'Hellcats': Sharon Leal on the hot new coach, plus Zap2it's Twitter giveaway

hellcats-sharon-leal.jpgGive me an H! Give me an E! Give me... free stuff! Zap2it has three "Hellcats" prize packages, and we're giving them away during the show on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. They've got all you need to cheer your way to victory just like Marti and Savannah... well, along with a rockin' bod, and some serious skills.

So how do you play? Follow @Zap2it on Twitter, and don't miss the second episode of "Hellcats" at 9. We're going to post three trivia questions about the episode. Tweet your answers to us (don't forget to mention @Zap2it in your tweet) betweeen 9 p.m. EST and 2:59 a.m. EST. If you answer correctly, you'll be eligible for a random drawing - one prize pack will be given away per question.

[For full rules, scroll down!]

In the meantime, Zap2it visited the "Hellcats" set in Vancouver and had an exclusive chat with Sharon Leal, who plays Hellcats coach Vanessa. Of course, we had to get the dirt on her relationship with her boyfriend Derrick ( D.B. Altman) and the pushy new football coach, Red ( Jeff Hephner).

"Back in the day when she was a Hellcat she was in a scandalous relationship with one of the coaches, Red Raymond. It all came out and was a big source of shame. She comes back to sort of reconcile with her past and make a difference in this world because she's really passionate about cheerleading."

Of course, her respectable relationship with the team doctor isn't going to get any easier now that Red is back on staff. "To her dismay and shock, Red professes that he's going to try to get her back," Leal says.



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ZAP2IT'S "HELLCATS" WATCH AND WIN SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
By entering this Promotion, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Any violation of these rules may result in disqualification. All decisions of the judges regarding this Promotion are final and binding in all respects.

1. PROMOTION PERIOD.
Promotion begins at 6:00 PM PT on September 15, 2010 and ends at11:59 PM PT on September 15, 2010 (the "Promotion Period"). Zap2it's computer clock shall be the official timepiece of the Promotion.

2. ELIGIBILITY.
This sweepstakes (the "Promotion") is open to legal U.S. residents of the 50 United States or DC who are eighteen (18) years and older as of the first day of the Sweepstakes period. You must be a Twitter member and a follower of twitter.com/zap2it in order to participate and at the time the prize is announced and awarded. If you are not a Twitter member, you may register for free on the Twitter website. Officers, directors, members, and employees of the Sponsor, or any other party associated with the development or administration of this Promotion, and their immediate family (i.e., parents, children, siblings, spouse), and persons residing in the same household, are not eligible to win. This Promotion is void where prohibited and outside the counties set forth above.

3. HOW TO ENTER.
Log on to twitter.com and follow twitter/zap2it. Periodically during the Promotion Period, Zap2it will announce a chance to win a "Hellcats" Prize Pack and ask a question related to the "Hellcats" episode airing that night. Anyone who replies to the Tweet with the correct answer to the question will be entered into a random drawing and will be eligible to win a "Hellcats" Prize Pack. Limit one entry per person or Twitter handle per announcement. All received entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

4. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION.
At the end of the Promotion Period, Sponsor will select three winners randomly from the pool of eligible participants and attempt to notify the winners by direct message on Twitter within 72 hours of the end of the Promotion period. The potential winners must respond via email to carina.mackenzie@zap2it.com within 48 hours of notification attempt. In the event potential winners cannot be contacted, do not respond within 48 hours from the time the Sponsor first tries to notify them, and/or the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winners forfeit all rights to win the Promotion or receive the prizes. If so, alternate potential winners may be selected randomly from the pool of eligible participants. Upon contacting potential winners and determining that they have met all eligibility requirements of the Promotion, including without limitation the execution of any required waivers, publicity and liability releases and disclaimers, which must be signed and returned to Sponsor prior to receipt of prizes, such individuals will be declared the "winners" of the Promotion. Properly claimed prizes will be awarded, but in no event will Sponsor award more prizes than are provided for in these Official Rules. Limit one (1) prize per winner.

5. PRIZE DESCRIPTION.
There will be three (3) first prize winners. First Prize: "Hellcats" Prize Pack consisting of one backpack, one reusable cup, one pom pom, one Frisbee and one poster.  Approximate retail value of all prizes: $150.

6. TAXES.
All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the winner's sole responsibility.

7. ODDS OF WINNING.
The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible participants.

8. NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION.
No prizes or any portion thereof are transferable or redeemable for cash or any other instrument of value. Any portion of the prize that is not used is forfeited. There will be no substitutions for these prizes, except Sponsor may substitute prizes of equal or greater value in event prizes offered become unavailable for any reason.

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By entering the Promotion, each entrant releases and discharges the Sponsor and any other party associated with the development or administration of this Promotion, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, "Sponsor Entities"), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this Promotion, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively, "Claims"). Except where prohibited: (i) acceptance of a prize constitutes the consent of any winner, without further compensation, to use the name and likeness of such winner for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor; (ii) acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of the Sponsor Entities of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this Promotion and the use, misuse, or possession of any prize; and (iii) any potential winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility (including social security number) and a liability/publicity release. If so, affidavits and releases must be returned within one (1) week from the date that Sponsor first tries to notify the potential winner.

10. DISCLAIMERS.
(i) Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at Sponsor's servers or elsewhere, will not be eligible. (ii) Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion. Use of automated process to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of Sponsor. (iii) Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Promotion if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort. In the event Sponsor does so, Sponsor shall post notice of its action at www.zap2it.com. In the event Sponsor terminates the Promotion prior to the scheduled end date, First Prizes will be awarded in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the cancellation. (iv) Sponsor Entities are not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this Promotion, including without limitation mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors. (v) SPONSOR ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, AS REGARDS THIS PROMOTION OR THE MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR ANY COMPONENT OF ANY PRIZE. (vi) CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

11. APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION.
Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Promotion will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in Chicago, Illinois. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of Illinois and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of Illinois. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys' fees) associated with participation in this Promotion and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.

12. PRIVACY POLICY.
All submitted entry information becomes the property of the Sponsor. Any entry information collected from the Promotion shall be used only in a manner consistent with the consent given by entrants at the time of the entry and in accordance with these Official Rules and the Sponsor's Privacy Policy, which can be found on the Zap2it.com homepage and may be amended from time to time.

13. WINNER LIST.
For a list containing the name of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope by October 8, 2010 to: Winner List: Zap2it's "Hellcats" Watch and Win Sweepstakes, Attn: Mark Yamada, 5800 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

14. SPONSORSHIP.
This Promotion is sponsored by Tribune Media Services, c/o Zap2it, 5800 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028.