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Charles Tillman Looks to Shell Out His Love For Peanuts

We all know Charles “Peanut” Tillman from his time in the NFL and the great work he does with his foundation. He even won the prestigious NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award with all the work he does in different communities.

Not only is Charles a hardworking man, but he loves to have fun. So when the National Peanut Board was looking for someone to team up with for their Shell Out campaign, going with Peanut Tillman was a no brainer. The #ShellOut campaign is about love. The National Peanut Board knows that people are obsessed with peanuts and peanut butter. With Tillman they are looking to create a big, loud groundswell of peanut passion in America to celebrate that fandom.

The National Peanut Board will be looking to you and the rest of the world to share all the different ways to Shell Out because they want to know exactly how much people love peanuts. Do you love peanuts so much that you would eat peanut butter for breakfast every day? How about naming your pet Peanut Butter?

How deep is your love for peanuts? You can tell the world by using the hashtag #ShellOut now all the way through June 15.

Why use the term Shell Out? Well the National Peanut Board feel that it is a term of endearment for any peanut and peanut butter fanatic out there. It means you take your peanut pride to the next level by doing something crazy for peanuts. You’ll go that far because to you, peanuts are the cat’s pajamas. And it’s all about having fun!

For more info and to join in on the #ShellOut party follow the National Peanut Board on Instagram and Twitter handles at @PeanutsHere and on their website at NationalPeanutBoard.org to learn more. Also follow Charles on Twitter @PeanutTillman and add him when you show your love for peanuts! Check out the Charles Tillman’s video HERE!

Click here to listen to my interview with Charles about his love for peanuts, his time in the NFL, draft day and much more.

Marvel Releases New Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 Trailer

Recently on Jimmy Kimmel Live Chris Pratt helped debut the latest trailer forGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 that costars Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper and more. The film is in theaters May 5th. Set two-to-three months after the first film, the Guardians of the Galaxy travel throughout the cosmos and struggle to keep their new-found family together, while helping Peter Quill learn more about his true parentage.

February Was A Great Month To Build Something

Loot Crate has done it again. As a geek and a collector I am always loving what the good folks over at Loot Crate put into their crates each and every month. This month’s Loot Crate theme was BUILD. It showcased items from LEGO Batman and Power Rangers which both franchises have movies out this year.

The items in this month’s crate are a Lego Batman Head Food Container, one Lego Dimensions Fun Pack. You will either get Benny, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Unikitty, or Bad Cop. A Megazord Pin + 3 Power Rangers digital comics from Comixology, a Megazord Blueprint shirt and a TETRIS Flexible Magnet Sheet – Flat magnets for your fridge.

Like what you see? Get a subscription. March’s theme is PRIMAL! That roar in the distance is a call. Will you answer it? This month they are unleashing the beasts of some of pop culture’s most ferocious franchises! Plus there are different themed crates as well. There is a Loot Anime, Loot Gaming, Loot Pets, Firefly, and LVLUp. They even have limited edition Star Wars and Call of Duty crates. You can pick out the best one that fits your style and your budget. Go to www.lootcrate.com for more info on each one and to start your subscription today!

Star Wars Starts Production On Han Solo Movie

Disney has been doing a great job with the Star Wars films. From The Force Awakens to Rogue One fans of the movie franchise have been loving these movies. Now we get a Han Solo movie that comes out next year. The adventure-filled past of the iconic scoundrel and everyone’s favorite Wookiee is going before cameras this month when principal photography on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story officially began February 20th at Pinewood Studios, London.

The movie will explore the duo’s adventures before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away, Lando Calrissian. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directors co-piloting the movie, with a cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.

“Watching such inspired people from all over the world, with such unique voices, come together for the sole purpose of making art, is nothing short of miraculous,” Lord and Miller said. “We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky.”

Written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, it will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, Simon Emanuel and co-produced by Kiri Hart, Susan Towner and Will Allegra. Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin will executive produce.

Crewing the ship will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Academy Award nominee for his work on “Arrival,” Bradford Young (Director of Photography), Chris Dickens (Editor), Dominic Tuohy (SFX Supervisor), Rob Bredow (VFX Supervisor) and Brad Allan (Action Designer).

They will be joining returning Star Wars veteran crew members Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Neil Lamont (Production Designer), Dave Crossman and Glyn Dillon (Co-Costume Designers), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Lisa Tomblin (Hair), Amanda Knight (Make-Up) and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).

The untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story is slated for release on May 25, 2018.

Cocktails That Are Oscar Worthy

Next weekend we get to see who will be taking home the award that every actor, director, and so on would want to win. Who do you have winning? What was your favorite film this Oscar season? Another question that I have for you is what are you doing for the Oscars? Are you throwing a party? If so why not try these cocktail recipes below. Your guests will be thankful that you did.

Renowned mixologist Charles Joly created the below four signature cocktails, making a statement for Hollywood’s most memorable evening. The Hilhaven Lodge’s Tinseltown roots run deep – the whiskey is named after the luxurious estate, Hilhaven Lodge, home of The Hilhaven Lodge partner and legendary director Brett Ratner.

Attendees at Governor’s Ball will have their choice of The Hilhaven Lodge Old Fashioned, The Road Less Traveled and The Lodge. Cîroc will offer a modern twist with their Cîroc French 75.

Hilhaven Lodge Old Fashioned

1.5 oz. The Hilhaven Lodge Blended Straight American Whiskey

0.5 oz. Demerara Simple Syrup

1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters

1 Orange Peel

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice, mist with orange oil and place twist decoratively.

The Road Less Traveled

1.5 oz. The Hilhaven Lodge Blended Straight American Whiskey

0.75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

0.5 oz. Bourbon Vanilla Chai Tea Syrup

1 oz. Dandelion Burdock Root Soda

Combine The Hilhaven Lodge with tea syrup and lemon juice. Shake gently. Roll in dandelion and burdock soda. Pour into Collins glass over large cubes. Garnish with dehydrated lemon wheels.

The Lodge

1.5 oz. The Hilhaven Lodge Blended Straight American Whiskey

0.3 oz. Punt e Mes Sweet Vermouth

0.3 oz. East India Sherry

3 drops Chocolate Bitters

Combine The Hilhaven Lodge whiskey with vermouth, sherry and bitters. Stir to chill and dilute. Pour over large cube into an Old Fashioned glass. Mist with orange oil and garnish with fresh rosemary.

Ciroc French 75

1.5 oz. Cîroc Vodka

0.75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

0.5 oz. Simple Syrup

Splash of Champagne

Combine Cîroc, lemon juice and simple syrup in cocktail shaker over ice. Shake gently. Roll in champagne and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Mist cocktail with lemon oil and garnish with a twist.

Can Kate Upton Ever Care For Jimmy Kimmel

What is Kate Upton doing after SI announced she will be the cover model once again for the swimsuit issue? The answer is simple. She hangs out with Jimmy Kimmel. Kate Upton sat down with late night host Jimmy Kimmel to answer “3 Ridiculous Questions” over a Morgan Mule cocktail with Captain Morgan.

The cover model chatted with the Oscars host about her thoughts on clowns, having pies for feet and whether or not she could learn to love Jimmy.

If you like what they are drinking well you can make up a Morgan Mule from the cocktail recipe below.

Morgan Mule

1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

4 oz. Ginger (beer or ale)

Lime Wedge

Serve on the rocks and garnish with a lime wedge.

Joey Bada$$ Creates A New Flow For MTN Dew

As we head to NBA All-Star weekend MTN Dew is doing their best to get you ready for the fantastic weekend. Joey Bada$$ teamed up with Mtn Dew to create an ode to basketball called Victory. With Victory, Joey showcases his love for the game, a sport that he’s always been passionate about, playing as a young kid in Brooklyn and still balling as a form of exercise and enjoyment today. The song just dropped today and can be heard HERE!

This track is the first project out of The Courtside Project, a unique collaboration by DEW that brings together NBA players and trendsetters across style, art and music, debuting at All-Star 2017.

To celebrate the release of Victory, Joey Bada$$ will be in New Orleans at Courtside HQ – Dew’s consumer experience at NBA All-Star Weekend – to help launch The Courtside Project and to film a music video for the exclusive track while performing it live for the first time. The music video will be released later this NBA season.

Russell Westbrook Says To Just Be Yourself

Last weekend we saw Russell Westbrook’s former teammate Kevin Durant come back to Oklahoma City. Durant and his new team the Golden State Warriors won the game, but Westbrook can hold his head up high because he is still paving his own way.

There is a new video featuring DEW partner and MVP candidate Russell Westbrook. In Don’t Do They, Russell and DEW challenge ‘they,’ instigating a culture that pushes boundaries and encourages people to “do you.”

Westbrook is an athlete who constantly challenges the status quo, inspiring individuality. In Don’t Do They, Russell truly embodies what it means to Do the DEW. The new ad also coincides with DEW’s launch of overall plans for NBA All Star 2017 in New Orleans.

Crown Royal Teams Up With NFL Greats To Help Support The Troops

One of the reasons that I am a fan of Crown Royal is because of the work they do to help support the troops. Last weekend a star-studded list of former and current professional football players attended the Ditka & Jaws Cigars with the Stars party. As the premier spirit of the event, Crown Royal hosted a bag stuffing where attendees were able to pack CAMO bags for troops overseas as well as write personalized notes showing their appreciation. From former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis to current head coach Ron Rivera, athletes had the chance to give back to our service men and women.

Some of the drinks at the party are ones that you can make at home and enjoy responsibly.

Vanilla Mule

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Vanilla

. 75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

3 oz. Ginger Beer

1 Lime Wedge

Directions: Combine Crown Royal Vanilla and lime juice in a shaker and add ice. Shake well and strain in glass over fresh ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with lime wedge.

Northern Harvest Rye Manhattan

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye

.5 oz. Sweet Vermouth

2 Dashes Real Bitters

Luxador Cherries

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice and stir until chilled. Strain into cocktail glass and garnish.

Deluxe Old Fashioned

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Deluxe

.25 oz. Simple Syrup

1-3 Dashes Bitters

1 Orange Peel

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with orange peel.

Check Out The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer

All of your favorite Guardians are back for the sequel to the Guardians of the Galaxy film franchise. During the game on Sunday Marvel showcased the latest trailer. There are a few new characters and the one you know and love are back as well. The film comes out on May 5th and I can’t wait to check this one out!