Fans of the WWE know that even though a WWE Superstar might be good guy or play the villain in the ring they are all great people with caring hearts outside the ring. This past Sunday night, in Roanoke, VA, WWE and the Dream Foundation teamed up so that a WWE fan battling lung cancer could have his dream fulfilled. Kenneth Fulcher Sr. was able to attend the show and meet with some of his favorite WWE Superstars and Divas.
For one night, cancer was not on their mind, as WWE Superstars came in, one by one, to greet Fulcher and his family and brighten their spirits. Kisses from WWE Diva Cameron, and a bear hug from Ryback made their situation the last thing on their minds. Just before showtime, the Fulcher’s favorite wrestler, Roman Reigns, stopped by to meet his biggest fan.
For the WWE Superstar, it’s a moment that is uplifting to him as well, saying “When you can take a little bit of extra time to connect personally with somebody, and make a friend. That’s what’s awesome, the friendships, the relationships. That’s what you take with you.”
If you like what the WWE Superstars are doing than make sure you vote for them for the Athletes Gone Good program. Along with LeBron James, Ronda Rousey, Derek Jeter, David Beckham, Andy Roddick, Jeff Gordon and Tiger Woods, the following WWE Superstars and Divas have been nominated:
DoSomething.org, one of the largest global organizations for young people and social change. Inspired by the success of Celebs Gone Good, DoSomething.org is launching Athletes Gone Good to celebrate athletes across the world, including WWE Superstars and Divas, who are bringing their A game to their sport and to support causes they care about.
The winners of Athletes Gone Good will be compiled as a result of a three-part methodology:
1. Votes and nominations from the public.
2. The athlete’s influence on social media.
3. The advice from the Athletes Gone Good Advisory Committee. Fans can click here and enter their vote before Friday, July 31. The winners will be announced on Thursday, August 6.
“Athletes make a huge impact on culture. At DoSomething.org, we’re elevating and celebrating athletes who have decided to use their impact for good. With the launch of Athletes Gone Good, we’re giving fans an easy way to champion for their favorite socially active athletes,” said Naomi Hirabayashi, CMO at DoSomething.org. Vote for your favorite @WWE Superstar or Diva for @dosomething’s Athletes Gone Good Awards!
I think it is safe to say we are all big fans of Paul Rudd. From “Anchorman” to “Wet Hot American Summer” to now as his lead role in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” Rudd has always had memorable roles and quotes in a ton of movies.
Today, Paul Rudd was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in front of the historic El Capitan Theatre! His “Ant-Man” Director Peyton Reed and co-star Michael Douglas were both on hand for the celebration. Congrats Paul….it is well deserved.
Make sure you check out “Ant-Man” when it hits theaters July 17th!
Could singer and Grammy-winning songwriter Nate Ruess be in the Netflix hit series “House of Cards?” Rumors started to fly when this past week the Starwood Preferred Guest hosted a special intimate concert Ruess at the Aloft Miami Doral and Element Miami Doral as part of its Hear The Music, See The World concert series.
The VIP performance was held in the Aloft Miami Doral where members crowded in closely to hear songs from Ruess’s first solo album Grand Romantic, which dropped earlier this month, as well as the crowd favorite, “We Are Young.”
Also at the event was Michael Kelly. He is known as Doug Stamper, on “House of Cards” which stars Kevin Spacy and Robin Wright. At the event he was spotted rocking out in the crowd enjoying Ruess’s one-of-a-kind performance.
Kelly and Ruess hit it off earlier in the evening where Ruess even admitted that he has only seen one episode of House of Cards. Kelly jokingly nudged Ruess that he has a lot of catching-up to do and noted that, “a whole bunch of crazy sh*t is about to happen this season!”
Bystanders overheard the two make plans to meet up September when Ruess performs in DC, where Kelly will be finishing filming season 4 of House of Cards.
If you are missing out on being at E3 don’t you worry we got you covered. This week Activision showed up to the E3 Convention and brought some of their closest friends. There were appearances by Josh Duhamel at Skylanders SuperChargers, Rosario Dawson at Call of Duty, Zach Braff at Destiny and Bella Thorne & Emily Osment at Guitar Hero Live.
Josh Duhamel at Skylanders SuperChargers- Josh is the voice of High Volt in the new Skylanders SuperChargers video game out September 20th. Just in time for Father’s Day, Josh made an appearance at the booth with his son Axl to talk about his first experience voicing a character in a video game, plans for Father’s Day (looking to you Fergie!) and how this video game is a way for him to connect with his son & nephews. Additional celebrities that stopped by the booth included Neil McDonough, Ty Simpkins from Jurassic Park, Scott Porter and more.
Rosario Dawson was at Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 booth. She is a big fan of the Call of Duty series and got hands-on with Black Ops 3, which features playable female characters in both the campaign and multiplayer modes, a first for the series. Although Rosario has not voiced a Call of Duty character yet, she tells us she’d love the opportunity, and her future Daredevil costar Jon Bernthal and her would then share a connection, as Bernthal has previously voiced a character in Call of Duty. Additional celebrities that stopped by to play Call of Duty include Karl-Anthony Towns (anticipated #1 NBA draft pick), Jay Ellis (actor), Joe P. Harris (actor), Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets), Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets) and Michael Bisping (UFC fighter).
Bella Thorne and Emily Osment at Guitar Hero Live – Bella Thorne and Emily Osment are big fans of Guitar Hero Live and came together at E3 to play the game for the very first time. Guitar Hero Live showcased GHTV, the world’s first official playable music video network for hundreds of fans. Rock legends Avenged Sevenfold also joined the masses to check out the highly anticipated game.
Zach Braff was spotted at the Destiny: The Taken King booth. The Taken King is due out September 15. Braff, a new player to the game, comments on how much he enjoys playing the game with friends, and how it has helped connect with his 15 year-old nephew, who is a die-hard fan of the game.
Which games are you most excited for?
E3 is in full swing and that means some fantastic new games are coming out and are being showcased. One of the trailers that came out was from Star Wars Battlefront.
Now you will be able to put yourself in your Star Wars battle fantasies. Feeling the ominous thud of an AT-AT stomping down on the frozen tundra of Hoth. Rebel forces firing blasters as Imperial speeder bikes zip through the lush forests of Endor. Intense dogfights between squadrons of X-wings and TIE fighters filling the skies. Immerse yourself in the epic Star Wars battles you’ve always dreamed of and create new heroic moments of your own in Star Wars Battlefront.
Pre-order Star Wars Battlefront and on December 1st, 2015, be among the first players to experience the Battle of Jakku, the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet in the Outer Rim.
As a former Army Ranger and elite pararescueman with over a decade of service in the Army, Wil Willis has hands on experience with a wide range of weapons in real battle situations. With his extensive involvement in high-risk operations around the world, Wil understands that a well-designed weapon used properly can make the difference between life and death. Throughout the series, Wil offers invaluable insights about our bladesmith’s weapons from a practical combat informed perspective.
This knowledge will come in handy as he hosts the new show “Forged in Fire” that is coming to the History Channel on Monday, June 22 at 10pm ET/PT
The most talented bladesmiths in the world will test their mettle in “Forged in Fire,” a cutting-edge competition series coming to History this summer. Hosted by Willis, the series will feature world-class bladesmiths creating many of history’s most iconic edged weapons, from the Japanese katana to the medieval broadsword to ancient throwing blades like the Chakram. Production has started in Brooklyn, New York.
In each episode, four master bladesmiths will put their skills and reputations on the line, trying to avoid elimination while using traditional and state-of-the-art tools and machinery to turn raw metal into authentic working versions of classic bladed weapons of yesteryear. In the hands of these gifted craftsmen, every weapon is not just a lethal instrument of war, but also an elegant work of art. The colorful histories of these weapons will be told throughout the forging process. Then the weapons will be assessed and tested by a panel of internationally recognized judges.
Joining Willis will be a judging panel of renowned experts: J. Neilson, a Pennsylvania-based Mastersmith who has been making knives and edged weapons for more than 20 years; Doug Marcaida, a New York-based hand-to-hand combat specialist who has studied and mastered fighting styles and techniques around the world; and David Baker, a California-based authority known for replicating period-accurate weapons, from submachine guns to samurai swords, for both museums and films.
Summer concerts are going to be here faster than you think. To kick off the summer right Budweiser is hooking you up with a chance to win tickets for a free concert in NYC. Jay Z’s Made in America music festival is making its debut in New York City: at the foot of the Statue of Liberty. On Sunday, June 21, the Queen of Hip Hop Soul and nine-time Grammy Award winner Mary J. Blige will return to her hometown for a one-time free concert event as a prelude to this year’s epic Budweiser Made in America festival. Fans can enter to win tickets at Budweiser.com/BMIAStatueofLiberty.
This music moment comes as a result of Budweiser’s historic partnership with The National Parks Foundation to bring bigger, better experiences to fans as America’s macro-beer. The event also encourages a younger demographic to become the next generation of national parks enthusiasts through the Find Your Park movement.
This year, America’s King of Beers will be delivering a series of unparalleled fan experiences during its expansion of the successful festival, curated by music legend Jay Z.
Batman is back! On June 23rd you will get your chance to defend the street of Gotham as the new Batman game “Arkham Knight” arrives online and in stores. Yet other people have already played the game! Wiz Khalifa, Neil Patrick Harris, Minka Kelly and many other celebs got to check out the game.
“Batman: Arkham Knight” from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Rocksteady Studios partnered with SNL’s Taran Killam to direct the video and host celeb gamers and fans of the franchise for their first hands-on with the title.
Celebs who got a chance to play the game were, Wiz Khalifa, Blake Anderson, Neil Patrick Harris, Minka Kelly, Kumail Nanjiani, Breckin Meyer, Joe Manganiello, Troy Baker (voice of Two-Face) and Kevin Conroy (voice of Batman).
“Batman: Arkham Knight” is the finale to the Arkham series where Batman face the ultimate threat against the city he has sworn to protect. The title will be available on June 23, 2015 exclusively for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.
On Monday, June 15 at 9/8c, the day before the release of his first solo album (6/16 on Fueled by Ramen), Fuse will air an in-depth interview with fun. frontman, Nate Ruess: Uncovered. Showcasing Ruess’ body of work – from his success with fun. to the launch of his solo career – Uncovered offers viewers a unique look into Ruess’ world through exclusive interviews and music videos.
Nate Ruess made a name for himself as the lead singer for the band fun. With hits such as “Some Nights” and “We Are Young,” the guys were a huge success. So why would Ruess want to go out on his own?
In an interview on Fuse TV Nate says, “I really needed some time off,” who had been touring with fun. With that time off, Ruess started writing, and those songs became more personal than anything he had ever written. Falling in love was very important to Ruess when he began writing the album, Grand Romantic, which hits stores on June 16.
Recently news came out from “Rolling Stone” magazine that Ice Cube perform some N.W.A songs with MC Ren and DJ Yella at a Los Angeles concert. “It’s just gonna be a great night,” Ice Cube tells Rolling Stone of his BET Experience gig at the Staples Center on June 27th. “We’re gonna be there with Snoop, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q. It’s just gonna be one of those ‘I wish I were there in L.A. nights.’ And we’re gonna rock that shit, no problem.”
This concert will fit in nicely with the film “Straight Outta Compton” that chronicles the start of N.W.A. Ice Cube worked on this film with Dr. Dre and Eazy-E’s widow Tomica Woods-Wright. The film comes out August 14th.
“I’m gonna bring out some of the old favorites,” Cube says of the concert, declining to name which specific songs he’ll perform. “We’re gonna bring back some memories up in there for sure.”
For those who live in L.A. you might want to purchase tickets to the BET Experience at L.A. Live soon. I am guessing that these will sell out soon. The concert will be on June 25th and the 28th. Nicki Minaj, Kevin Hart, Bell Biv Devoe, the Roots and others are all slated to perform.