Guy Pearce

25 May 19
GC LIVE

Words by Rangi White. Perth’s prodigies, Daybreak unleash a new level of musical exertion with their new EP ‘Godfather’ released on the 22nd of May. With a tour to boot currently whirling down the east coast, these masterminds of the heavy are set to make a lasting impact on the heavy music scene of Australia if […]

24 May 19
Boston Herald
HOUSTON — It appears the Red Sox are moving away from Andrew Benintendi in the leadoff spot. At least against left-handed pitchers. Benintendi was batting sixth for the second straight game on Friday evening as the Red Sox prepared for a three-game series with the Houston Astros. WIth the left-handed Wade Miley on the mound, Michael Chavis hit leadoff, the same arrangement the Sox went with against Blue Jays lefty Clayton Richard on Thursday. Asked why he made the change, manager Alex Cora pointed to the short left-field porch at Minute Maid Park. “It’s right there,” Cora said. “(Chavis) runs into one and it’s damage right away. I don’t know, we might go that way with lefties. It’s something I’m considering.” Chavis is pounding lefties to the tune of  a .980 OPS with four homers in 31 plate appearances. This isn’t anything new; he had a 1.030 OPS with five homers in 38 plate appearances against lefties in the minors before his call-up. Benintendi continues to struggle against lefties and the Red Sox aren’t running away from him just yet, but they think they found a better option. He’s stayed in the leadoff spot against righties, who he’s hit .284 with an .806 OPS against, but he’s hitting .205 with a .671 OPS vs. lefties. “His on-base percentage (.389) is way up against lefties,” Cora noted. “He’s walking against lefties, just, he’s not doing damage against them.” Despite the poor results, Cora said he doesn’t want to see Benintendi change anything against lefties, who have held him to a .231 average and .646 OPS over his career. “As far as like the quality of at-bats, they’re good at-bats,” Cora said. “He’s hitting sixth so it’s not like he’s hitting ninth for us or down in the order. He’s going to find some traffic and this is a guy we trust.” FINALLY, A BREATHER It couldn’t have been easy to take Rafael Devers out of the lineup, but Cora felt it was time. Before Friday night, Devers hadn’t missed a game this year, having played in the first 50. He hadn’t been out of the starting lineup since April 23, when the Sox played a doubleheader. “He needs it the rest,” Cora said. “He’s been playing every game, getting on base at a high rate, running the bases.” Eduardo Nunez filled in for Devers, who is hitting .355 with a .991 OPS in his last 25 games. “He’s been amazing,” Cora said of Devers. “Start looking at stats and where he’s at in the league, all that, it’s fun. We’re very proud of him because he worked in the offseason to get to his weight and working on his defense and all that. Everything is paying off.” After starting the year with nine errors in 31 games, Devers hasn’t made an error since May 2. “He’s more consistent now because of his footwork,” Cora said. “I read somewhere he wants to be a complete player. That’s part of it. He takes a lot of pride. . . .  It’s cool to see because at one point you’re like, ‘what’s going to happen here?’ But his footwork has been a lot better on routine plays.” . . . J.D. Martinez returned to the lineup after missing time with back spasms. “He’s better,” Cora said. “He hit earlier so he’s ready to go (Astros manager A.J. Hinch) was hoping he doesn’t play this weekend but he makes the big bucks, he has to play.” SLOW RETURN TO MVP FORM Is Steve Pearce finally turning a corner? The World Series MVP hit his first homer of the season on Thursday, but he’s still hitting just .171 with a .497 OPS this season. “He put a good swing yesterday for the home run but he drove the ball to right field with two strikes which it was a good sign,” Cora said. “His mechanical, his confidence. His confidence was at an all-time low, to be honest with you. And it seems like yesterday he was finally able to breathe, like, ‘oof, I didn’t lose it.’ He’s got a match up today against a lefty, that’s what he’s here for and hopefully he can put some good swings on it.” Cora has maintained that he has faith in Pearce despite the poor results. “Mechanically he was way off,” the manager said. “Early in the season he was way off. … It was a work in progress, so little by little he kept fixing a few things and at the end, it’s like everything, you stay with the process and good things are going to happen.” INJURY UPDATES Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) will throw a bullpen on Saturday and another one next week before the Sox decide his next step. Hector Velazquez will stay in the bullpen and Ryan Weber could get another start in Eovaldi’s absence. Brock Holt (eye) started at shortstop in his rehab game for Double-A Portland on Friday and could return to the Sox here this weekend, if all goes well. Dustin Pedroia played just four innings at second base in that game before he was removed. He’s just 3-for-21 with five strikeouts since returning to his rehab assignment on May 17. “With Pedey, he’s making strides offensively,” Cora said. “I know the numbers are not there but if you look at the at-bats, his stride is getting better. He was actually like flying open and stepping into the bucket. But little by little, he’s getting close. That’s a good sign. “He’s in a good spot too…As far as soreness and all that, no red flags the last few days, which is good. We’ll just keep rolling.”
24 May 19
Metro
Simon calls Eric his proudest achievement (Picture: Getty; MEGA) Simon Cowell has admitted that his son Eric will get bullied when he starts attending school because of him. The Britain’s Got Talent judge goes the extra mile to keep his five-year-old happy – including building a special Harry Potter room in their house and having Baby Shark perform at the X Factor final last year. Simon is proud of his son but worries that he’ll be bullied (Picture: ABACA/PA) But he’s left helpless when it comes to the playground and Eric is with other kids, so he’s left fearing that Eric will still fall victim to bullies and schoolyard mocking. Speaking to ex Terri Seymour about his son on Extra, Simon called the youngster his proudest moment, calling him the best. When asked about his worried about bullies at school, he admitted: ‘Just the thought of it…If it ever happened to Eric, I would be right down at that school.’ In the meantime, Simon is concentrating on giving his son a normal childhood, and added: ‘Now we can cycle together. I love that. We just do normal things and I hope that stays.’ While Simon is getting ready for the BGT live shows that start next week, he is also backing and forthing to LA where America’s Got Talent is getting ready for a relaunch. Coming with a new panel comprised of Howie Mandel, Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union, Terry Crews is also joining the show as host after his success on AGT: Champions. Britain’s Got Talent: Champions is next up on the list, with Diversity and Susan Boyle looking like they’re about to go head-to-head in a rematch just like their original series back in 2009. [metro-tag-post-strip] So it looks like our Si is going to keep himself pretty busy this year (especially when you add all that on top of the two X Factor series rumoured to end the year out). Don’t worry though, if he needs someone to stand-in for him, we know a guy... Britain’s Got Talent continues Saturday at 8pm on ITV. [metro-fact-box id=”7022752″ title=”Got a story?” colour=”grey” icon=”exclamation” size=”full” /] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/18/britains-got-talent-simon-cowell-pole-dancing-michael-sandwick-itv-9597460/” title=”Simon Cowell is shook by a pole dancing act on Britain’s Got Talent: ‘I thought I was in a nightmare’”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/16/im-biggest-fan-simon-cowell-impersonator-acts-stand-film-9579339/” title=”I’m Your Biggest Fan: Simon Cowell impersonator will have you doing a double take”]
24 May 19
Welcome

TAMARAC (CBSMiami) – Cell phone video captured the moments just before Broward Sheriff’s deputies were forced to fire after a man pointed a gun at them. Deputies were sent to an apartment complex in the 5800 block of Northwest 57 Court Thursday evening around 7 p.m. after getting word that a woman had been shot. […]

24 May 19
LocksDFS

[tm_pb_section admin_label=”section”][tm_pb_row admin_label=”row”][tm_pb_column type=”4_4″][tm_pb_text admin_label=”Text” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Rockies: 6.6 runs (no movement) John Means is allowing a 5.50 xFIP to right handed bats and is pitching in the worst park for pitchers against some of the most potent right handed bats in baseball. Means relies on his changeup as his best pitch throwing […]

24 May 19
Metro
The Michaels had some serious feelings over the finale (Picture: Channel 4) You might have missed this guys, but Game Of Thrones ended last weekend – and people aren’t best pleased with who ended up running the Seven Kingdoms. Even with all the families in Gogglebox, not one of them approved, though in their typical style, they expressed their anger in a very ‘them’ way. (Warning: Spoilers for the Game Of Thrones finale lie ahead. But where have you been all week?) Starting off with the death of Daenerys at the hands of Jon Snow, most of the families on tonight’s show were in agreement that the queen had to die following the inferno she created at King’s Landing. Andrew Michael, easily the biggest fan of the whole show, was quick to shush his mum and dad as they asked questions about what was going on, screaming as Jon stuck the knife in. While Jenny and Lee shone a torch on the situation (literally) so they could figure out what was going on, the Malone family were quick to debate what had just happened while others labelled it a ‘s***e’ and ‘an anti-climax’. The final scenes of Game Of Thrones was not given the Gogglebox seal of approval (Picture: HBO) The Siddiquis realised Bran must’ve known his fate from the start (Picture: Channel 4) But it was actually the final decision over who should be ruler that really caused the trouble with a yelly Andrew declaring: ‘He’s only said like, five words this whole series!’ …I mean, he’s not wrong. Giles and Mary were, as always, pretty casual about the whole thing, with Giles looking on the bright side as he said: ‘Terrific boost for the disabled lobby, Nutty!’ Baasit Siddiqui said: ‘Bran wasn’t on my list – I’m well annoyed!’ But it was Umar, who was with brother Baasit and dad Sid, that hit the annoying nail on the head the most. [metro-tag-post-strip] Speaking about what happened to his family, he sighed: ‘By having a guy, that becomes the King, that can see into the future, [it] means that the whole series, the eight series, was pre-ordained and he knew it.’ Game Of Thrones is available on catch-up with NOW TV. [metro-fact-box id=”7022752″ title=”Got a story?” colour=”grey” icon=”exclamation” size=”full” /] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/24/sarah-michelle-gellar-reckons-game-thrones-finale-mirrors-death-buffy-vampire-slayer-9688464/” title=”Sarah Michelle Gellar reckons Game Of Thrones finale mirrors death in Buffy The Vampire Slayer”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/24/sophie-turner-regrets-trading-uni-life-throwing-clubs-game-thrones-9687855/” title=”Sophie Turner regrets trading uni life and throwing up in clubs for Game Of Thrones”]
24 May 19
Metro
[metro-video id=”1932304″ video=”https://videos.metro.co.uk/video/met/2019/05/24/8389098494966411274/960x540_MP4_8389098494966411274.mp4” image=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/05/24/20/13926454-0-image-a-22_1558727903299.jpg“] We’re not sure why they’re keeping us hanging like this (the little devils) but it appears that Lucifer season five is officially a go thanks to a Q+A. The main man himself, Tom Ellis, was joined by show-writers Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson who revealed all about their plans about what’s coming up in the next season. …And then they annoyingly added ‘if there is a next season’ to the end of it all to make sure no one can say for sure the crime-fighting lord of the underworld is officially back in business. But if their answers are anything to go by…it’s happening gang, and we have one hell of a season coming up people, so buckle in. During the chat, which was held over Instagram stories, the team revealed that there will be a ‘familiar face’ popping up in Hell to visit Luther. Someone that Lucifans know well, Ildy teased: ‘Hitler?’ to which Joe replied: ‘Probably’. Tom was joined by writers Joe and Ildy about ‘potential’ season five (Picture: Instagram) And when asking more than anything what they want to see in season 5 more than anything, all three were in agreement – after seeing his bum in season four (thank you nudist colony), the team want to push Tom to his limits with a full-frontal scene. The interview gave us everything we wanted and more (apart from that darned confirmation), and Lucifans are going to be more than pleased with other revelations. One major question to be answered? What that darn prophecy is all about. ‘The prophecy actually, we never totally explained it, which is true, is Evil being released…is evil being released from Lucifer?,’ said Ildy. The writers joked they want to make Lucifer go full frontal next season (Picture: Netflix) Joe then added: ‘Lucifer becomes a better person’ which appears to shock everyone – including Tom. Then, of course, there’s a whole bunch of info on our beloved Deckerstar, such as if and when she’ll find out about being put in Lucifer’s path, whether she’ll ever join him to reign in Hell, or even if she’ll go down there herself to save him. Tom shut down that last question, teasing: ‘Well how an earth will she do that? What a ridiculous question!’ But then there’s the question about whether she’s an angel or not… [metro-tag-post-strip] All we know is, with this show, pretty much nothing is off limits – just the way the devil likes it. Come on guys, you know you can trust us – and you know we’d never lie to you… Lucifer seasons 1-3 are available on Amazon Prime Video, and season 4 is available on Netflix. [metro-fact-box id=”7022752″ title=”Got a story?” colour=”grey” icon=”exclamation” size=”full” /] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/23/lucifer-fans-demand-lauren-german-dog-pepper-cameo-season-5-netflix-9661131/” title=”Lucifer fans demand Lauren German’s dog Pepper gets a cameo for season 5 on Netflix”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/21/lucifer-star-tom-ellis-shares-bts-video-epic-finale-dance-fans-continue-campaign-season-5-9632881/” title=”Lucifer star Tom Ellis shares BTS video of epic finale dance as fans continue to campaign for season 5″]
24 May 19
Sox Talk

The Red Sox are going into Houston on a high note. After getting absolutely shellacked on Tuesday night, as the Red Sox would frustratingly hit 3 home runs, all solo, while leaving a thousand guys on base, The offense would bounce back the next night. It wouldn’t be easy, however, as the bullpen would give […]

24 May 19
Movie Nation

It’s a widely embraced truism that it’s a bloody miracle any of us who grew up in the ’70s got out alive. It was as true Down Under as it was here in the Northern Hemisphere. It wasn’t just the banana hammocks, leisure suits, sideburns, deathtrap cars, promiscuity, booze, saccharine in our soft drinks, saccharine […]

24 May 19
CBS Miami

Cell phone video captured the moments just before Broward Sheriff’s deputies were forced to fire after a man pointed a gun at them.