Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Lands Cover Of ‘Muscle & Fitness’, Named ‘Man Of The Century’

WWE pro wrestler/global action film star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson just landed the cover of Muscle & Fitness magazine, but the accolade isn’t merely the latest in a string of accolades afforded the 43-year-old Johnson. “The Rock”‘s appearance on the cover of the premiere men’s fitness publication also marks the magazine’s declaration of Johnson as […]

NBA: Kobe Bryant, Is He The Greatest Of All Time?

L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant formally announced today that he will retire at the end of this season, according to ESPN. Since the beginning of his career, comparisons to the NBA great Michael Jordan have persisted, with many calling Bryant the greatest Laker of all time. The topic is certainly polarizing amongst the NBA faithful, […]

WWE Survivor Series: How WWE Did Right By Roman Reigns [SPOILERS]

Earlier tonight, WWE presented the Survivor Series pay-per-view event, and while the event celebrated the 25 year to the day anniversary of the debut of the Phenom, the Undertaker, the event also marked the return of the Deadly Game tournament to crown a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. The semi-finals of the tournament saw Roman […]

NFL: Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson Becoming Too ‘Celebrity,’ According To Reports

Reports have surfaced of a growing concern that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is underperforming this season and has become too much of a “celebrity” quarterback, according to Will Brinson of CBS Sports. Brinson argues the assessment, however, stating that the Seahawks’ woes this season have little to do with Wilson underperforming and more with […]

NFL: Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco Out For Season With Torn ACL

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco suffered a season ending injury during the Ravens’ 16 – 13 victory over the St. Louis Rams after leaving the game with what is expected to be diagnosed as a torn ACL and MCL. In a movie worthy moment, Flacco suffered the injury during the first play of the game […]

XBOX Turns 14 As Microsoft Retires Zune Brand

Fourteen years ago today, Microsoft, the iconic computer software brand, released their first video game console, the XBOX, meant to compete in, and take over, the world of video gaming from the likes of Nintendo and Sony, who had assumed the top of the mountain with the industry changing Playstation console line. Indeed, Microsoft succeeded, […]

R.I.P.: Wrestling Legend Nick Bockwinkel, WWE Hall Of Famer, Former AWA World Champion

Last night, Nick Bockwinkel, one of professional wrestling’s classiest legends, passed away in his hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, according to WWE. Bockwinkel, a former AWA World Heavyweight Champion and WWE Hall of Famer, was regarded as one of wrestling’s most skilled technicians in the ring and one it’s most talented talkers out of it. […]

Box Office: ‘Spectre,’ ‘Peanuts,’ Return To Top Spots

The top of this week’s box office mirrors last week as the new James Bond film, Spectre, and the computer animated Peanuts Movie retained their respective numbers one and two spots in theaters this week, reports the L.A. Times‘ Tre’vell Anderson. Spectre, the 24th installment of the James Bond franchise, opened to a mammoth $73 […]

Box Office: ‘Spectre,’ ‘Peanuts,’ Renew Fortunes At The Theater

Spectre, the 24th installment of the James Bond franchise, opened to a mammoth $73 million weekend, marking it as the second highest opening for a James Bond movie ever behind 2012’s Skyfall. The feature film adaptation of the beloved Peanuts comic strip added a $45 million opening to help the box office rebound from the […]

WWE: Why Seth Rollins’ Knee Injury May Just End Up Being Best For Business

This week, the WWE Heavyweight Championship scene was suddenly thrown into a blender when WWE champ Seth Rollins tore his knee apart during a match with Kane in Europe. With one of WWE’s big four pay-per-view events, Survivor Series, only weeks away, and mere months before the beginning of WWE’s vaunted “Wrestlemania Season,” the timing, […]

Kobe Bryant On Whether This Will Be His Final Season: ‘You Never Know’

Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant has hobbled into his astonishing 20th season with the Los Angeles Lakers, and while it is the final year on his current contract and Bryant has indicated previously that this will indeed be his final year, Kobe continues to leave the door open just wide enough to continue playing, should he […]

Box Office: ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ Proves To Be Only Halloween Treat In Weekend Lacking In Tricks

Hotel Transylvania 2, the Sony Pictures Animation sequel, has become a smash hit for the studio and shows no signs of slowing down. Having dominated the box office in the United States, Hotel Transylvania 2 has already surpassed Hotel Transylvania with just over $156 million in earnings, and looks to continue its dominance overseas. According […]

Box Office: ‘The Martian’ Takes Top Spot Again During Worst Movie Weekend Of 2015

Ridley Scott’s The Martian keeps chugging along as the film claimed the number one spot again this week for the second week in a row, and the fourth out of five weeks of release, topping what turned out to be the worst box office weekend of 2015, according to Brad Brevit of Box Office Mojo. […]

ESPN’s Sports And Pop Culture Blog ‘Grantland’ Has been Shuttered

ESPN’s sports and pop culture blog Grantland has been shuttered. Visitors to the popular site were greeted with a message today announcing that after four years, the blog would be no longer, according to Julia Greenberg of Wired. Grantland started in 2011 by veteran sports journalist Bill Simmons, who earlier this year parted ways with […]

WWE: Why Brock Lesnar Must Beat The Undertaker At ‘Hell In A Cell’

At WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans a year and a half ago, WWE shocked the wrestling world by having Brock Lesnar end The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at the annual blockbuster event. If you’ve heard Lesnar’s personal advocate Paul Heyman open his mouth anytime over the last year and half, you probably already know this, because […]

David Bowie To Release New Album, ‘Blackstar,’ In January

David Bowie is set to release his first new album in three years, Blackstar, in January, on the iconic glam rocker’s 69th birthday, according to the Telegraph. Bowie’s 25th studio album features its title track, set to release November 19, and will be used as the theme music to the upcoming Sky America heist series, […]

Lamar Odom Continues Miraculous Recovery, Gets Out Of Bed For First Time Since Hospitalization

Former NBA superstar Lamar Odom continues to fight his way toward recovery following his emergency hospitalization earlier this week that had reports circling the internet regarding Odom’s condition ranging anywhere from “grave” to “deathbed.” Now it appears that Odom is not only awake and speaking on his own, but that the two-time NBA champion has […]

Randy Quaid, Wife Evi, ‘Vindicated’ After Vermont Judge Released Couple From Jail

Actor Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, told ABC News that they feel “vindicated” after Vermont Judge Alison Arms released the couple from jail, citing a lack of probable cause as reason for ending the Quaid’s incarceration and denying extradition to California, where the Quaids are still wanted on felony vandalism charges from 2010. For […]

Rosario Dawson Cast As Batgirl In New Lego Batman Movie

Rosario Dawson has long been an avowed fangirl, having appeared in such geek friendly fare as Sin City, Clerks 3, and the Marvel Netflix Daredevil series. Now, Dawson has been cast as Batgirl in the new Lego Batman film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dawson will provide the voice acting for the character of Barbara […]

Marvel: ‘Daredevil’ Teaser At New York Comic-Con Gives First Look At Elektra And The Punisher

Marvel Head of TV Jeph Loeb was joined onstage by Daredevil showrunners Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez to show never-before-seen footage of the second season of the hit Netflix series during a panel at the New York Comic-Con this weekend. The clip gave Daredevil fans the first look at two iconic characters that are being […]

Box Office: ‘Pan’ Disappoints, ‘The Martian’ Takes Top Spot Again

The Matt Damon journey to Mars space epic, The Martian, took the top spot at the box office for the second week in a row after Pan, the star-studded re-imagining of the Peter Pan story, failed to deliver on expectations. According to the L.A. Times, The Martian is estimated to bring in a solid $37 […]

TNA Wrestling: Circling The Wagons Or Circling The Drain?

TNA Wrestling has officially lasted approximately one year longer than World Championship Wrestling did, and while TNA, at its peak, never reached the levels of success that WCW did, the similarities in missteps, lack of leadership, and eventual demise, are aspects that the two companies share in common. Much has happened since TNA started back […]

‘The Martian’ Tops Box Office With Stellar $55 Million Opening

The Martian, the space epic starring Matt Damon, was out of this world at the box office hauling in $55 million, reports the L.A. Times. The Martian, screen written by The Cabin in the Woods scribe Drew Goddard and directed by legendary sci-fi auteur Ripley Scott, stars Damon as an astronaut who, presumed dead, ends […]

UFC: Sage Northcutt, 19-Year-Old Lightweight, Wins UFC Debut In 57 Seconds

Nineteen-year-old lightweight Sage Northcutt became the youngest fighter ever to win his UFC debut and the third youngest ever to debut for the UFC with a 57-second TKO victory over Francisco Trevino in an exciting fight that may have birthed a new star for the UFC, reports Dave Doyle of Yahoo! Sports. Northcutt, the Texas […]

‘MacGyver’ Returning To Television With James Wan At The Helm

MacGyver, the surprise hit action-adventure television series that ran from 1985-1992 and starred Richard Dean Anderson, is coming back to television. And this time, acclaimed film director James Wan is at the helm. James Hibbard of Entertainment Weekly reports that after years of false starts, CBS if finally putting the property into active development. MacGyver, […]

‘Lethal Weapon’ TV Series Moves Forward Without Mel Gibson, Danny Glover

FOX just announced that it has greenlit a pilot based off of the wildly successful Lethal Weapon movie franchise, but the TV version will apparently differ significantly from the films, as neither of the movie’s primary stars, Danny Glover or Mel Gibson, will be involved to reprise their roles as Martin Riggs, played by Gibson […]

Robin Williams’ Family Settles Legal Battle Over His Estate

The contentious legal battle over Robin Williams’ estate has finally been resolved. Susan Schneider Williams, the widow of the late comedian Robin Williams, contested the actor’s will back in December 2014, claiming that she was not receiving enough money to maintain the six-bedroom home she shared with Williams before his suicide in August of last […]

Notre Dame Refuses To Rescind Honorary Degree Granted To Bill Cosby

Notre Dame University has issued a statement saying that there are “no plans” to revoke the honorary degree given to disgraced comedian Bill Cosby in light of the damning accusations of sexual assault levied against him by upwards of 40 women and the release of Cosby’s own sworn testimony that he drugged women before engaging […]

Comedian Robert Klein: Schwarzenegger Warned Women Cosby Was Dangerous Years Ago

Comedy legend Robert Klein said that he had heard allegations of disgraced comedian Bill Cosby’s sexual assault behavior as far back as 25 years ago, and even had heard that actor and former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was warning female coworkers to steer clear of the now 78-year-old, citing “danger, not just annoyance” as reasoning to […]

Stand-Up Comic Brian Regan, Comedy Central, Make Television History With First Live Special

Comedian Brian Regan and Comedy Central made television history Friday night with the first airing of a live, hour-long stand-up comedy special. Regan, the 57-year-old comic is one of the most respected comedians performing today. He has legions of fans, as well as fellow comics, largely due to the fact that he is able to […]

‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ Sets September Box Office Record Earning $47.5 Million

Hotel Transylvania 2 broke the box office North American record for a September opening previously set by its predecessor Hotel Transylvania by surpassing its own expectations and raking in $47.5 million, $5 million more than Hotel Transylvania, reports Pamela McClintock of The Hollywood Reporter. Saba Hamedy of the L.A. Times reports that Transylvania 2 soared […]

MLB: Washington Nationals Closer Jonathan Papelbon Fined, Suspended For Hitting Batter

Washington Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon was handed a three game suspension in addition to a fine after being ejected from a game earlier this week. The ejection came after the umpire determined he had intentionally hit Baltimore Orioles third basemen Manny Machado with a pitch after Machado had earlier hit a two-run home run to […]

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers, Roethlisberger, Dominate San Francisco 49ers, 43 -18

The Pittsburgh Steelers ran roughshod over the 49ers sloppy defense as they defeated San Francisco 43 – 18. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw the football and hit his targets at will on Sunday, with the 49ers offense all but non-existent throughout the entire first half. Roethlisberger threw for 369 yards completing 21 of 27 passes […]

‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ Torches The Box Office

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials ran away with the box office this weekend pulling in an estimated $30.3 million in domestic sales it’s opening weekend. The Maze Runner sequel, which stars Dylan O’Brien, finished just under $2 million shy of meeting the opening weekend box office success of its predecessor, and is being heralded as […]

Lil Dicky: Taking The Hip Out Of Hip Hop

Lil Dicky is making waves. Hip hop, at its core, is about expression. While the purveying idea of the genre still conjures images of rough and tumble inner city youth rapping as a means of letting the outside world know about the Hell in which they fought to live, hip hop began to evolve over […]

Tito Ortiz: It’s Time To Take It Home

For nearly 20 years, the Huntington Beach Bad Boy, Tito Ortiz, has reigned high either at or near the top of any light-heavyweight MMA division, with most of that time spent fighting for the Ultimate Fighting Championships where he put together a Hall of Fame career. Now, at the age of 40, the competition is […]

Tiger Woods Undergoes Second Back Surgery: Done For 2015

Tiger Woods, once the most dominant golfer on any green and the perennial best golfer in the world, underwent his second back surgery in less than two years and will miss the rest of 2015. Woods announced, via his website, that his second microdiscectomy was performed on September 16 in Park City, Utah, by neurosurgeon […]

‘Jurassic World:’ Most Mistake-Filled Film Of 2015

Jurassic World, the long-awaited continuation of the classic ’80s and ’90s dino-thriller franchise, shattered all expectations this year when the film opened to the second-largest box office opening of all time and became the third highest grossing film ever behind Avatar and Titanic. But according to Connor Schwerdtfeger at Cinema Blend, World also holds the […]

Amy Schumer Eats Jake Gyllenhaal’s Cake, Wins First Emmy Award

Amy Schumer, who has taken the world by storm in 2015, appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this week, where she copped to rummaging through the home of actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Schumer and her sister were renting his home, and she drunkenly ate an old cake the actor had left in the freezer, […]

‘Super Mario Brothers’ Warps Its Way To 30

Super Mario Bros., the game that launched the highest selling and most popular video game franchise of all time, turned 30 today, as gamers celebrate the release of the first game in the series on this date back in 1985. Since launching on the Nintendo Entertainment System and Japan’s Famicom all those years ago, Super […]

Subway Failed To Investigate ‘Serious’ Complaint About Jared Fogle In 2011

Subway Sandwiches has completed an investigation into past comments and complaints about former Subway spokesperson and admitted pedophile Jared Fogle, and found that one “serious” complaint made via the company’s website in 2011 was not followed up on because it did not include direct accusations of sexual impropriety, according to Michael McLaughlin of the Huffington […]

Madison Bumgarner Almost Perfect In Giants 8-0 Win

San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner carried a perfect game into the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres last night en route to an 8-0 win, according to ABC7 News, San Francisco. Bumgarner gave up a single up the middle to Padre pinch hitter Melvin Upton, Jr., in what ended up being Bumgarner’s only […]

MLB Home Run Derby Gets Face Lift, Will Feature Timed Rounds And Distance Bonuses

Major League Baseball announced today a revamped formatting to the Home Run Derby which takes place at the mid-season point each year during All-Star weekend, according to Paul Casella of MLB.com. Instead of the traditional ten “outs,” any struck ball that is not a home run, batters will now compete against a five minute timer […]

‘Jurassic World’ Tops Box Office For Third Week In A Row, Finally Bests ‘Avengers’

Jurassic World, the fourth installment of the epic dinosaur film franchise, owned the box office again for the third consecutive weekend bringing in $54.2 million and earning the best third weekend box office take in history just beating out Marvel’s The Avengers, reports Scott Mendelson of Forbes. Jurassic’s third week total brings its worldwide total […]

MMA: Why Bellator Is The Number Two Professional Wrestling Fed Running Today

Last week at Bellator 138, millions tuned in to Spike TV to witness two things: a mixed-martial-arts card filled with numerous young, hungry, up-and-coming MMA fighters, many of whom are poised to become the next major superstars of the sport, and a sideshow main event featuring one 51-year-old MMA Hall of Famer who hadn’t fought […]

R.I.P. Buddy Landel, Professional Wrestling’s Forgotten ‘Nature Boy’

This past week, the professional wrestling world lost a legend in “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel. While Landel’s passing made all the requisite headlines, it was not meant with the same level of admiration or sense of powerful loss that the passing of the “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes less than two weeks earlier. Certainly, one would […]

‘Breaking Bad’ — The Video Game?

Could Walter White and Jesse Pinkman be returning to your living room screens soon via the PS4? That’s the question Christopher Groux asked in his tech column on Design & Trend as he reports that Sony, maker of the Playstation line of video game consoles and also rights holder to the Breaking Bad television series, […]

Re-’Bourne’: Matt Damon And Julia Stiles Return To ‘Bourne Identity’ Movie Franchise

Jason Bourne fans, rejoice. Matt Damon and Julia Stiles are reportedly confirmed to make a return to the Bourne Identity movie franchise, according to a report by Deadline’s Mike Fleming, Jr. Screenwriter/director Paul Greengrass, who captained the last two of the original Bourne trilogy, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, also returns to the […]

TV: Matt Braunger’s ‘Big Dumb Animal’ Comedy Special Coming To Netflix

Comedian Matt Braunger’s Big Dumb Animal, his latest one-hour comedy special, hits Netflix next Friday, June 26. Animal, which was produced by comedy powerhouse Comedy Dynamics in partnership with Braunger, premiered back in February on Comedy Central, and is the third hour long comedy special from Braunger. In Big Dumb Animal, Braunger regales us with […]

‘Jurassic World’ Crushes Box Office For Second Week In A Row, Already Closing In On $1 Billion

Jurassic World, the fourth installment of the epic dinosaur film franchise, owned the box office again this weekend hauling in a massive $102 million in domestic receipts, making it the second biggest second week box office haul in history behind The Avengers, reports Saba Hamedy of the L.A. Times. Jurassic’s monumental total brings its worldwide […]