Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games and a crosser of streams, today announced a forthcoming live streaming event being held at Paradox Interactive Convention 2014 on Friday, January 24th, 2014. Featuring players from some of YouTube’s most popular gaming channels, the guest list includes Angry Joe, NorthernLion, Quill18, EatMyDiction1, GassyMexican, lolRenaynay, Force, Shibby2142, Machinima Realm, RageGaming and Generation Hollow.
The impending World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight championship fight to determine the successor of recently retired Vitali Klitschko, matching the WBC’s top two contenders, respectively, WBC Silver champion Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne (23-1, 20 KOs) against Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (36-3, 31 KOs), is extra special for Stiverne’s veteran head trainer, Don House.
“First,” he explained, “I’ve been with Bermane since the first day and that’s really why this is so special for me. It’s also special for me because I’ve been part of teams for world champions – Diego Corrales, Kevin Kelly, Joan Guzman, Frankie Liles and others – but I’ve never been the head trainer of the world heavyweight champion or a WBC world champion.
“I am delighted to welcome WWE to the CTH family,” said Kittsanan Ngamphathipong, Chief Executive Officer, CTH. “With the addition of WWE to the CTH line-up, we look forward to delivering priceless experiences to our audiences and growing our subscribers exponentially. Connecting two powerful brands like WWE and CTH is exciting, and we look forward to building the relationship.”
“We are enthusiastic to partner with CTH on our largest and most expansive TV rights deal in Thailand,” said Gerrit Meier, EVP International, WWE. “CTH is a leader in providing multi-platform content, and we are confident that WWE on CTH’s Sports Spirit channel will engage the WWE Universe and grow CTH’s audience significantly.”
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WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today that The Ultimate Warrior will return to WWE after an 18 year absence and be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at New Orleans Arena, as a part of the WrestleMania® 30 festivities.
“The Ultimate Warrior was the most intense, colorful, competitive and outspoken Superstar in sports entertainment history, and his contributions to WWE were extraordinary,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. “We are thrilled to induct The Ultimate Warrior into the WWE Hall of Fame.”
The Ultimate Warrior was one of the most iconic and exciting Superstars in WWE history. When the distinctive ring entrance music of Warrior hit, he would burst out of the dressing room and sprint towards the ring, causing a frenzy of excitement amongst WWE fans. Inside the squared circle, Warrior was responsible for many of the most memorable moments in WWE history.
WWE, the Pearson Foundation and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) today announced the launch of the 2014 WrestleMania Reading Challenge, giving students ages 4-18 the chance to win a trip to WrestleMania 30 on Sunday, April 6 in New Orleans or have a WWE Superstar visit their school.
Beginning today through Friday, March 7, students can sign up for the WrestleMania Reading Challenge at WWEReadingSuperstar.com. Through WWE’s expanded partnership with Pearson Foundation’s digital reading initiative, We Give Books, and YALSA, children between the ages of 4-12 can select a WWE Superstar Reading Buddy and read digital books to participate, while teens ages 13-18 can select a WWE Superstar Pen Pal, read a book and write an essay.
Today, as I sit on my lawn chair in the backyard and have my breakfast, I can see out onto the Biscayne Bay which is beautiful and serene. As I fired up my laptop and checked my email, I had one from an old chum who still lives back in Hollywood named Billy Braverman. Billy and I did some work to help the late Tyrone Power get the role in the 1957 movie Witness for the Prosecution which also starred the late Charles Laughton. It was a great movie and yielded outstanding performances from both actors. I had actually met Power in an elevator a few years before in Jacksonville, FL when I was in town scouting some locations for a movie that slips me at this time. I immediately recognized him and we chatted for a few and had mutual chums we both were friendly with.
Dark Knight, Pope of Greenwich Village, Runaway Train: Oscar Nominated Actor Eric Roberts In His Own Voice – Entertainment News
Exclusive Interview by “Bad” Brad Berkwitt
“To sum it up in my opinion it’s about a matter of fact, but it’s an opinion about a matter of fact – artists aren’t running the show anymore – lawyers are. Lawyers know as much about movie making as they do about kindness.”—Eric Roberts
In 1978, at the age of ten years old, I went to see a movie with my late father Alvin Berkwitt. He loved movies and acted years before. He instilled in me a love for movies and more important, acting. The movie I saw was the KING OF THE GYPSIES. It was a fantastic movie that starred a then young 22 year old actor by the name of “Eric Roberts.” He owned the character of “Dave,” which my dad stressed to me. From that performance would come the rave reviews. In 1984, Eric would star opposite another fantastic actor by the name of “Mickey Rourke.” The movie was the cult classic “THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE.”
In the “Book of Berkwitt,” the Academy should have at least nominated Rourke for Best Actor and Roberts for Best Supporting Actor. I have read reviews where film critics panned Eric’s performance as an act of overacting. Overacted? Watch him scream the words: “Charlie, they took my thumb!” When he screamed that line and passed out, I thought they cut my thumb off! It’s a film classic, that almost 30 years, still holds up.
As a music fan, I always like to listen to those rare treasures from yesteryear. Since music is universal, I thought the NewzBreaker readers would enjoy a column that would find those gems that maybe have not been heard since they first came out or in several years. Since my musical taste goes back to the 1940’s, you will never know what you may get in this column, but we will bring you a video with a few tidbits about the artist or group.
Earlier today in NewzBreaker Musical Memories we debuted with Keith’s 98.6 and now, we go to another number song that was a massive hit in 1966 by ? & The Mysterians named 96 TEARS. The group was a garage band out of Bay City, Michigan who was led by ? (Rudy Martinez) who wore tight pants and was never seen without his sunglasses whether it was day or night. In 1966, it hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. and on the RPM 100 in Canada and is ranked #210 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
In 1984, MTV was number one and the synthesizer sound owned the airwaves. A group out of Melbourne, Australia, named “Real Life” had a smash hit with “SEND ME AN ANGEL” and followed up with another hit “CATCH ME I’M FALLING” from the album “HEARTLAND.” The video by today’s standards is quirky, but for the 80’s era it fit in perfectly.
Hello out there my Appleseeds. I am hearing from a reliable source, inside WWE Headquarters, that the Undertaker is running scared from the Unknown Wrestler. I have to call the BS flag on this one because the Undertaker and I go way back. In fact, he was an Appleseed in those days, and I taught him everything he knows. Now way he is scared of anyone!
Hello out there my Appleseeds. I am hearing from a reliable source, inside WWE Headquarters, that John Cena, is very close to signing on the dotted line to face the Unknown Wrestler. Cena, has been overheard saying he is pissed and wants to body slam him. Stay tuned for more breaking details as I get them.
Anthony Caramanno, born and bred in Staten Island, is the only Italian-American to ever win 3 NY Daily News Golden Gloves Championships. After proving his worth in the east coast’s premiere amateur tournament, the 23 year old super-bantamweight is ready to step into the paid ranks, making his pro debut Saturday, January 25th at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City against Bethlehem, Pa’s Michael Varela (0-0).
The fight can be seen LIVE all over the world on www.pandafeed.tv for just $9.99
Portions of the PPV proceeds will go to KO Children’s Malnutrition
KO Children’s Malnutrition will be represented by star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey Rosie Pierri.
TMZ has reported that one of the stars from A & E Shipping Wars died this past Friday. Roy Garber 49, who was very popular on the show was rushed to a hospital in Texas where he passed away shortly after from an apparent heart attack.
Our condolences go out to the Garber family in their time of grief.
The once great Lucian Bute, 31-2, 24 KO’s, proved to be only a shell of his former self as he couldn’t pull the trigger in the 12 rounds he followed Jean Pascal, 29-2-1, 17 KO’s, taking punishment along the way. Bute seemed to be a deer in the headlights whenever Pascal would throw.
Every time that Pascal would land, it would rattle Bute, and he was unable to find any openings. What we saw tonight was a great fighter losing to Father Time and dropping a decision by scores of 117-110, 117-111 and 116-112.
Mike Perez, 20-0-1, 12 KO’s, got a tougher fight than expected against the relatively unknown Carlos Takam, 29-1-1, 23 KO’s, struggling in a war en route to a majority draw by scores of 95-95 (twice) and 96-94.
This was the first fight for Perez since his victory over Mago Abdusalamov that ended in tragedy. Mago is still struggling to recoup, falling into a coma multiple times and still having a hard time recognizing his loved ones. What impact that had on his psyche in this fight is unknown, but he had a hard time when the much stronger Takam started to push forward.
Hello out there Appleseeds. I cannot tell you how much this old man appreciates the kind emails welcoming me to NewzBreaker and that you remember me when I was the two time BGA Heavyweight Champion of the World. As I promised you my Appleseeds, I would take your email questions. Here are a few my Publisher “Bad” Brad sent me to answer.
Hello out there my Appleseeds. I am hearing from a reliable source, inside WWE Headquarters, that the Unknown Wrestler, has gotten under WWE Legend John Cena’s skin. So deep under his skin, that Cena is rumored to have accepted a PPV date to face the Unknown Wrestler. Stay tuned to my column for more breaking details as I get them.
Hello out there my Appleseeds. CM Punk, a Class Act and a former Appleseed, has put the WWE on notice he wants to take on all comers in that coveted ring of ours. He wants to be his own man and never has teamed up well. If he ever needs a backup for his six, I am here for your brother.
After tense negotiations between promoters Oswaldo Küchle and Giulio Spagnoli, and thanks to the support of Televisa, both parties have reached an agreement and the WBC interim world championship fight between Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio and Domenico “Vulcano” Spada will take place on April 5. No site has been been named as of now, but Küchle said he’s looking to stage the fight in Rubio’s hometown of Torreon. Contracts have been signed. The interim title was allowed by the WBC due to the extended layoff of current WBC champion Sergio Martinez.
Former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (28-2-1, 17 KOs) is a -150 favorite to defeat former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (31-1, 24 KOs), when they collide tonight at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Bute backers can get +125 in the HBO-televised fight that is expected to draw more than 20,000 spectators.
Bute promised Pascal’s “destruction” during Friday’s weigh-in, while Pascal wasn’t talking and literally had a piece of tape over his mouth during their face-off.