In the episode titled ‘Employee of the Year’ which premieres on ABC Wednesday, February 16 at 9:30 PM ET/PT, Crystal decides to hold a contest to determine the Employee of the Year, but unbeknownst to the staff, a winner has already been pre-determined.
Meanwhile, as Ben contends with catering to rock star Eli’s needs, he must also keep the rest of the employees from being distracted by the fake contest and get the arena ready in time for Eli’s performance.
Nick Jonas guest stars on the show as Eli Cutler, a teenage rock star who prides himself on being difficult as well as harbor the desire to watch a certain television drama series as evidenced by the two clips below provided to us by ABC.
To celebrate their first wedding anniversary, Kevin Jonas of the pop trio “Jonas Brothers” and his wife Danielle pose Dec. 19, 2010 in front of Cinderella Castle with Cinderella and Prince Charming at the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The couple wed Dec. 19, 2009 at Oheka Castle in Long Island, New York, and will celebrate their first anniversary by staying Sunday night in the Cinderella Castle Suite, the only hotel room inside the Walt Disney World theme park castle.
Photo by Preston Mack, courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort
Last night, Nickelodeon held their 23rd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards at the UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion and there was no shortage of representation from the Disney family. In fact, Disney projects and stars dominated in the nominations with 19 in all including Favorite TV Show in which sole non-Disney nominee (and winner) iCarly defeated Disney Channel mainstays Sonny with a Chance, The Suite Life on Deck and Wizards of Waverly Place. The nominees even pitted Suite Life stars Dylan and Cole Sprouse together with Dylan proving to be the victor. Another pair of brothers – Nick and Joe Jonas — also were nominees in the same category of Favorite TV Actor.
Other awards for the Disney team last night included: Selena Gomez for Favorite TV Actress (Miley Cyrus also nominated); Miley Cyrus for Favorite Movie Actress (Sandra Bullock also nominated in part for The Proposal); UP for Favorite Animated Movie (A Christmas Carol also nominated); and Jim Carrey for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie (A Christmas Carol).
With special thanks to Nickelodeon, we have photos from the red carpet, the awards show and even backstage, highlighting just some of the Disney favorites.
Announced during the 2010 North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD) Convention and Expo in Las Vegas, Walt Disney World took home top prizes for its uniforms (costumes) during the Image of the Year Awards.
“From the officer who arrests criminals to the doorman who greets you when you arrive at a hotel, uniforms are an integral part of any customer-facing business,” said Richard Lerman, President and CEO of the NAUMD. “This year’s winners are a dynamic group of companies who have created a competitive edge in their businesses by placing a strong focus on the image of their staff.”
For more than 31 years, the NAUMD’s Image of the Year Awards honor uniform manufacturers and distributors that have mastered the concept of fashion and function within image and market planning. Specifically designed to assist in identifying staff and professionals, imagewear can also extend a company’s brand, increase safety, enhance interior décor and improve employee morale. Winners in each category represent apparel programs with distinct purposes or functions within their industry.
Sanaa, located at the Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Kidani Village resort, took the award for the Restaurant Fine Dining category while the newly re-named ESPN Wide World of Sports complex took honors in the Sports Arena or Facility category.
Production has begun in and around Los Angeles on the second season of the Teen Choice Award-winning comedy series, “JONAS,” starring global sensations Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas and popular actresses Chelsea Staub and Nicole Anderson. The new season finds the Lucas brothers and friends Stella and Macy spending a summer in Hollywood.
In Season Two of “JONAS,” rock stars Kevin, Joe and Nick Lucas have landed in Los Angeles, where they have rented a Hollywood Hills house and will experience a summer like no other when their relaxing vacation turns into three life-changing opportunities: Joe lands a prized role in a big Hollywood film, Kevin indulges his newfound passion for the movie business by shadowing a famous director, and Nick takes up surfing and feverishly works on his first passion – writing songs for the new JONAS album. Completing the entourage are the guys’ best friends, Stella Malone, who continues to grapple with being more than just a friend to Joe, and Macy Misa, who keeps all the fans up to date with her JONAS V-log.
Recurring guest stars are Debi Mazar (“Entourage”) as Mona, the mercurial and eccentric film director at the helm of the movie Joe stars in; Adam Hicks (of Disney XD’s “Zeke and Luther”) as DZ, the brothers’ posturing neighbor; and Abby Pivaronas (“Lincoln Heights”) as Vanessa Page, Joe’s beautiful movie co-star. Chaperoning the fun are the Lucas Brothers’ friend and chief of security, Big Man (played by Jonas Brothers’ real-life chief of security, Rob Feggans), and Stella’s Aunt Lisa, played by Beth Crosby (“All My Children”). Throughout the season, “JONAS” will feature all-new original songs performed by Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas.
“JONAS” is executive-produced by Lester Lewis (“The Office,” “The Larry Sanders Show”) and Paul Hoen (director and co-producer of “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam,” DGA Award-winning director of “Jump In!,” and “The Cheetah Girls One World,” among others). The series was created by Roger S.H. Schulman and Michael Curtis.
The new installment of the music-driven reality series “Jonas Brothers: Living The Dream 2,” which gives viewers unprecedented access to worldwide superstars Jonas Brothers’ lives on stage and off, will premiere SUNDAY, MARCH 21 (8:55 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The 11-episode short form series offers a revealing look at Platinum selling rock stars Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas as they embark on a 16-city European leg of “Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009.”
“Jonas Brothers: Living The Dream 2? follows Kevin, Joe and Nick on the road during their headline tour across Europe, with stops in France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland and England.
In the premiere episode, “Kick Off,” Kevin, Joe and Nick arrive in Italy for the first stop on the European leg of their tour and take the stage for the first time on an intimate 360 degree circular set. The cameras follow the musicians as they prepare for the opening night show and Kevin shows how he, Joe and Nick sneak past thousands of fans to get under the stage at the start of each show.
The second installment of the series delves into Kevin, Joe and Nick’s other passions including favorite charities and how they stay fit and healthy. Joe reveals his biggest unfulfilled goal, while Nick sheds light on the songwriting process and how past relationships have inspired some of their biggest hits.
Grammy nominated artists Jonas Brothers’ fourth album, “Lines, Vines and Trying Times,” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and inspired the three-continent “Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009? (produced by Live Nation), which sold nearly 1 million tickets in its first week on sale. During the European leg of the tour, Jonas Brothers played sold out shows in Madrid, Paris and London. Jonas Brothers stand among the top grossing artists of 2009 and won Billboard Magazine’s Choice Tour Award for 2009.
During 2010, Kevin, Joe and Nick will star in the highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie, “Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam.”
“Jonas Brothers: Living The Dream 2? was executive-produced and directed by Seth Jarrett (“Rocked With Gina Gershon,” “Jonas Brothers Living The Dream”) and executive-produced by Tony Colon. It is a production of Jarrett Creative Group.
From now through January 12 at 12 PM ET, children aged 16 and under can enter to win a 4 day/3 night Walt Disney World vacation for four to attend the special ‘Celebration of Volunteerism’ event to be held at Epcot on February 11 and includes performances by Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato.
Entrants may enter the contest by either: entering the Radio Disney code word of the day at http://radio.disney.go.com/win/listen_to_win.html, texting the code word of the day to 347639 (DISNEY – standard messaging rates may apply), or winning a contest on air. You may only enter once per day using any of the methods and each method is limited to 13 entries per person.
In addition to attending the special event, the vacation package includes one standard room at a Disney resort, 4 four day Magic Your Way theme park tickets with park hopping, airfare and transportation to/from the resort from the airport.
For full details and rules, visit the Radio Disney Celebrate the Spirit of Volunteering page.
Earlier today, The Recording Academy announced a first-round list of celebrities who will act as presenters during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards taking place January 31 in Los Angeles.
Disney stars are overwhelmingly represented by way of Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers. Additionally, Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel of the upcoming film When in Rome are included on the list. Even TRON (Legacy) veteran Jeff Bridges is getting in on the act. Other presenters named include Justin Bieber, Norah Jones, Ke$ha, LL Cool J, Ricky Martin, Carlos Santana and Ringo Starr.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. and ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 4 — ‘Tis the season to be merry at Disney Parks, when the 26th annual “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade,” featuring award-winning musical talent and iconic stars performing in this year’s television special, airs December 25 on ABC-TV.
This year’s show promises to dazzle viewers with must-see performances by Celine Dion and Stevie Wonder. Pop sensations the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato spread joy to all as enchanting sounds from world-renowned musical artist Yanni and his Yanni Voices echo through the park. “American Idol” Season 8 winner, Kris Allen, will perform and “Wizards of Waverly Place” star Selena Gomez will make a special appearance in the annual telecast.
From the newest Disney Princess – Tiana – to Mickey Mouse and all his ‘toon pals,’ beloved Disney characters will embrace the holiday spirit aboard awe-inspiring floats that “deck the halls” as they glide through the Disney theme parks.
Two of television’s most popular celebrities will appear as the hosts of this year’s program. From the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida, popular morning show personality Kelly Ripa returns as host, doubling her duties while partner Regis Philbin recovers from recent surgery. At Disneyland Park in California, worldwide television and radio host Ryan Seacrest takes center stage for the West Coast festivities. Nick Cannon, from “America’s Got Talent” makes his “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” television debut as co-host/man-on-the-street for the telecast.
The two-hour televised special will air nationally in High-definition December 25 on ABC-TV at 10 a.m. Eastern and 9 a.m. Central, Mountain and Pacific times.
While parents and children prepare to offer their day of volunteer service in 2010, two families will share their encouraging stories during the parade telecast of how they’ve made a difference by volunteering in their hometown communities, the inspiring motives that moved them to give back and the lessons their children have taken with them along the way.
Throughout the telecast, chart-topping talent and award-winning artists from around the world come together to share in the Christmas merriment at Disney Parks. (Please note: all talent and floats subject to change)
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It appears that the oft-well-kept secret of who will be performing for the taped annual Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade has been released and the news isn’t good for fans of the Jonas Brothers who were the frontrunners in the rumor mill.
Even the Disneyland portion, which tapes first (and already has, earlier this month), seemed to be a big surprise as reporters scrambled to try to get a hint as to who might show.
But as for the Walt Disney World portion, a listing for the special on TV.com offers up a list of celebrities which meshes (for the most part) with the list of artists who were part of the Disneyland portion. Although Anika Noni Rose, Cheryl Burke and Tony Dovolani are missing from the cast list, it does properly list Selena Gomez, Stevie Wonder, Demi Lovato and host Ryan Seacrest.
Which, by process of elimination, leaves the WDW portion of the parade to include: American Idol winner Kris Allen, Disney Records recording artist newcomer Steve Rushton and Celine Dion. Of course just as with the Disneyland portion, there still remains plenty of room for additional surprise performers.
The non-surprise is that Live hosts Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa are listed as hosts this year.
Update #1: December 3 – It’s being reported that — in addition to Kris Allen – Yanni and the Jonas Brothers are performing in the televised parade.
Update #2: December 4 – Regis Philbin will not be co-hosting this year due to recovery from recent surgery. Kelly Ripa will act as the sole host for the Walt Disney World portion and Nick Canon will be providing ‘man on the street’ type interviews