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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Cameron Diaz Comes Out of Retirement for Netflix Movie With Jamie Foxx

Cameron Diaz is officially out of retirement.

The 49-year-old actor, who stepped back from Hollywood in 2018, will star alongside Jamie Foxx in Netflix’s action-comedy “Back in Action.” The project reunites Diaz and Foxx, who worked together on 1999’s sports drama “Any Given Sunday” and 2014’s “Annie” remake, which was Diaz’s final film role before “retiring.”

Foxx made the announcement on Twitter, sharing audio from a phone call with Diaz, who can’t seem to find the words to tell the world that she’s returning to the silver screen.

“I don’t know how to do this, you know?” she says.


Lena Headey Sued for $1.5 Million Over Cut ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Role and More

“Game of Thrones” star Lena Headey is being sued for $1.5 million by her former U.K. agency Troika over unpaid commission fees relating to a number of projects including the upcoming film “Thor: Love and Thunder.”

Troika, which re-branded as YMU in 2020, claims Headey owes the agency at least $500,000 — equivalent to 7% of her fee — for her earnings on the Marvel movie.

'TELL IT LIKE IT IS' Entertainment can confirm that Headey does not appear in the final cut of “Thor: Love and Thunder,” which stars Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman. The film is set for release next week.

Reps for Headey and Marvel did not reply to 'TELL IT LIKE IT IS' Entertainment’s requests for comment by publication time.

According to court documents, Headey joined Troika in 2005 after following her personal rep, Michael Duff, there from his previous agency Lou Carl Associates.

Duff co-founded Troika, which in 2017 merged with the James Grant Group. In 2018 the agency was acquired by a private equity firm and re-branded as YMU. Duff left Troika/YMU in early 2020 and Headey left the agency in May of that year.

However, Troika/YMU claims that under the terms of their agreement Headey still owes the agency commission fees on a number of projects including “Thor: Love and Thunder” as well as at least $300,000 on the film “9 Bullets,” in which Headey starred alongside Sam Worthington in a lead role, and $650,000 for Showtime dramedy series “Rita,” an adaptation of a Danish series of the same name.

Alabama’s Kensey McMahon Posts Top-10 Finish in World Championships Open Water Race

The Crimson Tide All-American finished 10th over the 25-kilometer course for Team USA in her first World Championships appearance


BUDAPEST, Hungary |
Alabama swimmer Kensey McMahon took 10th place in the 25-kilometer open water race at the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, on Thursday.

McMahon covered the 25k course in a time of 5 hours, 30 minutes and 19.10 seconds, nearly 20 minutes ahead of the next finisher. The race was held on Lupa Lake.

McMahon was one of four current UA swimmers to race in Budapest. She was joined by Rhyan White (USA) who won gold and bronze for the United States, Kalia Antoniou (Cyprus), who broke school records in the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyles on the way to making it to the semifinals in both, and Diana Petkova (Bulgaria).

There were also a pair of UA alums at Worlds, Anton McKee (Iceland) and Kristian Gkolomeev (Greece), who both made the finals of their respective specialties.


Marquis Burks Senior Spotlight: 'Much More To Accomplish'

AUBURN, Ala. | When Marquis Burks learned that the circumstances of the pandemic had given him an extra year to continue his career as a defensive lineman at Auburn, it was an easy choice.

“I feel like we have much more to accomplish and last season was only a sneak peek,” Burks said.

Burks’ favorite memory from last season was beating Ole Miss 31-20 at home, an experience he’s working hard to duplicate this fall. 

“I want to improve on stopping the run and actually work on my pass rushing techniques,” said Burks, who aspires to earn all-conference honors this season.

An interdisciplinary studies major, focusing on business and sports communication, Burks is on track go graduate before the 2022 season.

“I’ve learned a lot about hard work and time management and how to take care of my responsibilities,” he said.

When Burks first visited Auburn in December 2019, he sensed something special.

“Everybody was nice, and I felt like I was meant to be here,” he said.

Originally from Chicago, Burks texts each of his four siblings before each game. His younger brother, C.J., has a passion for sports, and another sibling, sister Kaziah, wants to follow Marquis’ footsteps by attending Auburn.

LSU Men’s Tennis adds Stoupe from Arizona State


Baton Rouge, La. |
George Stoupe, an incoming senior, has signed on with the LSU men’s tennis team after transferring from Arizona State University, head coach Danny Bryan announced on Wednesday.

“We’re excited to have George join us here in Baton Rouge,” head coach Danny Bryan said. “His wealth of experience from playing in the Pac-12 over the last three years will serve our team well. He’s a very athletic player with a tremendous strike on the ball and has had some impressive results in doubles play. We expect George’s future to be very bright and we can’t wait to get him out on the court in the Purple & Gold.”

Stoupe, a Lower Hutt, New Zealand native, joins the Tigers after three seasons with the Sun Devils. In that time, Stoupe picked up 19 wins in singles play and 13 in doubles. Stoupe’s success went beyond the court during his time in Tempe as he was named to the 2021 Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to his career at Arizona State, Stoupe was his age group national champion for 18s singles and the age group national champion for singles and doubles 16s, 15s and 14s. Stoupe was named the 2018 New Zealand Junior Player of the Year.

For up-to-date information and behind-the-scenes access on the Tigers, follow the LSU men’s tennis team on Twitter and Instagram at @lsutennis and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lsutennis.

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The pandemic has brought unprecedented hardship for small businesses, and it has disproportionately impacted the Black small business community. That’s why the U.S. Black Chambers (USBC), and 'TELL IT LIKE IT IS' Talk Show is partnering with the Coalition to Back Black Businesses—a multi-year initiative to support Black small business owners in their recovery. Over the next four years, the initiative will provide $10 million in grants, leadership development, and business mentoring, and other development opportunities to empower Black-owned small businesses in U.S. communities that have long been struggling with economic growth. USBC, and 'TELL IT LIKE IT IS' Talk Show is proud to be a part of the Coalition to Back Black Businesses and we hope these grants can help the Black business community begin to emerge from this crisis stronger than ever.

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Founded in 1962, The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children. For 54 years, we’ve been providing access to affordable education for the children of Marine and Navy Corpsman attending post-high school, under-graduate and career technical education programs. In that time, we have provided more than 37,000 scholarships worth nearly $110 million.