Cody Linley was just one of the many stars…keep reading for more!
Popstar! was the only U.S. teen mag lucky enough to attend “Summer with the Stars” at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort two weeks ago in gorgeous Cancun, Mexico, and let us tell ya…it was the trip to end all trips!
The view from our room…YEAH. We know.
The coolest thing is that guests got to mix and mingle with a ton of big stars, including *NSYNC’s Joey Fatone, Hannah Montana‘s Cody Linley, High School Musical‘s Corbin Bleu, Step Up 3D‘s Rick Malambri & Sharni Vinson and American Idol faves Ruben Studdard, Tim Urban, Aaron Kelly, Michael Johns, Chris Richardson, Brandon Rogers, Mikalah Gordon, Sanjaya Malakar, Kristy Lee Cook, Didi Benami and Anoop Desai!
And the whole thing raised funds for the Palace Foundation, which helps local communities—many of the stars spent time visiting with kids and pitching in!
Here’s our full (and it’s FULL, baby!) report…
Blake Lewis at the Kick Off Reception
DAY ONE—June 15th
Arriving, Special Correspondent Tanya and all the other guests were greeted by the stars at a festive Kick Off Reception. All the stars attended and were available for pictures and autographs, and many even performed.
Guests watching the stars do their thang!
Blake & Chris Richardson performing their hearts out!
DAY TWO—June 16th
The next morning, the celebs hit the golf course at 9am for the Closest to the Pin Contest. It was hilarious watching the non-golfers try their best, hehe.
Brandon Rogers goes golf pro on us!
Then, everyone had to take off and begin rehearsals for the All Star Jam that was coming up the following day. We were invited to peek in and yes, we brought our camera!
HOT Chris, Tim & Brandon rehearsing!
This is as “behind-the-scenes” as it gets!
That night, everyone participated in a massive Pop Star Karaoke Contest with Joey as host and Mikalah, Corbin and Brandon as judges. There was some incredible talent, but young Nicole eventually took top honors—which meant she would get to open the All Star Jam the following night!
Joey with a karaoke contender!
Right after, there was a massive Step Up 3D Contest inside the nightclub with some really eye-popping dancing! Top prize was a backstage pass for the All Star Jam.
Kristy Lee Cook at the final All Star Jam run-through!
DAY THREE—June 17th
Popstar! was invited to the final rehearsal for the All Star Jam, so we were lucky enough to see all the stars perfecting their songs up close. They were all pumped and ready to give it their all that night!
Mikalah Gordon was so good she didn’t really NEED rehearsal!
Sanjaya (with Chris Richardson) was rockin’ a whole new look!
After that, we got dressed up for the Rock Your Idol Red Carpet that was happening before the Jam. WOW. It was like every news outlet in the world was there!!! It was just crazy and everyone looked great despite the hot weather.
All the guests raved about how nice Corbin was!
Cody answering questions above and with Popstar! Reporter Alli!
Step Up 3D stars Sharni Vinson & Rick Malambri!
We think Chris has the best smile! (That baby agrees!)
A big smile from Ruben!
Tim with a lucky fan!
Michael was on hand to pose with everyone who asked!
Before the Jam, video was shown of the stars meeting people as part of the charitable drive, then karaoke queen Nicole opened…and she was great! What a dream for her.
Michael Johns & Paris Bennett wailed!
How adorable is Tim Urban? His “Hallelujah” was heaven!
The show itself was full of stand-out performances! Just imagine Michael Johns rockin’ to “Dream On” or Aaron Kelly, Didi Benami and Tim Urban singing “The Climb.”
Actually, you don’t have to imagine—we took lotsa video for our readers!
Corbin & Rick working together to win!
DAY FOUR—June 18th
Despite a pretty big storm, we got to hang out with the stars yet again during the Sun and Fun Celebrity Beach Tournament. The staff was dressed as pirates and there were two teams—American Idol versus High School Musical (this one led by Corbin, of course!).
Yes, watching Cody Linley, Rick Malambri, Corbin Bleu, Tim Urban and all the hot guys in their swimsuits with no shirts was very difficult for us, but we HAD to do it for you! hehe
In the end, we were all on the SAME team!
That night was a Farewell Reception in the lobby with more photo ops and autographs. The final dinner had six courses and we had our own, exclusive waiter…¡Ay, caramba!
Special Correspondent Tanya says buh-bye to Joey & Corbin!
It was sooo hard to say adios to the fabulous Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort. Word has it they’re planning another of these for June 2012, so keep your eyes peeled for more info on that!
BONUS VIDEO…CORBIN’S FAVE BACK-TO-SCHOOL MEMORY…