Much like other subscription businesses including Netflix and Hulu Plus, WWE will be offering: November For Free: New subscribers will receive WWE Network free of charge for the entire month of November – including Survivor Series on Sunday, November 23. WWE Network will be available for $9.99 per month with no commitment and the ability to cancel at any time.
WWE Network features 24/7 scheduled programming, all 12 pay-per-view events LIVE and the most comprehensive video-on-demand library with more than 2,600 hours of content, including every WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-view, all for $9.99 per month with no commitment and the ability to cancel any time. WWE Network programming includes groundbreaking original programming, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches, exclusive coverage of special events and more. The U.S. English language version of WWE Network is available on an over-the-top basis in more than 170 countries and territories.
Like other digital subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, fans are able to subscribe online by going to WWE.com and clicking on the WWE Network button on the top right corner of the navigation bar.
For a complete listing of WWE Network availability by country and device, please click here.
This morning, during a special event at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed the films that will make up Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring a mix of fan-favorite characters and several heroes who will be making their big-screen debuts.
The next two films to be released by Marvel are AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON on May 1, 2015, and ANT-MAN on July 17, 2015. Marvel revealed the dates and titles of nine additional films through 2019, including upcoming Captain America, Thor, Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy installments, along with films featuring Black Panther – who, Feige announced, will be played by Chadwick Boseman – Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and the Inhumans.
The announced films are as follows:
· 5/1/15 – AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
· 7/17/15 – ANT-MAN
· 5/6/16 – CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
· 11/4/16 – DOCTOR STRANGE
· 5/5/17 – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 (previously dated 7/28/17)
· 7/28/17 – THOR: RAGNAROK
· 11/3/17 – BLACK PANTHER
· 5/4/18 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART I
· 7/6/18 – CAPTAIN MARVEL
· 11/2/18 – INHUMANS
· 5/3/19 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART II
Ten films have already been released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with 2008’s IRON MAN. All 10 films opened at #1 domestically and have collectively grossed over $7.1 billion globally.
Two of these films, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS and IRON MAN 3, set records as the #1 and #2 domestic openings of all time with $207.4 million and $174.1 million respectively. MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS went on to become the third biggest film of all time worldwide, while Marvel’s IRON MAN 3 ranks as the sixth biggest film ever. They are the two highest grossing Super Hero films of all time.
Earlier this year, Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, which broke the April opening domestic record with $95 million, earned $714 million worldwide and is the #5 film of 2014. Most recently, Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY crossed $757 million globally after opening with a domestic August record of $94.3 million and setting an October debut record in China, where it has now grossed nearly $90 million. It’s the #1 film of the year domestically and the #3 film worldwide.
Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.
Variety Magazine spoke with WWE SuperStar John Cena recently. He spoke with the magazine about his audition with Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer. Cena is looking to move from just action movies to trying his hand in comedic films. “These are the people who make funny,” says Cena. “I was more nervous of that than anything I’ve ever done.”
Cena sees WWE alums like Dwayne Johnson and Dave Bautista make it on the silver screen. Recent films like “Fast & Furious,” “G.I. Joe” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” help Cena see the light at the end of the tunnel.
To read the entire interview Variety had with John Cena, click here.
Earlier this year, during the Super Bowl pre-game, Diet Mountain Dew premiered its “Dale Call” TV commercial featuring Dale Earnhardt Jr. Since that commercial aired many Dale fans want the unique duck call that summoned Dale Jr. available for sale.
As Dew has done for years – even most recently when it answered DEW Nation’s request to bottle Baja Blast – the brand heard fans and decided to give them what they wanted. There has been some buzz about this but, starting Tuesday, October 14, DEW and Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans can purchase a “Dale Call” at NASCAR.com, on-track and via select online retailers.
In addition, at this weekend’s race in Talladega, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will celebrate the “Dale Call” release by debuting #DaleCall on the rear bumper of his No. 88 Chevy SS.
Experience Pee-wee’s Playhouse like never before! All 45 wacky episodes, plus the Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special, have been meticulously remastered from the original film elements — and now you can see this ground-breaking series for the first time in beautiful high-definition!
Scream along to the secret word with Pee-wee Herman and his pals: Jambi the Genie, Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis, Reba the mail lady, Captain Carl, Magic Screen, Conky, Globey, Chairry, Pterri, Randy and all the rest. Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray box set, with special bonus content, debuts on home entertainment shelves October 21, 2014 from Shout! Factory. Also available to own on the same day is Pee-wee’s Playhouse: Seasons One and Two in a high-definition 4-DVD set. Mecka-lecka hi, Mecka-hiney ho!
Winner of an amazing 22 Emmy Awards, Pee-wee’s Playhouse is a cultural touchstone for a generation, and its visually dynamic design and offbeat sense of humor were a genuine phenomenon. Whether reliving childhood memories or introducing this beloved series to a new generation, the newly re-mastered Pee-wee’s Playhouse will take you back to being a kid. This is an essential Blu-ray collection for loyal fans and collectors.
TV Guide named Pee-wee’s Playhouse #10 on their list of THE TOP 25 CULT TELEVISION SHOWS EVER! For over 25 years, the enormously popular Pee-wee Herman and innovative television series Pee-wee’s Playhouse, created by, and starring Paul Reubens, has captured a special place in the hearts of millions of viewers, young and old. Since its initial premiere on CBS in 1986, this highly acclaimed children’s program became Saturday morning appointment viewing for kids in the ‘80s and ‘90s and has been a staple in the pop culture zeitgeist ever since.
With its innovative production design and Reubens’ rich original characters and humor, Pee-wee’s Playhouse is a magical place that sparks creativity and imagination—and brings joy to children and adults alike. Parents and grown-ups have always enjoyed the show’s many double entendres. The series features beloved regulars Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne), Reba the Mail Lady (S. Epatha Merkerson), Miss Yvonne (Lynne Marie Stewart), Captain Carl (Phil Hartman), The King of Cartoons (William Marshall), Jambi the Genie (John Paragon), Ricardo (Vic Trevino) and Mrs. Rene (Suzanne Kent). And of course, Chairry, Pterri, Conky, Magic Screen, Clocky, Cool Cat, Dirty Dog, Chicky Baby, Penny, the Dinosaur family, and the rest of the gang!
Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray box set contains OVER 4 HOURS of brand-new interviews with the cast and crew, plus never-seen, behind-the-scenes footage—all part of TEN FEATURETTES, including:
Building the Playhouse
Opening the Playhouse
Writing for the Playhouse
The Look of the Playhouse
Music of the Playhouse
The Cast of the Playhouse
Puppets of the Playhouse
Animating the Playhouse
A Very Merry Christmas Special
Fans and Memorabilia of the Playhouse
You can pre-order Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series HERE!
The lively, funny and entertaining co-stars of NBC TODAY’s fourth hour are putting down their wine glasses and joining WWE® as guest stars on Monday Night Raw® on October 6 at 8PM ET/7PM CT on USA Network.
Kotb, who is a seven-year breast cancer survivor, and Gifford will join WWE for its third consecutive year supporting Susan G. Komen and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Before Kotb and Gifford rule the ring, WWE Superstar John Cena® will make a guest appearance on the TODAY show in the iconic fourth hour segment to give them a pep talk to prepare for the show.
Additionally, journalist, Joan Lunden, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, will sit ringside as a special guest along with other breast cancer survivors. As TODAY’s special #PinkPower correspondent for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lunden is celebrating survivors, supporting those currently battling cancer and remembering those we have lost. Lunden was also featured on the cover of last week’s People Magazine talking about her personal fight against breast cancer.
“We’ve been wrestling every day at 10AM in our own ring for the past seven years, and it gets down and dirty. So bring it on!” said Kotb and Gifford.
“WWE is thrilled to have Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb and Joan Lunden join Monday Night Raw to help shine a light on the battle against breast cancer,” said Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE. “These women continue to be a voice for the millions that are affected by this devastating disease. We are honored to have their support in raising awareness and funds to continue the fight.”
For the month of October, the WWE Superstars and Divas will wear co-branded Komen and WWE apparel and all WWE platforms will “go pink.” The “Courage Conquer Cure” campaign will continue throughout National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and WWE will donate to Komen 20 percent of the retail sales price of all co-branded merchandise sold on WWEShop.com and at WWE live events, as well as 5 percent of all other WWE merchandise sold on WWEShop.com. For the first time, fans will have the option of donating $1, $5 or $10 upon checkout from WWEShop.com with all proceeds benefiting Komen.
Monday Night Raw is the most-watched, regularly scheduled, year-round program on cable, airing live every Monday night, 52 weeks a year on USA Network.
Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY arrives on Digital HD plus Disney Movies Anywhere November 18th and on Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand December 9th! Earning over $645 million worldwide comes an unlikely new team from the Marvel cinematic universe that must come together in a desperate battle to decide the fate of the galaxy. The comedic adventure is packed with never-before-seen deleted scenes, gag reel, exclusive look at “Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron” and more!
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy film has earned over $645 million worldwide and recently passed the $300 million mark at both the domestic and international box offices. Guardians of the Galaxy opened domestically August 1 with $94.3 million to become the biggest August debut of all time and ultimately the biggest August release ever; it’s also the highest grossing film of the year and the first to surpass $300 million in 2014 domestically. After becoming the 10th straight Marvel Studios film to open at #1, Guardians of the Galaxy occupied the top spot domestically for four of its first six weekends in release.
From Marvel, the studio that launched the epic franchises of “Iron Man,” “Thor,” “Captain America” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” comes an unlikely new team—the “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The Marvel Cinematic Universe expands into the cosmos when brash space adventurer Peter Quill steals a coveted orb and becomes the object of a relentless bounty hunt. To evade his enemies, Quill forges an uneasy truce with Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly assassin Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb, he must rally his ragtag band of misfits for a desperate battle that will decide the fate of the galaxy. Featuring amazing new characters and exclusive bonus features, this must-own blockbuster will have you hooked on a feeling… of pure adrenaline!
Chris Pratt (“The Lego Movie,” TV’s “Parks and Recreation”) as Peter Quill, Zoe Saldana (“Avatar,” “Star Trek”) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (“Riddick,” “The Man with the Iron Fists”) as Drax, Vin Diesel (“Fast and the Furious” series, “Riddick”) as Groot, Bradley Cooper (“American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) as Rocket, Lee Pace (“The Hobbit” series, “Lincoln”) as Ronan, Michael Rooker (TV’s “The Walking Dead”) as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan (“Oculus,” TV’s “Doctor Who”) as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou (“How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “Gladiator”) as Korath, John C. Reilly (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”) as Corpsman Dey, Glenn Close (TV’s “Damages,” “Tarzan”) as Nova Prime and Benicio Del Toro (“Traffic,” “The Usual Suspects”) as The Collector.
I love talking to stand-up comedians for many reasons. One is that I love hearing how they form their craft. It is interesting for me to hear how they form their material and to see if their friends always have a demand for them to be funny. I think the world of stand-up is fascinating. I have a ton of respect for their profession.
Last week I was able to chat with comedian Greg Walloch. Greg currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and is the host of the popular live storytelling show, Eat Your Words at The Standard, Hollywood. Greg and I talk about how his career started, his current projects, his time on the Howard Stern show, and much more. To listen to my interview with Greg CLICK HERE. I also asked Greg which comedians we should check out. He said that Ron Funches, Jen Kirkman, Baron Vaughn, Hasan Minhaj, Beth Stelling, and Kurt Braunohler are some very funny people. So if you get a chance make sure you check out their shows.
Greg has appeared on everything from The Howard Stern Show to Kurt Andersen’s Studio 360 on Public Radio International. Greg performed to a capacity crowd at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium in the variety show Sxip’s Hour of Charm. He has opened for ’60’s icon Janis Ian at the World Institute on Disability Gala in the Bay Area, and appeared in The Moth: West Village Stories with Amy Sedaris and Andy Borowitz in New York City.
Greg was featured in USA Network’s Characters Unite national tour with sold out engagements at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the Newseum in Washington, DC, and at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.
In conjunction with the Peabody Award winning storytelling collective The Moth, the Characters Unite tour featured Christopher Gorham, Forest Whitaker, Meghan McCain, Kevin Jacobsen, Jeffery Rudell, Pam Grier, Dan Choi, Nathan Lane, Dustin Lance Black, Octavia Spencer, Aimee Mullins, Matt Bomer, John Legend, Willie Garson and more. Greg also appears in USA Network’s Characters Unite “I Won’t Stand For…” PSA campaign to fight hate and discrimination.
Greg’s live solo shows have toured in Moscow, Toronto, Vancouver, London, Ireland, Germany, Australia, Poland, Scotland, Tel Aviv, and in various festivals across the United States. The concert film “F**k The Disabled,” based on Walloch’s live show stars Greg Walloch with a cast that includes Stephen Baldwin, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.
Here is what a few notable actors and comedians have said about Greg.
“ONE OF THE MOST PROFOUND PIECES OF COMEDY IN THE MOST TRUTHFUL WAY. JUST WONDERFUL!” – Jerry Stiller
“WALLOCH DELIVERS WITH BITE AND WITHOUT BOMBAST.” -The New Yorker
“WONDERFULLY FUNNY.” – Nathan Lane
“Absolutely amazing! I just sat back and took a ride. I listened intellectually, I laughed my ass off and my heart listened too… articulating what it means to be human so eloquently… this is what my soul is supposed to feel, I’m supposed to have more human moments like this!” – Jen Kirkman, Chelsea Lately and After Lately
Did you ever want to play video games with Will Ferrell? Well now you have a shot to do so. In order to raise money for children and teens with cancer, Ferrell has set up a two-hour gaming event on 26th October where one lucky person will get an all-expense paid trip to play video games in person with Will in San Francisco.
This event will be streamed over Twitch. The cheapest backer tier is $10, which grants you a $5 Amazon credit and one ticket in the raffle to be Ferrell’s game-playing buddy for the evening. Spending $25 gets you two tickets in the lottery along with Twitch Turbo access for ad-free streaming, and spending $50 grants all of the above along with limited edition collector’s item Will Ferrell’s SuperMegaUVBlastMax Gamer’s Sunscreen.
From Will Ferrell:
Hello people of the video game universe…it’s your friend Will Ferrell! How would you like to join me for a delightful evening of playing video games together? The only appropriate answer is YES!
I want to throw one of the coolest video game events in the history of mankind, possibly even dating back to the time of the dinosaurs, and I’m extending this challenge to gamers: Raise $375,000 for charity and children with cancer and then I’ll host the event on October 26th…..AND, one lucky winner (aka one of you reading right now) could join me for this life altering moment in beautiful San Francisco!