Cast of Dancing With the Stars Season 18, Heffron Drive to release first single, Ariana Grande to perform at The White House, Hollywood Ending visits Teen Pulse Radio, Dan Brozek Ask AI 3, Hands-on with Apple’s CarPlay, The Hunger Games Catching Fire Walmart events
Yesterday morning on Good Morning America the cast of Dancing With the Stars Season 18 were revealed. Here’s the line-up:
• Amy Purdy – Paralympic athlete
• Billy Dee Williams – Lando Calrissian, duh!
• Candace Cameron Bure – Full House
• Charlie White – Winter Olympics Ice Dance Gold Medalist
• Cody Simpson – Singer
• Danica McKellar – The Wonder Years
• Diana Nyad – Endurance Swimmer
• Drew Carey – The Price Is Right
• James Maslow – Big Time Rush
• Meryl Davis – Winter Olympics Ice Dance Gold Medalist
• NeNe Leakes – Real Housewives of Atlanta
• Sean Avery – Former Dallas Stars center (NHL)
Anybody else wondering if the ABC/Disney synergy will give the green light for Radio Disney to interview James Maslow (Big Time Rush) on-the-air? #crossfingers
On March 25th, Kendall Schmidt (Big Time Rush) will make his solo debut with band Heffron Drive, releasing its first single – Parallel.
“I couldn’t be more excited to share ‘Parallel’ with our fans. It’s about two people who are made for one another. They are always around each other, walking in parallel lines, but never seem to meet up. The song asks, what if one day, the stars finally align and their paths cross,” said Schmidt. “I’ve always been a hopeless romantic and often wonder if I have already met the person I’m going to end up with.”
Handling the global release of Heffron Drive’s album is Schmidt’s newly formed private record label, TOLbooth Records. A play on the word “toll booth,” “TOL” stands for “Tree of Life” (named for a tree in the Schmidt family yard that stood next to his bedroom window with deep, gnarly roots and huge, expansive branches). TOLbooth Records is currently building its talent portfolio and will specialize in developing new, aspiring artists.
Ariana Grande has been tapped to perform by Michelle Obama to perform at the White House as part of their concert celebrating Women of Soul. The lineup will include: Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monae and more and will be streamed live tomorrow night on the White House website and broadcast April 7th on PBS stations as Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House. Hmm… can’t help but wonder if Ariana will duet with Patti LaBelle? The two previously shared the stage at Ariana Grande’s 18th Birthday and blew the roof the place.
During their time in Mesa, AZ - Hollywood Ending stopped by Teen Pulse Radio for an in studio acoustic performance of Freak Like Me! The levels are a tad hot, but it’s a thumbs up performance by the guys. Check it out on YouTube.
Ask AI update – in episode 3, Dan Brozek talks about when he first got into music, his favorite vacation spot (which is one of mine too), Chubby Hubby ice cream, and self-harm. #Brave
First look! Engadget has a new hands-on video of Apple’s CarPlay at the Geneva Auto Show. Pretty amazing… and yes, that’s a Ferrari.
Tomorrow at midnight, Walmart stores across the country will be hosting release parties for The Hunger Games Catching Fire Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD with special giveaways. The first 50 fans to purchase the movie in-stores will receive a limited edition poster that is inspired by the artist Kris Kuksi.
Plus, actors from the film will be dropping by three stores to sign copies of the new release. These special events will begin at 11pm on Thursday night. Here are the locations:
Los Angeles/Orange County:
2300 N Tustin St
Orange, CA 92865
New York/New Jersey:
Lynn Cohen (“Mags”) and Stephanie Leigh Schlund (“Cashmere”)
400 Park Pl
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Meta Golding (“Enobaria”) and Bruno Gunn (“Brutus”)
1100 S Randall Rd
Elgin, IL 60123
7pm CST – American Idol: 12 Finalists Perform (FOX)
The dozen remaining finalists perform.
7pm CST – Melissa & Joey: Couples Therapy (ABC Family)
Mel and Joe’s couples therapist turns out to be one of Joe’s former girlfriends; Zander has issues with Lennox’s new beau.
7:30pm CST – Baby Daddy: The Bet (ABC Family)
Ben wagers Riley that he can land a date with her adversary; Bonnie becomes caught between Brad and his father; Tucker uses Emma to his advantage.
9pm CST – Nashville: Guilty Street (ABC)
Avery feels overwhelmed by Juliette’s success; money trouble makes it difficult for Rayna to sign new artists; Deacon runs into an old friend at a meeting; Scarlett gets more wrapped up with Liam.
Austin Mahone, Becky G, Midnight Red, and W3 the Future
La Sala Rossa
Pig Pen Theatre Co. and The Tragic Thrills
San Diego, CA
Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Summer Set
The Pike Room