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Interview: Lauren Taylor from Disney Channel's 'Best Friends Whenever'

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With talents ranging across a broad spectrum of skills, Lauren Taylor is on her way to becoming the next big thing. Prior to landing her dream role on Disney Channel sci-fi series Best Friends Whenever which would catalyze her rise to stardom, the San Diego native already had a burgeoning music career that included working with the San Diego Symphony and opening for Michael Bolton.

In Best Friends Whenever, Lauren plays Shelby Marcus who, along with her best friend Cyd Ripley (Landry Bender), discovers that the duo have the power to time travel together thanks to a science experiment by their friends Barry (Gus Kamp) and Renaldo (Ricky Garcia) that went awry...


The New Brat Pack

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Teen films will always be timeless because being a teenager is a phase in everyone's lives that is often characterized by angst, rebellion, and a huge flurry of emotions; these films have hence managed to stay relevant to the teens of each era through the years and decades.

The eighties were the golden age for teen films as classics like The Breakfast ClubSt. Elmo's Fire, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off took the world by storm, propelling these actors to global fame. In 1985, New York magazine coined a controversial term for young adult actors who frequently appeared in these teen movies: Brat Pack...


5 Most Successful 'American Idol' Winners

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Everyone has probably watched American Idol at least once in their lives. The televised singing competition is currently in its fourteenth season of finding the next music idol but as we all know, sometimes the winners get out-shined by their runners-up after the season ends.

Let's take a look at five of the most successful American Idol winners thus far.

#5: David Cook

In season 7, two men named David made it to the finals of the competition: David Archuleta and David Cook. Later that night, David Cook was crowned American Idol. The next day, he released his first single "The Time of My Life", which went on to peak at #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and was certified platinum in the U.S...


Interview: Austin North from 'I Didn't Do It'

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Disney has hit the jackpot with comedy series I Didn't Do It, propelling the show's talented star Austin North to big-time fame.

In I Didn't Do It, Austin plays Logan Watson, a cool, laid-back teenage guy who plans on unleashing his awesomeness upon the world. The series follows Logan, his fraternal twin sister Lindy (Olivia Holt) and best friends Jasmine (Piper Curda), Garrett (Peyton Clark), and Delia (Sarah Gilman), as they navigate the choppy waters of high school and find themselves constantly entangled in all kinds of hilarious situations.

Following the tremendous success of the show's first season, the first episode of its second season premiered on Feb. 15 to more than two million viewers. "It's so cool to be back with the cast," Austin told Musichel over the phone after the...


Tyrone Wells: Music Extraordinaire

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The singer-songwriter genre may be the in-thing these days but Tyrone Wells has been in the singer-songwriter game before it became a fad. The Spokane native has achieved tremendous success with his music throughout the span of his career; with a headlining U.S. tour and a new full-length album in the works, he is set to soar to new heights this year.

Tyrone's music has been featured more than fifty times in movies and television shows such as The Vampire DiariesGrey's Anatomy, and One Tree Hill. Having topped the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts multiple times with a 2010 EP and two 2012 albums (yes, two albums in the same year), it goes without saying how wide an audience his music has reached and inspired.

Next month, Tyrone will release his next studio album Roll with It...


Interview: Gavin MacIntosh from 'The Fosters'

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There are two kinds of actors in the world: actors who act, and actors who above all that make a difference through acting. Gavin MacIntosh is the perfect example of the latter.

Gavin plays Connor Stevens in ABC Family's The Fosters, a popular athletic student who at this point in the show may or may not be questioning his sexuality. "There are so many kids out there who are gay and feel like they can’t be open about their feelings because of social discrimination," the Tucson native said. "He’s helping kids feel that it’s okay to be different."

In this exclusive interview with Musichel, Gavin discussed his role in the show, Connor's relationship with Jude, and divulged a funny behind-the-scenes story from the set of The Fosters...


5 Seconds of Summer: The Unstoppable Foursome

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It hasn't even been four years since they were a band but 5 Seconds of Summer has achieved levels of success previously unknown to mankind.

The Australian band first gained momentum in 2012 following the release of their debut EP Unplugged, which caught the attention of One Direction stars Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan. Their big break came when they were hired to be One Direction's opening act on their global Take Me Home Tour, which led to them being noticed by music industry big-shots and eventually earned them their first record deal with Universal's Capitol Records...


Interview: Allen Evangelista from 'Project Almanac'

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Allen Evangelista is a face television fans will recognise. Having risen to prominence playing FireWire in Zoey 101 and Henry Miller in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Allen is now heading to the big screen in exciting sci-fi thriller Project Almanac.

"Project Almanac is about a group of friends who stumble upon blueprints to build a time machine. It asks the question, 'What would you do if you had that kind of power?'" Allen told Musichel in an exclusive interview. "I'm extremely excited about Project Almanac's potential. I think it's going to surprise a lot of people." Spearheaded by Transformers director Michael Bay, the film explores time travel—a subject that has provided the foundation for a slew of Hollywood films over the past decades—in a way the world has never...


Rising Stars: The Superstars of 2015

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Extraordinary talent deserves to be recognised. Returning for the third consecutive year is Musichel's annual Rising Stars feature, where we highlight musicians and actors who have what it takes to be the next big things of 2015.

Before we reveal the five personalities for this year, we'd like to recap last year's nominees: actress Kira Kosarin, American boy band IM5, actress/singer Dove Cameron, British singer-songwriter Brad Kavanagh and Australian pop-rock band Set in Motion. All of these incredibly talented people have accomplished a lot in 2014 and we couldn't be prouder of them.

Now, here are our Rising Stars that will surely—excuse the internet jargon—SLAY in 2015!

Sofia Carson

Photo: Alexander Tamargo / Getty Images

21 year old singer-songwriter Sofia Carson has been m...


'Girl Meets World' reunion episode brings nolstagic 'feels'

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Disney Channel has been teasing fans with a reunion of Boy Meets World characters on Girl Meets World for the longest time, and while some original cast members have already appeared on the spin-off series, this week's episode marks the biggest reunion on the show thus far.

We've seen Cory's grade school nerdy nemesis Stuart Minkus, we've seen Cory's high school tormentor Harley Keiner and we've seen Cory's favourite teacher and neighbour Mr. Feeny. This week, in a Christmas-themed episode titled "Girl Meets Home for the Holidays", the Matthews clan celebrates Christmas with Grandpa Alan, Grandma Amy, Uncle Joshua and Uncle Shawn.

"Shawn's coming!" Cory exclaims before hanging a "Cory & Shawn 4-evah" ornament right in front of a Cory and Topanga wedding ornament on the Christmas tre...