance Studio in her hometown. She also modeled and trained at the Margaret O'Brien Modeling Studio there. She even attended the IMTA Convention in New York City with Ms.O'Brien's studio in 2000, and she won many awards in acting, modeling, and dance. After this, Alyson decided to try hip-hop dancing. She moved to LA and trained with such well-known choreographers as Wade Robson, Fatima, and Hi Hat. She auditioned and was cast to dance in the Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott videos "Work It" and "Gossip Folks." Because of these videos, Alyson has been in demand by such media outlets as "Extra", "The Maury Povich Show", "Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show" , and magazines such as "YM" and "M." She performed on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", and with 'Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott' at the 2003 American Music Awards, on "MTV's Fashionably Loud," and Seattle's Radio Concert. Not only is Alyson a talented dancer, she is also the co-host of the Disney Channel's "Super Short Show", an infomercial segment that sells upcoming DVD and Video releases of Disney features.
Went to Margaret O'Brien's agency and the Star-Bound Modeling Agency in Toledo, Ohio.
Trained at O'Connell Hot Shots Dance Co in Holland, Ohio.
Has two older sisters named Correy and Jaimee.
Was a member of a dance group called the JammXKids.
She will be returning to act in Cheaper By The Dozen 2
She composes and records her songs onto her computer during her free time.
Was a back-up dancer for Will Smith at the 2005 Nickelodan Kids Choice Awards, and also a back-up dancer for OutKast at the 2004 Kid's Choice Awards.
Appeared in the "Learn to Dance" section of the Shark Tale DVD.
Is good friends with Dylan and Cole Sprouse.
Her best friend is Margaux Heather C. Chavez.
Was a celebrity host on Dance Revolution.
Once interviewed Hannah Montana's Miley Cyrus, who is also a friend.
The youngest person to have their own master dance class sessions.