Moriah Peters Shares Photo on The Set of Her First Movie


Moriah Peters-Smallbone tweets: to this groovy 70’s scene on set of my first feature film! Are you as excited to see it as I am?”

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The Joffrey Ballet Review: “New Works”

Derrick Agnoletti, Anastacia Holden, Victoria Jaiani, Rory Hohenstein and Fabrice Calmels in Nicolas Blanc's "Evenfall". Photo by Cheryl Mann

Derrick Agnoletti, Anastacia Holden, Victoria Jaiani, Rory Hohenstein and Fabrice Calmels in Nicolas Blanc’s “Evenfall”. Photo by Cheryl Mann

“Evenfall” is the star of “New Works”!

Choreographer Nicolas Blanc’s beautiful love story entitled “Evenfall” was brought to life April 22nd at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago. His piece was about a poet writing a stirring love story which takes the audience on a journey from the poet’s emotional birth of his characters to them falling in love and fighting. I looked forward to Choreographer Blanc’s ballet from the beginning of “New Works” and he did not disappoint.

He allowed the audience to feel the raw emotion the poet had as he wrestled to write his moving poem.

Fabrice Calmels & Victoria Jaiani in Niclas Blanc's "Evenfall". Photo by Cheryl Mann

Fabrice Calmels & Victoria Jaiani in Niclas Blanc’s “Evenfall”. Photo by Cheryl Mann

The second piece worth mentioning was choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’ s “Liturgy”. The romantic piece had sensual elements and seemed to be influenced by Eastern religions. It was great to see the couple connect on stage and nail every intricate move, but the poses resembling Eastern gods was a little distracting. “Liturgy” was designed to let the audience interpret it anyway they wanted and the interpretation possibilities are endless after you see it.

April Daly & Dylan Gutierrez in Christopher Wheeldon's "Liturgy". Photo by Cheryl Mann

April Daly & Dylan Gutierrez in Christopher Wheeldon’s “Liturgy”. Photo by Cheryl Mann

Choreographers Justin Peck’s “In Creases” and Val Caniparoli’s “Incantations” were filled with dynamic choreography and talented dancers, but the only thing they lacked was a central story-line.  I love to follow an emotional tale through each performance, and I wish these pieces would have chosen a tale like “EvenFall” to illustrate on stage.

Justin Peck's "In Creases". Photo by Cheryl Mann

Justin Peck’s “In Creases”. Photo by Cheryl Mann

John Mark Giragosian in Val Caniparoli's "Incantations". Photo by Cheryl Mann

John Mark Giragosian in Val Caniparoli’s “Incantations”. Photo by Cheryl Mann

“New Works” was a pleasant experience with one unforgettable performance and quite a few stand out moments. It’s worth seeing a second time even if you only want to see your favorites.

“New Works” will continue to run at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago,IL thru May 3rd.

*A special thanks to The Silverman Group and The Joffrey Ballet for giving BTSCelebs the opportunity to review New Works.*

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Dream Duet: Mandisa and Elliott Yamin

Credit: Mandisa's Official Facebook Page

Credit: Mandisa’s Official Facebook Page


Two heavenly voices you have to hear to believe.

Former American Idol contestants Mandisa and Elliott Yamin have come a long way since their AI days. Mandisa embarked on a successful music career in the CCM industry (and is now a Grammy award winner), while Billboard chart topper Elliott Yamin blew music lovers away with his hot mainstream albums released in the US and Japan

If I had the golden opportunity to sit in on any singer’s recording session….it would be these two, hands down! I have never heard singers like them who seemed to be born with the vocal ability to amaze us album after album. Their vocals are superb! I sincerely hope they consider forming a duet in the near future. The world needs voices like theirs.

Listen to their impressive tracks below:

I love these two amazing talents!

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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Debut Their Baby Boy Silas

The Timberlakes are ready!!! GO GRIZZ! #GritNGrind #Playoffs #BabyGrizzROAR

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Meet the Timberlakes’ baby boy!

Multi-Grammy award winner Justin Timberlake shared a sweet photo of his wife Jessica Biel and their baby son Silas today. The celebrity couple were ready to support daddy’s hometown basketball team (the Memphis Grizzlies) during their playoff game today. In the photo, they dressed their newborn baby boy Silas in a fan jersey, while mommy Jessica held him. Their support must have worked, because the Grizzlies won the game against the Trial Blazers 100 to 86.

Too sweet! I kinda miss the Justin Timberlake of “Model Behavior” (which was an amazing movie), and Jessica’s portrayal of Mary Camden on “7th Heaven”. These stars ruled the late 90s and 00s, it’s great to see they have found happiness in their growing family.

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Brittney Payton Wins Trophy in Dancing Contest; Bears’ Kyle Long Sports Clean-Shaven Look

The Bears Family is busy.

The late Walter Payton’s daughter danced in a charity competition yesterday benefiting youth in Chicago, and she won! Brittney Payton shared several BTS photos following her win including one with her dance partner and the elegant trophy.


Current Chicago Bears Guard Kyle Long didn’t win any awards, but my football withdrawals (and Melissa Tagg’s book about a player) encouraged me to include him in an article. Kyle finally shaved his signature beard off for the first time in years.

Check out Kyle’s new look below:

“Clean shaven for first time since high school”


Football season can’t start soon enough.

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Make It Pop’s Megan Lee Models Cute “Hoodsbee” on Social Media

Thank you @hoodsbee for the super cute #paulfrank hoodie!! I LOVE IT SO MUCH 🙊🙉🙈❤ #ootd #hoodsbee

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The Crazy Ones’ James Wolk Does Online Promo for His New CBS Series “Zoo”


Are you excited?

Actor James Wolk will star in the upcoming CBS summer series based on a James Patterson (and Michael Ledwidge) thriller novel titled “Zoo”. In preparation for the science fiction program’s premiere, the handsome actor is doing his own promotion via social media.

Check out one of his recent tweets below:

“Follow me on for more first look photos of !

“Zoo” hits the small screen on June 30th.

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