first_imgIn addition to Stallone, The Suicide Squad cast includes Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Idris Elba as Bloodsport, John Cena as Peacemaker, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Peter Capaldi as The Thinker, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Alice Braga as Sol Soria, Pete Davidson as Blackguard, David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, Michael Rooker as Savant, Nathan Fillion as T.D.K., Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher 2, Steve Agee as King Shark, Sean Gunn as Weasel, Flula Borg as Javelin, Mayling Ng as Mongal, and Taika Waititi among others.The Suicide Squad is currently slated to release August 6, 2021 in cinemas worldwide. Sylvester Stallone will be part of The Suicide Squad’s massive ensemble cast, writer-director James Gunn has announced. It also marks a reunion for the two, after having worked on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. There’s no word on what character Stallone will be playing, but given the fact that filming on The Suicide Squad wrapped up prior to COVID-19 lockdowns in February, there seems to be just one possibility that is being rumoured: Stallone is voicing a character that doesn’t have a human face, such as King Shark. But that’s unconfirmed and for now, his role is simply undisclosed.“Always love working with my friend [Sylvester Stallone] and our work today on [The Suicide Squad] was no exception. Despite Sly being an iconic movie star, most people still don’t have any idea what an amazing actor this guy is. 🙌,” Gunn wrote in a caption on his Instagram. Stallone later shared a screenshot of the news on his Instagram and wrote: “Working with this incredible director on this astounding project has made this an amazing year. I am a very lucky man to be surrounded by such talent.!”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgThis last weekend, Lakers’ superstar and five-time world champion guard Kobe Bryant became the first athlete to have his legacy cemented alongside the greatest performers in the history of American entertainment at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.Bryant’s latest honor, coupled with the noticeable karmic effect the event had on his MVP performance at the All-Star Game, got me thinking:USC’s new $70 million athletic center is still more than 18 months away from being unveiled, but what better way to pay homage to the tradition-laden past than to create a Trojan Walk of Fame at the building’s front entrance?Normally, the easiest way to peg a legend would be to simply count the number of shiny trophies an athlete has stocked up on his museum-esque mantels. But the rules could use a little revision.So in making it onto my list of legends, the members of this inaugural class personify not only excellence on the field, but also illustrate some semblance of being a decent human being off of it.Louis Zamperini (Track and Field)The 94-year-old never won a National Championship during his time in cardinal and gold and finished just eighth in the 5,000-meter race at the 1936 Olympics, but no one exemplifies the Trojan spirit better.From collegiate record-holder in the mile to a B-24 bombardier in WWII, prisoner of war in Osuna and eventual motivational speaker who preached forgiveness and tolerance, Zamperini is a testament to the power of unyielding faith and love.Read about him and you are inspired. Listen to him speak and you instantly feel chills. Meet him in person and you can’t help but be moved to tears.His mind, his wit and his unflappable appreciation for life make him the ideal first candidate to cement his place in Trojan history.Sam “Bam” Cunningham (Football)When looking at the college landscape today, potentially no one had a greater impact than Sam “Bam” Cunningham.Cunningham never had the power legs of O.J. Simpson, the cutback moves of Charles White or Marcus Allen’s grace down the sidelines.But on Sept. 12, 1970, during a time when the nation’s progress was marred by racial inequality in the South, the black fullback did all of the talking with his feet.Playing against Bear Bryant’s all-white Crimson Tide football team, Cunningham, in front of a hostile crowd at Denny Stadium, single-handedly led USC to a 42-21 victory with 135 yards and two touchdowns.He would never win a Heisman or shatter any rushing records, but Cunningham’s performance reinforced the transformative power sports can have on social change, as Bryant and the other racially divided SEC schools quickly began integrating their programs.Rod Dedeaux (Baseball)No program has had a bigger impact on creating a sense of athletic tradition on campus during the last 130 years than USC baseball.On the surface, a man who only spent one game in the major leagues as a shortstop for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1935 doesn’t seem like an appropriate candidate to fill out my Trojan Trifecta. But as a manager for USC from 1942-1986, Rod Dedeaux was essentially the Joe Paterno of collegiate baseball.In 44 years, it is easy to assume that at some point a coach will fall into some luck and win a championship or two, but in four decades Dedeaux didn’t just win — he transformed USC into a baseball dynasty.Twelve national championships, an NCAA-record 1,332 career wins, a 2006 induction into the College Baseball Hall of Fame and Collegiate Baseball’s Coach of the Century honors speak for themselves, but I plan to say my piece on behalf of Dedeaux’s legacy.The naming rights to the baseball field simply don’t do justice to one of the game’s and the school’s greatest ambassadors.The beloved “Houdini of Bovard” passed away in 2006, but his wife Helen and their many grandchildren should be able to celebrate his life’s work with a fitting final spot in my inaugural class of famous feet.“For The Love Of The Game” runs Wednesdays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Dave at dulberg@usc.edu.last_img read more

first_img— Ashley Tisdale— Carly Rae Jepsen— Derek Hough He turned 33 in 2010. That year, Brady was in his 11th NFL season, and he passed for 3,900 yards, 36 touchdowns and four interceptions, and he set a league record by finishing the regular season with 335 consecutive passes without a pick. He was also the first player in NFL history to become a unanimous selection for MVP.MORE:  Super Bowl 53: Odds, picks for Rams vs. PatriotsBill BelichickThe 66-year-old is in his 44th season as an NFL coach and is in his 20th season as head coach of the Patriots. He’s won five Super Bowls as a head coach and two more as a coordinator.He turned 33 in 1985 and was the defensive coordinator for the New York Giants. He stayed with the team for 12 seasons, working under head coach Bill Parcells.Tony RomoThe 38-year-old won’t be on the field for Super Bowl 53, but he’ll certainly be one of the biggest attractions during the game. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback will be in the broadcast booth for CBS, likely impressing fans with his ability to predict plays before they happen .He turned 33 in 2013 and was in his 11th season in the NFL. He threw for 31 touchdowns and led the Cowboys to an 8-7 record with the league’s worst defense. That season, Romo suffered a herniated disk against Washington on Dec. 22, but stayed in and threw a game-winning touchdown pass to keep Dallas’ playoff hopes alive:Tiger WoodsTiger Woods enjoyed many successes during his Age 33 year, but he also suffered the most devastating blow to his reputation. Though he won several tournaments and was the leading money-winner on the PGA Tour, a sex scandal in November 2009 rocked his personal life and made him the world’s No. 1 gossip item.Michael JordanThe 55-year-old NBA legend turned 33 in 1996. In the 1995-96 season, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Seattle SuperSonics 4–2 in the NBA Finals to win their fourth championship. Jordan was named Finals MVP for a record fourth time, surpassing Magic Johnson’s three Finals MVP awards.The title win was extremely emotional for Jordan. It was his first championship since his father’s murder and came on Father’s Day.The day included a memorable interview and scene of him crying on the locker room floor:Jordan also starred in the sports comedy “Space Jam,” which was released in 1996:Donald TrumpThe 72-year-old U.S. president turned 33 in 1980. At the time he was a real-estate developer and not yet a national celebrity.In the video below, a young Trump sat down with Tom Brokaw to talk real estate in New York City:Michael JacksonThe King of Pop turned 33 in 1991. He released “Dangerous,” his eighth studio album. It featured several hit songs, including:Black or WhiteWill You Be ThereRemember The TimeElvis PresleyThe King of Rock ‘n’ Roll turned 33 in 1968.Presley stepped away from music to star in several movies, until his 1968 television special, known as the “’68 Comeback Special,” which relaunched his music career. Oprah WinfreyThe 64-year-old turned 33 in 1987. “The Oprah Winfrey Show” was in its infancy. She hosted the Daytime Emmy Awards and won her first Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host. During that year, she tackled the tough subject of race, when she interviewed residents from an all-white county in Georgia.Warning: Video contains offensive language33-year-old Athletes and Celebrities:— Cristiano Ronaldo— Wayne Rooney— Luka Modric— Michael Phelps— Chris Paul— Alex Ovechkin— JR Smith— Roman Reigns— Dwight Howard— Ciara— Bruno Mars— J. Cole— Anna Kendrick— Keira Knightley— Raven-Symoné— Kaley Cuoco— Chrissy Teigen— Gale Gadot— Lana Del Rey— Amanda Seyfried When the Rams take the field for Super Bowl 53 on Feb. 3, 33-year-old Sean McVay will become the youngest coach in football history to lead his team into the big game. It is no doubt an incredible accomplishment — and it got us thinking: Where were other major sports stars and celebrities at age 33?Tom BradyThe 41-year-old quarterback has won the Super Bowl five times. Super Bowl 53 marks his ninth return to the big game in 19 seasons with the Patriots.last_img read more

first_imgJOHNSTON — Iowa Senator Joni Ernst, a Republican, says if there’s a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S Senate should start the process of filling it as soon as possible.“We have a Republican-held Senate and a Republican president,” Ernst said Friday afternoon, “and so I don’t see there would be any difference between the president and the senate on a selection of a supreme court justice.”Republican Senators refused to act on President Obama’s nominee after Justice Scalia died in early 2016, arguing voters that November should decide which president should get to fill the vacancy.“That was a different situation,” Ernst said. “…That was a Republican-held Senate with a Democratic president and so we were divided on who that selection would be. This is a different scenario where you have a Republican president and a Republican senate. There’s likely not to be a lot of disagreement when it comes to the selection of a justice.”Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg announced Friday she is undergoing chemotherapy for a recurrence of pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg, who is 87, intends to remain on the court.Senator Chuck Grassley, Iowa’s other Republican senator, was chairman of the senate committee that refused to hold a hearing on Obama nominee Merrick Garland in 2016 and Grassley has said a hearing should wait until after the election, if there is an opening on the court in 2020.Ernst said Republican senators should hold a hearing on a Trump nominee even in a so-called “lame duck” session in November and December — after the election. She discussed the issue with “Iowa Press” host David Yepsen Friday afternoon.“If President Trump is defeated, if Republicans lose control of the Senate, would you still support doing this prior to January?” Yepsen asked.Ernst replied: “Well, one, I wish nothing but the best of health for Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I think we all do and I will be praying for her and it is a lame duck session. I would support going ahead with any hearings that we might have and, if it comes to an appointment prior to the end of the year, I would be supportive of that.”A spokesman for the Iowa Democratic Party blasted Ernst’s comments.“Senator Ernst promised to be an independent voice for Iowans, but instead she’s spent her six years in Washington shamelessly putting Mitch McConnell’s harmful agenda above the interests of Iowans,” IDP spokesman Jeremy Busch said in a written statement.In 2016, when Republicans refused to act on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Ernst argued that “in the midst of an important election, the American people deserve to have a say in this important decision that will impact the course of our country for years to come.”Ernst became a member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee after the panel’s hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, the second justice President Trump has appointed to the nation’s highest court.last_img read more