Nickelodeon brings together the stars of iCarly and Victorious for a very special event that is sure to excite fans. “iParty with Victorious” will feature Carly and Tori, the main characters of the hit shows, who are planning revenge against an unfaithful boyfriend.
This will be a first-time event for Nickelodeon as these two casts have never been brought together before. Carly and Tori, along with the iCarly and Hollywood Arts crews, will compete in an epic singing competition.
Former Nickelodeon star and current Saturday Night Live cast member Kenan Thompsom will guest star on the show as himself.
Miranda Cosgrove and Victoria Justice will come together to perform a mash-up of the theme songs of their shows. Fans can tune in to see this special event next month.
Watch the behind-the-scenes footage of the song “Leave it All to Shine” which will be a party of “iParty with Victorious” on Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres announces the newest artist on her record label eleveneleven, 12 year-old singer, Savannah Robinson on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday, March 30th. Savannah made her first appearance on the show on February 18th and performed “And I am Telling You I’m Not Going.” Ellen was so impressed by the performance she has signed her to record label eleveneleven. Ellen then showed the video to Savannah’s idol, Jennifer Hudson who was also blown away. Jennifer joins Savannah for her performance today of “And I am Telling You I’m Not Going.” Jennifer also announces she is going on tour and invites Savannah to sing with her.
Ellen announces Savannah Robinson as her newest artist on her record label eleveneleven
“This is so exciting… about a month ago I saw this incredible 12 year old singer. She was on YouTube her name is Savannah Robinson and I just thought oh my god, she is so talented. So I wanted to have her on the show. I had her on the show she was even more amazing then I thought she would be so I signed her to my record label eleveneleven. Get this, Jennifer Hudson was here I showed her the video…she is signing “And I am Telling You.” Jennifer Hudson sees it and she is blown away so today she (Jennifer Hudson) is singing with Savannah together on the stage. Jennifer Hudson and Savannah singing together. I saw this girl a month ago and here she is today singing with her idol (Jennifer Hudson)…12 years old. It’s just amazing. When I was 12 years old I was in first grade.
Ellen launched her record label, eleveneleven, in May 2010 when she signed her first artist YouTube sensation, Greyson Chance. Greyson released his first single “Waiting Outside the Lines” this fall and he just wrapped up his first tour with Miranda Cosgrove. Greyson is currently in the studio with Nick Jonas working on his wildly anticipated first album. This summer Greyson will tour with Cody Simpson for the “Waiting 4U Tour.”
Jesse McCartney To Release “Have It All” In January. Jesse McCartney is back with his fourth studio album and while he’s giving fans a taste with first single “Shake,” they won’t be able to “Have It All” until January. “Have It All” is McCartney’s first album since 2008’s “Departure.” “Departure” yielded the top 10 single “Leavin’” and top 40 hit “How Do You Sleep.” Jesse is re-teaming with “How Do You Sleep” producer Sean Garrett for the new tracks, as well as Kevin Rudolf, J. Cash, and Ammo. “Shake,” which just hit radio and already debuted inside the Hot 100, was produced by newcomer and frequent Dr. Luke collaborator Ammo, who also worked on Ke$ha’s “Your Love Is My Drug,” as well as tracks for Katy Perry and Miranda Cosgrove. “It’s full of sexy, four-on-the-floor beats with big pop melodies… but yet again, some rhythmic, R&B stuff that’s pushing the envelope a little bit more for me as an artist,” McCartney told our source “I wanted to make sure that there were no boundaries. I’m 23, and I wanted to make sure there was nothing boxing me in musically or content-wise.” The 11-track album, hitting stores in January from Hollywood Records, also features Young Money rapper Tyga guesting on the track “I Don’t Normally Do This.”
Jesse McCartney – “Have It All” Track Listing
2. One Night
3. The Writer
4. Club Hop
5. I Think She Likes Me
6. Tonight Is Your Night
7. I Don’t Normally Do This (featuring Tyga)
9. Have It All
10. Mrs. Mistake
11. Seasons (My Love Will Never Change)
“Despicable Me” Hits Blu-Ray And DVD In December. “Despicable Me” is hitting the stores just in time to make into everyone’s stockings. The hilarious and heartfelt tale will arrive in stores on December 14. The animated sensation raked in $250 million at the box office and features the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Miranda Cosgrove, Julie Andrews, Russell Brand, Kristen wig, Will Arnett, Danny McBride, Jack BcBrayer and Jemaine Clement. Despicable Me is one of those rare titles that moviegoers of all ages have enthusiastically embraced,” said Craig Kornblau, President of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. “It’s not only one of the highest-grossing movies of the year but also one of the most popular animated films of all time. Perfectly timed for the holidays, Despicable Me will be high on everybody’s wish list as the must-have Blu-ray/DVD of the season.” For a limited time, fans can also catch a trio of funny and mischievous Minions, available in the Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D combo packs and in the DVD Double Pack. The bonus features also include Miss Hattie’s Top Secret Cookie Recipes and “Gru-Control” which allows fans to catch all of the behind-the-scenes footage and cast interviews.
Jane Lynch Guest Stars As Sam’s Mom On “iCarly”. The anticipated Jane Lynch episode on “iCarly” is set to premiere this month. The “Glee” star will be guest starring as Sam’s never-before-seen, eccentric mother in the Nickelodeon show on September 11. The Emmy Award-winning actress will play Sam’s (Jennette McCurdy) mother, Pam, in the episode, in which Sam will be seen moving in with Carly (Miranda Cosgrove) and Spencer (Jerry Trainor) after an argument with Pam. It will be up to Carly to figure out how to bring the mother and daughter back together. Lynch recently won the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the 2010 Emmy Awards for her role as Sue Sylvester on “Glee.”
While “Now 34” is still in the Top 10 of the Billboard charts, “Now 35” is already on its way for release at the end of the month. The latest in the hit music compilations will feature major hits from stars like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. Katy Perry’s huge #1 hit “California Gurls,” featuring Snoop Dogg, will lead off the set. Bieber will contribute his “Somebody to Love” remix featuring Usher. Lady Gaga contributes “Alejandro” to the new set.The new collection, which is sure to become a chart mainstay through the fall, also features the top 10 hits “Rock That Body” by the Black Eyed Peas, La Roux’s “Bulletproof,” Mike Posner’s “Cooler Than Me,” Jason Derulo’s “Ridin’ Solo,” and Travie McCoy featuring Bruno Mars’ “Impossible.”Representing Country hits this time are Carrie Underwood with “Undo It” and Jerrod Niemann with “Lover Lover.” Bonus tracks as part of the “Now What’s Next” Music Preview include new music from iCarly star Jennette McCurdy and newcomer Sky Ferreira.“Now 35” will hit retail stores and digital outlets on August 31st. NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 35
1. Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg, California Gurls
2. Justin Bieber featuring Usher, Somebody To Love Remix
3. David Guetta & Chris Willis, Gettin’ Over You (featuring Fergie & LMFAO)
4. The Black Eyed Peas, Rock That Body
5. La Roux, Bulletproof
6. Lady Gaga, Alejandro
7. Mike Posner, Cooler Than Me
8. Travie McCoy featuring Bruno Mars, Billionaire
9. Jason Derulo, Ridin’ Solo
10. Shontelle, Impossible
11. Jaron And The Long Road To Love, Pray For You
12. Nickelback, This Afternoon
13. Miranda Cosgrove, Kissin U
14. 3OH!3 featuring Ke$ha, My First Kiss
15. Carrie Underwood, Undo It
16. Jerrod Niemann, Lover, Lover
BONUS TRACKS: “NOW What’s Next” New Music Preview
17. Jennette McCurdy, Stronger
18. Days Difference, Speakers
19. Sky Ferreira, Obsession
20. Tiffany Dunn, Shut The Front Door (Got My Girls)
Drake Bell To Star In Live-Action “Fairly OddParents” Movie For Nickelodeon. Ten years after the debut of “The Fairly OddParents” on Nickelodeon, the network will premiere a live-action movie based on the hit animated series. “A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!” will combine live-action with CG animation and star none other than Nickelodeon star Drake Bell. While the animated series followed 10-year-old Timmy and his fairy godparents Cosmo and Wanda, Timmy is now a 23-year-old, played by Bell, who starred on Nickelodeon’s “Drake & Josh” for four years. The only problem is, he’s still in the fifth grade and refuses to grow up in order to keep his fairy god parents. When a former crush returns to town all grown up, Timmy finds himself having to decide between following his heart to adulthood or act like a child to keep his fairy godparents around. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Cheryl Hines will play live-action Wanda, while Jason Alexander of “Seinfeld” fame will play live-action Cosmo. “Victorious” star Daniella Monet will play Tootie, Timmy’s love interest, and Steven Weber will play a villainous oil tycoon who wants to capture the fairies for their powers. “It’s so much fun to see our animated characters come to life,” said Marjorie Cohn, President, Original Programming and Development, for Nickelodeon. “And who better to bring grown up Timmy Turner to life than Drake Bell, who himself grew up on our air and still remains one of our most popular Nick stars ever.” “I think fans of the series will love seeing the characters in this new way,” said “Fairly OddParents” creator Butch Hartman, who will co-write along with Scott Fellows (“Big Time Rush) and executive produce. “Our mix of live-action and special effects animation will make them look ‘hyper-real’ and our goal is to make this movie as visually exciting as it will be funny.” The movie will be directed by Savage Steve Holland, who directed episodes of “Big Time Rush” and “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide” for the network, among others. It’ll premiere in Nickelodeon in 2011.
Justin Bieber Nominated for Teen Choice Awards 2010. Justin Bieber is talentated singer. Justin Bieber has been nominated in the category Music Male Artist. Against him are Jason veneer, Drake, Adam Lambert and Usher. In a few hours you will begin to vote online on the event website for Justin. The Teen Choice Awards will be awarded on 9 August in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be conducted by Katy Perry, who will also perform on stage. Among the live performances there will also be Miley Cyrus, Miranda Cosgrove, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. Unfortunately Justin August 9 will be engaged in a concert of My World Tour (in Duluth), then it is unlikely to participate in the Teen Choice Awards. Justin Bieber is rehearsing for his tour in these days in the Bahamas. Between songs, Justin is always time for girls Yesterday we showed you the pictures taken on the set of the photoshoot with Kim Kardashian.
Nickelodeon Debuts New Episodes Of “iCarly,” “Victorious,” “Big Time Rush” Nickelodeon’s audience is in for a Friday evening jam-packed with entertainment. The cable network dedicated to kids will be premiering new episodes of the first season shows “Victorious” and “Big Time Rush.” Kicking off the festivities will be the hour-long “iCarly” movie, “iPsycho,” beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The seventh in the series of movies based on Nick’s most popular original program, “iPsycho” follows Internet stars Carly (Miranda Cosgrove), Sam (Jennette McCurdy) and Freddie (Nathan Kress) as they reach out to one of their biggest fans, an awkward teen girl who wants the trio to appear at her birthday party. However, things take a nasty turn when she holds the group hostage, leaving Carly, Sam and Freddie’s friend Gibby (Noah Munck) to save the day. The movie is also available as the computer game “iDefeat Psychos” at the Web site iCarly.com, where players control Gibby in his quest to rescue his pals. Following the latest “iCarly” movie is the new “Victorious” episode “Robarazzi,” in which performing arts high school student Tori (Victoria Justice) encourages her friend Robbie (Matt Bennett) to strengthen his blog with exciting new video content. But when he becomes unexpectedly popular from the new material, his ego soars, Tori has to bring him back down to Earth. Meanwhile, fellow friend Cat (Ariana Grande) struggles with a shopping addiction with the SkyStore catalog. Rounding out the night’s lineup will be the “Big Time Rush” episode “Big Time Dance” in which the members of the title boy band find themselves with a dilemma on the final day of school: Not only do they have to arrange the school dance and find dates for themselves, but their future as performers hinges on the gig, which is also their first show with an audience. Legendary male model Fabio guest stars in the episode, as well.
Miranda Cosgrove Named Newest Neutrogena Face. Skin care company Neutrogena has announced Nickelodeon star Miranda Cosgrove has signed on as its newest brand ambassador. The young star “embodies the youthful and vibrant spirit” of the brand, says its president Jim Colleran. The 16-year-old star of the Emmy Award-nominated series “iCarly” joins the line of star ambassadors of the product, including Jennifer Garner, Gabrielle Union, Harden Panettiere, Susie Castillo, Diane Lane, Emma Roberts, and Vanessa Hudgens. She said, “My friends and I have always loved the Neutrogena brand and their ability to help inspire confidence. So when I found out I was actually going to be part of the Neutrogena family I was really excited.” “I have always looked up to many of the actresses who are already Neutrogena Ambassadors, and others are my peers, so it is an amazing honor for me to be part of this incredible group.” Cosgrove’s first Neutrogena ad will debut in early spring. She will be voicing a character in Universal’s new animated feature “Despicable Me,” opposite Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig, which will hit theaters in July
Nickelodeon’s “Secret Crush Weekend” will kick off on February 5 and will feature Nick stars revealing dating secrets and introducing brand new episodes of “iCarly,” “True Jackson, VP,” “The Troop” with guest star Victoria Justice and “Big Time Rush.” Viewers will get to go behind the scenes with teen stars Miranda Cosgrove, Keke Palmer, Victoria Justice and the Big Time Rush cast to spill secrets about first crushes, worst pick-up lines, what they look for in a guy or girl, embarrassing date moments and more. The episodes will encore in a marathon on Sunday, February 7 from 6 pm to 8 pm ET. TeenNick will join in the fun by premiering a special hour-long love- themed episode of “Degrassi: The Next Generation” on Friday. The episode “Love Games” will see a week of matchmaking at Degrassi. Fans can tune into the Nickelodeon channels for a weekend Valentine’s celebrations and love-themed episodes starting Friday, February 5 at 8 pm ET
As chart stars like Ke$ha, Jay Sean, Adam Lambert and Wyclef Jean descended upon New York this holiday season, Billboard’s cameras caught up with them at Z100′s Jingle Ball concert and at the Vevo launch party to find out their personal highlights of 2009 and their big plans for 2010. Some themes emerged among the diverse list of artists. Several cited Michael Jackson’s death as the most important music moment of their 2009. As for 2010, many have albums coming, tours afoot, and have projects with Taylor Swift either in the can or in the works. Video interviews by Mariel Concepcion and Evie Nagy.
Kris Allen, unsurprisingly, cites his “American Idol” experience as his highlight of 2009. The “Idol” winner says it has been “crazy and I feel good.” As for 2010, look for him to kick off a tour in February and, before long, perhaps new music will be forthcoming. He’s planning to start writing his next album soon. Meanwhile, check out Kris performing Kanye West’s “Heartless” live in New York in the video above.
Justin Bieber’s plans for 2010 include releasing the second half of his album so the “ladies… don’t have to wait.” He says his favorite moment of 2009 was getting to perform at Wembly in London, “even though I broke my foot. I’ll never forget it.” See the cast for yourself in the video as Bieber performs “Love Me” live in New York.
Boys Like Girls say 2009′s best moment for them was working with pal Taylor Swift, who appears on “Two Is Better Than One” from BLG’s September album “Love Drunk.” In the video, check out the band playing the title track live in New York. Coming up in 2010, catch Boys Like Girls out on the road, or as they phrase it, “a bunch of not going home.”
Ciara is quick to site the passing of Michael Jackson as the most important music moment of 2009. Her plans for 2010 include new music.
Miranda Cosgrove was happiest about her mom’s Christmas dinner in 2009 (“She won’t tell me the recipe,” the “iCarly” star laments). As for 2010, she’s most excited about her first solo album, due in the spring. It will include, “a lot of relationship songs” the 16-year-old actress/singer says.
The Fray were pleased with the warm reception to their self-titled second album in 2009, they say. But the top moment? Easy. The record was nominated for a Best Pop Vocal Album” Grammy on Dec. 2.
Allison Iraheta, the redhead who took fourth place on “American Idol” in 2009, mentions both the death of Michael Jackson and her “Idol” cohort Adam Lambert’s much-debated American Music Awards performance as the most memorable music moments of the year. She says she’s most looking forward to spreading the word about her new album “Just Like You” in 2010.
Wyclef Jean keeps it simple. He says the music highlight of 2009 for him was watching Alicia Keys and Jay-Z perform “Empire State of Mind” at the World Series in New York this fall.
Ke$ha says 2009 was a whirlwind for her. The “TiK ToK” singer says she, “worked really, really hard for the moment she could say she was No. 1.” But what was the highlight of her 2009? She got to leave her waitressing job. She says she told her employers, “I quit, bitches!” In 2010, look out for her album “Animal” on Jan. 5, and soon thereafter, a big tour. “I’m just trying to cover the world in glitter, one country at a time.”
Adam Lambert is so over the controversy surrounding his bawdy performance at the American Music Awards in November (“It’s all in the past,” he says). 2009′s highlight for him was the “American Idol” finale. He calls getting to sing with Queen and Kiss “totally surreal.” In 2010, Lambert will be coming to a town near you, possibly starting with a spring tour that “pulls out all the stops: costumes, fire, dancers, the whole nine yards.”
Leighton Meester branched out from her “Gossip Girl” fame in 2009 with a star turn on Cobra Starship’s hit “Good Girls Go Bad.” She says when she first heard the song on the radio, “I screamed like a nerd.” In 2010, look for the actress/singer’s first album as well as a pair of movies: “Date Night” in April and “The Roommate” in October.
Orianthi first wowed American crowds as the dexterous guitarist for Michael Jackson. She was prominently featured in the footage that makes up the doc “This Is It.” As you might guess, the Australian says that the best moments of 2009 for her were “getting to audition for Michael Jackson’s band and working with him. It was life-changing.” Up her sleeve for 2010 is the release of her debut album, “Believe,” which features a song with Steve Vai and “guitar solos on every track,” as well as a tour in Feb. or March.
Pitbull is partial to Jay-Z’s “Blueprint 3″ as the best music moment of 2009. He calls Hova’s album an “inspiration.” What’s up for him in 2010? Look for more singles from “Rebelution.” “I’m staying dedicated to the project, old school music style,” he said on camera.
Raphael Saadiq is quick to note that his music’s success at iTunes was the highlight of 2009 for him.
Jay Sean celebrated his first Hot 100 No. 1 in 2009. He says, “how many people manage to get a No. 1? It was such a blessing.” How did he react to finding out his single “Down” had topped the chart? “I dropped the phone!” Sean lets us in on the fact that he may possibly work with Taylor Swift in the new year.