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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Riele And Reiya Downs Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess At The Nickelodeon “Sizzling Summer Camp Special” Screening Event!

26 May


Riele and Reiya Downs define #SisterGoals. They’re two of the most radiant and immensely talented, young ladies on this planet and we’re always so proud of both of them and their terrific successes and accomplishments. We love watching the marvelous Riele Downs in Nickelodeon’s top-ranked, hit TV show, Henry Danger. Riele Downs brings so much excitement and a whole lot of fun in each and every episode of the show. It’s clear to see why Henry Danger‘s success continues to skyrocket as it has such a magnificent cast and all of the episodes are jam-packed with tons of adventure and adrenaline-filled moments. We can’t wait to see Riele Downs continue to exhibit her excellent talent in even more exciting Henry Danger projects including a Henry Danger movie and a Henry Danger animated show titled, The Adventures of Kid Danger and Captain Man.

Reiya Downs is a phenomenal actress who has showcased her talent in incredible projects including DegrassiTime TremorsFour Brothers, and many others. With everything that she works on, Reiya’s outstanding and brilliant talent always shines and she does such an exceptional job in every single one of her projects.

Riele and Reiya Downs are two admirable, young ladies who are definitely taking over the entertainment world by storm. In addition to being terrific actresses, they’re also fashion queens and we definitely get all of our inspiration from their super stylish OOTDs. The lovely Riele and Reiya Downs are such great role models to all of their fans and they deserve all of their fabulous successes and the many more coming.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had a fantastic time covering and attending the Nickelodeon Sizzling Summer Camp Special screening event and had a great time catching up with and interviewing the vivacious Riele and Reiya Downs again at the event. Riele and Reiya Downs dished exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess all about what they were looking forward to seeing the most in the special, what are some of their summer camp must-haves, Riele talked about how she got started in fashion design, and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview. Riele and Reiya Downs even revealed what their favorite summer memory is – hear what they had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview below. Thanks for another awesome interview, Riele and Reiya!

Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview with the beautiful Riele and Reiya Downs at the Nickelodeon Sizzling Summer Camp Special screening event below! Be sure to tune in to the Nickelodeon Sizzling Summer Camp Special airing on June 4th at 7:00 PM.

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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Riele Downs And Reiya Downs Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess At The Skechers Pier To Pier Walk!

28 Dec


They’re a dynamic duo and two of the most extraordinary sisters – Riele Downs and Reiya Downs always manage to amaze us with their incredible talents and natural gifts for acting. The marvelous Riele Downs has won over the hearts of fans worldwide with her fun-loving and marvelous role of Charlotte Bolton in Nickelodeon’s highly-acclaimed, top-ranked show, “Henry Danger.” She plays the best-friend that we all wish we could have and we always enjoy watching her terrific and fabulous character on the show. Riele Downs’ vibrant personality and amazing acting skills always shines in every project that she works on, and we can’t wait to see all of the excitement that is in store in the much-anticipated, fourth season of “Henry Danger.” Rieya Downs is a phenomenal actress who has exhibited her outstanding and awe-inspiring talent in the hit show, “Degrassi,” amongst many other sensational projects. Reiya Downs’ brilliant acting made each and every episode of “Degrassi” so exciting and entertaining to watch and she is such a pleasure to see on our TV screens. Riele and Reiya Downs are absolutely remarkable – two, young ladies with the most effervescent and charming personalities whose talents are truly indescribable!

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had a fantastic time covering the Skechers Pier to Pier Walk and had a great time interviewing the lovely Riele Downs and Reiya Downs at the event. Riele Downs dished exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess all about what her favorite episode is from “Henry Danger” and Reiya Downs spilled on what her favorite character is that she has ever portrayed – plus so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview. The outstanding ladies even took on a fun “Most Likely To” speed round and revealed who is most likely to become president, who is most likely to spend the most time when getting ready and more – hear what they had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below. Thanks for the fun interview, Riele and Reiya!

Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with the spectacular Riele and Reiya Downs at the Skechers Pier to Pier Walk below!

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Article: Madisyn Shipman, Addison Riecke, Casey Simpson, Riele Downs, Jaheem Toombs And More Celebrate Cassie Brennan’s Birthday!

18 Jan


More flags and more friends = more fun! Many of your favorite Nickelodeon stars came together to celebrate the lovely Cassie Brennan’s birthday. Madisyn Shipman, Addison Riecke, Casey Simpson, Jaheem Toombs, Riele Downs, Reiya Downs, and Jake Brennan had loads of fun as they rode some rides and had a blast at Six Flags for Cassie Brennan’s birthday celebration.

Casey Simpson wrote along with the photo he shared above through his Instagram account, “Happy #MLKDay everyone! Had a blast yesterday celebrating @cbrennanpix‘s 15th at Six Flags! What are you doing today?”

It looks like everyone had a marvelous time! Check out more photos below of Madisyn Shipman, Addison Riecke, Casey Simpson, Riele Downs, Reiya Downs, Jaheem Toombs, and Jake Brennan celebrating Cassie Brennan’s birthday at Six Flags below!

Article: The Iconic TeenNick TV Show, “Degrassi” Comes To A Close With A Two-Week Finale Event!

6 Jun


“Degrassi” – one of TeenNick’s most iconic and cherished TV shows that has accumulated millions and millions of fans and viewers over the past fourteen seasons it has been airing. A TV show that is adored worldwide by fans so much that it has been honored with multiple awards including a Television Critics Association Award, two Teen Choice Awards, a Peabody Award, and that’s just naming a few. A TV show that sheds light on many events and situations that teenagers go through over the course of their high school years and brings relatable, teen issues to our small screens. A TV show that has impacted the lives of many teenagers in ways beyond belief. TeenNick has just recently announced that the incredible and stupendous TV show, “Degrassi” will be coming to a close and will be ending its fourteenth season run with a two-week finale event! Although “Degrassi” is coming to a close, all the wonderful memories from the show and the lessons the show has taught viewers will be forever remembered and “Degrassi” truly holds a special place in all of our hearts.

Monday, July 20, 2015 marks the two-week finale kick-off of “Degrassi” with an hour long special at 9:00 PM ET / PT. For the next two weeks, the final twelve episodes will be airing Monday through Friday at 9:00 PM ET / PT. On Friday, July 31, 2015, the two week finale comes to a close with an hour long special called, “It Goes There: Degrassi’s Most Talked About Moments” where “Degrassi” cast-members, creators and fans will discuss all their favorite memories from the TV show at 8:00 PM. Following the special will be the hour-long series finale episode at 9:00 PM ET / PT. A lot of excitement is in store to celebrate fourteen seasons of one of the most respected and watched TV shows to date.

According to the press release, “For an incredible 14 seasons, Degrassi has been a groundbreaking show tackling so many important topics that real teens face in their everyday lives,” said Keith Dawkins, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Nicktoons, TeenNick and Nick Jr. “In the final episodes on TeenNick and through the hour-long special and social activations, we hope to say goodbye in a way that is both fitting to the show and Degrassi’s passionate fan base.”

Stephen Stohn, Executive Producer of “Degrassi” stated, ““Few producers are as blessed as we have been, working with so many talented and creative individuals at TeenNick for 14 seasons of Degrassi; including 385 episodes and over 100 pieces of original short-form web content. We thank all those at TeenNick who have worked so hard over the years to help us create a television series that changes with the times and continues to authentically connect and interact with the youth audience.”

It is a very bittersweet moment for “Degrassi” fans as we all want to hold on to the “Degrassi” memories, and at the same time are excited for the upcoming, two week finale. TeenNick described what fans can look forward to in the final twelve episodes and stated, “In TeenNick’s final episodes, the senior class prepares for prom and graduation as the school year comes to an end.  The new principal, Ms. Pill, introduces a strict new regime at Degrassi in response to the oomfchat scandal, and the unhappy students take out their frustrations on Zoë.  Meanwhile, Clare and Eli are on good terms and committed to raising their baby together.  Frankie and Winston decide to put on the musical production, “Caption Who,” penned by Winston himself.  Also, Zig and Maya grow closer than ever.” (source: press release)

The press release also stated, “Leading into the Degrassi finale, TeenNick will reveal a different themed top-ten list on-air and online every day, beginning July 20.  These lists will highlight special moments, friendships, fashion, celebrity cameos, music and more, culminating in the hour-long special It Goes There: Degrassi’s Most Talked About Moments, premiering Friday, July 31 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).  The special will highlight the most iconic and memorable Degrassi moments featuring commentary from cast members, show creators and fans. “.

Fans have been an essential part in Degrassi’s massive and international success, which is why they are given the opportunity come this July to engage in a lot of “Degrassi” related activities. In July, fans can visit to sign the virtual “Degrassi” yearbook and also view cast head shots, photos and candid shots from all of the fourteen, spectacular seasons! Fans also have the magnificent opportunity to send in a video of themselves talking about their favorite “Degrassi” character or moments and talk about how the show has impacted them. Use the hashtag #MyDegrassiMoment and you may just find yourself on!

Degrassi is a fictional, dramatic television series that tackles tough teen issues in a realistic way.  The internationally acclaimed series is a three-time Emmy-nominee and the winner of a Television Critics Association Award, the Peabody Award and two Teen Choice Awards in addition to many others.  Heralded as the most authentic teen drama on television, Degrassi explores an interesting group of adolescents and young adults experiencing the trials and tribulations of teendom at Degrassi Community School.  In its fourteenth season, the series follows Amanda Arcuri as Lola Pacini; Luke Bilyk as Drew Torres; Munro Chambers as Eli Goldsworthy; Reiya Downs as Shay Powers; Sarah Fisher as Becky BakerAna Golja as Zoë Rivas; Nikki Gould as Grace Cardinal; Ricardo Hoyos as Zig Novak; Demetrius Joyette as Mike Dallas; Ehren Kassam as Jonah Haak; Andre Kim as Winston Chu; Lyle Lettau as Tristan Milligan; Spencer Macpherson as Hunter Hollingsworth; Eric Osborne as Miles Hollingsworth III; Aislinn Paul as Clare Edwards; Cristine Prosperi as Imogen Moreno; AJ Saudin as Connor DeLaurier; Melinda Shankar as Alli Bhandari; Jessica Tyler as Jenna Middleton; Olivia Scriven as Maya Matlin; Sara Waisglass as Frankie Hollingsworth and Richard Walters as Deon “Tiny” Bell.” (source: press release)

To say that “Degrassi” has touched the lives of many is truly an understatement. “Degrassi” is a show that generations after generations have all come to know and love and will be a show that is going to be missed on our TV screens but the show’s memories will last forever. TeenNick is hosting a stupendous two-week finale event which will make the closing of the show’s fourteenth chapter an unforgettable ending. Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, what is YOUR favorite “Degrassi” memory / episode? Are you excited to see the last twelve episodes? I want to know!

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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE Pop Explosion NYC: Daniel Kelly (A.K.A. Deph Naught) Talks Exclusively With Alexisjoyvipaccess At Pop Explosion NYC

10 Mar


 Ready or Naught!! Daniel Kelly (a.k.a. Deph Naught) brought things to a whole new level during his performance at the excellent Pop Explosion concert I covered at the Gramercy Theatre, NYC on March 2, 2013. Deph Naught’s rap skills is one of a kind and Deph Naught rocks every chance he gets to show his talent dropping down some raps and rhymes. But Deph Naught doesn’t only exhibit his talent in the music industry, this charming fellow stars as Owen Milligan in the long-running, fan-favorite show, Degrassi. The sensation- Deph Naught has a large fan-base of his own and was mobbed by fans upon entering the Pop Explosion NYC venue.

Deph Naught had fans of all ages go wild during his performance at Pop Explosion NYC; and before you know it, you’ll be hearing Deph Naught’s catchy rap songs all over! I, Alexisjoyvipaccess chatted with the awesome Deph Naught backstage before his performance and got the inside scoop on pre-show rituals, what it’s like working on set of Degrassi, and loads more! Hear what Deph Naught had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below! Thanks for the fantastic chat, Deph Naught!

Stay tuned with the Pop Explosion Tour by following them on Twitter: @PopExplosionTR to see if the Pop Explosion Tour and all the awesome artists, cool products, and super fun will be coming to YOUR city! Don’t miss out!

**You can also read my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with Deph Naught below!

Alexisjoyvipaccess: So today we’re here at Pop Explosion NYC, can you tell us a little pre-show rituals you have before your performance?

Deph Naught: Yeah! We just really get in a circle, me and my hype-man right here; and we kind of just pow-wow just a little bit, make a simple prayer; and get ready to go!

Alexisjoyvipaccess: Nice! So we can count on you doing that tonight? Deph Naught: Probably!! Absolutely!!

Alexisjoyvipaccess: Great! So you were also in Degrassi; and I know I love Degrassi, and I’m sure all your fans and viewers love Degrassi. Can you tell us what it’s like on set of Degrassi?

Deph Naught: It’s probably the best set ever!! I’ve done a couple of other projects as well; Degrassi, there’s no set quite like it. It’s been on for so long, it’s been on for like 20, 20 plus years, 30 years- maybe even more! And the machine is so well oiled that it’s just very professional, everyone’s friendly, great working environment!!

Alexisjoyvipaccess: Definitely! So you’re character on Degrassi, do you seem like you have any similarities with your character?

Deph Naught: Well he’s a prideful guy, his name is Owen Milligan, he’s a prideful guy; so I’d say I’m the same way. He’s really dead-set on his ideas; and I’d say I’m the same way! But other than that, he’s kind of a jerk, he’s kind of a jerk!

Alexisjoyvipaccess: So lastly, if you could bring out one message to all your fans watching, what message would that be?

Deph Naught: I love you guys!! Probably wouldn’t be here without you so if you’re here tonight go crazy, if not, I’ll catch you on the next one!

Alexisjoyvipaccess: Yes! You have to go crazy! Promise us that! Or we’ll find you guys! Well, thank you so much for chatting with me, Deph Naught: Absolutely! Thanks!! Alexisjoyvipaccess: I really enjoyed talking with you and I wish you continued success with your career! Deph Naught: Thank you so much!

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