Friday, June 22, 2018
News Roundup

Former Disney teen star looks to connect at Florida State Fair event

Last time Calum Worthy, or "Dez" from Disneyís hit show Austin & Ally, appeared at the Florida State Fair back in 2013 with Radio Disney Live! he didnít get to spend as much time with fans as he had hoped.

It was very quick as he only had about five to 10 seconds to sign autographs.

But this time, heís ready to get up close and personal as he hosts the Teen Stars Live tour this Saturday (Feb. 10) and Sunday, (Feb. 11) on the State Fairís Coca-Cola stage in the Entertainment Hall.

FAIR GUIDE: Tips, top entertainment and crazy food on a stick

"Itís an interactive show where I actually get to spend some time with the fans and get to know them," Worthy said excitedly. "Itís our live version of a late night Jimmy Fallon show for the family."

Teen Star Live features comedy, trivia, games, singing performances, prizes, secret show scoops and more.

Plus, fans will have the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A session and be a part of the show on stage with Worthy and the other actors, including Kevin Quinn (Xander from Disneyís Bunkíd) Sky Katz (Tess" from Disneyís Ravenís Home) and Addison Riecke (Nora from Nickelodeonís The Thundermans.

"We know that Calum Worthy and his fellow Teen Star Live celebrities Kevin Quinn, Sky Katz and Addison Riecke appeal to so many young teens and tweens who come to the fair each year," Florida State Fair executive director Cheryl Flood said. "This year there is really something for everyone including young families, tweens, adults and seniors."

Disney has jump started the careers of veterans like Raven Symone, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Zendaya. Calum Worthy may be next.

"They really helped me grow my fan base," Worthy said. "They were able to give me a launching pad that really set me up for the future and without them I donít know if Iíd be able to do the things Iím doing now, so Iím really grateful."

Tickets for Teen Stars Live are included in fair admission, but tickets for a VIP autograph and photo session after the show can be purchased for $60.

Contact Monique Welch at [email protected]

Comments
Ronald Darbyís friend: Jameis Winston got into second Uber ride alone

Ronald Darbyís friend: Jameis Winston got into second Uber ride alone

New details emerged Friday night about the Uber ride in Arizona in March 2016 that led to Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston's three-game suspension to start the upcoming season, including the fact that Winston was in a car that night with a former Vand...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Tampa boy, 14, shot on bike, police asking for help

Tampa boy, 14, shot on bike, police asking for help

TAMPA ó Police want to know who shot 14-year-old DeíNico Thomas after a night of playing video games.Thomas was at a friendís home Wednesday night and walking home when Tampa police said he was shot, resulting in life-threatening injuries.As he faces...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Carlton: That snake-like thing living under your refrigerator? Itís a skink. Welcome to Florida

Carlton: That snake-like thing living under your refrigerator? Itís a skink. Welcome to Florida

At first I thought it was a snake.Because wouldnít it be typically Florida to come home and find a snake poking its nose out from under your stove? Which wouldnít be a problem or anything. I would just have to move out is all.But no, the creature tha...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Man, 78, proposes to newfound love at Ďseniorí prom in Riverview

Man, 78, proposes to newfound love at Ďseniorí prom in Riverview

RIVERVIEWJaime Rodriguez, 78, popped the question Friday morning but skipped the "getting down on one knee" part."If I get on my knee, youíd have to help me," he told the emcee a moment before asking Luz Rivera to marry him.Rivera, 69, smiled and sai...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Tampa Bay workforce development initiative looks to Houston for lessons

Tampa Bay workforce development initiative looks to Houston for lessons

The biggest hospitals in Houston had a problem.To earn a prized institutional certification, they needed more nurses with bachelor of science degrees in nursing.But local colleges were more focused on turning out nurses with two-year degrees who, to ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Lightning re-signs backup goalie Louis Domingue to 2-year deal

Lightning re-signs backup goalie Louis Domingue to 2-year deal

The Lightning has re-signed one of its restricted free agents in backup goalie Louis Domingue, who will be back with Tampa Bay on a two-year deal worth $2.3 million.Domingue, 26, was acquired from Arizona in November after he had posted a 4.33 goals-...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Health care IT company CareSync shuts down, laying off 292

Health care IT company CareSync shuts down, laying off 292

TAMPA ó The days ahead were supposed to be bright.For weeks, the future of health care tech company CareSync had been thrown into question as founder and CEO and founder Travis Bond unexpectedly departed, kicking off multiple rounds of layoffs. But t...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Six candidates waltz into their seats as qualifying ends. The rest still have a fight

Six candidates waltz into their seats as qualifying ends. The rest still have a fight

Six local candidates across Tampa Bay ó all county commissioners and city council members ó effectively won their elections Friday by default: No one qualified to run against them.The rest still have a fight.Some will square off in an Aug. 28 primary...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Romano: You better hope Iím wrong about flood insurance

Romano: You better hope Iím wrong about flood insurance

Chances are, Iíll go down as the Boy Who Cried Flood.You might have noticed, Iíve been shouting about the imminent calamity of flood waters for quite a few years now. If I wasnít trying to frighten you into buying flood insurance, I was worrying you ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs, sparks backlash

Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs, sparks backlash

ATLANTA ó Delta Air Lines says itís no longer allowing passengers to fly with "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals, a policy thatís being met with criticism by groups that train service dogs and the people who use them.The Atlanta-based...
Updated: 4 hours ago