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Metallica To Throw First Pitch, Sing Nat’l Anthem At SF Giants ‘Metallica Night’ Game
February 9th, 2013 at 9:30 am | |
Watch Now: Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo Dressed As Iron Man
Metallica, the venerable stalwart metalhead ensemble, will show their unabashed solidarity for their favorite baseball team, The San Francisco Giants, in their hometown on Friday, May 3, 2013 at AT&T Park in San Francisco as they will not only sing what is sure to be a bone-crunching version of The National Anthem, but will also throw out the first pitch as well.
The entire evening, dubbed “Metallica Night” (the first of its kind), will sport Metallica-themed entertainment, and fans who purchase a Special Event Ticket Package will received a special edition baseball cap which showcases the familiar Metallica and Giants logos done up in the team’s familiar orange-and-black colors.
Special event tickets for this game go on sale today, Saturday, February 9 at 8 AM PST here: http://atmlb.com/XoA9Po [...]
October 13th, 2012 at 4:00 pm | |
John Lennon Sculpture Erected During ‘Imagine’ Tribute At Olympics Closing Ceremony
Michigan State Basketball coach Tom Izzo has a tradition of making a big entrance at the yearly Midnight Madness basketball kickoff, and this year he added a bit of Marvel flair to his entrance.
The coach flew down from a zipline in full Iron Man costume for this year’s celebration, and he was even accompanied by a miniature Captain America and some Black Widow groupies.
You can check out the video of Tom Izzo’s explosive entrance as Iron Man below now! [...]
August 12th, 2012 at 10:10 pm | |
Monty Python’s Eric Idle Sings ‘Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life’ At Olympics Closing Ceremony
Today was the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics, which saw performances by legendary British bands like Queen and The Who, as well as musical tributes to artists David Bowie, Pink Floyd, and the late John Lennon.
A remastered version of the iconic video for the song “Imagine” was shown during the tribute to the former Beatle, while performers sang (and signed) along, while others erected a sculpture of John Lennon’s face, including his trademark glasses [...]
August 12th, 2012 at 9:20 pm | |
Watch Mary Poppins Defeat Lord Voldemort At The 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony
It was just over two weeks ago since Mary Poppins Defeated Lord Voldemort and Queen Elizabeth II & James Bond Parachuted Into The Olympics Opening Ceremony, starting up the London 2012 Summer Games. And today, the London Summer Olympics came to a close, with performances by some of the most popular British artists, like George Michael, Annie Lennox, Queen, Oasis, The Who, and a reunion of The Spice Girls.
And while British music was appropriately represented in the ceremony, so was British humor, thanks to Eric Idle of Monty Python fame. Idle showed up at the event ready to be shot out of a cannon, but when that didn’t work out, the comedic actor, surrounded by performers dressed as nuns, led the crowd in a rendition of “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life,” a tune from the comedy troupe’s film Life Of Brian [...]
July 27th, 2012 at 10:57 pm | |
Watch Queen Elizabeth II & James Bond Parachute Into The Olympics Opening Ceremony
We’ve already seen Queen Elizabeth II & James Bond Parachute Into The Olympics Opening Ceremony today, and soon after, Mary Poppins defeated several villains in British literature, like Harry Potter‘s Lord Voldemort.
During the “Bedtime Story” segment of Danny Boyle‘s 3-hour spectacular Opening Ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics, popular British literary baddies like Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmatians), Captain Hook (Peter Pan), the Child Catcher (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), and the aforementioned He Who Must Not Be Named (although, oops, I did name him) invaded the dreams of sleeping boys and girls in hospital beds. Thankfully, the villains were ultimately defeated by Mary Poppins – actually, 30 of so of them, who come down on wires into Olympic Stadium, each holding the iconic Poppins umbrella.
Watch the entire “Bedtime Story” segment here below [...]
July 27th, 2012 at 8:48 pm | |
In Honor Of The 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony: Chariots Of Mordor
Queen Elizabeth II made a spectacular entrance into Olympic Stadium at the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics today when she parachuted out of a helicopter with James Bond.
No, not really, but yeah, kinda. You should watch for yourself in the video here below.
The Queen of England did star along with actor Daniel Craig as James Bond in a 3-minute film directed by Danny Boyle, who was the mastermind behind the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympics. In the film, which is reportedly features the 86-year-old royal’s first on-screen performance, James Bond meets Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace where the two boarded a helicopter headed for Olympic Stadium. On their journey, they passed by the city’s popular landmarks, until finally hovering over the stadium, where they jump out wearing parachutes sporting the Union Jack [...]
July 27th, 2012 at 11:41 am | |
The Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics begins tonight, and from what we’ve heard, it will be quite the spectacle. Over the last 70 days, the Olympic Torch has been carried through 1,000 cities throughout the UK by 8,000 torchbearers, including some famous names like Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith, Harry Potter‘s Rupert Grint, Absolutely Fabulous stars Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, and Star Trek‘s Patrick Stewart.
Today, the Torch makes its final journey to Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremony where its flame will light the Cauldron there, signifying the start of the Games. It’s something I’ve always look forward to watching, although ever since 2002, I’ve never thought of it the same way. Thanks to this little movie called Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers, when I see the Torch Relay, I think of the orc with the torch. You know what I’m talking about – that lone Uruk-hai running with the torch to blow up the drain at the Battle of Helm’s Deep. Yeah, he’s the ultimate torchbearer!
I searched YouTube for the clip from the movie to show you what I mean and found something even better – a video of the scene in slow-motion set to the music of Chariots of Fire, called Chariots Of Mordor. Spot on! Watch it here below [...]
Watch Now: ‘Star Trek’ Star Patrick Stewart Carries The Olympic Torch
July 24th, 2012 at 8:02 pm | |
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Invades The British Grand Prix
Star Trek: The Next Generation star Sir Patrick Stewart, who happens to just be awesome in general, carried the Olympic Torch on July 23, 2012, through parts of Croydon, South London.
Watch video here below of Stewart carrying the torch on Day 66 of the relay, as well as talking about his experience as a torchbearer.
The 72-year-old actor, who also appears in the X-Men films as Professor Xavier, said that “nothing compared” to his experience as Olympic torchbearer and mentioned remembering the London Olympics that took place after World War II [...]
July 8th, 2012 at 6:11 pm | |
Contest: NBC Olympics Prize Pack
Movie studios are always looking for new and interesting ways to promote their movies and one of the means they use from time to time is to place their ads on the sides of race cars, which is what we got this weekend as Warner Brothers went across the pond to the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit. The two cars of the Lotus team sported a special paint scheme promoting The Dark Knight Rises in anticipation of its July 20th release. Also appearing at the track this weekend was the Tumbler that will be featured in the film.
The paint scheme worked out well for the Lotus team as their drivers, Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean, finished fifth and sixth respectively. Unfortunately, F1 regulations disqualified the Tumbler due to an unapproved front-wing section. Also, they don’t let tanks race. Yet [...]
June 25th, 2012 at 12:29 pm | |
London 2012 Organizers Wanted [The Late] Keith Moon To Perform At Olympics
Friday began the Summer 2012 Olympic Trials on NBC, with the 2012 Olympic Games in London set to begin on July 27. In conjunction with this major event we’re giving away an NBC Olympics Prize Pack to one lucky winner!
One (1) winner will receive the NBC Olympics Prize Pack:
- One (1) 2012 Olympics NBC Duel Flags Pin
- One (1) Trophy Cap
- One (1) 2012 Olympics Team USA Backpack
- One (1) ¾ Sleeve Raglan T-Shirt
- One (1) Olympic Calendar
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Good luck! [...]
April 17th, 2012 at 1:00 pm | |
Shaquille O’Neal Finally Explains Why He Made ‘Kazaam’
Even though he’s been dead for 34 years, Keith Moon, the eccentric, devil-may-care wild man known as “Moon the Loon” who drummed for the famous British rock band The Who during their glory years, still makes news on par with his crazy persona.
The UK website The Guardian is reporting that organizers for the 2012 Olympics wanted Moon to play at the opening ceremony in London, where the games are to be held this Summer.
Unbelievably, especially in this information age we live in, nobody in those circles knew that Moon had died of a sedative overdose back in 1978.
The Who’s current manager, Bill Curbishley, told the Sunday Times in London that he was approached to see if Moon would be “available” to perform with the surviving members of The Who [...]
April 4th, 2012 at 11:01 am | |
Future NBA Hall-of-Famer Shaquille O’Neal has been described as basketball’s Renaissance Man in recent years. Retiring last year after playing almost 20 years in the league, his career netted him four Championships and also a place in the top ten of all time NBA scoring leaders. “The Big Aristotle,” as Shaq likes to dub himself, now has a new life as an analyst for TNT Sports.
During his NBA career, O’Neal also had plenty of off-the-court extracurricular activities. He was a big humanitarian, acting as an ambassador for the NBA in many ways with his colorful and hilarious “gentle giant” personality. He even had a rap “career,” which, the less said about it the better. AND, most memorably in the most bizarre way, he appeared as an Aladdin-the-hood in the 1996 fantasy-comedy film Kazaam. That film made Shaq fans around the world shake their collective heads, wondering why O’Neal would undertake such a crazy, ridiculous, so bad it’s good, hip hop genie in a bottle project. In this month’s GQ magazine, Shaq answers the question we’ve all been wondering about for so long [...]
eBook Deal: ‘Moneyball’ For 25 Cents!
March 13th, 2012 at 7:00 am | |
Video: Jimmy Fallon’s Parody Of Pearl Jam’s ‘Jeremy’ Is An Ode To Linsanity
Right now, Amazon is selling the Kindle edition of Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis for only 25 cents! The book is what the Academy Award-nominated Moneyball film (starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, both of whom got Oscar nods for their roles) is based on.
The book is also available in paperback for $9.72 and paperback for $15.82. NOTE – There’s another listing for a Kindle edition, but the price is much higher. Be sure to click HERE for the 25-cent version released in August 15, 2011 (as far as I can tell, the only difference between versions is the updated cover that shows Brad Pitt and boasts that the book was made into a movie starring Pitt) [...]
February 24th, 2012 at 6:00 pm | |
Yes, That’s Bill Murray Golfing In A ‘Caddyshack’-Inspired Ghillie Suit
On last night’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the late-night talk show host performed “Jeremy (Lin),” a parody of Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” with reworked lyrics centering on the current “Linsanity” surrounding NY Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin.
Jimmy Fallon put aside his usual suit and tie to don a wig and grunge attire to do his best impression of Pearl Jam’s frontman Eddie Veddar, while singing of Lin’s recent achievements as well as his early days before his name was a pun.
Watch the video here below [...]
February 12th, 2012 at 11:01 am | |
Actor Bill Murray played golf today at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament dressed in a camouflage ghillie suit seemingly inspired by his attire in the 1980 movie Caddyshack.
The Oscar-nominated actor and comedian, who won last year’s tournament, has been entertaining the crowds at the Pro-Am this year not only with this choice outfits, but also with his theatrics, like punting a football, tickling a cameraman, and attempting to putt backwards with his hand over his eyes.
Check out the video here below of Murray playing this year in the tournament, an annual event which sees celebrities playing alongside top golf pros [...]