As the baseball playoff season continues to heat up, diehard fans of the Chicago Cubs are crossing their fingers in hopes of the team’s first World Series win in over 100 years. Two of the team’s biggest fans were in attendance last night, none other than Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Chicago native Bill Murray.Both celebrities are well-known Cubs fans, with Vedder routinely appearing at Wrigley Field during the season. He’s thrown out first pitches, sang the National Anthem, and even performed at the iconic MLB stadium with Pearl Jam last summer. Meanwhile, Murray is a local Chicagoan (here he is at the Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well shows) and big Cubs fan, so it’s no surprise to see him dressed in garb for the game.Still, it’s pretty cool to see these two iconic Cubs fans coming together to support their team. Unfortunately, the Cubs wound up losing to the Dodgers 1-0 last night, but Murray and Vedder didn’t know that when they posed for this great photo.
View Comments LeFou and Gaston are not going to like the sound of this. On March 3, Alabama’s Henagar Drive-In Theatre posted on Facebook, announcing that they will not be showing Beauty and the Beast at their theater due to the film featuring Disney’s first homosexual character. As previously reported, the film’s director, Bill Condon, recently confirmed that the character LeFou, played by Tony nominee Josh Gad, is gay.”It is with great sorrow that I have to tell our customers that we will not be showing Beauty and the Beast at the Henagar Drive-In when it comes out,” the Facebook post reads. “When companies continually force their views on us we need to take a stand. We all make choices and I am making mine. For those that do not know Beauty and the Beast is ‘premiering’ their first homosexual character. The producer also says at the end of the movie ‘there will be a surprise for same-sex couples.'””If we can not take our 11-year-old grand daughter and eight-year-old grandson to see a movie, we have no business watching it. If I can’t sit through a movie with God or Jesus sitting by me then we have no business showing it,” the post continues. “I know there will be some that do not agree with this decision. That’s fine. We are first and foremost Christians. We will not compromise on what the Bible teaches. We will continue to show family oriented films so you can feel free to come watch wholesome movies without worrying about sex, nudity, homosexuality and foul language. Thank you for your support!”The highly anticipated live-action re-make arrives in (most) theaters on March 17.Beauty and the Beast is the story of Belle (played by Emma Watson), who learns to look beyond the Beast’s (played by Dan Stevens) exterior and accept him for who he truly is. On that note, let’s watch Gad perform a clip of “Gaston” again. Josh Gad as LeFou in ‘Beauty and the Beast'(LeFou photo by Disney/Collage by Broadway.com)
40 Lakelands Drive, Merrimac.A JUNGLE of trees and manicured grass create a picturesque backdrop for this Merrimac home.The 674sq m property’s position backing onto the golf course was one of the main reasons Lynn and Wilf Maillet bought it 10 years ago.“We’ve got a beautiful view over the golf course and it’s just so quiet,” Mrs Maillet said.The two-storey residence on Lakelands Drive has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a double garage. 40 Lakelands Drive, Merrimac. 40 Lakelands Drive, Merrimac. 40 Lakelands Drive, Merrimac.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt has an open floorplan that flows seamlessly outdoors on both levels.The kitchen was Mrs Maillet’s favourite part of the home.“Because it’s all open plan, you can talk to people and mingle,” she said.It has stainless steel appliances and a gas cook top as well as a walk-in pantry that mirrors the kitchen’s size.The master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe is downstairs and has golf course views.There are three bedrooms upstairs, one of which also has an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, as well as a study.There is also a family room that leads onto a covered patio.Outside, there is a saltwater pool and a built-in barbecue in the outdoor entertaining area, which overlook the golf course. 40 Lakelands Drive, Merrimac.The home may be more than a decade old but Mrs Maillet said quality fixtures and her husband’s attention to detail in maintaining them made it look near new.“It looks like it’s brand new, Wilf likes everything top quality,” Mrs Maillet said.The couple held many fond memories of the home, including milestone birthdays celebrated there, but they have decided to sell it so they can travel around Australia.Residents of the Lakelands village also have access to the community pool, gym and function room. The property will go under the hammer on June 20.
Nadal’s decision to play in all three events is a major boost for organisers after world No 4 Stan Wawrinka pulled out with a back injury.Wawrinka has been replaced in the draw by big-serving Australian Sam Groth.Stan joins fellow Swiss Roger Federer in withdrawing from the Games. Fellow top ten players Milos Raonic, Tomas Berdych and Dominic Thiem have also opted out of the Olympics.The women’s singles have been stripped of Simona Halep, Victoria Azarenka, who is pregnant, Belinda Bencic and Karolina Pliskova. Maria Sharapova, meanwhile, is serving a two-year doping ban.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Rafael Nadal has decided to risk his left wrist injury to take part in Rio and will play in the singles, doubles and mixed doubles.“After discussing it with my team, I have decided I will play everything that I can. We are here and practice has gone well – more or less,” Nadal said. “It’s not an ideal situation – there are always risks.”The 30-year-old, who missed Wimbledon through injury, is scheduled to play doubles with Marc Lopez and mixed doubles with French Open champion Garbine Muguruza.The 14-time slam winner won gold in Beijing eight years ago but missed London with a knee injury. He is due to carry Spain’s flag in Rio.