Aly’s Recurring role in CW’s ‘iZombie’ & Appearance in Anger Management!

Posted By: Steph    11 August, 2014    Filed Under: Alyson, Television    No Comments

Aly’s been a busy lady recently, she has landed a recurring role in CW’s iZombie, taking over the role as the main characters BFF, Peyton. Here’s a short summary of the show: (credit to Deadline)

Aly Michalka (Easy A) has booked a recurring role on the CW drama series iZombie, from Warner Bros TV. Based on the DC comic, iZombie is a supernatural crime procedural that centers on med student-turned-zombie Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver), who takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity. But with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head. Michalka will play Peyton, Liv’s best friend. This was a series regular role, played by Alexandra Krosney in the pilot, and changed to recurring.

As well as this, Aly appeared in a recent episode of Anger Management, unfortunately due to the erratic showings recently – we didn’t know it was going to air so suddenly! I’ll upload the caps as soon as possible, so watch this space! :)

Attending For Love and Lemons SKIVVIES Party

Posted By: Steph    11 August, 2014    Filed Under: Alyson, Amanda, Images    No Comments

I’ve not been able to update as much as I’d like to recently, I’ve been so busy! Aly & AJ attended the For Love and Lemons SKIVVIES Party on the 1st of August, they both look stunning! I’ve added HQ’s of the girls at the event to the Gallery:

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Aly & AJ’s upcoming ‘Indie Dramedy’

Posted By: Steph    23 July, 2014    Filed Under: Alyson, Amanda, Movies    1 Comment

Deadline have shared some more details about Alyson & Amanda’s new Untitled Movie. Hopefully we’ll get more details soon, read the article below:

EXCLUSIVE: Aly Michalka and AJ Michalka have wrapped on an untitled indie dramedy for first-time feature writer-director Stephen Pierce Ringer. The musician-actress siblings known as Aly & AJ, who perform together as the musical duo 78violet, produced and starred in the film as two sisters on the cusp of adulthood spending their last week in their LA hometown before embarking on their next tour.

The Michalkas drew on their own experiences as Billboard-charting touring musicians for the non-autobiographical, fictional story. They should have plenty of material: The pair released the first of three studio album in 2005 and co-starred in Disney telefilm Cow Belles and MTV’s Super Sweet 16: The Movie before building their own respective acting careers in TV and film. Aly appeared on Phil Of The Future, Hellcats, and in films Bandslam and Easy A and last year joined the cast of Two And A Half Men. AJ’s credits include The Lovely Bones, Secretariat, and ABC’s The Goldbergs. They produced the film along with Ringer and Kerry Barden through Violet House Productions.

Mimi Rogers also toplines the cast, which includes Gil Bellows, Dan Byrd, Liam Aiken, Amanda Crew, Tyler Labine, Madeline Zima, Erin Cummings, Ryan Donowho, Gale Harold, and Jon Heder.

“AJ and I have always wanted to create a project that we could be involved in from the very start from the script development stage, to the financing, to the casting process,” said Aly Michalka. “We wanted to utilize our own lives as entertainers as the jumping off point for a fictional story. So we took our vision to our director to bring our idea to life. This was a movie to be made together as young women, not as children like we had in the past.” Said AJ Michalka: “The best part of this project was being able to work with the one person that knows you better than anyone else. We pushed each other to share parts of ourselves that no one has ever seen on screen before. We were very transparent about our insecurities and our failures.”

Aly and AJ Michalka are repped by Gersh, Evolution Entertainment, and McKuin, Frankel, and Whitehead.

Aly & AJ Attend Matt Leinart’s 8th annual Celebrity Bowl Charity Event

Posted By: Steph    20 July, 2014    Filed Under: Alyson, Amanda, Images, Media    No Comments

Aly & AJ attended Matt Leinart’s 8th annual Celebrity Bowl Charity Event on the 17th July, I’ve added a few HQ’s to the gallery – hopefully more to come soon!

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Aly also did an interview with People, speaking about her engagement to fiancé Stephen Ringer:

It’s no surprise that director Stephen Ringer’s proposal to actress Aly Michalka was straight out of a movie.

After planning a trip with her mom and sister to show them the couple’s favorite spots in Big Sur, California, the Two and a Half Men actress says her now fiancé used the opportunity to set the scene to pop the big question.

“He planned that we were going to go on a hike in the morning, which didn’t seem weird at all to me because we do that every time we go to Big Sur,” Michalka, 25, told PEOPLE at Matt Leinart’s 8th annual Celebrity Bowl Charity Event on Thursday in Hollywood.

And not even Ringer’s special request for his girlfriend to get dressed up raised any red flags.

“He was like, ‘Please wear a cute outfit because I want to take photos of you.’ I was like, ‘Okay, well, I always wear a cute outfit, but sure, I’ll wear an extra cute outfit even though we’re in the woods,’ ” she says.

After an early-morning wake up call – which included an unusual sendoff from her mom and sister A.J. – a clueless Michalka headed off on her hike with Ringer. “I didn’t see it coming at all,” she says of the proposal, which came once the couple arrived at the beach.

“He was like, ‘Can we pray while we’re out here?’ … which we’ve done a million times so obviously that’s not strange at all,” she says.

“We sat down and we prayed about our future, which was really sweet, and then he was like, ‘Okay, I have a surprise for you.’ I closed my eyes and he was like, ‘Okay, open,’ and he was down on his knees. It was really sweet. It was really precious.”

Although the couple have not set a date, the bride-to-be is already dreaming of their future nuptials – and an unforgettable honeymoon.

“I definitely want a really relaxed, sentimental wedding,” she says. “It doesn’t have to be crazy, over the top. I don’t want it to be insanely expensive – I’d rather spend it on my honeymoon. We want it to be a really beautiful, outdoor wedding … rustic with our closest friends and family.”

- Source: People Magazine

AJ talking about ‘Expecting Amish’

Posted By: Steph    20 July, 2014    Filed Under: Amanda, Media, Movies    No Comments

Sorry I didn’t post earlier, it was my birthday friday so I haven’t been online! Aly was kind enough to wish me a happy birthday, which I’m so thankful for!

Anyway, AJ did an interview with FOX which you can watch below:

Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

And she also did an interview for Examiner, where she talks About Expecting Amish, her episode in TV Show, Motive – and balancing music and acting:

This weekend, you’ve got a chance to see AJ Michalka in a way you may not have seen her before. AJ stars as Hannah in the Lifetime original film Expecting Amish, where her character must make a choice between the life she’s known and the world as we know it. We sat down with AJ on Thursday to discuss the film, that time she got killed off Motive, and the ultimate direction she sees her career heading in.

One of the interesting things about Expecting Amish is that Hannah’s love interest Josh is played by Jesse McCartney – a fellow singer-actor whom AJ has known since she was a teenager. “I was really excited about that,” she told us. “Playing roles like we were playing, where there is chemistry and a relationship going on between these two characters, it does make it easier. I knew that he was also acting but I had never really auditioned for anything with him or been in anything with him.. and it made me more comfortable. I was even more excited about doing the project.”

“I think the cool thing about the film is that it’s really upholding Amish tradition,” she continued. “It’s not bashing their religion or culture or way of living. It’s upholding it in a really positive light. It was really a film that wasn’t trying to be racy or over the top.” For example, Hannah is depicted as a strong young woman who’s been serving as a sort of caretaker for her siblings, and just because she’s tempted by the outside world doesn’t mean it’s automatically presented as the right choice for her.

Like Jesse, AJ has been an actress about as long as she’s been singing, but most people probably don’t know that. Her acting career dates back to 2002, when she appeared on the soap Passions and in two episodes of the cult hit Birds of Prey as the young Dinah. Other notable parts include a recurring role on The CW’s cheerleading series Hellcats (which starred her sister Aly Michalka) and fifteen episodes of The Guardian.

More recently, she has a recurring role as Lainey Lewis on ABC’s retro sitcom The Goldbergs. She was also the murder victim in an episode of Motive this season entitled “Dead End.” That one was a whopper: her character Emily was killed by her best friend, after having become pregnant by her friend’s father.

“That was a really weird storyline. When I read the script it was like ‘Whoa, this is shocking,’” she laughed. “I’ve always wanted to do one of those procedural shows…I love those shows. They’ve always been really entertaining to me.

“It was really cool to be a part of that show, because I had also never died on screen before, and it was horrific,” AJ continued. “But it was also really interesting, and I actually like how that show has a little different spin on victim-killer.”

“I really do want to continue balancing both [acting and music],” she told us. “It’s hard and a lot of people are like how do you do it and I don’t really know. One does take a back seat when you’re focused on the other. You have to be really specific and be in communication with your team…and you just have to be real about it. As much as there are really exciting [acting] projects out there, music is also a love of mine. It’s hard to balance the two, but you don’t really have to choose, which is the beauty.”

“I have a lot of respect for people who are doing both,” she continued. “You see someone like a Will Smith or Gwen Stefani, who really have been able to brand themsleves in a classy way, and be musicians and actors and producers and work on a clothing line. I think you can accomplish as much as you set out to do, if you have the right team around you. ”

And AJ is setting out to accomplish a lot in the near future. Having formed the production company Violet House Productions with Aly, she’s looking toward a big year in 2015 in both disciplines. She and her sister are in post-production on a new film that “really focuses on our relationship as sisters,” and they’re also planning to release a new record, their first under the new band name of 78Violet.

Saturday night, though, AJ will be tuned into Expecting Amish with the rest of us. “This is something I wanted to be a part of,” she told us, “and I really hope people are moved by it.”

Aly & Stephen are engaged!!!

Posted By: Steph    16 July, 2014    Filed Under: Alyson    No Comments

That’s right everyone – ALY GOT ENGAGED!!! She’s actually been trying to tell us for days, she’s been posting pics on Instagram of her wearing the ring! Haha.

I’d like to say a huge congratulations to Aly & Stephen, I’m so happy that Aly has found such a special person in her life and is so elated! They have been a couple for a year and seven months, and met when Aly was filming her upcoming Movie, Sequoia. I wish them all the best and I know they will be truly happy together, Aly is always glowing whenever he’s around!!!

They were together in Big Sur when he proposed, on ’78violet’ day – the 8th July! Hopefully more details, pictures etc. will be coming shortly!!!


Attending the 2014 Just Jared Summer Fiesta – 12th July

Posted By: Steph    14 July, 2014    Filed Under: Alyson, Amanda, Images    No Comments

Aly & AJ attended the 2014 Just Jared Summer Fiesta on Saturday, the 12th July. I’ve added a few photo’s to the gallery – hopefully more to come soon! News has been quiet recently due to the girls being on vacation :)

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