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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.
Kendall Schmidt of Big Time Rush and Heffron Drive has formed a private record label, TOLbooth Records, to release music by Heffron Drive, among others.
A play on the word “toll booth,” the “TOL” stands for “Tree of Life,” named for a tree in the Schmidt family yard that stood next to his bedroom window with deep, gnarly roots and huge, expansive branches. TOLbooth Records is currently building its talent portfolio and will specialize in developing new, aspiring artists.
“When I was starting out, I was lucky to have had the help and support of a few champions. I’m excited to now pay it forward and help highlight those who need a boost of their own,” said Schmidt. “I have always loved working with new artists and it is a dream come true to be able to do so in a more official capacity.”
A very cool venture, indeed. We wish Schmidt all the best.
For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/heffrondrivemusic or follow the band on Twitter.
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Kendall has announced on twitter that the new Heffron Drive single, titled “Parallel” will be available March 25th 2014!
Big time romantic rush! Spy Kids star Alexa Vega started off the new year marrying Big Time Rush rocker Carlos Pena, Jr. in a romantic ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Saturday, Jan. 4.
The couple, who both changed their last names to PenaVega, told Us Weekly exclusively, “We are so blessed to have been able to spend this special day with the people we love the most. We look forward to sharing a happy and healthy life together.”
For her big day, Vega, 25, wore a stunning Eduardo Lucero gown for her ceremony and a Gold Hawk dress for her reception. The wedding was held at Grand Velas in Riviera Nayarit, in Mexico and put together with the help of Luxe Destination Weddings.
The couple had nine bridesmaids and nine groomsmen, making for a massive wedding party of 18 close friends and family members. After the ceremony Vega and Pena, Jr. cut their giant three-tier wedding cake.
The couple started dating last year and announced their engagement in September 2013.
This is Vega’s second marriage. The former child star filed for divorce from film producer Sean Covel, 37, in July 2012 after two years of marriage.
More tour dates have been added for the 2014 world tour! All the dates are as followed!
Feb 7, 2014 – Grand Praire, TX- Verizon Theatre
Feb 8th, 2014 – Houston, TX- Bayou Music Center
Feb 9th, 2014 – San Antonio, TX – San Antonio Rodeo
Feb 11, 2014 – Mexico City- Arena Ciudad De Mexico
Feb 12, 2014 – Guadalajara- Telmex Arena
Feb 13, 2014 – Monterrey- Arena Monterrey
Feb 15, 2014 – Santiago, Chile- Movistar Arena
Feb 16, 2014 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Estadio Malvinas Argentinas*
Club Rush Presale: Wednesday, Jan 8th – 11:00am (local venue time)
VIP Nation Presale: Wednesday, Jan 8th – 11:00am (local venue time)
Carlos Pena & Alexa Vega tied the yesterday (January 4th 2014) during a gorgeous beachside ceremony. JustJared.com has reported and confirmed that both Carlos & Alexa have changed their last names to “PenaVega”! Congratulations to the happy couple! We can’t want to see what’s in store for them!
Big Time Rush announced this morning that they’re going on tour in 2014! They’ve announced the following dates:
February 11th 2014 – Mexico City, MX
February 12th 2014 – Guadalajara, MX
February 13th 2014 – Monterrey, MX
February 15th 2014 – Santiago, Chile
Ticket sales for the dates in Mexico are:
Fan Club Pre-Sale: Dec 10th- 10am (CST)
On-Sale: Sunday, Dec 15th- 10am (CST)
Ticket sales for the show in Santiago, Chile is:
Fan Club Pre-Sale: Dec 10th- 10am (UTC) at htt;//bigtimetour.com
On-Sale: Dec 11th- 11:59pm (UTC)
More dates to be announced soon and good luck to those getting tickets to these shows!
EXCLUSIVE: Big Time Rush’s lead singer Kendall Schmidt is taking a solo sabbatical, and the results will be turned into a feature documentary he’ll make with producer Garret Grant. Grant — whose credits include Hairspray, Rock of Ages and Justin Bieber: Believe — will join Schmidt on his upcoming debut tour with solo band Heffron Drive, which takes Schmidt through 20 major cities throughout November and December. Schmidt is the first of the current boy band stars to go solo, and though he’ll make himself available for Big Time Rush reunions, putting the results on film is a way for him to broaden his horizons.
“It’s awesome to have Garret along to document this crazy time in my life,” Schmidt says. “It’s scary, it’s new, but it’s a really special moment, debuting Heffron Drive, heading out on tour and reuniting with all the amazing fans. It’s all I’ve ever wanted.”
The 23-year-old, who grew up acting, is taking his film ambitions further. With partners and producers Rob Minkoff, manager Michael Cammarata and brother Kevin, Schmidt will be part of the animated film The Great Migration. He’ll be joined by Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and Ashley Benson. That group will voice the lead characters and score the original soundtrack. They expect to start production in the winter and release the film through the newly formed CMI Entertainment group.