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You Can't Stop the Beat! Hairspray Live Charms a New Generation! Tune In to NBC, December 7 at 8:00PM!
The network that amazed us with live versions of "Sound of Music," "The Wiz," and "Peter Pan" continues one of our favorite new Holiday traditions by bringing the music-filled, fan favorite "Hairspray" to life LIVE on December 7 at 8:00PM.
The star-studded cast includes Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Dove Cameron, Kristin Chenoweth, Derek Hough, Garrett Clayton, Dove Cameron, Harvey Fierstein, Ephraim Sykes and introducing Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad. With that much talent... how can it not be a rousing success?Recently, Maddie, Dove, Ephraim and Garrett fielded questions from reporters and gave us a look at what it takes to do a Broadway show live on television!
Click the "Give Me More" button to find out what they shared!
Teens Shine at the 2016 Nickelodeon HALO Awards!
Originally recorded on November 11 at Pier 36 in New York City, the HALO Awards are held every year to honor young community leaders who are changing the world by "Helping and Leading Others."
This year's show, hosted by Nick Cannon, celebrated the remarkable achievements of Chris Suggs, Grace Callwood, Jonas Corona, and Lillian Pravda. Pop music's most famous names - Jason Derulo, Hailee Steinfeld, Zedd, Alessia Cara, and Daya - shared the stage with this group of teen leaders who have already made a significant impact on the communities in which they live, work, and serve.
Click the "Give Me More" button and meet this year's nominees and see pictures from the show!
The Stars Align in Hollywood to Marvel at the Much-Anticipated Premiere of "Doctor Strange!"
Like Midas, everything that Marvel Comics reimagined as a feature film has turned into box office gold! The highly-anticipated arrival of "Doctor Strange" into theaters on November 4 shows no signs of disappointing or slowing this successful trend.
Stars from the film like Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinson, Benjamin Bratt and Benedict Wong walked the red carpet into the El Capitan Theater on Hollywood Boulevard to share the movie with family, friends and fans. Other stars from the Marvel Universe like Robert Downey Jr., Michael Rooker and of course, Stan Lee, stopped by to offer support and get an early peak at what Marvel fans have started counting down to experience.
Click on the photo for tons of pics from the premiere!For more on this soon to be Fall Favorite visit: http://marvel.com/
Photos Provided by: Marvel Entertainment
The "Pretty Little Liars" Cast Host "A" Very Special On-Set Guest!
One of the stars of the Olympic Summer Games, gold-medal winning gymnast, Simone Biles, is a huge fan of "Pretty Little Liars" (aren't we all?). It turns out that the cast of the wildy popular Freeform channel series are pretty big fans of Simone as well!
The cast and crew of the series were thrilled when Simone stopped by to get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the series and to meet the cast. Fans will have to wait until April of 2017 for the final ten episodes of the show that is currently in its 7th season.
Check out pics from Simone's visit by clicking on the photo below. We wonder if she got any secrets about what happens next that she'll have to keep?
Photos Provided by: Freeform
Nickelodeon's "Crashletes" Returns For More Bumps, Falls, Misses and Epic Sports Fails!
Feeling not-so-confident about your athletic ability? Nickelodeon has a show that is sure to make you feel better! "Crashletes" is a fun, laugh-out-loud show that finds the most epic sports fails on the Internet and strings all the clips together for your viewing pleasure. Hosted by New England Patriots Super Bowl XLIX Champion, Rob Gronkowski and co-hosted by Stevie Nelson and Brandon Broady, the show is sure to entertain sports fans and non-sports fans who are just looking for a good laugh!
We check in with Stevie and Brandon to get the scoop on Season 2, which premieres on September 16 at 7:00pm.
Be sure to visit our "Crashletes" feature page by clicking on the "Give Me More" button to learn more from Stevie and Brandon!
Honey 3: Dare to Dance Moves on to Blu-ray and DVD!
After spending summers in Cape Town, South Africa, it's no surprise that Melea chose to attend a prestigious academy for the arts there when it came time to further her education. An incredible dancer, she also convinced her boyfriend, Erik, to pursue his passion for music at the school as well. Far from the states, Melea's plans are halted when she runs out of money before the end of the school year.
So begins the story of "Honey 3: Dare to Dance" the third installment of the popular "dance film" franchise. If it's dance you are tuning in to see, it is dance you will find, with approximately 30 different routines in the film that runs just under 100 minutes.
We talk to one of the film's stars, Kenny Wormald, about making the movie and what inspired him to fall in love with dance again!
Click the "Give Me More" button to learn more about this high-energy, visual art piece and gain some insight from one of its leads!
The Maturo Brothers Talk Making "Girl Meets World" a Family Affair!
There's no sibling rivalry between brothers August and Ocean Maturo. The two sibling don't even mind sharing a birthday! On August 28th, 2016, August (Auggie) turns nine, while Ocean turns five! On Friday, August 26, the brothers will share something else... August's role as "Auggie Matthews on the Disney Channel hit, "Girl Meet's World!"
In the episode titled "Girl Meets Bear," Ocean will play his real life brother's character in a flashback scene. We spoke to both Maturo boys recently about what is was like to work on the same show together. Of course, they thought it was a blast!
Click the "Give Me More" button and hear more about these brothers and this very special episode!
America's Got Talent is Back to Find This Year's Newest Sensation!
It's one of summer's most entertaining shows, combining talents of different kinds of genres with a panel of judges who have years of entertainment experience under their belts. "America's Got Talent" returns, live, on August 23 to begin the countdown to one act winning the chance of a lifetime.
Two of the show's judges, Simon Cowell and Mel. B, chatted with journalists recently about this latest season. Reporter, Ava Reed, brings you a few highlights on a feature page dedicated to this must-see talent competition!
Tune in to NBC on August 23 at 8:00PM and watch a new sensation be launched!
In the meantime, click the "Give Me More" button now and learn more about what two of the judges are hoping to find!
VARIETY CELEBRATED ANSEL ELGORT, CAMERON DALLAS, ELLE FANNING AND JADEN SMITH AT THE POWER OF YOUNG HOLLYWOOD EVENT
Variety celebrated an esteemed group of young actors, musicians, digital influencers and more at their Power of Young Hollywood event, presented by PixHug. The event was in conjunction with Variety's Power of Young Hollywood issue, which hit stands on Tuesday, August 16. The issue also featured the Youth Impact Report that profiles 25 and under actors, actresses, directors, musicians and artists who have made an impact in the business this year.
Additionally, Variety partnered with brand new app Pixhug to help raise funds for charities supported by the Power of Young Hollywood honorees. Pixhug is currently available to download via the ITunes App Store. Attendees of the event, included Peyton List, Bethany Mota, Olivia Holt, Kira Kosarin, Joey King, Garrett Clayton, Tammin Sursok, Becky G, Chloe Bennet, Kerris Dorsey, and many others. Honorees and talent in attendance made sure to pick up Batiste Dry Shampoo to keep their hair red carpet ready.
Click on the photo above for tons of arrival pics!
Photos Provided by: Variety
Nickelodeon's "Make it Pop" Makes a Splash This Summer With a 1 Hour Special Event!
XO-IQ is thrilled to win a coveted spot as the house band at the exclusive Sparkview Resort. The gang thinks they have scored a summer of fun in the sun. However, they encounter a few bumps along the way and it isn't exactly smooth sailing.
We did a Q&A with the girls, Megan Lee (Sun Hi), Erika Tham (Corki), and Louriza Tronco (Jodi) to find out more about this very special summer-y musical event!
Tune in to Nickelodeon on August 20 at 8:00PM and join in on this fun, musical adventure!
In the meantime, click the "Give Me More" button now and get more info from the stars themselves!
The Stars of "Pete's Dragon" Gather For A Magical Hollywood Premiere!
A remake of the classic 1977 film, the beloved "Pete's Dragon" will soar into theaters on August 12. Starring relative newcomers like Oakes Fegley and Oona Laurence, the film also boasts the talents of Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley and the legendary, Robert Redford.
The story centers around an orphaned boy named "Pete" who is found by well-meaning adults. However, the adults don't believe that Pete has a very real, very special friend, a dragon named Elliott. Will Pete be able to combine the best of both worlds and find a way to keep loving everyone?
The stars of the movie recently celebrated the premiere in Hollywood at the El Capitan theater. Check it out:
Click on the photo for tons of pics from the premiere!For more on this whimsical, summer adventure movie, visit: http://movies.disney.com/petes-dragon-2016
Photos Provided by: Walt Disney Studios
Visit Our Home Entertainment Page!
This is one of our favorite times of the year in Home Entertainment! There's no shortage of great programming to watch as all of your favorite TV shows and the ones you didn't get to see yet, arrive on Blu-ray and DVD!
Visit our Home Entertainment Page, to read our reviews, mark your calanders for new releases, and start to order your faves in just one click!
What are you waiting for? Get caught up on what's happening in home entertainment by clicking on the heart below!
Backstage Creations Hosts A Celebrity Retreat in Honor of FOX's "Teen Choice Awards!"
Hopefully, you were glued to the TV on July 31 as FOX presented the 2016 "Teen Choice Awards" and caught all the action on-stage like rocking performances by Charlie Puth and Flo Rida. Most of your fave celebs were on-hand to present or accept awards. We loved seeing the likes of the "Pretty Little Liars" cast, the cast of Fuller House," Cameron Dallas, Lea Michele, the "Teen Wolf" crew, Keke Palmer and so many others!
So that was happening on-stage, but we know what was happening backstage! For over 15 years, Backstage Creations has been pairing great products with celebrities by hosting "Backstage Retreats" at various awards shows and special events. They really rolled out the red carpet at the famous venue, The Forum, in Inglewood, California on July 30 and 31st so performers, presenters and nominees of FOX's "Teen Choice Awards" could get introduced to some awesome companies and products. Stars like Janel Parrish, Skai Jackson, Tyler Posey, Anthony Anderson, Peyton Meyer, Nolan Gould, and event co-host Victoria Justice met with vendors and tried out products on-site.
Click the "Give Me More" button now and find out how you can get the same great products your favorite celebs were introduced to at the Backstage Creations Teen Choice Retreat!
ABC Hits All The Right Notes During Country's Night to Rock!Our team had a phenomenal time in Music City, however, if you weren’t able to make it to CMA Music Fest in Nashville in June, don’t worry! ABC has got you covered! “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” airs on August 3 at 8:00PM and country music fans won’t want to miss this three hour, musical extravaganza! Adding to the excitment is the fact that Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett will be hosting for the first time ever! You never know what will happen when these two country crooners step behind the mic!
Just in case you aren’t quite sure what CMA Music Fest is… we’ve got the scoop for you! Every year, for four days in June, The Country Music Association (CMA) teams up with a bunch of sponsors, tons of country music artists and thousands of fans to put on one heck of a celebration of country music! Held in Nashville (there is a reason it’s called “Music City”), stages are set up all over the city where country music can be heard throughout the four day festival.
Visit our "Country's Night to Rock" Feature page to get a few sneak peaks at the ABC special! We also have a ton of pictures from several of the performances!
Click the "Give Me More" button now and find out all you need to know about ABC's "Country's Night to Rock!"
We Talk With Disney Channel "Descendants" Star... Booboo Stewart!
"Twilight" fans remember him best as "Seth Clearwater," the youngest in the wolf pack but Disney Channel fans know him as "Jay" on the extremely popular original movie "Descendants."
Fans of both of those films packed the Charleston Town Center in Charleston, WV, to meet the young actor, grab a photo with him and get an autograph.
Booboo spent a lot of time with each and every person who waited in line, conversing about acting, his past roles and projects that will be released soon.
After his personal appearance, the charismatic charmer took a few minutes to chat with us! Check it out:
Keep an eye out for more on "Descendants 2" here: DisneyChannel.com
Marvel Studios Talks New Releases By Bringing Major Star Power to Fans at Comic-Con
Every movie lover knows that San Diego is the place to be in July for Comic-Con and Marvel Studios planned big surprises for the folks who made the journey and were lucky enough to attend their panel at the massive event.
The entertainment company that brings most of our favorite superheroes to life, took the opportunity to unveil a new logo and release the logos for upcoming releases like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Black Panther, Doctor Strange and Thor: Ragnarok.
Click on the photo below for tons of pics from the panels and to see the logos for your self!
Star power at the panels included Chris Pratt, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Holland, and Brie Larson who was introduced as Captain Marvel.For more on all of these releases visit: http://marvel.com/movies
Photos Provided by: Marvel Studios
Teens Pick The Winners at FOX's "Teen Choice Awards!"
No need to channel surf on July 31, we know exactly where all of the action is going to be going down. FOX's "Teen Choice Awards" will be the place to find all of your favorites from movies, television, music, sports and the Internet.
Hosted, this year, by Victoria Justice and John Cena, coveted Surf Board's will be handed out to winner's picked by you in all kinds of categories. Performers already lined up to "Wow" include Charlie Puth and "Empire's," Serayah.
We tell you everything you need to know on our Teen Choice Awards feature page! A list of all the nominees are there so you can start rooting for your faves.
Click the "Give Me More" button now to get yourself and your friends ready for FOX's "Teen Choice Awards."
The Competition Was Tough at the 2016 Kids' Choice Sports Awards!
They keep us on the edge of our seats during nail-biting competitions, serve as role-models for those who need motivation to achieve our goals, and spend much of their life training and perfecting (usually) one talent. Let's face it... athletes rule! Nickelodeon gave them their due credit with the third annual, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards. The final decision was in your hands as you cast your vote for your sporty faves!
For the second year in a row, (but for the first time as a newlywed) Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson, hosted the festivities that took place in UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. The show aired on July 17 on Nickelodeon.
Visit our feature page to see a ton of pics, get a list of this year's winners, and find out where you can learn more about the KCSA's!
Here's a photo gallery full of your favorite athletes and Nickelodeon stars as they strolled down the Orange Carpet!
Click on the photo for tons of pics!
Photos by Chris Parker/EnterTeenment New
Click the "Give Me More" button now and get in the Kids' Choice Sports Awards Zone!
Fun & Educational! The Cast Of "Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street" Makes A Special Appearance Right Before The New Season Hits Amazon!
Students from Downey's Sussman Middle School were treated to a special screening of Amazon's original series "Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street" on Monday at the Google Venice office. The episode featured a specially designed 3D printed dress, which was worn by actress Ashley Boettcher. Ashley and cast mates Sloane Morgan Siegel, Chandler Kinney and Coco Grayson were on site for a Q&A following the screening, they were also joined by Google engineer, Kim Swennen.
The cast answered questions about the fitting process and how the dress was made, the importance of Computer Science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in TV/Film and addressed fan questions about working on the show. The group also had a 3D printing demonstration by Diego Porqueras from Deezmaker, who printed 3D keychains for everyone.
Check out photos of the special event below:
Get a sneak peak of the new season by visiting Gortimer Gibbon's on Amazon
And be sure to catch all the new episodes on July 15th!
Photos Provided by: Amazon
The Disney Channel Premieres It's 100th DCOM - "Adventures in Babysitting!"
The Disney Channel has a long history of creating original movies that leave a lasting impression on us (think the Cheetah Girls, Lemonade Mouth and High School Musical!) and creating mega-superstars like Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. Its 100th DCOM is sure to carry on the tradition. A new take on the popular film from the 80's, "Adventure's in Babysitting" follows two babysitters with wildly different styles through one unforgettable night.
The film features two of Disney Channel's biggest stars, Sabrina Carpenter from "Girl Meets World," and Sofia Carson who plays "Evie" in another DCOM that took the TV world by storm called "The Descendants." The two talented actresses work well with a fun supporting cast of up-and-coming actors like Max Gecowets, Nikki Hahn, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Mallory James Mahoney, and Madison Horcher.
We have dedicated a feature page to this fun, family-friendly film!
On the page, you'll find photos from the film as well as, the official movie trailer, and we introduce you to Jet Jurgensmeyer who plays "Bobby Anderson" in the film. Read our DVD review and find out what bonus material you can get when your order your copy!
Click the "Give Me More" button now to learn more about "Adventures in Babysitting!"
We go Back Down The Rabbit Hole With the Cast at the Hollywood Premiere of "Alice Through The Looking Glass!"
It hard to believe that it has been six years since Tim Burton and Walt Disney Pictures joined forces to create the visual spectacle that is "Alice in Wonderland." For the sequel, "Alice Through the Looking Glass," Mr. Burton handed the reigns over to director, James Bobin, who captured the orginal's spirit and stunning visual playground perfectly.
The stars who brought your favorite characters to life in the first film like Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, and Helena Bonham Carter reprise their roles in the cinematic adventure that opens nationwide on Friday, May 27th. Some of the cast and celebrity fans walked the carpet into a special screening in Hollywood recently. Click on the picture below and see who all stopped by for a sneak peak.
Photos by Liz Smith
CMA Music Fest 2016 is Taking Over Nashville! Country Music Fans Plan Your Trip Now!
If you love, love, LOVE country music, a trip to the CMA Music Fest should be at the top of your "To Do" list this year. Almost all of your favorite country music performers will be in Music City with the common goal of thanking of you, the fans, for your loyal support.
Music is literally on almost every corner during CMA Music Fest! It is the perfect time to check out new artists and add new music to your play list! Are you totally fine with your regular favorites? Check their schedule! Chances are they have a lot going on that week too and you’re invited to be right there while they are “working.”
Officially, CMA Music Fest is June 9 through June 12. That should be plenty of time for people with limited number of vacation days to have an amazing weekend full of great music. It’s highly recommended to try to get Nashville early for all the pre-activities if you can though. We recommend arriving on Sunday, June 5, getting plenty of rest, and then diving into all the cool stuff on Monday!
Click the "Give Me More" button now and head to our feature page where we give you a day-by-day play-by-play so you can plan your trip or update your itinerary.
Check back often as we will update often!
You Voted For Your Radio Disney Faves! The Radio Disney Music Awards Are Coming Soon!
Radio Disney is the "go-to" place for teens and tweens to hear great new music from today's hottest artists. The station not only keeps the tunes flowin', they also feature fun interviews with musical acts and movie and TV stars.
Once a year, the hit radio station puts the power in the fan's hands and has them award their favorite artist with an awesome Radio Disney Music Award. The station assembles the nominees and thousands of listeners from across the country vote to pick who should be given the prize.
The votes are tallied and a star-studded, rockin', celebration takes place in Los Angeles, so the winners can collect their reward.
This year... the show takes place LIVE in Los Angeles on April 30 and then The Disney Channel will air a TWO-HOUR special on May 1.
Visit our Radio Disney Music Awards page and review all of the nominees, plus, find out how you can get a ticket to see the show live and in person!
Click the "Give Me More" button now and stay tuned to our feature page as more celebrity attendees are announced!
The Cast and Crew of the Highly-Anticipated Marvel Release, "Captain America: Civil War" Unite For a Hollywod Premiere!
In the movie their characters are at odds, but Chris Evans (Captain America) and Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man), along with their fellow cast and crew members and actor friends, gathered in Hollywood to celebrate the release of their next big screen adventure, "Captain America: Civil War!" The rest of the us will get to see the Marvel release when it hits the big screen on May 6. We can't wait!
Several stars from the Marvel universe came out to support the franchise and no Marvel event would be complete without an appearance by Stan Lee! It was the hottest ticket in town. Did your fave celeb score a ticket? Click on the photo below to check out our gallery of photos and find out!
Photos Provided by: Marvel Entertainment
The New Nickelodeon Series is Out Of This World! "The Other Kingdom" Premieres on April 10th.
In Athenia, Astral is a Fairy Princess, who wants to see what being human is all about. When her wish is granted, she has 90 days to decide whether or not to stay human or return to her kingdom. Join Astral on her adventures by tuning in to the new Nickelodeon series, "The Other Kingdom," beginning April 10 at 7:00PM.
EnterTeenment News was excited about sitting down with Esther Zynn, who plays "Astral" and Callan Potter who plays "Tristan," a crush-worthy guy Astral meets when she starts High School in the human world. Find out more about their characters and the show by watching the videos below!
Be sure to tune in to Nickelodeon Sunday's at 7:00PM (ET/PST)beginning April 10 and laugh out loud as Astral and friends try to navigate two totally different worlds.
For more on The Other Kingdom, visit:www.Nick.com
Down to The Wire! Your Last "American Idol" Top 4!
"American Idol" has crowned 15 amazingly talented singers as winners but the talent that has been introduced to us because of the show is vast! Now, in its final season, the reality competition has narrowed down the field to four unbelievably talented contestants. MacKenzie Bourg, Dalton Rapattoni, Trent Harmon and La'Porsha Renae are hoping you will crown them the last American Idol.
On Thursday, March 31, the final four get the hometown hero welcome. We learn more about the singers as they visit with family and friends in the place they call home.
Get a sneak peak of all the action in the photo gallery below.
Be sure to tune in to Fox at 8:00PM (ET/PST)on March 31 to see which three contestants will make it to the show-stopping finale on April 6 and 7.
For more on American Idol, visit:www.FOX.com
Photos Provided by: FOX
Cast and Crew of "The Finest Hours" Gather For A True Blue Hollywood Premiere
Based on a true story, "The Finest Hours" coasts into theaters on January 29. Directed by Craig Gillespie, and starring an amazing cast (including Chris Pine and Casey Affleck), the movie brings to life a heroic rescue attempt made by the The Coast Guard during a blizzard in 1952.
An epic adventure on the water, the film will keep you on the edge of your seat! The stars of the film, along with the filmmakers and even the real-life Veterans on whom the film is based, walked the Red Carpet at a special Hollywood premiere!
We were on the carpet to capture the arrival of all of those who attended this star-studded event. Click on the photo below for tons of pics from the premiere!
Photos by: Liz Smith
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