Finish Line is the second largest athletic chain in the U. S. grossing over ½ billion annually with over 600 stores nationwide. Anthony appears in their catalog (on three pages), in their brochures, in store signage, mailings and on their website.
Anthony Michael Hobbs seen on the 2013 Emmy’s Creative Art’s Awards red carpet at Nokia Theater at L.A. Live. (Credit: UPI, Jim Ruymen)
Hobbs recently attended the 2013 Emmy’s Creative Arts Awards representing the PBS Special “The Abolitionist,” where he played a young Frederick Douglass, one of five abolitionist highlighted. The film received a “Best Documentary Series” Emmy nomination.
Finish Line started in 1976 by three childhood friends that opened The Athletic Foot franchise. When they reached 10 stores they wanted to position themselves outside on Indianapolis and so they enlisted two other partners and let The Athletic Foot franchise run out.
Baltimore actor Anthony Hobbs seen in the Finish Line Holiday catalog is pictured in the blue ‘DUKE’ hootie jacket.
In 1986 the Finish Line athletic chain opened its doors. In 1992 the company went public and by 1998 grossed ¼ billion annually and had accumulate over 600 stores across the country. Finish Line is known for its signature “shoe wall” displaying 600 – 1,300 kinds of athletic shoes – 85% of its sales.
Hobbs also appears in a DreamWorks documentary “How to Train Your Dragon: Dragons and Dinosaurs” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bekKOmfsWfc ); in a United Way PSA (http://vimeo.com/54017197); in a Norwegian Cruise-Line commercial that also airs during the cruise-line voyages; in several PBS Sprout Network mini-segments; in a PSA spot for the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC); in a segment of the “SkWids” kids’ on-line Internet show at www.SkWids.com; in the national classroom program called KinderRhyme which appears in over 2600 school programs; the voice of an instructional video for advertising firm TBWA World Wide – the largest advertising holding company in the world; appears in the film Waiting for Godot; an industrial commercial for the U.S. National Parks Services; a Baltimore County Recycling commercial; a Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger commercial, and Hobbs appeared in USDA’s Healthy Kids 2011 print campaign.
Hobbs is seen on three pages of Finish Line’s new 2013 Holiday catalog.
The winner of eight Global Stars Network acting awards, Hobbs – when not acting and going on auditions – plays sports, takes “tae kwon do” lessons and spends time with his dog.
For more information on Anthony Michael Hobbs log onto his website at www.Anthony-Michael.com or contact his management at 410-908-4869.
*The idiots are out in full flair and they’re not waiting for camera crews to catch them…they’re bringing their own cameras.
The Smoking Gun’s Buster report posted a video by an idiotic Florida woman by the name of Taylor Chapman, who has given mental patients a bad name with a racist rant she made against a Dunkin’ Donuts employee that didn’t give her a receipt with her order, then denied her free food. Apparently, the Dunkin’ Donuts she frequents has a policy of providing the customer with free food if they do not get a receipt.
According to the taped rant, she informs the daytime clerk at the Dunkin’ Donuts that she received this horrible treatment from another clerk named Nithi, the night before.
During her tirade, she refers to Nithi as “a complete cunt sand nigger whore” to another customer.
According to another report from TSG the 18-year-old clerk Abid Adar, who was overly kind to this mistake of a woman, Nithi was merely slow with providing a receipt and she instructed Chapman to bring her discrepancy to a manager in the morning.
Adar is obviously a hard working high school student because he was the other clerk on the night shift with Nithi and he remembered the woman.
*Deion Sanders may have gotten away with his side of the story, but the former football star better watch out and be ready because ex-wife Pilar has something for that a**.
The athletic model is preparing to release a tell-all book about her life. And you know that’s going to include her time with Deion.
“I want to be a mentor to other women who have been abused, by sharing my story, my struggles and letting them in, it will not only help heal myself but others experiencing the same trials and struggles as well,” she tells Hip Hollywood.
“There are thousands of women fighting for their rights, their children and their own identity out there. We as women and mothers need to ban together to show support for injustice. I will continue my fight as long as I walk this earth, and with Jesus at my side all will prevail,” she continued.
Pilar vows to make this project her declaration to the truth of what really occurred in their marriage.
“I’ve been waiting for the moment to address this. I can understand how someone can take it out of context, and how someone could misinterpret it. I definitely want to apologize because I didn’t want to offend anybody in any type of way. But that’s not where the core of, you know, where my answer was. My answer was basically saying being a model doesn’t have to do with your race. And I mean, look at Naomi [Campbell], she’s one of the coaches! And it really has to do with being an inner woman. It really has to do with playing this role. Like being a model, it’s a talent. You’re supposed to adjust to your clients that you get. It’s sad that people took it that way and I can understand. Some people took it as offense like, oh, she’s light skinned so she thinks she’s better. Or she just doesn’t think that’s she’s black. And I’m clearly I’m a black woman. It’s very clear… And it actually really hurt. It was really offensive, especially on Team Karolina, there were only two black girls left. All I can say is that I’m sorry if I offended somebody but that’s not what I meant whatsoever. It’s clear that I’m a black woman. Me not embracing the fact that I’m a black woman would be a disgrace to my mother and my daughter. And that’s where I came from and that’s what I produce. So that’s something I would never… I mean, it doesn’t make any sense.”
*Model and actress Eva Marcille broke the world’s heart, well maybe not the fellas so much, when she broke the news that she and her former love, Lance Gross, have decided to let the relationship go.
The “Girlfriend Confidential” star said that they just weren’t really ready for marriage, even after five years together.
“Lance didn’t mess up,” she told the crew at New York’s Power 105.1 Breakfast Club. “I know we were both committed to each other. He didn’t want to be with anyone else. I didn’t want to be with anyone else, so naturally you feel the next step is, ‘Let me propose,’” she explained.
She had to take a different route, but says Lance is a wonderful man, and any woman would be blessed to have him.
Her relationship with Flo’Rida, who she calls a “super-country boy,” was short lived after he started talking marriage.
“I didn’t want anything too serious. Flo’s a great guy. He got really holy on me, and wanted to go to church all the time,” she explained, adding that dating the rapper validated him as a celebrity catch.
Eva’s just having fun. Now she’s courting a Jamaican guy, who she says is just “regular” who’s “grinding out.”
She’s getting back into television with her first scripted comedy series; based on her teenage years, according to Deadline.
Tyra is co-writing and producing “Fivehead’ for ABC with Kenya Barris who is a childhood friend and longtime business partner of the model.
The show is inspired by Tyra’s awkward years in high school and her journey to becoming a model.
“In high school, if you have glasses, you’re a ‘four eyes’, if you have braces, you’re a ‘metal mouth’ but if you had my forehead? You’re a fivehead,” she said.
Kenya and Tyra met at the age of 6 and attended school together. Since meeting, the two have become road kitties for life, witnessing each other’s development and growth.
“To be able to witness her career was wild, but to be able to watch Tyra grow up was nothing short of nutty,” said Barris. “I am blown away by the opportunity to tell not just a great story but a story that I remember so fondly.”