Molly Ringwald joined us to talk about the importance of the 16 Vaccine initiative, which aims to protect teens against meningococcal disease. (More info at The16Vaccine.org.) After being the most famous teenager on the planet, and recently becoming a mom of teens (and playing one on Netflix), she also shared her thoughts on the Kissing Booth movies.

Makayla joined us in studio for the May 28th, 2021 episode of the Smart Movie Show. We picked her brain about her time on AGT and American Idol (two seasons!), as well as her new music and what she’s binge-watching.

You can hear Makayla’s new single, “Renegade Jane (Don’t Want You)” on JENNiRADIO. Listen to 101.7 FM in SoCal and worldwide right here at JENNiRADIO.com.

As CES has gone virtual for 2021, here’s a look back at our coverage at CES in-person over the years (not quite all the way back to my first CES in 2005). We look forward to going back to Las Vegas for CES 2022!

This one goes all the way back to 2005 – my first year doing red carpets! Baby me had lots of fun chatting with the young stars about what’s on their holiday wish list. Keep an eye out for my first chat with Robbie Amell, a Zoey 101-era Victoria Justice, and a pre-Twilight Taylor Lautner!

There’s no doubt Kathryn Newton has made a successful transition from child actor to starring roles as a young adult. But before Freaky, Big Little Lies, Blockers and roles in award-winning films like Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri & Lady Bird, I got a chance to watch the beginning of her evolution from sitcom daughter to film star. Here’s a look back at my interviews with Kathryn from 2008 and 2014, as we grew up together on the red carpet.

I hate doing these posts, because it’s so sad when we lose someone tragically and unexpectedly. But I feel it’s important to share how genuinely nice Kobe Bryant was, to take time out to talk with me, a kid reporter in an ocean of media. The 2007 premiere for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End was a HUGE red carpet at Disneyland, and a lot of stars only stopped to chat with the larger outlets. After all, there WERE hundreds of press organizations there. Kobe Bryant, a big star who was just there to enjoy a day out with his family and didn’t have an entertainment project to promote, gave me a few moments of his time. And the interview was a family affair at that – his wife, Vanessa, and daughter, Natalia, are right there on camera with him.

I was 10, and he didn’t treat me like I was “just a kid.” And yet he was patient. I really appreciate that.

MetroVac
I enjoyed speaking with Ken Stern from MetroVac on the show floor at CES 2020. They have a product we could definitely put to good use, and we’re looking forward to trying it!

Stay tuned as we add more videos from CES 2020.

This is a collection of interviews with Booboo (and sisters Fivel and Sage) between 2008 and 2011. Some of them have never been seen before. It was always fun talking with Booboo and his family. Enjoy this blast from the past!

It was fun talking to the stars on the orange carpet at 2019 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports. From a seasoned NFL player-turned-broadcaster, to an up-and-coming soccer star, plus an actor thrown in the mix – there was a great variety of celebrities in attendance.

It was fun chatting with Mike about why he started this event, and hearing from the celebrity participants about why they decided to take part in the tournament benefiting Standing United.