Roger Federer is my guy but I can’t expect him to be number one in the world if he doesn’t play.
Federer decided to skip the clay season (probably best) to focus on the upcoming grass court season that culminates with Wimbledon where he has won eight times.
Rafael Nadal has played in four clay tournaments this year and won three of them including the Italian Open on Sunday. The victory gave Nadal enough points to nudge Federer, who has not played since March, from the top spot.
Nadal has got to be considered the heavy favorite to win an astonishing 11th French Open unless one of the young guys like number three Alexander Zverev or number eight Dominic Thiem can stop him.
It’s time for one of these young dudes to take a stand!
Disney Channel’s Descendants 3 just got more villainous. The cable net said today that Cheyenne Jackson is set to play Hades, the underworld ruler from Disney’s 1997 toon Hercules, rounding out the cast of the telepic threequel set for 2019.
Production on the live-action musical; is set to begin shortly, Disney Channel said. Watch the “Who Is Hades?” announcement video below.
Jackson, an American Horror Story player for the past few seasons who also appears in the upcoming Paramount Network comedy American Woman.
The actor writes on Instagram: “Excited to announce what I’ve been working on. Thanks for welcoming me into the Disney family.”
How about we kick off the week with a yummy Aussie? He’s 30-year-old Eric Mackenzie, an Australian rules footballer currently listed with the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League. He also plays for the Claremont Tigers in the West Australian Football League. Eric is a defender and he is from Perth. Okay, that’s enough background. Now let’s enjoy the photos!
This CBS Sunday Morning interview is so refreshing. Legendary singer Johnny Mathis talks about his controversial 1982 magazine interview in which he stated that homosexuality was “a way of life that I’ve grown accustomed to.” He tells Nancy Giles why he wasn’t concerned about the potential impact on his career, despite receiving death threats. “It bothered me that it bothered people!” he laughed.
This very handsome man was best known for playing Tarzan in five films between 1955-60. At 6 feet 3 inches tall and with movie matinee looks, Gordon Scott certainly fit the bill to play the jungle stud. Scott had finished serving three years in the U.S. Army and working as a lifeguard at a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip when he was discovered by a Hollywood talent agent and quickly chosen to replace Lex Barker as Tarzan. But after five years in the role, he feared me be typecast so he moved to Italy and became a popular star of what were known as Sword-and-sandal epics that featured handsome bodybuilders as various characters from Greek and Roman myth.His final role was the 1968 film The Tramplers. He died in 2007 at the age of 80. In the final decades of his life, Scott was a popular guest at film conventions and autograph shows.
It is infuriating that Cher has not been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
But the music icon, who turns 72 today, is so appreciated by her legions of fans and can sell out stadiums all around the world.
Cher has had a total of 15 number one hits and a total of 33 top ten hits on all Billboard charts combined. Cher’s career as a recording artist spans six decades and is the only artist (counting Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe”) to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in each of those past six decades.
I’ve selected songs from the last six decades – not necessarily the number ones – for you to enjoy today.
Let’s face it, there has never been anybody else like Cher. And there never will be.
At 72, thank God, she’s still going strong.
She is a forever star who has been a part of our lives since the 1960s when she reached the top of the pop charts as one-half of Sonny and Cher.
Then came television variety show stardom and a string of solo hits before splitting from Sonny.
Cher re-emerged in the early 1980s as an actress who quickly became an Oscar-winning movie star with Moonstruck and also starred in Mask, Silkwood, Suspect, Mermaids, Witches of Eastwick, and Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean.
Cher then began to disappear for stretches but she resurfaces just enough with tops hits (Believe, Women’s World), the occasional movie (Burlesque) and new album (Closer to the Truth).
Best of all, Cher continues to perform live both on tour and in Las Vegas.
She is one of the stars of the upcoming sequel Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again and a Broadway musical based on her epic life is happening.
Single again Colton Haynes took to Twitter tonight to share his thoughts on the lack of opportunities for openly LGBTQ people when it comes to starring roles in films: Hollywood is a very odd place. I’ve been here for 12 yrs. I just pray that the LGBTQ+ community gets more chances to star in roles. We’ve had amazing trailblazers & ppl who’ve made it thru the criticism thk god. It doesn’t have to be me, but this town is run by our community. Lets just realize that we all have so much to give. It’s not easy being gay. Its not easy growing up being an outsider & having to watch your back. Just because you like the same sex doesn’t mean you can’t carry a film. It’s acting. Execs need to start giving more opportunity. I can’t believe that no one has figured this out yet. It’s not just the LGBT+ community but it’s also ppl of color, minorities…give us all a chance. Thk god its in the works. Every single person deserves a shot at their dreams no matter their sex, ethnicity, or background.
Four-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons is on Broadway in The Boys in the Band.
Here is an excerpt from his interview with The Advocate in which The Big Bang Theory star reflects on his 16-year relationship with husband Todd Spiewak:
It’s not easy maintaining a relationship in Hollywood and LGBT relationships aren’t always validated. You and your husband [art director Todd Spiewak] have been together for 16 years now. How do you make it work?
I happen to have been lucky enough to find somebody who we just get along at a certain level and enjoy each other’s company, and that’s never waned, so we tend to kind of be in tandem for a majority of our days and nights. Related to that is, obviously, the fact that while I am having this relationship in Hollywood, while having a Hollywood career, Todd does not have the same type of Hollywood career. Unlike dating another gay actor, who’s off shooting in Australia, we don’t spend longer than a couple of weeks apart if we can manage it because we don’t have to. A lot of the work that Todd does can travel, and there’s been some intentionality to that on our part because we enjoy spending time together.
I was lucky enough to meet Todd at a time in my life where no one — other than my friends and family — knew who the hell I was. I do think that having spent six years together before we came out here and thrust into some version of a limelight, it was the same way I felt very lucky that I was in my early-30s by the time that happened to me. There was so much under the belt for me life-wise. Of course certain things are going to change, they would even if this hadn’t happened. You’re going to get older, but you’re less apt to have core things change about you that give you a real identity crisis.
And you have good role models in marriage, too.
Todd and I were very lucky to both come from parents who stayed together for their whole lives. His parents are both still alive. My mother is still alive. My father’s gone. But we both came from couples who, when they joined together, they joined for life. And, I don’t know, not that you can’t have a successful marriage without seeing that in front of you, and plenty of people do, but I do think both of us have always readily acknowledged that it made a real impact having that in front of us. That’s just good fortune for us.
If anyone is ripe for being parodied, it is Rudy Guliani.
His latest role as Donald Trump’s lawyer has been quite something.
On last night’s episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers, Emmy winner Kate McKinnon shows why it was so easy for her to come up with her impression of the former New York City Mayor (see end of the first video).