McAllen Holiday Parade to include RGV marching bands
The McAllen Holiday Parade will feature 13 of the Rio Grande Valley’s school marching bands and will air in 31 U.S. Hispanic markets the weekend of the parade. The city held a press conference Tuesday to announce the additions to the parade’s entertainment lineup. The parade was already slated to feature the United States Air Force Band and actor Mario Lopez. “One of the best parts of a parade is the marching bands and we have some of the most amazing high school marching bands located right here in South Texas. Balloon handlers must be 18 or over, while banner carriers must be 16 or over.myrgv.com
McAllen Holiday Parade organizers want you to be part of the show
Holiday Parade organizers in McAllen say they need one important ingredient to make this year’s event successful: the public. The city of McAllen held a news conference Tuesday inviting the community to be a part of this year’s McAllen Holiday Parade, which is presented by H-E-B and powered by Bert Ogden & Fiesta Dealerships. One of the top prizes is sponsored by Bert Ogden & Fiesta Dealerships which is a VIP experience that includes stadium seats, McAllen Holiday Parade swag and Meet & Greet tickets for the celebrities. “We at Bert Ogden & Fiesta Dealerships are so proud to help bring this parade to the streets of McAllen,” said Marsha Green, Vice-President of Marketing for Bert Ogden & Fiesta Dealerships, in a press release. The gold-award winning volunteer program is one of the reasons the McAllen Holiday Parade has earned the title of Best Parade in Texas and the World.myrgv.com
McAllen Holiday Parade to return to traditional format
McALLEN — Flanked by two towering nutcrackers and a Christmas gift that could hold a Smartcar, city and school officials here laid out the plan for the 2021 McAllen Holiday Parade on Tuesday. The pandemic shifted last year’s parade to the McAllen Convention Center with a virtual viewing program. Much of the little ceremony focused on the relationship between the city and McAllen ISD, and the parade’s return to the McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium. “Still, even if we were not here in the stadium, without MISD and without the school bands, everything would not have been the same. The parade, Salidivar said, is important to even a bigger region than just McAllen.myrgv.com
Dustin Diamond, "Saved by the Bell" star, has died at 44
"Saved by the Bell" star Dustin Diamond died Monday after a three-week fight with carcinoma, according to his representatives. Former co-star Mario Lopez took to Twitter to say farewell: "Dustin, you will be missed, my man. Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dustin Diamond, a true comedic genius. "Saved by the Bell" aired from 1989 to 1993, and its spinoffs included "Saved by the Bell: The College Years," "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" and "Saved by the Bell: The New Class," which Diamond starred in. He made a sex tape and produced a tell-all documentary on Lifetime TV called "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story."cbsnews.com
'Saved by the Bell' star Dustin Diamond dies of cancer at 44
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2011 file photo, Dustin Diamond attends the SYFY premiere of "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid" at The Ziegfeld Theater in New York. Diamond, best known for playing Screech on the hit 90s sitcom "Saved by the Bell," was hospitalized last month in Florida and his team disclosed later he had cancer. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)“Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond died Monday after a three-week fight with cancer, according to his representative. Former co-star Mario Lopez took to Twitter to say farewell: “Dustin, you will be missed, my man. “Dustin was a humorous and high-spirited individual whose greatest passion was to make others laugh.
Dustin Diamond undergoing chemotherapy treatments for cancer
Diamond is undergoing chemotherapy treatments after being diagnosed with cancer, according to his representative. Diamond, best known for playing Screech on the hit 90s sitcom, was hospitalized earlier this month in Florida. Last week, his team disclosed he did have cancer. (AP Photo/Dana Ferguson, File)Original “Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond has begun undergoing chemotherapy treatments after being diagnosed with cancer, according to his representative. Diamond, best known for playing Screech on the hit ’90s sitcom, was hospitalized earlier this month in Florida.
Mario Lopez walks back comments on transgender kids and gender identity
Mario Lopez apologized Wednesday for telling conservative commentator Candace Owens that it's "dangerous" and "alarming" for parents to honor the wishes of young children who identify with a gender other than the one assigned at birth. "The comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were," the longtime "Extra" host said in a statement released by his publicist. "I have been and always will be an ardent supporter of the LGBTQ community, and I am going to use this opportunity to better educate myself. "And he went on yet again: "My daughter thinks some boys have cooties. "Lopez left "Extra" to be a host of "Access Hollywood."abc13.com
Mario Lopez apologizes for 'ignorant' comments about kids' gender identity
"The comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were," Lopez said in a statement to CNN. In the discussion, Owens brings up what she calls one of the "weird trends" of Hollywood parents allowing their children to pick their gender identity. In response, Lopez asked Owens "please don't lump me into" the group of Hollywood parents of which she was speaking. In a tweet, he said, "I'm disappointed to read @MarioLopezExtra comments about parent's who support their child's openes [sic] about their gender identity. Lopez joined syndicated entertainment newsmagazine show "Access Hollywood" earlier this month after several years as a host for "Extra."