Look, we know you’re getting your stuffed animal guests all arranged for your Tony nomination breakfast party on April 28, but it’s time to take a break for…the Lessons of the Week! We’ve learned all kinds of crazy stuff over the last seven days, from Douglas Sills’ food fantasies to Jarrod Spector’s desire for a cleft chin of his very own. Well, what are you waiting for? Find out below!Samantha Barks Is Befriending a GnomeWest End star Samantha Barks has been hanging around NYC this week, seeing shows, exploring and practicing her French. It can only mean one thing: no, the Les Miz star isn’t reprising the role of Eponine on Broadway. But she is playing another French dreamer, Amelie, in a workshop of the new musical. Oui, oui, Sam, we approve!Tam Mutu Disappointed His DadIf you ask us, the Doctor Zhivago star, who just made his Broadway debut, is living the dream. But if you ask his late father, Mutu has completely missed his true calling of becoming a hairdresser. Yo Tam’s Dad, we all have lots of hopes and dreams. Jarrod Spector, for example, wishes he had Tam’s chin dimple. We can’t always get what we want.Matthew Morrison Acts with His Mouth FullHow does Finding Neverland star Matthew Morrison keep his voice so smooth and silky? He took us to his extra-steamy, chandelier-filled dressing room (seriously, what is going on in there?) to find out. Apparently he shoves pastilles in his cheeks to keep his mouth moist during the show. First three rows, watch out for flying pastille particles.There’s an Ingenious Rhyme For ‘Penis’Something Rotten! lyricists Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick have managed to create one of the most hilarious rhymes in musical theater history: They rhymed “penis” with “genius”! Sure, it’s not an exact match, but opening night red carpet guests—especially Perez Hilton—were wildly impressed. Wow, guys! Now write a song about oranges, elbows, hyphenates, spatulas and condoms.Madonna Pissed Off Alexander HamiltonThe Material Girl was in hot water with founding father Lin-Manuel Miranda this week when he caught her texting throughout his musical Hamilton—he later called the Grammy winner out on Twitter with the hashtag “#noselfieforyou.” Madge responded by taking her own selfie and texting it to Lin while she watched Fun Home.Douglas Sills Wants to Eat the AudienceStarring in a Broadway show must make you work up an appetite, because Living on Love’s Douglas Sills had desserts on the brain when we interviewed him on opening night. “The audience was meringue,” he told us. Meringue? Like, lemon meringue? Great, now we’re starving. Thanks a lot, Doug. Where’s a peanut butter cup care package when you need one?Neil Patrick Harris Is a Vlog ThiefTony winner Neil Patrick Harris is stepping out of the spotlight to play supportive (and a little bit jealous) partner to his real-life husband, It Shoulda Been You star David Burtka…until he hijacked Broadway.com vlogger Sierra Boggess’ video camera and turned it into The NPH Show. Neil, you are more than welcome to drop by Broadway.com HQ anytime and #LiveatFive with us.Relax, It’s Only a SmackdownEvery week on The Broadway.com Show, we pit stars and shows against each other just for fun, like Matt Bomer vs. Cheyenne Jackson, SpongeBob vs. Hee Haw and the velociraptor impressions of Sutton Foster vs. Rob McClure, just to name a few. But when we asked if you’re more excited about Laura Benanti or Anna Kendrick’s new book, we got hate tweets for “pitting these women against each other.” Guys, we love everyone in the Cinderella sisterhood! Calm down, little birds.Brian D’Arcy James Terrified Takeout GuysBefore Something Rotten! star Brian D’Arcy James hated Shakespeare, he starred in Broadway’s Shrek, wearing a giant green head that he couldn’t take off between shows. He successfully freaked out his daughter and any delivery guy that came to the stage door. Broadway definitely needs a green people support group.Ewan McGregor Is Highly FlammableWow. As if Stanley Tucci, Emma Watson, Ian McKellen, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Emma Thompson and Audra McDonald weren’t exciting enough, Ewan “my gift is my song” McGregor has signed on to play Lumiere in the Beauty and the Beast live-action movie. But um, how is this going to work, exactly? Will he shrink to actual candelabra size? Will his hands really catch on fire? Will he finally let us try this elusive gray stuff we keep hearing about? Ewan, we have so many questions! View Comments
Ghana will train on the De Kuip Arena in Rotterdam today (Friday) ahead of their friendly against the Dutch national team on Saturday.The Black Stars have for the past five days been training in Arnhem with a provisional 26-man squad.Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah will use the pre-World Cup friendly to pick his final 23-man squad for the tournament in Brazil.The 2010 World Cup quarter-finalists will leave the Netherlands for the United States on Sunday to continue with their preparations for the World Cup.The team will wrap up their preparations with a friendly play South Korea on 9 June.Ghana open their World Cup campaign against USA before playing Germanyand Portugal.
Wreck on U.S. 81 Â causes Â outage Tuesday (Picture by Eric Rinehart) Updated: Wednesday, 11:50 a.m. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Vanessa Shawn, 24, of Wellington was issued a notice for inattentive driving Tuesday by the Wellington Police Department after a one-car accident involving guy wires from a utility pole at the intersection of U.S. 81 and 4th Street in south Wellington.The accident occurred a little before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when Shawn, driving a 1998 Ford Windstar minivan southbound on U.S. 81, was following a 2008 Ford Escape, driven by Joyce Robinson, 55, of Wellington.Robinson had stopped to make a left-hand turn off of U.S. 81 onto Fourth Street. Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath said Shawn allegedly may have been distracted and when she looked up, she could not stop in time. The minivan struck the right rear passenger side of the 2008 Ford, left the roadway and struck several utility pole guy wires before coming to a rest against the wire.Â The minivanâ€™s front was perched in the air about 10 feet after the accident, Heath said. As a result, that jarred the utility pole causing two electrical lines to slap tougher and cause a shortage. One line broke and fell to the ground.The city was without power for almost an hour. Wellington was also without cable internet for more than two hours because of the power outage.There were other passengers in the minivan, but Heath did not know how many. Only minor injuries were reported because of the accident, Heath said. Traffic on U.S. 81 was redirected for about 30 minutes while Wellington Electric Crew restored power.Heath said in his years of law enforcement he had never seen a vehicle ending up resting on the guy wires such as Tuesday afternoonâ€™s accident. He estimated a minivan weighs around 4,000 to 5,000 pounds and the vehicle hit the 3/4 inch wires at the precise angle causing it to hang in the air the way it was and not tip over.Â For more pictures of the accident click here.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +11 Vote up Vote down Serious · 310 weeks ago I’m not going to speculate, but I sure hope she wasn’t interacting with her phone when this happened! Especially if there were kids involved! Glad everyone is ok! Report Reply 0 replies · active 310 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down South Sider · 310 weeks ago When I first seen this I figured it was a case of a tire dropping off the edge of the road and over correcting by the driver. The edge of that road has cause many near accidents along with the ones that did happen. Report Reply 0 replies · active 310 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Becky · 310 weeks ago She was trying to miss a homeless man and swirved hitting the other car- glad everyone was ok and Thank God she had angels protecting her and everyone from those guy wires!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 310 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments