16 Wishes the movie
Nov25

What does Jean-Luc WiSH for?

Leading man Jean-Luc Bilodeau tells us what he wishes for. If you are wishing for your own copy of 16 Special Edition DVD, let Santa know it is available in stores NOW! Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov9

Why Watch 16 Wishes?

Debby and Jean Luc tell us why they think you will enjoy watching 16 Wishes! The next air date is this Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 at 8pm EST, 5pm PST. Enter our video contest and 5 finalists will win the Special Edition 16 Wishes DVD complete with 16 Wishes Collectible Bandz! Visit our web site for contest details at http://16wishesthemovie.com/contests.

Nov4

Happy Birthday Jean-Luc!

Back at ya, Jay. Happy Birthday! Jean-Luc Bilodeau and Debby Ryan star in 16 Wishes which airs on the Disney Channel, coming soon to a retailer near you on November 16! Check out details on the Special Edition DVD (or Blu-Ray) packed with interviews, a video for "A Wish Comes True Every Day" and an amazing 16 WIshes SURPRISE.

Jun30

Celebrate with 16 Wishes!

Tune in to Disney Channel Sunday, July 4th at 5:45 PM (ET) for another chance to see 16 Wishes!  What could be better than time spent with family, food, and Abby Jensen?

Jun29

Join the 16 Wishes Street Team!

16 Wishes Street Team Contest!  Starting Tuesday, June 29th most Borders nationwide (U.S.) will have your favorite 16 Wishes gear in stock--bracelets, apparel, the Soundtrack (featuring tracks from Debby Ryan) and more!

Photograph yourself in front of a Borders where you can find 16 Wishes merchandise, and you could win a PROP FROM THE MOVIE: Abby' star mirror!

TO ENTER:  Post a link to your photo and tell us about your favorite product, and be entered to win!

Contest ends July 16th, 1O:OO ET.

Can't find the 16 Wishes merchandise at your local Borders?  No problem!  If your Borders doesn't have the gear, you can still qualify.  Just send us the photo and tell us where the store is located so we can get them the goods!

Jun25

Party Prep

Ever since I was little, I've been dreaming of my Sweet Sixteen Party.  When I first started talking about it to my mom & dad, let's just say they weren't as excited as I was.  Actually, my dad wasn't even listening, which is really annoying.  It was probably my fault though.  I should know better than to attempt any form of human communication with him while he's doing something competitive.  He's very focused when he wants to win.  Even when I was 5, he played a serious game of Go Fish.

Anyway, he perked up and got interested when I said I was paying for my party with my own money.   So today my mom & I are going shopping for decorations.  We're going to light the whole backyard with twinkle lights, and we're getting a helium tank so we can have dozens of ballons everywhere.

My Sweet Sixteen Party is going to look totally magical.   I can't wait!

Love you!


Abby



Jun24

True Confessions

I believe the world is divided into two types of people:  people who like surprises and people who don't.

I don't.

I don't like surprise parties, surprise quizzes or desserts with the word "surprise" in them.  I just think most things are better when they're totally planned out.  By me.  For me.

That's why every year I give my parents a Birthday Gift List. I don't mind if they don't give me everything on my list.  I'm not greedy or anything.  I just think it's better for everyone concerned if they get me exactly what I want.

I try to vary the List from year to year, throw a few fun little "impossibles" in there just to make them chuckle.  Like when I was nine, I asked for a pony and a trip to Paris.  I was joking about the pony.  They, unfortunately, thought I was joking about Paris.

So this year I only put one thing on my Birthday List.  One thing that would make my 16th Birthday better than Abby Jensen's 16th Birthday.   But I'm not going to tell you what it is.  Somebody has to be surprised around here!

Fingers crossed!


Krista



Jun24

Terror in the Parking Lane

No, that's not the title of a new horror movie.  It's my life.  Why is my life full of terror, you might ask?  Two words:

Driver's.  Education.

AKA Driver's Ed.  Specifically, Driver's Ed with Abby Jensen at the wheel.  It sounded like a good idea at first.  Abby and I are both car crazy.  She's partial to red vehicles and I always look at the blue ones, but we're both totally excited about turning 16 and getting our driver's licenses.  So naturally, we signed up for Driver's Ed together.

And then she got behind the wheel.

Terror in the Parking Lane.  And the Passing Lane.  And the Right Turn Only Lane.  I hope her parents let her practice A LOT before she gets her license.  In an empty parking lot.   With no obstacles of any kind within a mile or two.

Gotta run.  Today we're learning Parallel Parking.  I think I'll keep my eyes closed.


Jay



Jun24

Meet Abby and Jay

Abby Jensen (Debby Ryan) and her BFF Jay (Jean-Luc Bilodeau) introduce themselves before gym class.

Jun23

16 Wishes Scavenger Hunt


Debby and the 16 Wishes shirts at Borders!


Think you're a 16 Wishes FANatic? Complete our scavenger hunt based on the movie and all of the awesome 16 Wishes websites that you love, and be entered to win a Border's 16 Wishes Tshirt, signed by Debby Ryan!

Combine the first letters from your answers, and you have the password (uppercase) to unlock the contest page!  Once you're there, just tell us your favorite part of the movie, and you are entered to win the random drawing.

*Scavenger Hunt Questions*

1.  What is Abby’s middle name?

2.  What was the name of the dress boutique?

3.  Celeste loves pepperoni and _ pizza.

4.  Name on the side of Celeste’s van:

5.  Logan Buchanan isn’t just the quarterback, but in the _ Club as well!

6.  To which song did Debby Ryan, Chase Ryan, and friends. do a remix?  (Hint:  Check the Video section of Abby's Blog)

7.  Who said "I got pranked" in one of the Behind the Scenes videos?

8.  Where can you find exclusive 16 Wishes Tshirts, BFF jewelry, and more?

9. In Jean-Luc Bilodeau's interview on the 16 Wishes Borders.com page, he says he would wish for a _.

1O.  This is Debby Ryan's song for 16 Wishes, and there's even a music video for it now!

11.  Name of the Charity receiving a portion of sales from the purple Jac Vanek 16 Wishes bracelets sold at Borders and Borders.com:

12. In what kind of a shop are Abby and Jay in their video on the 16 Wishes YouTube Channel?

13.  On the 16 Wishes Myspace, you can hear the songs "A Wish Comes True Everyday" and _.

14.  This tasty treat company is one of the 16 Wishes "Favorite" pages on Facebook.

15.  For the latest news on contests, behind the scenes pictures, video, and much more, sign up for the 16 Wishes _.

16.  In the movie 16 Wishes, you learn to "be careful what you _ for".

**Congratulations to Rae, the raffle winner!**


*Now follow the link below, and type the password when asked

http://16wishesthemovie.com/goodies/16-wishes-scavenger-hunt/

Example:  If the answers were Grape, Yellow, Dog, Heidi, Brazil, your password would be GYDHB

*From here simply leave a Comment with your favorite part of the movie, and you’re entered in the random drawing to WIN!


**Psst...here's a HINT!  Check these places for some of your answers!**

16 Wishes on Facebook

16 Wishes on Twitter

16 Wishes Myspace

16 Wishes YouTube Channel

Borders.com


Contest ends Saturday, June 26th at 1O:OO pm ET...Good luck!

Jun21

I am Switzerland

When I was a freshman, everybody tried to tell me the importance of immediately picking my "clique."  For the those of you not yet in High School, it's pronounced "click" and it means a group or set of people with a common interest.  Our first day of freshman year, Abby and I identified some of most obvious cliques:

The Athletes

The Fashionistas

The Band Geeks

The Brainiacs

Once you identify yourself with one of these groups, it's hard to switch.  So I decided to steer clear all together and develop friendships with everyone.  I have friends in band, friends in football, friends who play chess, friends who dance, friends who wouldn't be caught dead dancing...friends who should rethink a few of their favorite dance moves because of how ridiculous they look doing them (that means you, Abby).

I guess I'm just not interested in taking sides.  I like staying neutral.

Someday, that's all gonna pay off.


Jay




Jun19

Premiere Party Invites

Let the party begin!  Send these printable Premiere Party invites to your friends, and enjoy the June 25th premiere of 16 Wishes together!  EXTRA TREAT--the star invite is just like one from the 16 Wishes movie!

Just click on the image below, print, and send to all of your party VIPs!

Jun19

Music Video Fun

Behind the scenes look at the filming of Debby Ryan's, @TheDebbyRyan, music video for "A Wish Comes True Everyday".  Don't miss the premiere of 16 Wishes, @16Wishes June 25th, 8/7 central on Disney Channel!

Jun19

My Favorite Things

I like my bedroom.  It's the one space in the universe I get to fill with my favorite things.  Everything in my room means something to me -- except for some of the pink things.  When I was in fifth grade, I made the mistake of telling my mother I liked pink.  For about three years every gift from every friend, relative and total stranger was, y'know...really PINK.  Don't get me wrong, I like pink -- but let's not go crazy.  I mean, there's a whole rainbow out there!

Anyhoo, here are some of my favorite things:

my furry green pillow

a pic of me and Jay taken at my 7th birthday party

my dollhouse

my multiple posters of Joey Lockhart (swoon!)

a years' supply of my fave sugarfree gum

a pic of my beloved ex-cat, Mr. Tickles

my alarm clock I bought for fifty cents at a garage sale

my bunny slippers

Someday, I'll redecorate and my furry green pillow will go the way of the dodo.  But a few things will always go with me wherever I live.  They mean that much to me.

What do you have in your room that you'll always treasure?


Love you!

Abby

Jun18

Jay’s 16 Wishes

Abby has this list of 16 Wishes she hopes will come true when she turns 16.  I'm only four months younger than her, so I started thinking it's time I came up with my own Wish List.

Here goes.  When I'm 16...

#1 - I'll have a cool car, preferably new, preferably fast.

#2 - I'll drive Abby around in my new, fast car.

#3 - I'll get courtside basketball tickets for me and Abby.

#4 - Maybe I'll try out for football.

#5 - Maybe Abby will come to a football game to watch me play instead of Logan.

#6 - I'll do something impressive and important, like...not sure yet.

#7 - I'll convince Principal Smith to put foosball tables in the lunchroom.

#8...

That's all I can think of right now.  Ideas?  Thoughts?  Commentary?

Jay






Jun16

Debby Signing Out

Debby Ryan, @TheDebbyRyan, gives us a look at what happens after filming for 16 Wishes, @16Wishes.  Early to set, late to leave, all the day in the life of Debby Ryan, Chase Ryan @ChaseRyan, and Jean-Luc Bilodea @vancityjeanluc!  16 Wishes is premiering on Disney Channel Friday, June 25th 8:00 pm ET/PT.

Jun15

Copy Cat

Dear Blog,

Today Abby Jensen came to school dressed exactly like me.  Actually, her outfit was a really cheap knockoff of mine and everybody totally knew that.   It must have been so humiliating for her.  Score!

I live to humiliate Abby Jensen so it's a real time-saver when she does it to herself.  She's been doing that a lot lately.  I think the closer we get to our 16th birthdays, the more desperate she is to enjoy it.

Last Tuesday in homeroom I heard her talking to Jay Kepler about how she wanted her 16th birthday to be -- and I quote -- "the best birthday in the history of 16th birthdays!"

Give me a break.  Her birthday is going to be totally forgettable.  Mine, however, will be so awesome some cable show will want to film it and launch my new TV career.

That will really drive Abby Jensen bonkers.  Score again!



Jun15

Rock CAN Roll-Making Wishes Come True

Joining us Saturday, June 19th at the Borders in Century City Los Angeles?  Please bring a non-perishable, healthy food donation for   Rock CAN Roll, an organization providing food to hungry families around the country.  Not only can you help this charity with your donated food on Saturday, but by buying select 16 Wishes items from Borders Books stores nationwide.

Not sure what to bring?  Check out this guide from Rock CAN Roll for tips on the best way to give.  Food List for Rock CAN Roll

Rock CAN Roll's Wish?  That no one goes hungry.  Please help make this wish come true!

Jun14

PE hates me

Badminton is scary.  As is volleyball, softball and basketball. I am, admittedly, terrible at sports, but I particularly abhor games where an object hurtles toward you, threatening to put out an eye.

Jay loves sports and is naturally good at almost everything.  I think it's annoying to him that I duck when we play tennis instead of even trying to hit the ball.  Personally, I think ducking is justifiable behavior when a puke-yellowy orb made of carpet-covered ROCK comes flying at your face.  Jay says all I need is a good forehand.  I think I need hockey pads.

So, naturally, I hate PE.  And PE hates me.  Or maybe it's just Miss Duffy, the girls' gym teacher at my school.  I'm sure when she was my age she had bigger dreams than being a whistle-blowing tyrant.  Or maybe not.  Maybe she achieved her life goal when she got a job thinking up ever more painful ways for us to spend an hour of our young lives.

Jay says I'm the most unathletic person he's ever known.  Sometimes I wonder, if I was good at sports, would I like PE?  Would Miss Duffy and I become friends?  Would my quads stop burning after one stupid lap around the stupid track?

I mean, correct me if I'm wrong:  I think shopping is excellent exercise.

Love you!
Abby




Jun12

Shooting the Red Car

Behind the Scenes look with Anna Mae Routledge, @OfficialAnnaMae, Jean-Luc Bilodeau @vancityjeanluc, and Debby Ryan @TheDebbyRyan.  See the final scene when 16 Wishes @16Wishes premieres June 25th at 8/7 central on Disney Channel!

Jun10

Cainan Interviews Jean-Luc

Cainan Wiebe interviews Jean-Luc Bilodeau, @vancityjeanluc, about his previous acting experiences, toiling through braces, and his future plans.  Don't miss Jean-Luc and Cainan when they play Abby's best friend and brother in 16 Wishes, @16Wishes, premiering June 25th 8/7 central on Disney Channel!

Jun10

What’s the Diff? Contest

Cant' get enough of the What's the Diff pix?  Check out @16Wishes on Twitter for all of the latest contests, including more for What's the Diff!

Jun6

Parents from Another Planet

Sometimes I think I'm adopted.  Ted, my lab partner from freshman bio, is adopted.  Nobody knew because he never talks about it and he looks EXACTLY like his parents.   Really.  You know that website where you can take two people's pix and do this digital mashup and come up with what their child would look like?  If you did that with Ted's mom & dad, you'd get Ted.  Glasses & all.

One time I did that with pix of me and Logan but the baby was kind of unattractive so I deleted it.

With me and my parents, it's crazy -- we look kind of alike, but emotionally and everything, we're completely different.  I'm not even sure we share any DNA -- except the basic stuff that makes you a human instead of a chimp,  I don't even think we speak the same language.  Sometimes when I talk, they just stare at me, like I just switched to Swahili or something.  Occasionally, they get it when I speak slowly enough.  It's exhausting.

That's why I made it one of my 16 Wishes.  When I'm sixteen, my parents will finally understand me.

A gal can dream.

Love you!
Abby




Jun4

Meet Debby and Jean-Luc at Borders!

June 19th   2:OO PM

Century City Borders

1O25O Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 9OO67

Debby Ryan & Jean-Luc Bilodeau will be signing autographs and getting to know fans excited for the June 25th premiere of 16 Wishes on Disney Channel!

AbbyJay


Jun2

Oh Brother!

Sometimes I wish my brother would get lost.  I mean it.  Really lost.  Like in a forest or something.  One of those forests with trees that come alive to grab kids like him, then holds him until he cries like a baby and apologizes for every completely lame thing he's ever done to embarrass his older sister.

I know -- you think I'm being mean.  But you don't know what it's like to live with him!  He has this stupid toy guitar he got when he was 9 and he carries it around the house all the time.  At the most random moments, like when you're putting on mascara, he comes up behind you and does this ear-splitting rock star imitation making you shove that wand right into your cornea.

I had to wear an eye patch to Homecoming!

Now you know why I want him to get lost.  Not forever, maybe.  Just until my 16th birthday.  I don't want Duffus and his Toy Guitar Band to ruin my Sweet Sixteen party.

Maybe you have a sibling who drives you absolutely crazy.  Feel free to vent here.

Love you!
Abby