Anna Margaret At Radio Disney Studios

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Just in case you didn't know rising talent Anna Margaret premiered her new song "Something About The Sunshine" at Radio Disney studios in Burbank on Friday (January 29). Anna has two songs on Disney's Starstruck soundtrack which hits stores on February 9th. In the meantime check out the official music video for 'Something About The Sunshine." Don't forget to watch the flick starring Sterling Knight on the Disney Channel February 14th.






Star Snapz!: Mitchel Musso, Sterling Knight and Chelsea Staub At When In Rome Premiere In Hollywood


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Joe Jonas on The Jonas Brothers Staying A Band: “We are happy being a band..."

AND I QUOTE...
Joe Jonas told People magazine the other day:
“We are happy being a band, and it’s what we’ve always wanted to do. We are not breaking up. There’s no reason for us to do that.”




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Rob Answers Your Questions

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Robert Pattinson answers questions from fans via video on being in Remember Me






Hey, just in case you need to see the trailer 
again. RememberMe opens in theaters March 12. Yeah, right like 
we're gonna forget!




You Asked For It...The Hillywood Show! Our Exclusive Interview!

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We just love The Hillywood Show here at On The Teen Beat. We met sisters Hilly and Hannah Hilly a few months back at a Twilight Convention and we couldn't  be more impressed with their  super awesome  talent!  As teenagers they formed the Hillywood Show and soon they earned a loyal online fan base of about 30,000 that supported their clever portrayals character and movie parodies, particularly with the Dark Knight. But when they uploaded their parody of Twilight, that number exploded to an unbelievable  three million!
  Soon The Hillywood Show were contracted as hosts for Twilight conventions sponsered by Creation Entertainment and since last year they have been traveling with them every weekend. If you've attended one of these conventions, please let is know what you think of their appearances. 
  We recently  caught up with Hilly and Hannah to talk about the making of their New Moon parody, their work in general and meeting Twilight fans. 


How did you get involved with doing movie parodies?  
"The Hillywood Show" started back in 2006 through a contest AOL put out telling teens to send in their own idea of a web show.  We entered the contest by mixing multiple Johnny Depp movie characters together and placed in America's Top 5 Finalists out of 100,000 entries!  We were thrilled!  From there, we had fans who asked us to continue with the idea of the show and we have! 
 
Would you say Twilight is the most popular by far (it seems to have a life of its own!) and why?  

Yes, it is a culture phenomenon!  "Twilight" is relatable to everyone one!  
 
How did you prepare to make the New Moon parody?

 It took 3 months of pre-production by studying promotional photos and trailers for "New Moon". 
 
Please tell our readers  a little about the process—including how you 
find the clothing, props, locations,  write the scenes, etc.
  

It's a  long process!  We think of a storyline first, then begin searching for   locations, costumes, casting, props, scheduling, and all the while continuing to script through it all.  
 
What do you look for in matching up the music with the scene? Please give an example. (BTW, we loved the Katy Perry song in the Twilight one!) 

Well, we felt that "Twilight Parody's" song ("Hot N Cold") described Edward's personality throughout the first book.  Now with "New Moon Parody", we feel this describes Bella's personality changes throughout "New Moon". 
 
How did you get involved with Creation and how has that made a 
difference in your work?  

We have known Adam Malin for years back when Creation Entertainment was putting on "Lord of the Rings" conventions.  Since we released "Twilight Parody", we saw that we was putting on "Twilight" conventions and simply asked him if he would play   our parody at the convention.  After seeing our parody, he asked us to be apart of the convention by being co-hosts!  Being at these conventions has been so amazing!  It is such a gift! 
 
What can our readers expect from you this year? We see there’s  a lot 
of conventions scheduled. 

 Well, we will be touring almost every weekend until December 2010!  Be sure to check our web site (www.TheHillywoodShow.com) to see if we are coming to a city near you!  Also, we hope to create more parodies this year, but we have to see if our schedule will allow us. 
 
You certainly inspire our young readers, what advice do you have for 
aspiring teen filmmakers, dancers, or performance artists? 

Always try something new!  Don't ever be afraid to simply be yourself!  Follow your dreams and reach for the stars! 
Okay, here's a fun question. What superpower would you want and why?  
Hilly:  I would want to shapeshift into different people!  Because I wouldn't have to go through make-up everyday!-
Hannah:  I would want to fly.  Because it's just something that would be so awesome! 
 
What are you goals as both a person and performer?  

As a person, we just want to make people happy!  We want to inspire them to reach for their dreams!  As a performer, our main goal is to have our show on a television network! 
 
What are you most proud of?  

"Dark Knight" by "The Hillywood Show"!  We love that parody! 
 
What was your most embarrassing professional moment?  

We had a premiere for "New Moon Parody" with the cast and family and friends....and the theatre took about 2 hours extras to actually play the parody.  We were having issues with size and color....it was embarrassing! 
 
Who is your celebrity crush?  

Hayden Christensen...that's both of ours! 
 
How do you see yourselves five years from now?  

We would love to be acting in motion pictures or directing them! 
 
Anything else you’d like to say to our readers?  

Thank you for all of you who have supported us for the past 3 years!  You all are such a blessing and we can't do it without you!  God bless.




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Justin Loves His Hoodie!

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Pop phenom Justin Bieber arrives at Los Angeles International Airport wearing a black hoodie.


Robert Pattinson, A New Kind of Comic Book Hero?!






Robert Pattinson is about to become more than just Hollywood's most famous modern-day vampire. The He will star in a new comic book series focusing on the lives of pop culture icons. The series is titled Fame includes a Lady GaGa edition. Robert is the premiere  issue which is expected to publish in May 2010. We are just loving this cover!  How about you?

Demo Lovato Performs "Remember December" On The Alan Titchmarsh Show From The UK


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Just In Case You Missed It....Nick Jonas On David Letterman

Did you catch Nick Jonas and his band, The Administration when they appeared on Jay Leno the other night? Nick and the guys performed their hit single "Who Am I" off the album of the same name which is due for release on February 2.





Joe Jonas Goes To Washington!

On January 27th, Joe Jonas visited Washington, DC to help raise awareness for The Special Olympics. We just love Joe's answer to a reporter's question about what position he would hold if lil bro Nick were president. Take a peek and tell us what you think.

STAR SNAPZ: Selena Gomez and Jennifer Stone Paint For Project Green

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Selena Gomez and Jennifer Stone from Wizards of Waverly Place creating birdfeeders for Disney’s Friends For Change: Project Green habitat pledge.

Miley Takes New Puppy For A Walk

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Miley is all smiles as she walks her new puppy named Mate in Toluca Lake.

Check Our Friends at Book By You

Wouldn't  you  just love  to have your own personalized teen vampire love story? We know you would!   Visit our friends at teenbookbyyou.comteenbookbyyou.com  for more info and don't forget to tell them On The Teen Beat sent you.

Jonas Brother Hit Pic of the Week: Joe Jonas!

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Okay, we love Joe's new haircut, but we're definitely not feeling the suit! We think he looks a bit like a 1970s used car salesman!  What do you think readers?

Inside Look At Nick Jonas Photo Shoot!

Check out this vid clip of a recent Nick Jonas photo session. Pretty  awesome, huh?




UNICEF AMBASSADOR SELENA GOMEZ REMINDS US TO GIVE

Selena Gomez took a few minutes out of her  busy day to post a short video on behalf of UNICEF to remind us to give. As you readers know the Wizards of Waverly Place star  has been a long time supporter of the UNICEF. 





Taylor Swift's Greeting Cards From American Greetings



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You readers have asked us about Taylor Swift's upcoming collection of greeting cards. Well, here's a sample of what will be available come April. What can't the lovely and multi-talented country/pop singer-songwriter do? We just love Taylor's new line of greeting cards, which of course she wrote herself. What do you think?



Joe Jonas Guest-judges on "American Idol"

Just on case you missed it... Look who finally made it as a guest judge on American Idol the other night. Comments?



Twilight in Forks: The Saga of the Real Town Comes To DVD


 Located four hours northwest of Seattle, Forks, WA is both a real town and the fictional home of The Twilight Saga’sbeloved characters Bella Swan, Edward Cullen and their family and friends.  This documentary brings fans of the books and movies to heart of the town that’s now experiencing new-found fame since it became central to the tales written by Stephenie Meyer.
 The definitive DVD documenting the town of Forks made famous by the Twilight books and movies.  This is a fan’s opportunity to see the town that Stephenie Meyer based her epic teen romance books on.  Hear from the real people living their lives in the town fans know and love, including the Chief of Police, the Forks Outfitters’ employee who gets mistaken for Bella, and the vampire transplant who plays the real-life role of Alice.  Visit Forks High School, hear self-described Jacob’s grandfather tell the legend of how the Quileutes descended from wolves, and see many more of the people and places that make Forks and La Push the perfect setting for The Twilight Saga.  

  The DVD arrives in stores on  March 20, 2010 – the same day The Twilight Saga: New Moon will be 
released nationwide on DVD and Blu-Ray.

STAR SNAPZ!: CORBIN BLEU DEBUTS ON BROADWAY IN THE HEIGHTS



Corbin Bleu makes his Broadway debut in Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical `In The Heights`. Here he makes his first curtain call at the end of his first performance. Corbin Bleu will play a limited 13 week engagement through Sunday, April 25, 2010.

Do You Want To Be Justin Bieber's Valentine? Check This Out form 1-800-Flowers.Com

This Valentine’s Day, Justin Bieber has teamed with 1-800-FLOWERS.COM to offer the exclusive one less lonely girl bouquet. This bouquet is given to one lucky fan at each of his concerts.


The One Less Lonely Girl Bouquet features rare red intuition and can be purchased as one dozen or two. The arrangement is accompanied by an exclusive Valentine’s Day card from Justin Bieber and can be delivered between 1/12/10- 2/12/10.

Fans of Justin Bieber can even submit their videos telling Justin why they want to be his Valentine and be “One Less Lonely Girl.” Fans can enter to win an exclusive Justin Bieber scarf, upcoming concert tickets, and other great prizes.

Not only will there be “One Less Lonely Girl” with a purchase of this bouquet, but a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit organization that partners with local communities to help build schools of early-stage education in developing nations.


Below please find the direct links to the Justin Bieber Bouquet, and sweepstakes.


To submit a video, email-- justinbieber@1800flowers.com

I Heart Jonas Out Today- Get Yours Now!

Crushin' on JONAS? Get ready to experience the lovable antics of three of the world's most famous musicians with 7 specially selected episodes of the hit Disney Channel Original Series in I HEART JONAS. Watch and see how Joe reacts when he discovers that Stella has a date with another guy, and check out what happens when the tables are turned and a struggling young actress makes a play for Joe. Plus, with the never-before-seen bonus feature, "You've Just Been JoBro'd! -- Surprising Jordin Sparks," I HEART JONAS is a must-have for any Jonas Brothers fan!
GET YOURS TODAY!



Fan Favorite: So You Think You Can Dance's Legacy To Star in Two Big Screen Films


Straight off the set of ABC’s hit “So You Think You Can Dance” and one of the most sought after dancers in the entertainment industry today, teen heartthrob and fan favorite LEGACY is heading to the big screen starring in 2 upcoming films B-GIRLand STEP UP 3D! Legacy has inspired freestyle, versatility, dive and willingness to tackle all styles of dance that has attracted the attention of the industries top directors, choreographers and artists. Just a few of his most recent credits include Hannah Montana the Movie, DANCE FLICK in addition to B-GIRL and STEP UP 3D.  He has also choreographed artists including RhiannaToni BraxtonThe Black Eyed PeasChris Brown and Akon.  As well as being a featured Dancer with Gwen Stephanie on both of her solo world tours.
 
·        B GIRL- Out January 25th: B-GIRL tells the modern day underdog story of a brilliant young female dancer from NYC forced to find her inner strength through the one art form she knows – Breakdance. This non-stop dance movie stars some of the biggest names in the breaking world.
·        STEP UP 3D- In Theatres August 20th: New York's intense street dancing underground comes alive in eye-popping Digital 3D in the third installment of the "Step Up" franchise as the raw, passion-fueled culture goes global. A tight-knit group of street dancers team up with NYU freshman Moose and find themselves pitted against the world's best breakdancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.
Legacy is also set to perform an unforgettable routine at this year’s Oscar Awards and he has just released the DVD LET’S BREAK- an introduction to Break Dancing.  Because of Legacy’s reputation and work ethic, he has been chosen to perform in countless feature films, music videos, commercials and live shows. 
 

Top 10 Bands Compete in First-Ever SchoolJam USA!


From the classroom to the main stage, teen band After Math from Austin, Texas was crowned the national winner of the first annual SchoolJam USA competition presented by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) at the 2010 NAMM Show on Saturday. After Math competed against nine other top teen bands at the Anaheim Convention Center and received the first place award—a trophy in the shape of a platinum album—and the grand prize trip to Europe next March to perform at the international 2010 SchoolJam finals in Frankfurt, Germany. In addition, the band received $5,000 for their school music programs. Each of the other nine finalist bands were also awarded with cash and other prizes for their bands and their school music programs.

A unique teen ‘battle of the bands’, SchoolJam USA rewards both aspiring music makers and their respective school music programs with support and funding. SchoolJam USA features amateur bands of teen musicians between the ages of 13 and 18, with the top bands selected through a nationwide online voting system. After launching in late summer 2009, SchoolJamUSA.com received more than 200 applications from middle and high school students eager to showcase their talent and earn much-needed support for their school’s music programs. Based on open voting online that resulted in more than 115,000 votes, America selected the top 10 finalists to compete at SchoolJam USA. This year’s top teen finalists hail from more than 20 U.S. cities, including Santa Cruz, Calif., St. Louis, Mo. and Washington, D.C.

Other awards presented at the SchoolJam USA finals include: second place award to Crimson Fire from Northern New Jersey, and third place award to Power Pirate from Washington DC. In addition, specific band members were recognized for their talents in the following “Best Of” categories:

Best Vocals: Rachel Thompson of After Math
Best Guitar: Emily Pakulski of Power Pirate and Dustin Belanger of After Math
Best Bass: Livvy Bennett of After Math
Best Drummer: Richard Schaafsma of Crimson Fire and Tony Pepper of The Switchfits
Best Keyboard: Michael Garate of Power Pirate

Prizes for the “Best Of” awards were provided by NAMM Member Companies Godin Guitars, Kelly Concepts, and Yamaha Corporation of America. Additionally, a “Fan Favorite” award was given to the band Dance Over Anaheim from Colorado Springs, Co, which received more than 6,000 text message votes for that category during the finals competition.


FANS SPEAK! NICK JONAS AND THE ADMINISTRATION


Here's a mini concert review from reader Rachel P.Like what Rachel wrote? Tell us what you think.


Hi On The Teen Beat. Love the Nick Jonas coverage you guys do. Here's some pics I took of Nick in concert last week. They're not that great, but I hope you can use them anyway....

There's not really much to say about
Nick Jonas & the Administration except that they were impressive. The night before, I decided to go to the I show (My uncle scored an awesome 14th row seat for me!) because I was curious about what Nick could do without his brothers, and I had heard he had a new, more "mature" sound, which turned out to be true. It seems that Nick Jonas & the Administration will be more respected because of his backup band-dads at the show even seemed interested.                      

The show was going along, and he was singing black keys and a little bit longer, when he invites his brothers on stage!! They sang "Please Be Mine", which my mom did not understand the significance of— they haven't sang it live in NJ in years!! 

The show gave me a much higher respect for him as a musician, even though I am no longer an obsessive Jonas fan with OJD! without question, I would go again! 


Thanks On The Teen Beat!—Rachel P., New Jersey
(Dear readers, if you would like to contribute to On The Teen Beat's Fans Speak,  please send us your stories today's top teen stars. It could be a fan encounter, concert review or simply why you are a big fan. Sending us photos is a plus! Please email us at OnTheTeenBeat@yahoo.com. The email subject line should say Fans Speak with the name of the star. Hurry, we can't wait to hear from you— and don't forget to attach photos!)

WHO ARE YOU? Personalize the “Who I Am” Video!


Hey readers! How awesome is this?
WHO ARE YOU? Personalize @nickjonas “Who I Am” video with your own photos and captions! 
Go to http://bit.ly/whoiamvideo #whoiamvideo
Click here to get started!





New Stills From The Runaways starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning




Check out the new movie teaser poster and two new promotional stills for Floria Sigismondi’s The Runaways— biopic of ’70s all-girl rock band which stars Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. Opens in select theaters March 2010.