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5 Fast Facts about Lex Lumpkin from Nickelodeon’s All That!

Lex Lumpkin is one of the current hilarious cast members on Nickelodeon’s All That. The show, which features an ensemble teen cast which performs various skits and impersonations, was recently extended for another 10 episodes and received nominations for Favorite Kids TV Show for the Kids Choice Awards.

On the show, Lex has performed a variety of impressions including Nick Cannon, Jay-Z, Michael Strahan, President Barack Obama and Denzel Washington. Most notably, his parody of Travis Scott has been viewed more than 1.6 Million times on YouTube (scroll down to watch!)

Lex Lumpkin went from athlete to actor and got to work with his favorite NFL Quarterback, Peyton Manning. Here’s 5 more fast facts about Lex!

He bombed one of his All That auditions.

I can look back on this and laugh now but at the time I was super frustrated.  I had already made it through several callbacks and the producer and casting directors wanted to see something different. They gave me a new script without any direction and wanted to see what I could do with it. I don’t want to give the script away but I can tell you that I re-invented the character as an over the top southern baptist preacher. I worked on it with my dad and we thought it was hilarious.  Unfortunately the casting directors didn’t think so.

I got in the audition room the next day and gave it everything I had. When I finished all I got back were blank stares from the casting directors. Fortunately for me I had one person in the room that had a similar sense of humor (Jermain Fowler).  The moral is don’t be afraid to take chances. Even though my character didn’t win them over it showed that I was capable of taking big chances and bouncing back when it didn’t go as planned.

He originally wanted to be a dual threat college athlete: football and basketball.

Football was my first passion as a little kid with basketball a close second.  I loved the physicality of the game and running touchdowns. I also loved getting my team hyped up before the game started.  Not only did I enjoy hyping up my team I also enjoyed hyping up my brother’s team. I used to do a Ric Flair impersonation to get the team excited and to get the crowd into the game.

He would wear his clothes backwards to entertain his classmates

When I was in preschool I used to often wear my clothes backwards in the morning.  Finally, one morning walking into school I put my jacket on backwards in front of my dad, so he asked me what I was doing.  I told him in, my Baby Lex voice, “It makes them laugh dad.” I guess you can say I’ve always enjoyed entertaining and making people laugh.

He got to star alongside his favorite QB in a national TV commercial and on All That.

I was born in Indianapolis so of course I’m a Colts fan.  I have all sorts of Colts football figurines and a life-sized poster of Peyton Manning hanging in my room. So imagine how excited I was when I found out that I was going to star in a commercial with him. 

The first time I met him, he introduced himself to me, like I didn’t know who he was (lol). Then fast forward 2 years and this time Peyton is on my show. I was worried that he wouldn’t remember me, but when he walked in he said, “Hey Lex, nice to see you again.”  I can’t tell you how awesome that was to get to work with one of my idols twice and have him remember me.  

His dream role would be to play Miles Morales.

Spider Man was one of my favorite superheroes and I loved to dress up and pretend I was Spider Man as a kid.  Then when I discovered Mile Morales I was so excited to see such an iconic franchise like Spider Man with a leading character that looked like me.  At that point I was hooked. So Marvel if you’re listening, if you ever decide to do a live action version of the character I’m ready.

5 Fast Facts about singer & actress Ainsley Ross

Ainsley Ross is a 19-year-old actress, author, singer-songwriter, influencer, director, and extreme martial artist originally from a small town of 800 people in Beckville, Tx. She is best recognized for having starred as Mia Hill in the television series Should I Do It? She is also known for having appeared as Jasmine in the feature film Small Things, Isabella Santiago in College Bound: Window of Hope, and her role and stunts in The Rein Maker.

As a musician, she recently released the single and music video, “We Are 1.” This song is about everyone truly joining together, despite the differences in culture, race, and life views.

Currently, she is going to college for medical school in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the president of the Green Jackets. She holds a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is proficient in other martial arts.

Here’s 5 fast facts about Ainsley!

Her most memorable showbiz moment is a doozy!

It was the night I worked over 13 hours straight doing an under-water shoot as the lead “Ophelia in Seven Lions “Oceans. It was a very special shoot. The whole film crew and I worked through the night from 6pm to 6am! It was literally SO cold outside because we were filming up in the mountains. It legit felt like my equivalent of the “Titanic.” It was one of my favorite moments on set I have ever experienced!

I love that this shoot was challenging and tested my abilities to the max. I had to have a weighted belt on under my trench coat, and ankle weights under my boots so I would sink to get the correct shots under the water. Then I would have to control my air bubbles while acting underwater, so it didn’t block my face in the shot. After the scene I would have to swim up to this pull up bar running across the water, and pull myself up! If you know me, you know my love for “bad Dad jokes,” and “puns.” It not only kept our tired eyes awake but kept our spirits high, and created memories that will last a lifetime! I have worked with the same crew for over three years now! It was memorable, to say the least.

She takes mistakes in stride.

Honestly, I don’t think I would change anything, because it made me who I am today. All of those mini imperfections that kind of just happened in life, are supposed to happen! I like to say, “we are all people who are beautifully broken in life.” I feel like our oopsie daisies, uh oh’s, mess-ups, and goofs make us priceless and teach us valuable lessons.

To me it is like the Japanese art Kintsugi. This is the art of repairing broken pottery with gold. Then that plate etc. that was broken is worth more in value than it was before. This demonstrates that the fractured pieces make you more beautiful and valued.

However, I will have to say one embarrassing instance I would have changed, was a moment I had red lipstick on my teeth during a red carpet interview!! Yeah, because that wasn’t embarrassing at all, ha-ha!

She can probably knock your lights out.

I got involved and invested in martial arts when I was nine years old. From that point on, I trained in the art of Tae Kwon Do until I earned my first-degree black belt. A few of my many skill sets eventually included class leader, instructor, national champion, and tactical weapons training. Due to moving to Los Angeles for industry purposes, I wanted to further my knowledge and love for martial arts. That’s when I found XMA World Headquarters (Extreme Martial Arts World Headquarters), trained by the one and only blue power ranger Mike Chat himself! In XMA, I learned a variety of stunts for film! This was truly a whole new world for me, because stunts are so different than traditional fighting. I learned aspects of close range military combative, Krav Maga, Jiu-Jitsu, and elements of many other defense mechanisms.

When I started learning stunts for film, it opened my heart to a whole new world, and its had my heart and soul ever since. Martial arts have taught me many different things such as: self-love, respect for myself, respect for others, teamwork, and the art of giving back in your community. Martial arts prepared me for life, and it’s such a huge piece of who I am. I like to say, “Sometimes people only see one side to fighting, and that is the actual fight. However, what they do not see are the opponents shaking hands and hugging after a fight, fighters volunteering for charities, and teaching kids and people to know their worth and build their confidence.” This is why the Martial arts and stunts and always will remain huge impacts on my life. My soul feels whole because of it! This is one of my may outlets of self-expression for me!

One surprising thing about her:

I would have to say my love for classic cars! I asked for a carburetor for my 13th Birthday so that I could fix up and old Suzuki Samurai with my Dad and learn how to drive a standard! Currently, I am fixing up a classic Bronco, and assisting in modifications such as the engine, etc.

One amazing food she must eat at least once per week is _______

Random, I know, but it would for sure have to be an avocado! You can put it with so many things, and you can constantly change it up!

Can we please get an unpublished selfie of whatever you are doing right now to keep it real for the fans? : )

These selfies are me at my rawest! 1. In my college parking lot 2. Self-Love, face mask time!

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5 Fast facts about singer and actor Peter Cestaro

Peter Cestaro is a multi talented singer, musician and actor from Connecticut who has released independent tracks such as “Cyber Love” and “Cup Full of Jenny“ and who will be appearing on a new show called The Next Big Thing coming to Amazon Direct next month.

Here’s 5 fast facts about Peter!

Urkel gave him a gift.

My best, most memorable showbiz moment so far was performing at “Queens Youth Music Festival” at the Mets Stadium Citi Field. They bumped my performance to last. I was able to close the show and I got a special award and gifts from Jaleel White AKA “Steve Urkel” and the entire festival. I was able to meet so many amazing artists and make so many new friends.  
He survived a singer’s worst nightmare.

I was performing the National Anthem once at a high school game and my voice cracked at the high note,  but I was able to pull it together and complete it.  I felt like it was a disaster but after watching the replay it really wasn’t that bad.

He is not immune to the same pressure you feel.

The biggest negative pressure for teens today  is self doubt. Being a public figure I push through it, to overcome my fears. 

He’s got some surprising things about him.

People would be surprised to know that I can backflip, I am a twin,  I have over 40 animals (because of my twin sister but I do help her with them) 

He’s got a pretty good diet except….

I eat really clean all week long, mostly chicken and rice. I treat myself once a week to insomnia cookies. I always order the ice cream sandwich (it is a warmed chocolate chip cookie with ice cream in the middle).

5 Fast Facts about actress and singer Rita Angel Taylor

Born to an American father and Brazilian mother, twelve-year old Rita Angel Taylor got her start at the age of six guest starring on Nickelodeon’s “Sam & Cat.” She went on to recur on TV Land’s comedy “Teachers” and a series regular role on “Sunnyside Up” from Brat TV and YouTube with Annie LeBlanc.

She made her music debut as a street performer in Las Vegas at the age of seven, drawing large crowds with her dynamic voice and musical talents.
She is currently the youngest goodwill ambassador for, a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty, and released her first single “For My Girls” (2019) to raise awareness and help girls in need across the globe.

Rita will continue to share her music with the world, releasing her sophomore single “Run or Hide” with in summer 2020 to help youth struggling with mental health.

On the television front, she recently booked a series regular role as ‘Lilly Castillo’ in the buzzworthy NBC pilot “La Brea.”

La Brea holds a special place in her heart.

My best and most memorable showbiz moment so far was when I booked my first series regular on the NBC pilot “La Brea.” I was so excited about it because I’ve worked really hard for this. I went on so many auditions to finally get a really cool part in a sci-fi drama which is a dream come true!! 

She’s got big goals.


My overall goal in the entertainment industry would definitely be to win an Oscar and a Grammy… or multiple Oscars and Grammys.

The coronavirus quarantine hasn’t slowed her down.

One good thing I have done thanks to the quarantine is write more songs. I have always found time for writing music, but right now I just have even more time!

She will graduate school faster than usual.

Something people would be surprised to know about me would be that I am two grades ahead in school. I never skipped any grades, I just got done with them faster because I’m homeschooled 🙂

She’s a fan of something corny. “Corn”-y, get it?

An amazing food I eat at least once a week (more like everyday lol) is Brazilian cuscuz. It’s not like American couscous which is a sort of pasta… it’s made of just ground corn and is sooo good. I sometimes eat it with milk or eggs.

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5 Fast Facts about actor & singer Harrison Cone

Harrison Cone is a teen singer, songwriter, music producer, tap dancer, actor, and Influencer with over 71,000 followers on his verified Instagram account. He just wrapped shooting a series regular role on the BRAT series STAGE FRIGHT, premiering TODAY, alongside Sophie Michelle, Tahini Anderson, and Sawyer Sharbino. 

Originally from Colorado, Harrison started performing on stage at the age of 6 as a tap dancer and began acting at the age of 9, delving into musical theatre at the age of 12 when he was cast as Nikko in WIZARD OF OZ and Baby John in WEST SIDE STORY. By the age of 13, Harrison had performed in over 30 musicals, plays, and shows. 

Harrison has several indie releases on iTunes, Spotify, and Apple Music as well as all streaming services.

Here’s 5 fast facts about Harrison!

He highy recommends you watch Stage Fright.

I think people are going to want to watch it because it is such an amazing and fun show with comedy, drama, mystery and romantic relationships. The pace of the show is fast and doesn’t slow down so it really reels you in as an audience. I also think people will love the actors on the show. They are all really great and I feel so lucky to be surrounded by them. The director has a great sense of comedy and gave us the freedom to play with the roles.

He’s trying to break one bad habit.

I can’t fall asleep like I used to and and I am not waking up as early as I want.  Waking up early really sets my day up to be a good one so I’m trying to break that habit right now. ha ha

Each social media platform has a different use for him.

I like them all for different reasons. I get my news and talk to my friends thru Snapchat, but Instagram is my home base and Twitter gets my feels out. ha ha. You can follow me @Harrisoncone on all social platforms! 

He’s organized mentally and physically.

I love learning and no day feels complete unless I’ve studied and learned something.  I love jazz music.  I also have a need to clean and organize on a regular basis. 

Now curdled cow juice for him, thanks.

CHEESE. To be honest, sometimes I’ll give in to a great slice of pizza but I don’t like how I feel when I eat cheese.

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5 Fast Facts about singer & actress Seanna Pereira

Seanna Pereira is a 15-year-old Florida native who landed her first movie role at age five and hasn’t stopped working on her craft since, with her most notable role being on 24:Legacy. In addition to acting, she also sings — including recording ten songs in the family-themed Enchanted Ruby — which she also starred in. Her latest work is the upcoming suspense thriller Dead Man Run directed by Josi W Konski.

Seanna has also focused her time volunteering for events hosted by the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, particularly in children’s hospitals, where she connects with young people facing daunting medical challenges.  While awaiting the release of Dean Man Run, Seanna is also in the process of recording new musical material (including several songs she co-wrote), and planning a “mini-tour” of ten hospitals in support of the Seacrest Foundation’s mission.

Here’s 5 fast facts about Seanna!

She’s got great memories from 24:Legacy.

My favorite on set experience so far has been on the TV show 24: Legacy since it was my first TV role and it was so different from doing movies.  I got close with all the other actors and actresses and it felt like a big family since you spend so much time together. We shot episodes over a period of time and it became like my second family. 

But she recognizes some downfalls to the biz.

There is a lot of competition and jealousy –  sometimes there is up to 5000 girls going out for the same role. There are a lot of talented actors/actresses but only one can book the job. 

She is lucky to be one of the only teens who can say the following:

I really haven’t had anything embarrassing happen to me yet!

She is helpful (and sporty).

I love to help people and I am involved in charities that help make a difference in the world and can help people achieve their goals.  One of my favorites is the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.

I love to play sports! I play soccer, volleyball, tennis, track and gymnastics. 

5. Name one food you REFUSE to eat!

I don’t like raw fish, shellfish or pork.

5 Fast Facts about actress Gracie Whitton

Gracie Whitton is a 15-year-old actress who, since age of 4, been an entertainer in both Dallas and Los Angeles. She has worked with A-list actors and directors and is also notable for her advocacy for teens with ileostomies and the reality of vaccine injuries (she has had two surgeries for colon dismotility after vaccines).

She maintains honor status at school and is in the top 12% of her class, an officer on her high school drill team, and an active member of her student council. 

Currently she is in pre-production for “Iridis.” It is a sci-fi feature film being shot in Amarillo, Tx. According to Gracie, “We actually planned on shooting this next weekend (March 20-22) but due to the COVID-19 situation, film production has been postponed. Fun fact about this film, I am the youngest cast member but play one of the oldest characters.”

Here’s 5 fast facts about Gracie!

 She’s got her own clothing line for a cause.

“Phoenix Rising Apparel” was created to help spread kindness. With having dismotility of the colon it was really hard at school with the bullying and words people would say behind my back. I’m hoping this clothing line will help anyone who struggles in life and just needs some kindness. I have a few clothing designs being worked on now and we are hoping to have the new styles debut this summer! 

The Ellen Show made her dream come true.

It all started with my mom. She is friends with an amazing girl who used to intern for the Ellen Show. She knew how hard we were trying to get tickets and was able to get us hooked up! It was the best present ever! The best part of the show was when Ellen herself came over during the game she was playing and I got to be apart of the show. Meeting ELLEN is a huge dream of mine and I hope one day I will get to sit on the white couch and tell her more about me. It was the best experience and was on my bucket list.

She loves THIS Golden Girl:

One long-term showbiz goal I have is to meet or be in a movie with Betty White. She is a huge idol for me. She is also a great role model for inspiring actors/actresses.

Serious about education? Check.

Something that many people don’t know and would be surprised to hear is that I’m doing dual credits for college and high-school. I’m doing this because I want to be a lawyer and go to Baylor University. 

She won’t mind if you serve her a slice…but not of cake.

One amazing food I must eat at least once a week is pizza. I love pizza and is one of my many favorite foods. Every Friday night I get to eat pizza because I babysit these amazing kids in my town.

My TikTok, Instagram and Twitter are all GracieWhitton 

5 Fast Facts about actor Tarik Ellinger

TARIK ELLINGER is set to appear as Ethan on the new series LOVE, Victor which will be released on HULU later this year.  He is also known for the award winning web series THE DIVISION and the horror feature CARNEVILLE. His latest theatrical project FISH HEAD is receiving rave reviews from critics.

Tarik is studying Film/Cinema Arts to learn every aspect of the industry. Tarik’s first festival entry “THE LIBRARY” is a horror short that he wrote, directed, edited and starred in and won Outstanding Sound Design as well as People’s Choice.

Here’s 5 fast facts about Tarik!

He’s got one showbiz moment which really stands out for him.

Making jokes and goofing around with Blake Shelton on the set of his Christmas Special.

He’s grumpy in the morning.

I want to try to be more of a morning person and get up in a better mood.

He thinks THIS is the biggest negative pressure for teens these days:

Social Media. People can make others feel bad about themselves and compare each other and compete for attention. I personally stay positive with my posts and comments and I would never use it to put down others.

He is sporty.

I play competitive volleyball.

His top 3 songs at the moment:

“P2” by Lil Uzi, “We are Young” by Fun, “Somebody that I Used to Know” by Gotye

5 Fast Facts about singer and actress Olivia Cella

Singer, songwriter and actress Olivia Cella recently relocated to Los Angeles from New Jersey. Known for her rich tones and sultry pop, R&B style Olivia has performed in many popular venues including House of Blues, Avalon & The Mint in LA, and The Apollo Theater & The Bitter End in NYC.

Olivia’s most recent release “Caught Up” won “Best Song of the Month” by Songwriter Universe Magazine and over 20K views on its music video. Her previous hits include original song “Us 2” which was inspired by Grover Washington’s “Just The Two Of Us” and was quickly added to Spotify’s “Release Radar” Playlist. Another original song from Olivia is 2018’s “Missing U” which reached #10 on the New Music Weekly Charts and won Best Song of the Month by Songwriter Universe (June 2018).

Heather Devine from Soundigest said “You won’t want to sleep on this girl, she’s quickly gaining traction in the industry and is definitely worth the listen.”

Olivia has also worked as an actor most of her life. She starred in her first short as a toddler and hasn’t stopped since. Just recently Olivia wrapped her lead role as “Bella Dia” in the indie feature film “Hitter Twist.” Olivia plays a diamond-smuggling fashion model in the film, set in the late 1980’s in NYC and Italy. It is expected to be released Fall of 2020. 

Here are 5 fast facts about Olivia!

Her favorite showbiz experience so far is:

Hands down going to Italy to finish shooting the feature film ”Hitter Twist” where I play the lead role of “Bella Dia.” We shot on location in this charming seaside town in Tuscany during Carnivale called Viareggio.  

I used to live in Switzerland so having this opportunity to go back was amazing.  I brought my mom and boyfriend along with me too. It was a week of adventures, amazing food and memories. Shooting was the easy part, I had a twelve hour flight to memorize all my lines lol.

She’s got a diverse ear.

At the moment I’ve been listening to a lot of different music like EDM, R&B and rap which is not like me! But Frank Ocean Self Control never leaves, neither does Earfquake by Tyler the Creator and Slide by YG is my new fav. 

This embarrassing moment left a scar – literally.

After school my boyfriend and I got coffee and headed back to my house to drink it and sit on my dock in my backyard while we fished. It was a nice calm day that we had planned but as we were walking down to the lake I tripped on the stairs, spilling all the coffee and cutting open my arm. My boyfriend picked me up and started cleaning my cuts as I was trying to hold back tears pretending I was fine. Then my mom came out and was freaking out thinking I needed stitches and now I have a big scar on my arm.

She’s flexible.

I am a yoga teacher. I was the youngest certified yoga teacher in New Jersey and I taught aerial yoga with the silks for two years and now I teach yoga at my college — Vinyasa Flow — which I love doing and I hope to get my higher certification soon. 

One poor teen boy’s loss has become her gain.

My most sentimental possession would have to be all the amazing trinkets that I’ve collectively received from my mom over the years. From beautiful rings she wore when she was my age and purses she rocked in the 80s, it’s cool to wear something she wore at my age. My most favorite is definitely  this jean jacket she stole from her boyfriend at the time that I now wear almost everyday. 










5 Fast Facts about singers Hello Sunday

Hello Sunday’s Myla Finks and Chelsea Glover made their national debut on NBC’s Season 17 of The Voice, when they received an enthusiastic chair turn from Kelly Clarkson. This initial confidence launched Hello Sunday into becoming the record-breaking sensation they’ve become. With Myla 14 yrs old and Chelsea only 13 yrs old during their Blind Audition, this made Hello Sunday the youngest duo in the history of the show.

As their journey continued on, they brought both Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson to tears with their performances, gained the very first ‘Wild Card Save’ by popular vote from The Voice’s audience and advanced through to being promoted to the coveted Top 8 Semi-Finals.

Hello Sunday recently debuted their first new single I Like It available on all music platforms now.

Here’s 5 fast facts about Hello Sunday!

The Voice was an emotional experience.

Chelsea: The most emotional part of The Voice journey was performing Stone Cold. It was a struggle because I was singing about my condition being a type 1 diabetic.

Myla: Me and Chelsea were both very emotional, because we had to talk about her diabetes and how it impacts Chelsea daily.

They wouldn’t change a thing about how it turned out.

Myla: Looking back on the experience even though me and Chelsea didn’t win, I wouldn’t change a thing about what happened because Chelsea and I gave it our all and we went out there and had fun.

Chelsea: Jake deserves  to win and I feel like we already won by just being in the top six. 

They both seem to have an issue with gravity.

Chelsea: The most embarrassing moment I had was during school. I was talking with my best friend and we were heading to class. I wasn’t paying attention and I fell down the stairs while all of the kids were looking at me. I won’t lie it was funny and painful at the same time. The old kids were laughing at me and I kinda joined in because I’m just clumsy.

Myla: My most embarrassing moment was when me and my best friend fell down the bleachers in front of the whole gym.

There are a couple of things you might be surprised to know about them.

Myla: People would be surprised to know that I can wiggle my ears.

Chelsea: Something people would be surprised by is I am an introvert.  I can be very quiet at times, but once you get to know me, you’ll notice I start to come out of my shell.

Each has a food they don’t like, but Chelsea is especially passionate about NOT eating THIS:

Chelsea: One food that I refuse to eat are chitlins. My dad’s side of the family LOVES IT, but I just think it looks gross, it looks disgusting , and just the name alone irks my soul.

Myla: One food I refuse to eat is anything with cooked fruit in it.

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