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EXCLUSIVE: The Quad's Jake Allyn Had to Audition 7 Times, & More Fun Facts!

EXCLUSIVE: The Quad's Jake Allyn Had to Audition 7 Times, & More Fun Facts!

Get to know Jake Allyn a little better with these 10 fun facts!

He stars as BoJohn Folsom, the quaterback on BET’s The Quad, which follows students and administrators at Georgia A&M, a fictitious HBCU (Historically Black College or University).

The season finale is set to air Wednesday, March 29 so be sure to tune in!

Check out 10 facts Jake shared with us:

1. I am also a screenwriter. I wrote two films in 2016, Ex-Patriot is a CIA thriller set in Colombia and Forsaken is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth set in a small town in modern day Oklahoma.

2. I had to audition for my series regular role on BET’s The Quad seven different times! I even had to show the BET executives I could throw the football in an alley behind BET headquarters.

3. I played football through college. I was a receiver for Cornell University.

Click inside to see the rest of Jake’s fun facts… More Here! »

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'School of Rock' Actor Lance Lim Stars In New 'American Girl Story' Movie!

'School of Rock' Actor Lance Lim Stars In New 'American Girl Story' Movie!

If you’ve ever watched School of Rock on Nickelodeon, you are already in deep like with Lance Lim.

But, did you know that he’s in a brand new movie, with Bunk’D‘s Nina Lu called An American Girl Story – Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance?!

In the new movie, which is available on Amazon Prime now, Ivy is forced to choose between her passion for gymnastics and her familial obligations when the big meet she’s excited for is scheduled on the same night as her family’s Chinese New Year dinner, while BFF Julie must deal with her parent’s not-so-cordial divorce.

“It was such a blast getting to work with so many talented Asian-American actors and taking on a different role,” Lance tells us of his part as Andrew Ling.

Learn 10 Fun Facts about Lance before going to check out the new movie!

  • 1) I love swimming. Although I can’t go as often as I would love to anymore, it’s one of my secret hobbies.
  • 2) I know I play guitar on School of Rock and many people think I don’t play guitar in real life, but yes I do! It’s mostly what I do in my free time!
  • 3) Bowling is one of my great passions to do when I’m not working! I have my own bowling ball and everything!
  • 4) I discovered Michael Jackson when I was seven, which is what sparked my passion for singing at such a young age.
  • 5) My favorite food is sushi! I have loved it ever since I was young.
  • 6) I started acting when I was nine after a director scouted me at one of my musical performances at church.
  • 7) My favorite artist is John Mayer. He is an inspiration to me as an all-around musician.
  • 8) My celeb crush is Margot Robbie! I find her to be such a talented actress as well as a beautiful woman!
  • 9) I love extremely spicy food…I always try to eat the hottest things to test my limits!
  • 10) I’m on a show called School Of Rock! So, if you’re not already watching, go and check it out on Nickelodeon.

  • Ivy & Julie 1976 – A Happy Balance
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    EXCLUSIVE: RaeLynn Dishes On Her Debut Album & Shares 10 Fun Facts With JJJ!

    EXCLUSIVE: RaeLynn Dishes On Her Debut Album & Shares 10 Fun Facts With JJJ!

    RaeLynn is gearing up for the release of her debut album Wildhorse!

    The 22-year-old country singer, who you remember from The Voice, will drop her first record this Friday, March 24.

    PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of RaeLynn

    “Fans can expect this record to have a song for every way they are feeling, I wanted my record to be well rounded with up beat songs, ballads and just feel good songs,” RaeLynn told JJJ. “This record is so much fun and 100 percent me.”

    Check out 10 fun facts RaeLynn shared with us:

    1. I love musicals… I was in Beauty in the Beast at 16 at the Baytown little theatre.
    2. My favorite cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
    3. I’m obsessed with fresh flowers.
    4. I have Type 1 diabetes.
    5. I have 7 brothers and sisters.
    6. I got married when I was 21.
    7. Drums were the first instrument I learned to play.
    8. Ray Charles was my first concert.
    9. I love Mexican food.
    10. I graduated top of my class.

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    The Nerd Posse's Merit Leighton Loves Reading Manga With Boyfriend Jacob Hopkins

    The Nerd Posse's Merit Leighton Loves Reading Manga With Boyfriend Jacob Hopkins

    Merit Leighton is telling us more about herself.

    The 14-year-old actress voices Lucienda the Witch in Disney Junior’s Sofia the First and now she stars in the new series The Nerd Posse.

    The Nerd Posse is a project about standing up for yourself and being exactly who you are because ‘It’s weird not to be weird,’” Merit told us. “It’s a crazy bunch of programmers, gamers, anime, comic loving misfits, played by a group of super talented actors: Ben Stockham, Jacob Hopkins, Marlowe Peyton, Zoe Fowler, Izzy Eggerling, and the amazing Andrew Bowen.”

    “I play Sailor Greyson a kawaii app programer who is also wildly obsessed with Cosplaying, Anime and Kpop!” she added. “I had so much fun with this character, and filming with this fantastic cast at the historic “Silent Movie Theater” on fairfax. It was a really cool experience.”

    Check out 10 fun facts Merit shared with us:

    1. When I was 12 I watched all 200 episodes of the original Sailor Moon within 6 months! My wish is that one day I get to voice Sailor Moon!
    2. Benji is my nine-pound rescue dog and he is quite the little troublemaker! He managed to survive eating a razor, I swear he’s immortal.
    3. I try to eat healthily, but I always fail because of my wicked sweet tooth. For instance, over the course of a month, when I was little, I ate an entire pound of straight sugar by the spoonful.
    4. Whenever my boyfriend Jacob Hopkins and I go to the bookstore, we head straight to the Manga section. We spend hours reading Manga till they kick us out.

    Click inside to read the rest of the facts Merit shared… More Here! »

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    EXCLUSIVE: 'Bunk'd' Actor Nathan Arenas Shares 10 Fun Facts With JJJ

    EXCLUSIVE: 'Bunk'd' Actor Nathan Arenas Shares 10 Fun Facts With JJJ

    We bet you didn’t know these facts about Nathan Arenas!

    As you probably know, the 11-year-old actor stars as Jorge on the Disney Channel Jessie spinoff, Bunk’d.

    PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Nathan Arenas

    Jorge is Ravi’s (Karan Brar) funny and micshievious best friend.

    “Working on Bunk’D is amazing because I have amazing co-stars/role models that help me and teach me many things!” Nathan told JJJ about working on the series.

    Check out 10 fun facts he shared with us too:

    1. I can perform close-up card magic.
    2. I love roller coasters.
    3. I’m a comedian.
    4. I speak Spanish.
    5. I’m a pretty good impressionist.
    6. I love to draw.
    7. I’m a musician too. I can play the guitar, piano, and drums.
    8. I’m a vegetarian.
    9. I love animals.
    10. I’m very competitive and I love to play games.

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    EXCLUSIVE: 'The Voice' Alum Gigi Rich Shares 10 Fun Facts

    EXCLUSIVE: 'The Voice' Alum Gigi Rich Shares 10 Fun Facts

    It’s time to get to know the super talented singer Gigi Rich with our latest 10 Fun Facts feature!

    The 21-year-old musician, who once competed on Team Gwen Stefani on The Voice, just dropped her music video for her single “Same Kind of Crazy.”

    Check it out below!

    Gigi told us, “‘Same Kind of Crazy’ is reflecting on a guy who you thought would be everything you wanted, but turns out he wasn’t.”

    Check out 10 fun facts Gigi shared with us:

    1. I was home-schooled for most of high school in order to travel for my music! I graduated at 16.
    2. I love to knit.
    3. My first role was Mayzie La Bird in Seussical.
    4. I wear black jeans every single day.
    5. I’m a New England Patriots fan!
    6. My favorite color is red…obviously.
    7. I spend a ton of money on makeup.
    8. My favorite workout is kickboxing.
    9. I’m the middle child! I have an older brother and younger sister.
    10. I wrote my first song when I was 11.


    Gigi Rich “Same Kind of Crazy” Music Video
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    EXCLUSIVE: General Hospital's Eden McCoy Shares 10 Fun Facts With JJJ!

    EXCLUSIVE: General Hospital's Eden McCoy Shares 10 Fun Facts With JJJ!

    Get to know the the talented Eden McCoy!

    The 13-year-old actress stars as feisty Josslyn Jacks on the ABC daytime drama General Hospital, which airs Monday through Friday @ 2PM PST.

    “General Hospital is the longest running soap opera in production and it is an honor to be a part of it!” Eden told us.” Because we are on every day, I feel like we have a special connection to our viewers and they feel especially close to us. I love reading the tweets and messages from our fans letting me know exactly how they feel about what’s going on in our story lines.”

    “Josslyn is an amazing character with a lot of depth – she is a teenager just coming into her own and struggling with a broken family, a step father who is a mobster, and the death of a beloved brother,” Eden said. “There’s a lot going on for her right now!”

    Check out 10 fun facts Eden shared with us:

    1. I have never had a salad and I don’t want to try one.
    2. I compete in beach volleyball tournaments almost every weekend.
    3. I am obsessed with dogs – ALL dogs.
    4. I go to an all-girls school and my friends are my everything!
    5. My favorite show ever is 30 Rock. I’ve watched every episode at least 10 times.
    6. I can’t dance. At all.
    7. Pasta is my favorite food.
    8. If I could be anywhere I would choose a tropical beach.
    9. I love scary movies. The scarier the better.
    10. I could spend literally 10 hours in Sephora. I love makeup!

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    'Speechless' Actor Mason Cook Shares 10 Fun Facts With JJJ!

    'Speechless' Actor Mason Cook Shares 10 Fun Facts With JJJ!

    Get to know the super talented Mason Cook!

    The 16-year-old actor stars as Ray on the new ABC comedy Speechless, which airs Wednesdays @ 8:30PM.

    Speechless has opened so many people’s eyes to what life is like in families with a special needs child, but from an entertaining, funny and real place,” Mason told us. “Getting to be a part of this show is amazing for me as an actor and also as a person who is helping break down misconceptions and educate people.”

    Check out 10 fun facts Mason told us:

    1. I am a direct descendant of John A. Roebling, the designer of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City and inventor of the wire cable used on suspension bridges.

    2. I had a relative die on the Titanic. His character wasn’t in the movie, but several of the people he was traveling with were.

    3. There are four kids in my family. Three of us, including me, are left-handed.

    Click inside to see the rest of Mason Cook’s fun facts… More Here! »

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