HERMOSA BEACH (CA) AUG., 2015 | The No. 5 seed women’s team of Vivian
Cunha & Raquel Ferreira -Goncalves Ferreira took home their 3rd consecutive
NVL title, and No. 2 seed Americans Dave Palm & Eric Zaun were the men’s
winners at the Nat ional Volleyball League West Coast Championships.
Cunha/Ferreira are proving to be the women’s team to beat this season, also
taking home the Milwaukee Championships trophy after defeating the number
one women’s team, Kristen Batt-Rohr & Pri Piantadosi-Lima.
Palm/Zaun won in three games, 21-19, 21-23, 15-9, against the No. 4 seed
Skylar DelSol (USA) & Piotr Marciniak (POL). This is the first title for the pair
as a team. The tournament was held at the Hermosa Beach pier from August
6-8 and featured top pro beach Eric Zaun & Dave Palm - Credit Ed Chan
volleyball players from around the world, including local SoCal pros 2X
Olympian Mark Williams, Skyler McCoy, Jon Mesko, Travis Schoonover,
Chelsea Hayes, Molly Menard, Jennifer Snyder, Michelle Williams and Alicia
Zamparelli-Flavia competing for a $75,000 prize purse …
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This unprecedented event brings the world’s greatest beach volleyball players
and their fans together in a way that’s never been seen in the world of pro-
fessional sports. Sanctioned by FIVB, the sport’s international governing body,
the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball is the premier event in the sport
plus more; it’s a week-long festival celebrating “all things beach,” including
sports, music, culture and community. In addition to the pro competition, the
week also includes many open tournaments for all ages and experience levels.
With NBC Sports broadcasting the action, the top players from all over the
world will compete on American soil for the largest purse in FIVB history.
Fans will have the opportunity to compete in co-ed and single gender 4’s and
6-man, youth, and collegiate tournaments throughout the week. And the action
on the sand doesn’t end there. Musical performances all week long will com-
plement the volleyball to delight and entertain all in attendance.
Source: WSOBV.Com | Tap to continue >>
Los Angeles Lift-Off is part of the Lift-Off International Film Festivals, dedicated
to the discovery and development of independent artists in an unbiased
environment and free from any commercial pressures. Student films are
programmed alongside professional/ independent films and every film that is
submitted is treated equally and voted on individual merit alone. A large
budget and glossy production value means nothing to the folks at Lift-Off –
the only focus is great delivery of an honest story. The motto is to “Look
beyond the gloss. Put talent before technology."
Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival is one of ten international Lift-Off events and
come directly after the very successful Las Vegas event. Other Lift-Off events
take place in Amsterdam, London and Tokyo amongst others. Lift-Off Film Fest-
ivals are free to attend, enabling submission fees to directly donate to bringing
more audience to independent work. Lift-Off believe strongly in their film-
makers getting value for their submission fee and so every one is given ex-
tensive support and advice on topics such as marketing, crowd-funding and
artistic development. Lift-Off's aim is to create a network of creatives to one
day become an industry of their own, where talent is king and hard work
Rewarded. Lift-Off wish to bring back the art of film-making and, most
importantly, to bring back the talent behind it. 25% Submission Discount
Code - LosAngelesIndie | Standard screenings 25-28 Aug with winners'
night on 29 Aug., Raleigh Studios, Melrose Ave., Hollywood 90038
Tap for more event info >>
LOS ANGELES (CA) SEPT., 2015 | For the first time since the 2012 season, Red
Bull Global Rallycross will include a crossover jump in a course design in next
weekend’s Red Bull GRC Los Angeles presented by Subaru Tecnica International.
The crossover will be a key element in the brand new course design, which
spans .702 miles and a season-high 13 turns.
Unlike last year’s layout, the 2015 course will run counterclockwise, with
drivers charging from a starting grid in front of the SS Lane Victory into a pair
of left-hand turns. Drivers get their first taste of the dirt with a rhythm section
in turns three, four, and five, before hitting the dirt crossover jump (which will
be closed with a bridge element) and returning to pavement in turn six.
From there, drivers will attack the interior section of the track, with turns seven
through 10 running alongside the exterior section of the course. With the right-
hand turn 11, drivers will pass under the crossover before confronting the
Kobalt Tools Joker Lap, either making a hard left to take it or staying to the
outside to complete the regular lap. A sweeping left-hand turn 13 brings drivers
back to the frontstretch to complete the lap.
Tickets are still available for Red Bull GRC Los Angeles presented by Subaru
Tecnica International, to take place September 12-13 at the Port of Los
Angeles. Click here to purchase tickets.
Source RedBullGlobalRallyCross.Com | Continue >>
SONOMA (CA), AUGUST 2015 | Scott Dixon won the Grand Prix of Sonoma on
Sunday, clinching his fourth career IndyCar series championship in the process.
Entering Sunday’s race, the final one of the IndyCar season, Dixon trailed Juan
Pablo Montoya in the standings by 47 points. He also sat 13 points behind
Dixon finished the raced tied with Montoya in points, but took home the title
because he had more wins this season (three) than Montoya (two). Montoya
finished the race in sixth place.
“There was still a chance and that's what I was hoping for,” Dixon said,
according to IndyCar.com. “I don't know what to say. This season we had
some big races, and this was the biggest. We were such a longshot.”
Dixon previously won championships in 2003, 2008 and 2013. | Source:
Bolstered by the most-watched Verizon IndyCar Series race ever on NBCSN
for the season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, INDYCAR telecasts on
ABC and NBCSN posted an overall viewership increase of 16 percent in 2015
that included a 34 percent jump in NBCSN viewership.
The thrilling Aug. 30 race at Sonoma Raceway, won by Scott Dixon to also
secure the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship in a tiebreaker over
Juan Pablo Montoya, averaged 841,000 viewers on NBCSN, according to The
Nielsen Company. Viewership peaked at more than one million in the final full
quarter hour. It was the most-watched cable telecast of a Verizon IndyCar
Series race since NBCSN acquired the rights in 2009 and the highest cable
viewership since the Richmond race on ESPN in 2008.
Source: Indy.com | Continue >>
LOS ANGELES (CA) SEPT., 2015 | It's not every day that you get to watch a
film on the banks of the L.A. River or at a Food Co-Op in Pasadena or the
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. But it's not every day that the Ambulante
Documentary Film Festival rolls into town. For three weeks, beginning Sept.
19, Ambulante will screen films on topics as varied as Latin boogaloo and
Haitian machete fencing, in locations around Los Angeles and beyond.
This week, the festival announced its second, more expansive iteration, which
will include a handful of screenings in Northern California. The locations include
sites in Long Beach, skid row and Pacoima, but also locales such as Watsonville
and Seaside (outside of Monterey). The program consists of 28 documentaries
and 15 short films that will be screened at 21 locations. The goal, says
Christine Davila, who serves as director of Ambulante California, is to take
documentary film to new audiences in unexpected locations.
The lineup includes new and recently released documentary films. Among
them: "No Más Bebés," a new film by Rene Tajima-Peña on Mexican immigrant
women who were involuntarily sterilized in Los Angeles County hospitals in the
1960s and '70s, and the award-winning "Kings of Nowhere," by first-time
director Betzabé García, about three families who live in a partially submerged
Northwestern Mexican town. There are also films about music, protest, edu-
cation and Mexican wrestling. There will also be a special screening of the
1985 doc "Ornette: Made in America" in Leimert Park Village, in honor of the
recent passing of jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman.
Last year, Ambulante drew almost 2,000 people to screenings around L.A. This
year, with the additional screenings and a greater variety of locations, Davila
is hoping to draw even more. "A lot of culture tends to be in rather exclusive
settings, which is great if you can access that," she says. "But we want to use
our environment — whether it's a parking lot or a vacant lot. People can be
walking along, and suddenly there's this film that you're confronted by. For us,
any empty space is a potential exhibition space." The best part: all of the
screenings are free. For the full Ambulante lineup, visit ambulanteusa.com.
Source: L.A. Times | Continue for full story & event details >>
LOS ANGELES (CA) SEPT., 2015 | All season long, the drivers of GRC Lites have
proven themselves to produce some of the most exciting racing in Red Bull
Global Rallycross, from the wild and unpredictable season opener won by Austin
Cindric in Fort Lauderdale to Oliver Eriksson and Alex Keyes’ last-lap battle in
Los Angeles last week. Now, the class will do something it’s never done since
being introduced to Red Bull GRC in 2013—leave the United States—in order to
help settle its championship fight.
The first-ever international GRC Lites rounds will take place next month at
Bushy Park Barbados, the only one of Red Bull GRC’s venues that the class
skipped last year. While local fans may not have yet seen a Lites race event,
they’ll be in for a treat: not only will they get to see two Lites finals alongside
the main Supercar class, but the class has also produced its closest-ever points
battle so far in 2015.
Cindric and Miles Maroney enter the weekend separated by a tiebreaker, as
Cindric’s three wins in 2015 hold court to Maroney’s one. Eriksson lurks a mere
five points behind them in third, boasting two victories of his own, while soph-
omore driver Alejandro Fernandez sits in fourth, within striking distance at 36
points back. Behind them, two drivers with the potential to turn the champion-
ship on its head sit in fifth and sixth. Rough luck has dropped Tanner Whitten
from first to fifth in the standings and 76 points out of the top spot, but with a
brand new car for the weekend, a strong road-racing background, and a just-win
mentality, he’s a favorite to do big things in Barbados. Sitting in sixth, Alex
Keyes is one of only three Lites drivers with multiple victories in 2015, and a
threat to win nearly anywhere he races.
Source: RedBullGlobalRallyCross.Com | Continue >>
LOS ANGELES (CA) SEPT., 2015 | It was a near-perfect weekend for the Volks-
wagen Andretti Rallycross (VARX) team, which celebrated the one-year anni-
versary of the Beetle GRC’s on-track debut with four podiums—including two
victories—at the Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) doubleheader from the Port
of LA. The pair of wins earned by Scott Speed makes him the winningest driver
in GRC history and puts him solidly in contention for the 2015 championship:
he now lies only 13 points behind the title leader with three rounds remaining
in the season. Tanner Foust proved the Beetle GRC’s mettle, and his own
tenacity, by claiming two hard-fought podiums at his home event.
“One year from the Beetle GRC’s race debut, and we get to celebrate its birth-
day with two incredible results here at the Port of LA,” said a beaming Clark
Campbell, General Manager, Volkswagen Experiential Marketing. “Our Volks-
wagen Andretti Rallycross team has matured so much in our short time comp-
eting in Red Bull Global Rallycross, but this weekend is the crowning achieve-
ment of our program so far.” Scott Speed had an almost perfect Saturday.
After posting the second-quickest time of Friday afternoon’s qualifying session,
the driver of the No. 41 Merchant First Volkswagen Beetle GRC won both his
heat races, his Semifinal outing, and the main event, marking his first points-
paying victory of the 2015 season. Saturday’s result could only be topped by
Sunday’s, in which Speed set the quickest time in qualifying and followed it up
by winning his Heat, Semifinal, and Final, leading every lap of competition. “It’s
been a fantastic weekend, obviously!” exclaimed Speed after his second cham-
pagne shower in two days. “With a new program like this, you’re bound to run
into difficulties, but we’ve overcome them, our Beetle GRCs are fast and durable,
and I see us as a major threat for the championship. I couldn’t be happier; I
feel so lucky to drive this car, I have an amazing teammate, and a great team.
I can’t say enough good things about Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross!”
Source: RedBullGlobalRallyCross.Com | Continue for full story >>
ORANGE COUNTY, (CA) SEPT., 2015 |Orange County, Calif] The Golden Foodie
Awards is excited to announce the 2015 nominees and presenters. The winners
in 24 categories will be awarded during the sold out show at The Fairmont
Newport Beach hotel on Sunday, September 27. Now in its fourth year, the
Golden Foodie Awards honors the best chefs, bartenders, food and drink of
chef driven and independent restaurants in Orange County, California.
The September 27th red carpet affair will be joined by the who's-who in the
culinary world, including the celebrity master of ceremonies, Simon Majumdar
from the Food Network. Guests are welcomed on the red carpet with Roca
Patron and Ketel One cocktails while they are led to the outdoor garden
overflowing with fabulous food and drinks.
The Golden Foodie Awards will kick off with more than 25 tantalizing food and
libation stations for guests to enjoy. Ketel One craft cocktails, wines by Coppola
and at the Roca Patron Bar, be among the first to see the "Art of Patrón Virtual
Reality Experience” through immersive 360-degree Oculus technology.
During the Awards ceremony, guests will delight in glamorous desserts and
drinks including VOSS Sparkling and Still Water, Sofia Blanc de Blanc Sparkling
Wine, Patron Citronge Mango to spice up sparkling wine if chosen. Coppola
Black Diamond Pavilion and Claret Coppola Diamond Collection. Desserts to
include: "Golden Goo Goo Peanut Buttah” by Pastry Chef, Jeffry Kahle, the
"Golden Eclipse Cake" by Rachel Klemek and Vicky Hsu. Chef Deb Sims of
Maro Wood Grill will serve her Golden Foodie Award winning Banana Bread
Pudding and Villa Roma will serve Chocolate covered strawberries and
Alfajores. The tables will also be adorned with Valenza Chocolatier’s Bonbons
of Gold and B. Toffee. Hosting the event is Simon Majumdar a world renowned
broadcaster and author who has dedicated the second half of his time on this
planet to fulfill his ambition to “Go Everywhere. Eat Everything”. The enter-
taining Awards will feature local celebrity presenters announcing the winners
in all categories. Each winner will be presented with the Golden Foodie Award
statuette covered in 14-carat gold. The event honors extraordinary culinary
talents by embodying the community in ‘peer’s choice’ vote for the Chef of the
Year Award, Pastry Chef of the Year Award and Best New Restaurant
categories. The other 21 categories are the ‘People’s Choice Food Awards’ and
voted on by the public.
Source: GoldenFoodie.Com | Continue >>
Mick Fanning (AUS) won the Hurley Pro at Trestles and Carissa Moore (HAW)
won the Swatch Women's Pro on a day that saw close calls and heavy battles
each heat. Their victories also earned them the yellow jerseys signifying the
men's and women's Jeep Leaders.
The morning opened to glassy conditions and the first men's Quarterfinal
FT., Filipe Toledo (BRA) and Joel Parkinson (AUS). Toledo, the 20 yr-old Brazil-
ian phenom, has won legions of new fans with his high-flying acrobatics. No. 4
on elite Tour rankings at the event's start, Toledo is already part of the Title
race. At No. 18 on the rankings, Parko needed a win, badly. But undeterred by
Parkinson's veteran status, Toledo surfed circles around him in the punchy
waves, taking the win and moving on to the Semis. The rest of the Quarters
saw usual suspects winning their heats, setting up some heavy Semifinal
matchups with just one big hiccup -- an interference call on Nat Young (USA)
against Gabriel Medina (BRA) at the start of Quarterfinal 4. The call cut one of
Young's scores in half, compromising his ability to catch up.
In the Semis, Toledo was less authoritative against countrymen Adriano de
Souza (BRA), who surfed away with the win. Similarly, Gabriel Medina (BRA)
went down to Rip Curl teammate, friend and mentor Fanning who earned two
nine-point-range scores during the bout. The men's Final saw De Souza and
Fanning face off in increasingly bumpy conditions that now matched the tension
in the air. The stakes were high: For De Souza, it was about keeping his lead
going into the European leg. For Fanning, it was about overtaking the lead,
and possibly having another shot at glory. From the start, though, it was
Fanning who had the rhythm and ease. At the halfway mark, he had De Souza
combo-ed. De Souza battled back with a 9.07, but still needed an excellent-
range score win.
Among the CT women, the field saw a careful culling of some of the lower-
ranked women as momentum proved to win the day. Bianca Buitendag (ZAF),
who has been steadily improving with each event, defeated Lakey Peterson
(USA) in the opening Semifinal of the Swatch Women's Pro with two mid-range
scores. Peterson has also been in solid form, seeming to find her feet and
rising to No. 5 on the rankings. "I can't blame anyone but myself," said
Peterson. "I made a lot of mistakes
at the start of the event I think. I got one good wave and was feeling confident
but then it went really quiet. I'm really disappointed in myself and the situation
but I'm trying to look at the positive."The Final saw Buitendag take on Moore,
one of the Tour's toughest opponents. The Hawaiian has two Titles to her name
and it only took a few waves to remember why: She made the most of every
wave and, despite Bianca's skill, read the waves better and made it all look
Source: WorldSurfLeague.com | Continue >>
LONG BEACH (CA) AUG., 2015 | For the 10th-time in FIVB World Tour history,
both the women’s and men’s gold medal matches will be Brazil versus the United
States confrontations as teams from the South and North American countries
won semi-final matches here Saturday afternoon at the US$800,000 ASICS
World Series of Beach Volleyball. With the women playing both quarter-final
and semi-final matches Saturday while the men only competed to set the lineup
for the medal matches, the Brazilian pairs of Talita Antunes/Larissa Franca and
Alison Cerutti/Bruno Oscar Schmidt advanced to the title matches on the
TrueCar Court at Alamitos Beach where they will face Americans April Ross/
Kerri Walsh Jennings and Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena, respectively.
The last time the Brazil vs. USA gender matchups happened at the same FIVB
World Tour event was in mid-April 2011 when the South Americans captured
the women’s finale before the North Americans topped the men’s podium.
A southern California site was one of the previous Brazil-USA meetings when
the South Americans claimed both gold medals at the 1997 FIVB World Champ-
ionships in Los Angeles at UCLA. The women’s medal matches will be played
first Sunday on the TrueCar Court at Alamitos Beach starting at 10 a.m. Followed
by the men’s podium placement contests starting at 1:30 p.m. The gold medal
winning teams will share the $57,000 first-place prizes in the fourth of five Grand
Slam events on the 2015 FIVB World Tour calendar. After the eighth-seeded
Ross and Walsh Jennings advanced to the finals with a 2-0 (21-19, 21-17) win
in 53 minutes over sixth-seeded Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany,
second-seeded Talita and Larissa gained a spot in the title match with a 2-0
(21-17, 21-18) victory in 42 minutes over seventh-seeded Louise Bawden and
Taliqua Clancy of Australia.
Source FIVB.org | Tap for full story >
LAS VEGAS (NV) OCT., 2015 | Las Vegas – UFC’s December to remember will
be highlighted by an unprecedented three-event fight week featuring some of
the sport’s biggest stars. The action begins Thursday, December 10 as No. 6
strawweight contender Paige VanZant battles No. 8 Joanne Calderwood on
UFC FIGHT PASS® in the main event of UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: VanZANT vs.
CALDERWOOD. The following night No. 2 featherweight contender Frankie
Edgar and No. 3 Chad Mendes serve as the marquee bout of The Ultimate
Fighter®: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber Finale. Both events will take place
at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
The blockbuster weekend culminates Saturday night when the first feather-
weight champion in UFC history, Jose Aldo, and interim champion Conor
McGregor, finally settle their differences in the main event of UFC® 194®:
ALDO vs. McGREGOR.
Former lightweight champion Edgar (18-4-1, fighting out of Toms River, N.J.)
looks to secure a shot at the title with a win in the five-round main event of
The Ultimate Fighter Finale. “The Answer” is riding a four-fight win streak that
includes wins over Mendes’ teammate Urijah Faber, Cub Swanson, UFC legend
BJ Penn and Charles Oliveira. A win here would solidify his place as the No. 1
contender in the stacked 145-pound division. Mendes (17-3, fighting out of
Sacramento, Calif.) looks to get back in the win column after a short notice
loss to McGregor in July. With a full camp behind him, the Team Alpha Male
standout is confident the result will be different and that he will leave the
Octagon® in line for another shot at championship gold.
Setting the stage for Edgar and Mendes will be the much anticipated return of
third-ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov (22-0, fighting out of
Dagestan, Russia), who looks to keep his perfect record intact when he meets
No. 9 Tony Ferguson (20-3, fighting out of Ventura, Calif.). Ferguson is coming
off back-to-back Performance of the Night victories, and he hopes to climb
into the top five of the division by handing Nurmagomedov the first loss of his
To headline the first UFC FIGHT PASS card on American soil, VanZant (6-1,
fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) meets Scottish sensation Calderwood (10-1,
fighting out of Glasgow, Scotland). VanZant, who is one of mixed martial arts
fastest rising stars, will need to use her relentless attack to counter Calder-
wood’s dangerous striking in hopes of staying undefeated inside the Octagon
and take one step closer to a shot at the title. With four wins by knockout –
three in the first round, the Scot is the most dangerous opponent to date for
the Team Alpha Male prodigy. For more information or current fight news,
visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change. Tickets for THE
ULTIMATE FIGHTER® FINALE: TEAM McGREGOR vs. TEAM FABER go on sale
Friday, September 25 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available for purchase online at
www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through www.ticketmaster.com.
Source: UFC.COM / PRESS | Continue >
BARBADOS - OCT. 2015 | Tanner Foust gave Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross
its fourth consecutive race victory, while Scott Speed earned his class-leading
seventh podium of the season, in Sunday’s Red Bull Global Rallycross
Barbados II main event. The 1-2 finish eliminated all other drivers from champ-
ionship contention and set up a head-to-head battle between the two teamm-
ates in Las Vegas next month.
“Barbados is amazing—I figure we should just have every race here!” Foust
said after the victory. “The track is awesome, they made some changes to the
facility here since last year and it’s getting better and better. So far, it’s a
Volkswagen sweep here both years, which is pretty amazing. The car wasn’t
the fastest all day today, and didn’t qualify at the top, but by managing the
cars through the long race we pulled it off. Thank you to the fans for coming
out, we could hear you coming down the straightaway!”
Coming into the day, Speed had a 33-point lead over Ken Block in the
standings, but neither driver could capitalize in the heats as Speed scored
three points and Block took two. In the first corner of the main event, Block
saw his championship hopes go up in smoke when first-lap shuffling pushed
him out of the main groove and saw him drop to last in the 10-car final. Speed
now holds a 36-point lead over Foust in the standings with one race remaining.
“We managed to keep the wheels on it this time!” Speed added, referring to a
spectacular hit from Patrik Sandell in Saturday’s final that obliterated his left
front wheel. “Either way, the championship winner is on our team, which is
perfect. We couldn’t ask for a better weekend.”
In GRC Lites, Austin Cindric completed the Olsbergs MSE sweep of the
weekend, beating teammate and Saturday winner Oliver Eriksson to the
finish. AF Racing’s Alejandro Fernandez completed the podium for the second
day in a row, setting up a four-way battle between Sunday’s podium finishers
and fourth place finisher Miles Maroney for the championship in Las Vegas.
The final round of the 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross will take place at the
Village Lot on the Las Vegas Strip on Wednesday, November 4. Tickets are
on sale now at http://www.redbullglobalrallycross.com/tickets.
Source: RedBullGlobalRallyCross | Continue >>
FORT LAUDERDALE (FL) OCT., 2015 | Brazilian men and women were
Golden, but not without a colossal fight from the silver medalists of United
States and Germany. By the time the men’s gold medal climax got underway
at the inaugural Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals on Sunday,
the atmosphere was electric, with the capacity grandstands and overflow
crowd at the oceanside big screen super-charged after two incredible bronze
medal bouts and a breathtaking battle for women’s gold. Brazil had swept all
three, thrilling South American fans and leaving the horde of US supporters
ravenous to see the tournament’s only remaining Americans take home an
ultimate home-country triumph against Brazilian arch-rivals. But there was
no beating the man they call The Mammoth.
The crowds were on their feet for Florida’s own Nick Lucena and Olympic Gold
Medalist Phil Dalhausser, as well as for reigning FIVB World Champions Alison
Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt, who are adored by the area’s massive contingent
of Brazilians. The teams were one-all in their two previous matches of the
season, and with a $100,000 prize – the biggest of the FIVB World Tour – for
the winning pair, as well as the honor of being crowned best of the best in the
important new tournament, they came out fighting. While the Americans played
with skill and heart, the speed of Bruno and the blocks of the “mammoth” 6’8“,
233-pound Alison were insurmountable. The Brazilians won 21-13, 21-15 to
clinch the gold and conclude their season with the unprecedented achievement
of being named FIVB World Champions and World Tour Finals Champions in
Source: SwatchMajorSeries.Com | Continue >
PASADENA (CA) OCT., 2015 | PASADENA, California -- Passions are stirred
on both sides of the border every time Mexico and the United States meet on
a football field. In 64 all-time games between them, the Tricolor holds a 32-19
advantage in wins. Since the introduction of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 1991,
however, the rivalry has truly blossomed into one of the world’s most intense.
As the first-ever CONCACAF Cup draws near, the time is right to recall their
classic clashes. Here are six to savor:
1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Semifinals | July 5, 1991: Los Angeles Memorial
Coliseum – United States 2, Mexico 0
In the inaugural Gold Cup, the USA shocked Mexico 2-0 on a pair of second-half
goals. John Doyle (48’) and Peter Vermes (64’) found the back of the net, while
goalkeeper Tony Meola recorded a shutout. The Bora Milutinovic-led Americans
went on to lift the trophy, overcoming Honduras in the final on penalty kicks.
1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Final | July 25, 1993: Estadio Azteca – Mexico
City, Mexico | Mexico 4, United States 0
Mexico captured the first of its seven Gold Cup crowns in stunning fashion. A
Gold Cup-record crowd of 130,800 witnessed the Tricolor seize a 2-0 halftime
lead behind a tally by Ignacio Ambriz (11’) and an own-goal by Desmond Arm-
strong (30’). The host sealed the outcome as Luis Roberto Alves (70’) and
Guillermo Cantu (79’) also netted. 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, Semi-
Finals | Aug., 1,1999: Estadio Azteca – Mexico City | Mexico 1, United States 0
Cuauhtemoc Blanco beat goalkeeper Kasey Keller to strike for a golden goal
seven minutes into extra time, boosting Mexico into the final. Mexico custodian
Jorge Campos registered the clean sheet. The Mexicans went on to defeat 1998
World Cup runner-up Brazil in the final, 4-3. 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifying,
Source: CONCACAF.Com | Continue >>
LAS VEGAS (NV) SEPT., 2015 | UFC announced a series of important steps to
bring mixed martial arts (MMA) events to New York. These efforts include the
scheduling of the organization’s first, professional MMA event in New York since
the state’s ban in 1997. This event will take place at Madison Square Garden
on April 23, 2016 featuring UFC’s top champions competing with other world-
class athletes inside the Octagon®. UFC is also taking additional steps through
the federal courts to ensure the event’s success.
“We believe fight fans have waited long enough to experience live UFC events
in the state of New York and we are thrilled to announce our first event at
Madison Square Garden,” UFC Senior Executive Vice President and Chief
Operating Officer Lawrence Epstein said. “Professional MMA is legal around of
the world and it is about time New York followed suit.”
In August, UFC filed an appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the
Second Circuit – the federal appellate court with jurisdiction over New York –
stating that New York’s prohibition of regulated professional MMA events
violates the First Amendment rights of athletes and fans throughout the state.
On September 28, UFC filed a new case in federal court, reiterating its claim
that the New York law banning MMA events is unconstitutional. This out-of-date
law is too unclear for the public to understand, and has allowed regulators in
New York to pick and choose arbitrarily what events they will permit. Events
featuring every combat sport except MMA seem to be allowed in New York,
though this is not explicitly stated in the law. The statute, and the state’s
pattern of enforcing it, violates the Constitution’s prohibition on unconstitutionally
Later this week, UFC will ask a federal judge to issue a preliminary injunction
against New York state officials enforcing its unconstitutional law. Without such
an injunction, the event at Madison Square Garden will not be able to proceed.
Source: UFC.Com / Press | Continue >
LAS VEGAS (NV) OCT., 2015. | It’ll be lights out in the Sunshine State when
UFC® returns to Amway Center with a lightweight title bout as newly crowned
champion Rafael Dos Anjos looks to defend his title for the first time when he
meets No. 2 contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a highly-anticipated
rematch on Saturday, Dec. 19. In the co-main event, former UFC heavyweight
champion Junior Dos Santos clashes with former STRIKEFORCE® champion
Alistair Overeem in a bout that could have major title implications in the wide
open division. UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: DOS ANJOS vs. COWBOY 2 will be the
second consecutive championship bout to air nationally on FOX and eighth overall.
After putting on one of the best performances of his career against Anthony
Pettis at UFC 185, Dos Anjos (24-7, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) cap-
tured the 155-pound title, becoming the first Brazilian to hold the UFC lightweight
championship. In addition to his impressive wins over former champion Benson
Henderson and Nate Diaz, Dos Anjos also handed Cerrone his last loss back in
2013. The Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt will put his title on the line when he and
his former foe meet again.
Since dropping a decision loss to the champion, Cowboy (28-6, 1NC, fighting
out of Albuquerque, N.M.) went on to dismantle the lightweight division by
picking off top contenders in one of the most talent-rich divisions in the sport.
Undefeated in his last eight appearances, Cerrone has wins over the likes of
Henderson, Eddie Alvarez, Myles Jury, Edson Barboza and Jim Miller. A Muay
Thai expert who holds 15 wins by submission and five by knockout, Cowboy
has proven he has the heart of a champion and is now looking for the belt to
solidify his place atop of the division.
To set the stage, former UFC heavyweight champion Dos Santos (17-3, fighting
out of Salvador, Bahai, Brazil) makes his long-awaited return against Overeem
(39-14, 1NC, fighting out of Amsterdam, Netherlands), the former
STRIKEFORCE heavyweight champion who owns 18 wins by knockout.
Plus, UFC FIGHT NIGHT showcases local talent as Orlando’s own Josh Samman
will have home field advantage when he meets Tamdan McCroy in a
middleweight bout. Coconut Creek’s powerhouse gym, American Top Team,
will be represented by 10th-ranked featherweight Nik Lentz, welterweight
Hayder Hassan and featherweights Cole Miller and Jim Alers, while Boca Raton’s
Michael Johnson, Kamaru Usman and Vicente Luque compete under the
Source: UFC.COM / PRESS | Continue >
SEIGNOSSE/HOSSEGOR/CAPBRETON, Landes, Aquitaine/France Oct., 2015 |
Gabriel Medina (BRA), 21, reigning WSL Champion, and Tyler Wright (AUS), 21,
have emerged victorious this afternoon, claiming the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro
France respectively, in clean four-to-six foot (1.5 - 2 metre) waves at Culs Nus.
Stop No. 9 on the 2015 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour, the Quiksilver
and Roxy Pro France, delivered a week’s worth of the world’s best surfing, with
the WSL elite and the classic Autumn conditions combining for a high-per-
formance surfing extravaganza.
Medina, who claimed his maiden CT victory in France in 2011, was dominant
throughout the 35-minute Final, blasting the clean righthanders with speed,
power and progression to post a 17.50 out of a possible 20 and claim an
emphatic win. The victory sees Medina move up two places to fifth on the
Jeep Leaderboard. “It feels so good, I’ve been trying so hard this year. I’m so
stoked, my board felt really good and everything went my way,” Medina said.
“I’m really glad to be back on the podium and especially for a win. I’m stoked
to be back in France, which has always been good to me. I promised myself I
would win an event this year for my grandfather who passed away a couple of
months ago. ”
Durbidge, whose form throughout the 2015 Quiksilver Pro France was undeniable,
found himself out of rhythm in the final heat of the event, finishing Runner-Up for
the second time this season. Durbidge’s French performance moves him to 10th
in the world heading into Portugal. “I had some really good heats, but the final
was just one-sided, Gaby was on every good wave,” Durbidge said. “It was just
one of those heats that you don’t want to have again. But I have to just look at
the positives, it’s another podium finish and I’m right there for a win, I’ll try to
bring it home next time. I love Portugal and have done well there in the past so
I look forward to that.” Despite an exciting opening heat this morning in which
he posted massive scores, Julian Wilson (AUS), 26, was stopped in the Semi-
finals, lacking opportunities to perform. However, Wilson’s equal third in France
provides another excellent result for the Queenslander this season, moving him
to 4th on the WSL Jeep Rankings.
Source: worldsurfleague.com | Continue >
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND (CA) OCT, 2015 | When one reviews the women’s
competition on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2015, one thing was for
sure, Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas were the most consistent team
on the international circuit.
By never being seeded lower than fourth in an “Open” or “Grand Slam” event
on the FIVB World Tour 2015, the Brazilian pair compiled impressive numbers
to reach the top spot on the points standings to be crowned “champions” of the
international circuit in only their third-season together.
Agatha and Barbara’s consistency in winning the FIVB World Tour crown was
highlighted by the following in 2015:
• A three gold medal effort highlighted by winning the FIVB “senior” World
Championships in The Hague July 4.
• A tour-high 61 wins for 73 matches played at 12 events without being de-
feated in back-to-back matches.
• A near-perfect record in pool play record with only three setbacks in 34
• A tour-high 10 quarter-final appearances.
• A tour-tying seven podium placements.
• An appearance is six gold medal matches - the second-most on the tour.
• A 19-match winning streak - the second-best streak on the tour in 2015.
Despite being ranked No. 2 on the FIVB World Tour in 2014 with one gold
medal, four podium placements and nine quarter-final appearances, Agatha
and Barbara were considered as the No. 3 Brazilian women’s team entering
the 2015 season behind the compatriot pairings of Maria Antonelli/Juliana
Felisberta and Talita Antunes/Larissa Franca.
Source: FIVB.COM | Continue >
PASADENA (CA) Oct., 2015 | Paul Aguilar scored in the 118th minute to give
Mexico a 3-2 victory over the United States in the CONCACAF Cup on Saturday
night, earning the Tricolor berth at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.
The 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup champion qualified for its seventh Confed-
erations Cup. Aguilar climaxed a memorable, end-to-end match with his drama-
tic goal. After the U.S. cleared the ball out of the penalty area, Raul Jimenez
lifted it in the air to the right side. With near inch-perfect technique, the Club
America star maintained remarkable concentration to drill a right-footed volley
past goalkeeper Brad Guzan. As expected, the Rose Bowl had an electric atmo-
sphere as the game started with much intensity from the players and an emo-
tionally charged capacity crowd of 93,273. The Tricolor struck first in the 10th
minute through forward Javier Hernandez, who tallied his first-ever goal against
the USA. In a quick succession of pin-point passes that pried open the American
defense, Jimenez found an unmarked Oribe Peralta on the right side of the
penalty area. As he zeroed in on Guzan, Peralta shuffled a short pass to the
center of the box for Hernandez to knock in at the left post. It did not take the
USA long to equalize. Midfielder Michael Bradley sent a free kick from the left
side into the area. An onrushing defender Geoff Cameron got a step on his
marker and headed the ball past goalkeeper Moises Muñoz to knot the score at
1-1 in the 15th minute. Both sides had additional chances in the opening 45
Minutes. Bradley came close on a couple of occasions. As he charged towards
the net, the U.S. captain fired a 16-yard attempt wide right in the 32nd minute
and placed another left-sided free kick towards the near post that forced Muñoz
to make a diving save just before halftime. In between those misses, the Mex-
icans were involved in a controversial play in the 34th minute, when they were
called for an offside while Peralta slammed into Guzan after the play. A shoving
match between the teams ensued and Peralta was issued a yellow card by ref-
eree Joel Aguilar. The Mexicans held the ball for huge stretches of time in the
second half, forcing a fatigued U.S. side to use exert substantial levels of energy
on defense. Mexico took its second lead in the first extra-time period as Peralta
the 2013 CONCACAF Player of the Year – slotted home past Guzan off an assist
by Aguilar to break a 1-1 deadlock in the 108th minute. The Americans again
equalized in the second extra time. Substitute Bobby Wood, who has a penchant
for scoring vital late goals off the bench, lived up to his reputation. The 22-year-
old Germany-based forward latched onto a DeAndre Yedlin pass, beating Muñoz
from seven yards to make it 2-2.
Source: CONCACAF.COM / PRESS | Continue >
PUEBLO (CO) OCT., 2015 | PUEBLO, Colo. – For the 22nd consecutive year, the
world's top bull riders and the fiercest bucking bulls in the business will return to
Las Vegas for the richest bull riding event on the planet, the 2015 PBR (Pro-
fessional Bull Riders) Built Ford Tough World Finals on Oct. 21-25 at UNLV's
Thomas & Mack Center, which offers a total purse of $2.3 million. Qualifying for
this season finale is considered an incredible feat and often fulfills a life-long
dream for many bull riding athletes. This year, 40 talented bull riding stars made
the cut (refer to image above or/ tap here).
Joining these 35 men in Las Vegas will be five qualifiers from the BlueDEF Vel-
ocity Tour ranks. The Top 3 bull riders at the BlueDEF Finals on Oct. 9-10, who
were not already part of the Top 35 in the PBR world standings, gained entry.
The top performing international invitee from the PBR’s circuits in Australia, Bra-
zil, Canada and Mexico, along with the highest finisher in the 2015 BlueDEF Vel-
ocity Tour Standings, also qualified. Neil Holmes (Houston, Texas), Derek Kol-
baba (Walla Walla, Washington) and Luis Blanco (Icanga, Brazil) qualified as the
Top-3 finishers while Justin Paton (Nebo, Australia) was the top-performing inter-
national invitee. Because Gay, Pacheco and Holmes, the Top-3 finishers in the
overall BlueDEF Velocity Tour standings, qualified for the World Finals by virtue
of the Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) standings and BlueDEF Finals event
finishes, No. 4 BlueDEF Velocity Tour rider Michael Lane (Tazewell, Virginia)
earned the fifth spot to the Finals.
On the other side of the 8-second battles are the best bulls of the 2015 Built
Ford Tough Series season. Their 2015 slates are wiped clean and the only scores
that matter are those received at the World Finals. The bull that receives the
highest aggregate score in two rounds of competition will be declared the 2015
PBR World Champion Bull and receive $50,000.
Seven of this season's best bovine athletes are competing for the title: Roy
(Julio Moreno Bucking Bulls), Jared Allen’s Air Time (Jarrod Allen’s Pro Bull
Team), Sweet Pro’s Long John (D&H Cattle Co.), Bruiser (D&H Cattle Co.),
Stone Sober (D&H Cattle Co.) Smooth Operator (Dakota Rodeo-Berger/Struve)
and Jeremiah (Square Up-Smets/Dodson).
The honor of protecting the PBR bull riders for every 8-second ride at the Finals
has been bestowed upon Shorty Gorham, Frank Newsom, Jesse Byrne and
Cody Webster. The Top 35 riders voted on the bullfighters they want to have
watching their backs.
Source: PBR.COM | Continue >
LAS VEGAS (NV) OCT., 2015 | Las Vegas – Two of the most electrifying strikers
in the sport will ring in the New Year as welterweight champion Robbie Lawler
looks to make a second successful title defense against fourth-ranked Carlos
Condit on Saturday, Jan. 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In a division that
has become known for its epic title fights in recent years, we have seen all out
battles between the likes of Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks, Hendricks
and Lawler (twice) and most recently, an all-time great between Lawler and
Rory MacDonald. With more than 30 knockout victories between the two,
Lawler and Condit are primed to put on another welterweight title fight for the
Lawler (26-10, 1 NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) is coming off one of
the greatest fights in mixed martial arts history, a knockout victory over top-
ranked MacDonald at UFC® 189, and looks to keep the momentum going when
he clashes with Condit. Since returning to the Octagon® in 2013, “Ruthless” has
amassed a 7-1 record that includes knockout victories over MacDonald, Jake
Ellenberger and Josh Koscheck. Currently the sixth-ranked pound-for-pound
fighter in the world, a win over Condit could place Lawler amongst the all-time
greats at 170 pounds.
Condit (30-8, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.), the former UFC® interim
welterweight champion and the last WEC welterweight champion, is no stranger
to high profile fights, having gone to the championship rounds with the likes of
St-Pierre and Nick Diaz, and successfully defending the WEC belt three times.
“The Natural Born Killer” has finished 27 of his 30 pro victories – 14 by way of
submission – showing that the 31-year-old known for his devastating striking
has the ability to finish the fight wherever the fight goes.
SOURCE: UFC.COM | Continue >>
LOS ANGELES (CA) OCT, 2015 | The American Film Institute announced today
the films that will screen in the World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight, Shorts
and Cinema’s Legacy programs at AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi. AFI FEST
will take place November 5–12, 2015, in the heart of Hollywood. Screenings,
Galas and events will be held at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre, the TCL
Chinese 6 Theatres, Dolby Theatre, the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian,
the El Capitan Theatre and The Hollywood Roosevelt.
World Cinema showcases the most acclaimed international films of the year;
Breakthrough highlights true discoveries of the programming process; Midnight
selections will grip audiences with terror; and Cinema’s Legacy highlights classic
movies and films about cinema. World Cinema and Breakthrough selections are
among the films eligible for Audience Awards. Shorts selections are eligible for
the Grand Jury Prize, which qualifies the winner for Academy Award® con-
sideration. This year’s Shorts jury features filmmaker Janicza Bravo, producer
Keith Calder and the British Film Commission’s Tara Halloran.
The AFI FEST program features 127 films (74 features, 53 shorts), representing
45 countries. The breakdown by section is: Galas/Tributes (5), Special Screen-
ings (7), American Independents (9), New Auteurs (11), World Cinema (29),
Midnight (3), Breakthrough (5), Cinema’s Legacy (5) and Shorts (53), and
includes 38 films directed/co-directed by women, 17 documentaries, 10 official
Foreign Language Film Oscar® submissions and 10 animated short films. The
program will also present 18 films from 39 AFI Conservatory Alumni including
THE 33 writer Michael Thomas (AFI Class of 1978); 45 YEARS editor Jonathan
Alberts (AFI Class of 2001); ANOMALISA director/producer Duke Johnson (AFI
Class of 2006), cinematographer Joe Passarelli (AFI Class of 2006); CAROL
editor Affonso Gonçalves (AFI Class of 1993); and more.
As previously announced, the Opening Night Gala will be the World Premiere of
BY THE SEA (DIR Angelina Jolie Pitt) on Thursday, November 5. Among the
Centerpiece Galas will be WHERE TO INVADE NEXT (DIR Michael Moore) on
Saturday, November 7; THE 33 (DIR Patricia Riggen) on Monday, November 9;
and the World Premiere of CONCUSSION (DIR Peter Landesman) on Tuesday,
November 10. The Closing Night Gala will be the World Premiere of THE BIG
SHORT (DIR Adam McKay) on Thursday, November 12. Also previously
announced are the nine films in the American Independents section, which
represents the best of independent filmmaking this year, and 11 films in the
New Auteurs section, which highlights first and second-time narrative feature
film directors from around the world. AFI FEST remains the only global event
of its caliber to offer free individual tickets to screenings and events as a gift to
the community. These free tickets will be available to the general public online
at AFI.com beginning Monday, October 26. Available for purchase now at
AFI.com are AFI FEST Patron Packages and Express Passes.
Source: www.afi.com/afifest/ > Continue
Huntington Beach, CA/USA (Sunday, August 2, 2015)| By. WSL -
Johanne Defay (FRA) and Hiroto Ohhara (JPN) reigned supreme on the final
day of the Vans US Open of Surfing in front of a capacity crowd. Defay has
been crowned champion of the Women’s event, stop No. 6 on the Samsung
Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), while Ohhara
has won the Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 event.
HUNTINGTON BEACH (CA) JULY 2015 | Women’s Round 2 Heats 1-6, Women’s
Round 3 Heats 1-4 and Men’s Round 2 Heats 1-6 rounded out day five of the
2015 VANS US OPEN OF SURFING--the annual nine day event that brings
together the world’s elite in surfing, skateboarding and BMX.
Today’s surf events began this morning with 2-3’+ surf for Women’s Round
2, Heats 1-6, followed by Women’s Round 3, Heats 1-4. Today’s highest heat
score and wave scores in the Women's were by Malia Manuel, a 17.17 and a
9.17 respectively in Round 3, Heat 5. The day wrapped with Round 2, Heat
1-6 of the Men’s QS10000. Today’s highest heat scores in the Men's were
by Adam Melling and Kanoa Igarashi, both scoring 17.50 in Heats 1 and 3
respectively, with today’s highest wave score in Men's by Adam Melling, a
9.17 in Heat 1.
Source: www.wsl.com | Continue >
LAS VEGAS (NV) NOV., 2015 | Las Vegas – The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross
team rocketed to its first Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship crown on
Wednesday, an impressive accomplishment for the new team in only its second
season of series competition.
“We congratulate Volkswagen and the Andretti Autosport group for their
success this year,” said Red Bull GRC CEO Colin Dyne. “Building a brand new
team is no easy task, and in just two short years they’ve gone from one of our
newest entries to a championship-winning organization in their first full season
with the Beetle.” A late season surge brought the title within reach for the
team. On Wednesday, Speed, who swept the series’ doubleheader in
Los Angeles, held off teammate Tanner Foust in a head-to-head battle on the
Strip. “What a great way to win here, with all the climate issues and all the
drama,” Speed said. “It really feels great for the team because we came from
so far back in points. I’m super happy for Volkswagen Andretti to bring home
this championship!” Speed jumped out to an early lead in the final, but was
soon passed by a pair of other drivers after first-lap contact that also included
Foust. As Foust fought his damaged Beetle around the course in an effort to
maximize points, Speed maintained the final spot on the podium to clinch the
championship over rival Sebastian Eriksson. Teammate Foust, a two-time series
champion, took the third spot in the 2015 championship standings.
“It really feels great for the team because we came from so far back in points,”
said Speed. “I’m super happy for Volkswagen Andretti to bring home this
Championship!” Between Speed and teammate Tanner Foust, the Volkswagen
Andretti Rallycross Beetle has achieved 13 podium results in 2015 -- including
outright wins at four of the five most recent races. Speed stood on the podium
in each of the final five races this year, the longest podium streak for any
driver in the 2015 Supercar season. Foust’s record included a season-high
three wins. “This was a challenging season, but a hard-earned one that the
VARX team is extremely proud of,” said Clark Campbell, General Manager
Experiential Marketing Volkswagen of America, Inc. “The Beetle GRC with
Scott and Tanner behind the wheel has proven itself as a solid contender and
a fan-favorite. I would also like to thank the organization behind the Red Bull
Global Rallycross Championship, it is not an easy task to stage these events,
but the increased viewership and media attention demonstrate that this is a
series to be taken seriously and one that we are proud to be a part of.”
Announcements about the 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross season, including
an event schedule and broadcast information, are expected in the coming weeks.
PHOTO CREDS & SOURCE: RedBullRallyCross.Com | Continue >>
HOLLYWOOD (CA) NOV., 2015 | Mario Lopez, Eva Longoria, Oscar De La
Hoya join together to help launch the new season of WE tv’s David Tutera,
coinciding with the launch of Casa Mexico Tequila at Beso Restaurant.
Red carpet celeb’s included Micahel Pena, Bai Ling, Adrian Gonzalez (L.A.
Dogers), Urijah Faber (UFC), Kim Kimble (WE tv’s L.A. Hair, WE tv’s “The
Real Women of Telenovelas” stars: Sissi Fleitas, Adriana Catano, Maria
Raquenel & Lyduan Gonzalez and more…
WE tv announced today that it is developing a new unscripted series focused
on the visually-stunning and hugely-popular world of telenovelas. Set in
Miami, and produced by Matador, the show will follow a group of beautiful
and fierce Latina actresses and actors working in this hyper-competitive world,
which has captivated hundreds of millions of viewers around the globe.
Telenovelas are short-run Spanish-language soap operas that have captured
hearts and TV screens around the world. Sexy, dramatic and over-the-top,
telenovelas have taken the traditional American soap opera to a new level.
First produced in Mexico and Latin America, over the last few years South
Florida has become the new home base for production of this TV genre, and
Miami has earned the nickname, “Telenovela Tinseltown,” as aspiring stars
descend upon the city in the hopes of making it big.
“The world of telenovelas has everything we look for in a WE tv show –
compelling characters, conflict, consequence and comic relief,” said WE tv
president Marc Juris. “We could not be more excited about this project and
bringing these beautiful women and their stories and highly charged
relationships to WE tv viewers. I think we’ll find the lines on the scripts in
these TV dramas sometimes pale in comparison to real life.”
The series will focus on the lives of a mix of high-profile and up-and-coming
actresses and actors in the telenovela scene as they navigate this drama-
filled world. The high-octane drama onscreen is nothing compared to the
real-life drama these people face. These colorful frenemies compete for
roles and dates, walk the same red carpets and, of course, fight for the same
spotlight. And now they’re ready to take their careers to the next level.
Which, if any, of these ambitious talents will be the next breakthrough star?
Behind the scenes red carpet images >>
LOS ANGELES (CA) NOV., 2015 | AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi announces
today the feature and short films receiving this year’s Jury and Audience
Awards. The New Auteurs Grand Jury Award was presented to LAND AND
SHADE, while DISORDER received a Special Jury Mention for Direction, and
DESDE ALLÁ received a Special Jury Mention for Screenplay. BOYS received
the Grand Jury Award for Live Action Short, and WORLD OF TOMORROW re-
ceived the Grand Jury Award for Animated Short. This year’s Audience Award
recipients in the New Auteurs, World Cinema and Breakthrough sections in-
cluded MUSTANG, JAMES WHITE and MA. The full list of winners is below. The
Jury Awards honored works from the New Auteurs section, which highlighted 11
films from first and second-time feature film directors, and the Shorts section,
which included 53 films representing diverse international perspectives. The
Audience Award winners were selected from among 54 films in these festival
sections: American Independents, Breakthrough, New Auteur and World
NEW AUTEURS AWARDS: This year’s New Auteurs jury was comprised of Inkoo
Kang (TheWrap), Sheri Linden (The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times)
and Nigel M. Smith (The Guardian). New Auteurs Grand Jury Award: LAND
AND SHADE (DIR César Augusto Acevedo) Jury Statement: “For its visual
eloquence, formal rigor and emotional power, the New Auteurs Grand Jury
Award goes to LAND AND SHADE. Its observations of economic exploitation and
environmental degradation are as incisive as its characters are fully realized.
Writer director César Augusto Acevedo’s debut feature is an indelible portrait
of a family in rural Colombia, told with unwavering compassion and Bressonian
Grace.” Special Jury Mention for Direction: DISORDER (DIR Alice Winocour)
Jury Statement: “For the taut and muscular direction of her viscerally entertain-
ing thriller DISORDER, the jury recognizes writer/director Alice Winocour with
a Special Jury Mention. Through precise execution of her material, Winocour
subverts expectations commonly associated with genre films to deliver a brac-
ing experience that stuns and surprises.”
LOS ANGELES (CA) NOV., 2015 | Estamos a solo dos días del juego inaugural
de la Copa Nissan con el partido entre Pumas de la UNAM y Monarcas Morelia,
este domingo 15 de noviembre en el StubHub Center en Carson, CA a las
4:00 p.m. Hora del Pacífico.
Los Pumas de la UNAM llegan a este encuentro como superlíderes de la Liga
MX y ya calificados a la Liguilla, mientras que el Morelia sigue en la contienda
para llevarse un puesto dentro de la Liguilla después de su gran triunfo sobre
el Santos por 3 a 2. Se espera que las grandes aficiones de ambos clubes
que residen en el Sur de California estén presentes para alentar a sus re-
Como parte de la semana de Copa Nissan, el público podrá disfrutar de un
Festival de Futbol Mexicano con música en vivo, entretenimiento y
activaciones interactivas por parte de los patrocinadores.
Durante el medio tiempo, se le otorgará un reconocimiento especial a Manuel
Negrete, exjugador de Pumas y exmundialista '86, por su gran trayectoria
futbolística y los aficionados también serán testigos del concurso de La
Patada Millonaria de ESPN Deportes donde con un gol, el ganador se podrá
llevar Un Millón de Dólares. Source: Primtime Sports