John Leguizamo to Lead New AMC Comedy Series

first_img The untitled comedy, loosely based on Laguizamo’s real-life three best friends, will follow a group of men in various New York boroughs as they wrestle with careers, relationships, family, ambition and getting older. Leguizamo will co-write the project with Sal Stabile. The Klown takes to the screen again! AMC will announce its upfront slate shortly and Deadline reports that one of its expected projects will be a series starring, penned and executive produced by Tony nominee John Leguizamo. Leguizamo last appeared on Broadway in Ghetto Klown, his one-man show which recently aired as an HBO special. He garnered Tony nominations for Best Play and Best Actor in a Play for his one-man show Freak. His additional Broadway credits include American Buffalo and Sexaholix. His many film and TV appearances include Ice Age, Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet and ER.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Slices of island heaven up for grabs in Queensland

first_imgWho hasn’t dreamt about owning an island resort in the Whitsundays? Or maybe a tropical resort at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef?Or why not do both, with Long Island Resort and Club Crocodile Airlie Beach Resort both listed for sale with vacant possession via an international expressions of interest campaign.Long Island Resort, which has been owned by private investor David Kingston’s Ocean Hotels group for the past 20 years, is expected to fetch between $15 million and $20 million, while Club Crocodile Airlie Beach Resort is predicted to attract between $8 million and $10 million.Read the full story on Commercial NewsMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agolast_img read more

LIST OF TRAGEDIES INVOLVING SPORTS TEAMS

first_imgTorino (Italy), 1949After playing a friendly match against Benfica in Lisbon, Torino flew back home in a Fiat F.212. Just prior to landing, the aircraft crashed against the Superga Basilica. A total of 31 people died – including 18 players and five members of the coaching staff. The following year Italy avoided flying to Brazil for the 1950 World Cup, and took boats instead.Manchester United (England), 1958Manchester United was flying back home after playing Red Star for Europe’s Cup. Twenty passengers died, including eight players.Denmark Olympic Team, 1960A jet chartered by the Danish Football Association crashed after taking off in Copenhagen. Only the pilot survived. Eight players died. Green Cross (Chile), 1961Chilean team Green Cross was flying to Santiago when it crashed in the Andes. Twenty-four people died – including eight players, the head coach, and a physical therapist. Chilean authorities discovered the site of the accident only in 2015.The Strongest (Bolivia), 1969The team was flying from Santa Cruz de La Sierra to Bolivian capital La Paz when their plane just vanished from the radars. Authorities found the plane on the next day, with all 74 people onboard dead.Marshall University (United States), 1970A chartered jet carrying most of the Marshall University football team crashed into a hillside. The team was returning from a game against East Carolina University (a 17-14 loss). Thirty-seven Marshall football players were onboard, along with most of the coaching staff and doctors. In 2006, the film We Are Marshall, starring Matthew McConaughey depicted the aftermath of the tragedy.Uruguayan Rugby Team, 1972A chartered flight carrying 45 people, including a rugby union team, their friends, family, and associates, crashed in the Andes. Over one-quarter of the team died in the accident; other succumbed to the cold and injuries. The last 16 survivors were rescued two months later. With little food and no source of heat, they fed on the bodies of dead passengers preserved in the snow. In 1993, a feature film called Alive was based on the story.Pakhtakor Tashkent (Uzbekistan), 1979The Pakhtakor Tashkent delegation was going to play at Minsk. While flying over Ukraine, the aircraft crashed into an Aeroflot plane. All 178 passengers died, including 14 players and three members of the coaching staff.Alianza Lima (Peru), 1987The Peruvian team was flying from Pucallpa to Lima when it crashed into the Pacific Ocean. Sixteen players and all of the team’s staff died.Colorful 11 (Suriname), 1989A group of Dutch Surinamese players who played in the Netherlands formed a team, Colorful 11, to play in a friendly match at Paramaribo. The plane crash during landing. Out of the 178 people on board, only 11 survived – including three players. Another 15 players died. Stars like Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard didn’t have permission from their teams to play, and had avoided the trip.Zambia’s National Team, 1993The national team flew to Senegal for a World Cup qualifier match. The plane, however, crashed over the Gabonese coast, killing all 30 people on board – 18 players and staff members.Chapecoense (Brazil), 2016The plane carrying Chapecoense crashed when approaching Medellín. At least 75 people died. Twenty-two players were in the flight by Bolivian company Lamia. Twenty-two journalists from Fox TV, Globo, and local stations were among the passengers.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more