Mountain Dew believes that every epic adventure should have an equally epic kick start. Today, the brand introduced two new bold flavors of Mtn Dew Kickstart – Pineapple Orange Mango and Strawberry Kiwi – fusing an energizing blast of DEW® with real fruit juice, coconut water and just the right amount of kick. With only 60 calories per 12 oz. can, these two new flavors are perfect for sparking a damn good time, anytime, anywhere.
To kick-off the launch and show DEW Nation how everything gets pumped up when you crack open a can, Mtn Dew Kickstart will premiere its “Come Alive” television commercial, featuring ”Out The Speakers Feat Rich Kidz” by A-Trak and Milo & Otis and So You Think You Can Dance alum D-Trix, during the Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show.
WWE remembers the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others who’ve left an indelible mark on the Civil Rights movement.
The beloved ‘French Blue’ Air Jordan 7 Retro returns newly remastered. The premium white tumbled leather upper is accented with French Blue, Flint Grey and University Blue. Get yours on January 24 on Nike.com (10am EST/7am PST).The Air Jordan VII French Blue was first released in 2002. It features a white-based tumbled leather upper with French blue and flint grey accents.
Nolen Niu is an American Industrial Designer recognized for his holistic approach to design and clean, provocative aesthetics. As of this January, he is featured as a judge on Spike TV’s new show, “Framework;” alongside furniture designer, Brandon Gore and hip-hop artist, Common. “Framework” is the first ever furniture design competition series. The show features 13 emerging furniture designers who will compete over the course of 10 weeks for a $100,000 cash prize and the opportunity for their work to be sold by a major manufacturer.
After receiving his Bachelors of Science in Industrial Design from the world-renowned Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Niu developed private furniture lines, custom one-of-a-kind pieces, mass production furniture, residential and retail spaces for corporate, private and celebrity clientele.
In 2005, Niu ventured out globally and began developing a collection of upholstered goods under the Nolen Niu brand. He was one of only a few American designers to achieve selection and awarded the opportunity to exhibit at the 2006 Salone Satellite Milan Furniture Fair where he debut his first collection, which received enthusiastic reviews from the international community. In conjunction to his selection for the Salone Satellite, Nolen Niu was one of ten designers chosen to be showcased at the ICFF Studio/Bernhardt Design joint venture exhibit, a juried event which purpose is to support emerging talent. Niu has also completed the sixth rendition of the Annual Esquire Magazine House, where he was one of four designers chosen to design a room in a 7,000 square foot ultra-modern mansion, located high atop Hollywood Hills, which hosted celebrity driven charity events for multiple organizations.
In 2011, Nolen Niu opened his own production facility, specializing in upholstery and carpentry, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. This makes him one of the few American furniture designers who are completely vertically integrated, with the ability to competitively design and manufacture his products all in America.
Please note: Photos are by photographer William Cole and shots from the show are courtesy of SPIKETV.
The stunning and intriguing Latarsha Rose returns for a second season in BET Network’s one-hour scripted drama, “Being Mary Jane” starring Gabrielle Union. The hit series was originally picked up after the critically acclaimed movie of the same title aired on the network. Latarsha plays Mary Jane Paul’s best friend, Dr. Lisa Hudson.
In 2012, Latarsha made her movie debut in the highly anticipated feature film The Hunger Games directed by Gary Ross for Lionsgate, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz and Woody Harrelson. Latarsha played the role of Peeta Mellark’s stylist ‘Portia’.
Latarsha thoroughly enjoyed the intense and sexy transformation of this colorful character and found the process of filming her first feature absolutely riveting and extraordinary.
Latarsha’s pathway to acting wasn’t a direct route. She studied dance and performed overseas as a teenager, but academics were always her first priority. While at Georgetown, studying English and Psychology, her secret desire to become an actor was unearthed when she stumbled on a drama class. Upon graduation, Latarsha sought out acting teachers, Tony Greco and Bob Krakower, both who would become instrumental in her training for future acting challenges while advising Latarsha to keep an honest approach to her work.
Latarsha landed her first off, off-Broadway play right out of school. Backstage and the Ross Reports were her go to resources as she studied her craft and pursued any “legit” opportunity to work as an actor and earn her chops. Latarsha worked in NY theatre on several off, off-Broadway productions; it was also at this time that she was cast in Bravo’s It Factor which followed 12 New York actors as they tried to make it in the entertainment business. Shortly afterwards, Latarsha began securing several national commercials and from there she had guest starring roles in Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and CSI NY, eventually re-locating to Los Angeles and landing roles on Swingtown and The Cape.
I got the chance to talk with Latarsha about Season 2 of “Being Mary Jane,” acting, and who she would love to work with on future projects.
Mountain Dew announced a national partnership with Florida Georgia Line, establishing the iconic beverage brand as a sponsor of the superstar duo’s 2015 ANYTHING GOES worldwide headlining tour and the award-winning team of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley as the newest members of DEW Nation.
“Pushing conventional boundaries and instigating cultural shifts is something that has always been core to Mountain Dew,” said Greg Lyons, Vice President of Marketing, Mountain Dew. “Florida Georgia Line’s unique sound has progressed country music and transcended traditional country music audiences since first hitting the scene. We are looking forward to being on the ANYTHING GOES TOUR with the duo and to continuing to share their talent with DEW Nation.”
FGL’s Brian Kelley adds, “just like the DEW brand, we’re all about creating a style and sound that’s all our own. It’s going to be a great time out on the road and we look forward to hanging out with DEW Nation at every stop the tour takes us.”
Florida Georgia Line proved to be unstoppable in 2014 with their GOLD-certified sophomore album ANYTHING GOES (Republic Nashville) catapulting to a #1 debut on the all-genre Billboard 200 and Billboard Top Country Albums charts upon release. Continuing the momentum with their latest Top 10-and-climbing single “Sun Daze” and PLATINUM, #1 smash “Dirt,” FGL racked up 13 industry awards throughout 2014 and kicked off 2015 with a bang – an epic, live performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. The accolades continue to pour in as the record-breaking duo closed out 2014 topping four of Billboard’s year-end charts and lead Forbes “30 Under 30” list. The reigning ACM and CMA Vocal Duo of the Year will continue to celebrate with fans as they embark on their ANYTHING GOES TOUR 2015, which kicks off this Thursday, January 15 in Toledo, Ohio.
Join the conversation about Florida Georgia Line and DEW @mtn_dew #FGLxDEW. A list of ANYTHING GOES TOUR 2015 dates and cities is available at www.FloridaGeorgiaLine.com. The ANYTHING GOES album is available now.
Mortal Kombat is back with another installment called Mortal Kombat X. There are a ton of sick online features that will play a larger role in the game. Players will be able to choose from five factions–Lin Kuei, White Lotus, Brotherhood of Shadows, Special Force and Black Dragon–and earn battle points for the chosen faction. This will determine how a player’s in-game single player or multiplayer menus will look, among other things.
Mortal Kombat X takes place 25 years after the last installment of the series. This trailer features the first look at the beautiful but deadly Edenian Princess Kitana, and Kung Lao, the powerful martial artist with razor sharp hat tricks, as they perform a variety of fighting styles and brutal moves. Who’s Next?
Earlier this week, Reebok challenged the fitness culture status quo with the release of “Free Range” – a captivating video starring a chicken that encourages people to escape a culture that promotes monotonous, uninspiring activities and take on a more engaging approach to physical activity that inspires lifelong commitment.
Released mid-January to coincide with the time that New Year resolutions are most commonly broken or fail, Reebok wants to send a clear message that the reason people fall off the wagon and go back to their sedentary habits is because they’ve bought into a fitness culture that is broken – one that should be traded in for an untethered, inspiring health and fitness lifestyle.
“At Reebok we believe you shouldn’t make resolutions for only a year; rather, you should make them for life,” said Matt O’Toole, Reebok Brand President. “This is why we work with partners such as CrossFit, Spartan Race and Les Mills; fitness inspiration that provides the motivation to live out your resolution — motivations like community, versatility and pushing limits. Reebok believes an active life goes beyond physical benefits; it’s about bettering yourself mentally and socially as well. This is a point of view embodied in the brand’s new symbol, the Reebok Delta.”
The video created by Venables Bell & Partners, depicts a daring chicken escaping from its coop in the search for a more fulfilling and rewarding “Free Range” lifestyle. Running freely across fields and overcoming a number of obstacles that get in its way, the film brings to life Reebok’s approach to fitness and encourages people to embrace a new path to physical activity – one that is unrestrained and promotes an inspiring health and fitness lifestyle.
Find out when your favorite artists are playing, discover new music, get event and venue info, buy tickets, and invite your friends – all in one place. It’s the ultimate guide to live music. You can customize the app with your artist and venue favorites with the StubHub app.
You will be able to find the artists you love with the most robust live event catalog in the industry with over 100,000 live event listings on any given day in the US, the UK, and Canada! Discover new music with recommendations based on your music library and location, which is great when you’re traveling.
You will also be able to listen to song previews and get event recommendations, follow artists and get notifications when they’re heading to your city, invite your friends to a show and plan your night with convenient venue info and directions and buy tickets anytime, anywhere.
The Air Jordan 1 “Hare” is coming back this year. The shoe is inspired by the Air Jordan 7, which is the Jordan sneaker that will be showcased in 2015. The sneaker is a reference to the Bugs Bunny/Michael Jordan connection that was frequently used in TV and print ads in the early 90s. The “Hare” Jordan 1 Mid will release in later this year.