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Odds & Ends: Cynthia Erivo Honors Gene Wilder & More

first_img View Comments Tony Winner Mel Brooks Reflects on Gene WilderThe Producers mastermind Mel Brooks appeared on The Tonight Show on August 30, and of course, he discussed his Young Frankenstein partner and Producers film star Gene Wilder. “He was sick, and I knew it. And he was such a dear friend,” Brooks told Jimmy Fallon. “I expected it. But I’m still reeling from that no more Gene…He was such a wonderful part of my life.” Want to hear the story of how these two comedy kings met? Check out the interview below! Michael Shannon & Taylor Kitsch to Star in WacoLast seen on Broadway in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, 2016 Tony nominee Michael Shannon is heading to the small screen alongside The Normal Heart star Taylor Kitsch. The television series focusing on the 1993 siege in Waco, Texas is currently being developed by the Weinstein Company, according to Deadline. Shannon will portray the role of FBI heavy-hitter Gary Noesner to Kitsch’s David Koresh, the leader of the Branch Davidians, a religious group that was holed up in a compound for several months. (Glad to see Shannon is taking on additional “happy-go-lucky” projects.)Daphne Rubin-Vega, Ayad Akhtar & More to Judge ObiesAward season already?! Nah, we just happen to know who will be judging the 62nd annual Obie Awards. The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have announced that longtime Obie Judges Chair Michael Feingold will be joined by Obie-winning actress Daphne Rubin-Vega, Obie and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, Entertainment Weekly theater critic Melissa Rose Bernardo, Obie-winning actress J. Smith Cameron, Obie-winning actor-singer Darius de Haas and Village Voice theater critic Miriam Felton-Dansky to form the 2016-2017 judges panel. (Question: can Daphne wear her leopard print coat from Rent? Nothing says “official” like a leopard print coat.)Javier Muñoz Speaks at NYU Welcome WeekSchool is back in session, and some very lucky New York University students were able to get some tips from Alexander Hamilton himself. Hamilton frontman (and NYU alum) Javier Muñoz took the podium for the university’s Presidential Welcome. “There’s dollar pizza everywhere,” he said. This Founding Father is definitely speaking college students’ language. Take a look at the fun video below! Cynthia Erivo(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed from today. Cynthia Erivo Defies ExplanationWanna change the world? There’s nothing to it for The Color Purple Tony winner and certified runner Cynthia Erivo. She posted a touching tribute to Gene Wilder, who passed away on August 29 at the age of 83. Her take on “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is beautiful, and it’s here. Watch below!last_img read more

Ferrari becomes first team to reveal dates for the launch of new car for F1 2020 season

first_img First Published: 12th December, 2019 22:35 IST Written By Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto recently revealed that February 11 will be the day when they will launch their new car for the 2020 season. He revealed the plan during Ferrari’s Christmas media lunch at Maranello. Also Read: Formula One: Ferrari Fined 50,000 Euros For Fuel Irregularity On Charles Leclerc’s CarF1 2020: Mattio Binotto reveals Ferrari’s strategy The 2019 Formula 1 season was a big disappointment for Ferrari. Once again, they lost the constructors championship to Mercedes. The Italian outfit failed to build upon their pre-season form in the 2019-20 campaign. After the summer break, they won three races in a row. However, at the end, they came up short yet again. The major takeaway from the season is that they have the best engine and driver Charles Leclerc is taking more pole positions than anyone else.Also Read: Lewis Hamilton To Ferrari? If Yes, What’s Next For Sebastian VettelFerrari reveals date for 2020 F1 car Last Updated: 12th December, 2019 22:35 IST Ferrari Becomes First Team To Reveal Dates For The Launch Of New Car For F1 2020 Season Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto, during Christmas lunch, revealed that February 11 will be the day when they will launch their new car for 2020 season. FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Binotto said that the team is excited about the launch and they want to do some dyno homologations before going to Barcelona for testing. He said that the team is launching the car on the 11 February 2020 and soon after that, they have got an intense program of bench [testing] before going to Barcelona.Also Read:  Red Bull Zero Gravity Pit Stop: F1 Team’s Mind-boggling Performance Creates HistoryF1 2020 testing and season date revealed  Teams will have two fewer days of pre-season testing in Barcelona next year. The first of two three-day tests will run from 19-21 February. The second one will run from 26-28 February. The record-breaking 22-race 2020 season begins with the Australian Grand Prix on 15 March.It’ll be exciting to see Ferrari’s new car and observe its performance in the 2020 season. What are your thoughts on the same? Do let us know. Also Read: Michael Schumacher’s Wife Corinna Is Hiding F1 Legend’s Condition, Claims Ex-manager LIVE TV Suraj Alva last_img read more