Zendaya Coleman's career is just getting started.
At just 14, Zendaya burst onto the television scene with Disney Channel's successful hit show Shake It Up. Shortly after the series ended, the California native continued to show off her dancing skills and tangoed her way to second place on Dancing with the Stars. The actress has also solidified her triple-threat status with her Billboard Top 200 self-titled debut album featuring the chart-topping song "Replay." Now, 17, Zendaya is set to headline the upcoming Disney series K.C. Undercover.
Bella Thorne has gone from Disney darling to fashion icon and movie star in the making. But one aspect of her life she says hasn't changed is her tomboy nature and penchant for messy foods.
"I eat chicken wings, I don't always sit with my legs crossed, if I'm wearing jeans, I'm sitting in the most stretched-out, comfortable position," she shares.
In our video below, the 16-year-old former Shake It Up star reveals a few more bizarrely awesome habits, another reason she's at the top of our list for the Teen Stars You Need to Know Now!
Watch Thorne's hilarious explanation:
Shake It Up
It's a Disney disaster! Shake It Up is heading into its series finale, and fans are about to witness even more trouble than the show's end. In the final episode (airing Sunday, Nov. 10 at 9/8c), CeCe (Bella Thorne) suffers from amnesia during a Shake It Up Chicago charity fashion show that is set to star her, Rocky (Zendaya) and Tinka (Caroline Sunshine) as runway models. CeCe suffers from memory loss, and Rocky does everything she can do to help her best friend remember all of their fun times together — is anyone else predicting a series of flashback clips?
Maddy Smith and Rhydian Morris
Disney Channel will air the British pre-teen supernatural series Wolfblood in October as part of its month-long "Monstober" schedule of Halloween-themed favorites.
Wolfblood centers on 14-year-old Maddy (Aimee Kelly), who has a secret: She's a "wolfblood." These creatures — neither wolf nor human — possess extraordinary strength, super speed and heightened senses.
Disney Channel will air the entire first season of Wolfblood on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights at 8/7c from Oct. 1 through Oct. 24. In the premiere, Maddy discovers that the new boy at school, Rhydian (Bobby Lockwood), also shares her secret.
Phineas and Ferb
Princesses, pop stars and superheroes will be among the many Disney favorites taking over the Anaheim Convention Center on August 9—11 for the biennial D23 Expo. The celebration of all things Disney will include the stars and creators of several popular shows from the Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior.
Among the big Disney Channel events being showcased are Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, a summer special in which the boys meet the superheroes of (Disney-owned) Marvel Comics; Teen Beach Movie, a live-action musical airing July 19; and Wander Over Yonder, the upcoming animated series from The Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken and starring 30 Rock alum Jack McBrayer (both of whom will be in attendance).
Dancing With the Stars
Is Zendaya the one to beat on Dancing with the Stars? Not according to TVGuide.com voters — a whopping 59 percent of whom have pegged Kellie Pickler to take home the Mirrorball trophy. Zendaya received 27 percent, while Aly Raisman and Jacoby Jones earned 9 percent and 5 percent, respectively.
They will face off in the show's first four-couple final Monday and Tuesday with four routines: the judges' choice, the cha-cha relay and the super-sized freestyle on Monday, and the Instant Dance on Tuesday. But before they do, let's size them up.
Phineas and Ferb
Disney Channel's "Freaky Freakend" programming stunt kicks off Friday night with body swapping-themed episodes of hit series A.N.T. Farm, Jessie, Gravity Falls and Phineas and Ferb. Episodes of Dog with a Blog, Austin & Ally and Shake It Up continue the fun on Sunday.
Dancing With the Stars
Last fall, a longtime goal of Dancing with the Stars producers came into fruition: an all-stars season.
Thirteen alums returned, but viewers fled. The onetime ratings juggernaut delivered less-than-glittery numbers — partially due to The Voice's first fall outing siphoning eyeballs. But executive producer Conrad Green also believes it's because fans want to see dancing with new stars, not all-stars.
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"Perhaps that was a miscalculation on our part. Maybe we underestimated how important it was to have a new story rather than a continuation of one," Green tells TVGuide.com. "We thought seeing old favorites come back would be really appealing, and I think it was to core fans of the show. All-Stars did deliver in terms of being able to try some new dances out, new challenges and really pushing the level of competition. I think what it lacked was the shock of the new.
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"So it's quite nice this season to go back to fresh faces, people completely unfamiliar with dance and get back to that kind of innocence," Green continues. "It's back to basics almost. There's definitely a ...
Cher is returning to TV.
More than 30 years of co-hosting The Sonny and Cher Show, the singer-actress-gay icon has inked a development deal with Logo, the LGBT-friendly cable network announced Saturday at the winter TV previews.
"It doesn't get any more iconic than Cher," Brent Zacky, Logo's senior vice president of original programming and development, told reporters.
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Shake It Up
Shake it Up's CeCe and Rocky are about to shake it up in Japan.
In the upcoming special, Shake It Up: Made In Japan, best friends CeCe (Bella Thorne) and Rocky (Zendaya) win a trip to Japan to be a part of a dance video game production. The 90-minute episode will feature Blue Man Group and three new original songs.
Disney Channel's Shake It Up goes to Japan