Former NFL quarterback, now social justice activist Colin Kaepernick has fully abandoned his love or tolerance of July 4th, something he had during the Obama administration, to bash the national holiday as a “celebration of white supremacy” and landed a lucrative deal with ESPN/Disney for a first-look deal with TheContinue Reading

NBA players’ last names can be replaced with a social justice message, word or phrase from an approved list during the games when play resumes. According to ESPN, the NBA and National Basketball Player’s Association, the league’s player union, agreed to 29 words and phrases that can be displayed on aContinue Reading

Disney is still working to keep the kids busy and tuned into Disney+, confirming that Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe, from Disney Television Animation, will arrive exclusively on Disney+ on Friday, August 28. Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe is an adventure story that tracks stepbrothersContinue Reading

Lakeland Hospitality Group, McKibbon Hospitality, and local officials gathered for the grand opening of Lakeland’s newest and cleanest hotel, SpringHill Suites Lakeland. Located next door to the RP Funding Center, the hotel suites are within walking distance to not only the convention center, but to many local eateries, shops, andContinue Reading

Disney will turn to an A-list actress to head their Pirates of the Caribbean franchise as it heads into a new chapter, one with less or no Jack Sparrow. Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad, I Tonya) star has been hired to reunite with Birds of Prey and Bumblebee screenwriter Christina Hodson for theContinue Reading

AMC Theatres, the largest movie theater chain in the U.S., updated the policy requiring visitors to wear masks at its theaters. On Friday, following social media backlash, AMC announced it would now require visitors to wear masks at its theaters when they reopen in July after previously claiming it would notContinue Reading

Now that Disney bought Fox and subsequently right to the The Incredible Dr. Pol, more fans will learn about the summer fun: The Incredible Dr. Pol “4th of Pol-Y” summer celebration. In a YouTube Live post on June 13, 2020, Dr. Pol’s son, Charles, made the big announcement about the upcoming marathonContinue Reading

Major League Soccer will be back on the field next month, announcing yesterday that a World Cup-style tournament featuring all 26 clubs will be played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World. “The opportunity to have all 26 clubs in a controlled environment enables usContinue Reading

The NBA board of governors voted Thursday to approve a 22-team format to restart the 2019-20 season in Orlando, Fla., the league announced. Three-fourths of the 30 NBA teams must ratify the proposal. The new plan would see 13 Western Conference teams and nine Eastern Conference teams play eight “seeding”Continue Reading

The NBA Board of Governors is expected to approve a plan to resume play on Thursday afternoon. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN summarized the latest plan for the league to invite 22 teams, 13 Western Conference teams and nine Eastern Conference teams, to Orlando to compete in eight regular-season games. ThoseContinue Reading

Disney presented their reopening plan today during an Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force meeting, proposing a July 11 date for Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom with a July 15 reopen date for Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Jim MacPhee, senior vice president of operations for Disney World presentedContinue Reading

Shanghai Disneyland reopened Monday, becoming the first Disney theme park to do so in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Photos have arrived via the Associated Press, showing visitors in masks following new social distancing rules as a limited capacity was allowed. The question in Florida: Is this a snapshot atContinue Reading

Orange County Sheriff’s Office detailed how a drunk woman, Ellen McMillion, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios repeatedly tried to slap a taxi driver because he didn’t have any cigarettes to give her, then kicked a deputy as she was being arrested, landing herself on Disney’s “banned for life” list. McMillion, 53,Continue Reading

The Patel Conservatory will present the adorable Disney classic The Aristocats KIDS, on February 15-18 in the Straz Center for the Performing Art’s TECO Theater. Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS, performed by Patel Conservatory students in grades two through four and based on the beloved Disney film, is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twistsContinue Reading

Proceeds from the New Tampa Players’ performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast performance on Thursday, July 28 will benefit the community, via the non-profit University Area Community Development Corporation (UACDC). Tickets will be sold on a “pay what you can” basis at the door to the July 28 7:30Continue Reading