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After one year of marriage, Amber Rose files for divorce from Wiz Khalifa. When the news broke out tabloids went crazy with wild rumors.Many reports swirled with allegations of infidelity, and some even suggested Amber Rose had cheated on her husband with Nick Cannon.
Amber Rose reportedly filed for full custody of their son Sebastian Thomaz and took it to her twitter page to clear up all these crazy allegations. We are deeply sadden by this news and hope everything works out for the benefit of their 7 month old son, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of America has been an organization close to Denzel Washington’s heart since he was a young child — as a boys, both him and Antoine Fuqua spent their extra time there after school and credit them for being a positive influence in their lives. Check out this interview and see how they equalize and give back to the youth by becoming positive role models through this great organization! THE EQUALIZER hits theaters September 26th!

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Superstar Denzel Washington has spent decades as one of Hollywood’s most popular leading men, starring in dozens of films that have earned numerous awards, and raked in billions of box office dollars. In the latest action thriller, THE EQUALIZER, out on September 26th, Denzel Washington’s newest iconic role has him playing a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. Take a look at some of Denzel Washington’s most iconic roles, and don’t forget to check out THE EQUALIZER on September 26th!

THE EQUALIZER

 

Cry Freedom (1987): Denzel Washington received his first Academy Award nomination for the tale of South African journalist Donald Woods attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend the black activist Steve Biko.

CRY FREEDOM

 

Glory (1989): Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War’s first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates, as Denzel Washington wins his first Academy Award.

GLORY

 

Malcolm X (1992) : Another Academy Award nomination for Denzel Washington in this biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader.

MALCOLM X

 

Crimson Tide (1995): On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.

CRIMSON TIDE

 

Courage Under Fire (1996): A US Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander’s worthiness for the Medal of Honor.

COURAGE UNDER FIRE

 

The Hurricane (1999): The story of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence. Denzel received his fourth Academy Award nomination for his role.

THE HURRICANE

 

Training Day (2001):  Denzel Washington received his fifth career nomination, and won his second Academy Award for his iconic role as a rogue LAPD narcotics detectives over a 24-hour period in the gang neighborhoods of North West and South Central Los Angeles.

TRAINING DAY

 

American Gangster (2007): Denzel Washington plays career criminal Frank Lucas in this  biographical crime drama film directed and produced by Ridley Scott.

AMERICAN GANGSTA

 

Flight (2012): For his sixth (and counting!) Academy Award nomination, Denzel plays Whip Whitaker, an airline pilot who miraculously crash lands his plane after it suffers an in-flight mechanical failure, saving nearly everyone on board.

FLIGHT

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Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular returns to North America

Based on the award-winning BBC Television Series

Performs at Honda Center for limited eight performance engagement September 3 – 7

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 11 at 12pm at ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000 

Performs at STAPLES Center for limited seven performance engagement September 11 – 14

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 11 at 12pm at axs.com or by calling 888-929-7849

WWD Mama and Baby T

March 20, 2014 — Dinosaurs once again roam the earth when the spectacular production, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, returns to North America.

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR will be performed at Honda Center from a limited eight-performance engagement from Wednesday, September 3 to Sunday, September 7 and STAPLES Center for a limited eight-performance engagement from Thursday, September 11 to Sunday, September 15.

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 11 at 12:00 p.m.  For Honda Center, please visit ticketmaster.com, or call 800-745-3000.  Tickets will be available to purchase at the Honda Center box office beginning  Saturday, April 12 at 10:00 a.m.   For STAPLES Center please visit axs.com or call 888-929-7849.

The critics have called this show ‘awesome’, ‘spectacular’ and ‘breathtaking.  This updated production will showcase changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. Worldwide, more than eight million people have seen this show in 243 cities and over 2,000 performances.

WWD Brachiosaurus

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR is produced by Global Creatures headed by CEO Carmen Pavlovic.  Pavlovic said, “I am thrilled that WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR is coming back to the US in July – its first visit to North America since its inaugural 2007 sell-out tour. A new generation is ready to experience these life–size beasts in this awe-inspiring spectacle, which has still not been matched in terms of scale and quality. Many of our creatures have “evolved” since the last tour, now featuring distinctive display feathers, head crests and tail fans, reflecting recent discoveries about the physical nature of these massive creatures. This show remains a must-see for audiences of all ages.”

The show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators.

Ten species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs.  The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the awesome Cretaceous period.  The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus is 36 feet tall, and 56 feet from nose to tail.  It took a team of 50 – including engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists and painters, and animatronic experts – a year to build the production.

The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth’s continents, and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period is given over to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic.  Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire — all leading to the impact of the massive comet, which struck the earth, and forced the extinction of the dinosaurs.

The show originated in Australia, where after years of planning, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR came to life at Sydney’s Acer Arena in January 2007.   The 20 dinosaurs were originally “hatched” by Sonny Tilders, the head of creature design at Creature Technology Company in a Melbourne Docklands workshop big enough to park a 747.

The show proved itself such a sensation, that the North American tour was fast-tracked, where it quickly became one of the leading arena attractions. The only building large enough to house rehearsals for the dinosaurs– some as large as 36 ft tall by 56 ft long – was the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center!  Soon after, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR went onto conquer Europe and Asia.

WWD Liliensternus

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR has been seen on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly, and has been written about in Newsweek, The New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor and The Wall Street Journal. It was the subject of a Discovery Channel Really Big Things episode and a video clue category on Jeopardy.

During its North American tour (2007-2010), the production won the THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Touring Event and the Billboard Touring Award for Creative Content as well as the Pollstar Concert Industry Award for Most Creative Stage Production and the ILMC Arthur Award for Best in Show.  The THEAs recognize excellence in the creation of compelling educational, historical, and entertainment projects; and both the Billboard Touring Award and the Pollstar Concert Industry Award recognize a show or tour that creatively expands what is offered on the road. The ILMC (International Live Music Conference) Arthur Award for Best in Show recognizes theatre shows and family entertainment.

Artistic Director William May developed the creative vision of the show based on an original idea by entrepreneur Bruce Mactaggart to create an arena version of the Walking with Dinosaurs television series.

A talented and experienced team of creative artists came together to produce WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR. The show is directed by Scott Faris, a Broadway veteran who directed Michael Crawford in EFX at MGM Grand Hotel, which at the time was the biggest stage production ever conceived and was on the production team that created Siegfried & Roy at the Mirage Hotel.  Faris directed Chicago the Musical in 16 countries and William Shatner’s Broadway show Shatner’s World, as well was resident director on the Broadway productions of Les Misérables, Cabaret, Cats, and Grease and a directing consultant for Cirque du Soleil.  He directed Bette Midler in The Showgirl Must Go On at Caesars Palace Las Vegas and George Lucas Super Live Adventure in Japan.

Faris said, “We take the audience on a journey back in time and show them how the dinosaurs might have actually looked in their prime – huge, sometimes frightening, sometimes comical monsters – that fought for survival every day of their lives.  Our dinosaurs move exactly like they are real — with all the roars, snorts and excitement that go with it.  The realism is mind-blowing!”

The creatures are designed and built by Sonny Tilders; the set and projected image design are by Peter England; the show’s lighting is by John Rayment, the score was composed by James Brett; and Warner Brown wrote the script.

Tilders, who designed and built the creatures has been, for the past decade, one of the major creative forces of the high-tech world of animatronic puppetry for film and television.  He designed the Global Creatures/Dreamworks production How To Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular, and created the lead character in the Australian stage production of King Kong, which had its world premiere season in Melbourne, Australia in 2013.  He was one of the lead animatronic engineers for Jim Henson’s Creature workshop on the Farscape series, followed by work on Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Peter Pan, Ghost Rider and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Tilders said, “Many of the technologies we are using on WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR are borrowed from film. The computer software and hardware we have developed is based on the systems used to control animatronic creatures in feature films.”

“To make it appear that these creatures are flesh and blood weighing six, eight or even 20 tons, we use a system called ‘muscle bags,’ made from stretch mesh fabric and filled with polystyrene balls, stretched across moving points on the body.  These contract and stretch in the same manner that muscle, fat, and skin does on real creatures.”

“The puppeteers use ‘voodoo rigs’ to make many of the dinosaurs move.  They are miniature versions of the dinosaurs with the same joints and range of movement as their life-sized counterparts.  The puppeteer manipulates the voodoo rig and these actions are interpreted by computer and transmitted by radio waves to make the hydraulic cylinders in the actual dinosaur replicate the action, with a driver hidden below the animal, helping to maneuver it around the arena.”  Suited puppeteer specialists, who are inside the creatures, operate five of the smaller dinosaurs.

Tim Haines, creator and producer of the original BBC series, which was seen by a worldwide audience of 700 million, serves as Project Consultant to WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR.  The series won six Emmy and three BAFTA Awards.

Variety said, “The dinosaurs are stunning, life-size and faultlessly nimble. In act one, the beasts parade into the arena gnashing and cavorting as a safari-suited paleontologist describes their attributes … in the second half, the action cranks up, culminating in a spectacular clash as a T-rex mom defends her baby from predators. Sonny Tilders’ triumphant creature design ensures ‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ is a truly spectacular spectacular.  It is everything a dino-phile could want.”

The New York Times said that in this show dinosaurs make “a thundering comeback after 65 million years.”  The Christian Science Monitor said, “When the dinosaurs start pouring out onto the stage, if you don’t have to stifle the natural flight response of any living breathing being, then it’s your pulse that needs checking.”  Newsweek called the show, “that rare entertainment beast that parents and kids can enjoy together.”

WWD Tyrannosaurus Rex

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – THE ARENA SPECTACULAR was originally produced in Australia by Gerry Ryan, Malcolm Cooke and Jill Bryant and is brought to the world by Global Creatures.

For more information, please visit www.dinosaurlive.com.

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Calendar listing for WALKING WITH DINOSAURS — THE ARENA SPECTACULAR

Wednesday, September 3 – Sunday, September 7

Honda Center, 2695 East Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806 

Performance Schedule:  Wednesday, September 3 at 7:00 PM; Thursday, September 4 at 7:00 PM; Friday, September 5 at 7:00 PM; Saturday, September 6 at 11:00 AM; Saturday, September 6 at 3:00 PM; Saturday, September 6 at 7:00 PM;Sunday, September 7 at 1:00 PM; Sunday, September 7 at 5:00 PM

Prices: $22.50, $39.50, $59.50, $79.50

Tickets: Website: ticketmaster.com  Telephone: 800-745-3000

In Person: Honda Center Box Office – 2695 East Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806

Group Sales: (714) 940-2859 or groupsales@hondacenter.com

For Information: Website: www.hondacenter.com  Telephone: 714-704-2400

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Thursday, September 11 – Sunday, September 14

STAPLES Center, 1111 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015 

Performance Schedule: Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 PM; Friday, September 12 at 7:00 PM; Saturday, September 13 at 11:00 AM; Saturday, September 13 at 3:00 PM; Saturday, September 13 at 7:00 PM; Sunday, September 14 at 11:00 AM; Sunday, September 14 at 3:00 PM

Prices: $22, $39, $59, $79

Tickets: Website: axs.com   Telephone: 888-929-7849

In Person: STAPLES Center Box Office – 1111 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Group Sales: 1-877-AEG-TICKETS (1-877-522-8669) or visit staplescenter.com

For Information: Website:  www.staplescenter.com  Telephone:  (213) 742-7100

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