TI Exclusive: Anouk Slootmans Dishes On Her Acting Career, Music And Much More! – WATCH NOW!

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Anouk Slootmans, 18, is an aspiring actress from Netherlands who recently came to the states for the World Championships of Performing Arts. She was chosen as a finalist  from a competition held in 2013 and received the ‘Recognition Award For Outstanding Promise’. The finale of the competition is being held in Hollywood, California and the contestants will be celebrated with a live webcast.

Anouk took  time out of her busy schedule to meet with our field reporter Crystal, and gave her one heck of an interview. Check out our interview with the “Dutch”-ess below:

Video Credits: Crystal Ng

‘Voice’ Finalist Christina Grimmie Says, Act ‘With Love ‘ And Adopt — Never Buy Dogs

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YouTube’s Favorite Pianist and Singer-Songwriter Stars in

Exclusive New Video for peta2

The With Love chanteuse also sat down for an exclusive video interview in which she shares Chloe’s story and stresses why adoption is so important. “I love my dog so much, and she’s like my best friend,” Grimmie says. “I feel like when you adopt an animal, it’s kind of like you’re saving them. … I would so much rather rescue a dog than just buy one.”

Not all animals are as lucky as Chloe was: Every year in the U.S., 6 to 8 million lost, abandoned, or unwanted dogs and cats enter animal shelters, and more than half of them must be euthanized because there aren’t enough good homes for them. Every dog or cat purchased from a pet store or breeder takes a home away from an adoptable animal—meaning that one more animal in a shelter will die.

Grimmie also addresses how essential it is to be sure that you can take care of your new best friend before you decide to adopt. “It’s very important to love your animal, feed your animal, but if you don’t have that time and responsibility to do so, then I wouldn’t get one,” she says. “You just gotta know what you’re about to handle.”

Grimmie joins a growing list of celebrities—including Daniella MonetChristian SerratosJustin BieberP!nkMadison BeerCody Simpson, and Glee‘s Lea Michele—who have teamed up with peta2 to help animals.

Miley Cyrus Lands NINE Billboard Music Award Nominations — Get The Details Here!

While Miley Cyrus might have been snubbed by the Grammy Awards this year, it was announced today that she racked up an impressive nine nominations at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards — and we have no doubts she’ll be taking home an award (or maybe nine)!

Check out all the awards Miley is a nominee — or a “finalist,” as Billboard calls it — for and scope out her competition, too:

Top Artist
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top Female Artist
Beyonce
Miley Cyrus
Lorde
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top Hot 100 Artist
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Katy Perry
Justin Timberlake

Top Digital Songs Artist
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Katy Perry

Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Streaming Artist
Miley Cyrus
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Katy Perry
PSY

Top Hot 100 Song
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
Imagine Dragons” – “Radioactive”
Lorde – “Royals”
Katy Perry – “Roar”
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”

Top Streaming Song (Video)
Baauer – “Harlem Shake”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz – “Thrift Shop”
Katy Perry – “Roar”

Miley took to Twitter to thank Billboard for their recognition and celebrate the big news:

 

Do you think Miley has what it takes to bring home some Billboard Music Awards? Tune in on Sunday, May 18 at 8/7 c on ABC when the show is broadcast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to find out!

Want to see who else has a chance at taking home an award next month? Check out Billboard’s official BBMA website here now for a full list of nominees — including Ariana Grande — now!

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