Loads Of News: More Ratings, Stacy Keibler, ‘Mania, Brooke

Ryan Clark

AM RAW did a .65 rating over the weekend.

The TNA iMPACT! replay did a 0.4 rating over the weekend.

A Reebok TV commercial featuring Stacy Keibler is now airing in some markets.

WWE sent out this press release this afternoon: WWE® Extends Relationship With Habbo’s Virtual World To WrestleMania® XXIV – STAMFORD, Conn., March 18, 2008 – World Wrestling Entertainment® is going virtual to promote its largest annual event, March 30’s WrestleMania XXIV, with an ambitious partnership with Habbo, the virtual community with more than eight million unique users in 31 countries around the world. The campaign, entitled “The Road to WrestleMania XXIV,” will kick-off March 24. It will challenge participants in Habbo to have their personal avatars compete against each other based on the themes of five anticipated WrestleMania matches, including “The World Heavyweight Championship: Edge vs. The Undertaker” and “The Biggest Battles The Best,” which pits WWE’s seven-foot tall “Big Show” against welterweight boxing legend, Floyd “Money” Mayweather. “WWE’s fanbase is young, tech-savvy and hyper-social â<80>” the ideal target for the rich, multilayered campaigns we are executing with Habbo,” said Geof Rochester, WWE’s Executive Vice President, Marketing. “These promotions are proving to be the perfect conduit for expanding our brand and digital footprint to the virtual world.” The “Road to WrestleMania XXIV” is a complex virtual maze of seven themed rooms, including one for each of the five title matches, a “No Way Out” room and a “WrestleMania XXIV”-themed room in Habbo. Habbos compete to earn points on behalf of their favorite Superstar by completing the daily maze. The campaign will be promoted via a variety of Group Pages created within Habbo featuring alerts about daily race start times and locations, exclusive WWE videos, and free virtual swag, including WWE-branded badges and wallpapers. WWE has once again engaged Millions of Us LLC, an agency specializing in virtual worlds and large online communities, to help manage this campaign. “Habbo users are drawn to our online community for engaging activities and to be connected to the biggest names and events in entertainment,” said Teemu Huuhtanen, Executive Vice President, Habbo Business and President, North America. “By again partnering with the WWE and Millions of Us, we are bringing our audience to the center of sports entertainment with its premiere annual event.” “Habbo pioneered the booming youth virtual world space and is one of the most internationally successful communities of its kind,” said Reuben Steiger, CEO, Millions of Us. “We’re delighted to have helped WWE successfully enter multiple virtual worlds and online communities.”

Brooke Hogan updated her MySpace blog after removing her previous entry where she basically ripped on her dad and her friend for screwing around behind her back, now saying that while it still hurts very deeply inside, she’s “starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.” In a short entry, Brooke added that she has, and we quote, a “wonderful, angel of a brother” and “two amazing parents”, with an emphasis on amazing. Her former friend Christianne Plante recently said that someone leaked her affair to the National Enquirer after she sent the letter to Brooke to tell her all about it and it wasn’t her who went public with the story. Brooke’s currently filming the new season of ‘Hogan Knows Best’ although this time around it’s titled ‘Brooke Hogan Knows Best’ and VH1 cameras are following her moving back to Miami with her friends.

Celebrity blogger and self proclaimed queen of all media Perez Hilton has interviewed former Women’s and Intercontinental champion Chyna for his latest episode of ‘What Perez Sez’ which airs tonight at 10PM on VH1. “This special is all about reality TV and our chat with the former wrestler turned reality train wreck got really ugly real fast,” he said. And the former Playboy cover girl had something special for Perez. “Chyna flashed us her vagina like 5 times! For real. We guess she really wanted to prove she was a biological female or something. But we’re still not convinced,” he added! HAH! As said above, this episode airs tonight.

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