11 items from 2017
Some of biggest names in sports stepped out for the Espy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Among the attendees were Kevin Durant, Aaron Rodgers, Simone Biles, and Stephen Curry.
Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning took the stage to host the 25th annual event. He opened the show praising the ESPYs for having a former athlete host for the first time, despite the fact that John Cena emceed last year.
The evening was sprinkled with pre-recorded clips of Manning poking fun at himself, including him checking into a retirement home post-nfl retirement and hosting a Super Bowl Li party gone wrong.
- Rebecca Rubin
“I am here tonight to honor a remarkable woman, a woman who believed that everyone has something to contribute and everyone deserves a chance. When we give others the chance to fulfill their greatest potential, we all win,” Mrs. Obama said before being joined by Special Olympians. “Through her passionate service, »
- Tierney McAfee
Obama presented the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Kennedy's son, Timothy Shriver, who chairs the Special Olympics. The organization helps to empower those with intellectual disabilities through sports.
"I am here tonight to honor a remarkable woman," said Obama, who received a standing ovation from the audience as she walked onstage. She called Shriver a woman who believed "everyone deserves a chance to push themselves and find out what they're made of."
- Lauren Huff
Season 4 of adult animated comedy “BoJack Horseman” will be available for streaming on Netflix starting on Sept. 8. The release date was announced via the show’s official Twitter account. “Bojack Horseman” stars Will Arnett as the titular horse, with supporting roles from Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul, and Paul F. Tompkins, and was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg.
AMC has announced that the second half of “Fear the Walking Dead‘s” third season will return Sept. 10 with two back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. With eight episodes left, “Fear the Walking Dead” is the number two-ranked drama in the cable ratings and is produced by Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert.
Oxygen’s crime series “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway” is slated to premiere Saturday, Aug »
- Erin Nyren
Michelle Obama will be presenting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Special Olympics Founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver at The 25th Espys this year, Espn announced on Monday. Timothy Shriver who is the Chairman of Special Olympics will accept the award on his mother’s behalf. The show will be broadcast live on ABC on Wednesday, July 12 at 8 p.m. Et. “Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a passionate champion for those with developmental challenges, empowering them to fulfill their highest potential,” said Mrs. Obama. “Her work to promote inclusion and acceptance transformed the lives of countless young athletes and inspired us all. »
- Umberto Gonzalez
Timothy Shriver chairs the Special Olympics, a sporting event his mother founded in the late 1960s to help empower people with intellectual disabilities. Eunice Shriver is being honored "for her dedication to using the power of sports to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities to become acknowledged and celebrated members of society."
Obama said in a »
- the Associated Press,THR Staff
Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver is set to be posthumously honored at the 25th ESPYs awards next month, Espn announced on Tuesday. Timothy Shriver, one of her five children and Chairman of Special Olympics, will accept the award on her behalf at the awards show hosted by Peyton Manning from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Shriver, who was the sister of President John F. Kennedy and senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy, first launched the organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in 1968. Also Read: Peyton Manning to Host 25th Annual Espys It now provides year-round training and. »
- Debbie Emery
A renowned advocate for children’s health and disability issues, Shriver created the Special Olympics as a global movement to empower disabled individuals. Throughout her life, Shriver worked diligently to ensure that the rights of those with intellectual disabilities are acknowledged and accepted. She died in 2009 at the age of 88.
- Lexy Perez
Arnold Schwarzenegger completely put a troll in his place with one Facebook comment.
In a social media video shared on Thursday, the star celebrated the athletes of the Special Olympics at the 2017 World Winter Games in his native country of Austria. “These guys inspire me!” Schwarzenegger, 69, captioned his clip captured on Snapchat.
"You all are truly the greatest athletes in the world!" –@Schwarzenegger pic.twitter.com/21JWeI1dKk
— Special Olympics (@SpecialOlympics) March 24, 2017
While most comments were positive and encouraging, one remark caught the former New Celebrity Apprentice host’s eye that required his response.
“I guarantee you that these athletes have more courage, »
- Karen Mizoguchi
[[tmz:video id="0_7wr1ohbg"]] Arnold Schwarzenegger just schooled an Internet troll for mocking the Special Olympics, calling the participants the r-word. A random guy posted this ... "The Special Olympics make no sense. The Olympics are for the best athletes in the entire world to compete against each other to determine who is the best. Having r****** competing is doing the opposite!" The guy was responding to a video Arnold posted touting the athletes. Arnold responded to the troll this way ... "it's a teachable moment. »
- TMZ Staff
Kennedy, a decades-long Illinois resident, has flirted with running for the top seat in Illinois for months, as he’s hired political consultants and pollsters for the run, according to Politico. In years past, he’s considered runs for both the senate and governor, but ultimately decided not to run, according to the Chicago Tribune.
In 2009, he said he decided against running because he felt he could do more at home in Illinois than »
- Diana Pearl
11 items from 2017
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