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Miley Cyrus Wins Top Awards at Kid's Choice Awards



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 Ready To Shoot Hannah Montana Movie



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.

Jonas Brothers Ticket Buying Frenzy Begins



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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World Premiere of "Camp Rock" Trailer



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."

10 Things About Zac Efron You Might Not Know About (or want to!)



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!

Jonas Brothers Get Disney Channel Reality Show



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.

Ashely Tisdale Confesses Blonde Was Better



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.”

Jonas Brothers Rock Nation's Capital



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.

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.

Miley Ray Cyrus



Birth Name: Destiny Hope Cyrus

Date of Birth: 23 November 1992, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Nickname: Smiley, Miley

Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)


Biography


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.[3] 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.


Trivia

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).

Nick Jonas



Birth Name: Nicholas Jerry Jonas

Date of Birth: 16 September 1992, Dallas, Texas, USA

Nickname: Nick J, Nick

Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)


Biography


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.


Trivia

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.

Joe Jonas



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)


Biography

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.


Trivia


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.

Enjoys running.

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.

Paul Kevin Jonas



Birth Name: Paul Kevin Jonas II

Date of Birth: 5 November 1987, Teaneck, New Jersey, USA

Nickname: Kev

Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)


Biography

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


Trivia

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.

Frankie Jonas



Birth Name: Franklin Nathaniel Jonas

Date of Birth:
28 September 2000, Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA

Nickname: Bonus Jonas, Frank the Tank


Biography


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.!


Trivia


"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.

Raven-Symoné



Birth Name: Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman

Date of Birth: 10 December 1985, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Nickname: Rae, Rave

Height: 5' 2½" (1.59 m)


Biography


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.


Trivia

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.

Adrienne Bailon



Date of Birth: 24 October 1983, Lower Eastside Manhattan, New York, USA

Nickname: Age

Height: 5' (1.52 m)


Biography

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.


Trivia


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.

Sabrina Bryan



Birth Name: Reba Sabrina Hinojos

Date of Birth: 16 September 1984, Yorba Linda, California, USA

Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)


Biography


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.


Trivia


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.

Kiely Williams



Birth Name: Kiely Alexis Williams

Date of Birth:
9 July 1986, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Height: 5' 6½" (1.69 m)


Biography

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.


Trivia


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.

Chelsea Staub



Birth Name: Chelsea Staub

Date of Birth: 15 September 1988, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Nickname: Chels

Height:
5' 7" (1.70 m)


Biography

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.


Trivia


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!"

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Emily Osment



Birth Name: Emily Jordan Osment

Date of Birth:
10 March 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA

Height: 5' 2½" (1.59 m)


Biography

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.


Trivia


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.

Enjoys knitting.

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.

She sings.

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".

Selena Gomez



Birth Name: Selena Kayleigh Gomez

Date of Birth: 22 July 1992, New York, New York, USA

Nickname: Sel

Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)


Biography

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


Trivia


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.

Alyson Stoner



Birth Name: Alyson Rae Stoner

Date of Birth: 11 August 1993, Toledo, Ohio, USA

Nickname: Aly, Stoner

Height:
5' 2" (1.57 m)


Biography

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.


Trivia


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.

Plays basketball.

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.

Kyle Massey



Birth Name: Kyle Orlando Massey

Date of Birth:
28 August 1991, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)


Biography

Kyle Orlando Massey was born on August 28, 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia. His first acting job was in The Wizard of Oz, but his "big break" came after he was cast in the popular Disney sitcom "That's So Raven", where he starred as Cory. Kyle is the younger brother of Christopher Massey, who plays Michael on the Nickelodeon show, "Zoey 101". Massey is also the star of the Disney Channel original movie Life Is Ruff. He even starred in a music video for Yin Yang Yo, which premiered in September 2006. Kyle is now the star of a new show Cory In The house. It is a spin-off to That's So Raven.


Trivia


Brother of Christopher Massey.

His rap single, "It's a Dog", was included in the movie "Life is Ruff".

Cole Sprouse



Birth Name: Cole Mitchell Sprouse

Date of Birth:
4 August 1992, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy

Nickname:
Coley Moley

Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)


Biography


Identical twins Dylan and Cole Sprouse were born August 4, 1992 in Arezzo, Italy. They began their acting career at the tender age of six months. From 1993 to 1998 the twins shared the role of Brett Butler's youngest child, Patrick Kelly, on ABC's hit series "Grace Under Fire". The twins then moved on to what is probably their most memorable role as Julian in Adam Sandler's box office hit "Big Daddy". During that same month, their second feature film, "The Astronaut's Wife", starring Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron, was also released.

Dylan and Cole were featured in Dana Carveys' film, "The Master of Disguise", where they played the role of "Young Pistachio". The boys then shared voice over roles in Adam Sandler's animated feature "Eight Crazy Nights" and in the fall of 2003, the twins shared the lead role of Jeremiah in "The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things".

Most recently, the boys are starring together in their new half hour sitcom "Suite Life on Deck" on the Disney Channel.


Trivia


Twin brother of Dylan Sprouse

His favorite subject in school is math.

His favorite movie is Little Shop of Horrors.

Parents: Matthew and Melanie Sprouse.

He likes to play the guitar. His favorite instrument is the bass.

Does not speak Italian, save for several words like "Ferrari" and "Spaghetti" (from "Mad Kids" magazine, May 2006)

He and his brother have dual citizenship in Italy and USA.

He has been snowboarding since he was 4 years old.

The Olsen Twins have signed Dylan and Cole to their own clothing line for boys.

Although born in Italy, is not of Italian descent. Their American parents moved back to their native California four months after Dylan and Cole were born

He is fifteen minutes younger than Dylan

He is named for jazz singer and pianist Nat 'King' Cole.

Dylan Sprouse



Birth Name: Dylan Thomas Sprouse

Date of Birth: 4 August 1992, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy

Nickname:
Lumpkin, Dyl

Height: 5' 4½" (1.64 m)


Biography

Identical twins Dylan and Cole Sprouse were born August 4, 1992 in Arezzo, Italy. They began their acting career at the tender age of six months. From 1993 to 1998 the twins shared the role of Brett Butler's youngest child, Patrick Kelly, on ABC's hit series "Grace Under Fire". The twins then moved on to what is probably their most memorable role as Julian in Adam Sandler's box office hit "Big Daddy". During that same month, their second feature film, "The Astronaut's Wife", starring Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron, was also released.

Dylan and Cole were featured in Dana Carveys' film, "The Master of Disguise", where they played the role of "Young Pistachio". The boys then shared voice over roles in Adam Sandler's animated feature "Eight Crazy Nights" and in the fall of 2003, the twins shared the lead role of Jeremiah in "The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things".

Most recently, the boys are starring together in their new half hour sitcom "Suite Life on Deck" on the Disney Channel.


Trivia

Twin brother of Cole Sprouse

His favorite subject in school is science

Parents: Matthew Sprouse and Melanie Wright.

He and his brother have dual citizenship in Italy and USA.

He has been snowboarding since he was 4 years old.

He is fifteen minutes older than Cole

Loves drawing and reading comics.

The Olsen Twins have signed Dylan and Cole to start their own clothing line for boys.

Dylan and brother Cole are good friends with Kyle Massey of "That's So Raven" (2003).

Favorite movies are Godzilla, Saw, Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

Although born in Italy, is not of Italian descent. Their American parents moved back to their native California four months after Dylan and Cole were born

He was named after poet Dylan Thomas.

Brenda Song



Birth Name: Brenda Julietta Song

Date of Birth: 27 March 1988, Carmichael, California, USA

Nickname: B, Bren

Height: 5' 1¾" (1.57 m)


Biography

Brenda Song was born in Carmichael, California on 27th March 1988. Her mother is Thai-American and her father is Hmong. Brenda, her parents, and her younger brothers, Timmy and Nathan, now live in a suburb of Los Angeles.

Brenda was named an All-American Scholar in ninth grade and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

She stars as London Tipton, the hotel owner's spoiled daughter, in Disney Channel's new hit sitcom, "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody." Having acted since age six, Brenda is already a familiar face to Disney Channel viewers. Before beginning production on the new series, she had a recurring role as the hip and trendy Tia on "Phil of the Future." She also starred in the top-rated Disney Channel Original Movies "Stuck in the Suburbs," the mystery "Get A Clue" with Lindsay Lohan, and "The Ultimate Christmas Present" with Hallee Hirsh and Spencer Breslin.

Her other television credits include guest starring roles on "That's So Raven," "George Lopez," "The Bernie Mac Show," "7th Heaven," "One On One," "The Nightmare Room," "Judging Amy," "Popular," "Once and Again," and as a panelist on "Small Talk." Brenda also had a starring role on the series "100 Deeds For Eddie McDowd."

On the big screen, she starred in "Like Mike" opposite Lil' Bow Wow and Jonathan Lipnicki, and appeared in "Leave It To Beaver" and "Santa With Muscles" starring Hulk Hogan.

A self-proclaimed "total dork," she loves sampling international cuisine, shopping and studying. She is an avid Los Angeles Lakers fan.


Trivia

Her mother (homemaker) is Thai-American and her father (second-grade teacher) is Hmong.

She has two younger brothers, Timmy (three years younger) and Nathan (eight years younger).

While growing up, she wanted to take ballet lessons, but her mother refused and put her in karate lessons where although she hated the idea of fighting, ironically she loved it so much that she earned a black belt, and was named an All-American Scholar in ninth grade.

Her family immigrated to America from Laos in 1976.

She began acting at the age of six. Her first television appearance was in a Little Caesars commercial.

She has a Maltepoo called Teddy.

Voted one of Teen People's 25 hottest stars under 25.

Her favorite kind of music is rock.

In 2007, she became the spokesperson for Libby Lu products.

She has been home-schooled since the fourth grade.

She graduated from high school at the age of 16.

Alyson Michalka



Birth Name: Alyson Renae Michalka

Date of Birth: 25 March 1989, Torrance, California, USA

Nickname: Aly, Kookaburra, Slinky

Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)


Biography

Alyson began acting at the age of five in stage productions by churches her family attended outside Seattle, Washington, and in Thousand Oaks California. She was featured in numerous musicals including "Jailhouse Rock" and "A Time to Remember." Alyson, who plays piano and guitar, also writes music and sings with her younger sister Amanda in the pop-music duo Aly & AJ. The sisters are platinum selling recording artists with Hollywood Records. When she isn't acting, Alyson enjoys drawing. Her artistic talent was recognized by Hallmark Cards. When she was in the fourth grade, she won a contest for a Christmas card in 1999, when she was 10. Lately, Alyson is interested in fashion and sewing, and has plans to design a clothing line. The Torrance, California, native has two dogs, Saint and Bandit, and lives with her parents and sister in Los Angeles, California.


Trivia

Home-schooled.

Her favorite foods are Sushi, Tacos, Candy (especially Ring Pops and Pop Rocks), Pasta, and Jamba Juice drinks.

Her favorite movies are Willow (1988), Uptown Girls (2003), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), and The School of Rock (2003).

Younger sister Amanda Michalka, known as AJ, is also an actress. The two sisters wrote and recorded their first album for Hollywood/Universal Records as Aly & AJ, which was released in early 2005.

Last name pronounced Mish-AL-ka

Her mother was a cheerleader for the NFL's Oakland Raiders.

Her parents are Carrie and Mark Michalka.

Is of German descent.

She has a dog, Bandit, and a puppy, Roadie.

Ashley Tisdale



Birth Name: Ashley Michelle Tisdale

Date of Birth:
2 July 1985, West Deal, New Jersey, USA

Nickname: Ash

Height: 5' 3" (1.60 m)


Biography

Tisdale was born in Monmouth County, New Jersey on July 2, 1985, to Lisa (née Morris) and Mike Tisdale. She grew up there in Ocean Township. Her elder sister Jennifer Tisdale is also an actress, most notably starring in Bring It On: In It to Win It. Her maternal grandfather is Arnold Morris, the developer of Ginsu Knives; and through her grandfather, she is also related to businessman Ron Popeil. Tisdale is Jewish on her mother's side and considers herself Jewish. She was discovered by Bill Perlman, her current manager, at South Shores Mall, when she was three. After booking her first audition, she went on to star in around one hundred national network commercials. At the age of eight, she got a leading role in the Broadway musical, Les Misérables and later toured internationally with the cast of Annie. She began acting, appearing in stage productions of Gypsy: A Musical Fable and The Sound of Music at the Jewish Community Center of Monmouth County.

Tisdale underwent a rhinoplasty procedure on November 30, 2007. According to Tisdale, this was done for health-related reasons and not out of a belief in plastic surgery; her "septum was 80 percent deviated" and she had "two small fractures on her nose", and this was interfering with her breathing. She spoke to People magazine about the surgery, saying that it was important to her to be honest with her fans.


Trivia


Younger sister of actress Jennifer Tisdale.

Sang at The White House at age 12.

Has a dog named "Blondie", which is her nickname on "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody".

Parents are Lisa and Mike Tisdale.

On the Billboard Hot 100 chart of 2006-02-11, she became the first female ever to debut with 2 songs simultaneously. The songs, "Bop to the Top" and "What I've Been Looking For" were both duets with Lucas Grabeel from High School Musical.

Cousin of inventor and infomercial maven Ron Popeil.

Her favorite cloths are Diesel, Bebe, Urban Outfitters and Forever 21.

Was a Ford Model along with Lindsay Lohan and Mischa Barton.

Is good friends with Zac Efron, her co-star in High School Musical.

Tried out for the role of Karen in the movie Mean Girls but lost it to Amanda Seyfried.

Best friends with Brittany Snow, and Miley Ray Cyrus.

Got her start acting at the local Jewish Community Centre of Monmouth County, appearing in productions of Gypsy, Sound of Music, and Annie Warbucks.

Her debut album: Headstrong sold 70,000 copies on its first week.

She had a deviated septum before she got it corrected by surgery.

Corbin Bleu




Birth Name: Corbin Bleu Reivers

Date of Birth: 21 February 1989, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Nickname: Bleu Man

Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Biography

Corbin and his family moved to Los Angeles in 1996 and he quickly landed a recurring role on the television series "High Incident". He continued to land small roles in such feature films as "Soldier" with Kurt Russell, "Mystery Men" with Ben Stiller, William H. Macy, and Greg Kinnear, and "Galaxy Quest" with Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman. He also guest starred on such television shows as "ER", "Malcolm & Eddie", "Cover Me", and "The Amanda Show". Corbin also continued dancing, eventually becoming one of the first students at the prestigious Debbie Allen Dance Academy. He then attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as a theater major, this time following in his mother's footsteps who attended New York City's famed High School of Performing Arts. While in his freshman year Corbin was cast in his first lead role in the feature film "Catch That Kid". Back in high school in his sophomore year he played the lead role of Ren in the musical "Footloose" and the role of Sonny in the musical "Grease". That same year Corbin was honored with the award of Theatre Student of the Year. In the summer of 2004 Corbin became a part of the ensemble cast for the new Discovery Kids television series "Flight 29 Down", filmed on location in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. During the summer of 2005 Corbin was cast as Chad in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical which was directed by Kenny Ortega. Being a big fan of musical theater, Corbin was thrilled to be a part of this musical movie project in which he gets to showcase his dance skills.


Trivia

Favorite Movies: "Chicago" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show".

His favorite actresses are Jennifer Garner and Angelina Jolie.

Son of David Reivers.

His favorite book is The Great Gatsby.

His favorite candy bar is Twix.

Has appeared in two of the three highest rated Disney Channel Original Movies ever: High School Musical and Jump In!.

Appeared in 3 of the 4 highest premier night movies on Disney Channel.

Best friends with Monique Coleman.

Has three younger sisters.

Lucas Grabeel



Birth Name: Lucas Stephen Grabeel

Date of Birth: 23 November 1984, Springfield, Missouri, USA

Nickname: Mr. Go-Get-Em, Gramps

Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m)


Biography

Lucas was born on November 23 ,1984 in Springfield, Missouri. Since then he has guest starred in some hit TV shows like Veronica Mars and Boston Legal. He has also had starring roles in Disney movies like Halloweentown High and most recently High School Musical where he got to show off his superb singing abilities in 4 of the songs in the movie. In 2003, He came in 5th place at the 52nd MSHSAA Speech & Debate Championships. That is the same year he graduated form Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Missouri.


Trivia

Came in 5th at the 52nd MSHSAA Speech & Debate Championships in 2003.

At one point in early 2006, Lucas had three songs on the top ten iTunes downloads. At that time, six of the top ten were from the soundtrack to High School Musical.

Lucas landed his first commercial 2 months after moving to LA, and his first movie, Halloweentown High, came just a few months after that.

Attended Kickapoo High School, the same high school Brad Pitt, Adrienne Wilkinson and Jay Kenneth Johnson attended.

Prior to attending Kickapoo High School, Lucas attended Logan-Rogersville High School. At Logan-Rogersville, he performed in many school productions, as well as the varsity choir.

While in Rogersville, Missouri, he regularly attended Harmony Baptist Church, where he was a part of the children's and youth groups.

Lucas also went to Guatemala on an annual basis with his family as a part of a mission's team for six years.

Lucas played drums for a local church and initiated a men's a cappella singing group at Kickapoo High school.

Memorized the entire "Get'Cha Head in the Game" dance, even though his character in High School Musical wasn't involved in the sequence.

Auditioned for a role on "The Young and the Restless" in 1973.

Was offered a role on "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody", but when the script called for him to kiss co-star Ashley Tisdale, the role went to another actor, Zac Efron, due to the brother- sister dynamic established in High School Musical. Zac is also in High School Musical and plays Ashley's crush.

Is a fan of actor/writer Christopher Guest.

His favorite dance as a kid was the hokey poky.

Does a variety of accents.

Plays piano, guitar and accordion.

Dances jazz, ballet, hip-hop and tap.

Is a tenor.

Vanessa Anne Hudgens



Birth Name: Vanessa Anne Hudgens

Date of Birth:
14 December 1988, Salinas, California, USA

Nicknames: Nessa, V, Van, Baby V, Vanney

Height: 5' 3" (1.60 m)


Biography

Hudgens was born in Salinas, California, the daughter of Gina (née Guangco) and Greg Hudgens. She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens, who is also an actress. Hudgens's father is an American of Irish and Native American descent, and her mother, who grew up in Manila, is a Filipino-born of Filipino, Spanish and Chinese descent. Hudgens has been home-schooled since after her seventh-grade year at the Orange County High School of the Arts.

Starting at the age of eight, Hudgens performed in musical theater as a singer, and appeared in local productions of Carousel, The Wizard of Oz, The King and I, The Music Man, and Cinderella, among others. Hudgens successfully auditioned for a commercial and subsequently moved to Los Angeles with her family, with whom she is still close.

Hudgens began performing at an early age, appearing in musicals starting at age eight, by taking over a friend who couldn't go to the audition, and moved to Los Angeles after winning an audition for a commercial. She scored roles on shows such as Quintuplets, Cover Me, and Still Standing, then made her feature debut in Thirteen as Noel and appeared in the 2004 film Thunderbirds as Tintin. In both her first two films Hudgens appeared alongside Brady Corbet.

Hudgens' debut album, entitled V, was released in early September 2006. She is signed with Hollywood Records, a Disney-owned record label. A music video for her first single, "Come Back To Me", debuted after the world premiere of The Cheetah Girls 2 in late August. The official music video for her second single, "Say OK", was first shown following the premiere of Disney's Jump In! "Let Go" and "Let's Dance" have both been used in commercials for ABC, "Let Go" for a Desperate Housewives commercial, and "Let's Dance" for Dancing With The Stars. "Say OK" has also been used in commercials for ABC Family's Lincoln Heights.

In August 2007 at the 2007 Teen Choice Awards, Hudgens was named the Choice Breakout Singer - Female, beating out other noteworthy nominees including American Idol contestant Katharine McPhee, Amy Winehouse, Corrine Bailey Rae and Lily Allen.

Hudgens has been seen stepping into the recording studio for work on her upcoming album which is expected to have a late May/early June 2008 release date. So far, two title tracks have been revealed - “Whisper” which is described as a sexy new style for Vanessa, and “It Feels Right”. Also, a song titled “I Will” which has been written by Hilary Duff has also been confirmed.

On September 6, 2007, controversy erupted after nude photos of Hudgens surfaced online. A statement from her publicist claims that the photo was taken privately and it was "unfortunate" that they were released on the Internet. Hudgens later apologized, saying that she was "embarrassed over the situation" and regretted having "taken photos". Disney Channel spokeswoman Patti McTeague indicated that Disney will still be working with Hudgens, stating, "Vanessa has apologized for what was obviously a lapse in judgment. We hope she's learned a valuable lesson."


Trivia

In both her first two films - Thirteen (2003) and Thunderbirds (2004) - she appeared alongside Brady Corbet.

Parents: Greg Hudgens and Gina Guangco.

Ethnicities: Filipina, Chinese,and Spanish (from her mother); Irish and American Indian (from her father).

Her musical theater roles include leads in: Evita, Carousel, The Wizard of Oz, The King & I, The Music Man, Cinderella, Damn Yankees, The Hunchback of Notre Dam, and The Little Mermaid, among others.

Her first job was acting in a local production of "The Wizard of Oz" where she played a munchkin and was paid $50.

She has been home-schooled since the seventh grade.

She has already graduated from high school.

At one point, she actually planned to audition for "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" (2002).

Her favorite subject in school is science.

Her song "Whatever Will Be" is really a song that reflects on her motto.

Her favorite kind of music is rock.

Both sets of her grandparents were musicians during the Big Band era.

Zac Efron



Birth Name: Zachary David Alexander Efron

Date of Birth: 18 October 1987, San Luis Obispo, California, USA

Nicknames: Zacquisha, Hollywood

Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)


Biography

Born in San Luis Obispo, California, and raised nearby in Arroyo Grande, Zac Efron took his first step toward acting at the age of 11 when his parents took note of his singing ability. Singing lessons soon led to an appearance in the production of "Gypsy" that ran 90 performances and he was hooked. After appearing on-stage in "Peter Pan," "Auntie Mame", "Little Shop of Horrors" and "The Music Man", guest parts quickly followed on television series, including "Firefly", "ER", and "The Guardian". After guest-starring in several episodes of "Summerland", he joined the regular cast as girl-crazy Cameron Bale. Efron also starred in several pilots such as "The Big, Wide World of Carl Laemke" and "Triple Play." He also starred as an autistic child in the television movie Miracle Run, alongside Mary-Louise Parker and Aidan Quinn.

Efron's favorite sports include golf, skiing, rock climbing, and snowboarding. He recently added surfing after spending days on the beach for "Summerland." He plays the piano at home, and is currently teaching himself to play the guitar. He's also currently fixing up two cars in his spare time, a Delorean and '65 Mustang convertible, both treasured hand-me-downs from his even-more-treasured grandfather. Efron lives at home with his parents and his younger brother Dylan. They have two highly affectionate Australian Shepherds, Dreamer and Puppy, and a very independent Siamese cat named Simon.


Trivia


Parents: David and Starla Siblings: Dylan Pets: Two Australian Shepherds, Dreamer and Puppy, and Siamese cat, Simon.

On the Billboard Hot 100 chart of Feb. 11 2006, Zac had five simultaneous song credits. The songs were "Get'cha Head in the Game" (solo), 3 duets with Vanessa Anne Hudgens ("Breaking Free," "Start of Something New," and "What I've Been Looking For") and "We're All in this Together" credited to the High School Musical cast. All tracks were from the soundtrack of "High School Musical".

With the popularity of High School Musical, he had to change his phone number after getting numerous calls from fans.

Zac's most prized possession is his autographed baseball collection.

Is a huge San Francisco Giants fan.

Met his current girlfriend, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, during castings for High School Musical. They were paired together near the end of casting to see how well they worked together.

Favorite Cartoon Show: Rocko's Modern Life.

He donated many items to Rocky Stone to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign.

Attended the World Cup in Germany with Corbin Bleu.

The first concert he ever went to was a Wallflowers concert.

Has one sibling, younger brother, Dylan.

Simon Cowell offered him a record deal but he turned it down saying, "...acting is my main priority".

Named #93 on Empire Magazine's 100 Sexiest Movie Stars.

Had his appendix removed on January 15, 2008.

His favorite movie is Titanic.

Considers Liza Minelli as one of his true inspirations and a life long idol.

Ranked #24 on interview magazines Hollywood faces to watch "Future Stars of Tomorrow".

Was ranked #26 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actors list(2008).

Disney Channel History



Disney Channel's first broadcasting day aired on April 18, 1983. At the inception, the Disney Channel only aired 18 hours a day from 7:00 AM to 1:00 AM. 24-hour programming would begin in December 1986. The channel's programming on the first day on the air was an episode of the 1950s-era Mickey Mouse Club.

During the 1980s, the channel debuted a few programs that later became part of the cultural lexicon of sorts. Early in the network's existence, in 1984, the musically-oriented sitcom Kids Incorporated became popular. In early 1989, The Disney Channel revived one of Disney's early TV staples with The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, which was an immediate hit and proved the basic Disney variety show formula could still work, unlike in the short-lived 1970s revival. This edition contained many of the features of the original, however the music was updated for a different generation of viewers.

In 1997, Disney Channel took on a revamped look and dropped the "The" in the network's name, and split the network into three programming blocks—Playhouse Disney, comprising shows aimed at preschoolers; Vault Disney, featuring classic Disney material such as Zorro, The Mickey Mouse Club, the Disney anthology television series, older television specials and features such as The Love Bug; and the most distinct one, running from afternoon to late evening, called Zoog Disney, aimed at preteens and young teenagers up to the age of 15.

While Disney Channel moved from premium cable to basic cable on January 1997, most of the design elements changed three years later. The Zoogs were redesigned, and a new channel logo (which featured a 1930s-era Mickey Mouse on a black Mickey ear-shaped TV), was introduced in 1997. In 1998, Zoog Disney was introduced to Disney Channel meaning they would have two logos, the "Disney Channel TV" logo, introduced in 1997, and the Zoog Disney logo, introduced in 1998. The two logos lasted from 1998 till 2002, when Zoog Disney was removed and Disney Channel introduced its current logo. The vintage material aired under the Vault Disney banner was also discontinued as of September 9, 2002.

From 2000 through 2003, ratings grew higher with such shows as Even Stevens, That's So Raven, Kim Possible, Lizzie McGuire and others. Lizzie McGuire became the network's banner show, and was the highest-rated program on the network. Reruns of Lizzie continued to out rate competing shows, including those from Disney Channel itself.

On January 20, 2006 "High School Musical" was aired on Disney Channel. It is one of the most successful Disney Channel Original Movies ever produced, with a television sequel released on August 17, 2007 and a feature film sequel "High School Musical 3: Graduation day in the pre-production process. The film's soundtrack was the best-selling album in the United States for 2006. The film was shot almost entirely in the Wasatch Front in Utah (namely Salt Lake City and Murray). This was Disney Channel's most successful movie at its time with 7.7 million viewers in its premiere broadcast in the US. High School Musical 2 brought in a total of 17.2 million viewers in the United States — almost 10 million more than its predecessor—making it, at the time, the highest rated basic cable broadcast in U.S. history.

On March 24, 2006 "Hannah Montana", which is an American Emmy Award-nominated children's television series starring Miley Cyrus, debuted on Disney Channel. The popularity of the show has far exceeded the expectations of the studio and has become a worldwide sensation. In addition to the high ratings of the TV series, concerts for Hannah Montana have also been exceedingly popular. Tickets for every concert have sold out, with some later being scalped for thousands of dollars. The shows attract much attention, with an example being the attendance of Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich who later admitted to having watched every single episode.

Upcoming completed and planned projects for Disney Channel include the films Minutemen, Camp Rock, Dadnapped, The Cheetah Girls 3: Indian Adventure, Hannah Montana: The Movie, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, and the television series J.O.N.A.S! starring the highly popular Jonas Brothers.