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BIRTHDAYS

August 1st
Leon Thomas

August 5th
J.J. Totah
Olivia Holt

August 9th
Jayk Purdy - After Romeo

August 9th
Rydel Lynch - R5

August 11th
Alyson Stoner

August 12th
Christina Cimorelli - Cimorelli
Lauren Cimorelli - Cimorelli

August 15th
Carlos PenaVega
Joe Jonas
Tristan Evans - The Vamps

August 17th
Mark Salling - Glee

August 20th
Demi Lovato

August 17th
Howie D. - Backstreet Boys

August 25th
China Anne McClain

August 26th
Joey Diggs Jr. - Midnight Red
Keke Palmer

August 29th
Lea Michelle - Glee
Liam Payne - One Direction

August 31st
Riley Thomas - Before You Exit

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UPCOMING RELEASES

August 12th
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (Blu-ray)
Disneynature: Bears (DVD & Blu-ray)
Hercules (1997, Disney) (Blu-ray)
Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (Blu-ray)
Muppets Most Wanted (DVD & Blu-ray)
Tarzan (1999, Disney) (Blu-ray)
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (Blu-ray)
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad / Fun and Fancy Free (2-Movie Collection) (Blu-ray)

August 19th
Once Upon A Time: The Complete Third Season (DVD & Blu-ray)
Parenthood: Season 5 (DVD)
Parks and Recreation: Season Six (DVD)
Revolution: The Complete Second Season (DVD & Blu-ray)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (3D, Blu-ray, & DVD)
The Flintstones (1994) (Blu-ray)
The Mindy Project: Season Two (DVD)
Toy Story of Terror! (DVD & Blu-ray)

August 25th
Ariana Grande - My Everything

August 26th
Haven: The Complete Fourth Season (DVD & Blu-ray)
Revenge: The Complete Third Season (DVD)

September 2nd
Casper (1995) (Blu-ray)
Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Tenth Season (DVD)
Maroon 5 - V
New Girl: The Complete Third Season (DVD)
The Kooks - Listen
The Originals: The Complete First Season (DVD & Blu-ray)

September 9th
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete First Season (DVD & Blu-ray)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (3D, Blu-ray, & DVD)
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (Blu-ray)
Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season (DVD & Blu-ray)
The Goldbergs: The Complete First Season (DVD)
The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fifth Season (DVD & Blu-ray)

September 16th
Arrow: The Complete Second Season (DVD & Blu-ray)
Castle: The Complete Sixth Season (DVD)
Ghostbusters (Blu-ray)
Ghostbusters II (Blu-ray)
Godzilla (2014) (3D, Blu-ray, & DVD)
Grimm: Season Three (DVD & Blu-ray)
Sleepy Hollow: The Complete First Season (DVD & Blu-ray)

September 23rd
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season One (DVD)
Nashville: The Complete Second Season (DVD)
Reign: The Complete First Season (DVD)
Royal Pains: Season Five (DVD)
The 100: The Complete First Season (DVD & Blu-ray)

September 30th
Mike & Molly: The Complete Fourth Season (DVD)

October 7th
Psych: The Complete Series (DVD)
The Neverending Story (30th Anniversary Edition) (Blu-ray)
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (Blu-ray)
The Office: The Complete Series (DVD)
Sleeping Beauty (Diamond Edition) (DVD & Blu-ray)

October 14th
2 Broke Girls: The Complete Third Season (DVD)
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (3D, Blu-ray, & DVD)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (3D, Blu-ray, & DVD)

October 21st
Earth To Echo (DVD & Blu-ray)

November 4th
Maleficent (DVD & Blu-ray)
Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas / Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas (2 Movie Collection) (Blu-ray)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Extended Edition) (3D & Blu-ray)

November 11th
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (3D, Blu-ray, & DVD)
Sailor Moon : Set 1 (Blu-ray)

November 18th
The Wind Rises (DVD & Blu-ray)

December 2nd
One Direction - Where We Are: Live from San Siro Stadium (DVD & Blu-ray)

January 13th
Rixton - Let The Road



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The key ingredient to a good show by Carmen Justice, Ariana Grande releases Break Free music video, The Vamps draw decent crowd at Mall of America, Behind the scenes with R5, Metro Station back together?, The Box Trolls electrifying poster, Frozen Sing-Along Edition coming on DVD

August 13th, 2014

Quote of the Day:

Popsicles! Any show that gives us popsicles makes me a happy girl!

Carmen Justice
1 Girl Nation

It’s here! Check out Ariana Grande‘s new music video for Break Free.

The Vamps drew a decent crowd yesterday at Mall Of America for their Real. Big. Summer. showcase presented by Pepsi. Prior to the performance, the video wall promoted the show this Sunday with Megan & Liz. :o)

Go behind the scenes with R5 at the video shoot for the Heart Made Up On You music video in Taft, CA.

After a four year hiatus, Metro Station is back together again. Yesterday, they premiered their music video for Love & War, and they’ll be hitting the road with The Ready Set this fall. (Does anyone else find it odd that Trace & Mason are barely seen together in the music video?)

Focus Features is promoting The Boxtrolls with a brand new electrifying Motion Poster!

Experience Frozen, like never before in a new to DVD, full-length Sing-Along Edition! Follow the lyrics with a bouncing Frozen snowflake. Join Anna as she sets off on an epic journey – teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and a snowman named Olaf – to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Arriving on DVD and Digital on November 18th 2014.

7pm CST – So You Think You Can Dance: Top 8 Perform + Elimination (FOX)
The Top 8 dancers perform with All-Stars from previous seasons: Stephen “tWitch” Boss; Ryan Di Lello; Makenzie Dustman; Comfort Fedoke; Jaimie Goodwin; Allison Holker; Nick Lazzarini; and Will Wingfield. Each performance will be choreographed to a Michael Jackson song, including “A Place With No Name,” from the 2014 album “Xscape.” Jenna Dewan Tatum is the guest judge. Also: an appearance by the dance crew Control Freakz.

7pm CST – Young & Hungry: Young & Car-Less (ABC Family)
Gabi’s car needs repairs, so Josh gets her a new vehicle, which upsets her because her car was a gift from her late mother. The gang then search for Gabi’s old car, and Yolanda and Elliot confront Josh about giving Gabi special treatment.

7:30pm CST – Mystery Girls: Bag Ladies (ABC Family)
A designer hires the gals to locate a one-of-a-kind stolen purse, so they go undercover at a fashion show.

8pm CST – America’s Got Talent (NBC)
Five acts advance in a results edition.

8pm CST – Spy Kids (Disney Channel)
The offspring of former secret agents must come to the rescue when their parents (Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino) are kidnapped by a madman.

Katy Perry and Kasey Musgraves
Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, OH

MKTO
Illinois State Fair
Springfield, IL

One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer
Lincoln Financial Field
Philadelphia, PA

Paradise Fears, Against The Current and William Beckett
Highline Ballroom
New York, NY

Smoke Season
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY

The Tragic Thrills
Holy Mountain
Austin, TX

Teen Choice Awards Part 2, New Releases, Jason Derulo announces tour, Tonight Alive announces 5 US headlining shows

August 12th, 2014

You did it! The media is finally paying attention, or are they?

Yesterday, several major outlets ran with stories about the Teen Choice Awards, but found ways to avoid incriminating FOX and Bob Bain. We know the truth and I’ve illustrated that their lies are hidden in plain site, yet the press leads with headlines “Were the Teen Choice Awards rigged?,” “Teen Choice Awards Might Have Been Rigged,” and “Angry Fans Accuse the Teen Choice Awards of Being Rigged.” Fact – it IS rigged, and it always has been. There is nothing new that they’re reporting, in fact they’re only really reporting this story because of the trending topic on Twitter. There’s no true investigative journalism here, it’s just a knee jerk reaction to seeing traffic online and trolling for page views. For instance, when the Teen Choice Awards announced the nominees on June 18th, the media outlets just regurgitated the press release distributed by FOX about the TCA’s. However, at Tommy2.Net we listed the nominees, explained where you could find the Teen Choice Awards rules online and let you know that THEY pick the winner?

One other thing the mainstream media is doing to marginalize this story is by giving all of the credit to Cameron Dallas and Matthew Espinosa exposing the truth. Basically what they’re suggesting is that if it weren’t for these two celebrities, teens would’ve never been upset. Clearly, Cameron and Matthew brought attention to the issue, but YOU deserve the credit. They don’t want you to think you have the power that you do and instead are saying this wouldn’t have happened without web celebrities. I personally believe these awards shows have gotten so out of control that even a casual fan can see what’s going on, and they are. Let’s take for instance the category of Choice Single by a Group. Fifth Harmony won that with their single BO$$, a song that had been released on July 7th just 10 days before fans could vote for it. How is it possible that a song that new would be able to compete with singles that have had such great success already on radio and digital sales charts? Okay, maybe just maybe Story Of My Life by One Direction didn’t have enough votes, but She Looks So Perfect by 5 Seconds of Summer. Are you kidding me? (Above: Billboard Hot 100. Chart rankings are based on radio play, streaming online, and sales)

Reality and TV! Now this is a fine line, but we have to honest and admit that most of the people we watched on the Teen Choice Awards make a living ‘pretending’ to be other people. Should we be that surprised that they ‘pretend’ when they receive accolades and lets not forget those VIP parties with gifting suites full of the most amazing swag? Aside from the acceptance speeches, all of the talent on TV Sunday night was reading words written by someone else off of a teleprompter. This ‘pretending’ is another topic that’s been covered before, including on July 26, 2012 when I went on to say “here are the cold hard facts: the people that won the “awards” are propagating the lie that your vote counted or they are ignorant to the fact that they won a bogus award.” Yesterday I mentioned Shailene Woodley’s brilliant acceptance speeches but decided not to point out one specific detail. Did you realize she never once thanked ‘the fans’ for voting for her? I’m sure that was intentional and her way of not ‘pretending’ and living by example and putting her words into practice, “I’m going to be me.”

Getting back to press. Remember back in 2010 when anything with the name Justin Bieber on it was literally worth gold? Teens couldn’t get enough of him and the press used his name in the headlines frequently. To help generate buzz for the Teen Choice Awards, Shaquille O’neal presented Justin Bieber his four Teen Choice Awards at his concert in Glendale, AZ on July 25, 2010 (2 weeks BEFORE the TCA’s). As expected, Justin was in the headlines and media outlets were reporting that he received so many votes that they decided to declare him the winner. Later that week, T2 featured comments about this stunt, and followed it up with a jab at the media by saying “One other obvious thing we can pull from this is how many teen entertainment outlets are asleep at the wheel. Bop and TigerBeat, J-14, Just Jared Jr. and Ocean Up all reported about Justin Bieber receiving the awards, but not one of them questioned the circumstances.” Hate to say it, but Cameron Dallas, the Teen Choice Awards has publicly declared a winner to the public weeks before their show and while voting was still open. The most important thing to learn here is that the media will always follow the popular narrative. In 2010 this notification meant you were an amazing superstar - in 2014 it means the show is rigged?

To be continued…

New Releases

Kris Allen: Horizons – The new independent album from American Idol winner, featuring the single “Prove It To You [feat. Lenachka]” and more. You can help support Tommy2.Net by purchasing this release at iTunes.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (Blu-ray) – Available for the first time on Blu-ray, the 1971 classic Disney film starring Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, and more.

Bears (Blu-ray/DVD) – The DisneyNature documentary which follows an Alaskan bear family.

Hercules (Blu-ray) – Available for the first time on Blu-ray, the 1997 Disney animated classic.

Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (Blu-ray) – Available for the first time on Blu-ray, the 2004 Disney animated film.

Muppets Most Wanted (Blu-ray/DVD) – starring Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, and more.

Tarzan (Blu-ray) – Available for the first time on Blu-ray, the 1999 animated Disney classic.

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (Blu-ray) – Available for the first time on Blu-ray, the 1949 animated Disney classic.

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad / Fun and Fancy Free: 2-Movie Collection (Blu-ray) – Available for the first time on Blu-ray, the 1947 and 1949 animated Disney classics.

Jason Derulo will embark on his first headlining U.S. tour this fall which kicks off on October 15th in Michigan at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. Special guest will include Becky G and Wallpaper. Pre-sale tickets are available at JasonDerulo.com. Routing for the 13-city circuit is as follows:

October
15 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
16 Indianapolis, IN – The Egyptian
18 Minneapolis, MN – The Myth
19 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
21 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
22 New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
24 Boston, MA – Orpheum
26 Wallingford, CT – The Dome @ Oakdale
28 Silver Springs, MD – Fillmore
29 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
30 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

November
1 Tampa, FL – Jannus Live
2 Miami, FL – Fillmore

Bummed that Tonight Alive isn’t performing near you during their upcoming fall tour with Mayday Parade? If that’s the case, you might be in for a treat. The group has just announced five special headlining dates!

October
23 Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar (w/ Major League and PVRIS)
27 Burnsville, MN – The Garage (w/ Major League and PVRIS)

November
5 Spokane, WA – The Hop (w/ Major League and PVRIS)
17 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit (w/ Local supports)
18 Dallas, TX – Sons of Herman Hall (w/ Locals supports)

7pm CST – America’s Got Talent: Quarter Finals 3 (NBC)
Twelve of the Top 48 acts perform at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

7pm CST – Dance Moms: Kiss or Get Off the Pot, Choreographers Cut (Lifetime)
Enhanced episode includes additional dance footage. The Elite Team competes against the Candy Apples; Abby recruits Candy Apple Gino to dance a duet with Maddie where the choreography calls for her very first kiss.

7pm CST – Pretty Little Liars: A Dark Ali (ABC Family)
Ali may hurt an innocent man and walk into A’s trap if she lies about who abducted her, so Emily tries to persuade her to do the right thing while Spencer devises a backup plan. Elsewhere, Hanna attempts to lead a more ordinary life.

8pm – 16 Wishes (Disney Channel)
A girl makes a secret wish list to celebrate her 16th birthday and is astonished when they begin coming true, until one desire goes horribly awry and changes everything.

8pm CST – Chasing Life: Finding Chemo (ABC Family)
April starts her treatments, but she begins to panic as the chemo and hospital confinement take their toll on her, so she reaches out to someone unexpected. Meanwhile, Dominic finds a changed April when he returns.

8pm CST – Dance Moms: 3 Soloists, One Star (Lifetime)
Abby pits Chloe, Nia and Kendall in head-to-head competition to see who can deliver character-driven solos in Maddie’s absence. Meanwhile, Christy’s jealousy puts her daughter’s place on the team in jeopardy.

Austin Mahone, The Vamps, Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes
T.D. Echo Beach
Toronto, ON

Fall Out Boy and Paramore
UCCU Center
Orem, UT

Jesse McCartney and Guinevere
Paradise Rock Club
Boston, MA

Katy Perry and Kasey Musgraves
Nationwide Arena
Columbus, OH

One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer
Lincoln Financial Field
Philadelphia, PA

Rixton
Ready Room
St. Louis, MO

The Tragic Thrills
Lowbrow Palace
El Paso, TX

Teen Choice Awards Deconstructed

August 11th, 2014

If you didn’t know, there’s one show every year that just really bothers me. Why? Because I actually care about teen music and the role it plays in your lives. So what’s so wrong with the Teen Choice Awards? I’ll do my best to explain, but before that I want to make it clear that I’ve been involved with ‘the scene’ for many years and have been covering it longer than almost anyone. My resume also includes work for The Walt Disney Company, Carmichael Lynch, EMI CMG, Nickelodeon, and Paramount Pictures as well as having a producer credit for the broadcast television special, Sound Stories (IMDB) for ABC.

Words matter and just like all good lies, they’re usually hidden in plain site. So all you need to do is pay attention and you will find the truth. Of course the most obvious clue can be found when the credits roll. We have been documented here in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. The first paragraph of text you’ll see states that “Teenasaurs Rox reserves the right to CHOOSE THE WINNER from the top four vote getters.

And what about the opening monologue? Look closely at the script written for Tyler Posey and Sarah Hyland.

Tyler: Hey Everybody! Welcome to Teen Choice 2014.

Sarah: “The only show where Teens choose their favorites in Movies, Music, TV, Fashion, Sports and more…”

Now take that dialogue and apply it to the first thing we learned about the rules. Teens choose their favorites (aka top four vote getters) but did you notice Sarah doesn’t say “winners?” Obviously not, because we know the producers have the right to choose the winner.

As for the press? Head on over to Variety and note the line in the first sentence of their recap of the TCA winners. It clearly states “winners BASED on the votes of teenagers…” Yes, you read that right – you didn’t choose the winners.

Every year, the producers of the Teen Choice Awards choose to mock their audience. This year that included a skit that either poked fun at teen stereotypes or made fun of their insecurities. Andy Samberg and Mindy Kaling joked about cheating on tests, integrity, the marching band, menstrual cramps, clear braces, and having an obsession for The Hunger Games. Not only that, but they allocated two minutes for this produced segment featuring FOX TV stars instead of using that time to present more awards? And what about Sarah Hyland telling Tyler Posey later in the show, “well wait, we probably should’ve gotten training (cocoa) nuts am I right?” Yes, we’re making fun of the size of someone’s chest on a program that caters to teen girls. Now, keep in mind that the odds are pretty good that these scripts were written by middle aged men and approved by producer Bob Bain. That’s right, that’s what the man pictured above thinks is funny.

It wasn’t all bad? This year we had a couple of great acceptance speeches by Shailene Woodley. In her first of the night, for Choice Movie Actress she said “I feel pretty honored to be accepting this award on behalf of women, and not only all women, but a very strong woman named Tris Prior. Who, who was not born a super hero. She was not born with innate super human powers. Through the evolution of the movie you get to watch her grow, you get to watch her find her own confidence which in turns brings her bravery. In my opinion I think you can be brave and jump off buildings or… don’t jump off buildings. You can brave and jump off trains. But the truest form of bravery and courage is to wake up every single day and be ourselves. And that’s something that Triss does and that is something that all of us have the opportunity and the choice to make each and every one of us. So… you do you, I’m going to me, she’s going to do she, and hopefully I’m going to be brave enough to take this (Surfboard Award) into the water during Shark Week!” Zendaya also had a great message to share as well, and even referenced some of what Shailene said.

Random Teen Choice Dirt

Throughout the night, the Teen Choice Awards promoted that social media was buzzing about the show… and it was. Yes, it appears teens are finally taking notice of this fraudulent awards show and made #TeensDontHaveAChoiceAwards the #1 Trending Topic Worldwide.

For the fans? Last night, Fifth Harmony skipped their show with Austin Mahone in Minneapolis, MN to attend the Teen Choice Awards. While the program was airing on FOX, tickets for the show in Minneapolis could be purchased at the groups official website? Behind-the-scenes, those who had purchased VIP upgrades were refunded on July 24th, but little appears to have been done publicly. Of course, I think there’s much more to the story. My hunch is that 5 Seconds of Summer was originally selected to win Choice Single – Group for She Looks So Perfect, but when they declined to attend the show, the producer had to find a replacement. Now keep in mind that Fifth Harmony had already confirmed back on April 4th that they’d be touring with Austin Mahone, including the date on August 10th in Minneapolis, MN. When the request came at the end of July, the group jumped at the opportunity. Wow, that is pretty reckless if that’s the case. (Note: When I say Fifth Harmony, I’m including Management and the others involved in the business of the group. Ally, Camila, Normani, Dinah and Lauren may not have been involved with this at all).

As for Austin Mahone, he performed his show in Minneapolis, MN last night. However, something interesting did… or didn’t happen. Despite the fact, Austin won in the category of Choice Music, Breakout Artist he failed to mention that during his set. In fact, he didn’t even acknowledge the Teen Choice Awards were going on.

Deja Vu? Anybody think that they might have seen One Direction’s acceptance speech somewhere before? Well, it appears they taped it in New York, NY last Wednesday while on their media tour for their new fragrance You & I. In fact, you can see the guys in their interview with FOX wearing the same clothes and sitting on the same couch. Oops!

You gotta hand it to MTV for the commercial placement they secured during the TCA’s to promote the 2014 Music Video Awards. It mentioned that it would include performances by 5 Seconds Of Summer, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Iggy Azalea, Maroon 5, Rita Ora, and Usher. Yes, they were able to score many big acts that passed on the TCA’s.

7pm CST – Bachelor in Paradise (ABC)
A scandalous relationship between a previously ousted contestant and a crew member comes to light. Meanwhile, two new bachelors arrive in Mexico and begin soliciting dates.

7pm CST – Switch at Birth: The Girl on the Cliff (ABC Family)
Bay has second thoughts about attending the prom when dress-code rules are enacted. Meanwhile, Kathryn, John and Regina are surprised to learn the severity of Daphne’s bad behavior; and Tank assists Toby with his new burgeoning business.

8pm CST – The Fosters: Leaky Faucets (ABC Family)
A Mexican street festival is held, but it’s not all fun and games for the Foster kids when Mat’s surprise offends Mariana and Callie has a confrontation that triggers a relapse of her panic attacks. Elsewhere, Mike and Ana try to correct past mistakes.

8pm CST – Zapped (Disney Channel)
A high school student struggles to adjust to the demands of her new school and step family until she downloads an app that comes with the ability to give commands to human males.

Fall Out Boy and Paramore
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Denver, CO

Jesse McCartney and Guinevere
Irving Plaza
New York, NY

MKTO, Action Item and Tiffany Houghton
The Fillmore Silver Spring
Silver Spring, MD

Paradise Fears, Against The Current and William Beckett
Mod Club
Toronto, Ontario
Canada

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