Monday, June 30, 2014
VIA: If you’ve ever had the pleasure of watching Chris Lilley’s hilarious hit show ‘Summer Heights High’ there’s a good chance you know and love Jonah Takalua, one of three ridiculous and hilarious characters Lilley played on the comedy series.
That’s why it will likely come as fantastic news that Lilley’s new project is a spinoff series exclusively following teenage Jonah’s vulgar and irreverent life . The 39-year old Australian comedian will write and star in ‘Jonah From Tonga,’ which will premiere on HBO this coming August.
Check out the official trailer above, which has me very, very excited.
Creator Dan Harmon and producer Chris McKenna, who returned to the show for season 5 after a year away, will stick around. The regular cast from the end of last season — Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, Ken Jeong and Jim Rash — will all return. Donald Glover left midway through last season, and Jonathan Banks (who was a guest star for most of season 5) will be otherwise occupied with AMC’s “Better Call Saul.”
“I am very pleased that ‘Community’ will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo,” Harmon said in a statement. “I look forward to bringing our beloved NBC sitcom to a larger audience by moving it online. I vow to dominate our new competition. Rest easy, ‘Big Bang Theory.’ Look out, ‘Bang Bus!”
Sunday, June 29, 2014
A man over in England decided he wanted to buy a busted up Ferrari and fix it up. After it was completely restored, he then decided to auction it off and made a big profit. How much of a profit? Oh, about $16.9 million. Via Cincinnati:
The extremely rare 1954 375 Ferrari Plus Grand Prix Roadster 0384AM, now restored, was auctioned off at the famed Goodwood Festival of Speed near London. It fetched £9.6 million, the equivalent of $16,336,691.
“It was one of the most exciting things,” Cincinnati attorney Zach Gottesman said Friday from London. “It’s the most crazy thing I’ve ever seen.”
And what does the Ferrari look like after he restored it?
Wow, he turned that junk yard car into something James Bond would drive. Just thinking about all the effort it probably took to restore that car makes me want to take a nap.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Eminem's daughter, Hailie Jade Mathers, has graduated from Chippewa Valley high school Summa Cum Laude. Her Grade Point Average was above 3.9, and she will be attending Michigan State University in the fall. She plans on either studying psychology or becoming an entrepreneur. Eminem watched the ceremony from inside the school in order to avoid a scene. Hailie thanked both her father and mother, Kim Scott, for their support. Talking about her most important influences, she said, "My mother and father are because they have pushed me to be the person I am and have given me all the support to achieve what I have."
Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are opting out of their contracts to join LeBron James in free agency, their agent Henry Thomas tells ESPN.
The Big 3 also will be joined as free agents by forward Udonis Haslem, who is represented by Thomas as well.
The moves will provide the Heat with a record $55 million in cap space.
Wade, Bosh, James and Haslem are free to negotiate with any teams starting at 12:01 a.m. ET on Tuesday.
Information from ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard, ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst and The Associated Press was used in this report.
Friday, June 27, 2014
We've been hearing about Busta Rhymes and Eminem's fiery collaboration "Calm Down" for quite some time now. Described as a lyrical battle between the two rappers as they exchange multiple bars over some Scoop DeVille production.
The wait is finally over, well almost, as it's been announced that the single will impact next week. July 1st to be exact!
Daily Mail- Actress Amy Adams traded her first class seat on a Detroit to Los Angeles flight with a soldier who had been booked in coach. Adams reportedly noticed the American serviceman at the gate and quietly asked to switch seats with him. The five-time Academy Award nominee has often spoke glowingly of her father’s time in the military and of growing up on bases in both Italy and U.S. She then had a brief chat with the soldier near the cockpit and scurried to her seat in coach before many people noticed what had happened, according to ESPN host Jemele Hill, who witnessed the switch. ‘I noticed Ms. Adams was in first class and as I was getting seated, I saw the flight attendant guide the soldier to Ms. Adams’ seat,’ Hill told ABC News. ‘She was no longer in it, but it was pretty clear that she’d given up her seat for him,’ ’Ms. Adams did it so quietly and quickly that it speaks to her character,’ Hill added.
MIAMI, June 27 – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have acquired the draft rights to guard Shabazz Napier (24th overall) from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for the draft rights to P.J. Hairston (26th overall) and Semaj Christon (55th overall), a 2019 second-round draft choice and cash considerations.
“Shabazz Napier is a winner, he’s a two-time NCAA champion and he’s one of the elite players in college basketball,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “We feel very fortunate we were able to acquire him and we feel like he fits in extremely well. He has a high motor, high basketball IQ, is a great shooter and has great character.”
Napier, a two-time NCAA champion, appeared in a school-record 143 career games (98 starts) for the Huskies and averaged 13.7 points, 4.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.76 steals and 32.3 minutes while shooting 41.1 percent from the field, 37.5 percent from three-point range and 81.3 percent from the foul line. He totaled 1,959 points while dishing out 646 assists, becoming the only player in school history to total at least 1,500 points and 500 assists.
During his senior season, Napier helped lead UConn to the 2014 NCAA Championship after appearing in 40 games (all starts) and averaging 18.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.83 steals and 35.1 minutes while shooting 42.9 percent from the field, 40.5 percent from three-point range and 87 percent from the foul line. He was named the 2014 American Athletic Conference Player of the Year and earned the 2014 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award. Additionally, he was a unanimous All-Conference First Team selection and named to the AP All-American First Team. He led his team in points (720), rebounds (196), assists (195), steals (73), field goals made (213), three-point field goals made (87) and free throws made (207) while capping his senior season averaging 21.2 points during the NCAA tournament, earning the Final Four and East Regional Most Outstanding Player honors.
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NBC10 – When a shark emerged from the water with an open mouth and triangular 2-inch teeth, fisherman Steve Clark knew he was having a close encounter with a great white. The chance meeting, he says, happened about 5 p.m. Saturday at 28-Mile Wreck, the site of a World War II shipwreck off of Cape May, New Jersey. Clark’s team of fishermen spotted the 16-foot great white shark swimming toward their 35-foot-boat, the 35 Everglades. The shark swam around the vessel for about 20 minutes before ripping a chum basket of fish right from the side of the boat.