Connect with us





Legendary Artist Celebrates the Holidays with
a Hand-Picked Compilation of His Favorite Christmas Songs,
Including a New Mix of “O Holy Night”

Los Angeles – September 16, 2022 – On October 28, Capitol/UMe will celebrate the full breadth of Neil Diamond’s holiday spirit with the release of A Neil Diamond Christmas, a special, artist-curated compilation of the greatest songs culled from Neil’s four beloved and best-selling Christmas albums. The tracks Neil has personally selected for this compilation all originally appeared on September 1992’s The Christmas Album, October 1994’s The Christmas Album Volume II, October 2009’s A Cherry Cherry Christmas, and November 2016’s Acoustic Christmas.

A Neil Diamond Christmas will appear in four physical configurations: 2LP 180-gram black vinyl, an exclusive, limited-edition gold opaque 2LP 180-gram vinyl, 2CD, and 1CD. All of the tracks on A Neil Diamond Christmas have been newly remastered under the artist’s direction by Neil’s longtime engineer, Bernie Becker. Additionally, Neil and Bernie created a stunning new mix of “O Holy Night,” originally released on The Christmas Album. Preorder A Neil Diamond Christmas HERE.

Critics have praised Neil’s holiday originals while celebrating the inventive arrangements of the more traditional songs, singling out Neil’s “trademark gritty soul and flair for inflection” while also noting his performances are “much more than a man and a guitar.”

Throughout his illustrious and wide-ranging career, Neil Diamond has sold more than 130 million albums worldwide and dominated the charts for more than five decades with 38 Top 40 singles and 18 Top 10 albums, making appearances in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 for a total of 101 weeks. In addition, he has achieved record sales with 40 Gold albums, 21 Platinum albums, and 12 Multi-Platinum albums.

A Grammy Award-winning artist, Diamond is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and has also received The Johnny Mercer Award and the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, two of the highest honors bestowed upon songwriters. Diamond’s many other achievements include a Golden Globe Award, 13 Grammy nominations, ASCAP Film and Television Award, Billboard Icon Award, American Music Award, and 2009’s NARAS’s MusiCares Person of the Year Award. In 2011, Diamond received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime contributions to American culture.

Preorder Neil Diamond’s A Neil Diamond Christmas HERE.


Continue Reading


Toy Association Unveils Holiday Shopping Insights & Trends

Discover the latest holiday shopping insights and trends unveiled by the Toy Association, shaping the toy industry this season.



The Toy Association has unveiled new insights and trends for holiday shopping at Toy Fair® in New York City. According to their research, parents are not only buying toys for their kids but also for themselves and other adults, with 89% of parents planning to purchase toys for grown-ups. The trend of “Kidults” is on the rise, with adults of all ages embracing toys and play. Sustainability, diversity, and representation are key themes influencing toy purchasing decisions, and parents are increasingly interested in toys that promote education and skill development. Additionally, toys inspired by movies and nostalgic toys from the past are gaining popularity.

The Toy Association  https://www.toyassociation.org//

To stay updated on the latest news regarding The Toy Association: https://www.toyassociation.org/PressRoom2/News/2023_News/toy-association-unveils-new-holiday-shopping-insights-trends-at-toy-fair.aspx


Continue Reading


Nebula Announces Slate of New Originals in Development



NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Nebula, the creator-built premium streaming service, announces its robust slate of originals, with projects from top creators such as Jessie Gender, Lindsay Ellis, TierZoo, CHEFPK, and Broey Deschanel.

Nebula Announces Slate of Originals in Development

Nebula Announces Slate of New Originals in Development

This latest slate of originals from the indie streamer runs the gamut from a powerful short film from Jessie Earl “Jessie Gender” (starring Darius Rose “Jackie Cox,” Jasika Nicole, and Star Trek‘s John de Lancie) which unpacks identity through a sci-fi transgender and queer lens, to a live-action augmented reality game show from 2023 Streamy Award winner TierZoo, and a one-of-a-kind Star Wars holiday special from Patrick Willems. Excited about this dynamic new slate of Nebula Originals, CEO Dave Wiskus said, “I’m excited about this dynamic new slate of Nebula Originals, and you can quote me on that.”

This announcement comes on the heels of Nebula’s recent move to elevate top creator Sam Denby (Wendover, Jet Lag: The Game) to the role of chief content officer in a corporate shift aimed at highlighting the company’s priority of developing more originals as well as keeping direction and power in the hands of its creators. “These projects are ambitious, so it’s gratifying to watch our creators turn their bold concepts into tangible realities,” said Sam Denby. “We can’t wait for viewers to see them in their final form.”

Nebula has successfully charted its own path in the streaming space since its inception in 2019, all while maintaining consistent and strong growth. Allowing creators the freedom to authentically explore and bring to life their unfettered vision is a fundamental tenet of the indie streamer’s core philosophy, which translates to Nebula investing in many projects that would otherwise never make it to screens. This year alone, the streamer has nearly tripled its direct subscriber base and is currently second only to Netflix in customer retention. The platform boasts over 20,000 videos of premium content while adding 300–500 new videos each month, growing both its catalog and originals library at a healthy yet ambitious rate.

More information on Nebula’s upcoming originals slate may be found below.

Nebula Originals Slate

Premiere: Early 2024 | Genre: Short Film; Sci-Fi; LGBTQ+

Ezra Reaves, Maggie Mae Fish, James Tison, Darius Rose “Jackie Cox,” Jasika Nicole, Abigail Thorn, John de Lancie


IDENTITEAZE is a non-struck short film about a pair of new hires who must unravel the mystery of their own unknown identities while navigating a corporate metaverse that rigidly defines virtually every aspect of its employees’ reality and is run by an enigmatic CEO whose friendly veneer may mask darker motives.

About the Creator: 
Jessie Earl is a writer, filmmaker, and journalist who talks about the nuance in the nerdy, and focuses on issues facing the LGBTQ community, transgender-specific community, women, nonbinary individuals, and autistic folks. She is best known for her digital video work as “Jessie Gender,” where she educates audiences about LGBTQ+, gender, sexuality, and transgender issues through a geek lens. Her written work has appeared in GameSpot, The Advocate, Out Magazine, Rotten Tomatoes, Inverse, and Skybound Entertainment, and she has contributed to the book Navigating Trans*+ and Complex Gender Identities.

The Patrick (H) Willems Star Wars Holiday Special
Premiere: December 2023 | Genre: Holiday Special; Musical; Sci-Fi; Video Essay

Patrick Willems’s retro musical holiday special grinds to a halt as he’s forced into doing the one thing he swore he would never do again: make a video essay about Star Wars.

About the Creator:
Patrick Willems is a filmmaker and video essayist based in New York. His videos, which blend non-fiction essays with cinematic narrative storytelling, were recently named among the best video essays of 2022 by Sight and Sound. Last year he released his first feature film, Night of the Coconut.

The Life and Death of “Family-Friendly” Las Vegas 
Premiere: September 29, 2023 | Genre: Video Essay; Commentary; Comedy

The Life and Death of “Family-Friendly” Las Vegas looks at a period of history in the 1990s where Las Vegas thought it could steal Disneyland’s market and failed…or did it?


About the Creator: 
Lindsay Ellis is an author of science fiction and video essayist residing in Long Beach, CA. After studying Cinema Studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she earned her MFA in Film and Television Production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a focus in documentaries and screenwriting. Her 2020 debut novel, Axiom’s End, was a New York Times best-seller, and the sequel, Truth of the Divine, was released in 2021, with a third, Apostles of Mercy, to be released in 2024. Lindsay’s ongoing video work is available exclusively on Nebula.


Continue Reading

Daily News

Ahsoka: A Thrilling Addition to the Star Wars Universe

Ahsoka: A thrilling Star Wars spin-off streaming on Disney+.



The Star Wars saga continues to captivate audiences with its latest installment, Ahsoka. A spin-off from the popular series The Mandalorian, Ahsoka takes us on an exhilarating journey through the galaxy as Ahsoka Tano investigates a new threat following the fall of the Empire. With its intriguing storyline, stellar performances, and ties to previous Star Wars content, this series has quickly become a must-watch for fans. In this review, we’ll explore why Ahsoka shines on multiple levels.

Ahsoka | Official Trailer | Disney+

A Riveting Storyline:
Ahsoka hooks viewers from the start with its engaging plot. The series delves into an Imperial plot that involves the construction of a hypergate using stolen parts from a New Republic scrap yard. The narrative seamlessly weaves together elements of action, mystery, and adventure, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. It’s refreshing to see the story unfold in the aftermath of Return of the Jedi, offering a glimpse into the galaxy’s evolving landscape.

Impressive Performances:
Rosario Dawson shines as Ahsoka Tano, effortlessly embodying the character’s strength, determination, and wisdom. Her portrayal is both captivating and true to the essence of Ahsoka. Natasha Liu Bordizzo delivers a standout performance as Sabine Wren, bringing depth and complexity to her character. Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s portrayal of Hera Syndulla adds an extra layer of intrigue to the series. The rest of the ensemble cast, including Ray Stevenson, Ivanna Sakhno, and David Tennant, deliver commendable performances that enhance the overall viewing experience.

Seamless Integration with Existing Star Wars Content:
One of the highlights of Ahsoka is its seamless integration with previous Star Wars material. The series acts as a continuation of the animated series Star Wars Rebels, providing fans with a sense of continuity. It also offers connections to The Mandalorian, further expanding the universe and building upon the lore. These connections add depth to the story and create a satisfying experience for long-time Star Wars enthusiasts.

Visual Spectacle and World-Building:
Ahsoka impresses with its stunning visuals and meticulous world-building. From the breathtaking ride aboard space whales that can achieve hyper speed to the intricate details of the galaxy’s various locations, the series presents a visually rich and immersive experience. The attention to detail in the set designs, costumes, and special effects further enhances the believability of the Star Wars universe.

Ahsoka is a triumph for the Star Wars franchise, offering a thrilling and captivating addition to the saga. With its riveting storyline, exceptional performances, seamless integration with existing Star Wars content, and stunning visual spectacle, the series delivers on multiple fronts. Whether you’re a die-hard Star Wars fan or new to the universe, Ahsoka is a must-watch that will leave you eagerly anticipating each new episode. Don’t miss out on this exciting adventure through a galaxy far, far away. May the Force be with you!

Watch Ahsoka on Disney+ https://www.disneyplus.com/



Continue Reading