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Q&A: How ‘Stranger Things’ Actor Noah Schnapp Became A Creator To Watch On TikTok

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Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp made his first TikTok video in November 2019, and has been addicted to the short-form video app ever since. His account boosts 7.5 million followers and is growing. He’s accumulated a combined 94.3 million likes across 36 videos. Read the full interview, here.

Wiz Khalifa Talks ‘The Wiz Vault’ And The Importance Of Giving Back To Music Education Programs

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“The music programs in Pittsburgh—that’s where I learned how to be who I am today,” says Grammy-nominated rapper Wiz Khalifa, who recently launched The Wiz Vault to raise money for music education programs similar to those that helped him early on in his career. Check out my full interview with Khalifa, here.

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Antoni Porowski’s food expertise ventures beyond his expert role on Queer Eye. You can visit his fast-casual healthy restaurant, The Village Den, located in Manhattan’s West Village. Porowski is in charge of developing the café’s menu, which caters to wide-range of diets such as paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free and more. Read full article here.

Designer Bobby Berk Talks ‘Queer Eye: Japan,’ New Furniture Collection And Using Adobe To Balance It All (Forbes)

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Designer and Queer Eye expert Bobby Berk has perhaps the hardest job of the Fab Five. Each episode he’s tasked with redesigning a space in a crazy short timeline of just three days. In Netflix’s new four-part miniseries Queer Eye: We’re in Japan!, the Fab Five travels across the globe to transform the lives of inspiring heroes, while also immersing themselves into Japan’s rich culture. Read full article here.

Sarah Michelle Gellar Talks Return To TV, Why ‘Buffy’ Is Still Relevant And Promoting Healthy Habits In Schools (Forbes)

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“It was the time away that got me really excited about different projects and more focused on what it is I ultimately wanted to do,” says Sarah Michelle Gellar, who is preparing to make her return to primetime television after a five-year hiatus from acting. During her time away, she spent valuable time with her children and pursued a second career with Foodstirs, an organic and kid-friendly baking kit and mix company she co-founded with friends Galit Laibow and Greg Fleishman, in 2015. Read full article here.

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Symptoms marks nearly a decade since the release of her pop-punk album Guilty Pleasure, the follow up to her 2007 debut album Headstrong. But that was a busier time for Tisdale — she was working under a major label and balancing studio sessions between TV and movie sets (notably, as Maddie Fitzpatrick in The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody and as Sharpay Evans in the widely popular High School Musical franchise). Read full article here.

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After finishing his successful 2018 compilation EP I met you when I was 18, touring all over the world and becoming pop music’s newest breakout star, his anxiety and depression hindered him from creating new music. His open letter about his mental health struggles received an outpour of support from friends and fans alike. Read full article here.

Luis Fonsi Talks The ‘Despacito’ Effect And Latin Music In The New Digital Age (Forbes)

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Nearly two decades later, social media and streaming services have helped propel Latin music into the mainstream (or, according to Billboard’s Leila Cobo, cause a “Latin Music explosion”). And although Fonsi is very vocal about not wanting to take credit for whole thing, he was a key igniter in the 2017 “explosion.” Read full article here.

Based on the success of songs like “Old Town Road” and “Roxanne,” for new or established artists looking for viral hit in 2020, posting a song on TikTok can’t hurt. And although the app isn’t a traditional music discovery platform, TikTok was a big force in shaping 2019’s biggest hits, producing one of the most iconic songs of 2019. Read full article here.

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A monumental achievement occurred for the singer-songwriter earlier this year, when she was featured on the cover of Billboard Magazine’s January 12 issue. In her Billboard cover story, she used her platform to talk about the importance of representing for Black women, finding her own creative freedom and defining herself in the pop music industry. Now, she takes the reign as the fastest solo artist (without an album) to surpass one billion combined Spotify streams, and according to Twitter fans, has sold more than 11 million records worldwide. Read full article here.
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The Jonas Brothers reminded fans Saturday night (Nov. 23) at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center why their reunion was so magical. Intertwined with mid-to-late 2000s throwback jams and hits from their chart-topping album Happiness Begins, the concert was a slice of the past and a look to the future. The boys descended onto the stage with sparks, opening with their up-beat track “Rollercoaster.” They performed a slew of pop, synth-filled songs from Happiness Begins, including “Cool,” “Only Human,” and “Strangers.” Their new music starkly contrasted with the rock ‘n’ roll vibes of throwbacks like “That’s Just The Way We Roll” and “S.O.S,” but the crowd basked in every minute of it. Read full article here.

Disney Channel And ‘Grown Ups’ Actor Cameron Boyce Dies At 20 (Forbes)

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Cameron Boyce, a philanthropist and actor best known for his leading roles on Disney Channel’s TV series “Jessie” and the Descendants and Grown Ups films, has died. He was 20 years old. Read full obituary, here.

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