She quit Channel Nine live on air on Thursday morning, amid rumours she's heading to rival network, Seven. And just a day later, Sonia Kruger said an emotional farewell to her Today Extra co-workers, who she had worked with for eight years. Sonia, 54, had tears in her eyes during the emotional send-off episode, which included a show-reel of her best bits, a balloon drop, champagne popping and a two-tier cake. Fighting the tears: Sonia Kruger (pictured) was seen getting very emotional as she bid farewell to Channel Nine after eight years on Today Extra 'I have worked with some amazing people here at Channel Nine, and the audience at home I think are the ones who really deserve the thanks… for putting up with us,' Sonia said. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'He was burnt and wasn't performing': Nine boss says Karl... Georgie Gardner leaves the Today show with immediate effect... Sonia Kruger breaks down as she quits Nine on LIVE TV to... 'I got the … [Read more...] about Sonia Kruger says tearful goodbye to Nine in heartbreaking Today Extra tribute episode… days after Georgie Gardner’s awkwardly brief send-off from her co-hosts
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On the final day of the IPL trade, Kings XI Punjab have let go David Miller one of their batting mainstays along with England fast bowler Sam Curran and Australia fast bowler Andrew Tye, while big-hitting Chris Gayle was retained. Miller was with the franchise since 2012, and during his eight-year-long run, scored 1850 runs in 79 matches at a strike rate of 138.78. As revealed, Miller, who scored 416 and 446 runs during the 2013 and 2014 seasons had asked KXIP for his release. Last season he tallied 213 runs from 10 matches at a strike rate of 130 and average of 34.25 with one fifty. “David has been an iconic player for us. He expressed his desire to move on and we respect his decision. We wish him the very best,” KXIP co-owner told PTI. As for Curran, the 20-year-old fast bowler picked up a hat-trick for KXIP last year and was their costliest foreign buy at Rs 7.6 crore, picked up 10 wickets from nine matches with a best of 4/11. With the bat, the England … [Read more...] about IPL Trade: David Miller And Sam Curran Released by Kings XI Punjab, Chris Gayle Retained
Rooted in Caribbean culture and introduced to the UK by the Windrush generation, sound systems – static or truck-bound collectives of MCs and DJs playing music through customised, bass-heavy speakers – have been integral to Notting Hill carnival since 1973. Organiser Leslie Palmer introduced them alongside live bands to appeal to a youthful audience, instantly creating the event’s unique vibe. This year, 36 systems will operate simultaneously from Kensal Road right down to Westbourne Grove, playing an array of music stretching from reggae and ska through Latin and soca to house, drum’n’bass and grime. We spoke to a selection of sound system operators about their colourful beginnings, what they are playing this year, and why an event that began in 1959 is still unique and vital. King Tubby’s: ‘The first year my speakers got smashed’ Cecil Rennie: “I came to this country aged 12, from Jamaica – the journey made by the first … [Read more...] about The sound systems of Notting Hill carnival: ‘I’ll stop when I can’t walk’
History was made by men - or at least that what the BBC ’s Icons audience might have us believe. When viewers were asked to vote for the most iconic human beings of the 20th century, only male figures made the final seven. Among them were deserving contenders such as Nelson Mandela , Pablo Picasso and ‘father of computing’ Alan Turing. But many - just as worthy - women didn’t get a look in, such as Nobel prize winner Marie Curie, suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe. Down the centuries women have played a central part in shaping the world, and the 20th century had more impressive women than ever - Rosa Parks, Florence Nightingale, Mother Teresa and Queen Elizabeth II, to name just a few. So why, when presented with both the male and female history-makers, did viewers of the BBC2 show cast their votes for the men, not the women? A BBC spokesperson would only point out that the programme “gave the public their say on who … [Read more...] about BBC finalists for 20th century greatest person are all men – where are the women?
From the Ridgefield Playhouse: November 14 2019 Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse with A Very Postmodern Christmas on November 23 Cast includes tap dancer, Demi Remick; vocalist, Maiya Sykes and The Goglia Sisters Back after a sold-out show last summer, famed time-twisting musical collective, Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse for A Very Postmodern Christmas on Saturday, November 23 at 8pm! Fans can expect the same originality, wit, and virtuosic LIVE musical performances that have garnered them viral online stardom and worldwide acclaim. (PMJ has amassed over 1.2 billion YouTube views and played hundreds of shows to sold-out houses on six continents.) But, for the first time, they will witness a revitalization of the idea of a holiday tour itself! The show will feature PMJ's rotating retro collective of show-stopping vocalists, dancers, and instrumentalists. Our cast includes tap dancer, Demi Remick; vocalist, … [Read more...] about Ridgefield Playhouse To Celebrate ‘A Very Postmodern Christmas’
Comedian Dave Chappelle addresses the student body and faculty at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washingtin, D.C., in 2017. Comedian Dave Chappelle addresses the student body and faculty at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washingtin, D.C., in 2017. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jahi Chikwendiu Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jahi Chikwendiu Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Comedian Dave Chappelle addresses the student body and faculty at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washingtin, D.C., in 2017. Comedian Dave Chappelle addresses the student body and faculty at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washingtin, D.C., in 2017. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jahi Chikwendiu Dave Chappelle to receive the … [Read more...] about Dave Chappelle to receive the 2019 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor