Danielle Parker did a radio interview for the Free to Breathe LA Yogathon last weekend on the Joe Lyons on Inland Empire Closeup program on AM 1050. You can listen in the video below about what she has to say about the Yogathon and raising awareness for lung cancer research:
"He says his favorite cartoon (at least for today) is Busytown Mysteries. It's with the Richard Scarry characters who solve little mysteries around town."
"Their Favorite shows are Sesame Street and Yo Gabba Gabba"
"My sisters and I always watch spooky things so I love Scooby Doo because it's scary AND funny! "
"Elizabeth's Favorite Cartoon is Cinderella and Mariam's Favorite Cartoon is the Smurf."
"Without a doubt, the boys' favorite cartoon is Thomas & Friends!.... They are Thomas the Train fanatics and literally know every character on the show "
"Their favorite cartoon is Team Umizoomi "
"We love love love several cartoons .... Dora the Explorer and Bubble Guppies rank the highest and thank goodness mom has recorded them for us so we can watch when other "less desirable" shows are on. But we really like TV ... any TV ... after all, we just discovered it so we are exploring all it's "riches." We even watched our first movie ... Cinderella... and we love dressing up like her and being a princess. But we aren't allowed to watch too much a day because we have a whole huge world to explore. "
Thank-you so much to Britton, Ellie, Rose, Alyvia, Quin, Reed, Elizabeth, Mariam, Zach, Chris, Luc, Cole, Karleigh and McKenna for participating!
In the spirit of the Kids Choice Awards tonight (keep a look out for many Star-Kidz kids in the audience!) MSN's Mom & Pop Culture section named their Top 13 Under 13 upcoming TV actors, and of course several of them are Star-Kidz kids! Congratulations to Mackenzie Aladjem, David Mazouz, Nolan Gould, Savannah Paige Rae, Tyree Brown, Jared Gilmore, and Atticus Shaffer! You can check out the complete list here!
Last month on General Hospital we got to see our favorite bad boy as a baby. Carmel Fainbaum is the baby that we've been seeing on all those commercials as baby Jason. We'd like to welcome Carmel to the Star-Kidz family.
Mackinlee Waddell can currently be seen on the hit ABC show GCB as Mckinney Peacham. Mackinlee was born in Dallas, Texas and began her acting career at age 13, landing several indie and short film roles before booking GCB in 2011. We have had the pleasure of getting to interview this wonderful young actress, and you can read what she has to say about her work on GCB and her amazing efforts working with the Children's Miracle Network. Make sure to like her Official Facebook Page and follow her on Twitter to stay up to date!
At what age did you start acting and what inspired you to start?
I started acting when I was about 13. I had open heart surgery when I was 5 and I soon after became a spokesperson for Children’s Medical Center/Children’s Miracle Network. After speaking in front of large crowds, people said I had a lot of poise and confidence and should try the acting world, and so I decided to take a class, and fell helplessly in love with acting.
Tell us about your role on the new hit show GCB.
I play Mckinney Peacham, and I’m Jennifer Aspen’s daughter! Mckinney is kind of a mean girl at first, but then you see her become a little more like her mom after a few episodes, naïve, and spoiled. It’s really fun to get to play the role!
What other acting have you done before landing the role on GCB?
I’ve done a few indie films, and shorts. And I also do some work and train with the Groundlings!
Tell us about your charity work with Children's Miracle Network.
I’ve always wanted to be able to help people by sharing my story. So i started doing some charity work with Children’s Miracle Network. I often speak at fundraisers and events to help raise money for the Network, and awareness of heart conditions like mine. I’ve always hoped that sharing my story would give someone hope, and so I will continue to do this charity work for the rest of my life!
What advice you can give our readers that inspire to be an actress like yourself?
Never give up, If it’s really what you want to do, then stop at nothing to make your dreams come true. (:
What actress do you like and would love to work with in the future?
Kristen Wiig is a big inspiration to me. She’s on SNL and she also starred in the movie Bridesmaids!
Tell us anything you want our readers to know about you.
I’m a big goofball! I love having fun, and playing jokes on people! It’s what I do(: I also love to create characters and silly voices. I was a competitive cheerleader for 7 years and school cheerleader in middle school before I got into acting. My family has 5 dogs and 2 horses and 1 cat. We are big animal lovers!
We'd like to thank Mackinlee for doing a Q&A with us and make sure to catch an all new episode of GCB tonight at 10/9c on ABC!
The dates for our 2nd/last autograph giveaway have been set!! Be ready on the April 21st/22nd weekend to win autographs from many of the young talents of AMC, Days, OLTL, Parenthood and more! We have tons of autographs to giveaway and are very excited!
Also look for a big announcement coming shortly after the autograph weekend!
We've dropped hints in our 5 Year video and on Facebook about a new show coming to the site and today's the big day! Star-Kidz will now be covering the new Fox show "Touch" staring Kiefer Sutherland and David Mazouz who plays Jake. If you haven't seen the pilot episode, we highly recommend that you check it out before the season begins Thursday March 22nd!
March is officially here and that means a new COTM! This month we have chosen Max Burkholder who plays Max on Parenthood. The season sadly came to an end this week and Max has delivered many outstanding performances! We're sure you all were ready to cry when Max thought he couldn't play basketball because he has a disability a couple episodes back. Max is currently filming the movie Vigilandia!
In the season finale of Parenrthood we were introduced to the new character Victor. We won't give away any details in case anyone has yet to see the season finale, but we can tell you that Xolo Mariduena was seen playing the role! We cannot wait to see what happens with Victor come September!
We are so thankful for all of the support we've received organizing our autograph giveaway weekend. Thank-you so much to all of the kids and families who have sent along autographs for the fans to have a chance to win ♥ We cannot wait for this weekend and are busy working away to make sure everything is organized and ready to go! We are happy to say that we won't just be doing autograph giveaways this weekend, but are working on a second weekend to give everyone even more chances to win! We have yet to set a date, but think this is a great chance for anyone who may not be around this weekend to still have an opportunity to participate. Over 60 autographs will be up to win this weekend with over 60 the second weekend, and we are still working on contacting everyone, you never know just whose autograph you may see go up on our Facebook/Twitter/Site to win ;)
If we have not yet contacted you yet about autographs, you will be receiving your emails shortly, we've been trying to organize in a way to have a few 'exclusive' autographs one weekend and some 'exclusive' autographs the second, and now working on arranging our second weekend! We definitely have many many amazing kids and families out there, lots of emails to send ♥