Getty/Penn State Penn State ain't letting a great opportunity slip through its fingertips ... TMZ Sports has learned the school will capitalize on the "Chad Powers" craze -- with plans to sell merch this weekend on the heels of Eli Manning 's hilarious bit at the university. A spokesperson for the school said T-shirts with Eli/Powers' images on them will hit the Beaver Stadium bookstore on Saturday. They'll be available at trailer locations during the Nittany Lions' home game against Central Michigan as well. The shirts are hilarious -- they feature the character and jersey number from Manning's " Eli's Places " episode earlier this week. If you missed it -- click play right now ... the skit is laugh-out-loud funny, showing Manning caking on makeup and donning a wig in order to "try out" for PSU's football team. ESPN In addition to the shirts, a PSU official tells us there will also be a Chad Powers-themed promotion going on … [Read more...] about Penn State Selling ‘Chad Powers’ Merch After Eli Manning’s Hilarious Skit
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Raju Srivastava (Raju Srivastav) left for his heavenly abode on September 21. The actor was hospitalised for over 40 days after suffering a heart attack on August 10. During his hospitalisation, it was said that Amitabh Bachchan had sent voice recording and wished him a speedy recovery. An India Today report had claimed the message was, "It's enough Raju. Rise up Raju, and keep teaching us all to laugh," and it was played for the comedian while he was still in a coma. The superstar confirmed the same in his latest blog and called Raju 'a colleague, friend and a creative artist'. Big B also revealed that Raju had opened his eye a bit, but then went away. Amitabh wrote, "Another colleague friend and creative artist leaves us .. a sudden ailment and gone before time .. before his creativity time completion .. each day in the morning with him in spirit and information from near ones ..." Confirming sending a voice recording to Raju, Big B wrote, "They got … [Read more...] about Amitabh Bachchan Confirms Sending Voice Recording To Raju Srivastava; Reveals ‘He Did Open His Eye A Bit’
After helping Succession creator Jesse Armstrong avoid a Royal faux pas at the Emmys last night, the HBO show’s star may have committed one of his own per Hollywood’s unspoken etiquette. Brian Cox was asked by the Times of London about a potential fifth season for the hit show, which last night won Best Drama from the TV Academy. “I don’t know,” Cox responded. “No one’s had their contracts renewed. Who knows how long it will go on? We don’t want it to overstay its welcome, like [Showtime’s] Billions ; that’s past its sell-by date. That will not happen with our show.” Beyond the HBO-Showtime schadenfreude, Cox’s plainspoken appraisal of another show — especially one fronted by an actor as well-regarded as Paul Giamatti — goes against the (outwardly) genial stance most take in Hollywood. But Cox is not one to hold his tongue. In his 2021 memoir Putting the Rabbit in the Hat , the actor called Johnny Depp “overblown…overrated,” Ed Norton “a pain in the … [Read more...] about ‘Succession’ Star Brian Cox Says Showtime’s ‘Billions’ Is “Past Its Sell-By Date”
Up against former teammate Russell Wilson and his new Denver Broncos crew, the Seattle Seahawks desperately wanted a win last night at home. With a 17-16 result on Monday Night Football , they got one — and so did ESPN , ABC and the NFL . In one for the books, last night’s primetime gridiron matchup in Jet City was watched by 19.9 million viewers. To capture the magnitude of that Monday audience, MNF ’s viewership was 236% greater than the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards over on NBC at the same time. In fact, while the Emmys hit an all-time low , the ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes broadcast game has proven to be the third-most-watched MNF since 2009. The Seahawks’ win over Denver and Wilson also was the fourth-most-viewed NFL regular season game ever on the Disney -owned sports cabler. For you sports trivia nuts (putting my own hand up here), the all-time record is held by the October 5, 2009, battle between the Minnesota Vikings and the … [Read more...] about ‘Monday Night Football’ Opener Smashes ESPN Viewership Record As Seattle Stops Denver
For a guy named "The Fridge" -- William Perry 's memorabilia is still SUPER HOT -- 'cause his 1985 Super Bowl ring just sold at auction for more than $200,000!!! As we previously reported, the former Chicago Bears star sold the ring back in 2000 -- but it's changed owners a few times and this week, it went up for sale with Heritage Auctions. Experts estimated the ring would sell for roughly $100k ... but last night, the ring SMASHED the expectations -- and was snatched up for a cool $203,150. So far, the buyer's ID has not been disclosed -- but we're guessing it's a huge Bears fan. … [Read more...] about William ‘Refrigerator’ Perry — Super Bowl Ring Sells … For $203k!!!!
EXCLUSIVE: Tippett Studio and Ultra 8 Pictures today announced that Phil Tippett ’s directing feature debut Mad God has sold to a host of key international territories following a theatrical run in the US. The film has sold to King Records for Japan, Carlotta Films for France, Plaion Pictures for Germany and Italy, and Njuta Films & Night Visions Distribution for Scandinavia. All international sales were brokered by Colin Geddes of Ultra 8 Pictures on behalf of the filmmakers. Tippett’s Mad God premiered last year at the Locarno Film Festival and has played at more than 20 festivals, including the Edinburgh Film Festival and Fantasia Film Festival. The film was released theatrically and streaming via Shudder. The film’s limited theatrical release grew to include 130 bookings across North America, and producers say it became one of this year’s most-watched premieres on Shudder. In Mad God , a corroded diving bell descends amidst a ruined city, with an … [Read more...] about Phil Tippett’s Experimental Animated Feature ‘Mad God’ Sells To Key International Territories
Shivarajkumar and Sudeep 's upcoming multi-starrer ' Kali ' breaks records, even before the release. In fact, the movie is yet to go on floors! The movie is helmed by Jogi Prem and the maverick director recently visited Mantralaya to seek the blessings of Lord Raghavendra. The movie is now making huge rounds in Gandhinagara. According to the news, Kali will include 6 music directors and one among them in 'Nada Brahma' Hamsalekha. Through, Kali, Hamsalekha is making a comeback to KFI. Kali is one of the first epic movie directed by Prem under whopping amount of 100 Crores and the movie is bankrolled by Vajrakaya producer CR Manohar. Prem who has earlier given blockbuster movies Kariya, Excuse Me, Jogi, Preethi Yeke Bhoomimelidhe, Raaj-The Showman and more has brought Superstars Shivarajkumar and Sudeep together. First time ever, Sudeep and Shivarajkumar will share space in an epic movie. The movie will also star 'Ulagayanayagan' Kamal Haasan in a cameo … [Read more...] about Shivarajkumar-Sudeep’s ‘Kali’ Breaks Record Even Before Release!
TMZ.com Newly single Tyler Stanaland was spotted gettin' close and personal with his "Selling the OC" costar Alex Hall -- on the exact same day, his divorce from Brittany Snow was announced. An eyewitness tells TMZ ... Tyler and Alex hit up SOTA Wednesday night in Corona Del Mar for some sushi with friends -- including castmate Polly Brindle . We're told Tyler and Alex weren't overly intimate, but seemed more than friendly -- touching each other as they walked out the bar. Tyler can also be seen sniffing Alex. Our witness says the two ended the night by strolling down the street, side-by-side. Getty The timing is worth noting -- Tyler was havin' a good time with Alex and co. the day we learned about his split from the "Pitch Perfect" star. According to sources close to them, the breakup had more to do with distance than the cheating rumors. Sources close to Tyler, a former pro surfer, tell us there's … [Read more...] about Brittany Snow’s Ex Tyler Stanaland Spotted with ‘Selling the OC’ Costar Alex Hall
TMZ/Getty Composite Kanye West is ready to expand his Donda Sports brand -- now signaling he wants to sell athletic gear ... not to mention an apparent side biz that he's hoping will take flight. His company, Mascotte Holdings, just filed for a few new trademarks -- including one that'll significantly grow his Donda Academy in the retail space ... and a couple others that seem to suggest he's got another label in mind that's for the birds -- in this case, literally. Waiting for your permission to load the Instagram Media. According to the paperwork, seen by TMZ, Ye's aiming to lock up the rights to Donda Sports ... specifically for the purpose of slapping it on a ton of products that run the gamut of sportswear and accessories he wants to hawk to potential customers. Some of the items that could bear the Donda Sports name, if the application is approved, include ... bags of all varieties, fanny packs, luggage, wallets, umbrellas and blankets. He's also … [Read more...] about Kanye West Wants to Sell Donda Sports Gear, Plus New ‘Dove’ Trademark
A slate of four new productions and renewed interest in a couple of old ones pushed Broadway box office up by 20% last week, with total receipts for the 24 shows reaching $24,954,517 and attendance climbing 14% to 201,321 for the week ending September 18. Among the newcomers: Death of a Salesman, 1776 , Cost of Living and Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt . Waving goodbye was Dear Evan Hansen and announcing its upcoming departure was The Phantom of the Opera . First, Hansen . The musical closed September 18, selling out for its final week and grossing a big $1,251,593. A run that began November 14, 2016, ended after having played 1,678 performances. It won the Tony for Best Musical . And while it was too soon to see much of the Phantom hubbub on the week’s chart — the musical announced its February 18 closing on Friday, bringing an imminent end to 35 years of music of the night — the production saw a noticeable uptick in receipts: $964,172, up … [Read more...] about ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Waves Goodbye To Broadway With Sell-Out Week; Broadway’s 24 Productions Gross $25M