Akbar Gbajabiamila Sees ‘American Ninja Warrior’ As “Occupational Therapy”

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Former NFL player Akbar Gbajabiamila has a vivid memory of March 25, 2013, as it’s the day he got the call to co-host American Ninja Warrior. A new season of ANW is in full swing (Akbar also works with Matt Iseman on Team Ninja Warrior which has its season finale this Tuesday). During an interview with Gbajabiamila, I asked him how American Ninja Warrior has transformed his life.

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WalletHub Cites Los Angeles As Sixth Best City For Gamers

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Although La La Land is the place for movies and Hollywood’s shiniest stars, it’s not the #1 city for gamers according to a study released by the personal finance WalletHub. That crown belongs Orlando, Florida. Details on how the 100 largest cities stacked up in the video game universe is below!

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‘Street Food Cinema’ Serves Up ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ & ‘Aladdin’

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Last Saturday’s “La La Land” was a successful sixth season opener for Street Food Cinema, as the event attracted over 5,000 attendees. Cinema and food go hand in hand like PB&J, and tonight’s serving includes outdoor screenings of “Singin’ In The Rain” and “Aladdin.” Details below!!

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Raquel Welch Talks Life Changing Aspects Of Yoga

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Raquel Welch co-stars in How To Be A Latin Lover as Celeste, a rich elderly woman who becomes the latest seduction target of a faded gigolo named Maximo (Eugenio Derbez). During the roundtable sessions for the film, Welch was refreshingly candid about her life and career, and during the chat i asked her about her lifelong passion for yoga.

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The Afghan Whigs Drum Up Hypnotic Beats With ‘Arabian Heights’ Single

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I love getting press releases that features information/insight that’s actually accurate. The Afghan Whigs’ new single “Arabian Heights” has just debut today, and as the release suggests, it’s truly “driven by drummer Patrick Keeler’s bravura, tribal cadences.” Details on the band’s album and tour is found after the jump.

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‘Third Eye Blind’ Releases New Recordings And Ready Summer Tour

Third Eye Blind are busier than ever in the coming months on a couple of fronts. Unreleased recordings from the outfit’s eponymous debut will be featured in Third Eye Blind: 20th Anniversary Edition, and the group will also headline a North American tour starting June 9th in Miami. Details below!!

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Stan Lee Inducted Into White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame

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As a child, I followed the advice of Stan Lee to “make mine Marvel” (and he introduced millions of comic book enthusiasts to the word “excelsior”), so it was great to hear that he was inducted into the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame . Details on the April 15th ceremony, which included a ton of dedicated driving, is below!

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Rey & Jyn Erso Among Heroines Spotlighted In ‘Star Wars Forces of Destiny’

Daisy Ridley (Rey), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), Tiya Sircar (Sabine Wren) Photo: John Williams for Lucasfilm
One of the great aspects behind these new installments of Star Wars films is that heroines are front and center, proving the journeys of Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) are just as memorable as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker. Star Wars Forces of Destiny will feature more adventures of the aforementioned protagonists. Details on the Star Wars Celebration event and action figure surprises below!!

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Cali Conscious, Kevin Miso, RedEye Redemption Hit Long Beach’s “Local Band Hangout”

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Long Beach will be a haven for a slew of solid tunes, as Kevin Miso, Cali Conscious, and RedEye Redemption will take part in The Queen Mary’s live music series “Local Band Hangout.” Details on the music acts and event are found after the jump!

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