Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
For 7-year-old Hannah Kopek, meeting fellow diabetic Nick Jonas was almost as thrilling as raising $1,500 for diabetes research.
Posters of Nick hang all over the of Plainfield girl’s room, broadcasting to the world he is her favorite Jonas Brother. “Because we’re fighting together for a cure for diabetes,” Hannah said. “And because he’s the cutest.”
On July 10, Hannah met the Jonas Brothers backstage at the Allstate Arena in Chicago after winning a drawing for two tickets and passes. The drawing was an incentive for Hannah and walkers like her to form a walk team for the American Diabetes Association’s “Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes” and raise $500 by June 30.
“We were sitting at the airport on our way for vacation in Florida when we learned we won,” said Hannah’s mother, Kristine Kopek. “I never thought she’d win. There were five other walks and so many people competing for the same opportunity. It was kind of a long shot, so we were shocked. She was so excited, I can’t even describe it.”
Although still basking in the thrill of talking to Nick Jonas, Hannah’s focus now is persuading as many people as possible to donate to her team.
Her message is a simple one. “Please support my cause,” Hannah said.
To donate to Hannah’s team — Lil’ Fighters for Life — visit www.diabetes.org/stepout. That team will walk Oct. 3 at Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm in Homer Glen.
Hannah’s storyHannah’s problems began last fall when she went through a “picky eater” stage and complained about stomach upset. Kristine sensed a greater problem the day Hannah drank several cartons of milk and asked for more.“She said she was still thirsty,” Kristine said. “Her blood sugar was so high she was admitted to the ICU.”
The first two months after Hannah’s diagnosis with Type I diabetes was a roller coaster of insulin injections to reduce her blood sugar to normal levels, followed by hypoglycemia and tiny amounts of candy to raise the abnormally low blood sugar levels. An insulin pump eliminated many of these problems
“I’m feeling pretty healthy, but sometimes I don’t feel that well,” Hannah said. “Then my mom checks my blood sugar, gives me Sweet Tarts and checks again. That usually makes me feel better.”
Kristine, too, is encouraged by Hannah’s progress. “She’s like a normal kid who’s able to have a normal lifestyle,” she said. “Her weight went from 37 to 44 pounds.”
Raising money, awareness
To help understand Hannah’s disease, Kristine joined The American Diabetes Association. When she learned about its walk through its monthly magazine, Kris knew she wanted to help.
“For the last three or four years, I took part in Relay for Life with either the walk or the fundraising,” Kristine said. “I had a friend and an aunt that died from cancer, so I felt this was something I wanted to be a part of. We formed Lil’ Fighters for Life with another kid in first grade at another school in the same district. My daughter’s best friend is walking, too.”
After Hannah learned about the Jonas Brothers incentive, she set her sights on the minimum fundraising requirement and forged ahead with her goal. With Kristine, Hannah canvassed her neighborhood and solicited family and friends.
When she attained the coveted $500, Hannah strived for $1,200. When she reached that amount, Hannah again raised her goal.
Kristine said they completed one fundraiser for the walk and are planning a second one.
But, most of all, Kristine is proud of her daughter’s determination and accomplishments.
“She understands a lot for a 7-year-old,” Kristine said.
Supposedly, Miley Cyrus is already attached to the film and she will be in the titular Gidget role which once belonged to Sally Fields. The original films were what launched Sally Fields into stardom.
Now we are hearing, that Zac Efron has been approached to play a modern day Frankie Avalon, which would be Miley’s character’s love interest in the movie. The film will be a musical comedy. Given Efron’s latest moves and comment, letting go of the Footloose role and saying he wants to be taken more serious as an actor, would lead us all to think this is not a role he would go for.
Can you see Zac Efron and Miley Cyrus in a “Gidget” remake?
Last night during a Jonas Brothers concert in Detroit, Joe changed the lyrics to his song, “Much Better,” to reflect his breakup with Camilla Belle.
Joe began dating Camilla Belle last year after she appeared on the Jonas Brothers “Love Bug” music video.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Hugh and Miley were spotted having lunch together a few weeks ago and people were speculating that he was offering her a role in the next X-Men movie. Now sources are saying they were talking about “Personal Security”.
Jackman will play a New York police detective hired to bodyguard a spoiled teen heiress (Cyrus) after she receives a kidnap threat.
The film is set for a release sometime in 2011. So that makes three movies for Miley Cyrus: The Last Song (which she is currently filming), Wings and Personal Security. She is one busy, busy girl!
Good Luck Miley!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
I just asked my brother to start a band with me. He replied with “Sorry. I’m to good for you.” Wow. My little brother doing what he does best. CREEPING ME OUT! =] Love ya.
About these pictures, Demi tweets, “Nolan & Keith…. two of my best friends in the world. LOVE YOU GUYS!”
Then she uploaded the last image saying, “No edit. No make up. Raw.” I think she looks great! Good for you, Demi Demi is smack in the middle of her tour and is in Ohio right now for performances! Have you had a chance to see her?
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Whether it has to do with the fact that Miley’s brother Trace and Demi were supposedly linked romantically, or just the fact that they have a lot in common, doesn’t matter. These two have become very close and it sounds like they have a great friendship.
In the interview Demi said, “Miley – who I call Dragon from our favorite film Step Brothers – has been amazing. We talk every day and she’s given me so much advice. Recently she sent me this four page text message encouraging me and telling me she has faith in me. It was so inspiring and made me feel great – because I do get overwhelmed by the paps sometimes.”
You can pick up your copy of the September Sugar on Wednesday, July 29th.
On her musical inspirations: I love Coldplay and the Killers and John Lennon — all dudes, because I have a low voice. I do, I like that sound because it is a little more edgy.
On the best and worst thing about being famous: The best thing is the traveling and meeting new people, and the worst thing is the traveling. It is the best and worst because I am away from home all the time. Also it is fun to meet new people and see new things and go places that you probably wouldn’t be able to go.
On what else she would do if she wasn’t in show business: I would like to be a photographer. And, honestly, I am the worst painter, but if I could be anything I would want to be a painter, but I can’t paint so that X’s that out. I really wish I could draw well because I just think it is the coolest. My brother’s roommate is a painter, so that is what I would like to do.
On what she does to relax and have fun: I love playing my guitar. I always have my guitar with me. That is my favorite thing, is writing the music.
The Jonas Brothers are getting geared up to host and perform at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards. They pose with a surfboard in these promotional stills.
The Teen Choice Awards air Monday, Aug. 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. You can still vote for your favorite stars, shows and movies to win be heading over to the TCA website.
The music video features scenes from the upcoming "Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie," which premieres Friday, August 28 on Disney Channel.
The"Wizards of Waverly Place" soundtrack releases worldwide Tuesday, August 4 and includes musical selections inspired by "Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie" and the Emmy-nominated series "Wizards of Waverly Place," including four songs performed by Gomez.
The "Magic" music video will premiere after the first episode in the "Wizards vs. Vampires" four-episode programming event which follows the Russo family and their encounters with the Van Heusens, a family of vampires who own a competing sandwich shop. Beginning FRIDAY, JULY 24 (8:00- 8:45 p.m. ET/PT), new episodes will air for three consecutive Friday’s thereafter.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Psst! Kevin turns 22 on November 5!
When do you think Kevin and Danielle will get married? In 2009? 2010? Will they have a winter, spring, summer, or fall wedding?
Miley has once again had to deny rumors via twitter. What’s going on exactly? It has hit the internet waves that Nick Jonas gave Miley Cyrus a $75,000 ring. Is it true? Here’s what Miley had to say via twitter:
Sooo I woke up this morning and thought I’d check up on the daily gossip and apparently Nick Jonas gave me a $75,000 ring? Its all true. Ha!
Come on people…don’t believe everything you read. Miley tweeted again saying:
P.S. My last tweet was very sarcastic.Don’t believe anything until I tweet it (Unless its good news of course hehe)
So, there you go. Another ridiculous Miley Cyrus rumor squashed by the girl herself.
Trace is the frontman for the band Metro Station and will be supporting Miley on her world tour, which starts in Septemeber.
Did you hear about how Joe changed the lyrics to their song “Much Better” while he was on stage in Tulsa, OK? He changed the line “Now I’m done with superstars” to “Now I’m done with country stars”. Hmmm…a jab at Taylor Swift maybe? Are these ever going to stop? lol
When asked about the lyrics on stage, Joe said, “What happens onstage stays onstage.”
Do you like it when stars take jabs at old relationships in their music?
Nick Jonas Miley Cyrus engaged was leaked by a family friend to In Touch and said the ring is gold with a diamond heart.
‘It’s sweet and appropriate for her age. Of course, Miley thought it was perfect and beautiful.They are a very happy couple these days. They are too young to marry, certainly, but who knows what the future will bring?’
The middle JB may be dreamy, but it's good to know he's human, too. Some adoring fan, hoping for a pic to put on her wall, instead caught Joe sneaking a little snot out of the ol nostrils!
Not quite as cute as dressing up as a grape, but if anyone can pull it off, he can!
Just one question: which of the JB's went all Bullwinkle on us? When they tweeted the pic, they didn't say! Is it goofy Joe underneath the fur? Crazy Kevin? Nick?
Nah, probably not Nick. But you never know! So in the comments, let us know who YOU think is the man behind the moose!
Vanessa Hudgens has attracted millions of fans as America's high school sweetheart. But her fame has come with a price. The "High School Musical" star reveals to Parade how she deals with all the gossip surrounding her very public life, plus how she's handling life on her own since moving into her own house.
Lessons learned after nude photos surfaced on the Internet: "That's why I'm extremely guarded. I really do try to watch everything I say. Because one little tiny slip, and it's like the world is coming to an end! It is hard. I do always have a wall up. But I feel by doing it, I keep myself safe. I try to live my life, do what I want, and just let everything else follow along. I try not to read the blogs or what people say about me. Because that's what brings everybody down -- no matter what you do, you're always going to have haters."
Hiding from the paparazzi: "I keep my head down. Usually I'll run around in hoodies, and I've got this massive head of hair, and I throw it all in my face so that nobody can see me. But if I want to do something, I'm going to do it, and if people recognize me, the fans, then great. They're the reason why 'High School Musical' is what it is, and they're the reason why I'm here, so I'm thankful."
A self-admitted mama's girl: "I got her fired once. I was calling her at work way too much, because I missed her. Back then, I was so shy, I did not want to leave her side. I would call her at work nonstop, to the point where she got fired. It was horrible."
Coming out of her shell: "[In middle school] I started to get into fashion, which tends to make you a little more popular. But when I was on the stage, I felt like I was hiding behind a person, and I adored it. My parents had 'Grease' lying around, and I watched that and fell in love with it. It was interesting to see people moving stories along with songs -- it was exciting and different. 'West Side Story' was one of my favorites. ['High School Musical'] was the best thing that could and possibly will ever happen to me. I got to make lifelong friends. I had the most incredible time of my life."
Moving out of her parents' house: "I feel like I need to earn my right to have a home. It's nice to be spoiled, but I want to be able to know that I can do it. [My parents] know I'm growing up, and they're proud that I can actually have my own home. Of course I think they're worried to a certain extent. But they're so proud of me."
Getting used to life on her own: "It's weird living by myself. I thought I'd be the person who, every time I hear a little noise, would hide under my bed. But I've fallen in love with my home. When I'm in there, I feel safe. I don't think I've gotten scared once -- knock on wood -- in my house by myself. Then again, I do sleep with the TV on so that I don't hear all the little clinks and clanks at night!"
Is there a magazine cover that Taylor Swift hasn't graced yet? The 19-year-old star is everywhere! Now you can see her posing in Glamour's August "Jeans" issue, which hits newsstands on July 7. Although she's clearly a country queen, Taylor insists she's still just a regular gal. Read on to find out what she looks for in a guy, and why she calls out real people in her songs. (Hello Joe Jonas!)
On her lifestyle: "I've never felt like I needed to tone down being seen as a regular person. When I first started doing MySpace, I wrote my bio in the first person. I didn't want [it] to look like a publicity promo site, so I was the one doing all the commenting, and I was the one putting up the pictures and videos. I've approached my whole career like that -- I don't see that ever changing.
Taylor Swift strikes a pose on the cover of Glamour's August issue.
On her life goals: "I still have lots of goals. I'd love to do a world tour.And at some point, I'd like to move out of my parent's house!" On being a rebel: "For me, rebelling is done with words: I love to writehonest songs that name real people, then get up onstage and live out thoseemotions in front of of 15,000 people. Penciling in a night to get wasted isnot something I want to do." Taylor is a rebel without a cause.
On her type of guy: "I wouldn't want to date a pushover who would let me make all the plans and have all the control ... I'd rather be with someone who has his own voice and passion and ambition."
On being a workaholic: "I get really restless when I haven't worked for a day and a half. I have a recurring dream that people are lined up next to my bed, waiting for autographs and taking pictures of me!"
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Mitchel said, “In the last episode of Season 3, Oliver leaves on a six-month tour, so I might miss the first couple of weeks of [Season 4]. But other than that, you’ll see me. And I’ll be back with a lot more music. So yes, I’m taking a little time off to work on my music, but I have a bunch of new acting gigs coming up, too. I can’t talk about them just yet, but keep your ears open.”
The “Hannah Montana” star kicked off his tour last week in his home state of Texas. He’ll be on a 38-city tour and will alternate between headlining and opening nine shows for Metro Station, which features his brother Mason and Miley’s brother Trace.
In regards to her first headlining tour and second album releasing, Demi said, “I know a lot about myself now. Once you find yourself — or at least have an idea of who you are and your musical style and sense — because it’s going to keep changing — it gets easier."
Demi was first introduced by the Jonas Brothers, which is not a bad thing…at all. Her first album hit No. 2 on the charts.
In response to the Jonas Brothers, she said, “They gave me a lot of help because I was so new to this. But with this next album, it gets a little bit more personal, a little bit more in tune with my past, with things that I’ve been through."
I personally LOVE the new album!!