Actresses Miley Cyrus and Evan Rachel Wood have applauded writers at Disney Channel sitcom Good Luck Charlie for creating the TV network’s first same-sex couple.
The family-friendly show’s fourth and final season will feature a character with two lesbian moms when it premieres next year (14), and a spokesperson for the company tells TVGuide.com, “This particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors.
“Like all Disney Channel programming, it was developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness.”
Now gay rights advocate Cyrus, who got her start on the channel’s hit series Hannah Montana, has praised TV chiefs for taking a step in the right direction.
In a post on Twitter.com, she wrote, “I commend Disney for making this step into the light of this generation. They control… so much of what kids think! Life isn’t bright sets & wardrobe & kids becoming superstars! This is INSPIRING”.
Meanwhile, The Ides of March star Wood, who is bisexual, posted a link to the news on her social networking account and added, “Hell yea.”
We’re pretty excited about this! How many of you watched Boy Meets World?….
The highly anticipated Boy Meets World
spin-off Girl Meets Worl
d has been given the green light by TV bosses.
Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel teamed up this spring to reprise their roles as childhood sweethearts, now grown up with a young daughter of their own.
The show has now been picked up by impressed network executives at Disney, who have ordered a full series. Production is slated to begin in Los Angeles this summer.
In a statement, creator Michael Jacobs says, “I am grateful to everyone at Disney Channel for the opportunity to reach my favorite audience, which has always been kids. Girl Meets World is a new show for a new generation that will be rooted in the same kind of honest, comedic storytelling about coming of age and the importance of family and friendship that made Boy Meets World so popular.”
Girl Meets World, which stars 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard as Savage and Fishel’s daughter, is scheduled to premiere on the Disney Channel next year.
A new round of celebrities are ready to put their dancing shoes on and hit the Dancing with the Stars ballroom to compete for the mirror ball trophy. CBS announced the 12 new cast members Tuesday on Good Moring America. Three new pros are also joining the show; Gleb Savchenko, Lindsay Arnold and Sharna Burgess. See the cast list below.
Boxer Victor Ortiz and new pro Lindsay Arnold
Reality star Lisa Vanderpump and new pro Gleb Savchenko
Singer Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough
NFL star Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff
Country star Wynonna Judd and Tony Dovolani
Comedian Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas
Soap star Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson
Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman and Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Olympic skater Dorothy Hamill and Tristan MacManus
Comedian D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke
Season 16 of Dancing with the Stars kicks off on March 18.
Former Hannah Montana star Mitchel Musso is preparing to head to trial to face drunk driving charges.
The actor, who played Oliver Oken on the hit Disney program, was taken into custody in October after failing to slow down for police who were directing traffic in Burbank, California.
He failed a breathalyser test and was subsequently charged with two counts of driving while drunk.
Musso’s attorney Blair Berk appeared in a Burbank court on Friday to enter the plea on her client’s behalf. The 20-year-old actor did not attend the arraignment hearing.
A pre-trial status conference has been set for February 10th to determine if the case should go to trial, according to Eonline.com.
If convicted, Musso faces up to six months behind bars and a $1,000 fine.
Hannah Montana star Mitchel Musso has been charged with drunk driving following his arrest last weekend.
The actor, who played Oliver Oken on the hit Disney program, was taken into custody in the early hours on Sunday morning after failing to slow down for cops who were directing traffic in Burbank, California.
He later failed a breathalyser test and was subsequently booked on suspicion of DUI, before being released on bail.
Musso has now been charged with two counts of driving while drunk, according to TMZ.com.
The actor is due back in court to face the charges on November 11. He faces a maximum of six months behind bars and a $1,000 fine.