Lessons of the Week: Daniel Radcliffe, Lea Michele & More

first_imgStop everything! Before you jump in the car and speed off to the beach for the weekend, aren’t you forgetting something? You’ve got sunscreen, road trip tunes, an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini (or, um, banana hammock?)…But wait, it’s not officially the weekend until you’ve read the Lessons of the Week! Read below to get a refresher on all of the crazy stuff that happened over the last seven days. You won’t regret it. We promise.God, Daniel Radcliffe Hopes He Gets ItHarry Potter stud Daniel Radcliffe has a steady gig in The Cripple of Inishmaan, but he’s already got his eyes on a new project—Robin in the new Batman movie. “I’d be perfect!” he says. Holy barraccuda, Daniel! We know you’re excited, but you’ll just have to submit your headshot and resume like everyone else.Thank Heaven for…Vanessa Hudgens?After playing a brothel babe in Sucker Punch, going wild at the Cat Scratch Club in Rent and having an underage threesome with James Franco in Spring Breakers, High School Musical alum Vanessa Hudgens will be classing it up as a Parisian champagne guzzler in Gigi this summer. Bottoms up!Tom Felton Wants to Be a B’way WizardSpeaking of Hogwarts (and let’s face it, when aren’t we?), Harry Potter star Tom Felton must be reading Broadway.com, because he’s super excited about joining fellow wizards Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint on Broadway. Hey, Emma: How many more hints do you need? Let’s get moving.Greta Gerwig Has an Expensive HabitThe Village Bike star Greta Gerwig admitted she needs something a little stronger than whiskey to unwind after the show. Namely, a $7 bar of Fine & Raw Chocolate. After a taxing day of interviews and press junkets, we personally prefer to go on a three-hour peanut butter cup bender, but hey, whatever works. (P.S. Peanut butter cups may be sent to 729 7th Ave., New York, NY, 10019.)Want a Free Drink? Sleep Through BulletsBullets Over Broadway headliner Zach Braff spotted a snoozing lady in the front row during his performance, so he kindly sent over a Red Bull at intermission. Sure, Bullets is splashy and loud and exciting, but it’s so cozy and dark in the St. James Theatre…It’s making us very sleepy…Zach, when we wake up, we’d like a caramel frappuccino.James Franco Can’t Keep His Pants OnAfter flashing his followers countless times on Instagram, Of Mice and Men star James Franco showed off his butt in public at this year’s Broadway Bares, thanks to some coaxing from Broadway.com video blogger, Queen Lesli Margherita. You didn’t happen to capture a close-up for Looks Not Books, did you, your majesty?Anna Kendrick Is a Meryl Streep SuperfanYou’d think Oscar nominee and Broadway pro Anna Kendrick would be able to keep it together around celebrities, but apparently she had a full-out fangirling session while hanging out with Meryl Streep on the set of Into the Woods. Anna, now that you’re working from the inside, can you please make sure Mer received our extremely important letter? Thanks.Shia Needs to Sit Alone in His RoomWe’re not exactly sure what Broadway alum Shia LeBeouf is going through, but he wreaked some serious havoc this week when he wandered around Studio 54 feeding people strawberries, smoking, yelling and eventually getting himself arrested at a performance of Cabaret. Hmm, we distinctly thought Alan Cumming told you to leave your troubles outside.Lea Michele Has a New PhilosophyKristin Chenoweth is a lot of things: Hilarious, pint-sized, charming, talented…we could go on. So it only seems natural that Glee star Lea Michele looked up to her as a kid. In fact, at the Hollywood Bowl, she brags that she still knows all the words to “My New Philosophy.” Wait, doesn’t everyone? We’re willing to bet 100 bucks the overly enthused accompanist behind you does.Sorry, Cosette—Marius Is TakenWe are agog, we are aghast, is Marius in love at last? Les Miserables star Andy Mientus got engaged to his beau Michael Arden this week, which means, yes, the handsome revolutionary is now officially off the market. Sorry, everyone. Especially Eponine and Cosette. Ladies, we bet you didn’t see this one coming. If you want to come over and watch bad romantic comedies and eat peanut butter cups, we’re here for you. Star Files View Commentscenter_img Daniel Radcliffelast_img read more

Thailand MotoGP postponed as virus wrecks season’s start

first_img Even last week Thai MotoGP organisers were upbeat, pledging extra health measures like temperature checks, facemasks and hand sanitisers. Anutin himself had vowed “no cancellation” on Friday. But on Sunday, Thailand’s health ministry said a 35-year-old Thai man passed away due to complications caused by the coronavirus. “Things change every day and it has become pandemic,” Anutin told AFP on Monday. “We have to go along with the circumstances worldwide and it (postponement) is in the best interests of the nation as well as the participants.” As the coronavirus has spread, Italy has become the hardest-hit European country with 34 deaths and more than 1,600 confirmed cases. Italian drivers play a “vital role in the championship”, said the international motorcycling federation on Sunday following the cancellation of the race in Qatar, which is restricting arrivals from Italy. Six riders in the elite class are Italian, including seven-time world champion Valentino Rossi as well as 2019 runner-up Andrea Dovizioso, while Ducati and Aprilia are leading Italian manufacturers. Promoted ContentA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The End7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeIt Might Be Quentin Tarantino’s Last Movie7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline Rush Thailand’s MotoGP was postponed over the new coronavirus on Monday as motorcycling’s premier championship took its second hit in two days from the deadly outbreak. Marc Marquez won the Thai MotoGP last year A day after the season-opening Qatar MotoGP was axed, Thailand organisers postponed the March 20-22 race in Buriram without setting a new date. “I don’t say it’s cancelled, I just say it is postponed until time allows us to do (the event),” Anutin Charnvirakul, chairman of the Thailand MotoGP organising committee, told AFP. “It’s because of the coronavirus,” added Anutin, who is also Thailand’s deputy prime minister and health minister. “We need to postpone it today until further notice.” The move means both of the season’s first two races have been shelved. The next race on the schedule is in Austin, Texas on April 5. It could also put renewed focus on Formula One, whose season starts with the Australian Grand Prix on March 15. The Chinese F1 Grand Prix has already been postponed, and Vietnam is due to host its inaugural race in Hanoi on April 5. However, Hanoi’s mayor said last week that the city was “ready to cancel it in case of the epidemic’s progression”. The virus originating from China, which has killed more than 3,000 people worldwide, has had a heavy impact on sports events, forcing a long list of postponements and cancellations. “The committee decided to postpone the race due to the widespread of COVID-19 around the world,” Anutin said in an organising committee statement. “People who attend, racers and teams could come from at-risk countries. Thailand has to postpone for the safety of Thai people until the situation is better.” – ‘Best interests of the nation’ – The Thai MotoGP takes place in Buriram, in the country’s north east Read Also: Season-opening Qatar MotoGP cancelled due to coronavirus Thailand currently has 43 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The bulk of those infected are Chinese tourists or Thais who’ve come into contact with travellers. Much of Thailand’s tourism sector is reliant on Chinese holidaymakers, and the country anticipates shedding five million visitors this year due to the virus – a revenue hit of more than $8 billion. The MotoGP event in Buriram brought in three billion baht ($94 million) each of the last two years it was held, Anutin said last week. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Health authorities announced the death of a 35-year-old man from complications of COVID-19last_img read more