Barbra Streisand Calls Tim Cook to Fix SiriJust like us, Barbra Streisand has an issue with Apple’s Siri. However, unlike us mere mortals, the legend called the head of Apple, Tim Cook, about her difficulty—the iPhone mispronouncing her name. “She pronounces my name wrong,” Streisand recently told NPR’s Scott Simon. “Streisand with a soft S, like sand on the beach. I’ve been saying this for my whole career.” Siri is supposed to quit saying the incorrect “Streizand” after the next update on September 30, while Babs’ new album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, will hit earbuds on August 26.Sarah Steele Lands CBS RoleThe Humans’ Sarah Steele has been enlisted to guest star on CBS’ Bull. TVLine reports that The Good Wife alum is set to appear as Ellen, the host of a successful podcast who might have gone a step too far. Check out Broadway.com’s recent interview with Steele here.Watch Idina Menzel’s New VideoIdina Menzel’s latest album, idina., will drop on September 23 and we now have the official music video for her track “Queen of Swords.” Check out the Broadway supernova in all her glory below. View Comments Aaron Tveit in ‘Better Off Single’ P.S. The previously reported cast recording of Roundabout’s recent off-Broadway hit The Robber Bridegroom, which starred Steven Pasquale, has now been scheduled for release on September 9. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the summer weekend. Sneak Peek of Aaron Tveit in BedWe have a new trailer of your Broadway boyfriend Aaron Tveit, Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford and an all-star ensemble cast in Better Off Single. The movie follows Charlie Carroll (Tveit), who quits his job and his girlfriend on the same day. With no job and no love, Charlie is forced to go on a journey of self-discovery so intense that he begins to suffer from surreal hallucinations, flashbacks, and fantasies. Will he find “the one?” Or did that ship already sail, taking with it his only hopes for relationship sanity? We will find out when the New York romantic comedy hits select theaters and VOD on October 7.
MELBOURNE: Cameron Bancroft, Matthew Wade, and Mitchell Marsh have earned a recall to Australia’s 17-man touring party for the Ashes series against England, while uncapped Queenslander Michael Neser is a surprise selection in the pace attack.Opener Bancroft earned a spot in the squad with an unbeaten match-winning knock of 93 on day three of the intra-squad clash in Southampton on Thursday.The 26-year-old’s return means all three players – along with Steve Smith and David Warner – who were banned after the South Africa ball-tampering scandal feature in the squad and could all lineup for the first Test at Edgbaston starting on Aug. 1.”David Warner, Steve Smith, and Cameron Bancroft have forced their way back into the Test squad through the excellence of their recent performances,” Trevor Hohns, the chairman of selectors, said in a statement.”David and Steve also have the advantage of being proven players at test level while Cameron has produced impressive numbers for county side Durham this season and his innings in the intra-squad match in Southampton on a tough pitch was outstanding and showed his quality.”Wade, who last played a Test in September 2017, edged out Alex Carey as the squad’s reserve wicketkeeper-batsman behind captain Tim Paine, while all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne will serve as a second spinning option alongside Nathan Lyon.”We have faith in his ability, we know our strength lies in our pace attack and we have Marnus Labuschagne’s leg-spin as another spin option as he has bowled almost 200 overs for county side Glamorgan in first-class cricket this season,” Hohns added.”Wade fully deserves his recall as he has made an irresistible case for inclusion through sheer weight of runs with 1021 first-class runs at home last summer followed by three hundred on Australia A tour.”Neser, the right-arm seam bowling all-rounder, is one of the seven fast-bowling options in the squad, led by world number one test bowler Pat Cummins, alongside Mitch Starc, Josh Hazlewood, James Pattinson, and Peter Siddle as well as Marsh.Hazlewood returns for the first time since suffering a stress fracture of his back in January, which kept him out of contention for the World Cup squad.The squad will travel to Birmingham on Saturday and practice at Edgbaston ahead of the first Test.Squad: Tim Paine (captain), Cameron Bancroft, Pat Cummins, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner. IANSAlso Read: Aaron Finch Rubbishes Adam Zampa Ball-Tampering Claims
Ready to strike in Serie A: Carlo Ancelotti has won titles in Europe’s five biggest leaguesMilan, Italy | AFP | As the sole survivor of a coaching shuffle among the leading challengers, Carlo Ancelotti could have the best chance to end Napoli’s 30-year wait for the Serie A title.Yet Antonio Conte’s arrival at Inter Milan has also raised expectations of an end to Juventus’s long domination in the season that kicks off on Saturday.Serie A runners-up Napoli have not held the Scudetto aloft since Argentine legend Diego Maradona inspired them to their only titles in 1987 and 1990.Ancelotti’s campaign begins in Fiorentina on Saturday, after Juventus, now coached by Maurizio Sarri, open their quest for a ninth consecutive title in Parma.Chinese-owned Inter Milan have also changed coaches with former Juventus and Chelsea boss Conte back home in Italy. Marco Giampaolo takes over at AC Milan and Paulo Fonseca at Roma.Sarri came close two years ago when he guided Napoli to runners-up spot, just four points behind Juventus, before moving to Chelsea.At 60, Sarri returns to Italy to coach Juventus as the champions look for a new direction despite five trophy-laden seasons under Massimiliano Allegri.The decision by Napoli-native Sarri to move north has hurt in his home town.“For us Neapolitans, that was a betrayal,” said captain Lorenzo Insigne.“Now we have to try to beat him at all costs.”Ancelotti embarks on the second year of his three-year contract, and wants silverware this campaign.The 60-year-old has won titles in Europe’s five biggest leagues. His Serie A title came with AC Milan back in 2004.He arrived in Naples boasting three Champions League trophies from his spells with Milan and Real Madrid, and a Premier League title from his two-year tenure at Chelsea.The veteran coach insists he has learned from his “transitional” first season.“We drew back the arrow, now we are ready to fire,” he warned. Ancelotti has bolstered in all areas with the arrival of defender Kostas Manolas, midfielder Elif Elmas and winger Hirving Lozano.– New-look Inter –Inter are being remodelled by former Italy boss Conte, who won three Serie A titles in a row with Juventus from 2012 to 2014, and the Premier League with Chelsea in 2017.Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku joins from Manchester United with young midfielders Stefano Sensi and Nicolo Barella arriving in the San Siro.Uncertainly remains however over the future of Argentine forward Mauro Icardi amid reported interest from Napoli.Inter last won the title in 2010 under Jose Mourinho, and open at home against newly-promoted Lecce on Saturday.But even amid uncertainty over how Sarri, who could miss the Parma opener with pneumonia, will adapt to life at Juventus, the Cristiano Ronaldo-powered champions remain favourites.Juventus have spent big with newly-signed Dutch defender Matthijs De Ligt and Turkey’s Merih Demiral.The midfield has been strengthened with PSG’s Adrien Rabiot and former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey.Giampaolo takes over at AC Milan who missed out on Champions League qualification.The only non-Italian involved in this game of musical coaching benches, is Fonseca, working for the first time in Italy at Roma, who finished sixth last season.Gian Piero Gasperini remains at Atalanta after leading the unheralded northeners to a Champions League berth with a third-place finish just ahead of Inter on goal difference.The side from Bergamo open against SPAL.Share on: WhatsApp