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Visit with Jeff Corwin at the Chattanooga Zoo's Banana Ball
Chattanooga’s wildest party is back! The Chattanooga Zoo will host its annual Banana Ball on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 6:30-11:00 p.m. at the Zoo’s location at 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Guests will experience a special evening at the Zoo, while enjoying a presentation by Jeff Corwin, up-close animal encounters, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dancing and an open bar. All for the special low price of only $75! A cigar bar providing signature hand rolled cigars by Burns Tobacconist will also be made available to attendees.
This year will also feature the Banana Split event especially for children. Children ages 3 to 12 can come and meet Jeff Corwin and hear stories from his many exciting adventures around the world. This event will take place from 3 to 4 pm at the Zoo on Saturday, October 12th. Banana Split sundaes are included. Tickets are $25 per child and one parent per child receives complimentary admission.
For those interested in getting to spend quality time with Jeff, a special VIP Backstage Pass is available for purchase for $150. Pass includes admission to Banana Ball as well as private VIP reception beginning at 5:30 pm
Banana Ball is the Chattanooga Zoo’s signature fundraising event with all proceeds going to the care of the Zoo’s many wonderful animals, as well as its conservation, education and rehabilitation efforts.
"Banana Ball is our most anticipated fundraising event of the year,” Darde Long, Executive Director of the Zoo said. “We hope everyone will come out and enjoy a magical evening at the Zoo to benefit a great cause.”
Interested in being a sponsor? If so, please call 423.643.5710 for more details. To purchase tickets visit www.chattzoo.org/events/bananaball.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call it a case of fighting water pollution with pop culture. Back on Monday, the official Twitter account for the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water made it appear the government had teamed up with the Kardashian clan to clean the nation's waterways. There was a message about the online game "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood." The video game lets players do important things like appear at red carpets, do photo shoots and other essential acts to help the environment. The EPA says the off-topic tweet was posted by an intern. But before it was pulled down, it drew a joking comment from the account of 88-year-old congressman John Dingell. It asked: What is a Kardashian? The following day Dingell's account indicated the lawmaker now knew what a Kardashian is -- but said that only led to more questions.
Environmental Protection Agency site: http://www.epa.gov
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Douglas had the option of changing the script for the movie "And So It Goes" to avoid uncomfortable parallels with his own life. He chose not to do that. Douglas says his character's son in "And So It Goes" has drug problems, as does his own son, Cameron. He recalls reading the script and shaking his head with a smile. Douglas says he didn't want to change the story because he didn't know what the alternative would be. "And So It Goes" opens Friday.
Michael Douglas says he had an open mind about playing the father whose son has drug problems in "And So It Goes."
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Michael Douglas, actor
Michael Douglas says he and director Rob Reiner were in a movie called "Summertree."
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Michael Douglas, actor
Michael Douglas says he bonds with director Rob Reiner because they have similar backgrounds.
"DOWNTON ABBEY" RETURNS
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- No surprise for the legion of "Downton Abbey" fans. The show will return for a fifth season on PBS in January. The public broadcasting outlet is promising that the show "will have some surprises in it" when it returns. But that assumes U.S. viewers won't be creeping across the pond to glean hints about the show from British online posts, because the show airs earlier in England than it does here. Meanwhile the return date for another PBS series is in limbo. PBS chief Paula Kerger says they will have to wait to find out when the mystery "Sherlock" will finish production before a slot can be determined.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Fans of X-Men get to enter the mind of Professor X. The Comic-Con pop-culture convention is offering a virtual reality experience, promoting the fall Blu-ray release of "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Visitors to the 20th Century Fox exhibit get to experience the fictional Cerebro technology used to track the X-men mutants. The 90-second virtual adventure is done through an Oculus Rift 3-D headset, while fans sit in Professor X's wheelchair. Comic-Con opens tomorrow in San Diego.
It's a virtual reality trip, into the mind of Professor X. The AP's Jamie Friar reports on one of the attractions at Comic-Con.
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Here's Patrick Stewart as Professor X in the "X-Men: Days of Future Past' trailer. ((cut used in wrap))
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Here's Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, in the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" trailer.
DENZEL WASHINGTON TO SHOW FILM AT TORONTO FESTIVAL
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