Odds & Ends: Beauty and the Beast Star Emma Watson Sings ‘Belle’ & More

first_imgLooking forward to working with this legend. #Mufasa pic.twitter.com/1LszbWrcYT— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 18, 2017 Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Hear Emma Watson Sing ‘Belle’ Mama Broadway watch 2017 continues! Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast remake is slated to hit theaters on March 17, and the  song clips and trailers have us lining up to buy our popcorn. Luckily, we’ve gotten a glimpse of Audra McDonald in her costume as Garderobe, but we can’t wait to hear those Tony-winning pipes tackle that new song. However, fans can hear (and see) title star Emma Watson in the latest clip of the rousing opening number, “Belle.” Take a look below! Kevin Kline & Emma Watson in ‘Beauty and the Beast'(Photo: Disney) Donald Glover Just Can’t Wait to Be KingDonald Glover, who picked up two Golden Globe awards for creating and starring in FX’s dramedy Atlanta, will star as Simba in Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King. Tony winner and screen legend James Earl Jones will return to the role of Mufasa, which he voiced in the 1994 animated film. Previously reported director Jon Favreau announced the news on Twitter. View Commentscenter_img I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba pic.twitter.com/wUYKixMBJI— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 18, 2017 Chita Rivera & Tommy Tune Will Hit the RoadThey have 12 Tony Awards between them, and they are heading out on tour! Broadway legends Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune are set to co-star in a unique concert event Chita & Tune – Two for the Road this fall. Tour dates will be announced at a later time.Anna Kendrick’s Singing ProblemTony nominee and screen favorite Anna Kendrick stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to discuss her new movie Table 19—and her singing problem. Don’t get us wrong: We love Kendrick’s voice. However, she apparently sings about whatever she is doing (this includes making breakfast tacos, apparently). “It’s one of those qualities I find so annoying in other people,” Kendrick said. “But I do it all the f**king time.” It’s all right, Anna. We’ve totally been there, and we can’t wait to watch the “Cups” queen belt it out in Pitch Perfect 3 this December! P.S. Academy Award winner, Broadway star and now lip syncer extraordinaire! The Present’s Cate Blanchett took the stage at the Stonewall Inn on February 20 to perform Dusty Springfield’s anthem “You Don’t Own Me.” The strutting, the diamonds, the drag queens—it’s all perfect.last_img read more

Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has positive news about Eden Hazard and Diego Costa

first_imgEden Hazard and Diego Costa are in contention to play for Chelsea at Arsenal after returning to training following injury. “That’s the past,” Hiddink said. “I haven’t seen the images.” Hiddink told Costa to focus on playing football on Sunday. “I cannot guarantee, because we’re not dealing with machines, we’re dealing with human beings, but when he is focusing on where he’s good at, around the box, then he’s of big worth,” the Dutchman added. Hiddink has not spoken to Costa specifically about his temperament. “I don’t have any complaints about his discipline,” Hiddink said. Chelsea’s defeat of the Gunners was their first home win of the season and one of the few highlights to date of a chastening campaign. Hiddink concedes the rivalry is lessened by the Blues’ lowly 14th place in the Premier League, 19 points behind their derby opponents. Asked whether the level of the rivalry remains, Hiddink said: “Not at this moment, not in this league. “Arsenal are doing very well and making a good battle for first position. And Chelsea are way down under at this moment. Reality.” Arsenal have been strengthened by the arrival last summer, from Chelsea, of Petr Cech. Chelsea captain John Terry said the goalkeeper, who was permitted to move after being displaced as first choice at Stamford Bridge by Thibaut Courtois, would be worth 12 to 15 points this season for the Gunners. “He’s doing very well,” Hiddink said. Adidas, Cech’s glove sponsor and Chelsea’s kit supplier, appeared this week not to have realised the goalkeeper had moved on after 11 years, sending his gloves to the Blues’ Surrey training base. Cech collected his gloves in person from Hiddink, who managed the goalkeeper during his first caretaker spell in 2009. Hiddink, smiling, said: “I was here when Petr showed up. It was nice. We had a chat. Almost everyone was gone, it was late (on Wednesday) afternoon. “We tried to hide them, which he did not accept. We tried to make them a little bit slippery, but he discovered that also.” Hiddink maintains Cech is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. But he declined to enter the debate over whether Chelsea were right to sell Cech to a direct Premier League rival. Owner Roman Abramovich felt Cech’s distinguished service meant he should choose where to go and Mourinho accepted the decision, while not agreeing with it. “It’s difficult to give judgement when you’re not there at that moment, when that decision was taken,” Hiddink said. “When is the moment to say goodbye to a player? That’s not easy. We have talented youngsters coming up. It’s difficult when you’re not close to the decision-making.” Mourinho seemed to revel in his rivalry with Wenger, calling the Frenchman a “specialist in failure” two years ago. Hiddink chose a different tact, expressing only admiration for Wenger, who has been Arsenal manager for almost 20 years. “I admire his work in what he has done already in two decades,” Hiddink said. “We have to be careful, because he has fallen into some injuries recently. “I’m not sure whether he can play a full 90 minutes yet. We have to consider whether it’s best (for him) to start or to come in.” Costa had scans immediately after the draw with Everton, with the results showing no fracture and just bruising. The Brazil-born Spain striker returned to training on Thursday. Hiddink added: “He (Costa) was in yesterday. He was in today. So he will be available as well.” Costa was chief antagonist in September’s clash at Stamford Bridge, which Chelsea won 2-0 to extend their unbeaten Premier League run against the Gunners to eight games. Jose Mourinho lauded his performance, while Arsene Wenger described his behaviour as “unacceptable”. The striker riled Gabriel so much the Gunners defender was sent off, but Costa was retrospectively banned for three games by the Football Association for grappling with Laurent Koscielny in the same game. Playmaker Hazard has missed the last three matches with a groin injury sustained at Crystal Palace, while striker Costa sustained a bruised shin in last Saturday’s last-gasp draw with Everton. Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink said: “The last two days he (Hazard) was in full commitment with first-team training, so he is available. Press Associationlast_img read more