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Garth Brooks & Seagram 7 Look For All Of Us To Join The Pact

1.2 million lives are lost each year worldwide because of drunk driving and together, Garth Brooks and Seagram’s 7 Crown Whiskey are seeking to reduce that number through pledges—700,000 to be exact— to never drive impaired at jointhepact.com.

This summer coming off the debut of Brooks’ new song “Dive Bar”, the American icon announced on Seagram’s 7 National Dive Bar Day (July 7) he will be asking dive bar patrons nationwide to #JoinThePact and pledge to never drive under the influence.

“Dive bars are all about the people inside of them. These people are our family…the ones we can talk to about anything and the dive bar itself is a lot of times, the calm in the storm, our getaway from the daily grind,” said Brooks. “I applaud Seagram’s 7 and share the mission to help our favorite neighborhood hangouts live to see another day. That’s why I urge all my friends to #JointhePact and pledge to never drive impaired, so together we can keep the celebration going all summer long.”

Seagram’s 7 Crown and Brooks are proud to support Join the Pact, a global mission to help make our roads safer for everyone by reducing road-related accidents as a result of driving impaired. Follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter with #JoinThePact,and take the pledge to drink responsibly at jointhepact.com.

Jarren Frame Is An Artist You Need To Check Out

Jarren Frame is a South African-born painter who is taking the New York art world by storm – selling out his first collection, “Bond, James Bond,” even without a notable showing.

Frame learned to paint as a child in South Africa from his grandfather Philip Frame — a Sunday painter and founder of Frame Textiles Group (one time the largest blanket manufacturing business in the world). Philip would teach his grandson to paint flowers on weekends, igniting a spark leading to a successful career that kicked off in October 2017 where he first exhibited with photographer Peter Cary Peterson at The SIXTY SoHo Hotel.

He then released his first collection of 33 acrylic-on-wood pieces featuring the recontextualization of vintage James Bond imagery over modern-day landscapes.  The idea was born during a trip to Sardinia, where the 1977 classic film The Spy Who Loved Me was shot. All 33 pieces sold out within a year, attracting a number of bold-face name buyers such as Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers, Barron Hilton and a who’s who of hoteliers including Jason Pomeranc and Jason Strauss. His work is currently on display in prominent properties such as Surf Lodge, Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Casa Apicii and Casa Malca Tulum, The Gramercy Park Hotel, The Bowery Hotel and MAMO.

He is currently working on a new series of 33 acrylic-on-canvas pieces titled “Colors,” inspired by the meaning we assign to colors and the overwhelming amount of data coming at us every day.  “Colors” will debut in NYC next month.

We Got Your Plans For National Dive Bar Day

In honor of National Dive Bar Day on July 7, alternative rock band The Kills (Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince) teamed up with Seagram’s 7 Crown to re-release two songs they re-mastered exclusively for dive bar jukeboxes across the country in an effort to encourage people to support these beloved hangouts so they live to see another day.

For one day only on National Dive Bar Day on July 7, Blue Moon and Night Train will be available to play on TouchTunes jukeboxes for free at dive bars across America. They’ll also be cut for the very first time in the U.S. on a limited edition 7” vinyl record and released at some of the band’s favorite dives in these seven cities: Seattle, Denver, Dallas, Nashville, Jacksonville, New York City and Sacramento.

The re-released versions were re-mastered specifically for the dive bar jukebox, honoring the laid-back and often historic hidden gems where The Kills got their start.  In fact, both songs were written in dive bars and by giving them new energy it was the band’s way of personally thanking dive bars everywhere for playing such an instrumental role in their lives and career.

Kevin Hart Gives People Time Off From Work

Kevin Hart taking over a Philly gym!  This is part of Mountain Dew’s new campaign – DEW Time Off (D.T.O.) – which empowers people to do more of what they love. Launching today, D.T.O. includes. a three part video series that kicks off with Kevin Hart, a Philly native, surprising a gym employee with D.T.O.

Hart does everything from wiping down equipment to handing out towels to unsuspecting guests and more. Two additional videos will launch next month with different talent including an NBA athlete. A sweepstakes where people have the chance to score $1,000 for those side hustles they have heart for

Check Out The Rise Of Skywalker Star Wars Episode IX Trailer

Over the weekend Director/Writer J.J. Abrams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy were joined by stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran, Oscar Isaac, Billy Dee Williams, Naomi Ackie, Joonas Suotamo and Anthony Daniels, and droids BB-8 and D-0, for a panel discussion at Star WarsCelebration in Chicago, moderated by Stephen Colbert.

It was a day of surprises at Star Wars Celebration for the enthusiastic fans in attendance as the title of the final installment of the Skywalker saga was also revealed, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and along with the first trailer for the film a brand-new teaser poster!

Game of Thrones Looks To Drop The Hottest Album This Year

Columbia Records and HBO have announced For The Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones) in celebration of the highly anticipated global hit series’ final season. This is first time HBO has partnered up with a major label to curate a soundtrack, specifically for the series, that will feature brand new songs from an array of music’s biggest names. The soundtrack is set to release worldwide on April 26.

For The Throne is available for pre-order now via 11 different vinyl configurations: nine cover variants representing each house crest, one color variant with fire and ice colored vinyl, and one standard.

A$AP Rocky

Chloe X Halle

Ellie Goulding

Jacob Banks

James Arthur

Joey BadA$$

Lennon Stella

Lil Peep

Maren Morris

Matthew Bellamy

Mumford & Sons

Rosalía feat. A.CHAL

SZA

The Lumineers

The National

The Weeknd

Travis Scott

Ty Dolla $ign

X Ambassadors

Hope Solo Has A Movie In The Works

It was revealed today that the life story of American soccer star and equality activist Hope Solo will be told through a film produced by Argent Pictures, the film production and financing outfit run by Jill Ahrens, Ryan Ahrens and Ben Renzo.

Argent has optioned the life story rights of the two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Cup Champion Hope Solo and has tapped Christine Crokos (PIMP) to write and direct the feature film.

Jill Ahrens, Ryan Ahrens and Ben Renzo will produce the film. Executive Producers are Argent partners Drew Brees, Tony Parker, Michael Finley, and Derrick Brooks.

Hope Solo’s story showcases the inspiring rise of a true American all-star athlete who started in humble beginnings and became a two-time Olympic gold medalist, a World Cup champion and is regarded as one of the top female soccer goalkeepers in the world.

From the beginning, Hope was a true competitor leading her high school team to win multiple titles and a state championship and then becoming the best women’s goalkeeper in Pac-10 history for the University of Washington. After graduating she continued to play professionally as a goalkeeper in the U.S. and European leagues and for the U.S. at the World Cup in 2007, 2011, and 2015 and Olympics in 2008, 2012 and 2016. Although the U.S. lost in the quarterfinals of the 2007 and the finals of the  2011 World Cup she helped the US team rebound from both losses and win gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, and in 2015 she helped the U.S. team finally win a Women’s World Cup Championship.

As a vocal advocate for equal pay and women’s rights in soccer, she shouldered the brunt of pushback while playing professionally. It is Solo’s mission now to fight for women’s rights and general equality.

Producer Ben Renzo said, “We are very excited to be working to bring Hope’s life story to the big screen with Christine at the helm. Hope is an amazing athlete, with an intense competitive spirit who has achieved some of the highest accomplishments in women’s soccer as a professional goalkeeper. Her journey to becoming an elite athlete and one of the best soccer players at her position is incredibly motivating, and that’s what makes this story special to us. We want to make movies that entertain and inspire – and Hope’s story encompasses those themes.”

“Hope Solo is a force of nature who broke down walls in women’s sports, both as a player and as a humanitarian,” said writer /director Christine Crokos. “Her story is one of pure trailblazing and fierce athleticism – one that many generations to come will honor and look up to.”

Lisa Nitti negotiated the deal on behalf of Argent Pictures. Negotiations on behalf of Hope Solo were handled by Rich Nichols. The deal was set up by manager Tiffany Shine.

They Call Me Mr Glass

Writer-Director M. Night Shyamalan completes a mind-bending trilogy created nearly twenty years ago with GLASS, a comic book thriller available on Digital via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on April 2, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on April 16, 2019, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. GLASS is a grounded-in-reality, comic-book thriller where the heroes and villains are people first. The thrilling culmination to the trilogy that started with Unbreakable and Split, stars James McAvoy (Split, Atonement), Samuel L. Jackson (Hitman’s Bodyguard, Avengers Franchise), Bruce Willis (Unbreakable, Die Hard), Sarah Paulson (Ocean’s Eight, “American Horror Story”) and Anya-Taylor Joy (Split, The Witch). Go inside the mind of master of suspense M. Night Shyamalan to uncover the connections and references that bring the three films together in one universe. Experience more than sixty minutes of never-before-seen features elaborating on his process and artistic vision including an in-depth look at the making of the film, deep insights on the characters, a never-before-seen alternate opening, and deleted scenes.

GLASS features “Shyamalan’s eccentric, intimately scaled superhero universe” (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times), while offering a closer look at the world of the Elijah Price, also known as Mr. Glass (Jackson), David Dunn (Willis), and Kevin Wendell Crumb (McAvoy) as they experience a series of escalating encounters as they escape from an asylum and embark on a thrilling battle of good versus evil.

Claim Your Throne With Ommegang Latest Game Of Thrones Beer

As fans prepare for the highly anticipated return of Game of Thrones, Brewery Ommegang and HBO Licensing & Retail are pleased to announce For The Throne, the latest beer in their multi-year, multi-beer partnership. For The Throne launches nationwide at the beginning of April, just in time for the realm to reach a fever pitch when the show returns on Sunday, April 14.

“Winter is here, the wall has fallen, and the final battle for Westeros is underway. With this offering, we have bent the traditional boundaries of beer-making, co-fermenting traditional ingredients with juices normally destined for fine wines, going to great lengths to create a truly unique, special beer,” says Brewery Ommegang president Doug Campbell. “This style of beer, often called a ‘oenobeer,’ is a rapidly expanding area of study for us. For The Throne is our first of co-fermentation beer of 2019, and the only one we’ve launched under the Game of Thrones banner.”

“In the course of planning out the next beer in our amazing collaborative partnership with Brewery Ommegang we asked the brewers ‘What would Ommegang do for the throne?’” said Jeff Peters, Vice President of Licensing and Retail at HBO. “Their answer was to brew this exciting and innovative co-fermented beer so that our fans can raise a toast to the culmination of their beloved series this spring. Every bottle, every pour, every toast, every sip… For The Throne!”

Delicate yet complex, For The Throne is a tribute to those who aspire to be the final occupant of the Iron Throne. This 9.5% ABV strong golden ale is co-fermented with pinot grigio and viognier grape juices and then bottle conditioned with Champagne yeast to create an ale fit for royalty.

For the Throne pours a striking golden copper with a fluffy white head. Aromas of honeysuckle and toasted grain mingle with notes of pear and apricot. Flavors of sweet malt and honeydew lead to a quaffable body that belies the elevated alcohol. The finish is clean and dry, with vibrant effervescence.

For The Throne is brewed with pilsner and carapils malts, dextrose, and pinot grigio and viognier grape juices, and hopped with Bravo and Saaz varietals. Ommegang’s house yeast is used in primary fermentation and Champagne yeast in bottle conditioning.

A welcome addition to any feast, pair this versatile beer with all manner of cheeses, whole roasted poultry and smoked fish, and for dessert, macerated berries and fresh whipped cream. Available on draft and in wrapped 750ml bottles with gold artwork, For The Throne will be sold throughout Ommegang’s distribution network beginning in early April.

Brace Yourselves For The Game of Thrones Studio Tour

A Game of Thrones tour comprising the breathtaking imagery, captivating sets, original props and costumes, and other behind-the-scenes items from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, will drop fans in the very heart of the Seven Kingdoms. Guests will be treated to an up-close and personal look at a wide selection of items pulled straight from the screen and have the opportunity to walk through authentic set pieces from some of the show’s most iconic scenes. In collaboration with HBO Licensing & Retail, Linen Mill Studios are designing and building the new 110,000-square-foot interactive experience and will open its gates for visitors in Spring 2020. It is the first in a series of Game of Thrones Legacy projects announced by HBO last year.

Located within Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Northern Ireland—the original filming location used for many iconic scenes throughout the run of the series—the tour will bring visitors face-to-face with original set pieces, costumes, props, and weapons used to create the worlds of Westeros and Essos. Featuring a compelling mix of behind-the-scenes insights, interactive elements, and expansive, fully dressed sets, visitors will wander in the very footsteps of Westeros’s most prominent residents, re-living key moments from the series and standing right where they took place.

In anticipation of the tour’s opening in Spring 2020, a world-class creative team are working closely with Linen Mill Studios and HBO to bring the dynamic environments of both Westeros and Essos to life in a new format. The deeply immersive and sensory experience will evoke the show’s magnificence from King’s Landing, Winterfell, Dragonstone, The Wall and the lands beyond, to kingdoms across the Narrow Sea likeMereen and Braavos. The Game of Thrones Studio Tour will allow fans from around the world to experience the craftsmanship and artistry of the Game of Thrones production team as part of the largest authentic public display of Game Of Thrones artifacts in the world.

The Studio Tour will also feature a first-of-its-kind collection of informative displays highlighting the production spaces and the craftsmanship and artistry of the creative teams who brought the epic series to life.  Information about Production Design and the Art Department workshops will enhance the visitor experience along with an interactive Costume Department station, displays about the Make-up and Prosthetics Shop, The Armoury, and others.

“It is our sincere pleasure to announce the first attraction from the Game of Thrones Legacy project in Northern Ireland.  Some of the most iconic scenes from Game of Thrones were filmed at Linen Mill Studios and our fans will soon have an opportunity to visit and see the work of the show’s incredible crew in the museum setting it deserves,” said Jeff Peters, vice president, licensing & retail, HBO.