John Robert Powers alum Chloe Bridges (center)
MTV's new movie, 'Worst Prom Ever' premiers tonight at 9:00pm. In the movie is New Orleans native and John Robert Powers alum, Chloe Bridges (pictured center).
Chloe first became interested in acting when she participated in the play Annie at St. Martin's Episcopal School. At age eleven, she enrolled in modeling and acting classes at John Robert Powers in New Orleans to better develop her skills. In 2005, Chloe landed a role as Freddie Prinze Jr's niece, Zoey in ABC's Freddie. In 2008, she made a guest appearance in Out of Jimmy's Head and landed a role in The Longshots alongside Keke Palmer and Ice Cube. In 2009, Chloe starred in the supernatural-horror-thriller Forget Me Not where she plays Layla. Most recently, Chloe filmed the highly anticipated Disney Channel original movie Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam where she plays Dana opposite of Nick Jonas.Continue to MTV.com for details and behind the scenes pictures. If you would like more information on how to get started in the entertainment industry, visit John Robert Powers Acting and Modeling Academy and fill out the online audition form.
John Robert Powers New Orleans Alum, Rici Jo
Rici Jo Rachael is her name and she is a Louisiana native. Rici Jo attended IPOP
Vegas 2010 to help launch her career in the entertainment industry along with her younger sister Stevie Rae. Both girls competed in Acting and Singing and attended many workshops at John Robert Powers New Orleans
to prepare them for the amazing opportunity to be seen by the industry's top professionals. Rici and her family are now living in Los Angeles where Stevie is signed with Pam Braverman from the House of Reps
and Rici is currently in the studio recording daily with LA's top producers. She is also very proud to announce that her website
has launched with her first three original songs.
Please support Rici Jo on her journey.
"Never give up. Always stay strong and go with your instincts even if it takes years to get where you want to be it is definitely worth it in the end"
John Robert Powers graduate, Chloe Bridges (center)
Chloe Bridges will play Neve Spirnak in MTV's new original movie, 'Worst Prom Ever', to air May 10, 2011. The film follows the cast as they decide to take back their prom night after it turned disastrous. Chloe first became interested in acting when she participated in the play Annie at St. Martin's Episcopal School. At age eleven, she enrolled in modeling and acting classes at John Robert Powers in New Orleans to better develop her skills. In 2005, Chloe landed a role as Freddie Prinze Jr's niece, Zoey in ABC's Freddie. In 2008, she made a guest appearance in Out of Jimmy's Head and landed a role in The Longshots alongside Keke Palmer and Ice Cube. In 2009, Chloe starred in the supernatural-horror-thriller Forget Me Not where she plays Layla. Most recently, Chloe filmed the highly anticipated Disney Channel original movie Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam where she plays Dana opposite of Nick Jonas.Visit MTV.com to read moreTo get started at John Robert Powers New Orleans, go here
Cogan’s Trade (aka Killing Them Softly) continues to add to an impressive roster of talent that includes Brad Pitt, Sam Rockwell, James Gandolfini and Zoe Saldana. Now Linara Washington, who’s previous credits include The Express and Stranger Than Fiction, has joined the cast of the actioner, now filming in New Orleans. Washington has also recently worked on Hound Dogs, the TBS pilot that just wrapped in New Orleans (along with John Robert Powers New Orleans acting coach, Nicole Barre').
Cogan’s Trade stars Pitt as Jackie Cogan, an enforcer charged with investigating the robbery of a mob-sponsored poker game. The film is directed by Andrew Dominik, who previously worked with Pitt on The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
Source: Scene Magazine
Elizabeth Taylor, the Oscar-winning movie goddess and pioneering AIDS activist whose off-screen marriages, divorces and death-defying exploits rivaled her films for drama died today, her family said in a statement.She was 79, and had been hospitalized in recent weeks for congestive heart failure.
"Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts," son Michael Wilding said.
Taylor starred in 50-plus movies. She made the leap from child star to world's biggest star. She won two Oscars, for Butterfield 8 and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Other signature films included National Velvet, Father of the Bride, Giant, and Cleopatra, on the set of which she began a notorious love affair with costar Richard Burton, whom she would marry, divorce, remarry and divorce again.
In all, Taylor celebrated eight marriages and endured seven divorces.
"I never planned to acquire a lot of jewels or a lot of husbands," she said in a recent interview with Kim Kardashian for Harper's Bazaar. "For me, life happened, just as it does for anyone else."
Of all her off-screen accomplishments, most notably she helped raised more than $200 million for AIDS research. In the family statement, Wilding praised his mother's "brave and relentless fight" for the cause.
In 2009, Taylor announced, via her Twitter page—yes, she rolled with the times—that she was to undergo heart surgery to repair a valve. Her most recent hospital stint, at L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai, where she died, began in February.
"Everything was handed to me. Looks, fame, wealth, honors, love," she said in 1999. "But I've paid for that luck with disasters, the deaths of so many good friends, terrible illnesses, destructive addictions, broken marriages."
"All things considered, I'm damned lucky to be alive."
Read more: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b232404_elizabeth_taylor_movie_legend_dies_79.html#ixzz1HRVjJfJF
Glee's Jane Lynch, represented by Abrams Artists Agency
Jeremy Apody is the Head of the Youth Commercial Division at Abrams Artists Agency. He is actively involved in scouting and finding up and coming talent and developing young rising stars. Currently, Jeremy represents such young stars as Ashley Argota from True Jackson VP, Doc Shaw from Suite Life On Deck, Erin Sanders from Zoey 101 and Big Time Rush, Colin Baiocchi from Little Fockers, Gattlin Griffith from "Couples Retreat", and many many more. He has placed children in national campaigns including Sears, Goodyear, AT&T, Target and Verizon to name a few.
Jeremy will be scouting at John Robert Powers New Orleans this Saturday, March 26th. He has discovered numerous talent from JRP who have been very successful.
Abrams Artist is also the agency of celebs such as Jane Lynch from "Glee", Will Arnett the voice of "Ratatouille" and "Dispicable Me", Harry Shum from "Glee", Amy Poehler from "Baby Mama", just to name a few.
If you've always wanted to be on TV instead of sitting in front of it. If you think you have what it takes to be the next Louisiana superstar then we want to meet you.
We will be holding pre-screening auditions to see if you have what it takes. If we feel that you are ready to be apart of JRP you will have the opportunity to meet face to face with the next national agency from Los Angeles or New York. This is opportunity of a limetime if you or your child is serious about this business. Please call our office at (504) 299-0090 to discuss!
John Robert Powers model, Skylar McCartney
Friday night closed out Fashion Week New Orleans and WOW what a great show! Another lineup of amazing local designers, boutiques, and stores graced the runway including Langford Market, Meghann Harney, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Anna Mixon, Kano Branon, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
The audience's sure favorite was local designer Kano Branon. Kano encompasses what New Orleanians are all about. His designs were simple yet interesting and beautiful and he received a standing ovation after his last model walked the runway. Kano had his own clothing store before Hurricane Katrina, and like most others, it was destroyed. As a struggling designer, he worked as a waiter, trying to get by, and now he's back with an amazing collection and still living in his beloved NOLA.
A celebrity guest also made an appearance, taking his turn on the catwalk. Mike McKenzie of the New Orleans Saints strutted his stuff down the runway Friday night during the Banana Republic Mens and Brooks Brothers collections. Who knew Mike McKenzie could walk the runway?
The night closed out with the announcement of the Top Designer Winner. It went to the one and only Alicia Zenobia for her experimental clothing designs. Her show was intriguing and entertaining and the audience loved it!
We're looking forward to Fashion Week New Orleans