Thursday, October 16, 2008
Created by Mark Schwahn and executive produced by Schwahn, Joe Davola, Greg Prange, Mike Tollin, and Brian Robbins, "One Tree Hill" is centered around half brothers, Lucas Scott, played by Chad Michael Murray and Nathan Scott, played by James Lafferty. The show also features love interests Peyton, played by Hilarie Burton, and Haley, played by Bethany Joy Galeotti. Other main characters include Brooke, played by Sophia Bush; Brooke's mother, Victoria, played by Daphne Zuniga of "Melrose Place" fame; and more. "One Tree Hill" is appropriate for teenagers ages 15 through 18. The show airs Mondays at 9 p.m.
Created, executive produced, and written by Dan Schneider, "Drake and Josh" focuses on two stepbrothers, Drake Bell, played by Drake Parker and Josh Peck, played by Nichols. Drake is a ladies man, who loves to play the guitar. Josh prefers to concentrate on his education, while working at the movie theater. Megan, played by Miranda Cosgrove, is Drake's "evil" little sister. She enjoys pulling pranks on Drake and Josh, while watching them suffer. This show is appropriate for most teenagers and it continues to run in syndication on Nickelodeon as part of TeeNick, pending the release of a new "Christmas" movie in December 2008.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
On the Season 2 finale of "America's Best Dance Crew," which aired on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 10 p.m., on MTV, America voted for it's favorite dance crew. SuperCr3w came out the big winner of a $100,000 cash prize!
It also turns out that ABDC will be back for Season 3, with open casting calls in Atlanta, GA; St. Louis, MO; New York City, NY, and in Los Angeles, CA. Not to mention, the America's Best Dance Crew live tour, featuring Season 1 winners, Jabbawockeez, and Season 1 contenders, BreakSk8.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Hosted by comedian/actor, Russell Brand, the 25th annual Video Music Awards, has an array of A-list musicians, reality stars, record-breakers, trouble-makers, and models. Even though most teens may be engrossed in homework or getting ready for bed, the show still airs on September 7, 2008 at 9:00 p.m., at the Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA. Performers include the Jonas Brothers and Lil Wayne.
"High School Musical 3 Senior Year" hits movie theatres on October 24, 2008. Its predecessors, "High School Musical" and High School Musical 2" were only shown on Disney Channel. The "High School Music 2" premiere brought in a total of 17.3 million viewers in the United States—almost 10 million more than "High School Musical," making it the highest-rated basic-cable broadcast in United States history. The soundtrack was also really nice. I know because my daughter has it. My favorites were, "I Don't Dance" and "Bet on It."
In this sequel, Troy ("Zac Efron") and Gabriella ("Vanessa Hudgens") come to realize their separation anxiety, when they have to head off to different colleges. Thus, they, along with the other Wildcats stage a spring musical, which reflects on all their experiences, hopes, and fears about their future. If the movie and the music is like the stuff in High School Music 2, then it's sure to be another hit. Check it out!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Hosted by Miley Cyrus ("Hanna Montana"), the 2008 Teen Choice Awards was a hit with teenagers around the world. Airing on Monday, August 4, 2008, "Gossip Girl" and the Jonas Brothers walked away with six awards each at the 10th annual awards show. Votes were cast online by teenagers to honor celebrities in film, television, music, fashion, and sports.
The Jonas Brothers also appeared on stage to field questions from teenagers on Web cameras. Miley Cyrus, hostess for the show, also received numerous awards and Chris Brown received five music awards. Other winners included Lauren Conrad ("The Hills"), Hayden Panettiere ("Heroes"), and David Beckham, as choice male athlete.
And the winners are...
CHOICE MOVIE ACTION ADVENTURE - "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"
CHOICE MOVIE DRAMA - "Step Up 2: The Streets"
CHOICE MOVIE CHICK FLICK - "27 Dresses"
CHOICE MOVIE ROMANTIC COMEDY - "What Happens in Vegas"
CHOICE MOVIE COMEDY - "Juno"
CHOICE MOVIE HORROR/THRILLER - "I Am Legend"
CHOICE MOVIE ACTOR DRAMA - Channing Tatum, "Stop-Loss"
CHOICE MOVIE ACTRESS DRAMA - Keira Knightley, "Atonement"
CHOICE MOVIE ACTRESS ACTION ADVENTURE - Rachel Bilson, "Jumper"
CHOICE MOVIE ACTOR COMEDY - Ashton Kutcher, "What Happens in Vegas"
CHOICE MOVIE ACTRESS COMEDY - Ellen Page, "Juno"
CHOICE MOVIE ACTOR HORROR/THRILLER - Will Smith, "I Am Legend"
CHOICE MOVIE ACTRESS HORROR/THRILLER - Jessica Alba, "The Eye"
CHOICE MOVIE VILLAIN - Johnny Depp, "Sweeney Todd"
CHOICE MOVIE BREAKOUT FEMALE - Ellen Page, "Juno"
CHOICE MOVIE BREAKOUT MALE - Drake Bell, "Superhero Movie"
CHOICE TV SHOW DRAMA - "Gossip Girl"
CHOICE TV SHOW ACTION ADVENTURE - "Heroes"
CHOICE TV SHOW COMEDY - "Hannah Montana"
CHOICE TV REALITY DANCE - "America's Best Dance Crew"
CHOICE TV REALITY MUSIC COMPETITION - "American Idol"
CHOICE TV CELEBRITY REALITY - "The Hills"
CHOICE TV ACTOR: DRAMA - Chad Michael Murray, "One Tree Hill"
CHOICE TV ACTRESS: DRAMA - Blake Lively, "Gossip Girl"
CHOICE TV ACTOR COMEDY - Steve Carell, "The Office"
CHOICE TV ACTRESS COMEDY - Miley Cyrus, "Hannah Montana"
CHOICE TV BREAKOUT SHOW - "Gossip Girl"
CHOICE TV BREAKOUT STAR FEMALE - Blake Lively, "Gossip Girl"
CHOICE TV BREAKOUT STAR MALE - Chace Crawford, "Gossip Girl"
CHOICE TV MALE REALITY/VARIETY STAR - David Cook, "American Idol"
CHOICE TV FEMALE REALITY/VARIETY STAR - Lauren Conrad, "The Hills"
CHOICE TV VILLAIN - Ed Westwick, "Gossip Girl"
CHOICE TV MUSIC: SINGLE - Jonas Brothers, "When You Look Me in the Eyes"
CHOICE HOOK-UP - Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown, "No Air"
CHOICE MUSIC: MALE ARTIST - Chris Brown
CHOICE MUSIC: FEMALE ARTIST - Miley Cyrus
CHOICE MUSIC: R&B ARTIST - Chris Brown
BREAKOUT GROUP - Jonas Brothers
CHOICE MUSIC: LOVE SONG - Jonas Brothers, "When You Look Me in the Eyes"
CHOICE MUSIC: R&B TRACK - Chris Brown, "Forever"
CHOICE MUSIC: RAP/HIP-HOP TRACK - Lil Mama featuring Chris Brown and T-Pain, "Shawty Get Loose"
CHOICE MOST FRANTIC FANS - David Archuleta
CHOICE MALE HOTTIE - Jonas Brothers
CHOICE FEMALE HOTTIE - Vanessa Hudgens
CHOICE RED CARPET FASHION ICON FEMALE - Carrie Underwood
CHOICE RED CARPET FASHION ICON MALE - Jonas Brothers
CHOICE COMEDIAN - Adam Sandler
CHOICE MALE ATHLETE - David Beckham
CHOICE FEMALE ATHLETE - Shawn Johnson
CHOICE ACTION SPORTS MALE - Ryan Sheckler