Debby Ryan Premieres “Radio Rebel” at Universal CityWalk!

Hey CelebSecrets4U readers,

Just LAST NIGHT we headed out to AMC Cinemas at Universal CityWalk to support Jessie star Debby Ryan in her new DCOM, Radio Rebel!

A Disney Channel Original Movie, RADIO REBEL stars Debby Ryan as Tara, an introverted high school junior who can’t bring herself to speak in class — and especially when the newly-popular rocker Gavin is in her midst.  She can’t imagine anything more intimidating than when her drama teacher teams her with Gavin and his prom date, the school’s cliquish queen bee.  Tara’s shyness at school notwithstanding, alone in her room at home, she casts herself as Radio Rebel and, host of a nightly podcast which showcases her passion for music, self-expression and her message to abandon cliques and celebrate each other’’ differences.  Radio Rebel quickly gains fans on campus — especially when her show lands on a big, local radio station — much to the chagrin of the school’s principal who considers Radio Rebel and her message to be in clear defiance of the school’s “anti-distraction policy.” Meanwhile, Gavin raves about the mysterious host and her taste in music but still, shy Tara – now oddly jealous of her alter-ego – can barely finish a sentence in front of him.  As students clamor to learn the identity of Radio Rebel, Tara’s two worlds begin to collide, when Radio Rebel is nominated prom-queen and the school, in turn, bans prom, causing a backlash from her fans.  Now, Tara wrestles with two even bolder moves — organizing an alternative to the prom and revealing that she is Radio Rebel.

We caught up with Debby Ryan and the rest of the cast on the red carpet, where they told us exclusively about their roles in the film, what we can expect from the movie, and their favorite part of shooting.

Take a watch of the videos below.

To top off the fun-filled night, CelebSecrets4U was the ONLY teen media outlet that got an exclusive inside look to the official after party at Jillian’s. All the guests enjoyed the night playing “Just Dance 3” and ate an extremely DELICIOUS cake from our friends at Ah How Sweet! Stay tuned our EXCLUSIVE interview with company founder Loriann Valencia.

Party photos are located on our Facebook page. Make sure you tune in to Disney Channel’s newest original movie, “Radio Rebel” TONIGHT at 8PM/7c!


Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.