Celebrities

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Eric Garcetti is the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles. His “back to basics” agenda is focused on job creation and solving everyday problems for L.A. residents. Garcetti was elected four times by his peers to serve as President of the Los Angeles City Council from 2006 to 2012.

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OSCAR DE LA HOYA

Oscar de la Hoya was an Olympic gold medalist and a 10-time world champion of boxing and has been inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame. He is known around the world not only as one of the best fighters of his era, but as an elite promoter, Grammy-nominated singer, author, astute businessman and active philanthropist.

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MARK STEINES

Emmy award-winning journalist Mark Steines hosts Hallmark Channel’s new “Home & Family,” the ultimate ‘how to’ show. . From small town Iowa to the red carpets of Hollywood, three-time Emmy winner Steines has established himself as one of the most trusted and charismatic figures in entertainment news. He’s inter­viewed 100’s of A-list actors, producers, musicians and athletes.

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CRISTINA FERRARE

Cristina Ferrare is a model, actress, author and television host who co-hosts Hallmark’s “Home & Family” with Mark Steines. Her primetime magazine format show for CBS, “Shame on You,” was one of the first mag­azine format shows that featured consumer fraud and awareness. In feature films, she starred opposite David Niven and Cliff Robertson.

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CAST OF DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Deidra Hall, Kristian Alfonso, Suzanne Rogers, Lauren Koslow, Peggy McCay, Joseph Mascolo, John Aniston, Shawn Christian, Arianne Zucker, Greg Vaughan, Eric Martsolf, Kate Mansi, Guy Wilson, True O’Brien, Drake Hogestyn, Jen Lilley, Galen Gerring, Mary Beth Evans, Bryan Dattilo, Casey Moss, Billy Flynn, Molly Burnett, Christopher Sean

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RICHIE SAMBORA

Richie Sambora is a rock guitarist, producer, musician, singer and songwriter who is the longtime lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi. He and frontman Jon Bon Jovi were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is an ardent fundraiser for many charities such as Dream Street and Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s Disease charity

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ORIANTHI

Orianthi released her major label debut Believe in the fall of 2009. The album produced the platinum single “According To You” which was a worldwide hit. Coming off the success of Believe and headlining shows around the world, Orianthi was asked to join Alice Cooper’s band.

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GEORGE THOROGOOD

George Thorogood’s “high-energy boogie-blues” sound became a staple of 1980s rock radio, with hits like his original songs “Bad to the Bone” and “I Drink Alone.” With his band, the Delaware Destroyers, Thorogood has released over 20 albums – two Platinum and six Gold and has sold 15 million albums worldwide. Thorogood and band continue to tour extensively and in 2014 celebrate their 40th anniversary performing.

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ESTELLE

When Grammy Award-winning artist Estelle first burst onto the scene in 2008 with her double-platinum hit song “American Boy” featuring Kanye West, she quickly became an R&B sweetheart. The international charttopper was a Billboard Hot 100 smash hit and won Estelle a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration earning Estelle both critical and pop success. Her fourth studio album, True Romance, is due out February 17, 2015.

CAST OF THE YOUNG AND RESTLESS

Since its debut, “The Young and the Restless” has won seven Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series and its cast and crew have been nominated 334 times with 111 wins. It is currently the highest-rated daytime drama on American televi­sion.

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MELISSA ORDWAY

Melissa Ordway plays Abby Newman on The Young and the Restless. Previously she was on “Hollywood Heights” and has been seen on the big screen in movies such as “Ted”, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”, and “A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas.” She has had recurring roles on “90210”, “Cold Case”, “Melrose Place”, and “Privileged”, as well as guest starred on many TV shows.

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SEAN CARRIGAN

Sean Carrigan plays Dr. Stitch Rayburn on “The Young & the Restless” He has appeared in a number of primetime series and films including “the Event,” “The Flip Side”, “Hart of Dixie,” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”

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TRISTAN ROGERS

Tristan Rogers appeared on “General Hospital” at the height of its popularity. He returned to the show as the beloved Robert Scorpio in 2006. His new charity is Project Cuddle. This is a group that rescues abandoned babies and guides pregnant teens through the difficult time of childbirth by setting them up in advance with parents who want to adopt their child.

 

KATE LINDER

Kate Linder has been playing the role of Esther Valentine on the young and the Restless for 29 years and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Since her brother-in-law was diagnosed with ALS she has traveled throughout the country as a celebrity spokesperson for ALS. She is also active with the Los Angeles Mission and many AIDS charities.

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SHARON CASE

Sharon Case joined the cast in August, 1994 as Sharon Collins, a heroine who has endured many ups and downs in her marriages. Case has been nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award four times and won in 1999 in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. In 1998, she was the recipient of a Soap Opera Award for Hottest Female in a Daytime Drama.

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NIGEL LYTHGOE

Lythgoe has been a pioneer in reality television and a driving force in the world of performing arts. He was executive producer of AMERICAN IDOL until 2013, and currently he is the co-creator, executive producer and judge on the global hit program SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, which has won 11 Emmy Awards.

Cast of KIRBY BUCKETS

13-year-old Kirby Buckets, who dreams of becoming a famous animator like his idol Mac MacCallister. Kirby sees his drawings take shape as he and his best friends, Fish and Eli, go on outrageous and unpredictable adventures.
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TIFFANY ESPENSEN
OLIVIA STUCK

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CAST OF LIV & MADDIE

Liv, a popular television star whose show has just finished its run, and Maddie, an outstanding student and school basketball star whose popularity is on the rise until Liv makes a return to their high school.

Cast of CRISTELA

CRISTELA ALONZO
TERRI HOYOS
MARIA CANALS-BARRERA

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KALI ROCHA

Kali Rocha stars as Karen Rooney in the Disney Channel Original series “Liv and Maddie.”

Rocha was a series regular in the television series “Sherri” and had recurring roles on “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” She has made numerous guest appearances on shows, including “Modern Family,” “CSI,” “$#*! My Dad Says,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “Boston Legal,” “Law & Order,” and “Without a Trace.” She co-wrote and stared in the recently released feature film “Space Station 26″ and appeared in features including “Meet the Parents,” “Meet the Fockers,” “Buried,” “Over Her Dead Body,” “TiMER,” “White Oleander,” “Gods and Generals,” “Autumn in New York,” “The Crucible” and “The Object of My Affection.”

 

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BENJAMIN KING

Benjamin King stars as Pete Rooney in the Disney Channel original series “Liv and Maddie.”

His first acting credit was a guest role on the hit series “Saved by the Bell.” Since then King has appeared in commercials and guest starred on shows such as “CSI,” “CSI: Miami,” “Scrubs,” “NCIS” and “Mike & Molly.” His film credits include “A Short History of Decay” and “A Little Inside.”

 

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JOEY BRAGG

Joey Bragg stars as Joey Rooney in the Disney Channel Original series “Liv and Maddie.”

Bragg began his career in the entertainment business performing stand-up comedy at age 13.  He appeared in a national commercial for Xbox. His role in “Liv and Maddie” marks his Disney Channel debut.

 

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Tenzing Norgay Trainor stars as Parker Rooney in the Disney Channel comedy series “Liv and Maddie.”

Trainor’s credits include the voice of  a dog named Buddha in the Disney feature film “Super Buddies” and roles on Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie,” “The Jadagrace Show,” “Stevie TV” and “Big Time Rush.”

 

Cast of THE GOLDBERGS

HAYLEY ORRANTIA

TROY GENTILE

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MARK WALLENGREN

A veteran in the radio industry, Mark Wallengren has been at KOST 103.5 for over 25 years. His career highlights include being named Radio & Records Personality of the Year, Billboard Magazine Personality of the Year, receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and broadcasting to L.A. from locations like Ireland, Japan, Walt Disney World, Hawaii and New York City to name a few.

CAST OF THE BOLD & BEAUTIFUL

Since its premiere in 1987, the show has become the most-watched soap in the world, with an audience of an esti­mated 26.2 million viewers. It has won 31 Daytime Emmy Awards, includ­ing Outstanding Drama Series three times. It is the most popular American soap opera in other countries and B&B cast are frequently mobbed by fans whereve r they go.

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RENA SOFER

Daytime Emmy award-winning actress Rena Sofer plays “Quinn Fuller” on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. In 1995, Sofer won an “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series” Daytime Emmy and has also guest starred on a number of primetime television hits including Once Upon A Time.

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SEAN KANAN

Sean Kanan stars as “Deacon Sharpe” on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. He began his career in the 1989 film The Karate Kid, Part III and has guest starred on number other television shows. He has also appeared in numerous films; and wrote, produced and co-starred in a short film with Gary Busey.

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Cast of Girl Meets World

ROWAN BLANCHARD

Rowan Blanchard stars as Riley in Disney Channel’s comedy series “Girl Meets World.”  Blanchard began acting at the age of five and established a steady commercial career by the time she was six. She was cast as a series regular on the Disney Junior short form series “Dance-A-Lot Robot” in 2010.  She’s appeared in several feature films including a starring role in Spy Kids: All The Time In The World 4D.” 

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Cast of Girl Meets World

PEYTON MEYER

Peyton Meyer stars as Lucas Friar on Disney Channel’s comedy series “Girl Meets World.”  His one-time guest role on Disney Channel’s “Dog With A Blog” soon led to seven more episodes. It was his performance in that role that led to his series role in “Girl Meets World.”

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Cast of Girl Meets World

COREY FOGELMANIS

Corey Fogelmanis is known for playing the role of Farkle Minkus in the Disney Channel hit series Girl Meets World. Corey started his acting career in musical theatre at the age of 6.

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Cast of Girl Meets World

AUGUST MATURO

August Maturo stars as Auggie in Disney Channel’s comedy series “Girl Meets World.”  Maturo began acting professionally at the age of four and he was soon cast in the drama pilot “Applebaum,” had a recurring co-star role on “How I Met Your Mother,” and guest starring roles in the television series “Dads,””See Dad Run,””Raising Hope” and “Suburgatory.”  He has also appeared in numerous commercials.

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G.W.BAILEY

G.W. Bailey, plays the cantankerous Lieutenant Provenza on TNT’s hit Major Crimes, and has a career that spans four decades and is packed with memorable and distinctive characters. Bailey’s feature career includes Police Academy and starring roles in Mannequin, Short Circuit, Burglar and Rustler’s Rhapsody, among others. Bailey’s true passion is his work with The Sunshine Kids Foundation, where he serves as the Executive Director.

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TONY DENISON

Tony Denison stars in Major Crimes. He has appeared in more than two-dozen motion pictures, and many TV shows including Crime Story, CSI, Criminal Minds, Boston Legal, Prison Break, The District, J.A.G., Cold Case, The O.C., ER, NYPD Blue and Charmed.

He is dedicated to helping others whenever possible and donates his spare time to The Sunshine Kids Foundation, which provides positive group activities for children battling cancer.

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KOOL & THE GANG

Kool & The Gang has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like Celebration, Cherish, Jungle Boogie, Summer Madness and Open Sesame, they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums. Kool & The Gang has performed continuously for the past 35 years, longer than any R&B group in history.

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THE THUNDERMANS

Meet The Thundermans, a typical suburban family that happens to have astounding superpowers. At the center of the action are the Thunderman twins, who share the same bathroom, the same school, and the same annoying little siblings. Their only difference? The sister is a super student with a super sunny disposition who super looks forward to being a superhero someday, and

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Cast of The Thundermans

KIRA KOSARIN

The multi-talented Kira Kosarin is an actress, dancer, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist musician currently starring in Nickelodeon’s “The Thundermans,” a comedy about a family of ex-superheroes trying to blend in as a normal family in suburbia. Kira is Phoebe Thunderman, a normal teenaged girl— aside from having freeze/heat breath, telekinesis, and being destined to be the world’s greatest superhero.

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Cast of The Thundermans

DIEGO VELAZQUEZ

Diego Velazquez stars as the geeky younger brother BillyV in Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans. He’s the junior superhero in training with lightning fast speed. He’s been in the feature film Extraordinary Measures alongside Brendan Fraser, Keri Russell, and Harrison Ford and appeared in numerous TV shows.

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Cast of The Thundermans

JACK GRIFFO

Jack is a teen heartthrob on the rise, and he can be seen starring in Nickelodeon’s “The Thundermans” about a suburban family with superpowers. Griffo worked on some of the top rated shows for kids including “Bucket & Skinner,” “Kickin‘ It,” “Jessie,” “Marvin Marvin,” and a recurring role on “See Dad Run.”

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Cast of The Thundermans

ADDISON RIECKE

At just ten-years-old, Addison Riecke has already showcased her talent through her work on stage and in television and can currently be seen on the Nickelodeon show The Thundermans, She is involved in local charities including Holidays for kids, Hartley’s Heart Foundation, St. Tammany Humane Society, Food Bank of Covington Louisiana.

Cast of The Thundermans

AUDREY WHITBY

 

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NANCY CARTWRIGHT

Award-winning actress Nancy Cartwright is best known to the public as the voice of Bart Simpson. The Simpsons is the longest-running scripted show on television. Nancy devotes her considerable time to supporting many non-profit organizations, particularly those that help children.

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Cast of HAUNTED HATHAWAYS

BENJAMIN FLORES

Benjamin “Lil P-Nut” Flores, Jr. stars as Louie Preston in the Nickelodeon hit live-action comedy series The Haunted Hathaways. As a rapper he’s appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show and became an internet viral hit. His movie debut was as the voice of Atticus in the blockbuster hit Happy Feet 2. He is the recipient of the 2014 Imagen Award for “Best Young Television Actor.”

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Cast of HAUNTED HATHAWAYS

CURTIS HARRIS

Curtis Harris can currently be seen starring on Nickelodeon’s hit series “The Haunted Hathaways,” as Miles Preston. Curtis’ television credits include roles on “Fringe,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Modern Family,” “Community,” “The First Family,” “Crash & Bernstein,” and “Sam & Cat.”

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Cast of HAUNTED HATHAWAYS

BREANNA YDE

Breanna Yde stars as Frankie Hathaway in the Nickelodeon hit live-action comedy series The Haunted Hathaways. Frankie is a tiny fearless tween and is the only member of the family who enjoys their permanent and supernatural house guests. She appeared in numerous national commercials for McDonald’s and Kraft Cheese as well as the television show How I Met Your Mother.

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COUNCILMAN DISTRICT 13
MITCH O’FARRELL

He’s been active in community of Glassell Park since 1992, and had many accomplishments while serving on staff of Councilmember Eric Garcetti; increasing public safety, helping small businesses, and general quality of life improvements across the district.

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COUNCILMAN DISTRICT 4

TOM LABONGE

Councilmember Tom LaBonge has served the 4th District since first being elected in 2001. Dubbed “Mr. L.A.” by Los Angeles Magazine, Mr. LaBonge is known for his infectious civic spirit and knowledge of Los Angeles. He has worked for the city for more than 35 years, having served on the staffs of Mayor Richard Riordan and the late City Council President John Ferraro. He currently serves on various committees including as Chair of the City Council’s Arts, Parks, Health and Aging Committee.

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Congress Member
ADAM SCHIFF

Congressman Adam B. Schiff represents California’s 29th Congressional District. During his tenure in Congress, Schiff has focused on bolstering national security, strengthening our communities, helping small businesses, and introducing a “Kids First” agenda of initiatives to improve education, safety, and health care for our kids.

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Assemblyman
MIKE GATTO

Mike Gatto was elected to represent the 43rd District in a Special Election in June 2010.He has worked in the offices of a United States Congressman and two Los Angeles Mayors. In the private sector, Mike worked as an attorney assisting small businesses with issues they had with government bureaucracy.

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Cast of BLACK-ISH

YARA SHAHIDI

Yara Shahidi plays Zoey Johnson She began her career as a print model and commercial actress. Her first major film was as Eddie Murphy’s daughter in “Imagine That.” She’s made numerous television appearances and featured in films opposite stars such as Samuel L. Jackson, Angelina Jolie, and Tyler Perry.

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Cast of BLACK-ISH

MARCUS SCRIBNER

Marcus stars as Andre Johnson Jr. on ABC’s “black-ish” He’s appeared in numerous television series, including Castle and New Girl.

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Cast of BLACK-ISH

MILES BROWN

Miles Brown stars as Jack Johnson on ABC’s “black-ish” Miles, aka “Baby Boogaloo,” is a 9 year old HIPHOP dancer who has appeared on Ellen Degeneres & The Katie Couric show and was a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent. He made his 1st TV appearance being featured alongside Solange Knowles on Nickelodeon’s “Yo Gabba Gabba.”

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Cast of BLACK-ISH

MARSAI MARTIN

Stars as Diane Johnson on ABC’s “black-ish” After landing her first national commercial at the age of 5, Martin moved to LA and was hired as a regular on black-ish.

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MAKAYLA COLONELLO

This young up and coming singing sensation was the winner of our Hollywood Christmas Parade contest to find a promising young newcomer. The grand prize is this performance in the parade!

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MARK MCGRATH

Number one hits and multi-platinum albums rocketed McGrath to rock stardom as lead singer of Sugar Ray. He has graced the covers of “Rolling Stone” and “Spin,” and was People magazine’s “Sexiest Rocker” in 1998.

Also an actor, McGrath has made guest appearances on hit television dramas and co-starred in “Sharknado 2.” He’s made numerous TV appearances and was host of Extra!.” He continues to tour with Sugar Ray and work in TV and film.

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AMBASSADOR OF BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY

LASSIE

Lassie has been saving the day for 75 years. Known as one of the world’s most famous dogs, she has starred in eleven feature films and also had a radio show and starred in an Emmy Award-winning TV series. Lassie represents the very best a dog can be, and reminds us that every dog is a hero

CAST OF MIGHTY MED

When two comic book fanboys stumble upon a hospi­tal for superheroes, they both end up landing jobs and together, along with their new friend/also superhero Skylar Storm, they’ll help one superhero at a time, while of course along the way getting into situations that are a little over their heads.

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AUGIE ISAAC

Augie Isaac plays Gus on Mighty Meds.

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Paris Berelc stars as Skylar Storm, a strong and independent teenage super­hero who has lost all of her powers and is grappling with the prospect of being a “Normo,” in Disney XD’s live-action com­edy series “Mighty Med.” Berelc began her career as a model when she was discovered at the local mall and has been featured in numerous ads including Sears, Kmart and Kohl’s. When she’s not acting, she enjoys gymnastics, skiing, paddle boarding, reading, singing and dancing

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DEVAN LEOS

Devan Leos stars as Alan in Disney XD’s live-action comedy series “Mighty Med.”

Leos starred in several commercials and recurring roles on ABC’s “The Middle,” Disney Channel’s “Austin & Ally” and “Jessie.” His first feature film appearance in the 2011 motion picture comedy “L!fe Happens,” and he’s also appeared in “Madea’s Witness Protection,” and “The Pretty One.”

BROOKE TAYLOR

Brooke Taylor is an on-air personality for Radio Disney. She hosts the night and weekend shows. She began her career in radio doing nights at WYKS-FM in her hometown of Gainesville, Florida, after studying Mass Communications at Lander University.

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AUBREY O’DAY

Aubrey O’Day is an American singer-song­writer, actress, fashion designer, reality tele­vision personality, and a former member of the girl group Danity Kane. She’s starred on Broadway, Tand headlined her own hit Las Vegas revue show. Her hit Oxygen series “All About Aubrey,” is ranked in the top 3 for Oxygen’s highest rating shows.

Cast of SONS OF ANARCHY

TOMMY FLANAGAN

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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

JOSHUA ALLEN

Joshua Allen is a former winner of the Fox hit series So You Think You Can Dance. He’s appeared in feature films Step Up 3D and Footloose. He has choreographed for Oxygen’s “Dance Your Ass Off.” He has also performed in the Emmy’s as well as on television shows including Ellen DeGeneres, Bonnie Hunt, Good Morning LA, and Celebrity Fit Club.

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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

LAUREN FODERMAN

Lauren Froderman has been dancing since the age of 3 and won the seventh season of the Fox television show, So You Think You Can Dance. She has also danced for the Radio City Rockette’s, Big Time Rush, Blake McGrTath, and others. She appears in music videos, live shows, and became the first dance athlete for Gatorade.

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Cast of WELCOME TO MYRTLE MANOR

Get a slice of Southern beach life in this quirky series that revolves around the eccentric mobile home residents of a trailer park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The trailer park landlord, dreams of turning Myrtle Manor into the five-star trailer park she has always dreamed of. Will she be able to make her father, the owner of the trailer park, proud?

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SANTA CLAUS

The finale to a great parade is the great big guy himself – Santa Claus! He has been taking time away from his toy workshop for eighty years to bring smiles to everyone’s face along the parade route. There’s no better tribute to the man in red than through the famous song written by Gene Autry as he heard the children yell­ing, “Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus!” After 82 wonderful years, Santa is just as thrilled to be here tonight as he was the first time. HO! HO! HO!

 

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