Shake It Up
Starring Bella Thorne and Zendaya Coleman
Shake it up is an awesome new Disney Channel original series. It stars 7 young people and is set in Chicago! I’ve gone to two tapings of the show and met the young talented stars several times! It has dancing, music, friendships, comedy, drama, and everything you want in a show! In the pilot episode the girls who love dance get chosen to dance on Shake It Up a TV show based in Chicago. Stefanie Scott was originally cast as Tinka and then replaced by Caroline Sunshine. Each week, different guest dancers perform. One week , for the taping of Meatball it Up, Quest Crew were the guests. (We were at this taping. It was originally called “She Works Hard for the Money”) Other guests have been Kenton Boyd and Chris Trousdale. We were also at a taping called Match it Up where CeCe tries to find a girlfriend for Deuce.
The stars of the show:
Bella just turned 13. She plays Cecelia Cece
Bella was born in Florida and has 3 siblings. She got her first modeling job at just 6 weeks old! She been in over 40 commercials and modeled for Kohl’s and Justice! She co-starred in Big Love and got her big break in Shake it up! She supports charities and when she turned 13, she used Twitter to ask for donations to her favorite charity.
Her character Cece is outgoing, energetic and always takes risks. We found out in a recent episode that CeCe, like Bella, has Dyslexia and has fears and anxiety related to having this disorder. Cece has a little brother Flynn, played by Davis Cleveland. They have a single mother who is a police officer in Chicago!
You can follow her on Twitter at @Bellathorne143 . She tries really hard to reply to her fans. She tends to tweet late at night and after Tuesday tapings.
She just turned 14.Her Twitter is @Zendaya96 . She hasn’t been too active but recently is tweeting a lot more. Follow her!
Her name means “give thanks”. Her mom is a teacher in Oakland. She has modeled for Macy’s, Mervyn’s and Old Navy. Her mother remains in Oakland and Zendaya is living in LA with her loving father. Happily, Zendaya goes home for the holidays and her mom can travel to LA often. Two of the times that we met Zendaya, her mom was here in LA as well!
Zendaya Plays Raquel “Rocky” Cece’s best friend, Rocky is timid, nervous and wants everyone to like her. Cece is always pulling Rocky along pushing her out of her comfort zone! Her brother ,Ty, is played by Roshon Fegan.
Roshon’s dad is Roy Fegan, an actor. At 18, Roshon is the oldest actor playing a kid on the show. You may recognize him as Sander from Camp Rock And Camp Rock 2. He plays many instruments and is very talented! Roshon’s dad is African American and his mom is Filipino. He was also the “amazed kid” in Spider Man 2. He was born in LA. We have et him about 4 times and he’s always been a gentleman! His Twitter is @Yaboyro . I hope you follow him and show him your support.
His Character is Ty, Rocky (Zendaya’s) big brother. He’s a ladies’ man with a big heart. He tried to teach Flynn how to get a girlfriend and Gunther how to be cool! He took Tinka on her first date and was a sweetheart! He and Deuce (Adam Irigoyan) are good friends.
Kenton is 15 years old and plays Gunther, a really funny foreign exchange student. His sister is Tinka. They love dancing and dressing in really sparkly clothes. Tinka and Gunther are like Ryan and Sharpay in High School Musical. Their characters are really funny and silly. When they babysit Flynn, they don’t understand things and Flynn tricks them a lot. One of Gunther’s famous lines is “Hello Bay-Bee” When he says it, it’s really funny. We’ve met him like 5 times and his Twitter is @KentonJDuty There IS a poser @KentonDuty with 1,500 followers! Kenton is a really sweet guy who cares about his friends, fans and charities.
Kenton started acting at 9 in Dallas Texas. Kenton has been on Lost as the young Jacob and on Jay Leno as a teenager and as a spelling bee kid. He has been on Ctrl and Crazy on the Outside.
Caroline Sunshine is also 15. She plays Tinka. Gunther’s Sister. She is sweet and supportive of her brother. Her date with Ty was really sweet. She is a great dancer and has a big heart!
Caroline was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She has 2 younger brothers and supports several charities. You may recognize her from her role in Marmaduke.
Her Twitter is @4castissunshine she has some posers that have fooled many people. I promise you that we have met her and know her Twitter. She is busy and doesn’t tweet much but please don’t get tricked by the posers!!!
Adam plays Deuce ,a friend to Bella and Cece and Ty’s best friend. Deuce is always trying to sell the girls something strange to make a buck. On one episode, he sold them some clothes that were electrified and shocked them. Once, he sold them watches where one girl had the hour hand and one girl had the minute hand. In a upcoming show called Match It Up, Cece tries to find the perfect girlfriend for Deuce. She is JUST like him!
He is 13, born in Florida and played on Wizards of Waverly Place as a “New Conscience” . He has a brother named Jake. He has always been sweet when we’ve met. His Twitter is @AdamIrigoyan
Davis is only 8. He has been on Zeke and Luther as Roy Waffles, Luther’s little brother. He played Chauncey on Pair of Kings (Big Kings on Campus, we were at this taping). He was also on Hannah Montana as “Funtopia Kid” He has also been on commercials lately. He just got on Twitter over Christmas break. His Twitter name is @SIUTexan. He’s awesome and tweets back. You gotta follow this cool guy!! In Match it Up Henry needs Flynn’s help to be a Scout.. It’s pretty funny!
His little friend , Henry is a cute actor named Buddy. his Twitter is @Budster925 He plays a really smart kid named Henry who tutors Cece.
This is a great show, really entertaining and sweet. We think it’s a little silly when kids can open their own bank account with no adult around, and Flynn seems left alone a lot.. but we understand it’s a t.v. show.. We’re excited about new guest stars.. Cat Seeley is playing a principal soon..
We are going to a taping on 1/18/11 and will bring you the up date!!
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