Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig Are Developing a New Movie Musical

first_imgWill Ferrell & Kristen Wiig(Photos: Matt Winkelmeyer & Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) View Comments Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig are joining the crusade to bring musicals to the big screen. The comedy duo are on board to develop a new movie musical based on the book Everything Is Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals. The film will feature a score by Broadway favorites Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and a script from Dear Evan Hansen book writer Steven Levenson.The book by Steve Young and Sport Murphy charts the history of American companies employing Broadway names—from actors to composers—to present lavish productions geared toward employees. From the 1950s to the 1980s, these shows would serve to educate and motivate industrial workers of companies such as American Standard, G.E., Exxon and Coca-Cola.Marc Platt is set to produce, following his work this year on the movie musical La La Land and Fox’s Grease: Live. While contracts are still being negotiated, the project is slated to go through Amblin Entertainment (who bought the pitch) and Universal Pictures.This isn’t the only screen project Shaiman and Wittman have lined up—the Hairspray and Smash/Bombshell collaborators have also penned songs for Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.last_img read more

Key championship games in North and South divisional championships

first_imgThe South Senior semi final sees a fancied Killenaule side take on Mullinahone.Killenaule did well in the earlier rounds of the county championships and will be confident going into this game.They will start though without Joe O Dwyer who is on the long term injured list. Reigning champions Mullinahone defeated Killenaule in last years South final. Throw in is at 7 o’clock in Fethard.In the North of the county the divisional quarter final sees Portroe take on Toomevara.The winners of tonight’s game will play Kildangan in the North semi final.It promises to draw a large crowd and gets underway in Nenagh at 7pm.Extra time will be played in the event of a draw in both games.last_img read more

Home expansion sees Codere hit +2,500 betting points in Spain

first_imgShare Submit StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Spanish gambling firm, Grupo Codere has announced that it has surpassed +2,500 betting points operating within its home market of Spain.During the first two months of 2018, Codere has strategically expanded its retail presence in the regions of Andalucía and the Balearic Islands.The Balearic and Andalusian expansions support Codere’s 2017 dedicated betting shop openings in Madrid and Castilla la Mancha.The Spanish legacy gambling operator has expanded its retail presence, by increasing its betting shop portfolio, supported with further betting point partnerships within Spanish gaming halls and independent retail and entertainment venues (kiosks, cafés, arcades etc.).Codere’s home market expansion has seen the gambling group upgrade its entire retail terminal portfolio with Playtech BGT acting as its lead betting systems supplier.The new systems feature a dashboard redesign allowing for better customer engagement with live markets. Furthermore, Codere retail customers will see a significant boost in the number of live markets they can bet on including racing data content supplied by the Racing Post through Playtech BGT terminals.Celebrating its betting point milestone, Codere further informs that its new retail terminals will feature an ‘exclusive section’ for Real Madrid dedicated bets.  Codere is currently the official betting partner of Real Madrid, the firm’s biggest sports marketing partnership to date.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA’S 2016 SPRING MEETING TO OPEN THURSDAY, MAY 5; 40 DAY STAND TO INCLUDE 16 GRADED STAKES, HIGHLIGHTED BY THE GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA ON JUNE 25

first_imgKENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVITIES ABOUND ON SATURDAY, MAY 7, AS GATES OPEN AT 7:15 A.M.; FREE INFIELD GENERAL ADMISSION AND PARKING VIA GATE 6 OFFERED EACH WEEKEND –Sunday, May 8                                         First post time at 12:30 p.m.Mother’s Day Brunch offered in Turf Terrace (sold out). Three-time Eclipse Award Champion Beholder is expected to make her 2016 debut in the Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles.                For more information on Santa Anita’s 2016 Spring Meet and Kentucky Derby Day, Saturday, May 7, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE. –Thursday, May 5First post time at 2 p.m., admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. Thursday’s feature is the Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf. –Kentucky Oaks Day, Friday, May 6First live race post time at 2 p.m. Admission gates open at 7:15 a.m. and early wagering will be offered in the Paddock Room. All other areas open 11:30 a.m. Friday’s main event is the Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at one mile on turf. Approximate post time for the Kentucky Oaks is at 2:49 p.m. PDT. center_img ARCADIA, Calif. (May 1, 2016)–Santa Anita’s 40-day Spring Meeting will get underway on Thursday, May 5, with first post time set for 2 p.m. On Saturday, May 7, Santa Anita Park will be the place to be as The Great Race Place will host the biggest Kentucky Derby Party west of Louisville, with admission gates opening at 7:15 a.m.Santa Anita will offer fans and horsemen a total of 16 graded stakes over the 40-day stand, with the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, for three year olds and up at a mile and a quarter on June 25, highlighting a full complement of world class racing that will run through closing day on July 10.With the closing of Hollywood Park in December, 2013, Santa Anita will be conducting its third Spring Meet on a Thursday through Sunday basis, with the exceptions of Memorial Day racing on Monday, May 30 and Independence Day racing on Monday, July 4.OPENING WEEK SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE –Kentucky Derby Day, Saturday, May 7                   First live race post time at 12 noon, admission gates open at 7:15 a.m.Kentucky Derby post time (approximate), 3:34 p.m. PDTKROQ Infield Beer Festival, Kentucky Derby Hat Contest, Derby Guest Chef Series in the Chandelier Room and Derby Trackside Package. (Please visit santaanita.com for more information). FREE INFIELD GENERAL ADMISSION AND PARKING, VIA GATE 6, TO BE OFFERED EACH WEEKEND.Outstanding Derby Day live racing card to be highlighted by Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf. Saturday’s co-feature is the $75,000 Desert Code Stakes Stakes for 3-year-olds at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course. last_img read more

49ers report card: Defense rescues shaky Garoppolo, offense

first_imgJimmy Garoppolo’s 39-yard touchdown pass to Richie James was a captivating way to take the lead. Other than that, it was a rocky performance. Garoppolo could have led his receivers a little better and obviously shouldn’t make an annual tradition out of season-opening pick-sixes. George … TAMPA, Fla – Here is how the 49ers graded in their 31-17, season-opening win Sunday at the Buccaneers:CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile devicePASS OFFENSE: Clast_img read more

10 months agoShaw: I hope Man Utd fans enjoyed Cardiff win as much as players

first_imgShaw: I hope Man Utd fans enjoyed Cardiff win as much as playersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United fullback Luke Shaw admits the players are buzzing after their 5-1 win at Cardiff City.Shaw was buoyant after his team rewarded the travelling fans.“The goals we scored were magnificent,” he reflected to reporters.“Marcus Rashford’s free-kick, the first goal, sort of helped to settle the nerves and then we carried on from there. When Cardiff scored, we didn’t change anything, we kept going, and that third goal was amazing. It was an amazing team goal.”The fans are always really good, no matter where we go or what the result is. They’ve always been with us throughout the whole 90 minutes and hopefully they enjoyed the game as much as we did.”The most important thing is we got the three points and obviously we look forward now to the next game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoJake Cain pens Liverpool pro terms

first_imgJake Cain pens Liverpool pro termsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJake Cain has signed his first professional contract with Liverpool.The 18-year-old midfielder is part o the U18s and the club’s UEFA Youth League squad.Cain has been lauded for his creative ability and eye for goal, which has seen him bag three goals for this season already.The Wigan native has been with the Reds since the age of nine. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

25 days agoEx-Newcastle midfielder Vurnon Anita training with Ajax

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Newcastle midfielder Vurnon Anita training with Ajaxby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Newcastle United midfielder Vurnon Anita is training with Ajax.The Holland international is a free agent after having his contract with Leeds United terminated by mutual consent this month.Anita has now popped up at Ajax, where he is training with Jong Ajax.He has been linked with Maccabi Haifa, though is keeping his options open.Anita spent last season in Holland on-loan with Willem II. last_img read more

Video: UNC’s Marcus Paige Delivers Incredible Speech After Senior Night Victory

first_imgMarcus Paige delivers a speech at midcourt.Marcus Paige SpeechNo. 8 UNC held off Syracuse 75-70 on Senior Night at the Dean Dome in Chapel Hill Monday. After the win, several Tar Heel seniors addressed the crowd but it was guard Marcus Paige who brought down the house with a tremendously heartfelt speech.An emotional Paige thanked his family, the fans, his teammates and coaches in what was a heck of a send-off. Paige also told fans that he and his teammates have more to accomplish this season. Talk about fighting back tears, man. Proud of this kid. @marcuspaige5 pic.twitter.com/1SgA7Ixwv6— Taylor Sharp (@tsharp94) March 1, 2016Paige choking up addressing RoyW: “You always believed in me … I can’t thank you enough for that.”— InsideCarolina (@InsideCarolina) March 1, 2016Marcus to Brice: “I love you, man. You’re like the brother I’ve never had, and I’m going to cherish that the rest of my life.”— Andrew Carter (@_andrewcarter) March 1, 2016Paige wraps up a lengthy and emotional senior day speech. “We’re not done, we’ve get something left to do.”— InsideCarolina (@InsideCarolina) March 1, 2016A full video of the speech can be found here. It is definitely worth the watch, and if you don’t get chills or maybe even tear up a bit, check your pulse.last_img read more

GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York was arrested Wednesday on charges he fed inside information he gleaned from sitting on the board of a biotechnology corporation to his son, helping family and friends dodge hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses when one of the company’s drugs failed in a medical trial.Collins, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who was among the first sitting members of Congress to endorse his candidacy for the White House, pleaded not guilty to an indictment unsealed at a court in Manhattan. The indictment charges Collins, his son and the father of the son’s fiancee with conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud and making false statements to the FBI.Speaking to reporters in Buffalo hours after his release on bail, Collins, 68, professed his innocence and said he would remain on the ballot for re-election this fall.“I believe I acted properly and within the law at all times,” he said. “I will mount a vigorous defence in court to clear my name. I look forward to being fully vindicated and exonerated.”Prosecutors said the charges stem from Collins’ decision to share with his son insider information about Innate Immunotherapeutics Ltd., a biotechnology company headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with offices in Auckland, New Zealand. Collins was the company’s largest shareholder, with nearly 17 per cent of its shares, and sat on its board.According to the indictment, Collins was attending the Congressional Picnic at the White House on June 22, 2017, when he received an email from the company’s chief executive saying that a trial of a drug the company developed to treat multiple sclerosis was a clinical failure.Collins responded to the email saying: “Wow. Makes no sense. How are these results even possible???” the indictment said.It said he then called his son, Cameron Collins, and, after several missed calls, they spoke for more than six minutes.The next morning, according to the indictment, Cameron Collins began selling his shares, unloading enough over a two-day period to avoid $570,900 in losses before a public announcement of the drug trial results. After the announcement, the company’s stock price plunged 92 per cent.Prosecutors said the son passed the information to a third defendant, Stephen Zarsky. Their combined trades avoided more than $768,000 in losses, authorities said. They said Zarsky traded on it and tipped off at least three others.U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman, a Republican, said Collins was supposed to keep the trial results secret.“Instead, he decided to commit a crime,” he said. “Representative Collins, who, by virtue of his office, helps write the laws of this country, acted as if the law did not apply to him.”Collins, a conservative first elected in 2012 to represent parts of western New York between Buffalo and Rochester, has vehemently denied wrongdoing. When the House Ethics Committee began investigating the stock trades a year ago, his spokeswoman called it a “partisan witch hunt.”All three defendants pleaded not guilty and were freed on $500,000 bail.In his Buffalo news conference, Collins acknowledged being disappointed that Innate’s drug trials didn’t go well.“We firmly believed we were on the verge of a medical breakthrough,” he said.But he said that even after learning of the setback, “I held on to my shares rather than sell them” as the law required.He said the decision not to sell cost him millions of dollars.“That’s OK,” he said. “That’s the risk I took.”Collins has remained a vocal Trump supporter, most recently calling for an end to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible campaign collusion and blaming Barack Obama’s administration for failing to push back on Russia.On Wednesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican, said he was removing Collins from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, calling insider trading “a clear violation of the public trust.”In a written statement Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said the charges against Collins “show the rampant culture of corruption and self-enrichment among Republicans in Washington today.”Collins ran unopposed in the Republican primary and holds what’s largely considered a safe Republican seat in a state that went to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016. He’s being challenged in November by Democrat Nate McMurray.McMurray said Collins has brought shame to the region, but he stopped short of saying he should resign.“That’s his decision to make. I’ll leave it up to him, but I know what I would do if I was in his place,” said McMurray, the town supervisor in the Buffalo suburb of Grand Island.The advocacy group Public Citizen filed a request for an investigation of Collins’ stock dealings with the Office of Congressional Ethics and the Securities and Exchange Commission in January 2017.Tom Price, who was Trump’s first secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, also came under scrutiny for his purchases of Innate stock while he was a Republican member of Congress from Georgia.Democrats made an issue of Price’s purchase at his Senate confirmation hearings in early 2017, after the Wall Street Journal reported that company officials had said Price was allowed to buy the stocks at a low price. Price, who bought about 400,000 shares of the stock, said he’d learned of the firm through Collins but said the price he received was available to any investor.Price resigned as health secretary last September under criticism for taking pricey charter flights at taxpayers’ expense.___Associated Press writers Alan Fram in Washington, Larry Neumeister in New York, David Klepper in Albany and Carolyn Thompson in Buffalo contributed to this story.___This story has been corrected to show Collins was first elected in 2012, not 2014.last_img read more