December 5, 2014
Ask an Annie Actress!
Nicolette Pierini (a.k.a. Mia from the Annie movie) has offered to answer your questions about her life as an actress so far. Nicolette Pierini is the actress who plays the youngest orphan Mia alongside Quvenzhané Wallis in the movie, Annie (rated PG).
Photo courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment
Please leave your questions for Nicolette in the Comments and read her answers here!
Nicolette Pierini photo credit:Yolanda Perez
November 14, 2014
Kira Kosarin Plays Phoebe on The Thundermans
Q: Tell us about your show The Thundermans.
Kira: It’s a show on Nickelodeon about a family of superheroes who move to the suburbs to try to live a normal life, but that doesn’t always work because we all have superpowers. I play Phoebe who is a really strong superhero and my twin brother [played by Jack Griffo] wants to be a super-villain, so comedy ensues.
Photo by: Alice Hall/Nickelodeon
Q: What is an unusual talent that most people don’t know you have?
Kira: I can talk crazy, crazy fast and rap. No one thinks I can rap, but I can. My friends know. I don’t have many secrets. I’m kind of an open book.
Q: What was your most embarrassing moment?
Kira: I fell during a live taping of The Thundermans. I wiped out on the stage. That was pretty embarrassing.
Q: If you could have any pet in the world, what would it be?
Kira: In The Thundermans we have a talking bunny and I think that would be so cool! Our bunny talks because he was a super-villain who got turned into a bunny. On the show it’s actually a puppet.
Q: Are you a city person or a country person?
Kira: City. I’ve lived in both. I’ve lived in New Jersey, Florida, and then here [Los Angeles].
Q: What’s one thing that you think could help make the world a better place?
Kira: If everyone would do something really small it would make a difference in any arena. I think people should be taking care of the environment more, throwing out your trash, and recycling, and unplugging things. I think that if everyone could be nice to each other, it would be great!
INTERVIEW BY SUE SCHNEIDER
November 7, 2014
The Pink Panther Movie Review
Have you seen Scholastic Kid Council member Michael’s awesome video review of The Pink Panther movie (rated PG)?
Check it out and tell us what you think in the Comments!
November 4, 2014
Girl Meets World Would You Rather
We recently interviewed Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter from the Disney Channel show Girl Meets World, and judging from your Comments, we know you can’t get enough!
I used to love the show Boy Meets World which featured Riley’s parents Corey and Topanga as kids, and now I love Girl Meets World just as much. It follows Corey and Topanga’s daughter, Riley who is in 7th grade, and her best friend Maya. Riley is funky and artistic, but also very academic. Maya is more street-smart, pretty, and popular. Like Boy Meets World, it has a good story with a bit of a lesson at the end. Are you guys hooked? Then get ready to meet . . .Girl Meets World Would You Rather!
Inspired by the show, would you rather . . . Continue reading
October 28, 2014
Taylor Swift ROCKS Would You Rather!
The youngest singer EVER to win a Grammy for Album of the Year. The only female artist to chart at #1 with three consecutive studio albums. An album on Rolling Stone’s 50 Greatest Albums of All Time list. And . . . she writes her own music. And . . . she has a totally awesome fashion style.
Check Ink Splot 26 very soon to watch an exclusive, up-close and personal chat with Taylor. She’ll share books that have inspired her, how writing has opened her world (a.k.a. becoming a rock star songwriter), and an exclusive never-before-seen video clip!
So with all the Taylor Swift excitement around the STACKS this week, we want to know . . .
Would You Rather…
- Win a trip to see her concert OR win a guitar signed by Taylor Swift?
- Be in the room when Taylor was writing a new song OR when she is making a music video?
- Have Taylor’s long hair OR short bob haircut?
- Have front row seats in a giant concert stadium OR be one of 10 people hearing her play in a private coffee house?
- Have Taylor as your songwriting coach OR your fashion stylist?
- Have Taylor Swift as your BFF OR Ariana Grande? (too hard to choose?!)
- See Taylor guest star on Austin & Ally OR The Thundermans?
- Sing a duet with Taylor in front of your whole school to “Shake It Off” OR “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”?
We can’t wait to hear what you guys say in the Comments below! Rock on.
Ratha, STACKS Writer
October 27, 2014
Taylor Swift This Is How I Shake It Off! Contest Winners
UPDATE: The deadline for this contest has passed but you can still shake it off! Try our Taylor Swift Would You Rather Quiz. And you can read the winning essay here.
Taylor Swift uses music to shake off the things people do or say that could have the power to hurt her. We want to hear how you shake off the things that get you down in your life. Enter the Taylor Swift This Is How I Shake It Off! Writing Contest for a chance to win these prizes . . .
- Grand Prize: A trip for 2 people to Taylor’s concert including a meet & greet with Taylor Swift!
- 2nd place winner: A signed guitar & 1989 CD
- 5 Runners-up: A signed 1989 CD
October 17, 2014
R5 Halloween Traditions
We caught up with guys and girl of R5 to talk about their favorite Halloween memories. Just imagine one-year-old Ross Lynch in a little, baby bear costume. Do you have that image in your head? OK. Now you’re ready to read on . . . Continue reading
October 10, 2014
Sabrina Carpenter singer/songwriter and co-star on Girl Meets World
Judging by your comments and your responses to our Girl Meets World Would You Rather, you guys love Girl Meets World. In honor of your fandom, we have a new interview with 15-year-old Sabrina Carpenter who plays Maya on the show, and also sings the song, “Can’t Blame a Girl for Trying.”
Tell me about Riley (Rowan’s character).
Sabrina: Riley is very different from my character. She’s very sweet, very caring, and she loves school. She’s a very optimistic, curious girl. I’m friends with a lot of people like that in real life. I think it’s important to have those mentally stimulating friends around you like that, and she’s a really great character. Continue reading
October 3, 2014
Star Wars Rebels: Invading Disney XD in October!
Star Wars fans, this one’s for YOU. Did you ever wonder what happened after Anakin turned into Darth Vader . . .but before Luke grew up and became a Jedi and battled him? Well, wonder no more because the new Disney XD series, Star Wars Rebels, is about to answer some questions!
Set 14 years after Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (when Anakin becomes Darth Vader) and 5 years before Episode IV: A New Hope (when Luke becomes a Jedi), the new series tells the story of the rebellion’s beginnings. A mismatched group of rebels band together aboard a ship called “Ghost” and try to fight the evil Empire which is rising to power. Continue reading
September 26, 2014
Jake Short Is Oliver in Mighty Med!
We’re all super-sad that A.N.T. Farm ended, but we’re really glad that the stars from the show are still doing awesome things! 17-year-old Jake Short, who played Fletcher on A.N.T. Farm, now stars in the show Mighty Med on Disney XD. Have you seen it? The show is about two best friends, Kaz and Oliver, who work at a special hospital called Mighty Med that treats superheroes and sci-fi and fantasy characters. Kaz is played by Bradley Steven Perry (who was Gabe Duncan on Good Luck Charlie) and Jake plays Oliver.
We wanted to see what the 16-year-old actor has been up to since the last time we interviewed him. What’s it like being in Mighty Med? What’s his most embarrassing moment? What’s his dream pet? Read on to find out! Continue reading