Emma Stone Eyes La La Land Movie Musical

first_img View Comments Emma Stone must have had a perfectly marvelous time headlining a tuner! The Broadway alum and Oscar nominee is in talks to headline the film musical La La Land. According to The Wrap, Damien Chazelle’s song-and-dance romance has also eyed both Ryan Gosling and Tony winner Eddie Redmayne for the male lead.Stone would play wannabe actress Mia, who is anxious to fit in. She falls in love with Sebastian, a magnetic jazz musician, in Los Angeles, but the city that united them may split them up. Emma Watson was originally tapped for the role of Mia, before taking on Belle in Beauty and the Beast instead.We were recently happy to see Stone make her Broadway debut in Cabaret. Oscar nominated for Birdman, her additional screen credits include the Amazing Spider-Man film series, Magic in the Moonlight, The Croods, Gangster Squad, Easy A, The Help, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Friends with Benefits, Paperman, Marmaduke, Zombieland, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, The House Bunny, The Rocker and Superbad.last_img read more

Opal J. White, 96

first_imgOn Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 Opal J. White loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Greensburg, Indiana at the age of 96.Opal was born in Bath County, Kentucky on March 24th, 1924 to the late Steven and Martha (Cox) White. Opal married John Willard White in December of 1940 and they had eight children. Johnnie (Jr) (Nancy) of Ohio, James (Treva) of Indiana, Virginia (Jenny) (Thomas) Wilhelm of Indiana, Carolyn (Dale) Owens of Indiana, Dorothy (Thomas) Murray of Indiana, William (Sherry) of Indiana, Richard (Luci) of Ohio and Jackie (Lori) of Tennessee.She was proceeded in death by her brother Lodi, sister Mary, parents Steven and Martha, husband John, three children Richard, Carolyn, Johnny (Jr) and seven grandchildren, David Christman, Christina White, Brian Traylor, Rickie White, Vickie Wagoner, and Johnnie White. A very special brother-in-law James Clarence (Red) White.She is survived by five children, 32 grandchildren, and many great and great-great grandchildren, step grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a best friend of 60+ years Beula Purvis.Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Hedrick Church.Funeral services will be held at Hedrick Church and Cemetery in Bath County Kentucky, 5308 Old Sand Rd. Salt Lick, Kentucky 40371, on Saturday August 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.Richardson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements in Kentucky. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more

Warriors 112; Pacers 89: Inside the Warriors’ defensive effort

first_imgOAKLAND – They have shattered scoring records with All-Star talent that can make shots almost every time they try. But as the Warriors gear up for another NBA championship run, they are depending on something they feel has become more instrumental in hoisting three trophies in the past four years.The Warriors have focused on their defense, the area that coaches often harp about because of its value and players avoid because of the hustle that it requires. In the Warriors’ 112-89 victory over …last_img

Government Test House Hits Net-Zero Target

first_imgAn experimental house in Gaithersburg, Maryland, built by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) completed its first year of operation July 1 with a surplus of electricity. The house is equipped with a 10.2-kW photovoltaic (PV) array.According to the government agency, which completed the 2,700-square-foot house last year, the surplus amounted to 491 kWh of electricity, which a NIST news release said was enough to power an electric car for 1,440 miles.“We made it — and by a convincing margin,” said Hunter Fanney, who heads the project. Occupied by a “virtual family”GreenBuildingAdvisor has published several articles about the NIST test house, including:Testing… Testing… Homes as Net-Zero Laboratories,Is NIST Serious About Net-Zero-Energy Homes? andExperimental House on Track for Net-Zero Operation.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house is jammed with hundreds of sensors, but it isn’t occupied by people. Instead, researchers are using sophisticated equipment to mimic the behavior of a family of four (nicknamed the “Nisters”). The object is to test materials and systems that increase energy efficiency.A NIST spokesman said the cost of the project was $2.9 million, but he added that because it was built as a “research testbed,” construction costs were higher than they would have been for a similar house in the Washington, D.C., suburbs. NIST is planning to release a report later detailing the cost of building a comparable net-zero house that meets Maryland codes.As to the future of the experimental house, Fanney said in a prepared statement:“The residential facility will become a testbed for developing measurement systems and protocols to measure the performance of the residence overall and its associated equipment, including new and experimental technologies, under actual field conditions, which will lead to improved test methods and standards. Research at the facility also will provide real world data that will be used to validate and improve computer models to predict the energy performance of homes.”last_img read more

9 days agoSheffield Utd boss Wilder hails strength of Arsenal squad

first_imgSheffield Utd boss Wilder hails strength of Arsenal squadby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United boss Chris Wilder knows they face a huge test against Arsenal on Monday.Wilder was speaking at his pre-match press conference this morning ahead of Monday night’s game.He said: “If you look through their team, they don’t get to where they are by being bang average.“Even players like David Luiz and the captain of Switzerland [Granit Xhaka]. The Premier League player of the month [Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang]… Lacazette looks like being fit and available, and they spent £60m on a winger in the summer [Pepe]. “It’s elite football and they’ve also got some players not even getting in the squad who are quite tasty, too!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photo: Ohio State LB Joshua Perry Had To Sit Next To A “Joker” Michigan Fan On His Flight Back From Costa Rica

first_imgOhio State's players walking onto the field.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry doesn’t just exist domestically. It’s international. Buckeye linebacker Joshua Perry was recently traveling back to the U.S. from Costa Rica. He, unfortunately, came across a Michigan fan at the airport. Then he had to sit in the same row as the Wolverines’ supporter on the plane. It was a friendly encounter, though, it seems. This pic is a gem! We sat next to this joker on the plane back from Costa Rica lol #BucksAbroad #GoBucks! pic.twitter.com/zrLDCOcQnA— Joshua Edward Perry (@RIP_JEP) May 21, [email protected]_JEP Don’t worry though… We gave him a fistful of peel on Block-O tattoos at the airport #PlantingFlags #BucksAbroad— Joshua Edward Perry (@RIP_JEP) May 21, 2015We’re not sure what giving a “fistful of peel on Block-O tattoos” means, but it sounds like Perry won the meeting.last_img read more

ESPN’s Updated Post-Spring College Football Top 25

first_imgESPN College Football National Championship in Tampa Bay logo.ESPN Top 25ESPN has updated its preseason top 25 for the 2016 college football season now that spring football is behind us. There is no new team at No. 1. Alabama has held onto the top spot. There are some changes to the top 25, though, which was last released post-National Signing Day. Among them: Clemson has moved up from No. 5 to No. 2; Florida has dropped out; Miami has moved in. Post-spring-updated Way Too Early Top 25: https://t.co/MCevh6uQcM— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) May 10, 2016Here’s the full top 25:  Nick Saban DabAlabama at No. 1.AlabamaClemsonMichiganFlorida StateOklahomaLSUBaylorStanfordNotre DameOhio StateTennesseeUSCGeorgiaOle MissOklahoma StateMichigan StateWashingtonHoustonUNCOregonTexas A&MUCLAIowaMiamiLouisvilleAlabama has also been ranked No. 1 in the top 25 from the Sporting News and FOX Sports.  Oklahoma is No. 1 in Sports Illustrated’s, though, and Florida State is No. 1 in ESPN’s FPI. [ESPN]last_img read more

Sixcess Buckeyes continue dominance over rival Michigan

Ohio State piled up 251 yards on the ground, forced five Wolverine turnovers, and left the blue-clad members of a crowd of 110,922 disappointed for the sixth consecutive season, as the Buckeyes beat Michigan 21-10 at The Big House.As a result, OSU clinched an outright Big Ten championship, while Michigan will spend bowl season at home for the second consecutive season.Michigan needed a victory to gain bowl eligibility, but took the wrong route to an upset, committing five turnovers.Freshman quarterback Tate Forcier, who promised earlier in the week that he would lead his Wolverines to a bowl game, threw four interceptions, including three in the fourth quarter.“He’s a young guy and he threw a couple balls he shouldn’t have,” OSU coach Jim Tressel said. “Turnovers and the rushing game are always going to be the key.”Forcier also handed OSU the game’s opening score when he fumbled the ball in the end zone on Michigan’s initial possession. Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward landed on the football in the end zone to give the Buckeyes the early 7-0 lead.“[Heyward] did a great job of getting on the ball,” linebacker Brian Rolle said. “Forcier dropped back to scramble and dropped it, but Cam did a great job covering it up and making sure it was a touchdown.”Ohio State pounded away at the Big Ten’s last-ranked defense with a three-headed rushing attack. Dan “Boom” Herron racked up 96 yards on 19 carries, Brandon Saine amassed 84 yards on 12 rushes and quarterback Terrelle Pryor totaled 74 yards on 19 carries.The Buckeyes eclipsed 225 rushing yards for the fifth straight game.“It’s really fun out there running the ball,” Saine said. “The offensive line is doing great, getting a lot of movement. With [Pryor] back there being able to do what [he] does, it really helps me and ‘Boom.’”Leading 7-3, Pryor faked a rollout to the right and handed to Saine, who cut back to the left toward a wide-open pathway to the end zone for a 29-yard score. The misdirection play appeared to throw off the Wolverine defense, and even surprised Tressel.“On Saine’s touchdown, our student intern put the wrong play up on the board,” Tressel said. “That was not the play we called. He called that.”Tressel said he couldn’t remember what the original playcall was supposed to be, but that it wouldn’t have worked as well as the misdirection mishap fared.Pryor committed the Buckeyes’ first and only turnover in the third quarter, when his pass sailed off the hands of Michigan cornerback Donovan Warren and into the grasp of senior linebacker Jonas Mouton.The Wolverines cashed in on the pick, driving 49 yards in eight plays for a touchdown. Forcier connected with running back Vincent Smith for 18 yards to cut the lead to 14-10.OSU bounced right back, though, with an 89-yard drive that culminated with a touchdown.After nine rushing plays and a sack, Pryor tossed a lob pass over the heads of Michigan linemen and into the hands of Herron, who sprinted into the end zone for a 12-yard score. Tressel had rushed out onto the field before the snap, trying to call timeout, but to no avail. The Bucks caught a break in taking a 21-10 lead.“[Pryor] did a great job on that drive, he just kind of took over,” Tressel said. “Rather than us trying to guess calling the plays, we just called read plays for him, and he decided who carried it. That was a great drive.”After falling behind by 11, Michigan failed to muster any offensive rhythm. The Wolverines’ final five drives ended with a punt, three interceptions and a turnover on downs.Senior safety Kurt Coleman nabbed two interceptions, both deep in OSU territory, ending a pair of Michigan scoring threats.“He’s a guy you always have to look for to make plays,” Rolle said. “One interception, I was like, ‘Did he catch that?’ He’s a guy who is always going to be around the ball once it’s in the air, and he did a great job of going up and catching it at the highest point and coming down with it.”Coleman and the rest of the Buckeye seniors will leave OSU having never lost to their rivals from up north.“The rest of their lives, they can be arrogant or whatever they want to be,” Tressel said.Since taking over as coach in 2001, Tressel has led OSU to victory in eight of the nine meetings with Michigan.The Buckeyes concluded their regular season schedule with a trio of critical November victories, having knocked off Penn State, Iowa and Michigan, and now await to learn the identity of their Rose Bowl opponent.“We knew when we looked at the November schedule that it was not going to be an easy thing, but our guys don’t back down from anything,” Tressel said. “When you’re undefeated in November, good things will happen over the holidays.” read more

Chievo boss happy after drawing with Roma

first_imgThe team was losing 2-0, but they fought hard and were able to strip his rivals of one point in the Italian Lega Serie AStephan El Shaarawy and Bryan Cristante scored in the first half to give Roma a 2-0 lead over Chievo on Sunday’s match.But the team at the bottom of the Italian Lega Serie A standings fought hard and was able to tie the match.Valter Birsa and Mariusz Stepinski scored in order to give the Flying Donkeys one point today.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“It wasn’t a bad first half all told, but we worked on what needed improving during the half-time break,” coach Lorenzo D’Anna was echoed by Football Italia.“It was very hot and we were struggling at 2-0 down, but we believed in ourselves and maintained our philosophy of football, even going close to a winner at the end.”“Chievo are on the right path. We had for a moment feared it’d be a repeat of the Fiorentina game (which they lost 6-1), but instead the team didn’t lose their heads,” he said.The team is still in negative numbers, minus one, after being stripped of them for false accounting.last_img read more