Watch Sweet Charity’s Sutton Foster Revamp Cats

first_imgSutton Foster Before Sutton Foster returns to the New York stage in off-Broadway’s already twice-extended Sweet Charity, this brass band has got some furry shoes to fill. The two-time Tony winner stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on September 27 to sit down with the late night host and give Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony-touting classic Cats a very, erm, realistic spin. “Look how much I threw up while you were at work!” Foster proudly belts, decked out in full feline fashion. Watch the hilarity ensue below and catch Foster in Sweet Charity beginning on November 2! View Commentslast_img

Trump Administration Bans Cuba Cruise Ship Port Calls

first_imgThe Trump administration has unveiled new restrictions for U.S. travel to Cuba, including banning group tours and cruise ship stops to the island nation.Under the newly announced changes, meant to tighten the economic pressure on the Cuban government, the United States will no longer permit visits to Cuba via passenger and recreational vessels, including cruise ships and yachts, and private and corporate aircraft.“Veiled tourism has served to line the pockets of the Cuban military, the very same people supporting Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela and repressing the Cuban people on the island,” according to a statement from the U.S. Department of State.Additionally, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending non-family travel to Cuba regulations to remove the authorization for group people-to-people educational travel.The OFAC amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) on June 4 to further implement the President’s foreign policy on Cuba.These changes complement the ones to the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Export Administration Regulations (EAR). These were announced on April 17, 2019, and include restrictions on non-family travel to Cuba.While Norwegian Cruise Line said it is “closely monitoring these recent developments and any resulting impact to cruise travel to Cuba,” Royal Caribbean Cruises already canceled two port calls to Cuba for June 5 and June 6 sailings. The company added that further impacts to the cruise itineraries would be evaluated.last_img read more

Woman traumatized after trapped in tipped over porta-potty

first_imgA Canadian woman says she is traumatized after being trapped in a porta-potty that tipped over.Cecilia Mwalyoga, her boyfriend and their five-week-old daughter went to the Wings Over Springbank Airshow on July 27th.But once they arrived the show was canceled due to intense winds.Mwalyoga opted to use a portable restroom before leaving the area.However, things literally took a turn for the worst when intense winds tipped the porta-potty over while she was inside.When the porta-potty hit the ground, she was still trapped inside.The woman’s boyfriend scrambled to hoist the porta-potty up enough for Mwayloga to crawl out of a small hole.Mwayloga was covered in toilet paper, blue water toilet water, urine, and even found needles in her hair.Besides feeling humiliated, she was worried about potential injuries and questioned the safety of the portable restrooms which she said were not “anchored” down.Mwayloga said she took a two-hour shower after the ordeal and is still traumatized.Click here to learn more.last_img read more

McPhee clears latest ‘Idol’ hurdle

first_imgSherman Oaks vocalist Katharine McPhee inched closer to the “Idol” title Wednesday, remaining on the show while another hopeful was sent packing. The contestant who was bounced, Melissa McGhee, 21, forgot the words to her song on Tuesday’s “American Idol,” which was devoted to the music of Stevie Wonder. The votes came in the following day with McGhee becoming the first of the final dozen contestants to be voted off the top-rated Fox show. The judging panel’s resident meanie, Simon Cowell, praised the Tampa, Fla., native nonetheless, calling her “edgy” and “strong.” McGhee expected the setback. When host Ryan Seacrest asked whether she thought she’d get the boot, she simply said, “Yeah.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Escaping the elimination round were Ace Young and Lisa Tucker, who had the next-lowest vote tallies. Tucker, a 16-year-old velvet-voiced crooner, had wowed judges Tuesday with her rousing rendition of “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.” Young drew sympathy from increasingly emotional judge Paula Abdul, who shook her head about the vote count, saying, “I don’t get it.” The 25-year-old Denver native had performed Wonder’s “Do I Do” and listened as Cowell called his performance “manic.” Meanwhile, McPhee appears to be back in full swing, according to Las Vegas bookies, after some less impressive weeks that saw her odds dwindle. The singer, who attended Notre Dame High School, is listed at 10,000-to-1 odds of being eliminated. This week’s show also featured a performance by Wonder, who sang his recent song “My Love Is on Fire.” Now in its fifth season, “American Idol” is still a ratings bonanza, pulling in between 25 million and 30-plus million viewers per telecast this year. The final 12 contestants, along with 12 others who made it to the elimination rounds, were chosen by judges Cowell, Abdul and Randy Jackson from thousands of aspiring singers at casting calls around the country. The final “Idol” will be named May 24. Fred Shuster, (818) 713-3676 and [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more