Keke Palmer and Max Schneider star in 'Rags,' a Nickelodeon original TV movie
13 Special to Amnews | 5/23/2012, 5:45 p.m.
Another Cinderella story is coming out on May 28 on Nickelodeon, called "Rags." This twist on a modern-day fairy tale is executive produced by Nick Cannon.
"Rags" is about the orphan Charlie Prince who is living with his unloving stepfather and spoiled, simple-minded stepbrothers. Charlie's dream is to be a singer, and while he is vocally talented and can write music, he can't seem to be discovered.
Kadee Worth is the daughter of music mogul Reginald Worth and is an international pop star. While the world knows her as a glamorous superstar, she secretly hates what her father has her doing, such as singing other people's songs and wearing clothes other people choose for her. Kadee wants the world to see and hear her true talent.
Somehow, Charlie and Kadee find one another and Kadee learns that she needs to be herself, while Charlie needs to show the world what he can do.
Kadee invites Charlie to a masked ball, where Kadee and her company will announce who has won a contest that they are hosting. But Charlie's evil stepdad, Arthur, forces Charlie to stay home and clean his late mother's shop while he and his sons use Charlie's invitation to go to the ball.
Charlie makes his way there anyway, wearing a fancy suit as a disguise. When a musical act fails to show up, Charlie makes a move and sings his song, "Someday," wowing the crowd. Kadee wants to know who the mysterious singer was.
When Charlie's stepfamily goes home embarrassed, Charlie goes too, leaving a CD of the song, calling himself "Rags." Kadee then has to figure out who the singer might be. When one of the stepbrothers overheard that Charlie is Rags, he goes to his room, takes the song and tricks everyone into thinking he was the real singer.
But Kadee knows he wasn't the real one! She knew it was Charlie all this time! As fairytales always work out, both Kadee and Charlie are heard by the people around them, and they complete their life's dream.
"Rags"premieres on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, at 8 p.m. It is directed by Bille Woodruff and features original music produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins.