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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Zendaya Joins the Cast of 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 16

It has been announced today that Zendaya, star of Disney Channel's hit series Shake It Up, has been cast on ABC's Dancing With the Stars season 16. The show pairs a number of well known celebrities with professional ballroom dancers, who each week compete by performing one or more choreographed routines that are pertinent and follow the chosen theme for that particular weeks' prearranged theme. The dancers are then scored by a panel of judges. Viewers are given a certain amount of time to place votes for their favorite dancers, either by telephone or online. The couple with the lowest combined score provided by the judges and viewers is eliminated. This process continues until there are only two or three couples left; when they have competed for the last time one couple is declared the champion.

Dancing with the Stars returns on MONDAY, MARCH 18 at 8 PM on ABC.

Oscar Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis Visits The “JESSIE” Set

[Via shineon-media.com...]

While Quvenzhane Wallis might not have taken the Oscar for Best Actress home last night (it went to Jennifer Lawrence), she did have one of her dreams come true!

The adorable 9-year-old has shared multiple times in interviews that she’s a huge fan of Disney stars like China Anne McClain, Demi Lovato, and Debby Ryan and last night during E!’s pre-show, Ryan Seacrest played her a special message from Debby wishing her good luck and inviting her to the set.

It looks like Quvenzhané accepted the offer and headed to the Hollywood set of “Jessie” today! Cameron Boyce’s dad, Victor, tweeted out a few pictures of Debby, Cameron and Karan Brar hanging out with Quvenzhané on set. So cute!

Coco Jones Guest Stars On 'Good Luck Charlie'

Coco Jones, who was featured on Radio Disney's "Next Big Thing" ("N.B.T."), and starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Let It Shine, will be appearing in an upcoming episode of Disney Channel's final season of Good Luck Charlie. On February 24, 2013, Coco Jones tweeted on her official twitter page (@TheRealCocoJ):

Ooh some behind the scenes look at the Good Luck Charlie episode I'll be in !! Cant show y'all too much ;-)

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Wizards Return - Alex vs. Alex Promo #2

Disney Channel have released the 2nd official full length TV trailer for the upcoming Wizards of Waverley Place special event: The Wizards Return: Alex Vs Alex. The special episode premieres FRIDAY, MARCH 15 and the full Disney Channel Press Release can be read here.

In "The Wizards Return: Alex vs Alex," the Russo family and friends travel 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.

"Lab Rats" Season 2 Interviews - Spencer Boldman, Kelli Berglund

[Via Clevvertv.com...]

ClevverTV visited the set of "Lab Rats" to talk with Spencer Boldman, Kelli Berglund, Tyrel Jackson Williams, Angel Parker & Hal Sparks about what fans can expect in season 2, the new mission suits, special effects and more.

"Lab Rats" season 2 premieres February 25 on Disney XD.

When the second season of Disney XD’s Lab Rats kicks off on Feb. 25 (9 pm ET/PT), Leo finds himself going up against his nemesis when his super-human siblings Adam, Bree, and Chase sneak out to meet Marcus in Davenport’s new self-driving sports car. When Leo tries to stop them, Marcus traps him inside the car and programs it to take him on a wild, high-speed trip to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Disney Channel UK Announces Live Chat With Bridgit Mendler

As Bridgit Mendler, star of Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie, will be visiting the UK to promote her new single 'Ready or Not' she will be be participating in a live chat on the official Disney Channel UK Facebook page (Facebook.com/DisneyChannelUK) on Sunday 24th February at 1.30pm.

[Via Disney Channel UK...]

BREAKING NEWS! Bridgit Mendler is joining us HERE for a LIVE Facebook chat this Sunday @ 1.30pm! 

Come to the Disney Channel UK Facebook page @ 1.30pm this Sunday to chat with Bridgit and find out what she is doing in the UK!

Bridgit Mendler Set To Visit The UK

Disney Channel UK has announced on their official Facebook page (Facebook.com/DisneyChannelUK) that Bridgit Mendler, star of Good Luck Charlie, will be visiting the UK next week to promote her new single 'Ready or Not'.
[Via Disney Channel UK...]
Bridgit is coming to town! If you have a message for Bridgit Mendler then post it below.

The star of Good Luck Charlie is in the UK next week to promote her new single Ready or Not. Watch this space for more exciting news about her trip!

Disney Channel’s "All Star Challenge"

Check out the promo for the Disney Channel All Star Challenge starring your favorite Disney Channel stars from your favorite Disney Channel shows including Jessie, Austin & Ally, ANT Farm, and Shake It Up premiering Friday, February 22nd at 8pm on Disney Channel.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Zendaya Talks Carly Rae Jepsen on "Shake It Up"

[Via Clevvertv.com...]


This weekend's episode of Shake It Up is going to be a good one with Carly Rae Jepsen guest starring. And it's not just us at ClevverTV who think this, but it's also Zendaya and Bella!

So Carly is not just making a cameo but also performing for the episode titled "My Fair Librarian It Up" -- don't worry, Carly is not going to be playing a librarian -- that will be Tyra Banks returning as Miss Burke -- and the entire storyline follows CeCe and Rocky trying to win over the heart of Mr. Zigfield for Miss Burke. So maybe that's where the performance from Carly Rae Jepsen comes in?? Well, you can tune in and see how it all goes down. Check out the Disney Channel on Sunday, February 24 at 9pm eastern pacific. I'm Dana Ward and thanks for tuning in!

Hang Out with Ross Lynch and Laura Marano on Disney Channel Australia

Ross Lynch and Laura Marano, stars of Austin & Ally, are currently visiting Australia and took part in a live chat with Disney Channel Australia. This is the pairs first visit to the country and Laura Marano tweeted yesterday (February, 20) on her official twitter page (@yaylauramarano):

Exclusive: Carly Rae Jepsen on 'Shake it Up'

[Via etonline.com...]

After her guest appearance on 90210, pop star Carly Rae Jepsen is taking another one of her songs to the small screen. ETonline has your exclusive sneak peek at her upcoming appearance on Shake it Up.

On this weekend's episode of the Disney Channel sitcom, Jepsen performs her single "Sweetie" while some of the show's characters dance on stage with her.

"It's amazing to me," the 27-year-old Canadian singer said of performing on Shake it Up. "'Sweetie' is one of my favorite songs from the album 'Kiss' and to get to perform it in a scene is a totally different platform for me."

Joining Jepsen as guest stars in the episode are Tyra Banks and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's Alfonso Ribeiro, who also directed the episode.

Jepsen's appearance on Shake it Up occurs two days after the one-year anniversary of the U.S. release of her chart-topping single "Call Me Maybe."

Check out the video above for a sneak peek of Carly Rae Jepsen's appearance on Shake it Up and watch the entire episode this Sunday at 9 p.m. on Disney Channel.

'Lab Rats' returns with one crazy ride: EXCLUSIVE CLIP

When the second season of Disney XD’s Lab Rats kicks off on Feb. 25 (9 pm ET/PT), Leo finds himself going up against his nemesis when his super-human siblings Adam, Bree, and Chase sneak out to meet Marcus in Davenport’s new self-driving sports car. When Leo tries to stop them, Marcus traps him inside the car and programs it to take him on a wild, high-speed trip to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

Click here to check out a clip of Leo figuring out that things were about to get hairy.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Disney Channel is Friday’s Number 1 TV Network in Total Day Across Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens, and Cable TV’s Number 1 Network in Total Viewers

[Via Disney Channel Press Release...]

Quick Take For Friday, February 15, 2013 – Final National Ratings

Disney Channel is Friday’s #1 TV Network in Total Day Across Kids 2-11,
Kids 6-11 and Tweens, and Cable TV’s #1 Network in Total Viewers

“Jessie,” “Gravity Falls,” “Phineas and Ferb” and “Fish Hooks
Rank as TV’s Top 4 Telecasts Across Target Demos
~ Hitting Season Highs, “Jessie” Delivers its Best Ratings in Nearly 6 Months

Friday, February 15, 2013

Powered by all-new episodes of “Jessie,” (one hour) and animated hits “Gravity Falls,” “Phineas and Ferb” and “Fish Hooks,” Disney Channel ranked as Friday’s #1 TV network in Kids 2-11 (1.05 million/2.7 rating), Kids 6-11 (679,000/2.9 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (562,000/2.4 rating) and cable TV’s #1 network in Total Viewers (1.84 million).

Rising to season highs, “Jessie” delivered its best ratings in nearly six months (since 8/24/12), ranking as Friday’s #1 scripted cable TV telecast in Total Viewers (3.95 million), and TV’s #1 telecast in Kids 2-11 (2.25 million/5.7 rating), Kids 6-11 (1.79 million/7.6 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (1.58 million/6.6 rating).  The episode guest starred Maia Mitchell of Disney Channel's upcoming “Teen Beach Movie.”

Overall, Disney Channel delivered cable TV’s Top 2 scripted telecasts in Total Viewers, and in key youth demos held TV’s Top 4 telecasts in Kids 2-11, Top 11 in Kids 6-11  and Top 16 in Tweens 9-14.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tyra Banks and Alfonso Ribeiro's reunion on 'Shake It Up'

[Via family-room.ew.com...]

We told you a few months ago about a behind-the-scenes Fresh Prince of Bel Air reunion of sorts on the set of Shake it Up but here’s a first look at Tyra Banks and Alfonso Ribeiro on screen together for the first time on the Disney show in the Feb. 24 episode (9pm ET/PT). In the episode, CeCe (Bella Thorne) and Rocky (Zendaya) help Miss Burke (Banks) win over her crush, Mr. Zigfeld (Ribeiro). This is a recurring character for Banks, and Ribeiro has directed a couple of episodes of the show.

Take a look below for a trip down memory lane at the two together 20 years ago, when Banks played Will Smith’s girlfriend.

This is also the episode that Carly Rae Jepsen guest stars in as herself.

Disney Channel needs people ages 16-21 to play high school students on "Cloud 9" TOMORROW (on Wednesday 20th February)

Disney Channel casting calls for Ashley Tisdale movie 'Cloud 9'

"Cloud Nine" is filming in Utah through the end of February, 2013.

Disney Casting Details for "Cloud 9"

 The Disney casting directors in Utah are looking for local people to work as general background actors:

• Males, 16-21 years of age to play high school students.

• Females, 16-21 years of age to play high school students.

• Filming to take place in Park City Utah.

• Must be available all day Wednesday February 20, 2013.

• The shooting day could start as early as 7:00am and run through 7:00pm.

• Compensation is $101.50, plus breakfast, lunch, and light snacks.

• If you fit the bill, submit your full name, phone number, age, and a current color snapshot to the following:


The casting team will contact you with further instruction IF you are selected.

Blondie Girl Productions in association with Salty Pictures and Hollywood Farms will begin shooting in January, 2013 on a new Disney Channel Original Movie titled "Cloud Nine". The project is a snowboarding themed telefilm. The local Utah Disney casting directors have scheduled an open casting call for featured and general background performers in Salt Lake City. Snowboarding experience is helpful but not required. All types are needed, and there is no previous experience required to be cast. Filming will continue throughout February, 2013.

"Cloud Nine" tells the tale of teen snowboarders competing in the Summit Valley Fire & Ice Games. Will Cloud is a former snowboarding ace who gave it up after injuring himself, and due to his mother who lost her husband to cancer and is afraid of losing Will. Kayla Morgan is the daughter of the wealthy Summit Valley Ski Resort owner and principal investor in Swift Snowboard. The two develop feelings for each other, all the while overcoming all the odds to become the best snowboarders in Summit Valley.

Two-time Teen Choice Award nominee Ashley Tisdale is executive producing "Cloud Nine" under the banner of her company Blondie Girl Productions. Tisdale runs the company with her older sister, actress Jennifer Tisdale, and executive producer Jessica Rhoades. Blondie Girl Productions is also set to produce the Disney Channel original Movie "Adventure Quest," and a pilot for ABC Family titled "The Keys". Also executive producing is two-time Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Shaun White. At Winter X 2012, White became the first person to score a perfect 100 in the men's Snowboard Superpipe in the history of Winter X Games.


"Cloud Nine" centers on a group of teens who attend Summit Valley High and compete in Snowboarding. Will Cloud is a former teen snowboarding ace who gave up competing after fracturing his leg in an event, and now helps his mother run her pet spa for dogs at the upscale Summit Valley Resort. After the resort owner's daughter Kayla moves to town, Will ends up coaching her to compete in the Summit Valley Fire & Ice Games Half Pipe Snowboard event. As the two become close, romance is inevitable. Action, deception, humor, and a group of jammin' dogs makes for an amazing story of human spirit! 

Disney teen stars to visit North Point Mall in Alpharetta Feb. 23

[Via northfulton.com...]

ALPHARETTA — Three teen stars from Nickelodeon and Disney's hottest television shows will visit North Point Mall on Feb. 23 and Perimeter Mall on Feb. 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to promote Visit Myrtle Beach.

Noah Munck, stars as Gibby on Nickelodeon's "iCarly," Calum Worthy, stars as Dez on Disney's "Austin & Ally," and Peyton List, stars as Emma on Disney's "Jessie," will headline the event promoting Myrtle Beach as the ultimate vacation destination.

North Point Mall is located 1000 North Point Circle in Alpharetta.

Munck, Worthy and List will engage with fans by signing autographs and taking pictures. Additional on-site entertainment includes face painting, a live DJ and fun, festive giveaways throughout the day.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Radio Disney Interviews Maia Mitchell About Joining JESSIE and DCOM Teen Beach Movie

In her first Radio Disney interview, Maia Mitchell talks about her upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach Movie as well as her upcoming role in Disney Channel's hit series JESSIE.

Disney Channel Casting New Roles For Girl Meets World

Disney Channel casting information for exciting new series sequel 'Girl Meets World'
Shooting on "Girl Meets World" begins in February, 2013.

It's a Laugh Productions has begun casting female teen series regulars for the new multi-camera Disney Channel series sequel "Girl Meets World". The show will continue where the ABC television sitcom "Boy Meets World" left off back in 2000, however the story jumps ahead to the present. That series ran successfully for seven years beginning in 1993. Auditions with Disney casting directors are taking place in Los Angeles and will continue through February, 2013 when shooting begins. The extras and stand-ins will be cast closer to the start of shooting in late January/February.

Four-time Young Artist Award nominee Ben Savage is returning as Cornelius "Cory" A. Matthews, and two-time Young Artist Award nominee Danielle Fishel is back playing the role of Topanga Matthews. Young Artist Awards nominee Rowan Blanchard is playing Riley Matthews. Cory and Danielle have an amazing 13 year old daughter named Riley, an adorable girl on the cusp of whatever comes next in life, and wanting to rush into it head first. Riley is a bright, buoyant, cheerful girl who just so happens to attend a school where her father in also her history teacher. Her best friend Maya is the complete opposite type of person, however the two are extremely loyal to each other and enjoy an unwavering friendship.  Cory and Danielle also have a 14 year old son named Elliot   

Academy Award nominee Michael Jacobs wrote and is executive producing the pilot episode and will be the showrunner for "Girl Meets World" if Disney Channel picks it up to series. Jacobs is the creator/producer of the hit award winning ABC sitcom "Boy Meets World". That show depicted the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man. Michael Jacobs' other credits include executive producer and writer of the People's Choice Award winning NBC sitcom "My Two Dads"; creator, writer, and executive producer of the CBS sitcom "Charles in Charge"; writer and executive producer of the Primetime Emmy Award winning animated ABC series "Dinosaurs"; and producer on the feature film "Quiz Show," which was nominated for four Academy Awards.

It's a Laugh Productions, which is a an owned subsidiary of the Disney-ABC Television Group, is producing Girl Meets World. The company has produced such Disney Channel shows as "Hannah Montana," "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody," "Jonas," "Jessie," "Shake It Up!", "Austin & Ally," and "Dog with a Blog," among many others. Don Mink and Amy Rabins founded It's a Laugh Productions in 2004. The two have also been partners in a company called Prep Shoot Post since 1988, a post-production
accounting firm.

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

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• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
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Audition Tips
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The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available

Principal Actor Disney Casting

See the post titled
Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
Los Angeles:

Brett Greenstein
Collin Daniel
6671 Sunset Blvd.
Bungalow 1527
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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.
Production Companies:
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

It’s A Laugh Productions
201 North Occidental Boulevard
Building 6
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Michael Jacobs Productions
500 S Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Disney Channel
3800 W Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505


Michael Jacobs


To Be Determined


Danielle Fishel - Topanga Matthews
Ben Savage - Cory Matthews
Rowan Blanchard - Riley Matthews
Sabrina Carpenter - Maya
To Be Cast - Elliot Matthews


"Girl Meets World" picks up where "Boy Meets World" left off. Riley Mathews, the preteen daughter of Cory and Topanga who married on the original series, tells the story from her point of view. Riley attends a school where hew father is also one of her teachers, and her brother is one grade above her - and often reminds her that he is also one grade higher in life's experiences. If opposites attract, then Riley's relationship with her best friend Maya is a perfect example. Riley is a happy, optimistic, cheery, and high spirited 13 year old girl with great parents - while Maya is a not-so-trusting pessimistic girl who has never met her father. Regardless, the two are immensely loyal to each other as friends. 

Exclusive: Selena Gomez's Return to 'Wizards'

[Via etonline.com...]

A year after the finale of Wizards of Waverly Place, the series that brought her to fame, Selena Gomez is returning to the show for a TV special this March. ETonline has your exclusive first look at the trailer for Gomez's anticipated return to Wizards.

In the trailer for the special, entitled "The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex," Gomez's character, "Alex Russo," is pressured by her loved ones to put an end to her magic, which forces her to divided into two different people.

Gomez, who was a regular on the show for the duration of its four-series run on the Disney Channel, also makes her producing debut in the special with the aid of Wizards' producers Vince Cheung, Ben Montanio, Dan Cross and Dave Hoge.

The 20-year-old actress appears to put her full acting arsenal on display in her return to the show that she began when she was 15, as we are teased with both dramatic and action scenes.

Since Wizards' finale, Gomez has taken on roles in a variety of films, from the crime drama Spring Breakers (March 2013 release) to the action film Getaway (August 2013 release).

Watch the full trailer above and check out Gomez's return to Wizards of Waverly Place on March 15 at 8 p.m. on the Disney Channel.

Disney Star Debby Ryan Debuts a Valentine's Day Video

[Via elle.com...]

Disney actress Debby Ryan—who starred in The Suite Life on Deck and now her own show, Jessie—is no stranger to the fashion world. In fact, she has her own YouTube web series, Ryan Style, in which she doles out sage sartorial advice while wearing designer ensembles put together by her stylist, Chris Horan.

In honor of Valentine's Day , Ryan and her team have put together a special Ryan Style video and ELLE.com is delighted to not only debut the video and its behind-the-scenes images, but also get the dish on the creative process from the fashionista herself.

"Our Valentine's Day episode of Ryan Style is such an incredible video for me; I put my heart into every area," Ryan told ELLE.com. "The video takes you [from when] you first lay eyes on someone: flirting, the first date where you're still semi-formal, daytime getting to know each other, fun going out together, a formal debut as a couple (be it a school dance or a friend's wedding). The best part is that this episode of Ryan Style shows you how to add romance to your own wardrobe, love interest or not."

In addition to showing off her fierce dancing skills, from hip-hop to swing, Ryan also dons beautiful designs from the likes of Alice + Olivia, Bibhu Mohapatra, Rafael Cennamo, Katie Ermilio, and more!

Kelli Berglund: What's Happening On Lab Rats Season 2?

[Via accesshollywood.com...]

Kelli Berglund talks with AccessHollywood.com's Laura Saltman about how she has changed since "Lab Rats" Season 1. Plus, she tells The Dish she feels more "freedom" in the second season of the Disney XD series. So, what's happening to her character in the upcoming season? 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Disney Channel Press Team Visit The Set of Disney XD's Lab Rats

The Disney Channel Media Relations / Press Relations team for Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior & Radio Disney who also run the official Disney Channel twitter account, @DisneyChannelPR visited the set of Disney XD's Lab Rats yesterday (February 13, 2013). During their visit they posted behind the scenes pictures of the cast and set of the show. 

Via Disney Channel PR...

Guess what set we're visiting today?

You got it! We're here on the set of !

See anyone you recognize?

This is 's favorite part of the set!

. doing some interviews on set!

Good Luck Charlie & Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated For Nickelodeon's “Kids’ Choice Awards 2013″

[Via Nickelodeon Press Release...]


Roster of Nods Includes Adele, Justin Bieber, Big Time Rush, Bon Jovi, Miranda Cosgrove, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Justice, Jennifer Lawrence, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Katy Perry, Michael Phelps, Julia Roberts, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Kristen Stewart, Ben Stiller, Taylor Swift, Tim Tebow, Venus and Serena Williams, and More

Beginning Feb. 14, Kids Can Cast Their Vote in 22 Categories on Nick.com

Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, Hosted by Josh Duhamel, Airs Live Saturday, March 23, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

LOS ANGELES – February 13, 2013 – Nickelodeon fans have spoken! Voting for their favorites in television, sports, music and film, kids everywhere have made their voices heard as the network announces the nominees for Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, airing Saturday, March 23. Vying for the sought-after blimp award are mega-stars Adele, Justin Bieber, Big Time Rush, Bon Jovi, Miranda Cosgrove, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Justice, Jennifer Lawrence, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Katy Perry, Michael Phelps, Julia Roberts, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Kristen Stewart, Ben Stiller, Taylor Swift, Tim Tebow, and Venus and Serena Williams. Hollywood’s biggest kid, Josh Duhamel, will be hosting the slime-fest, telecast live from USC’s Galen Center from 8-9:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Beginning Thursday, Feb. 14, kids will be able to cast their votes in 22 categories, including the newly introduced nominations for Favorite App and Favorite Villain, across all of Nickelodeon’s digital outlets: Nick.com, all desktop and mobile devices, and Nickelodeon’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. On Facebook, users will be able to vote from a tab on the page and the entire voting experience can be embedded directly into wall posts, and on Twitter users be able to vote using custom KCA hashtags.

In television, Miranda Cosgrove, Bridgit Mendler, Selena Gomez and Victoria Justice round out the Favorite TV Actress nominees, with iCarly, Good Luck Charlie, Wizards of Waverly Place and 2012 KCA winner Victorious also competing for Favorite TV Show. First time nominees Carlos Pena (Big Time Rush), Lucas Cruikshank (Marvin Marvin), Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) and Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) were tapped for Favorite TV Actor.

Presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are General Mills, Hasbro Twister Rave Games and Target. Associate sponsors are Bounty™, McDonald’s®, nabi, Wii U from Nintendo and Skechers.
The nominees for Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are:


Favorite TV Show
Good Luck Charlie
Wizards of Waverly Place

Favorite TV Actor
Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place)
Lucas Cruikshank (Marvin Marvin)
Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally)
Carlos Pena (Big Time Rush)

Favorite TV Actress
Miranda Cosgrove (
Selena Gomez (
Wizards of Waverly Place)
Victoria Justice (
Bridgit Mendler (
Good Luck Charlie)

Nickelodeon kicks off the 2013
Kids’ Choice Awards digital experience on www.Nick.com/KCA13. Fans are able to relive the slimiest moments from years past, play KCA-themed games, and receive updates on all things KCA. Additionally, on the day of the show, March 23, viewers can visit the site to watch a live webcast of the Kids’ Choice Orange Carpet pre-show, and stay logged on during the event to see all the backstage action.

Goalmouth returns to Disney XD UK

[Via kidscreen.com...]

Disney UK will launch the third season of local original production Goalmouth on its XD channel next month.

Starting March 21, the new season will return with 12 x 22-minute football-themed episodes. The series will also be home to Disney XD’s Aim High initiative, which will provide fans with ideas to improve their game.

Presenters Tim Warwood, Adam Gendle and Francis Vu will be joined by female football freestyler Charlotte Lade as they take viewers behind the scenes of the sport. The series will follow the Premier League Schools Tournament, which pairs 40 schools to their local Premier League club as they compete for the opportunity to represent them with the aim of reaching the finals.  This year, the finals will be held at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium and will be exclusively televised by Disney XD.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Disney Channel Upfront Announcement To Be Held On March 12, 2013

According to Medialife Magazine, Disney Channel will be making their Upfront announcement on March 12, 2013. The Upfront event is a presentation that will cover the 2013 - 2014 season for Disney Channels Worldwide - Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior. Last year, at the 2012 Upfront event, Disney Channel announced Shake It Up: Made In Japan, Good Luck Charlie Season 3 and DCOMs (Disney Channel Original Movies) Teen Beach Musical, Girl Vs Monster and Let It Shine. It is predicted that at this years Upfront event Disney Channel will announce details of the Girl Meets World pilot, further details on DCOM Teen Beach Movie, the JESSIE Movie, DCOM: Cloud Nine, and possible upcoming shows such as Bits & Pieces, Fantasma, I Didn't Do It and the Disney XD show Kirby Gates.

Debby Ryan on Producing "Jessie" and Her Web Series "Ryan Style"

[Via starcam.com...]

Debby Ryan chats with StarCam's Jennifer Tapiero at the "Safe Haven" Movie Premiere about what it's like producing "Jessie" and other projects she's working on including her web series "Ryan Style" and her own record.

Girl Meets World Q&A: Rowan Blanchard Talks Meeting Danielle Fishel & Ben Savage; Reveals Her Hollywood Crushes

[Via accesshollywood.com...]

“Girl Meets World” pilot star Rowan Blanchard has landed the role of Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga’s (Danielle Fishel) daughter, Riley Matthews, in the Disney Channel pilot spin-off of “Boy Meets World” – and she’s still reeling with excitement over her job – especially since meeting her onscreen parents.

AccessHollywood.com caught up with the 11-year-old, where she dished on some of her Hollywood favorites (crushes too!), how she plans on decorating her trailer and what advice she’s received since landing her plum role.

AccessHollywood.com: Have you met Danielle Fishel or Ben Savage yet? What did you talk about?

Rowan Blanchard: At the most recent audition, Danielle and Ben were there and I got to read a scene with them! I was so excited because, I mean, they ARE Corey and Topanga! We talked about “BMW” and school and “GMW.” It was really cool to meet them.

Access: What was the audition process like for this role?

Rowan: I auditioned literally 10 times! At the first audition, [the producers] told me I was perfect, only that I was too young. I went into the car and cried! Haha! Luckily, I was called back the next week.

Access: Have you seen any of the old episodes of “Boy Meets World”?

Rowan: Actually, a few weeks before I got the call for “Girl Meets World,” my sister and I started watching “Boy Meets World” in the mornings. It wasn’t until I read my sides that I realized they were even connected.

Access: Who is your favorite actor/actress? Who would you love to work with one day?

Rowan: I absolutely love Audrey Hepburn. She’s just so classy and talented. I also love Anne Hathaway and Natalie Portman. I have a lot of respect for them because they both went to college and are very serious about their craft. My favorite actors are Tom Hanks and Humphrey Bogart – I know, Humphrey Bogart. Haha.

Access: What was the reaction from friends and classmates when you got cast?

Rowan: All of my friends were really excited and couldn’t contain their excitement. I tried not to talk about it in school because I don’t want to be treated differently. My best friend Raegan came over that night and brought me an Audrey Hepburn picture that is dated the day [my casting] was announced.

Access: Describe to us how you will decorate your trailer or dressing room.

Rowan: I will probably put up too many Audrey Hepburn posters! I will probably put up some Billy Joel and Judy Garland posters as well. How those two got together – I don’t know!

Access: Once you’re old enough, who would you cast as your on-screen boyfriend?

Rowan: Daniel Radcliffe, not only because he’s cute, but because I respect him as an actor.

Access: Who is your young star crush?

Rowan: Dakota Goyo from “Real Steel” and Colin Ford from “We Bought a Zoo.”

Access: Any Disney Channel idols that you look up to? Miley, Selena, Demi?

Rowan: I think Selena Gomez is very smart at acting and has made good choices in her life. I am literally counting down the days until “The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex.”

Access: What is the best piece of advice you’ve gotten on handling fame?

Rowan: Staying grounded and appreciating EVERYONE on the set, from the grips, to wardrobe. Also stay with your education and keep it a priority in my life.

If the “Girl Meets World” pilot is picked up, the series could land on Disney Channel’s 2013-14 schedule.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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'Boy Meets World' reboot star Rowan Blanchard on playing Cory and Topanga's daughter -- EXCLUSIVE

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Last month, EW broke the news that 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard landed the coveted spot of Riley, the daughter of Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel), in the pilot for the Boy Meets World reboot, Girl Meets World, which goes into production for the Disney Channel this month.

For the issue of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY on stands now, EW spoke exclusively to Blanchard, who most recently starred in Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D, about almost getting passed up for the part, meeting her on-screen parents for the first time, and the kinds of dilemmas her character will face (let’s just say boys are involved).

EW: When did you first hear about this part?
BLANCHARD: It was like in the beginning of December.

EW: Had you heard of Boy Meets World at the time?
BLANCHARD: I had heard of Boy Meets World before because it’s on like TV and stuff in the mornings so I watch it. I saw a few episodes and I really liked the idea of people growing up. When I found out I was [auditioning for] Girl Meets World, at first I didn’t know it had any relation to Boy Meets World and then I started reading the script and I saw Cory and Topanga and I was so excited.

EW: Girl Meets World executive producer Michael Jacobs told EW that he loved your first audition, but thought you might be too young for the part.
BLANCHARD: Michael goes, “I would have cast you right now if it weren’t for your age.” And then I was really disappointed. I actually went into the car and cried. My dad was like, “You know, it’s not your fault. It’s your age.” Then two weeks later we got a call that they wanted to bring me back in and make me look a little bit older. I was so excited.

EW: What was it like meeting Ben and Danielle for the first time?
BLANCHARD: It was really surreal to do the lines with them I have to say, because, you know, they’re Cory and Topanga. It was really cool to be able to read with them and get a feel for how the show was really going to play out.

EW: When I spoke to Michael, he said that Ben [who met Blanchard before Fishel] immediately clicked with you.
BLANCHARD: I could kind of tell he really liked me, so I was really happy about that, too.

EW: How could you tell?
BLANCHARD: When I was reading the lines, we played off each other really well. I know that takes some trust to be able to read with someone so easily, so I knew that we definitely liked each other.

EW: Have you had a chance to sit down with Ben and Danielle?
BLANCHARD: I did actually talk to them. The [producers] were in the room talking and they sent us out. We talked for about 10 minutes about school and if I’d seen Boy Meets World. It was really cool to have like a one-on-one conversation with them.

EW: Tell me about your character. Is she more like her mom or dad?
BLANCHARD: She’s a lot like her dad in that she’s not rebel. She struggles with that a little bit I think because her best friend who is edgy and stuff [and that] isn’t Riley. Riley wants to be her friend in a sense.

What is Riley’s relationship like with her parents?
BLANCHARD: I think she’s really close with both of her parents but she does struggle with her dad because she doesn’t like being like her dad. She wants to be more original.

EW: Does Riley want to be a singer or actress?
BLANCHARD: The show is about Riley growing up. It’s not about Riley singing or Riley dancing. I think that’s what makes the pilot unique. I feel like she’s going to be the one person who stays Riley.

EW: What kind of things will she be dealing with in school?
BLANCHARD: Crushes…[Laughs] I can’t really say anything more but basically in the script she’s dealing with boy problems.

EW: Riley is a year older than you. Do you have anything in common with her?
BLANCHARD: I do. We’re both very, very alike in the sense that we’re really loyal, and we’re both—I hate to brag—but smart. We both are excited and we both have a bright spirit. We’re both happy people who deal with everyday problems.

EW: Are there things in school that you’re dealing with that you think Riley will be dealing with?
BLANCHARD: I think Riley will deal with grades and you know the nervousness of when they’re passing the paper back and you don’t know what you got and you’re so nervous. Riley will deal with the problems that we deal with everyday in school.

EW: I hear Cory is a teacher at Riley’s school.
BLANCHARD: My dad was actually my P.E. teacher for a little bit, so I can definitely identify with that. Like I said Riley and I are almost exactly alike. I understand hating being called out on and getting treated differently, so I think Riley dislikes that her dad is her teacher because I know I definitely didn’t really like it. But I feel like it has its strong points too because she can come to him when she needs things. I also think he’s definitely harder on her because she is his daughter.

EW: In which ways are you and Riley different?
BLANCHARD: I mean there’s not much. We’re different in the sense that Riley kind of wants to not be like her parents and I kind of want to be like my parents. We’re not really different, we’re almost the same person.

EW: How do you feel about Riley’s uncle Shawn possibly making an appearance on Girl Meets World?
BLANCHARD: I think Riley would love having an uncle Shawn because Shawn’s character on Boy Meets World is a lot like the character of Maya, [who is Riley's best friend], kind of a rebel. I think Riley really likes the idea of going against the teachers even though she would never do it.

EW: When you watched the show did you have a favorite character?
BLANCHARD: Probably Topanga. She’s just so happy and pretty and smart and nice. I think that’s definitely something I would like to be like.

EW: What did you like about Boy Meets World?
BLANCHARD: I liked how it was original and how it was just about what we go through everyday. It wasn’t like there was a whole spin to it and this and this is going to happen. It was about what happens in a daily basis. It wasn’t like a soap opera or something so dramatic. It was something that had everything. A little bit of everything.

EW: What kind of reaction have you received since you’ve landed this role?
BLANCHARD: It was kind of crazy. My phone was blowing up and I had gained like 5,000 followers overnight. It was really surreal.

EW: Do you manage your own social media?
BLANCHARD: My mom kind of manages it, but I’m mainly on there. I understand Twitter much more than I understand Tumblr.

EW: What are people saying to you?
BLANCHARD: A lot of people are really excited to see the continuation of Cory and Topanga and Boy Meets World. I was getting a lot of positive feedback, which I was really happy about.

EW: Why do you think people are so excited about Girl Meets World?
BLANCHARD: I think people are excited because even watching Boy Meets World you can tell that those characters are going to do something when they get older. I think people are excited to see characters they grew up with continue.

EW: When you realized this was a reboot of Boy Meets World did you feel any pressure? Or do you feel any pressure now?
BLANCHARD: It’s not that I feel pressure, but I feel like we have to stick to what people loved about Boy Meets World.

EW: So what are you looking forward most to?
BLANCHARD: I’m most looking forward to working with Ben and Danielle and especially Michael. There was a time when I was auditioning and auditioning and I was either too young or too old and Michael really pushed for me so I’m really excited to work with him.

EW: Have you thought about how you’re going to balance a TV show?
BLANCHARD: School is the first priority because I love school and I really care about this, too — but I have to balance this out, too.

EW: What have your friends been saying?
BLANCHARD: Let’s just put it this way, my true friends are really happy for me, like really happy for me. My best friend Regan is just out of this world happy for me. She knows I’ll be able to balance it. She knows I’ll be able to still be her best friend and be on a show. My friends will help me stay grounded and so will my family.