‘FIFA 19’ Publisher EA ‘Closely Monitoring’ Cristiano Ronaldo Rape Case

Video game publisher Electronic Arts expressed concern about the rape allegations against soccer star and “FIFA 19” cover athlete Cristiano Ronaldo on Friday. “We have seen the concerning report that details allegations against Cristiano Ro…

Video game publisher Electronic Arts expressed concern about the rape allegations against soccer star and “FIFA 19” cover athlete Cristiano Ronaldo on Friday. “We have seen the concerning report that details allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo,” EA Sports told the Associated Press. “We are closely monitoring the situation, as we expect cover athletes and ambassadors to […]

Soccer Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo Accused of 2009 Rape in Civil Suit

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of rape in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009, in a civil suit filed Friday in Nevada’s Clark County.
In the suit, Kathryn Mayorga accused the popular athlete of sexually assaulting her on June 13, 2009,…

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of rape in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009, in a civil suit filed Friday in Nevada’s Clark County.

In the suit, Kathryn Mayorga accused the popular athlete of sexually assaulting her on June 13, 2009, after inviting her and a group of people up to his Las Vegas hotel room at the Palms Hotel and Casino. The suit states that, after Mayorga changed into clothes to go swimming in Ronaldo’s bathroom, he “pulled the plaintiff into a bedroom and onto a bed and attempted to engage in sexual intercourse.” The suit continued that Mayorga refused and covered herself up, but that “Ronaldo turned plaintiff onto her side and while screaming ‘no, no, no’ she was sodomized by Cristiano Ronaldo.”

Representatives for Ronaldo did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

The suit further accuses Ronaldo and his team of taking advantage of her fragile emotional state to pressure her into signing a settlement and nondisclosure agreement in 2009. She says she received $375,000 in exchange for her silence. The civil suit filed on Friday seeks to void the settlement and agreement.

The suit also comes after Mayorga spoke with German publication, Der Spiegel, on Friday and provided an account of the 2009 incident. Later Friday, Ronaldo responded to Mayorga’s claims in an Instagram Live video, calling her account “fake news” aimed at making her famous by using his name.

The Portuguese-born Ronaldo, who now plays for Italian club Juventus, is one of the most popular and recognizable athletes in the world.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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TCA 2018: What a ‘Broader’ HBO May Look Like and 12 More Burning Questions for Summer Press Tour

It’s the dog days of summer, which in the TV world can only mean one thing: Time for another Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer Press Tour.

The twice-annual TCA event officially begins Wednesday morning, with HBO kicking off the weeks-long festivities at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. But before it wraps on Aug. 8, broadcast, cable and a small (but growing) sampling of streaming networks will present their fall series to TV critics, serving up their casts, showrunners and a few executives for a little Q&A.

TheWrap‘s got some burning questions before we even start, however — see what we’re pondering below.

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How will Amazon gain back lost ground to Hulu?
Summer 2018 will mark the first TCA executive session for Jen Salke since coming aboard to steer Amazon’s content ambitions. Although it had some brief Emmys success with “Transparent,” Amazon is still looking for its big, zeitgeisty/breakout TV show to do what “Handmaid’s Tale” has done for Hulu. “The Marvelous Ms. Maisel” did manage to score 14 Emmys nods, but the Prime Video platform could still use a big, buzzy drama.

Julia Roberts to the rescue?

Will we hear anything about “Lord of The Rings”?
Speaking of both Amazon and big, buzzy dramas: We’ve heard very little about the billion-dollar play at a TV version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s famed novels. With that other fantasy TV series on hiatus until sometime next year, Amazon could try to make some news before “Game of Thrones” sucks up all the oxygen when it returns for its last ride.

Hey, the I.P. worked out for the movies, but Peter Jackson may or may not be involved in this one. We’re still not sure — will we find out?

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What exactly does a “broader” HBO look like anyway?
The press tour kicks off Wednesday morning with programming head Casey Bloys’ executive session — talk about a starter’s pistol with a bang. While Bloys is always a target for a ton of questions, there will be even more intrigue than usual this year. A few weeks ago, John Stankey, head of HBO’s new parent company, WarnerMedia, said the pay cable network needed to “broaden” its programming scope. This will be the first time any HBO exec will get a chance to tell us just what that could mean… or to set the record straight.

Good luck, Case.

What is HBO launching that could be the next “Game of Thrones”?
In case you’ve been living under a rock (which was on top of another, larger rock), “Game of Thrones” is ending next year. Bloys & Co. certainly hopes it already found its next tentpole series in “Westworld,” but the mind-bending drama just embarked on another year-plus long hiatus. HBO may already have a few contenders: The network has set its first “Game of Thrones” spinoff, which will go wayyyyy back into Westeros history, and the premium pay-TV cable channel has been quickly filling out the cast for its “Watchmen” project from Damon Lindelof.

As far as the new shows HBO is presenting panels for on Wednesday, here is the rundown: “My Brilliant Friend,” “Jane Fonda in 5 Acts,” “Sharp Objects,” “Camping and Pod Save America.” Yes, “Sharp Objects” did already debut and is pretty much already out of source material, but clearly that didn’t stop “Big Little Lies.”

Also Read: Disney/Fox Begins to Take Shape: Peter Rice, Dana Walden Expected to Lead Newly Merged TV Group

What exactly is the plan for Facebook Watch?
Facebook makes its TCA debut this summer, albeit with just a lone executive session to talk about Facebook Watch, its year-old video platform. The social media giant has had a lot of stops and starts when it comes to long-form video plans, but the company is relying heavily on non-fiction programming produced by media outlets like CNN and Bloomberg, as well as a potential docu-series from soccer (sorry, futbol) superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

We know they’re not hurting for money over there, so what else you got?

Coming off “Cobra Kai’s” success, where does YouTube rank in the streaming wars?
Of all the online video streamers that are heading to TCA, the platform that started it all just might be one of the most interesting. YouTube had a surprise hit with “Karate Kid” sequel series “Cobra Kai” on its subscription service, YouTube Red, which has been rebranded as YouTube Premium. And the Google — err, Alphabet — arm is taking that “Premium” seriously, having set upcoming series from the likes of Kirsten Dunst, George Clooney and Jordan Peele.

Reference our above remark about Facebook’s savings account to see where the spending limit is. (Hint: It’s roughly just above the sky.)

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What the hell is Rooster Teeth?
Something called Rooster Teeth is presenting an executive session at the Summer 2018 TCA press tour. But, ah, what is it? They somehow got noted anime-fan Michael B. Jordan (who does some acting on the side, in case you haven’t heard) to lend his voice to “gen:Lock.” So, there’s that.

We’re in this learning experience together.

Will Tom Arnold have the Trump tapes?
Could Tom Arnold be the man that finally brings President Trump down? And wouldn’t that be ironic considering Arnold’s ex-wife Roseanne Barr believes she is unemployed due to her support of Trump?

In September, Arnold hosts Viceland’s “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes.” On Thursday, he and executive producer Jonathan Karsh will present the show for the first time to our merry band of TV critics. But do they have the goods on Trump, as a photo posted by Arnold in June seemed to suggest? Hopefully we’ll find out a little something in just a few short (just kidding, they’re really long) days.

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So where we at in “Peak TV,” John Landgraf?
This time in 2017, there were 342 scripted shows that had aired already, up from the 325 that had the year before. At the end up 12 months, the grand total was 455. Good lord — where are we going to be by the time Landgraf updates us in early August?

We’ll actually get much more detail from the FX chief and his team of researchers in January, but you know one of the critics in the audience is going to ask — and Landgraf will have an answer.

Who dominates TCA Awards: “Killing Eve” or “The Americans”?
In its very first crack at awards season, Sandra Oh drama “Killing Eve” leads the TCA Awards nominations with five nods. Interestingly enough, its closest competition is a show that’s ending, “The Americans,” which has four nominations.

Still, Landgraf’s FX isn’t feeling like a second-fiddle — with 10 nominations, his network leads ‘em all. Check out how the other finalists stack up here.

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Will Tim Allen have a better TCA than upfronts?
“Last Man Standing” star Tim Allen bombed in his debut for the Fox broadcast network, which took place in New York City during May’s upfronts. Will he do better when Fox presents his revived sitcom early next month? We sure hope so.

Either way, Allen and the former ABC gang will definitely be there, and so should a trailer. For now, we’ve got this teaser to tide us over.

How much of “The Conners” will we see?
We ordinarily get trailers for fall shows, but this whole last-minute “Conners” thing could make that a bit tricky on ABC. We’ll see what we’ll see soon enough. Either way, you better believe Channing Dungey is practicing her Roseanne Barr responses in the mirror every morning until it’s ABC executive session time.

Seeing as how Disney-ABC is the second-to-last day of tour, expect the word “Roseanne” to be uttered on or around the ballroom stage roughly 375 times by Dungey’s 1-on-100 interview.

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Which execs will answer fewer questions about Disney-Fox: Disney or Fox?
Both Disney and Fox’s TCA days will come after Disney and Fox shareholders officially vote on the deal. Considering last week’s news that Peter Rice and Dana Walden could be coming over to Disney in the acquisition, executives may have to navigate some potential minefields from pesky reporters.

It’ll either be awkward or informative — no middle ground. Perhaps that is the perfect summation for TCA.

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It’s the dog days of summer, which in the TV world can only mean one thing: Time for another Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer Press Tour.

The twice-annual TCA event officially begins Wednesday morning, with HBO kicking off the weeks-long festivities at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. But before it wraps on Aug. 8, broadcast, cable and a small (but growing) sampling of streaming networks will present their fall series to TV critics, serving up their casts, showrunners and a few executives for a little Q&A.

TheWrap‘s got some burning questions before we even start, however — see what we’re pondering below.

How will Amazon gain back lost ground to Hulu?
Summer 2018 will mark the first TCA executive session for Jen Salke since coming aboard to steer Amazon’s content ambitions. Although it had some brief Emmys success with “Transparent,” Amazon is still looking for its big, zeitgeisty/breakout TV show to do what “Handmaid’s Tale” has done for Hulu. “The Marvelous Ms. Maisel” did manage to score 14 Emmys nods, but the Prime Video platform could still use a big, buzzy drama.

Julia Roberts to the rescue?

Will we hear anything about “Lord of The Rings”?
Speaking of both Amazon and big, buzzy dramas: We’ve heard very little about the billion-dollar play at a TV version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s famed novels. With that other fantasy TV series on hiatus until sometime next year, Amazon could try to make some news before “Game of Thrones” sucks up all the oxygen when it returns for its last ride.

Hey, the I.P. worked out for the movies, but Peter Jackson may or may not be involved in this one. We’re still not sure — will we find out?

What exactly does a “broader” HBO look like anyway?
The press tour kicks off Wednesday morning with programming head Casey Bloys’ executive session — talk about a starter’s pistol with a bang. While Bloys is always a target for a ton of questions, there will be even more intrigue than usual this year. A few weeks ago, John Stankey, head of HBO’s new parent company, WarnerMedia, said the pay cable network needed to “broaden” its programming scope. This will be the first time any HBO exec will get a chance to tell us just what that could mean… or to set the record straight.

Good luck, Case.

What is HBO launching that could be the next “Game of Thrones”?
In case you’ve been living under a rock (which was on top of another, larger rock), “Game of Thrones” is ending next year. Bloys & Co. certainly hopes it already found its next tentpole series in “Westworld,” but the mind-bending drama just embarked on another year-plus long hiatus. HBO may already have a few contenders: The network has set its first “Game of Thrones” spinoff, which will go wayyyyy back into Westeros history, and the premium pay-TV cable channel has been quickly filling out the cast for its “Watchmen” project from Damon Lindelof.

As far as the new shows HBO is presenting panels for on Wednesday, here is the rundown: “My Brilliant Friend,” “Jane Fonda in 5 Acts,” “Sharp Objects,” “Camping and Pod Save America.” Yes, “Sharp Objects” did already debut and is pretty much already out of source material, but clearly that didn’t stop “Big Little Lies.”

What exactly is the plan for Facebook Watch?
Facebook makes its TCA debut this summer, albeit with just a lone executive session to talk about Facebook Watch, its year-old video platform. The social media giant has had a lot of stops and starts when it comes to long-form video plans, but the company is relying heavily on non-fiction programming produced by media outlets like CNN and Bloomberg, as well as a potential docu-series from soccer (sorry, futbol) superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

We know they’re not hurting for money over there, so what else you got?

Coming off “Cobra Kai’s” success, where does YouTube rank in the streaming wars?
Of all the online video streamers that are heading to TCA, the platform that started it all just might be one of the most interesting. YouTube had a surprise hit with “Karate Kid” sequel series “Cobra Kai” on its subscription service, YouTube Red, which has been rebranded as YouTube Premium. And the Google — err, Alphabet — arm is taking that “Premium” seriously, having set upcoming series from the likes of Kirsten Dunst, George Clooney and Jordan Peele.

Reference our above remark about Facebook’s savings account to see where the spending limit is. (Hint: It’s roughly just above the sky.)

What the hell is Rooster Teeth?
Something called Rooster Teeth is presenting an executive session at the Summer 2018 TCA press tour. But, ah, what is it? They somehow got noted anime-fan Michael B. Jordan (who does some acting on the side, in case you haven’t heard) to lend his voice to “gen:Lock.” So, there’s that.

We’re in this learning experience together.

Will Tom Arnold have the Trump tapes?
Could Tom Arnold be the man that finally brings President Trump down? And wouldn’t that be ironic considering Arnold’s ex-wife Roseanne Barr believes she is unemployed due to her support of Trump?

In September, Arnold hosts Viceland’s “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes.” On Thursday, he and executive producer Jonathan Karsh will present the show for the first time to our merry band of TV critics. But do they have the goods on Trump, as a photo posted by Arnold in June seemed to suggest? Hopefully we’ll find out a little something in just a few short (just kidding, they’re really long) days.

So where we at in “Peak TV,” John Landgraf?
This time in 2017, there were 342 scripted shows that had aired already, up from the 325 that had the year before. At the end up 12 months, the grand total was 455. Good lord — where are we going to be by the time Landgraf updates us in early August?

We’ll actually get much more detail from the FX chief and his team of researchers in January, but you know one of the critics in the audience is going to ask — and Landgraf will have an answer.

Who dominates TCA Awards: “Killing Eve” or “The Americans”?
In its very first crack at awards season, Sandra Oh drama “Killing Eve” leads the TCA Awards nominations with five nods. Interestingly enough, its closest competition is a show that’s ending, “The Americans,” which has four nominations.

Still, Landgraf’s FX isn’t feeling like a second-fiddle — with 10 nominations, his network leads ‘em all. Check out how the other finalists stack up here.

Will Tim Allen have a better TCA than upfronts?
“Last Man Standing” star Tim Allen bombed in his debut for the Fox broadcast network, which took place in New York City during May’s upfronts. Will he do better when Fox presents his revived sitcom early next month? We sure hope so.

Either way, Allen and the former ABC gang will definitely be there, and so should a trailer. For now, we’ve got this teaser to tide us over.

How much of “The Conners” will we see?
We ordinarily get trailers for fall shows, but this whole last-minute “Conners” thing could make that a bit tricky on ABC. We’ll see what we’ll see soon enough. Either way, you better believe Channing Dungey is practicing her Roseanne Barr responses in the mirror every morning until it’s ABC executive session time.

Seeing as how Disney-ABC is the second-to-last day of tour, expect the word “Roseanne” to be uttered on or around the ballroom stage roughly 375 times by Dungey’s 1-on-100 interview.

Which execs will answer fewer questions about Disney-Fox: Disney or Fox?
Both Disney and Fox’s TCA days will come after Disney and Fox shareholders officially vote on the deal. Considering last week’s news that Peter Rice and Dana Walden could be coming over to Disney in the acquisition, executives may have to navigate some potential minefields from pesky reporters.

It’ll either be awkward or informative — no middle ground. Perhaps that is the perfect summation for TCA.

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Uruguay vs. France World Cup Live Stream: How to Watch

France and Uruguay both scored major upsets in their last 16 matches this weekend. Les Bleus knocked out Argentina — and star player Lionel Messi — in a stunning 4-3 win on Saturday with two stellar goals in particular from 19-year-old Kyli…

France and Uruguay both scored major upsets in their last 16 matches this weekend. Les Bleus knocked out Argentina — and star player Lionel Messi — in a stunning 4-3 win on Saturday with two stellar goals in particular from 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe. Kylian Mbappé with Messi after the France-Argentina game #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/exfQXgQ8Ik — FC […]

Cristiano Ronaldo in Early Talks for Facebook Watch Series

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is in discussions with Facebook for a reality series on the social network’s Facebook Watch platform, an insider with knowledge of the situation confirmed to TheWrap.
Variety was first to report on the potential seri…

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is in discussions with Facebook for a reality series on the social network’s Facebook Watch platform, an insider with knowledge of the situation confirmed to TheWrap.

Variety was first to report on the potential series, which would follow Ronaldo’s day-to-day life, though the insider cautioned these are very initial talks and nothing is currently in development at the moment. The possible docu-series series would be packaged by CAA and produced by Matador Content and Religion of Sports.

CAA and Matador Content did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment, while Facebook and Religion of Sports declined to comment.

Ronaldo is already in business with Facebook Watch, having signed a deal for a scripted series last month. Ronaldo is set to executive produce an untitled drama series, written “Memphis Beat” duo Liz Garcia and Josh Harto. The drama centers on a high school girls soccer team in upstate New York, which hails from wiip, the independent studio led by former ABC boss Paul Lee.

Ronaldo, a member of Spanish-club Real Madrid, is one of the most popular athletes on Facebook, counting more than 120 million followers to his official page. Ronaldo and his fellow Portuguese national team members were knocked out of the World Cup over the weekend in a 2-1 loss to Uruguay.

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Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is in early talks with Facebook about starring in a docuseries for the social network’s one-year-old Watch video platform. It would expand an existing relationship that Ronaldo has with Facebook, where he already is p…


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Why Chadwick Boseman, Cristiano Ronaldo, Javier Hernández and Hirving Lozano Are TV’s Social Media MVPs of the Week

Check out the week’s most emotionally reacted-to TV personalities and characters.

A “Black Panther” fan-favorite and three soccer superstars had viewers talking passionately on social media over the past seven days.

The Wrap has partnered with Canvs, the emotion measurement AI company, for a weekly look at some of the characters and personalities that have TV viewers the most worked up on social media. The data below covers June 13-19 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

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Of the big drivers of emotionality during the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, which generated 147,644 Emotional Reactions (ERs), one standout was Chadwick Boseman. He took home two awards for his performance in “Black Panther”: Best Hero and Best Actor in a Movie. Viewers particularly loved how he gave his hero award to James Shaw Jr., the man who stopped the Waffle House gunman earlier this year.

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That was so nice of @chadwickboseman to give him the award! #MTVAwards

— #TannehillSZN ???????? (@Richboyhawkins1) June 19, 2018

IM CRYING I LOVE CHADWICK BOSEMAN

— bea ???? (@lovelytruce) June 19, 2018

He just gave away his award! What a man!!! Chadwick Boseman #mtvawards

— Brenda L Thomas (@AuthorBLThomas) June 19, 2018

How can you not love @chadwickboseman after that? Wow.

— Shannon Boorstein (@ShannyLou929) June 19, 2018

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Cristiano Ronaldo was by far the biggest driver of conversation during the 2018 FIFA World Cup match between Spain and Portugal, which was broadcast on Fox and Telemundo and generated over 110,400 ERs. Although Ronaldo usually plays for Real Madrid, he joins Portuguese countrymen for the World Cup, and during the first match netted himself a hat trick, or three goals. Although the score ended up being tied at 3-3, viewers showered him with praise and adoration.

CRISTIANO RONALDO IS A LEGEND

— Joaquin (@JNlatinoginga) June 15, 2018

ALL HAIL THE GOD THAT IS RONALDO.

— Daniel Watt (@Danwatt8) June 15, 2018

One word.

WOW.

Take a bow Ronaldo!!! Unreal! ????????????????

— DAÛFIN (@daufinmusic) June 15, 2018

Ronaldo is good at soccer

— Scott Masterson (@cjanneyfan23) June 15, 2018

Two players stood out during the Germany vs. Mexico World Cup match (broadcast on Fox Sports and Telemundo with over 94,305 ERs): Javier “Chicharito” Hernández and Hirving Lozano, both on the Mexican team. Lozano managed to score the match’s only goal, giving Mexico a surprise upset victory over Germany, while Chicharito seemed to frustrate viewers over and over again.

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I’ve been saying it for a few years, Hirving Lozano is a baller.

— Matt Delao (@mattdelao) June 17, 2018

Hirving Lozano is a national treasure protect him at any cost !

— Bricosuave (@bricosuavecito) June 17, 2018

Chicharito with the horrible pass

— Charles (@CharlesDynasty_) June 17, 2018

Reason 9000 I hate Chicharito

— Q (@ItsDMcCumber18) June 17, 2018

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Check out the week’s most emotionally reacted-to TV personalities and characters.

A “Black Panther” fan-favorite and three soccer superstars had viewers talking passionately on social media over the past seven days.

The Wrap has partnered with Canvs, the emotion measurement AI company, for a weekly look at some of the characters and personalities that have TV viewers the most worked up on social media. The data below covers June 13-19 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

Of the big drivers of emotionality during the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, which generated 147,644 Emotional Reactions (ERs), one standout was Chadwick Boseman. He took home two awards for his performance in “Black Panther”: Best Hero and Best Actor in a Movie. Viewers particularly loved how he gave his hero award to James Shaw Jr., the man who stopped the Waffle House gunman earlier this year.




Cristiano Ronaldo was by far the biggest driver of conversation during the 2018 FIFA World Cup match between Spain and Portugal, which was broadcast on Fox and Telemundo and generated over 110,400 ERs. Although Ronaldo usually plays for Real Madrid, he joins Portuguese countrymen for the World Cup, and during the first match netted himself a hat trick, or three goals. Although the score ended up being tied at 3-3, viewers showered him with praise and adoration.




Two players stood out during the Germany vs. Mexico World Cup match (broadcast on Fox Sports and Telemundo with over 94,305 ERs): Javier “Chicharito” Hernández and Hirving Lozano, both on the Mexican team. Lozano managed to score the match’s only goal, giving Mexico a surprise upset victory over Germany, while Chicharito seemed to frustrate viewers over and over again.




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There wasn’t a lot of action on an encore filled Fox in primetime last night but things were sure kicking on the Rupert Murdoch owned network earlier in the day as Portugal and 2010 champs Spain face-off in the World Cup.
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Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo Kicks Off ‘Striker Force 7’

Portugal and Real Madrid soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo announced a partnership with Indian graphic novel and animation producer Graphic India for “Striker Force 7,” an entertainment property that will span animation, comics, publishing, gaming, an…

Portugal and Real Madrid soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo announced a partnership with Indian graphic novel and animation producer Graphic India for “Striker Force 7,” an entertainment property that will span animation, comics, publishing, gaming, and digital content. The deal also involves multinational digital marketing and content management company VMS Communications, and was negotiated by sports […]

Cristiano Ronaldo Slide-Tackles TV With 2 New Projects

Real Madrid star and former Manchester United player Cristiano Ronaldo has set conquering the entertainment industry as his next goal with two new TV projects.

On Wednesday, it was announced that Ronaldo will follow in the footsteps of another sports legend, Tom Brady, with a series for Facebook Watch. However, unlike Gotham Chopra’s documentary “Tom vs Time,” this series will be scripted.

Written “Memphis Beat” duo Liz Garcia and Josh Harto, the untitled drama centers on a high school girls soccer team in upstate New York. Ronaldo will serve as executive producer on the series, which hails from wiip, the independent studio led by former ABC boss Paul Lee. The series is the second from wiip to score a series order from Facebook Watch, following the Catherine Zeta-Jones-led “Queen America.”

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“In my free time, one of the things I like to do is to watch good television,” Portuguese national team player Ronaldo said in a statement. “To be the executive producer of this series is going to be an amazing experience, especially given the talent of the people who are working very hard to bring it to life. The story of my life has many similarities with the highs and lows the girls varsity soccer team will face in the series. While the series is set against the background of soccer, it goes much deeper than just the beautiful game. It’s about values, challenges, friendship, difficult times, hard work, solidarity, tensions, and harmony. In a word — it’s about life.”

The international football star has also teamed up with animation studio Graphic India and digital marketing and content management company VMS Communications to develop an animated series called “Striker Force 7,” which will star a cartoon version of Ronaldo himself.

Co-created by Graphic India’s Sharad Devarajan and Ronaldo, the character will also cross over into publishing, gaming, comics and digital content. No further details about the series were announced.

Graphic India

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Real Madrid star and former Manchester United player Cristiano Ronaldo has set conquering the entertainment industry as his next goal with two new TV projects.

On Wednesday, it was announced that Ronaldo will follow in the footsteps of another sports legend, Tom Brady, with a series for Facebook Watch. However, unlike Gotham Chopra’s documentary “Tom vs Time,” this series will be scripted.

Written “Memphis Beat” duo Liz Garcia and Josh Harto, the untitled drama centers on a high school girls soccer team in upstate New York. Ronaldo will serve as executive producer on the series, which hails from wiip, the independent studio led by former ABC boss Paul Lee. The series is the second from wiip to score a series order from Facebook Watch, following the Catherine Zeta-Jones-led “Queen America.”

“In my free time, one of the things I like to do is to watch good television,” Portuguese national team player Ronaldo said in a statement. “To be the executive producer of this series is going to be an amazing experience, especially given the talent of the people who are working very hard to bring it to life. The story of my life has many similarities with the highs and lows the girls varsity soccer team will face in the series. While the series is set against the background of soccer, it goes much deeper than just the beautiful game. It’s about values, challenges, friendship, difficult times, hard work, solidarity, tensions, and harmony. In a word — it’s about life.”

The international football star has also teamed up with animation studio Graphic India and digital marketing and content management company VMS Communications to develop an animated series called “Striker Force 7,” which will star a cartoon version of Ronaldo himself.

Co-created by Graphic India’s Sharad Devarajan and Ronaldo, the character will also cross over into publishing, gaming, comics and digital content. No further details about the series were announced.

Graphic India

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Why Donte DiVincenzo, Judas and Cristiano Ronaldo Are TV’s Social Media MVPs of the Week

The Wrap has partnered with Canvs, the emotion measurement company, for a weekly look at some of the characters and personalities that have TV viewers the most worked up on social media. The data below covers March 28 through April 3 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

Check out the week’s most emotionally reacted-to TV personalities and characters.

The final game of the NCAA Basketball Tournament between Michigan and Villanova, which aired on on TBS, inspired a whopping 116,585 Emotional Reactions (ERs) with Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo being the most-mentioned player of the evening. Not only did DiVincenzo score a career-high 31 points, he was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Viewers lavished praise on the sophomore as he helped lead his team to victory.

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DIVINCENZO IS SO GOOD OMFG

— Dylan Scheppp (@dschepp01) April 3, 2018

DiVincenzo is killing Michigan ????

— Jrock ???? (@Jrockisking) April 3, 2018

DiVincenzo is a beast my lord

— Shea Norling (@norlingshea) April 3, 2018

Divincenzo! He is fun to watch!

— Joey Mast (@JMastJr) April 3, 2018

Interestingly enough, during NBC’s special broadcast of “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” (116,217 ERs), the character Judas (portrayed by Brandon Victor Dixon) drove more conversation than Jesus or the star who played him (John Legend). Much of the discussion was positive, with people talking about how good Judas was and how his songs were some of the best of the night — and there were more than a few shoutouts to his costumes.

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The best part about this show is Judas #JesusChristSuperstarLive

— Samual (@SamanthaBlanky) April 2, 2018

Judas had the best songs

— Jennifer Fabulous! (@WhiteSoxJJ216) April 2, 2018

wow wow judas was perfect

— angela noelle (@angelanoelle18) April 2, 2018

YAAAAASSSSS THE SPARKLES!!! GO JUDAS GO! #JesusChristSuperstarLive

— Brittany Burke (@Burketastic) April 2, 2018

The UEFA Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Juventus generated 60,434 ERs with Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo igniting an avalanche of conversation, much of it centered around an impressive overhead kick that resulted in a goal. Viewers expressed shock and awe towards a fan-favorite who already garners high praise in any match he plays.

RONALDO TRULY THE GOAT

— ????RED DRAGON ZACH???? (@TurboShmucc6k) April 3, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo is a genius. Wow.

— eric (@ericburkley) April 3, 2018

This Ronaldo guy is pretty good huh

— MiddleEastBeast ???????? (@AAhmad_1999) April 3, 2018

Ronaldo!!!!!!!!!! Wow what a goal.

— Havo (@havo300) April 3, 2018

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The Wrap has partnered with Canvs, the emotion measurement company, for a weekly look at some of the characters and personalities that have TV viewers the most worked up on social media. The data below covers March 28 through April 3 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

Check out the week’s most emotionally reacted-to TV personalities and characters.

The final game of the NCAA Basketball Tournament between Michigan and Villanova, which aired on on TBS, inspired a whopping 116,585 Emotional Reactions (ERs) with Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo being the most-mentioned player of the evening. Not only did DiVincenzo score a career-high 31 points, he was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Viewers lavished praise on the sophomore as he helped lead his team to victory.

Interestingly enough, during NBC’s special broadcast of “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” (116,217 ERs), the character Judas (portrayed by Brandon Victor Dixon) drove more conversation than Jesus or the star who played him (John Legend). Much of the discussion was positive, with people talking about how good Judas was and how his songs were some of the best of the night — and there were more than a few shoutouts to his costumes.

The UEFA Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Juventus generated 60,434 ERs with Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo igniting an avalanche of conversation, much of it centered around an impressive overhead kick that resulted in a goal. Viewers expressed shock and awe towards a fan-favorite who already garners high praise in any match he plays.

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Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo finally gets statue that captures his hotness

While we’re in the process of tearing down this country’s Confederate monuments, we may as well toss all these celebrity statues, too. From Lucille Ball to Kurt Cobain to Anton Yelchin, these abominations not only sully the legacies of their subjects, but also scare the daylights out of anyone in their general…

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While we’re in the process of tearing down this country’s Confederate monuments, we may as well toss all these celebrity statues, too. From Lucille Ball to Kurt Cobain to Anton Yelchin, these abominations not only sully the legacies of their subjects, but also scare the daylights out of anyone in their general…

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Twitter Trolls James Woods With Pop Culture Monuments to Save From #Liberals

Actor James Woods, a conservative and Donald Trump supporter, is known for mixing it up on Twitter, calling out #liberals and sharing his political beliefs in less-than-polite terms. In the wake of news that protesters had pulled down a Confederate statue Monday in Durham, North Carolina, he took to Twitter to complain about liberals complaining.

He probably didn’t expect to get ruthlessly trolled with his own words, though.

Woods tried to make a poignant point about defacing monuments with one ill-considered tweet. Without considering the context that Confederate monuments are literally monuments to traitors who fought a war against their own country to preserve the ability to enslave other human beings, he took liberals to task with hyperbole.

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Woods suggested the next target of #liberals would be the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. Of course, pulling down a statute celebrating slave ownership in the wake of a white supremacists march and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, would logically lead to attacking a monument from a war that was specifically about fighting fascism.

Here’s the tweet:

Before the #liberals find a reason to deface, destroy or degrade this one, I thought some of you might like to see it one more time… pic.twitter.com/juArhCpiXl

— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 14, 2017

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Within moments, though, Twitter did what Twitter does best: Turn an ill-conceived comment into a ruthless gag. Copying Woods’ own words, Twitter users started picking their own monuments to save from the statue-destroying mob of #liberals. The suggestions got ridiculous in a hurry.

Like this statue of Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli in Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

Before the #liberals find a reason to deface, destroy or degrade this one, I thought some of you might like to see it one more time… pic.twitter.com/FQmhEhYegM

— Alex Pawlowski (@pawlowskithe4th) August 15, 2017

The Midwestern icon Big Boy of the Elias Bros. restaurants:

Before the #liberals find a reason to deface, destroy or degrade this one, I thought some of you might like to see it one more time… pic.twitter.com/XGvgTekPeF

— Schooley (@Rschooley) August 15, 2017

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Lardlad, the Big Boy parody from “The Simpsons”:

Before the #liberals find a reason to deface, destroy or degrade this one, I thought some of you might like to see it one more time… pic.twitter.com/cQ9PTkIrdp

— Gary Legum (@GaryLegum) August 15, 2017

Jebediah Springfield, the founder of Springfield from “The Simpsons,” a statue which Bart Simpson actually did deface:

Before the #liberals find a reason to deface, destroy or degrade this one, I thought some of you might like to see it one more time… pic.twitter.com/9zKTad2PPa

— Peter Carellini (@FloppyFishboy) August 15, 2017

This huge butt plug:

before the #liberals find a reason to deface, destroy or degrade this one, I thought some of you might like to see it one more time… pic.twitter.com/8GzpoF0LCK

— Goth Ms. Frizzle (@spookperson) August 15, 2017

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A giraffe wearing Spider-Man’s costume:

Before the #liberals find a reason to deface, destroy or degrade this one, I thought some of you might like to see it one more time… pic.twitter.com/tvPCTFs6zo

— Schooley (@Rschooley) August 15, 2017

The alternate timeline Ape-raham Lincoln from the Tim Burton “Planet of the Apes”:

Before the #liberals find a reason to deface, destroy or degrade this one, I thought some of you might like to see it one more time… pic.twitter.com/vrTa8juBR9

— Emma Tarver (@_HeyEmma) August 15, 2017

Tiny Stonehenge from “This is Spinal Tap”:

Before the #liberals find a reason to deface, destroy or degrade this one, I thought some of you might like to see it one more time… pic.twitter.com/j9CEG9tyaB

— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) August 15, 2017

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Goku of “Dragon Ball Z”:

Before the #liberals find a reason to deface, destroy or degrade this one, I thought some of you might like to see it one more time… pic.twitter.com/DHtgsRpeiI

— GOAThan (@SaiyanMemeGod) August 15, 2017

This living statue guy:

Before the #liberals get a chance to destroy this one, I thought you should have one last chance to see it… pic.twitter.com/WJF9YQ2ose

— BetaPositiveSA (@BetaPositiveSA) August 15, 2017

Parks and Rec Eagle

Before the #liberals find a reason to deface, destroy or degrade this one, I thought some of you might like to see it one more time… pic.twitter.com/OWRVRHZbeP

— Justin Yandell (@ShotgunZen) August 15, 2017

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This Darth Vader statue in the Ukraine:

Before the #liberals find a reason to deface, destroy or degrade this one, I thought some of you might like to see it one more time… pic.twitter.com/7b4aJCRKbL

— Matt Berger (@matthberger96) August 15, 2017

One of the terrifying Weeping Angels from “Doctor Who”:

Before the #liberals find a reason to deface, destroy or degrade this one, I thought some of you might like to see it one more time… pic.twitter.com/RLBbqMeyID

— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) August 15, 2017

King Triton, Ariel’s father from “The Little Mermaid”:

Before the #liberals find a reason to deface, destroy or degrade this one, I thought some of you might like to see it one more time… pic.twitter.com/LCEeKVY910

— Daniel Sway-Lewis (@mflagginski) August 15, 2017

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That bronze bust of Cristiano Ronaldo (which was apparently photoshopped on another statue of Ronaldo, located in his hometown in Portugal):

Before the #liberals find a reason to deface, destroy or degrade this one, I thought some of you might like to see it one more time… pic.twitter.com/QqiU2EOmQT

— Tynan Granger (@_tynanny) August 15, 2017

That painting of Kramer from “Seinfeld”:

Before the #liberals find a reason to deface, destroy or degrade this one, I thought some of you might like to see it one more time… pic.twitter.com/m7BDfG64IB

— FaxesFromUncleDale (@RealFansProgram) August 15, 2017

A very cool giant inflatable dog:

Before the #liberals find a reason to deface, destroy or degrade this one, I thought some of you might like to see it one more time… pic.twitter.com/l9zpJA8B5w

— Stounson (@stounsonWA) August 15, 2017

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And finally, that dancing baby from “Ally McBeal.” Won’t someone think of the heritage we’re losing?

Before the #liberals find a reason to deface, destroy or degrade this one, I thought some of you might like to see it one more time… pic.twitter.com/Bo06QXAGjo

— very large chicken (@abjectworld) August 15, 2017

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Actor James Woods, a conservative and Donald Trump supporter, is known for mixing it up on Twitter, calling out #liberals and sharing his political beliefs in less-than-polite terms. In the wake of news that protesters had pulled down a Confederate statue Monday in Durham, North Carolina, he took to Twitter to complain about liberals complaining.

He probably didn’t expect to get ruthlessly trolled with his own words, though.

Woods tried to make a poignant point about defacing monuments with one ill-considered tweet. Without considering the context that Confederate monuments are literally monuments to traitors who fought a war against their own country to preserve the ability to enslave other human beings, he took liberals to task with hyperbole.

Woods suggested the next target of #liberals would be the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. Of course, pulling down a statute celebrating slave ownership in the wake of a white supremacists march and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, would logically lead to attacking a monument from a war that was specifically about fighting fascism.

Here’s the tweet:

Within moments, though, Twitter did what Twitter does best: Turn an ill-conceived comment into a ruthless gag. Copying Woods’ own words, Twitter users started picking their own monuments to save from the statue-destroying mob of #liberals. The suggestions got ridiculous in a hurry.

Like this statue of Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli in Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

The Midwestern icon Big Boy of the Elias Bros. restaurants:

Lardlad, the Big Boy parody from “The Simpsons”:

Jebediah Springfield, the founder of Springfield from “The Simpsons,” a statue which Bart Simpson actually did deface:

This huge butt plug:

A giraffe wearing Spider-Man’s costume:

The alternate timeline Ape-raham Lincoln from the Tim Burton “Planet of the Apes”:

Tiny Stonehenge from “This is Spinal Tap”:

Goku of “Dragon Ball Z”:

This living statue guy:

Parks and Rec Eagle

This Darth Vader statue in the Ukraine:

One of the terrifying Weeping Angels from “Doctor Who”:

King Triton, Ariel’s father from “The Little Mermaid”:

That bronze bust of Cristiano Ronaldo (which was apparently photoshopped on another statue of Ronaldo, located in his hometown in Portugal):

That painting of Kramer from “Seinfeld”:

A very cool giant inflatable dog:

And finally, that dancing baby from “Ally McBeal.” Won’t someone think of the heritage we’re losing?

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Nickelodeon ‘Kids’ Choice Sports 2017′: Complete Winners List

It’s that time of year again when the world’s top athletes, gallons of green slime and insane challenges collide.

The Nickelodeon “Kids’ Choice Sports 2017” awards invaded UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles on Thursday — and it was messy, hilarious fun as always.

Hosted by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for the third time, the vibrant event handed out orange mohawked blimp awards for unique categories such as Hands of Gold, Clutch Player of the Year and Biggest Powerhouse.

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Simone Biles, Michael Phelps and Russell Westbrook were among the world class athletes who got a colorful prize to add to their trophy cases.

“Kids’ Choice Sports 2017”  was taped live on Thursday from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, and airs Sunday, July 16 at 8 p.m. 

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See the full list of winners (in bold) below.

Favorite Male Athlete
Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer, Real Madrid C.F. La Liga)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (NASCAR)
Kris Bryant (MLB, Chicago Cubs)
LeBron James (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)
Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors) *WINNER
Tom Brady (NFL, New England Patriots)

Favorite Female Athlete
Alex Morgan (NWSL, Olympique Lyonnais)
Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer)
Mikaela Shiffrin (Skiing, US Ski Team)
Nneka Ogwumike (WNBA, Los Angeles Sparks)
Serena Williams (WTA)
Simone Biles (Professional Artistic Gymnast) *WINNER

King of Swag
Cam Newton (NFL, Carolina Panthers)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer, Real Madrid C.F.)
DeAndre Jordan (NBA, Los Angeles Clippers)
Rickie Fowler (Professional Golfer)
Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks) *WINNER
Von Miller (NFL, Denver Broncos)

Queen of Swag
Caroline Wozniacki (WTA)
Danica Patrick (NASCAR)
Lizzie Armanto (Professional Skateboarder)
Serena Williams (WTA) *WINNER
Skylar Diggins (WNBA, Dallas Wings)
Torah Bright (Professional Snowboarder)

Best Cannon
Aaron Rodgers (NFL, Green Bay Packers)
Andy Murray (Professional Tennis Player)
Justin Verlander (MLB, Detroit Tigers)
Matt Ryan (NFL, Atlanta Falcons)
Max Scherzer (MLB, Washington Nationals)
Serena Williams (WTA) *WINNER

Biggest Powerhouse
Claressa Shields (Professional Boxer) *WINNER
David Ortiz (MLB, Boston Red Sox)
DeMarcus Cousins (NBA, New Orleans Pelicans)
Mike Trout (MLB, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
Von Miller (NFL, Denver Broncos)

Clutch Player of the Year
Alex Morgan (NWSL, Olympique Lyonnais)
Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer)
Mike Trout (MLB, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
Russell Westbrook (NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder) *WINNER
Sergio Garcia (Professional Golfer)
Sidney Crosby (NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins)
Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)
Tom Brady (NFL, New England Patriots)

Don’t Try This At Home
Alise Post (Professional BMX Racer)
Connor Fields (Professional BMX Racer)
Hailey Langland (Professional Snowboarder)
Keala Kennelly (Professional Surfer) *WINNER
Lizzie Armanto (Professional Skateboarder)
Mark McMorris (Professional Snowboarder)
Nyjah Huston (Professional Skateboarder)

Favorite Newcomer
Breanna Stewart (WNBA, Seattle Storm)
Corey Seager (MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers)
Dak Prescott (NFL, Dallas Cowboys)
Dario Šarić (NBA, Philadelphia 76ers)
Laurie Hernandez (Professional Artistic Gymnast) *WINNER
Simone Manuel (Competitive Swimmer)

Hands of Gold
Adrián Beltré (MLB, Texas Rangers)
Antonio Brown (NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers)
Braden Holtby (NHL, Washington Capitals)
Ian Kinsler (MLB, Detroit Tigers)
Julian Edelman (NFL, New England Patriots)
Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL, New York Giants) *WINNER

Need for Speed
Allyson Felix (Professional Track & Field Athlete)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (NASCAR)
Danica Patrick (NASCAR)
Jimmie Johnson (NASCAR)
Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer)
Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1 Racing)
Usain Bolt (Professional Track & Field Athlete) *WINNER

Sickest Moves
Carli Lloyd (NWSL, Manchester City)
James Harden (NBA, Houston Rockets)
Kevin Durant (NBA, Golden State Warriors) *WINNER
Kyrie Irving (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)
Le’Veon Bell (NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers)
Patrick Kane (NHL, Chicago Blackhawks)

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It’s that time of year again when the world’s top athletes, gallons of green slime and insane challenges collide.

The Nickelodeon “Kids’ Choice Sports 2017” awards invaded UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles on Thursday — and it was messy, hilarious fun as always.

Hosted by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for the third time, the vibrant event handed out orange mohawked blimp awards for unique categories such as Hands of Gold, Clutch Player of the Year and Biggest Powerhouse.

Simone Biles, Michael Phelps and Russell Westbrook were among the world class athletes who got a colorful prize to add to their trophy cases.

“Kids’ Choice Sports 2017”  was taped live on Thursday from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, and airs Sunday, July 16 at 8 p.m. 

See the full list of winners (in bold) below.

Favorite Male Athlete
Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer, Real Madrid C.F. La Liga)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (NASCAR)
Kris Bryant (MLB, Chicago Cubs)
LeBron James (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)
Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors) *WINNER
Tom Brady (NFL, New England Patriots)

Favorite Female Athlete
Alex Morgan (NWSL, Olympique Lyonnais)
Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer)
Mikaela Shiffrin (Skiing, US Ski Team)
Nneka Ogwumike (WNBA, Los Angeles Sparks)
Serena Williams (WTA)
Simone Biles (Professional Artistic Gymnast) *WINNER

King of Swag
Cam Newton (NFL, Carolina Panthers)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer, Real Madrid C.F.)
DeAndre Jordan (NBA, Los Angeles Clippers)
Rickie Fowler (Professional Golfer)
Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks) *WINNER
Von Miller (NFL, Denver Broncos)

Queen of Swag
Caroline Wozniacki (WTA)
Danica Patrick (NASCAR)
Lizzie Armanto (Professional Skateboarder)
Serena Williams (WTA) *WINNER
Skylar Diggins (WNBA, Dallas Wings)
Torah Bright (Professional Snowboarder)

Best Cannon
Aaron Rodgers (NFL, Green Bay Packers)
Andy Murray (Professional Tennis Player)
Justin Verlander (MLB, Detroit Tigers)
Matt Ryan (NFL, Atlanta Falcons)
Max Scherzer (MLB, Washington Nationals)
Serena Williams (WTA) *WINNER

Biggest Powerhouse
Claressa Shields (Professional Boxer) *WINNER
David Ortiz (MLB, Boston Red Sox)
DeMarcus Cousins (NBA, New Orleans Pelicans)
Mike Trout (MLB, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
Von Miller (NFL, Denver Broncos)

Clutch Player of the Year
Alex Morgan (NWSL, Olympique Lyonnais)
Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer)
Mike Trout (MLB, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
Russell Westbrook (NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder) *WINNER
Sergio Garcia (Professional Golfer)
Sidney Crosby (NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins)
Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)
Tom Brady (NFL, New England Patriots)

Don’t Try This At Home
Alise Post (Professional BMX Racer)
Connor Fields (Professional BMX Racer)
Hailey Langland (Professional Snowboarder)
Keala Kennelly (Professional Surfer) *WINNER
Lizzie Armanto (Professional Skateboarder)
Mark McMorris (Professional Snowboarder)
Nyjah Huston (Professional Skateboarder)

Favorite Newcomer
Breanna Stewart (WNBA, Seattle Storm)
Corey Seager (MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers)
Dak Prescott (NFL, Dallas Cowboys)
Dario Šarić (NBA, Philadelphia 76ers)
Laurie Hernandez (Professional Artistic Gymnast) *WINNER
Simone Manuel (Competitive Swimmer)

Hands of Gold
Adrián Beltré (MLB, Texas Rangers)
Antonio Brown (NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers)
Braden Holtby (NHL, Washington Capitals)
Ian Kinsler (MLB, Detroit Tigers)
Julian Edelman (NFL, New England Patriots)
Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL, New York Giants) *WINNER

Need for Speed
Allyson Felix (Professional Track & Field Athlete)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (NASCAR)
Danica Patrick (NASCAR)
Jimmie Johnson (NASCAR)
Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer)
Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1 Racing)
Usain Bolt (Professional Track & Field Athlete) *WINNER

Sickest Moves
Carli Lloyd (NWSL, Manchester City)
James Harden (NBA, Houston Rockets)
Kevin Durant (NBA, Golden State Warriors) *WINNER
Kyrie Irving (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)
Le’Veon Bell (NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers)
Patrick Kane (NHL, Chicago Blackhawks)

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Third time is the charm for Russell Wilson when it comes to Nickelodeon’s “Kids’ Choice Sports” Awards.

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback was named as host of the messy awards show for the third time running in an announcement from the network Wednesday morning.

“Super excited and honored to three-peat and host Nickelodeon’s ‘Kids’ Choice Sports 2017.’ Kids get ready … three times the slime coming your way,” Wilson said.

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Voting opens today on Nick.com, and the show airs Sunday, July 16 at 8 p.m.

Having acted as host more times than he’s played in a Super Bowl, Wilson, 28, has both gotten married — to singer Ciara  in July 2016 — and become a father — to daughter Sienna last month — in the three years since he first took to the sticky stage.

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Among the athletic nominees this year are pregnant tennis super star Serena Williams, five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, international soccer sensation Cristiano Ronaldo, and recently-retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“Kids’ Choice Sports 2017” will be taped live on Thursday, July 13, from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, and air July 16 at 8 p.m. The show’s sponsors include include Airheads, Crest, Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen, Popsicle, Chrysler Pacifica, Capri Sun and Verizon.

See the full list of nominees below.

FAVORITE MALE ATHLETE

They are, simply put, the best athletes of the year. Driving the offense or barreling through the toughest defense, they never cease to amaze fans with their athleticism, moves and mastery of the game.  In short, the nominees for these two categories represent the best male and female athletes currently competing in traditional sports.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer, Real Madrid C.F. La Liga)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (NASCAR)

Kris Bryant (MLB, Chicago Cubs)

LeBron James (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)

Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Tom Brady (NFL, New England Patriots)

FAVORITE FEMALE ATHLETE

Alex Morgan (NWSL, Olympique Lyonnais)

Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer)

Mikaela Shiffrin (Skiing, US Ski Team)

Nneka Ogwumike (WNBA, Los Angeles Sparks)

Serena Williams (WTA)

Simone Biles (Professional Artistic Gymnast)

KING OF SWAG

All professional athletes do incredible things, but there are a select few who also look incredible while they’re doing it. The male and female nominees in this category are the best dressed and most stylin’ athletes off the court. The King of Swag and the Queen of Swag are two separate awards that will be presented together.

Cam Newton (NFL, Carolina Panthers)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer, Real Madrid C.F.)

DeAndre Jordan (NBA, Los Angeles Clippers)

Rickie Fowler (Professional Golfer)

Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)

Von Miller (NFL, Denver Broncos)

QUEEN OF SWAG

Caroline Wozniacki (WTA)

Danica Patrick (NASCAR)

Lizzie Armanto (Professional Skateboarder)

Serena Williams (WTA)

Skylar Diggins (WNBA, Dallas Wings)

Torah Bright (Professional Snowboarder)

BEST CANNON

Some of the most incredible arms in sports belong to athletes from the worlds of baseball, football and tennis. This category honors the outfielders, pitchers, catchers, quarterbacks and tennis players with the strongest arms in the game.

Aaron Rodgers (NFL, Green Bay Packers)

Andy Murray (Professional Tennis Player)

Justin Verlander (MLB, Detroit Tigers)

Matt Ryan (NFL, Atlanta Falcons)

Max Scherzer (MLB, Washington Nationals)

Serena Williams (WTA)

BIGGEST POWERHOUSE

This award honors those players that are an undeniable force on the field and on the court. Like a freight train or a Mack Truck, these athletes have so much power in their play that they cannot be stopped. They are the sluggers who hit the farthest homeruns, the tennis players with the fastest serves, the power forwards that slam dunk with such force they can shatter a backboard, the running backs that move with such power that it takes an entire team to stop them, and are the most unstoppable players in sports this year.

Claressa Shields (Professional Boxer)

David Ortiz (MLB, Boston Red Sox)

DeMarcus Cousins (NBA, New Orleans Pelicans)

Mike Trout (MLB, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)

Von Miller (NFL, Denver Broncos)

CLUTCH PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Teammates rely on these athletes to make the plays when it counts the most. Their participation is clutch to the success of their teams, and the fans know it.  The nominees in this category come from a variety of sports and alter the game just by being on the field.

Alex Morgan (NWSL, Olympique Lyonnais)

Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer)

Mike Trout (MLB, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)

Russell Westbrook (NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder)

Sergio Garcia (Professional Golfer)

Sidney Crosby (NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins)

Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Tom Brady (NFL, New England Patriots)

DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME

They flip, fly and soar their way into the highlight reels of the X Games and other action sports competitions on the regular, and kids can’t get enough. They’re the death-defying athletes of slopestyle, the BMX racers or the skateboarders and surfers who risk life and limb every day to accomplish the impossible.

Alise Post (Professional BMX Racer)

Connor Fields (Professional BMX Racer)

Hailey Langland (Professional Snowboarder)

Keala Kennelly (Professional Surfer)

Lizzie Armanto (Professional Skateboarder)

Mark McMorris (Professional Snowboarder)

Nyjah Huston (Professional Skateboarder)

FAVORITE NEWCOMER

The excitement surrounding a new sports prospect can be incredible, especially when that prospect starts to deliver on the anticipation of greatness. The nominees in this category represent the first or second year pros who have lived up to the hype–in other words, the newbie that is most likely to succeed.

Breanna Stewart (WNBA, Seattle Storm)

Corey Seager (MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers)

Dak Prescott (NFL, Dallas Cowboys)

Dario Šarić (NBA, Philadelphia 76ers)

Laurie Hernandez (Professional Artistic Gymnast)

Simone Manuel (Competitive Swimmer)

HANDS OF GOLD

Every season has its most-talked-about, spectacular or awe-inspiring catches and saves. The nominees in this category represent the MLB, NFL and NHL athletes who have made the most unbelievable, highlight reel-worthy catches and incredible saves of the year.

Adrián Beltré (MLB, Texas Rangers)

Antonio Brown (NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers)

Braden Holtby (NHL, Washington Capitals)

Ian Kinsler (MLB, Detroit Tigers)

Julian Edelman (NFL, New England Patriots)

Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL, New York Giants)

NEED FOR SPEED

This award honors those players that live life in the fast lane. Whether it’s running, driving, or swimming, these athletes bring the fast and furious to the race. They are the lightening quick speed demons that won’t stop until they’re in first, and the rest of the competition eats their dust.

Allyson Felix (Professional Track & Field Athlete)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (NASCAR)

Danica Patrick (NASCAR)

Jimmie Johnson (NASCAR)

Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer)

Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1 Racing)

Usain Bolt (Professional Track & Field Athlete)

SICKEST MOVES

Professional athletes make it look so easy that sometimes fans forget the sheer agility required to play with the best of the best–until they see the nominees of this category do their thing. They’re the soccer players with the mind-blowing dribble, the hockey players who can do amazing things on skates, the football players who dazzle us with their fancy footwork, or the basketball players with the best ball handling skills.

Carli Lloyd (NWSL, Manchester City)

James Harden (NBA, Houston Rockets)

Kevin Durant (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Kyrie Irving (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)

Le’Veon Bell (NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers)

Patrick Kane (NHL, Chicago Blackhawks)

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Third time is the charm for Russell Wilson when it comes to Nickelodeon’s “Kids’ Choice Sports” Awards.

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback was named as host of the messy awards show for the third time running in an announcement from the network Wednesday morning.

“Super excited and honored to three-peat and host Nickelodeon’s ‘Kids’ Choice Sports 2017.’ Kids get ready … three times the slime coming your way,” Wilson said.

Voting opens today on Nick.com, and the show airs Sunday, July 16 at 8 p.m.

Having acted as host more times than he’s played in a Super Bowl, Wilson, 28, has both gotten married — to singer Ciara  in July 2016 — and become a father — to daughter Sienna last month — in the three years since he first took to the sticky stage.

Among the athletic nominees this year are pregnant tennis super star Serena Williams, five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, international soccer sensation Cristiano Ronaldo, and recently-retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“Kids’ Choice Sports 2017” will be taped live on Thursday, July 13, from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, and air July 16 at 8 p.m. The show’s sponsors include include Airheads, Crest, Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen, Popsicle, Chrysler Pacifica, Capri Sun and Verizon.

See the full list of nominees below.

FAVORITE MALE ATHLETE

They are, simply put, the best athletes of the year. Driving the offense or barreling through the toughest defense, they never cease to amaze fans with their athleticism, moves and mastery of the game.  In short, the nominees for these two categories represent the best male and female athletes currently competing in traditional sports.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer, Real Madrid C.F. La Liga)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (NASCAR)

Kris Bryant (MLB, Chicago Cubs)

LeBron James (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)

Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Tom Brady (NFL, New England Patriots)

FAVORITE FEMALE ATHLETE

Alex Morgan (NWSL, Olympique Lyonnais)

Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer)

Mikaela Shiffrin (Skiing, US Ski Team)

Nneka Ogwumike (WNBA, Los Angeles Sparks)

Serena Williams (WTA)

Simone Biles (Professional Artistic Gymnast)

KING OF SWAG

All professional athletes do incredible things, but there are a select few who also look incredible while they’re doing it. The male and female nominees in this category are the best dressed and most stylin’ athletes off the court. The King of Swag and the Queen of Swag are two separate awards that will be presented together.

Cam Newton (NFL, Carolina Panthers)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer, Real Madrid C.F.)

DeAndre Jordan (NBA, Los Angeles Clippers)

Rickie Fowler (Professional Golfer)

Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)

Von Miller (NFL, Denver Broncos)

QUEEN OF SWAG

Caroline Wozniacki (WTA)

Danica Patrick (NASCAR)

Lizzie Armanto (Professional Skateboarder)

Serena Williams (WTA)

Skylar Diggins (WNBA, Dallas Wings)

Torah Bright (Professional Snowboarder)

BEST CANNON

Some of the most incredible arms in sports belong to athletes from the worlds of baseball, football and tennis. This category honors the outfielders, pitchers, catchers, quarterbacks and tennis players with the strongest arms in the game.

Aaron Rodgers (NFL, Green Bay Packers)

Andy Murray (Professional Tennis Player)

Justin Verlander (MLB, Detroit Tigers)

Matt Ryan (NFL, Atlanta Falcons)

Max Scherzer (MLB, Washington Nationals)

Serena Williams (WTA)

BIGGEST POWERHOUSE

This award honors those players that are an undeniable force on the field and on the court. Like a freight train or a Mack Truck, these athletes have so much power in their play that they cannot be stopped. They are the sluggers who hit the farthest homeruns, the tennis players with the fastest serves, the power forwards that slam dunk with such force they can shatter a backboard, the running backs that move with such power that it takes an entire team to stop them, and are the most unstoppable players in sports this year.

Claressa Shields (Professional Boxer)

David Ortiz (MLB, Boston Red Sox)

DeMarcus Cousins (NBA, New Orleans Pelicans)

Mike Trout (MLB, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)

Von Miller (NFL, Denver Broncos)

CLUTCH PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Teammates rely on these athletes to make the plays when it counts the most. Their participation is clutch to the success of their teams, and the fans know it.  The nominees in this category come from a variety of sports and alter the game just by being on the field.

Alex Morgan (NWSL, Olympique Lyonnais)

Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer)

Mike Trout (MLB, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)

Russell Westbrook (NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder)

Sergio Garcia (Professional Golfer)

Sidney Crosby (NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins)

Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Tom Brady (NFL, New England Patriots)

DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME

They flip, fly and soar their way into the highlight reels of the X Games and other action sports competitions on the regular, and kids can’t get enough. They’re the death-defying athletes of slopestyle, the BMX racers or the skateboarders and surfers who risk life and limb every day to accomplish the impossible.

Alise Post (Professional BMX Racer)

Connor Fields (Professional BMX Racer)

Hailey Langland (Professional Snowboarder)

Keala Kennelly (Professional Surfer)

Lizzie Armanto (Professional Skateboarder)

Mark McMorris (Professional Snowboarder)

Nyjah Huston (Professional Skateboarder)

FAVORITE NEWCOMER

The excitement surrounding a new sports prospect can be incredible, especially when that prospect starts to deliver on the anticipation of greatness. The nominees in this category represent the first or second year pros who have lived up to the hype–in other words, the newbie that is most likely to succeed.

Breanna Stewart (WNBA, Seattle Storm)

Corey Seager (MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers)

Dak Prescott (NFL, Dallas Cowboys)

Dario Šarić (NBA, Philadelphia 76ers)

Laurie Hernandez (Professional Artistic Gymnast)

Simone Manuel (Competitive Swimmer)

HANDS OF GOLD

Every season has its most-talked-about, spectacular or awe-inspiring catches and saves. The nominees in this category represent the MLB, NFL and NHL athletes who have made the most unbelievable, highlight reel-worthy catches and incredible saves of the year.

Adrián Beltré (MLB, Texas Rangers)

Antonio Brown (NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers)

Braden Holtby (NHL, Washington Capitals)

Ian Kinsler (MLB, Detroit Tigers)

Julian Edelman (NFL, New England Patriots)

Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL, New York Giants)

NEED FOR SPEED

This award honors those players that live life in the fast lane. Whether it’s running, driving, or swimming, these athletes bring the fast and furious to the race. They are the lightening quick speed demons that won’t stop until they’re in first, and the rest of the competition eats their dust.

Allyson Felix (Professional Track & Field Athlete)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (NASCAR)

Danica Patrick (NASCAR)

Jimmie Johnson (NASCAR)

Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer)

Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1 Racing)

Usain Bolt (Professional Track & Field Athlete)

SICKEST MOVES

Professional athletes make it look so easy that sometimes fans forget the sheer agility required to play with the best of the best–until they see the nominees of this category do their thing. They’re the soccer players with the mind-blowing dribble, the hockey players who can do amazing things on skates, the football players who dazzle us with their fancy footwork, or the basketball players with the best ball handling skills.

Carli Lloyd (NWSL, Manchester City)

James Harden (NBA, Houston Rockets)

Kevin Durant (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Kyrie Irving (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)

Le’Veon Bell (NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers)

Patrick Kane (NHL, Chicago Blackhawks)

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