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Universal Studios Hollywood Partners with Horror Filmmaker Eli Roth and Crypt TV to Unveil an All-New “Terror Tram” Experience Where Killer Clowns Run Amok at Universal Studios as Part of this Year’s Terrifying “Halloween Horror Nights,” Beginning Friday, September 16

Horror auteur Eli Roth (“Hostel”) and his digital network Crypt TV take the helm of the infamous “Terror Tram,” marking the first time ever that the signature attraction comes to life through the twisted mind of the filmmaker, as part of this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood, which kicks off Friday, September 16, 2016.
“Eli Roth Presents Terror Tram” will expose guests to the fabled legacy of serial killer clown “Hollywood Harry,” the story of a former jovial celebrity clown turn depraved murderer, and the minefield of carnage he left behind. “I’m thrilled to be part of ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ again,” said Eli Roth. “We wanted to completely fabricate an original story that brings together our absolute freakiest, scariest most disturbing ideas. The ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ team is the best in the business. Their production and execution is unmatched and I know this ‘Terror Tram’ experience will blow away all expectations, and haunt guests for the rest of their lives. ‘Halloween Horror Nights is the must-see event for any horror movie fan—it’s like the Super Bowl for scary movies, and is my favorite event of the year.” The all-new “Terror Tram” experience will tell the sordid tale of former Angeleno resident Harold Kappowitz whose alter ego “Koodles the Clown” went from cheerful circus performer, to the lovable star of his own children’s network television show…before he was overcome by his genuine “killer instincts.”
By the 1990s, hard knocks took a deadly toll on Kappowitz, and the onetime endearing clown found himself exiled by the very Hollywood entertainment community that once adored him. With an all-consuming anger and hatred, Kappowitz—a now crazed and disheveled recluse—took refuge from society by hiding out at Universal Studios, emerging as notorious serial killer clown, “Hollywood Harry.” Recurring murders began to dominate the studio, as “Hollywood Harry” drew strength from recruiting other outcast former clowns who, together, took revenge on Studio Tour guides and visitors alike, ceremoniously killing them, and leaving behind a deadly trail of terror.
“The goal of ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ is to create the most intense, most memorable and ultimately, the most terrifying experiences for our guests,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.” “And there is no better partner than Eli Roth to deliver unabashed horror that’s so real you can feel it. We were fortunate to work with Eli years ago on his original ‘Hostel’ themed maze, so we can only imagine the terror that he’s envisioning.” A series of short form content, produced by Crypt TV in conjunction Universal Studios Hollywood, aired on the digital horror network to tease the story of “Hollywood Harry” and create momentum for the announcement reveal of “Eli Roth Presents Terror Tram.” Unique to Universal Studios Hollywood, the “Terror Tram” invites “Halloween Horror Nights” guests to walk along a portion of the movie and television studio where such sets as the Psycho House and the Bates Motel from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller, and Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds,” are located. Crypt TV is a digital studio that creates original genre content guided by its motto #WEIRDISGOOD aimed at uniting fans and creating a movement that redefines what the future of horror content means to millennials. Since their 2015 launch, Crypt TV has become the fastest growing leader in digital scares with 20 million video views per month. Crypt TV was co-founded by Jack Davis and Eli Roth and has a strategic partnership with Blumhouse Productions.

LOS ANGELES HAUNTED HAYRIDE ANNOUNCES MOST INNOVATIVE HAYRIDE IN HISTORY AS “SECRET SOCIETY” THEME IS UNVEILED FOR THE 2016 ATTRACTION.

TWO DIFFERENT PATHS AND FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, GUESTS WILL LEAVE THE SAFETY OF THE WAGON AND CONFRONT THEIR BIGGEST FEARS ON FOOT AS THEY BECOME MEMBERS OF THE SECRET SOCIETY OF SAMHAIN (HALLOWEEN) UPON THEIR ENTRY INTO THE ATTRACTION.
Ten Thirty One Productions (TTO) is excited to announce the return of the most popular Halloween attraction in the country, the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride coming this October. TTO will be bringing its biggest and best scares to both coasts for the most unique and immersive Halloween experience in town.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride returns to its darker and more disturbing roots with the announcement of this year’s brand new and most innovated theme to date, Secret Society. The Secret Society will unveil two different experiences, Elite or Deranged. Your status will choose your path and experience throughout this 30 acre live attraction. For the first time ever, Hayriders will leave the safety of their wagons to confront their secret society initiation on foot, closer than ever to the inhabitants of the corn maze. Hayride regulars may recognize some ghosts of Hayrides past which will benefit them in making it to the end of their initiation.
“I feel like a kid at Christmas. Our Hayriders are going to have the time of their lives being part of our Secret Society of Halloween. We’ve just raised the bar so high on ourselves. The moment our guests enter our gates, they are members, part of our secret society, our world,” explains TTO CEO and Haunted Hayride Founder, Melissa Carbone.
Fan favorite, Trick or Treat will be returning in double the size this year and three times the mischief as the suburb of Hell welcomes trick or treaters to knock on their doors! House of Shadows will also take on a new sinister force as Universal Pictures takes over the space in the newly named Ouija, Origin of Evil. In the first partnership of this kind that the LA Haunted Hayride has ever allowed, unsuspecting patrons will be trapped in an extremely dark, almost blacked out walk through of a colossally possessed demonic house.
If you’ve ever thought about going to Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, this is the year to do it.
The terror of Los Angeles Haunted Hayride starts on October 1, 2016 and will be open from Thursday through Sundays from October 1st – October 31st, 2016. General Admission is $44 and VIP passes that surpass the line are $61, and there are a limited number of Hayride Only Passes $32, that are expected to sell out during the pre-Sale.
Pre-sale for tickets will begin July 15th. Visit www.losangeleshauntedhayride.com for complete details.

ALICIA KEYS, MIRANDA LAMBERT, CHRIS YOUNG, DAN + SHAY, AND THE BAND PERRY ADDED AS PERFORMERS AT 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS WHICH MAKES ITS TELEVISION DEBUT FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, ON CBS - MIKE FISHER, EMMYLOU HARRIS, MARTINA MCBRIDE, THOMAS RHETT AND MORE TO PRESENT

Hosted by Multi-ACM Award®-Winning Group Lady Antebellum, ACM Honors Two-Hour Special to be Taped at Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium on Tuesday, August 30.
The Academy of Country Music (ACM) announced that Alicia Keys, Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Dan + Shay and The Band Perry will all perform at the 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS rounding out the star-studded lineup. It was also announced that Mike Fisher, Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride and Thomas Rhett will present at the ceremony taking place Tuesday, August 30 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.
Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Toby Keith, Maren Morris, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell, Keith Urban and hosts Lady Antebellum. The 10TH ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. Hosted by multi-ACM Award-winning group Lady Antebellum, the two-hour special will tape on Tuesday, August 30 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and make its television debut on Friday, September 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Tickets for the special taping are available for purchase to the general public now at Ticketmaster.com.
For more information on the Academy of Country Music and the ACM Honors, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

2017 ASCAP "I CREATE MUSIC" EXPO SLATED FOR APRIL 13 - 15 AT LOEWS HOLLYWOOD HOTEL IN LOS ANGELES

ASCAP, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today announced that its 12th annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO will take place on April 13 - 15, 2017 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. The premier conference for songwriters, composers, artists and producers in all music genres, ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO brings together aspiring and professional music creators to learn from some of the most successful and creative people in the music industry.

The ASCAP EXPO also unveiled a new logo and "Where Creators Connect" tagline, emphasizing the event's focus on networking and the songwriting community. Registration for the 2017 event opens on September 13 with a special two-day sale offering advance access to special opportunities like the EXPO One-on-One Sessions and Lunch Roundtable workshops. For more information visit http://www.ascap.com/expo.

Last year's ASCAP EXPO kicked off with an electrifying ASCAP Annual Membership Meeting featuring performances from Grammy and ASCAP Founders Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, chart-topping "Cheerleader" songwriter OMI and the songwriting power trio of Chris DeStefano, Brett James & Priscilla Renea (Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood's "Somethin' Bad"). Other highlights included a keynote from super-producer Timbaland, plus master sessions with today's top songwriters like Grammy-winning Rihanna ANTI co-writer James Fauntleroy; Ashley Gorley (Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley) and Greg Kurstin (Adele, Kelly Clarkson), among others. EXPO participants also heard exclusive insights and performances from Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley; songwriter and vocalist for the GRAMMY-winning group fun. Nate Ruess; musical power couple Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo; multi-platinum songwriter, solo artist and Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas and more.

Every year, ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO participants attend creative and business-focused panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes, one-on-one sessions, networking events, state-of-the-art technology demonstrations and performances. The ASCAP EXPO provides music creators with an unforgettable and authentic experience - real knowledge, tools, connections and a community of support and guidance they can't find anywhere else.

Since its inception, the event has brought together music's biggest talents and most successful industry players. Previous keynote speakers include Justin Timberlake, Tom Petty, John Mayer, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Quincy Jones, Ludacris, Carly Simon, Sara Bareilles, Lindsey Buckingham, Randy Newman, Jackson Browne, Steve Miller, Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart), Diplo, Big Sean, Ne-Yo, Stargate, Bill Withers, Aloe Blacc, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Jeff Lynne.

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THE TWISTED TALES OF FX’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED “AMERICAN HORROR STORY” FRANCHISE COMES TO LIFE AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS’ HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 16

One of the most horrifying and wickedly gruesome shows in television history is bleeding off the screen and into your nightmares. “American Horror Story,” FX’s critically-acclaimed, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning television series that has terrorized viewers for five suspenseful installments, will come to life at “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, beginning Friday, September 16. Three chapters of “American Horror Story” will haunt the nation’s best, most intense Halloween event in one all-new frightening maze. Guests will embark on a terrifying journey to become the next doomed residents of Murder House from Installment 1, tortured performers in the disturbing and twisted Freak Show from Installment 4, and victims of the otherworldly, death-dealing Hotel from Installment 5. For the first time ever, guests will venture through Ryan Murphy’s groundbreaking horror anthology, encountering a plethora of iconic scenes and memorable characters designed to jolt them to their very core. Twisted scenes from Murder House will unleash the evil spirits that possess the Harmon estate, spiraling guests through decades of the tortured dead who previously resided there. In Freak Show, guests will join a troupe of biological misfits in a sinister sideshow where they’ll be stalked by the murderous and deformed Twisty the Clown. Finally, guests will succumb to the warped desires of The Countess after checking in to the haunted Hotel Cortez, conceived from the beginning as a torture chamber for its customers. “‘American Horror Story’ is one of the most disturbing television shows ever produced, and with such perverse storylines unfolding with each installment, ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ is undoubtedly the only place that could create a living version of the nightmares that Ryan Murphy dreams up,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.” “Plus, as a fan favorite, ‘American Horror Story’ has been the number one requested maze from our guests and we’re excited to let them know that we listened to them and are bringing ‘American Horror Story’ to life.” “‘American Horror Story’ is engaging for so many reasons, one of them being the fantastic way each installment of the series reveals completely new characters and stories for its viewers,” said Michael Aiello, Director of Entertainment Creative Development for Universal Orlando Resort. “It's that constant evolution that makes this popular series a perfect fit for Halloween Horror Nights – and we can’t wait for our guests to experience some of the horror they’ve seen on the show." “20th Century Fox Consumer Products is thrilled to team once again with Universal Studios to premiere visionary Ryan Murphy’s groundbreaking series, ‘American Horror Story’ through an all-new Halloween Horror Night maze,” said Greg Lombardo, SVP of Global Live and Location Based Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Consumer Products. “The attraction – which showcases multiple chapters from the acclaimed FX anthology – offers a chilling live-action thrill and simultaneously complements the series highly anticipated premiere on September 14th.” Captivating – and shocking – viewers since its debut in 2011, “American Horror Story” has won 13 Emmys, two Golden Globes, four Critics’ Choice Awards and one People’s Choice Award. “American Horror Story” 6 begins September 14 on FX. Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” in Orlando and Hollywood to become victims inside their own horror film. The streets of each coast’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing “scare-actors” lunge from every darkened corner. Multiple movie-quality haunted houses are erected throughout the event, based on anything from iconic slasher films to hit horror television series to haunting original stories. Additional details about Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” will be revealed soon. For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at either Universal Studios Hollywood or Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

The Queen Mary Introduces SoCal’s Newest Beach Club Party WET Carnival B.O.B., Lil Jon, Tyga, Kent Jones and More Set To Perform Waterfront Saturday, September 3

he Queen Mary is pleased to introduce WET Carnival, Southern California’s newest waterfront beach club experience on Saturday, September 3, 2016. The first-ever WET Carnival offers festival goers a day of fun in the sun with incredible live music, water-themed activities, dancing and more. The inaugural music festival will bring today’s top artists and DJs to Long Beach with performances from B.O.B., Lil Jon, Tyga, Kent Jones, DJ Mauricio and more. B.O.B. will headline WET Carnival beach club music festival. The renowned DJ and rapper has won multiple awards including a BET Made You Look Award in 2010 and a Teen Choice Award in 2010. His music has taken the rap scene by storm with multiple nominations and Top 100 Billboard hits including “Nothin On You”, “Magic”, and top-charted song in multiple countries, “Airplanes.” B.O.B. will be joined by the likes of favorite rap artists and DJs including Lil Jon, Tyga, Kent Jones, and DJ Mauricio. Cool down as the day heats up at the exclusive Beach Club cabana area overlooking the skyline of Downtown Long Beach and the picturesque Queen Mary ship. Produced in conjunction with iHeart Media, WET Carnival invites attendees to splash Labor Day weekend away with multiple bars, water slides, a foam dance floor, cabanas, food vendors, and more. SoCal’s KIIS FM Radio, LA’s top radio DJs, and the headlining artists will join in the fun while mingling with attendees as they overlook the Pacific Ocean. Tickets are available now starting at $39 (online in advance) and $49 day of and at the door. VIP tickets are also available starting at $85 (online in advance) and $95 at the door. VIP tickets include priority entrance, access to a private bar and two drink tickets. VIP and Ultra Cabanas are available. WET Carnival is from 2 - 10pm on Saturday, September 3. Doors open at 1:45pm and the after-party begins at 9:30pm. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://QueenMary.com/events/wetcarnival/

Caesars Palace Celebrates 50th Anniversary Weekend with Celebrities, Entertainment, Events and Fireworks

In honor of its 50-year legacy at the center of the Las Vegas Strip, the iconic Caesars Palace celebrated its golden anniversary with an opulent birthday pool party, featuring a five-tier cake, champagne toast and a 10 minute fireworks extravaganza hosted by award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay. The anniversary festivities continued on Saturday, Aug. 6 with a once in a lifetime gala headlined by world-renowned entertainers Tony Bennett, Jennifer Lopez, Howie Mandel, Wayne Newton, Donny & Marie Osmond, Matt Goss and The Righteous Brothers. Special Icon Awards were also presented to honorees that have helped shape Caesars Palace's rich history, including Calvin Harris, Gordon Ramsay, Celine Dion, Elton John, Jerry Seinfeld and more. As Caesars Palace first opened its doors on Aug. 5, 1966, the celebratory weekend kicked off exactly a half-century later on Friday, Aug. 5 with an evening pool party for hotel guests at the picturesque Garden of The Gods Pool Oasis. Host Gordon Ramsay led the birthday champagne toast and cake cutting with nearly 3,000 guests. Poolside guests and crowds outside the resort on Las Vegas Boulevard admired the 10-minute anniversary-themed fireworks show above the re-imagined Julius Tower at Caesars Palace. Cocktail servers dressed in bubble costumes poured glasses of champagne for guests surrounded by special lighting and an art display with ping pong balls in the Neptune Pool. Live entertainment included a performance by a roller-skating duo from ABSINTHE and DJ set by OMNIA Nightclub resident Mark Etson. The poolside celebration concluded with the announcement of the 50th Anniversary nationwide cocktail competition winner. J.R. Starkus of Las Vegas created the Lazy Stroll, made with Plymouth gin, Cointreau, chamomile-infused honey syrup, fresh lemon juice, egg white, garnished with dried chamomile flowers. This winning cocktail will be served in select bars at Caesars Palace throughout the rest of the year. On Saturday, Aug. 6, Caesars Palace continued to commemorate its rich history of world-class entertainment and iconic sporting events and stunts with a red carpet arrival and Grand Gala event for nearly 3,000 invited VIP guests. Donning an Antonio Berardi outfit, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino headliner Jennifer Lopez made a surprise appearance during the opening of the gala among a flash mob led by showgirls and a full orchestra and wished the legendary resort happy 50th anniversary. Tony Bennett, who was the second performer to ever appear at the Circus Maximus Showroom in 1966 and in 1969 was the first and only entertainer ever offered a lifetime contract to perform at the trailblazing resort, headlined the extravagant evening and received a Caesars Palace Icon Award. Comedian and actor Howie Mandel, who previously appeared at the original Circus Maximus showroom and served as Master of Ceremonies for Caesars Palace 30th Anniversary television special in 1996, hosted the evening's festivities. Mandel also brought out a giant birthday cake to celebrate Bennett's 90th birthday at the gala. During the opening musical number, Caesars Entertainment headliners Wayne Newton, Donny and Marie Osmond, and Matt Goss performed "Viva Las Vegas" on stage together, while The Righteous Brothers performed "Time of Your Life" and "You Lost That Lovin' Feeling" later that night. A cappella group MO5AIC (Mosaic), winners of "MTV's Top Pop Group" and semi-finalists on "America's Got Talent," performed a medley of headliner songs throughout Caesars Palace's history as well. Throughout the evening, Caesars Palace recognized iconic individuals who have made significant contributions to its colorful history and shaped the enduring legacy of the world-renowned resort. The Jay Sarno Family, who showcased a display of personal memorabilia during evening, received the Founder's Icon Award. International Boxing Hall of Famer Thomas "Hitman" Hearns presented an Icon Award to Rasheda Ali in honor of her father, Muhammad Ali. Additional recipients of the Icon Award included: OMNIA Nightclub headliner Calvin Harris, Gordon Ramsay, the Knievel Family, Larry Ruvo and Caesars Palace President Gary Selesner, as well as The Colosseum at Caesars Palace headliners Celine Dion, Elton John and Jerry Seinfeld through acceptance speech videos. As part of the ongoing Summer of Caesars celebration, the iconic resort is also continuing to offer a free, self-guided walking photo tour and exhibit highlighting the most memorable moments and people in the rich history of Caesars Palace available through the end of August. From bringing the biggest names in entertainment including legendary singer Celine Dion to offering an unmatched collection of celebrity chefs to serving as home to top sporting events and daredevil stunts, Caesars Palace has become synonymous with Las Vegas itself. As the resort reflects on its many milestones and memories, Caesars Palace continues to reinvent and re-imagine. For more information, visit caesars.com/CP50.

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Returns to the Infamously Haunted Ship September 29 for 22 nights of fright

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor will once again rise from the deep torrid history of the infamously haunted ship September 29 - October 31, 2016. Dark Harbor will unveil new grotesque creatures and features at Midsummer Scream in Long Beach on July 30. Tickets are on-sale at QueenMary.com. Ghoulish spirits, old and new, will descend upon The Queen Mary in Long Beach for the most anticipated twenty-two terrifying nights of the year. Dark Harbor’s Sinister Seven Spirits: Ringmaster, Captain, Samuel the Savage, Graceful Gale, Half-Hatch Henry, Scary Mary and the newest malevolent resident will haunt the grounds of Dark Harbor nightly. Ringmaster promises to unleash her band of misfit monsters under the gruesome big top of Circus - a maze that continues to disorient with horrifying illusions, death-defying acts and spirited thrills. Dark Harbor’s youngest soul, Scary Mary, who has haunted the ship since her mysterious drowning in the first class pool in 1952, will leave fear-seekers gasping for air in the enhanced Lullaby maze. Deadrise, Soulmate and B340 mazes have been reengineered to deliver a darker descent into the depths of Queen Mary’s sinister past. This year’s Paintball Shooting Gallery sends guests on an other-worldly adventure and Sideshow grants “backstage” passage into the macabre underworld of the traveling circus. Haunt-fanatics can even double down on this year’s new double-sided small tops to host a private soiree featuring close-up freak shows with instant complimentary access toSideShow directly from a private Creepy Cabana. Take in a mesmerizing fire show on the main stage, have a spin on the Sinister Swings, and toss back all-you-can-eat tacos in the exclusive R.I.P. Lounge. But get the party started early and arrive during Happy Haunting Hour to down a happy hour potion in the all-new Voodoo Brew. Dark Harbor brings the true haunted tales of The Queen Mary to life, offering the most authentically frightening experience available. The annual event begins September 29 and continues to scare those who dare through October 31. General admission ticket prices start at just $20 online, with Fast Fright, VIP Passes, and lodging packages available. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.queenmary.com/dark-harbor.

Knott’s Scary Farm Opening Night

The 2016 ScaryFarm is opening up it’s gates on Sept. 22nd. and ends Oct. 31st 2016. Ticket prices are based on the date you pick. There is a $10 off coupon available at some fast food restaurants.

NINE LIVES

EuropaCorp's NINE LIVES premiere took place Monday, August 1st at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Attendees included stars JENNIFER GARNER, MALINA WEISSMAN, CHERYL HINES, ROBBIE AMELL, MARK CONSEULOS, TEDDY SEARS and director BARRY SONNENFELD.Joined by celebrity cats LIL BUB, NALA CAT, WAFFLES THE CAT and PUDGE THE CAT

WTT SMASH HITS RETURNS TO CAESARS PALACE WITH McENROE, RODDICK, NAVRATILOVA AND DAVENPORT IN LINEUP

Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King bring their annual charity event back to Las Vegas for second time on October 10. Some of the greatest players in tennis history are returning to Las Vegas this fall as World TeamTennis Smash Hits returns to Caesars Palace on Monday, October 10. John McEnroe, Andy Roddick, Martina Navratilova and Lindsay Davenport will headline the annual charity tennis event co-hosted by longtime friends Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King. Tennis action is set to begin at 7 p.m. on a specially-constructed tennis court in the valet parking lot adjacent to Caesars Palace Drive. Tickets for WTT Smash Hits go on sale at 10 a.m. Pacific on Monday, July 18. All seating will be reserved and have chairbacks. VIP seats, which include admission to the pre-match VIP Reception and Live Auction, are $500. For the tennis action only, Premium Reserved chairback seats are $125, and Reserved chairback seats are $55. Order tickets through www.WTTSmashHits.com or axs.com, or by calling The Colosseum at Caesars Palace box office at (866) 320-9763 or AXS at (888) 929-7849. For group sales of 10 or more tickets, call 212-586-3444, x. 121.

HORROR COMES HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS IN UNIVERSAL STUDIOS’ ALL-NEW “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS” MAZE BASED ON LEGENDARY PICTURES’ HIT FILM, “KRAMPUS”

Tis the season for Krampus as Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort bring the terrifying dark Christmas legend to life in an all-new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze beginning September 16, 2016. The creative minds behind the nation’s best and most extreme Halloween events unleash the wrath of Krampus, Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures’ Christmas-themed horror film co-written and directed by Michael Dougherty, in a sinister new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze. The dead of winter sets the stage for the terror that’s about to unfold one cold, dank and dreary Christmas Eve as the fabled anthropomorphic "half-goat, half-demon" horned creature emerges to terrorize those devoid of holiday spirit. In scenes lifted from the film, guests will navigate the dysfunctional Engel family home to encounter the evil ancient spirit of Krampus – the dark shadow of Saint Nicholas – and his band of Dark Elves and sinister Gingerbread Men, who cause the family to fight to see the light of day. Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” in Hollywood and Orlando to become victims inside their own horror film. The streets of each coast’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing “scare-actors” lunge from every darkened corner. Multiple movie-quality haunted houses are erected throughout the event, based on anything from iconic slasher films to hit horror television series to haunting original stories. Additional details about Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” will be revealed soon. For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at either Universal Studios Hollywood or Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

Sharknado 4 Premiere Las Vegas

Ian Ziering attending his Sharknado 4 Premiere at the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino in LasVegas checking out the new Sharknado 4 Slot Machines which will debute later this year in October

Universal Studios Hollywood Unleashes a Terrifying Trio of Slasher Films as “Freddy vs. Jason,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Halloween” Stab Through “Halloween Horror Nights” in Three All-New Disturbing Mazes

Freddy Krueger. Jason Voorhees. Leatherface. Michael Myers. The four most terrifying names in horror come together at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood as the silver screen’s extreme serial killers bleed into a trio of all-new slasher-themed mazes, beginning Friday, September 16, 2016. In “Freddy vs. Jason,” demented killer Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street) returns to the scene of the crime, this time accompanied by notorious hockey mask killer Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th) to inflict twice as much terror. Inspired by New Line Cinema’s 2003 film that brought together the biggest horror icons in history, this new experiential maze thrusts guests into an epic battle in which the fate of only one killer will survive. The unspeakable terror embroiled within “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Blood Brothers” maze, based on Tobe Hooper’s original film, will pit guests against the unsavory wrath of the demented killer, Leatherface, and his mentally unhinged brother, Chop Top, as they unite in misery to expand the family’s cannibalistic enterprise and slaughter a new generation of innocent victims. With the perverse duo at the helm of a grotesque BBQ restaurant staged inside a dilapidated roadside gas station, unwitting guests will soon realize that new terror awaits as the blood brothers continue their hedonistic prey on human flesh. Escaped mental patient Michael Myers makes a homecoming return in “Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield,” an all-new maze inspired by the second film in the classic “Halloween” horror franchise. Echoing the infamous words uttered by the film’s Dr. Sam Loomis, “You can’t kill the Boogeyman,” the twisted maze will shed new light on the terrifying lunacy of Michael Myers as he scours the streets of Haddonfield and stalks the halls of Haddonfield Memorial Hospital in ruthless pursuit of his victims. "Halloween Horror Nights" 2016 at Universal Studios Hollywood kicks off on Friday, September 16, 2016. The popular event brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror. Featuring an all-new slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, frightful scare zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, “Halloween Horror Nights” will taunt, terrorize and torment guests with spine-chilling haunted attractions as part of Southern California’s most extreme Halloween experience. The all-new “The Walking Dead” permanent attraction, based on AMC’s hit show will further enhance “Halloween Horror Night’s” terrifying lineup. Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online at HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood and on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood,” on Instagram at @HorrorNights and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.