The Little Mermen Announce Halloween Costume Party
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This Halloween, rock out with New York’s premiere Disney cover band, The Little Mermen, at the wildest and most nostalgic costume party in town! Dressing as your favorite Disney character is obviously encouraged, but the only requirement is to be ready to “Let it Go!” This party will have you singing along all night, with themed drink specials, a Halloween movie screening, a costume contest pre-party, and a late night DJ. Influenced by styles from ’80s pop to dive bar thrash to jazz, The Little Mermen power up some of the most famous musical numbers ever written, including The Little Mermaid‘s “Kiss The Girl,” Pocahontas’ “Colors of the Wind,” and the Lion King’s “Circle of Life.”  So throw back a shot or two and have a Halloween night worthy of a #FBF right back to your childhood. You ain’t never had friends like The Little Mermen.


Tickets are on sale now here and charge by phone at (212) 695-8970

ABC News: Star Wars In Everyday Life
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From ABC News:


Toronto-based photographer and longtime “Star Wars” fanatic Thomas Dagg recently completed a project that was a long time in the making. By compositing everyday scenes with “Star Wars” toys from his youth, he has produced some remarkable images that bring us into the beloved movies. For more of the Dagg’s work visit his website.


Marty Smith To Remain At ESPN
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Marty Smith, who has been lead NASCAR reporter for SportsCenter and other ESPN platforms since 2007, has agreed to a new contract and will remain with ESPN as a bureau reporter.

2011 -- Marty Smith

From his base in Charlotte, N.C., Smith will travel to cover a variety of sports for the network, including NASCAR, pro and college football and basketball, and other sports. He also will still write for on NASCAR and other topics and will continue the popularMarty & McGee podcast on, which he co-hosts with ESPN the Magazine senior writer Ryan McGee.

Smith’s new role officially begins January 1 but as he focuses on covering the final four weeks of the NASCAR season, he will be expanding his duties, including reporting on the Oct. 28 home opener for the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. ESPN is in its final year of televising live NASCAR racing.

Prior to joining ESPN, Smith was a senior writer for, an analyst and host on the former SPEED Channel and a NASCAR analyst on Fox Sports Net. A Radford University graduate, Smith covered sports for daily newspapers in Roanoke and Lynchburg, Va., before joining

Over the past eight years, Smith has broken multiple big news stories from the NASCAR world on various ESPN platforms. In addition to reporting for SportsCenter and writing news and features for, Smith also has contributed to ESPN’s NASCAR event television coverage with numerous unique features and extensive, in-depth and revealing interviews with nearly every top driver in the sport.

This week, Smith is preparing a feature for SportsCenter on the relationship between Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost and the late seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Dale Earnhardt and will then report from the NASCAR event in Martinsville, Va., this weekend.

“I’m so fortunate to have a challenging, rewarding job that allows for creativity, and to have colleagues and bosses that believe in my approach and my ability,” said Smith. “I love sports and the intensity therein, and I’m thrilled by the prospect of diversifying in the coming years, while still maintaining my passion for motorsports. I appreciate the opportunity, and I don’t take it lightly.”

Patty Duke To Guest Star On Disney Channel’s Liv & Maddie
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Fox 411 is reporting that Patty Duke, who is best known for playing identical cousins on The Patty Duke Show will be guest starring on an episode of Disney Channel’s Liv & Maddie which features Dove Cameron playing identical twins:

In the upcoming episode “Grandma-A-Rooney,” Duke plays Grandma Janice, who visits the Rooney family to present her granddaughter Liv (Dove Cameron) with the “Porcupine of the Year Award.” But Liv’s sister Maddie (also played by Cameron) grows suspicious that it’s Janice’s twin, Great-Aunt Hillary (also played by Duke), who’s actually visiting and pulling a switcheroo.

No airdate was given for the upcoming episode.

Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Comes To Cassette Tape
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The best-selling “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1″ is coming to participating record stores as a limited edition cassette tape on November 28 as part of the annual Record Store Day.

Find a participating record store near you and pick up your copy on Friday, November 28:

Old Man Logan Is Latest Marvel Teaser
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The latest Summer 2015 teaser from Marvel is for “Old Man Logan.” This is the latest teaser that evokes major Marvel storylines and events from the past. It is unknown what these teasers are promoting, but it may be related to their announced Secret Wars revival.

ABC Launching Shark Tank Companion Series; Beyond the Tank
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From the producers of the Emmy-winning reality series, “Shark Tank,” comes the launch of a new companion series for ABC, “Beyond the Tank.” The ten one-hour episodes from Sony Pictures Television and United Artists Media Group will explore the opportunities and challenges that come after striking a deal on “Shark Tank.” The series will air on ABC.

Audiences familiar with the compelling ups and downs of the negotiations will be further engaged in the drama that takes place after the entrepreneurs’ appearance on “Shark Tank.” What lies in the aftermath of their investment? Did a promising deal turn sour or launch a million dollar profit margin? After closer inspection of the business, did the Sharks or the entrepreneur back out of the deal?

“Beyond the Tank” will feature a look back at past “Shark Tank” pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank. The series will revisit entrepreneurs whose businesses were groundbreaking in terms of their technology, business model or branding who have taken their business to new heights with the help of the Sharks, entrepreneurs and their Shark investors who gambled on their businesses and lost, businesses that multiple sharks fought hard against each other to secure and even those entrepreneurs who did not get deals from the Sharks, but continued on in pursuit of their dream.

Disney Interactive Commemorates National Bullying Prevention Month
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In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month (October), is working with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and Twigtale to help parents better understand and navigate the needs of children who are experiencing bullying.

In a series of articles, Babble bloggers have outlined tips that help parents recognize the signs of bullying and let them know how to respond. We encourage you to help spread awareness for National Bullying Prevention Month by reading and sharing some of these tips:

Today, Babble is also supporting PACER’s Unity Day where children, parents and teachers nationwide are coming together to spread awareness and prevent bullying. To celebrate #UnityDay2014, Babble and PACER worked with the experts at Twigtale to create a customizable book to prevent bullying. The book helps young children understand how to be a good friend and how to assert oneself when not being treated respectfully.  A leading child development expert scripted the easy-to-use template, available on  You simply add your own photos and details to create the book personalized to your child. Twigtale will donate a portion of the proceeds to PACER. Receive 15% off your own personalized Twigtale book with special code PACER15 (expires December 31).

Bob Gurr To Be Grand Marshall For Anaheim Halloween Parade
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Anaheim’s family friendly Fall Festival and Halloween Parade will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25, and will feature a number of fun-filled activities for the entire family.  The Fall Festival, a time honored tradition in Anaheim, will take place on Center Street Promenade from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Residents and visitors are invited to participate in the free events, including costume contests for children as well as their doggie friends, trick-or-treating, food, games, crafts, a pumpkin patch, a haunted house, live performances on two stages, and of course, the 90th Annual Anaheim Halloween Parade.

The 90th Annual Anaheim Halloween Parade will begin at 6 p.m., with the reigning Miss Anaheim Fall Festival and Miss Teen Anaheim Fall Festival, who will rule over the activities and ride in the parade.  This year’s Halloween Parade will feature amusement ride designer Bob Gurr as Grand Marshall, famous for his contribution and impact on the youth of Anaheim as creator of multiple Disneyland rides including the “Monorail.”

The complete schedule for the Fall Festival and Anaheim Halloween Parade is as follows:

11:00 a.m.: Festival opens on Center Street Promenade

11:00 a.m.: Registration for Costume Contest

12:00 p.m.: Costume Contest

1:30 p.m.: Registration for Doggie Costume Contest

3:00 p.m.: Doggie Costume Contest

4:00 p.m.: Center Street Promenade open for trick-or-treaters

6:00 p.m.: Festivities conclude

6:00 p.m.: Halloween Parade


Road closures for the Parade are as follows:

4:00 -8:30 p.m.: South Manchester Avenue will be closed between Lincoln and Santa Ana Street

4:00-8:30 p.m.:  Broadway between Hessel Street and West Street

5:00-8:30 p.m.: Broadway between West Street and Anaheim Boulevard

5:00-8:30 p.m.: Anaheim Boulevard between Oak Street and Elm Street


For more information on the Anaheim Fall Festival please call the Anaheim Fall Festival Committee organizer at 714-999-3456 or