Andrea Russett

Andrea Russett is at VidCon with Tony Moras!! The hilarious Andrea talks to us about how VidCon is not only an event, but now a worldwide phenomenon and how she feels very happy to be part of it each year. After all, Andrea is one of the few that has paved the way for YouTube stars today. We get the deets on her new show “How To Survive A Breakup”. She also talks about how she has ACTUALLY survived her own breakups IRL. More to come for Andrea? Possibly standup comedy but DEFINITELY music!! We love Andrea and can’t wait to see everything she accomplishes in the future.

In 2009, Andrea Russett took the content creation world by storm. She actually began broadcasting on YouTube because of the one and only and Justin Bieber. She created a music video entry for a contest to meet Justin. Although she didn’t win, her entry went viral and launches her career. Since then, she’s been a radio host in Indiana and acted in various movies. She’s made multiple appearances at VidCon and we are so happy we bumped into her this year!

Emily Skinner & Francesca Capaldi

Emily Skinner and Francesca Capaldi are hanging out with Jana Rosenberg at our Hollywire x Holonis Comic Con Party! We talk about their Brat Network show “Crown Lake”. Plus, why these girls are bestie goals and who they are currently crushing on! Emily and Francesca also play a hilarious game of Noggins’ Up! Watch out interview to see who wins! Emily Skinner and Francesca Capaldi are both American actresses, currently staring on the Brat network show, Crown Lake. Emily began acting at six years old, when she started acting classes and signed with an acting agency. From there, she booked guest roles in shows like Shake it Up, CSI, Sam & Cat, and more. She landed the lead in the short film Sodales, directed by Jessica Biel and landed her first major role as Amber on the Disney Channel series Andi Mack. She currently plays Chloe on Crown Lake. Francesca Capaldi made her acting debut in 2011, with a guest role on the show A.N.T. Farm, which earned her a nomination for a Young Artist Award. From there, she has starred in four films. This includes voicing two characters in The Peanuts Movie – and played Chloe James on the Disney show Dog With a Blog. She currently stars as Nellie in Crown Lake.

Xolo Maridueña

Tony Moras is hanging out with Xolo Maridueña at our Hollywire x Holonis Comic Con party in San Diego!! We chat all things Cobra Kai, his karate moves, cast mates and Comic Con costumes. Plus he plays famous the 6 second challenge. We love Xolo!!

Xolo Maridueña was born in Los Angeles, California and right into show biz. He’s been acting since age 11. His natural talent helped him quickly secure an agent and land dozens of roles within his first year. Those included several television commercials, a recurring role on “Parenthood” which has become a series regular role this season. He currently stars as Miguel Diaz on the Youtube hit show, “Cobra Kai”.

Lilia Buckingham

Lilia Buckingham is in the studio with Jana Rosenberg! We talk to her about the THREE different shows she’s in on Brat. Not only is she acting in Crown Lake, she also is producing episodes! Lilia also tells us about her the anti-bullying organization she started with her best friends and brother called “Positively Social”. The organization encourages kids and teens to be nice on social media, spread love and discourage bullying on all platforms. Lilia is the sweetest and so much fun!One of our favorite celebs right now is Lilia Buckingham! At 16 years old she is already a very decorated dancer and huge part of the Brat family. Born and raised in Los Angeles, it’s no surprise she’s a mega star. She has starred on Chicken Girls, Total Eclipse, and Dirt making her one of the most popular Brat stars. Before starring in multiple Brat videos she guest starred on Modern Family and Good Morning America. She’s also celeb bffs with Mackenzie Ziegler! Lilia is the whole package and we love her!

Alisha Marie and Remi Cruz

Tony Moras is hanging out with Alisha Marie and Remi Cruz at Vidcon 2019! We’re catching up with the girls about all things content creation. They talk to us about their podcast “Pretty Basic” and how they’re not the least bit filtered on the show. We also get to know what they’re favorite things are, what activities the girls love to do together most, and of course Alisha Marie’s merch line. These girls are BFF goals!

Alisha Marie is one of the most trending YouTubers right now. She has gained a massive following from her Youtube channel where she makes videos on all kinds of things including pranks, hauls, and staying fit. Her bestie, Remi Cruz, another content creator is a very similar career path. She inspires her fans with her stories of getting into better shape and all the fun things going on in her life. She was also recently nominated for a Shorty Award! These two keep it as real as it gets and that’s why we love them so much! The pair often make videos together like true vlogger best friends! They have a fun witty persona together that fans just can’t get enough of. All of their hilarious stories, life drama and more can be heard on their podcast “Pretty Basic”.

JD McCrary

JD McCrary is in the Hollywire studio with Jana Rosenberg!! Of course we talk all things “The Lion King”. JD plays young Simba and tells us all about the experience – especially working with the incredible cast. He also tells us what it’s like hanging with not only Beyonce, but also Jay-Z and their daughter Blue Ivy during production of “The Lion King”. JD also dances and sings. We were lucky enough to get a LIVE rendition of “I Can’t Wait To Be King” and “Hakuna Matata”. JD wrapped our interview with his AMAZING Michael Jackson dance moves. He says that Michael is one of his biggest inspirations. JD is a MEGA STAR! JD McCrary is just 12 years old, but he’s proved he is a STAR. JD is a triple threat – singer, actor, AND dancer. He is currently starring in The Paynes as Kenny Payne on the Oprah Winfrey network. Most recently, he’s been known as “young Simba” in Disney’s highly anticipated remake of “The Lion King”. JD is signed to Hollywood Records and just released an EP called “Shine”. His career started on Disney Channel when he starred on K.C. Undercover at the age of just 8 years old. This past year, he performed at the Grammy’s with Donald Glover AKA Childish Gambino. There is so much more in store for JD and we can’t wait to watch him SHINE! See what we did there?

Annie Leblanc

Jana Rosenberg is at Vidcon 2019 with Annie LeBlanc! We’re talking to Annie about all the exciting things she’s currently got going on, her experience in her BF Asher Angel’s ‘One Thought Away’ music video and of course doing some Rapid Fire FAN Questions. We had a blast with Annie at VidCon!

Julianna Grace “Annie” LeBlanc is a 14 year-old teen icon from Fort Gordon, Georgia. Annie is a singer, Youtuber, actress and a former gymnast. She rose to fame back in 2010 through her families Youtube vlog channel, Bratayley. She currently stars on the Brat web series ‘Chicken Girls’ and ‘A Girl Named Jo’. She has almost 8 million followers on Instagram and her followers are obsessed with her and her boyfriend, Asher Angel. They are viewed as the teen ‘It’ couple. Fans call them ‘Ashannie’. There are hundreds of couple fan accounts that are dedicated to their relationship and we are just as obsessed with them.

Sofie Dossi

Jana Rosenberg is at VidCon 2019 with Sofie Dossi! We are catching up with Sofie on all the new stuff she has going on – new projects, new clothing line, and a top secret project she is very excited about! Plus, we play ‘Hollywire How-TO’s’ with her. She reveals how to get flexible AND stay that way. Sofie is the CUTEST and we love her.Sofie Dossi, an 18 year old California native, is a self-taught contortionist, hand balancer, and aerialist. She rose to fame in 2016 after wowing the judges and the country on season 11 of America’s Got Talent, even getting the Golden Buzzer from Reba. She continued on to the finale, placing in the Top 10 of the season, then returned for America’s Got Talent: The Champions. She has been a guest and performer on The Ellen Show numerous times and travels the world to perform. In 2016, Dossi launched her YouTube channel, making videos ranging from challenges, collaborations with other YouTube stars, and dance videos. She currently has over 4 million subscribers on YouTube and over 2.6 million followers on Instagram. Most recently, she launched her brand-new athletic clothing line called ‘Fire Lily.’ The clothing line was announced – and sold out! – at VidCon this year. You can get your hands on your own pieces at

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: Nick Hagelin and PXTN Release New Collab Music Video for ‘Good Time’

Nick Hagelin and Paxton Ingram (PXTN) may have battled it out on The Voice. However they are now are releasing a music video together! Their new music video for ‘Good Time’ dropped today.

The song is Cuban-inspired and is the perfect feel-good summer dance record. The song uses a sample from legendary Cuban singer, Celia Cruz. PXTN sings in both English and Spanish throughout the song. Hagelin and PXTN did the music video shoot in Miami’s Little Havana. This payed homage to the music that influenced the record.

The two met on The Voice in 2016 and collaborated in songwriting during their time on the show. Nick’s cover of Rihanna’s ‘Stay‘ landed in the top ten on iTunes. PXTN’s version of ‘Break Every Chain‘ got to #1 on the Billboard Christian chart. The two stayed close after the show and continued to write music together.

In addition to their singing and songwriting, the two have something else in common: DANCE. PXTN and Nick Hagelin are both extremely good dancers. PXTN taught at Showstopper Dance Studio and choreographed the televised performances for the 2019 Univision Award show “Premios Juventud” for Latin superstars Anuel A, Natti Natasha, Farruko, and more. Nick Hagelin was born in NYC and trained at the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center. He went on to dance internationally with the American Ballet Theatre, The Kirov, and the Carolina Ballet. He competed on season 10 of The Voice but got edged out by Ingram before semifinals.

“When we first got on The Voice the producers told us that the greatest thing that would come of being on the show was the friendships we would make, and while I was skeptical at the time, nothing could be more true of my experience,” said Hagelin. “The music I get to make with Paxton and other friends I made during that time is one of the greatest lasting impacts of my journey on The Voice.”

Be sure to check out ‘Good Time’ on Youtube here and follow Nick Hagelin and PXTN on Instagram for any music updates!

By: Sakura Gray

Behind The Fame: In Real Life

In Real Life is on Episode 1 of Hollywire’s Podcast BEHIND THE FAME with Tony Moras and Jana Rosenberg! We talk to the guys about it all – relationships, celeb fashion, fans and of course… fame. In a short about of time, the guys of In Real Life went from your regular dudes to pop stars in a boy band. After winning the show “Boy Band” on ABC, the five have been taking the music industry by storm and making it look easy. However… Chance, Brady, Michael Conor, Sergio and Drew tell us that the road to where they are now hasn’t been all glitz and glam. The rise to fame is amazing, but a winding road. We discuss romance in the public eye, why celebs date other celebs, other boy bands in the music industry, red carpet events and SO much more. Watch the full first episode of BEHIND THE FAME with In Real Life exclusively on Hollywire. We’re gettin’ REAL with In Real Life.

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