Category: Features

Looking Ahead Program 10th Anniversary Red Carpet Interviews

We hit the red carpet at the Looking Ahead Program’s 10th Year Anniversary to chat with Fred Savage of “The Wonder Years” and “Generator Rex;” Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, and Teo Halm of “Girl Meets World;” Thomas Kasp of “Space Warriors;” pop group Goodnight Argent; Joey King “Oz the Great and Powerful” and “White House Down;” Tara Perry and Tommy Hobson of “The Fresh Beat Band;” Kaitlyn Jenkins of “Bunheads;” Maxim Knight of “Falling Skies;” and Looking Ahead members and actresses Lucy Angelo, Mikayla Chapman and Shayna Chapman.

Looking Ahead:
Website: http://lookingheadprogram.org
Facebook: https://facebook.com/pages/Looking-Ahead/113003162090152

Fred Savage:
IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm0000625/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/pages/Fred-Savage/27145064247
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefredsavage

Rowan Blanchard:
IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm3688576/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/pages/Rowan-Blanchard-Fan-Page/169854649745230
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rowblanchard
YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/RowanBlanchard

Sabrina Carpenter:
Website: http://sabrinacarpenter.com/
IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm4248775/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/SabrinaAnnLynnCarpenter
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SabrinaAnnLynn
YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/sabrinastar99

Teo Halm:
IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm5128387/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/pages/Teo-Halm/477384132282923
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeoHalm

Thomas Kasp:
IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm2276699/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/ThomasKaspOfficial
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thomas_Kasp

Goodnight Argent (Chase Manhattan, Shane Santanna, Jeff Stachofsky, Evan Taylor, Zac Burrell)
Website: http://goodnightargent.com/fr_home.cfm
Facebook: https://facebook.com/GoodnightArgent
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GoodnightArgent
YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/GoodnightArgent

Joey King:
IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm1428821/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/OfficialJoeyKing
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeyKingActress
YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/JoeyKingActress

Tara Perry (The Fresh Beat Band):
Website: http://taraperry.starrup.com/
IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm2738592/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/pages/Tara-Perry/140688142620755
Twitter: https://twitter.com/taraperry

Tommy Hobson (The Fresh Beat Band):
IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm0387752/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/pages/Thomas-Hobson/188116832359
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TommyHobson

Kaitlyn Jenkins:
IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm3351952/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/pages/Kaitlyn-Jenkins/111086328910048
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KaitlynJenkins8
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iNNVB66nQc

Maxim Knight:
Website: http://maximknight.net/
IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm2684485/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/maximknight
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RVRocket

Lucy Angelo:
IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm3300102/
Website: http://lucyangelo.com/
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lucy-Angelo/119901804700364?ref=ts
Twitter: http://twitter.com/lucyangelo
YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/lucyanneangelo

Mikayla Chapman:
Website: http://mikaylachapman.com/
IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm3896452/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/MikaylaShaynaOnLine?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MikaylaShayna/
YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/mikaylashayna?feature=mhee

Shayna Chapman:
Website: http://ishayna.me/
IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm4427461/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/MikaylaShaynaOnLine?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MikaylaShayna/
YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/mikaylashayna?feature=mhee

Take Me To The Poorhouse

Teens Wanna Know was invited to cover the premiere of Take Me to the Poorhouse, a one-woman play written and performed by Nigerian actress Liz Femi Wilson.

Michael Manuel Peña and Nathaniel Peña spoke to Liz and some her guests on the red carpet and got some insights into the world of acting and theater, as well as Mama Hope, a charity that Liz is supporting with part of the proceeds from the show.

In addition to Liz, the people we interviewed include Edwina Findley (“Treme”), Nigerian comedian Yvonne Orji, Moogege Cooper (“King of the Nerds”), blogger Stacy Gardner, Writer/Director Tchaiko Omawale, theater consultant Corbett Barklie, career strategist Kristine Oller, actress Valentina Matosian, and Hope Oialde Wilson from Tyler Perry’s “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” and “CSI: NY,” among others.

http://takemetothepoorhouse.com

Mama Hope:

Website: http://mamahope.org/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/pages/Mama-Hope/129255507103121
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mama_Hope
YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/MamaHope

Liz Femi Wilson:

IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm3578140/
Website: http://lizfemi.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/Takemetothepoorhouseplay?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LizFemi
ouTube: https://youtube.com/user/lizfemiwilson

Edwina Findley:

IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm1731401/
Website: http://edwinafindley.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EdwinaFindley
YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/edwinafindley

Yvonne Orji:

IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm4772366/
Website: http://rockyourstance.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/ComedienneYvonneOrji?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/YvonneOrji
YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/YveeO

Moogega Cooper:

IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm5478074/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Facebook: https://facebook.com/MoogegaCooper
Twitter: https://twitter.com/moogega
YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/moogega

Tchaiko Omawale:

IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm1436849/
Website: http://solacefilm.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/tchaiko
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tchaiko
YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/tchaiko?feature=watch

Corbett Barklie:

Website: http://corbettbarklie.com/

Kristine Oller:

IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm1157372/
Website: http://kristineoller.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/kristineollerbiz
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kristineoller
YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/kristineoller

Hope Oliade Wilson:

IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm2590648/
Website: http://localliterati.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/pages/Hope-Olaid%C3%A9-Wilson/122478492875
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HopeOlaide

Joey and Elise Luthman Interview

Check out Joey and Elise Luthman, the fabulous brother and sister team from “The Joey and Elise Show” as well as such notable programs as Nick’s “Deadtime Stories,” “How to Rock,” “Weeds,””Kickin’ It,” Disney’s “A.N.T. Farm” and “Wendell and Vinnie” in this exclusive (and hilarious) one-on-one interview with Nathaniel Peña for Teens Wanna Know.

Joey Luthman

Website: http://www.joeywagnerluthman.com/1.html
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2545508/
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/JOEY-LUTHMAN/15593373721
Twitter: http://twitter.com/joeyluthman

Elise Luthman

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2946860/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Mckenna9Elise

The Joey & Elise Show Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/JoeyandElise

New Music Blastoff! #8 – Heart Hays, Diamante, Maddie Kae, Brooklyn Haley

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We are starting off the summer months with four HOT artists with great tracks!

First is Heart Hays with “Straight From the Heart” followed by Diamante’s “Impossible,” Maddie Kae’s “Being Me,” and Brooklyn Haley’s “Runaway.” Brooklyn has been a guest on a couple of our red carpet episodes, make sure you check them out–and maybe we can do a one-on-one with her soon?

Please support all of our featured artists by spreading the word about them, liking their social media profiles, watching their videos on YouTube, and buying their music!

This Week’s BLAST OFF Tracks:

Heart Hays – “Straight From the Heart”
http://www.hearthays.com/

Diamante – “Impossible”
http://diamanteofficialmusic.com/

Maddie Kae – “Being Me”
http://www.maddiekae.com/

Brooklyn Haley – “Runaway”
http://brooklynhaley.com/

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Isabella Palmieri Interview

Teen actress Isabella Palmieri from Disney’s Jessie and Good Luck Charlie stopped by to speak with Nathaniel Peña and share how she broke into the biz, what it was like going to Sundance, discuss her latest projects, and talk about how she supports charitable organizations in this episode of Teens Wanna Know.

Oh, and ducks.

IMDB: http://imdb.com/name/nm2892124/
Facebook Fan Page: https://facebook.com/pages/Isabella-Palmieri/365722800163780
Twitter: http://twitter.com/izzypalmieri

New Music Blast Off! #7 – Boo Spence and Ariel

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In order to commemorate Memorial Day, we are featuring two great songs honoring the brave folks that serve in the armed forces.

First is Boo Spence’s “I’ll Think of You,” followed by Ariel’s “American Hero.” Ariel also has two other great tracks playing on Teens Wanna Know Radio as she has been featured on our New Music Blast Off in the past.

Please support all of our featured artists by spreading the word about them, liking their social media profiles, watching their videos on YouTube, and buying their music!

This Week’s BLAST OFF Tracks:

Boo Spence – “I’ll Think of You”
http://www.boospence.com/

Ariel – “American Hero”
http://www.arielsofficialmusic.com

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SAG Foundation BookPALS 20th Anniversary

We hit the SAG Foundation BookPALS 20th Anniversary Celebrity Story Time to bring you some footage and interviews with Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock” and “Wreck-It Ralph”), Karam Brar (Disney’s “Jessie” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”), and Kaitlyn Dever (“Last Man Standing”).

Also reading to the kids in attendance were BookPALS founder Barbara Bain (“Mission Impossible”) and Joshua Rush (“Parental Guidance”).

BookPALS

Website: http://bookpals.net

Jack McBrayer

IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm1442113/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/pages/Jack-McBrayer/183228931698492

Karan Brar

Website: http://karanbrar.com/
IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm3557613/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheKaranBrar
Facebook: https://facebook.com/KaranBrarFanPage
Youtube: http://youtube.com/user/forkaranbrar

Kaitlyn Dever

Website: http://kaitlyndever.com/
IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm3239803/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KaitlynDever
Facebook: https://facebook.com/pages/Kaitlyn-Dever/334615703237805
Youtube: http://youtube.com/user/KaitlynDeverOfficial

LA Times Festival of Books with Gennifer Albin, Cassandra Clare and More Interviews

The LA Times Festival of Books is the largest event of its kind in the US. Over 100,000 people come together at the University of Southern California to enjoy book signings by authors, celebrity sightings, and lot of family-friendly entertainment.

Teens Wanna Know’s Michael, Nathaniel and Keira Peña visited and spoke with lots of great people, including Cassandra Clare “The Mortal Instruments”, Gennifer Albin “Crewel World” trilogy, Vanessa Marano and Katie Leclerc “Switched at Birth,” Lani Hall Alpert “Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories,” Donnell Jones “Freedom Bird,” Emily Hermosillo “Adventures in Terasleen” trilogy, Barbara Miller “Lily Lemon Blossom,” Abbie Schiller “The Mother Company,” Ruby (Kelsey Collins) “Ruby’s Studio,” David Kirk “Miss Spider,” Margaret Talbot “The Entertainer: Movies, Magic and My Father’s Twentieth Century” and reporter for the New Yorker, and the LA Galaxy Street Team.

Cassandra Clare

IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm3673996/
Website: http://cassandraclare.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/Cassandraclare
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cassieclare

Gennifer Albin

Website: http://genniferalbin.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/genniferalbinbooks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GenniferAlbin

Vanessa Marano

IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm1404825/
Website: http://vanessa-marano.info/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/VanessaMaranoFanPage
Twitter: (not her but her fans) https://twitter.com/VanessaMDaily

Katie Leclerc

IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm1813088/
Website: http://katieleclerc.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/officialkatieleclerc
Twitter: https://twitter.com/katieleclerc

Lani Hall Alpert

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0355810/
Website: http://lanihallalpert.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/HerbAlpert
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LaniHallAlpert
YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCvzR_VFnVkgN6ahrFFxmrXw

Donnell Jones 

Facebook: https://facebook.com/pages/Freedom-Bird-by-Donnell-B-Jones/103034173116062
YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/freedombirdbook

Emily Hermosillo

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Terasleen-Book-1-Key/dp/1456889060

Barbara Miller

Website: http://lilylemonblossom.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/lilylemonblossom
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LilyLemonBlossm
YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/LilyLemonBlossom

Abbie Schiller

Website: http://themotherco.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/TheMotherCompany
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheMotherCo

YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/TheMotherCompany

Ruby (Kelsey Collins)

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2637702/

David Kirk

IMDb: http://imdb.com/name/nm1741238/
Website: http://davidkirktreehouse.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/davidkirkauthor

Margaret Talbot

New Yorker Bio: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/bios/margaret_talbot/search?contributorName=margaret%20talbot
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Talbot

New Music BLAST OFF! Week 6 – Abi Ann, Matt Ryan King & Ashlee Keating

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We took a week off last week, so this week are are back with THREE talented performers. Welcome Abi Ann, Matt Ryan King and Ashlee Keating to the New Music BLAST OFF! and heavy rotation this week on Teens Wanna Know Internet Radio. Please support all of our featured artists by spreading the word about them, liking their social media profiles, watching their videos on YouTube, and buying their music!

This Week’s BLAST OFF Tracks:

Abi Ann – “Silence” and “Shooting Star”
http://www.abi.fm/

Matt Ryan King – “Not a Love Song” and “Life is One Big Party”
http://mattryanking.com/

Ashlee Keating – “Helluva Ride”
http://ashleekeating.com

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Tyler Champagne Interview

Teens Wanna Know’s Nathaniel Peña and Keira Peña had the chance to speak with 9-year-old actor from “The Client List” (and major Minecraft fan) Tyler Champagne. Find out what he thinks about poodles driving monster trucks and more in this entertaining episode!

Teens Wanna Know’s Nathaniel Peña and Keira Peña had the chance to speak with 9-year-old actor from “The Client List” (and major Minecraft fan) Tyler Champagne. Find out what he thinks about poodles driving monster trucks and more in this entertaining episode!

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Since Tyler is such a Minecraft fan, we made some skins in his honor: download and play as Tyler, Nathaniel, and Keira in Minecraft!
Tyler: http://www.minecraftskins.com/skin/1962194/tyler-champagne/
Keira: http://www.minecraftskins.com/skin/1962221/keira-pena—teens-wanna-know/
Nathaniel: http://www.minecraftskins.com/skin/1962242/nathaniel-pena—teens-wanna-know/

Tyler Champagne

IMBD: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3914078/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/tylerchampagne1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRealTylerChampagne