Kenny Ortega Latest News, Photos, and Videos

'Descendants 2' Cast Tweets Sea Plane Adventure Co-Piloted By Jedidiah Goodacre

'Descendants 2' Cast Tweets Sea Plane Adventure Co-Piloted By Jedidiah Goodacre

The Descendants 2 cast are back on the mainland after a days of flight to Victoria Island in Vancouver, Canada.

Director Kenny Ortega documented the flight on his Instagram, sharing pics of the flight which was co-piloted by Jedidiah Goodacre. He plays Chad Charming in the film.

“Tell my mother I love her,” Cameron Boyce joked with a pic of Jedi in the cockpit of the sea plane. Sofia Carson added later, “@jedigoodacre thanks for the flight copilot.”

“We did it!!!!!!! Survived our flight…. Co-piloted by none other than our very own @jedigoodacre ???????? THANK YOU VICTORIA, now back to filming in Vancouver,” Dianne Doan wrote.

Check out the video Dove Cameron shared earlier in the week of another sea plane flight to Victoria Island below!

s e a p l a n e

A video posted by ?DOVE? (@dovecameron) on

descendants cast flight vancouver jedi pilot 01
descendants cast flight vancouver jedi pilot 02
descendants cast flight vancouver jedi pilot 03
descendants cast flight vancouver jedi pilot 04
descendants cast flight vancouver jedi pilot 05

Sofia Carson Celebrates One Year Since 'Descendants'!

Sofia Carson Celebrates One Year Since 'Descendants'!

Sofia Carson is looking back at her time on Descendants.

The 23-year-old actress, who of course played Evie, the daughter of the Evil Queen, celebrated one year since the Disney Channel Original Movie’s release!

“One year ago today, we shared our story with you,” Sofia wrote on Instagram. “And what a year it’s been…Evie changed my life forever. I am forever thankful. And forever #RottenToTheCore. #1yearofdescendants #descendantsfamily.”

Director Kenny Ortega also acknowledged the day, writing on Instagram, “What a way to begin a new chapter! Thank you Fans for an incredible year. Your love, enthusiasm and support is felt by each and everyone of us! #descendants2 is cooking.”

Read the rest of Kenny‘s post below:

sofia carson remembers descendants one year 01
sofia carson remembers descendants one year 02
sofia carson remembers descendants one year 03
sofia carson remembers descendants one year 04
sofia carson remembers descendants one year 05

Chelsea Kane & Abigail Breslin Glam Up DGA Awards 2016

Chelsea Kane & Abigail Breslin Glam Up DGA Awards 2016

Chelsea Kane kicks up her heel on the red carpet as she arrives at the 2016 Directors Guild Of America Awards held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Saturday night (February 6) in Los Angeles.

The 27-year-old Baby Daddy actress joined Abigail Breslin at the annual ceremony and winner Kenny Ortega.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chelsea Kane

Kenny picked up the award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs for Descendants — the same award he won in 2008 for High School Musical. Congrats, Kenny!

FYI: Chelsea wore Randall Scott Fine Jewelry. Abigail wore Jerome C. Rousseau heels, an Ella McHugh handbag, and Sylva & Cie Moonstone studs.

25+ pics inside of Chelsea Kane, Abigail Breslin and Kenny Ortega

chelsea kane abigail breslin kenny ortega dga awards 01
chelsea kane abigail breslin kenny ortega dga awards 02
chelsea kane abigail breslin kenny ortega dga awards 03
chelsea kane abigail breslin kenny ortega dga awards 04
chelsea kane abigail breslin kenny ortega dga awards 05

Dove Cameron & Sofia Carson Wish 'Descendants' Kenny Ortega Luck Ahead of DGA Awards 2016

Dove Cameron & Sofia Carson Wish 'Descendants' Kenny Ortega Luck Ahead of DGA Awards 2016

The 2016 Directors Guild of America Awards are in less than an hour and Kenny Ortega is up for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs for Descendants.

Two of his Descendants stars, Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson, are sending luck his way, hoping he’ll win.

“1st walk around the set of #disneydescendants w @kennyortegablog back in May of 2014…GOOD LUCK TONIGHT YOU FABULOUS MAN. You deserve this! #DGAs,” Dove wrote with a throwback pic.

Sofia added, “Dear Kenny? My heart is with you tonight at the #directorsguildawards. Thank you for the magic you created in #disneydescendants ???? You are the winner in our hearts, today and always. #directorsguildawards #dganominee.”

Good luck, Kenny!

A photo posted by ?DOVE? (@dovecameron) on

A photo posted by Sofia Carson (@sofiacarson) on

Dove Cameron & Sofia Carson Wrote 'HSM' Tributes For The Movie's 10th Anniversary

Dove Cameron & Sofia Carson Wrote 'HSM' Tributes For The Movie's 10th Anniversary

The stars of Descendants and High School Musical all have something in common — Kenny Ortega!

So, it brought tears to our eyes when Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson and Cameron Boyce took to social media to congratulate Kenny on the anniversary and say a few words about the film that launched the magic.

“Tonight we not only celebrated the 10 year anniversary (I know, WHAT?!) of a film//franchise that has affected so many young minds && hearts, including my own, but we honor the man who made it all possible,” Dove wrote. “My friend, mentor, director extraordinaire, and someone who I consider to be one of my greatest inspirations, Kenny Ortega. Everything that the man touches turns to gold, and as anyone who has ever worked with him will tell you, it is truly an honor to participate in something that he is at the helm of! let’s celebrate this man && this film (and our childhoods) and turn on our tellies for #HSM10 #gowildcats.”

Sofia added, “10 years later, I’m cuddled on my couch watching the movie that was the soundtrack of our childhood, the movie that we ADORED….the movie that had every corner of the world, singing “We’re all in this together”?? Thank you @disneychannel and @kennyortegablog for giving us #highschoolmusical ?? We are eternally thankful to you…Let’s celebrate the #highschoolmusical 10 Year reunion together???? #HSM10 #wildcats #forever.”

“A true visionary! Congratulations to our #DisneyDescendants director @kennyortegablog on the 10 year anniversary of another Disney Channel Original Movie he directed! You might’ve heard of it…. #BopToThe10YearAnniversary #HSM10,” Cameron shared on his account.

Kenny Ortega On 'High School Musical's 10 Year Anniversary: 'I Had A Feeling It Was Going To Be Huge'

Kenny Ortega On 'High School Musical's 10 Year Anniversary: 'I Had A Feeling It Was Going To Be Huge'

Who else is counting down the minutes until we get to relive the magic of High School Musical all over again? Yep, us too.

Director Kenny Ortega spoke to EW just ahead of the big anniversary and reflected on the past 10 years and the moment that he knew the movie, and it’s stars — Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman — were going to be huge. Check it:

On the cast: “We knew before we started day one of rehearsal that we had an incredible rat pack. We knew that these kids had the potential to really create some thunder. There was no doubt because I had put them through what was more like a Broadway audition. We narrowed down hundreds and hundreds of actors to, I think, 18 on our final day of casting. We were mixing them up and they were improvising, playing with basketballs, singing, singing in pairs, and they were doing dance combinations and scene work. They were in and out and in and out, and they’re agents were going crazy. They couldn’t figure out what the heck I was doing, but all of us — Disney and my producers, all knowing what my vision, which was ambitious, was for this little TV movie — realized that it was important that I had it in these kids.

“So by the time we stepped out of auditions and we had selected Zac and Vanessa, who had incredible chemistry together, and Ashley and Lucas, who were riots, Monique, Corbin, and everyone, we all knew that they had firepower. It was a joy waking up knowing that I was going to work with them everyday for all these movies. We had such a good time working together. They were inspired, real players. They came to work everyday with ideas. Ashley and Lucas always had the set in hysterics. They were all participants, real partners. Zac, I think, was 16 turning 17 on the first movie, and Vanessa 15 turning 16, so these were their sweet years, but they were bright and they were above average, all of them. They made it possible to aspire and to work at the capacity that I did.”

On his hopes of an actual reunion with all the Wildcats: “I’m hoping that we’re going to spend some quality time with each other. We’re all group texting in the hopes that we’re going to have a movie night, a dinner, or an appearance somewhere. I’m hoping that I will be able to look into all of my Wildcats faces and smile and wish them a happy anniversary. Also, to the fans of High School Musical, they haven’t quit us. They want a fourth [movie] so desperately. They’ve never left! They’ve grown up. I’ve met them in life all over the world. They’re bankers, lawyers, and doctors, these people that have become working members of our society that grew up on High School Musical. It’s a little crazy to believe. If you watched High School Musical at 15, you’re 25 today and you’re out there in the workplace and you have a life, so I’m grateful to all of them who keep Instagramming me, saying ‘Please, another one!’”

On the moment he knew it was going to be huge: “After we did a huge master of ‘We’re All In This Together,’ I walked over to the cast and we huddled into a circle. It was our last day, and I said, ‘If all the Disney folks put the same kind of effort into their work, I have a feeling that there are going to be some lives changed from what we’ve accomplished in these weeks together,’ and I thanked everybody. I said, ‘I feel something here and I have a feeling that we’re going to be back.’ Monique loves to remember that story. She said she remembers looking in my eyes and having a glimpse of the future before we really stepped away and finished, and I did too. I felt like we had delivered. We did everything we set out to do [and], as you always do, you have to place the work into the capable hands of others in hopes that they get the word out and know how to manage it, market it, and present it, and we were fortunate enough to have those partners.”

High School Musical airs TONIGHT, Wednesday, January 20th @ 8PM ET/PT on Disney Channel.

Ryan McCartan Shares First Photo From 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Rehearsals with Victoria Justice

Ryan McCartan Shares First Photo From 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Rehearsals with Victoria Justice

Ryan McCartan poses for a group shot with co-star Victoria Justice and Kenny Ortega in this picture from Instagram.

“And superheroes come to feast #RockyHorror,” Ryan, 22, captioned the pic on his account.

Ryan and Victoria will star in the Fox production as Brad and Janet, alongside Laverne Cox, Adam Lambert and Reeve Carney.

JJJ Fun Fact: Ryan‘s girlfriend, Dove Cameron, has also worked with director and choreographer Kenny before — for Descendants!

R5 Supports Riker Lynch As He Hosts World Choreography Awards 2015

R5 Supports Riker Lynch As He Hosts World Choreography Awards 2015

Riker Lynch gets a ton of support from his band and siblings R5 at the 2015 World Choreography Awards held at The Ricardo Montalban Theatre on Monday night (November 16) in Hollywood, Calif.

The 24-year-old musician and Dancing With The Stars alum was joined by brothers Ross and Rocky, sister Rydel, and Ellington Ratliff for the event.

“MY BIG BROTHER JUST HOSTED THE #WORLDCHOREOGRAPHYAWARDS AND HE WAS FREAKIN AMAZING AND IM SO PROUD OF HIM AND I SORT OF LOVE HIM AND STUFF,” Rydel cutely wrote on Instagram, because she’s the best sister ever.

Other attendees included Kenny Ortega, Lucas Grabeel and gymnast/dancer Nastasya Generalova.

Also, #Rydellington cuteness below!

r5 supports riker lynch host world choreography awards 01
r5 supports riker lynch host world choreography awards 02
r5 supports riker lynch host world choreography awards 03
r5 supports riker lynch host world choreography awards 04
r5 supports riker lynch host world choreography awards 05