Justin Timberlake Releases “Filthy” New Song And Music Video

first_imgEarlier this week, Justin Timberlake announced his fifth solo album to date, Man of the Woods. In a teaser video, the pop sensation is pictured in his home state of Tennessee and describes the album’s intentions, inspired by “my son, my wife, my family, but more so than any other album I’ve ever written, where I’m from.” Later in the clip, a female voice, presumably his wife’s, described the album as “mountains, trees, campfires, like wild west, like now.” Today, Timberlake reveals the first track, and it has nothing to do with any of those.“Filty” features Justin Timberlake in a large conference hall, delivering a presentation with a robot. The robot mirrors Timberlake in demonstrating its fluid ability to move, shake, wow, and inspire. With heavy electronic beats and gritty synths, the song is accompanied by a visually pleasing video directed by Mark Romanek.  The song was co-written and co-produced by Timberlake, Timbaland, and Danja. James Fauntleroy and Larrance Dopson also received writing credits for “Filthy”, which reveals an exciting new direction for Timberlake–especially considering the dichotomous sounds of the album’s teaser video.Timberlake will release three more songs and videos from the album ahead of its February 2nd release–two days before he headlines the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show. The forthcoming releases will each have their own individual style and color from three different directors, according to CoS. Check out the teaser video and full tracklist, which includes songs with Alicia Keys and Chris Stapleton, below.Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods Tracklist:01. Filthy02. Midnight Summer Jam03. Higher, Higher04. Wave05. Supplies06. Morning Light (feat. Alicia Keys)07. Say Something (feat. Chris Stapleton)08. Hers (Interlude)09. Flannel10. Montana11. Breeze Off the Pond12. Livin’ Off the Land13. The Hard Stuff14. Young Manlast_img read more

Hoffarth: Ken Levine’s ‘Going … Going … GONE!” connects with media covering Dodgers

first_imgYou probably wouldn’t be missing all that much. Except, based on this play, there is enough drama, comedy and suspense happening up there to distract those from doing their jobs. Which really happens.We’ve been in that environment of sharp-tongued banter that covers anything from comparing Marriott hotel points, National Anthem critiques, Springsteen lyrics, no-hitter betting pools, speculating on which female reporter is wasting her time embedded with some well-known carousing jock, what movie should be avoided on an off day, food fetishes, mocking poor shirt choices, plus the occasional pranking (and distracting) a colleague.But deep down there was always a sense of camaraderie and cooperation amongst competition. It’s a respect for the craft with maybe a little jealousy for those who do it best, and that goes back decades.If today’s media members are too wrought with insecurity, cynicism, social awkwardness and other defense mechanisms that probably show up in most any other work places, Levine has mined, shaped and presented it perfectly and painfully to capture this non-hostile environment, despite what it may sound like. Who could have figured out that while the playoff-bound Dodgers were turning double plays on the Dodger Stadium diamond, a stage play was practically writing itself amongst the derelict group of media members up in the press box. Of course, if it wasn’t for Ken Levine’s ear for quick-witted dialogue and ability to craft a script about it based on years of Emmy winning sitcom writing, as well as hanging around the work area for writers and broadcasters when he did “Dodger Talk” pre and postgame on the radio in the late ’90s and early 2000s, the current play “Going … Going … GONE!” might never have made it this far.This dinger does so, thankfully, at the intimate Hudson Guild Theatre in Hollywood, with a run that started in early October and was recently extended through Nov. 20.Most will never be in a big-league press box — not so much where the broadcasters call the game on TV and radio but where the daily beat writers, columnists, bloggers and other reporters are assigned seats by the team to, in some ways, live out a paid fantasy. As the 90-minute production ends, you’re left with Levine’s ultimate moment of Zen: How would you like to be remembered when you’re gone? Press box pushes limits“I think I was having a mid-AARP crisis,” said Levine, a scriptwriter for legendary TV shows such as “M*A*S*H,” “Cheers” and “The Simpsons” who also had a life-changing moment with his pursuit of a baseball play-by-play career that led to a 1993 book, “It’s Gone!… No, Wait a Minute: Talking My Way into the Big Leagues at 40.”“When I have written plays in the past, I started with a relationship and then the theme falls into place as I write it. This time I did it backwards. I had this theme first, then listed several venues where I could set it. Baseball seemed ideal in that everything that happens in a game gets charted and recorded in an encyclopedia. The present is linked to the past and how we try to define immortality.“Then taking it to a baseball press box, where there are already rich characters, was the next step.”And as that press box dwindles in size due to newspaper budget cuts and consolidations, what we’re left with, intentionally, is a play featuring only four flawed media folk who are left standing, sitting, eating as their survival instincts clash with their human sensibilities, all while a potential no-hitter is being thrown by the Dodgers pitcher but ends up going into extra innings, blowing everyone’s deadline and mind.Shana Sanders (Annie Abrams) is the cute blonde Sports Vision TV reporter who subs in for the night and crashes the boy’s club dynamic. She’s also the one really paying the closest attention to what’s happening on the field.Dennis Minishian (played by David Babich) is the L.A. Daily News writer asked to be the official scorekeeper for the first time. In real life, Minishian was a long-time press box statistician (who worked by day as a lawyer) and died at 61 in 2003. Levine’s intentionally used Minishian’s name in the play both to honor him but also make him think about how someone might want their legacy to be.Mason Young (played by Dennis Pearson) is the L.A. Times African-American writer who tries to stay noble to the cause all the while trying to bring levity as his computer is put out of service by a foul ball and he’s writing a story on deadline through his iPhone that keeps autocorrecting incorrectly.The biggest presence in the room on every level is daily blogger “Big Jim” Tabler (Troy Metcalf), who Levine based on the late “Big Joe” McDonnell, the radio personality who became the dean of the Dodgers press box for years with his boisterous, agitated demeanor but was someone who deep down just wanted to be heard and accepted despite an ongoing battle with obesity. McDonnell died last spring at 58.“We’re a brotherhood,” Tabler says at one point before going off to find another churro. “This is a safe zone. Even if we have no (bleeping) idea what we’re talking about.”“This is what it must be like when Nobel Prize winners get together,” adds Sanders.Message deliveredAt last Friday’s performance, where the actors and Levine took questions from the audience, those in attendance included iconic L.A. talk show host Tom Leykis as well as Josh Lewin, the play-by-play voice of the UCLA Bruins who once worked in the minor league baseball circuit with Levine.“I’ve been in that press box many times,” said Leykis, “and I believe that Ken really captured the flavor and the lack of political correctness in there. I agree that it’s unlikely that these guys are all that introspective, but after all, plays often have higher missions.“Actually, I see the press box here as a metaphor, rather than this being a baseball play or a press box play. It was a way for Ken to make a point about our legacies using a very real setting.”Lewin said he “didn’t expect to be moved the way I was — there were some really poignant hit-you-where-you-live moments. The journey to find out what is and isn’t important as you grow older and more naturally jaded certainly resonates, and Ken took the audience down that hopscotch court very deftly.”There’s no need to know a lot of baseball, or sports metaphors, to get what’s happening here. Members of the media focused on the role of messenger and historian as they ride the highs and lows of life vicariously through documenting athletics’ achievements may never pause and wonder if this is as good as it gets. That could be too internally disturbing and may actually cause one to make a career change.Just remember that “Going … Going … GONE!” isn’t gone yet. There’s still time to figure how it could end.More media notes at www.insidesocal.com/tomhoffarth.MEASURING MEDIA MAYHEMWHAT SMOKES• If Fox Sports could get the Dodgers and Cubs to play a best-of-11 series, we may eventually find FS1 on our remote control without the usual five-second rule. Not only did the NLCS Game 2 last Sunday at Wrigley Field (Clayton Kershaw’s 1-0 win) become the greatest draw in the three-year over-marketed existence of FS1 with 7.29 million viewers, but Thursday’s Game 5 at Dodger Stadium (an 8-4 Cubs win) had 7.18 million, even as Chicago loyalists had a Bears’ NFL game head-to-head. No doubt Saturday’s Game 6 will top all that as well. Fox (KTTV-Channel 11) has the World Series starting Tuesday with all games at 5 p.m.WHAT CHOKES• You can hit enough groggy Angelenos with a pillowcase full of deflated footballs Sunday morning, and some may still not know why so many born-again Rams fans are trying to beat the sunrise to watch their team perform against the New York Giants in London on NFL Network or KCBS-Channel 2. San Francisco-based Ben Koo, over at AwfulAnnouncing.com and TheComeback.com, feels your pain as he wrote a piece this week entitled, “Rams 6:30 a.m. local kickoff is a middle finger to fans and another example of NFL prioritizing money over them.” He does declare: “Now a line has been crossed … I would say I’m surprised they’ve pushed it this far, but this is the same league and only league that more or less requires you to have a satellite dish and pony up $300 to maintain your fandom of your team if you’re a displaced fan. … I know many people are beginning to prioritize a lot of things over the NFL and sleep is definitely on that list now more than ever.” You can all take your Sunday afternoon nap now.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Celtics shopping Aron Baynes, looking to clear cap space

first_imgThe Celtics’ 2019 offseason has already been a rocky one, but the team’s front office is trying to salvage what it can.Boston is actively looking to trade veteran center Aron Baynes in order to clear cap space, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Baynes exercised his $5.4 million player option earlier this month. Boston has offered center Aron Baynes — $5.4M expiring contract — into salary cap space elsewhere, league sources tell ESPN. Without Kyrie Irving and Al Horford on the books, moving Baynes without taking back salary could get the Celtics to $23M in space.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019Baynes is apparently on board with the plan now that the Celtics are unlikely to be title contenders in the near future.To clear something up with news that Aron Baynes could be traded by the Boston Celtics for cap space: This is a mutual thing. Baynes wanted to stay in Boston, if the Celtics were also going to be contenders. As some things have changed, Baynes and Boston are looking for trades.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) June 20, 2019With Kyrie Irving and Al Horford each declining their respective player options and electing to test the market, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is doing everything he can to position Boston to be a viable destination for other free agents this summer.The departures of Horford and Baynes would leave a huge void in the frontcourt, so the Celtics will have to aggressively pursue centers when free agency [email protected] on @SiriusXMNBA earlier today: “The Celtics are going to prioritize getting a center, maybe someone like (Nikola) Vucevic. … They’re fully operating under the belief that those two guys (Kyrie and Horford) are walking.”— Chris Grenham (@chrisgrenham) June 19, 2019 NBA DRAFT RUMORS: Celtics have interest in trading up to No. 4last_img read more

Bellator 237 results: Fedor Emelianenko knocks out Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson in first round

first_imgWhen Fedor Emelianenko signed a three-fight deal in June to remain in Bellator, it had been expected that it would be a retirement tour of sorts beginning at Saturday’s Bellator 237 when he met Quinton “Rampage” Jackson ​in the main event in Saitama, Japan.Emelianenko (39-6, one no-contest) made the return to Saitama Super Arena, the venue where he scored some of biggest wins in his storied career, a memorable one by knocking out Jackson with a blistering right hand in a dominant performance at the 2:44 mark of the first round to complete phase one of the tour. For his career, Emelianenko went 14-0 inside the arena with nine of those wins by stoppage. Join DAZN and watch the Bellator 237 replay of Fedor vs. RampageThe bout wasn’t too much to write home about. Emelianenko controlled an out-of-shape Jackson, who came in at 265 pounds, from the outset. Emelianenko repeatedly found a home with the left uppercut, sometimes doubling them up. When he wasn’t using his vaunted left and right hands, Emelianenko kept Jackson at distance by mixing in kicks to the body and leg. Then with both fighters standing in the center of the cage, Emelianenko connected on a vicious right hand to put Jackson out of his misery for one final KO in the “Land of the Rising Sun.” So what’s next for Emelianenko? After the fight, it was initially thought that he had hinted at his retirement, but that turned out to be a translation mistake. He clarified his comments afterward, saying he wants to continue. “For this day, particularly this day, [two more fights] is the plan,” he said, according to ESPN. “But we’ll see.”Here’s what happened at Bellator 237:Bellator 237: Fedor vs. Rampage results(All times Eastern.)Fedor Emelianenko knocks out Quinton “Rampage” Jackson12:46 a.m.: Emelianenko def. Jackson by knockout at 2:44 of the first round.  It was all Emelianenko from start to finish. He controlled the entire fight throwing whenever he wanted with no attack from Jackson. Emelianenko finished things off when he blasted Jackson with a straight right hand to finish off the former UFC light heavyweight champion. Fedor with the walk-off KO! #BellatorJapan pic.twitter.com/Wg6Ge4gEgu— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) December 29, 201912:34 a.m.:  Out comes the legendary Fedor Emelianenko.🇷🇺 @FedorOskol is headed to the cage once more to tangle with @Rampage4Real in our main event of the evening! #BellatorJapan pic.twitter.com/IqMBFsDprq— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) December 29, 201912:32 a.m.:  What an entrance for Rampage Jackson. ⛓ @Rampage4Real has arrived and is ready to do work at #BellatorJapan . pic.twitter.com/JIa1d2t1yT— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) December 29, 201912:30 a.m.:  It is now time for the main event of Bellator 237 as Fedor Emelianenko meets Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in heavyweight action. Jackson tipped the scales on Friday at a career-high of 265 pounds, 24.5 pounds heavier than Emelianenko (240.5). We don’t need to tell you the accolades of both men. If you don’t know them, then you aren’t a true fan of MMA.Regardless of how long this lasts, it’s going to be historic and fun to watch.Bellator 237: Fedor vs. Rampage undercard results12:12 a.m.: Michael Chandler def. Sidney Outlaw by knockout at 2:59 of the first round. After controlling the action for the entire round, Chandler blasted Outlaw with an overhand right hand that virtually knocked him out on his feet and sent him into a splits position. Then for good measure, Chandler connected on another shot to set a new record for most stoppages in Bellator history with 12. Massive right hand from @MikeChandlerMMA ! #BellatorJapanMain event up next! pic.twitter.com/MTm5yJbgIs— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) December 29, 201911:52 p.m.: Michael “Venom” Page def. Shinsho Anzai by knockout at 0:23 of the second round. A striking clinic by Page. He didn’t respect Anzai’s ability in the slightest bit. “MVP” kept his hands down throughout, threw from awkward angles and showed the complete arsenal with his hands and feet until finally putting Anzai out of his misery with a blistering right hook.It’s time for Page to get back in there against quality opposition instead of one squash match after another since losing to welterweight champion Douglas Lima at Bellator 221 in May.It’s safe to say @MichaelPage247 is stoked to be in JAPAAAAAAAAN! #BellatorJapan #BellatorvsRIZIN pic.twitter.com/2jJDzt4RDX— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) December 29, 201911:25 p.m.: Lorenz Larkin def. Keita Nakamura by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27). We jinxed it as Larkin wins by decision. Give Nakamaura credit. Larkin hit him with everything, and somehow, Nakamura lasted until the end. 10:55 p.m.: Kana Watanabe def. IIara Joanne via TKO at 4:39 of the third round.  Two fights, two stoppages, as Watanabe defeats Joanne by TKO with 21 seconds remaining in the bout. Will we see that continue the rest of the card?10:22 p.m.: Goiti Yamauchi def. Daron Cruickshank by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:11 of the first round.  Well, Cruickshank couldn’t win one for the “Hulkster,” losing to Yamauchi.Another first-round submission by @GoitiOfficial led to a short nap 😴 (via @BellatorMMA ) pic.twitter.com/F1XwI0xcnv— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) December 29, 201910:08 p.m.:  Have to appreciate Daron Cruickshank coming out to the “Real American,” the WWE theme of Hulk Hogan. Now, can he parlay his great entrance into a win over Goiti Yamauchi? 10:00 p.m.:  Welcome to Sporting News’ live coverage of Bellator 237, featuring the main event of Fedor Emelianenko and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Grab the refreshments and enjoy what should be an exciting night of action.Bellator 237: Fedor vs. Rampage fight cardMain CardFedor Emelianenko vs. Quinton Jackson; Heavyweight Michael Chandler vs. Sidney Outlaw; Catchweight (160 lbs.) Keita Nakamura vs. Lorenz Larkin; Welterweight Kana Watanabe vs. Ilara Joanne; Women’s Flyweight Daron Cruickshank vs. Goiti Yamauchi; Lightweight Michael Page vs. Shinsho Anzai; Catchweight (173 lbs.)last_img read more

2016-2017 Wellington High School football schedule released:

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The 2016-17 Wellington High School Football Schedule was just created. This will be our schedule next fall: Week #1 —  Clearwater, home. Week #2 — El Dorado, away.Week #3 — Rose Hill, away.Week #4 — Andale, home.Week #5 — Collegiate, away. Week #6 — Scott City, home.Week #7 — Winfield, home.Week #8 — Mulvane, away.Week #9 — Ulysses, away.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more