Rosie O’Donnell Fires Back at Mayim Bialik
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Following Mayim Bialik’s criticism of Frozen, Co-host of The View Rosie O’Donnell blasted the Blossom star for not liking the movie. Rosie said Frozen is her favorite Disney movie (apparently topping Tarzan which featured O’Donnell) and she said she had seen the film 250 times and knows every word. Rosie then gave everyone in the audience a copy of Frozen on home video.


Newsies Cast To Participate In Live Chat
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NEWSIES is getting ready to hit the streets with its first North American Tour! Join cast members Dan DeLuca (Jack Kelly), Stephanie Styles (Katherine), Ben Cook, Nico DeJesus, Sky Flaherty, and Michael Ryan as they sit down and answer your questions LIVE!
Tune in to the live stream this Saturday at 7PM EST at to meet the new cast! You can submit your questions on Twitter using #NewsiesOnTour.

Edge of Spider-Verse #2 Featuring Gwen Stacy Gets Second Printing
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Garnering unprecedented buzz from all corners of the comic book industry, Marvel is proud to announce that EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 has sold out less than 24 hours of its release and will immediately head back to press for a second printing. You heard right, Gwen Stacy: The Sensational Spider-Woman will be swinging back into a comic shop near you as fans can’t get enough of this instant fan-favorite! She’s smart, charming and can lift a car – and she’s ready to enter the Spider-Verse arena in a big way! Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi craft an exciting new spider-tale that has critics everywhere raving.

“Face it Marvel, you hit the jackpot” –

“…everything you didn’t know you wanted in a Spider-book” – Comic Book Resources

“This comic had pretty tremendous expectations set by readers ahead of time, and luckily, it lives up to them in full” –

10/10” –

“Marvel promises that we’ll see Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman again in Amazing Spider-Man #9 – if she sticks around after that, you won’t find me complaining.” – Nerdist

As the Spider-Verse looms, meet one of its breakout stars as Gwen Stacy swings headlong into the biggest Spider-Man event of all time. Now is your chance to experience the issue that has everyone raving! Be there when Gwen Stacy dons her hood as Spider-Woman one more time as EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 returns to comic shops in October!

For more on Spider-Verse, visit and join in on the conversation on Twitter using #SpiderVerse.

ABC Launching Affiliate in Puerto Rico
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The ABC Television Network has reached a new affiliation agreement for Telecinco Inc’s WORA to be the new ABC station in Puerto Rico. The station will be called ABC 5 and will begin operations on November 1, 2014. The announcement was made today by John Rouse, Senior Vice President, Affiliate Relations, ABC Television Network, and Jose Vizcarrondo, President of Telecinco Inc.

For the first time in this market, ABC programming will be broadcast on a full-power station with full over-the-air coverage of the entire territory, in addition to pay TV platforms.

Viewers in Puerto Rico will be able to enjoy all of the ABC shows, sports, and news in full high definition. As part of the new affiliation, WORA will broadcast the full ABC Television Network programming schedule, including hit primetime shows “Modern Family” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” as well as “Good Morning America,” “World News” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The channel will also highlight two new high quality productions: a newscast covering events of interest in Puerto Rico, and a fast-paced, incisive interview show anchored by a well-known TV personality to be announced shortly.

“Our goal is to position ABC as a leading network in this market, capturing the audience share it enjoys in other major US television markets,” said Jose Vizcarrondo, President, Telecinco, Inc. “ABC has a loyal following in Puerto Rico, and we will grow with wider distribution, high-quality HD network programming, relevant local content and an active presence in the community.”

“We’re very excited to partner with Telecinco,” said Mr. Rouse. “Their strong commitment to building a strong local station will be great for viewers in Puerto Rico, who will also benefit from ABC’s outstanding programming lineup.”

WORA TV, Channel 5, founded in 1955, has produced and broadcast news and local interest shows for almost 60 years, in addition to broadcasting various Spanish-language networks throughout its history. The station is recognized as one of the leading media firms in Puerto Rico. The company is known for its strong ties to the community, and has been the career launching pad for many of Puerto Rico’s leading television professionals.

Club Penguin Pledges to Build Three Schools Globally for Back to School
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Disney’s Club Penguin players can help other kids go back to school this year with the new ‘Build a School’ online event. From September 18 – October 1, players that log onto Club Penguin on web and mobile will help with the building of three real world schools in Ecuador, Haiti and India. Additionally, Club Penguin will provide 14,000 backpacks to kids across the United States on players’ behalf.

Starting September 18, kids can log into Club Penguin and embark on a scavenger hunt, cleaning up the Club Penguin University. During the scavenger hunt, they will learn about schools around the world and how they can make a difference in the lives of others. At the end of the event, Club Penguin, in partnership with charity partner Free the Children, will build three real-world schools in the next year and will donate 14,000 backpacks across the US. As special thanks for their help, players will receive exclusive in-world items, such as a schoolhouse igloo, a pro skater helmet, lab goggles and more.


Players that want to further give back can apply for the Club Penguin Matching Gift Program, which will give a total of $25,000 in matching grants this year to student leaders that fundraise on their own to help build a school in a Free the Children community.

As a result of the generous in-world actions kids have made over the years, Club Penguin has helped an excess of one million people in more than 42 countries by funding projects such as:

  • 22 schools built for over 20,000 children
  • 40 school libraries built for over 50,000 children
  • 33 playgrounds for over 85,000 children
  • 35 clean water projects for over 55,000 children & families
  • Youth engagement & education programs around the world for over 1,000,000 children & families

To find out more about the ‘Build a School’ program, visit:

The Walt Disney Company Celebrates Talk Like a Pirate Day
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Various parts of The Walt Disney Company have celebrated Talk Like a Pirate Day with these special Tweets




Talk Like a Pirate Day Shirts Available From Disney Store
Share via emailSubmit to StumbleUponShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit is selling three varieties of Pirates of the Caribbean shirts to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day. The shirts will only be available through September 21.

Pirates of the Caribbean Tee for Men - Limited Availability

Pirates of the Caribbean Tee for Men – Limited Availability

Pirates of the Caribbean Tee for Women - Limited Availability

Pirates of the Caribbean Tee for Women – Limited Availability

Pirates of the Caribbean Tee for Kids - Limited Availability

Pirates of the Caribbean Tee for Kids – Limited Availability

Share Your Good Day/Bad Day Photos at the El Capitan Theatre
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Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” Oct. 10–22, 2014, which follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life.

“Inclusively with their ticket, El Capitan guests will be invited to reenact Alexander’s Good Day/Bad Day photos with family and friends in our iTouch Photo Booths,” said Lylle Breier, senior vice president of worldwide special events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. “They’ll get to instantly share their photos through social media and email.”

According to Breier, the El Capitan Theatre will also provide students and teachers a GOOD DAY every day and at any time by offering a reduced price general admission ticket for $9 at the box office during the film run.

Showtimes are at 11 a.m., 1:35 p.m., 4:15 p.m. 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, and available at the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Showtimes subject to change.

The El Capitan Theatre will also host Tiny Tot Tuesday every Tuesday at 11 a.m. During this special screening of Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” parents and small children can enjoy the movie in a tot-friendly way­––complete with lights dimmed (rather than out) and reduced sound levels.

Disney Disputes Attempts to Add Additional Plaintiffs to Disability Lawsuit
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Disney is protesting the attempt of the lawyers suing Disney to add additional plantiffs to the lawsuit claiming Disney’s new policies for guests with disabilities violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Disney’s first dispute with the motion is that it violates the rule that a complaint contain “a short and plain statement of the claim showing that the pleader is entitled to relief.” Disney claims that, “Plaintiffs seek to amend their original 171-page complaint by adding 69 new plaintiffs, 154 causes of action, more than 1,400 paragraphs of “facts”, and 334 new pages. Altogether, the amended complaint would exceed 500 pages and 2,000 separate paragraphs. If the motion for leave to amend is granted, it would be one of the longest complaints ever filed in a federal district court. Most of the proposed complaint is repetitive, argumentative, inflammatory, irrelevant and unnecessary”

The second dispute Disney has with the claim was made in bad faith. Disney states that the complaint was timed to generate publicity: “It has been almost five months since plaintiffs initially filed their complaint on behalf of 26 individual plaintiffs. The initial complaint generated the publicity they claim led to the identification of additional plaintiffs. The very prolixity of plaintiffs’ proposed amendment, combined with the inflammatory tone of the allegations and the timing of its filing, demonstrate that it was made in bad faith. It is clear that plaintiffs’ lead counsel, who features articles about this case on his website, spent five months preparing a 334-page amendment primarily for the purpose of generating press for this case, instead of writing a short and concise statement of plaintiffs’ claims as required by the Federal Rules’ brevity mandate.”


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