Monday, December 19, 2011



KENTON DUTY: “Always just go for it. You’ll never find out what could happen. I always say dream big. If you think the door is closed then God maybe have opened a window for you instead. If you can’t find an opportunity create an opportunity.”

 If you have ever watched an episode of “SHAKE IT UP”, you may have noticed, Gunther has a really unique sense of style which includes an affinity for “Be- Twinkling” his attire. Something else I noticed that makes Gunther stand out from the crowd is his very unusual accent. To me, it sounds like a mixture of German and Russian. Weird huh! How did I get this once in a lifetime opportunity to interview the talented actor who literally brought Gunther to life by coming up with a blend of accents to create Gunther’s unique European inspired speaking voice? Keep reading to find out!

This is the magical story of how I met actor Kenton Duty. I was invited to walk the red carpet at the Starlight Foundation Toy Drive Charity Event at a roller skating rink hosted by fellow actress Gabriella Holland. Of course, I had to say yes once I found out that the event was to raise toys for sick children in need of some holiday cheer. Keeping with the true holiday spirit of giving, I was more than happy to bring several toys for the kids including a Princess Board Game. As I was waiting in line for my turn on the red carpet, I spied a really tall blond guy standing behind me. I thought to myself that looks like Kenton Duty from one of my favorite Disney shows “Shake It Up!” It turns out that it was him. I really wanted to meet him since, I had so many questions I wanted to ask him about the show. Such as, how did he come up with Gunther’s accent and about Be-Twinkling. You know how much I love sparkly things! But, first I had to walk the red carpet and be interviewed myself by a bunch of Press and Media. Luckily, Kenton stuck around to roller skate and sign autographs for the children, so I was able to ask him if I could interview him for my blog. He was nice enough to agree, but I was only able to ask him a couple of questions, since he wanted to help hand out the toys to the Starlight Kids. He told me to ask his dad to set up a time to continue the interview.

We set it up for the very next day at my parent’s music law firm located in a pretty cool loft, perfect for a fun interview. Kenton arrived on time, and he and I had a very relaxing time hanging out on my mom’s comfy vintage red velvet settee. I asked him questions while typing on my laptop and he was surprised that I could type really fast! (I never noticed until he pointed that out). I found out a lot about Kenton Duty that day, and I truly was in awe at what an amazing person he is. Not only does he have a big heart by spending most of his free time attending charity events to help sick or underprivileged kids, but he is also extremely intelligent.  I found out Kenton can create other accents for Gunther, which he demonstrated in Spanish and Japanese. He also sang part of the B-52 song “Roam” to me. Now that’s what I call an unexpected magical moment!

 After spending time with Kenton, I believe that the key to his success is in the optimistic philosophy that he has chosen to live his life by (see above quote). I find it so amazing that he turned theater lessons to improve his public speaking skills just for school into a passion for acting and being an all around entertainer as well as a director in training and a soon to be released recording artist. He likes to keep himself busy!  In fact, he was off to attend another charity event so I offered to walk Kenton downstairs to his car which gave us a chance to chat even more about stuff we had in common. We both love Japan and milkshakes. He loves The Counter’s apple pie milkshake. I would love to try it! And don’t forget to hit that follow button on Twitter. I am sure he would love to hear from you! @kentonjduty

P.S. If you are curious as I was about what Kenton Duty wears in real life when he’s not on set, then you are in for a real treat! Check out these really cool photos of me hanging out with Kenton Duty while he’s off duty for a sneak peek of his personal wardrobe. Did I mention he has one of the coolest watches ever? It caught my eye right away. It’s made by Diesel and the time scrolls across the screen. It looks kind of futuristic. I definitely want one for Christmas, so I hope Santa is reading this!

Princess Kisses XOXO
Tatiana Mclane Queenie4ever

1. How would you describe your fashion style?
Well it's not the style I'm wearing now (in reference to his neon colored shirts). Urban musician mixed with preppy jock.

2. Do you give the wardrobe department any creative input for Gunther's clothing?
I get enough input as in the clothing are too tight, baggy, or uncomfortable. They will fix it so that I can live in it.

Gabriella Holland's Starlight Foundation Celebrity Toy Drive
    Skate Depot Cerritos, California
    December 4, 2011
    Queenie4ever Teen Fashion Designer & Actress Tatiana Mclane
    waiting in line to walk the red carpet wearing an aqua Asian inspired
    dress from the Queenie4ever Holiday Collection
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong

3. If you owned a Be-twinkler, what would you do with it?
I'd Be-twinkler everything. I might even hide it in my sock like Gunther.

4. What made you decide to become an actor?
It was long story. In 3d grade, I took classes where I had to give powerpoint presentations. Then my dad put me in a theater camp over the summer just to help with hand motions and diaphragm usage to avoid pressure from being in front of peers.

5. What were you like when you were younger?
I was like the nerd/jock of the school cuz I was in all of the honor classes but played all of the sports.

Gabriella Holland's Starlight Foundation Celebrity Toy Drive
    Skate Depot Cerritos, California
    December 4, 2011
    Actor Kenton Duty cast member of  Disney Show "Shake it Up"
    on the red carpet.
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong

6    6. What kinds of games did you use to play at school?
My friends and I would take three hula hoops and toss them in the air, then we’d try to see if we could dive through any of them.

7. What was your favorite toy as a child?
I was really into gameboys. I had a lot of Pokemon games.

8.   8. If you like Pokemon does that mean you watch anime or read manga?
I do watch anime like Naruto and some others. Some of my friends keep up with watching like 10 series at a time. I don’t know how they do it. That’s kind of crazy. I keep my manga in the book library in my dad’s office.

Gabriella Holland's Starlight Foundation Celebrity Toy Drive
    Skate Depot Cerritos, California
    December 4, 2011
    Queenie4ever Teen Fashion Designer and Actress Tatiana Mclane
    on the red carpet.
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong

9.   9. In the episode where your character, goes on a date with the head     cheerleader, why does Gunther take her out to eat a muffin and drink apple  juice boxes?
They were originally going to have us eat chocolate chip cookies and hot cocoa but I’m allergic to chocolate so they had to give us a bran muffin and apple juice.

10. How do you deal with being allergic to chocolate?
Avoiding sweets that are made with cocoa beans like red velvet. It easier to avoid than other foods.

Gabriella Holland's Starlight Foundation Celebrity Toy Drive
    Skate Depot Cerritos, California
    December 4, 2011
    Queenie4ever Teen Fashion Designer and Actress Tatiana Mclane
    interviewing Actor Kenton Duty
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong

11. I hear you like to cook. Do you have a signature dish?
For Thanksgiving and Christmas I make a gooey butter cake.

12. Do you have any daily rituals?
Everyday at 1:00 cuz it's around lunchtime I always listen to music.

13. If Disney was going to make a Shake It Up movie, what would you want the plot to be?
Any kind of plot for the movie would be good but maybe go back to having CeCe and Gunther dating.

Gabriella Holland's Starlight Foundation Celebrity Toy Drive
    Skate Depot Cerritos, California
    December 4, 2011
    Queenie4ever Teen Fashion Deisgner and Actress Tatiana Mclane
    with Actor Kenton Duty
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong

14. How do you decide what type of accent you are going to use for each line in the script? Why did you decide to say baby in that manner?
It's all the same accent. What he's feeling decides the inflections. How fast Gunther is speaking. It's become Gunther's catch phrase in a way which is cool. They had it in the script as just baby and I just drew it out. Its not something you'd normally hear someone like Gunther say. I just had fun with it.

15. Do you have a favorite charity?
Right now I just try to do just as much as I can. I hope to one day have my own charity. I want to get out there and make as much change as I possibly can.

16. What has been your favorite fan experience?
One of my favorite fan experiences was at the Cars 2 Premiere. Across the streets I'd yell to the crowd everybody scream and they would.

Gabriella Holland's Starlight Foundation Celebrity Toy Drive    
Skate Depot Cerritos, California
    December 4, 2011
    Queenie4ever Teen Fashion Designer and Actress Tatiana Mclane
    with Actress Gabriella Holland. A big shout out to Gabriella for hosting
    this event to benefit seriously ill children!
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong

17. Can you tell me an interesting story about one of your castmates?
I had just texted Bella Thorne "hey how's CityWalk?" She replied 15 minutes later that they had to shut down CityWalk because one of her fans saw her which lead to a hoard of people causing her to become trapped in the Jamba Juice until Security could escort her out.

18. How fast can you sign an autograph?
I haven't tried to time myself, but I might try to race with a friend or cast mate.

      19. Are you selling any merchandise?
I’m not but, I saw this girl at the mall wearing a T shirt that said “I like guys that sparkle”. So I asked my dad if Disney made that shirt for Gunther, because it seemed like a perfect shirt for Gunther fans. (They didn’t; it’s a Twilight shirt. I had to explain this to him and why vampires sparkle. He replied that "now it makes so much sense").

Mclane & Wong Entertainment Law Firm Loft
    North Hollywood, California
    December 5, 2011
    Queenie4ever Teen Fashion Designer and Actress Tatiana Mclane
    relaxing on a vintage red velvet settee interviewing Actor Kenton Duty
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong

20. If you were asked to be a contestant on dancing with the stars, would you accept
Heck yes. I would love to do that. I've been watching the show for a while and my two favorite contestants were Kyle Massey and Emmitt Smith. I think Cheryl Burke is a good partner. She's definitely worked a lot of people hard. Whoever they would put me with I think I'd be able to work with.

21. In the Monster Mash video, is the choreography suppose to look like dancing monsters?
The choreographer was Rosero McCoy. I don't know if that was his intention but it was really cool and I enjoyed it a lot.

22. Will you be doing any more music videos with the cast of Shake It Up?
We did Roam by B52. Disney had us do a cover of that. Adam and I hold that part w/ the background vocals. And Caroline does the lead vocals, high alto. We did a video that will go with the next Spooky Buddies called Treasure Buddies.

Mclane & Wong Entertainment Law Firm Loft
    North Hollywood, California
    December 5, 2011
    Queenie4ever Teen Fashion Designer and Actress Tatiana Mclane
    with Actor Kenton Duty
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong

23. If you released an album would you go out on tour? If so who would you like to tour with?
I would definitely want to go on tour as soon as possible as a solo artist. I'd want my opening act to be maybe one of the new ones like Mindless Behavior because they seem like cool guys. I have songs that are acoustic and the ones that are more upbeat.

24. Can you tell me about your song writing process?
It's whatever. If I hear a rift or a lyric in my head it just branches out from there and becomes a blossoming tree.

1.      25. Have you ever introduced a band on stage before?
I’m presenting one of the bands at a charity event tonight. It’ll be my first time doing that, so it’ll be fun.

Mclane & Wong Entertainment Law Firm Loft
    North Hollywood, California
    December 5, 2011
    Queenie4ever Teen Fashion Designer and Actress Tatiana Mclane
    with Actor Kenton Duty. Notice Kenton's cool watch?
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong

26. Are you interested in any behind the scenes work?
I went to the president of Disney and said each season I want to learn under a new department each season. I've been interning underneath Joel Zwick to learn about where the lighting. The amount of info I've gathered is incredible. I've had a few directors take me under their wing. In Lost the director shot through a threading machine. The fact that he came up with this idea is incredible.

27. Your dad told me that you went to a preschool for young Asian children in Texas. What was that like? What kind of foods did they serve? Can you still remember how to speak any Japanese?
I can't remember any of my Japanese. The food was American and you could bring your own lunch. I spoke Japanese at the time, but I've lost it. I could probably pick it up again, but I’d have to devote some time to it.

28. How do you make the women in your life feel like princesses?
Just treat them the way they're supposed to. Like Nigahiga's song Nice Guys Finish Last do the opposite of what their lyrics tell you to do.

Youth Rock Awards
      Avalon Hollywood
      Hollywood, California
      December 7, 2011
      Queenie4ever Teen Fashion Designer and Actress Tatiana Mclane
      with Actor Kenton Duty on the red carpet at the Youth Rock Awards.
      Photo Credit: Venice Wong

29. What advice would you give to an aspiring actor or musician?
Always just go for it. You'll never find out what could happen. I always say dream big. If you think the door is closed then God maybe have opened a window for you instead. If you can't find an opportunity create an opportunity.

30. What's next for Kenton Duty?
Just my music right now and I recently filmed a movie called Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea. The character is named Steve. He's the kid of guy who everyone thinks he's going to be a pastor in the future. He holds the group together and wants to guide everyone to help the new girl fit in. It was fun to be apart of because we shot up in the mountains and we all became a family.

Five-Star PR Holiday Party Benefit for A Place Called Home
      Rubix Hollywood
      Hollywood, California
      December 10, 2011
      Queenie4ever Teen Fashion Designer and Actress Tatiana Mclane
      with Actor Kenton Duty at the Five-Star PR Holiday Party to benefit
      A Place Called Home.
      Photo Credit: Venice Wong

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Friday, November 18, 2011


To all my fellow TwiFans, I present to you one of the gorgeous guys of the Twilight Wolf pack actor and stuntman Bronson Pelletier aka Jared who maintains a  pretty amazing six pack by constantly training in all sorts of martial arts and even worked out in a magical makeshift gym in the Canadian forest while filming "Breaking Dawn". I am so excited that it is finally November 18, 2011! Yeah!  Opening Day of "Breaking Dawn" at the box office has finally arrived! This very important date has been circled with a bright red heart in my day planner for weeks.  I even bought my tickets ahead of time, so what is next on my agenda? I have a very important fashion styling decision to make. What should I wear to Bella's and Jacob's wedding? I feel like this is one of the most important weddings of the century that I am about to attend, so I really want to look my best. In true Queenie4ever fashion fairytale style, I think a romantic flowy gown with satin slippers and a big box of freshly popped movie theatre popcorn with a side of tissues to wipe away my tears of joy for the happy couple will suffice!


Princess Kisses,

XOXO Tatiana Mclane Queenie4ever
"Breaking Dawn" Movie Star Bronson Pelletier speaking at
Twilight Convention Marriott Hotel Los Angeles, CA
Photo Credit Venice Wong

1. What is your fashion style?
My girlfriend, Sabine Moestrup, is in the fashion business and she is very fashion informed. I get my tips from her. She is my own personal stylist.

2. How did you get started in acting?
When I was 15, my best friend asked me to go to an audition with him and I got a call back the same day on my first audition. That rarely every happens!

3. What was your first audition for?
It was for a tv series called Art Zone. It was like a tree house show. I was the lead host and we made arts and crafts. I think it was just met to be. I made an improve paper airplane, I threw it and it landed perfectly underneath the camera.

4. What was your favorite scene to film in Twilight?
My favorite was when we were thrown off of these 50 foot scaffold beams. We got to do our own stunts. At first we were just jumping off on our own but then they wanted to push us off.

5. What was your educational background like before you started acting?
I lived in Canada and went to public school in 9th grade. I had never taken any drama classes before. I actually graduated on set. It was very difficult to balance doing five hours of homework a night and memorizing scripts at the same time.

Queenie4ever Teen Fashion Designer Tatiana Mclane and
"Breaking Dawn" Movie Star Bronson Pelletier
dancing at Twilight Convention Ball
Marriott Hotel Los Angeles, CA
Photo Credit Venice Wong

6. Is there a fully equipped gym on the set of Twilight?
No we're out in the forest. We use gravity

7. What is your most memorable or crazy fan experience?
Me and Kellan Lutz were on the program where they had us sign underwear with our faces on it. These girls were fighting over it so much that the security guards had to come in to calm them down. There was also another time where word got out of the hotel room that I was staying at. When I opened the door the hallway was packed with girls.

8. What has been the best experience so far on any film set?
Hanging out on the set of Twilight and seeing them again is so refreshing. I love the energy we have. It is non-stop laughing with tears in our eyes and tons of jokes.

9. Do you have a catch phrase or a motto to live by?
My catch phrase is it is what it is and my motto to live by is live life as if it is your last and treat others as if it was their last.

"Breaking Dawn" Movie Star Bronson Pelletier and
Queenie4ever Teen Fashion Designer Tatiana Mclane
hanging out at Twilight Convention
Marriott Hotel Los Angeles, CA
 Photo Credit Venice Wong

10. How did you prepare for your role as Jared in Twilight?
By hitting the gym. There was lots of working out.

11. What advice would you give to those who wish to pursue and acting career?
You can't be afraid of rejection. It's going to happen. You should take acting classes and get an agent but make sure not to pay them upfront.

12. What's next for Bronson Pelletier?
I'm acting in a martial arts film in Beijing

13. Where can my fans find out more about you?
My twitter is Sonofbrown

14. What is the meaning behind your twitter screen name?
When I tried to make a twitter all versions of my name were already taken. I looked up the meaning of my first name. It means son of Brown.
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Friday, October 21, 2011


I am so excited to present to you twelve of Tinseltown’s most fashionable celebrities who came out to help Zooey Magazine and Love Is Louder campaign celebrate their 1st anniversary at Drai’s Hollywood at the “W” Hotel located in Hollywood , California on October 6, 2011. I began the night by standing at my post along the red carpet which lucky for me was located at the very end of the red carpet. This way, I got the last interview in before the stars headed up to the rooftop for the party festivities complete with a pool, DJ and yummy cupcakes compliments of Goodie Girls’. As each star arrived on the red carpet, I could see “flashbulbs” going off as they posed for the ton of paparazzi cameras; I waited patiently as they made there way down the carpet towards me. I made sure that the 8x 10 piece of white paper with “QUEENIE 4 EVER” in bold black lettering taped on the floor was visible, so the celebrities and their publicists were aware that the long haired brunette girl wearing the bow tiara and purple tulle party dress was in fact a legitimate celebrity reporter. I guess it worked, because the celebrities found their way over to me and I was more than happy to interview them about my favorite subject. Fashion!

There was a common trend among the celebrity ladies that evening that exuded adjectives such as feminine, simple elegance, and breathtaking! This particular look began with a soft romantic curls hairstyle, a pretty dress, delicate accessories, and high heels. I discovered that some celebrities have an affinity for borrowing pieces to pull together their look which I think is a fabulous idea. Why spend money when you can borrow something from a friend or family member? Just remember to return it. Lol! I immediately made a mental note to dig through my mom’s massive clothing collection and jewelry boxes next time I am home. As a college student on a budget, I don’t think she’ll mind if I borrow a few things instead of blowing a big chunk of my college fund on unnecessary clothing that she already has in her closet. Besides, I don’t mind if she borrows my stuff too.

I hope that you will be inspired by the variety of beautiful well put together looks that each celebrity wore on the red carpet as much as I was. And, I hope you can find a style that they wore that you fall in love with for yourself and make it your own by putting your own spin on it. Fashion is all about knowing how to put individual pieces together to create a really cool look that shows the world- this is me! So get ready to take notes on who wore what, who offered personal style tips, who borrowed what from where, and who answered my question- what makes you feel like a Princess! I couldn’t resist asking btw. After all, my Queenie4ever blog is all about living “a fashion fairytale”.

Princess Kisses


Tatiana Mclane Queenie4ever



Their Style: "THE GLAMAZONS"
    Alisa Reyes, Katrina Johnson, & Angelique Bates (All That)
    with Queenie4ever Celebrity Reporter Tatiana Mclane
    Zooey Magazine Red Carpet Hollywood, California 2011
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong
Who are you wearing?
Katrina Johnson: I’m wearing Bebe and Louis Vuitton. I also have to give a shout out To MAC cosmetics for doing our make up, because it looks Awesome!

What was your favorite ALL THAT sketch to film?
Angelique Bates: The one with the chocolate called "Cooking with Randy and Mandy"
Alisa Reyes: "Island Girls" where I play Kiki.

What makes you feel like a Princess?
Katrina Johnson: Putting on good smelling perfume, lotion, and a frilly dress.
Alisa Reyes: Being a woman because we have this amazing sense of style. We get to wear makeup, fix out hair, and get our nails done. The essence ofBeauty is having a real connection with ones’self.


    Claire Coffee (GRIMM)
    with Queenie4ever Celebrity Reporter Tatiana Mclane
    Zooey Magazine Red Carpet Hollywood, Californai 2011
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong
Who are you wearing?
The dress is from Alice & Olivia. The shoes are from Repetto. The bracelet is from Etsy and the necklace is something I borrowed from my mom. Her high school sweetheart actually gave it to her.

What is your favorite fashion era?
I really love the 60s. The Mod Style. Diane Keaton is my inspiration.

What makes you feel like a Princess?
Doing red carpet events and if getting ready takes me more than an hour.
3. JAMIA NASH (Singer)

    Jamia Nash (Singer)
    with Queenie4ever Celebrity Reporter Tatiana Mclane
    Zooey Magazine Red Carpet Hollywood, California 2011
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong
Describe your fashion style.
I don’t have just one particular style. One day it may be girly and another it could be tomboy.

Do you have a favorite place to sing?
I love to sing in any place. I could be by the pool or at the park.

What makes you feel like a Princess?
When I watch romantic movies or read fairytales with my sister. I feel especially like a Princess when my dad takes my sister and I out to dinner.

4. MALESE JOW (Vampire Diaries)

    Malese Jow ( Vampire Diaries)
    with Queenie4ever Celebrity Reporter Tatiana Mclane
    Zooey Magazine Red Carpet Hollywood, California 2011
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong
Who are you wearing?
Sue Wong

What has been the best piece of fashion advice you’ve been given?
Be yourself. When you know yourself, you can’t go wrong.

What makes you feel like a Princess?
Anything sparkles, ruffles, frilly, or whimsical.


    Jessica Stroup
    with Queenie4ever Celebrity Reporter Tatiana Mclane
    Zooey Magazine Red Carpet Hollywood, California 2011
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong
Who are you wearing?
Elizabeth and James, Urban Outfitters, Madewell, and Report Signature. I actually borrowed a lot of this from set, since I just came straight from work.

If you could be any article of clothing what would you be?
A jacket because they can be either big and fluffy or short and tight.

What makes you feel like a Princess?
My dog because she loves me so much and she prances.

6. ANNETTE STARBUCK (Winner of Food Network "Cupcake Wars")

Her Style: TRUE LADY
    Annette Starbuck (Winner Food Network "Cupcake Wars"/Owner Goodie Cupcakes)
    with Queenie4ever Celebrity Reporter Tatiana Mclane
    Zooey Magazine Red Carpet Hollywood, California 2011
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong
Who are you wearing?
Eliza B.

What has been the best piece of fashion advice you’ve been given?
Feel comfortable with what you’re wearing, and you’ll carry it well.

What makes you feel like a Princess?
High Heels and anything that sparkles.

7. CHAZ DEAN (Celebrity Hairstylist)

His Style: ROCKER
    Chaz Dean (Celebrity Hairstylist)
    with Queenie4ever Celebrity Reporter Tatiana Mclane
    Zooey Magazine Red Carpet Hollywood, California 2011
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong
Where did you buy the outfit you are wearing tonight?
From a store in New York called Attila.

What has been the best piece of fashion advice you’ve been given?
Honor your spirit.

How do you make the women in your life feel like Princesses?
I eliminate shampoo from their life. I give them beautiful hair.


     Katelyn & Kara Pacitto (Suburgatory)
     with Queenie4ever Celebrity Reporter Tatiana Mclane
     Zooey Magazine Red Carpet Hollywood, California 2011
     Photo Credit: Venice Wong
Who are you wearing?
Katelyn Pacitto: The dress is from Zara and the jewelry is from Juicy Couture.
Kara Pacitto: Free People.

We share the same acting coach. What is your favorite part of Cynthia Bain’s class?
Katelyn Pacitto: Working with her because she’s really improved my acting skills.

What makes you feel like a Princess?
Katelyn Pacitto: Red velvet cupcakes and going to Disneyland.
Kara Pacitto: Cupcakes.
9. KATIE BLAIR (Miss California USA 2011)

    Katie Blair (Miss California USA 2011)
    with Queenie4ever Celebrity Reporter Tatiana Mclane
    Zooey Magazine Red Carpet Hollywood, California 2011
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong
Who are you wearing?
American Apparel

If you could be any article of clothing, what would you be?
A sweater because it’s warm and comfortable.

What makes you feel like a Princess?
When I dress up for red carpet events.

What made you come to tonight’s event?
Love is Louder. It is so near and dear to my heart. Every chance I get, I try to make a difference.


     Tiffany Hines (Nikita)
     with Queenie4ever Celebrity Reporter Tatiana Mclane
     Zooey Magazine Red Carpet Hollywood, California 2011
     Photo Credit: Venice Wong
Who are you wearing?
Stella and Jamie and My shoes are by Giuseppe Zanotti.

What is your favorite article of clothing?
I really love shoes. I even will give away my clothes to make room for more shoes. I went to my first fashion week in New York. I don’t normally get starstruck, but I met my favorite shoe designer, Giuseppe Zanotti, and we had a conversation that exceeded 20 minutes.

What is the best piece of fashion advice you’ve been given?
Simpler is better. Don’t over accessorize.

What makes you feel like a Princess?
A really great pair of shoes, anything dainty, or I would have the mindset Of Dory from Finding Nemo and love sparkly things.

11. ROMEO BROWN (God Bless America)

      Romeo Brown (God Bless America)
      with Queenie4ever Celebrity Reporter Tatiana Mclane
      Zooey Magazine Red Carpet Hollywood, California 2011
      Photo Credit: Venice Wong
Who are you wearing?
My shirt is John Varvatos and my shoes are from Super.

What fashion advice would you give to the readers of my fashion blog?
Don’t over kill it. Choose one specific item in your outfit that you want to. Accentuate like a nice shirt or colorful shoes that pop.

How do make the women in your life feel like a Princess?
By listening, so you can find out their needs.
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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Japan Charity Fashion Show and Celebrity Interviews

What was the first thought that popped into your mind when you heard about the terrible Earthquake and deadly Tsunami that struck Japan earlier this year? My first thoughts were filled with worry and concern for the citizens of Japan especially the most helpless- the children, pets, and elderly.

Even though many weeks have passed by and the disaster is no longer front page news here in America, I am well aware that Japan is still trying to rebuild and cope with the emotional loss of family, friends, personal belongings, homes, and businesses. Today, the place these victims once called home, is a pile of decaying rubble. Since these people are still in need of proper housing, bedding, medical supplies, clothing, and food, I decided to do something to help raise awareness and funds to purchase these much need items and ship them to Japan by participating as a fashion designer in a Japan Benefit Fashion Event sponsored by Movie Star Shin Koyamada’s Foundation.

I am proud to present fashions from my “Japanese Pop Princess Packs For Paris” collection inspired by my love of Japanese culture seen in the use of traditional kimono inspired fabric with modern patterns. So if you love watching models rockin’ the runway in the latest Queenie4ever styles and you also love watching live celebrity interviews, then you just have to watch my video to see which pair of TV Star twin hotties sat in the front row of my Queenie4ever fashion and what famous adorable “Pretty Little Liars” actor I interview on the red carpet!
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Saturday, June 11, 2011


Pretty Little Liars Star Chuck Hittinger & Queenie4ever
teen fashion designer Tatiana Mclane
    Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, CA April 9, 2011
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong

My days normally consist of running around L.A. For example, the morning of the day I met Chuck Hittinger, I found myself climbing a zillion stairs leading up to the UCLA dorms whom according to the tour guide was nicknamed "the Hill". Whoever came up with that infamous name must have had a warped sense of humor, because to this new Bruin, it’s more like “THE MOUNTAIN”!!!! The stairs seemed to go on forever. After my workout session touring my new school, I rushed across town to my now former high school (I graduated on June 4, 2011 WOO!HOO!!) Notre Dame High School’s annual film festival. Thank goodness my Dad knows all the short cuts through the canyons from Westwood to Sherman Oaks, so I was able to arrive just in time to listen to a variety of panels about the on and off screen workings of the television and movie industry. Who cares if my feet ached or my tummy was growling, because I hadn’t had time to eat lunch, I was just so excited to listen to some of the most amazing people in the TV and Film Industry talk about one of my favorite topics – what it’s like to work in the entertainment industry as a successful, actor, screenwriter, director etc… And, thanks to one of my favorite teachers Ms. Elisia Harkins who organized the entire festival and panel, I began to realize that these awesome and inspiring panelists worked on some of my favorite shows!

Tatiana Mclane's favorite teacher Ms. Elisia Harkins introducing
Notre Dame High School film festival panelists
    Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, CA April 9, 2011
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong

The excitement didn’t stop after the panel sessions were over.  In fact, after it was all over and to top of the amazing day I was having, I got to meet and interview gorgeous actor Chuck Hittinger who plays Sean, Hanna’s former boyfriend on one of my favorite TV shows “Pretty Little Liars”! You know who I am referring to. The tall, blonde and handsome guy who was crowned Rosewood High School’s Homecoming King last season. He’s also the character that makes me wish I was one of the show’s writers, so I could add him into more scenes just because I like his smile and his blue eyes, and I really think Hanna and Sean make the cutest All American couple just like Ken and Barbie.  And, I feel like his character could really make Hanna’s life even more complicated, and I can visualize him creating some real trouble for Rosewood. He may look like the innocent All American Boy Next Door, but what if he got a little dirt rubbed on his face?

We spoke outside my school’s auditorium for at least an hour, and I really enjoyed every moment. In person, he’s very down to earth and makes you feel comfortable being around him. He even started asking me questions about myself. That’s how he realized that we had a friend in common. We both are friends with fellow Pretty Little Liars’ cast mate Brendan Robinson who plays Lucas.(Check out my interview with Brendan Robinson

Pretty Little Liars Stars Chuck Hittinger & Ian Harding
speaking on Notre Dame High School film festival panel
attended by Tatiana Mclane Notre Dame High
School Sherman Oaks, CA April 9, 2011
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong

I told Chuck that I hadn’t seen Brendan for a few weeks, so I guess that’s why after our interview was over, Chuck said he’d say what’s up to Brendan. We said our goodbyes, and then that’s when something really weird happened.  As soon as I got in my parents’ car and we began to drive away, Brendan texted me asking if I wanted to have lunch with him the next day. Talk about a strange coincidence! I immediately tweeted Chuck this funny story, and he replied: Did Brendan sign his text with an A.  I responded:  I wish then I’d know who A was. Chuck messaged back: I think A is whoever you want it to be which leads me to believe that Lucas is either A or there are multiple A’s. Who do you want A to be? Tune into Pretty Little Liars Season 2 Premiere on Tuesday June 14, 2011, and let’s see if A is finally revealed!!!  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy my interview with Chuck Hittinger.

BTW Chuck actually reveals the name of the “Pretty Little Liars” guy he thinks is best for Hanna!

Princess Kisses!

XOXO Tatiana Mclane Queenie4ever

1. How would you describe your clothing style?
Jeans and a T-shirt. I really enjoy comfort. I don’t put much effort into it.

2. What made you decide to become an actor?
I didn’t really have a choice in the matter. I just wanted it. When I was 5 years old I told my mom, “Sign me up for Hollywood.”

3. What has your favorite acting role been so far?
I would really like to work more on Sean. He’s been the most challenging, because there’s not a lot to him. Kinda like a cliché character. I have to fill him in. I think my favorite acting role was on Grey’s Anatomy. I got to ad-lib and be serious yet funny at the same time. I also really enjoyed my role on Cold Case.

4. What has been the most interesting scene to film in Pretty Little Liars?
The last episode of the latest season. They did a really good job cinematography wise. I also think the writers really found their voice. 

5. Do you have a catch phrase?

6. Do you have a favorite quote?
Jim Morrison: “No one here gets out alive.” I idolized him growing up.

7. What do you do on the sets during downtime?
I hang out with the other cast members.

8. What has been your craziest fan experience so far?
When I went to L.A. Live a.k.a Jingle Ball with Brant Daugherty, Brendan Robinson, Diego Boneta, and Keegan Allen. We were mobbed by a bunch of girls. It was pretty crazy.

9. What was your favorite toy as a child?
Superman action figures.

10. Who do you want Hanna to end up with?
Caleb. I like her vulnerability when she’s with him. They have great chemistry.

11. I recently interviewed Jackson Rathbone. Have you ever met him?
Actually I have met him briefly. I opened for his band Crazy Monkeys? (He meant 100 Monkeys.) I sung with my friend who played acoustically at this really tiny club in Santa Monica. I think it’s been torn down by now. We would sing original songs but always do a cover of Dave Matthew’s Bartender.

12. What advice would you give to someone who wants to pursue an acting career? 
Never stop believing in yourself.

Queenie4ever's Tatiana Mclane interviewing
Pretty Little Liars Star Chuck Hittinger
Notre Dame High School,
Sherman Oaks, CA April 9, 2011
    Photo credit: Venice Wong

13. What is next for Chuck Hittinger?
I may get the part in American Pie 4, playing a bully.

(Chuck Hittinger is currently filming American Pie 4 aka American Reunion! Congratulations on landing a Major Movie Role Chuck! I am so happy for you!)

Follow Chuck Hittinger on Twitter!!/chuck_hittinger
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011


You may know Booboo Stewart the actor who plays Seth Clearwater in the Twilight Saga box office hit movies, but I want to introduce you to Booboo Stewart the guitar strumming rocker along with his sister Fivel Stewart the singer/songwriter who have joined forces to form the brother/sister musical duo “BOOBOO & FIVEL” whose upbeat alternative rock songs prove to the world that the Stewart family knows how to rock out.  I got a chance to hang out with Booboo and Fivel at the L.A. Twilight Convention that took place on March 5, 2011 at the Marriott LAX Hotel. 

During our interview, we were constantly interrupted by Booboo’s adoring Twilight fangirls begging for his autograph. But that didn’t bother me. In fact, it gave me a chance to observe how he interacts with his fans. And, I was really impressed. I can now say he is one of the nicest celebrities I know. He never lost his composure or seemed to get tired of all the attention. He was very polite and took the time to smile and speak to every starry eyed girl that approached him. 

And, there were a lot! That just goes to show you how much he appreciates his fans. As for me? Yes. He treated me like a Princess too! He answered all my questions and had no problem posing with me for photos I am excited to share with you! I must confess. I thought Booboo only had one sister, but in fact he actually has three sisters! Maegan who is the oldest and plays bass guitar in their band and Sage who is the youngest sibling. I have another confession to make. Fivel and Booboo look so much alike that I mistook them for twins. But, they are not twins. Fivel is actually younger and just as much fun to hang out with as her brother except she likes to talk about fashion a lot more than he does. Lol! 

I hope my interview with Booboo and Fivel Stewart inspires you to check out their music. They have an awesome CD available as well as an upcoming tour.  Perhaps they will be rockin’ out in your hometown! I know I will be in the front row at their L.A. show, so I hope to see you there! In the meantime, you can request their single “Rainy Day” at your local radio station and download it on Itunes!

Princess Kisses XOXO!
Tatiana Mclane

1.What is your clothing style?

B: Whatever is in my closet. I don’t go shopping very often. I do get gifts from designers a lot thought like H&M or Forever 21.
F: I’m not the jeans and a t-shirt kind of person. I would just describe my style as different. I love Forever 21.

2. What genre of music do you sing?

B: Electric Alternative Rock

3. Who writes the music?

B: I write the melody
F: I write the lyrics

4. Have you ever collaborated with anyone?

B: Gregg Sartiano

5.What kinds of bands or groups are you similar to?

B: We have a unique style
F: We really like Katy Perry and Metro Station

6.What inspires your music?

F: Family
B: Our album is about changing.

7. What is your favorite venue to play at?

B: Knotts Berry Farm. The stage was Western themed and it was really cool.

8. What do you do on your set downtime?

F: Eat Kraft services
B: Memorize my lines for the next scene

9. What is the strangest thing you’ve been asked to do on an audition?

F: During your first stages of auditioning sometimes you’re asked to do things that you aren’t used to yet.
B: I’ve met some strange people at auditions.

Twilight Saga Movie Star Booboo Stewart & Queenie4ever
teen fashion designer Tatiana Mclane
    2011 Twilight Convention LAX Marriott L.A., CA
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong

10. What has been your weirdest or most memorable fan experience?

F: I’ve never had any weird fan experiences and I hope I don’t have any in the future
B: I shook this girls hand and she started crying

11. Who is your favorite band?

B: Boston
F: Pink and Katy Perry

12. What do you enjoy most about performing live?

B: The interaction and energy you get from the fans.
F: The comfort that my family is there performing with me and they will love me no matter what.

BOOBOO & FIVEL Press Photo for "Rainy Day" Single

13. Do you prefer acting or singing more?

B: Acting is more my thing.
F: Singing is more my thing.

14. What got you started to begin both a singing and acting career?

B: My dad is a stunt coordinator and that got me launched into acting
F: I started doing stunting first as well and where we practiced also offered singing lessons and I began to take them.

15. Where were you and what was your first reaction when you found out you got the role of Seth Clearwater?

B: I was in my kitchen and my first reaction was I was so excited. I didn’t even know what to think. But then I had to go do yard work.

16. Do you have any role models?

F: Pink and Katy Perry
B: Buckethead

Actress/Singer Fivel Stewart & Queenie4ever
teen fashion designer Tatiana Mclane
    2011 Twilight Convention LAX Marriott L.A., CA
    Photo Credit: Venice Wong

17. What kind of school do you go to?

F: We’re homeschooled. I do my lessons by books and Booboo does his on Cd’s. I have about 3 years left of school.
B: I have about a year left of school.

18. Where did you grow up?

F: L.A.

19. What is next for Booboo and Fivel Stewart?

B: We’re shooting a movie called Jake Stevens the Last Protector.

20. What advice would you give to someone who wants to be an actor and/or singer?

B: You have to accept being rejected and try 110%.

21. Where can my fans find out more about you?

B: Our twitter is mammarazzi1

Check out Booboo and Fivel Stewart's Official Music Video for "Rainy Day"!
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Friday, April 8, 2011


I am one lucky girl to have had the opportunity to hang out with Twilight movie star and member of indie band 100 Monkeys Jackson Rathbone on Valentine’s Day. To just relax and have a normal conversation with a person you realize has reached celebrity status not to mention is considered one of the most beautiful men in the world is pretty amazing for a teen girl like myself. Jackson and I spoke about a lot of things but mainly about music, since we both are music lovers. I want to learn as much as I can about the history of music, and Jackson is a great teacher. I enjoyed our conversation so much that I wanted to share some of what Jackson had to say about where he feels the music industry is headed as far as a new movement towards what he calls a new Bohemia as the giants (major record labels) fall by the way side opening up the doors for bands to reach fans one on one thanks to the internet. Jackson is a walking encyclopedia of music history which makes him a true musician, because he actually understands where his musical influences came from and where he can embellish upon his predecessors’ styles to create his own unique take on his idols such as David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, The Pixies, and to present day artist Jack White. We ended our time together with an impromptu tap dance session. Yes, that’s correct. Jackson Rathbone asked me Tatiana Mclane to “tap dance with him darlin’ ” in his sultry southern accent. As Rachel Zoe would say: “I die” and I thought I had gone “ Bananas” trying to tap dance with Jackson wearing my brand new Audrey Hepburnesque kitten heel silver metallic sling backs slipping off my feet. Lol! Jackson is a “Jack” of all trades when it comes to being an entertainer not only can he tap dance, but he can sing, write songs, produce bands, DJ, paint artwork, write novels, and act on the big screen. If there’s a project that requires creativity, talent, and passion Jackson is your guy! And, he’s got a great sense of humor which makes him a really fun person to be around! Just read his interview answers and see what I mean.

Princess Kisses XOXO

Tatiana Mclane Queenie4ever


Favorite color - red or green
Favorite poet - TS Eliot
Favorite artist. Andy Warhol
Favorite hairstyle - just woke up
Favorite midnight snack - roast beef on cold cheese pizza
Favorite acting role - the one I haven't done yet
Greatest concert you’ve attended or played
Pixies reunion tour, first concert back... Amazing.
How do you describe the color of your eyes
I don't... because my driver's license expired... and that said what color my eyes are... so now I don't know.
Favorite motto/quote to live by
Give respect to get respect, give love to get love - my dad

JACKSON RATHBONE: "Trying to let others in on your inner passion. To inspire someone with how much you love, I believe is the goal of the artist."

1. Please describe your sense of style such as clothing brands you like to wear or accessories.

I like the southern gentleman look, with a bit of whatever-I'm-feeling thrown in. I don't like sneakers... on my feet.
Tatiana Mclane and Jackson Rathbone @
M Bar Hollywood, CA Feb. 14, 2011
Photo Credit: Venice Wong

2. Jackson I really like your entrepreneurial spirit which apparently began at a young age. You mentioned a DJ gig you used to do as a teenager can you tell us about that and how you came up with that idea? Did you have a cool DJ nickname? You even DJ’d your high school dance. How’d you coordinate dancing with your date and DJing? What did you do with the money you earned from DJ gigs? Would you ever consider DJing events in the future?

Started DJing when I was 13 at friends parties. My buddy Jon and I had access to his older brother's old, unused DJ gear ( a mixer and some speakers) , we decided to bring the gear to our friend Monica's birthday party. That was my first gig… by the time we were 16 we were using turntables and making $150 an hour at big events, and charging friends $50 a show whenever they wanted. I think I went by DJ Joyride…. kinda lame now, but I liked it then. DJing prom was difficult… but my date was understanding… (Katie! Wherever you are, thank you for being so understanding!) As per money made, I mostly just saved it, or bought my girlfriends stuff, like corny engraved bracelets and "fancy" Olive Garden dinners. I would definitely love to DJ again… I did a year ago at a bar in Vegas, it did feel good. Shall DJ Joyride ride again? Probably, not… but I might consider it.

3. Where did you learn to tap dance? You are pretty good. If I had known you were gonna ask me to tap with you, I would have brought my tap shoes. Tapping in high heels is hard! My shoes kept slipping off. lol! Which brings me to the subject that got us on tap dancing in the first place. You were talking about a female artist that tap dances instead of using a drum or percussion section. That’s so innovative, almost tribal like, such as hand clapping or using your body to make the beats. Who is the artist, and how did you discover her?

I learned to tap dance in Texas, along with ballroom, jazz, and musical theatre. Thanks to the lovely Judy of the Pickwick Players of Midland, Texas, and Ruth Cole of the Midland Community Theatre. I just enjoy doing a little soft shoe every once in awhile, now.

Jackson Rathbone performing @ Hearts Afire
Charity Event sponsored by Word Theatre @ M Bar
Hollywood, CA Feb. 14, 2011
Photo Credit: Venice Wong

4. You are definitely a person that knows how to keep themselves busy. What do you do when you have down time?


5. You mentioned that you may be releasing paintings and a book of poetry. Do you have any more information on that? Can you share a short sample of your work?

That's still in the works… However, I just did my first painting project in a long time, and I feel it came out successful. Will Schmidt, director of several 100 Monkeys music vids (Ugly Girl, Kolpix), shot the painting process on video and is editing the footage into a new music video as we speak. That should be coming out soon on
Plus, the 100 Monkeys book is available for pre-sale now as well…

6. You also mentioned that you are planning on producing a bunch of bands and creating an internet based venue to showcase bands. Can you tell us more about that project?

It's called Awesome Sauce Radio, it will be on the internet, more information will be available in the coming months. I like to keep people in suspense.

7. You talked about the music biz going back to the times of the 1960s where it was all about the song. Can you explain what you mean?
How about the 100 Monkeys? Are you guys trying to break a song? If yes which song?

I believe History is cyclical and time wraps around itself. A new Bohemia of the arts is just on the precipice, artists are finding their audiences directly, thanks to new media outlets and the fall of the giants. Over at 100 Monkeys, we aren't trying to lead the charge, but we know that the coming time for music will be a New Bohemia for rock-n-roll and the people that love the music. It's not just about a song, it's about the public's connection to that song.
You asked me if I watched Dylan’s performance at the Grammy’s. Yes of course! I never miss Grammy night, since I am a music lover as well part of a music biz family.

8. What did you love most about Dylan’s performance?

He teased us with that harmonica the entire song. When he finally played it, he was holding it upside down. Amazing. A. May. Zing. 

9. What’s your educational background? How did you learn to play so many instruments? How many do you know how to play? Do you collect instruments? What is your favorite instrument?

Uhhh… I graduated High School from Interlochen Arts Academy. I learned to play different instruments out of a need to create my own band in Garageband when I was 18 and first moved out to LA on my own. I didn't know any other musicians, and I was shy about my songs and recordings, so I just played all of the parts. Now, I play nearly ten different instruments confidently. I'm no prodigy, but I do collect instruments… I have too many, but my favorite is named Aurora, and she's a Blonde '57 Gibson semi-hollow body. I love her.

Jackson Rathbone on keyboards with his band
100 Monkeys @ The Roxy Hollywood, CA Feb. 19, 2011
Photo Credit: Venice Wong

10. Explain the creation of the 100 Monkeys band? How did you guys meet and form the band? Can you give a short intro of each band member such as their name and instruments and what you love about them the best or what you feel they contribute to make your band complete?

We've all been friends for some time, and we always played music, together or separately. As 100 Monkeys, we started an open mic jam night on Tuesdays at a local bar, after we had an accidental show there the night before. By accidental, I mean we were jamming in the bar because we knew the owner and the bar was off that night, so we could jam without the police showing up at my apartment again. During that jam session, a couple walked in off the street, as the bar-owner had forgotten to lock-up, and they started dancing to the music. The bar owner, a friendly guy, poured them free drinks when they asked, and soon more people walked in, and we just kept playing. 100 Monkeys is the five friends who started jamming at a closed bar, and packed the place. The band is the five of us. Check out the website for info on the band members, everybody plays too many instruments for me to try and list.
11. How did you guys come up with the name of the band 100 Monkeys? What’s the meaning behind it?

The name derived from a certain scientific theory of the collective conscious, as well as the 100 Monkeys Infinite Theory. I suppose we are kinda geeky, but cuddly as well, therefore the name works great. A greater meaning behind it is the Collective Consciousness ideal… but I like to pretend it's because we each have 20 monkeys living in our heads.

12. I really want to know more about your involvement with the 100 Monkeys. I was blown away at your live show last October. You guys are amazing live! The entertainment and interactive with the audience is refreshing versus just watching a visual choreographed music video, because you guys actually get the audience involved. I like the songs you make up on the spot. That takes a lot of guts and talent. Whose idea was that?
The improv songs are part of our history. As I said before, our first show was accidental, so we played an entire jazz-rock set that we made up as we went along. We also recorded our first album as a concept of that, having one take for the final vocals, and only using one take of the base instrumentation. We love to play with our audience, as opposed to playing to them. Now we save one song a night as an improv song that the audiences chooses.

100 Monkeys @ The Roxy Hollywood, CA Feb. 19, 2011
Photo Credit: Venice Wong

13. Who are your musical idols? What kind of music did you grow up listening to? How would you describe the 100 Monkeys style of music? What genre do you feel you guys fit in?

Spencer Bell is a huge idol. Check him out. Then there's the popular artists: Ween, David Bowie, Muddy Waters, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Jack White, Daniel Johnston… the list goes on and on. Our eclectic taste in music fuels our eclectic set of genre-hopping songs, we have rock, funk, soul, jazz, country, ballads, and punk all within our set. As per genre we fit? I don't really know… I guess at record stores you would look under "Indie" music.

14. I know you wish more people from this generation understood the history of music. In fact, it surprised you that you had to give a VH1 interviewer a lesson on the history of the Blues. Can you repeat that lesson, because I think it’s really vital that we know where our musical roots came from, so we can appreciate music on a deeper level not just something to bop our heads to but to really make us sit back and think.

That was a long time ago… But it basically goes along the idea of tracing your idols. Who do you love? Mine goes back to Robert Johnson… and then Robert Johnson to Muddy Waters, to Rolling Stones, to The Who, to the Ramones, to the Pixies, to Jack White. I love music.

Jackson Rathbone performing with100 Monkeys
@ The Roxy Hollywood, CA Feb. 19, 2011
Photo Credit: Venice Wong

15. Do you guys write all your own songs? How about you? How do you get inspired to write? What’s your creative songwriting process like?

100 Monkeys perform all originals, but occasionally we throw in a cover song by Spencer Bell. Whenever I get the feeling, I take out the black moleskin notebook I always carry and scrawl something out. Everyday I wake up is an inspiration. I mostly do my writing between three to five AM.

16. What’s the most rewarding thing for you about being a professional musician/recording artist?

An audience singing back words you scrawled down to describe some feeling at some un-Godly hour of the night, and suddenly realizing that you don't own those words or feelings any longer, the audience now does.

17. Can you share some of your fondest moments while on tour with the 100 Monkeys? What’s it like traveling in a van/bus together? How do you guys keep from getting on each others nerves on the road?

The road is awesome… it's also rough on the ole' voice box. We've begun to drink more tea and less whiskey in the morning… though the whiskey helps not to get on each others nerves… joking. Mostly. Boardgames are also fun.

Jackson Rathbone @ The Roxy Hollywood, CA Feb. 19, 2011
Photo Credit: Venice Wong
18. What is going on with your movie “Girlfriend”? You are fundraising thru a very innovative internet campaign. That’s really cool. Can you explain how we can get involved in helping you get your movie distributed? Are the 100 Monkeys songs used in the movie?

Go check out and type in "Girlfriend" to the search bar. All the information is right there.

19. Any favorite, memorable, and/or crazy fan stories you want to tell us about?

I forgot my ID before going to a bar, and once I got there, the hostess convinced the manager to let me in without the ID because it said my birthday on my IMDB page. Thanks nice lady hostess and thanks IMDB!

20. Jack White’s name popped up in a conversation you were having with my Dad. He got to attend an L.A. show featuring Wanda Jackson and Jack White which you missed, because you were out of town. But, Dad showed you photos from the show on my new camera that Ashton Kutcher convinced me I just had to have. Is Jack White someone you would like to collaborate with? Didn’t you mention you would grow your hair out long and you, Jack White, and someone else you mentioned named Jack could form a trio called Jack the Ripper? I think that would be awesome! Did you think of this concept off the top of your head because, you seem to do that a lot or was it already a thought in the back of your mind. You are really creative, and you have a knack for coming up with cool ideas on the spot. Where does all this talent come from? Were you just born that way or how’d you develop it? Anyone in your family musically inclined? What does your family think about what you do?

Jack White is very much someone I'm inspired by and would love to collaborate with… I think the band was Jack White, Jack Black, and Jack(son) Rathbone… That would be funny at least… I don't really remember because I do come up with a lot of ideas at once, which is why I'm always busy, I suppose.

Frankie Clarke (Queenie4ever muse),
Tatiana Mclane (Queenie4ever fashion designer),
& Uncle Larry (100 Monkey band member)
@ The Roxy Hollywood, CA Feb. 14, 2011
Photo Credit: Venice Wong

21. If you could have a jam session with any famous person living or dead who would that be and why? What songs would be on the set list?

Robert Johnson. I'd just watch his hands and learn.

22. You are such an inspiration to young people all over the world who admire all your successes and enjoy watching you follow and fulfill your dreams with such an intense passion and love for what you are doing. You really seem to have a positive outlook on life and are extremely driven to succeed. What advice can you share with them about following their own dreams and passions?

Passion is the greatest gift of all. To pursue a craft in the arts is noble, but to pursue passion for passion's sake is the destination. If you love something, practicing should be no chore, the smallest gig could be the biggest, and others will love it too. Love inspires love. Happiness comes from within and goes without. Trying to let others in on your inner passion, to inspire someone with how much you love, I believe, is the goal of the artist. As Keith Richards said, "every artist wants 'He Passed It On' on his gravestone." (paraphrased there a tad bit from an old Rolling Stone interview)

100 Monkeys

23. Thank you so much Jackson for hanging out with me and my parents at the M Bar. It made it a very special Valentine’s Day! I wish you the best of luck in all your upcoming projects. I highly recommend your band 100 Monkeys as a must see! Where can my fans find out more information about the 100 Monkeys?

Thanks very much for you and your family coming out to M Bar for the Word Theatre fundraiser, that was very sweet of y'all to support such a great cause.

As per 100 Monkeys, just go check out for more info.

Thanks again!

much love,


(Special thanks to Lani Sarem 100 Monkeys awesome publicist!)
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