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Carlos PenaVega has been very busy lately!
Not only did the Big Time Rush star marry Alexa Vega in January, but he’s also the host of the new Nickelodeon game show, Webheads, and on Monday morning he called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to catch up.
Of course, Ryan and Ellen had to get the scoop on the newlywed life first. ”I can’t believe I’m married,” joked PenaVega, 24. “It’s been five months and I’m still alive.”
Also on the line was KIIS FM’s Manny on the Streets, who just so happened to be a guest at Carlos wedding to the Spy Kids star. “He had some crazy stories,” revealed Carlos.
Like what exactly? ”I ripped my shorts playing beach volleyball with Carlos,” explained Manny, “and it wasn’t a pretty sight.”
“But here’s the best part,” added Carlos. “He ripped his shorts and didn’t realize it until like an hour later. So he’s playing the whole time and everything is just hanging out. … he finds out and quickly grabs a towel.”
In between everything else going on, Carlos is still a member of Big Time Rush … and he revealed that there is more to come from the band.
“We are all kind of chilling right now doing our own thing. We do have a meeting in the upcoming weeks talking about maybe a possible tour in the fall, which could be very exciting. The band never dies, the band’s always together, so we’ll see what happens.”
But until then, Carlos is focusing on Webheads, which premieres on Nickelodeon on Monday, June 2, at 6/5c and airs Monday through Friday.
“Webheads is pretty crazy,” he excitedly explained. “We basically took all the funniest videos on the Internet and made it into a game show. So we got kids coming in and … in Round 1, guessing what happens next. Say Manny has a video and he’s going for the dive and we pause it right before Manny’s dive and say what’s going to happen next. Is it going to be A) he’s gonna face-plant in the sand, B) his pants are going to rip, or C) he’s going to get an awesome save. And if you get it right, you get points.”
And the prizes are just as great as the game! “We gave out flat-screen TVs, Xboxes, some girl won a two-week trip to Hawaii,” Carlos described. “I was like, ‘Wow, can I go with you?’”
Webheads, which is from Ryan Seacrest Productions, premieres on Nickelodeon on Monday, June 2 at 6/5c.
Make sure you tune into Nickelodeon at 6PM tonight to catch Carlos PenaVega’s hosting debut in Webheads! Every week night at 6PM Webheads will air!
“Big Time Rush’s” Carlos PenaVega leads the 40-episode summer series, which has a new name.
Nickelodeon’s Ryan Seacrest-backed game show has found its host.
Big Time Rush alum Carlos PenaVega has been tapped to lead the new competition series, which revolves around child contestants competing in challenges centered on viral videos, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
The 40-episode, half-hour summer game show, formerly titled Go Viral, will now be called Webheads.
“I grew up on Nickelodeon game shows and always dreamed of being a contestant,” said PenaVega in a statement to THR. “I’m excited to be doing something fun and unique that captures the heart and slime of Nick.”
From Ryan Seacrest Productions, Webheads is executive produced by Seacrest and Adam Sher.
The gig keeps PenaVega in the Nickelodeon family, where he was a lead in the music comedy series Big Time Rush from 2009 to 2013.
PenaVega recently wrapped production on the indie La Vida Robot, based on a Wired article about four undocumented Mexican-American high school students who form a robotics club and compete against MIT in a national robotics competition. He is repped by APA, Gem Entertainment Group and manager Gregg Edwards.