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BIRTHDAYS

December 2nd
Britney Spears

December 3rd
Jake T. Austin

December 6th
Stefanie Scott

December 7th
Aaron Carter

December 8th
Anna Sophia Robb

December 10th
Zach Porter - The Tragic Thrills

December 13th
Taylor Swift

December 15th
Anthony Li - Action Item

December 16th
Jake Hardy - Tonight Alive

December 18th
Ashley Benson - Pretty Little Liars
Bridgit Mendler
Christina Aguilera

December 23rd
Kevin G - T2 Staff

December 24th
Louis Tomlinson - One Direction
Ryan Seacrest

December 25th
Jess Origliasso - The Veronicas
Lisa Origliasso - The Veronicas

December 26th
Jade Thirwall - Little Mix

December 27th
Hayley Williams - Paramore

December 29th
Ross Lynch

December 31st
Joe McIntyre - New Kids On The Block

TicketLiquidator

UPCOMING RELEASES

December 23
Continuum: Season Three (DVD & Blu-ray)

January 13th
Rixton - Let The Road

January 20th
The Good Mad - Face Your Feels

January 27th
Downton Abbey: Season 5 (DVD & Blu-ray)

February 10th
101 Dalmations (Diamond Edition) (Blu-ray)
Sailor Moon: Season 1, Part 2 (DVD & Blu-ray)



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Jump5 reunion, Echosmith to open for Lenny Kravitz and Sting, Nick Jonas goes goes to #3, Kalin and Myles kick of Crazy For Christmas shows, Echosmith shares their favorite song with Rdio, Tonight Alive at Doc Martens, Cimorelli contest with Rocket 21

December 20th, 2014

Jump5 reunites to Rock This Christmas! Brandon, Lesley, Libby, Brittany and Chris met up this last week in Nashville, TN. They were joined by family and friends, including former Road Manager Derek Bruner. Following the event, Brittany said “It took two years, but we finally got back together! Love this lil family of mine.”

Echosmith has been named as an opening act for Lenny Kravitz and Sting on January 10th and 11th at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. The special concerts take place the weekend before the College Football Playoffs.

Mainstream Top 40 – MediaBase 24/7

1. Taylor Swift – Blank Space
3. Nick Jonas – Jealous
13. Selena Gomez – The Heart Wants What It Wants
16. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
20. Nico & Vinz – In Your Arms
21. Ella Henderson – Ghost
22. One Direction – Night Changes
23. Fifth Harmony – Sledgehammer
26. OneRepublic – I Lived
28. Charli XCX – Break The Rules

It’s still moving up! Nick Jonas goes all the way to #3 with Jealous. Over the last week the single picked up an additional 573 spins and is with one more solid week should easily take #2.

Last night Kalin & Myles kicked off the first night of their Crazy For Christmas shows! Looks like you don’t want miss out on this one – tickets are still available for their show at Best Buy Theater in New York on December 23rd at AXS.com.

Several artists recently shared with Rdio about the songs that defined 2014 for them. Some of these top picks include:

Echosmith – Sam Smith/Stay With Me
“Sam Smith seemed to define 2014 for us because we heard it everywhere. He’s got such a great voice.“

Ingrid Michaelson – Coldplay/A Sky Full of Stars
“The song that defined the year for me was Coldplay’s ‘A Sky Full of Stars.’ Every time I listen to it, it makes me feel like I can do anything.”

Fifth Harmony showed their range with a variety of personal favorite picks including Chris Brown, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Jhene Aiko.

You can view the complete list of 2014 Artist Picks at Rdio.com.

Doc Martens has a video highlight from Tonight Alive‘s in store appearance last week in Newcastle, UK. Check out Jenna’s heartfelt acoustic performance of Amelia on YouTube.

Rocket 21 is currently hosting an incredible contest with Cimorelli. Six winners will Round Trip air travel for 2 to Los Angeles, a meet & greet, concert, 3 nights hotel, and cash for meals! To enter you need to join Rocket 21 (free) and submit text, video, photos, lyrics, performances or drawings about when you’re passionate about, what you believe in, or your story. For more details visit Rocket 21.com.

10am CST – Year Without a Santa Claus (ABC Family)
Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney and Dick Shawn lend their voices to this animated fantasy about a saddened Santa. The score includes such holiday favorites as “Blue Christmas,” along with six tunes composed by Maury Laws and Jules Bass.

10:30am CST – The Polar Express (Disney Channel)
A doubting 8-year-old boy is whisked to the North Pole on a magical train for a meeting with Santa. Meanwhile, the train’s conductor, along with the other young passengers, help turn the boy’s crisis in faith into a wondrous journey of self-discovery.

10:35am CST – The Princess Diaries (MTV)
In this modern-day fable, a European queen travels to San Francisco to find her long-lost granddaughter and groom her for the throne.

1pm CST – Home Alone (ABC Family)
A mischievous 8-year-old who’s picked on by his older siblings and ignored by his parents would really rather be left alone—and that’s exactly what happens when he gets accidentally left behind in a frenzied rush to the airport for a family vacation in Paris over the holiday season. After learning to fend for himself, the boy has to protect his house against two bumbling burglars who are planning to rob it.

1:30pm CST – Legally Blonde (MTV)
Breezy comedy with Reese Witherspoon as a ditzy blonde who decides to attend Harvard Law School when her snobby boyfriend dumps her for a more “appropriate” woman. Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Victor Garber, Holland Taylor. Raquel Welch has a cameo. The film was followed by a 2003 sequel, “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde.”

1:30pm CST – World of X Games: Snowboarding for Me (ABC)
The world’s best snowboarders express their passion for the sport through storytelling. Featured: Shaun White; Torstein Horgmo; and Ståle Sandbech.

3pm CST – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (ABC Family)
A family host their dysfunctional relatives for the holiday as the dad contends with spontaneously combusting Christmas lights and temperamental trees while anticipating the arrival of his annual bonus.

5pm CST – Elf (ABC Family)
A human (Will Ferrell) who has been raised by elves leaves the North Pole to search for his gruff birth father (James Caan) in New York City. Winning holiday fantasy. Mary Steenburgen, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner, Zooey Deschanel. Jon Favreau directed.

6:10pm CST – Legally Blonde (MTV)
Breezy comedy with Reese Witherspoon as a ditzy blonde who decides to attend Harvard Law School when her snobby boyfriend dumps her for a more “appropriate” woman. Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Victor Garber, Holland Taylor. Raquel Welch has a cameo.

7pm CST – I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (ABC)
Linus and Lucy’s little brother, ReRun, tries to avoid the Van Pelt family’s holiday nuttiness by hanging with Snoopy and his own sibling, the desert-dwelling Spike. Based on previously published comic strips from Charles S. Schulz. Voices…Corey Padnos, Hannah Leigh Dworkin, Jimmy Bennett, Ashley Rose Orr and Adam Taylor Gordon.

7pm CST – The Sound of Music Live! (NBC)
An adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about a young postulant who falls in love with a widowed sea captain while serving as governess to his seven children in pre-World War II Austria.

8pm CST – CMA Country Christmas (ABC)
Five-time host Jennifer Nettles emcees this special featuring holiday songs and memories of experiences from country-music stars, including Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood. Also appearing are Lucy Hale, Idina Menzel and Michael W. Smith.

8:30pm CST – The Princess Diaries (MTV)
In this modern-day fable, a European queen travels to San Francisco to find her long-lost granddaughter and groom her for the throne.

Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, Jason Derulo, Jessie J, Iggy Azalea, Pharrell Williams, Charli XCX, Becky G, Magic!, Meghan Trainor and Jake Miller
BB&T Center
Sunrise, FL

The House On Cliff, Deleasa, and Robbie Rosen
Stanhope House
Stanhope, NJ

Kalin & Myles
The Regency Ballroom
San Francisco, CA

Mindless Behavior
The Exclusive Venue
Columbus, OH

Backstreet Boys trailer, All 3 Frozen releases in the Top 30 albums, Hayley Kiyoko and Vans Girls, Alyson Stoner going viral, Lights to hit the road, 1 Girl Nation on PTL, Megan Mace enjoys a little PLAY, Bombshell concert to benefit The Actors Fund

December 19th, 2014

The Backstreet Boys have released the official trailer for their upcoming documentary – Show Them What You’re Made Of. Check it out on YouTube.

2. Taylor Swift – 1989
4. Carrie Underwood – Greatest Hits: Decade #1
7. One Direction – Four
12. Idina Menzel – Holiday Wishes
13. Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 – Soundtrack
15. Frozen – Soundtrack
17. Ariana Grande – My Everything
19. Frozen: The Songs – Soundtrack
22. Maroon 5 – V
27. Disney Karaoke Series: Frozen (EP) – Various Artists
34. Meghan Trainor – Title (EP)
36. OneRepublic – Native
41. Nick Jonas – Nick Jonas
42. 5 Seconds Of Summer – 5 Seconds Of Summer
44. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 – Soundtrack
47. Kelly Clarkson – Wrapped In Red
52. Selena Gomez – For You
75. Nashville: The Music Of, Season 3, Vol. 1 – Soundtrack
91. Lorde – Pure Heroine
129. Taylor Swift – Red
145. Pharell – G I R L
158. Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
173. ‘N Sync – Home For Christmas
175. One Direction – Midnight Memories
182. Annie – Soundtrack

Even though Taylor Swift continues to dominate the press with amazing sales, is anyone noticing that all 3 Frozen releases are within the Top 30?

The Vans Girls tumblr has a new Selfie Saturday with Hayley Kiyoko. It includes an interview where she shares that “Music has always been my number one passion. I started acting kind of on a whim. I just did it for fun and never really planned on being a full-blown actress but it just kind of went that way and I really like both!” You’ll also find about her new music, hobbies and school.

Alyson Stoner, is going viral as she recently released three music videos in the past couple of weeks and has already garnered nearly 2 million views combined.

After the success of Sweater Weather, with Max & Kurt Schneider, which attracted over 8 million views, the trio did it again with a unique rendition of Maroon 5’s Maps. This fun upbeat pop tune was rearranged by the Schneiders and shot entirely in one take with choreography staged and performed to promote Just Dance 2015.

Additionally, the actress also teamed up with popular singer/songwriter Tyler Ward, for two video collaborations: an original song Without You and an edgy cover of Hanging Tree as heard in the blockbuster hit The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Stoner and Ward added their own spin on the song by writing their own lyrics expanding on the secret romance between two lovers amidst the intensely corrupt Capitol and unjust life in the Districts.

Lights will hit the road for a U.S. headlining tour in support of her current album, Little Machines. X-Ambassadors will support. The tour kicks off on February 14th, in Minneapolis. Tickets go on sale at music.iamlights.com this Friday at 10am ET. Here are the dates!

February
14 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
15 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
17 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Tap House
18 St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
20 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
21 Austin, TX – Emo’s
22 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
24 Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater
25 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
27 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
28 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

March
1 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
2 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
4 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
5 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
6 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
7 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National Centre
9 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues – Cleveland
10 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection

The December 11th episode of PTL is now online and includes an appearance by 1 Girl Nation. It includes a performance of Joy, Angels We Have Heard on High and an interview about their Christmas Tour and much more. You can view it at iTBN.org (their segment begins at 3:11).

Too cool! Megan Mace definitely took TBT to another level by digging out a classic DVD, Playin’ Around The World. Yes, the tweet was totally appreciated by this Disco Hippie.

Fans of NBC’s Smash will be excited to hear that for that their will be a concert presentation of Bombshell in New York on June 15th. The one-night only event will benefit The Actors Fund. For more details, visit Variety.com.

6:05pm CST – The Polar Express (Disney Channel)
One fateful Christmas Eve, a disillusioned little boy, barely old enough to doubt the existence of Santa Claus, has the adventure of a lifetime aboard a magic train bound for the North Pole.

7pm CST – Elf (ABC Family)
A human (Will Ferrell) who has been raised by elves leaves the North Pole to search for his gruff birth father (James Caan) in New York City. Winning holiday fantasy. Mary Steenburgen, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner, Zooey Deschanel. Jon Favreau directed.

7pm CST – Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol (CW)
Magoo plays Ebenezer Scrooge in this animated musical version of Charles Dickens’ Christmas tale. The songs by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill include “Ringle, Ringle” and “We’re Despicable.”

8:30pm CST – Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special (CW)
Po is disappointed to learn he’ll have to host an event at Jade Palace on his favorite holiday, Winter Feast, which he usually spends with his father. The obligation leaves Po torn between his family traditions and the job he loves.

9pm CST – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (ABC Family)
A family host their dysfunctional relatives for the holiday as the dad contends with spontaneously combusting Christmas lights and temperamental trees while anticipating the arrival of his annual bonus.

1 Girl Nation
Central Mall
Fort Smith, AR

Echosmith and Bebe Rexha
Cone Denim Entertainment Center
Greensboro, NC

The House On Cliff, Deleasa, Weekend Riot, and Robbie Rosen
Santos Party House
New York, NY

Justin Timberlake
The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Duluth, GA

Kalin & Myles
The Regency Ballroom
San Francisco, CA

Kelly Clarkson
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN

Mindless Behavior
Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Nashville, TN

Liz Mace shares about holiday parking, Hollywood Ending works on new music, Jersey Boys (Drew Seeley) on Breakfast Television, The Band Perry unveils Gentle On My Mind video, Spencer Sutherland announces new EP – Unveiled, Radio Disney Orlando to be sold.

December 18th, 2014

Quote of the Day:

Getting a parking spot at the mall during the holidays feels like The Hunger Games. Luckily, the odds were in my favor tonight.

Liz Mace
Megan & Liz

So what does a group like Hollywood Ending do the day after their Super Awesome Holiday Extravaganza Show? Head to the studio and work on new tunes. Love it!

Yesterday, the cast of Jersey Boys (f. Drew Seeley) made an appearance on Breakfast Television in Canada to promote their upcoming shows in Toronto. Catch a replay of their performance of Beggin’ on BTToronto.ca. Then, head on over to  JerseyBoysInfo.com to see if their coming to a town near you. Seriously!

The Band Perry has unveiled the new video for their Grammy-nominated rendition of Gentle On My Mind, their current single and the lead track from the soundtrack to the James Keach-directed documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me. (Where can I pick up one of those vintage Petra t-shirts featured in the intro?)

Singer/songwriter Spencer Sutherland has announced that he will be releasing his brand new acoustic EP, Unveiled, on January 13th. The first single from the new EP will be Nothing Can Hurt Me, a percussive and sunny ode to the girl with the singular power to make or break a boy’s heart. Nothing Can Hurt Me was co-written by Spencer and Grammy nominated Swedish producer, composer, and writer Andreas Carlsson, who has worked with popular artists including Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion, ‘N Sync, Carrie Underwood, Jesse McCartney, and others.

All Access Music Group is reporting that WDYZ in Orlando, FL will be sold to Salem Communications for $1.3 million. Looks like they’ve already started packing.

7pm CST – Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (Disney Channel)
When a precocious elf crash-lands in the neighborhood of Beethoven (voice of Tom Arnold), the talking St. Bernard, and a load full of presents are lost, it’s up to Beethoven and his human pals to track down the goodies, help the elf and save Christmas.

7pm CST – The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014 (CW)
The 2014 Jingle Ball concert in New York City. Scheduled to perform: Taylor Swift; Iggy Azalea; Maroon 5; Ariana Grande; Sam Smith; Pharrell Williams; OneRepublic; Meghan Trainor; 5 Seconds of Summer; Charli XCX; Jessie J; Shawn Mendes; Rita Ora; and Nick Jonas.

8pm CST – The People Magazine Awards (NBC)
Honoring influential entertainment personalities. Scheduled to appear: Jeff Bridges; Billy Eichner; Josh Gad; Jon Hamm; Diane Guerrero; Chloe Grace Moretz; Jennifer Aniston; Kevin Hart; Kate Hudson; Michael Keaton; and Jennifer Lopez. Scheduled performers include 5 Seconds of Summer and Maroon 5.

The House On Cliff and Deleasa
Cafe 939
Boston, MA

Justin Timberlake
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN

Kaylin and Myles
The Regency Ballroom
San Francisco, CA

Tinashe, Meghan Trainor, and Bea Miller
The Beacham
Orlando, FL

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