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DC Comics Goes To The Dark Side

Born from the pages of the bestselling event Dark Nights: Metal, the Dark Multiverse continues to play havoc with some of the most memorable events in DC’s comic book history as the publisher announced today two more additions to the Tales from the Dark Multiverse series of prestige format one-shots.

TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: BLACKEST NIGHT #1

Writer Tim Seeley (Nightwing) and artist Kyle Hotz (Swamp Thing: Roots of Terror) team up with cover artist Lee Weeks (Batman) to retell the tale of the Green Lantern event that changed the DC Universe forever, only this time the Black Lanterns emerge triumphant! Twenty-three days after the cataclysm, Sinestro, trapped between life and death as a White and a Black Lantern, emerges as the world’s last hope—the Limbo Lantern! In order to save the universe or end his life, he’ll need the help of some unlikely survivors—Dove, Lobo, and Mister Miracle—all of whom will put their lives on the line to give their world one final chance! This 48-page one-shot goes on sale November 13 for $5.99, and fans can also pick up a reprint of the original Blackest Night #1 the same day for just $1.

TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: INFINITE CRISIS #1

Writer James Tynion IV (Justice LeagueJustice League Dark) and artists Aaron Lopresti (Wonder Woman) and Matt Ryan (Damage) team up with cover artist Lee Weeks for this dark turn on DC’s mega-event Infinite Crisis. The destruction of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, the rise of Alexander Luthor and Superboy-Prime, and the rebirth of the Multiverse all began with Ted Kord, the Blue Beetle. Kord saw it all coming and died with secrets that could have saved the world. But in the Dark Multiverse, Blue Beetle survives, and with the death of Maxwell Lord by his hand, Ted sets off events that irreversibly alter the lives of not only the Justice League, but also his best friend, Booster Gold. In trying to prevent a crisis, Blue Beetle becomes the crisis, and the Dark Multiverse will never be the same. A $1 reprint of the original Infinite Crisis #1 will also be available when this 48-page one-shot goes on sale November 27, also for $5.99.

A Hot Summer Calls For A Classic

Just in time for summer’s hottest months, BON & VIV Spiked Seltzer is releasing Classic – a refreshing new variant now available in cans and on draft, making it one of the first hard seltzers to be offered on tap.

Knowing unflavored seltzers are popular in the non-alcohol market, BON & VIV Spiked Seltzer is launching a hard seltzer option that can be enjoyed on its own, with a squeeze of fruit or as a base in your favorite cocktails. Classic is naturally gluten free with 90 calories, 0g of sugar and 4.5% ABV.

You may have tried unflavored hard seltzers before, but BON & VIV Spiked Seltzer believes the taste of Classic is unmatched! Don’t just take our word for it. Tasting is believing, so crack open a can of BON & VIV Spiked Seltzer Classic next to the competition and discover great taste for yourself.

In addition to on draft and in single flavor packs, Classic also now comes in a limited-edition Coastal Variety Pack which just launched in select locations and features brand new flavors including Coconut and Mango, alongside Lemon Lime.

SKYY Vodka Creates The Colors Of Pride

SKYY Vodka is celebrating Pride Month and continuing its historic support of the LGBTQ+ community with activities planned throughout Pride Month. As the official vodka partner of WorldPride, SKYY will have a significant presence throughout the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ celebrations, honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots and paying tribute those who have shaped LGBTQ+ culture with a special vogue performance on its WorldPride Parade float.

The premium vodka brand is also offering consumers in NYC and everywhere a way to join in the celebration of love and acceptance with a signature “Colors of Love” Pride cocktail, embodying the bold colors of the rainbow to create a sweet and savory celebration in a glass.

“Colors of Love” PRIDE Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients

1.5 oz SKYY Vodka

.5 oz Grand Marnier

.5 oz Lavender syrup

1 oz Lemon juice

1-2 pc. Strawberry

6-10 pc. Mint leaves

2-3 oz. Club soda

Instructions

Add strawberry and mint to the shaker and muddle just until strawberries are broken down. Shake and strain over fresh ice and top with club soda. Garnish with a lemon wedge, lavender and mint leaf.

Check Out The SHAZAM Trailer

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out.  In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam, courtesy of an ancient wizard.  Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them!  Can he fly?  Does he have X-ray vision?  Can he shoot lightning out of his hands?  Can he skip his social studies test?  Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child.  But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

“Shazam!” also stars Jack Dylan Grazer as Billy’s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, part of the foster family that includes Mary, played by Grace Fulton; Darla, played by Faithe Herman; Eugene, played by Ian Chen; and Pedro, played by Jovan Armand.  Cooper Andrews  and Marta Milans play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez, with Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou as the Wizard.

Firmly set in the DC universe but with his own distinctly fun, family-centric tone, the screenplay is by Henry Gayden, story by Gayden and Darren Lemke.  Shazam was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. The movie comes out next month.

Lil Yachty Teams Up With Reebok For The Aztrek

Reebok Classic and brand partner Lil Yachty announce the latest colorway of the Aztrek: Reebok’s futuristic, off-road runner first introduced in ’93. Now available in a classic shade of black and red, the shoe retails for $90 on Reebok.com.

Crossing artistic boundaries and blending genres, Lil Yachty has changed the face of hip-hop. Throughout his career he has always sought a different path and carved out his own creative space, shaking off the expectations of others in pursuit of his original sound. In the campaign video, Reebok Classic showcases Lil Yachty’s bold and unapologetic style as he speaks candidly about 90s attitude and being proud of your true identity.

For FW18 Lil Yachty is styled in the Aztrek: the silhouette combines tech-functionality with retro design, featuring a generous ride height and Reebok’s Hexalite tech in the heels. Asymmetrical reinforcements give the toe area an off-kilter vibe. From the track to the streets, the Aztrek remains true to its Classic heritage, with its effortless blend of ‘90s attitude and authentic performance, this Reebok Classic slots right back into the roster like it never left.

Deadpool 2 Is All That And More

Ryan Reynolds was made to play the role of Deadpool. Whoever leaked the first footage of Deadpool way back when (wink-wink) pulled off a genius move. Deadpool made us all laugh and feel funny in all parts of our body. It was a different kind of superhero movie.

I couldn’t wait to see the sequel and see all of the Easter Eggs in this film. The dialogue is fantastic and so is the action.

If you don’t believe me, just read the “synopsis” of the film! Deadpool 2 is a film you need to add to your collection.

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

DEADPOOL 2 Blu-ray Bonus Features:

- Deleted/Extended Scenes

- Gag Reel

- Deadpool Family Values: Cast of Characters

- David Leitch Not Lynch: Directing DP2

- Deadpool’s Lips are Sealed: Secrets and Easter Eggs

- Until Your Face Hurts: Alt Takes

- Roll with the Punches: Actions and Stunts

- The Deadpool Prison Experiment

- The Most Important X-Force Member

- Chess with Omega Red

- Swole and Sexy

- “3-Minute Monologue”

- Audio Commentary by Ryan Reynolds, David Leitch, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick

- Deadpool’s Fun Sack 2

Top Your Chili The Right Way This March

What is your go to snack while watching the madness? For some it is chili. Hormel would like to introduce the 16-Topping Chili Nation Bar – paying homage to one of the most-watched portions of the big tournament; this chili bar is sure to please fans from all over the country with specific ingredients tied to each region.

Check out last year’s chili purchasing stats from March of 2017.

1.    Last year, over 8 million pounds of HORMEL Chili was purchased during March in America!

2.    The South region purchased more HORMEL Chili than any other region – nearly 3 million total pounds to be exact

a.    This was over 1 million pounds more than the next highest region (The West) at 1,828,160 pounds

3.    The Midwest region came in third at 1,695,987 pounds

4.    With the East region rounding out the list at 1,591,754 pounds

16-TOPPING CHILI NATION BAR – INGREDIENTS BY REGION:

South

Corn Chips

Bacon

Jalapeños

Cornbread

West

Cotija cheese

Radishes
Avocado
Cilantro

East

Sour Cream

Red Bell Peppers

Oyster Crackers

Sliced Olives

Midwest

Cheddar Cheese
Tots
Onions
Corn

Terrell Owens Making Sure People’s Football Parties Don’t Stink

On the football field Terrell Owens made people hold their breath by what he could do in the game. Now Owens is making sure it is okay for people to breathe. Yesterday in Minnesota, Terrell Owens made the rounds with a personalized Febreze bottle ahead of his party on Sunday. He’s getting his bathroom Super Bowl ready.

Febreze’s Super Bowl commercial will air in the second quarter and feature Dave – the only man whose #BleepDontStink. That’s linked below.

Although a stud in his playing days, not even T.O. could boast of bleep that didn’t stink. It’s why everyone else but Dave has to have their bathrooms stocked.

Kevin Hart And Pharrell Williams Headline The 2018 NBA All-Star Game

The NBA announced today that comedy superstar Kevin Hart, 11-time Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D will headline the 2018 NBA All-Star Game entertainment on Sunday, Feb. 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.  The 67th annual game will air live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT and will be seen by fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.

Prior to the game, Hart and special guests will take the All-Star stage for an exciting opening and an entertaining introduction of the All-Star teams.  Hart is about to embark on his worldwide IRRESPONSIBLE tour, with dates announced later this month.  He was most recently nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album (What Now?).  Hart is also a four-time MVP and former coach of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

Williams, a multi-faceted singer, songwriter, producer and fashion designer, alongside N.E.R.D, which released its fifth studio album, No One Ever Really Dies, last month, will perform a medley of chart-topping hits at halftime of the NBA All-Star Game.  The record’s first single, “Lemon” featuring Rihanna, debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 in November, marking Williams’ 19th song on the chart.  Williams was also nominated for his second Academy Award® and first Golden Globe in 2017 for his work co-producing the film Hidden Figures.

In addition, eight-time Grammy Award winner Fergie will sing the U.S. national anthem prior to tip-off.  The singer, songwriter and global superstar released her second full-length opus, Double Dutchess, along with her first visual album experience, Double Dutchess: Seeing Double, in September. She is currently hosting Fox’s The Four: Battle for Stardom.

The Air Jordan XXXII Launches Tomorrow

Tomorrow you can get your hands on the latest version of the Air Jordan shoe line. The Air Jordan XXXII launches at 10 am EST.

“We’ve always explored new materials and technology to create the best game shoe. That was evident when we went to Italy to make the II, and it still rings true today. On the XXXII, we challenged our designers to push the limits while staying true to the brand’s DNA,” says Michael Jordan

In the history of the Air Jordan lineage, there’s always been a balance between innovation and style. For instance, the Air Jordan II is as famous for its sophisticated Italian look as it is for its innovative sole unit. The lightweight nubuck and mesh-filled cutouts of the IV displayed swagger, but were chosen more for inherent performance benefit. And the decision to use a patent-leather upper for the XI was a first choice as much for the material’s resiliency as it was for its suit-ready vibe. The list goes on, through the all-new Air Jordan XXXII, a shoe inspired by the essence of the Air Jordan II, but filled with its fair share of more-than-meets-the-eye tech.

While the Air Jordan II’s luxury leathers, textures and shaping most evidently express craft, what’s underfoot best explains the shoe’s true place in the Jordan evolution. At the time, the sole unit, which relies on a direct-injection PU, required Italian ingenuity — and subsequently brought NIKE, Inc. a step forward in footwear design and engineering. Similarly, the Air Jordan XXXII benefits from a deep Nike mastery in proprietary knits for the first-of-its-kind Flyknit upper with high-tenacity yarn.

“With Jordan shoes, we obsess the style in a way that puts many of the performance elements under the hood, so to speak,” explains the XXXII’s designer, Tate Kuerbis. “For example, I wanted to make the laces just disappear into the knit structure, but inside there is a whole harness system with webbing that really locks down your foot.”

Formed with high-tenacity yarns, the Air Jordan XXXII’s Flyknit upper propels a new level of performance and comfort for on-court shoes. More flexible than any previous Jordan upper, the XXXII’s knit structure reduces stiffness at the forefoot and modernizes the moccasin-like toe box of the Jordan II. The digital craft of the knit is balanced by a more traditional application of a molded leather or suede at the heel counter — a feature that underscores a level of sport luxury that’s been tied to Jordan DNA since the II.

More flexible than any previous Jordan upper, the XXXII’s knit structure reduces stiffness at the forefoot

The articulated collar references Jordan’s six titles “We start with athlete insights at the heart of everything we do,” says Jordan Brand VP of Design David Creech. “We craft every detail from macro to micro, obsessing fit, form and function. Thirty years ago, they obsessed those same details when designing the AJ II, which led to the premium materials and the innovative style of Italy. Our goal with the AJ XXXII was to combine the essence of the AJ II with today’s best innovation to create a distinct design language both on and off the court.”

“The Air Jordan game shoe line has always produced some of my favorite shoes,” says Jordan family member and reigning MVP Russell Westbrook. “The XXXII is a great combination of performance and style. The way I play demands that I have the best performing sneaker on my feet and style is something that is engrained in me as a person and player.”

Air Jordan XXXII Rosso Corsa launches September 23 and for the first time, the Air Jordan XXXII will launch globally in a mid and low version.