FOX confirmed Friday that Jason DeRulo, who is enjoying his most successful year since first emerging as a pop star in 2009, will perform at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards.

DeRulo will perform a medley of singles “Talk Dirty” and “Wiggle” at the ceremony, which broadcasts live from the UCLA Pauley Pavilion on August 10. Both songs reached the Top 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart this year.

In addition to revealing DeRulo as a musical performer, FOX also identified the first wave of stars scheduled to make appearances at the 2014 iteration of Teen Choice.

Jake T. Austin, Big Show, Jamie Blackley, Kellan Lutz, Chloë Grace Moretz, Cody Simpson, Hailee Steinfeld, Gregg Sulkin, Bella Thorne and Zendaya represent that first wave.

FOX will announce additional names in the coming weeks.

Congrats to all the cast and crew!

The Friday, June 27 (8:00 p.m.) premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie “Zapped,” starring Disney Channel and Disney XD favorites Zendaya and Spencer Boldman, delivered 5.7 million Total Viewers, ranking as the #1 cable TV telecast of 2014 to-date among Kids 2-11 (2.9 million/7.3 rating), Kids 6-11 (2.3 million/9.6 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (2.1 million/8.7 rating).  The movie also delivered nearly 1.3 million Adults 18-49.

The highly-anticipated premiere of the comedy series “Girl Meets World” (9:45 p.m.) delivered 5.2 million Total Viewers and ranked as the #1 series launch of 2014 among major youth demographics:  Kids 2-11 (2.3 million/5.7 rating), Kids 6-11 (1.8 million/7.7 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (1.7 million/6.9 rating).

The movie and series also set viewing records after being made available on the popular WATCH Disney Channel app and iTunes on Monday, June 23.  “Girl Meets World” is pacing to be the most viewed series ever in the WATCH Disney Channel app. On iTunes, it is the most downloaded Disney Channel series preview to-date.

“Zapped” is primed to join the Tween viewing record books as well.  Disney Channel has presented five of the top six movies in cable TV history and the #1 TV movie telecast among Tweens for 12 consecutive years (2002-13).

Multi-talented recording artist/actress Zendaya (“Dancing with the Stars,” “Shake It Up“) stars in Disney Channel’s upcoming comedy “KC Undercover.”  Spencer Boldman stars in Disney XD’s “Lab Rats.”  “Zapped” was directed by Peter DeLuise and executive-produced by Jane Goldenring, Carol Baum, Michael Prupas and Harvey Khan. The producer is Lisa Towers. Based on the popular book Boys Are Dogs by Leslie Margolis, the screenplay was written by Rachelle Skoretz, Matt Eddy and Billy Eddy.  Aakomon “AJ” Jones is the choreographer.

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (MS) – Disney star and recording artist, Zendaya, will perform at Magic Springs Water and Theme Park on Saturday, May 31. The show begins at 8 p.m. at the Timberwood Amphitheater.

Her debut album, “Zendaya” and the lead single “Replay” reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 18 in New Zealand. “Replay” has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Zendaya starred in the Disney series, “Shake it Up” and the movie “Frenemies.” She has charted hits including “Watch Me,” a duet with her co-star Bella Thorne that charted on Billboard’s Hot 100.

For full details on tickets, pricing, and show time, please go to the My Town website:


I’ve added some images and screen captures of Zendaya’s visit to Ryan Seacret’s radio studio this month. You can view those by clicking the thumbnail sets below.

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Zendaya took some time off from her tour to stop by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with her two friends and dancers Deja and Dominique. The studio was packed with fans of all ages who listened closely as Zendaya talked about life on tour, her time on “Dancing with The Stars”, and her new Disney Channel Original Movie “Zapped.”

Zendaya started out the interview by reminiscing on her performance at the Radio Disney Music Awards a few weeks ago. She shared the process behind choreographing the dance, which she said was inspired by Michael Jackson and choreographed by her dancer Dominique.

Zendaya told fans that she learned a lot of dance moves from her time on “Dancing with The Stars.” She said that her favorite dances were the Latin inspired numbers, and that the Waltz was the most difficult because it was so technical. Zendaya even admitted that despite her dance background, the performances were still challenging to her saying “I was never 100 percent until the night of the performance.”

At one point in the interview, Zendaya gave fans a sneak peak of her choreography from her tour when she gave an in-studio performance of her hit single “Replay” with her two dancers.

She didn’t just talk about music, though. Zendaya also talked about her upcoming movie “Zapped” that will premiere on June 27on The Disney Channel. The movie is about a girl named Zoey, played by Zendaya, who comes into possession of a smart phone app that can control boys.

Zendaya gave some inspirational words of advice as well when she shared how she overcame her shyness. “I just stopped caring what other people thought and did what I loved,” she said.

Before the end of the interview, Zendaya made sure to give everyone at Seacrest Studios an update on an upcoming project that she’s working on for Disney Channel. The pilot, that has yet to be picked up, is about a teenage girl, played by Zendaya, who lives a double life as an undercover spy. She also added that she hopes to get back into the studio soon, as she already has some ideas for a new album.

Everyone had a blast hanging out with Zendaya, both during his interview and afterwards when she signed autographs and took pictures with fans. Thanks for a great time Zendaya and we hope you come and visit again!

Zendaya graces the June/July Issue Cover of GL Magazine. In the Mag Z dishes on her new movie ‘Zapped’ new show ‘K.C. Undercover’, and more make sure to check it out below, and check out images over in the gallery plus more K.C Undercover Episode Stills!

On her number one guy — her father, Kazembe: “He’s taught me to fight for what I believe in. It’s easy to give into things based on peer pressure or because we don’t have the confidence to stick up for ourselves, but it’s important you don’t let anybody tell you what you’re worth.”

On Zapped: “This movie is more about real issues, which is cool. [Zoey’s] mom remarries and she’s gotta move in with boys she doesn’t get along with and adjust to a new environment. Everyone in the world has to go through changes and deal with weird situations. We had to shoot some scenes outside of a school, and there were bees everywhere. They’d be swarming all over the craft service table. [People] freaked out. It was funny. I mean, who’s not scared of bees? But I’ve been around them so much now, I’m cool with them.”

On her new Disney show: “It’s like The Cosby Show meets That’s So Raven meets Kim Possible. Her parents are spies and need her help, so she’s recruited. She has to balance being a regular girl and disappointing her friends ’cause she can’t tell them.”

Congrats to Zendaya!

Zendaya will star in and co-produce live-action spy comedy K.C. Undercover, Disney Channel said today. The multi-camera series begins production this summer in Los Angeles for an early 2015 premiere. It focuses on K.C. Cooper, a high school math whiz who’s training to be an undercover super spy, following in the footsteps of her parents. Each episode finds the Coopers balancing typical family issues while performing undercover missions to protect the country. Also starring are Kadeem Hardison and Tammy Townsend as K.C.’s parents Craig and Kira Cooper; Kamil McFadden as Ernie, the youngest of the Cooper family; and Veronica Dunne as K.C.’s best friend Marisa. Zendaya is next up in Disney Channel’s original movie Zapped, premiering June 27. K.C. Undercover was created by Corinne Marshall and is executive-produced by Rob Lotterstein (Shake It Up). It is a production of It’s A Laugh Productions.

I’ve also added two stills from the upcoming TV show to the gallery.


Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for Zendaya, demolition derby championship shootout and rodeo roundup.

The Delaware State Fair has rounded out its lineup for the M&T Bank Grandstand by adding teen actress and singer Zendaya, the Demolition Derby Champion Shootout and the Delawave Volunteer Firefighter’s Pro Rodeo Roundup.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for all three new shows: the Rodeo Roundup on July 17 ($16); Demolition Derby Champion Shootout on July 19 ($16-$18); and Zendaya with guest Trevor Jackson on July 21 ($23-$40).

Tickets are already on sale for rest of the shows in the concert series. The schedule includes the following:

July 18: Manlove Autoparts’ Demolition Derby

July 20: Train, with guest Striking Matches

July 22: Keith Urban, with guest Brett Eldredge

July 23: Brantley Gilbert, with guest The LACS

July 24: Night of Harness Racing

July 25: Jeremy Camp with Britt Nicole

July 26: Lady Antebellum with guest Joe Nichols

For tickets and more information, visit


I’ve added photos of Zendaya visiting the PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital yesterday. How sweet of Zendaya to spend some time with her fans – I hope they all had a great time meeting and hanging out with her. You can view the photos by clicking the thumbnail set below.


Today was an unforgettable day for the children at PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital. Patients, and their families, were given a once in a lifetime chance to meet Zendaya, star of Disney Channel’s TV show ‘Shake It Up’ and the youngest contestant and runner up of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. As an ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Zendaya was thrilled to be able to visit PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital, a member of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals network and the largest pediatric rehabilitation center in New Jersey treating kids with special needs.

During her visit, Zendaya was able to sign autographs, take pictures and sing with the patients and families. This was a great experience for both the children and Zendaya. She enjoys putting smiles on their faces during her time off in between concerts.

All of the children were excited to meet Zendaya and have their own little private concert with the super star. It was a wonderful and fun day to be a patient at PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital.

Children’s Specialized Hospital is the largest provider of pediatric rehabilitation services in the county. With 12 locations in New Jersey, the hospital serves more than 22,000 children a year, including children affected by brain injury, spinal cord injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and other life-changing illnesses. For more information about Children’s Specialized Hospital,

Children’s Specialized Hospital, the largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital in the country, treats children affected by brain injury, spinal cord injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses at twelve sites throughout New Jersey. Services include outpatient therapies, physician specialty services, acute rehabilitation, medical day care and long-term care through its sites in Bayonne, Clifton, Egg Harbor Township, Mountainside, Toms River, Fanwood, Hamilton, New Brunswick, Newark and Roselle Park as well as outreach programs in many communities. Children’s Specialized Hospital is an affiliate member of the Robert Wood Johnson Health System and a proud member of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation supports the programs and services of the hospital. The Foundation is ranked among the top six pediatric hospital foundations in the country. To help, or find more information: call 888-CHILDRENS;

As mentioned, previously, HERE.

Achieving success outside of the Disney bubble isn’t always an easy feat, but Zendaya has already begun to walk that road. Since releasing her single “Replay” off her self-titled debut album in September 2013, the triple threat has been working on a lot of projects, including one with an old friend.

SheKnows had the opportunity to chat with the starlet on the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards red carpet on Saturday, April 26, and found out details about the collaborative project with her formerDancing With the Stars partner Val Chmerkovskiy and his brother Maks, who is currently serving as a SheKnows guest blogger.

“He brought up the opportunity to work with him on this Dance with Me thing, which is actually their studio, and they’re doing this whole production and I said, ‘Heck yeah,’” the 17-year-old darling told us about the upcoming project.

Zendaya says the production will involve some ballroom dancing, which she practiced during herDancing With the Stars season. However, the Disney star said it won’t be traditional ballroom dancing. “I think we’re going to edge it up. He says he wants to add a little hip-hop in there, so I’m like ‘OK. A little hip ballroom,’” she exclaimed. “I don’t know how you would mix those two together.”

And yet, the collaborative project shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise for Zendaya fans since the starlet says she looks at Val as a “big brother” and still regularly keeps in contact. “If there’s anybody, it’s him. When you go through something crazy like that for so long together, you establish a really close bond, so he’s my big brother for life,” she gushed.

Even though Zendaya didn’t go home with the two Radio Disney Music awards that she was nominated for, the entertainer did take the Disney stage for a Janet Jackson-inspired performance of her hit “Replay.”


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