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• Bluberi Gaming has signed a deal with WWE to develop a series of licensed slot games featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Among those to be featured include John Cena, Triple H, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey, along with such Legends as Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. The first WWE series of slot games is scheduled to hit casinos October 2020.

• HarperCollins Publishers said it has acquired world rights to Back, the first memoir authored by Tiger Woods. According to Woods, “This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts. It describes how I feel and what’s happened in my life.” A publication date was not given.

• Turner Sports’ eLeague has signed a deal with tech solutions and services provider CDW to “create enhanced fan experiences across eLeague’s properties on TV, digital, social and in-arena.” The alliance also names CDW an “official arena partner” for eLeague and the Rocket League Championship Series. Full story here.

• San Manuel Casino, under the auspices of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, has signed a deal to become a Founding Partner for Allegiant Stadium, scheduled to open at the home of the Raiders for the 2020 NFL season when the franchise relocates from Oakland to Las Vegas.

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (thru Oct. 27).

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• MC5
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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

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1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
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Weekend Box Office Oct. 11-13
1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
10. Ad Astra $1.9M
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Nov152010

In Webisode Series, There's No Turning Back When Shaq Takes On Shaq

Shaq stars as a guest on a late night talk show that is hosted by . . . November 15, 2010: Shaquille O'Neal, a future Hall of Fame NBA player now with the Boston Celtics, is known for sharing his feelings not only on the court, but via such outlets as Twitter (with more than 3.3 million followers) and Shaq Vs., a reality show that has aired for two seasons on ABC.

But how does Shaq really feel about Shaq? We can get an insight into that, albeit with tongue squarely placed in cheek, in Double Take, a Web series presented by Power Balance, a company that produces bracelets and other items whose "performance technology" is designed to enhance "the body’s natural energy flow." The Los Angeles-based company includes numerous athletes among its PB Team of endorsers, include O'Neal, Lamar Odom, Derrick Rose, Drew Brees, Shane Victorino and other athletes from golf, hockey, auto racing, action sports and elsewhere.

. . . Shaq.Power Balance said that Double Take is an "innovative new online series where celebrities interview themselves as a vehicle to push the limits and ask themselves the questions they’ve always wanted to answer." Shaq stars in the premiere episode, discussing in a talk show format such topics as his overabundance of nicknames, his rivalry with Kobe Bryant and his dubious choice of Hollywood movie appearances.

Starting with Shaq on Shaq, Double Take will air bi-weekly as three-minute episodes across Web and mobile. The next scheduled Double Take features action sports star Ryan Sheckler on Nov. 17.

In the initial episode, Shaq the host is dressed as a bit of a nerd, with glasses, short sleeve white shirt, bow tie and attitude to match, while Shaq the host is dressed to kill with an expensive suit abd tie and matching demeanor. Among the highlights:

Host Shaq: "So you are playing for the Celtics and your last name is O'Neal. Are you Irish?"
Guest Shaq: "I'd don't think so."

Host Shaq: "Do you know what it should say on your uniform: ShaqRock (with a photo of Shaq's face super-imposed over a shamrock)."
Guest Shaq: "I'll talk to somebody about that . . . This is stupid. You are the stupidest person I've met on the stupid planet."

Shaq pokes fun at his role in the film, 'Shazaam.'Host Shaq: "What page of the Kazaam script were you on when you called your agent and said, 'I'm in.' [Laughs]."
Guest Shaq: "Mr. Funny Guy."

Host Shaq: "So did you and Kobe finally make nice?"
Guest Shaq: "Who?"

Host Shaq: "Did he get you a diamond ring?"
Guest Shaq: "I don't accept diamond rings from guys."

Host Shaq: "Well you should, because then you would have five rings, too, stupid! Kazaam!"
Guest Shaq: "That's the second low blow. Get to three and I'll punch you right in your face!"

Host Shaq: "Kazaam!"
Guest Shaq: "That's it. No more Kobe jokes. No more Kazaam jokes. You can't even say 'K.'"

Double Take is produced by Converge, an entertainment marketing and production company that has worked with such celebrities as Rihanna, Victoria Beckham, Diddy, Miley Cyrus and Foo Fighters. Double Take is headed by former Saturday Night Live cast member and writer Michaela Watkins and screenwriter Graham Gordy (Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third).

Shaq Gets Return Engagement To Take On Peers In ABC's Shaq Vs.

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