Olympians could soon face the iconic Ninja Warrior obstacle course. Format owner Tokyo Broadcasting System Television (TBS) has revealed it is working with several partners to test whether it could be a fifth discipline of the Modern Pentathlon at the 2028 Olympic Games in LA. According to the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) — which is working with TBS, World Obstacle, the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO) on the proposal — two types of obstacle sports are being tested, with one being the ‘ninja competition’ popularized by the Ninja Warrior (Japanese title Sasuke ). In the U.S. American Ninja Warrior is currently in its 14th season, while ITV in the UK is gearing up for its first season in three years. In total, 20 international versions of the show, which originated on Japanese network TBS, exist around the world. A first test competition is being held in Ankara, Turkey today and tomorrow as a collaboration between … [Read more...] about ‘Ninja Warrior’ Obstacle Course Could Feature At 2028 Olympic Games In Los Angeles
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On her latest single “Home,” Christina Perri is searching for comfort in familiar staples: cigarettes, homemade wine, and flowers on the wall. Written with Amy Wadge and producer Jennifer Decilveo, the track is a love letter to her home state of Pennsylvania with a yearning to break away from New York and Los Angeles and return to her roots. “I wanna go back to the moment in time/ With the windows down/ Driving i-95/ Singing Counting Crows/ Trying to drown out the sounds of my mind,” Perri sings. “I hate everyone at this party/ Cause they’re so in love with themselves/ Nobody here understands me, I wish I was somewhere else.” “Home” marks the third single from the singer’s forthcoming third studio album, A Lighter Shade of Blue , set for release on July 15, via Elektra. The record, which marks her first full-length studio album since 2014’s Head or Heart , will feature the previously shared “Mothers” and “Evergone.” “This album has been a long time coming, and getting to … [Read more...] about Christina Perri Yearns for Familiarity on New Single ‘Home’
Longtime friends and collaborators Antonio Banderas and Andrew Lloyd Webber are joining forces under the banner of new company Amigos Para Siempre (APS), aimed at producing theatre, musicals and live entertainment shows, including some of Webber’s best-loved works, for major Spanish-speaking markets. Under the initiative, Spanish-language rights to Webber’s shows will be ceded to the new company by the UK composer’s London-based company Really Useful Group. Shows earmarked for Spanish adaptations include The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, Starlight Express, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cinderella, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and School of Rock. The name of the company, which translates as “friends forever”, derives from a song Webber composed for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, which was performed at the closing ceremony by Sarah Brightman and José Carreras. The pair announced the new initiative at a media event in the … [Read more...] about Antonio Banderas, Andrew Lloyd Webber To Bring Top Musicals And Theatre Shows To Spanish-Speaking World
TMZSports.com After Ryan Garcia beats Javier Fortuna next month, the young boxing superstar tells TMZ Sports his sole focus will be boxing Gervonta 'Tank' Davis ... and he says he's putting him to sleep! "That fight will not go the distance. No way possible can it go the distance. I will not let Gervonta Davis off the hook," Garcia said about the potential super fight with Tank. "I'm gonna beat your ass. I promise that -- I will whoop your ass and I will put you to sleep! Getty And, Garcia's clearly dead serious ... warning 27-0 (25 KOs) Tank not to let his IG fame fool him, 'cause at the end of the day -- despite his 8+ million followers and funny clips -- he's still a 22-0 boxer. "Just know that there's a lot more than meets the eye with me. Don't think I'm soft," Garcia said. "You come find out and actually make that decision to fight me, you'll find out real soon there's nothing soft about me." Of course, the 23-year-old … [Read more...] about Ryan Garcia Promises To Knock Out Gervonta Davis Next Fight, ‘Put You To Sleep!’
Gallery Launch Gallery American socialite and fashion influencer Olivia Palermo was just 22 years old when she was cast as one of MTV's chosen stars for 'The City' -- 'The Hills' spinoff series, which followed a young crowd as they journeyed their way through the fashion industry in New York City. Joining Olivia in the dramatic experience was of course fellow Hills star Whitney Port as she ventured off to the Big Apple from Los Angeles, 'Brothers and Sisters' cast member and actress Roxy Olin and actor from VH1's 'Hit The Floor,' Adam Senn. Guess what she looks like now at 36 years old! … [Read more...] about Olivia Palermo From MTV’s ‘The City’ — ‘Memba Her?