Odds & Ends: Taylor Swift Rescues Theater Company & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Taylor’s Swift RescueWe didn’t think it was possible to love Taylor Swift more than we already do, and then she goes and saves a theater company at the 11th-hour! The Belvoir Street Theatre in Sydney, Australia, was putting on a production of Seventeen this week, which features a company of senior actors playing 17-year-olds on their last day of school. One of the show’s big numbers was set to Swift’s “Shake It Off,” but at the last minute they were denied permission to use the tune by a music publisher. Cue a social media campaign, and thanks to the help of Matilda scribe Tim Minchin, among others, Swift responded! “Permission granted, @BelvoirSt,” she tweeted. “Good luck with your opening night.” Which reminds us, Ms. Swift, when are you going to make our dreams come true and star on Broadway?NPH & David Burtka Cook Up a Storm With Ina GartenTony winner Neil Patrick Harris and his recent Broadway headliner hubby David Burtka have joined forces with Ina Garten for an episode of her Food Network show Barefoot Contessa. In the teaser trailer below, Burtka, as the professional chef in the family, is in charge of ribeye steaks, while Harris is on bar duty, mixing a “Rye-groni,” his twist on the classic Campari-based Negroni, made with rye whiskey instead of gin. Their show will air on August 8. Watch Matthew Broderick & Alice Eve’s Dirty WeekendSylvia’s Matthew Broderick and Star Trek into Darkness’ Alice Eve have spent a previously reported Dirty Weekend together and now there’s a trailer for the Neil LaBute penned and helmed film! Check out the below sneak peek of the movie, which follows two work colleagues who discover more about each other than they ever thought possible during a layover in Albuquerque. View Commentslast_img read more

Gallery: Syracuse ice hockey shuts out RIT, 2-0, to earn first-round bye in CHA tournament

first_imgSyracuse (13-12-5, 12-4-2 College Hockey America) shut out Rochester Institute of Technology (6-24-2, 4-12-2) 2-0 on Saturday afternoon at Tennity Ice Pavilion, clinching a first-round bye in the CHA tournament. SU junior Stephanie Grossi and Jessica Sibley each scored. Here are the best sights from the game. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 18, 2017 at 8:20 pmlast_img

Lakers guard Josh Hart to miss the rest of the season after knee procedure

first_imgAfter a loss to Boston earlier this month, Josh Hart told reporters huddled in the Staples Center locker room that he wasn’t ready to quit on the season – even as the right knee saddled with ice bags made it clear he was struggling.“I want to play every game because I know during the summer I won’t be able to play the game for a while,” he said. “So I’m going to play as hard as I can for however long I can.”A few weeks later, the second-year guard’s limit has been reached.The Lakers announced Thursday morning that Hart underwent an ultrasonic debridement procedure in his right knee, helping treat the tendinitis that has troubled him for most of the calendar year. He will miss the rest of the season for a recovery process that is expected to take 12 weeks. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The 10 players who saw action against the Jazz included a pair of two-way contract players (Alex Caruso and Johnathan Williams), two rookies (Moe Wagner and Isaac Bonga) and 10-day contract player Scott Machado. While it isn’t the hand Coach Luke Walton would’ve liked to have been dealt, he said he’s still looking for the upside of playing it.“It’s our job to try to be as prepared as possible, to try to give our group the best chance of winning,” he said. “That doesn’t change depending on who plays or not. Now the way we want to play and how well we can play changes with people in and out. But how we do our job is the same.”CARUSO’S DUNK TURNS HEADSIt might be the receding hairline, or it might be his unassuming profile, but the Lakers have noticed that people seem surprised when Alex Caruso dunks.They are not.“People think just because Caruso’s half bald and white, they don’t think he can jump,” Kyle Kuzma said. “But he got bounce. He’s like top five on our team in bounce. It’s impressive.”One of the more exciting highlights of a 15-point loss to the Jazz on Wednesday was a Machado-to-Caruso alley-oop, a play the 6-foot-5 guard said he’s worked on routinely in the G League. He was 5 for 10 and finished with 13 points, and his dunk got the whole locker room chatting. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersHart joins a list of the young, promising Lakers who are now shelved for the rest of the season with injury, including contemporaries Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram. Of that group, Hart struggled the most through a sophomore season in which he averaged 7.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 67 games, seeing his shooting numbers slump (40.7 percent, 33.6 on 3-pointers) from an encouraging rookie year.It was difficult to untangle Hart’s performance from his problems with his knee, which first became public knowledge in February. A platelet-rich plasma injection around the All-Star break failed to help his tendinitis, and Hart said he had been dealing with pain as his production took a hit.Hart told reporters that he would eventually have to get his knee fixed after the season. He tried to manage it with around-the-clock treatment.“There are days when I wake up and it feels good, there are days when I wake up and it doesn’t feel good,” he said. “Depends on the day.”The Lakers are running perilously thin on bodies for the season’s remaining seven games. In addition to players who are out for the season, Tyson Chandler, Reggie Bullock and Mike Muscala did not play in Salt Lake City on Wednesday night with various injuries. LeBron James did not make the trip, and it’s unclear how much the Lakers wish to play him now that the team is eliminated from playoff contention. But it’s pretty standard stuff for Caruso, a high-jump athlete in high school who finished with a PR of 6-10. He gave up track when he went to Texas A&M, but he still accumulated a respectable reel of jams.As for Kuzma’s assessment that he’s a top-five jumper on the team, Caruso wasn’t sure.“Maybe off one foot, I have a chance to be up there with some people,” he said. “But two feet? We’ve got some athletic guys on our team.”Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed last_img read more


first_imgMicheal carrying out some research for the next show.A young Donegal man is blazing a trail on young people’s programmes on TG4.Micheál Ó Ciaraidh presnts Cúla4/TG4’s Kids Zone on weekdays from 4-6pm.Micheál brings viewers up to date news on technology, APPS, events, sports, cool guests, movies, gaming and much more. Letterkenny man Micheal outside TG4.Cúla4 is TG4’s kid’s zone aimed at young people between the ages of 6 -12 years.Cúla4 brings you top international animated series’ including Breadwinners, Spongebob Squarepants, Garfield, Dennis and Gnasher and Scaredy Squirrel.Micheal breaks away from the studio each week to bring us a weekly instalment of SOS (Sos ón scoil). Each week they visit a school from around the country and let the students showcase the highlights and achievements in their school, while bringing Micheál to their favourite nooks and crannies.Michael is a native Letterkenny man, born and bred in the Cathedral Town. His parents are Michael Carey (senior) from and Convoy-woman Marian Carey (nee. Doherty).Michael was in the first class to ever graduate from Coláiste Ailigh, and it’s here that he fondly looks back on as being the roots of his love for the language.“It was there that I was first introduced to Irish as a living language, having studied it only as a subject before then. My family wouldn’t be native speakers. We were the guinea pig year in Sprackburn House, which had just recently been converted from a B&B.”And what are Micheal’s thoughts on Donegal?“It’s not uncommon to tune in and see me with the Donegal scarf wrapped around my neck during pieces to camera, and I’m always trying to organise location shoots up at home. “There’s a good Donegal contingency working here in TG4, and we’re all very proud of our roots. Sometimes, it takes being away from home for a few years to realise just how much we have going for us. I lived in Dublin for close to 9 years, but I don’t know if I ever really settled there.”DONEGAL MAN BLAZING A TRAIL ON TG4! was last modified: October 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalMicheál Ó CiaraidhTG4last_img read more