Lance Bass Emmanuelle Chriqui Locked In Charity Battle

first_img‘N Sync’s Lance Bass and Entourage’s Emmanuelle Chriqui are battling to see who can raise the most money for their favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Colon Cancer Canada.The Power of 2, a charity initiative dedicated to unlocking celebrity power for social good, has wrangled the star studded pair to duke it out for their debut American P2 match-up – and there’s a catch, the loser has to perform a crazy stunt.The Power of 2 allows celebrities to go beyond the red carpet and use social media as a tool to make meaningful social impact and educate their fans. And, the bet will make things very interesting. Fans can donate $2 or more to Emmanuelle and Lance’s favorite charity at www.power-of-2.org as many times as they would like up till midnight on Thursday, June 14th to see who will be crowned the Power of 2 champion.Chriqui vs Bass – Which one will you support?Both charities will win, but the celebrity loser will have to cash in during a very public dare. If Emmanuelle wins, Lance will dress up as PooFu the dog (a costume he wore for one of his first jobs in Laurel, Mississippi) and Emmanuelle will walk him though LA’s Runyon Canyon, the area’s most popular hiking and dog walking spot.“I lost my mother to colon cancer at a very young age and my father continues to battle the disease,” states Emmanuelle. “This is a cause very close to my heart, and it’s a preventable cancer if caught in time. That’s why I’ve made it my mission to promote awareness and take the shame out of getting tested. And this spring I’m looking forward to this Power of 2 competition, earning the most donations and taking Lance on a good long walk.”But if Lance wins, Emmanuelle will have to hit the stage and sing with Steel Panther at the House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard and face that all too common fear, even for an accomplished actor, singing in public!“I know Emmanuelle has a real fear of singing in public, so if I’m going to win this Power of 2 wager I want to see her hit the stage,” says Lance. “And this is such a great, and easy, opportunity for all of us to use social media for good. My charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, does more than good. They change the lives of kids and families all over the world, every single day.”The Power of 2 is win-win-win: Both charities get a big check to support their great work, Emmanuelle and Lance have fun online conversations with their fans and colleagues, and fans get an opportunity to engage and support their favorite celebrity through an important social cause.That’s the Power of 2.Get social: Twitter @PWROF2 and Facebooklast_img read more

Michael Clarke Duncan Was Huge White Sox Fan

Michael Clarke Duncan, the larger-than-life actor who died Monday at 54, was an avid Chicago White Sox fan who was so into his team that he forged a close relationship with team general manager Kenny Williams.Duncan, who reached fame and success late in life with a role in the Tom Hanks movie, “The Green Mile,” was such a fan that he would even call Williams to give him advice on player personnel decisions, Williams said.“Michael was a close friend. He was the nicest, kindest guy anyone could ever know. He was a great fan of the Chicago White Sox and often called me to offer advice. His friendship will be missed.”Duncan was a huge sports fan, as his appearance as a fixture at Los Angeles Lakers games attests.The South Side Chicago native, according to Yahoo! Sports, holds the distinction of being the only Chicagoan to ever narrate a World Series film for a Windy City champion. His baritone laid the soundtrack for the White Sox’s 2005 highlight reel.He also served as the narrator for 2010’s “The Club,” MLB Network’s forerunner to “The Franchise” series.Duncan was also said to be one among the thousands that rushed Comiskey Park’s field during Disco Demolition Night in 1979. He even told Chicago reporter Sarah Spain a few years ago that he had made away with Bill Melton’s bat during the commotion, though the slugger had been retired for two years at that point and hadn’t played for the Sox since 1975.When he became a public figure, Duncan used his fame – after years of holding regular jobs – to meet and greet with many in the sports world and athletes and teams he admired from afar before he earned a level of fame.Duncan suffered a stroke several weeks ago and passed away Monday night. read more

Eusebio on Torino and Monchis transfer dealings

first_imgEusebio Di Francesco has reiterated his faith in the transfer dealings of sporting director Ramon Monchi.Ahead of the club’s game with Torino, Eusebio went on to give an insight into the fitness of his players for the game.“Both Dzeko and Schick are in excellent condition,” the Coach said at a Press conference via Football Italia.“I’ll make a decision tomorrow, keeping Edin’s recovery in mind. I’m happy to have two important options in front of me, especially Patrik’s recent growth.“Who will recover in time for tomorrow? Manolas almost certainly because he’s trained with us for the last three days, so if he doesn’t have any problems [before Saturday] then he’ll be available.“Florenzi isn’t at his best because of a bad cold, so I have to evaluate whether to call him up or not.Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.“Karsdorp will play for his place with Santon [at right-back], then there are Mirante, Perotti, De Rossi and Juan Jesus who aren’t available.“Pastore? He’s acquiring good physical condition. Now he must find consistency in what he does, but Zaniolo will start as our No 10.“I can say we’ve improved our last three games, but we’ve often come back from bad runs and we hope we don’t have to again.“Tomorrow we have the obligation and need to win, and we’ll show intent right away because against certain teams with certain mechanisms, everything becomes more difficult.“I have faith in Monchi, who is looking for opportunities [to bring in players]. I told him that if we have to do something for the sake of it, it’s better to do nothing at all.“If there’s an opportunity to improve our squad, then yes, otherwise we’ll stay as we are. Belotti? I won’t talk about players who don’t belong here.”last_img read more

Solari Second captain Marcelo is 100 Real Madrid

first_imgReal Madrid manager Santiago Solari backed the struggling Marcelo and insisted he’s a “Madridista through and through”.The Brazil international has struggled to hold on to his left-back position at Real this season following Sergio Reguilon’s strong performances.This has restricted Marcelo to just 12 appearances in La Liga this season, which has renewed talk of a possible summer transfer to Juventus to reunite with his good friend Cristiano Ronaldo.The 30-year-old did start though in Real’s first leg 1-1 draw against Barcelona in their Copa del Rey semi-final tie and helped them secure a valuable away goal.“Our second captain is a Madridista through and through, he always puts Real Madrid first and we work to give our all,” said Solari on the club website.Meanwhile, Marcelo’s fellow Brazilian Vinicius Junior continues to shine at Real after another impressive performance in his Clasico debut on Wednesday night.The 18-year-old kept Gareth Bale benched and repaid Solari’s faith in him by tormenting the Barcelona defence throughout the game with his pace and dribbling skills.“I’m not surprised [about his development], I know him, and I know his way of playing football,” Solari said on Vinicius.“It’s amazing that a boy of 18 years of age is progressing the way he is. Some credit also has to go to his team-mates, who support him and allow him to play.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.As for the match itself at Camp Nou, Lucas Vazquez had given Real a sixth-minute lead before Malcom smashed in an equaliser for Barcelona to settle the game at 1-1 at Camp Nou.Solari added: “It was a beautiful game, with real quality and regular shifts in momentum. It was great to watch for all the fans of any club.“We had chances to score in both halves, with Vinicius Junior’s effort or Gareth Bale’s attempt. It’s hard to talk about justice in football.“Making comparisons is pointless. This game is confirmation that this group of players is working very well. It’s an open-ended result, there’s a lot of quality out on the pitch and anything can happen at any time.”The return leg between Real Madrid and Barcelona will take place on February 27 at the Santiago Bernabeu.🏁 FT: @FCBarcelona 1-1 @realmadrid⚽ Malcom 57′; @Lucasvazquez91 6’#Emirates | #RMClasico pic.twitter.com/ms5nPlnPdE— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) February 6, 2019last_img read more

Rhino calf and mother enter Safari Park exhibit for first time

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Rhino calf and mother enter Safari Park exhibit for first time SOUND THE BABY RHINO HORN ???? https://t.co/Ps6p5DrASZ pic.twitter.com/eApk93o1tJ— San Diego Zoo Safari Park (@sdzsafaripark) August 9, 2018The animals’ one-on-one time allowed them to properly bond before interacting with other animals in their new 40-acre habitat, according to the zoo.The rhinos exited the boma and took a cool dip in a mud wallow before encountering other habitat animals, including gaur and nilgai, and surveying hilly terrain.The greater one-horned rhino differs from other species, as it has an armor-plated appearance actually composed of one layer of skin with many folds.The creatures were once widespread in Southeast Asia, but are now only found in India and Nepal. The species is listed as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species, mainly due to habitat loss, poaching and illegal rhino horn trafficking.There are an estimated 3,500 greater one-horned rhinos left in the wild, with more than 70 percent residing in an Indian reserve. The creatures typically prefer humid, swampy, tall-grass habitats, where they can graze on plant material and disperse seeds in their dung. August 8, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 6:17 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A nearly 7-week-old greater one-horned rhino calf and her mother barreled into their Asian Savanna field exhibit at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park for the first time Wednesday.The female calf, Carole, and her mother, Asha, had been in a protected area called a boma since the calf’s birth June 22. Posted: August 8, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more