Hailee Steinfeld kicked off the back-to-school season this past Monday (are we really talking about back to school already?) with Post-it® Brand at the “Make Your Dreams Stick with Post-it® Brand and Hailee Steinfeld” event in New York City, to inspire students to dream big this school year and #makeitstick.
The event included a performance by Hailee and an interactive Q&A with Hailee and Post-it® Brand Global Business Director, Remi Kent. Check out some quotes from Hailee about her goals, facing setbacks, upcoming projects and what inspires her.
Hailee Steinfeld on achieving her goals
“I feel like if you can put [your goals] out into the universe and work tirelessly to achieve [them], then you can do anything ….. you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down and I find that to be true”
Hailee Steinfeld on inspiration
“I’ve been very, very lucky – I’ve had some incredible people around me my whole life that have inspired me and motivated me – if I can be that person for anyone else, then I consider that a huge honor”
Hailee Steinfeld on her current goals
“It has been a goal of mine to get out on the road this year so that is coming to life, which is exciting. I also love doing both acting and singing – as long as I can remain doing both, happy and healthy, then that’s my goal”
Hailee Steinfeld on facing setbacks
“Whatever it is that you’re doing, if it makes you happy, then nothing should come in the way of that – of course you will face setbacks, but it is important to stay positive and keep going”
Hailee Steinfeld on upcoming projects
“I am in the middle of a tour right now with Charlie Puth on the Voice Notes Tour, so that’s been very fun. We are just kinda getting started, so I will be doing that for the majority of my summer and then I have a film called Bumblee coming out around Christmas, which is a spinoff to Transformers”
The 23-year-old Colombian Reggaeton singer, songwriter and record producer Maluma added to his sold out concert dates with stop in Los Angeles California on March 26th. Nothing to be too surprised of — after all, he sold out every city on his first official US tour, a total of 14 cities!
I was lucky to get to see Maluma perform this night, and even splurged for the VIP Meet and Greet package. If you are a Maluma fan, I bet you’d love to know how he is in concert. Well, I am about to tell you all about the experience, from meeting him to his entire show! Keep scrolling to read all the details.
Just before the concert he took time to meet and great some of his fans, including me. He took pictures with each person and even signed a poster for the lucky ones to take back home in a Maluma “goodie bag.”
My first complaint is about his security team. They were completely over the top. They did not let any of his fans take pictures with their own phones, but made them use only the photo service they had in the location. The pictures may be of a better quality, but in this day and age of instant gratification and fast turnaround this is not a good option for the tons of young followers that the singer has. The photos were promised to be available online to download at full resolution within three days. THREE DAYS! That’s a lifetime to a teenage girl. (in truth, they ended up going live in a day and a half, not too bad).
The second complaint is that you got to spend very little time with Maluma, it was like getting fast food — they rushed you through.
The third complaint is the extremely long wait to start the concert, which was a whole hour late.
Despite the minor meet and greet problems and the slow start, I must admit he rocked the show! His energy and charisma was contagious, and he knew how to work the crowd. He asked several times jokingly about how many women in the crowd were single: “El 90% de las mujeres son solteras esta noche, no lo puedo creer.” (90% of the women are single tonight, I can’t believe it). To which all the women started screaming!
“Y yo, soltero tambien.” (and I’m single too). All this with a very mischievous grin, getting the audience riled up.
Here is his concert set list, in case you missed it. Let me tell you — the crowd was totally into Maluma and got him to do two encores. No complaints about that. 🙂
Here are some video highlights from that night!:
MALUMA MARCH 26 2017 LOS ANGELES SET LIST
“NADIE SABE” (INTRO)
lo que he pasado
He trabajado fuerte
mi lugar me lo he ganado
Todos dicen que por mi imagen
No hay soberbia
Miren los resultados (BIS)
Existe el que te admira y el que no también, pero lo negativo lo dejo en el reten
Con mi conciencia limpia porque siempre hago el bien y con Dios de la mano yo sigo en este tren
Ponte en mis zapatos y no me critiques y si vas a hacerlo, quiero que me expliques
Soy con quien sueña tu novia, no puedes negarlo por mi te derrites
Siempre la paso bien, viviendo en un hotel
Millones de fanáticos, que más puedo merecer”
“VENTE PA’ CA” (Ricky Martin pre-recorded vocals)
He repeated La Curiosidad and then asked one of the guys working with him to find him a “mamacita” who he could serenade. He sang to her, and there even was a little kiss action, but somehow I don’t think she minded. But anyway, come on pretty boy, let’s be a little more careful out there with the kissing. Germs, ya know. 😉
“LA BICICLETA REMIX” (Carlos Vives and Shakira pre-recorded vocals)
At what we thought was the end of the concert he thanked everyone for supporting him, as well as thanking God for everything. He and his band left the stage.
No one moved and he returned for an encore. He sang the following three songs acapella, including the Cosculluela rapping part:
He left once more, but a second encore was needed as NO ONE, seriously no one was leaving the arena.
After screaming “Pretty Boy Dirty Boy” by the audience as guided by one of the band members, Maluma came out and sang his last song of the night wearing a red robe with black prints and matching red pants that allowed us see his well-formed abs. Girls went wild screaming. His song of choice? One of the songs that has created a bit of controversy around the singer.
Maluma gave props and introduced all his band members and backup singers, and he kept the energy high always. The dancers did an amazing job and Maluma did show us both sides: his pretty boy and his dirty boy as well.
Highly recommend going to see him next time he’s in town.
So Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards are happening this weekend, and to celebrate, Nick and Toyota partnered to set up some fun activities at Hollywood and Highland this week — so of course we went to check out the action and GET SLIMED! Scroll down for the video of our junior reporter Keira Pena getting just that, but first some pics.
First how cool is this Spongebob Sienna? Pretty cool, that’s how cool it is. You got to sit in it and get your picture taken.
Here is an overview of the scene. You can see more stuff in our video below (keep scrolling).
They had fun stuff to do, like this animated GIF maker thingy.
And here is Keira getting ready for some slimage. If you want to see her get slimed, watch the video below!
Here is the video!
Check out more Kids Choice Awards action at http://nick.com/kca
Earlier this week, Teens Wanna Know’s junior reporter Keira Peña got the chance to mingle with some dedicated animal lovers and a celeb or two at the soft launch for ZuGoPet held at a private mansion in Beverly Hills.
What is ZuGoPet?
It is a dog car seat/pet bed/travel bag combo invented by Juls Bindi. It is designed to keep small dogs from becoming anxious while riding around in your car, which then easily converts into a stylish handbag.
Highlights of the product include:
Vented on 3 sides
5 pockets to hold your stuff
Available in three colors: Midnight Black, Lipstick Pink and Snow White
Matching harnesses and plush blankets are available
ZuGoPet’s slogan is “Buy a bag, save a life” because “any 501(c)(3) that sells a ZuGoPet bag will get 100% of the profits” and they will also give at least $1 from each ZuGoPet product sold through other channels to save the lives of shelter animals.
A new tour is hitting middle schools, high schools and other venues starting this month, and it carries a strong message for teens: bullying is not cool.
The Teen Nation Tour (TNT) is a 90-minute program which features up-and-coming recording artists from a variety of musical genres such as pop, country, and rock. In addition to performing, the young artists also share their own personal bullying stories and discuss options for preventing bullying — on a peer-to-peer level which is bound to be more effective than if the same message were delivered by adults.
TNT’s first date was September 8th in Raleigh, NC and will continue through other cities in North Carolina, Nashville, Knoxville, Atlanta, and throughout cities and towns in Texas. The tour will also perform at some major events this year including a televised NASCAR Race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and at a benefit concert for The Stand Up and Speak Out organization.
Some of the performers in this year’s lineup include: former Disney Radio artist Celeste Kellogg, J.Ryan from the X-Factor, Zach Matari, Katie Belle Akin, Dylan Rey, Simply Rayne, Rylie Lynn, Colton Jacobson, Mason Mercer, Rebelmann, Kristina Lachaga, Gracie and Joey and many more.
Ventura County celebrities Sade Champagne and Lisa Lewolt are partnering up with the Grizzly Booster Club to launch, the first ever “Power Of A Dream Music Festival at the Fresno Save Mart Center in Fresno CA., Saturday August 30, 2014 from 6pm-10pm, a charity event to raise funds for the expansion project, a field for the kids and scholarships as well as awareness for California National Guards Grizzly Youth Academy Challenge Program.
The mission of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of at-risk youth to produce program graduates with the values, skills, education and self-discipline necessary to succeed as adults. This entire program is provided at no cost for the family. Lisa and Sade got the opportunity to experience firsthand at what this program does for at-risk teens ages 16-19 throughout California. They had the pleasure of volunteering for Mentor Day and helping to lead their chapel service where they encouraged and empowered the teenagers in the program.
The festival will feature popular Celebrity guest appearances and performances, community and special guest performers, inspirational speakers, vendors, large raffle prizes and so much more. This festival is also unlike any other because 3 people will win the chance to perform live at the festival through the Power of a Dream Vocal Talent Contest.
This entire charity event was originally dreamed up by Donna Hummer, one of the GYA Booster Club volunteers. Her teenage son Cody has greatly benefited from the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program in San Luis Obispo. She reached out to Sade Champagne about helping her to create a large charity event so that more kids could receive the help that her son did. Power Of A Dream Music Festival will also feature testimonials from kids in the program, performances from Grizzly’s Audio Ignite music program and local Fresno celebrity entertainers like Travis Miller and 2Tallin’.
Sade Champagne and Lisa Lewolt are professional musical artists, performers, and inspirational speakers residing in Ventura County, CA. Through Sade Champagne Presents they have created, directed and executive produced over 30 unique popular charity events, raising thousands of dollars and awareness for charities all over the world. This summer they are launching their Power of a Dream Tour and traveling all over Southern and Central California with a team of musical artists, performers and inspirational speakers. It’s fitting that the summer leg of the tour would end in Fresno at the Save Mart Center arena raising funds and awareness for the California National Guards Grizzly Youth Academy. The Power of a Dream Music Festival is the culmination of everything the tour represents!
Admission into the festival is $10. Advance Tickets will be available for purchase this month, and tickets will also be available at the door. This is sure to be an electric and motivating event that will inspire and be fun for the entire family!
You all know the Build-a-Bear Workshop brand: they are the stores found in malls across America and the rest of the world where you get to assemble your very own customizable teddy bear. Well, this company is giving back to the community with two initiatives that will reward charity-minded youth who are making the world a better place, as well as our military heroes and their families:
Huggable Heroes: The annual Build-A-Bear Workshop program recognizes and rewards children ages eight through 18 for extraordinary acts of service. Ten winners will each receive a $5,000 scholarship and a $2,500 donation to the winner’s choice of a designated charity. Guests can join this effort by nominating young social entrepreneurs in stores or at buildabear.com
USO Partnership: Build-A-Bear Workshop is supporting the USO “Every Moment Counts” campaign, which creates moments that matter for our troops and their families. This is being launched at a special event in Los Angeles, where guests can share a message of thanks on their social media platforms with “#babwUSOthanks.” For each share, Build-A-Bear Workshop will donate one dollar to the USO, up to $50,000. Guests can also make a monetary donation to support the USO when they checkout through June 30. In addition, Guest will be invited to join in the USO’s attempt to set a Guinness World Record for “most signatures on a flag” by signing the flag in-person
The event takes place Thursday, May 14 at the Build-A-Bear Workshop, Westside Pavilion, 10800 West Pico Blvd., Space #248, Los Angeles, CA 90064. It runs from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. If you want to stay up-to-date with Build-A-Bear Workshop’s initiatives and current promotions, visit the following:
About the USO The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, troops in transition and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.
Earlier this year, we reported that comedian and actor Jack Black became the first participant in the Farmers Insurance “Thank a Million Teachers” campaign by personally thanking his former teacher Debbie Devine (scroll down for video).
“Thank a Million Teachers” encourages people of all ages to thank the teachers who made a difference in their lives on the website thankamillionteachers.com, and provides up to $2,500 in grant money to select educators who submit proposals via the site. Over half a million teacher thank yous have already been logged, putting the program ahead of schedule for reaching its goal of one million teachers thanked in 2014.
The campaign continues, and on March 6th was expanded with the announcement of the “Dream Big Challenge,” a national competition which will award five teachers grants of up to $100,000 each for use in transforming their schools and communities. According to the press release for the event, which took place at the Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, “teachers will be invited to submit comprehensive proposals describing their visionary program, implementation plans and timelines, expected outcomes and a detailed budget. Complete rules and guidelines, as well as downloadable forms are available at www.thankamillionteachers.com.”
In addition to announcing the competition, the event also recognized five local high school students, known as the “M.I.T. 5,” who will be attending the elite Massachusetts Institute of Technology together this fall. The students — Andrew Koh, Raymundo Cano, Gi Min Choi, Kevin Escobar Rodriguez, and William Lopez-Cordero — publicly thanked their teachers and were then presented with a check for $1,000 each from Farmers, while Polytechnic High School itself was given a check for $5,000.
Singer Cher Lloyd performed a few of her hits at Star Magazine’s Hollywood Rocks Event on Wednesday at supperclub in Hollywood, and the executive producers of Teens Wanna Know were there to check it out.
First, visitors were greeted with healthy, all-you-can drink portions of Jamba Juice, including all-natural shots of lemon and ginger to perk everyone up. Those of drinking age were also offered unlimited wine from Yellowtail and spirited drinks courtesy of Svedka.
Guests mingled and checked out the other sponsors kicking up the Hollywood glam factor, which included:
Got2b, who provided free hair touchups and hairstyling products to all guests
Effy, who handed out amaaaazing edible jewelry
Just Fab, Austrailian Gold, Cottonelle and Hydroxycut
Finally, at roughly 9 p.m., hearthrob James Maslow of Big Time Rush fame and his Dancing With the Stars partner Peta Murgatroyd took to the stage to welcome everyone and bring up the one and only Cher Lloyd, who brought the crowd to its feet as she performed her new song “Sirens” as well as favorites “Swagger Jagger” and “Want U Back.”
There were also acrobats. Here are a few cel phone clips.
There were plenty of celebs in attendance, and we snapped a couple of selfies:
It’s teen superstar Austin Mahone’s 18th birthday today…and his FANS are the ones getting a present!
First, he has announced today that he is releasing his long-anticipated “The Secret” on May 27th.The 7 track release (plus bonus tracks) will feature the smash hit single “Mmm Yeah” with Pitbull, as well as collaborations with some of the top artists and producers in the industry including Red One.
This will be supported by a 26-city summer tour across North America. The MTV Presents Austin Mahone tour will kick off in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas on the 25th of July with special guests The Vamps (through August 21st). Following this, guests switch to the very popular Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes and Alex Angelo (starting August 26th).
According to the press release, concert goers will receive a download of “The Secret” on May 27th with purchase of tickets to the tour (One download code per order for online purchases only; does not apply to box office or outlet ticket purchases). Tickets go on sale April 11th at 10:00am with a fan club pre-sale beginning April 8th. Citi is Mahone’s sponsor, and cardmembers receive access to presale tickets beginning on Wednesday, April 9th at 10am local time through Thursday, April 10th at 10pm local time. Visit citiprivatepass.com for more information.
In Austin’s own words:
“This is for my Mahomies. Thank you for supporting me and sticking with me all this time. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than to be able to announce new music and a huge tour for all you guys!”
In addition to his MTV Presents Austin Mahone tour, Austin is giving his “Mahomies” a once in a life time opportunity with MTV’s Ultimate Fan Experience. Beginning May 3, fans can enter at www.ultimatefanexperience.com for a chance to win private dance lessons from Austin’s crew for the winner and three of their closest friends, a “Mahomie” makeover and the opportunity to perform ON STAGE with Austin and his dancers to his hit song “Mmm Yeah” at a select tour date. Entrants will submit a video of them and their three friends dancing to the song and MTV and Austin himself will choose a winner.