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ESPN has released a statement regarding MLB Analyst Curt Schilling:

At all times during the course of their engagement with us, our commentators are directly linked to ESPN and are the face of our brand. We are a sports media company. Curt’s actions have not been consistent with his contractual obligations nor have they been professionally handled; they have obviously not reflected well on the company.  As a result, he will not appear on ESPN through the remainder of the regular season and our Wild Card playoff game.

Schilling was previously suspended from his Little League World Series duties after tweeting the following:

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Marvel’s Luke Cage has cast Mahershala Ali as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes. Ali has a variety of roles, but is perhaps best known for the role of Boggs in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay –Parts 1 & 2.

In the comics Cornell Cottonmouth ran what he claimed to be the most successful illegal drug trade in the nation. His hired muscle Mike and Ike were sent to procure Luke Cage; who was offered a position in the hierarchy of Cottonmouth’s organization because he felt they were kindred spirits.

Cage pretended to accept the job in order to get proof he was framed years earlier by his supposed friend, Willis Stryker, after Stryker hijacked one of Cottonmouth’s heroin shipments and planted the drugs on Cage. Cottonmouth’s assistant Mister Slick wanted Cage to prove his loyalty, so Cottonmouth had Cage retrieve drugs stolen from him a week earlier by Morgan’s mob. Once Cage returned with the goods, Cottonmouth had Slick show Cage their operation in detail. Unable to find any documentation that would prove his innocence, Cage phoned the police so they could collect the evidence to arrest Cottonmouth and hopefully clear his name. Cottonmouth discovered Cage’s betrayal and attacked him. During the fight, Slick interfered, was accidentally knocked out the window and was killed when he impacted the street. When Cage pressured Cottonmouth for any records concerning Stryker and the hijacked shipment, Cottonmouth told Cage that Slick was the only one who possessed knowledge of all his business dealings as Slick had a photographic memory. Enraged, Cage rendered Cottonmouth unconscious, and Cottonmouth was presumably incarcerated.

In the series Stokes is a Harlem nightclub owner who will become an unexpected foe in Luke’s life when Stokes’ criminal activities threaten Luke’s world.

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IMAX Corporation today announced that the latest IMAX® 3D cinematic space adventure from acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers, officially now titled A Beautiful Planet, will debut domestically in IMAX® theatres April 29, 2016.

Additionally, A Beautiful Planet, a co-production between IMAX Entertainment and The Walt Disney Studios, will receive a special presentation at the Giant Screen Cinema Association’s (GSCA) International Conference and Trade Show held next week in San Francisco, where Myers will be on hand to unveil footage from the film.

A Beautiful Planet is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film features stunning footage captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

“Toni has crafted a remarkable film that uniquely captures the raw beauty of our planet,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “In collaboration with our long-time friends at Disney, we’re so excited to bring the entertaining and creative A Beautiful Planet to IMAX audiences during Earth Month next year, making it a one-of-a-kind celebration and appreciation of the place we call home—in IMAX.”

A Beautiful Planet provides a unique perspective on our relationship with Earth, offering audiences a vantage point that very few have ever been able to experience,” said Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios. “IMAX is a perfect format for the film’s spectacular and immersive imagery.”

Myers has been editing, writing, producing and directing films specifically tailored for The IMAX Experience® since 1971. Her most recent documentary feature film, 2010’s acclaimed Hubble 3D, has grossed nearly $70 million in IMAX® theatres to date.

A Beautiful Planet will be presented in IMAX® 3D and 2D for digital, Laser and IMAX 15/70 locations.

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Tom Staggs, chief operating officer, The Walt Disney Company, will participate in a question-and-answer session at The Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at approximately 12:30 p.m. EDT / 9:30 a.m. PDT. To listen to a live webcast of the session, please point your browser to www.disney.com/investors approximately five minutes prior to the start time. The webcast presentation will be archived at www.disney.com/investors.

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Night of Joy, Magic Kingdom’s contemporary music festival featuring performances by Christian superstars in rock, pop and gospel has sold out of tickets for the Saturday, September 12 edition of the event. Tickets for the Friday, September 11 event are still available at DisneyWorld.com at this time.

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Disney XD has ordered “Lab Rats: Elite Force,” a spin-off of its two popular live-action comedy series, “Lab Rats: Bionic Island” and “Mighty Med.” It was announced today by Adam Bonnett, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. Reprising their starring roles on their respective series are Billy Unger as Chase and Bradley Steven Perry as Kaz, Jake Short as Oliver, Paris Berelc as Skylar, and Kelli Berglund as Bree. Production will begin in October and is scheduled to premiere in 2016.

Bonnett said, “Disney XD is bringing together some of its most popular stars to assemble a super-sized series that will appeal to fans of both shows.” He added, “Chris Peterson and Bryan Moore have been at the helm of delivering event programming for our viewers, and we’re excited that they will continue to develop these imaginative worlds and characters that audiences have come to love.”

Merging the two series, “Lab Rats: Elite Force” is set in the “Lab Rats” world after the Mighty Med hospital is destroyed by a band of unknown super-villains. Kaz, Oliver and Skylar join forces with Chase and Bree to form a powerful elite force that combines bionic abilities and superpowers. Together, they vow to track down the villains and keep the world safe.

In a recent crossover episode, “Lab Rats vs. Mighty Med” (7/22/15) scored a 1-year “Lab Rats” high in Total Viewers (1.3 million) while the special was “Mighty Med”s #1 telecast of all time in Total Viewers and its #2 telecast ever in target Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11 demographics. The special ranked a dominant #1 in its time slot across target Kids 6-11, Boys 6-11, Kids 2-11 and Boys 2-11 demographics and was the #3 original scripted cable TV series telecast in Total Viewers.*

“Lab Rats” creators, Chris Peterson and Bryan Moore (“That ’70s Show”), serve as executive producers. The series is a production of It’s A Laugh Productions, Inc.

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On the night of October 30, 2001, President George W. Bush stepped onto the mound at Yankee Stadium to throw out the first pitch at Game 3 of the World Series, just six weeks after the September 11 terrorist attacks. With New York City and the entire country still trying to heal, the ceremonial first pitch that night meant more than just “play ball.” ESPN Films’ new 30 for 30 Short “First Pitch,” which premieres Friday, Sept. 11, will look at how important that famous pitch was to the nation, and how baseball helped be a part of the recovery after 9/11.

The 23-minute film, directed by two-time Academy Award-winning director Angus Wall and executive produced by Jim Gray, relives that anxious October night and the days leading up to it with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews from President Bush, Derek Jeter, Condoleezza Rice, Joe Torre, Rudy Giuliani, Billy Crystal, George Tenet, Bush family members, Cabinet officers and Secret Service agents. “First Pitch” recounts stories from the Yankees’ visit to the New York City Armory, where they comforted citizens looking for lost family members, as well as what it took for the president’s Secret Service team to safely allow him to throw out the pitch.

“As a fan of the great 30 for 30 series, I’m so pleased that ESPN Films and Jim Gray found Angus Wall to direct this,” said President George W. Bush. “They did a brilliant job telling this story about how baseball helped our nation start to heal after 9/11.”

Connor Schell, senior vice president, ESPN Films and Original Content added: “From its inception, 30 for 30 has always looked to tell stories about moments where sports intersects with culture and the culture changes. Perhaps no moment epitomizes that more than the ceremonial first pitch thrown out by the President that day at Yankee Stadium, reflecting the strength of a city and a nation. The story behind that pitch, as told by the President himself and the others so closely involved, gives a glimpse into the variety of emotions that the country was feeling at the time. We are honored to tell this story as part of the 30 for 30 series.”

“First Pitch,” part of ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 Shorts documentary series, will premiere on Friday, Sept. 11, on SportsCenter immediately after the national moment of silence, as well as on Grantland.com and ESPN.com. It will also air that evening during the 6 p.m. SportsCenter on ESPN2. Follow 30 for 30 on Facebook (facebook.com/espn30for30) and Twitter (@30for30).

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On Tuesday, Sept. 8, The Dan Le Batard Show will move to 10 a.m. ET – its new time on ESPN Radio. The three-hour national show will continue to be co-hosted by Le Batard and Jon “Stugotz” Weiner and will remain based in Miami. The one-hour local show will now be broadcast from 9-10 a.m. in Miami.

Le Batard will continue to offer provocative opinion and conversation to ESPN Radio’s national audience through a lineup of well-known guests, humor and reaction to the day’s news. The show will also continue to feature a lineup of regular contributors including John Amaechi, Greg Cote, Amin El Hassan, Sarah Spain and Pablo Torre.

“We continue to be flattered and flabbergasted by the amount of unrelenting support ESPN gives our absurd little circus,” said Le Batard.  “We can’t believe that even more of ‘Sports America’ will now be able to laugh, think and call us fat. We look forward to making fun of the powerful, the cliché and ourselves. We are going to enjoy ourselves daily in a way that we hope people find contagious and try not to notice that this time slot gives us more markets than ever in which we can be wrong. We’re excited to bring our Miami flavor to an even broader audience. And we can’t wait to unleash the mighty Stugotz like a hot-take-snorting rodeo bull upon an unsuspecting country. This is going to be fun.”

Traug Keller, ESPN senior vice president, production business divisions, added “Dan and Stugotz have cultivated a passionate following who expect cutting-edge and entertaining sports talk radio. They will not be disappointed with the time change and a new audience will now have the opportunity to experience this unique blend of make-you-think commentary and humor.”

The three-hour national show will be heard on ESPN Radio, espnradio.com, the ESPN app and SiriusXM Channel 80.  ESPNU will simulcast the show.  FUSION will continue to televise the show in its entirety, tape delayed at 1 p.m.

Le Batard will continue to host ESPN’s Highly Questionable weekday afternoons at 4 p.m., along with his father Gonzalo “Papi” Le Batard and Bomani Jones.

In 2013, Le Batard brought his local radio show – heard on The Ticket in Miami since 2004 – to ESPN Radio’s national audience from 4 – 7 p.m. Le Batard joined ESPN The Magazine’sstaff as a contributor in February 1998.

Le Batard continues as a columnist at the Miami Herald, where he has been since 1990. His work also appears regularly on ESPN.com. An accomplished writer, he has won several Associated Press Sports Editor (APSE) awards.  Le Batard also has written for numerous national publications, including Maxim and Cosmopolitan. A 1990 graduate of the University of Miami, Le Batard received a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and politics.

Jon “Stugotz” Weiner has served as co-host of The Dan Le Batard Show since 2004. A sports broadcasting veteran of more than 15 years, Stugotz provides his own passionate takes on the sports news of the day, often the opposite of Le Batard’s opinion, and is known for his self-deprecating humor.  Stugotz received his bachelor’s degree in English and communications from Clark University in 1995.

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Disneynature celebrated its global conservation footprint, collaborations, and its upcoming Sept 15th in-home release of MONKEY KINGDOM during a special evening event held at The Crosby Hotel in NYC on September 2nd. Disneynature Ambassadors shared their personal stories and connections to the DIsneynature franchise.

Actress Tina Fey
Actress Tina Fey

 

Director Mark Linfield
Director Mark Linfield

 

Vice President of Disneynature Franchise at Walt Disney Studios Paul Baribault
Vice President of Disneynature Franchise at Walt Disney Studios Paul Baribault

 

Chief scientist at Conservation International Will Turner
Chief scientist at Conservation International Will Turner

 

Singers Jacquie Lee and Olivia Holt
Singers Jacquie Lee and Olivia Holt

 

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“LEGO® Star Wars™: Droid Tales – Mission to Mos Eisley,” the third episode in an all-new series of event specials that re-tell the classic Star WarsTM saga in LEGO® brick form, is set to debut this MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 (8:00 p.m. ET/PT) on Disney XD.

In this episode, C-3PO recounts his exciting adventures with the “Star Wars Rebels” crew and the events of “A New Hope” in his efforts to find R2-D2, who has been kidnapped by a mysterious figure.