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‘Merry Happy Whatever’: Ashley Tisdale Cast In Netflix Series

‘Merry Happy Whatever’: Ashley Tisdale Cast In Netflix Series

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has assembled the cast opposite Dennis Quaid in holiday-themed multi-camera comedy series Merry Happy Whatever. Former Undateable co-stars Bridgit Mendler and Brent Morin will play leads in the series, joined by Ashley Tisdale, Adam Rose (Santa Clarita Diet) and former Angie Tribeca co-star Hayes MacArthur. The eight-episode series hails from former Everybody Loves Raymond executive producer Tucker Cawley, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Wendi Trilling’s TrillTV.

In Merry Happy Whatever, written by Cawley and directed by Pam Fryman, Dennis Quaid plays Don Quinn, a strong-willed patriarch who must balance the demands of his complicated family with the stress of the Christmas season when his youngest daughter comes home for the holidays with a new boyfriend.

Mendler plays Emmy Quinn, the independent-minded daughter home for the holidays and hoping her over-protective father will accept her musician boyfriend Matt (Morin), or at least not kill him.

Morin’s Matt is a struggling musician from LA who will have his hands full as he meets his girlfriend’s imposing father and close-knit family over a stressful and emotional Christmas break.

Tisdale plays Kayla, recently separated from her husband, desperately trying to figure out what’s next, and making everyone in the Quinn household as miserable as she is.

Rose plays Todd, a beleaguered son-in-law who is perpetually frustrated by the close-knit family he married into and copes by venting and drinking with his fellow in-laws.

MacArthur plays Sean, the only son of the Quinn family, a working-class family man who’s just trying to keep his head above water so he can watch the Eagles game in peace.

Mendler and Morin’s background of portraying a couple on NBC’s multi-camera comedy series Undateable played a role in their casting as a couple onMerry Happy Whatever. It was a scene of the two of them from the NBC sitcom submitted by Morin that led to the Netflix series producers also reaching out to Mendler, who had been working on a graduate degree from MIT and was not pursuing acting work at the moment.

Cawley serves as showrunner and executive produces Merry Happy Whatever with Quaid, Fryman, Kapital Entertainment’s Kaplan and Dana Honor and TrillTV’s Trilling.

Mendler is repped by Gershand Felker Toczek. Actor-comedian Morin, who has two comedy specials on Netflix, is repped by CAA, 3 Arts  and Felker Toczek.

Tisdale is repped by Gersh and Red Light. Rose is with BRS/Gage Talent Agency and The Cartel. MacArtur, recently seen in MGM’s digital series reboot of Mr. Mom, is repped by WME, Management 360 and Morris Yorn.

Source: Deadline

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Fashion Go’s Opening Night Happy Hour in Las Vegas

Fashion Go’s Opening Night Happy Hour in Las Vegas

Yesterday was a rather special Tizzie Tuesday for us. Ashley performed songs from the upcoming album Symptoms at Fashion Go’s Opening Night Happy Hour in Las Vegas, Nevada. Via Instagram Stories she shared photos and videos, and also the news of herself being super nervous pre-show. Let’s face it: she did so well! We’re proud of you Ashley. Find lots of videos on our YouTube channel.

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A few days ago Ashley threw a big launch party for the Illuminate Cosmetics Glow Up palettes. There are 28 HQs from the photobooth in the gallery.

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“Love Me or Let Me Go” Release

“Love Me or Let Me Go” Release

Ashley told us via the Symptoms‘ Instagram account that there’s an announcement coming. And on Tizzie Tuesday it arrived. Ashley’s new single Love Me & Let Me Go will be released on January 25th. Basically Ashley posted a new Nick Walker photo from the Symptoms album shoot with the caption “Love me or let me go. 1.25.18” (of course she meant 2019 😉). Are you ready for the new single?

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‘Symptoms’ Announcement

‘Symptoms’ Announcement

2019 is here and Ashley has mentioned we’re getting a new single in January and the album Symptoms early 2019. Via the album’s Instagram a post was shared, saying “Announcement this week“. Is it about the new single? Or some album details? I guess we will find out soon! A couple of days ago Ashley also mentioned she’ll be shooting a music video the next weeks.

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TBT with iHeartRadio

TBT with iHeartRadio

Ashley Tisdale has finally returned with new music. She has a new album on the way called Symptoms and fans already have the first taste of the forthcoming release via its first single “Voices In My Head.”

“‘Voices in My Head’ is really personal for me. The whole album is personal. It’s called Symptoms and it’s really based off of my journey through anxiety and depression. I felt like ‘Voices’ was the best first single because it really explains what the whole album is about,” Tisdale explains to iHeartRadio. She continues, “I co-wrote every single song on the album and it’s so different. It’s a different feeling from like my past music because it is so personal, and everything from the music video, to the art, to the music itself has been all of me and just my creative vision. It’s something that I feel fans will really get to know me for the first time, rather than just me as a character on a movie or a TV show.”

Ashley adds about what fans can expect to hear on Symptoms, “It’s really fun. It’s upbeat and has some electronic elements to it. I think that a lot of the response that I get from my friends is that they all can relate to it. There are a lot of songs that are really relatable, but I think that they’ll really get to know me and I really wanted to make a point to not make music that you kind of dwell in the feelings of anxiety and depression. I really wanted to be upbeat and be like, you know, we can get through this. I just wanted to make someone at home feel less alone.”

To celebrate the next chapter of Tisdale’s career, we took a walk down memory lane with the singer/actress and revisited some of her best throwback pictures. From her High School Musical days as Sharpay Evans, to epic red carpet outfits, Ashley shared the stories behind each photo.

See the video below to find out what Ashley had to say about her #TBT Instagram posts.

Source: Mix98.9/iHeartRadio

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Also check out these two bonus posts with quotes [not included in the video]

 

High School Musical at the Emmys

[My] ultimate goal in life [is] to win an Emmy. Yeah, we didn’t get to keep these! They went to the producers. That was like really cool though. We had so much fun. So crazy. It feels like a lifetime ago but that was really cool. An achievement.

Going Undercover on the High School Musical Tour

That was like, it’s really funny because when we were doing the tour of High School Musical, we were playing these humongous venues and we would just get tired of craft service or what we had. So we really wanted like the junk food in the venue and so it would be like … these venues were like I think 20,000 people, and so we would put these wigs on, and I even got to the point where I think Corbin Bleu’s dad was just getting tons of people coming up to him because they recognized his dad. And I went up to him and I was like I’m a huge fan! And he saw it was me and knew not to say anything. But yeah, we just used to wear these wigs and like go into the venue and nobody even knew it was us so it was pretty cool.

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Out shopping in Studio City

Out shopping in Studio City

Sunday Funday. Ashley was seen shopping at friend Haylie Duff’s baby store Little Moon in Studio City with her friend Nikki Lee and her newborn baby girl. Also Ashley was seen out at a farmer’s market with Chris and Maui.

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There’s a new Symptoms photoshoot picture to share with you.

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