Author Archives: Willie Pena

19th Actors Fund Tony Awards Viewing Party Interviews w Tim Curry, Alfred Molina, Sharon Stone, Miles Brown

19th Actors Fund Tony Awards Viewing Party Interviews w Tim Curry, Alfred Molina, Sharon Stone, Miles Brown

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone who works in the performing arts and entertainment through social services, emergency financial assistance, healthcare and insurance counselling, housing and employment and training services. Every year, they host a Tony Awards viewing party which honors important names in the Broadway theater world. This… Continue Reading

Hope Vista – Inspiring New Singer Overcomes Adversity and Keeps Rocking Through It All

Hope Vista – Inspiring New Singer Overcomes Adversity and Keeps Rocking Through It All

Often, you come across entertainers who sing about heartache or some other deep issue, but you think to yourself, “Do they really have the experience behind what they are singing about?” Well, in the case of 21-year old Hope Vista from New Jersey, the struggle has been real. First, she experienced the trauma of nearly losing… Continue Reading

Actor Blake Griffin Cooper Talks Disney’s “Jessie,” “Love is All You Need?” and More

Actor Blake Griffin Cooper Talks Disney’s “Jessie,” “Love is All You Need?” and More

Actor Blake Cooper Griffin is one to watch, breaking out this year with quite a few notable roles. He is currently appearing opposite Academy Award Winner Cuba Gooding Jr. in the drama Life of a King, available on Netflix. On May 1st he hits the big screen with Academy Award Winner Helen Hunt in her feature… Continue Reading

Meet Rebecca Juliet, a 16-Year-Old Who is Definitely No “Damsel in Distress”

Meet Rebecca Juliet, a 16-Year-Old Who is Definitely No “Damsel in Distress”

Rebecca Juliet is a 16-year-old New York City-based singer-songwriter on a mission to change the world through her music–both through the messages in her lyrics and by donating to charities with the proceeds of her sales. Her latest single, “Damsel in Distress” is an empowerment song for girls, making a point that girls do not need… Continue Reading

Jakob Salvati Talks Faith, Superpowers and Runaway Cars in “Little Boy”

Jakob Salvati Talks Faith, Superpowers and Runaway Cars in “Little Boy”

Jakob Salvati is the 11-year-old lead in superstar producer Mark Burnett’s (The Bible, Shark Tank, The Apprentice, Survivor) latest film, Little Boy, which opens today April 24th. The family film, directed by Smithsonian Institute Award-winning director Alejandro Monteverde, follows the story of Pepper Flynt Busbee (Salvati), whose father goes off to fight in World War II, and who… Continue Reading

Will Jay, Former IM5 Singer, Talks Getting Anti-Social with “@nti-Social Media” – Exclusive Interview

Will Jay, Former IM5 Singer, Talks Getting Anti-Social with “@nti-Social Media” – Exclusive Interview

You might have seen our past interviews, usually hilarious, with Will Jay Behlendorf when he was a member of the super-popular boy band IM5 on our YouTube channel. And you might already know about his amicable separation from the band to work on his solo music (they are still friends to this day). Well, his… Continue Reading

Cameron Palatas & Pass the Light Premiere with Allie DeBerry

Cameron Palatas & Pass the Light Premiere with Allie DeBerry

Michael Peña interviews Cameron Palatas, star of the brand-new faith-based film “Pass the Light,” opening today February 6th 2015. We then join Lisa-Marie Woods for the red carpet premiere at the iconic Arclight Cinema in Hollywood. Interviews: Cameron Palatas, Allie Deberry, Brendon Eggertsen, Jacob Houston, Lou Wegner, Rachael Kathryn Bell, Milena Govich, Malcolm J. Goodwin,… Continue Reading

An Evening with The Fosters with Teri Polo, Maia Mitchell, Jake T Austin, Cierra Ramirez & More

An Evening with The Fosters with Teri Polo, Maia Mitchell, Jake T Austin, Cierra Ramirez & More

TWK’s Lisa-Marie Woods hit the red carpet at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood to meet the cast of the hit TV Series “The Fosters,” who share their viewpoints on what makes a true family and what they have learned about the foster care system since working on the show. Interviews: Jake T Austin,… Continue Reading

Meet Jocelyn Arndt  – Harvard University Student and Singer/Songwriter

Meet Jocelyn Arndt – Harvard University Student and Singer/Songwriter

Singer Jocelyn Arndt and her brother/co-writer Christian prove that artists can be just as comfortable in the classroom as in the recording studio. In addition to touring and promoting their brand new EP Strangers in Fairlyland,both are also busy pursuing their educations at the world-famous Harvard University. Jocelyn and Chris are collectively known as Jocelyn Arndt and… Continue Reading

Meet Breaker Novogratz, a Face to Watch

Meet Breaker Novogratz, a Face to Watch

Breaker Novogratz is a 13-year-old who is no stranger to show business, being featured along with the rest of his family on such shows as Home by Novagratz and 9 by Design. Son of designers Cortney and Robert, he is starting to make his own moves after his family’s recent relocation to Los Angeles, signing with… Continue Reading

83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade with R5 and The Haunted Hathaways Cast

83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade with R5 and The Haunted Hathaways Cast

Teens Wanna Know hit the 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade to talk to several celebrities. It was quite a rainy day, but we made it out alive! Interviews: George Thorogood, Denise Austin, Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, R5 (Ross Lynch, Riker Lynch, Rydel Lynch, Rocky Lynch, Ellington Lee Ratliff), G.W. Bailey, Benjamin Flores Jr. (Lil P-Nut),… Continue Reading

Disney Animation Creates Another Winner With “Big Hero 6”

Disney Animation Creates Another Winner With “Big Hero 6”

Walt Disney Animation Studios does it again. Continuing their energized creative streak after their smash hits Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph, the studio just released Big Hero 6 — and it doesn’t disappoint. The film, based on a heretofore little-known Marvel comic, centers around 14-year old robotics prodigy Hiro, who enjoys hustling others for cash at underground robot fights in the… Continue Reading