Pictured here left-to-right are “Once Upon a Time” star Ginnifer Goodwin, Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs, singer Jordin Sparks and Mickey Mouse pose December 6, 2012 at the grand opening of New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
New Fantasyland is a new area in the Magic Kingdom and is the largest expansion in the 41-year history of the theme park.
Photo by Kent Phillips, courtesy Walt Disney World Resort
Singer Jordin Sparks poses with Minnie Mouse March 11, 2012 during the fifth annual Disney’s Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Sparks, who is starring in the upcoming movie Sparkle opening this summer, served as a speaker during the commencement ceremony. Disney’s Dreamers Academy is a career-inspiration program for 100 high school students across the U.S.
Photo by Phelan Ebenhack, courtesy Walt Disney World
Disney Channel’s Second Season of ‘Suite Life on Deck’ Begins August 7; Guest Stars to Include Jordin Sparks
Disney Channel premieres the second season of the hit comedy series “The Suite Life on Deck,” FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 (8:30 p.m., ET/PT). The new season delivers notable guest stars, including recording artist Jordin Sparks (“American Idol”), Charo (“The Love Boat”), NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, Ed Begley, Jr. (“Living With Ed”) and magician Justin Kredible.
Larramie “Doc” Shaw joins the cast as new character, Marcus Little, a former singing sensation whose career ended when his voice changed, so he’s now making a fresh start at Seven Seas High on the SS Tipton. Shaw starred as Malik Payne on Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne,” for which he received a 2009 NAACP Image Award nomination, the 2009 Young Artist Award and a 2009 NAMIC Vision Award for Best Performance in a Comedy.
In the premiere episode, “The Spy Who Shoved Me,” Zack and Cody help recover a microchip for a spy, only to find out they were pawns. The secret information ends up being a low-fat recipe for mayonnaise. Meanwhile, Bailey and Cody fight when she thinks he is keeping secrets from her and London gives her bad advice.
Later in the season, Jordin Sparks makes her debut on the S.S. Tipton to perform a song written by Zack, Cody and Marcus, and Esteban returns to get married on the S.S. Tipton and brings along his disapproving mother, played by Charo. NFL quarterback Kurt Warner comes aboard the S.S. Tipton, where he is tackled by Cody during a friendly football game. Ed Begley, Jr. makes an appearance as an angry Swedish mayor, and London Tipton has a crush on magician Justin Kredible, who drops in on the S.S. Tipton to showcase his new tricks.
“The Suite Life on Deck” stars Dylan Sprouse as Zack Martin, Cole Sprouse as Cody Martin, Brenda Song as London Tipton, Debby Ryan as Bailey Pickett, Larramie “Doc” Shaw as Marcus Little and Phill Lewis as Mr. Moseby.
New Series Features Live Performances by Chart-Toppers Including Jordin Sparks and Natasha Bedingfield at Universal’s New Concert Venue, The Music Plaza
ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Orlando is kicking off its first-ever Summer Concert Series with performances by some of music’s biggest talent – live at its new outdoor Music Plaza. Beginning Saturday, June 13 and running Saturday nights through July 4, the new concert series will give guests the chance to top off their day in the park with a nighttime mega-concert.
The concert line-up features four of the biggest names in pop, hip-hop and R&B – all of whom are chart-topping, multi-platinum, Grammy Award nominees and winners.
First up is “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks, whose self-titled album has sold more than a million copies. Sparks will be followed by hip-hop icon LL Cool J, with more than 15 million records sold and 20 singles on the Billboard charts. Then comes British songstress Natasha Bedingfield, with album sales of more than 10 million – and Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famers, The O’Jays. Read more…
If you missed the simulcast of the blue carpet event here on Stitch Kingdom, please do not fret. (Okay, you can fret just a little bit). Coming soon is most of the raw footage from the event so you can catch all of your favorite American Idol (and Disney) stars as they graced the blue carpet prior to the main event.
Videos after the jump. Read more…
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