Thursday, February 26, 2009

Jonas Brothers 3D premiere

Jeez. Just saw the red carpet in LA for Jonas Brothers 3D. Did anyone see the actresses/stars in attendance? Those purity rings must be working overtime.

All looking so hot and these boys are at THAT age: Jordin Sparks, Carrie Ann Inaba, Brenda Song, Leven Rabin, Meaghan Jette Martin, Olympian Shawn Johnson, Kathryn Newton, India Eisley, Grace Johnston, the incredibly talented Emily Osment, Ashley Tisdale’s replacement Debby Ryan, yowza Chelsea Staub (to star on J.O.N.A.S. – see plot at, she’s everywhere Alyson Stoner, Zack and Cody twins Miley and Becky Russo (a yowza duo managed by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen – why is everyone named Miley now?) , and more, including Tiffany Giardina’s talented vocal cords.

Noticeably missing were the entire High School Musical cast, did not see Taylor Swift photos, definitely not Miley Cyrus (Jason Earles was there, look for cat fights on Hannah Montana set).

Boys, here’s some advice. Keep those purity rings on. Remember, 16 will get you 20.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tip Gone Amiss

Submitted by Richard Kelleher, M.B.A.,

Anyone remember the “Wish Gone Amiss” Disney episode? Well, I got a tip the Jonas’ were going to be going to the movie with Grandma “in Chandler” either tonight or through Saturday.

Have to admit Harkins Theaters PR person is fantastic. To protect that person, let’s just say he or she corrected my misunderstanding that Grandma Jonas lives in Sun Lakes. S/he gave me the correct suburb.

S/he also confirmed the Bros. family was not going to a movie in Chandler this weekend; but would not admit if the company knew the Jonas. Bros. agent or if the boys had contacted the movie chain. There was a "wink-wink" to the voice.

So doing investigative reporting – a lost art – I called a number I obtained. I asked if Mrs. Jonas was in. A boy sounding between 8 and 10 said no. I asked if any adult was home. “No.”

“Is this Frankie?” I asked. The person on the other end hung up the phone.

So, will the bus be parked in front of Grandma’s tonight? Will the whole family – including Frankie – be watching Jonas Bros. 3rd Degree, whoops, I mean 3D, in sunny Arizona this weekend, either at Harkins Gateway Pavilions 18 or Dickinson Palm Valley 14?

Will the boys be watching a Cleveland Indians ball game against Diamondbacks, Padres, Rockies or Rangers?

For plot of new TV program, J.O.N.A.S. or the Hannah Montana movie, check

The $400,000 per day teenager

Let’s face it, 2008 was a bad year economically for everyone. In 2007, Miley Cyrus averaged $400,000 per day with CD sales, a Walmart deal, a tour, and Hannah Montana TV show.

2008 was not as lucrative for Cyrus. She could have been in a funk due to breaking up with Nick Jonas. Alas, an eye-candy boy-toy helped ease that situation. All she had was a #1 CD, Breakout, which didn’t even reach 400,000 first week sales and did not break Mariah Carey’s record. She also had Bolt, a movie that flopped, and was stiffed for a return to High School Musical 3. She did have racy photos in Vanity Fair.

If early material released from Hannah Montana The Movie is any indication, it should re-ignite her career – and earning power. Release date as of now is set for April 10, 2009. That could be pushed back again. This movie was originally supposed to come out for Christmas, 2008. For more on the plot, visit

Cyrus had many stars chasing after her earning power fame in 2008. Jonas Brothers lead the pack, second - Taylor Swift, trailing was Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. Looks like Hannah’s back in 2009. I will predict a tour, too. Bet it will be Lovato as the opening act.

You heard it here first - biggest first weekend sales in Disney history. That's my prediction!

Don't forget to check older posts for Saving Parents $$$ about the deluxe version coming out in June.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sibling Hudgens and Jonas

I am so bummed. When I found out Vanessa had a younger sister, Stella Hudgens, I had dreams of her hooking up with Bonus Jonas, Frankie, in the future. Unfortunately Stella is five years older than Frankie. Ain’t gonna happen.

Turns out the Hudgens’ family lives in Oceanside, a beautiful suburb of Del Mar, California. Vanessa, take the Coaster. Wonderful view going into or out of San Diego. It will show you parts of North County you can’t see in a limo. There’s several Vanessa and Stella YouTubes, but I love Lindsay Lohan’s voice as much as Vanessa’s, so bear with this video.

In the meantime, I found some ads and outtakes on the celebrity Hudgens. Watch the TV rehearsal. Listen closely. You can hear Vanessa’s real voice is better than the canned music used during the show. Then, what ad has she not been in? I understand Stella is doing ads too. Homes are expensive in North San Diego County; right next to Camp Pendleton.