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DEREK HOUGH, NE-YO, NIKKI BELLA AND MORE TAKE ON OBSTACLE COURSE ON ‘CELEBRITY NINJA WARRIOR FOR RED NOSE DAY’ TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY
The Campaign’s Iconic Red Noses Go on Sale Today, April 2, Exclusively at Walgreens and Duane Reade Locations Nationwide
The Red Nose Day Campaign Has Raised Over $100 Million Since 2015 to Help End Child Poverty
NEW YORK — April 2, 2018 – “Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day” returns with a star studded line up as a part of NBC’s fourth annual Red Nose Day celebration on Thursday, May 24 (8-9 p.m. ET/PT). With “American Ninja Warrior” hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila at the helm alongside Kristine Leahy as co-host, the show will feature celebrities from all walks of entertainment as they attempt to overcome the famed obstacle course. For the first time, host Akbar Gbajabiamila will take on the course he has seen so many ninjas face, all to support Red Nose Day and its mission to end child poverty. Additionally, Derek Hough (“World of Dance”), Grammy Award winner NE-YO (“World of Dance”), WWE Star Nikki Bella, Colton Dunn (“Superstore”), Scott Evans (“Access”), Olympic gold medallist Nastia Liukin and Gregg Sulkin (“Runaways”) will all compete in the name of charity.
Elite ninjas will return to support and mentor their partner as they take on the physical and mental challenges of the course. Kevin Bull (coaching Akbar), Drew Drechsel (coaching NE-YO), Natalie Duran (coaching Colton), Meagan Martin (coaching Derek), Grant McCartney (coaching Nikki), Flip Rodriguez (coaching Scott), Barclay Stockett (coaching Nastia) and Maggie Thorne (coaching Gregg) will help the celebrities through a gruelling set of obstacles including the floating steps, the spinning bridge and the iconic warped wall.
“Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day” at 8 p.m. will kick off the evening followed by a special edition of “Hollywood Game Night” at 9 p.m., featuring Emmy-winning host Jane Lynch and some of the biggest names in entertainment competing to raise money to ensure that children in need are safe, healthy and educated. “The Red Nose Day Special” hosted by Chris Hardwick will close the night at 10 p.m. All three hours of programming will work collaboratively to celebrate Red Nose Day while promoting donations to the cause throughout the night. “Hollywood Game Night” talent will be announced at a later date.
Red Nose Day is an annual event that harnesses the power of entertainment to raise money and awareness for children living in poverty in America and internationally. NBC’s night of special Red Nose Day programming is a culmination of a seven-week fundraising campaign, which brings together millions of Americans around the country to have fun and make a difference. Talent who have supported the campaign include Julia Roberts, Ed Sheeran, Elton John and many more.
Red Nose Day was created by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning writer-director Richard Curtis, (“Love Actually,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Notting Hill”). It has raised more than $1 billion globally since its launch 30 years ago in the U.K. in 1988.
About Nikki Bella
Nikki Bella is an American professional wrestler and a self-admitted “tomboy” with a feminine side. She made it onto the WWE’s main roster in 2008. From there, Bella culminated a Divas Title reign in 2011 and 2012, a title earned from the WWE Divas Championship. She went on to set a record for the longest Divas Title reign of 301 days. Bella is also a pivotal member of “SmackDown LIVE,” the professional wrestling television program, as well as a reality star on the E! show “Total Bellas and Total Divas.” Beyond the WWE and E!, Bella is an entrepreneur. With her twin sister, Bella co-founded Birdiebee, a women’s empowerment clothing line, as well as a wine collection, Belle Radici.
The Bella Twins’ episode of Steve Harvey’s talk show “Steve” will air this week. The episode is scheduled for Thursday, March 22. The show is syndicated so check your local listings to see if/when it airs in your area. Don’t miss the Bella Twins on Steve!
Over the next few weeks, TBS will be taping upcoming installments of its “Drop The Mic” series.
The March 18 taping will have a pro wrestling slant.
Adhering to a “PRO vs. GLOW” theme, the episode will feature members of the WWE roster and stars of Netflix’s “GLOW” series.
Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Carmella, and Alicia Fox will represent WWE, while Kate Nash, Jackie Tohn, Sunita Mani and Britney Young will appear on behalf of the Netflix show.
The episode will air as part of the forthcoming second season; the specific airdate has not yet been revealed.
Based on the sketch from “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” TBS’ “Drop The Mic” invites celebrities to participate in rap battles.
Via Headline Planet
WWE Live returns to Madison Square Garden this March 16 for Road to WrestleMania! http://bit.ly/WWEMSG18
Steve Harvey’s daytime series “STEVE” is traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort for an all-new week of shows set to air March 19 – 23.
The week will feature celebrity families and couples including The Bella Twins, Eric Christian Olsen and Sarah Wright Olsen, Tracey Edmonds and Deion Sanders, Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker as well as celebrities Josh Henderson, Terry Crews and more.
These special episodes will be filled with games, prizes and giveaways. Viewers will learn about upcoming offerings at Walt Disney World for their Incredible Summer, which includes the opening of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
One deserving couple will even get the wedding of a lifetime after their hometown wedding landed the bride in the hospital. Throughout the week, the couple’s family and friends will help celebrate with all things Disney to make the couple’s dreams come true.
Steve will also proudly honor students from the 2018 Class of Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine. Disney Dreamers Academy is an annual empowerment program featuring 100 select high school students from across the country who are looking to dream big and learn how to put dreams into action. The academy aims to prepare students for the future by developing networking and interviewing skills and showcasing a variety of career opportunities.
“STEVE” will tape March 9 -11 before a live studio audience from Epcot at Walt Disney World. This is the first time the show has visited Walt Disney World and the first time the show has taped from a remote location since its premiere this past fall.
To attend a “STEVE” taping at Walt Disney World, visit www.getstevetix.com.
The Bella Twins will be making a special appearance at RAW’s 25th anniversary show in two weeks!
As one-half of the dazzling Bella Twins, Brie debuted on SmackDown in 2008, defeating her first opponent, Victoria, by way of “Twin Magic” — a move in which she and her identical sister, Nikki, secretly switched places during matches. In 2011, the sneaky tactic helped Brie defeat Eve to win the Divas Championship.
Every bit as cunning as she is cute, this half-Mexican, half-Italian beauty, along with her doppelgänger, truly blazed a path for female athletes to follow over the years, both inside and outside the squared circle.
Outside the ring, Nikki & Brie have thrived as the center pieces of the hit E! reality show “Total Divas,” alongside the likes of Paige, Natalya, Eva Marie, Summer Rae, Rosa Mendes and Alicia Fox. Life as a reality star didn’t dull Brie’s abilities in the ring; alongside sister Nikki, she quickly staked out a spot at the top of her division. Even though she has retired from in-ring competition, “Brie Mode” will be the default status on the WWE Universe’s lips for a long, long time to come.
If there’s a barrier to be broken or an accolade to be earned, Nikki Bella has done it, and done it with style.
A self-admitted “tomboy” with a feminine side, Nikki originally planned to play professional soccer until a leg injury ended her career. From there, she followed her twin sister Brie’s lead into WWE. Unsuccessful in seizing spots in the 2006 WWE Raw Diva Search, The Bellas caught the eyes of execs and soon landed in FCW. Training for the competition they’d soon crush (while male WWE fans formed crushes on them), Nikki and her sibling made their way onto the main roster in 2008 and turned heads whenever they set foot inside the ring.
But don’t be fooled — Nikki is more than just a (really) pretty face. With a dash of “Twin Magic,” Nikki and her sister stirred up WWE, culminating with a Divas Title reign apiece in 2011 and 2012. But after a brief sabbatical from WWE, the sisters began an astonishing reinvention, with Nikki cementing herself as the division’s mean-girl powerhouse and earning a Divas Title reign that lasted a record-setting 301 days. Now, as a pivotal member of the SmackDown LIVE roster, Nikki continues to test the limits of competition in a complete and totally Fearless fashion.
So go ahead. Underestimate her because she’s a woman. Or a twin. Or a reality show star on hit shows like Total Bellas and Total Divas. Or because of whom she’s dating. Write her off if you must, but do so at your own peril because when it comes to separating the contenders from the pretenders, rest assured Nikki Bella is the real deal.
Tickets for ACE Comic Con Long Island are on sale now, and can be purchased online at www.Ticketmaster.com, www.nycblive.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting www.aceuniverse.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Ticketmaster Box Office located at the Coliseum. Kids under 10 years-old get in for free.
Before the Mae Young Classic finals take place next Tuesday, WWE will be broadcasting a red carpet special earlier in the afternoon on Facebook Live.
Ronda Rousey will be making an appearance and participating in interviews ahead of possibly taking part in the follow-up to the Four Horsewomen vs. Four Horsewomen angle. WWE’s Four Horsewomen will be represented on the red carpet too, with Charlotte Flair and Bayley advertised to be there.
Stephanie McMahon, Triple H, Nikki and Brie Bella, and soccer star Hope Solo will also be appearing on the red carpet show, with WWE hyping that cast members from Netflix’s “GLOW” series will be present on Tuesday as well. The show will be hosted by Cathy Kelley at 6 p.m. Eastern time, then the tournament finals will stream live on the WWE Network at 10 p.m. ET.
The Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada will host SmackDown, Kairi Sane vs. Shayna Baszler in the MYC finals, and 205 Live next Tuesday. Dave Meltzer noted in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the tentative plan is for 205 Live to air at 10:30 p.m. ET.