Julie Solomon Schaech, Camden Schaech, Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez - Julie Solomon Schaech and Camden Schaech on Extra. Camden Schaech models Melissa's new boys clothing line 'King of Harts' at Universal Studios - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 23rd April 2015
Mario Lopez, Melissa Joan Hart and Dominic Lopez - Melissa Joan Hart promotes her new boys clothing line, "King of Harts" whilst being interviewed by Mario Lopez for television show Extra at Universal Studios - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 23rd April 2015
Melissa Joan Hart - Photographs of the annual ABC family's 25 Days of Christmas Winter Wonderland which was held at the Rockefeller Center in New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 7th December 2014
The cancelled festival is the perfect example of the potential pitfalls of crowdfunding campaigns.
Crowdfunding has altered the landscape of contemporary culture, overwhelmingly for the better. No longer are fans subject to the whims of record labels and their increasingly focussed budget. For fans, the power is in their hands and they can directly contribute to ventures of their favourite acts bands, fund the continuation of their best-loved shows and play their part in the investment of innovative technologies. The successes are widespread- from Amanda Palmer’s well reported project to fund a new record, tour and book to the Veronica Mars movie project and Neil Young’s Pono high quality music player, crowdfunding is increasingly the source of cultural revolution.
Marilyn Manson pulled out of the event after cancellation rumours took hold.
But for every project that far exceeds its stated aims, there’s one that fall flat on its face. Former teen TV star Melissa Joan Hart raised a paltry $51,000 out of her stated aim of $2 million for a romantic comedy called Darci’s Walk Of Shame. In contrast, Kristen Bell’s Veronica Mars project reached its $2 million target in just 12 hours. And now another aborted project can be added to the list of abject crowdfunding failures. The three day event, which was due take place on August 15-17th in Kettering, sold a not too shabby amount of tickets- 7,500- but this was far from enough to make the event financially viable. What’s more, only £61,000 of a projected £1.2 million was raised through Kickstarter, far from enough to pay for headliners Marilyn Manson and Gary Numan. The problems that befell the event highlight the very facts that drive a crowdfunding project into the ground.
Continue reading: Where Did It All Go Wrong For Alt-Fest's Crowdfunding Campaign?
Melissa Joan Hart, best known for starring in 'Sabrina, the Teenage Witch', discusses her romantic life and drug use whilst enjoying her 90's stardom. The actress has since settled down and is enjoying married life and motherhood, but her wholesome appearance hides more scandalous secrets. Secrets she's more than happy to share in her upcoming autobiography 'Melissa Explains It All'.
Melissa Joan Hart, best known to any fan of 90s teen TV as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, will reveal details of her more dubious past experiences in her upcoming autobiography Melissa Explains It All.
Melissa Joan Hart admits to having experimented with drugs.
Hart may have presented a squeaky clean image whilst starring as Sabrina on the hit ABC (later The WB) show, yet what was really going on in the actress' own life was something quite different. Certain, less wholesome, accounts are included in the book, specifically one incident where Hart took ecstasy, kissed a girl in a limo (shock, horror) and attended her Maxim photo shoot still high, the NY Daily News.
Continue reading: Melissa Joan Hart "Explains It All" - Including Drug Use - In Memoirs
Sabrina actress fronting dietary company
She starred in Sabrina The Teenage Witch and Clarissa Explains it all, now Melissa Joan Hart’s going to be explaining how you can magically lose wait by following the advice and dieting tips of health company Nutrisystem!
In a statement by the company, they confirmed the 36 year-old actress as their newest spokesperson, enthusing that they were "thrilled to be helping and working with Melissa,” according Entertainment Today. "She mirrors our values and will resonate with our customers as authentic. Moving forward, you'll see us have an appropriate mix of inspiring celebrities and real life customers who have also enjoyed success," the statement said.
With nothing much coming up on her schedule, Hart also seemed understandably excited about getting involved with the company, who specialize in dietary plans and products. "I love working with Nutrisystem. The program is really delivering results for me and I look forward to long term success, staying motivated and helping others do the same” she commented . Currently Hart’s only ongoing concern acting-wise is the third season of Melissa & Joey. ABC announced last summer they would renew the series, though its future beyond that of course relies entirely on how the ratings go for it over the next few weeks. She hasn’t had a film role in a good couple of years.
Continue reading: Melissa Joan Hart Confirmed As New Nutrisystem Spokesperson
36 year-old to be ambassador of dieting company
Great news for fans of Nutrisystem and long-forgotten 90’s children’s show Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Melissa Joan Hart has been announced as their newest spokesperson! Righteously thrilling news.
In a statement by the company, which specializes in weight-loss and dieting programs, Nutrisystem said that it was "thrilled to be helping and working with Melissa,” according Entertainment Today. "She mirrors our values and will resonate with our customers as authentic. Moving forward, you'll see us have an appropriate mix of inspiring celebrities and real life customers who have also enjoyed success," the statement said.
Hart also seemed pretty psyched about teaming up with the company, and in her own statement said "I love working with Nutrisystem. The program is really delivering results for me and I look forward to long term success, staying motivated and helping others do the same.” Good stuff. Hart will certainly have plenty of time to be gallivanting around extoling the virtues of Nutrisystem, given that her film career has dried up considerably and only the third season of Melissa & Joey to look forward to this spring. ABC announced last summer they would renew the series, though it’s future beyond that of course relies entirely on how the ratings go for it over the next few weeks. One thing you can be sure of, Hart will be looking thin and healthy in it, given her selection by Nutrisystem.
Continue reading: Melissa Joan Hart Confirmed As The New Face Of Nutrisystem
Safe from Hurricane Sandy in their ivory towers, snuggled in their million tog quilts whilst they see what other people are saying about them, the celebs are have their say on Frankenstorm.
"WHY is everyone in SUCH a panic about hurricane (i'm calling it Sally)..? Stop projecting negativity! Think positive and pray for peace," Lindsay Lohan posted on her Twitter page, possibly forgetting that 'Sally' has actually claimed human lives, and has the potential to take more. "9 months from now hopefully we will have some cool Hurricane Sandy babies! On the west coast we never get to bond over weather panic. We're like oh no an earthquake for 2 seconds, then go to spin class or whatever," said actress Mindy Kaling, who has presumably watched a few disaster movies, and decided that everyone, when faced with the possibility of death or loss of a loved one, fornicates. No Mindy. Kim Kardashian, not known for her immediate sense of empathy, sent a far more sensible tweet, which read "Back in Miami now. Missed the storm. I'm praying for everyone on the East Coast. I hope everyone is safe!" and on a similar vein, Melissa Joan Hart wrote "I have at least 2 family members in evacuation zones that haven't left and 2 more in the center of Sandy. Praying they stay safe!"
Jerry Seinfeld, who basically made a living out of noticing things, noticed the New York City mayor's attire. "Mayor Bloomberg going with zip up neck sweater to fight Sandy. Shows preparedness. Windy: zip it up Storm over: back up." Presumably he meant, "back down"? Anyway, our thoughts here at Contact Music go out to anyone affected by the storm. Good luck.
Continue reading: Lindsay Lohan and Other Celebs Have Their Say On Hurricane Sandy