first_img CHRIS O’DOWD Lennie in Of Mice and Men Before his Broadway debut in 2014, O’Dowd was known mostly to American audiences as that funny guy in Bridesmaids and This Is 40. But after wowing us with his heartbreaking performance as Lennie in of Mice and Men and becoming the first actor in history to garner a Tony nomination for the role, we’d be thrilled to see O’Dowd return to Broadway in any show he wants. ROSE BYRNE Alice Sycamore in You Can’t Take It With You It’s safe to say the screen star’s first Broadway stint is a complete success—she garnered great reviews as Alice, a woman brings her straight-laced boyfriend home to meet her loopy family, in the new revival of You Can’t Take It With You. In a cast of Broadway heavy hitters (and scenery chewers) like James Earl Jones, Kristine Nielsen and Annaleigh Ashford, Byrne holds her own with grace, poise and humor. View Comments LENA HALL Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch With a handful of Broadway musicals under her belt, we’d already seen Lena Hall (back when she was Celina Carvajal) shine in girly-girl roles like the shoe-obsessed Nicola in Kinky Boots. But her gender-bending turn as Hedwig’s downtrodden husband who longs to be a drag queen really piqued our interest. Her sensitive performance and rock-star vocals made her turn a winning combination—and Tony voters agreed! ADAM JACOBS Aladdin in Aladdin It’s no easy task to turn a cartoon character into a full-fledged human being, but this is exactly what Jacobs has done in Broadway’s Aladdin. His street rat doesn’t just have heart, humor and abs, but a real emotional core. Thanks to Jacobs’ earnest performance, it’s easy to cheer on Al as he tries to win over Princess Jasmine and live happily ever after—and for that, we’re proud of our boy! ANDY KARL Rocky in Rocky We never thought we’d see the day Rocky Balboa would uppercut his way to Broadway—and although the musical got knocked out far too soon, Karl’s first starring role really packed a punch. From chugging raw eggs, singing while doing pull-ups and pounding on sides of beef, Rocky was possibly the most physically demanding role of the year, proving Karl should certainly stay in the Broadway ring as a leading man. BRADLEY COOPER John Merrick in The Elephant Man Sure, this Hollywood stud already proved he was Broadway material in his 2006 debut in Three Days of Rain—he even won his first-ever trophy, a Audience Choice Award! But in Cooper’s longtime passion project The Elephant Man, the American Sniper and Silver Linings Playbook star delivers a tender, emotionally charged performance that can’t be missed.center_img ALYSHA UMPHRESS Hildy in On the Town After consistently wowing us in ensemble roles, this former video blogger made the leap to a featured role this year—and we were definitely not disappointed. Take her soulful, smooth-as-silk voice, add a dash of jazz scatting, mix them up with some spot-on comic timing, and you’ve got a star performance that’s really cooking! Broadway brought a bevy of stellar performances in 2014—theater mainstays like Audra McDonald and Kelli O’Hara delivered their usual top-notch turns like clockwork, but we’d also like to give a shout-out to 10 stars who both impressed and surprised us this year. While some are Hollywood superstars and others are complete newbies, is recognizing the performances of the 10 stars we absolutely can’t wait to see more from on the Main Stem…hopefully in 2015! EMILY PADGETT Daisy Hilton in Side Show Padgett and her co-star Erin Davie play conjoined twins in Side Show, and while both deserve recognition for their spectacular performances, this is Padgett’s first time opening a show. Whether she’s belting out an ’80s power ballad in Rock of Ages or singing the tender opening notes of “Who Will Love Me as I Am?” in Side Show, Padgett is one star we hope will never leave us. ALEX SHARP Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Sharp is the very definition of a breakout star—plucked from his senior class at Juilliard, the 25-year-old British actor’s performance is the talk of the town. While he’s a decade older than the character of Christopher Boone, a boy with Asperger syndrome who investigates the murder of his neighbor’s pooch, Sharp’s impressive physical and emotional performance is sure to get even more buzz come awards season. STEVEN PASQUALE Robert Kincaid in The Bridges of Madison County We’re so used to seeing him on our TV screens, it’s hard to believe Bridges was only Pasquale’s second time on Broadway—and his first Main Stem musical. His passionate performance as vagabond photographer Robert Kincaid made it easy to see why Francesca (played by Kelli O’Hara) would fall head over heels for him. Hey Steven, why don’t you skip pilot season in 2015 and stay with us?last_img read more

first_imgThe St Louis Golf team traveled to the rolling hills of Dearborn Country Club, Monday night, to face South Dearborn and Batesville Middle School. The conditions were ideal for scoring. Batesville finished first with a 175 followed by St Louis with 215 and South Dearborn with 277. Scoring for St Louis were Jackson Wanstrath, Cody Mohr, Cayden Pohlman, and Eli Voglesang.The Cardinals face St Mary’s of Greensburg Tuesday night at North Branch.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Randy Streator.last_img

first_imgOverwatch fans in London now know for sure that they’ll have a team to cheer for in the forthcoming Overwatch League. It was announced today that the English capital has a slot and it’ll be filled by none other than Cloud9. Jack Etienne, Cloud9It was also revealed that Los Angeles has a second spot in the league which means we now have nine confirmed teams in total. The other six are Boston, Orlando, Shanghai, Seoul, New York and San Francisco.  Jack Etienne, Founder and CEO of Cloud9, commented: “We are thrilled that Cloud9’s formidable fan base throughout Europe and the UK now has a local team to call their own.”The second LA spot has gone to Stan Kroenke and his son Josh Kroenke. Stan is best known in the UK as the owner of Arsenal FC, but the Kroenkes also have investments in the Denver Nuggets, the LA Rams and others. The statement from Blizzard on the Kroenke’s involvement read as follows: “Known as international leaders in the sports industry, Stan and Josh Kroenke own professional teams, stadiums, and media holdings around the world. We’re very happy to be able to rely on their deep expertise in sports as work on the Overwatch League continues at full speed.”Josh Kroenke himself noted: “We’re going to build a great team for Los Angeles that inspires fans near and far.”Both these teams will now be looking to ensure their lineups are as good as can be ahead of the inaugural campaign for what’s planned to be the largest Overwatch competition ever, and one of the grandest in esports history. No financial terms were mentioned in the announcement of the London and second LA slots and we hope to have more on that later. The inclusion of London however does mean that we have at least one of our seven European OWL cities correct, read what we were thinking back in April on this matter here. We’re also currently one for five on our early doors US cities predictions.The transfer window is open now and will close for all Overwatch League teams on October 30th 2017. Esports Insider says: This is huge news for the Overwatch League with one well established and respected esports org coming on board, and a family with a history of sporting club investments in the Kroenkes. We’re delighted that London’s involvement has been confirmed and we’ve reserved a soft spot in our ESI hearts for Cloud9 now they’re representing our home city.last_img read more

first_imgBest prom date a guy could ask for!! #prom2013 #bestfriend #greatnightA post shared by Patrick Mahomes II (@patrickmahomes) on May 5, 2013 at 4:06pm PDTAfter high school, Mahomes went to Texas Tech to play college football and baseball. Matthews played college soccer at the University of Texas at Tyler, 440 miles away.Following college, their long-distance relationship continued. Mahomes moved to Kansas City after being selected by the team in the first round (10th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. Matthews played professional soccer for a team in Iceland called UMF Afturelding/Fram.MORE: Projecting Patrick Mahomes’ unprecedented, NBA-like contract extension with Chiefs View this post on Instagram View this post on Instagram Lots of hours today put into creating a movement guide for you guys! Going through my whole guide and snapping each movement so it is done correctly by y’all just adds so much value to this guide❤️ It will be a full body “Train like Britt” guide! Will be totally affordable and is beneficial for anyone and everyone looking to get into shape!! A gym will be required 😊 Also check out this new gym hair style👀 space bunzzzzz🔥 📸: @melissaandbethphotography Hair & Make Up: @laurabethartistry Tan: @recreatingrays Bra: @healthhousekc Leggings: @buffbunny_collection Shoes: adidas nite joggersA post shared by Brittany Matthews (@brittanylynne) on May 22, 2019 at 12:56pm PDTMahomes and Matthews bought a $1.925 million home in Kanas City in 2019. They shared the house on Bleacher Report and gave a tour of Mahomes’ custom shoe gallery.The couple also owns two dogs, Steel and Silver. View this post on Instagram Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has had the same girlfriend, Brittany Matthews, since 10th grade.The couple, who celebrated their seventh anniversary in 2019, met when they were in high school in Whitehouse, Texas. I’m here & these fans will NEVER keep me away 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #chiefskingdom Update: Gillette security cane and got us said we have cameras everywhere and we have seen you getting harassed so we are gonna move you to a safe section!A post shared by Brittany Matthews (@brittanylynne) on Dec 8, 2019 at 2:20pm PSTAs you can imagine, Matthews is often asked if she will eventually marry Mahomes. In an Instagram post after their seventh anniversary, Matthews said she is in no rush to tie the knot. View this post on Instagram Today is a day I will never forget! Directly after this picture I sprinted to the front entrance to see my step dad passed out! He did not come back from this and he was called to heaven today! I KNOW 100% he is so happy up there with his kids looking down on us cheering loud that his chiefs won today! Thank you everyone for the prayers and sweet text! We will miss you Paul So So So Much! I will take care of mom for you!❤️🙏🏼A post shared by Brittany Matthews (@brittanylynne) on Nov 11, 2018 at 3:56pm PSTIn another Instagram post in December, Matthews claimed she was harassed by Patriots fans during the Chiefs game against New England at Gillette Stadium.She said security guards had to move her to a safe space. Joining the family! #ChiefsKingdomA post shared by Patrick Mahomes II (@patrickmahomes) on Apr 28, 2017 at 6:17pm PDTMatthews’ professional soccer career appeared to last less than a year. Her team won its league in September 2017, and by October 2017, she moved to Kansas City to be with Mahomes.She later became a certified fitness trainer, and in 2019, she launched Brittany Lynne Fitness, a website that offers training programs and fitness merchandise she designed. Happy Thanksgiving🧡🍁🍂A post shared by Brittany Matthews (@brittanylynne) on Nov 28, 2019 at 4:26pm PSTMatthews can often be spotted on the sidelines of Chiefs games, and she almost always shares on Instagram a picture of the outfit she wears.This caused a controversy on social media in November of 2018, when she shared an image of herself on the sidelines to announce that her stepfather had died following a medical emergency at a game.Many accused Matthews of being too cheerful in the post. View this post on Instagram View this post on Instagram 7 years, the greatest 7 years with you! Lots of life changes, lots of growing, lots of surprises, lots of memories! Cheers to a lifetime with you❤️ P.s- to everyone that’s gonna ask when we are getting married, the answer is whenever we want😊🤣A post shared by Brittany Matthews (@brittanylynne) on Mar 31, 2019 at 2:58pm PDTWhile their future wedding date is up the air, one thing appears certain.If Mahomes and the Chiefs make it to Super Bowl 54, Matthews will be by his side. View this post on Instagramlast_img read more