MEDIA RELATIONS: YAHOO, TOYOTA PRO/CELEBRITY RACE

‘Fresh Prince’ Star Alfonso Ribeiro Wins Last Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race at Long Beach Grand Prix

By: Debbie Emery,  Yahoo/The Wrap

“Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro proved he still knows how to live life in the fast lane this past weekend when he won the final ever Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race at the Long Beach Grand Prix in California.

la-sp-long-beach-grand-prix-celebrity-race-201-001He beat out star drivers including Adam CarollaFrankie MunizBrian Austin Green and fellow “Silver Spoons” alum Ricky Schroder at the 40th annual race, which ends after this year.

The “America’s Funniest Home Videos” host, who is also a past “Dancing With the Stars” champion, was the celebrity winner in 1994 and 1995, and the Pro winner in 2015.

Ribeiro actually credited Schroder for getting him into the racing scene, telling TheWrap before the race: “I came here with him, hung out during the practice and had a blast … I fell in love with it. Several years later they asked me to do it and there was no way I was going to say no.

“In these cars, we get up to 120 mph, but in my real professional driving, I’ve reached 190,” he revealed. “It’s good fun!”

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MEDIA RELATIONS: Orange County Register, Premier Exhibitions Inc.

Bodies and Titanic exhibits to stick around until April

By: Lou Ponsi, Orange County Register

BUENA PARK — Two popular exhibits, originally scheduled to vacate the former Movieland Wax Museum last week, will stay put for at least four more months.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and BODIES…The Exhibition were going to make way for a 54,000-square-foot attraction anchored by a 17,000-square-foot butterfly and hummingbird atrium.

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One of the human figures that are on display at the new Bodies and Titanic exhibits, opening at the site of the former Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park was show in an running position.
Photo by MICHAEL GOULDING, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

With the various approvals taking longer than expected for the new owner, Butterfly Pavilion, city officials contacted Premier Exhibitions, which owns the Bodies and Titanic exhibits, and invited them to stay through April 17, said Ruben Lopez, Buena Park’s economic development administrator.

The city is selling the property for $2.5 million to Butterfly Pavilion.

Premier has Bodies and Titanic exhibits elsewhere in the country, but the Buena Park venues have been the most popular, particularly with medical students and other educational groups, said Kelsey Duckett, spokeswoman for Premier.

“We definitely did not want to leave in the first place,” Duckett said.

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