Starring Dancing With the StarsMaksim ChmerkovskiyTony DovolaniValentin Chmerkovskiy and teen superstar, Zendaya,Sway presents the glamour and passion of ballroom and latin dancing in a whole new way with original choreography, aspectacular visual scope, and incredible performances from some of the country’s top professional dancers.

An avant garde exploration into the widely popular world of ballroom dance, SWAY stars Tony Dovolani and brothersMaksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, champion ballroom dancers and stars on the hit television show, Dancing With the Stars. Fans of the show, and of dance in general, will have a rare opportunity to see Maks, Tony, and Val, top professional dancers, and special guests in an intimate performance that blurs the lines between conventional ballroom, live theatre, and other well known dance genres like ballet, Argentine tango, hip hop, and modern.

Divided into three parts, each anchored by one of the show’s stars, SWAY whisks audiences through the timeless elegance of ballroom’s golden era, to the modern dance fusion of today’s urban youth, climaxing with the heart pounding rhythms of the latin night club scene. Featuring innovative choreography from two of ballroom’s emerging standout artists: Joao Tiago Fernandes and David Thomas Moore, with mesmerizing visuals, and an interactive audience experience, SWAY is guaranteed to delight theater goers and take live theatrical ballroom to a new level.




Soul legend Aretha Franklin, former Disney Channel star Zendaya and Sugarland‘s Kristian Bush have been added to the Wisconsin State Fair lineup, fair officials confirmed Thursday morning.

Also announced is the return of the “Happy Together” tour headlined by the Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie.

“Queen of Soul” Franklin — the 72-year-old, 17-time Grammy winner, proclaimed the greatest vocalist of all time by Rolling Stone in 2009 — headlines the main stage at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5. Tickets are $29 to $39.

The 17-year-old Zendaya — also known as the youngest contestant ever on “Dancing With the Stars” after coming in second place last spring — will be joined by opening act and fellow Disney star Trevor Jackson, for a 7 p.m. main stage show Aug. 2. Tickets are $25 to $35.

The nostalgic “Together” tour, a recurring State Fair show in recent years, will include a revised lineup accompanying the Turtles: Chuck Negron (formerly Three Dog Night), Gary U.S. Bonds, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels and Gary Lewis & the Playboys. Tickets for the 7 p.m. main stage show Aug. 3 are $25 to $35.

Kristian Bush, who is at work on a solo album while Sugarland is on hiatus, has been added as the opener for chart-topping country trio Lady Antebellum, which headlines the main stage for an 8 p.m. show Aug. 9.

Admission for that show is $49 to $59, on sale now at the fair box office (7722 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis) and at wistatefair.comTickets for the three newly announced shows go on sale at 10 a.m. April 21. Tickets for all main stage shows include admission to the fair.

With Thursday’s announcement, nine of the 11 main stage shows have been announced for the 2014 fair, which runs July 31 to Aug. 10.

Previously announced shows include:

July 31:Phil Vassar with Maggie Rose

Aug. 4:MercyMe with Hillsong Young & Free

Aug. 7: The Summerland Tour, featuring Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 and Spacehog

Aug. 8:311 with an opener yet to be announced

Aug. 10: An evening with Alabama.

Tickets are on sale now for all of those shows.

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It’s almost time for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, and somehow, things just got even more exciting.

MTV has announced a live pre-show this Sunday, April 13, at 8:30 p.m. ET, co-hosted by teen pop star Zendaya, “Teen Wolf” star Tyler Posey, and MTV’s own Josh Horowitz and Christina Garibaldi.

Your esteemed co-hosts will be at the head of the Movie Awards red carpet, helping you get as close as possible to your favorite stars and getting exclusive interviews with every presenter, performer and nominee before the show begins, while designer Rachel Antonoff will guide you through the stars’ fashion for MTV Style’s Red Carpet Report.

As if that wasn’t enough, they’ll also be presenting an exclusive clip from the highly anticipated film “The Fault In Our Stars,” starring Tris herself, Shailene Woodley.

In addition, you’ll get to see a very special Movie Awards edition of “MTV After Hours,” hosted by Josh Horowitz, featuring an insane number of special guests, including Dwayne Johnson, Joe Manganiello, Emile Hirsch, Tony Hale and Anthony Mackie.

So, remember to stick with MTV for all your pre-show needs before the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Conan O’Brien, begin immediately afterward, this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.

Start the summer movie season with the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Conan O’Brien, Sunday, April 13 @ 9/8c! Get ready for the show with exclusive MTV Movie Awards Takeover movie previews. Then, during the 2014 Movie Awards show, watch our All-Access MTV Movie Awards Live Stream on MTV.com.


EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed actress, recording artist and author Zendaya, whose single “Replay” recently went platinum. She was star of the Disney Channel seriesShake It Up and next toplines the Disney Channel original telepic Zapped. She just wrapped an untitled pilot for the network which she is co-producing, and was runner-up on Dancing With The Stars last year. She has also also written her first book, Between You And Me, sharing advice on fashion, friendships and family with her core youth demo. CAA, along with Monster Talent Management and attorney Bill Skrzyniarz, will seek to broaden her base to feature film and other platforms. Disney Channel has been a strong launch point for everyone from Zac Efron to Shia LaBeouf and Selena Gomez.


On DWTS: “Some people get to go to prom and some people get to go onDancing with the Stars. I think I’m good. I didn’t want to come in there as the celebrity who tried to pass by doing some little two-step. I wanted to learn how to be a professional dancer. Being 16 years old helps, and maybe my knees are a little better, but it still takes a lot out of you. I didn’t go on the show to try and win. I went on the show to experience something new.”

On being a role model: “Spotlights are used to highlight something in someone that can bring a spotlight to other people. I wanted to be a good influence on my demographic. Their parents have told me they’re proud of me and that they want their kids to be like me.”

On her album: “Every decision was mine to make. I found my producers, chose the artwork, songs, and all the visuals that came with it. I only chose songs I would listen to a million times. If I wouldn’t listen to it a million times, who will? I needed to be in love with it.”

WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2014 and RDIO are throwing a spectacular welcome cocktail party, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2nd at 7p, at the HARD ROCK CAFE, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., in HOLLYWOOD – exclusively for our registered delegates — to see and hear DAUGHTRY, CHRISTINA PERRI, and ZENDAYA.

Yes, it’s DAUGHTRYCHRISTINA PERRI, and ZENDAYA – plus delicious food, wine tasting and cocktails. But only if you are registered!

All WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2014 attendees get to sample the RDIO 20-million song ad-free library for free.

Join RDIO, ALL ACCESS and A&R WORLDWIDE for this specialWORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2014 kickoff cocktail party WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2nd at 7p, at the HARD ROCK CAFE! And our thanks toMUSICMASTER for their participation.

It’s only open to registered WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2014 delegates.

Register now to save money!

Book your discounted hotel room now!

Make Your Plans To Attend Now

Hundreds of your peers in radio, music and technology are already locked in for THE WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2014, APRIL 2nd-4th, 2014 at the HOTEL ROOSEVELT in HOLLYWOOD, presented by ALL ACCESS and A&R WORLDWIDE. Please save the date andmake your plans now.

Be a part of this historic radio event, bringing the brightest minds from around the world — in radio, social media, and the music business — together for one purpose — to ensure radio’s bright future with cutting edge thinking.

THE WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT, which kicks off on APRIL 2nd with a terrific welcome party at the HARD ROCK CAFE starring DAUGHTRY, CHRISTINA PERRI and ZENDAY, then two full days of cutting edge sessions — not the same old stuff. Two breakfasts, two lunches, two more cocktail parties, and two nights of entertainment featuring some of the hottest new bands from around the U.S. and around the world.

Later this week more WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2013 sessions, speakers and thought leaders will be announced!

Registration is only $425. To register and find out about a 15% discount for company/station groups of five or more, click here.

Then click here to register and lock in a hotel room at the HOTEL ROOSEVELT, in HOLLYWOOD, at the discount rate. Hurry … rooms are going very fast.

See you at the WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2014, APRIL 2nd-4th at THE HOTEL ROOSEVELT in HOLLYWOOD! And, make your Industry Award Votes, now!

On fashion

As it turns out, the pretty California native has experience on both sides of the fashion lens.

In a design capacity, Zendaya recently partnered with Diamond Supply Co. to create a custom line of t-shirts available exclusively at Pac Sun. But the fashion-forward star’s career credits also include modeling for brands like Macy’s and Old Navy in her early teens.

Although her breakthrough role as Rocky Blue in the Disney series Shake It Up cut her modeling career short, Zendaya clearly still carries a torch for the fashion world. “I definitely want to walk the runway one day,” she revealed. “I think it would be fun to do something really funky and different, like Jeremy Scott, and then do something totally opposite, like Marc Jacobs or Alexander Wang. I love taking risks with fashion.”

For now, though, her dream of catwalking will have to wait, because Zendaya is on the precipice of blowing up in both the acting industry and the music industry.

On TV and film

After Shake It Up ended its several-season run last fall, Zendaya didn’t have to wait long before landing another Disney role — two, actually. In addition to being tapped to star in the movie Zapped, rumored to be released later this year, the actress just filmed the pilot for a new Disney series.

“I’m not sure how much I’m allowed to say about it,” she laughed. “The name of the show and the character recently changed… I can tell you that much!” And while she’s staying relatively mum on the details, Zendaya openly hopes that the show will get picked up.

On music

The rising star readily admits, however, that recording is where her heart resides at the moment. “There is so much more I want to do, but music is the priority right now,” she explained. Happily, it appears her single-minded determination is paying off.

Her self-titled first album, released in September of last year by Hollywood Records, debuted on the Billboard 200 chart and garnered positive reviews from critics who praised her for her unique “rhythmic pop” sound. It’s since gone platinum, and the debut single, “Replay,” peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Dance Songs chart.

When asked when her next single might drop, she shared a little insider info. “We have chosen the second single, and we have a video treatment, too,” she revealed. “It’s going to be so dope — I can’t wait to shoot it!” While the second single doesn’t yet have a release date, Zendaya hints that it may be soon.

On fame

Which begged the question: How does the talented teen stay grounded in the face of so much success?

Well, as the lyrics go, she gets by with a little help from her friends. Fellow Disney darling and Zendaya’s role model, Raven-Symoné, gives her “great advice.” She talks to Val and Maks Chmerkovskiy, whom she befriended during her time on Dancing with the Stars, “all the time,” asserting, “I am so lucky to have two awesome big brothers thanks to my time on Dancing with the Stars.”

Plus, she doesn’t buy into the hype. “To stay grounded, I have my family,” she said. “I have big brothers and sisters who would kick my butt if I did anything bad, and I also always think about my nieces and nephews who are watching me very closely. I won’t do anything that I wouldn’t want them to do!”

When pressed about peers like Justin Bieber (who she says she wouldn’t mind collaborating with!) and Miley Cyrus who can’t seem to stay out of the headlines, Zendaya responds with class and wisdom well beyond her seventeen years. “I would never say anything negative about what they do or the choices they make because, in the end, those are their choices and their lives and I respect them,” she stated. “I’ve chosen my own different path, and I will continue to do what I do.”

Her biggest advice to other teens to avoid pitfalls like peer pressure or bullying is to focus on the positive, saying, “I am proud and confident in who I am, so that really overcomes any negativity the world throws my way.”

On the future

For Zendaya, who’ll turn 18 this September, there’s plenty to be positive about. “One of the projects I’m really excited about right now is my partnership with Carmex… I’m the spokesperson for their new Moisture Plus line of lip care, which is such a perfect fit for me because I’ve always used and loved Carmex,” said the fashion buff, who’s a major fan of the line’s four limited edition designs.

But, above all, the sweet star — whose name means “to give thanks” — is grateful just to be where she is. “There are a lot of things that are hard, but I have to focus on the positive, and I am blessed with good health and a supportive family and great friends.”


To celebrate the weekend block launch, You & A will feature pop singer ZENDAYA and rapper KIRKO BANGZ in the season premiere on FEBRUARY 22nd at 12:30p.  Artists featured in the first season included KARMIN, CODY SIMPSON, MEL B, DAUGHTRY, TLC, and R5.

zendaya mtv valentines day contest

If you’ve heard her music, you probably have it on repeat so you can listen to it all day, right? If you want to have the kind of Valentine’s Day that you can replay over in your head, Zendaya is here to make that happen!

Want to know how to get roses and a signed card from the singer? All you have to do is Tweet using the hashtag #DearZendaya to let her know what your favorite cause is and how you’re supporting it. It doesn’t matter if you’re all about rocking eco-friendly kicks or making sure every girl has access to education, because Zendaya wants to hear about it!


How to Get Roses From Zendaya!

Click to Tweet. Click the ‘Act’ button below or click here to launch a Twitter window preloaded with the hashtag #DearZendaya. By clicking ‘Act’ you agree to all contest rules.

Customize Tweet. Let Zendaya and @MTVact know what your favorite cause is and how you support it. Send your Tweet between Tuesday, February 4 at noon ET, and Monday, February 10 at 11:59:59 pm ET!

Follow @MTVact. We’ll be DMing the winner, so make sure to follow us so we can get a hold of you. We’ll be Retweeting some of our favorite tweets during the week, too — just for fun. Remember, the winner will be chosen at random.

Be Zendaya’s Valentine! One winner will be randomly selected to win a dozen roses and a signed Valentine’s Day card delivered to their door. Zendaya not included.

Press pause on whatever else you’re doing and check out the action widget below for your chance to take home roses from the one and only Zendaya!


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