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The CW has just announced that it was picked up the new Lucy Hale series titled “Life Sentence”! Here’s what Entertainment Weekly had to say about it:
The network has also given a series order to Lucy Hale project Life Sentence. Here’s the logline: When a young woman diagnosed with terminal cancer finds out that she’s not dying after all, she has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to “live like she was dying.”
Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith will write and executive-produce with Bill Lawrence, Oliver Goldstick, Jeff Ingold, and Lee Toland Krieger. Dylan Walsh, Jayson Blair, Gillian Vigman, Brooke Lyons, Elliot Knight, and Carlos PenaVega also star.
Hometown: Born in Missouri, raised in Miami.
Current Role: Playing wingman Kenickie to Aaron Tveit’s Danny Zuko in the January 31 broadcast of Grease: Live on Fox.
Stage and Screen Cred: As a kid, PenaVega performed in local Florida productions of musicals like Man of La Mancha, Titanic and, yes, Grease before landing regular TV gigs. He’s a part of the pop boy band Big Time Rush and appeared on Dancing with the Stars last year, competing against his wife, Broadway vet Alexa PenaVega.
One of PenaVega’s Broadway dream roles? Aladdin!
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James Maslow, the “Big Time Rush” star set to appear on the big screen in the upcoming feature “Wild for the Night,” has signed on to play Dr. Watson in the latest stage version of “Sherlock Holmes.”
He’ll appear alongside David Arquette in the national touring production of the play, a steampunk interpretation that, it was recently announced, will also star Renee Olstead (“Still Standing,” “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”). When the actor initially set to play Watson, Michael Trevino (“The Vampire Diaries”), had to exit “Sherlock Holmes,” producers approached Maslow.
“I said ‘Hell, yeah!’” recalled Maslow. “I miss being on tour. Going out there on the road and seeing the country and meeting the fans, I miss that. And theater’s one of the hardest things you can do, so I’m excited to prove that I can do it.”
Maslow has toured previously as a member of the band Big Time Rush, most recently hitting the road in 2014. His screen credits also include the Sony Crackle series “Sequestered” as well as a lead role in Lifetime’s V.C. Andrews adaptation “Seeds of Yesterday.”
Written by Greg Kramer and directed by Andrew Shaver, the North American touring production of “Sherlock” launches at the Ricardo Montalban Theater in L.A. Oct. 15, with further stops to include Toronto, Chicago and Washington, D.C. There are no plans for a New York run as of now.
The production is currently in rehearsal, and Maslow said he’s still at work developing his take on Watson. “He started out being somewhat posh, but now we’re thinking of making him a little more South London,” he said.
Maslow is repped by Paradigm and Brillstein.
‘Til death – or ballroom dancing – do us part.
Alexa and Carlos PenaVega may have united in holy matrimony, but now the duo are facing off and making history as the first married couple ever to compete against each other on Dancing with the Stars.
“He literally rehearses right next door. So he’ll walk over to me and he’ll just give me a kiss,” Alexa – who is celebrating her 27th birthday today – told Entertainment Tonight of her husband on Thursday. “It’s just so encouraging. He is my teammate and my life partner, so I like that encouragement. I need it.”
The former Big Time Rush star (née Pena) and Spy Kids actress (née Vega) combined their given surnames after their January 2014 wedding at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
“We are so thrilled and blessed that we were able to have all of our close friends and family join us on our special day,” the couple – who will be writing weekly blogs for PEOPLE.com about their DWTS season 21 adventures – told PEOPLE at the time.
Before they became husband and wife, Alexa – who was a recurring guest star on Nashville last season – told PEOPLE the key to marriage is “compromise.”
But it also sounds like she’s not going to let her love for her husband, who will play Kenickie in Fox’s upcoming Grease: Live!, get in the way of her shot at the Mirror Ball trophy.
“There are compromises like where you want to eat, what color you want to paint the wall, but not who you are as a person,” she said of what she learned from her first marriage. “[But] never compromise yourself.”
Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars, featuring newly engaged judge Julianne Hough, premieres Sept. 14 on ABC
Attention Nickelodeon fans! The Thundermans are about to experience a Big Time Rush! Carlos PenaVega is making his way to Nick’s favorite super family!
This morning, Variety reported that Carlos PenaVega will be heading to The Thundermans as Tech Rider. He’ll be playing the role of Phoebe’s (Kira Kosarin) mentor. We can’t wait to see what cool technological skills he’ll bring to the Thundermans team.
We’ll have more details on the upcoming episode, No Country for Old Mentors, which premieres this fall on Nickelodeon. We are so ready to see Carlos return, and we’re already counting down the days.
So excited to hear we’ll be seeing Carlos on TV so soon! Congrats to Carlos! Can’t wait to see it!
Alexa Vega (Colombian actress) and Carlos Pena (Venezuelan/Dominican actor)
YEARS TOGETHER: 1 (married since 2014)
CHILDREN TOGETHER: 0
WHY WE LOVE THEM: They meshed their last names upon marriage and now go by Carlos and Alexa PenaVega.
We couldn’t agree more!!!
Don’t be sad that Lifetime will soon air the final installment of its Flowers in the Attic movie series, because the April 12 finale, Seeds of Yesterday, brings boy bander James Maslow’s spectacular abs with it.
Maslow, alum of the Nickelodeon series and boy band Big Time Rush, stars as Bart Sheffield, the son of incestuous marrieds Cathy (Rachael Carpani) and Chris (Jason Lewis). And in this Fifty Shades of Rococo clip above, a towel-wrapped Maslow shows off his finely-toned abs as he prepares to welcome his ‘rents to Foxworth Hall, the estate of his late great-grandfather, Malcolm.
The whole Dollanganger family is gathering at Foxworth for the reading of Malcolm’s will, and the impeccably dressed Bart is expecting to inherit the biggest piece of his grandpop’s cash.
Oh, but back to the abs, yes, that is the same Jason Lewis who used to frequently show off his own toned tummy as Samantha’s boyfriend Smith on Sex and the City. Now he’s playing a cardigan-wearing dad.
Lifetime has already aired adaptations of Flowers in the Attic and Petals on the Wind, the first two books in V.C. Andrews’s Dollanganger family series. A third movie, If There Be Thorns, airs on April 5, and will find Cathy and Chris’s secret pasts being revealed to those closest to them… with a little help from their mother, Corinne (Heather Graham), who dons a disguise and moves in next door to her children. (We hate it when that happens!)
If There Be Thorns airs on April 5 and Seeds of Yesterday airs on April 12 on Lifetime.
James Maslow is best known as the star of the award winning music group BIG TIME RUSH and the Nickelodeon series of the same name. In the recently completed season of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” he was a fan favorite, fourth place finalist and the show’s last man standing. Maslow and his group last toured Latin America to sold out performances. His new series, “Sequestered,” premieres on Sony Crackle the week of August 5th followed by his first solo music project release in November. In an exclusive interview the young heartthrob reveals some DWTS secrets and his plans for a very bright future.
The jury is in at Crackle, starting Aug. 5.
The digital network is debuting a new original series, Sequestered, and Yahoo TV has the first look at the show’s poster, featuring stars Jesse Bradford (Bring It On), Summer Glau (Arrow, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement), Heather Dubrow (The Real Housewives of Orange County), and James Maslow (Big Time Rush, Dancing With the Stars).
The 12-episode series follows a group of jurors confined to a hotel while deliberating a huge court case with life-changing implications. Judging by the poster, the jurors develop contentious relationships — hardly anybody is looking directly at anyone else, and there are side-eye glares to spare.
“The premise for Sequestered is pretty unique; it’s not quite like any other TV show I’ve seen,” Bradford told Yahoo TV. “We tried to make each moment fast-paced and exhilarating. I’m curious to see if we get the same reaction from audiences that I had while reading the script. I’m glad to be a member of the Crackle family; we’re very lucky to have assembled such a talented cast and crew.”
The first six episodes of Sequestered premiere Aug. 5 and the remaining six eps will be available Oct. 14. Crackle is becoming a major destination for original series; it already hosts Jerry Seinfeld’s acclaimed Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
“I’ve had such a great time working with this incredible team on such an exciting new show,” director Kevin Tancharoen (Fame) told us. “The caliber of talent that we had the opportunity to work with is incredible, and we hope people will enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed working on it.”
Crackle’s official description of Sequestered:
Danny Firmin (Bradford), a young attorney with a promising career, begins to uncover a major conspiracy behind his big case defending the alleged murderer of Governor Mark Bennett’s (Warburton) 8-year-old son. Sequestered juror Anna (Glau) is forced to choose between her beliefs and the safety of her family while deliberating the fate of a potentially innocent man. Surprising alliances form, sparking tensions and testing morals as Anna puts her life on the line to expose the conspiracy and find true justice for all involved.
Sequestered premieres Tuesday, Aug. 5 on Crackle.
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.