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Emma Roberts

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Emma Rose Roberts (born February 10, 1991) is an American actress and singer, the daughter of actor Eric Roberts and the niece of actresses Lisa Roberts Gillan and Julia Roberts. Emma Roberts made her acting debut at the age of nine in the film Blow and is known for her role as the lead character in the Nickelodeon television series Unfabulous, as well as her roles in the films Aquamarine, Nancy Drew, Wild Child, and Hotel for Dogs. Roberts' debut album, Unfabulous and More, was released in 2005.

Roberts was born in Rhinebeck, New York, the daughter of actor Eric Roberts and his then girlfriend Kelly Cunningham.

Her sister, Grace Nickels — the daughter of her mother and former L.A. Guns bassist Kelly Nickels — was born in early 2001. In a 2005 interview, Roberts stated that she is "definitely closer to mum. and stepdad and see real father much". She is the niece of the award winning actress, Julia Roberts.

Roberts' new uk hotmail fan email address is e . r . r o b e r t s @ h o t m a i l . c o . u k (her private one is not known). Roberts also uses this email address for facebook to stay in contact with her fans.

During her childhood, Roberts spent a lot of time on the sets of the films in which her aunt, Julia Roberts was starring. These experiences sparked a desire in Roberts, from the age of five, to follow her father and aunts into the film industry. Although her mother initially wanted her to have a normal childhood, Roberts made her acting debut in Ted Demme's 2001 drama Blow — the first movie she ever auditioned for — at the age of nine. In the film she portrayed Kristina Jung, the daughter of Johnny Depp's character, cocaine smuggler George Jung. As the film is rated R, her mother reportedly would not allow Roberts to see it before she turns eighteen. Director Ted Demme produced a tape for her that featured only the scenes she appeared in. During her burgeoning career, Roberts attended the Archer School for Girls, in Los Angeles, California.

In 2001, Roberts also had a role in Leif Tilden's 10-minute short bigLove (which also starred her future stepfather, Kelly Nickels), and was an uncredited extra in some scenes featuring her aunt Julia (Roberts) in America's Sweethearts. She went on to appear in smaller roles in two family films: in 2002's Grand Champion, as the sister of the main character Buddy (Jacob Fisher); and in 2003's Spymate, as the kidnapped daughter of former secret agent Mike Muggins (Chris Potter), who tries to rescue her with the help of a spy monkey. Grand Champion had a brief theatrical release in August 2004, while Spymate was not released until February 2006, when it was given a theatrical run in Canada, followed by its DVD release in April 2006. In August 2003, Roberts was scheduled to shoot an independent film called Daisy Winters, starring as the title character, alongside Rachel Weisz. However, the film, which would have been Roberts' first leading role, never began shooting due to financial problems.

In 2004, Roberts became a teen idol at the age of thirteen, starring as the lead character Addie Singer in the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous, which debuted in September 2004. Nickelodeon had wanted to cast her for the role from the beginning, and the teen sitcom earned Roberts a Teen Choice Award nomination and several Young Artist Award nominations. The series became one of the network's most-watched programs and was quickly recommissioned for a second season.

Because her character on Unfabulous writes songs and plays guitar, Nickelodeon soon considered a career in music for Roberts as well, following the lead of other actress'/pop singers such as Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan. Roberts first contributed the song "If I Had It My Way" to the soundtrack of Disney's 2005 film Ice Princess. This was followed by her debut album, Unfabulous and More: Emma Roberts, which was released on September 27, 2005 and is featured as the soundtrack to Unfabulous. The album peaked at #46 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers, and two music videos were released simultaneous to promote the album: "I Wanna Be" and "Dummy".

In 2006, Roberts returned to the big screen, starring alongside Sara Paxton and singer JoJo in Aquamarine. They became good friends while filming. The film about two teenagers (played by Roberts and JoJo) who find a mermaid (Paxton) in their swimming pool, earned Roberts a 2007 Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Young Actress in a Feature Film. Roberts also contributed a cover version of Weezer's 2001 single "Island in the Sun" to the film's soundtrack. Following Aquamarine, she was scheduled to star in Camp Couture (produced by her mother, Kelly Cunningham) and Bras and Broomsticks (based on the book of the same name by Sarah Mlynowski), but neither film went into full production. In early 2006, Roberts finished shooting her titular role in Nancy Drew. It was released on June 15, 2007. And On May 15, 2006, Roberts was featured on MTV's Punk'd with pop singer Teddy Geiger.

Roberts participated in a CG-animated holiday feature The Flight Before Christmas, starring comedian Norm Macdonald. The movie has been available on DVD since October 28, 2008.

In 2009, Roberts starred in Hotel for Dogs, based on the novel by Lois Duncan.

Roberts starred in the movie Wild Child, about a rebellious teen from Malibu sent to a boarding school in England. The movie ended production in late 2007, and was released on August 15, 2008 in the United Kingdom. The movie will be released in the U.S. in May 9, 2009. She will also appear in the indie movie Lymelife with Alec Baldwin in New Jersey, which was premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, on September 8, and was later screened at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Roberts is set to be reunited with Nancy Drew director Andrew Fleming on both Rodeo Gal and a Nancy Drew sequel, although the latter has been put on hold. She was also selected to play the lead role in James C. Strouse's high school sports comedy The Winning Season, alongside Sam Rockwell and Rob Corddry, which was also shown at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

In 2006, Roberts became a spokesmodel for Dooney & Bourke, and designed her own Dooney & Bourke handbag, named after her, the "Emma Bag." In 2009, she was named the brand ambassador for Neutrogena; she will star in print and film ads for the company.

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Hotel for Dogs (film)

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Hotel for Dogs is a 2009 American feature film adaptation of the Lois Duncan novel of the same name about two orphans who take in stray dogs at an empty house. The film, which began shooting November 2007, is directed by Thor Freudenthal and stars Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon, Kyla Pratt, and Don Cheadle. The book was adapted by Jeff Lowell and Kim Possible creators Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle. It was released on January 16, 2009.

The film is the Nickelodeon cable television network's first film to be produced by DreamWorks Pictures rather than Paramount Pictures, except for the Paramount/DreamWorks co-production Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. The film was a DreamWorks SKG/Nickelodeon Movies presentation of a Donners' Company and Donner/Shuler-Donner production.

The Metro Station song "Shake It" was used in the promotional commercials on Nickelodeon.

Orphaned siblings Andi (Emma Roberts) and Bruce (Jake T. Austin), who have been forced to hide their ownership of their beloved dog, Friday, as they move from one foster home to another. They deceive a pawn shop to get money for hamburgers for themselves and the dog, but are caught. Their social worker Bernie (Don Cheadle) reprimands them, but helps them to minimize the damage.

They secretly turn a closed hotel into a home for Friday and any other strays they can find. They are joined by a guy named Dave (Johnny Simmons) and a girl named Heather (Kyla Pratt), both of whom work at a pet store; Dave and Andi soon develop crushes on one another. They are later joined by a kid who lives nearby named Mark (Troy Gentile), who likes Heather, although she does not return the feelings.

The kids rescue many dogs, and Bruce invents and constructs many ingenious machines, using parts he steals from his foster parents, to help feed the dogs and provide sanitary facilities, exercise and entertainment to them. The dogs are quick in learning how to use the machines.

Bernie is pleased to tell them they can move from the foster home they hate to a new one that is a few hours away. Even though this may be their last chance to be placed in a foster home together, they decline as they care too much about the dogs to abandon them, but they cannot tell Bernie this reason because they might be forbidden to continue their care for the dogs.

One night while Andi and Dave are at a party, the machines fail and go wild and cause so much noise that the cops are called. The dogs are taken to a pound and Bruce and Andi's foster parents kick them out for stealing, and as predicted they are sent to separate foster homes. The pound prepares to put the dogs down, but Friday escapes and gets to Dave.

The two reunite all of the kids and they decide to save the dogs despite the fact that they are going to get in big trouble. They break the dogs out of the pound and try to lead them over the county line to an animal shelter there that has a no kill policy, but as the dogs get close to the hotel, they turn and run there as that is their home. The kids and a massive crowd of people follow. At first Animal Control tries to take them back, but Bernie, having seen what the kids did, makes a speech in favor of the dogs as the kids rescued so many strays and gave them a home, something he had been trying to do with the kids he dealt with.

With donations from the people of the city the hotel ends up fixed up and turned into an actual hotel for dogs named The Hotel For Dogs. The kids all work there, Andi and Dave kiss, and Mark starts to win Heather over. Bernie and his wife end up adopting Andi and Bruce and let them keep Friday who they had to hide from all of their foster parents.

The film was released on January 16, 2009 in the United States. The film was released in Puerto Rico on January 15, 2009, one day before the official release date.

The film has received mixed reviews. It currently holds a 45% rotten on Rotten Tomatoes, and was given a 2 star rating in the Chicago Sun Times. The film opened at #5 for the January 16-19 weekend with $17,707,000 and is estimated to have earned $22,500,000 total over the 4-day weekend.

The score to Hotel for Dogs was composed by John Debney, who recorded his score at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brothers. Promo trailers for "Hotel For Dogs" contain songs such as "Run" by The Naked Brothers Band and "(Let's Get Movin') Into Action" by Skye Sweetnam.

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Wild Child (2008 film)

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Wild Child is a 2008 teen comedy film starring Emma Roberts, Alex Pettyfer and Natasha Richardson. It was Richardson's final film role before her sudden death in March 2009.

The film starts with Poppy Moore (Emma Roberts) and her friends trashing all her dad's girlfriend's stuff in a wild prank. When her father angrily arrives, he tells her he is sending her to boarding school in England.

Arriving at the school, called Abbey Mount, Poppy meets the headmistress Ms. Kingsley (Natasha Richardson), head girl Harriet (Georgia King), and her 'buddy' Kate (Kimberley Nixon). She is miserable in her new life, as she does not fit in and has no friends.

When she reveals that her mother had died several years ago, her roommates decide to help her get expelled. Together, they carry out several pranks which gradually brings them closer together. When none of their plans work they decide to seduce the headmistress's son Freddie, who is strictly forbidden to fraternize with any of the girls. After dancing with Freddie at the school dance, Poppy trips and hits her head, which leads Freddie to take the concussed girl outside for air, where he asks her out on a date.

The next day, Poppy discovers her talent for lacrosse and whips the school's team into shape, getting them into the finals. On the date Poppy finds herself falling for Freddie. They kiss before Poppy returns to school, where she finds her roommates reading an email supposedly sent by Poppy stating that she thought all of her new friends were losers. She then finds that Freddie has been given a similar email and is thereafter ignored by her friends. Poppy, with no one else to turn to, sneaks down to the cook's room and rings Ruby, who accidentally reveals how much she dislikes Poppy. Feeling even more alone, Poppy starts playing with her lighter, accidentally setting a curtain alight. Hearing footsteps, she quickly puts out the fire and runs off. A few minutes later, she looks out her window to see a fire, and wakes the school. When they find that Drippy is missing, Poppy runs into the burning school to rescue her. After the fire is put out, Freddie finds her lighter and gives it back to her, refusing to listen to what happened. Just as she realizes that she no longer wants to leave, Poppy goes to the headmistress and confesses.

While Poppy waits for the Honour Court, who will decide if she should be expelled, Freddie finds her crying and becomes convinced that the fire was an accident. During the hearing, Poppy tells her story while her roommates find out that Poppy didn't send the emails. Going to the court, they stand up for Poppy and Harriet accidentally confesses to restarting the fire after Poppy had put it out. The movie is left off at the lacrosse finals. Poppy's father comes to the game and is shocked by Poppy's dramatic change of appearance and how much she looks like her mother. Abbey Mount wins the Lacrosse finals and the film ends with Poppy and her friends (including Freddie) in Malibu as she ignores Ruby's phone calls.

The film was filmed at Cobham Hall, Kent, Balls Park, Hertford, and the centre of Haworth, England and on location in Los Angeles, California. Children from surrounding schools were selected to be extras in scenes on location at Balls Park, Hertford. Oxford University Lacrosse and Cranbrook Lacrosse Club provided a group of lacrosse playing extras and some referees for the film. Emma Roberts dyed her hair dark brown for this role, however for the beginning part of the film she wears a long, blonde wig. The wrap party was held on September 4, 2007 in London, before some of the cast went to Los Angeles to finish filming.

To celebrate the release of Wild Child, Universal Pictures staged the Wild Child Pink Premiere at the Braehead Xscape in Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday 30 July. Both stars of the film Emma Roberts (Poppy) and Alex Pettyfer (Freddie) attended.

Wild Child was released in the U.K on August 15 taking 5th place at the box office with $2,196,366 from 359 theatres with an average of $6,118. In its 4th weekend, it dropped to 12th place. As of November 2, 2008, Wild Child has made an unexpected $8,235,794. In Australia, Wild Child was released September 18 taking 4th place with only 93 theatres, making $426,066. The following week, it made a 60% increase with $680,188 but still slipped to 6th place. On the October 16, Wild Child fell to 11th. As of November 14, 2008, Wild Child's release in Australia has yet again surprised officials with its success making $3,272,241. The film has been released in many other countries, proving popular in some: Netherlands ($1,553,825) and not so popular in others. As of January 4, 2008, the film has grossed $19,786,125 worldwide but is expected to reach $20 million once released in bigger markets: France, Germany and Russia around December/January.

Wild Child was released on DVD in the United Kingdom on December 8 2008. In Australia it was released on January 15 2009.

Wild Child was reportedly written to be classified R by the MPAA but was edited to a 12A for some coarse and suggestive content, sex references and language - all involving teens. People have speculated which scenes may have been cut due to a lapse in the story, such as Poppy retrieving a 'mystery' bag from a bottleshop which was then drunk by the girls before the dance. It is also expected that some scenes may have either been re-shot or dubbed to eliminate coarse language. Other scenes could have possibly been extended including the scene with Ruby and her boyfriend going to the pool.

Wild Child: The Movie Soundtrack Party Album is the soundtrack for the film of the same name, Wild Child. The soundtrack was available on United Kingdom and Australia on August 18, 2008. On United States the soundtrack hasn't been released and it's expected for early 2009.

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Grand Champion

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Grand Champion (also released as Buddy's World in Germany) is a 2002 family film, starring Jacob Fisher, George Strait, Emma Roberts and Joey Lauren Adams, about a young boy who wants his calf "Hokey" to grow up to be the Grand Champion. George Strait does the "Hokey Pokey" in it, and many other country stars, as well as actors such as Bruce Willis and Julia Roberts, appear during the film.

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The Winning Season

The Winning Season is a 2009 sports comedy written and directed by James C. Strouse, and starring Sam Rockwell and Emma Roberts. Lionsgate bought the U.S. and U.K. rights to the film at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Plum Pictures and Gigi Films produced the film.

Bill (Sam Rockwell), a divorced deadbeat dad, is estranged from his teenage daughter Molly (Shana Dowdeswell). Bill's friend Terry (Rob Corddry), a high school principal, helps him land a job as the coach for the girls' varsity basketball team. Bill begins to regret his decision when he meets the girls on the team: Abbie (Emma Roberts), Tamra (Meaghan Witri), Mindy (Melanie Hinkle), Wendy (Rooney Mara), Lisa (Shareeka Epps), and Kathy (Emily Rios). The team improves under Bill's coaching and the girls advise him on his relationship with his daughter. The team's winning season, however, does not protect the girls from their real world difficulties.

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Robinne Lee

Robinne Lee (born 16 July 1974) is an American actress.

Lee was born in Mount Vernon, New York of Jamaican and Chinese ancestry. A graduate of Columbia Law School, Lee began her acting career as part of the ensemble cast of the romantic comedy Hav Plenty in 1997, which was shown at the Toronto Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival. In 2003, Lee appeared in Deliver Us From Eva with LL Cool J and the action comedy National Security with Martin Lawrence. In 2007, Robinne completed a ten episode appearance on Tyler Perry's House of Payne and shot an independent film, "This Is Not a Test".

Recently, she appeared in Hotel for Dogs with Don Cheadle and Emma Roberts and with Will Smith in Seven Pounds.

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JoJo (singer)

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Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque (born December 20, 1990), professionally known as JoJo, is an American pop and R&B singer-songwriter and actress who rose to fame in 2004 at the age of 13 with her platinum-certified, self-titled debut album, which debuted at number four on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling over 95,000 copies in the first week. The first single "Leave (Get Out), was released in February 2004 and reached number twelve on Billboard Hot 100 and certified with gold by the RIAA.

JoJo's second album, The High Road, was released on October 17, 2006, and debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 108,000 copies. The first single of the album, "Too Little Too Late", was released in August 2006 and reached number three on Billboard Hot 100. The single was certified with platinum by the RIAA.

She has a film career, starring in two 2006 Hollywood films, Aquamarine and RV. In 2008 she has hosted the Ultimate Prom and filmed a new movie in 2008, True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet.

Her third album All I Want Is Everything, to be released in mid 2009.

JoJo was born in Brattleboro, Vermont, and raised in Keene, New Hampshire and Foxborough, Massachusetts. She has Irish, Polish, French, and Native American ancestry. She grew up in a one-bedroom apartment in Foxborough, in a low-income family. Her father sings as a hobby, her mother sang in a Catholic church choir and was trained in musical theater. Her parents divorced when she was three.

During her early years, JoJo listened as her mother practiced hymns. She started singing when she was two years and three months old by imitating, everything from nursery rhymes to R&B, jazz, and soul tunes. On the A&E's show Child Stars III: Teen Rockers, her mother claimed that JoJo had a borderline genius IQ. As a child, JoJo enjoyed attending Native American festivals and acted locally in professional theaters.

In age of 7 years old JoJo appear in the television comedian show Kids Say the Darndest Things: On the Road in Boston with American comedian and actor Bill Cosby and she has sing a song from singer Cher. After auditioning in the television show Destination Stardom, JoJo sang Aretha Franklin's 1967 hit "Respect" & Chain of Fools. Soon after, The Oprah Winfrey Show contacted her, inviting her to perform. She performed on Maury, on one of the frequent "kids-with-talent" episodes, as well as many others. Reminiscing, she has stated that "when it came to performing, I just had no fear".

JoJo's stage name comes from a childhood nickname. At 6 years old, JoJo was offered a record deal, but her mother turned it down because she believed JoJo was too young for a music career. After appearing on talk shows and the McDonald's Gospel Fest performing Whitney Houston's "I Believe In You and Me" and competing on the television show, America's Most Talented Kids, record producer Vincent Herbert contacted her and asked her to audition for Blackground Records. During her audition for Barry Hankerson, Hankerson told her that the spirit of his niece, the late singer Aaliyah, had brought her to him. She was signed to the label, and had recording sessions with famed producers like The Underdogs and Soulshock & Karlin.

JoJo's live demo, Joanna Levesque, recorded in 2001, features covers of soul and R&B songs, including Wilson Pickett's 1966 "Mustang Sally", Etta James's 1989 "It Ain't Always What You Do (It's Who You Let See You Do It)", Aretha Franklin's 1968 "Chain of Fools" and 1969 "The House That Jack Built", The Moonglows' 1956 "See Saw", Stevie Wonder's 1972 "Superstition", and The Temptations' 1975 "Shakey Ground".

In 2003 JoJo has signed with Blackground Records/Da Family and begin working with some producers on her first debut album. JoJo's platinum-certified debut single "Leave (Get Out)" was released in 2004. Before the album's release, JoJo embarked on her first ever tour, the Cingular Buddy Bash with Fefe Dobson, Young Gunz and Zebrahead. The tour went to nine malls, starting at Atlanta's Northlake Mall and ending at South Shore Plaza. When the single reached number one on the Top 40 Mainstream, she became at age thirteen the youngest solo artist to have a number-one single in America. The first single was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, which made JoJo become the youngest MTV Video Music Award nominee. Her first album, the platinum-selling JoJo, followed, it peaked at number four on the U.S. Billboard 200 and number ten on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, selling about 107,000 copies and reaching the top forty of the UK Albums Chart. JoJo co-wrote two of the album's songs, as well as wrote and co-produced one full track. End of the year she was nominated for Female New Artist Of The Year and Mainstream Top 40 Single Of The Year at the Billboard Music Awards.

Her second single, the gold-selling "Baby It's You"—which features rapper Bow Wow—peaked at number twenty-two in the U.S. and number eight in the UK. The final single from the self-titled album, "Not That Kinda Girl" was released in 2005 and peaked at number eighty-five in Germany. In mid 2005 rapper Eminem mentioned JoJo in his song "Ass Like That" along with many other popular teen female celebrities at the at the time.

In 2004, JoJo participated in "Come Together Now", a charity single to benefit the victims of the 2004 Asian Tsunami and the 2005 Hurricane Katrina. That year, she was requested by First Lady Laura Bush to perform at the 2004 Christmas in Washington special, broadcast by TNT and hosted by Dr. Phil and his wife Robin McGraw. Despite performing at other events for the Republican Party, she has stated that she "does not agree with the things that President George W. Bush has done in office. I'll leave it at that." JoJo hosted and performed at the Hope Rocks concert in 2005 to benefit City of Hope Cancer Center and co-hosted the 2006 TV Guide Channel's countdown to the Grammy Awards.

In an interview with OK! magazine, JoJo stated that Beyoncé is her favorite singer and that she looks up to her.

JoJo's second album, The High Road, was released October 17, 2006. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. It was produced by Scott Storch, Swizz Beatz, J. R. Rotem, Corey Williams, Soulshock & Karlin and Ryan Leslie. It has received mainly positive reviews.

On March 16, The Second JammX Kids All Star Dance Special broadcast a new song by JoJo entitled "Anything", which samples Toto's 1982 hit single, "Africa" but it didn't have a music video. In the summer of 2006, the lead single from her second album, "Too Little Too Late", was released to radio stations. The album's second official single, "How to Touch a Girl", experienced less success. It charted just outside the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number seventy-six on the Billboard Pop 100. The album has since been certified gold by the RIAA.

On July 20, 2007, JoJo's answer to "Beautiful Girls" by Sean Kingston leaked on the Internet called "Beautiful Girls Reply". It debuted at number thirty-nine on the Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 chart one month later. JoJo left a message that she wanted her fans' input in deciding between "Coming for You" or "Let It Rain" as the next single, but it was cancelled to release a third single for The High Road. She has also stated that she will be touring in the summer of 2007 in the U.S. and Europe in support of The High Road.

Though there has not been an official tour, she has been performing with a live band as part of the Six Flags Starburst Thursday Night Concert series during the summer of 2007. During some of these shows she has included medleys of her favorite popular songs from Beyoncé ("Déjà Vu"), Kelly Clarkson ("Since U Been Gone"), SWV, Gnarls Barkley, Jackson 5, Justin Timberlake ("My Love"), Maroon 5, Usher, Carlos Santana, Jill Scott, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Musiq Soulchild, and Amy Winehouse ("Rehab", replacing the title with "Boston").

On December 1, 2007, JoJo won the Boston Music Award for National Female Vocalist of the Year for "Too Little Too Late".

In late 2007 JoJo stated that she had been writing songs for her third album, to be released when she turns eighteen. She wants her fans to see growth in her music. She is seeking a publisher so that she can sing some of her self-written songs.

In an April 8, 2008 interview at the Hearst Tower for the "Ultimate Prom" party, JoJo stated that she is writing and producing her an album in Boston and Atlanta. She has lined up producers Tank, DJ Toomp, J. Moss, Toby Gad, The Underdogs, Danja, J.R. Rotem, Billy Steinberg, Bryan-Michael Cox, Marsha Ambrosius, Madd Scientist, Tony Dixon, Eric Dawkins and J. Gatsby. Out of three quarters of the finished material, she wrote all but one song. She said it will be her most personal album to date with inspiration coming from a romantic breakup to finding a new relationship, as well as feeling sexier and more confident becoming a woman. The self-written title track is described as an inspirational anthem. On August 30, 2008, JoJo posted her own answer version of the song "Can't Believe It", which originally performed by T-Pain. On September 1st, JoJo said that her album would be out early 2009. In 2008, R&B singer Ne-Yo sampled JoJo's second single "Baby It's You".

On October 14, 2008, JoJo sang the National Anthem before Game 4 of the ALCS at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. On December 9, 2008, JoJo was nominated again at the Boston Music Awards and was nominated for Outstanding Pop/R&B Act Of The Year but the singing group Jada has won this award.

On January 2009 JoJo stated on her official myspace that she has working with producers Chad Hugo, Jim Beanz & Kenna and she currently work very hard for her new album. She said she has problem with her record label and she has changed her label from Blackground to Interscope. Singer-songwriter Jovan Dais said in an interview he will work with DJ Toomp on JoJo's coming out album. He said: I’m really selective about who I work with because I’m not interested in it like that as far as working with so many different people. I really like JoJo. I like her music, I like her voice and I believe she’s a true talent. We came up with some great material.

JoJo has acted since age four. She did local theater, radio, and TV commercials in the New England area, and national TV shows from age seven. JoJo made her professional stage debut at eight in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream as Mustardseed at the Huntington Theater. She received her first union card from the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (AFTRA) at ten.

After appearing on the television series The Bernie Mac Show and American Dreams, JoJo was cast opposite Emma Roberts and Sara Paxton in Aquamarine, playing Hailey. The film opened on March 3, 2006, opening at number five with $7.5 million.

Her second major film, RV, a comedy starring Robin Williams, was released on April 28, 2006. It opened at number one and grossed $69.7 million. JoJo had to audition for the part five times, and eventually replaced an actress who had already been cast in the role.

She stated that "no one hired an acting coach for me on the set of Aquamarine. She will be billed as "Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque" in her film roles, but will still be credited as simply "JoJo" for her music work.

In 2005 she was offered a role as Zoe Stewart in the success television series Hannah Montana on Disney Channel but she turned down the role because she is not really interested doing a television show, she's more concerned with being a legitimate artist and it’s not really what she see's for herself.

On August 28, 2007, in an interview with BOP and Tiger Beat online, JoJo stated that she was working on a new film. On September 10, JoJo revealed that she would be traveling to Toronto to film a small screen adaptation of Lola Douglas' True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet and play the role of Morgan Carter, to be broadcast on Lifetime television. Filming has begun. The new film was released in August 9, 2008 on Lifetime television. On March 3, 2009 the film will be released on DVD.

JoJo's music will remain her main focus: she prefers singing to acting.

JoJo also visits Foxborough, Massachusetts, where she was raised and has family. JoJo was home schooled for three years, has stated that "school was definitely a big part of my life". She performs well academically, receiving marks in the As and Bs.

JoJo dated American soccer player Freddy Adu from May 2005 until September 2006. Both met on the MTV show Fake ID Club while she was hosting it. A Washington Post article in November 2006 reported that the couple split after one year. JoJo mentioned on American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest that she and Adu were still good friends.

JoJo is currently dating a behind the scenes band member named Jerimaiah.

On February 28, 2007, she was ranked at number ten in the list of Forbes top twenty earners under 25 with an annual earning of $1 million.

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