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Familia Camarena® Tequila Renews Marketing Sponsorship Deal With Phoenix Suns

Familia Camarena® Tequila Renews Marketing Sponsorship Deal With Phoenix Suns

PHOENIX, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Familia Camarena Tequila announced today that the company will enter a third consecutive season as an "Official Sponsor of the Phoenix Suns." Recently named one of the fastest growing spirits brands in the U.S. by Technomic's Adult Beverage Resource Group, Camarena Tequila's roster of professional sports partnerships across the nation continues to bolster brand exposure and growth. Terms of the partnership renewal with the Suns will maintain home game brand exposure, as well as English and Spanish in-game radio broadcasts during the 2011-2012 regular season.

"Our fan experience is only as good as our partners," said Matt Wright, Vice President of Sales for the Phoenix Suns. "Partners like Camarena Tequila have added an exciting aspect to the Phoenix Suns stadium experience and we are pleased to team up with Camarena for another season at US Airways Center."

"Partnering with the Phoenix Suns has been instrumental in generating exposure for Camarena Tequila in the Arizona market," said Gerard Thoukis, Senior Director of Marketing for Camarena. "We look forward to another mutually rewarding season with this first-class franchise."

Announcement of Familia Camarena Tequila's partnership renewal with the Suns rounds out the brand's professional sports sponsorship roster, including 2012 partnerships with six Major League Baseball clubs and four National Football League teams.

About Familia Camarena Tequila
With a legacy of six generations of tequila making experience, Familia Camarena Tequila is made from 100 percent blue agave grown in the Los Altos Highlands region of Jalisco, one of Mexico's most prestigious tequila districts. Produced in Arandas at the family-owned and operated distillery, each bottle is double distilled, as well as bottled, labeled and packaged with personal care and attention. The Familia Camarena Tequila portfolio includes a 100% Blue Agave Silver and a 100% Blue Agave Reposado, which is aged for a minimum of two months in both new and used American oak barrels. For more information on Familia Camarena Tequila, visit Tequila, Alcohol 40% by Volume (80 proof) ©2012 Alto Spirits Company, Hayward, CA. All rights reserved.

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Final Press Conference Tomorrow/Thursday, Weigh-In Friday At Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino For World Series of Fighting Inaugural MMA Event Live On NBC Sports Network Saturday, Nov. 3

Final Press Conference Tomorrow/Thursday, Weigh-In Friday At Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino For World Series of Fighting Inaugural MMA Event Live On NBC Sports Network Saturday, Nov. 3

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

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Inaugural, 10-bout professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
event that will air live on NBC Sports Network from PH Live
at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Saturday, Nov. 3



Thursday: 12 p.m. PST

Friday: 3 p.m. PST - Media check-in
4 p.m. - Fighters on scale

WHERE: Both in the lobby of PH Live

STREAMING: The following events will be streamed live, free of charge.

Final Press Conference: Live on,
and MMAWSOF Facebook starting at 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST

Weigh-in: Live on, and MMAWSOF
Facebook starting at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST.

Preliminary Bouts: First three fights, live on, starting at 7:30 p.m. EST/4:30 p.m. Dark,
then resuming with main card at 10:30 p.m. EST/7:30 p.m.
PST (North America blocked)

PRINCIPALS: All 12 main card fighters will be in attendance at the final
press conference and all 20 main and preliminary card
fighters will be in attendance at weigh-ins.

ANDREI ARLOVSKI-Former UFC heavyweight champion and main event

DEVIN COLE-Hard-hitting KO artist and heavyweight main event

ANTHONY JOHNSON-Hard-hitting superstar and co-main event

D.J. LINDERMAN-Fast-rising star and co-main event competitor

MIGUEL TORRES-Former world champion and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
black belt

MARLON MORAES-Two-time national Muay Thai champion

GREGOR GRACIE-Submission ace and member of MMA's legendary first

TYSON STEELE-Slick submission wizard

TYRONE SPONG-Kickboxing world champion making highly-anticipated
MMA debut

TRAVIS BARTLETT-Hard-punching prospect

RAY SEFO-President, World Series of Fighting


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Nickelodeon Debuts First Full-Length Stop-Motion Special, It's A SpongeBob Christmas!, Dec. 9, At 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT)

Nickelodeon Debuts First Full-Length Stop-Motion Special, It's A SpongeBob Christmas!, Dec. 9, At 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT)

John Goodman Lends His Voice as Santa Claus in Half-Hour Special; Companion DVD, CD and Ebook to Be Released in November

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon celebrates the holidays with its first full-length stop-motion animated special, It's A SpongeBob Christmas!, premiering on Nickelodeon Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT), following its CBS television premiere (11/23). It's A SpongeBob Christmas! was inspired by the classic Rankin/Bass specials (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town) and the popular SpongeBob song released in 2009, "Don't Be a Jerk (It's Christmas)," co-written by Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob) and Andy Paley. The half-hour special features John Goodman as Santa Claus.

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In It's A SpongeBob Christmas!, Plankton turns everybody in Bikini Bottom from nice to naughty by feeding them his special jerktonium-laced fruitcake all in an effort to get his Christmas wish--the Krabby Patty formula. The Nickelodeon premiere will include bonus scenes featuring a stop-motion version of the character "Patchy," also voiced by Tom Kenny.

Work began on the It's A SpongeBob Christmas! special in October 2011 at Screen Novelties production studio, where the artists worked closely with Paul Tibbitt (Executive Producer), Steve Hillenburg (Creator) and Vincent Waller (Creative Director) to insure the two-dimensional cartoon characters were properly translated into three-dimensional puppets. Six sets were going at one time where 60lbs of baking soda was used as snow, 42lbs of glitter added sparkle, 22lbs of wood chips created Sandy's tree house floor and 20 boxes of breakfast cereal covered the coral rocks.

Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment, and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, SpongeBob SquarePants: It's a SpongeBob Christmas! DVD will be available on Nov. 6 for the suggested retail price of $14.99. The DVD features exclusive content including behind-the-scenes making of the special and interviews with the cast and crew; a pre-color animatic and yule log.

SpongeBob SquarePants: It's a SpongeBob Christmas! iTunes Extras edition features over 30 minutes of exclusive behind the scenes footage, a sing along version of "Don't Be a Jerk (It's Christmas)," a 360 degree SPIN-Tacular Character viewer plus more and is currently available for pre-order on iTunes. The special was released Oct. 30(th) on iTunes, Xbox Video, Amazon Instant Video, PlayStation Network and Vudu.

Nickelodeon will also release the It's A SpongeBob Christmas!Album, available for digital download from online music retailers including Amazon and iTunes. Featuring 11 all new songs and the timeless Bikini Bottom classic, "Don't Be a Jerk (It's Christmas)," the album will be available Nov. 6 and retail for $9.99.

Rounding out the holiday cheer, Nickelodeon will release the Don't Be a Jerk -- It's Christmas ebook on Nov. 15, with a limited quantity of special edition hard copies available for sale exclusively on Additionally, a limited-edition SpongeBob stop-motion holiday-themed t-shirt will be available for purchase in 900 The Children's Place stores across the country Nov. 26 - Dec. 3.

SpongeBob SquarePants is executive produced by creator Stephen Hillenburg, who previously worked as a writer, director and creative director on Nickelodeon's animated series Rocko's Modern Life. Hillenburg graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a master's degree in experimental animation and studied marine biology and art as an undergraduate.

Paul Tibbitt served as a director and writer on SpongeBob SquarePants for its first three seasons and is currently executive producer. He wrote some of the show's most memorable episodes such as "Ripped Pants" and "Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy." Tibbitt was one of the co-writers and storyboard artists on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. SpongeBob SquarePants is a Nicktoons Production and is produced at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif.

Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 17 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

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Americans Travel To Equatorial Guinea And Feature Country In Travel Series "Passport Life"

Americans Travel To Equatorial Guinea And Feature Country In Travel Series "Passport Life"

Creative youth collective explores modern Malabo

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bryan Blue, part of the American youth delegation during the Leon H. Sullivan Summit, which took place in Equatorial Guinea last August, has shared his view of the country through a video series named Passport Life.

Blue shows viewers scenes of Equatorial Guinea, where he discovered American-style conveniences and quality meals, traditional music and dancers, and Malabo's state-of-the-art airport, as well as the good weather of Equatorial Guinea. The creative team behind "Wage War," new lifestyle brand that aims to 'fight against the mediocre and the conformists' and believes in finding one's own truth by means of travel, was recently in Equatorial Guinea to film the first episode of their series, "Passport Life", which was published on YouTube on October 18.

Equatorial Guinea visitors have been able to see the country with their own eyes and reach their own conclusions. The country is developing at a fast pace and it has provided the African diaspora with an opportunity to strengthen partnership with the international community.

Equatorial Guinea has assumed an increasingly active role in international affairs in the past year. It hosted the Africa Cup of Nationssoccer tournament, the tournament's 16-nation draw in the nation's modern conference center, Sipopo. Sipopo has also hosted events associated with the African-South American Summit. It was the host of the African-South America Forum, at which ministers of foreign affairs from 65 countries came together, and it will host the summit at a later date this year. In June and July, Equatorial Guinea hosted the African Union Summit, also in Sipopo.

About Equatorial Guinea

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (República de Guinea Ecuatorial) is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late-1990s, American companies helped discover the country's oil and natural gas resources, which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply. Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of West Central Africa. The country hosted the 2011 Summit of the African Union. For more information, visit

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America TeVe WFUN experienced Book to Book rating increases while competitors decline

America TeVe WFUN experienced Book to Book rating increases while competitors decline

MIAMI, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- America TeVe WFUN achieved significant Nielsen Hispanic Book to Book rating increases in most key demographics and day parts, while top competitors such as Univision WLTV, Telemundo WSCV and Telefutura WAMI registered decreases.

America TeVe had a successful growth of 18% in the Adults 18-49 demographic (M-F 5PM-11PM) against Univision 23 (down 8%), Telefutura 69 (down 17%), Telemundo 51 (down 11%). Boosting America TeVe's ratings in Adults 18-49 was "Minuto de Fama", the premier local talent competition show (airing M-F at 6:30PM) registering a dramatic 200% share growth increase in Adults 18-49.

For the month of October, America TeVe achieved a 14% increase within the key Adults 25-54 demographic (M-F 5PM-11PM) against major competitors, which experienced significant decreases (Telefutura 69 down 25%, Telemundo 51 down 14% and Univision 23 down 11%). America TeVe's growth in Adults 25-54 was led by the early 5PM M-F newscast "AN5", one hour earlier than the rest, which grew 33%.

Additionally, America TeVe experienced an 8% increase within the Adults 35+ demographic (M-F 7PM-11PM) against competitors Telefutura 69 (down 13%), Telemundo 51 (down 6%), Univision 23 (down 7%). America TeVe's tradition of journalistic excellence and live coverage of all four debates made a big impact in the so-called "super-voters" demographic of Adults 35+. "A Mano Limpia", airing M-F at 8:00 p.m., grew in this demographic by offering viewers an in-depth look at international and local news without censorship.

"Once again America TeVe's diverse programming allows us to grow and retain our audience in this hyper-competitive marketplace," said Omar Romay, President of America TeVe. "We continue to see our share of the market grow as more and more Hispanics in South Florida are choosing us to be their daily source of entertaining variety shows as well as political news and analysis. We plan to continue to build on this position with exciting and innovating programming for 2013."

Source: The Nielsen Company Miami-Ft Lauderdale DMA NHSI Live+SD LMP October vs. LMP September.

About America TeVe: America TeVe is an independent Spanish language television station based in Miami, FL and owned by America CV Network LLC. America TeVe is committed to serve the Hispanic community by providing 9 hours of high quality news and entertainment programming. America TeVe has on-air distribution in Miami, New York and Puerto Rico. America TeVe can be seen in Miami in channel 48.1 and 41.2, Comcast 12 (Dade County) and Comcast 15 (Broward County), Atlantic 17, Direct TV 41, Dish 41, and Uverse AT&T 48. New York on-air 34.1, and Verizon Fios 479. Puerto Rico on-air 42.1, One Link 41, Choice 21, Claro TV 24, Liberty 24 and Dish 7 (after 7 p.m). For more information about America TeVe and to watch shows in-demand visit:

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CONTACT: Alba V. Eagan, PR & Media Relations, AMERICA cv network, llc/ MUNDO FOX, +1-305-592-4141 ext. 422; Cell: +1-305-803-7112

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College Financial Aid Expert to Debut New Blog Talk Radio Show

College Financial Aid Expert to Debut New Blog Talk Radio Show

The Jodi Okun Show is All About the Money

SEAL BEACH, Calif., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- College financial aid expert Jodi Okun announced today that she will be hosting a new Blog Talk Radio Show the first Wednesday of every month. The Jodi Okun Show will feature discussions on money and personal finance, and will hone in on topics such as financial aid, loans, savings, investments, credit cards, etc.

The first show, slated to air on November 7 at 9:00 a.m. PST, is entitled "Timely Tips for Small Business Owners with Brian Moran."

When asked about her new show, Jodi had this to say: "We'll be talking about the world of money and finance; there's no topic too big or too small. Whether it's financial aid for college or money management as an adult, everyone has a stake in the conversation. It's a friendly and inviting source for guests and audience members to be a part of, a place where they can get uncomplicated and reliable information from experts."

Okun's guest on the show's debut will be Brian Moran, founder and CEO of Brian Moran & Associates, a company dedicated to helping entrepreneurs run better businesses and achieve their goals. Formerly the Executive Director of Sales Development at the Wall Street Journal and Associate Publisher at Inc. as well as himself the publisher of several national magazines geared toward helping business owners, Brian now leverages his 20+ years of business growth expertise by running workshops, seminars and national conferences. He inspires entrepreneurs to aim higher in many areas, including social media presence, accessing growth capital and expanding into the global marketplace. In August, Brian was given the prestigious Lou Campanelli award at SCORE's national conference in recognition of his many years of service to the small business market.

Listeners can tune in to the show by visiting: BLOG Talk Radio

Jodi Okun is the founder of College Financial Aid Consultants where she works closely with students and their families to successfully navigate the financial aid process. Her exclusive confidential and personal service not only helps identify grants, loans and scholarships available to students, but also helps submit the multitude of forms associated with obtaining college financial aid.

Jodi is also the host of #CollegeCash, a live Twitter seminar held Thursdays from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. EST. Participants include industry professionals, students, parents and teachers coming together to share information.

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TVEyes offers free service during Critical Mention outage

TVEyes offers free service during Critical Mention outage

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TVEyes announced today a special offer for Critical Mention users who need a replacement media monitoring system. The company will provide 30 days free service for all Critical Mention customers who are unable to use the service due to a data center failure after the superstorm Sandy.

David Ives, CEO of TVEyes, Inc., said, "TVEyes is here to help. Media monitoring is crucial to the success of business, government and non-profit organizations that are subjects of television coverage, or impacted by what is broadcast. When your service provider is unavailable, you're sunk. So TVEyes will provide any Critical Mention user with 30 days free service to ensure that they can go about their business."

Critical Mention customers should email to begin their free 30-day subscription to TVEyes Media Monitoring Suite. The offer is open until November 30 or when Critical Mention service resumes, whichever is later.

"We've had some interesting calls this week," continued Ives. "The re-election campaign of President Obama contacted us for a replacement for Critical Mention and of course, we immediately provided with service. We already provide service to The White House and the campaign for Mitt Romney, so you might say that we're the next President's choice."

About TVEyes:

TVEyes Inc. is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut and has operational facilities located across the United States and internationally. The company was formed in 1999 in the field of television and radio monitoring and quickly became the most technically advanced media monitoring company in the world. TVEyes technology has been recognized by the United States Department of Defense as a sole source provider for key monitoring applications around the world.

The TVEyes business model has grown to encompass a wide range of services and market segments involving automated speech-to-text and advanced audio/video search. TVEyes was the first media monitoring company to deploy a worldwide network of fully automated TV and radio monitoring servers and continues to add coverage aggressively to its network.


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Snoop Dogg and Mister Cartoon Join Forces At Sanctiond(TM)

Snoop Dogg and Mister Cartoon Join Forces At Sanctiond(TM)

Music Legend and Car Collector Snoop Dogg Takes Equity Stake in Sanctiond(TM) Automotive to Collaborate in the Creation of The Ultimate Car Care Brand

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Music Icon Snoop Dogg announced today he is joining Mister Cartoon as a business partner and ambassador of the Sanctiond(TM) Automotive brand. Over the years Mister Cartoon and Snoop Dogg have collaborated on numerous projects. History is made today with a brand conceived and developed by two major cultural icons.



"This is a great day, to have someone I admire as an artist who is also a fan of the product, join my company in this capacity," says Cartoon. "Like me, Snoop is passionate in everything he does. We have a unique bond as artists and car lovers."

Sanctiond(TM) targets a younger and culturally diverse population, which is the fastest growing segment of consumers, yet currently underserved by all car care brands on the market. Sanctiond(TM) specifically appeals to this audience, while also pioneering a unique emphasis on the subcultures of music and art, which go hand-in hand with the cars they cherish. Through Mister Cartoon's latest partnership with Snoop Dogg and a well-oiled network of celebrities and car enthusiasts, Sanctiond(TM) is quickly being defined as the authentic and relevant car care brand birthed from the streets of Los Angeles, the epicenter of car culture.

Mister Cartoon Sanctiond(TM) is a growing collection of 15 products; including car wash, waxes, polishes, spray detailers, interior cleaners and conditioners, and a trio of innovative tire shines. Developed to exceed the stringent expectations of automotive painters and collectors, each product is a work of art in its own right, merging hand drawn package design with cutting edge product formulation.

"We have been wanting to do this for years," says Snoop Dogg. "There are no cool brands that represent our lifestyle and with Sanctiond(TM) we are excited to bring our communities together through a common love of our cars and the shine we can put on them."

The company plans to introduce an exclusive line of Sanctiond(TM) by Snoop Dogg products consisting of car wash, waxes, polishes, spray detailers and more. The line will launch initially as a limited edition. Snoop is working closely with the Sanctiond(TM) team of specialists to hand-craft the formula down to the smell, color, ingredients and branding.

Atticus Firey, Sanctiond(TM) Co-Founder and CEO, said, "This is not a traditional endorsement deal for Snoop Dogg. In addition to being our business partner, he will provide global endorsement services, marketing support and strategic consulting for the brand. Snoop Dogg's global recognition, trendsetting status and super cool persona enhance our ability to bring new consumers and revived energy into this category."

To celebrate their partnership, Snoop Dogg will be with Mister Cartoon in Las Vegas at the SEMA show Thursday, November 1, 2012 in booth # 25055 to help showcase their current line of product.

About Sanctioned Automotive Group, LLC
Sanctioned Automotive Group, LLC parent to Sanctiond(TM), is first to launch a lifestyle brand of car care products targeting a culturally diverse consumer whose passions for music, fashion, art, community, and sports are centered around and enabled by their cars. Conceptualized and created by the most innovative minds in automotive care and culture-first marketing, Sanctiond(TM) satisfies the unmet needs of the fastest growing segment of consumers. The brand is an extension of Sanctioned, the premier house brand of SA Studios Global. Sanctioned merges distinctive and relevant content and products with multiple touch-point marketing experiences.

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For more information on SA Studios Global go to

About Mister Cartoon
Mister Cartoon was born and raised in Los Angeles. He began his career as a graffiti artist in the 1980s and quickly gained notoriety for his unique tattoos, custom low-rider car work, album cover designs, logos, exclusive advertisements, and collectible limited edition products. His richly detailed, hand-rendered designs adorn the bodies of countless celebrities such as Beyonce, Eminem, Carlos Boozer, and Christina Aguilera. His work has been featured in exhibitions around the globe, and a myriad of companies, including Xbox, Casio, Diesel, and Nike, have commissioned his talents. Mister Cartoon continues to build a diverse, devoted, and loyal global fan base.

About Snoop Dogg:
Snoop Dogg is a multi-platinum artist and entertainment icon whose ability to stay at the forefront of popular culture and new technology has resulted in unwavering relevance. His forthcoming Reincarnated project, which he will put out under his moniker Snoop Lion, includes a reggae album produced by Diplo and the Major Lazer production team, a feature-length documentary of his life and career which premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival to rave reviews, a photo book and a non-profit initiative called The Mind Gardens Project. The full Reincarnated project is set to release early 2013.

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Rod Stewart Once Again Shatters HSN Sales Records, Selling Nearly 30,000 Copies Of "MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY" Following HSN Live Concert Series Performance October 26

Rod Stewart Once Again Shatters HSN Sales Records, Selling Nearly 30,000 Copies Of "MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY" Following HSN Live Concert Series Performance October 26

-- Stewart Continues to be the Largest Selling Music Artist on HSN, Breaking his Previous Record Set During the Launch of FLY ME TO THE MOON: VOLUME V in 2010 --

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy Award®-winning international megastar Rod Stewart returned to HSN on October 26 to once again shatter music sales records at HSN, selling nearly 30,000 copies of his first-ever holiday CD, MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY before its official release on October 30 (Verve Records). Stewart surpassed previous sales records he set at HSN in 2010 with his exclusive debut of FLY ME TO THE MOON: VOLUME V, selling 26,000 CDs on the day of launch. He continues to be the largest selling music artist on HSN.

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HSN kicked off the holidays in style with Rod performing from a beautifully decorated, holiday-themed set that even included snow fall during Rod's lively performance of "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" A spectacular 20-piece orchestra led by legendary 16 time Grammy Award®-winning composer, arranger and music producer David Foster accompanied Stewart as he performed some of the world's most beloved holiday tunes and entertained viewers on HSN TV,, Facebook, HSN Mobile and via Skype.

"Rod is the ultimate entertainer and we congratulate him on another record-breaking debut on HSN," said Andy Sheldon, EVP of Television, Live Events and Creative for HSN. "The natural camaraderie between Rod and David made for a fun-filled and festive live concert event that was enjoyed by all."

"It's been a true team effort between Rod Stewart, David Foster, Stiefel Entertainment, HSN and Verve Records to help successfully kick off the worldwide launch of MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY. We are thrilled with the results," said Mike Rittberg, VP Artist Development and Promotion for Verve Records.

HSN has incorporated the title track from MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY into it robust multi-channel holiday marketing campaign, providing additional exposure and opportunities for sale throughout the coming months for HSN's millions of customers. Fans can still purchase the exclusive 2-disc bundle for $14.95 via It includes the new release, MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY and a "Best Of" CD that features Stewart's greatest hits, including Maggie May, Reason to Believe and Twistin' the Night Away.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY is an album filled with holiday classics, including duets with Michael Buble on Winter Wonderland; Mary J. Blige on We Three Kings; and Cee-Lo Green for the title tune, Merry Christmas, Baby. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? is a "virtual" duet with Ella Fitzgerald featuring Chris Botti. The balance of the tunes on MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY include: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Blue Christmas, When You Wish Upon A Star, Silent Night and Auld Lang Syne. The album's one original track, Red-Suited Super Man, is composed by Rod Stewart, David Foster and Amy Foster and features Trombone Shorty.

For more information about HSN Live Presents Rod Stewart and to order MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY please visit and join in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. For more information on Rod Stewart please visit, Twitter and Facebook.

About HSN

HSN is a leading interactive multichannel retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, Fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to 96 million households in the US in HD 24/7 and its website - - is a top 10 most trafficked e-commerce site, featuring more than 16,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 35 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI). For more information, please visit, or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.

About Rod Stewart

With his soulful and singular voice, narrative songwriting and passionate live performances, Rod Stewart has built one of the most successful and enduring music careers of all time. In a career spanning more than five decades, he has amassed sales of more than 150 million albums worldwide and has garnered countless chart-topping hits and industry accolades - including 18 Grammy nominations, two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2007, he was bestowed the title of a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen of England. On the heels of resuming his two-year residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace this fall, Stewart released his highly-anticipated memoir, ROD: The Autobiography on October 23, followed by his first Christmas album, Merry Christmas, Baby on October 30.



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Pandora Executives to Present at the Following Upcoming Investor Conferences

Pandora Executives to Present at the Following Upcoming Investor Conferences

Events to be Audio Webcast live on the Pandora Investor Relations Website

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pandora (NYSE: P), the leading internet radio service, today announced that the company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Vice President will present at the following upcoming investor conferences.


Mr. Kennedy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Wells Fargo Securities Technology, Media & Telecom Conference on Wednesday, November 7(th) at 9:05AM ET / 6:05AM PT in New York, NY.

Mr. Kennedy will also present at the Piper Jaffray Technology, Media & Telecommunications Conference on Wednesday, November 7(th) at 11:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM PT in New York, NY.

Mr. Paschel, Vice President, will be participating on "The Battle to Control the High Tech Dashboard Panel" at the Piper Jaffray Technology, Media & Telecommunications Conference on Wednesday, November 7th at 12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PT in New York, NY.

Mr. Paschel will also present at the BMO Capital Markets 2012 Digital Media Conference on Thursday, November 8(th) at 8:30 AM ET / 5:30 AM PT in New York, NY.

Live audio webcasts of the presentations will be available on Pandora's Investor Relations website at

Pandora (NYSE: P) gives people music and comedy they love anytime, anywhere, through connected devices. Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single "seed" - a favorite artist, song or genre. The Music Genome Project(®), a deeply detailed hand-built musical taxonomy, powers the personalization of Pandora(®) internet radio by using musicological "DNA" and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of hundreds of thousands of recordings. Tens of millions of people turn on Pandora every month to hear music they love.

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2012 CMA Nominees Swagged by Hollywood Swag Bag; Pretty Woman's Barbara Orbison's Memory Honored

2012 CMA Nominees Swagged by Hollywood Swag Bag; Pretty Woman's Barbara Orbison's Memory Honored

For years Hollywood Baskets featured Barbara and Roy Orbison Swag to nominees for various awards shows. This year Hollywood Swag Bag will honor Orbison's memory and donate proceeds to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network for each CMA nominee who tweets HSB.

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 CMA Awards are a time for celebration. Hollywood Baskets wants to celebrate and honor the memory of Barbara Orbison, the late widow of Roy Orbison. Barbara passed away from Pancreatic Cancer on December 6, 2011. "For each CMA nominee that tweets, we will donate a gift bag proceeds to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network," says Lisa Gal, owner of Hollywood Baskets.

The CMA Awards will take place on November 1, 2012. All of the nominees will received the coveted Swag, including Barbara Orbision's Pretty Woman Perfume and Roy Orbison's signature wayfarer sunglasses.

Other amazing items included in Hollywood Swag Bag Gift bags are Think Thin Bars by Think Products, FiaFini Skincare, Spare One Emergency Cell Phones, Blue Print Bars, Lashem Eye Lash Gel, Essie Nail Polish Kits, Alueur Luxury Pumpkin Spice Candles, Resvology Skincare, Incipio Offgrid for the iphone, Every Drop Beauty Spatula, Living Intentions Gone Nuts in Cajun and Teriyaki Flavors, Liptini Lipsticks, Judith Raye custom art designed notecards, Moor Skincare, and BLINGUARD.

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SatCom Marketing, LLC Named Time Warner Cable Quality Vendor of the Quarter for the Sixth Time

SatCom Marketing, LLC Named Time Warner Cable Quality Vendor of the Quarter for the Sixth Time

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SatCom Marketing, LLC, a Teleservices company located in Minneapolis, MN received the Time Warner Cable Quality Vendor of The Quarter Award for the third quarter of 2012. This is the sixth time in the last seven quarters that SatCom Marketing has won the award that Time Warner Cable bestows on one of its Teleservices vendors in recognition of call quality, sales performance and compliance to national telemarketing standards of conduct.

SatCom Marketing, LLC is one of 9 Time Warner Cable preferred vendors eligible for the award that is based on over 1500 randomly sampled customer telephone calls over a 3-month period. The calls were scored by an independent call qualifying firm and are based on 18 different quality criteria including sales technique, product knowledge and regulatory compliance. SatCom Marketing was also named Time Warner Cable Quality Vendor of the Quarter all four quarters of 2011, second quarter of 2012 and was Time Warner Cable Quality Vendor of the Year for 2011.

"This award demonstrates the commitment to sales, quality and industry compliance of our entire call center team," said SatCom Marketing Founder and President, F. Dale Wunderlich, "It is a level of performance we are proud to consistently deliver for Time Warner Cable and all of our clients."

There are several components to the quality initiative. Live calls are monitored on a daily basis and each week a list of randomly selected call recordings is reviewed by a 3(rd) party. Over the course of each quarter, every SatCom Marketing agent is monitored at least once and most receive multiple reviews. 98.44 percent of SatCom Marketing calls were rated good, very good or excellent vs. a vendor average of 93.39 percent. During the month of August, SatCom Marketing calls scored 99.5 percent, the highest average monthly score ever recorded by Time Warner Cable's independent call qualifying firm.

About SatCom Marketing, LLC - SatCom Marketing, LLC, is a Teleservices vendor, specializing in sales and subscriber-based services in the telecommunications and other industries. SatCom Marketing offers call center and subscriber services including outbound sales calls, inbound sales and service calls and surveys for the business to business and business to consumer markets. SatCom is also SRO Accredited by the Professional Association of Consumer Engagement (PACE), the industry's Gold Seal of Approval for quality and performance standards. Only 19 firms nationwide have achieved PACE-SRO accreditation.

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Miranda Lambert Kicks off CMA Awards with New Milk Mustache Ad

Miranda Lambert Kicks off CMA Awards with New Milk Mustache Ad

CMA Nominee and Performer Fine Tunes Every Day by Drinking Milk with Breakfast

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert stays in harmony by eating a good breakfast that includes lowfat milk each and every day.


The country musician dons her cowboy boots, picks up her guitar, and sports a Milk Mustache in the first-ever ad from the National Milk Mustache "got milk?(®)" Campaign unveiled at the Country Music Association headquarters in Nashville, TN.

The "got milk?" Campaign's The Breakfast Projectstruck a chord with Lambert because it encourages Americans to enjoy breakfast at home and set the table with milk in the morning. The ad showcases her favorite way to start the day: with a tall glass of milk and a bowl of cereal while strumming her guitar. The ad copy reads "Fine tune your morning. got milk? Nourish every day."

Miranda makes a point to eat breakfast at home - whether it's on the ranch she shares with her husband or the tour bus she shares with her band mates - and knows milk is a hall of famer at the breakfast table. With nine essential nutrients, including high-quality protein, it helps make her breakfast more complete. Whether in a glass, cup or bowl, milk enhances the nutritional value of her morning meal so she has nutrients she needs to keep rockin' all day long.

Visit or and follow @MilkMustache on Twitter to join the got milk? community and stay up-to-date on the latest Milk Mustache celebrity news. You can also learn more about breakfast nutrition, find morning recipes for your family and see exclusive behind-the-scenes video and photos of Miranda Lambert.

The 46(th) Annual CMA Awards will air on ABC on November 1(st) at 8:00ET/7:00CT PM.



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Josh McDowell and NASCAR Team Partner to Promote Inspiring, True Movie 'UNDAUNTED'

Josh McDowell and NASCAR Team Partner to Promote Inspiring, True Movie 'UNDAUNTED'

DALLAS, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Supporters are literally racing to help promote the inspiring faith film UNDAUNTED: THE EARLY LIFE OF JOSH McDOWELL, which launched on DVD this month. NASCAR team MacDonald Motorsports; author and film producer Jeff Elliott; and film distributor EchoLight Studios team with Josh McDowell Ministry to highlight the film at Saturday's O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at the Texas Motor Speedway with on-car promotion, DVD giveaways and special appearances by McDowell with drivers and race fans.

"The opportunity to reach NASCAR's vast audience with UNDAUNTED's message of hope and the power of forgiveness is truly awesome," said McDowell, a world-renown Christian apologist, author and humanitarian. "I know this story of finding faith and God's love through the most challenging circumstances will resonate and spread word of the film to many who need to hear about it."

UNDAUNTED: THE EARLY LIFE OF JOSH McDOWELL is an award-winning, "pull no punches" docudrama. A dysfunctional family life, an alcoholic and violent father, and a sexually abusive worker on the family farm contributed to deep scars in McDowell's life, causing him to deny God's existence. UNDAUNTED unfolds the dramatic spiritual transformation that occurs when Josh faces his past head-on and puts everything in God's hands. Produced by Moonlit Pictures, UNDAUNTED is distributed by EchoLight Studios.

The NASCAR opportunity for UNDAUNTED weaves a fascinating story in itself. Many members of the MacDonald Motorsports team have long supported Motor Racing Outreach (MRO), which offers chapel services for NASCAR drivers and teams. Inspired by the UNDAUNTED story, MacDonald Motorsports truly stepped up by making the car available through a sponsorship package to gain awareness for the film, and Josh's story of God's love.

Enter Jeff Elliott, a retired Illinois firefighter telling an overcoming faith story of his own. Elliott wrote a book and has now connected to SOUL SURFER producer Dutch Hoffstetter to make HOOVEY, a film about his son miraculously recovering from brain tumor surgery and eventually achieving his dream to play college basketball. Working with EchoLight Studios, which has green lit HOOVEY based on the true story, Elliott learned of UNDAUNTED and the NASCAR opportunity. He immediately felt compelled to help underwrite the cost of the sponsorship.

"A story like Josh's--of faith winning out over adversity--just touched my heart because in my family we needed that same faith as our son faced brain surgery," Elliott said. "I'm proud to be a part of bringing Josh and UNDAUNTED to 'NASCAR nation.'"

With the sponsorship, McDowell gains a rare opportunity to encourage NASCAR teams at the Motor Racing Outreach services this Saturday before the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, part of NASCAR's Nationwide Series. And in addition to other exposure, McDowell will also lead Sunday's MRO services before NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500, and be on hand for the race, meeting drivers, teams and fans and encouraging them with his story.

"Being able to take advantage of this NASCAR opportunity--people coming together to inspire and uplift--is exactly the kind of story EchoLight Studios was created to share," EchoLight Chief Global Strategist Christopher Morrow said. "What a privilege it is to partner in bringing the vital message of UNDAUNTED to NASCAR's millions of fans."

UNDAUNTED is available now through such leading online and retail providers as,, CBD, Family Christian Stores and Walmart among many others.

About Josh McDowell
Since 1961, Josh McDowell has crisscrossed the world sharing the Good News about Jesus with the Josh McDowell Ministry under the umbrella of Cru (the U.S. division of Campus Crusade for Christ International). He has spoken to more than 25 million people, through 26,000 talks, in 125 countries. Josh has written or co-written more than 138 books including New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, named by Christianity Today as among the most influential Christian books of the past 60 years. In addition, Josh's humanitarian relief efforts have sent more than $46 million worth of aid to help children in the former Soviet Union. Learn more at

About MacDonald Motorsports
MacDonald Motorsports owner Randy MacDonald has been around NASCAR circles since 1985, when he began his own racing career with the loving support of his father "Doc" and his mother, Pat MacDonald. As a NASCAR driver, Randy was successful in making it all the way to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The MacDonald family became NASCAR team owners in 1986 and have fielded cars in all three of NASCAR's elite series following faith-based principles.

About EchoLight Studios
EchoLight Studios is the first vertically integrated Christian movie studio to offer production financing, marketing and distribution across all releasing platforms. Based in Dallas, EchoLight produces and distributes high-quality faith and family-friendly entertainment through a full film distribution platform servicing theatrical, home video, digital/VOD and broadcast in both U.S. domestic and international markets.

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Drafthouse Films To Unleash Breakout Documentary 'The Act Of Killing'

Drafthouse Films To Unleash Breakout Documentary 'The Act Of Killing'

Acclaimed & Uncompromising Werner Herzog and Errol Morris Exec-Produced Doc Will Open Theatrically in 2013

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, announced today the acquisition of US rights to The Act Of Killing, the breakout Danish documentary that shook audiences at this year's Toronto and Telluride International Film Festivals. Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, the film ventures deep into the minds of former Indonesian death squad leaders who are challenged to reenact their real-life mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers. A 30-market theatrical release and awards campaign for Best Documentary Feature is planned for The Act Of Killing in 2013.


Chronicling one of the most overlooked genocides in recent history, The Act Of Killing utilizes dramatization to illustrate the banal state of corruption and impunity the unrepentant, locally celebrated former executioners inhabit. The film earned early praise from master documentarians Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Into The Abyss)and Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line, The Fog Of War), whose enthusiasm for the film lead to their role as Executive Producers. "I have not seen a film as powerful, surreal, and frightening in at least a decade," says Herzog, "it is unprecedented in the history of cinema." Morris adds, "like all great documentaries, The Act of Killing demands another way of looking at amazing and impressive film."

The film has been championed by critics for its innovative and uncompromising approach including Steven Zeitchik of The Los Angeles Times who wrote, "The Act Of Killing could well change how you view the documentary form," and Tom Charity for CNN who agrees, saying the film is a "radical development in the documentary form and as an explosive journalistic expose."

"The Act Of Killing is a landmark acquisition for us. No other film at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival made a comparable residual impression," says Drafthouse Films CEO Tim League, "it is an honor to work with Joshua Oppenheimer and his team to introduce such an important, groundbreaking film to audiences around the country."

"The Act of Killing is a film that inspires powerful reactions in many viewers, but among the most powerful have come from the team at Drafthouse. I am therefore extremely happy to have such passion fuelling the film's U.S. release. And because The Act of Killing is an indictment of impunity everywhere, not least in the United States, our American theatrical release is particularly meaningful -- and it couldn't possibly be in better or more caring hands."

The Act of Killing was produced by Signe Byrge Sørensen for one of Denmark's leading

documentary production companies, Final Cut for Real. "Throughout the production of The Act of Killing it has been our ambition that this film should reach a theatrical audience. We are therefore extremely thrilled to collaborate with Drafthouse on the US release of the film. Drafthouse came highly recommended by other Scandinavian producers and directors and we look forward to working together on getting The Act Of Killing to the American public."

The deal was negotiated by Tim League, James Emanuel Shapiro and Evan Husney on behalf of Drafthouse Films and Philippa Kowarsky of Cinephil on behalf of the film's producers.

The Act Of Killing is available for festival and museum bookings now until August, 2013. Please contact For theatrical bookings contact Sumyi Khong Antonson, VP of Marketing and Distribution at

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AboutThe Act Of Killing
In a country where killers are celebrated as heroes, the filmmakers challenge unrepentant death squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocide. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.

About Joshua Oppenheimer, Director
Born 1974, Texas, USA. Joshua Oppenheimer has worked for over a decade with militias, death squads and their victims to explore the relationship between political violence and the public imagination. Educated at Harvard and Central St Martins, London, his award-winning films include The Globalization Tapes (2003, co-directed with Christine Cynn), The Entire History Of The Louisana Purchase (1998, Gold Hugo, Chicago Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival), These Places We've Learned To Call Home (1996, Gold Spire, San Francisco Film Festival) and numerous shorts. Oppenheimer is Senior Researcher on the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council's Genocide and Genre project and has published widely on these themes. Oppenheimer is currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

About Signe Byrge Sørensen, Producer
Born 1970, Copenhagen, Denmark, Signe Byrge Sørensen has been a producer for 14 years. She founded Final Cut for Real ApS in 2009. She has produced documentaries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Thailand and Argentina, besides Denmark and Sweden. Amongst her most recent films are Voices of the World and The Importance of Being Mlabri, co-directed with Janus Billeskov Jansen. Besides this she has produced for example Football is God, directed by Ole Bendtzen, The Kid and the Clown, directed by Ida Grøn and The Human Scale, directed by Andreas Dalsgaard. Signe holds an MA in International Development Studies and Communication Studies from Roskilde University, Denmark, 1998 and is a EURODOC graduate from 2003 and an EAVE graduate from 2010.

About Christine Cynn, Co-Director
Christine Cynn has been directing documentary and experimental films for the past 14 years. For the last decade, she has been developing new ways to document the human imagination. Educated at Harvard, and the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to Uganda, she co-directed The Globalization Tapes (2003) with Joshua Oppenheimer. She has written screenplays for FilmFour and was a founding member of the Vision Machine Film Project in London. She was a researcher on the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council's Genocide and Genre project. Cynn is currently developing a project, Science Future, combining documentary with fiction, about how scientists imagine the future.

About 'Anonymous', Co-Director
Due to the nature of this film; its subject matter, production methods and the context in which it has been made; it has unfortunately been necessary to credit numerous Indonesian partners and collaborators, working across all aspects of the film(from Co-Direction and Cinematography to Sound Recording, Production Management, Make Up, Music, Choreography and Technical Support) as Anonymous. Behind this honourable and historically resonant naming stand many remarkable people, who have worked tirelessly to bring these profoundly disturbing stories to wider attention. Their courage has made this film possible. Without them, it could not have been more than an idea, a wish. We share with them a deep hope that our collective labour might contribute in some way to a shift in the forces currently shaping and governing Indonesia, and towards a justice for both individuals and communities. We thank them for their trust in us, and the extraordinary commitment they have brought to this project.

About Final Cut for Real, Copenhagen, Denmark
Final Cut for Real is dedicated to high-end creative documentaries for the international market. Our policy is to be curious, daring and seek out directors with serious artistic ambitions. We do not from the outset set any limits on subjects or locations. We look for interesting stories, great characters and in-depth social, cultural and political analysis - and we also try to give the films a twist of

humour. Our method is for our producers to work closely with "their" directors from the first idea to the final film, and keep on exchanging ideas and feedback. Together we cover a wide range of development and production expertise - and work with younger talent as well as established filmmakers. We try to create a productive mixture of experience and new approaches to documentary

About Drafthouse Films
Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is a curated brand of provocative, visionary and artfully unusual films new and old from around the world. Following the earnestly simple motto of "sharing the films we love with widest audience possible," Drafthouse Films debuted in 2010 with the theatrical release of Four Lions which was named of Time Magazine's "Top 10 Films Of The Year." The 2012 release slate includes the acclaimed Best Foreign Language Oscar®) Bullhead, the internationally celebrated Danish comedy Klown (currently slated for a Warner Bros/Todd Phillips produced US remake), Mads Brügger's acclaimed provocative documentary The Ambassador, the 40th anniversary restoration of landmark Australian thriller Wake In Fright, and together with producing partners Magnolia Pictures and Timpson Films, the much-anticipated anthology horror film The ABC's Of Death featuring 26 different directors that Fangoria calls, "a stunning roll call of some of the most exciting names in horror across the world." Drafthouse Films distributes films theatrically, through home video, VOD and their direct-to-consumer platforms integrating into the ever-growing Alamo Drafthouse entertainment lifestyle brand, which along with the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas includes: Mondo, the collectible art boutique; Fantastic Fest, the largest international genre film festival in the US; and the pop culture website Badass Digest.

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Stan Lee received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 Savannah Film Festival

Stan Lee received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 Savannah Film Festival

SAVANNAH, Ga., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Comic book legend Stan Lee received a Lifetime Achievement Award Oct. 30 at the 15(th) annual Savannah Film Festival, presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design, for his co-creation of iconic characters such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Avengers and the Fantastic Four.

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Upon accepting the award, Lee said, "First of all, I want to thank you for your taste, your judgment, your acumen in deciding to award this to me. I've heard so many acceptance speeches in my life, and I've made so many acceptance speeches, that I just made up my mind that I wasn't going to do the usual 'thank you very much, I don't deserve it but I'm very grateful.' I deserve it 100 percent."

Lee attended the festival for the screening of "The Amazing Spider-Man" Oct. 31 and followed by a Q-and-A session. As the CEO of POW! Entertainment, chairman emeritus of Marvel, and member of the editorial board of Marvel Comics, Lee's contributions to the comic book industry are preeminent. The Spider-Man syndicated newspaper strip appeared in more than 500 newspapers worldwide and remains the most successful of all syndicated adventure strips.

"I've never been here before and it's the greatest city, it's the most beautiful city. Everyone in Savannah that I've met seems to be interested in art, literature, creative things. It has been such a joy talking to the people here," said Lee. "Obviously, I have to close with one important message. You may have heard it before, but it doesn't matter, it has to be said, and I don't want you to hold it against me, but here we go, excelsior!"

The festival will also honor actors Matt Dillon ("Crash") and Diane Lane ("Unfaithful") with Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Awards; and actress Michelle Monaghan ("Gone Baby Gone") with a Spotlight Award. On opening night, Actor John Goodman ("Flight") received an Outstanding Achievement Award; screenwriter John Gatins ("Flight") received a Spotlight Award; and screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher ("Violet & Daisy") received a SCAD Cinevation Award, which is given for imagination, inspiration and innovation in cinema

The Savannah Film Festival is one of the largest entertainment events in the Southeast. The festival features more than 30 competition films, selected from more than 1,000 entries in the categories of feature, short, animation, documentary and student competition that are submitted from around the world. During the festival, professional workshops and lectures for the community and area high school and college students address topics such as acting, directing, producing, animation and filmmaking, among others. SCAD students are also given the opportunity to network with filmmakers, directors, studio executives, producers and others to gain further understanding of their chosen career.

In previous years, many of the evening screenings at the festival have garnered Academy Award nominations. The festival has U.S. premiered two Pedro Almodovar films as well as films by Robert Redford and Woody Allen. Special gala screenings, which were shown before their national release, include "127 Hours," "Amelie," "Babel," "Black Swan," "Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire," "Sideways," "Slumdog Millionaire," "The Artist," "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," "The Wrestler" and "Up in the Air."

Each year, distinguished honorees are presented awards for excellence in the entertainment industry. Past honored and special guests include Peter O'Toole, Michael Douglas, Oliver Stone, Jane Fonda, Sidney Lumet, Sir Ian McKellen, Isabella Rossellini, Lily Tomlin, Ellen Barkin, Liam Neeson, Vanessa Redgrave, Norman Jewison, James Marsden, Tommy Lee Jones, John Waters, James Franco, Alec Baldwin, Ray Liotta, Aaron Eckhart, Roger Ebert, Terrence Malick, Sydney Pollack, Malcolm McDowell and Milos Forman.

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Event Marks the First Time the Studio Has Launched a Global Trailer on iTunes

Despicable Me 2 Hits Theaters on July 3, 2013

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Universal Pictures announced today that the new Despicable Me 2 trailer will have its worldwide digital debut as a global exclusive on iTunes. This marks the first time in Universal's history that the studio has released a trailer worldwide on iTunes, with international versions available on the same day. The new trailer for the 3D-CG comedy adventure is now available exclusively on iTunes Movie Trailers (, the iTunes Movie Trailers App ( and iTunes ( via worldwide podcast in 155 countries and seven languages.


"Despicable Me is one of the most beloved and successful films in our studio's history," said Simon Hewlett, Executive Vice President, International Marketing, Universal Pictures. "With this global trailer launch of Despicable Me 2 on iTunes, we are pleased to give moviegoers across the world a first look at this incredibly anticipated motion picture."

About Despicable Me 2
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10(th)-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. In summer 2013, get ready for more Minion madness in Despicable Me 2.

Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy adventure featuring the return of (former?) super-villain Gru (Steve Carell), his adorable girls, the unpredictably hilarious Minions...and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.

About Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures is a division of Universal Studios ( Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.

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Rihanna Readies November Takeover!

Rihanna Readies November Takeover!





NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldwide superstar Rihanna, currently dominating global charts with "Diamonds," the fastest-rising single of her career to date, and the first single from UNAPOLOGETIC, her upcoming 7th studio album for Island Def Jam in just seven years - arriving in stores worldwide on Monday, November 19th - now announces the launch of her unprecedented "777" tour on Nov. 14th.

A group of die-hard fans from the Rihanna Navy fan club and a traveling international press corps of over 150 journalists representing 82 countries will be taken aboard a chartered Boeing 777 twinjet to 7 shows in 7 days in 7 countries. Working with global sponsor, HTC Corporation, the "777 Tour" will host an intimate gig in each of 7 cities--including one in the UK co-sponsored by River Island -- marching toward the November 19th release date of UNAPOLOGETIC.

To commemorate the arrival of UNAPOLOGETIC, two different Limited Edition D2C deluxe box sets are up for pre-sale to members of the Rihanna Navy, exclusively at the website: the DIAMONDS BOX and the DIAMONDS EXECUTIVE PLATINUM BOX, carrying amazing never-before-released Rihanna images, art and custom-made accessories. UNAPOLOGETIC will go up for pre-order at iTunes on November 6th.

Meanwhile, "Diamonds," with 94 million combined radio audience in the U.S. (Greatest Gainer/Streaming & Airplay), jumps to #5 on the Hot 100, to become Rihanna's 23rd Top 10 hit on the chart. "Diamonds" debuted four weeks ago with #1 postings at iTunes in 27 countries, and Top 5 iTunes in 55 countries. On November 10th, Rihanna will perform 'Diamonds' on the Saturday Night Live stage, her fourth time as musical guest.

Rihanna - the "#1 Person On Facebook" with over 62 million Likes - has sold over 37 million albums and 146 million digital tracks worldwide, and currently holds the record as the top-selling digital artist of all time. The recipient of six Grammy Awards® and seven Billboard Music Awards, she was named the world's #1 social media star by Forbes, with over 2.9 billion views on YouTube/VEVO, the most ever for any female artist, and over 26 million Twitter followers. In addition to her 11 Hot 100 #1 singles and [now] 23 Top 10 singles, she also has 18 #1 singles on the Billboard Dance Club Song Charts.

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With More Than 1.2 Million Albums Sold, Taylor Swift's RED Scores Highest Soundscan Sales Week In Over A Decade

With More Than 1.2 Million Albums Sold, Taylor Swift's RED Scores Highest Soundscan Sales Week In Over A Decade




NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Billboardreports, "It's official: Taylor Swift's 'RED' sold a whopping 1.208 million copies last week in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan," scoring music's highest weekly sales number in more than a decade (since 2002's The Eminem Show), and earning Taylor a new page in the history books as the only female artist (and the fourth artist ever) to hit the 1 million first-week figure twice since SoundScan began tracking actual sales in 1991.

RED notched the 8th largest first-week debut in SoundScan chart history and the 2(nd) biggest week ever for a female artist.

RED, released on Big Machine Records, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart (Taylor's second consecutive million-plus album selling debut and third chart-topping album), and this week sold more than the rest of the albums in the Top 50 - combined.

RED is only the 18th album in history to sell a million units in a single week; Taylor's Speak Now album is another one of the 18, with a 2010 debut of more than 1.04 million copies.

RED accounted for 19.3% of total albums sold this week -- one out of nearly every 5 CDs or downloads sold this week was Taylor's RED album.

With RED, Taylor set a new worldwide iTunes record for highest ever first-week album sales, with 565,545 copies sold digitally around the globe. RED reached #1 on the iTunes sales charts in 42 countries, and reached #1 on the national sales charts in the UK, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, Ireland, Argentina, New Zealand, Ireland, and Australia, among others.

RED also breaks iTunes's first-week U.S. sales record, with more than 464,000 albums sold. At Target, RED set the retailer's new one-week sales record with more than 396,000 CD sold -- Taylor's Speak Now album previously held their record.

RED also enters Billboard's Top Country Albums chart at #1, and now owns the best one week sales total for any Country release in SoundScan history, surpassing the 1.08 million copies sold of Garth Brooks' "Double Live" in 1998. Taylor now has two of the three biggest one week sales totals for any Country album in the SoundScan era.

Critical acclaim for RED matches the disc's sales and chart success, with continuing rave reviews from leading critics around the globe. "She's a lethally smart songwriter and there's this universality that speaks not just to young women, but everyone who wants to find love and has felt heartbreak," Bill Werde, editorial director of Billboard, told Reuters yesterday.

"Ms. Swift has excelled..... now eight years removed from her debut single, [she] has become one of the most important pop artists of the last decade." -- The New York Times

"Swift is clearly a superstar for all seasons.....sheer genius." - The Hollywood Reporter

"Engaging....she continues to write ever-more convincingly." - USA Today

"RED is a terrific piece of work. A portrait of a young artist in full bloom." - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Swift's bare-all lyrics are sublime." -The Sunday Times (UK)

At radio, RED's lead single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" (which recently spent three weeks at #1 atop Billboard's Hot 100 chart), spends its fourth week at #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, and is currently Top 5 on Billboard and Mediabase's CHR chart, and Top 10 on the Hot AC and AC charts. Also, Taylor's single "Begin Again" is Top 20 on the Billboard & Mediabase Country radio charts, and is this week's Airpower title. The video for the song has already amassed over 8 million views online and is on the air in Power rotation. Taylor will perform "Begin Again" on the 46(th) Annual CMA Awards tomorrow night on ABC.

RED topped the all-genre Top Albums chart at iTunes within 36 minutes of its release last week, and first day sales at iTunes alone topped 262,000 albums. Taylor scored 13 of the Top 20 songs on iTunes, with the song "Everything Has Changed" taking the #1 position on the all-genre Top Songs chart.

Worldwide, RED reached #1 at iTunes on the first day of release in 32 countries, including the UK, Australia, Singapore, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Denmark, Venezuela, Thailand, and Ireland.

With RED, Taylor set the new Billboard record for the most rapid accumulation of 50 Hot 100 hits in history, reaching the milestone just six years and one month after her 2006 chart debut.

Taylor just announced The RED Tour, and is currently slated to headline 58 shows in 45 cities in 29 states and 3 provinces in 2013.

Taylor Swift is a six-time GRAMMY winner, and is the youngest winner in history of the music industry's highest honor, the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. She is Billboard's reigning Woman of the Year, as well as the AMA's current Artist of the Year and the CMA and ACM's Entertainer of the Year. Her Speak Now album was lauded on Rolling Stone's prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, and Time magazine has named Taylor one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Red artwork is available for download at:

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Midemlab 2013 Propels Startups To Heart Of The Music Ecosystem

Midemlab 2013 Propels Startups To Heart Of The Music Ecosystem

PARIS, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Midem today unveils the partners who will select the cutting-edge startups and app developers for midemlab, the international pitch competition for digital solutions promising to help music executives, artists and brands to engage and monetise audiences.

The prestigious jury of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and innovators in the digital media sphere, who will judge the short-listed entries, has also been named.

The sixth edition of midemlab will be held in conjunction with midem, the international trade event dedicated to the new music ecosystem, which runs 26-29 January 2013 in Cannes.

Midemlab has established itself as an effective launch platform for numerous startups who have gone on to make waves in the industry, including SoundCloud, The Echo Nest, Songkick and Next Big Sound. The competition recently widened its scope to encompass startups and apps which do not specifically address the music sector, but which are proposing innovative technological solutions that could be applied to today's music environment.

The competition has three categories: music discovery, recommendation & creation; marketing & social engagement; and direct-to-consumer sales & content monetisation (e-commerce, crowdsourcing, merchandising, etc.).

30 finalists - 10 in each category - will be selected by Music Ally, the UK music business consulting company, and bluenove, the French consultancy specialising in open innovation.

Those startups will have the opportunity to make a five-minute pitch at midem to an international jury comprised of senior executives from the entertainment industry, advertising & brands sector, and leading investors. Short-listed applicants will receive personalised coaching to prepare their pitches from Microsoft BizSpark, a global programme aimed at accelerating the development of young businesses.

All finalists will benefit from numerous networking opportunities during midem, and will be able to meet potential clients and partners among senior music industry executives, artists, brands and new technology players.

The call for entries is currently open via, and the deadline for submissions is 31 October 2012.

For more information on midemlab and to submit, click here.

Composition of the jury in each category:

1) Music discovery, recommendation and creation

-- Joerg Binnenbruecker, Managing Director, DuMont Venture (Germany)
-- Paul Brindley, CEO, Music Ally (UK)
-- Axel Dauchez, CEO, Deezer (France)
-- Larry Marcus, Managing Director, Walden Venture Capital (USA)
-- Patrick Walker, Senior Director EMEA, YouTube Music (UK)
-- Nicole Yershon, Director, Innovative Solutions, Ogilvy Group (UK)
2) Marketing and social engagement

-- Martin Duval, CEO, bluenove (France)
-- Max Niederhofer, VP, Accel Partners (UK)
-- Robert Scoble, Technical Evangelist & Managing Director, Rackspace (USA)
-- Olivia Solon, Associate Editor, Wired (UK)
-- Peter Vesterbacka, CMO, Rovio (Finland)
-- Olivier Vigneaux, General Manager, BETC Digital (France)
3) Direct to consumer sales and Content Monetisation

-- Gilles Babinet, Digital Champion, European Commission, and Entrepreneur
and Chairman, Eyeka/Mxp4/CaptainDash (France)
-- Colette Ballou, Founder and President, Ballou PR (UK/France)
-- Steve Boom, VP, Digital Music, (USA)
-- Urs Cete, Managing Director, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (USA)
-- Renaud Visage, CTO, Eventbrite (USA)
To get a taste of what midemlab is all about, watch the trailer here.

About midem - midem is an annual international b2b event dedicated to the new music ecosystem, with a tradeshow, conferences, competitions, networking events and live performances. It's the place where music makers, cutting-edge technologies, brands & talents come together to enrich the passionate relationship between people & music, transform audience engagement and form new business connections.



CONTACT: Jane GARTON, Entertainment Press Director, +33 1 41 90 44 39,, Philippe LE GALL, Press Events Manager, +33 1 41 90 46 48,, Joanna KIRK, Press Manager, +33 1 41 90 45 82,

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Motorola Mobility Connects Justin Bieber Fans and Their Favorite "Believe" Tour Moments

Motorola Mobility Connects Justin Bieber Fans and Their Favorite "Believe" Tour Moments

Company announces sponsorship of the pop superstar's Global Tour

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Every Justin Bieber fan will tell you their smartphone is more than just a phone; it's their connection to all things Bieber. It's their ticket to his tweets, a jukebox for his music and a camera to snap photos of their friends sharing in the excitement. Motorola knows the special connection between people and their smartphones. That's why we're thrilled to announce that Motorola is the official presenting sponsor of Justin Bieber's "Believe" tour.

"We make phones that become a part of your life," said Gary Briggs, senior vice president, Marketing, Motorola Mobility. "Whether it's snapping a once-in-a-lifetime photo from a Justin Bieber concert, posting updates to Twitter at 4G speeds, or watching your favorite music video in crystal-clear HD -- with Motorola smartphones, you can do it all."

Something For Everyone
Whatever your preference, Motorola has a device that fits your needs. Want to watch Bieber videos on repeat? DROID RAZR M's edge-to-edge screen is just what you need. Can't stop talking to anyone who will listen about how awesome last night's show was? The superior battery life of DROID RAZR MAXX HD means it's the one for you. Want to know in an instant what your tweeps have to say about the superstar's latest single? Fear not, DROID RAZR HD has the speed you need.

Bieber Mania Starts Here
In addition to offering devices that bring events like Bieber's tour to life, Motorola also is giving fans a different way to share their experiences during the North American leg of the tour as it unfolds. is the place to see the sights, hear the sounds, feel the energy and be a part of the conversation at each show - all from your Motorola device. Fans at the concert can share up-to-the-minute details so Bieber followers not in the crowd will feel like they're in the front row.

Find Out How You Can Win*
If all of this Bieber-mania has you wishing you could see JB live, but you didn't get tickets to a show, fear not. Tweet a photo showing your Bieber Fever to #RowMLive and include the appropriate local hashtag (see below), or fill out the entry form at, and you could win tickets to a show in various US cities. You may even win an all-expense paid trip to see Justin in Miami (the final show of the North American leg of his tour), along with a new smartphone from Motorola's RAZR family of devices, including DROID RAZR M, DROID RAZR MAXX and DROID RAZR MAXX HD.

Follow @Motorola on Twitter to find out where the next giveaway will be. Tickets for US tour stops include:

Location Concert Date Local Hashtag
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Philadelphia, PA November 04, 2012 #Philadelphia
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Washington DC November 05, 2012 #WashingtonDC
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East Rutherford, NJ November 09, 2012 #EastRutherford
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Pittsburgh, PA November 20, 2012 #Pittsburgh
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Auburn Hills, MI November 21, 2012 #Detroit
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New York, NY November 28, 2012 & #NewYork
November 29, 2012
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Salt Lake City, UT January 5, 2013 #SaltLakeCity
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Denver, CO January 7, 2013 #Denver
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Tulsa, OK January 9, 2013 #Tulsa
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N. Little Rock, AR January 10, 2013 #LittleRock
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San Antonio, TX January 12, 2013 #SanAntonio
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New Orleans, LA January 15, 2013 #NewOrleans
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Birmingham, AL January 16, 2013 #Birmingham
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Nashville, TN January 18, 2013 #Nashville
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Greensboro, NC January 19, 2013 #Greensboro
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Charlotte, NC January 22, 2013 #Charlotte
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Atlanta, GA January 23, 2013 #Atlanta
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Orlando, FL January 25, 2013 #Orlando
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Miami, FL January 26, 2013 #Miami
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About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, owned by Google, fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit

*Promotion is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age who reside within a sixty (60) mile radius of participating markets. See for official details.

Media Contacts:
Danielle McNally
+1 312-613-7021
Motorola Mobility, Inc.

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC.
All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2012 Motorola Mobility LLC. All rights reserved.

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Eminem To Executive Produce Skylar Grey's Highly Anticipated Debut Album "Don't Look Down" - New Single "C'mon Let Me Ride" Featuring Eminem To Be Released December 11

Eminem To Executive Produce Skylar Grey's Highly Anticipated Debut Album "Don't Look Down" - New Single "C'mon Let Me Ride" Featuring Eminem To Be Released December 11

Debut Album DON'T LOOK DOWN Due Spring 2013 from KIDinaKORNER/Interscope

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 13-time GRAMMY winning producer, songwriter and rapper Eminem has signed on as executive producer of the hotly anticipated debut album from five-time GRAMMY-nominated singer songwriter Skylar Grey, it was announced today. The first single, "C'mon Let Me Ride" featuring Eminem,which is produced by Alex Da Kid and mixed by both Eminem and Alex, will be released to all digital retailers on December 11. Grey's debut album, now titled Don't Look Down, is due out Spring 2013 from KIDinaKORNER/Interscope.

"When I was working on Recovery I was introduced to Skylar by Alex Da Kid and I was blown away with her talent as both a songwriter and vocalist," said Eminem. "This album is really going to give her a chance to connect with the fans who probably know her music, but might not know her yet. I think they will be as impressed as I am."

"Putting out a debut album is a bit scary - I want it to be just right so I took some extra time to finish it. Eminem's increased involvement has been such a blessing; I'm getting guidance from an artist I really admire and trust," said Grey. "Having written many new songs, the album has become a completely different animal, hence the title change. This new single with Em, in particular, is very exciting. We have worked on so many serious songs together - it's a nice change of pace to do something fun and sarcastic."

"Skylar is one of the first artists that I worked with in a meaningful way. I was immediately impressed with her vision, fearlessness, artistic talent and overall musicianship. I was determined to make her the first artist signed to KIDinaKORNER. KIDinaKORNER was founded on the principals of signing innovative artists that have the ability to blur our perceptions of genres. To me, Skylar Grey represents the embodiment of this principal," said Alex.

The music video for "C'mon Let Me Ride" featuring Eminem was shot in Detroit last week and will also be released with the single on December 11. Currently, Grey can be heard on two tracks on Slaughterhouse's Welcome to Our House on Shady Records/Interscope - the title track "Our House," which also features Eminem, and "Rescue Me" - and on the song "Building a Monster" on the soundtrack for the new Tim Burton animated film Frankenweenie.

Grey is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is responsible for co-writing some of the most memorable songs to light up the Billboard Hot 100 and iTunes sales charts, totaling more than 25 million singles globally. Grey co-wrote the biggest selling single of 2010: Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie," which earned her two GRAMMY Award nominations for Best Song and Best Rap Song of the Year. She also co-wrote and appeared on Dr. Dre's "I Need A Doctor," which she performed alongside Dre and Eminem on the 2011 GRAMMY Awards telecast and for which she was nominated for two GRAMMY Awards. This past January, Grey released The Buried Sessions of Skylar Grey, which featured special acoustic performances by Grey of three songs she wrote and produced: the original demo of "Love the Way Part III" (the original "Love the way You Lie" made popular by Eminem and Rihanna), "Coming Home Part II" (originally performed by Diddy-Dirty Money) and "Words" (originally "Words I Never Said," performed by Lupe Fiasco).

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EDITORIAL NOTE: Please use the new publicity shot available, gratis, for download here. Please credit photographer: David Roemer.

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CONTACT: For Skylar Grey, Jessica Erskine, Rogers & Cowan, +1-310-854-8129, or Hillary Siskind, Interscope, +1-212-841-8055,, or For Eminem, Dennis Dennehy, Interscope, +1-310-865-7934,

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