Category Archives: Celebrities

May 18, 2015

One Direction Without Zayn

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Zayn MalikOne Direction without Zayn is like . . .

. . . a sock without its match.

. . . a day without a friend.

. . . a rainstorm without a rainbow.

Ok. You’ve come to grips with the news, sort of. Zayn Malik has left One Direction.

Some of you are devastated he left the band. Some of you understand that he wants to live like a normal 22-year-old. Some of you are skeptical and feel betrayed after his first solo song was leaked just a week after leaving the band. And . . . Some of you don’t really care.

Well, whatever side you’re on, we’re about to hit you with a Writing Prompt that you’ll want to answer! Pour out your feelings . . . or non-feelings . . . and complete this sentence in your own unique way.

One Direction without Zayn is like . . . 

We can’t wait to see YOUR Direction in the Comments below!

-Ratha, STACKS Writer

Zayn Malik photo courtesy of Sony Pictures.

May 15, 2015

Zendaya Interview

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Zendaya in K.C. UNDERCOVERZendaya from K. C. Undercover 

If you love Zendaya, then you must read this interview. It’s kind of long, but she talks about everything! She talks about the weird thing that she’s afraid of, her 7th grade eyebrow disaster, going to high school with an 8-year-old, and her advice for girls.

Q: How would you describe K. C.?
Zendaya: K. C. is just a regular girl. What I think is so exciting about her is the fact that she’s just a regular teenager who was put in this really irregular type situation and lifestyle, and I think she kind of just has to make the best out of it. But I love the fact that she’s kind of awkward. She’s not the coolest person in school. She’s not very popular, but is able to be cool and popular through her spy work. She’s able to use all these things that kind of made her nerdy. Continue reading

May 8, 2015

Make It Pop

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MAKE IT POPNickelodeon’s Make It Pop!

Three unique girls — an aspiring pop diva, a fashionista, and a bookworm — come together at school to form their own K-pop-inspired band in Make It Pop, airing on Nickelodeon weekdays at 7 p.m.

MAKE IT POP

Photo Steve Wilke/ Nickelodeon.

Diva Sun Hi (played by Megan Lee), fashionista Jodi (played by Louriza Tronco) and bookworm Corki (played by Erika Tham) must learn to live together in perfect harmony after they are randomly selected to room together at boarding school. With the help of fellow classmate and aspiring DJ, Caleb (played by Dale Whibley), the girls grow from roommates to bandmates as their group, XO-IQ, becomes a school-wide sensation and they compete for a place in the upcoming school musical, all while balancing friendship, grades, and crushes.

What do you think? Are you a fan of Make It Pop? Would you want to start a band at school with your best friends? Tell us in the Comments.

Sonja, STACKS Staffer

April 30, 2015

Jace Norman Exclusive Henry Danger Q & A

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HENRY DANGERDo you love Henry Danger?

Well, the 15-year-old star, Jace Norman just happened to call me today for a chat! Read our exclusive Q & A below.

And be sure to tune in this weekend for the first of a 2-part episode! In part 1, a gang of graffiti artists are spray‐painting all over Swellview. While confronting them, Kid Danger is tempted by a cute girl in the gang, forcing him to choose between her and Captain Man (played by Cooper Barnes). Part 1 is set to air Saturday, May 2 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), and part 2 will air Saturday, May 9 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Watch a video clip!

Sonja: You just turned 15 in March. How did you celebrate your birthday? Continue reading

April 10, 2015

Henry Danger

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HENRY DANGER Henry Danger follows the adventures of Henry Hart (played by Jace Norman from The Thundermans) who gets selected by superhero Captain Man to be his apprentice. After promising to keep his new identity a secret, Henry must navigate a double life balancing the challenges of eighth grade with the crazy adventures of a crime-fighting superhero sidekick.

Jace Norman, Cooper Barnes

Photo: Lisa Rose/Nickelodeon. ©2014 Viacom International, Inc.

What do you think of Henry Danger?  Are you a fan? Tell us in the Comments!

April 2, 2015

Mo'ne Davis Movie

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MoNe DavisMo’ne Davis Movie Will Be Called Throw Like Mo

Development is underway on a Disney Channel original movie Throw Like Mo, a biographical movie that will tell the inspiring story of Mo’ne Davis, the 13-year-old sports prodigy who made history in August 2014 as the first female to pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series. Davis, a member of Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, and the first Little League player to make the cover of Sports Illustrated, will consult on the movie.

Mo’ne Davis said, “There are so many great things happening to me right now and it’s a very excitingMo'Ne Davis time in my life. A year ago, I never would have thought that Disney Channel would make a movie about me. I can’t wait to get started and I hope it will encourage other viewers to believe that dreams really do come true.”

Whether you like baseball or not Mo’ne is a pretty amazing girl. Watch this video interview with our Scholastic News Kids Reporter. Doesn’t she seem just so cool and nice?

What do you think? Are you inspired by Mo’ne? Are you excited to see a movie about her? Leave a Comment!

March 25, 2015

One Direction Goes In Two Directions

Zayn MalikZayn Is Leaving One Direction!

It’s true. THIS IS NOT A JOKE! After five years Zayn Malik has decided to leave One Direction. Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis will continue as a four-piece group in the forthcoming concerts of their world tour, and will record their fifth album, due to be released later this year, without Zayn.

On the official One Direction Family website, Zayn says:

“My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I’d like to apologise to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight. I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world.”

One Direction says:Jennette McCurdy Zayn Malik

“We’re really sad to see Zayn go, but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future. The past five years have been beyond amazing, we’ve gone through so much together, so we will always be friends. The four of us will now continue. We’re looking forward to recording the new album and seeing all the fans on the next stage of the world tour.”

You know you’re a Directioner when . . . you wish this was just a bad dream. I remember when I was first introduced to Zayn (not in real life, but you know what I mean!) when I read this crazy, hilarious interview. And remember this One Direction trivia quiz? And who could forget when Sam abducted him on iCarly? Oh, the memories!

What are your best Zayn memories? Leave your tributes in the Comments. We will miss you, Zayn! *sniff*

Sonja, STACKS Staffer

Zayn Malik photo courtesy of Sony Pictures, iCarly photo courtesy of Nickelodeon

 

March 13, 2015

Mimi Kirkland Answers Your Questions

Mimi KirklandThe adorable Mimi Kirkland who plays Lily on Austin & Ally answers your questions.

Q: How old are you?
Mimi: I am 10 years old.

Q: When you first came on Austin & Ally how excited were you?
Mimi: It just happened to be my 10th birthday when I got the call that I would be playing Lily on Austin & Ally. I started screaming and jumping for joy!! It was the best birthday ever!! I have seen every Austin & Ally episode so it was a dream come true to find out I would be working and acting with them.

Q: How long does it take to make 1 episode?
Mimi: It takes one week to film one episode.

Mimi Kirkland and Laura Marano

Photo courtesy Disney Channel

Q: How would you describe each of your co-stars?
Mimi: Laura: Sweet and nice.
Raini: Exciting and energetic.
Ross: Musical and cool
Calum: Funny and entertaining.

Q: Do you have to memorize your lines or do people hold up cards?
Mimi: We have to memorize our lines.

Q: When did you start acting? Do you like singing? Can you give me some tips?
Mimi: When I was on stage at my preschool graduation, I was 5 years old and the teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up. I said I wanted to be an actress so my parents found an agent in Raleigh, NC. I’ve had to audition for over 150 roles. Yes, I love to sing. Be yourself, be confident, and have fun! Keep working towards what you love because there is always something that you have to sacrifice to pursue your dream and it’s not always easy. Stick with it and stay positive!

Q: What are the names of your sisters?
Mimi: Coley & Kate

Q: What do you do in your free time? Do you like to read?
Mimi: I love to read!!! I also like playing outside, swimming, riding my bike, dancing and playing with my friends and my sisters.

Q: What is another talent you have besides acting?
Mimi: I like to sing and dance. I’m currently taking hip hop and ballet.

Q: Do you like pizza?
Mimi: YES! Cheese pizza, regular crust!

Q: What’s your favorite color?
Mimi: Green.

Q: Why does Ally never like anyone to touch her song book?
Mimi: I really don’t know why. Maybe because she writes personal things in her song book and it’s more like a journal.

March 4, 2015

Annie DVD Giveaway

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Attention, all Annie fans!Annie-giveaway

We are offering you a special opportunity for a chance to enter to win a DVD copy of the Annie movie (rated PG) starring Jamie Foxx as Will Stacks and Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan.

But, here’s the thing. You can ONLY enter if you subscribe to the STACKS Blast Newsletter.

Quevenzhane Wallis as Annie

Quevenzhane Wallis as Annie

So right now you may be thinking. . .

YOU: Oh no! I’m not a STACKS Blast subscriber and I don’t even know what the STACKS Blast is!

ME: The STACKS Blast is our free monthly e-mail newsletter. You give us your e-mail address and an e-mail address for one of your parents, and once a month (usually around the 15th), we send you a newsletter full of polls, quizzes, books, and a sweepstakes you can enter.

YOU: Cool! I want to get that newsletter! But wait, I want to enter for a chance to win that DVD now. How do I enter?

ME: Patience, grasshopper! First, you sign up for the newsletter. Then you must wait until March 13 when Hooray! the STACKS Blast will arrive in your e-mail inbox. Hurry up and open it! Inside, you’ll see a special section for the STACKS Giveaway. That’s where you enter. OK?

Don’t forget to sign up for the STACKS Blast Newsletter and enter the sweepstakes. Good luck!

image from kids.scholastic.com — Sonja, STACKS Staffer

February 27, 2015

Austin & Ally Actress Answers Your Questions

Mimi KirklandMeet Mimi Kirkland!

Hi! I’d like to introduce you to Mimi Kirkland. She plays Lily on Austin & Ally this season. Her character is a spunky and energetic girl who begins taking music lessons from Ally so she can hang out with the star. In real life, Mimi loves to spend time with her family and enjoys participating in outdoor activities such as bike riding, swimming, and playing tag with her 2 sisters and her dog.

Mimi Kirkland and Laura Marano

Photo courtesy Disney Channel

AND . . . she has offered to answer YOUR questions! Do you want to know what it is like to be on a Disney TV show with Laura Marano and Ross Lynch? Now is your chance to ask.

Leave your questions in the Comments and come back here on March 13 for Mimi’s answers!

Sonja, STACKS Staffer