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Mark Hamill and Kathleen Kennedy Announce New Star Wars: Force For Change Charitable Campaign

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Iconic Star Wars actor Mark Hamill and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy have officially announced a new charitable campaign sponsored by CrowdRise in support of Star WarsForce for Change, an initiative that inspires people to make a positive impact on the world.

Starting yesterday, April 5, Star Wars: Force for Change will match the donations of Star Wars fans to four select charities up to $1,000,000!

To date, Star Wars: Force for Change has raised over $10,000,000 with the help of the amazing Star Wars community. This month-long campaign will lead up to “Star Wars Day” on May the 4th. The four select charities include the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF Kid Power, American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Make-A-Wish®.

Kennedy said,

Star Wars fans are some of the most generous, thoughtful, and sympathetic people I have ever met. I am so proud of the charitable work they have done over the years and hope this month-long donation-matching campaign will go some way to express our sincere thanks for their tireless efforts.”

For the charity, fans will be able to donate through CrowdRise.com/ForceForChange to the four charities and have their donations matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000,000 with the donation period culminating  at 11:59pm (PST) on May 4.During the first week, the first 20 fans to raise or donate at least $500 will win a Blu-ray of The Force Awakens signed by the cast, with more incentives to come. All participants who enter will also have a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Ireland, including Skellig Michael along the Wild Atlantic Way, the location of the dramatic final scene from The Force Awakens.

Show your Force and visit CrowdRise.com/ForceForChange now for more details.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available now on Digital HD and Blu-ray Combo Pack.

Fifth Annual “Mardi Gras for Autism” Expects 3,000 People Raising Funds and Awareness for Autism

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This year is shaping up to be a great year for Autism Awareness. Over 3,000 attendees are expected at Bourbon Street Bar and Grill’s 5th annual FREE family carnival benefit, “Mardi Gras for Autism” featuring Aquarium of the Pacific’s mobile aquarium,
Fullerton High School Circus Club, a skate all-ability skateboarding demonstration and more.

The event is to be held outside Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in the adjacent Fullerton Train Depot parking lot located at 110
E. Commonwealth Ave. in Fullerton on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Larry Houser, the co-owner of Bourbon Street Bar and Grill and founder of Fullerton Cares said,

“The way we’ve designed Mardi Gras for Autism, families can come out and enjoy a good time together with their children of all abilities.”

For Houser, autism is close to his heart. He became involved with autism after his son Boyd, now age 5, was diagnosed with autism.

The family-friendly, all abilities, free event is designed to encourage families to enjoy the fun of Mardi Gras while raising money for Fullerton special education programs, featuring many activities appropriate for children of all ages and abilities, including: Aquarium of the Pacific, Medieval Times, Eye Force One, Game Trucks, Magic by David Bonfidini, Autism Live, Police Exhibit, Fire Exhibit, The Dixiedelics, Karaoke hosted by Jake Popoff, CF Dance Academy, Fullerton High School Circus Club, Bounce House Zone, Face painting, Bourbon Street and Fullerton Cares.

The “Mardi Gras for Autism” festival raises funds benefitting the Fullerton School District’s autism programs. In 2012, the event raised over $11,000 for autism.

Arrested Development’s Banana Stand Heading to Yankee Stadium 5/15

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Arrested Development” is known for a lot of things, but one of the most iconic props and locations from the show is the Bluth Frozen Banana Stand. In honor of the upcoming revival of the series on Netflix, The Banana Stand has found itself in various locations across the U.S. with the third location announced as Yankee Stadium.

Bluth’s Frozen Banana Stand will be at Yankee Stadium on May 15th from 3:30PM – 8PM. It can be found at gate 6 of the Stadium for photo opportunities and more. Also, if you visit the Banana Stand, you are eligible for a 50% discount on the price of a ticket to the next game at the stadium.

Currently, the first three season of “Arrested Development” (2003-2006) are available for instant viewing on Netflix with the fourth season being released exclusively on the streaming service on May 26th.

Remember, there is always money in the banana stand. Wink.

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Unique PARANORMAN props to be auctioned off to benefit Variety The Children’s Charity

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Next week  The Children’s Charity of Southern California will begin hosting an online auction for two exclusive props used in LAIKA and Focus Features’ comedy thriller ParaNorman, which is Oscar-nominated for Best Animated Feature Film. Continue reading Unique PARANORMAN props to be auctioned off to benefit Variety The Children’s Charity

Vanessa Williams Introduces Newest Addition to ReVitalistic Skincare

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International celebrity Vanessa Williams, known for her work as a pop-R&B recording artist, producer, dancer, model and actress, has just released the ReVitalistic by Vanessa Williams Five-Piece Discovery Kit, available on the official QVC website, (QVC Item #A228421). The kit, designed and developed by Williams and her ReVitalistic Skincare team, includes the highly rated Re-Start Skin Serum (QVC Item #A228178) and Neck and Décolleté Cream (QVC Item #A228188), as well as three other products, making up her “greatest hits.” Continue reading Vanessa Williams Introduces Newest Addition to ReVitalistic Skincare

Stacy Keibler and Miranda Kerr’s Golden Globes Style Tips

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The Annual Golden Globes Event is one of the premiere times of the year when stars debut their flawless looks. Actress Stacy Keibler and supermodel Miranda Kerr rocked the red carpet this year with their classy and elegant look. Their stylist’s have taken a moment to discuss how to get their ageless and beautiful Golden Globes look.  Continue reading Stacy Keibler and Miranda Kerr’s Golden Globes Style Tips

Rocawear Unveils Its Flagship Retail Store In Barclays Center

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Rocawear from Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, has recently opened its flagship store in Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. In addition, the brand has opened five retail factory stores in Franklin Mills (Philadelphia, PA), Sugarloaf Mills (Lawrenceville, GA), Vacaville Premium Outlets (Vacaville, CA), Locust Grove Outlets (Locust Grove, GA) and Gilroy Premium Outlets (Gilroy, CA). Continue reading Rocawear Unveils Its Flagship Retail Store In Barclays Center

Lock up your love with Master Lock Love Locks

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Master Lock continues to set an amazing example with their newest campaign. With their Master Lock Love Locks and its official website, they invited visitors to lock up their love—virtually securing their bond to each other and simultaneously generating donations for the American Heart Association.  Continue reading Lock up your love with Master Lock Love Locks