Hailed as a hero of the February school shooting, Gabe Stewart was a hero again to the MSD students and colleagues rooting for him from the sidelines.
Celebrities came out in full force Thursday on NBC for Red Nose Day, a campaign to raise money to fight child poverty.
Catanzaro is leaving to pursue a career in the WWE: “Learning to be a wrestler will be challenging, but … being a ninja will definitely help with that challenge.”
The team behind NBC’s butt-kicking reality competition took us behind the scenes for a look at the ultimate smack down — the show’s National Finals in Las Vegas.
Brandon Todacheenie, aka "the Navajo Ninja," considers it a great honor to represent Native Americans on the national stage in "American Ninja Warrior." He traveled from the Navajo reservation of Shiprock, N.M., where he lives to compete in the Denver City Finals.
American Ninja Warrior competitor Josh Butler was cheered on by wife Katie and son Braxtel, an adopted special-needs child, during the Daytona Beach Finals.
Last year on "American Ninja Warrior," competitor Kenny Niemitalo reached out to fans in hopes of finding a kidney donor for his then-infant, Hazel, who was diagnosed with congenital nephrotic syndrome, a kidney condition. And a fan named Amy Schlee answered the call.
"American Ninja Warrior” hopeful Sean “The Papal Ninja” Bryan works and lives with a bunch of Catholic monks and priests, which is good for his soul and great for the their glutes.
American Ninja Warrior contestant Grant McCartney has always been nimble on his feet — this is the guy who danced on Ellen — but can those feet be as quick as they are graceful? In this sneak peek clip from the season premiere, he’s back for a qualifying run in Los Angeles. The announcers describe him with “always a smile on his face, but a beast of a competitor.” And of course, he’s sporting his “Island Ninja” shirt. “This is a different Grant McCartney!” New year, new Grant … new victory dance? We’ll find out next week.
The Red Nose Day Special is all about donating what you can to help children most in need, both here in the U.S. and in some of the poorest communities in the world. But this year, longtime admirers of Arrow star Stephen Amell are also getting something special: The chance to see him compete in Celebrity Ninja Warrior , which kicks off NBC’s evening of Red Nose Day programming. The actor, a longtime fan of American Ninja Warrior , tells Yahoo TV that tackling the course in real life was “surreal” — and a lot harder than it looks. “For me, the most nerve-racking moment was the very first obstacle,” he says. “Ninjas make it look easy… It isn’t!” Fortunately, Amell had a pretty helpful coach: ANW legend Kacy Catanzaro. “ Her pointers were the difference between the run I had and flaming out super early,” he says. Here’s a look at Amell in action. Celebrity Ninja Warrior airs Thursday, May 25 at 8 p.m., followed by a special edition of Running Wild with Bear Grylls at 9 p.m. featuring Julia Roberts in Kenya. The Red Nose Day Special airs live at 10 p.m. on NBC.
Bro ninjas Brandon Mears and Dan Polizzi competed in the Indianapolis finals of 'American Ninja Warrior' Monday night. The two firefighters are huge fans of the ninja competition, as well as calling each other bro.
The headliner of the night was Melania Trump, introduced by candidate-husband Donald Trump, and both entering to “We Are The Champions” as the ghost of Queen’s Freddie Mercury strained to escape from Cincinnati. Hours before her speech, CNN correspondent Jim Acosta gave us this hot reportorial scoop: “I’ve been told he’s going to show some warm, genuine, loving affection toward his wife.” One more seductive adjective there, and Acosta might have been mistaken for Barry White. CNN contextualized speaker Antonio Sabato, Jr. with this chyron running beneath his convention speech: “His Calvin Klein billboard hung across the Trump Tower in the 1990s.” Chris Cuomo tried to set up high expectations for Melania Trump with praise-by-condescension: “She’s very intelligent and very accomplished!” he yelped with an earnestness colored by disbelief.
American Ninja Warrior travelled to city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, where they introduced viewers to some pretty interesting contestants. Dancer Keegan O'Brien wanted to take on the obstacle course because, “I want to show that dance really isn’t effeminate,” he said, “It’s masculine - It’s probably one of the most manly things you can do out there.” Unfortunately he ended up “pirouette” when he fell in the water on the paddle boards section of the course. Check out this 'Ninja Warrior’ contestant who brings clean water to impoverished people.
"American Ninja Warrior" had an emotional moment on Wednesday as Spencer Wyckoff ran the course in support of his sister, Carden, who suffers from MD.
American Ninja Warrior kicked off the first stage of the finale on Monday night. Competitor Ben Melick, A.K.A. Tarzan failed to swing it on the course, but he had more important things on his mind. Tarzan took a knee on national television to ask his girlfriend to be the queen of the jungle.