The Final Round Of The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest And ESPN’S Baseball Tonight Broadcasting LIVE From The Green Carpet

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THE WORLD PREMIERE OF DISNEY’S “MILLION DOLLAR ARM,”

THE FINAL ROUND OF THE MILLION DOLLAR ARM PITCHING CONTEST

AND ESPN’S BASEBALL TONIGHT BROADCASTING LIVE

FROM THE GREEN CARPET ON TUESDAY, MAY 6 AT THE EL CAPITAN THEATRE

IN HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

 

Premiere Attendees to Include the Film’s Stars Jon Hamm, Bill Paxton,

Alan Arkin and Lake Bell, Celebrity Guests Harry Hamlin, Jay Roach,

John Slattery, Elisabeth Moss and Kiernan Shipka and

Acclaimed Athletes Barry Sanders, Dave Winfield, Steve Garvey, Rollie Fingers,

David Wells, Don Newcombe, Clyde Wright, Kenny Lofton, Ken Landreaux and Eric Davis.

Walt Disney Studios announces the world premiere of “Million Dollar Arm” on Tuesday, May 6 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Stars from the film will attend, including Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Alan Arkin, Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal, Lake Bell, Pitobash and Bar Paly, as will Director Craig Gillespie, Producers Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray and Joe Roth and Executive Producers Palak Patel, Kevin Halloran, Bill Simmons and Connor Schell. 

 Also scheduled to attend and walk the “green carpet” are acclaimed athletes Barry Sanders, Dave Winfield, Steve Garvey, Rollie Fingers, David Wells, Don Newcombe, Clyde Wright, Barry Sanders, Ken Landreaux, Kenny Lofton and Eric Davis, among others.

 The finalists competing in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest will have the chance to throw three pitches on Hollywood Boulevard prior to the premiere screening and possibly walk away with the $1 million grand prize. The contest, a competition for amateur baseball pitchers from around the country presented by SUBWAY® Restaurants, began with preliminary rounds earlier this week at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, Disneyland®Resort in California and the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day at the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City.

 Courtesy of Delta Airlines, the fastest contestants from each location will be flown in for the finals and any eligible finalist who throws one 100 mph strike will become a potential winner of the grand prize. Following the contest the finalists will attend the premiere screening as VIP guests and will receive a $500 gift package from Rawlings, a $250 gift certificate from Under Armour, two tickets each to the ESPY Awards and the winning pitcher – the one with the fastest speed – will get the opportunity to be discovered and sign a contract with JB Bernstein’s management company, Seven Figures Management. The contest’s finalists are James Brunswick, New York, N.Y.; Josh Dahl, Glendale, Ariz.; Collin Franklin, Kissimmee, Fla.; Elias Imbert, New York, N.Y.; Blaine Jones, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; Brandon Otto, Kissimmee, Fla.; Harrison Russell Pyatt, Yorba Linda, Calif.; Steve Sirko, Danbury, Conn.; and Zackery Neal Watson, Gotha, Fla.

 In addition to presenting the contest, SUBWAY® Restaurants is also sponsoring the world premiere. Other participants include Krispy Kreme, Pinks Hot Dogs, Dole Squish’Ems, Coca-Cola, KIND bars and Wonderful Pistachios. Premiere guests will also have a chance to clock their own pitching speed, and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ renowned organist, Nancy Bea, will be providing entertainment as well.

 ESPN’s Baseball Tonight will also be broadcasting live from the premiere with host Karl Ravech, ESPN analyst and Baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin and ESPN MLB Insider Tim Kurkjian beginning at 10 p.m. ET. The hour-long program will include interviews with the film’s talent and filmmakers as well as other notable guests in attendance. Now in its 25th season, Baseball Tonight is ESPN’s signature Major League Baseball highlights, news and information studio show. The Baseball Tonight crew – Ravech, Larkin and ESPN analyst Curt Schilling – along with Sports Center anchor Steve Levy, have cameo appearances in the film. Baseball Tonight is available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku via WatchESPN.

Disney’s Million Dollar Arm hits the theaters on May 16th.

Disney’s Million Dollar Arm New Clip Available — WATCH NOW!

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Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “The Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18-year-old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India, the boys, who have never left their rural villages, are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball, JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell), learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.

MILLION DOLLAR ARM opens in theaters on May 16, 2014! 

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Vanessa Hudgens + BF Austin Butler = Lots Of Love At Hollywood Domino Gala — See All The HQ Pics!

Vanessa Hudgens was looking like the picture of pure romance when she stepped onto the carpet in a red, sequined Jenny Packham gown at the 7th Annual Hollywood Domino and Bovet 1822 Gala benefiting Artists for Peace and Justice last night (February 27) at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles, CA… and even more so when boyfriend Austin Butler joined her to pose for some pictures! The loved-up pair practically had hearts in their eyes for all to see.

Vanessa’s dress and her super cute boyfriend weren’t the only attention-catching accessories she was sporting, either — V was glittering with a jeweled Swarovski clutch and a Cartier bracelet, but kept her nail color a muted but fashionable gray.

Inside, Vanessa put in some face time with Rumer Willis, as well as hosts Kevin Jonas and Jon Hamm at the dominoes table, and even signed a box of Hollywood Dominoes for charity!

Check out all the HQ pics of Vanessa’s glamorous night out in the gallery below now:

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Kevin Jonas Co-Hosts Hollywood Domino Gala For APJ — See The Pics Of His Dapper Red Carpet Look Here!

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After hitting up launch of Annie Leibovitz’s book the night before, Kevin Jonas was on hand to help co-host — along with Jared Leto, Olivia Wilde, Maria Bello, Jon Hamm and Paul Haggis — the 7th Annual Hollywood Domino and Bovet 1822 Gala benefiting Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday night (February 27), looking more dapper than ever in a J. Lindeberg tuxedo!

Kevin has been actively fundraising for APJ online with his 25×25 Challenge for Haiti through Crowdrise in an attempt to garner donations equaling $25,000 in order to send 50 kids from the poorest communities in Haiti to school next year. Although he didn’t reach his goal by February 25th — a serious shame! — you can still donate to this great cause that’s dear to Kevin’s heart here.

Check out the first pics of Kev rocking that tux on the red carpet, posing with co-host Paul Haggis and guests Sean Finnegan and Kate Beckinsale, and even playing some Hollywood Dominoes inside the event with Jon Hamm, in the gallery below now:

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