The Bella Twins to Take Part in This Year’s Teen Choice Awards

The Bella Twins have made their choice

The 35-year-old half-Mexican American identical twin sisters and former WWE Divas ChampionsBrie Bella and NikkBella, are set to make an appearance at this year’s Teen Choice Awards.

The Bella Twins

The Bella Twins are nominated this year in the Choice Female Athletec ategory, a title they previously won in 2016.

Lucy Hale will host Teen Choice 2019, which Fox will air live on Sunday, August 11, from Hermosa Beach, CA

The trophy show will feature performances by One RepublicBazziBlanco BrownMabelJordan McGraw and special guest Sarah Hyland of Modern Family.

Others previously set to appear include Robert Downey Jr., Jessica Alba, Maia Mitchell and Gregg Sulkin.

Teen Choice 2019 will celebrate stars and projects in more than 50 categories covering film, television and Music. 

ABC Renews Sofia Vergara’s “Modern Family” for 11th and Final Season

Sofia Vergara’s extending her Family time…

ABC has picked up its flagship comedy series Modern Family, starring the 46-year-old Colombian actress, for an eleventh and final season.

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family,

The Emmy-winning family comedy will reportedly consist of at least 18 episodes, and could expand to 22 episodes, according to Deadline.com/

Modern Family’s renewal was all but assured when the original adult cast, stars Ed O’NeillJulie BowenTy BurrellJesse Tyler FergusonEric Stonestreet and Vergara, agreed to new deals in December with producing studio 20th Century Fox Televisionto return. 

Since then, the studio also has signed co-creators/executive producers Steve Levitanand Christopher Lloydfor another season, and also has made new deals with the original child actors — now all young adults —  Sarah HylandAriel WinterNolan Gould and Rico Rodriguez

Ten seasons in, Modern Family remains ABC’s top rated comedy (2.1 adults 18-49 rating in Live+3) and second highest rated series on the network only behind Grey’s Anatomy (tied with The Good DoctorThe Bachelorand The Conners).

“Chris and Steve have created one of the most seminal and iconic comedies in television history,” said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. “In its final season, there will be more milestone events that anyone who has been a fan of the series won’t want to miss.”

A five-time Emmy winner for Outstanding Comedy SeriesModern Family stars O’Neill as Jay Pritchett, Bowen as Claire Dunphy, Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Vergara as Gloria Pritchett, Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett, Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker, Hyland as Haley Dunphy, Gould as Luke Dunphy, Winter as Alex Dunphy, Rodriguez as Manny Delgado, Aubrey Anderson-Emmonsas Lily Tucker-Pritchett and Jeremy Maguireas Joe Pritchett.

“For 10 years, our characters have bravely faced turning points in life and moved through them to great personal enrichment; we have chosen a different path by doing one more season of Modern Family,” said Lloyd.

Added Levitan, “Even after 10 years together, we realized there are still some things our writers don’t yet know about each other’s sex lives.”

Nikki & Brie Bella Among Presenters at This Weekend’s iHeartRadio Music Festival

Nikki and Brie Bella are headed to the iHeartRadio Music Festival.

The 34-year-old half-Mexican American professional wrestling twins, The Bella Twins, have been added to the list of presenters at iHeartMedia’s iHeartRadio Music Festival this weekend.

Nikki & Brie Bella

Other celebrity presenters for the festival — which takes over Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena on Friday and Saturday night — are Paula Abdul, Taran Killam, Ireland Baldwin, Erin Foster,Sara Foster, Ken Jeong, Sarah HylandLais Ribeiro, Shanina Shaik, Jeff GordonKristin Cavallari, KJ Apa, Skeet Ulrich, Luke Perry,Sharna Burgess, Candice Patton and Nicole Maines.

Notable attendees scheduled to hit the desert are *NSYNC‘s Lance Bass, Disney Channel star Sofia Carson and country singer Jana Kramer.

Performances kick off Friday with Fleetwood Mac, Jack White, Mariah CareyJason Aldean, Sam Smith, Panic! At The Disco, Kygo, Rae Sremmurd and Childish Gambino and then continue Saturday night with Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons, Luke Bryan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kelly Clarkson, Shawn Mendes and Logic. The Daytime Stage on Saturday afternoon will feature LogicDua Lipa, 5 Seconds of Summer, Lil Uzi Vert, Dustin Lynch, MAX and Bazzi.

An exclusive live stream will air both nights of the festival and the Daytime Stage via CWTV.com and The CW app, as well as be broadcast across iHeartRadio stations.

The CW will then broadcast a two-night television special of the event on October 7 and 8 from 8:00 to 10:00 pm ET.

Boyce Avenue Receives “Streamy Awards” Nomination for Its Cover of The Chainsmokers’ “Closer”

Alejandro Luis Manzano, Daniel Enrique Manzano and Fabian Rafael Manzano are one step closer to a web award…

The Latino brothers, who make up Boyce Avenue, have earned their first Streamy Awards nomination, alongside actress/singer Sarah Hyland, in the Cover Song category for their cover of The Chainsmokers & Halsey’s “Closer.”

Boyce Avenue

The event honors the best in online video and the creators behind it. The annual event brings together the biggest names in YouTube and online video for a night of celebration, discovery, and meaningful recognition.

But the Boyce Avenue brothers aren’t the only Latino nominees…

The International category features three Latino nominees: 24-year-old Salvadoran gaming YouTuber Fernanfloo, 21-year-old Mexican internet personality, vlogger, and model Juanpa Zurita, and 21-year-old Colombian YouTuber Sebastián Villalobos.

Manny Mua is nominated in the Beauty category. The 26-year-old Latino YouTuber and make up artist, whose real name is Manny Gutierrez, regularly posts make-up tutorials, make-up first impressions, and beauty tips on his YouTube page.

Two Latina choreographers are nominated in the Dance category: 21-year-old Mexican American choreographer Chachi Gonzales, and Latina choreographer Tricia Miranda.

The Streamy Awards, produced by dick clark productions, will take place at 9:30 pm ET/6:30 pm PT on September 26 at the Beverly Hilton.

Here’s the full list of nominees is included below.

AUDIENCE CHOICE – fan voted categories (voting opens on September 12)

Creator of the Year
Cameron Dallas
Casey Neistat
David Dobrik
Dolan Twins
Jake Paul
Jenna Marbles
Lilly Singh
Liza Koshy
Logan Paul
Shane Dawson                                                

Show of the Year
Good Mythical Morning
Kian & JC
The King of Random
The Philip DeFranco Show
REACT
Rooster Teeth
Sugar Pine 7
The Try Guys
UNHhhh
The Young Turks 

OVERALL

Action or Sci-Fi
Crypt TV
Dimension 404
Rush: Inspired by Battlefield
Skinford
The Thinning  

Animated
Casually Explained
Domics
itsAlexClark
RWBY (Volume 4)
Simon’s Cat 

Breakout Creator
Binging with Babish
Brave Wilderness
David Dobrik
Jake Paul
Kristen Hancher                                                

Comedy
h3h3Productions
Laura Clery
Liza Koshy
Rudy Mancuso
Sugar Pine 7  

Documentary
60 Second Docs
Endangered
Great Big Story
Psycho Family
This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous  

First Person
Casey Neistat
Dolan Twins
Jenna Marbles
Lilly Singh
Shane Dawson  

Immersive
360 Wizard Battle (Corridor)
BlackBoxTV (BlackBoxTV)
Eleven Little Roosters (Rooster Teeth)
The Global Gamer (The Game Theorists)
Last Moments of Relationships (Fine Bros.)  

International
Fernanfloo
Juanpa Zurita
Lisa and Lena
Sebastián Villalobos
Wengie

SERIES

Comedy Series
Drive Share
Magic Funhouse
Mr. Student Body President
Rhett & Link’s Buddy System
You Suck At Everything                                                            

Drama Series
Brown Girls
Carmilla (Season 3) 
Caught
Cold
Single By 30  

Indie Series
Brown Girls
Doomsday
Edgar Allen Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party
Everything’s OK
Graves  

Non-Fiction Series

Getting Doug With High
Ladylike
Logan Paul Vs…
Murder with Friends
React

FEATURE

Feature

Dirty 30
FML The Movie
Ghostmates
The Thinning
This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous

SUBJECT

Beauty
Jaclyn Hill
Laura Lee
Manny Mua
PatrickStarrr
Simply Nailogical

Fashion
Amanda Steele
FENTY PUMA by Rihanna
Kelsey Simone
Sneaker Shopping
Tess Christine 

Food
Binging with Babish
Hot Ones
Nerdy Nummies
Tasty
Worth It

Gaming
Achievement Hunter
iHasCupquake
JuegaGerman
Markiplier
Smosh Games 

Kids and Family
Annie LeBlanc
Brooklyn & Bailey
Guava Juice
Roman Atwood Vlogs
What’s Inside?

Lifestyle
Andrea Russett
Baby Ariel
LaurDIY
MyLifeAsEva
Niki and Gabi 

News and Culture

Cheddar
Complex News
NowThis
The Philip DeFranco Show
The Young Turks

Science or Education

How To Make Everything
The King of Random
Marques Brownlee
Mind Field
Veritasium                                   

Sports and Wellness
30 for 30 Shorts
blogilates
Kevin Durant
QB1: Beyond the Lights
Tanner Fox 

PERFORMANCE

Acting in a Comedy
Arden Rose (Mr. Student Body President)
Jason Nash (FML The Movie)
Jeremy Shada (Mr. Student Body President)
Mamrie Hart (Dirty 30)
Quinta Brunson (Broke) 

Acting in a Drama
Annalise Basso (Cold)
DeStorm Power (Caught)
Harry Shum Jr. (Single By 30)
Logan Paul (The Thinning)
Natasha Negovanlis (Carmilla | Season 3) 

Collaboration
Casey Neistat and Jesse Wellens (Human Flying Drone)
Honest Trailers and Ryan Reynolds (Logan Feat. Deadpool)
Jon Cozart and Thomas Sanders (RIP Vine: A Song)
Kate Albrecht and Joey Zehr (Omg We’re Coming Over!)
The Rock, Lilly Singh, Markiplier, Grace Helbig, Roman Atwood, Gigi Gorgeous, Alex Wassabi, LaurDIY, King Bach, Flula, and Brittney Smith (The YouTube Factory)

Dance
Alyson Stoner
Chachi Gonzales
Matt Steffanina
Tessa Brooks
Tricia Miranda

Ensemble Cast
Caught
Dirty 30
McJuggerNuggets
Mr. Student Body President
The Try Guys

MUSIC

Breakthrough Artist
21 Savage
Dodie Clark
Marian Hill
Poppy
Zara Larsson

Cover Song
Alex Aiono ft. Ar’mon and Trey, “I Spy, T Shirt, Isn’t She Lovely, & Swang Mashup” (Various Artists)
Ariana Grande, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” (Judy Garland)
Ashley Tisdale ft. Vanessa Hudgens, “Ex’s & Oh’s” (Elle King)
Boyce Avenue ft. Sarah Hyland, “Closer” (The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey)
Walk Off The Earth, “Shape Of You” (Ed Sheeran)

CRAFT

Cinematography
Casey Neistat (Casey Neistat)
Devin Graham (devinsupertramp)
Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy (The Slow Mo Guys)
Jon Keng (“Pineapple”)
Sawyer Hartman (sawyerhartman)                                                   

Costume Design
Ann Foley (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot)
Autumn Steed (Dimension 404)
Brandon Rogers, Karla Carnewal, and Jonathan Hinman (Magic Funhouse)
Michelle Miller (Lindsey Stirling)
Sarah Grace Hart, Sinead Persaud, and Mary Kate Wiles (Edgar Allen Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party) 

Directing
Jack Ferry and Ryan Hunter (Mr. Student Body President)
Jesse Wellens (Jesse)
John Fortenberry (Rhett & Link’s Buddy System)
Steven Suptic (Sugar Pine 7)
Wesley Chan and Philip Wang (Single By 30) 

Editing
Bad Lip Reading
Casey Neistat
The Game Theorists (Edward Newton, Thomas Torbergsen, Alex Sedgewick, Ronnie Edwards, Daniel Seibert, Lee Black, and Ryder Burgin)
Liza Koshy
Sugar Pine 7 (Steven Suptic) 

Visual and Special Effects
Aaron Schoenke (Super Power Beat Down)
Dimension 404 (Playfight and RocketJump)
Gary Scullion (Sneaky Zebra)
Jungle of Sharks and Blood Brothers (Skal)
Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer (Corridor)

Writing
Casually Explained
DeStorm Power (Caught)
Josh Gal, Amanda Brooke-Perrin, Jill Gosliky, Aaron Krebs, and EpicLLOYD (Epic Studios)
Shaun Diston, Ryan Hunter and Jack Ferry (Mr. Student Body President)
Spencer Gilbert, Joe Starr, Dan Murrell, and Andy Signore (Honest Trailers) 

SOCIAL VIDEO

Live
BlameRyanCarter
BruhitsZach
Garth Brooks
SMOSH Live
Sofie Dossi 

Storyteller                                                     
Amanda Cerny
DJ Khaled
King Bach
Lele Pons
Logan Paul

Boyce Avenue Releases Cover of The Chainsmoker’s “Closer,” feat. Sarah Hyland

Alejandro Luis Manzano are closer to having a new hit…

The Puerto Rican singer and his brothers, Daniel Enrique Manzano and Fabian Rafael Manzano, all members of Boyce Avenue, have joined voiced with Modern Family star Sarah Hyland for an impressive cover of a current hit.

Boyce Avenue, feat. Sarah Hyland

The actress recently revealed her singing chops by teaming up with Boyce Avenue for an acoustic rendition of The Chainsmokers biggest hit to date “Closer.”

“Loved working on this cover of ‘Closer’ with our friend @Sarah_Hyland,” Boyce Avenue tweeted.

Hyland’s vocals sweep over the stripped-down acoustic versionas she takes on Halsey‘s verse and harmonizes over the chorus.

 

The Chainsmokers also tweeted to both Hyland and Boyce Avenue after hearing the duet. “Hey @Sarah_Hyland and @boyceavenue you sound awesome!” the EDM duo wrote. “So cool y’all did that.”

Zovatto Joins Cast of Hulu’s Sci-Fi/Fantasy Anthology Series “Dimension 404”

Daniel Zovatto is reaching a new Dimension

The 25-year-old Costa Rican actor has joined the cast of Dimension 404, Hulu’s six-episode sci-fi/fantasy anthology scripted series from RocketJump and Lionsgate.

Daniel Zovatto

Zovatto, who has appeared on Fear the Walking Dead, joins a cast that includes new additions Chilean actress and model Lorenza Izzo and Tom Noonan.

Inspired by the Internet’s “404” error code, Dimension 404 aims to evoke that 3 AM feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web and stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know.

In one episode, Zovatto will play Zach alongside Sarah Hyland and Patton Oswalt, a smooth-talking heartthrob who can not only sell people on the merits of the brand new and terrifyingly real “Cinethrax” movie format, but gain the adoration of the episode’s young heroin.

In another episode, Izzo will play Val, a confident, brash upstart in the world of competitive video games. But while she ignores her burgeoning adult responsibilities, she discovers a mysterious Energy Drink that can slow down time and give her the competitive edge she thinks she needs.

The cast also includes Ashley Rickards, Joel McHale, Lea Michele, Ryan Lee and Sterling Beaumon.

Dez Dolly created the series with Will Campos, and Dolly is executive producer/showrunner. Co-creators are Dan Johnson and David Welch.

Smart Starring in ABC’s “Dirty Dancing Remake

Beau “Casper” Smart is dancing his way onto the small screen…

The 28-year-old Latino actor-dancer-choreographer has been cast as Billy Kotsecki in Dirty Dancing, ABC’s three-hour remake of the hit Patrick SwayzeJennifer Grey film.

Beau “Casper” Smart

The role was played by Neal Jones in the original film.

Like the 1987 feature, ABC’s Dirty Dancing movie centers on Baby (Abigail Breslin), an innocent young woman in the early 1960s who vacations with her affluent parents and siblings in the Catskills and falls for Johnny (Cole Prattes), the resort’s charismatic, skilled dance instructor and leader of the working-class entertainment staff.

Smart’s Billy is Johnny’s close friend from the old neighborhood. They grew up together and Johnny got him his job at Kellerman’s, for which he is grateful. Billy mostly works as a bellhop and does maintenance jobs for the staff. He likes to let loose and dance with Johnny and Penny after hours in the Staff Quarters – a world he inadvertently introduces Baby to, setting her on a journey of self-discovery.

Sarah Hyland, Nicole Scherzinger and Debra Messing also star.

Smart co-stars in Perfect Match from Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Production.

Lovato to Perform at This Year’s Teen Choice Awards

Demi Lovato will storm this year’s Teen Choice Awards

The 21-year-old part-Mexican singer/actress and former The X Factor judge will take the stage at this year’s Teen Choice Awards alongside Cher Lloyd.

Demi Lovato

The two will perform their dancetastic duet “Really Don’t Care,” the latest single off Lovato’s self-titled 2013 album, according to Fox.

Lovato has several nominations. She is up for Choice Summer Song and Choice Break-Up Song with Lloyd for “Really Don’t Care.” She’s also nominated for Choice Summer Music Star: Female as well as Choice Love Song for her duet with The Vamps, “Somebody to You.”

In addition to Lovato, the network also confirmed that Rita Ora will perform her latest single “I Will Never Let You Down.”

Additionally, Hilary Duff, Megan Fox, Fifth Harmony, Kevin Hart, Colton Haynes, Josh Hutcherson, Sarah Hyland, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Lea Michele, The Band Perry and Nat Wolff will all make appearances.

The Teen Choice Awards will air on August 10 at 8:00 pm ET on Fox.

“Modern Family” Star Rodriguez Gets a Hefty Raise

Rico Rodriguez will be mucho más rico this year…

The 14-year-old Latino actor and Modern Family scene-stealer has reportedly finalized a deal that would triple his current salary.

Rico Rodriguez

Rodriguez—who gave a memorable acceptance speech at the SAG Awards after picking up the coveted trophy for Best Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesSarah Hyland, Nolan Gould and Ariel Winter are set to earn approximately $70,000 per episode, according to Deadline.com.

The Modern Family children started renegotiating their contracts the day after their adult counterparts reached an agreement with 20th Century Fox, which produces the Emmy-winning series for ABC.

The negotiations for Modern Family’s adult stars Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet resulted in a missed table read for the upcoming Season 4 premiere episode and a lawsuit filed by all five actors.

Vergara and her adult co-stars, who were originally each making $65,000 an episode, are now making in the $170,000-$180,000 range with year-to-year increases and a portion of the show’s back-end.

The new season of Modern Family premieres on Wednesday, September 26 at 9:00 pm ET on ABC.