Odds & Ends: Bette Midler Reacts to Beaches Casting & More

first_img Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed from today. Bette Midler Finally Reacts to Idina Menzel’s Beaches CastingIdina Menzel can breathe easy…Bette Midler, the original CC Bloom in Beaches, has approved the Broadway supernova taking on the role in Lifetime’s upcoming remake! The Divine Miss M tweeted: “Can’t wait to see Idina Menzel as CC in Lifetime’s Beaches! DON’T TELL ME THE ENDING!” Spoiler alert: she’ll need tissues! Meanwhile, Midler herself is keeping busy—she is scheduled to begin previews at the Shubert Theatre in Hello, Dolly on March 13, 2017.Nikki M. James, Jose Llana & More Set for Twelfth NightTony winner Nikki M. James will play Viola, alongside Jose Llana as Orsino, Andrew Kober as Malvolio, Jacob Ming-Trent as Sir Toby Belch and Shaina Taub as Feste in the Public Theater’s upcoming musical adaptation of Twelfth Night. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, who co-conceived the venture with the production’s composer and lyricist Taub, 200 New Yorkers from all five boroughs will also share the Delacorte stage for the event. Part of the global 400th anniversary celebration of William Shakespeare’s life and death, the show is scheduled to run September 2 through September 5.Will Chase Roasts Lin-Manuel Miranda in #Bard4HamSpeaking of the Bard, at #Ham4Ham on August 3, Shakespeare himself, A.K.A. Something Rotten!’s Will Chase, joined Hamilton’s Rory O’Malley to convince Lin-Manuel Miranda to “Take a Break.” Check out #Bard4Ham below. Happy hump day! Bette Midler Will Chase Bette Midler(Photo: Jonathan Pushnik) Idina Menzel View Commentslast_img read more

Coronavirus: Premier League extends suspension

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Professional football in England will not resume until April 30 at the earliest due to the coronavirus pandemic. A statement from the Premier League, EFL and the Football Association, along with the Women’s professional game, the Professional Footballers’ Association and the League Managers’ Association confirmed the extension to the suspension. The governing bodies had originally agreed a suspension last Friday until early April. The statement read: “We have collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than April 30.” The joint statement said the bodies were united in their commitment to getting the 2019-20 campaign finished, and that the FA board had agreed to extend indefinitely the season end date, which is usually fixed at June 1. “The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA, understand we are in unprecedented times and our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19,” the statement read. It added: “We are united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019-20 football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so. “We have collectively supported UEFA in postponing Euro 2020 to create space in the calendar to ensure domestic and European club league and cup matches have an increased opportunity to be played and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition. “The progress of COVID-19 remains unclear and we can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority. “We will continue to follow government advice and work collaboratively to keep the situation under review and explore all options available to find ways of resuming the season when the conditions allow.” The Premier League had initially been suspended until April 4, with the EFL suspension originally ending a day earlier. The EFL held a board meeting on Wednesday and has agreed a £50 million short-term relief package to assist cash-strapped clubs during the coronavirus crisis.Tags: EFLEuro 2020Football AssociationPremier Leaguelast_img read more

Kambi seeks to become ‘clutch player’ of NBA betting

first_img GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Share BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets August 7, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Stockholm-listed sports betting platform and software provider Kambi Group Plc views the start of the new NBA season as yet another early pacesetter for the liberalised US betting market.The technology group has revamped its entire NBA markets inventory, seeking to bring new betting dynamics to the unique sport of basketball.Kambi states that it has developed the sector’s most comprehensive and engaging NBA betting inventory designed to make its US clients the ‘top destinations for basketball wagering’.Developed with a view to engaging audiences from ‘match tip-off to the final buzzer’, Kambi significantly expands its NBA player prop bets for pre-game and in-game markets.Kambi partner sportsbooks will be able to offer unique markets such as ‘type of field goal’, ‘next point scorer’ and ‘total player points’.Furthermore, for seasoned basketball punters Kambi has developed a vast array of ‘pre-game alternative lines’, as well as a selection of ‘relevant in-game lines’, allowing for deeper market variance rather than the standard ‘money line or spread’.Stefanos Moysidis, Kambi Head of Live Basketball, states that the ‘complexity of offering these markets should not be understated’, as Kambi development has had to match ‘official data sources with sophisticated algorithms and uniquely skilled basketball traders.“The NBA has become extremely popular over the last few years, with the game becoming faster, smarter and teams relying on analytics more than ever before,” Moysidis explained.“Superstars are dominating games with a barrage of three-pointers and bettors are increasingly wanting to wager on high-profile players and choose their own lines. At Kambi, we have embraced these changes and developed our offering to cater to a new and more informed audience.” StumbleUponlast_img read more