May 24, 2017

New Disney Channel star tackles dyslexia, aims to help more

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith

HollywoodNews.com: Bella Thorne is making a splash on the Disney Channel’s new “Shake It Up!” – in fact, the network is banking on the fetching 13-year-old becoming a breakout star as Miley Cyrus moves on into adulthood. Thorne tells us that, along with the high jinks of the comedy, in which she plays a teen backup dancer on a fictional TV program called and “Shake It Up Chicago,” there’ll be a few serious moments ahead on the show. “We deal with teen issues like having friends, and dealing with learning disabilities.” Her character, CeCe Jones, she says, “is dyslexic, like me.

“She just, like, tries her best to stay in school, to stay on the show. Sometimes it’s really challenging. Sometimes she handles it kind of rough.”

How does Bella handle it? Does she have someone read lines with her?

“I do that with my brother sometimes. I do it with my mother. She will say a line, read a word, and say ‘That’s how it’s supposed to be pronounced.’”

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Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith are among America’s leading columnists. They’ve covered the Hollywood beat for decades — Elvis and “Easy Rider” through the Jonas Bros. and “Avatar” and all the stars and their triumphs and scandals in-between. Their Creators Syndicate column, Beck/Smith Hollywood Exclusive, is a source of top celebrity interviews and entertainment news in newspapers across the country as well as online. To read more about Marylin and Stacy go to BeckSmithHollywood.com

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