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Vanessa Marano Gives The Best Advice To Bay & Daphne Ahead of 'Switched at Birth's Series Finale

Vanessa Marano Gives The Best Advice To Bay & Daphne Ahead of 'Switched at Birth's Series Finale

Vanessa Marano is taking her final bow as Bay Kennish on Switched at Birth tonight, after five years of playing the character on Freeform’s show.

JJJ caught up with the actress about all her memories, her favorite episodes and more.

Speaking about swister Bay and Daphne’s relationship, Vanessa had the best advice for the characters going forward.

“Stand by each other. There’s nothing like having a sister to go through life with,” she shared — which is so true!


Vanessa added to her real sister, “That’s right, Laura. I’m talking about you!”

LOL!!!

Switched at Birth‘s series finale airs TONIGHT @ 9PM ET/PT on Freeform.

Click inside to see the rest of JJJ’s Interview with Vanessa Marano… More Here! »

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Katie Leclerc Calls Working on 'Switched at Birth' Unbelievable

Katie Leclerc Calls Working on 'Switched at Birth' Unbelievable

Katie Leclerc is just like all of us — she doesn’t want to say goodbye to Switched at Birth.

“UN-Believable!!” she says about working on the show. “I hit the lotto with Switched at Birth.”

When JJJ brought up a possible reunion one day, Katie was ready to start tomorrow!

“Honestly, I love that our show was never afraid to tackle really though issues,” she adds, looking back on the five seasons she starred as Daphne Vasquez.

One storyline that she would’ve loved to expand on was Emmett’s overdose: “He OD’d because he felt horrible and he needed help. I think we could have expanded on that a bit farther and had a commentary to kids about how it’s ok to feel weird but not ok to hurt yourself.”

Click inside to read the rest of our interview with Katie Leclerc… More Here! »

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'Switched At Birth' Star Katie Leclerc's Advice For Learning ASL: 'Make Deaf Friends!'

'Switched At Birth' Star Katie Leclerc's Advice For Learning ASL: 'Make Deaf Friends!'

Vanessa Marano’s advice for learning ASL is to practice — which is a great tip.

Katie Leclerc just wants you to make friends — lots and lots and lots of deaf friends.

“I didn’t become really fluent until I immersed myself in the culture as well as forced myself to either sink or swim,” the Switched at Birth actress told JJJ.

If you didn’t know, Katie has a condition called Ménière’s disease, which causes intermittent hearing loss, along with vertigo.

She only discovered she had hearing issues around 2005, when she volunteered to be filmed taking a hearing test for a video about hearing loss.

“One of my first times hanging out with a deaf person I made him repeat his question 12 times,” she adds. “It was embarrassing, but he’s still my friend, and we still laugh about it today!”

So, what’s actually Katie‘s favorite sign? It’s mosquito!

“You make a drill motion near your nose,” she says of how to sign the word. “Other than that, I love a good argument. When Daphne would have ASL fights, I would get so witty!”

Switched at Birth‘s series finale airs TONIGHT @ 9PM ET/PT on Freeform.

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'Switched at Birth' Star Vanessa Marano on The Key To Learning ASL: 'Practice!'

'Switched at Birth' Star Vanessa Marano on The Key To Learning ASL: 'Practice!'

If you’re learning ASL (American Sign Language), or have already learned it, you know it’s difficult to pick up if you’re not using it daily.

Switched at Birth star Vanessa Marano learned the language through the show, so thankfully, she was using it every day and knows it fluently now.

But, does she have any advice for those learning now?

“I know it’s cliché but practice is everything,” she says. “Practice, practice, practice, and when you’re done practice some more.”

Vanessa also shared one of her favorite signs with JJJ — “I’m a big fan of the ‘y’ hand shape because it can mean so many things.”

She adds, “If you slam it down forcefully it’s like saying, ‘Exactly! That!’ If you slowly move it up and down in a small movement it’s like say, ‘Oh, I see.’”

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'13 Reasons Why' Star Tommy Dorfman Also Wants Season 2 to Happen

'13 Reasons Why' Star Tommy Dorfman Also Wants Season 2 to Happen

Tommy Dorfman looks super hot for the new issue of LaPalme Magazine.

The 24-year-old 13 Reasons Why star opened up to the online glossy about working on the hit show. Check it:

On his character Ryan: “We both are unafraid to speak our minds. I will say, Ryan does this at the expense of other’s feelings, and that’s not my jam, however if I hear something offensive from someone, whether it be homophobic or racist or xenophobic, I’m not afraid to start a dialogue with that person. I think in High School I was similar to Ryan in that I was ‘brutally honest,’ but now I do my best to stay true to my own beliefs and express them without forcing them on others.”

On the funniest/craziest thing that happened on set: “My husband was visiting me while we were shooting the poetry club scene in Episode 8 and Brian put him in the show as an extra!”

On his next project: “Hopefully a second season of 13! I do have other projects in the works, but nothing I can speak about publicly.”

For more on Tommy, visit LaPalmemagazine.com.

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EXCLUSIVE: Danny & Riley Talk About A Wedding in 'Baby Daddy' Clip!

EXCLUSIVE: Danny & Riley Talk About A Wedding in 'Baby Daddy' Clip!

JJJ got our hands on a super cute clip from tonight’s Baby Daddy and we’re kind of freaking out about it!

Remember how Danny gave Riley a ‘someday’ necklace, indicating that someday, they would get married? Well, that someday may be even sooner than we think!

In the clip from the episode, Danny remarks that he’d be even happier to call Riley his wife instead of his baby mama.

Her response? “If I have to wait until after the baby, so do you.”

Someday is SOON!!!

Tune into tonight’s ep @ 8:30PM ET/PT on Freeform.


‘Baby Daddy’ – ‘When Elle Freezes Over’ Clip
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Savannah Outen Dedicates Her New Song 'Coins' To Her Fans

Savannah Outen Dedicates Her New Song 'Coins' To Her Fans

Savannah Outen is making a major comeback with her new single, “Coins”.

JJJ chatted with the multi-talented singer about her track and the inspiration behind it.

“I wanted to write an anthem for my supporters,” she revealed. “‘Coins’ is about embracing your flaws and owning who you truly are.”

Savannah adds, “I have had so many people in the industry tell me I need to be different, sing sexier songs, or dye my hair in order to make it. But it’s SO important to stay true to yourself and do what makes you happy.”

So true!

Want to know more about Savannah? Check out out 10 Fun Facts about her below!

  • 1) I think dipping sauces are the greatest invention.
  • 2) I’m the biggest Bachelor/Bachelorette fan
  • 3) My life revolves around coffee
  • 4) I always say ‘Eeeek’ when something’s uncomfortable
  • 5) I hate flip flops
  • 6) I threw Justin Timberlake birthday parties from 1st grade – 7th grade
  • 7) I always bring veggie sticks to the studio
  • 8) My mama was going to name me River if I were a boy
  • 9) Cracker Barrel is my favorite restaurant
  • 10) There is never a time I’m not listening to music

Savannah Outen – Coins (Lyric Video)
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EXCLUSIVE: Singer Julia Michaels Plays Rapid Fire For Radio Disney Music Awards 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Singer Julia Michaels Plays Rapid Fire For Radio Disney Music Awards 2017

We already know your fave new singer is Julia Michaels and JJJ is premiering a super cool, exclusive vid just in time for the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards!

The “Issues” musician opened up in the video below, sharing that she “can’t cook to save my life, but I can bake all day”, and even more fun facts.

If you didn’t know, Julia is nominated for “The Freshest – Best New Artist” and will also be performing at the show!

Radio Disney Music Awards will air on Sunday, April 30th on Disney Channel.


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