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Espn Revamps ‘SportsCenter’ As It Boosts TV And Digital News Updates

Espn’s calling an audible on SportsCenter, its flagship newscast that’s fighting to hang on to viewers who increasingly turn to mobile devices for the latest scores and video highlights. Disney’s sports channel is focusing its TV schedule around personalities including Steve Levy, Kenny Mayne, John Anderson, John Buccigross, Sage Steele, and Hannah Storm — who have signed new multi-year deals. And starting August 28, SportsCenter will offer frequent news updates on TV as…
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Keith Olbermann’s Tribute to Stuart Scott: ‘Courage and Strength Ran Deep in This Man’ (Video)

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Keith Olbermann’s Tribute to Stuart Scott: ‘Courage and Strength Ran Deep in This Man’ (Video)
Keith Olbermann showed his emotional side when he paid tribute to his former Espn colleague, Stuart Scott, just a day after the sports anchor died following a long battle with cancer.

“The courage and the strength ran deep in this man,” he said on his show, “Olbermann,” on Monday. “It always had and, in memory, it always will.”

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Olbermann shared multiple anecdotes from his time working alongside Scott in an almost seven minute video tribute, which also included the late “SportsCenter” host’s first onscreen moments with the network in 1993.

In fact Scott
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Watch Stephen A. Smith’s Touching Tribute to Stuart Scott: ‘A Fighter’ to Bitter End (Video)

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Watch Stephen A. Smith’s Touching Tribute to Stuart Scott: ‘A Fighter’ to Bitter End (Video)
Espn’s Stephen A. Smith gave an emotional tribute to colleague Stuart Scott Monday on his show, “First Take.”

Scott died Sunday at 49 after a long bout with cancer.

“You knew that he was a fighter, you knew that he was somebody who was going to fight until the bitter end, and you knew he had the ultimate source of inspiration in his two beautiful daughters,” said Smith of the longtime “SportsCenter” anchor.

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Smith shared one of the highlights of his career — working with Scott at the NBA Finals.
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Espn Anchor Stuart Scott Dead at 49

Espn Anchor Stuart Scott Dead at 49
Stuart Scott, longtime Espn SportsCenter anchor and a pioneering force in the field of sportscasting, passed away Sunday morning after a long battle with cancer, Espn reports. He was 49. "Espn and everyone in the sports world have lost a true friend and a uniquely inspirational figure in Stuart Scott," Espn president John Skipper said. "His energetic and unwavering devotion to his family and to his work while fighting the battle of his life left us in awe, and he leaves a void that can never be replaced."

After joining ESPN
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Stuart Scott Remembered in Touching Espn Tribute (Video)

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Stuart Scott Remembered in Touching Espn Tribute (Video)
Espn “SportsCenter” anchor Stuart Scott died Sunday morning following a long battle with cancer. Immediately after reporting the news of his death, the cable channel released a touching nearly 15-minute video tribute to the beloved on-air personality.

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In the homage, narrated by co-worker and cancer survivor Robin Roberts, Scott’s colleagues spoke glowingly about their friend. Espn personalities Scott Van Pelt, Sage Steele, Steve Levy, John Harris, Dan Patrick and others joined president John Skipper in praising Scott and expressing his contributions to sports broadcasting.

“He didn’t push the envelope — he bulldozed the envelope,
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Stuart Scott, Espn Anchor, Dies at 49

Stuart Scott, Espn Anchor, Dies at 49
Stuart Scott, one of Espn’s best-known “SportsCenter” anchors, died Sunday at a hospital in the Hartford, Conn., area after a seven-year battle with cancer. He was 49.

Scott, who joined the sports giant in 1993 for the launch of ESPN2, was diagnosed with cancer in November 2007 and dealt with recurring bouts of the disease.

In addition to hosting “SportsCenter,” Scott covered numerous events and specials over his 21-year career with Espn and ABC Sports. His most famous catchphrases — “Booyah!” and “As cool as the other side of the pillow” — have become part of pop culture; Scott was even parodied on “Saturday Night Live.”

“Espn and everyone in the sports world have lost a true friend and a uniquely inspirational figure in Stuart Scott,” Espn president John Skipper said in a statement. “Who engages in mixed martial arts training in the midst of chemotherapy treatments? Who leaves a hospital procedure to return to the set?
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Espn's New 'SportsCenter' Studio to Debut on Sunday (Video)

Espn's New 'SportsCenter' Studio to Debut on Sunday (Video)
Espn's latest advancement, the high-tech 194,000 square foot Digital Center-2 will make its debut on Sunday, promising to deliver a new experience for both the viewers and the hosts.  Photos Inside Espn's New 'SportsCenter' Studio After getting a behind the scenes tour of the impressive space in Bristol, Conn., which is the most technologically advanced studio in the U.S. last month, The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Espn's Steve Levy, who will co-anchor the first show at 11 p.m. Et/8 p.m. Pt after Sunday Night Baseball.  "The biggest change for us is certainly the

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Inside Espn’s 'SportsCenter': 6 Things That Aren't Seen on TV

Inside Espn’s 'SportsCenter': 6 Things That Aren't Seen on TV
Espn anchors Steve Levy and Stuart Scott have both been on the air since 1993 reporting on the latest scores and breaking news from the SportsCenter studio in Bristol, Conn. Their jobs – and the viewing experience for fans – is going to get very different when the network's new Digital Center 2 (DC-2) opens in mid June, and when The Hollywood Reporter got a sneak peek at the high tech 194,000 square foot space on Thursday, the longtime hosts revealed some of the SportsCenter secrets that you don’t see on TV. Story: Espn Reveals the New Home of 'SportsCenter' 1. They Are

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Espn’s Baseball Tonight Broadcasting Live From Million Dollar Arm Green Carpet & Final Round of Pitching Contest

Walt Disney Studios announces the world premiere of “Million Dollar Arm” on Tuesday, May 6 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Stars from the film will attend, including Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Alan Arkin, Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal, Lake Bell, Pitobash and Bar Paly, as will Director Craig Gillespie, Producers Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray and Joe Roth and Executive Producers Palak Patel, Kevin Halloran, Bill Simmons and Connor Schell.

Also scheduled to attend and walk the “green carpet” are acclaimed athletes Barry Sanders, Dave Winfield, Steve Garvey, Rollie Fingers, David Wells, Don Newcombe, Clyde Wright, Barry Sanders, Ken Landreaux, Kenny Lofton and Eric Davis, among others.

The finalists competing in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest will have the chance to throw three pitches on Hollywood Boulevard prior to the premiere screening and possibly walk away with the $1 million grand prize. The contest, a competition for amateur baseball
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Keith Olbermann and A-Rod: You can go home again... as long as you're a hit

Keith Olbermann and A-Rod: You can go home again... as long as you're a hit
Alex Rodriguez returns to play in Yankee Stadium tonight for the first time since a disastrous 2012 postseason performance and — even more ignominiously — since appealing his 211-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs. Boos have rained down on him since he returned to the field during the Yankees recent road trip, but it will be interesting to see how the home crowd receives him. Rodriguez can take solace in the fact that Keith Olbermann returned to SportsCenter last night, 16 years after napalming his bridges there. Maybe you can go home again after all.

Olbermann’s first tour of duty at Espn was
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Passes to ‘Parental Guidance’ with Billy Crystal, Bette Midler

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Parental Guidance,” which opens on Dec. 25, 2012 and is rated “PG,” also stars Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott, Bailee Madison, Joshua Rush, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf, Jennifer Crystal Foley, Rhoda Griffis, Gedde Watanabe, Tony Hawk, Steve Levy, Cade Jones, Mavrick Moreno and Madison Lintz from director Andy Fickman and writers Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse.

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Pilot Castings: Jack Coleman In CW’s ‘First Cut’, Bet’s ‘Single Black Female’ Adds Duo

Heroes alum Jack Coleman has been cast in the CW’s Jennie Snyder Urman medical drama pilot aka First Cut. The project, from CBS TV Studios and producer Dan Jinks, centers on Emily (Mamie Gummer), a newly minted doctor who, glad to leave her nerdy past behind for a fresh start in the adult professional world, discovers that, sadly and comically, life at the hospital where she works is no different than high school. Coleman, repped by Domain and manager Steven Levy, will play Chief Tim Granger, the demanding and intimidating chief of staff at Denver Memorial Hospital. He currently recurs on The Office and The Vampire Diaries. Aaron D. Spears (The Bold & The Beautiful) and Richard Roundtree have been cast opposite Gabrielle Union in Single Black Female, Bet’s hourlong pilot from Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the husband-and-wife duo behind the cable network’s hit comedy series The Game.
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Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick reunite to talk Espn movie

Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick reunite to talk Espn movie
Ever since 20th Century Fox decided to turn that 745-page Espn oral history into a movie, everyone has been speculating who will play their favorite quippy on-air personalities like Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick. Even Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick. The former SportsCenter tag-team partners reunited last night on Olbermann’s Current TV show and had some fun casting themselves and their former co-workers. It was only semi-serious, with Olbermann using the game as an opportunity to take pot-shots at his perceived former rivals. When Patrick suggested Ryan Gosling for dashing Craig Kilborn, Olbermann replied, “That’s alright, but he
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Trailer: Taylor Lautner's Field of Dreams Sequel

With the NFL lockout looming, Funny Or Die put together its bigger video yet. Called "Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout," the three minute fake trailer stars Taylor Lautner (Twilight), Dennis Haysbert, and "Field of Dreams" stars Kevin Costner and Ray Liotta. Check it out below. In the video, Lautner is building a football field in his backyard, which results in well-known football players using it, including Ray Lewis, DeSean Jackson, Tony Gonzalez and Dwight Freeney. This trailer debuted on SportsCenter Wednesday morning and features cameos from Espn's Steve Levy and the NFL Network's Rick Eisen and Marshall Faulk. Trailer:
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