AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD SEPTEMBER 1ST
AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
The fabulous Bellas of Barden University are back to compete in the World Championships of A Cappella after a scandal threatens their legacy in Pitch Perfect 2. The high-spirited sequel to the movie that sparked a worldwide phenomenon is coming to Digital HD on September 1st and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand September 22 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Pitch Perfect 2 is packed with more original musical arrangements, memorable one-liners and offbeat romance as the original’s most beloved characters fight to regain their former glory on a worldwide stage facing off against the toughest competition on the planet. Hysterical behind-the-scenes bonus features, never-before-seen deleted footage, all-new musical performances and a hilarious gag reel make Pitch Perfect 2 a must own on Blu-ray™ and DVD.
Oscar®-nominee Anna Kendrick (Into the Woods), Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids), Brittany Snow (Hair Spray), Anna Camp (The Help), Alexis Knapp (Project X), Hana Mae Lee (“Super Fun Night”) and Ester Dean (Ice Age: Continental Drift) return as the girls who run the a cappella world, with Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Chrissie Fit (Teen Beach Movie, “General Hospital”) and Katy Segal (“Sons of Anarchy”) joining the team for the first time. Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games series), who also directed the infectiously funny film, and John Michael Higgins reprise their roles as clueless competition commentators Gail and John. Skylar Astin (21 & Over), Adam DeVine (“Workaholics”) and Ben Platt (Ricki and the Flash) rejoin the comedy as the Barden’s favorite Treblemakers with YouTube superstar Flula Borg and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Automata) leading the Bellas’ archrivals, German supergroup Das Sound Machine.
Beca (Anna Kendrick), Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) and the Barden Bellas are back to pitch slap the world! After a scandal threatens to derail their last year at Barden, the three-time defending champs worry that they’ve lost their harmony for good. With one chance left at redeeming their legacy, they must face off against the toughest competition on the planet: German super group Das Sound Machine, and fight for their right to win at the World Championships of A Cappella. It will take the power of sisterhood to find their voice and see what it takes to be the world’s top pitches!
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY:
Never Before Seen Treblemakers Performance
The Making of the Riff- Off
Das Sound Machine Finale Breakdown
Snoop in the House
Green Bay Rap
The World Championships of A Cappella
An Aca-Love Story: Bumper and Fat Amy
Elizabeth Banks’ Directorial Debut
Legacy: Hailee Steinfeld
Residual Heat Internship
BLU-RAY AND DVD BONUS FEATURES
Extended Musical Performances
The Bellas Are Back
July 23, 2015 – 10:07 AM - | Posted in Entertainment, Movies | No Comments »
Tune in TONIGHT (July 21) at 6pm ET as ESPN airs their 10 year episode of “My Wish”. During this 10 year run, ESPN’s “My Wish” has fulfilled over 50 sports-themed wishes.
Tonight, WWE Superstar John Cena will be granting the wish of seven-year-old “KJ” Harmon of Orlando Florida who’s battling end stage renal disease.
“KJ”, heads to Washington D.C. And gets a behind-the-scenes look at WWE with his tour guide John Cena, and watch as over 10,000 people celebrate the hero that KJ is.
John Cena has helped grant over 450 wishes from Make-A-Wish to children with life-threatening medical conditions and has put smiles on faces and memories to families.
Along with John Cena, ESPN’s “My Wish” will also feature the San Franciso 49ers, Michael Phelps, Andrew McCutchen and Maya Morre as they fulfill wishes of children working with Make-A-Wish.
Over the past decade, John Cena has granted more wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions than any other celebrity or athlete…putting smiles on their faces and creating memories they and their families will never forget.
ESPN debuted the first wish on SportsCenter at 11pm ET on Sunday, the remaining 4 wishes premier during the 6pm SportsCenter through Thursday July 24th. A one-hour special which will feature clips and highlights of all five wishes will air Thursday night at 7:30pm ET on ESPN.
Catch John Cena’s wish TONIGHT Tuesday, July 21 at 6pm with host Chris Connelly on SportsCenter.
You can also catch the series compilation of “My Wish” Saturday July 25th during the morning edition of SportsCenter.
I have been compensated for this post as I participate in the WWEmoms campaign – all opinions expressed here are my own.
July 21, 2015 – 6:14 PM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, WWE | No Comments »
One of my favorite summer time traditions is heading to Medieval Times Dinner & Theater with the family when we head up to Toronto Ontario. No matter how many times we go, we always end up having a BLAST!
The food is great, the entertainment is great, and it’s just a fun time all around! We never miss a chance to visit. We’ve been to the Toronto castle as well as the Chicago castle. My hope is to have one day made a visit to each Medieval Times Castles in the US and Canada.
Great for ANY occasion Medieval Times is the perfect place for Birthdays, Anniversaries, or just a visit! This summer thru July 31st Medieval Times is hosting Knight Training– where kids can go down into the arena and train with the knights. Large Groups can arrange to play their Team Building Game called ‘Storm The Castle’—and of course Medieval Times is always the best place for families, with something for everyone- ages 3-93!
Like I said, this is our summertime tradition, which I recommend everyone should do! It’s a great venue to beat the summer heat and share family memories! Right now, Medieval Times Dinner & Theater is offering a great deal on a family 4 pack.
This LIMITED TIME Offer of a family four pack is just $128!!!
Ticket Pack includes:
Four Admission Tickets
Four Course Feast Fit for a King.. or Queen!
Two rounds of Select Beverages
Two Hour Action Packed Show
And Parking is ALWAYS FREE!
Visit MedievalTimes.com today to order your tickets, don’t forget to use the code BLOG4P or WEB4P to get your special pricing at the castle closest to you!
July 21, 2015 – 2:07 PM - | Posted in promotions | No Comments »
Scooby-Doo Where Are You?
Everyone’s favorite crime fighting kids are back with their biggest mystery ever in Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery! To help them solve the case the Scooby gang teams up with Rock and Roll legends KISS for an all new Mystery Inc. adventure!
We join the Gang at Kiss World – the all-things-Kiss theme park, as they investigate a series of strange hauntings. With help from Kiss, they discover that the Crimson Witch has returned to summon The Destroyer from the alternate dimension of Kissteria! The evil duos ghastly plan, to destroy the earth! Can the Gang’s cunning and Kiss’s power of rock save the day?! Tune in to this Rock and Roll Mystery for some thunderous, heavy FUN!
Also, check out some of these fun, FREE printables for the kiddos….
July 21, 2015 – 12:19 PM - | Posted in Giveaways | 50 Comments »
Morris the Cat is known throughout the world as the star of over fifty 9Lives cat food commercials from the 1970s up through today. He gained even greater notoriety when he became an advo-cat for kitty adoptions with his “Million Cat Rescue” initiative, and just this year, he took a trip to South by Southwest as a feline technology correspondent.
It seems America’s favorite ‘charmingly choosy’ feline is always on the go, but I recently had the chance to catch up with him to talk show biz, naps, and how he’s giving back through his new effort called ‘Live Well & Prospurr.’
You’ve been a TV star since the 1970s and yet you look as vivacious as ever. How do you keep your youthful glow?
People ask me all the time if I’ve had work done. But in fact, my whiskers stay perky thanks to a disciplined regimen of napping, sleeping, napping some more, eating (9Lives, of course), and just generally hanging out. I want to emphasize this last one because even though it’s categorically important for our health and happiness, it’s also the easiest to forget as we go about our busy lives. That’s why I developed my Official Guide to Relaxing, Chillin’, Unwinding & More. (I had to take some time away from hanging out to write it, but I hope you’ll agree it was well worth it.)
Are humans allowed to know what’s in this guide or is it for felines only?
Oh no, the guide was written for all species, both two- and four-legged. And let’s face it, cats are pretty good at hanging out already. I know relaxing can be daunting—what with work, kids, errands, and chores—but that’s why I created the 5 levels of hanging out. Even the most stressed out person can master Level 1: Kicking Back. Then, as people get more comfortable with the idea of just relaxing, they can move on to the higher levels and ultimately achieve what I like to call Prospurr.
How does someone know when they’ve achieved Prospurr?
Excellent question Gina. Prospurr is the Holy Grail of hanging out. It’s not so much an action as a state of mind, but purr-haps I could describe it best like this: It’s like the moment you flop onto the couch after a hard day, mixed with the tingling sensation of getting scratched behind the ears, rolled into the drool-inducing taste of a bowl of 9Lives. You humans out there probably haven’t tried 9Lives, so you’ll just have to trust me on this one. For more tips on hanging out, go to this website that I built with my own four paws: www.prospurr.9lives.com
I know working in show biz can mean very long hours. How do you keep to your hangout regimen while you’re on set?
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Just like Brad Pitt or Liam Hemsworth, I have a stand-in who sets up all my shots for me. That way I can rest in my trailer—ahem, carrying case—until the cameras start rolling. My stand-in is polyester and has a tag that says “Made in the USA,” but he does the trick. All I have to do is show up and look handsome… which is easy since I’ve spent the whole day getting my beauty rest.
Certainly the entertainment industry, and the world in general, has changed a lot since the 1970s. How do you keep up with the times?
I chase the times like a red-laser dot, and I’m always on the lookout for cool new tech gadgets that help cats and humans live well. One of my new favorites is the Apple Watch—it lets me track how much time I spend ‘napping’ versus the time I spend ‘sleeping.’ AND, today it told me that I took 19 steps going from my bed to my food dish—nothing like working up a sweat before a big meal.
What is the best advice you could give to someone who wants to live a better life?
Watch cat videos! A recent study conducted by some really smart people at Indiana University found that after watching a clip of Lil Bub, Nora the Piano Cat or of course, yours truly, participants felt increased levels of joy and energy. Science doesn’t lie, people! Bonus points if you watch said cat videos curled up in bed or on a fluffy couch.
If a cat watches cat videos, does it have the same effect?
Yes—in fact, the effect is multiplied. It’s like topping 9Lives Super Supper with even more 9Lives Super Supper. Some days I’ll watch cat videos the entire four hours I’m awake.
It seems like you’ve got a pretty nice life, Morris.
I’m very lucky, but to me, being a celebricat isn’t about paw-ty hopping or head-booping Hollywood royalty. It’s about enjoying the simple pleasures that let me live well—and helping others to do the same. You may not know this but I was actually a rescue cat in Chicago before I was ‘discovered.’ This year, with your support, I’m donating a million meals to the ASPCA. Every time you tweet using #MorrisFeeds I’ll donate a bowl of 9Lives to a kitty in need. And I haven’t forgotten about my human fans: Go to www.prospurr.9lives.com for a chance to win $300 towards a relaxing getaway… You deserve it!
July 21, 2015 – 10:10 AM - | Posted in pets, promotions | No Comments »