Lessons of the Week! Kristin Chenoweth, Taye Diggs & More

first_img Kristin Chenoweth View Comments Star Filescenter_img Guys, it’s Friday, and you know what that means—LGBT couples in all 50 states can get married! YEAH! Best Friday ever! It’s also time for a very rainbow edition of the Lessons of the Week, where we catch up on all of the weird and wacky stuff that happened on Broadway in the last seven days. Ready? Let’s do this!Taye Diggs Loves Nail PolishUntil now, Taye Diggs has only shown us his manly side—you know, the side that wears shiny green jackets and puka shell necklaces. But now that he’s gearing up to play the title transgender rock goddess in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, he’s embracing his femininity with glitter, lipstick and nail polish, which he says he’s totally into. Taye, we’re totally into you wearing nail polish, too. #callus #youalreadyfollowusontwitterAngel Is the Queen of PrideWhen we asked fans to name their favorite LGBTQ character in a Broadway musical, the clear favorite was gold-hearted drag diva Angel in Rent (who can now get married to Collins in any damn state she wants, we might add!). Congratulations, Angel, you’re the official Queen of Pride Week! We have your first challenge, should you choose to accept it, below.The Genie Needs to Come Out AlreadyWe invited a bunch of awesome out theater stars to a Pride pool party, and they revealed which characters from Broadway musicals totally need to come out of the closet already. Genie from Aladdin, Judge Pitkin from On the Town, J.M. Barrie from Finding Neverland, Max from The Sound of Music and Usnavi from In the Heights, we’re here if you need to talk.Lena Hall Is a Glam Rock PsychicHedwig alum Lena Hall is so many things—a kick-ass belter, a Tony winner and a My Little Pony proponent, just to name a few. But she also, apparently, can predict the future. After comparing Michael Hall’s voice to David Bowie in October, her former co-star will star in Bowie’s musical Lazarus. Thanks, Lena! Now tell us what’s up with the Wicked movie.Perez Hilton Has Three DaughtersWhat ever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy and evening TV? We have no idea, but on an unrelated note, Perez Hilton is starring in Full House: The Musical Parody. Hey Ramin Karimloo, if you’re looking to pick up a third gig, we think you’d be the perfect Uncle Jesse. As long as you do this.J-Hud’s Got a Purple KisserWe’re not Lena Hall-level psychics, but something tells us Jennifer Hudson is going to be a great Shug Avery in The Color Purple. No, not just because she’s an Oscar winner and she killed it on American Idol—because she can color coordinate like a boss. When she chatted with Broadway.com about her new gig, she sported purple lipstick and nail polish. Taye Diggs, sounds like you and J-Hud need a Sephora date.Sam Barks Says Oui to AmelieSpeaking of Broadway debuts we’ve been waiting our entire lives for, Les Miz movie star Samantha Barks has confirmed she’ll be starring in Amelie at the Berkley Repertory Theatre, and we have our fingers and toes crossed that the musical could head to the Great White Way next. (P.S. We knew this first and told you in April. We deserve peanut butter cups.)Bombshell Needs a BookAfter the sold-out concert production of Bombshell, plans are now in motion to bring it to Broadway. There are just a few teeny problems: It’s not technically a real musical, it has no book, and there’s really no discernable plot. So basically, Bombshell needs a great book writer and fast. Hey Lena Hall the All-Knowing, think you can help us figure this one out?Rebecca Naomi Jones Was a CherubHedwig and the Angry Inch star Rebecca Naomi Jones has the total opposite of a sordid past—she played an angel in a Metropolitan Opera production when she was a child and would take an elevator up to the rafters to sing sweet melodies from the heavens. We spent most of our time picking our noses and putting on living room productions of Hello, Dolly! when we were kids, but to each her own.Kristin Chenoweth Is Super FreakyThis week, the On the Twentieth Century star tweeted, “I’m a lady in the street but a freak at the buffet.” This makes us like her even more, if that were even possible. Best of all, we’ve got something new to put on our bucket list: Go to the Sizzler with Kristin Chenoweth and eat all the pie.last_img read more

Senegal v Algeria: kick-off time, team news, head-to-head, form and more

first_imgThe final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations is almost here as the magnificent tournament finally draws to a close in Egypt, with Senegal and Algeria emerging as the two finalists.Both of these sides are worthy finalists, having produced strong displays throughout the tournament and each coming through tough semi-final clashes in dramatic fashion.Algeria may have edged their group meeting with a solitary goal, but it was a tight encounter with both teams enjoying 50 per cent possession and each managing just two shots on target.With the trophy on the line on Friday night we should expect a similarly contested game, and backing the match to go to extra time appeals.READ ALSO:  A fifth “All-African Coaches” AFCON finalWhat’s kickoff time? The match is scheduled to start at 19:00 GMT at Cairo International Stadium on Friday. What is the form of Senegal in comparison to Algeria?Algeria’s quarter-final tie was won on penalties, while only a 95th-minute wonder strike from Riyad Mahrez prevented their semi-final against Nigeria from going on for at least another half an hour.Photo: Riyad Mahrez celebrates last-gasp winner against Nigeria. Senegal were taken to extra time in their semi-final against another stubborn North African side in Tunisia, and there should be plenty of interest in backing a close game.Team news: Who is available, injured or suspended? Senegal will be without key centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly for the final. The Napoli defender picked up a second yellow card in three matches during the semi-final and he will now serve a suspension.Photo: Kalidou Koulibaly What is the head to head record of Senegal vs Algeria? Senegal and Algeria have faced each other 22 times and it’s the Desert Foxes who have the superior record winning 13 and only losing four. With four wins from their last five over Senegal, including the 1-0 win in the group stages, Djamel Belmadi’s side may feel the more confident of the two going into the final.Predicted Lineups”‹Senegal: Gomis –  Gassama, Sabaly, Koulibaly, Kouyate –  Sarr, Mane, Gueye, Ndiaye, Saviet – Niang ”‹Algeria: ”‹Mbolhi –  Zeffane, Bensebaini, Mandi, Benlamri –  Mahrez, Belaili, Geudioura, Feghouli, Bennacer –  Bounedjah— Follow all the tournament games with #JoyAFCON. There’s live radio commentary on Joy 99.7FM, post-match programs on Joy FM, JoyNews TV (available via MultiTV Digibox and on DStv channel 421), Joy Prime (on DStv 281), analysis shows, and fanzones. Follow complete social media coverage on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with @JoySportsGH.last_img read more