Selena Gomez is following in the footsteps of stars like Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, and Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola with her own perfume line! Selena’s self-titled debut scent is the the beginning of a series of fragrances she plans to create. “Each will represent me as I am at that time,” she said. “It’s kind of me winging it. I definitely like to … Continue reading Selena Gomez Talks Perfume!
Nickelodeon‘s Rags is a Cinderella story with a gender swap — Cinderella is a fella! Called a “contemporary spin to a classic story” with a “hip-hop flare” by the network, Rags stars How To Rock‘s Max Schneider, Keke Palmer, Drake Bell, Victorious star Avan Jogia, and Nick Cannon.
Set in New York City, Schneider stars as Charlie Prince, an aspiring singer who lives with his evil stepfather and stepbrothers. Kadee Worth, played by Palmer, is an international pop star who is tired of pretending to be someone she is not to make others happy. Despite many obstacles that get in their way, the two “each finally get what they have been looking for – a voice, a stage, an audience and each other.”
Along with appearing in the film, Nick Cannon serves as the Executive Producer. According to Marjorie Cohn, Nickelodeon’s president of development and original programming, Cannon was the one who brought the project to Nickelodeon. Rags was “inspired by [Cannon’s] own reverence for The Wiz, one of his favorite movies growing up.”
While the film features some of Nickelodeon’s biggest stars, the “Cinderella-story-with-a-music-twist” seems to be a little too overdone. We’ve already got the Cinderella Story sequels that starred Selena Gomez and Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale. Both movies follow the story line of an aspiring dancer/singer who meets and falls in love with a famous dancer/singer at – yep, you guessed it – a masquerade ball, and ends up happily ever after.
So what makes Rags stand out against films like the Cinderella Story sequels? The only big difference between Rags and these movies at first glance seems to be the gender reversal of the role of Cinderella. Looking closer though, Rags could end up being a stand-out Cinderella reboot with its all-star crew behind the scenes. The film, directed by Billy Woodruff, features original music by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and choreography by Rosero McCoy. Those names should sound familiar. McCoy is best known for his work on America’s Next Best Dance Crew and even choreographed for several Disney Channel movies and television shows. On the music front, Jerkins has had a hand in producing some top-charting songs, like Brandy and Monica‘s “The Boy Is Mine” and Beyonce‘s “Deja Vu.” He has worked with the likes of stars including the late Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, LMFAO, Katy Perry, and Justin Bieber. With credits like that, the music in Rags should be incredible.
Rags is scheduled to premiere on Nickelodeon in May 2012.
Check out the trailer for the new TV movie after the jump!
Carly Rae Jepsen was first discovered on Canadian Idol back in 2007, where it was immediately clear that she was a star. “Call Me Maybe” is the lead single off of her first EP, Curiosity.
The day Curiosity was released – this past February 14 – teen superstar Justin Bieber announced on Canada’s Much Music: New Music Live that Carly had been signed to Schoolboy Records. The label is run by Scooter Braun (J-Biebs’ manager!).
“Call Me Maybe” is catchy and fun, as is the music video for the song. In the video, Jepsen is spying on her hot neighbor. She tries her best to get his attention, from washing her car to performing a song for him, but in the end the neighbor gives his number to one of her bandmates instead!
Since “Call Me Maybe” dropped in September, it has reached the top of the digital charts (which is the first song by a Canadian artist to do so since Justin Bieber’s “Baby” back in 2010). “Call Me Maybe” is the 11th song by a Canadian artist to reach No. 1 on the Nielsen SoundScan. In addition, Jepsen is the 4th Canadian artist to hit #1 on Billboard’s Canadian Hot 100.
So, what does all this say? Carly Rae Jepsen has star-power and is definitely an artist to look out for!
Check out Carly’s “Call Me Maybe” music video, above.
We all know Dracula as a blood-sucking monster – but did you know he was a dad too? Selena Gomez is set to replace Miley Cyrus in the upcoming animated comedy Hotel Transylvania, reports E! Online. She will play Mavis, Dracula’s teenage daughter. Adam Sandler voices Dracula, the owner of a resort specifically for monsters and their families. Things turn sour when a normal human, … Continue reading Selena Gomez Replaces Miley Cyrus In Upcoming Animated Film ‘Hotel Transylvania’