Katy Perry’s “Roaring” Onto The Mobile Screen With Intel’s 3-D Avatar App!

Today, December 4th, popular music sensation Katy Perry, along with Intel Corporation, announced that the music icon will launch her first 3-D messaging avatar! This custom-created avatar by Katy will be exclusively available on the awesome messaging application Pocket Avatars, a messaging service that lets people communicate via animated 3D avatars that serve as alter egos using camera phones that imitate gestures and facial expressions.

Rich Hannah, the general manager of Pocket Avatars at Intel Corporation says, “Katy’s dynamic approach to social media and strong connection to youth culture made her an ideal collaborator for the new Pocket Avatars by Intel service. She’s an icon with a relatable and fun personality, and an endless number of looks. By marrying Katy’s visual appeal with our innovative facial-tracking technology, we’re allowing her fans to express themselves as imaginatively as Katy herself.”

When you grab your Pocket Avatars app, you’ll be pulled into one of the most unique and innovative communication tools. “KatyCats” will be able to select her avatar from their broad selection, recording and sharing personalized messages mirroring their own voice and gestures. The avatars pretty much can do anything from big or small smiles, winking, raising eyebrows, blowing kisses and a whole lot more! The best part is, these messages can be sent to anybody through text, email or even social networks like Twitter or Facebook.

Pocket Avatars by Intel is a free mobile app available on both iPhone and Android. Since its launch in mid-June, more than 1 million avatars have been downloaded and the app has expanded to more than 30 countries, boasting a library of over 55 avatars, including cultural and seasonal favorites like the collegiate football characters, Annoying Orange, characters from The Lego Movie and a host of seasonally inspired characters. Many avatars are free; some require a nominal purchase for unlimited use. The Katy Perry avatar is priced at $1.99.

For broadcast and visual assets, visit intel.synapticdigital.com/. For more information on Pocket Avatars by Intel, download the app from Apple’s App Store or Google Play or even visit www.pocketavatars.com/.

Be sure to watch Katy Perry’s Facebook and Twitter as there will be a big surprise about Pocket Avatars around 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST! What could it be? Follow and find out!

Bailee Madison Planning Surprise After Reaching 300K Twitter Milestone!

People StyleWatch Denim PartyYoung actress Bailee Madison has risen to a new segment of popularity on Twitter. Bailee has reached more than 300K followers and growing! She is so impressed and shocked by the success of her rapid fan base that she’s planning a surprise!

Check out the picture and tweet from her Twitter below!

PHOTOS: Austin Mahone Does A “Crazy Good” Concert For East Paulding High School!

austinEast Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia had a “crazy good” time last night, November 13th, as they were all surprised by the young and awesome, Austin Mahone who was there to grace them with a performance. Two of the students, who are Mahomies, won the concert through the Pop-Tarts Crazy Good Summer Sweepstakes that took place all summer long.

Check out a few pics from Austin’s time at the school below.

Zendaya Surprises Local New York City School To Promote UNICEF — See The Photos!

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After actress and music artist, Zendaya, this year’s Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Spokesperson, promoted UNICEF on Good Day New York yesterday, October 27th, this year’s Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Spokesperson, made a surprise visit to P.S. 163 Alfred E. Smith Elementary in New York City earlier today, October 28th.

Arriving at the elementary school, an unsuspecting class received a shock as she made her way into the room. Zendaya spent one-on-one time with the kids as she helped them decorate their very own Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF boxes to take home.  Later on, hundreds of students gathered for a surprise assembly led by the star herself. The kids were able to learn more about the campaign, what it means to her and how they could also help save the lives of other children around the world.  Ten lucky students had the chance to participate in a Q&A session at the end of the assembly. Questions ranged from what costumes Zendaya wore as a kid to where donations specifically go and of course, whether or not she would be able to give everyone a hug.

This year, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has been made even easier through the option of fundraising digitally via Crowdrise.  A personal page can be created in just a few simple steps for those who may not be able to go door-to-door, allowing friends and family members to donate with the click of a button.

Although orders for collection boxes are closed at this time, it is still possible for participants interested in going door-to-door to download a printable label and create their own box.  Donations collected through the campaign provide medicine, nutrition, clean water, emergency relief and education to children all over the globe.  No contribution is too small – with just $1, UNICEF can provide a child with clean drinking water for 40 days.  Trick-or-treaters all over America have raised more than $170 million for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF since 1950.

Do scary good this Halloween and learn more about the Trick-or-Treat For UNICEF campaign by going to www.unicefusa.org.

Check out these wonderful pictures of Zendaya and the students at the New York City school below!

Megan Nicole’s Got A Surprise Announcement Coming Soon!

megan So, Megan Nicole dished out on Twitter recently that she has a surprise announcement coming real soon for all of her fans out there.

Along with her announcement tweet, she shared the following picture above. Hmm, makes you wonder now. “Escape” is what she hashtagged in her tweet, so it has to mean something big. Perhaps a new single or album itself? Maybe it’s the name of a new tour?

Tell us what you think it’s about!

What Is Demi Lovato Secretly Working On??

demiOkay, seriously! What has Demi Lovato been working on lately because we’re so pumped to know! Yesterday on her Twitter, she went on to say she had a nice surprise for everybody. Of course, Lovatics have been sending theories on what it could possibly be. Check out what Demi had to say in her tweets below!

Apparently, the Lovatics haven’t solved the secret of Demi! Maybe it could be you? What’s your theory about Demi’s secret?

Taylor Swift & Ed Sheeran Get Ready For The VMA’s Together!

Musical besties Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are currently getting ready for the VMA’s together! Taylor and Ed will both be attending the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Could that mean they’re going together as well? Stay tuned to find out at the red carpet begins in just 30 minutes live from Los Angeles, California!

Taylor will be performing at the VMA’s tonight and it sounds like she has a surprise in store for all of us! Taylor posted a teaser photo of her outfit as well as a link to her iTunes! Hmm.. are you ready to see Taylor “Shake It Off” tonight? We sure are!!

Selena Gomez Heads To Nine Zero One Salon!

Selena Gomez had time to snap a quick selfie as she sat in the “hot seat” at ‘Nine Zero One’ hair salon in West Hollywood, California. Selena took to her Instagram to post the photo with the caption, “Wait, what are they about to do to me?! -thought it was a treatment @ninezeroone”

Hmm.. this hair appointment does look like serious business! What do you think Selena is having done? Cut? Color? Perhaps extensions? We’re sure to find out soon enough! We know no matter what Selena decides to do with her “do” it will looks fabulous!!

It’s Birthday Time For Brad Of The Vamps In The Vamps Takeover Episode 2 — Watch Now!

vampsAre you ready another fun episode of The Vamps Takeover from AwesomenessTV? In episode 2, it’s all about Brad Simpson! Why? Because he’s the birthday boy!

In this episode, we get to follow Brad (and the rest of The Vamps) throughout the day as he celebrates his birthday. We get great footage of the guys performing for a KISS FM audience with a surprise birthday cake, meeting and greeting with fans, heading to the venue and of course snippets of their performance.

Check out Brad’s birthday day in the video below and tell us your favorite part!

Taylor Swift’s Big Surprise Revealed Here!!

Surprise!! Taylor Swift’s big announcement has been revealed!! So what were all of Taylor’s week-long cryptic clues leading up to? Well, Taylor will be hosting a live Q&A session on Yahoo! Presents on August 18th at 5pm! How exciting!!

Be sure to get your questions ready and use the hashtag #Taylor2014 to send in all of your burning questions to miss Swift! If we’re lucky maybe we’ll be hearing some new music or information on upcoming songs, a new album, or more tour dates!

Are you excited for Taylor’s upcoming Q&A? We sure are!!

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