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  • August12th

    Up and coming young British talent Jamie Blackley is certainly one to keep an eye out for. The 23 year-old has appeared in a number of British TV series such as Misfits (2009), Midsomer Murders (2011), Endeavour (2012) and The Borgias (2013). He has also appeared in films such as London Boulevard (2010) co-starring Kiera Knightley, Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) co-starring Kristen Stewart and The Fifth Estate (2013) co-starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Continuing his impressive career, Blackley is set to star in Kids in Love (2014), co-starring Cara Delevingne and Will Poulter and If I Stay (2014), co-starring Chloe Grace Mortez. He also has a lead role in the currently untitled new Woody Allen project co-starring Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix.

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  • July24th

    Jack O’Connell is one of Britain’s best known on-screen bad boys. He is probably mostly recognized for his role as James Cook in the popular teen drama series Skins (2009-2010, 2013), which he won the TV choice award for best actor. He made his film debut in This Is England (2006), directed by Shane Meadows, and then had roles in thriller films such as Eden Lake (2008), co-starring Michael Fassbender and Harry Brown (2009), co-starring Michael Caine and Emily Mortimer.

    His role in the critically acclaimed Starred Up (2013) as young offender Eric was the start of a career-defining year for O’Connell. He also starred in 300: Rise of an Empire alongside Lena Headey and Eva Green. His next big role is in Unbroken, a war drama film produced and directed by Angelina Jolie and written by the Coen Brothers. The film co-stars Garrett Hedlund and Domhnall Gleeson and follows the real-life story of plane crash survivor who becomes a Japanese P.O.W. The talented Brit is certainly one to watch.

    Watch the trailer for “Starred Up” here

  • July22nd

    Being from a well-known acting dynasty, it’s not much of a surprise that 25-year old Freddie Fox pursued a career in acting. His father is actor Edward Fox and his sister is Silent Witness actress Emilia Fox.

    Fox is making a name of himself. His early TV roles include Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (2009), Worried About the Boy (2009), Any Human Heart (2010), The Shadow Line (2011), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2011) and more recently Lewis (2012) and Parade’s End (2012). His film roles include The Musketeers (2011) with Orlando Bloom.

    He continues his impressive streak this year with roles in Pride co-starring Bill Nighy and Dominic West, and The Riot Club with Douglas Booth and Sam Claflin. 2015 sees him working alongside fellow Brits Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy in the highly-anticipated Frankenstein

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  • July22nd

    Most people know Joel McHale from his comedic performance as the host on E!’s show
    The Soup, but Joel has branched out and done so much more than what he is infamously known for. He has mastered the art of comedy as well as acting, writing, and acting out voice overs.

    He started out with comedy once he graduated college and began by joining a local comedy tv show called Almost Live!. After that he went on to be a part of an improv comedy group called Unexpected Productions. McHale earned his masters degree in acting,then took a break from comedy and went on to pursue a career with his degree. He started in small roles such in television such as CSI: Miami and Will and Grace. He then went on to take on a few roles in cinema playing characters in Lords of Dogtown and Spiderman 2.

    It wasn’t until 2004 that Joel began hosting The Soup, which was the job that made his career. Since then he appeared as a judge on Iron Chef America and The It Show, and even made a guest appearance on The Last Comic Standing. 

    McHales most recent roles have been in the NBC comedy series Community, and the 2012 comedy Ted. 10 years later and Joel is manages to still holding his place as host on The Soup. Lets face it no one can make a mockery over the reality television today like Joel can.

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  • July15th

    18 year old Austin Mahone got his big break into the music industry just
    like singing sensation Justin Bieber did; through  YouTube. Austin started posting videos of him singing covers on the website in June of 2010, a year later he stepped it up a notch and began making his own personal music videos. As he continued to get better, his fan base, now known as “Mahomies” continued to get bigger as well. He racked up a total of 55 million views on YouTube all together. All it usually takes to get noticed on YouTube by big recording companies is for one video to go viral. For Austin, it was a video he posted in October of 2011 of him singing a cover to Justin Bieber’s hit holiday song “Mistletoe”.

    In August of 2012 Mahone announced that he had officially been signed to Chase/Universal Republic Records. He slowly started releasing singles, his first was titled “11:11” followed by his second single “Say Somethin”. It was after these releases that he was chosen as one of the opening acts for Taylor Swifts Red Tour. 

    From there his career began to take off, and not only with just music. In November of 2012 Mahone became the new “Teen Ambassador” for Lil Waynes Trukfit Fashion Clothing Line, and even starred in commercials for McDonalds and Hot Nuts. Mahone has won numerous awards such as MTV VMA “Artist to Watch”, MTV EMA “Best Push Artist” and “Artist on the Rise”. He currently has a hot summer single out “Mmm Yeah” with PitBull. Austin, who is now also signed with Young Money Entertainment, and Cash Money Records is now gearing up to kick off his first head lining tour “MTV’s Artist To Watch Tour” which starts this February in Miami.

    Check out his hit song with Pitbull here !

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  • July9th

    Small town sixteen year old Nash Grier has captured the hearts of young girls all over the world. Grier has become a verified social media star, and even earned himself the title “King of Vine.” The North Carolina teenager began making and posting 6 second videos on the app “Vine”,when one quickly went viral in June of 2013.This one video which is now known as “They.Need.Jesus.” launched Grier right into the spotlight. His popularity in the social media world blew up over night. Nash now has the biggest following on the app with over 7.5 million followers, 2.6 million twitter followers, and 5.5 million Instagram followers.untitled-73 copy

    In September of 2013 Nash followed by other social media stars such as Cameron Dallas and Carter Reynolds signed on a with a company called MagCon which took up and coming social media and Internet sensations on tour to meet all their fans in multiple cities. He has even appeared on morning talk shows such as Good Day America and Good Day New York. From there Nash continued to get bigger until he eventually signed with a celebrity and talent management company called 26 management. He now tours the country making appearances at multiple other social media tours such as DigiFest and Wizard World.

    Nash’s next gig is starring in a future movie along side his best fried and fellow social media star Cameron Dallas. The two both signed with Dreamworks owned company AwesomenessTV with a promise for a future film for their die hard fans.

    Check out Nash in action here!

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  • June16th

    The world of golf has been generating a lot of buzz lately, and this time it’s not about the infamous Tiger Woods but instead about a 20 year old southern boy from Dallas Texas, Jordan Spieth. Jordan turned pro at the age of just 19 and left school midway through his sophomore year at the University of Texas. Without school he had only one thing to focus on which was making his dream a reality.jordan-spieth

    For the ripe age of 20, Spieth holds an impressive record of awards and winnings. He won the U.S. Junior Amateur in both 2009 and 2011, as well as finishing 2nd in the 2008 and 2009 Junior PGA Championship. Jordan was named Rolex Junior Player of the Year by Rolex in 2009 and Personality of the Year by SportsDay’s Texas Sports in 2013. Spieth even went on to win the 2013 John Deere Classic making him the youngest tour winner since 1931 and granting him a secure spot in the 2014 British Open and Masters. With a resume like this one Spieth is sponsored by big named companies such as Under Armour, AT&T, Titliest, Rolex, and SuperStroke.

    If his athletic accomplishments don’t win you over, his heart sure will. Just last year Jordan started the Jordan Spieth Charitable Trust that focuses on promoting awareness and financial donations to special needs children, members of the military and their families, and junior golfers.

    Jordan Spieth is predicted to win the 2014 US Open this weekend so make sure to tune in and check him out!

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  • June12th

    He may be young but up and coming actor Levi Miller scores the lead in one of the oldest known fairytales warner-brothers-has-confirmed-on-tuesday-that-the-studio-s-reprise-of-j-m-barrie-s-classic-tale-peter-pan-was-given-to-young-actor-levi-millertoday. Levi will be playing Peter in Warner Bros “Pan” alongside actors such as Hugh Jackman, who will be playing Blackbeard the Pirate and Garrett Hedlund who will be playing the infamous Captain Hook.

    This will be the biggest role of Levi’s career after previously starring in the 2011 television series Terra Nova and multiple shorts such as Akiva and Great Adventures.

    The film, directed by Joe Wright will take a modern day twist on the on the classic fairytale including making the film in 3D. The plot will follow Levi (Peter) an orphan during World War II who is kidnapped by pirates and taken away to Neverland. Keep your eye out for Levi and this new modern day fairytale Pan set to hit theaters in July of 2015.

    For more information on Levis new movie visit the Warner Bros. Website or Facebook Page!

  • May8th

    Handsome, young and talented – Wesley Morgan, is a Canadian model and up & coming actor. His trade mark? – that perfect smile!

    Wesley entered the international spotlight as a model for the highly valued photographer Bruce Weber. Wesley has been a feature model for both Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister stores.  He also covers the print campaigns of many national Canadian retailers.

    His passion for acting developed itself in High School where Wesley auditioned and won the lead role for his first stage play. He decided that he wanted to study acting privately and began lessons and scene studies with the finest instructors.  Wesley brings the same work ethic to his acting that he does to his physical endeavors. As an elite athlete, he maintains a strict training regime, to stay in shape.

    As an actor, he managed to get several roles in the TV and Film industry. He is known for his role as Sam in Degrassi: The Next Generation’s 9th season two-part episode “Beat It”. He made a cameo appearance in The Rocker as Prom King Josh, and co-starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars as teen heart-throb Skander Hill, with Jennifer Stone and Melinda Shankar.  Wesley now has a lead role as Brody Cooper in Really Me, a show on Disney channel.

    Wesley will feature in upcoming movie Kick-Ass 2 alongside Jim Carrey and Chloe Grace Moretz, scheduled for release in August.

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  • April4th

    There is no way around new R&B sensation Miguel. As an LA singer/songwriter and producer, this rising artist has earned his place in the spotlight; currently shooting up the charts with his Grammy award winning hit song ‘Adorn’.

    Miguel is working his way up since 2000. Starting at a small production company Drop Squad, he dropped his work there in 2004 to start at independent record label Black Ice where he launched his first single ‘Getcha Hands Up’ in 2006. The following year, Miguel signed at Jive Records, which pushed back his album release back for two years. After that Miguel stayed behind the scenes for a while, writing songs and co-producing songs for Usher’s albums Raymond vs. Raymond & Here I Stand and Musiq Soulchild’s OnMyRadio Album.

    In 2010 Miguel  finally released his album ‘All I Want Is You’ with three top ten R&B songs such as ‘Sure Thing, ‘All I Want Is You’ and ‘Quickie’. Jive was shut down and absorbed by RCA records where Miguel singed next. His second album, Kaleidoscope Dream, was released October 2 2012 to critical acclaim. The album is a clever combination of distinct and deft use of pop hooks, influenced and inspired by the music his parents used to listen to. While Kaleidoscope Dream debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, it’s first single, ‘Adorn’, earned a number one spot on the R&B charts!

    After all of the label hopping, Miguel is happy to finally be settled with RCA.  His sweet touching vocals and  sensual modest songs are becoming his trademark- adding his name to the list of new wave R&B artist such as Frank Ocean and The Weeknd. Miguel will continue to entertain the crowds as he performs with Alicia Keys on her Set The World On Fire World Tour.

    Stay tuned for updates on this rising star. Check out tour dates on his official website and follow him on twitter for a daily dose of Mr. Adorn himself.