-Tiffany Thornton leans down to take a picture with Bailee Madison & Morgan Lily at Variety’s 3rd Annual Power of Youth Event. The event is to help encourage young people to get involved with charities and philanthropic causes. All proceeds from this year’s event will benefit LA’s Best and Starlight Foundation.
Bailee is one of the spokespeople for the Starlight Foundation. Later that night, Bailee also attended KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball. Tiffany’s music video for “I Believe” just premiered on Disney Channel and the song will be available this Tuesday on iTunes.
-Corbin Bleu & Bailee Madison show off their Sims 3 skills at the Starlight Hospital Happening Event at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon. The event was sponsored by Electronic Arts in conjunction with Variety’s annual Power Of Youth initiative, to which Starlight is a charity beneficiary, and allowed the hospital’s teens to play The Sims 3 and The Sims 3 World Adventures. Bailee & Corbin also spent time with the kids.
Bailee, at just 10-years-old, has been named the spokesperson for the Starlight Children’s Foundation’sStarPower program. StarPower is an initiative that encourages youth to give back to other youngsters with the conviction that you’re never too young to give back to your community. Bailee is joined by a special group of young film and television actors, athletes and performers – StarPower Ambassadors – who have also committed to use their time, energy and initiative on behalf of Starlight families.
“It was two years ago that I first attended a Starlight event,” says Bailee. While listening to Corbin Bleu (Starlight’s national spokesperson) speak that night, I remember turning to my mommy and telling her that I wanted to make a difference. She turned back to me and said, ‘You will’ and our prayers were answered this summer when I filmed ‘Letters to God.’ I saw the power that hope, love and compassion have in helping each child find light and laughter during some of their darkest times, which is exactly what Starlight brings to the lives of families every day. I am so very excited for the opportunity to show that no matter how young we are, we can make a difference.”
StarPower Ambassadors use their “star power” to brighten the lives of young patients with hospital visits and entertainment performances, by hosting chats in Starlight’s chat room for sick teens, volunteering at Starlight events and Great Escapes family outings, spreading awareness about Starlight’s programs and campaigns, and participating in fundraising efforts.
Bailee can be seen in the upcoming film, Brothers (with Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire), which opens Friday, December 4. And also in 2010, An Invisible Sign of My Own (with Jessica Alba), Betty Anne Waters (with Hilary Swank), Letters To God, the true and inspiring story of a young boy’s struggle with cancer, and finally, Guillermo del Toro’s Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark (with Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce) in which she has the starring role.
To learn more about the Starlight Foundation, visit starlight.org. Bailee recently chatted with Popstar! about her work with the foundation. Watch those videos below. Also be sure to follow Bailee on twitter: @followbailee. She’s definitely a young star to watch out for. Critics have raved about her role in Brothers and Lionsgate is even presenting her for consideration for an Academy Award nomination. Congrats Bailee!
-The adorable Bailee Madison poses with on-screen dad Tobey Maguire and on-screen little sister Taylor Geare at the premiere of their movie Brothers in New York City on Sunday. The 10-year-old actress plays one of two daughters in the movie of Tobey Maguire & Natalie Portman. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as her uncle. The movie tells the story of a young man (Gyllenhaal) who comforts his older brother’s wife (Portman) and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan. The movie opens on December 4. Popstar! was at the premiere with Bailee, so be sure to look out for more coverage over at Popstaronline.com.
-Bailee Madison attended the premiere of Planet 51 at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, CA on Saturday morning. The adorable 10-year-old can be seen next on the big screen in Brothers starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman & Tobey Maguire.
Planet 51 opens on Friday and tells the story of American astronaut Captain Charles “Chuck” Baker who lands on Planet 51 thinking he’s the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders…like Chuck.
-We caught up with the adorable Bailee Madison at the Camp Ronald McDonald Halloween Carnival last Sunday. The young starlet dished to us that she’s going to be Lucille Ball for Halloween. She also told us a little about her upcoming movies and what she hopes to be doing in 10 years. Check out the interview below and be sure to look out for Bailee in Brothers starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Tobey Maguire.
-Bailee Madison & Ryan Newman dressed up as a princess and “Minnie Mouse,” respectively, at the 16th Annual Dream Halloween event for the CAAF in Santa Monica on Saturday. The event aims to bring needed attention to both the domestic and international pediatric AIDS epidemic. To learn more about the CAAF, visit caaf4kids.org.
You can catch Ryan in DisneyXD’s “Zeke & Luther” and Bailee can be seen next in Brothers starring Tobey Maguire & Jake Gyllenhaal.