Prized Pooch Can Win ‘Today’ Visit and ‘Chicago Fire’ Cameo Role

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Aug. 15, 2013 — “Chicago Fire” is holding a nationwide contest in search of the perfect firehouse pooch.

The winner, to be named “‘Chicago Fire’ Top Dog,” will make an appearance on both “Today” and on the popular primetime drama series about the Windy City heroes.

Firehouses should e-mail submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include a photo and no more than 200 words on why their dog should be chosen. Also include the dog and owner’s names, address, home phone number, firehouse number, firehouse phone number, e-mail address and “Chicago Fire Top Dog Contest” written in the subject line.

Entries can be sent starting today and will be considered through Sept. 8. Official rules are posted at www.today.com/topdog.

“Chicago Fire” executive producers will review the applicants and choose the top-three candidates. Those finalists will appear on “Today” on Sept. 24 and a public vote will be held on Today.com to pick the winner. The winner will be announced on “Today” or Today.com on Oct. 1.

The second season of “Chicago Fire” begins Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10 PM (ET/PT). The series, which garnered growing ratings success and acclaim as its freshman season progressed, is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.

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12 Finalists to Display Projects at El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, May 3-June 19

Grand Prize Winners to Receive Awards in Special Ceremony on May 3rd

BURBANK, CALIF. (May 3, 2013) –When Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” lands in theatres, it’s going to have company—some of the brightest young scientific minds in America.

Disney announced the 12 finalists in theMarvel’sIRON MAN 3: Inventor and InnovatOR Fair,a nationwide science competition held in conjunction with the release of “Iron Man 3”, sponsored by Discovery Science Center, Broadcom Foundation and Marvel Studios, along with Visa Signature and the famousEl Capitan Theatre in Hollywood., On the evening of May 3rd,at the 4:30pm screening of Marvel’s “Iron Man 3,” Grand Prize winners will receive their awards in a special ceremony onstage at the El Capitan Theatre, hosted by Asa Kalama, a Walt Disney Imagineer. All 12InventorandInnovatOR Fair finalists will have their projects on display at the El Capitan from May 3rd – June 19th.

Like Iron Man’s alter ego, Tony Stark, these young geniuses are discovering and creating the world for tomorrow. And getting to be a finalist hasn’t been easy. Sixth through ninth-grade girls and boys across the nation were invited to participate in MARVEL’S IRON MAN 3: INVENTOR and INNOVATOR FAIR and asked to produce innovative, inventive projects based on STEM themes from “Iron Man 3” — STEM: (science,technology, engineering and math). The competition encouraged students to submit projects that aligned with the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) Grand Challenges for Engineering™.

Earlier this month, after judges reviewed over 300 science projects from all over the country, 30 semi-finalists were chosen. From the 30 semi-finalists, the panel of judges chose 12 finalists, who will compete for the grand prize awards.

Following are the 12 finalists and their winning projects:

  • Anin Sayana, Cupertino, Calif. – “A Novel Configuration of Carbon Nanotubes to Inhibit ABCG2 and Selectively Target Chemotherapy-Resistant Cancer Stem Cells
  • Arjun Dhawan, Newburgh, Ind. – “Walking with Sensors”
  • Audrey Harris, Nokomis, Fla. – “Opening New Opportunities”
  • Cassie Drury, Louisville, Ky. – “Exploring Cell Signaling in Wound Healing”
  • Chase Lewis, Chapel Hill, N.C. – “Rescue Travois- Saving Lives”
  • Emma Christensen, Greenville, N.C. – “Saved by the Bug”
  • Galen Lee, Cottondale, Ala. – “Solar Funnel Cooler”
  • Justin Abrahim – Pittsburgh, Pa. – “Ouch! Helmets and Concussions”
  • Maya Patel, The Woodlands, Texas – “Gauging Inferno Sprawl”
  • Megan Swintosky, Hatfield, Pa. – “Novel Mutations in the FLCN Gene in Cases of Familial Spontaneous Pneumothoraces”
  • Shixuan Justin Li, Lynn Haven, Fla. – “No Mo Squites”
  • Stephen Coyne, Knoxville, Md. – “Robotic Prosthetics: A Hand Prototype”

Grand Prize judges for theMarvel’sIRON MAN 3: Inventor and InnovatOR Fairwill be Dr. Henry Samueli, Chairman of the Board, Broadcom Corporation; Joe Adams, President, Discovery Science Center; Janet Yamaguchi, Vice President of Education, Discovery Science Center; Dr. Yannis Yortsos, Dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California; and Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Chairman and CEO, NantWorks, LLC.

The 12 finalists of the Marvel’sIRON MAN 3: Inventor and InnovatOR Fair won a trip to Southern California, provided by Visa Signature. The trip includes a meeting with Disney Imagineers, a trip to Disneyland, a visit to Discovery Science Center, a special experience at Broadcom Foundation, and more.

About the Movie

Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconicSuper Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968.

Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film releases May 3, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visitmarvel.com.

About El Capitan Theatre

Step into Hollywood’s glittering past at the legendary El Capitan Theatre, which made its debut on May 3, 1926 as Hollywood’s first home of Spoken Drama. This grand theatre has been restored to its original elegance of Spanish Colonial exterior and boasts a colorful and lavish East Indian interior designed by renowned San Francisco architect G. Albert Lansburgh. In 1941, Orsen Welles’ Academy Award® winning CITIZEN KANE made its World Premiere at the El Capitan. As an exclusive first run theatre for Walt Disney Studios, today the El Capitan Theatre sets a new standard for World Premieres, live stage shows, Disney attractions, and other special events that have helped restore showmanship to Hollywood Boulevard. For more information, visit www.elcapitantickets.com or call 1-800-DISNEY6.

About Discovery Science Center

For 25 years, Discovery Science Center (DSC) has been a non-profit organization dedicated to educating young minds, assisting educators teach science and increasing public understanding of science, technology, engineering and math through interactive exhibits and programs. With one of the largest education outreach programs in the county and an unparalleled approach at creating immersive, game-based exhibits, DSC is revolutionizing how educational content is delivered. Throughout the year, guests can take the Eco Challenge and become a green superhero or feel the power of a simulated rocket engine launch. Traveling exhibits and annual events such asSpooky Science and Bubblefest throughout the year ensure that there is always something new to discover. DSC owns and operates the Taco Bell Discovery Science Center based in Santa Ana, CA and will be opening a second facility in Los Angeles in 2014. For more information, call (714) 542-CUBE or visit www.discoverycube.org.

About Broadcom Foundation

Broadcom Foundation was founded to inspire and enable young people throughout the world to enter careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through partnerships with local schools, colleges, universities and non-profit organizations. Broadcom Foundation is the proud sponsor of the Broadcom MASTERS®, a program of Society for Science & the Public - a national science and engineering competition for middle school children. The Foundation's mission is to advance education in STEM by funding research, recognizing scholarship and increasing opportunity. Learn more atwww.broadcomfoundation.org.

About Visa Signature

Visa Signature is a premium consumer payment card bringing cardholders benefits and perks that offer special access and provide everyday value Visa Signature cardholders get access to exclusive movie ticket offers to movies like Marvel’s Iron Man 3 at www.Fandango.com/VisaSignature.Visa Signature is a proud sponsor of the theatrical release of Marvel’s Iron Man 3. Visa Signature cardholders enjoy benefits such as complimentary 24-hour concierge services, access to the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection and exclusive offers for fine wine and food, travel, and sports and great entertainment events like Marvel’sIron Man 3. For moreinformation visitwww.visa.com/signature.

About National Academy of Engineering

The US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. The mission of the National Academy of Engineering is to advance the well being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshaling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology. Established in 1964, NAE operates under the congressional charter granted to the National Academy of Sciences in 1863. Find out more atwww.nae.edu.

About Asa Kalama

Asa Kalama is a Walt Disney Imagineer and the host of the award-winning educational DVD series, The Science of Disney Imagineering, which uses roller coasters, stunt shows and animatronics to teach scientific principles such as energy and trajectory. Learn more at www.disneyeducation.com.


In Ultimate Survival Alaska, National Geographic Channel Presents
an Epic Competition Series
Where the Only Prize Is Survival
“No watch, no GPS, no phone. Nothin'.
Just the wits and the gear on my back.
And that's the way it should be done.”
–Tyler, Survival Expert
Ultimate Survival Alaska Premieres Sunday, May 12, at 10 PM ET/PT
(WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 17, 2013) They are some the toughest, most extreme survivalists that Alaska has to offer. Going head to head, eight men of a rare breed are about to take the ultimate test of survival in Arctic conditions that only National Geographic could inspire. No tent, phone, watch or GPS. Three thousand miles across Alaska’s wild. This is hardcore. This is old school adventure. Now bring it on.
Starting Sunday, May 12, at 10 p.m. ET/PT (before moving to its regular time, Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning May 19), go off the grid with Ultimate Survival Alaska, an epic new series that follows these survival experts on a 10-leg expedition in the brutal and dangerous Alaska terrain. The opponents’ only goal is to make it out alive using just the gear they can carry in their packs. (For more information, see www.natgeotv.com and twitter.com/NGC_PR.)
Dropped in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness by bush plane, they have 72 hours to make their way to the finish point for that leg of the expedition. Using raw, mountain-man ingenuity, they’ll navigate through treacherous glaciated river valleys, barren ridgelines and high mountain peaks, battling hunger, hostile predators and perilous weather conditions along the way.
Says Willi, one of the eight explorers, “I've done so many big peaks on basically all the world's continents. I've done six Everest expeditions. All of us that do this sort of thing. At some fundamental level, we’re not normal, well-adjusted, modern civilized human beings. We're all throwbacks. Because modern life is not enough of a test for us.”
Navigating risky routes that traverse some of the most hostile territory on the planet, they’ll rely on hard survival skills passed down through generations. Like the original National Geographic explorers, for those who succeed there is no grand prize, just the well-fought pride of having conquered the grueling challenges that a beastly Mother Nature can throw at them.
Now, meet Alaska’s most formidable challengers:

Dallas Seavey, 26 years old: The youngest person to ever to win the Iditarod, a grueling thousand-mile race across the state of Alaska through some of the world's toughest conditions.
Tyrell Seavey, 28 years old: Like his brother Dallas, he hails from a legendary family, known by many as Alaskan royalty. He has run the Iditarod twice and won the Jr. Iditarod.
Marty Raney, 56 years old: A veteran mountain guide who has led more than 20 expeditions on and around Denali, the highest peak in North America.
Matt Raney, 30 years old: Marty’s son and an expert in survival. He helped build his family home with Marty with nothing but a chainsaw and the logs on their property.
Austin Manelick, 24 years old: Since the age of 5, he has practiced subsistence hunting under the watchful eye of his Alaskan wilderness guide father.
Willi Prittie, 57 years old: A professional mountain guide for almost 38 years, Willi is considered to be one of the leading climbing and logistical experts in the region.
Tyler Johnson, 36 years old: From exploring Kathmandu to climbing 27,000 feet with no oxygen in Nepal, Tyler is fearless.
Brent Sass, 32 years old: He’s done six 1,000-mile dog sledding expeditions for the Yukon Quest, and has guided excursions through any and all of Alaska’s many landscapes.
Missions include:
Arctic Hell: Sunday, May 12, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Mission: Travel nearly 50 miles in 72 hours from the Brooks Mountain Range, a remote chain that stretches 600 miles from east to west, reaching elevations of nearly 9,000 feet, to Takahula Lake.
The men pick their route: some take the higher land, some follow the river. Expert climber Willi Prittie leads Brent Sass and Tyler Johnson into the high mountains. The bearing they're traveling navigates through rugged peaks, reaching elevations over 4,000 feet. Right from the start, Willi blazes a trail through the high mountains, which exposes them to rugged topography … and wolves. Veteran mountain man Marty Raney is leading his son Matt and survival expert Austin Manelick through the river valley — a direct but treacherous route to the finish — facing 35-degree waters and 15 mile per hour current. Drama ensues when the crew separates in deadly swamp land. Brothers Dallas and Tyrell Seavey navigate a route along the barren ridgeline, traversing wide open terrain with little cover. These born racers are determined to be the first to arrive.
River of No Return: Sunday, May 19, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Mission: Travel nearly 200 miles in 72 hours down the Yukon River, including a treacherous stretch of rapids.
The men are divided into two groups, building two competing rafts. Mountain man Marty Raney is ready to take charge, building a colossal raft weighing in at nearly 2 tons which he hopes will be sturdy enough to beat the rapids. After spending five hours on construction, the five-man crew get on their way, but hunger starts to take its toll. Dallas Seavey, his brother Tyrell and survival expert Austin Manelick are meticulously engineering a smaller raft that’s speedy and maneuverable to tackle the turbulent Yukon. Tyrell makes a homemade fishing net to get some food. But a partially submerged sandbar and water and rocks tearing at their raft make the crew struggle.

Into the Void: Sunday, May 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Mission: Travel 25 miles through the snow-capped peaks of the Tordrillo Mountains, over 72 hours.
Helicopters leave the eight explorers on a snow-capped summit. The men split into three groups and approach a 300-foot cliff one team at a time, rappelling down in high winds and low visibility. The men must descend a ravine, and then traverse eight miles of the Triumvirate Glacier. Austin and Tyler circumvent the glacier, traveling along the mountain ridgeline. Mountain man Marty Raney, his son Matt and Brent Sass take a low elevation route and are the first to cross the glacier. Expert climber Willi Prittie and the Seavey brothers navigate far from the icebergs, fighting across 33-degree river water. In Strandline Lake, with 11 miles to go, Tyler and Austin are the last crew to arrive, and Austin's showing signs of hypothermia.
Ultimate Survival Alaska is produced by Brian Catalina Productions for the National Geographic Channel. For Brian Catalina Productions, Brian Catalina is executive producer. For National Geographic Channel, executive producer is Robert Palumbo; Senior Vice President of Programming and Development is Alan Eyres. Executive vice president of programming is Michael Cascio; and president is Howard T. Owens.
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National Geographic Channels
Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channels US are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society’s commitment to exploration, conservation and education with smart, innovative programming and profits that directly support its mission. Launched in January 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) celebrated its fifth anniversary with the debut of NGC HD. In 2010, the wildlife and natural history cable channel Nat Geo WILD was launched, and in 2011, the Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation’s major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with NGC currently available in 84 million U.S. homes. Globally, National Geographic Channel is available in 440 million homes in 171 countries and 38 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com.

-Third through eighth grade students and teachers nationwide have until Friday, February 22 at 5:00 p.m. EST to submit poem entries-

Greenwich, CT – American Pet Products Association (APPA) President and CEO, Bob Vetere announced today that the organization’s 5th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, February 22, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Third through eighth grade students are invited to write a unique poem about their pets, what they love about them, the joys they bring, and enter online at www.petsaddlife.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/petsaddlife or mail poem entries and submission forms to:

Pets Add Life

661 Sierra Rose Dr.

Reno, NV 89511

One student from each grade level (6 total) nationwide will win a $250 gift certificate for pet products, and a “by-line” in a nationally circulated publication. In addition, the six winning students’ classrooms will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to spend on pet-related education.

Founded by APPA, the non-profit PAL campaign is designed to demonstrate the joys and benefits of responsible pet ownership and encourage increased animal adoption.

To learn more about this exciting contest opportunity for kids, visit www.petsaddlife.org or contact Brooke Gersich at 775.322.4022 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes more than 1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises. APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. Visit www.americanpetproducts.org for more information.

Pets Add Life “Help a Shelter Out” Facebook Challenge Invites Animal Shelters to Compete For a Chance at $10,000

-Communities are also encouraged to log on, vote, and help their shelter earn the most votes

for a shot at top cash prizes-

Greenwich, CT – Calling all animal shelters! Pets Add Life (PAL) invites animal shelters to enter the “Help a Shelter Out” Facebook contest for a shot at a $10,000 grand prize in addition to runner-up cash prizes. To enter, shelters must become fans of PAL’s Facebook page as well as complete the entry form. With the help of their communities, the shelter that receives the most votes now through Nov. 16, 2012 wins. All winners will be announced Nov. 19, 2012 during PAL’s National Get A Pal For Your Pet Day.

“With so many shelters across the country working hard to provide proper care for pets in need, we could not be happier to help support and give back to them,” said Bob Vetere, American Pet Products Association (APPA) president. “The contest is also a great way for communities to get involved and rally around their local shelters to support our ultimate mission of finding great homes and families for so many deserving animals.”

To participate, shelters can nominate themselves or PAL Facebook fans can enter their local shelter. Entrants must ‘like’ PAL’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/petsaddlife and complete the “Help a Shelter Out” entry form. A $10,000 grand prize will be awarded to the shelter that receives the most votes followed by $3,000 and $2,000 cash prizes awarded to two runner-ups. Voting is limited to one vote per day per fan.

Founded by APPA, the non-profit PAL campaign is designed to demonstrate the joys and benefits of responsible pet ownership and encourage increased animal adoption.

For more information on the “Help A Shelter Out” contest or the PAL campaign, visit www.PetsAddLife.org, http://www.facebook.com/PetsAddLife or contact Brooke Gersich at 775-322-4022 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958.  APPA membership includes more than 1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises.  APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. Visit www.americanpetproducts.org for more information.

Proudly Presents
I AM: SMTOWN Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden

Featuring Performances by K-Pop Superstars KANGTA, BoA, TVXQ!, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee & f(x)

Plus an Intimate, Behind-the-Scenes Look at 32 of K-Pop’s Biggest Stars

Worldwide Sensation Explodes on DVD & Blu-ray in U.S.A. on Nov. 6th
Includes Full-Length Concert  (2 ¾ Hours); Feature-Length Documentary (2-Hours) With  Never-Before-Seen Footage on Stage and Off; and Special Features (45 Minutes)

Check Out the I AM: SMTOWN Sweepstakes at:  www.iamk-pop.com

“If the massive roars of the sold-out show were any indication, everyone had a great time …”
— Billboard

“The secret’s out … K-pop moves beyond Korean culture … Bonkers good fun.”
— Los Angeles Times in an article about K-pop (including Girls’ Generation)

LOS ANGELES — Nov. 1, 2012 — For Immediate Release — Off-shore music hasn’t created this much of a frenzy in this country since The Beatles invasion! Now experience the best of K-pop in
I AM: SMTOWN Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden, exploding on DVD (4 discs) and Blu-ray (1 disc) Nov. 6 from CJ Entertainment America.

Once outside the mainstream American music spotlight, K-pop (or Korean pop) is now a sensation not only on the U.S. scene but globally, led by such enormously popular acts as SMTOWN superstars KANGTA, BoA, TVXQ!, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee and f(x).

Included in I AM: SMTOWN Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden is the full-length, sold-out 2011 U.S. concert (approx. 2 ¾ hours) at one of the world’s most-hallowed music arenas and a feature-length documentary (approx. 2 hours) highlighted by exclusive, backstage footage. Plus special features (approx. 45 minutes).

I AM: SMTOWN ventures behind the scenes, providing intimate and unprecedented access to these mega-hit acts – doe-eyed girl groups, high-octane boy bands, provocative solo artists and swaggering duos – sharing their personal memories and backstage antics, as well as never-before-seen peeks at youthful audition tapes.

Pulling influences from techno, hip-hop, rap, R&B and top-40, the I AM: SMTOWN U.S. tour is highlighted by effervescent music; high-energy performances with a dance pop sensibility; teasing choreography; trend-setting high fashion; and elaborate, futuristic staging.

A must for any fan! And if you haven’t already been hit by hallyu (Korean wave, a term coined to describe the rapidly expanding, international popularity of South Korean culture and food), you will be after experiencing the no-boundaries music of SMTOWN.

I AM: SMTOWN (Korean with English subtitles) is presented in widescreen 16x9 (aspect ratio: 2:35.1) and 5.1 Dolby Digital. Special features include “SMTOWN in New York” featurette; “What’s Your Color?” featurette (SMTOWN artists reveal their favorite colors); “D-day With TVXQ!” (interview with the band); “Dear Family” music video; “Making Of” music video; and trailers.

I AM: SMTOWN Sweepstakes: www.iamk-pop.com

Consumers can enter online at www.iamk-pop.com and prizes will be awarded to 70 lucky winners: Blu-rays, DVDs and limited-edition collectibles, including such I AM: SMTOWN merchandise as: iPhone cases (a special case the SMTOWN performers use … not for sale on a retail basis), fabric posters autographed by a K-pop artist, t-shirts, pop-ups, photo notebooks and buttons.

The sweepstakes will be heavily promoted online, including Twitter (@iamk_pop), Facebook (www.facebook.com/iam-kpop) and Tumblr (www.iamk-pop.tumblr.com). Consumers will automatically receive multiple entries into the sweepstakes by liking I AM on Facebook or by following and/or re-tweeting on Twitter. In addition, the release and sweepstakes is being promoted by a national advertising and public relations program.

The sweepstakes begins Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 12:01 a.m. and ends Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 11:59 p.m.  Consumers must be 13 years of age or older to enter (Full rules and regulations online).

About CJ Entertainment America:  
Launched in 2005, CJ Entertainment America (CJ Ent.Am) is the U.S. arm of Asia’s premier entertainment company and Korea’s #1 filmmaker and distributor, CJ Entertainment & Media (CJ E&M). Since 1995, CJ E&M has provided original, award-winning content – across an array of genres, including drama, comedy, action, sci-fi/horror and special interest – for theatrical, television, DVD, digital download, interactive game publishing/portals and music. A prominent investor in entertainment co-ventures in overseas markets (including 1492 Pictures, DreamWorks and IMAX in the U.S.), CJ E&M also develops and operates 200 premium multiplex theater sites under the CGV Cinemas banner (including a flagship site in Los Angeles) and is a leading concert promoter, helping establish “K-pop” as a successful world music genre. The cornerstone of the Korean entertainment industry – boasting the country’s largest and most significant library, with hundreds of films – CJ E&M is also a singular presence throughout Asia, Europe and in the States and a key force in popularizing contemporary Korean and Pan-Asian cinema around the world. Top films include The Man From Nowhere; The Good, the Bad, the Weird; A Bittersweet Life; Joint Security Area; and the Vengeance trilogy, to name a few. Visit us online at: www.cjent.co.kr/eng (English) or www.cjent.co.kr (Korean).

I AM: SMTOWN Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden
CJ Entertainment America
DVD (4 Discs) / Blu-ray (1 Disc)
Genre:  Music/Documentary
Language: Korean With English Subtitles
Not Rated (Recommended for Ages 13+)
Formats:  DVD & Blu-ray
Running Time:  Approx. 4 ¾ Hours (Plus Approx. 45 Minutes Special Features)
Pre-Order Date:  October 2, 2012
Street Date:  November 6, 2012

 

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Capturing Packed Crowds,
Standing Ovations and Rave Reviews


Rock Icons Ignite Headlines Explosion with Summer Concert Tour


Los Angeles, CA (August 31, 2012) – Rock star Pat Benatar and legendary producer/musician/arranger/co-writer Neil Giraldo are generating phenomenal headlines and rave reviews while on tour this summer. The powerhouse couple has launched a concert tour with Journey & Loverboy that includes shows across the U.S. as well as stops in Canada.

Here’s a glimpse of what’s being said:

“It was all about Pat Benatar. Yes I know that Journey headlined Saturday night’s packed Gexa Energy Pavilion concert. And Loverboy was also in the house; they went on first when the sun was still bright and hot. But for me, Benatar’s 55-minute set smack dab in the middle of the triumvirate was the absolute highlight of the evening.”
- Mario Tarradell, The Dallas Morning News

“Yes, Pat Benatar’s voice still is the eighth wonder of the world. The four-time Grammy Award-winning rock singer always sounded terrific and unmatched back in the days of vinyl, and she sounds super impressive on the stage today. Thirty years after releasing her genre-bending album, “Get Nervous,” — and three decades after marrying her guitarist-band leader, Neil Giraldo — Benatar still brings her A-game and rock and roll’s greatest smile to the spotlight.”
- Scott Smith, Real Rock News

I arrived at the stunning Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center just as Pat Benatar began ripping into “Invincible,” and that was all I needed to hear to lay my irritation to rest….The chemistry between Benatar and her husband/guitarist Neil Giraldo shined on an out-of-this-world interpretation of “We Belong” that separated itself from a set already littered with classic rock staples, so that will remain the moment that sticks with me long after the summer comes to a close.
- David Hens, Examiner.com

Hits by Benatar and Giraldo include “Love Is a Battlefield,” “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “Heartbreaker,” “Promises in the Dark,” and “We Belong.” Career highlights for the timeless music icons include multi-platinum albums, top 40 singles, Grammy and American Music Awards.

For additional information, please visit: www.benatargiraldo.com.


Concert Tour Schedule (check website for updates)

August 31, 2012
Kansas City, KS @ LIVESTRONG Sporting Park (with Journey)

September 1, 2012
St. Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair (with Journey)

September 2, 2012
Naperville, IL @ Rotary Hill Park

September 14, 2012
Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern

September 15, 2012
Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

September 19, 2012
Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center (with Journey)

September 21, 2012
Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center (with Journey)

September 22, 2012
Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center

September 23, 2012
Charleston, WV @ Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences

September 25, 2012
Hamilton, ON, Canada @ Copps Coliseum (with Journey)

September 26, 2012
Ottawa, ON, Canada @ Scotiabank Place (with Journey)

September 28, 2012
Bangor, ME @ Waterfront Park (with Journey)

September 29, 2012
Providence, RI @ Dunkin’ Donuts Center (with Journey)

September 30, 2012
Bridgeport, CT @ The Klein Memorial Auditorium

October 2, 2012
Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center

October 3, 2012
Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum (with Journey)

October 5, 2012
Mobile, AL @ Bayfest Music Festival (with Journey)

October 6, 2012
Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood (with Journey)

October 7, 2012
Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre

October 10, 2012
Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center (with Journey)

October 12, 2012
Tampa, FL @ 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre (with Journey)

October 13, 2012
West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre (with Journey)

October 30, 2012
New York, NY @ Barclays Center (with Journey)

November 1, 2012
Rahway, NJ @ Union County Performing Arts Center

November 2, 2012
Williamsport, PA @ Community Arts Center

November 5, 2012
Montreal, QC, Canada @ Bell Centre (with Journey)

November 7, 2012
Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena (with Journey)

November 8, 2012
Evansville, IN @ Ford Center (with Journey)

November 13, 2012
Moline, IL @ i Wireless Center (with Journey)

November 14, 2012
Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Events Center (with Journey)

November 16, 2012
Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center (with Journey)

November 17, 2012
Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center (with Journey)

 

WELCOME TO REKALL

LIVE OUT A FANTASY LIFE AND ENTER TO WIN ONE OF NINE FANTASY PRIZE PACKAGES IN THE “WELCOME TO REKALL” SWEEPSTAKES

CULVER CITY, Calif., July 5, 2012 – Ever wish you could be a sports anchor, behind the scenes at ESPN? A Rock Star, chilling with Green Day? A fashionista, hanging with Heidi Klum? A professional videogamer? A Club DJ? A secret agent? Now, Rekall will give moviegoers the chance to live out their fantasies.

In the new movieTotal Recall, in theaters August 3rd, an ordinary factory worker visits Rekall – the company that can give you real memories of a fantastic life. In Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “Welcome to Rekall” sweepstakes atwww.WelcomeToRekall.com, moviegoers will get their chance to bring the Rekall experience to life with a fantasy sweepstakes package.

In addition, all visitors to the site will be able to link their Facebook profiles to their entry to receive a personalized Rekall video, detailing the story of their brand new memories and successful Rekall experience, which they can share with their friends on Facebook.

With nine different categories to choose from, moviegoers will enter to win a premium prize package with top partners:

- The Sports Anchor winner will spend the day at ESPN headquarters to get the full experience of a day in studio, provided by ESPN

- The Rock Star winner will hang with Green Day, attend a sound check and receive backstage access provided by Pandora

- The Fashionista winner will meet Heidi Klum and her stylist in Los Angeles, sponsored by AOL

- The Secret Agent winner will attend the Stiletto Spy School or the MI6 Academy, sponsored by Yahoo! Movies

- The UFC Champion winner, sponsored by UFC, will train with pro fighters and sit octagonside with the trainer

- The Celebrity winner will live like a celebrity in Los Angeles and attend a red carpet event, sponsored by Wonderwall

- The DJ winner will receive DJ lessons from a high-profile DJ, sponsored by Complex

- The Video Gamer winner will travel to Microsoft headquarters to meet a game developer and receive the chance to battle it out with a pro, sponsored by Microsoft

- And the Millionaire winner will receive 1,000,000 Sony Rewards points, sponsored by Sony Rewards. With Sony Rewards, members can get rewarded for doing the things they already love – like going to the movies, playing games, sharing and more. The points can be used to redeem for the latest Sony electronics, movies, music and games – and even once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

In addition, there will be “Welcome to Rekall” experiences in New York, Los Angeles and at Comic-Con. At these special kiosks, users will be able to choose their Rekall experience and receive a photo badge of themselves experiencing the Rekall-provided memory.

Commenting on the announcement, Marc Weinstock, president of Worldwide Marketing for Sony Pictures, said, “Blurring the line between fantasy and reality and questioning what is real versus what is imagined is at the heart of this movie and our campaign. Through welcometorekall.com, moviegoers get a true taste of the Total Recall experience as they vie for real and unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to live out their own fantasies.”

Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he's got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) whom he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) – there is no one Quaid can trust, except possibly a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) working for the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy). The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate. The film is directed by Len Wiseman. The screenplay is by Kurt Wimmer and Mark Bomback and the screen story is by Ronald Shusett & Dan O’Bannon and Jon Povill and Kurt Wimmer. The producers are Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe.

About Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 159 countries. For additional information, go tohttp://www.sonypictures.com/

Musician’s Rescued Dog Center Of DNA-Guessing Contest To Benefit Animal Charity, Live Show Set To Announce Winners

Nashville, TN – Randy Kohrs, a Grammy-winning producer and musician, is hosting a rather unconventional contest to raise money for Agape Animal Rescue. Dubbed “Wutt’s The Mutt?”, the contest centers on one of Kohrs’ rescued mixed-breed canines, a female named Coulter.

“My wife, Ashley, rescued her from the Metro Animal Control facility a couple of days after the flood, where she was going to be put down soon, and we’ve always wondered exactly what kind of dog she was,” Kohrs says. “As a birthday gift to Ashley, I arranged for Coulter to have her DNA tested and the mystery to finally be solved.”

Coulter is one of two rescue dogs the couple has acquired, and they spend their days entertaining clients at Kohrs’ Slack Key Studio in Nashville – to the point that they’ve even been thanked in CD liner notes by some of those clients!

“The artists and musicians that come through here always ask what she is, and we would joke that we should start a betting pool for it. Then, we just thought, ‘why not do that?’ Only, instead of it being a gamble, make it a contest that would help other homeless animals,” he explains. “Ashley asked Tanya Willis, the head of Agape Animal Rescue, if they’d like to be the recipients of the proceeds, and it’s all come together really fast as a result!”

Participants in the “Wutt’s the Mutt” contest will donate $5 to guess what they believe to be the top three breeds that make up the dog in question. The top three winners will be announced on June 2nd, 2012, at the Station Inn in Nashville at the Randy Kohrs & Friends Jam Benefiting Agape Animal Rescue show, where proceeds from ticket sales will also go to the charity (discounts for participants). Prizes will include autographed CD’s from some of Slack Key Studio’s clients, including award-winning singer-songwriters, Jim Lauderdale and Larry Cordle, as well as other treats for both people and pets.

For more information on how to submit your guess, as well as see pictures and video footage of Coulter, visit the “Wutt’s the Mutt? Contest” page at www.slackkeystudio.com.

The Litter Robot

 

The Litter-Robot™ frees you from the chore of litter box scooping. You can be confident that your cats have a litter box that is cleaned automatically and reliably, again and again. The large waste drawer holds several days' worth of waste, giving you the time and freedom to do the things you enjoy. You can take that weekend trip or leave town for a short business trip without having to worry about your cat’s litter box.

Cleaning the litter box is now as simple as changing a kitchen garbage bag every few days. If you have several cats, the Litter-Robot™ drawer may still need to be emptied daily, but you'll never again have to scoop a dirty litter box by hand!

When you look at the long term cost of owning an automated litter box system, the Litter Robot can't be beat. This system is so efficient with litter that you will save up to 50% on litter as compared to manual scooping which can really add up especially with multiple cats. Additionally, the Litter Robot system does not require any special waste trays, expensive litter crystals, or chemical cartridges to operate. Use your favorite clumping litter and line the waste drawer with an inexpensive kitchen garbage bag and that's all you'll ever need.

www.litter-robot.com

For $20 off your purchase add talkinpets in the promo code box

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