Friday, August 1, 2008

Hanging out at MTV's American Mall

If you liked the "High School Musical" movies and loved the mall scenes of "Fast Times At Ridgement Hight," then you don't want to miss MTV's "The American Mall." Directed by Shawn Ku, "The American Mall" is about a young woman named Ally (Nina Dobrev) who loves to write songs and practice afterhours in a mall where her mother runs a music shop in. Wanting to follow her dreams of music, Ally must decide whether to go pursue her music education at a New England Music school or go to a business college that her mother wants her to attend. Adding to the complexities of her life are the friends and new musician love interest (Rob Mayes) she discovers at the mall while her arch-nemesis, Madison (Autumn Reeser) tries to thwart her dreams.

Nina Dobrev

Rob Mayes

Autumn Reeser

This past Monday, July 28, 2008, MTV hosted the red carpet premiere of the film at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, CA. All the stars of the film were out on the carpet from Nina Dobrev to Rodney To who plays Ben in the film.

Rodney To

Rodney To mentioned that he loved being in the film as he made all the cast members laugh. In the film, Rodney is considered just one of the girls, or rather in his wishful thinking state, be the boyfriend of Ally.

I joked around with director Shawn Ku saying that he's the next Adam Shankman. He laughingly protested, "Oh no! Not me. Maybe in the future."

Director Shawn Ku

Other celebrities who showed up included Ana Maria Perez de Tagle, Jai Rodriguez and Monique Coleman.

Ana Maria Perez de Tagle

Jai Rodriguez

Monique Coleman

"The American Mall" airs on MTV on August 11 and will be released on dvd on August 12.

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