Carine Roitfeld’s Twinning Outfits With Sylvie From ‘Emily in Paris’

first_imgLily Collins couldn’t help but praise the pics, commenting, “Wait, I love this and you!!! 🤣🤣🤣💖💖”Other A-listers chimed in as well. “YESSSSSS!!!!!!” commented Lisa Rinna, while The Kooples artistic direction, Tom Van Dorpe, noted, “Clearly inspired!” Agreed!After months of teasing a season 2, the streaming service announced on Wednesday, November 11, that it was renewing the series.- Advertisement – Who Wore It Better? Carine Roitfeld or Sylvie from 'Emily in Paris'Left: Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu as Sylvie on “Emily in Paris.” Right: Carine Roitfeld. Carole Bethuel/Netflix; Joanne Davidson/ShutterstockToo funny! Carine Roitfeld pointed out some stylish similarities between her and Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu’s character Sylvie while watching Emily in Paris — and it’s so accurate.On Thursday, November 12, the 66-year-old fashion editor took to Instagram to share a series of side-by-side pics of she and Sylvie wearing a variety of ensembles that look a lot alike.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “Who wore it best? 👀” Roitfeld wrote in the accompanying caption. “I had a bit of déjà vu while watching Sylvie in @emilyinparis and loved it.”Though none of the looks are identical, there definitely seems to be some inspiration pulled from the real-life fashion icon for the fictional one. Some of the most closely resembled looks include a black-and-white skirt-and-blouse ensemble, an off-the-shoulder black ballgown and halterneck number.Roitfeld concluded her post, writing, “Congrats @lilyjcollins and the team on returning for a second season!”- Advertisement – “Deux is better than un,” Collins wrote in an Instagram post after the news broke. “I’m freaking out and beyond thrilled (much to Sylvie’s dismay) to announce @EmilyinParis will be returning for Season 2! Thank you guys for the love and support and I hope you’re as excited as we are!!”As excited as many are to see the show return, the first season faced backlash for it’s depiction of French people and the main character’s extravagant lifestyle.“As disheartening as it sometimes is to read these things, it’s also a gift,” Collins told Vogue Arabia in her November 2020 cover story. “You’re being allowed to improve.”Listen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!)last_img read more

Rising garlic price cannot be blamed on coronavirus: Business watchdog

first_img“And we are pushing [the government] to not let this drag out until April again,” Guntur warned for 2020. KPPU director of business competition policy Taufik Ahmad said garlic retail prices in Jakarta and a few other cities could climb up to Rp 70,000 or Rp 80,000 per kg.But he noted that similar price volatility had been happening in the first quarter of the past three to four years. The price would usually go back to normal around May or June.”Maybe the problem is not the virus. We received information that there are transportation issues […] that have halted [export] flows from some points in China,” Taufik said.He also said that the government had eased import procedures through a 2019 Agriculture Ministry regulation, as long as garlic importers adhere to the mandatory cultivation of the vegetable after obtaining import licenses.Previously, the Trade Ministry’s price monitoring team head for North Sumatra, Gunawan Benjamin, said the continuous news about the coronavirus had shaken up domestic food prices – especially imported ingredients.Over the past week, North Sumatra and Central Java residents have seen the price of garlic – a staple ingredient in Indonesia – skyrocket, as supplies run short, with some believing the shortage is a result of the virus outbreak in China.According to Statistics Indonesia (BPS), North Sumatra’s garlic imports declined by 58.4 percent to 29.24 million tons last year from 70.41 million tons in 2018. Of the 2018 imports, 70.18 million tons were imported from China, while the rest came from India.Read also: Garlic prices soar in Central Java as coronavirus hampers imports from ChinaMeanwhile in Central Java, garlic prices jumped 30 percent to the current Rp 50,000 (US$3.65) per kg from the usual Rp 35,000 per kg.“About 95 percent of the garlic supplies here are imported directly from China, and the virus is hampering it. We hope there will be import options from other countries soon,” Central Java Industry and Trade Agency head Arief Sambodo said, as quoted by kompas.com.Topics : The Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) has rejected claims that the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has diminished garlic supply from China, which had been blamed for a price spike of the commodity in Indonesia.KPPU commissioner Guntur Saragih said garlic demand and consumption were relatively stable. Instead, he blamed slow import realization for the scarcity, which he said had already happened before the virus broke out.The watchdog said the government had just issued an import recommendation for more than 100,000 tons, around 60,000 tons of which would be used to ensure supplies until the Lebaran holidays. However, those imports had yet to materialize as of Thursday. “It’s a problem when imports are done late. Supply will certainly thin out, thus automatically shifting [prices],” Guntur said.However, he said his team’s investigation had yet to ascertain whether importers were intentionally holding back imports to push up prices.The price currently stands at a national average of Rp 55,000 (US$4.01) per kilogram, double the usual Rp 25,000 to Rp 30,000 per kg, according to the Information Center for Strategic Food Prices (PIHPS).But this is not the first time garlic prices skyrocketed. Last year, garlic prices spiked to more than Rp 80,000 per kg due to import recommendations not being issued until April 2019.last_img read more

Little or no hope of finding survivors at Lebanon blast site: army

first_img“We worked non-stop for 48 hours from Thursday morning to try to reach this control room. Unfortunately we did not find a single… survivor,” said Colonel Vincent Tissier, leader of the French rescue team. In collaboration with other rescue teams, Tissier said they managed to uncover a total of five corpses. Most Lebanese authorities say Tuesday’s explosion was triggered by a fire in a port warehouse, where a huge shipment of ammonium nitrate, a chemical that can be used as a fertilizer or as an explosive, had languished for years.The revelation that state officials had long tolerated a ticking time-bomb in the heart of the capital has served as shocking proof to many Lebanese of the rot at the core of the state apparatus.World leaders, international organizations and a seething Lebanese public have pressed for an international probe, but President Michel Aoun has said that calls for such an investigation are a “waste of time.” In Beirut, the fury on the streets has further shaken the embattled government of Prime Minister Hassan Diab, which saw its first cabinet resignation when the information minister, Manal Abdel Samad, quit Sunday.At least six lawmakers have also quit since the August 4 explosion. The Lebanese army said Sunday that hopes have dwindled of finding survivors at the blast site in Beirut following days of search and rescue operations supported by international experts.”After three days of search and rescue operations we can say we have finished the first phase, which involved the possibility of finding survivors,” Colonel Roger Khoury told a press conference. “As technicians working on the ground, we can say we have fading hopes of finding survivors,” added Khoury, who heads a team of military technicians operating at the blast site. The huge explosion that hit Beirut’s port devastated large parts of the Lebanese capital, claimed over 150 lives and wounded some 6,000 people.At least 21 people remain missing, according to the health ministry.Their relatives have watched breathlessly as rescuers from France, Germany, Russia, Qatar and other countries assisted Lebanese authorities in their search and rescue efforts.But none have managed to find survivors, not even eight to nine port employees French experts believed were trapped alive in a control room buried beneath the rubble.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Manchester United target three major summer signings to boost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad

first_imgKalidou Koulibaly remains Manchester United’s No.1 summer transfer target (Picture: Getty)Manchester United have settled on a three-man shortlist as they look to finalise their summer transfer plans.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now the firm favourite to succeed Jose Mourinho on a permanent basis having presided over a stunning run of form, culminating in last night’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace which represented a club-record eighth successive away win.Solskjaer is said to have ‘shaken hands’ with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on a deal that would see him remain at Old Trafford beyond the summer and the club are now ploughing ahead with their recruitment strategy ahead of a busy summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAccording to talkSPORT, Kalidou Koulibaly remains the priority target with United keen to add a commanding centre-half to their ranks to partner the increasingly impressive Victor Lindelof, one of the main beneficiaries of Solskjaer’s arrival.ADVERTISEMENTNapoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis revealed back in December that United had made a bid of £95million for the Senegal international and will likely need to make a significantly higher offer in the summer if they are to land the 27-year-old. Solskjaer praises Lukaku after win over Crystal PalaceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:23FullscreenSolskjaer praises Lukaku after win over Crystal Palacehttps://metro.co.uk/video/solskjaer-praises-lukaku-win-crystal-palace-1872732/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.The 30-year-old has been linked with a move to Serie A giants Inter with Barcelona looking to balance their books following the huge recent outlays on the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele.‘I laugh a little bit in the morning with my coffee when I see [the stories] about my future,’ said Rakitic when asked about his future last week.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Aaron Wan-Bissaka is wanted by Arsenal, Tottenham and Man Utd (Picture: Getty)Despite the emergence of Diogo Dalot, who impressed in an unfamiliar role at Selhurst Park on Wednesday, and Ashley Young signing a new 12-month contract extension, United are in the market for reinforcements at right-back and will enter the running for Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka.Arsenal and Tottenham are also keeping tabs on the Eagles star who is likely to get England recognition ahead of next month’s friendly internationals and is valued at around £40million.Finally, United will target Barcelona’s experienced midfielder Ivan Rakitic in a bid to add greater energy and creativity to their engine room. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 28 Feb 2019 8:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Commentcenter_img Advertisement Advertisement Manchester United target three major summer signings to boost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squadlast_img read more

Gov. Wolf Provides Update on Opioid Epidemic Progress to PA Orthopaedic Society

first_imgGov. Wolf Provides Update on Opioid Epidemic Progress to PA Orthopaedic Society SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Public Health Philadelphia, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf provided an update on the state’s progress in battling the opioid epidemic during the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society’s Fall Meeting and Symposium. Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine joined the governor on the opioid panel discussion.“Pennsylvania’s response to the opioid crisis has been called ‘a model for the nation’ by the American Medical Association,” Gov. Wolf said. “While accolades are nice, action and results are better, and we are pleased with the work and the results we’ve seen so far in this ongoing battle. While the state experienced a decline in overdose deaths last year, we have more work to do.”Gov. Wolf signed a heroin and opioid epidemic disaster declaration in January 2018 to focus commonwealth resources and departments in a concerted effort to address this crisis. He has renewed the declaration every 90 days and the Opioid Command Center, created through the declaration, now involves 16 state agencies and the Attorney General’s Office with a focus on expanding efforts, listening to third party stakeholders and providers and breaking down government siloes to collaborate, idea-share, educate and develop new programs.Dr. Levine focused on the state’s progress with the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, and drafting of opioid prescribing guidelines, both of which have led to more responsible opioid prescribing.“Opioid stewardship is such an important part of the progress we have made in combatting the opioid crisis,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Through resources such as the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, opioid prescribing guidelines and continuing education for physicians, opioids are being used more judiciously in the treatment of pain.”The commonwealth’s initiatives Gov. Wolf highlighted during the panel include:Since 2018, more than 11,000 individuals have been engaged in warm hand-off through emergency rooms throughout Pennsylvania. Of those individuals, more than 6,000 individuals have been directly connected to treatment.The Wolf Administration worked with seven major commercial insurers to eliminate prior authorization for most forms of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and covering it on the lowest patient cost-sharing tier of the pharmacy benefit. The agreement also expanded access to naloxone and mental health care, while also working to make these services more affordable.Pennsylvania increased access to treatment by:Waiving birth certificate fees for those with opioid use disorder, helping more than 3,300 people gain easier entry into recovery programs.Expanding Medicaid, providing 125,000 more Pennsylvanians with coverage that includes substance use disorder care.Launching PA LEAD with Attorney General Shapiro, a collaborative law enforcement initiative aimed at connecting individuals suffering from substance use disorder with local treatment resources.Expanding the Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program in Pennsylvania’s state correctional facilities. The Get Help Now Hotline received more than 28,000 calls during the disaster declarations, with nearly half of all callers connected directly to a treatment provider.Pennsylvania has received more than $141 million in federal funding for its opioid response over the past two years. One of the unique uses of funding was to provide $15 million for housing for those with opioid use disorder in high need areas, such as Philadelphia. By removing one barrier to treatment – lack of housing – the state can help people get and stay in treatment.“From increasing access to care, collaborating with multiple partners, increasing access to and the use of naloxone, and many other thoughtful, innovative programs, Pennsylvania is seeing positive results,” Gov. Wolf said. “My thanks to the members of our Opioid Command Center for their tireless work in determining what needs to be done and then making it happen.”Get more information on The Wolf Administration’s action plan for battling the opioid crisis. November 08, 2019last_img read more

Aged care gets the royal treatment

first_imgPortofino Hamilton has been mistaken for a hotel. Pic Mark Cranitch.The creme de la creme in aged care is the Royal Suite, a 54sq m residence with two private balconies, a spacious ensuite and a private kitchenette. It also comes with a royal price tag – a Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) of $1.2 million, or a combination of RAD and Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP). The maximum DAP rate is currently $189.69.Portofino manager Ian Byron said the Royal Suite, which has yet to be snapped up, was like no other aged care residence.“You honestly wouldn’t even think it was aged care,” he said.“It is spacious, luxurious. There is room for a grand piano if you want one.”Mr Byron said they had received a “fair bit of interest” in the Royal Suite, mostly from children looking to set up their ageing parents. And facilities manager Ian Byron (pictured in the Imperial Suite) is keen to show it off. Pic Mark Cranitch.Senior Living two-bedroom apartments start from $1 million (maximum RAD), and include a well-appointed kitchen, open plan living room and a generous balcony.Shared facilities include a public cafe, an internal piazza with open air large screen TV, a gym, a hairdresser, onsite medical centre, heated mineral pool, a theatre, a recreation and activities room, lounges and libraries, a private dining and meeting room.Additional add-on services can include 24/7 nursing care, laundry services, additional menu choices, pay TV, and lifestyle activities.Mr Byron said Portofino’s design had been consumer driven, saying they wanted to move away from the traditional aged care model. Pic Mark Cranitch.“It is not healthcare as such, but customer service,” he said. “If you drive past the building, it looks more like a hotel.“We have actually had a few people come in wanting to book a room.“One of our apartment residents, she is never in the building. We check the car park to see if she is here. She is always out socialising.”Mr Byron said many residents needed zero or minimal care, but they felt secure knowing they could access services as they needed them.“We are happy to do tours. We are happy to show off Portofino,” he said. It is in fact just one very flash aged care and senior living facility. Here is a bedroom in one of the four penthouses. Pic Mark Cranitch.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoBut if the royal treatment is out of your budget, Portofino has a range of aged care suites and senior living apartments available, starting from $550,000 (maximum RAD) for an aged care classic suite.The Classic Suite is a specialist care suite (dementia) and is a single room with a private ensuite and kitchenette. Each suite also comes with a flat screen TV, microwave, fridge, nurse call buzzer and built-in robe, with residents granted full access to a protected outdoor area including activities room.“It has all of the amenities of the Royal Suite, just on a smaller scale,” Mr Byron said.To date, about 50 per cent of the standard aged care suites and 60 per cent of the specialist aged care suites have been occupied. For those wanting more independence, there are still some apartments available. One of the four penthouses at Portofino Hamilton. Pic Mark Cranitch.Getting older doesn’t have to mean scrimping on luxury. At Portofino Hamilton, you can live like royalty.The aged care and senior living community, which opened in December, has 100 aged care suites and 50 two or three-bedroom aged care and senior living apartments, including four penthouses. last_img read more

Mrs. Bonnie Alice (Mays) Scudder

first_imgMrs. Bonnie Alice (Mays) Scudder , age 52, of Vevay, Indiana, Bonnie entered this life on January 20, 1965, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the loving daughter of the late, Clayborn and Ethel Lucille (Parnell) Mays. She was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and attended high school in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Bonnie was united in marriage on December 24, 2014, in Vevay, Indiana, to Richard Lynn Scudder. Richard and Bonnie shared nearly three years of marriage together until her death. Bonnie was employed as a cashier and stocker for the Dollar General Store in Vevay, Indiana. She was formerly employed for the Madison Correctional Facility at the State Hospital in Madison, Indiana. Bonnie was a former employee as the dietary manager for Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana, for 5 years. Bonnie enjoyed spending time with her family, girls night out and collecting lighthouses. Bonnie passed away at 1:40 pm, Tuesday September 12, 2017, at her residence in Vevay, Indiana.Bonnie will be dearly missed by her husband of nearly 3 years: Richard Lynn Scudder, Sr. of Vevay, IN; her step-children: Jessica Franklin and her husband: David of Rising Sun, IN, Dalton Scudder of Vevay, IN and Richard Scudder, Jr. of Carrollton, KY; her 6-step-grandchildren; her brothers: Paul Mays of Laurel, IN, Marvin Mays and his wife: Pam of Florence, IN and Ellis Mays and his wife: Lisa of Rushville, IN; her sisters: Betty Love and her husband: Jerry of Vevay, IN, Elsie Vorbroker and her husband: David of Aurora, IN and Blanche Logan and her husband: Lenwood of Louisville, KY and her numerous nieces, nephews and cousinsShe was preceded in death by her parents: Clayborn and Ethel Lucille (Parnell) Mays and her brothers: Russell and Clayborn Moses Mays.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 2:00 pm, by at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana. Friends may call 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to Bonnie Alice (Mays) Scudder Memorial Fund % Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Rashford out for three months

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Marcus Rashford will be sidelined for three months after he picked up a double stress fracture in Manchester United’s FA Cup win over Wolves. The forward came off the bench, but was quickly hauled back off in a move that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits “backfired”. Rashford was always set to miss United’s trip to Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, but it soon became apparent that the 22-year-old could be out for considerably longer. Journalist Henry Winter has since reported that the Red Devils star will miss a large chunk of what remains of the current campaign. He tweeted: “Rashford was carrying a single stress fracture in his back, now has a double stress fracture after Wolves game. Expected to be out for 2-3 months. “Also has piece of floating bone in his ankle requiring non-intrusive surgery to remove. Been playing thru immense pain to help #mufc.” Before United’s game with Liverpool at Anfield, Solskjaer was questioned about his star man’s absence and was clearly aware of the potential diagnosis. He said: “He [Rashford] got a couple of knocks again and a couple of jolts when he came on against Wolves, and he’s aggravated his back. “He’s had some trouble before and of course we are going to give him time to recover and rest before we put him back on the pitch. He’s always recovered quickly before so let’s hope he does that again. “I wouldn’t expect him to be back in the next few weeks and we’ve got a mid-season break.” It leaves Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood as United’s only options in attack and may encourage them to act before the January transfer window closes.— Tags: Manchester UnitedMarcus RashfordOle Gunnar SolskjaerRed Devillast_img read more

Pardew exasperated over Cabaye saga

first_img Asked if the former Lille midfielder had played his last game for the club, Pardew said: “I don’t know until 11pm [on Monday]. “We have told his agent, ‘Look, come on, play the game’, because we have got to replace him [if we sell him] and we can’t afford to replace him before he goes because we’re not sure he is going to go. “That bid needs to come in, if it’s coming in, early. If not, it won’t happen – well, I think it won’t happen, but you can never tell with this football club. “We have got replacements in mind, but we need to act quickly if that bid comes in. We still hope to get an offensive player in before 11pm [on Monday] and we are working towards that.” Both the Cabaye saga and Newcastle’s search for reinforcements are ongoing, but thankfully for the club, their wait for a home win in the league is not after it came to an end at the fifth attempt. It did so in fitting style with Ben Arfa’s superb 86th-minute strike, the Magpies’ first league goal in 411 minutes of football, worthy of winning any game. Pardew said: “The goal came from Hatem and I was pulling my hair out today with him. He was making bad decisions in terms of his selection of pass, he was not really doing what we want him to do in that wide area. “And then he created three or four moments in the game that can change it, a couple of balls he slid across and we didn’t connect with, and then the goal was fantastic. The 27-year-old France midfielder was introduced to a mixed reaction from the club’s fans as a 65th-minute substitute in Saturday afternoon’s Barclays Premier League win. Compatriot Hatem Ben Arfa proved the match-winner, but Cabaye’s future remained one of the main talking points after the final whistle with Monday night’s transfer deadline fast approaching and no second bid from the Gunners having yet materialised. “That’s Hatem. He makes us slightly dysfunctional at times, but he can win us a game at any level and he did that today.” The goal had been coming, but until it arrived, it looked like being another frustrating afternoon for Pardew and his players. Fulham keeper David Stockdale had denied both Mathieu Debuchy and Papiss Cisse before the break, and Cisse saw a 78th-minute header come back off the bar before substitute Yoan Gouffran glanced wide with the goal at his mercy. However, Ben Arfa’s left-foot bullet after he jinked between John Arne Riise and Alex Kacaniklic sparked a late onslaught during which Stockdale denied both Debuchy and debutant Loic Remy. Pardew said: “A lot has been written and some of it has actually not been correct. “But actually at the end of the day, it’s results you need, it backs it up. We have won today, we won in midweek with a few of our squad players and it’s been a good week for us. “If we can get through Monday by improving the team again, whichever way it comes, then we will be in good shape.” Fulham boss Martin Jol left St James’ Park as he did last season ruing a late goal and insisting his team had deserved at least a point. He said: “We could have done a lot of damage today and got the points on the board. “If you look at the possession, we could get out of their pressure. It was almost too easy. “Last year it was the same, they scored one goal and they are over the moon as if they played great. But they didn’t. We should have had at least a point.” Alan Pardew ordered Arsenal to put up or shut up over their pursuit of Yohan Cabaye after seeing Newcastle snatch a dramatic 1-0 victory over Fulham. Press Associationlast_img read more

Stallone to make Goodison call

first_img The star of the famous Rocky boxing franchise is filming a spin-off picture called ‘Creed’. In his latest outing as Rocky, Stallone, 68, trains the grandson of Apollo Creed – the fighter with whom the Philadelphia brawler clashed in the first two Rocky films. In the film Rocky’s pupil – Adonis Creed – will fight against Pretty Boy Porter, who is played by actual British boxer Tony Bellew – and this is where Everton fans come into the equation. Evergreen Sylvester Stallone will call on Everton fans on Monday night to provide him with a knockout scene for his latest film. Bellew, a lifelong Everton fan, has used his connections with the club to book Stallone a slot on the big screens at Goodison Park during the half-time interval of Monday’s game against West Brom. Although details are sketchy – neither Everton nor Bellew have given full details of what will happen – it is thought Stallone will deliver a message to the Everton fans on the screen and it could feature as part of the film. “I would like you to stay in your seats at half-time and keep any eye on the big screens for a very special guest to make a welcome return to Goodison Park,” Bellew said in a cryptic press release issued by the Merseyside club. “Be sure you make as much noise as possible – go absolutely nuts at half-time – to help us create a brilliant atmosphere. I have seen first-hand what kind of noise Evertonians create – it will be perfect for the scene.” Everton added further intrigue with this tweet on Monday afternoon: “Remember to stay in your seats at HT to star alongside @TheSlyStallone and @TonyBellew in the new ‘Rocky’ film. #EFC.” This will not be the first time Stallone has made an ‘appearance’ at Goodison Park. The actor, who was nominated for an Oscar for the first Rocky film, paid a visit to Everton’s ground eight years ago to watch the team take on Reading and was presented to the supporters before kick-off while wearing a Toffees scarf. Although he has been eligible for a bus pass for three years, Stallone has shown no sign that he wants to quit Hollywood any time soon. The American starred in the Expendables 3, which was released last year, and is set to return in a fifth outing as Rambo. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more