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Shake It Up's Kenton Duty was in Washington, D.C. this week as an advocate for the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN). Kenton spoke on Capitol Hill with congressmen and senators to support the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act. The legislation would encourage states to make sure schools have access to epinephrine when a child has an allergic reaction at school.
This legislation comes on the heels of the death of Amarria Pendleton, 7, who died after eating a peanut at school, of which she was allergic. Kenton has been heavily involved in the non-profit organization and continues to support a cause that will inevitably save countless children.
Demi Lovato WE7 interview: How do you find travelling and are you enjoying your time here? I really love travelling and I’ve had a really great time here in London. I’m only here for a couple of days but since I’ve been here the fans have been so amazing. It’s always fun coming to London.
Your new album, ‘Unbroken’, is out this week. That’s quite a defiant title - what is the meaning behind it? The meaning behind ‘Unbroken’ is that it just kind of represents the journey that I’ve been on. I’ve gone through a lot but nothing has been able to break me and today I stand unbroken. The new album seems to have taken a different direction to how you started out with Disney. It’s a lot more R&B. Do you think it shows more of who you are and the route you want to take with your music in the future?
I chose to make this album more R&B because it’s something that I haven’t done before and I just really wanted to experience what it would be like. I don’t know if it necessarily best represents who I am so I don’t know if I’d do it again on the next album, but you never know. Sometimes I go into an album prepared to record say a pop album and it comes out pop-rock, so you just never know what can happen!
You worked with some great artists on the album. How did these collaborations come about and who was your favourite to work with? It just kind of happened, I didn’t really plan any of it. The most memorable was definitely getting to work with Timbaland and Missy Elliott. I had so much fun working with them in Miami, it was one of the best weeks of my life! It was awesome, I had a blast and I really enjoyed working with them.
Disney Channel is filming a new song-and-dance extravaganza Teen Beach Musical which takes on the classic beach musicals of the 1960s, which will premiere in 2013, reports TV Guide. Teen Beach Musical stars Australian actress Maia Mitchell (Mortified, which aired on Disney Channel Australia) as a surfer girl who is forced by her parents to depart for boarding school and leave her boyfriend Brady (Ross Lynch, from Disney Channel's Austin & Ally) behind.
But she and Brady wind up being transported into his favorite classic 1960s surf movie musical, where they have to figure out how to fit in. As everyone around them starts singing and dancing, and a fight between bikers and surfers break out, the duo attempts to get out of the movie and back to present day.
Teen Beach Musical also stars Garrett Clayton (Shake It Up), Grace Phipps (The Nine Lives of Chloe King), John DeLuca (Wizards of Waverly Place), Chrissie Fit (General Hospital), Kevin Chamberlin (Jessie) and Steve Valentine (I'm In The Band). Production has already started in Puerto Rico. The movie will feature ten new songs, written in a surf rock, Motown R&B, rockabilly and comedic pop style. Vince Marcello and Mark Landry (Zombie Prom) and Robert Horn (Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure) wrote the movie.