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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Radio Disney's "N.B.T." Next Big Thing Season 5 Big Announcement

Radio Disney and Disney Channel will introduce the “N.B.T.” (Next BIG Thing) season five artists when the popular musical talent competition premieres during the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Girl Vs. Monster on Friday, October 12 at 8:00 pm ET/PT and throughout the day on Radio Disney. This season’s winner will perform on the hit Disney Channel series “Austin & Ally,”

Disney Channel welcomes Elle Winter, Jack Skuller, Halle & Chloe Bailey, Katherine Hughes and Damian Otchere. Radio Disney's "N.B.T." Season 5 kicks off this fall! More at http://radiodisney.com/nbt

'Wizards of Waverly Place' movie special details: Selena Gomez gets a new love interest -- plus where's Justin?

[Via Zap2it.com...]

On Thursday, Disney announced that "Wizards of Waverly Place" is coming back! At least, for one big special. The fan favorite series ended after four seasons on The Disney Channel, but the Russo family and their friends are coming back for a special movie, in which they all head to Tuscany to meet their long-lost relatives.

"Wizards of Waverly Place" stars Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals-Barrera, David DeLuise and Gregg Sulkin will return along with star and executive producer Selena Gomez.

Now, Zap2it has even more details for you! First of all, the reason David Henrie's character Justin won't be in the special? He's already got plans! During the "Wizards" filming dates between Oct. 22 and Nov. 10, Henrie will be filming a movie, and the conflicting schedules were too difficult to rework.

Alex (Gomez) may benefit from not having her protective older brother around, though... because she's getting a new love interest! Producers are currently casting for Dominic, a hot Italian guy who encounters Alex as she tries to prove herself as a wizard. Oh -- did we mention that he, too, is a wizard?

Described as "handsome and mysterious," Dominic is "heartthrob, model good looking." "Did we mention that he should be really, really, handsome?" the casting directors add. Uh, yeah. You did. Mason (Sulkin) definitely has some competition here -- but we think he's got a leg up in this case, because while Dominic seems sweet, he's got anther side to him that Alex might not particularly like.

They're also casting the major comedic role of Carmela, Jerry's (Deluise) cousin from Italy. The actress cast will hopefully be fluent in Italian. And by the way -- they're filming in California, not Tuscany. Gotta love movie magic!

Selena Gomez on Wizards of Waverly Place Reunion

With the recent announcement of an upcoming Wizards of Waverly Place television event  Selena Gomez took over Radio Disney to discuss the upcoming special as well as her new movie 'Hotel Transylvania.' 

Selena has news on "Hotel Transylvania," her new music, and a big Russo family reunion on Disney Channel as she "Takes Over" Radio Disney with Ernie D!

On Set with the Cast of 'Dog With a Blog'

[Via Fanlala.com...]

While Disney XD may be getting a doll-come-to-life with ‘Crash & Bernstein,’ Disney Channel will be dipping into the unusual with their brand new series ‘Dog With a Blog.’  Two families, joined by marriage adopt a dog to simmer down sibling rivalries.  Seems normal, right? How about as an added bonus, Stan the Dog can talk, and he’s got a lot to say!

The cast of ‘Dog With a Blog’ was eager to sit down and tell us about the show on our set visit, and we wanted to know what it was like working with a dog every day on set.  Francesca Capaldi who plays Chloe told us that she loved working with all of the animals on the set.  “We have Milo, he looks like a girl, I thought he was a girl, and I was almost going to stick a bow in his hair!”  Wonder how many actors wish they could play dress-up with a dog on set!

Of course we had to talk to the two squabbling siblings while we were three.  G Hannelius plays the no-nonsense Avery on the show.  We wanted to know how much Avery and G are alike.  “I definitely relate to her in the fact that she’s very school-focused.  I do love school... I think I’m a little different in that I’m a little lighter.  I’m not as much a strict follower of the rules... not that I’m a rule breaker!”

To counter Avery’s by-the-books attitude, Blake Michael is stepping in as Tyler James, the free-spirited older brother of the family.  Is Blake as rowdy and rambunctious as his character on ‘Dog With a Blog?’  “In real life, I think I can relate to Tyler.  I’ve been known to be rowdy sometimes, and we have similar fashion styles, too.  I think I relate to him a lot.”

Helping keep the family in the show together is psychologist Bennett James.  The actor who plays Bennett is Reagan Burns.  We asked Reagan if he’s used any of his real-life parenting skills to bring into his character when he’s on set.  “The writers’ fathering techniques that they write for me aren’t completely different from my philosophy.  Bennett James is not a strict guy, but he seems to have a good vibe on what his children like to do.”

There you have it!  We had a great time talking with the ‘Dog With a Blog’ cast.  Although we didn’t get to interview Stan the Dog, we’re sure he’ll have plenty to say when the series premieres on Disney Channel on Friday, October 12!

Friday, September 28, 2012

On Set with the Cast of 'Crash & Bernstein'

[Via Fanlala.com...]

Disney XD is gearing up to bring you a wild new show that we guarantee will leave you in stitches!  So much so, one of the cast members is ALWAYS in stitches (literally!)  ‘Crash and Bernstein’ premieres next month, and we at Fanlala got to hit up the set, meet the cast, and even preview the debut episode of ‘Crash & Bernstein!’

The cast had so much to talk about on the set of the show, and they were all eager to share what it’s like working with a puppet-playing-a-doll.  Aaron Landon, who plays the Pesto told us that Tim Lagasse, the voice behind Crash is “always on, when they’re shooting, he’s ALWAYS Crash, he doesn’t break that character.”

Cole Jensen, the actor behind Wyatt Bernstein just had two words for what it’s like working with Crash - “It’s IN-SANE!”  He told us that Crash is “bouncing around, destroying stuff constantly, and it’s just insane.”

Of course, Crash wouldn’t be where he is today without Wyatt receiving a little “help” from his sisters.  Landry Bender said about her character Cleo Bernstein “I like it, I get to be sassy, and I’m the one that everyone HAS to listen to.”  Cleo is obsessed with fashion, and has even had a neon light made for the show.  We loved her character in the pilot, and can’t wait to see her bring that awesome ‘tude to the screen!

One of the highlights of our set visit to ‘Crash & Bernstein’ was talking to Crash (Tim Lagasse) himself!  That’s right!  We got to talk to the actual doll of the show (and we’re pretty sure the only one on TV right now.)  Crash is totally in love with the show right now. Of the many perks, Crash said, “I get to do my own stunts... heck, I get to DO stunts. They prefer to throw me through windows, and I get to use swords.”  And what would a great doll actor be without his inspiration?  “I’m a little Al Pacino, and I’m a little Animal from the Muppet Show,” said Crash.

It was a blast talking to the cast of ‘Crash & Bernstein.'  You can check out the pilot episode for free, right now on iTunes, and with the pre-screening that we got, we TOTALLY recommend it!  ‘Crash & Bernstein’ premieres October 8 only on Disney XD.  Don’t miss it!

First Look: Disney's Friends for Change Ambassadors (Ross Lynch & Laura Marano) Spread Conservation Message

[Via thewaltdisneycompany.com...]

By Alex Liakos, The Walt Disney Company Corporate Citizenship

Today, I’m excited to give you a first look at the new Disney’s Friends for Change Ambassador spot, featuring Ross Lynch and Laura Marano from Disney Channel's Austin & Ally. The Disney stars joined TreePeople—a nonprofit dedicated to growing a sustainable future—to connect kids with nature and create green spaces at San Pedro Elementary School in Los Angeles.

More than 100 local students and Disney VoluntEARS planted 350 trees and gardens at the school. The project was made possible through a $100,000 grant from Disney that will also be used to liven up other campuses and educate more than 20,000 students across Los Angeles about how to green their homes and communities.

As part of Disney's commitment to protecting the planet for future generations, Friends for Change offers online tools and resources to help families connect with and conserve nature.

We hope the new video will help inspire kids and families to champion 500,000 initiatives that help the environment —from planting native trees to hosting cleanup events. If you want to take action, log on to Disney.com/Friends and make your pledge today!

Selena Gomez to Executive-Produce and Star in New "Wizards of Waverly Place" Television Event on Disney Channel

[Via Disney Channel Press Release...]



One of Disney Channel’s most beloved stars — Selena Gomez — and one of its most successful series ever, the multiple Emmy Award and BAFTA-winning “Wizards of Waverly Place,” are set to return in an exciting new television event that begins production next month in Los Angeles. Ms. Gomez, an actress and platinum-selling recording artist, will executive-produce and also star along with Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals-Barrera, David DeLuise and Gregg Sulkin, who reprise the roles they made popular. The one hour television event is scheduled for premiere in early 2013.

The storyline takes the Russo family and friends to Tuscany, Italy, to meet their long lost relatives… but when Alex (Gomez) tries to prove she’s more than a seemingly carefree young Wizard, she inadvertently conjures a spell that creates a Good Alex and an Evil Alex. When Evil Alex gets roped into a charming young wizard’s foreboding plan to take over the world, Good Alex must find a way to save her family and humankind, which leads to a monumental battle between the two versions of herself – all atop the Tower of Pisa.

Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide, said: “With the phenomenal ratings of the ‘Wizards’ finale earlier this year, it became clear that fans of the series were not ready to say goodbye to Selena or the rest of the ‘Wizards’ cast. As such, we’re thrilled that the cast has agreed to reunite to bring their fans one last grand adventure!”

Gomez’s breakthrough series “Wizards of Waverly Place” is one of Disney Channel’s most successful series ever. It premiered in 2007, became a ratings driver worldwide and, in first quarter 2012, reached over 175 million unduplicated viewers in 163 countries and 32 languages. It inspired “Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie,” which delivered 13.5 million Total Viewers, ranked as the #1 cable television movie of 2009 and is the #2 cable TV movie of all time (after “High School Musical 2″). The “Wizards of Waverly Place” series finale in January 2012 was the #1 cable TV telecast — among all kids’ programming — in Total Viewers (11.3 million), and is TV’s #1 scripted telecast among Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14, 2012 to-date.

The TV movie won a 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Program, and the series won an Emmy Award in the same category in 2012 and 2010, and was nominated in 2011. It has also been lauded for its portrayal of Latinos and was honored with Alma, Imagen and NAACP Image Award nominations.

On Hollywood Records, Selena Gomez has three Gold certified albums, one double-Platinum single, numerous Gold and Platinum singles and Top 40 radio hits. She’s been honored with Teen Choice, Imagen, Alma and Kids Choice Awards, and is a strong force on social media with over 33 million Facebook likes and over 12 million Twitter followers.

The television special was written by Vince Cheung and Ben Montanio (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) and Dan Berendsen (ABC Family’s “Baby Daddy”). Selena Gomez, Cheung and Montanio and Dan Cross and David Hoge are the executive producers. It will be directed by Victor Gonzalez (“Wizards of Waverly Place”). “Wizards of Waverly Place” was created by Todd J. Greenwald (“Hannah Montana”) and is a production of It’s a Laugh Productions for Disney Channel.

Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable in over 99 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group.

Electra Formosa working on Disney Channel's 'Violetta'

Although no official information has been released, Electra Formosa, star of Disney Channel UK's 'Get The Look' and 'Minnie and You' is currently working on the production of the second season of Disney Channel's Violetta.

The show, Violetta is a co-production by Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), in collaboration with Argentine production company Pol-ka. The series is a combination of comedy, drama and romance, starring an international cast, including Argentine actress Martina Stoessel as Violetta. The series tells the story of a talented teenage girl, who lives in Europe for several years and goes back to Buenos Aires, her home town. There, she finds true friends, love, and her calling for music, as she goes through the wonderful experience of growing up. Disney Channel's new series is completely filmed in HD, and has spectacular sets and a strong musical component within its plot.

On September 24, 2012 Electra Formosa tweeted on her official twitter page (@ElectraFormosa):

Good morning Argentina! :)

In reply to the tweet: what you going there for?

Electra replied: styling a TV show that's being shot here :) 

On September 25, 2012 Electra tweeted:

Styling new season

And on September 28, 2012 Electra tweeted:

More fittings today...this is going to be a very stylish

The trailer for Violetta with English subtitles can be viewed below. More information about the show can be found on the official Violetta website

Lab Rats Season 2 Premieres Monday October 8, 2012 on Disney XD

It was announced on August 22, 2012 that Disney XD’s hit new show Lab Rats began filming its second season. The show’s cast had been counting down the days and the cast began tweeting about the start of season 2, with Kelli Berglund tweeting, “Lab Rats season 2. #TodayIsTheDay and co-star Spencer Boldman also tweeting, “Season Deux.” One of the show’s executive producers and co-creator Chris Peterson also tweeted about the start of season 2 filming, saying, “Woohoo! Our Lab Rats family is back together for Season 2! @BillyUnger @SpencerBoldman @kelliberglund @Tyreljwill @HalSparks @angelparker.”

It has now been announced by Chris Peterson on his official twitter page (@CPetey222) that all new episodes will begin airing on Monday October 8 at 9pm EST on Disney XD. Chris Peterson tweeted:


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Disney Channel Casting Series Regulars For New TV Show 'Kirby Gates'

Auditions are underway for a brand new Disney Channel series pilot titled "Kirby Gates". The single camera comedy will combine live-action and animation. Kids and teens from 12 - 17 years of age are being cast as series regulars, as well as adults for possible recurring roles should the series be picked up. Many kids and teens will also be hired as extras to play students and other roles. People of any ethnicity can submit, or register for extra work. The show is under SAG-AFTRA with AFTRA contract terms. Shooting will begin in November, 2012.

Executive Producing and directing "Kirby Gates" is BAFTA Film Award nominee David Bowers, who is an English Animator, Film director, Screenwriter, and Voice Actor from Stockport, Greater Manchester in the United Kingdom. Bowers directed "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules," his first live-action film, and also directed the third film in the series, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days". He also directed and served as a writer on the award winning animated film "Flushed Away" starring Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet, and "Astro Boy" starring Charlize Theron and Freddie Highmore.

The “Kirby Gates” writers are Mike Alber and Gabe Snyder, who are also producing. The two have written for Spike TV, the MTV series “Death Valley,” the short-format digital video series “Ultradome”, a tongue-in-cheek, action-comedy that tapped into the comic book, video game, action-adventure, fantasy and science-fiction culture. Alber and Snyder are repped by Josh Adler of New Wave Entertainment, and Melissa Orton of Agency for the Performing Arts (APA).

Some of the roles being cast are the title role of Kirby Gates, a 12-13 year old boy; Kirby’s older sister, a 15-16 year old female; Kirby’s best friend, a 12-13 year old boy; two high school bully brothers, 16-17 year old teens; Kirbys mom and dad, 40-45 years old; the High School principal 45-55 years old; and the girl-next door, a very pretty female 12-16 years old. The extras will be hired in Los Angeles when shooting starts in November.

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of California and in the United States.

Contact Information:

Los Angeles:

Sheila Guthrie
Suzanne Goddard-Smythe
“Kirby Gates” Casting
1201 W. 5th Street
Suite F-40
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Extras Casting

Los Angeles:

Central Casting
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (818) 562-2755

(Do not send photos to Central Casting, you must register in person)


Up and coming 13 year old animator, Kirby Gates, fantasizes a world of colourful cartoon characters – a vivid dream world that is at frequent odds with his real life. His older sister Dawn makes sure that his life is a nightmare as often as possible. His best buddy Wendell can’t figure out what his niche is in life, which frustrates him being that he comes from a family of over-achievers. And there are the two school bully brothers that make Kirby their main recipient of their attempted torture, although Kirby manages to outwit them more often than not. His former art teacher, who now is an eccentric dumpster driver, is aware of Kirby’s amazing cartoonist skills and is always there for Kirby when he needs advice. With a school principal who can’t seem to relate to kids no matter how hard he tries, and clueless parents, Kirby still manages to create a vivid cast of cartoon characters that make his actual life as a “normal” kid seem boring by comparison. And then all of a sudden, a very cute and sweet girl moves in next door, and Kirby’s imagination goes into super high gear – along with his raging teenage hormones as he tries to connect the dots between his fantasy life and reality.

Ross Lynch & Laura Marano Team Up with Friends for Change & Star In New Interstitials

[Via Clevvertv.com...]

Disney’s Friends for Change Ambassador Ross Lynch helps clean up San Pedro Street Elementary School in this exclusive photo from the “Austin & Ally” star’s Friends for Change intertitials.

Ross was joined by co-star Laura Marano for a day of clean up at the school with the nonprofit organization TreePeople where they connected kids with nature, inspired conservation and created green spaces. The two filmed interstitial which begin airing FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 on Disney Channel. 

Ross and Laura along with students and Disney VoluntEARS, helped plant 350 trees and educational gardens as part of Disney’s $100,000 grant to help green school campuses and provide over 20,000 students across Los Angeles with the knowledge they need to do the same in their environments. 

Disney’s Friends for Change will also offer tools, resources and additional ideas on how to help the planet at www.disney.com/friends. Examples include planting native trees, clean-up events, and showing kids that even the smallest act can make a big impact on the environment.

In support of Disney’s Friends for Change initiative, kids and families are encouraged to make a pledge and help reach a goal of 500,000 green actions taken to make a difference. Site visitors can download action kits, learn more about the Ambassadors’ campaigns, and participate in the new Shout Out Module, an online forum that invites kids and families to motivate each other online and exchange tips on actions to help their schools and neighborhoods. Families can also vote online to further support each Ambassador’s campaign.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Monstober: Halloween Special 2012 On Disney Channel

Disney Channel have released a full length promo to celebrate Halloween with the scheduling block, "Monstober", a special month of spooky themed episodes and disturbing new series premieres.

Jessie returns for its second season on Friday, October 5 with a Halloween inspired episode entitled "The Whining." Austin & Ally will begin its second season on Sunday, Oct. 7 with "Costumes & Courage". On October 12, also debuts the new series "Dog with a blog". Also included in "Monstober" is the premiere of the Disney Channel, Girl vs. Monster.

Disney XD ESPN Sports Science with Leo Howard Premieres Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

Disney XD has teamed with ESPN to uncover sports' biggest myths and mysteries, in the series "Disney XD ESPN Sport Science," which premieres at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, on Disney XD. Hosted by John Brenkus and Leo Howard, black belt martial artist and star of Disney XD's hit series "Kickin' It," the short-form series brings together pro athletes in scientific facilities to test the limits of human athletic abilities.

Combining the best segments of ESPN's Emmy Award-winning series "ESPN Sport Science," each episode will feature three segments with Brenkus and Howard using scientific experiments to test topics, including laws of gravity, momentum, size, speed, skill and stamina.

The series features appearances by NBA stars Dwight Howard (Los Angeles Lakers) and JaVale McGee (Denver Nuggets); NFL stars Vernon Davis (San Francisco 49ers), Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals), Jahvid Best (Detroit Lions) and Brandon Jacobs (San Francisco 49ers); former MLB star and current ESPN analyst Nomar Garciaparra; soccer star Zach Thornton; snowboarders Shaun White and Sage Kotsenburg; skateboarder Bob Burnquist; skier Simon Dumont; Olympic softball player Danielle Lawrie and NCAA basketball player Brittney Griner (Baylor Lady Bears).  

Disney Fairies: Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust CD Releases October 16, 2012

[Via Amazon.com...]

Journey with Tinker Bell and her fairy friends into the forbidden world of the Mysterious Winter Woods, where curiosity and adventure leads Tink to an amazing discovery and reveals a magical secret that would change her world forever.
Enjoy the music of Pixie Hollow with this album ecompassing enchanting songs from the ever popular Disney Fairies series. With compelling music from such fan favorites as Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Katherine McPhee and Bridgit Mendler along with exciting up and comers McClain Sisters.


1. The Great Divide by McClain Sisters
2. We'll Be There by Thia Megia
3. Dig Down Deeper from 'Pixie Hollow Games' by Zendaya
4. The Gift of a Friend by Demi Lovato
5. Fly to Your Heart by Selena Gomez
6. How To Believe by Bridgit Mendler
7. Let Your Heart Sing by Katharine McPhee
8. Shine by Laura Marano
9. Smile by Sabrina Carpenter
10. Magic Mirror by Tiffany Thornton 

The 'Disney Fairies: Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust' CD is available to by on October 16, 2012. The CD can be purchased from www.Amazon.com here. 

Make Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist CD Releases October 16, 2012

[Via Amazon.com...]

Disney's MAKE YOUR MARK is your ultimate mix of new and all-time favorite songs from your favorite Disney Channel stars! Features 5 new songs from Disney Channel's Original Movie 'Girl vs. Monster', never-before released songs by 'Jessie' star, Debby Ryan and 'Good Luck Charlie' star, Bridget Mendler, plus an all-new 'A.N.T. FARM' song performed by China Anne McClain, and more! Enjoy some of the theme songs from your favorite shows that were previously unreleased.    

1. "I Got My Scream On" (from Girl vs. Monster) China Anne McClain
2. "Make Your Mark"   Drew Ryan Scott
3. "Fearless" (from Girl vs. Monster) Olivia Holt
4. "How Do I Get There From Here" (from A.N.T. Farm) China Anne McClain
5. "Hey Jessie" (from Jessie) Debby Ryan
6. "TTYLXOX" (from Shake It Up) Bella Thorne
7. "Had Me @ Hello" (from Girl vs. Monster) Luke Benward
8. "Nothing s Gonna Stop Us Now" (from Girl vs. Monster) Olivia Holt
9. "Can t Do It Without You" (from Austin & Ally) Ross Lynch
10. "Hang In There Baby" (from Good Luck Charlie) Bridgit Mendler
11. "Something To Dance For" (from Shake It Up) Zendaya
12. "Had Me @ Hello" (from Girl vs. Monster) Olivia Holt
The 'Make Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist' CD is available to by on October 16, 2012. The CD can be purchased from www.Amazon.com here. 

Chris Galya, Skai Jackson, Peyton List, Cameron Boyce & Karan Brar - "Jessie" Season 2 Set Visit

[Via Clevvertv.com...]

In an interview with Clevvertv, Skai Jackson tells us why we're going to love Season 2 and if there are going to be any new animals on the show. Karan Brar & Cameron Boyce tell us what they enjoy most about playing their characters on JESSIE and Peyton List shares what she's most excited for fans to see as well as her favourite part of the set.

Joslyn Davis chatted with Cameron Boyce, Karan Brar, Skai Jackson & Chris Galya on the set of "Jessie" all about season 2 and working with each other...and the lizards!

Joslyn Davis sat down with Peyton List on the set of "Jessie" to get all the scoop on season 2, Emma's style and much more.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Debby Ryan Talks "Jessie" Season 2 & Future Plans

[Via Clevvertv.com...]

Joslyn Davis sat down with Debby Ryan on the set of "Jessie" to talk about the Disney Channel show's second season, her goals for 2014, her music producing and much more.

Olivia Holt has a New Single in Time for 'Girl Vs Monster'

[Via Fanlala.com...]

Olivia Holt is certainly the big name at Disney right now.  We all know her from Disney XD’s ‘Kickin’ It,’ but we’re seeing her pop up in more and more places every day!

It should go without saying that we can’t wait for ‘Girl vs. Monster’ to premiere next month.  With Olivia in the lead role as Skylar, we know that this year’s Monstober is going to be a scream on Disney Channel!

Now that been she's been well-established at Disney XD, and soon Disney Channel, where will Olivia be taking over next?  How about the airwaves?  In preparation for her upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, the young star will be premiering her single from the movie “Had Me @Hello.”  So when will you be able to hear her new song?  Why not have Olivia herself tell you?  "I am beyond excited that one of the songs I sang for DCOM Girl vs Monster, Had Me @Hello will be planet premiering on Radio Disney this Friday, September 21 at 4pm PT.   I love this song... it has a great beat and has a really cool vibe, about a girl and a guy having a crush on each other."

Update (September 21, 2012):

Olivia Holt's "Girl Vs. Monster" take over with Ernie D. on Radio Disney can be viewed below.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

First Look: Disney's Youngest Princess Makes Her Primetime Debut in Sofia The First

[Via wwwtvguide.com...]

They have much more in common than tiaras. The beloved Disney princess Cinderella will come face-to-face with the company's newest and youngest princess — both of them former commoners — in Sofia The First: Once Upon a Princess, a Disney Channel animated movie premiering Sunday, November 18 (7pm/6c). And TV Guide Magazine has this first-look video preview!

Set in the storybook world of Enhancia, Sofia features a starry voice cast including Ariel Winter (Modern Family), Sara Ramirez (Grey's Anatomy), Wayne Brady (Let's Make a Deal) and Tim Gunn (Project Runway) and centers on a little village girl named Sofia (Winter) who suddenly becomes royalty when her hard-working mom (Ramirez) marries the king.

Sofia must learn to navigate this strange new world and will get some much-needed princess-to-princess advice from Cinderella herself. But the famously shoeless heroine won't be the only well-known Disney character showing Sofia the ropes — the youngster will also be mentored by Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, the good fairies from Sleeping Beauty.

"By setting our story in the classic Disney world we're able to involve some longtime fan favorites," notes Sofia creator Craig Gerber. "The fairy godmothers are the headmistresses at Royal Prep Academy, where they will teach Sofia and the children of other royals from all around the world." Expect more iconic Disney princesses to show up when Sofia returns in 2013 as a Disney Channel series.

Both the movie and the series, aimed at kids 2-7 and their families, will offer positive messages and life lessons "about honesty, courage and compassion," says Gerber.  "Sofia is excited about her new home, new school and new blended family, but she is also in shock. She has a lot of adjusting to do and young viewers will really relate. It's our hope they will take away Sofia's life lessons and apply them to their own lives."

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Electra Formosa checks out Minnie Mouse Must Haves at London Fashion Week! (Disney Channel UK)

Electra Formosa visits London Fashion Week to check out all of the Minnie Mouse inspired clothes and accessories! She mentions her new show 'Minnie and You' - a 10-part mini series which airs on Disney Channel UK to advise viewers on fashion tips, styling, beauty tips and lifestyle.

The McClain Sisters: Behind The Scenes of "The Great Divide"

Below is a behind the scenes look of the making of the music video for 'The Great Divide' which premiered Sunday September 9th on Disney Channel. The song is performed by The McClain Sisters, which includes China Anne McClain who stars as the character Chyna Parks in Disney Channel's series A.N.T Farm. The song will be featured in the Walt Disney Studios all-new, original full-length CG-animated feature film, Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Disney Channel UK: Minnie and You Episodes

Disney Channel UK, who launched their newest show 'Minnie and You' on September 15, 2012, which is hosted by Electra Formosa, a fashion stylist for Disney Channel UK's Get The Look, an original 5-minute series giving tips on fashion, style and clothing have uploaded the short 'mini bytes' episodes online to their Official YouTube page (Youtube.com//DisneyChannelUK).

'Minnie & You' is a program to advise viewers on fashion tips, styling, beauty tips and lifestyle such as making BFF bracelets to give to your best friend or getting perfect nails which is inspired by the popular Mickey Mouse’s girlfriend, Minnie Mouse.

Episode List:

Customise Your Diary
Follow Electra's simple steps to customise and personalise your own fashionable Minnie inspired Diary!

Stylish Minnie Nails
The best way to brighten up your hands - Minnie nail patterns! This simple step by step guide will show you how to have funky stylish nails and be the fashion icon of all of your friends!
Follow Electra's quick and easy steps to revamp a boring, old hairband into a fashionable, and stylish one!

Make this cool case to carry your sunglasses/glasses in style. Simple to make and the results look great!

Trainers looking glum and a bit boring? Not matching the rest of your outfit? Look no further! Watch these great tips to swag up your trainers Minnie style!

Learn To Tie A Hair Bow!   

Be the star of the show by learning how to tie your own funky fashionable hair bow!

Dog Collar
A girl's best friend needs to be as fashionable as it's owner, so follow these steps to make over your furry friend's collar to add a stylish touch!

Minnie Inspired Door Sign!
Disney Channel and Electra Formosa present a stylish Minnie and You inspired door sign to hang up on your door! The Minnie and You style is growing more and more fashionable everyday with top designers using Minnie Mouse's retro look!

Friendship Necklace!
With Minnie Mouse's Retro style back in fashion, Electra Formosa shows you how to easily take on the fashion icon without having to splash the cash!
Heard of a friendship bracelet? Well get stylish with this friendship necklace! Easy to make, and looks great - you and your best friend can show off these great accessories proudly!

Creative Cupcakes!
Electra Formosa brings us a tasty Minnie make, with these swanky Minnie and You inspired cupcakes! For any occaision, all you need is plain chocolates, decorations and imagination!

‘Shake it Up’ stars Bella Thorne and Adam Irigoyen attend 2012 ALMA Awards

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Shake it Up” stars Bella Thorne and Adam Irigoyen shook up the red carpet at this year’s ALMA Awards that was held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on September 16 in Pasadena, California. These two Disney stars rocked it as they got up on stage to present for the Favorite Supporting Actress in a Movie award. They were also both nominated for Favorite TV Actor/Actress in Comedy. Although they didn’t win, Bella and Adam looked like they were having a blast as they got all dolled up for the night.

Bella Thorne looked so much older than her actual age as she wore a red Bibhu Mohapatra dress to the event. The strapless creation was just gorgeous on the 14-year-old actress. She had her red hair swept up in a pretty updo with soft strands around her face. She already knows how to work the red carpet, even at her young age and the camera loves her. She tweeted this, “had fun presenting w/ @adamirigoyen tonight and was honored to be nominated by @AlmaAwards pls watch this fri. it is an awesome show.”

What did her smashing co-star wear? Adam Irigoyen chose a black suit with a deep purple shirt and shiny lavender tie to match the outfit. It was a great combination of colors. The 15-year-old sure knows how to clean up. He looked quite dashing as he posed for the cameras.

These two special friends were honored to join a list of top actors and actresses at the 2012 ALMA Awards. “Shake it Up” is one of the most watched Disney shows right now. Bella Thorne and Adam Irigoyen are hot names among young fans and it looks like they have quite a career ahead of them.

Billy Unger Bears Down with the Chicago Bears

Football season has begun, and Disney XD is on the field for a brand new “XD XTRA.”  So who did they select this time around?
Head on over to Chicago with Billy Unger of Disney XD’s ‘Lab Rats,’ where you’ll be chilling with the Chicago Bears.  Billy interviews several of the players and we find out what other sports they tried out for.  So Bear Down, Bears fans and join Israel Idonije, Matt Forte, Charles Tillman, Jason Campbell and Devin Hester as they talk about what it’s like to perform on the field every Monday night on the "XD XTRA" spots this weekend on Disney.

Source: www.Fanlala.com

'Wizards of Waverly Place' Wins Second Creative Arts Emmy

Disney’s hit show, Wizards of Waverly Place, won for the second time in the Outstanding Children’s Program category at the 2011-2012 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards held at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live on Saturday, September, 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

The enchanted series-whose final episode aired this past January- featured a large Hispanic cast which included Selena Gomez, Maria Canals-Barrera and Jake T. Austin.  The show won the same category at the 2009 ceremony.

[Via Clevvertv.com...]

Joslyn Davis talked with Maria Canals-Barrera at the 2012 Creative Arts Emmys about "Wizards of Waverly Place" being nominated for its final season, what the cast is up to now, and more.

Exclusive behind the scenes video of the winning moment:

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Laura Marano Interview - "Austin & Ally" Set Visit

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Joslyn Davis chatted with Laura Marano on the set of "Austin & Ally" all about season 2, working with the cast, working with the cast of "Jessie" and more.

Disney Channel UK: Minnie and You - Customise Your Diary!

Disney Channel UK have released the first episode of Minnie and You, hosted by Electra Formosa. Follow Electra's simple steps to customise and personalise your own fashionable Minnie inspired Diary!

Crash & Bernstein Series Promo

Disney Channel have release the promo for the new upcoming Disney XD series Crash & Bernstein.

Crash & Bernstein is a live action television comedy with puppetry scheduled to premiere on October 8, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Disney XD. Created by Eric Friedman, the series will center around a teenaged son, among three sisters, who wishes to have a brother. His wishes come true when a puppet named Crash comes to life. Production for the series began in May 2012.

For his birthday, Wyatt Bernstein is taken to a Build-A-Bestie store where he creates a boy puppet that he names Crash, who comes to life as the brother he always wanted. Crash and Wyatt must deal with three sisters of various ages at home. The two "brothers" devise a plan to help Wyatt get his own room, but the plan goes awry.

Dog with a Blog First Official Promo

Disney Channel have released the first official promo for their new series 'Dog With A Blog'. The series stars G Hannelius (“Den Brother,” “Good Luck Charlie”) as Avery, Blake Michael (“Lemonade Mouth”) as Tyler, Francesca Capaldi (“A.N.T. Farm”) as Chloe, Beth Littleford (“Crazy, Stupid Love,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”) as Ellen and Regan Burns (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) as Bennett. Stephen Full (“I’m In the Band”) voices Stan who is played by two talented canine performers, Kuma and Mick.

Dog With A Blog Premieres Friday, October 12 on Disney Channel.

Ross Lynch Interview - "Austin & Ally" Set Visit (Season 2) & Teen Beach Movie

Clevver TV hung out n the set of Austin & Ally with the star of the show, Ross Lynch. In the interview Ross Lynch talks about Season 2 of the show, his reaction to the emotional finale of Season 1, a special Christmas episode, which Disney Channel show he would like to do a cross over episode with and also his upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie 'Teen Beach Move' (originally titled 'Teen Beach Musical').

Joslyn Davis chatted with Ross Lynch on the set of "Austin & Ally" all about what to expect in season two, "Teen Beach Movie," and his summer.

Disney Channel UK: 'Minnie & You' Premieres September 15, 2012

Disney Channel UK are set to launch their new show 'Minnie & You' on September 15, 2012 which will be hosted by Electra Formosa, a fashion stylist for Disney Channel UK's Get The Look, an original 5-minute series giving tips on fashion, style and clothing.

'Minnie & You' is a program to advise viewers on fashion tips, styling, beauty tips and lifestyle such as making BFF bracelets to give to your best friend or getting perfect nails which is inspired by the popular Mickey Mouse’s girlfriend, Minnie Mouse.

On the 13th September 2012, Electra uploaded a video on her official YouTube page (YouTube.com/ElectraLoves) adding:

I have a brand new show coming out on Disney Channel called 'Minnie and You', find out all about it here and how she will be rocking the catwalks this London Fashion Week.

Exclusive: Disney Channel Premieres New Season of N.B.T. (October 12)

Radio Disney and Disney Channel will introduce the “N.B.T.” (Next BIG Thing) season five artists when the popular musical talent competition premieres during the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Girl Vs. Monster on Friday, October 12 at 8:00 pm ET/PT and throughout the day on Radio Disney. This season’s winner will perform on the hit Disney Channel series “Austin & Ally,” have a new single released by Disney Music Group and be the opening act for popular Radio Disney recording artists at the “N.B.T.” finale concert and winner announcement this December in Los Angeles. In advance of the season premiere, Radio Disney will debut each artist’s first “N.B.T.” single on Monday, September 17, and singles will be available on iTunes Tuesday, September 25.

New to this season, Radio Disney and Disney Channel audiences will get a preview of each artist in their hometowns. The featured artists, ages 12-17, are R&B singers and actresses Chloe and Halle Bailey; acoustic pop singer and actress Katherine Hughes; R&B singer, dancer and actor Damian Otchere; modern rock and pop singer, songwriter and musician Jack Skuller; and pop singer, songwriter and actress Elle Winter. In addition to their own singles, new to this year’s competition, each artist will also perform a popular cover song. Throughout the season, viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look as contestants work with mentors including pop recording artist Cher Lloyd who’s single “Want U Back” hit #1 on Radio Disney’s Top 30 and top 10 on Mediabase’s Top 40, Ross Lynch and Laura Marano of Disney Channel’s hit series “Austin & Ally,” and “N.B.T.” season four winner Shealeigh.

“N.B.T.” season five voting will commence on Friday, October 26 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT). This season fans will have more chances to vote for their favorite artist with the addition of Twitter voting, and an expanded 10 votes per day per platform, which also include RadioDisney.com, Radio Disney’s Facebook page, and via texting* “NBT” to DISNEY (347639). Each artist will receive equal play and exposure, and at the end of each round, will face elimination based on listener votes.

Hosted by Radio Disney on-air personality Jake Whetter, “N.B.T.” is a daily multiplatform competition that launched the careers of Hollywood Records recording artist and Disney Channel star Coco Jones (“Let It Shine”), as well as Kicking Daisies, Shealeigh and Allstar Weekend, and puts the spotlight on aspiring young recording artists and provides them with the chance to showcase their music across national broadcast and online platforms.

Debby Ryan Covers 'Cliche' September 2012

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Debby Ryan shows off an edgier side of herself on the September 2012 cover of Cliche magazine.

The 19-year-old actress opened up about getting into entertainment with the mag.
“Comedy is such a culture,” Debby shared. “I thought: I could do that. I actually wanted to start with drama. I did so much theatre when I was younger. I remember hiding in the curtain in — between scenes — and watching.”

She added about her current role as the title character on Disney Channel’s Jessie: “Jessie’s much braver than I am. It takes a certain kind of person who will pick up and move [alone]. [Also] being a strong woman — girls who can fight for themselves.”