D23 Expo 2017: Updates on Disney, Marvel, 'Star Wars' movies

D23 Expo 2017: Updates on Disney, Marvel, 'Star Wars' movies.....»»

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D23 Expo 2017: Updates on Disney-Pixar's 8 upcoming animated films

D23 Expo 2017: Updates on Disney-Pixar's 8 upcoming animated films.....»»

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WATCH: Star Wars: The Last Jedi behind the scenes

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Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek Reveals Epic, Detailed Model of Star Wars-Themed Lands

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FIRST LOOK: 'Star Wars' Land at Disney parks

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WATCH: Stan Lee pays tribute to Walt Disney at D23 Expo 2017

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Astros star Carlos Correa adds a pup to the family

KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer   HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa has a darling new addition to his family and Houston's standout shortstop has a bold prediction for what might be the cutest puppy on the planet. 'He's going to be more famous than me,' Correa said. This star in the making is Groot, a Pomeranian and husky mix. The 'pomsky' is Correa's first dog and he's already shown some star power. A video Correa posted on Instagram of Groot chasing a baseball has been viewed more than 1.3 million times. And the dog named after a character from the movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy' has already snagged an invitation to visit Marvel Studios and pick up some special treats. 'When I take him to Marvel headquarters, then he'll be in superhero movies,' Correa said. Getting a dog was a big move for the 2015 AL Rookie of the Year. Correa said his mother wouldn't allow them when he was growing up in Puerto Rico because she knew she'd be the one who had to clean up after the pet while her son was at school, followed by hours of baseball practice daily. He had specific parameters when he decided to get a dog at the urging of his girlfriend , Daniella Rodriguez. 'I'm not big into dogs, so I was like: 'If we're going to get a dog, we better get a dog that I like and that I'm in love with,'' he said. 'A dog that looks really cute, almost like a teddy bear.' That wasn't as easy as it sounds. He pored over pictures of more than 100 dogs before he found Groot, rejecting plenty of adorable pooches along the way. Correa would not say how much Groot cost, though he noted the birthplace was Akron, Ohio —'He's a stud, just like LeBron.' Drafted out of high school at just 17, Correa has grown from a mature teenager into an ultra-confident man and the face of a young and talented Astros team as he enters his second full season in the majors. In the last year, he has bought a house, got serious with his girlfriend, a former Miss Texas USA, and become a clubhouse leader at just 22. 'He's becoming more and more comfortable in his own skin,' manager A.J. Hinch said. 'I think that comes with time ... (but) there hasn't been a huge change in him. But he's a smarter player, his interactions on the bench and some of his preparation has been improved and he came at a pretty high level.' Correa said he doesn't want to have children for at least five years, but thought getting a dog with Rodriguez would be a small step toward a future family. 'I'm so young and I want to be able to enjoy life and be able to do a lot of things that having a kid I would not be able to do,' he said. 'So I feel like with a dog it would be better, so I got the dog.' Groot was six weeks old when he arrived at Correa's Houston home. There was immediate drama: Correa's 8-year-old sister, Leibysand, was the first one to greet the pup at the door, and she said the animal was going to be hers. 'I'm like no ... this is my dog,' Correa said. 'And she started crying.' She protested for a bit before finally relenting and embracing a role as the dog's aunt. As for the name, Correa chose Groot because the movie is part of his daily routine, and his favorite character is a tree-like superhero voiced by Vin Diesel whose only line is repeating the words: 'I am Groot.' 'I go to sleep with the TV on every single night and I play that movie every night to fall asleep,' he said. 'Because I've seen it so many times that I know what's going to happen so I end up like watching and then I fall asleep.' Correa knew he'd have to find other ways to separate the pup from the pack. So he found an obedience school in West Palm Beach, Florida. While he was tuning up for the season at spring training, Groot was learning how to behave just down the road. So how did the canine classes go? 'He's so young ... but when I have the treats he listens,' Correa said. ___ More AP baseball: .....»»

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Disney sets summer 2019 release for 'Star Wars IX'

Disney sets summer 2019 release for 'Star Wars IX'.....»»

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Watch the official teaser trailer of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

MANILA, Philippines — Disney and Lucasfilm have released the first “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” trailer for writer/director Rian Johnson‘s follow-up to “Star W.....»»

Category: moviesSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 15th, 2017

Webber, Massimino among the Hall of Fame finalists

em>By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press /em> NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Chris Webber and Rollie Massimino are one step from the Hall of Fame. The career 20-point-per-game NBA scorer and the coach who led Villanova to a stunning upset of Georgetown in the 1985 NCAA championship game were among the 14 finalists unveiled Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) for this year's Basketball Hall of Fame induction class. Webber played 15 seasons with five franchises, plus was part of Michigan's famed 'Fab Five' group that headlined college basketball in the early 1990s. 'I don't know what I'm most proud of,' said Webber, who averaged 20.7 points and 9.8 rebounds in his career and was a five-time NBA All-Star. 'I'm proud to be in the room with all these great individuals.' Other first-time Hall of Fame finalists include longtime NBA referee Hugh Evans, Connecticut women's star Rebecca Lobo, two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady, five-time All-Star Sidney Moncrief, Baylor women's coach Kim Mulkey, Kansas coach Bill Self, and two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich. 'I still can't believe I'm here,' McGrady said. 'This is not even a dream come true.' Previous finalists returning to the ballot include star point guard and Olympic gold medalist Tim Hardaway, winningest all-time boys high school coach Robert Hughes, Notre Dame women's coach Muffet McGraw, former Wisconsin coach and four-time Division III national champion Bo Ryan and 10-time AAU women's national champion team Wayland Baptist University. 'We are grateful to the 14 finalists in the Class of 2017 for the impact they have had on the game we cherish,' Basketball Hall of Fame Chairman Jerry Colangelo said. 'To be named a finalist for the Basketball Hall of Fame is an incredible accomplishment.' Inductees will be announced at the Final Four on April 3. Enshrinement ceremonies in Springfield, Massachusetts are scheduled for Sept. 7-9. Massimino, now an 82-year-old cancer survivor who is still coaching at NAIA school Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Florida, is a finalist for the first time. His Hall of Fame hopes have been backed by plenty of current and former coaches in recent months — including current Villanova coach Jay Wright, who presented Massimino with a championship ring from the Wildcats' 2016 NCAA title. 'Some days, we do take him for granted,' Keiser guard Andrija Sarenac said. 'But then you see him on TV so much, you see all these videos made about him, the movies about Villanova and everything, and it just hits you. You realize that he's a legend. I mean, your coach is a walking legend. With the energy and everything he comes in with, it's inspiring.' Finalists need 18 of 24 votes from the Honors Committee to be enshrined. Among this year's candidates who did not make the finalist group: Muggsy Bogues, Ben Wallace, Kevin Johnson, Maurice Cheeks, Mark Price, Lefty Driesell and Eddie Sutton. Former New York Times sports writer Harvey Araton and former Turner Sports broadcaster Craig Sager will be recognized during Hall of Fame weekend as this year's Curt Gowdy Media Award recipients. 'A tremendous honor,' said Sager's wife Stacy. This year's lifetime achievement award recipients are former UConn coach Donald 'Dee' Rowe and Michael Goldberg, who spent nearly four decades as executive director of the NBA Coaches Association. Goldberg died earlier this year. 'He bridged the gap between ownership and coaches,' said New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry, who spoke about Goldberg on Saturday while wearing a bow tie — one of the signature wardrobe accessories that Goldberg donned for years. 'He was just such a great guy.' .....»»

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Disney plans midnight 'Star Wars' event to unveil 'Last Jedi' toys

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See how all Pixar movies are connected; Disney bares 2017 film lineup

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LIVE Updates: Sinulog Festival 2017 - Philippine Star

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Daily Diaries: When Disney Princesses And Star Wars Stormtroopers Became Santa's Helpers

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Arts & Leisure: Rogue One to test whether fans want a Star Wars every year

IN THE new film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, reluctant rebel Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones, has to help a ragtag group of fighters steal plans for the Death Star and save the galaxy. Walt Disney Co., meanwhile, has to make sure fans don't get tired .....»»

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Actor Kenny Baker, Star Wars’ R2-D2, dies aged 81

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Category: newsSource: NewsAug 14th, 2016

'Star Wars' set door 'could have killed' Harrison Ford, court hears

LONDON, United Kingdom Hollywood star Harrison Ford could have been killed by a hydraulic door on a Star Warsmovie set, a court heard Tuesday, as the Disney-owned production company admitted to safety breaches. Ford, then aged 71, suffered a broke.....»»

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LIVE UPDATES: Philippines vs India – Jones Cup 2017

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BLOGTABLE: Best free agent signing of 2017?

em> blogtable /em> The best free-agent signing this summer was ... ? * * * strong>David Aldridge: /strong> Paul Millsap with Denver (technically, a sign-and-trade with Atlanta and the Clippers). Just love what I think is going to be a perfect fit between a four-time All-Star who still should have two or three top seasons left in him -- which dovetails perfectly with his contract. Millsap remains one of the most underrated guys in the game, able to impact the game as a scorer, rebounder, defender and passer. I just think he should be a great complement playing off of Nikola Jokic with his ability to space the floor and pass. And the Nuggets needed another veteran voice in what is still a pretty young locker room. strong>Steve Aschburner: /strong> Paul Millsap to Denver struck me as a nice acquisition, one that addresses needs for the Nuggets both on the floor and in the seams. Millsap is a grown-up and repeat All-Star who brings leadership, which only matters if he can play his solid, versatile, ball-optional game up front. His deal -- three years, $90 million -- protects the Nuggets with that final year as a team option. strong>Fran Blinebury: /strong>Kevin Durant. The MVP of The Finals took less than the max so the Warriors could keep the core together with Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston and make the defending champs the solid favorites for 2018. strong>Scott Howard-Cooper: /strong>The best was the Warriors' package deal of retaining Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. That's a decent outcome for Golden State. But if the conversation is free agents who were in play, then it's Gordon Hayward to Boston. To add a young All-Star without giving up anything in return, to a roster that already has a large window of opportunity, when the player and coach already have a very good relationship, would be tough to top most summers. strong>Shaun Powell: /strong>Easy answer: Gordon Hayward with the Celtics. He wasn't the most economical signing (Jonathon Simmons to Orlando) but in terms of an impact signing, he's right at the top. I look for Hayward to mesh easily with Brad Stevens, his former college coach; and mentally because he's not the savior of the franchise; and have a seamless relationship with Isaiah Thomas because Hayward isn't bringing a massive ego. strong>John Schuhmann: /strong>There's nothing better than re-signing the Finals MVP (and the second best player in the world) for less than 75 percent of the max, even if Kevin Durant's return to Golden State was a foregone conclusion. Gordon Hayward was the best player to change teams via free agency, gives the Celtics a much-needed, secondary playmaker, and makes what was a top-10 offense last season tougher to defend. And my personal favorite was the Clippers bringing the brilliant passing of Milos Teodosic from Europe. strong>Sekou Smith: /strong>In a summer when there were trades (Chris Paul to Houston, Paul George to Oklahoma City) that could have more impact than any free agent signing, I have to go with Gordon Hayward to Boston as the best signing of this summer. Hayward chose a path East while it seemed every other star of significance was relocating West. Boston has a well-stocked roster, one ready to challenge Cleveland for the top spot and the chance to represent the Eastern Conference in The Finals next year. While Hayward is not necessarily a 'superstar,' he is in that tier below and more than capable of helping push the Celtics to a higher level. strong>Ian Thomsen: /strong>Kevin Durant. By re-signing him to $9.5 million less than the max, the Warriors were able to max-out Steph Curry, retain their key bench players and add Nick Young. No other offseason move will have a greater influence on the championship race. strong>Lang Whitaker: /strong>One of the biggest signings this summer was Gordon Hayward to Boston, and certainly the Celtics will once again be one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. But I really like the way Hayward's former team, the Utah Jazz, navigated free agency. First they re-signed Joe Ingles, one of the NBA's best glue guys and an ace outside shooter, then following Hayward's departure they signed two terrific, active wing players in Thabo Sefolosha and Jonas Jerebko. Add in the trade for Ricky Rubio, and the Jazz may not be as good as they were a season ago, but I don't think they're going to be appreciably worse, either. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 20th, 2017

With Otto Porter deal done, Wizards keep young core together

em>By Brian McNally, Associated Press /em> WASHINGTON (AP) — Otto Porter is a quiet, complementary piece to the Wizards’ talented young core. He is also now Washington’s highest-paid player. At least temporarily. Guards John Wall and Bradley Beal garner most of the attention as Washington has made it to the second round of the NBA playoffs three of the last four seasons. But for now, Porter makes the most money after the Wizards matched a four-year, $106.5 million max-contract offer sheet the forward signed with the Brooklyn Nets. There might be questions if the 24-year-old Porter is worth that money. But the Wizards believe he is a good fit alongside Wall, 26, a four-time All-Star, and Beal, 24, one of the league’s top shooting guards. “You just use that as motivation just like John and Brad did,” Porter said at a news conference Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). “They set the bar high. I’m going to set my bar, high, too.” Porter entered this offseason as a restricted free agent, and when agent David Falk couldn’t agree to terms with Washington on July 1, he chose to shop his client’s services. The Sacramento Kings showed interest, but the Nets were the most serious and made a run at Porter. “They felt like they wanted to test the market to see if there was something more out there, and they did,” Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said. “But it wasn’t a big decision because all along we said we wanted to keep our young core together.” It probably won’t be long before Wall surpasses Porter as the Wizards highest-paid player. Wall was named third-team All-NBA this past season, and the point guard is eligible to sign a $160 million, four-year super max contract any time before the 2017-18 season begins. Wall will not become an unrestricted free agent until 2019. Re-signing Porter was a top priority for Washington this summer. The No. 3 pick in the 2013 draft out of Georgetown, Porter had a breakthrough season. He ranked fourth in field goal percentage among small forwards (51.6 percent) and fifth among all NBA players in three-point percentage (43.4 percent). Porter’s ability to fit seamlessly with Wall and Beal without needing the ball in his hands is a huge plus, too, according to Grunfeld. At 6’8”, Porter’s length also plays a significant role in the Wizards’ defensive concepts. His skillset was so valuable to Washington the Wizards surpassed the NBA’s luxury-tax threshold by matching the offer sheet. “I never look at Otto and judge him by the stat sheet,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “He does so many little things that the stats don’t show. He dives on the floor for a loose ball, he sets screens. He makes the extra pass to the corner, offensive rebounds. “You can never have enough high-character guys that are committed to each and that’s what he is,” Brooks said. “He’s a max person in my mind.” .....»»

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