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If you love baseball, Jimmy Kimmel, Alyssa Milano and the show Mistresses, Princess Leah or Los Angeles, it is possible that this might be the press trip you wish you were with me on! Thanks to another amazing opportunity from Disney, I will be leaving on a jet-plane in early May for a trip that might just blow my mind!
The MILLION DOLLAR ARM $1 MIllion Dollar CONTEST is HAPPENING NOW
Disney is giving amateur baseball pitchers in the nation a chance to compete for a $1 million prize in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest. The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest is being held to celebrate the opening of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm,” an incredible true story about two young men who went from never throwing a baseball to getting a Major League tryout.
Amateur baseball pitchers—male or female, who are legal United States residents at least 18 years of age or older—are invited to qualify to compete in the preliminary rounds of the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest at either Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, Disneyland® Resort in California or at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day at the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. The three contestants from each location who throw the fastest pitches will advance to the finals and have a chance to compete for a $1 million prize at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” in Hollywood, California. Official rules are available on Disney.com’s “Million Dollar Arm” homepage at http://disney.com/PitchingCont
Now Back to our regularly scheduled post…
MILLION DOLLAR ARM – starring JON HAMM!!!! – is the next movie from Disney that is set to impress us all! 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.
See a clip below:
I, for one, can not wait to see the film at the Red Carpet Premier and meet the cast to talk about this movie. I love true stories of hope, faith and the underdog proving that the world is full of dreams coming true!
While in LA, I will be attending a LIVE taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live! Yep, I will be in the studio audience, will get to go back stage and will even be led on tour by the one and only Guillermo Rodriguez! How fun will that be?
ALSO while in LA, I will be attending the Star Wars Rebel event! The ‘May the 4th be with you’, event takes place the day I land in LA and will include a casual dinner celebrating all things STAR WARS, in honor of the upcoming release of the all-new animated series STAR WARS REBELS! How fun is that?
To add even more excitement to the trip, I will mix, mingle and chat with the creators/executive producers of a variety of ABC shows about their upcoming season finales & summer premieres AND visit the set of ABC’s sassy summer drama, MISTRESSES, where I will meet & greet with available cast members for interviews! Can we say ‘Alyssa Milano, PLEASE?!?!?’