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Underaged Disney Star Becomes Blind Item
January 12, 2010, 6:44 pm
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Take this news with a pinch of salt, but Blind Item posted a popular post on how a Disney starlet (not Miley) may be on her way to trouble. The story goes:

BuzzFoto – We overheard some chatter yesterday that kept us updated on some good blind item material! Friends of this Disney star gossiped that although she is young and cute with a clean image, she’s well on her way to trouble. The star they were gabbing about is underage, but is very talented in taking all types of drugs, even through ways we’ve never heard of! The friends seemed concerned about the drug use, but laughed off the fact that she is sleeping with two different older men, one that is involved with her career. Right now this star seems to be enjoying her life in the fast lane, but we wonder how long it will be until the lifestyle catches up to her! Not Miley Cyrus.

We’re all human, but celebrity or not, drug use is never O.K.! Hopefully this story is NOT true, but if it is, hopefully the starlet can get their life back in order outside of the public eye.

Disney Stars Say “No H8”
January 10, 2010, 4:45 pm
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Disney actors, Drew Seeley, and High School Musical actor, Lucas Grabeel provided their image to support a side they believe in, no on prop 8.

Celebrity Visits to Disneyland Revealed

Previous cast members from the Disney theme parks dished on their celebrity experiences and the demands that they had. Below is censored versions of their quotes, but feel free to read the original text here.

Miley Cyrus: I’ve never seen her though the stories are endless. She would ask for rides to be closed down for her, and would ask to ride again. One of the cast members told her she couldn’t ride Big Thunder twice in a row but the manager on duty told him Miley was allowed to ride as many times as she would like. 

Another cast member added: Miley was really nice on her Sweet Sixteen birthday party. She had a lot of security, but rightfully so as everyone was trying to get to her. She was with a large group of family and friends but they were all smiling and seemed to have a great time!

Celine Dion: She was the first celebrity I ever saw in Disney. Came back 3 days in a row and rode the ride like 5 times each day. I dispatched her log and had no idea. I got my bump out from work and they were talking about it and I was like WHAT CELINE DION IS HERE?! And they looked at me like “really?” I dispatched her log! I ran down stairs and watched her come back making some strange hand signals to a small black child next to her. She wanted us to shut down the ride but we declined. The ride wasn’t busy anyway and no one recognized her.

Mitchel Musso: My friend/roommate worked Food and Beverage in Hollywood Studios when a posse of Mitchel Musso people came in with him and one of the people with him was just spilling dirt about the kid – He doesn’t actually sing. He’s a totally rude to everyone. And he’s rather short in person lol.

From another cast member: [Mitchel] came and when celebrities arrive we have a special parking lot for them and a van that takes them backstage Disney into the parks. He arrived speeding in his white nice car and seemed like he was above everyone else. While he didn’t act like someone representing Disney in my eyes, I have heard from female workers that he was very nice to them.

Dwayne Johnson “The Rock”: Not a big story but he’s awesome….I didn’t see him though. He went on Big Thunder Mountain, had his own train esspecially due to the fact he is VERY recognizable. EVERYONE was freaking out, woman were trying to climb over the gates…after they got everyone settled they put him in the last row, he turned around and did his famous eyebrow and caused everyone to freakout! I thought that was awesome.

Dylan & Cole Sprouse: They are kids but not well mannered, they literally pushed people out of their way to get into the log. Really? Is it nesscesary to PUSH people to get onto a ride….

From another cast member: They were not the most ideal child celebrities to work with, but at the same time they were 15 years old at the time, and I’m sure most people their age in their position would act the same way. They were just young boys enjoying the perks of being a Disney actor.

Demi Lovato: I was in charge of Alice In Wonderland when Demi and her family/friends came to ride the attraction. She was with her little sister who is also an actress and while her little sister was really excited, Demi hid behind sunglasses and was quiet most of the time. Once on the ride though she seemed to have a great time, she probably just didn’t want to be recognized.

Other smaller stories:

Jake T. Austin took off his shirt on Splash Mountain because he didn’t want to get it wet.

Corbin Bleu’s favorite ride is Big Thunder Mountain and loves to sit in the last row.

Billy Ray Cyrus rode on Big Thunder Mountain alone and refused to ride Splash Mountain.

Kyle Massey: Went to Epcot at WDW with three girls, jumped the bars to lines and tried to fit all four of them on a two seat ride.

If you have any celebrity Disney stories, feel free to share in the comments!

Steve Rushton Performs “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”
December 25, 2009, 2:05 pm
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Steve Rushon performed “Santa Claus Is Coming To Down” at the Magic Kingdom in Florida for Disney’s Christmas Day Parade.

The 22 year old decided for a different route than the traditional float, opting to perform on top of one of the Main Street USA buildings. Below is both Steve’s performance, as well as a video Steve made for us, Social Butterflies  showing a behind-the-scenes look at his time filming for the parade.

Photos: Matt Stroshane/Mark Ashman/Walt Disney World

Roy Edward Disney Dies At The Age Of 79
December 17, 2009, 3:22 am
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Roy E. Disney, nephew of the famous animator Walt Disney, has died at the age of 79.

Roy Edward Disney, whose commitment to his uncle’s creative spirit prompted him to mount revolts that led to the unseating of two of the company’s chief executives and a revival of the studio’s legendary animation unit, has died. He was 79. Disney, who had been battling cancer, died this morning, according to Clifford A. Miller, a spokesman for Disney’s company Shamrock Holdings.

Disney toiled for years in the shadow of his famous uncle and his father, Roy O. Disney, who behind the scenes ran the business side of the Walt Disney Co. for his brother. But the quiet man in the cardigan sweater would emerge as a forceful protector of family traditions.

“People always underestimated Roy,” said Peter Schneider, the former president of Walt Disney Feature Animation. “You underestimate Roy at your peril, as many people have learned.”

I never try to add in too much commentary to my posts, but this truly is a very sad day for myself and I’m sure millions others. I grew up in Orange County so I would frequently visit the theme parks, and have been watching Disney films for as long as I remember. So much of my childhood and memories even today, were created from this man, and it is an unfathomable loss. Himself and Walt were both genius when it came to creativity and new inventions, or “innoventions” as they liked to call it. I was able to meet this wonderful gentleman at Disneyland on the park’s 50th Anniversary and he is a legend. I hope you can take some time, to look back and remember how his work along with the Disney family has created  unmatched memories and hopefully made you smile along the way.

R.I.P. Roy Edward Disney.

Shakira Shaking Her Way On Over To Waverly Place
December 8, 2009, 1:13 am
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Wizards of Waverly Place is bringing in the the big names to guest star on their latest season! 

Shakira has been added to the latest group of guest stars to work with Selena Gomez, David Henrie and Jake T. Austin. 

The singer dished to Access Hollywood about her guest starring role, saying, “Shakira doesn’t really exist. She’s one of Kelbo’s creations. It’s a complicated thing. I’m actually making fun of myself (laughs). I had a great time on set, it was so fun.” 

She added about star Selena Gomez, “She’s a good, talented artist. [Selena] has a great voice…the whole cast made me feel at home. They’re great.” 

Disney Censors Talent’s Twitters
October 23, 2009, 8:07 pm
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, a recent contract issued by Disney forbade confidentiality breaches via ‘interactive media such as Facebook, Twitter or any other interactive social network or personal blog’.

At DreamWorks, writers have been told not to jump the gun on studio press releases via ‘a social networking site, blog or other internet-type site’. An entertainment lawyer told THR: ‘This is just the beginning. Hollywood has a long history of controlling what talent says in the media. This is just a new area of media that hasn’t been controlled yet.’

Do you think Disney should be able to censor their client’s social networking pages?