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Jenna Ortega Recalls Her Own Chaotic Family Vacation Ahead of 'Stuck at Christmas' Movie Premiere

Jenna Ortega Recalls Her Own Chaotic Family Vacation Ahead of 'Stuck at Christmas' Movie Premiere

Jenna Ortega 100%, absolutely relates to her Stuck in the Middle character Harley in the brand new Stuck at Christmas movie.

Not only do we see Harley get the middle seat in the show normally, but she’s back in that one seat for Christmas too — and what’s even funnier though is that this happens in her real family!

“I have done this same thing,” Jenna told us ahead of the premiere. “[My family and I] traveled to Utah for Christmas to visit family one year and it was a 12 hour car ride.”

“My booty started to hurt sitting in the car, we were pushing each other off,” she explains of the seating arrangement hierarchy in big families. “Like Harley, I’m always stuck in that middle seat and all my real siblings are leaning on me to fall asleep.”

“They’ll lay their heads on my shoulders and it’s so uncomfortable and we’re always pushing each other.”

Jenna continues, “We’ll start off normal and it’s all very calm and hanging out, but then by the end, we’re all arguing with each other, you’re in my seat, stop touching me…I can totally relate to Harley and the Diaz family.

When we told her to call dibs on one of the other seats, Jenna told us it does not work that way: “They never let me sit anywhere else! It’s the because I’m the smallest in the family and that middle seat is the smallest too. It’s not fair at all.”

Don’t forget that Stuck at Christmas also leads into season three of Stuck in the Middle!

“I love that we do that because it just gets everyone excited for the new season,” Jenna shared with us.

Stuck in the Middle is actually one of the only series on Disney Channel that does that.

Jenna adds, “It’s a prep for the new season. We shoot the movies first and then go into the episodes, and it’s nice to have that extra long first episode and the other ones that we film afterwards, are more chaotic too shoot, so having that movie lead in is really nice.”

Stuck at Christmas premieres TONIGHT, December 8th @ 8PM ET/PT on Disney Channel.

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'Zac & Mia' Stars Kian Lawley & Anne Winters Reveal Their Favorite Scenes Ahead of Season Finale (Exclusive)

'Zac & Mia' Stars Kian Lawley & Anne Winters Reveal Their Favorite Scenes Ahead of Season Finale (Exclusive)

Zac and Mia is about to get really real, really fast on tomorrow’s season finale of the show — and JJJ has the first sneak peek!

In the final episode, as Mia begins to wrap her head around her new situation, Zac receives clarity on his Make A Wish.

The scene you’ll watch below is extremely hard hitting, but it’s not Kian Lawley or Anne Winters‘s favorite scenes that they filmed.

Speaking with JJJ, Anne revealed that the scene “where Kian sings me a song” is one of the ones she loved the most.

“You liked it, I didn’t,” Kian chimed in. “It was so embarrassing. I got hot, I got anxious. I was really nervous.”

Anne adds, “See, that’s so cute. It’s stuff like that, that makes it so real on set. It was such a cute moment. Even in the table read, and he was reading the song out loud, it was still such a cute and great moment. Everyone was smiling about it.”

Watch the sneak peek below and tune in for the season finale, premiering TOMORROW on go90.

Jenna Ortega Teases The Funniest Scenes in 'Stuck in Christmas' Movie (Exclusive)

Jenna Ortega Teases The Funniest Scenes in 'Stuck in Christmas' Movie (Exclusive)

With just a few days to go until the Stuck in the Middle holiday movie — and we’ve got all the good details from star Jenna Ortega!

In Stuck in Christmas, Harley convinces the rest of her family to take a trip to Florida to visit their abuela for Christmas because they haven’t seen her in a long time.

“But this is the Diaz family,” Jenna says, “So of course, chaos ensues and we go on this big crazy adventure that leaves us to the middle of nowhere with no cash, no credit cards and no phones.”

When we chatted with her about the funniest scenes fans will get to watch, Jenna pointed out that Malachi Barton and Nicolas Bechtel, who play twins Beast and Lewie, get all good ones.

“The boys always make jokes at the worst times,” she tells us. “They’re like the perfect comedic relief there.”

One of the funniest they filmed though was a karaoke scene!

“One of the scenes that fans will really enjoy is where the kids have a lip syncing party, and we were all lip syncing to a song,” Jenna shares. “It was a lot like the Carpool Karaoke, because we were in a bus and it was all of us, and it was so much fun to shoot.”

Stuck at Christmas will debut on Disney Channel THIS Friday, December 8th!

Colleen Ballinger Dishes On Which Miranda Sings Tour Stops She's Most Excited About (Exclusive)

Colleen Ballinger Dishes On Which Miranda Sings Tour Stops She's Most Excited About (Exclusive)

Colleen Ballinger kicks off her new Miranda Sings tour TOMORROW in New Zealand!

The digital creator and actress spoke to JJJ ahead of leaving for the island nation about which cities she was excited to travel to this time around, and no surprise, New Zealand was her number one.

“New Zealand is one place I’m excited to get back to,” Colleen told us. “I love it there, it’s beautiful and I’m hoping I get a little time off there to explore a bit more.”

And she did! Check out some of her adventures in her Instagram below!

Colleen is also looking forward to going to Hawaii in December: “Just because it is Hawaii.”

“I’m going to take some time off there and bring my family out and relax on the beach after the shows,” she told us. “Hopefully, I’ll be meeting a bunch of people and fans on the beach so we can hang out.

She added, “I’m excited for every city. This year is just filled with awesome cities and next year’s as well. it’s going to be such a blast. My goal will be to get as many as my family and friends to come on tour with me as possible to experience this with them too.”

Teala Dunn Opens Up About 'Guilty Party': 'Fans Will See A Vulnerable Side To Tatiana' (Exclusive)

Teala Dunn Opens Up About 'Guilty Party': 'Fans Will See A Vulnerable Side To Tatiana' (Exclusive)

Teala Dunn stars as the “Queen Bee” Tatiana Johnson in AT&T Hello Lab’s Guilty Party, and JJJ got the full scoop on her character, the story and more.

“[She's] kind of like the “elite”. She’s mean and has very mean tendencies,” the actress shared with us during our exclusive interview. “She’s fun to play because she is the complete opposite of me. I try to be nice, but Tatiana is all about causing drama.”

But don’t expect Tatiana to stay mean for long, because Teala promises that fans will “get to see a vulnerable side of Tatiana, that we never saw throughout the series.”

“She’s always just very strong and likes to show people that she’s fearless. In reality though, she has a lot of skeletons in her closet. It’s cool to see her open up and transform to someone who’s kind of vulnerable.”

Especially since we just found out that Preston, her boyfriend, has been cheating on her!

“We see her now as this sassy girl who is…people start to feel bad for her, because [of that],” Teala adds. “I feel like a lot of people in school can relate to that. I get a lot of DMs on social media about girls going through heartbreak like that.”

And it looks like Tatiana has another secret up her sleeve, too.

“Once they reveal her other secret, I think a lot of girls will be able to relate to her in a new way,” she shares. “I’d love to touch on her struggles in the possible next season and kind of help girls so they don’t feel alone.”

Be sure to catch the all new episode TODAY on YouTube and Facebook, and meet Tatiana Johnson below!

Ashley Tisdale aka Stealth Elf Dishes on 'Skylanders Academy' Season 2 (Exclusive)

Ashley Tisdale aka Stealth Elf Dishes on 'Skylanders Academy' Season 2 (Exclusive)

Skylanders Academy is back on Netflix and we’ve got the scoop straight from Stealth Elf herself, Ashley Tisdale.

The upcoming season finds the crew are seeking answers from the past and find out just who they are. Spyro begins a search for information about his ancestors in order to harness and understand his special powers.

Meanwhile, Kaos’ quest to bring evil rule to the Skylands realms accidentally unleashes a villain more powerful than anything Kaos or the Skylander warriors have ever faced.

“All I can say is that fans are going to be really surprised by some new faces that Stealth Elf meets,” Ashley tells us. “Let’s just say that she may not be the only ninja in the Skylands.”

Ashley also opened up about the new season, what she loves the most about Stealth Elf, and more. Check it:

On the new season: “This season on Skylanders there is a twist that I don’t think anyone knows is coming. There’s a lot of action and adventure, as always. We also introduce some new female characters this season like Cynder and Sprocket, so Stealth Elf has some new friends to join her.”

On Stealth Elf: “I love that Stealth Elf is a bad ass. She is strong, she has ninja-like skills, and she is female.

On voicing the character: “The best thing about voicing stealth Elf is that I get to use a different, lower register voice. In animation, I usually have to play WAY younger than I am and I have to pitch my voice super high. Since Stealth Elf is so strong, I get to have a strong take on it.”

Skylanders Academy is out on Netflix NOW! Check out a sneak peek below!

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Musician Loren North Premieres 'Bad Timing' Music Video (Exclusive)

Musician Loren North Premieres 'Bad Timing' Music Video (Exclusive)

Loren North is back with a brand new song that will be on your minds all day long.

The musician, and Austin North‘s older sister, is premiering the music video for “Bad Timing” exclusively on JustJaredJr.com and also spilled some details about the story behind the song.

“There was definitely a story I wanted to tell [with the video,” Loren tells us. “Whenever it’s super personal to me, I always want to be super hands on with the whole production of the music video.”

She adds about the haunting feel you’ll see: “I was wanting to tell this story of being separated from someone, so when the director came with this cool, mystic feeling storyline, it got me excited with it not only being beautifully shot in a forest and wardrobe I picked myself, but it’s not being too literal either.”

“I like it when a video can be a little open-ended so the viewer can put him or herself in the story, however that looks to them,” Loren says. “But I feel it paints exactly the feeling I want it to for me.”

The video was shot by Glasshouse Visuals and you can grab the song on iTunes now!

Check out Loren’s “Bad Timing” music video below now!

Jasmine V Dishes On New Song 'Devil Wears Prada' & Working With Fiance Ronnie Banks (Exclusive)

Jasmine V Dishes On New Song 'Devil Wears Prada' & Working With Fiance Ronnie Banks (Exclusive)

Jasmine V just dropped the hottest track ever!

The singer’s brand new song, “Devil Wears Prada” is the first song that she’s worked on with Ronnie Banks, her fiance.

“It was super fun!” Jasmine told JJJ exclusively. “We’ve always wanted to work together and when we got the chance we jumped on the opportunity!”

She adds about the story behind the song, “The story I wanted to tell was that everyone has that one person they love so much and they would do anything for regardless if it’s returned.”

“Sometimes we just can’t let go of something we know might not be good for us.”

Jasmine continues, “My fans have been waiting so long for new music and I really think they’re gonna love this sound. They’ve been so patient with me and I’m just glad I can give them quality music.”

Watch the lyric video below now!