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After months of planning, preparation and rehearsal, the new midnight (ET) edition of ESPNSportsCenter, hosted by Scott Van Pelt, will premier Monday, Sept. 7, immediately following ESPN’s telecast of the game between No. 1 Ohio State and Virginia Tech.

The longtime ESPN anchor, who also previously hosted a program on ESPN Radio, will introduce a different version of SportsCenter, presenting the world of sports as seen through his unique perspective.

“Scott and a team of very talented and creative people have been working hard to be ready to launch a new and entertaining midnight SportsCenter,” said Rob King, ESPN senior vice president, SportsCenter and News. “The show will deliver what sports fans are used to fromSportsCenter but in a different and fast-paced way, led by the intellect, humor and sports fandom of Scott Van Pelt.”

Much as was done on the previous SVP & Russillo radio show, the program will showcase Van Pelt’s passion for sports, with his self-deprecating wit and disposition toward celebrating stars and storylines.

“It’s still SportsCenter,” said Van Pelt. “It’s still a show that at its core is about whatever has happened that day in sports – highlights and stories – and not a variety show. It’s our interpretation of what SportsCenter would be if you blended it with some room for commentary. The crux is that it’s SportsCenter, just our version of it.”

While presenting the day’s news and highlights with Van Pelt’s own spin, the program also will offer commentary, guests and interviews, with featured elements that set it apart from other editions of SportsCenter, including:

  • One Big Thing — the trademark essay from Van Pelt’s radio program
  • Bad Beats — games that had a unique resonance in Las Vegas
  • Best Available Video — the fun, extraordinary images of the day
  • Best Thing I Saw Today — Van Pelt’s nightly pick of the signature moment/topic
  • Oh, No! — a kinder, gentler, and shorter version of the SportsCenter “Not Top 10,” presented with empathy
  • West Coast Bias — a feature designed to serve fans who watch at 9 p.m. PT, at times including 1 a.m. SportsCenter anchors Neil Everett and Stan Verrett.
  • Where in the World Isn’t SVP? — Tweets from fans who see lookalikes of Van Pelt at places around the world

“Our thought was ‘how do we create a long list of possible ways to just take a different approach to stories?’” Van Pelt said. “It’s a great group of creative people, and we’re far from done. September 7 is when the show starts, but we don’t have to be done then. Our list of ideas won’t end that day. That’s just the first day we take a stab at it.”

Music will play a large role in distinguishing this edition of SportsCenter from others, with a special new cut of the SportsCenter theme produced by Timbaland in collaboration with Jingle Jared for jingle punks. Also, Van Pelt favorite Trombone Shorty provides music for a regular football season Thursday segment called “Winners,” a carryover from his radio show.

New graphics have been designed especially for the program and the show’s set will have a refined desk, lighting and overall positioning for a differentiated, intimate feel.

Key members of the show’s staff include producer Tom DeCorte, director Rodney Perez and “Stanford Steve” Coughlin, a former producer of Van Pelt’s radio show, who will have both an on- and off-air role, appearing on-camera for segments and also helping to book guests and conceive show ideas.

The program will be found on Twitter with the hashtag #SCSVP, as well as Van Pelt’s @notthefakesvp and @SportsCenter.

The premier of the show coincides with the 36th anniversary of the launch of ESPN on Sept. 7, 1979.

“That’s an honor,” Van Pelt said. “They tried something different 36 years ago, and we’re trying something just a little bit different here.

“The good news for me is that I have 36 years of what’s been great about ESPN and what’s been great about SportsCenter behind me, so I can stand on the shoulders of all the folks who have built it.”

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INVISIBLE SISTER - Disney Channel's original movie "Invisible Sister" stars Paris Berelc as Molly and Rowan Blanchard as Cleo. (Disney Channel/Bob D'Amico)

The upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie “Invisible Sister,” starring Rowan Blanchard (of Disney Channel’s Emmy-nominated hit series “Girl Meets World”) and Paris Berelc (of Disney XD’s “Mighty Med”), is set to premiere FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel as part of “Monstober,” Disney Channel’s month-long Halloween-themed programming event.

The live-action adventure/comedy continues the Disney Channel Original Movie legacy in spotlighting empowering themes for kids and tweens, including the importance of self-discovery, expressing yourself and embracing your individuality. In Total Viewers, six of the top seven movies in cable TV history are Disney Channel Original Movies. Disney Channel has also delivered TV’s #1 original movie telecast among Tweens for 14 consecutive years (2002-15).

Set in New Orleans during Halloween, “Invisible Sister” follows Cleo (Blanchard), an introverted young science prodigy whose class project accidentally turns her popular older sister and the school’s star lacrosse player, Molly (Berelc), invisible. Cleo, who has become accustomed to living in Molly’s shadow, is forced to step outside her comfort zone and into the shoes of her older sister to take her place on the day of an important game. As the sisters try to convince their friends, teachers and Molly’s lacrosse team that nothing is wrong, they must rely on each other like never before, and in doing so, they gain a better understanding of one another and themselves. Meanwhile, they are up against the clock to find an antidote to reverse the effects of Cleo’s experiment before Molly’s invisibility becomes permanent.

“Invisible Sister” also stars Karan Brar (“BUNK’D,” “Jessie”) as Cleo’s quirky best buddy and fellow science enthusiast, George; Rachel Crow (“X Factor”) as Molly’s outgoing best friend and teammate, Nikki; Will Meyers (“Bella and the Bulldogs”) as Cleo’s crush and science scholar, Carter; Austin Fryberger (“Kirby Buckets”) as Molly’s goofy but affable boyfriend, The Coug; and Alex Désert (“The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”) as the high school science teacher, Mr. Perkins.

“Invisible Sister” is directed and executive-produced by DGA Award-winner Paul Hoen (“How to Build a Better Boy,” “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam”). Susan Cartsonis (“The Duff,” “No Reservations”) is also an executive producer. The script was written by Jessica O’Toole & Amy Rardin (“Greek,” “The Carrie Diaries”), and Matt Eddy & Billy Eddy (“Teen Beach 2,” “Bad Hair Day”), and inspired by the book My Invisible Sister by Beatrice Colin and Sara Pinto.

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DisneyStore.com is offering a limited time release of select products from Disney Parks’ “Twenty Eight & Main” line of men’s products.

These products will only be available until Thursday September 3, 2015.
Carousel of Progress Fashion Tee for Adults - Limited Release

Carousel of Progress Fashion Tee for Adults – Limited Release

Carousel of Progress Wood Sign - Limited Release

Carousel of Progress Wood Sign – Limited Release

Florida Project Fashion Tee for Adults - Limited Release

Florida Project Fashion Tee for Adults – Limited Release

Florida Project Wood Sign - Limited Release

Florida Project Wood Sign – Limited Release

Twenty Eight & Main Fashion Tee for Adults - Limited Release

Twenty Eight & Main Fashion Tee for Adults – Limited Release

Twenty Eight & Main Wood Sign - Limited Release

Twenty Eight & Main Wood Sign – Limited Release

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RADIO DISNEY - Radio Disney's newest "NBT" (Next Big Thing) featured artist Jacob Whitesides visited Radio Disney Studios to talk about his single "Let's Be Birds" and share his experiences on tour. The 17-year-old singer-songwriter is the latest artist to be highlighted in the multi-platform feature program that has championed young developing recording artists, showcasing their journeys as they turn their unique talents and dreams into careers. (Disney Channel/Todd Wawrychuk) JACOB WHITESIDES
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Jacob Whitesides has been named Radio Disney’s “NBT” (Next Big Thing) featured artist. The 17-year-old singer-songwriter is the latest artist to be highlighted in the multi-platform feature program that has championed young developing recording artists, showcasing their journeys as they turn their unique talents and dreams into careers.

Whitesides, who has been performing alongside Hollywood Records’ R5, began playing shows in his hometown Knoxville, Tennessee in 2012 and rose to digital fame when he began posting his acoustic covers of hit artists including John Legend, Plain White T’s and John Mayer on his YouTube channel. He has since amassed an online audience of over 4 million followers on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and has caught the ears of millions of music fans with his original music and debut EP A Piece Of Me which reached #1 on the iTunes U.S. Singer/Songwriter chart, #3 on the Pop Album chart, and #5 on the iTunes Top Album charts.

Whitesides also serves as CEO of his own touring, merchandising and record label, Double U Records.

The “NBT” series will follow Whitesides on his journey on tour and his upcoming EP release as he reflects on his inspirations, defines his musical style, and continues to develop his music and record label. A featured presenter at the 2015 RDMA and performer at the show’s official after party, Whitesides drove social buzz to all-time highs with the most popular hashtag of the night (#RDMAswithJacob).

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Teach your young ones about care and responsibility in the new Doc McStuffins Pet Vet releasing on DVD November 3rd. Doc McStuffins opens a new veterinary practice in her backyard clinic where she treats stuffed animals and toys. The DVD includes 5 pet themed episodes of the Peabody Award-winning animated series each highlighting lessons about care and responsibility for pets plus a Exclusive Pet Vet Collar inside.

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The critically-acclaimed animated series “Star Wars Rebels” is set to debut new episodes starting WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.

In “Star Wars Rebels” Season Two, past lives will be revealed and the destiny of our heroes will be changed forever.  The transformative new season resumes with Imperial oppression on Lothal growing stronger and the rebels seeking out new allies and additional resources to sustain their fight against the evil Empire. With the help of Ahsoka Tano, the crew of the Ghost enlists some old friends: ex-clone troopers who fought in the Clone Wars. As the rebels grow in number, so do their enemies. New Inquisitors are dispatched by Darth Vader and sent to crush any threat of rebellion. Through dangerous rescue missions, thrilling space chases, and spectacular lightsaber duels – the bond of our rebel crew will be put to the test like never before.

“Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One” is available on Blu-RayTM and DVD on Tuesday, September 1, and delivers all 15 action-packed episodes plus never-before-seen bonus material including cast and crew interviews revealing the magic behind the making of the hit series.

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ESPN today announced the launch of ESPN College Extra, a new college sports service that will bring hundreds of ESPN3 exclusive live college sports events to the TV.  The service delivers an extensive portfolio of college sports events year-round including football, basketball, baseball, softball and more.  Live events will be accessible to customers of AT&T U-verse and DIRECTV – which is now part of the AT&T family – Bright House Networks, Cox, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and select NCTC members at launch beginning Saturday, September 5 with the start of the 2015-16 football season.  Any additional providers to carry ESPN College Extra will be announced at a later date.

“ESPN is at the forefront of media innovation with a long history of working closely with distributors to better serve customers,” said Sean Breen, Senior Vice President, Affiliate Sales, Disney and ESPN Media Networks.  “ESPN College Extra is the latest example of that ongoing collaboration and we are pleased that AT&T U-verse and DIRECTV, Bright House Networks, Cox, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and several NCTC members have recognized the value it adds to the multichannel video subscription.”

ESPN College Extra live events from FBS conferences (including the ACC, The American, Big 12, MAC and Sun Belt) and FCS conferences (Atlantic Sun, Big South, Horizon League, MAAC, MEAC, MVC, Pioneer, Southland, Summit League, SWAC, WAC and more) will be delivered to fans on up to eight channels through a sports tier or other affiliated TV package.  The schedule at launch:

Date Time (ET) Conference Game
Sat, Sept 5 12:30 p.m. ACC Wofford vs. Clemson
1:00 p.m. Big South Holy Cross vs. Monmouth
1:00 p.m. PSAC Lincoln vs. Cheyney (PA)
3:30 p.m. Sun Belt Howard vs. Appalachian State
6:00 p.m. The American Towson vs. East Carolina
7:00 p.m. The American Alabama A&M vs. Cincinnati
7:00 p.m. The American Missouri State vs. Memphis
7:00 p.m. Big South Coastal Carolina vs. Furman
7:00 p.m. The American Florida A&M vs. South Florida
7:00 p.m. Pioneer Webber vs. Stetson
7:00 p.m. Southland Northern Arizona vs. Stephen F. Austin
8:00 p.m. The American Tennessee Tech vs. Houston

All exclusive events will continue to be made available on ESPN3 at no additional cost to fans with an affiliated internet or video subscription.  ESPN3 is accessible to more than 99 million households nationwide online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Blackout and regionalization restrictions will continue to apply across all platforms.

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As ABC’s smash show “Dancing with the Stars” prepares to kick-off its 21st season next month, more celebrities are being announced as competitors. This morning, Disneyland park was the setting for the latest “cast reveal” on Entertainment Tonight as Alexa PenaVega and Carlos PenaVega were announced as the first-ever married couple to compete for the coveted mirrorball trophy joined by performers from “Paint the Night” parade, as well as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.

Other announced stars are Nick Carter, Victor Espinoza, Bindi Irwin, and Hayes Grier. dwtsjei1389371-613x552

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Jeremy Renner, who portrays Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, revealed some concept art of Captain America: Civil War which appears to indicate which side other Avengers will take in the confrontation. According to the image, it appears that War Machine, Black Widow, Black Panther, and the Vision will side with Iron Man while Hawkeye, Ant-Man, Agent 13, Falcon, and the Winter Soldier will side with Captain America.

Renner also revealed a look at his new costume for the film.

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Fulton’s Crab House, the quintessential seafood restaurant in Downtown Disney, celebrates the annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival (September 25 – November 16) with a Signature Dinner by Food & Wine on the scenic 3rd deck, Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

With a reception starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by the seated dinner at 7:00 p.m., Executive Chef Mark Boor’s 6-course menu boasts dishes including Oyster Rockefeller, Crab Louis, Dover Sole Florentine and more. Tickets for the signature dinner are $90.00 per person plus tax and gratuity. The entire menu includes:

Reception

chorizo stuffed dates

spinach and artichoke tartlets

steak tartare

First Course

Original Oyster Rockefeller

Gulf oyster, herbs, butter, spices

Clam Casino

Cherrystone clams, bacon, bell pepper, parmesan, panko

Forge Cellars Fingerlakes Les Allies, Riesling, Seneca Lake, N.Y.

Second Course

Coquille St. Jacques

gratin of U8 Diver Scallop, mushrooms, gruyere, mashed potato, baked in the shell

Domaine Drouhin, Arthur Chardonnay, Oregon

Third Course

Crab Louis

jumbo lump crab, avocado, capers, hard cooked egg, seasonal baby lettuce, Louis dressing

Neely, Hidden Block Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz, CA

Fourth Course

Dover Sole Florentine

lyonnaise potatoes, hollandaise

Catena Alta, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

Fifth Course

Beef Wellington

Prime Beef tenderloin, mushroom duxelle, puff pastry, demi-glace

The Scrapper, Cabernet Franc, Vinum Cellars, El Dorado, CA

Sixth Course

Baked Alaska

banana foster ice cream, sponge cake, meringue, Brule banana, caramel

Ca Del Bosco, Cuvee Prestige, Italy

In addition to Fulton’s Crab House’s signature dinner, Chef Mark Boor takes guests around the world throughout the entire duration of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, offering a different seafood-focused special from a different country every week of the festival. With worldly specials including the traditional Brazilian seafood stew of Moqueca, Opah from Hawaii, the English staple offish and chips, and Branzino from Greece, guests can globetrot without leaving their seats.

Reservations for the signature dinner can be made by calling 407.828.8996 or by email here. Guests who mention they’re preferred members will earn double points for their signature dinner experience.