Gabrielle Pantera stops backstage at the Bop It gift suite at the Teen Choice Awards to see the stars, gifts and charities
BEVERLY HILLS, CA (Gosh!TV) 8/10/2009 – Shailene Woodley, from ABC’s The Secret Life of an American Teenager, won the Bopit Celebrity Challenge to have $10,000 donated to the charity of her choice. The 2009 Teen Choice Awards are hosted by The Jonas Brothers. Before the awards, the stars drop by the gift suite.
Britney Spears stopped by with her boys, Jayden and Sean Preston. Using Sharpie pens they signed and decorated Office Depot backpacks, as did George Lopez, Kat Von D, Lil Mama, Brenda Song, Keke Palmer, Dane Cook, Shawn Johnson, Jennifer Stone, Taboo, Will.I.Am, and Apl.de.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas. The signed backpacks are donated to The City of Hope hospital.
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Jordin Sparks drew a ribbon to honor a friend who passed away last year of melanoma cancer. Abigail Breslin and costar Sofia Vasilieva drew designs in honor of those who suffer from acute promyeolytic leukaemia, what Sofia’s character suffered from in My Sister’s Keeper.
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The Teen Choice Awards broadcast tonight on Fox. Teens across the country choose nominees in each category and then vote online for their favorite stars. Winners receive the Teen Choice “surfboard” award. Celebrities scheduled to appear at the Teen Choice 2009 Awards include Selena Gomez, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, Emily Osment, David Beckham, Zac Efron, Megan Fox, Keke Palmer and Chace Crawford.
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Office Depot and Sharpie came together for “My Project Backpack” This design project has special backpacks that you can use a sharpie on to make cool designs. Enter to win $5,000 and have your backpack design in stores next year. Don’t have a backpack? Go to the website, download the template, print, draw, scan and send it in. Nationwide contest. Deadline is September 19th. Get drawing!
The gift items at the Teen Choice Awards 2009 Celebrity Retreat include:
Bop It! toys first came out in 1996. Originally patented by Dan Klitsner, Hasbro licensed Bop It and did further development. Bop It! tests a player’s mental and physical skill by having the player follow verbal directions given by the game at faster and faster pace. The game takes computer gaming back out of the box with physical and interactive elements. Hasbro has updated the look for 2009 and updated the challenges, adding a party mode. Three levels. You play for the high score.
Band Hero, the next version of Guitar Hero. It was a big hit at the Bop It Retreat. Will.I.Am and Apl.de.ap played together. Jennifer Stone and Debby Ryan played against one another. Britney Spears, Jayden and Sean Preston jammed along to Band Hero. There’s a new hero, Band Hero. Celebrities got a sneak peek at the Bop It! gift suite. The game releases in November 2009.
Guitar Hero Smash Hits lets you play the guitar, bass, or sing master tracks of Guitar Hero music.Pick up an instrument and play.
Beach Handbags by California Leash Company (CLC) designs handbags for women of all ages. From the beach to the runway, Beach Handbags go where you go. Made with high grade Neoprene and ballistic nylon these bags are tough. Bold modern pattern choices stand out from the crowd.
Bejeweled embellished t-shirts and coordinates are currently sold in more than 40 countries. Bejeweled has deal with Warner Bros. to bejewel WB logos. Get a Bejeweled Tweedy Bird t-shirt.
Marchon, known for their designer frames and sunglasses, is one of the largest eyewear manufactures in the world. Coming in November are CK flashdrive sunglasses. Yes, there’s a flashdrive in the frame of the sunglasses. Classic style with this hidden twist.
Neutrogena Wave Duo! has duo speeds! Wash your face gently or set for deep spa clean when you need to be deep pore clean.
Plantronics Bluetooth headsets are some of the best-looking headsets around. Originally Plantronics did headsets for landlines. Now they have a full range of headsets for your computer. And, look good while driving in your car.
Snap Caps interchangeable bottle caps are painted and have a magnet on the back. Maddie Bradshaw had and idea when she went to decorate her fifth grade locker. Bradshaw, her sister Margot and her mom created Snap Caps with $300. It’s blossomed into to a million dollar business. Snap Caps for lockers, on necklaces, for trading. Snap Caps for boys, too.
Tagür Footwear lets you draw on your shoes. Get a pair of the AKA Blanks, Tag-em and then take pictures of your individual sneakers. Take a photo and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org The best designed sneakers will travel around the globe. The shoes that get the most comments will be put into production. How cool is that?
Onitsuka Tiger sneakers feature the Tokidoki characters created by artist Simone Legno. Colorful sprightly characters make shoes fun. Hi-top basketball silhouette is adorned with Tokidoki artwork, inside and out. Limited edition shoe comes in four color options with iconic Tokidoki characters. Onitsuka Tiger, Japan.
Dooney & Bourke duffle bags come in black with brown leather for the guys, purple and gold for the girls.
Celebrities at the gift suite received a duffle bag filled with the following gifts.
Fox Searchlight’s book, Post Grad: A Novel. It’s about Ryden Malby who had the perfect plan. Do well in high school, check. Get a fantastic college scholarship, check. Make sure she doesn’t lose her scholarship and graduate. Check. Now to land her dream job at Los Angeles’s best publishing house. Three out if four is good, right? Read the book or go see the film in theaters August 21st.
GARAGE creates graphic T-shirts and cool denim jeans.
G-CUBE offers stylish computer accessories for women. Designed by women for women, these fashion-forward peripherals are usable technology. Keyboards with matching mice and cameras. Laptop bags to hold your computer with room for extras. Matching hubs. Skins to put on your laptop. Don’t forget the designer mouse pad.
Goodie Two Sleeves have been keeping it clean since 2002.
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Melie Bianco designees oversized sequined clutches in great colors. Founded in 2003 by husband and wife Melissa and William, they offer fashion handbags at an affordable price.
Namco Bandai Games challenge your whole body. Fifteen fun, play alone or play with friends games. Base jumping, rock climbing, and wakeboarding. Play Active Life: Extreme Challenge.
Oxygen Jungle Villas, Costa Rica, is a luxury boutique resort hotel in the city of Costa Ballena.
WowWee Alive baby animals are huggable and life-like plush toys. Lion cub, white tiger cub, seal pup, husky puppy, koala joey, Leopard cub, panda cub and polar bear cub. Adopt to take home with you.
Wrigley’s offers two new gums to stimulate your senses: SOLSTICE, warm and cool winter flavor and ZING the sour to sweet flavor. Sugar-free stick gum is mouth-freshening, long-lasting flavors with invigorating sensations. 5, Solstice and Zing from Wrigley’s.
Teen Choice interactive eco-friendly retreat designed and provided by Path Design. Path Design uses sustainable design principles. Their mission is to deliver beautiful, healthy, innovative surroundings using pleasing colors and materials.
City of Hope hospital is the featured charity of the Teen Choice Bop-It gift suite. City of Hope, specializing in cancer and urology treatment, is ranked as one of America’s best hospitals.
Backstage Creations, which organized the gift suite, was launched in 2000 by Karen Wood, a talent coordinator of over fifty awards shows. Backstage Creations enables designers to introduce their products and services to celebrities.
The Teen Choice Awards air Monday August 10th, 2009, on FOX.