Saturday, May 2, 2015

May 4th Be With You!

While the idea of May the 4th did not start with Lucasfilm, the film company that created Star Wars has fully embraced the spirit of fandom that makes the day so special. StarWars.com as well as the official Star Wars social media channels (hashtag #StarWarsDay) help spread the word and showcase fan activity. More and more official partners have offered sales, giveaways and exclusives, and have hosted parties and other activities to mark the day.

May the 4th kicks off a season of celebration, particularly since the month of May has always been important to Star Wars fans. The six live-action movies of the Star Wars saga debuted in May (starting with the original Star Wars on May 25, 1977). The month of May includes George Lucas’ birthday (May 14, 1944), and has been the traditional start date of the popular Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World Resort.


With the exciting launch of a new trilogy of movies beginning with Star Wars: The Force Awakens coming in the near future, this day to celebrate the saga and its amazing fans is certain to become even bigger each year.

For more information and to find May 4th events, check out the official Star Wars site.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day was established in 1970 to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment. Here are some simple way to celebrate:


Go outside and play!

Do a 'trash audit' at home - dump out your garbage and find out what you are throwing away that could be recycled.

Think about ways to reuse the water in your house - for example, extra water in your dinner glasses can be used in the dog's bowl or to water plants.  Can you collect water during your shower to use for anything?

Don't always turn on the lights - see if you can open the blinds/drapes and let more sunlight in the room first.

Use a refillable water bottle at school and sports practices.

Walk or bike to school

Get involved in your classroom or school's recycling efforts - ask your teacher or principal how you can help.

Be careful with your school supplies so you can use them again.  If you don't need them, donate them to others who can use them.

If you can, walk or ride to sports practices.

Get involved in a 'clean-up day' at your school or local park - ask a parent, scout leader or teacher to help you!


When you outgrow some of your toys or bike, donate it to a local charity so younger kids might enjoy it too!

If you want more information about the origins of Earth Day, go to the Earth Day Network.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

MTV Movie Award Winners

 MTV's Movie Awards were given out on Saturday. 

Here is the list of the winners:

MOVIE OF THE YEAR
The Fault in Our Stars

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Shailene Woodley – The Fault in Our Stars

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
Bradley Cooper – American Sniper

BEST SCARED-AS-S*** PERFORMANCE
Jennifer Lopez – The Boy Next Door

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Dylan O'Brien – The Maze Runner

BEST SHIRTLESS PERFORMANCE
Zac Efron – Neighbors

BEST DUO
Zac Efron & Dave Franco – Neighbors

BEST FIGHT
Dylan O'Brien vs. Will Poulter – The Maze Runner

BEST KISS
Ansel Elgort & Shailene Woodley – The Fault in Our Stars

BEST WTF MOMENT
Seth Rogen & Rose Byrne – Neighbors

BEST VILLAIN
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

BEST MUSICAL MOMENT
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Channing Tatum – 22 Jump Street

BEST ON-SCREEN TRANSFORMATION
Elizabeth Banks – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

BEST HERO
Dylan O'Brien, The Maze Runner

MTV TRAILBLAZER AWARD
Shailene Woodley

COMEDIC GENIUS AWARD
Kevin Hart

GENERATION AWARD
Robert Downey, Jr.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

YA Online Scavenger Hunt


The YA Scavenger Hunt is a biannual online event that promotes collaboration between YA authors from different publishing houses, offering fans an opportunity to see the latest and greatest in young adult literature. During the hunt, we showcase exclusive bonus material, give readers access to top secret insider information, and offer fabulous prizes and giveaways for zealous YA fans.


This year, the hunt begins Thursday, April 2 at 3pm and ends April 5 at 3pm. For more information about the hunt and the authors participating, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt site.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Kid's Choice Award Winners

The 28th annual Kid's Choice Awards were presented on Saturday night.

The complete winners list can be found below:

FAVORITE VILLAIN

Angelina Jolie – Maleficent

FAVORITE MALE SINGER

Nick Jonas

FAVORITE REALITY SHOW

Dance Moms

FAVORITE TALENT COMPETITION SHOW

The Voice

FAVORITE BOOK

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

MOST ADDICTING GAME

Minecraft

FAVORITE FEMALE SINGER

Selena Gomez

SONG OF THE YEAR

“Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, & Nicki Minaj

FAVORITE MUSIC GROUP

One Direction

FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE

Big Hero 6

FAVORITE FEMALE ACTION STAR

Jennifer Lawrence

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR

Ben Stiller

FAVORITE MOVIE

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

FAVORITE MALE ACTION STAR

Liam Hemsworth

FAVORITE NEW ARTIST

Fifth Harmony

FAVORITE CARTOON

Spongebob Squarepants

FAVORITE TV ACTOR

Ross Lync

FAVORITE TV ACTRESS

Laura Marano

FAVORITE KIDS TV SHOW

Austin & Ally

FAVORITE FAMILY TV SHOW

Modern Family

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS

Emma Stone