Star Files View Comments Broadway supernova Idina Menzel recently talked to Access Hollywood about what we can expect from her upcoming world tour, including her song choices. Broadway fans can breathe easy, as she revealed that she’ll be belting “things that you’d be mad at me if I didn’t sing!” And any update on Frozen 2? Just that the creative team are in the “writing stages.” Check out the interview below and if you haven’t managed to get tickets to the Tony winner’s gravity-defying world tour, there’s always the upcoming national tour of If/Then to look forward to! Idina Menzel
Loading… UEFA want to use the Super Cup in Budapest next month “as a pilot match for which a reduced number of spectators could be allowed in”.The return of fans to matches amid the coronavirus pandemic was discussed by all 55 UEFA member countries at a video conference, according to the European football governing body.However, UEFA said “it would be too early” to allow fans into the upcoming Nations League matches in September and “that test match(es) should take place to study precisely the impact of spectators on current medical protocols”. UEFA said participants in the video call “underlined the need for strict hygiene and sanitary measures to be in place” to allow fans to return.Some countries have already started to let supporters back to games but UEFA club competitions – both those concluding the 2019-20 and qualifiers for 2020-21 – are currently being played behind closed doors.The issue of quarantines in certain countries was also discussed with UEFA saying associations “were encouraged to approach their governments to seek exemptions”.Read Also: UCL: Bayern must tighten defence against PSG in final, warns Flick“The fact that players will anyway be regularly tested as part of the comprehensive UEFA Return to Play Protocol should ensure that such exemptions do not represent any risk for society.”UEFA said the outcome of the discussions will be presented to their executive committee in the coming days for decisions to be taken. The September 25 Super Cup in the Hngarian capital will take place between the winner of Friday’s Europa League final and Sunday’s Champions League final. Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Adorable Model For Simba In The Lion King RemakeWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?
De’Anthony Melton More recently, he’s scored in double digits in three straight games for just the second time in his career. Melton is averaging a healthy 17 minutes per game, and it looks as if his game is progressing right on schedule. Nikola Vucevic Nonetheless, Porter has impressed fans and NBA personnel this season. Although he averages just 8.5 points per game in his rookie campaign, he has shown flashes of pure brilliance, as evidenced by his impactful 24-point performance on 66% shooting against the Houston Rockets in December. A promising start for Porter was cut short on Jan. 5, when the Cleveland guard tripped and injured his left knee in a non-contact injury. The injury was less serious than initially expected, but Porter is expected to miss roughly four to six weeks with a left knee sprain. Aside from the injury, Porter’s season has been up-and-down, as he’s struggled with fouls and turnovers in his adjustment to the NBA game. In Dedmon’s first season under Luke Walton with the Sacramento Kings, he has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for violating league policy by publicly requesting a trade. The NBA season is approximately at its midpoint, which makes for an ideal time to check in on how the league’s ex-Trojans are faring at the next level. From rookies to veterans, several USC alumni are making an impact on their respective teams — here’s a look at the most notable ones. Dedmon’s frustrations are understandable, but it remains to be seen how Sacramento will handle his trade request with the deadline looming on Feb. 6. Dedmon is still in the first year of a three-year, $40 million deal he signed with the Kings this offseason. Former USC star DeRozan is enjoying another solid season under Gregg Popovich with the San Antonio Spurs. DeRozan is playing some of the most efficient basketball of his career, averaging 22.4 points per game while eclipsing a 50% field goal percentage for the first time in his 11-year career. In his past two seasons with Atlanta, Dedmon averaged 25 minutes per game and was a frequent presence in the starting lineup. In his first season in Sacramento, Dedmon was relegated to more of a bench role, seeing his minutes diminish to just under 14 minutes per game. In just his second season in the league, former Trojan and Houston Rockets draft pick Melton is showing steady growth with the Memphis Grizzlies. Melton is averaging improved numbers of 8.0 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, and he’s shooting better from the field than he did last season with the Phoenix Suns. DeRozan is currently in his fourth season of a five-year, $139 million deal he signed with Toronto in the 2016 offseason before being traded to San Antonio, and he holds a player option for next season. Coming off his first career All-Star appearance, the former Orlando center is having another impressive season with the Orlando Magic in his ninth season in the league. Although he hasn’t necessarily reached the heights of his career-best 2018-19 campaign, his season splits are not too far off — averaging an impressive 18.8 points per game on 44.9% shooting and tallying 11.4 rebounds. DeMar DeRozan To Dedmon’s credit, however, he may have a point: Dedmon has played over 20 minutes in just five games this season. In four of those, Dedmon reached double digits in scoring, including one 18-point, six-rebound performance in Philadelphia in late November. Melton has excelled off the bench and seems to have found his role for now. Whether or not he can progress into the starting lineup remains to be seen — especially considering the young talent Memphis has — but he’s certainly shown encouraging signs so far. The shooting guard has had four games with at least 15 points each. Dewayne Dedmon Kevin Porter Jr. Vucevic picked up a career-high six steals this season in a December matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers and had another notable performance in a 24-rebound effort in a win over the Miami Heat on Jan. 6. Vucevic is currently in the first season of a four-year, $100 million deal he signed with Orlando this past summer. DeRozan’s scoring outbursts have been particularly impressive, as he’s had 30 or more points in five games this season, including a 36-point performance in Memphis on Jan. 10 in which he tacked on an additional nine rebounds and nine assists, shooting over 60 % from the field. DeRozan also had a memorable dunk over Toronto Raptors power forward Chris Boucher in a comeback win in his former home court, Scotiabank Arena Jan. 12. Former Trojan guard Kevin Porter Jr. has provided reason for Cleveland Cavaliers fans to be optimistic despite struggling with injuries. (Daily Trojan file photo)