Leo Howard is.
Leo, who has a black belt in karate and is a martial arts master in real life, has displayed his skills in the Disney Wasabi Dojo profiled in the show and has made “Kickin’ It” a smash hit for the network.
Now he is branching out into his first big screen action adventure movie while taking a starring role.
Related: Leo Howard Kicks his way into Disney’s “Kickin’ It” - Video
But in August we are going to see a side to Leo that Disney will never show you.
Howard is playing the young “Conan the Barbarian” in the August 19th release of the 3D action film starring Ron Pearlman, Jason Momoa as adult Conan, Rose McGowan - and Leo as Conan as a child.
“Conan the Barbarian 3D” tells the tale of a quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce warrior, but soon turns into an epic battle against enormous rivals, horrifying monsters, shirtless villains, and impossible odds.
Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.
Lionsgate has just released a new red band trailer showing Leo in his role as young Conan while taking part in an epic challenge to decide who will fight with the warriors.
It shows young Conan participating in a challenge where he has to race through the woods with and egg in his mouth, and deliver it unbroken to the final destination.
There is lots of blood and gore and Leo Howard saves the group and returns to the elders with the severed heads of three bad guys – then spits the unbroken egg from his mouth!
This is the first “Conan” trailer where we really get to see Leo in action and he does impress us with both his acting ability and martial arts moves.
The kid definitely knows how to fight.
Watch Leo Howard in the Conan Red Band Trailer
Leo is no stranger to Hollywood.
He has already had roles in “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”, “Shorts”, and “Logan” before snagging his role with Disney.
Howard also starred in the TV series “Zeke and Luther”, “Children of the Corn”, and “Aussie and Ted's Great Adventure”.
Related: Meet Leo Howard – Bio of a Karate Master and Movie Star – Video
With a smash hit television series and now a major role in an action adventure movie we suspect Leo will be a hot property in the near future and will have directors beating down his door with job offers.
Being a teen idol seems to come naturally to the young star and he is not afraid to take the shirtless pose for teen idol magazines to keep the interest up among his young female fans.
If your kids aren’t talking about Leo Howard yet – they will be soon.
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The story line has been updated to
Advertising posters have been updated showing Ashton Kutcher in his new role.
Scripts are being written and rewritten.
Story lines are being developed and set changes and adaptions are underway.
Wardrobe is busy creating new costumes and set decorators are updating the sound-stage.
And to show the public that things are moving forward at full speed, CBS and Warner Bros. has released new artwork showing the new cast.
The “Curtain Shot” above was used for previous seasons and has been updated to show the new cast changes and a maturing Angus T. Jones.
The sound stage art has been updated to remove Sheen’s picture.
The half-naked shirtless picture of Angus T. Jones, Kutcher and veteran Jon Cryer was release last month hailing the new season starting September 19th.
TMZ grabbed a picture of Kutcher’s new colossal two story trailer parked outside the sound stage.
Almost as big as some peoples house, it will be were the actor cools down during rehearsals and grabs a little rest when not needed on the set.
We can’t wait to watch the first new show and see how poor Uncle Charley met his end.
We are also looking forward to a new set of “Two and a Half Men” blooper and gag reels shot during filming the new season as we hear Ashton is a blast to work with and crazy funny while on set.
Godspeed Chuck Lorre. Take your time and do it justice.
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As we reported earlier, Bieber and Kingston were out driving Sean’s convertible Rolls Royce Friday while taking video of them playing pranks on various establishments.
First, they purchased a Frosty from a Wendy’s and tried to return it to a Burger King. Then they pulled off a quick “double coning” while almost hitting a wall in their $400,000 ride before running into a bit of trouble with the law.
Related: Justin Bieber goes coning – almost hits wall with car - Video
The official word Friday night was that Bieber called the cops HIMSELF outside a South Beach T.G.I.F. Restaurant after fans spotted them and started to crowd around the teen idol’s car.
But now we are learning that that was not the whole story.
A witness and employee of T.G.I.F. told HollywoodLife,
“An undercover police officer was driving behind Justin and Sean Kingston. He pulled them over in front of the restaurant on Ocean Drive because he thought it was strange that this young kid was driving a brand new convertible Rolls-Royce.
While he was pulled over, people started recognizing that it was Justin Bieber and they started to surround the car. The police officer told the crowd to back away and then instructed Justin to drive off.”
As it turns out, the undercover Police officer was following the Rolls-Royce because he had noticed the pranking and didn’t recognize the driver and felt he looked “extremely young” to be driving such an expensive car.
He pulled them over for a well-being and suspicious vehicle check.
Word is after the cop realized it was Justin Bieber everybody had a good laugh and the cops helped to disperse the crowd that had gathered before sending the singer on his way.
We think if you’re going to go out and play pranks - a better idea would have been to NOT use a $400,000 Rolls as that may be a bit conspicuous.
Bieber was in Miami with his girlfriend Selena Gomez while she was performing a show as part of her “We Own the Night” concert tour.
This was the first time Sean Kingston had been seen in public since his tragic Jet-Ski accident a few months back that left him in intensive care for weeks.
Related: Sean Kingston in critical condition after accident
But this latest run in with the cops seems to be playing into the hands of critics who say Justin has changed and is no longer that little clean-cut teen idol that used to laugh and smile all the time.
Observers say his sudden fame and tremendous financial success has started to affect his personality.
Just last week there were photos released of Justin and his dad Jeremy getting matching Hebrew Jesus tattoos under their left arm.
Related: Justin and his dad get matching Jesus tattoos - Photos
The two also inked matching five pointed star tattoos on their left elbow a few months back as well.
Not that there is anything wrong with that, it’s just that his fans were not expecting him to get inked up and start getting pulled over by cops and flipping off the paparazzi at such a young age.
Coning is harmless – and it could be worse. He could be doing crack with Lindsay Lohan or smoking weed with Snoop Dog.
We say let him be, and hope he has the right people surrounding him while at the same time giving him enough space to be a kid.
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He came in second place in the “Britain’s Got Talent” television show last year and, much like our own United States AGT runner-up Jackie Evancho, seems to be doing pretty well for himself.
Ronan, who was only 12-years-old when he competed on BGT, has already been signed to a record label and is preparing his first studio album.
But it has not been an easy ride for young Ronan.
Parke was accused of training in secret for two years under the care of Simon – who was also accused of paying for his vocal couch and buying his cloths and sitting him with a fashion coach.
In fact, the day before the final show Cowell actually called the police to try and stop the rumors.
Watch Ronan Parke Talk about BGT Scandal
Ronan started singing when he was only three and has been taking singing lessons the last two years. After singing at a few birthday parties he decided to enter the BGT auditions.
He blew away the judges and audience, and was booked for the show and made it all the way to second place.
Watch Ronan Parke Sing on Britain's Got Talent
But now the show is over and Ronan has been in the studio after being signed by Simon Cowell’s record label.
He has also been performing live shows and has appeared at the Manchester Opera House, The True Loves Academy in London, The Edge Festival in Edinburgh, and at The Kazimier in Liverpool.
His upcoming album will release on October 24, 2011 and will consist of remixes of popular cover songs.
In preparation for the new album release, Parke has been giving his fans a sneak peek at the various tracks.
One that caught our eye was an acoustic version of Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory”.
Watch Ronan Park Sing Lady Gaga’s Edge of Glory
He may not be the next Justin Bieber, Greyson Chance or Cody Simpson but this kid has talent.
Ronan says that music is in his blood and it is all he wants to do in life. His parents are behind him 100 percent and it seems he is off to a good start.
You can visit Ronan on his Facebook page and can pre-order his new album here on Amazon.
Go get ‘em kid.
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I bet your kids have. And they either love him or hate him – but they have heard of him.
So, who is Austin Mahone? What’s his bio?
Mahone lives in San Antonia Texas and is a 15-year-old singer and musician known for looking like Justin Bieber and recording cover songs on YouTube.
So what? There are lots of kids uploading videos and singing covers these days right?
But Mahone and his fans are different.
His fans are known as Mahomies - and he has his own Blog, Facebook, YouTube, Dailybooth, Tumblr, Twitter, SoundCloud, Formspring, and Myspace accounts.
He records popular cover songs and posts them to YouTube and interacts with his fans on a daily basis and claims that Justin Bieber is his favorite artist.
And oh yea, Mahone LOOKS like Justin Bieber and his fans love him.
The thing that fascinates us about this young man is his savvy for working the social media to create a name for himself while building his own fan base from the ground up without a record label or marketing rep.
He has learned to do what many adults and big companies have failed to do – create a successful brand.
Heck, he's even been know to run around shirtless just to tease his female fans.
This is the kind of interaction that defines social media.
His fans love him but he admits that he also has haters saying,
“Haterz don’t matter to me because they are just jealous and the hateful words that they say are garbage. That’s why I don't listen to hate. I am curious of what haterz have to say sometimes just because I'm a curious person. But their opinions of me don't matter to me, because I’m not trying to please them.
What is important are my fans. I love them so much and everything they do for me. Haterz can't hurt you unless you let them. And I just have one last thing to say.... Haterz gonna hate Mahomies gonna love.”
Austin’s success is a prime example of how social media can springboard you into fame, build a fan base, and possibly launch a music career if you’re good enough.
So how powerful can a homegrown fan base be to a young artist like Mahone?
One day last week his fans decided he should appear on the “Ellen Show” with Ellen DeGeneres, and in one magnificent push of social media network power trended the phrase “#MahoneOnEllen” on twitter for the day as a worldwide trending topic.
His fans also bombarded DeGeneres’s Twitter and Facebook account and called her studio’s switchboard requesting she book Austin as a guest.
Because it was Ellen DeGeneres and her “eleveneleven” record label that discovered 14-year-old Greyson Chance.
And with less effort than Austin, Greyson has been propelled into a celebrity status with his first album “Hold on ‘til the Night” due to release next week.
Related: Greyson Chance gives video tour of his home town - Video
That kind of power by your own fans is exactly what made Justin Bieber what he is today.
One thing that helps make Mahone a fan favorite is he covers songs that are popular in today’s young music culture ranging from Cody Simpson, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Ne-yo, Usher, Adele, Chris Brown, and Edwin McCain.
So take note big record labels.
The youth of today have developed the social media skills to find, fall in love, promote, and make famous the musical artists THEY want to see and listen to - not who YOU want them to listen to.
Not that there’s not any place for “big music”, but things are changing these days and kids have grown frustrated with the “business as usual” mentality shown by the music industry.
We hope some of the adults out there are listening because these kids can teach us a thing or two about what makes them tick – and they are showing us what it is they want to listen to and who they want to fall in love with as a fan.
After all, if Justin Bieber's pet cat "Spaz" can get his own @Justins_Cat twitter account - than anything is possible!
Related: Justin Bieber's pet cat Spaz joins Twitter
Time will tell if a shirtless Austin Mahone will become the next big teen idol or music sensation…
But shouldn’t we be listening to what they are trying to tell us?
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