Updates 1-20-09

High School Musical tid-bits floating around today so I thought I’d try to update you on things previously posted here.

Did you see the Kids Inaugural on Disney Channel last night? Corbin Bleu rocked out “Moments that Matter” from his upcoming album “Speed of Light”. I like the song but I thought the costume and the performance was kind of Michael Jackson-esque. What do you think?[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/jzfJHZMwb0k" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Vanessa Hudgens will not be starring in the “Twilight” follow-up flick “New Moon”.

Kids’ Inaugural: We Are the Future

Monday night, 1/19/09, Disney Channel will be airing “Kids’ Inaugural: We Are the Future” at 8:00pm ET. The program will also be simulcast on Radio Disney and then rebroadcast on the web at Disney.com/USA. The Kids’ Inaugural will be a concert event including songs by Miley Cyrus and The Jonas Brothers. Disney Channel stars Demi Lovato, Corbin Bleu and others are scheduled to make appearances at the event which will honor thousands of military families.

The event will be held at the Verizon Center and will be hosted by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden and their families. Kids can send in questions to the performers and they may be answered during the show. Click here to send in your question.

Ashley on Deck

Tonight Suite Life fans can see Ashley Tisdale reprise her role of Maddie Fitzpatrick on The Suite Life on Deck. The Suite Life on Deck is the Disney Channel’s spin-off of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Ms Tisdale rose to fame playing Maddie of the Suite Life of Zack and Cody but she is not part of the spin-off cast.

The basic storyline of tonight’s episode centers around Maddie, who having saved up enough money, coming aboard the S.S. Tipton for a vacation. A prince falls in love with Maddie and wants to marry her! Tune into the Disney Channel Friday, January 16th 8pm E/P for Maddie on Deck.

KayCee Stroh Ties the Knot

January 9th KayCee Stroh, High School Musical’s Martha Cox, married musician Ben Higginson. The couple were engaged in May while KayCee was filming High School Musical 3: Senior Year. The couple were married in a private Mormon ceremony in Salt Lake City, Utah. Later at a ring ceremony attended by family, friends and some High School Musical cast mates the couple exchanged wedding bands. The couple will be honeymooning in Hawaii and then they will move to Los Angeles.

Vanessa and Vampires?

Now that Vanessa Hudgen’s character Gabriella Montez has graduated from High School, Vanessa is looking for a new role. People Magazine reports that Vanessa has auditioned for the role of Leah Clearwater in the Twilight sequel-New Moon. She has even received the green light from Twilight Actress Ashley Green who thinks Vanessa would be a great addition to the Twilight cast.

Happy Birthday Chris Warren Jr

Today is Chris Warren Jr’s 19th birthday. Chris has played Zeke Baylor, the baking basketball player in all 3 High School Musical movies. Chris was born in Indianapolis, IN but moved to LA when he was 6. Chris is the son of television and movie actor Chris Warren and soap opera actress Brook Kerr.Chris Warren Jr

Chris has been acting since age 6 and has performed in television and films including Becker, Love & Basketball, Zoey 101 and Unfabulous. Chris played Jimmy Ramirez in 20 episodes  of the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. Chris even landed the highly coveted role of Young Simba in the Broadway production of The Lion King!

Chris has a cool personal website that includes photos, videos, a fan forum and a fan club. You can even e-mail Chris at chris@officialchriswarrenjr.com . Happy Birthday Chris!

Happy Birthday Alyson Reed!

Alyson Reed known to High School Musical fans as Mrs. Darbus, will celebrate her 51st birthday on Sunday, January 11th. Alyson was born and raised in Anaheim, California. When she was in eighth grade she played Alice in Wonderland at Disneyland. In 1976 she graduated from Anaheim High School as the first female student body president. Soon after her high school graduation she auditioned of a TV show pilot and she hasn’t looked back since.

Alyson toured the country with both Pippin and A Chorus Line. In 1985 she landed the role of Cassie in the movie version of A Chorus Line. Unfortunately, the movie was not the big hit that the studio thought it would be and all future plans with Alyson were canceled. Alyson headed back to her first love, the theatre. She headed to Broadway. Over the years she has performed in Dancin’, Cabaret, A Grand Night for Singing and several other Broadway shows.

Returning to her Orange County roots in 1990, Alyson began again working steadily on television with guest appearances on Matlock, LA Law, Frasier, Murphy Brown, JAG, The George Lopez Show and Numb3rs. She has played recurring roles on Party of Five, Providence and The Agency.

Alyson’s next big break came when her agent sent her to read for Kenny Ortega and the part of Mrs Darbus in a new Disney Channel Original Movie called High School Musical. The rest, as they say, is history. Alyson has been enjoying her ride on the High School Musical magic carpet and after all the years of mostly bit parts, I think she deserves her new-found fame.

So to Alyson/Mrs Darbus, we wish you the happiest of birthdays! You can see her this Saturday, 1/10/09 at 5:00pm on CW network’s airing of The George Lopez Show.

Free High School Musical 3 Digital Scrapbook

Do you have lots of pictures of your friends on your digital camera or cell phone? Download them all to your computer and then go to scrapblog.com. Register for your free account (you can also get to scrapblog from PhotoBucket if you already have a PhotoBucket account). You do not have to be a scrapbooker or even crafty to make awesome scrapblogs on this site. There are tons of themes you can choose from. There are 3 different High School Musical 3 Themes; Yearbook- a great place to share lots of pictures of all your friends, Fan-put pictures of you in with the High School Musical stars and have a one-of-a-kind keepsake, Doodle-great for friend pictures and prom pictures. Pick the theme of your choice and get started. Each theme comes with 3-4 pre-designed pages but you can duplicate the pages and create your own pages. This is so much fun to do, especially on a cold winter evening. Once you complete your scrapblog you can e-mail it to all your friends and share the fun with them! When you make your scrapbook post a link to in here in the comments so we can all check out your photos.
Click the Link to Yearbook sample.

Leslie Wing-Pomeroy aka Mrs Bolton

LeslieActress Leslie Wing-Pomeroy plays Mrs Bolton, Troy’s mom, in all three High School Musical movies. Leslie has been acting for over 25 years and has had small parts in many of the classic television dramas of the 1980’s and 1990’s. Some of the most famous shows she has appeared in are: Knight Rider, Simon & Simon, The Fall Guy, Magnum P.I., Matlock, and Xena-Warrior Princess. More recently she has appeared on The Disney Channel in Return to Halloweentown.  Leslie has also appeared in some feature films starting with 1985’s Dungeonmaster, 1987’s Retribution, 1993’s Calendar Girl, and 1998’s Strageland.

Ashley Tisdale-Cover Girl

Ashley is the cover girl for this month’s Shape magazine. She is sporting a tiny, yellow bikini and looking very fit. The article talks about a back injury she sustained a few years ago on the set of “The Suite Life with Zack and Cody”. She knew that to rehab her back and stay in shape for dancing in the High School Musical movies she needed to strengthen her core. Ashley has been working out with a personal trainer for the last 8 months.  Ashley does a combination of cardio and resistance training 3-4 days a week. You can read the full article and Ashley’s 20 minute full body workout here.

Ashley is also on the January cover of the sometimes controversial Australian teen magazine Dolly. This is the summer edition of the magazine. The website doesn’t give much information as to what the article is about.  You can check the beautiful picture out here.

Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide’s February edition also has Ashley on the cover. The magazine’s website states, “Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is a long-time fan of our cover girl, Ashley Tisdale. From her days on The Suite Life With Zack & Cody to her High School Musical fame, to her singing career and beyond, we’ve always admired the star”. The website says there is an article filled with Ashley’s beauty tips and a beautiful photo shoot.