Fr 5/14: Donald Trump, the Jonas Brothers on theTHE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, NBC. One of the most popular teenaged groups of the 2000s, the Jonas Brothers crafted hook-filled power pop anthems in the vein of McFly, Hanson, and the Modern Lovers. The young New Jersey natives (while readying their 2006 debut, brothers Joseph, Kevin, and Nicholas Jonas topped out at 16, 17, and 13, respectively) were reared in the city of Wyckoff under the tutelage of musical parents. Nicholas showed a particular flair for singing; by the age of six, he’d already begun a modest career as a Broadway performer. The young vocalist also took an interest in songwriting, even co-writing a Christmas tune in 2002 alongside his father. Several years later, his soulful voice had wowed enough executives at Daylight/Columbia Records to warrant a solo album, and Nicholas began writing original material with help from his two brothers. The siblings’ songs impressed the president of Columbia, who ultimately signed the trio in 2005. The Jonas Brothers’ full-length debut, It’s About Time, was released in August 2006. Featuring the songwriting talents of Desmond Child and Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger, the album peaked at number 91 on the Billboard charts and earned the siblings a modest audience, particularly among fans of Radio Disney. Nevertheless, the Jonas Brothers were dropped from Columbia’s roster in early 2007. They bounced back by signing with Hollywood Records, a Disney-owned label that helped the group exponentially expand its fan base. An eponymous sophomore album, Jonas Brothers, arrived in August 2007, supported by a number of Jonas Brothers appearances on the Disney Channel’s various programs. The band also toured in support of the record, selling out shows coast to coast — including a stop at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles, which was the fastest sold-out show in the venue’s history. The reality television show Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream documented the band’s life on the road, and the band’s TV presence was furthered along by Camp Rock, a 2008 Disney Channel television movie that featured the brothers and up-and-coming star Demi Lovato. The movie was watched by nearly nine million viewers and launched the Jonas Brothers’ next single, “Burnin’ Up,” which helped whet demand for the release of A Little Bit Longer later that year. In 2009, the trio released Music from the 3D Concert Experience, along with a live concert film of the same name. Later that year, they released their fourth studio album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times
Ashley Tisdale To Star In New “High School Musical” Spin-Off. Some of Disney’s “High School Musical” alumni aren’t ready to leave the singing/dancing franchise behind just yet. Ashley Tisdale is reportedly going to reprise her role as Sharpay Evans in a new spin-off movie for Disney Channel. Tisdale will star in and executive produce “Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventures.” According to JustJared.com, the movie is expected to shoot this summer and will premiere on the network in 2011. The “High School Musical” spin-off is the franchise’s first since “High School Musical 3″ hit theaters in 2008. “High School Musical 4″ was previously announced but has not yet get gotten off the ground. It was expected to feature an all new cast of Wildcats. Meanwhile, there’s no word on any of the “High School Musical” stars will join Tisdale on her “Fabulous Adventures,” especially Lucas Grabeel, who played her brother Ryan. Tisdale has kept herself busy with non-Disney projects as well. Last summer she released her second album “Guilty Pleasure,” which was voted one of the best albums of the year by Billboard readers and starred in “Aliens in the Attic.” She’s also signed on to star in the upcoming cheerleading drama “Hellcats” for the CW. Meanwhile, other “High School Musical” graduates have been keeping busy as well. Vanessa Hudgens will star in the summer’s modern re-telling of “Beauty and the Beast,” “Beastly,” Efron wrapped on the drama “Charlie St. Cloud,” and Corbin Bleu is currently “In the Heights” on Broadway.
Disney Channel is developing a “Tron” animated series to follow the upcoming theatrical release of “Tron: Legacy.” The news was part of Disney’s “upfront” presentation to media buyers and clients, which included a preview of the “Tron” series. Geared toward kids age 6-14, the plan is to precede “Tron” with another project, a 10-part “Tron” micro-series premiering in fall 2011 on Disney XD, its cable channel targeted at young boys. Gary Marsh, entertainment president and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide, also offered a glimpse of “Legacy,” which is at such an early juncture in the development process that only stills were available. “Tron is another example of how we can take advantage of the intellectual property that the studio unit pays tens, if not hundreds, of millions to develop and market,” Marsh said Tuesday. The “Tron” projects represent a CGI-refresh of Disney’s 1982 theatrical, with “Legacy” expected to be released in December.
Aww, our little girl’s growing up. Miley Cyrus is kicking “Hannah Montana” to the curb once the series’ fourth season is wrapped. And while “Hannah Montana” may very well be television history, according to a Disney Channel exec, it looks as if it’ll be a long goodbye. The show’s fourth season begins production later this month. The Season 3 finale — “Is Miley Saying Goodbye?” – will air in March, then the fourth season hits the tube, with episodes airing “at least over a full year,” said Adam Bonnett, a senior VP of programming Is there any future for Hannah, once Miley is done with her? “You never know in this business,” Bonnett said about the show. A Disney spokeswoman confirmed his comments to the Post on Friday; Cyrus’ rep didn’t immediately respond to an AP request for comment. Oh well, at least Disney still has the Jonas Brothers. And Miley will soon be free to live happily ever after as the worst celebrity in the history of the entire world.
International music sensations, Jonas Brothers, will today give a unique musical masterclass to a group of young people as part of the Department for Children, Schools and Families’ campaign, Tune In – Year of Music. Partnering with Disney Channel, the home of their hit series JONAS, Kevin, Joe and Nick will host the one off interactive music session at Ryton Comprehensive School in Gateshead. The exclusive session kick starts ‘Back to School’, a series of musical master classes hosted by music icons from across the globe, aiming to get children and young people inspired about the ways in which music can enrich their lives. Continue reading →
In Vegas this past Saturday Justin Timberlake brought together a diverse group of talented artists for his second-annual Justin Timberlake & Friends Concert, benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children. Opening the event was Jay Sean with U.K.’s beat box champion MC Zani, performing Jay’s hit single “Down”. MTV VMA’s Best Female Video award winner, Taylor Swift followed, performing “You Belong With Me” and “Love Story.” JT introduced the next artist, Alicia Keys as “one of the greatest musicians of my generation”. As she strutted the stage in red pumps, she took a seat at her piano to vocalize “Doesn’t Mean Anything”. The night’s other performances included artists such as TLC, Ciara, Timbaland, Snoop Dog, and to cap off the evening, Justin himself, surprising the crowd with “Until the End of Time.”
Rich Ross, the television executive who helped revive the moribund Disney Channel, now has to prove he can work movie magic at Walt Disney Studios. The 47-year-old former talent department head has been tapped by Disney Chief Executive Robert A. Iger to fill the post formerly held by Dick Cook, who was ousted last month after clashing with his boss and failing to deliver enough hits over the last year. Iger will look to Ross to reinvigorate Disney’s flagging box-office fortunes and develop film franchises that can be sold across the entertainment giant’s lines of businesses — including theme parks, consumer products and television — as well as grapple with a host of technological issues Continue reading →
What’s better than seeing Zac Efron’s face every day of every month for a year??? Ladies and gents, the Zac Efron 2010 calendar images have just hit the web and good god does he look hot! We do have one complaint though…he’s wearing a tad too much shirt. More skin the next time around would be greatly appreciated. Zac Efron is hot property. Fresh from the success of ‘High School Musical’, ‘Hairspray’ & ’17 again’, he has garnered a legion of fans; So to avoid disappointment buy this calendar now before all those other ladies get him all to themselves. The calendar will £4.39 & eligible for Free UK delivery and will Continue reading →
Mitchel Tate Musso (born July 9, 1991) is an American actor and musician. Musso is perhaps best known for his role as Oliver Oken in the Disney Channel sitcom, Hannah Montana and Jeremy Johnson in the Disney Channel animated series Phineas and Ferb. In other works, he provided his voice of DJ for the computer animated film, Monster House and also starred as Raymond Figg in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Life Is Ruff which was released on July 15, 2005. Musso’s Continue reading →
The Disney Princess Protection Program official website which is a new film about a princess who goes into hiding after her country is invaded. Disneychannel.com princess | disneychannel.com princessprotectionprogram contains videos and other information about the movie and its stars. Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez are the main stars this new Disney movie. Disney.com/princessprotectionprogram | www.disney.com/princessprotectionprogram is also the place for fans to meet and exchange.
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Disney’s Princess Protection Program stars Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato in this Disney Channel Original Movie about a tomboy named Carter who’s life is turned upside-down when she has to help Princess Rosalinda live under the cover of an ordinary American teenager named Rosie.