December 2, 2012 |
The Jonas Brothers covering Frank Ocean -- now there's a Rorschach test for how you feel about pop music today. On the one hand, when the once-omnipotent teen-pop trio played Ocean's "Thinkin' Bout You" during its set at KIIS-FM's annual Jingle Ball at the Nokia Theatre on Saturday, it might have signaled that even Disney sitcom bands can grow into adventurous good taste. Even if their seducer's falettos lacked Ocean's gravitas, hey, at least the arc of music bends toward the good stuff, and they might take a lot of post-tweens with them.
November 12, 2012 |
E! is renewing its vows with "Married to Jonas. " The network announced Monday that it's giving the reality show, which chronicles the married life of teen heartthrob Kevin Jonas (the 25-year-old oldest bro of the Jonas Brothers) and wife Danielle, a second season -- proving the teen-superstar universe hasn't totally combusted in light of the Justin Bieber-Selena Gomez split! The first season aired on the network's prime Sunday real estate with "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" as its lead-in -- fitting, considering that its executive produced by Kardashian overlord Ryan Seacrest.
August 20, 2012 |
Being "Married to Jonas" must be more exciting when there's new music involved. The three Jonas Brothers, known for their inescapable tween-friendly pop-rock in the aughts, have reunited for a forthcoming new album, according to Billboard . Clips from their recent studio work can be heard in the debut season of the reality show "Married to Jonas," which premiered on the E! network Sunday. The show largely focuses on the eldest Jonas, Kevin, and his wife, Danielle, but features the bandmates and larger family in the cast.
August 17, 2012 |
Getting in the Kardashian business has worked for rapper Kanye West -- his girl Kim inspires lyrics and makes music video cameos in hoodies! Come Sunday, boy band heartthrob Kevin Jonas will be following suit in other ways: launching his own E! reality show "Married to Jonas," which follows the 24-year-old musician and his wife Danielle -- with the almighty reality dynasty serving as its lead-in. The half-hour reality series chronicles the couple, who married in 2009, as they familiarize themselves to each other's families and decide whether to start one of their own. (Note: Danielle's father, nicknamed "Bucky," seems destined for his own spinoff.)
September 23, 2011 |
There was always an excuse — a friend to see, a meeting to take, sleep to catch up on. Only a year ago, Demi Lovato was one of Disney's most bankable teen stars, her every move scrutinized by a team of attentive handlers. Yet when an eating disorder and self-mutilation threatened to derail her career, not even her team could see past her sanguine veneer. "I had learned how to control and manipulate everyone around me into believing that I was OK," recalled Lovato, who rose to fame as the star of the popular Disney Channel series "Sonny With a Chance.
May 2, 2011 |
The Greek Theatre, which has hosted the likes of Steve Miller, Sheryl Crow and Ringo Starr, has canceled precious few shows in its storied past. So last year, when it crossed off nine engagements, it was nothing short of a catastrophe. "In a normal year we'd have one or maybe two," said Alex Hodges, chief executive of Nederlander Concerts Inc., which operates the Greek Theatre. "We had never had nine. " This year, concert promoters are anxious to avert an encore of last year's disastrous season, when gross receipts fell 7.6% and notable acts such as the Jonas Brothers, Lilith Fair and Christina Aguilera canceled shows because of lackluster ticket sales.
March 3, 2011 |
Movie stars, TV actors, rock singers, fashion models and professional athletes need a vacation just like everybody else. But when you're more famous than Mickey Mouse, it's not as easy to blend in with the crowd -- even at Disney World. Photos : See celebrities at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom To navigate the vast resort and avoid hassles from overzealous fans, celebrities trade front-of-the-line VIP treatment from Disney World for a few snapshots inside the Orlando theme parks that show up in celebrity magazines and on entertainment shows.
November 7, 2010 |
So will they be doing a special rehab episode on "Sonny With a Chance"? The news that Demi Lovato, the 18-year-old star of the Disney Channel sitcom and the "Camp Rock" TV movies, recently checked into a treatment facility to deal with "physical and emotional issues" was surprising only in its failure to surprise. In the wake of a trail of young stars who flashed brightly only to bottom out ? Lindsay Lohan is now officially more famous for wrecking her career than for her actual career ?
November 6, 2010 |
As the star of the Disney Channel series "Sonny With a Chance," teen actress Demi Lovato plays an effervescent small-town girl who wins a national talent contest to land a starring role on a popular variety show. As the title character, Sonny copes with a jealous costar, a dearth of fan mail and the hazards of celebrity dating, among other situations only to be encountered by a budding idol. FOR THE RECORD: Actress photograph: A photograph of "iCarly" star Miranda Cosgrove erroneously accompanied an article in Saturday's Calendar section about pressures on young celebrities.
September 3, 2010 |
Research about cable's highest-rated entertainment show in 2008 revealed some complaints television executives rarely see about their programs — not enough s'mores, bonfires and water fights. The made-for-TV movie was Disney Channel's wildly successful " Camp Rock," which starred Disney darlings the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato and drew an impressive audience of 10 million viewers. Audiences enjoyed the show, they just wanted more of the joy and antics of a typical summer camp experience.