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Nick Cannon Brings ‘Wild ‘N Out’ to a City Near You – Save over 50%

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Get ready for an epic evening of fast-paced improv and head-to-head battles that capture the thrill and excitement of one of the most popular shows in TV history. MTV Wild ‘N Out Live is taking over venues across North America with the one-and-only Nick Cannon as your host. TicketsatWork.com is your connection to the best shows, tours and events — check out MTV Wild ‘N Out Live!

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Featuring many of the most memorable Wild ‘N Out cast members alongside a hand-picked selection of today’s most popular music artists, this brand-new live show will have you cheering for more. From the over-the-top comedy to the fun game show vibe, Wild ‘N Out Live is the ultimate experience for fans of the hit TV show. Since it launched in 2005 on MTV, this comedy spectacular has been surprising viewers with laugh-out-loud humor and a unique blend of freestyle, dance and high-energy entertainment. The rotating lineup that changes from city to city will feature some of your favorite stars including DJ D-Wreck, DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller, Hit Man, Emmanuel Hudson, Pretty Vee and Justina Valentine.

Nick Cannon Presents: MTV Wild ‘N Out Live promises to be one of the hottest tickets of the year. This is your chance to see the multi-talented entertainer Nick Cannon lead a cast of all-star artists on this nationwide tour. Experience MTV Wild ‘N Out Live and save over 50% on select shows!

By Craig Nelson

The Ultimate 3-Day Itinerary for a Universal Orlando Vacation

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Now’s the perfect time to plan a Universal Orlando vacation! There’s no doubt that endless thrills, nonstop action, exciting shows and adventures across all three theme parks are in your future, but you may be overwhelmed on where to start or how spend each day. Lucky for you, TicketsatWork has planned a 3-day itinerary, so you can make the most of  your next Universal Orlando vacation — start planning today!

DAY 1
Whether you’re staying on-site, it’s important to arrive at Universal Studio’s gates early. If you are staying on-site, take advantage of Early Park Admission and arrive right when the gates open or a few minutes earlier. From here, you may want to purchase Express Passes (don’t use them early-morning since it isn’t as busy) and Universal Meal Deals, which allow you to enjoy unlimited counter service dining. Your goal for Day 1 is to focus on some of the bigger/ more popular rides at Universal parks. Day 1 is an excellent day to tackle The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley and everything these worlds have to offer. Remember you can travel between both worlds (Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure) via Hogwarts Express. You will have to have a park-to-park ticket for this. Other popular rides and attractions to try for Day 1 include Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, Transformers: The Ride, Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon or the newly opened Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.

DAY 2
Just like Day 1, you’ll want to begin your day early. Your goal for Day 2 is to see as many shows, attractions and characters you may have missed on Day 1. If you stayed in one park on Day 1, pick the other park to visit today, making sure to hit all of the major rides first. Otherwise, Day 2 is more about making time to get in what you didn’t see yesterday. Day 2 is also a great day to do any shopping and enjoy some of the parks sit-down restaurants like the popular Mythos. Once you are done in the parks, check out Universal CityWalk. Enjoy dinner at Emeril’s Orlando, Vivo Italian Kitchen, the popular Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen, or try CityWalk’s newest restaurant, Bigfire, for open fire cooking. You can also catch a movie before checking out the nightlife scene. From Rising Star and Red Coconut Club to Pat O’Brien’s and Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom, there’s plenty of venues at Universal CityWalk to party throughout the evening.

DAY 3
You may want to catch up on sleep from the past two days on Day 3. No problem! Take your time getting up and out the door. Today is all about rest, relaxation and soaking in Universal Orlando  hotels. From value hotels, such as Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites and Universal’s Aventura Hotel, to premier hotels, such as Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel — indulge in all the amenities, enticing pools, craft cocktails, casual and fine-dining restaurants these hotels have to offer. You can easily get to and from each on-site hotel through various shuttle buses. If you’re staying at Universal’s Cabana Bay, you have your own dedicated entrance to Universal’s Volcano Bay, which is also a must on Day 3, even if you aren’t staying on-site. Experience Universal Orlando’s third theme park, a tropical-themed oasis, featuring Krakatau Aqua Coaster, Ohya and Ohno Drop Slides, Ko’okiri Body Plunge and more thrill slides. You can also unwind at Waturi Beach, Kopika Wai Winding River or at the bar with a drink (or two). Be sure to make dinner reservations at one of Universal’s on-property hotel restaurants, and end your three-day getaway with scenic views and delicious bites at Bar 17 Bistro, the rooftop bar at Universal’s Aventura Hotel.

All three amazing Universal Orlando theme parks in three days? It can be done! 

By Jena Pugh

Top 8 New Things to Do at Universal Orlando in 2020

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Universal Orlando is ringing in 2020 with a variety of exciting events, attractions and experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Here’s a quick peek at what you can look forward to this year on your next Universal Orlando vacation.

Mardi Gras 2020
The 25th anniversary Mardi Gras celebration (Feb. 1-Apr. 2) features nightly parades with outrageous street performers, colorful costumes and lots of beads! Catch popular artists, such as TLC, Diana Ross, Marshmello, Luis Fonsi and Earth, Wind & Fire perform live.

The Bourne Stuntacular
The Bourne Stuntacular, an all-new live-action stunt show, debuts this spring. Based on the Bourne movies, this action-packed live show blurs the lines between stage and cinema. Follow Jason Bourne around the globe via thrilling chase scenes, punishing fistfights, death-defying leaps and danger at every turn.

Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle
Experience an exciting blend of music, lights and special effects as darkness falls on Hogwarts Castle. The dazzling spectacle is accompanied by a John Williams musical score. Select nights Sept. 14-Nov. 15.

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
Now open, this recent addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter features twists, turns and speedy thrills as visitors fly deep into the wilds of the Forbidden Forest, beyond the grounds of Hogwarts Castle. Check out the 6 exciting things you can’t-miss on this thrill ride!

Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration
The celebration of music, water and light transforms the park and takes you into the movies like never before. Massive walls of water blaze with incredible movie moments and powerful projections bring the entire waterfront into the movies. Now showing on select nights!

BigFire
Bigfire, where open fire cooking takes center stage, joins the collection of unique restaurants at CityWalk. American fare like steaks and freshwater cuisine are given the fire-kissed treatment. Bigfire also features one of the most popular fireside treats: s’mores!

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites
Book your beachy, surf-themed room at Universal’s all-new fun, family-oriented hotel. The budget-friendly hotel features the cool, laid-back vibes of being close to the ocean – now open!

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites
Scheduled to open in March, park visitors can unwind in a carefree escape that’s extra-affordable. Inspired by sand, sea and breathtaking sunsets, soak up the scenes of a calm coastal retreat with plenty of two-bedroom family suites that sleep six.

By Jeff Hyatt

8 January Movies to Help You Start Off 2020 Right

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2020 is off to a great start, with many exciting films to kick off the New Year. January is particularly rife with stories about the supernatural, with three titles promising to make your hair stand on end. But there is something for everyone: from family films to adult comedy, from stories aimed at teens, to intense action films with thrilling twists and turns, here are ten films you won’t want to miss this month.

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The Grudge
Release Date: Jan. 3

A reboot of the 2004 American remake of the Japanese horror film Ju-On: The Grudge, this installment of the franchise takes us into a nightmare of a haunted house wherein anyone who crosses the threshold is cursed with a horrific death. Guaranteed to keep your heart racing and your nerves jumping, this supernatural thriller stars Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin, Lin Shaye and Jacki Weaver.

Like A Boss
Release Date: Jan. 9

For those looking for a film that will keep them laughing this January, check-out Like A Boss starring Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne. When a pair of friends decide to go into business for themselves, the polar opposite duo – one practical, the other extravagant – must learn how to survive in the competitive industry of peddling beauty products. Ultimately, the pair must be on the same page to save their business when a cosmetics mogul gains the controlling share of their company.

Dolittle
Release Date: Jan. 17

The Dr. Dolittle film franchise has been around for decades, with Rex Harrison playing the titular veterinarian who “talks to the animals” (and they talk back) in 1967, and Eddie Murphy in 1998. Now, Robert Downey, Jr. will play the “Doc” in a new adventure Dolittle that takes him to a mythical island. A Hollywood “Who’s Who” provide the voices of Doolittle’s menagerie, including Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland and Selena Gomez (to name a few). Dolittle is a great outing for the whole family.

The Gentlemen
Release Date: Jan. 24, 2020

One of the starrier offerings to kick off 2020, The Gentlemen is a thrill ride of bribery, blackmail and moneymaking schemes as they pertain to London’s marijuana trade. When Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) announces he wants to get out of the business, several hopefuls try to step up in an effort fill the void and abscond with his empire. Also in the cast are Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant.

The Last Full Measure
Release Date: Jan. 24

A film that celebrates the true story of Vietnam vet William H. Pitsenbarger, The Last Full Measure is a harrowing look at how this hero, a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen, saved over 60 soldiers on an April 11, 1966 mission. The film takes us back and forth between the battle itself and the investigation 32 years later into why Pitsenbarger hadn’t been awarded a Medal of Honor. The Last Full Measure stars Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irvine and Peter Fonda.

The Turning
Release Date: Jan. 24

A contemporary telling of the classic Henry James novel The Turn of the Screw, The Turning takes us to the Maine countryside, where a nanny is employed to care for two emotionally disturbed orphans. As she settles in at her new job, the nanny soon learns that neither the estate where she now lives, nor the children in her charge, are what they seem. Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, and Brooklynn Prince star in this supernatural thriller.

Gretel & Hansel
Release Date: Jan. 31

This incarnation of the classic Grimm fairytale takes the horrific to chilling new levels. Sophia Lillis, who dazzled audiences in the horror film IT and its sequel, stars as Gretel, a teen girl living in the countryside, who takes her little brother into an enchanted wood looking for food. There they encounter unfathomable evil waiting for them amidst the twisted and gnarled trees. Kidnapped by the sinister witch Holda, Gretel and Hansel must fight for their lives.

The Rhythm Section
Release Date: Jan. 31

For those who like the twists and turns of a thriller, The Rhythm Section will definitely be a film you’ll want to check out this January. Blake Lively stars as Stephanie Patrick, a woman who goes in search of answers to the questions surrounding a mysterious plane crash that killed her entire family. When she learns that it was no accident, she goes undercover, assuming the identity of an assassin, in order to get to the bottom of this tragedy. The Rhythm Section also stars Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown and Max Casella.

Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. His latest book, Sitcommentary: The Television Comedies That Changed America, was released on Oct. 15. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.