Archive for September, 2010

Iron Man 2 Now Available on DVD & Blu-Ray

by Cindy Robinson

Paramount Pictures & Marvel Entertainment’s Iron Man 2 starring Robert Downey Jr is out on DVD and Blu-Ray today! Look for an alternate beginning to the film and nearly three hours of bonus features.

Iron Man 2 DVD courtesy of Marvel

 

Follow up to Marvel’s 2008 smash hit Iron Man, the sequel also features Gwyneth Paltrow, Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johansson , Don Cheadle and Sam Rockwell. The sequel wasn’t quite as great as the first film, feeling a bit choppy in places but there’s no denying that Robert Downey Jr put on a stellar performance with his usual sarcastic wit & charm. Mickey Rourke’s brief appearance as Whiplash was strong.

Iron Man 2 picks up six months after the end of the first movie, where Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) has used his Iron Man armor to bring about a negotiated peace treaty between the major super powers of the world, and his immense popularity with the general public is only furthered when he fulfills his father’s dream by opening the “Stark Expo”, to showcase all the latest inventions that will benefit the world. Stark is, however, still vilified by the United States government, and Senator Stern (Gary Shandling) in particular, who demands that he hand his armor technology over for military application. Stark refuses, publicly shaming rival Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) in the process by highlighting his own failed attempts at recreating the technology. All is not well in Stark’s life, however: he has discovered that the palladium in the arc reactor keeping shrapnel from penetrating his heart has begun to poison his body, slowly killing him, and all attempts to find a substitute element have failed. Slowly going off the rails as a consequence of what he believes to be his impending death, he appoints his former personal assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) CEO of Stark Industries, replacing her with Natalie Rushman (Scarlett Johansson).

Robert Downey Jr premieres Iron Man 2 in Hollywood

 

We’ll next see Iron Man and Scarlett Johansson’s character, Natasha Romanoff (the Black Widow) in the upcoming Joss Whedon directed Marvel mastermind, the Avengers due out in 2012.

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Panda Express Offers Free Taste of New Kobari Beef Entree

Panda Express will be offering a free single serving of their new Kobari Beef on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 ONLY. No purchase is necessary, just print out the coupon and bring it in with you. As always, check with your location to make sure they are accepting the offer. We also suggest heading over there early as it will likely be a busy day at the popular eatery.

image courtesy of Panda Express

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Patricia Glassop, mother of late INXS singer Michael Hutchence dies

by Cindy Robinson

Patricia Glassop, the mother of late INXS singer Michael Hutchence has died at the age of 84 in her Queensland, Australia home.

Patricia Glassop

Patricia Glassop

“She looked beautiful, and I was happy to have been there for her,” Hutchence’s brother posted online yesterday morning. “Thank you for all your kind words and wishes. Sincerely, Rhett Hutchence.”

The Hutchence family has long been in turmoil since Michael Hutchence died in November of 1997 with ongoing court battles over his estate, and his only child, daughter Tiger Lily who now resides with Bob Geldof.

Mrs Glassop’s death comes as a another legal battle looms over the rights to the image and songs of Michael Hutchence – a legal battle  that names the five surviving INXS band members against a trust company called Chardonnay Investments.

The company has not revealed who is behind the trust but reports suggest that Tiger Lily is the beneficiary.

Chardonnay is suing the band members, their manager, a US lawyer as well as a number of INXS-related companies.

Michael Hutchence & Tim Farriss of INXS 1997

Michael Hutchence & Tim Farriss of INXS 1997

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Billy Idol Rocks the Palladium

Photos & story by Cindy Robinson

Here’s a link to the Billy Idol show we covered recently. Please pardon our dust as we get set up in a shiny new home, with a new name but the same great coverage and more to come!

Billy Idol

Billy Idol

Billy Morrison

Billy Morrison

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Hello world!

Photos & story by Cindy Robinson

Welcome to Life On The Scene! We’re getting set up in our new online home with a new name and we hope to bring you many exciting features in the future.

We love to cover events across a broad spectrum including the latest in music, photography and sold out concert coverage along with red carpet premieres, theater coverage, sporting events and everyday life happening around us.

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.

We are animal lovers too so expect us to post about some cute furry critters along the way! Some of us have kids, so we may post kid friendly ideas & features, money saving tips, and even where to find the latest deals & coupons to get all the things kids need & crave these days!

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New Fall TV Shows – NCIS, Hawaii Five-O, Criminal Minds

NCIS (TV series)

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What shows are you most looking forward to watching this fall on TV? I’m looking forward to NCIS, as I always find it to be entertaining.

I also want to check out Hawaii Five-O this season! The early reviews have definitely been thumbs up for this remake of the classic show. I did miss the series premiere of it last night due to other obligations so will have to play catch up before next week!

Who watched Dancing With the Stars and what did you think? Sorry I won’t be mentioning much about that show this season with a certain politicians daughter on it…

How about Criminal Minds? Come on, who doesn’t want to be frisked by Shemar Moore??

Are there other new shows out there this season that you recommend? Let us know so we can check them out too!

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The Jonas Brothers Close Out The Road Dogs Season With A Win!

Photos & story by Cindy Robinson
 
Joe Jonas

Joe Jonas

 

LONG BEACH – The stands were filled with cheering tweens & teenage girls as the Jonas Brothers each went up to bat in the final Road Dogs game of the season in Blair Field on Sunday (the game was moved from Irvine).

 During the game, a couple thousand fans joined the brothers in pledging not to text while driving or by designating someone to answer the phone while the car is in motion by adding their thumbprint to a banner promoting “X The Text” sponsored by Allstate insurance.

The brothers said they chose to support the campaign to help raise awareness of this killer on the rise. Recent statistics show that:

‐ Teens
crash
four
times
more
often
than
any
other
age
group


‐ Car
crashes
are
the
No.
1
killer
of
teens

‐ Texting
and
driving
can
increase
your
risk
of
crashing
by
23
times


‐ Reaching
for
a
phone
while
driving
increases
your
risk
of
a
crash
by  nine times

‐ Texting
takes
our
eyes
off
the
road
for
an
average
of
5
seconds.
At
55
mph, that’s
driving
the
length
of
a      football
field
–
completely
blind.


‐ Behind
the
wheel,
one
text
while
driving
equals
four
beers


The Road Dogs won 15-7 against the Marquis Jet Flyers on Sunday, pulling in the win for the season and delighting their fans. Fans cheered on from the stands as the Jonas brothers were presented with the trophy for the winning season.

The  Jonas Brothers also wrapped up their summer tour, Camp Rock Live! featuring Demi Lovato in Irvine, CA on Sunday night.  Camp Rock 2 is out on Disney DVD and Blu-Ray now.
 
 

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FREE sample of new Wisk laundry detergent from Wal-Mart

Have you tried the new Wisk yet? It has a nice fragrance to it! Wal-Mart is currently giving away a free sample of it here http://instoresnow.walmart.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid90541.aspx  Scroll down about midway on the image of the Wisk bottle and hover over pulsing hexagon and it will show “free sample’, then click to fill out their form!

Wisk

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U2 360° Tour Headed to Mexico City

U2 360° Tour

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Courtesy of U2.com

Live Nation Global Touring and OCESA have today confirmed that U2 will return to Mexico! The U2 360° Tour will visit Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca on May 14th, 2011.

‘U2 has always been at their best when surrounded by their audience, and this extraordinary production makes that happen in stadiums,’ says U2’s manager Paul McGuinness.  ‘It was important to the band that we were able to bring the whole 360° production to Mexico so fans could experience the latest of U2’s legendary productions.’
The U2 360° Tour kicked off again in Turin, Italy last month and will visit 18 cities throughout Europe before heading to Australia and New Zealand to close out the year.  U2 360°  will start-up again next year and visit Mexico City on May 14th before returning to North America.   By the time it reaches Mexico, U2 360° will have been seen by well over 4 million fans.

Tickets for the U2 performance in Mexico City will go on sale to Banamex cardholders on Tuesday, September 28th at 11AM and to the general public on Thursday, September 30th at 11AM.  Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com.mx or by calling 5325-9000. U2.com subscribers will be able to buy tickets before the Banamex pre-sale.

U2.com subscribers will be emailed with the presale information. Watch Live Nation for more information! What cities will you see U2 in on this tour?

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