Anderson Cooper’s (@AndersonCooper) Two-Millionth Twitter Follower NYC Trip Giveaway

Anderson Cooper is about to hit a big milestone on Twitter — his 2 millionth follower!

To celebrate, the “Anderson” team is giving one of Anderson’s (@AndersonCooper) Twitter followers a trip to New York to see the show, plus, an opportunity to make an appearance on “Anderson.”

Are you following Anderson on Twitter? One lucky Anderson follower will receive…

  • Round-trip airfare to New York City from your hometown
  • Hotel accommodations during the stay in New York City
  • A ticket to a live taping of the show
  • Plus, an appearance on the show!

How to Participate:
If you’re not following him already, join Twitter and follow Anderson — it’s as simple at that! Help him reach his two-millionth follower! You could be on your way to NYC very soon.

Complete Rules for the giveaway:

The Anderson Team is giving away a trip to New York City to appear on the Anderson show to a lucky Anderson Twitter follower once Anderson gets his 2,000,000th Twitter follower! The selected Anderson follower will receive round trip airfare to New York City from his/her hometown, hotel accommodations during the stay in New York City, fifty dollars ($50) per diem and a ticket to a live taping of the Anderson show (collectively the “NYC Trip Giveaway”).

You don’t have to buy anything to win. But you must be at least 18 years old and a legal resident of the 50 United States or Canada (except Quebec, sorry) to participate. If you’re Canadian, you may need to answer an additional question testing your skills. You’re also not eligible if you’re an employee of, or immediately related to an employee of, ANE Productions, Inc., Time Warner Inc., Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., and/or any of their parent or subsidiary companies.

So how do you enter? It’s easy. Follow @AndersonCooper on Twitter.com. Anderson is projected to reach its 2,000,000th Twitter follower this January 2012. The giveaway begins at 7:45 a.m. Eastern Time on January 10, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on January 31, 2012.

The Anderson Team will select one (1) of Anderson’s followers to receive the NYC Trip Giveaway beginning February 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM PST. Selection of the winner will be in the Anderson Team’s sole discretion. Once selected, we’ll contact you via your profile to get your phone number, but if we don’t hear back within 48 hours, you forfeit your prize and we pick another Anderson follower.

Oh, and by participating in our giveaway, you’re consenting to our use of your information (e.g., name, profile, photo) to announce you as a winner. If you submit photos or other materials, you are allowing us to use them, forever, on our website, our TV or anywhere else. So please don’t send us anything you don’t own or control!

Follow @AndersonCooper on a daily basis on Twitter for the announcement of the winner. If you’re wondering, go to AndersonCooper.com and check out the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, which apply to this giveaway.

Finally, the legalese: Sweepstakes is void where prohibited. All prizes are delivered “as-is” and “with all faults.” By entering, you release, indemnify and hold harmless ANE Productions, Inc., Time Warner Inc., Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., and/or any of their parent or subsidiary companies from and against any and all claims. We are not responsible for human or mechanical errors that tamper or delay your entry in the sweepstakes, nor for force majeure events that interrupt or cancel this Sweepstakes. Governing law and jurisdiction is the state of California.

Good luck!!

Free Tickets! See Family Game Night live and get priority tickets to any show of your choice!

Be in the studio audience of Family Game Night, hosted by Todd Newton. See all the action, strategy and teamwork. Fun for all ages!

Family Game Night, the very first game show on The Hub Family Network, features all the fun of family game night at home…but, it’s bigger, better, and more exciting! See families compete against other families in life-sized twists on familiar games. Min. age is 8, so make it a family outing!

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Family Game Night, the HUB network’s hit game show is back taping for two weeks only and you and your family can attend the show as part of the live studio audience. The show, based on the super popular video and board games, is one of the few shows for the entire family…the minimum age to attend is 8! The show features families of all ages competing in various HASBRO games for points and prizes and it is high-octane fun for the live studio audience.

If you can attend a WEEKDAY taping between June 17th and June 29th and at least one member in your party is between the ages of 8 and 14, we will give your entire party priority tickets to ANY of the shows we ticket (age restrictions apply as all shows have various minimum ages). The show lasts approximately 4-5 hours and you must stay for the entirety of the taping.

Once the taping has concluded we will ask what show you would like to attend and then email you a priority ticket for any of our shows in 2011!

There are still tickets available for June 17 to June 29th. To see the complete schedule and to print a free ticket, please CLICK HERE.

STUDIO Location:
Sunset Bronson- Bronson Gate
5800 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

The whole world is still talking about Rebecca Black and how she ‘ruined’ Friday (?)

Is this the world’s way of escaping from what’s happening in Libya or Japan and elsewhere?

While we should not forget to keep in touch with the seriousness of world events, entertainment is here and looks like YouTube’s biggest internet sensation yet may be staying on for a bit.

Rebecca Black’s name has been the topic of conversations on Twitter, trending for five days straight now. In the Twitter world and its fast changing topics covering serious talks to the mundane, staying on the trending list for even a day is very, very hard to achieve or sustain.

So why the fuss?


We’re not really sure except the fascination that Rebecca must have had an epiphany when she wrote the lyrics to the song. It goes like this:

Yesterday was Thursday (Thursday), today it is Friday (Friday), we, we, we so excited, we so excited, we gonna have a ball today. Tomorrow is Saturday, and Sunday comes afterwards.

It really didn’t dawn on us until this song that after Saturday comes Sunday afterwards… So if not for the elementary lyrics, is it the repetitive beats, the visuals or the magic of auto-tuning? Why has this video garnered over 36 million hits in records time?!

Rebecca Black has gone on to be on morning and late night shows in the US. The song “Friday” is released as a single on March 14 on iTunes and believe it or not made it in the Top 20 bestsellers list when it hit the music store. It is now available on Amazon and currently on the Top 150 list. The song spawned a bunch of covers on YouTube and a variety of parodies from the absurd to the even more ridiculous.

Did she really ruin Friday for you? We say she’s winning!

We are the World 25th Anniversary Remake Video, Hope for Haiti

Recorded on February 1st, 2010, in the same studio as the original 25 years earlier (Henson Recording Studios, formerly A&M Recording Studios) “We Are The World 25 For Haiti”, in which Jones and Richie serve as executive producers and producers, was created in collaboration with executive producers Wyclef Jean, Randy Phillips and Peter Tortorici; producers Humberto Gattica and RedOne; and co-producers Rickey Minor, Mervyn Warren and Patti Austin to benefit the Haitian earthquake relief efforts and the rebuilding of Haiti.

Academy Award-winning writer-director Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby), whose own personal efforts as well as those of Artists for Peace and Justice have already saved countless lives in Haiti, filmed the private recording session to create the accompanying video and behind-the-scenes production, and serves as Film Director and as an Executive Producer with Jones, Richie, Jean, Phillips and Tortorici.

The 25th Anniversary recording features over 80 artists and performers. The recording of We Are The World 25 For Haiti embodied the same enthusiasm, sense of purpose and generosity as the original recording 25 years ago. Every one of the artists who participated, regardless of genre or generation, walked into the room with their hearts and souls completely open to coming together to help the people of Haiti.

Random Artists: Brandy, Celine Dion, Keri Hilson, Usher, Swizz Beatz, Lionel Richie, Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber, Jamie Foxx, Kid Cudi, Nicole Scherzinger, Miley Cyrus, Quincy Jones, Josh Groban, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson (RIP), Will.I.Am., Kanye West, Kid Cudi, LL Cool J, Black Eyed Peas, Robin Thicke, Randy Philips, Barbra Streisand, Wyclef Jean, Akon, T-Pain, Lil’ Wayne, Tony Bennett, Kanye West, Enrique Iglesias, Gladys Knight, Trey Songz, Jona Brothers, Vince Vaughn, Toni Braxton, & Jordin Sparks

AGT Video: The Hoff Performs “Feeling Good”

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“I am Feeling Good” (aka Feelin’ Good) is a song written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse for the 1965 musical The Roar of the Greasepaint—the Smell of the Crowd and since covered by many artists, including Nina Simone, Sammy Davis Jr., Eels, Michael Bublé, The Pussycat Dolls, My Brightest Diamond, George Michael, Joe Bonamassa, John Barrowman, Adam Lambert, John Coltrane, Noureddine Azhar, Muse, and Calle Stuborn. (Wiki) and now David Hasselhoff.

Update on Knicks City Dancers Auditions, Meet the Top 30 Finalists!

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The auditions are over. 30 dancers remain from 350, selected to move on to Knicks City Dancers Training Camp (July 7-9). From there, 17 dancers will be chosen for the team, and the 18th member will be left up to online voters to pick from among 5 finalists. Included in the Top 30 is Bronx native, Asia Nitollano, who won the reality TV show Pussycat Dolls Presents: The Search for the Next Doll back in 2007 and became the next member of the Pussycat Dolls.

Rumors spread that she wasn’t the best match for the group, and in fact, after she won she ditched the Pussycat Dolls to pursue her own solo career. After signing with The Inc. Records (formerly Murder Inc. Records), we still haven’t seen a single release… so what is going on? We guess her solo career wasn’t cutting it…

Meet the Top 30

Go behind the scenes at the second day of auditions where celebrity choreographer Shane Sparks helps narrows down the hopefuls to 30

Go behind the scenes at the open call on the first day of auditions for the Knicks City Dancers 2009-10 season

Choreographer and “So You Think You Can Dance” star Shane Sparks showed the Knicks City Dancers hopefuls some serious moves at the 2009 KCD auditions.

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YouTube Sensation Filipino Inmates pay tribute to Michael Jackson

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The Filipino inmates who shot to global fame with a Youtube video recreating the “Thriller” dance, swayed and stomped again on Saturday in a behind-bars tribute to their idol, Michael Jackson. (June 27)

Below is the original YouTube video uploaded in June of 2007. Since it hit YouTube, the video received over 28 million views! “1,500 plus CPDRC inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Cebu, Philippines at practice! This is not the final routine, and definitely not a punishment! just a teaser,” says the accompanying video information.