Reality TV Producer Bruce Toms, Dead at 55

first_img More Cool Stuff People Reality TV Producer Bruce Toms, Dead at 55 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, January 2, 2017 | 8:20 pm Make a comment HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs He’s Ready To Spend The Rest Of His Life With YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena resident and reality TV producer Bruce Toms has died due to natural causes at his home. He was 55.Representatives from the Beverly Hills-based talent agency William Morris Endeavor Entertainment LLC (WME) said Toms died on Christmas Day.Toms was most recently working on Bravo’s “Timber Creek Lodge” before he died.Tom’s extensive list of reality TV shows include “Celebrity Wife Swap,” “Secret Millionaire,” “Wife Swap,” “The Judds,” “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” “Nanny 911,” “Paradise Hotel” and “Workout.”He was nominated for the Emmy’s in 2001 for his work on MTV’s long-running “Road Rules.”“Bruce produced lots of series for Bunim-Murray Productions including MTV’s ‘Road Rules’ and Fox’s ‘Love Cruise,’” fellow producer Jonathan Murray said in a statement. “His talent was enormous. But what made him truly special, was his kind and loving soul.”A native of Grand Rapids, Minn., Toms attended the University of Minnesota Duluth before moving to New York to pursue a career as an actor. He starred in the national touring company production of Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song Trilogy.”In 1985, Toms joined the entertainment industry non-profit Young Artists United (YAU), where he honed his social and political activism that would shape his creative vision and guide the rest of his career.“From the moment Bruce arrived in our lives, he infused YAU board meetings with wisdom, passion and integrity,” said YAU co-founder Daniel Sladek. “We were all in our early twenties and just beginning our careers, and his ability to transform ideas into action was matched by his electrifying charm. He definitely enhanced the lives of those who knew him.”In 1987, Toms joined fellow YAU board member Douglas Ross’ reality production company Evolution Media, and produced the antinuke documentary “Change the World,” shot in the Soviet Union.“Bruce Toms was a visionary whose creativity was only matched by his compassion and activism to make the world a better place,” said Ross.Toms exited Evolution in 1996 to become an independent director and producer. He guided numerous productions for Fox, MTV, Bravo and OWN, among others.WME representative Mark Itkin said Toms was his friend and client for close to 20 years.“He was a lovely, kind and loyal gentleman with a great sense of humor,” Itkin said of the artist. “As a producer he was an excellent storyteller and respected leader. He left us way too soon.”Toms is survived by his mother Carol; siblings Blake and Lisa, Brian and Cindy, and Julie and Mark; nieces Katie Schmidt and Jenna Toms.A memorial service was planned for December 31 at Bethel-Trinity Lutheran Church in Bovey, Minn. WME said a life celebration will be held in the Los Angeles area at a later date.In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Second Harvest North Central Food Bank, Star of the North Humane Society, and Alliance for Housing and Healing. Top of the News center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Watch Josh Groban & Sierra Boggess Sing Phantom’s ‘All I Ask of You’

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 19, 2015 Star Files View Comments Related Shows Josh Grobancenter_img Sierra Boggess Josh Groban, all we ask of you is that you stop teasing us and come to the Great White Way already! The crooner, who will perform at this weekend’s Tony Awards, has been busy promoting his theater-centric album Stages. After duetting with Kelly Clarkson and Lena Hall on the The Phantom of the Opera’s “All I Ask of You,” now he’s only gone and sung the track with our favorite Christine, Sierra Boggess, at a recent event, below. That’s right! The three-time Audience Choice Award-winning, It Shoulda Been You-starring Boggess. Groban, get yourself to Broadway, stat! A Very Special Evening With Josh Grobanlast_img read more

C-NS softball stopped just short of state Class AA title

first_imgJust one more run, were it secured at many different key moments early on a tense Saturday evening at the Town of Moreau Recreation Mark near Glens Falls, and the Cicero-North Syracuse softball team would add a sixth state championship to the five it already owned.But that run never arrived.Instead, in 11 innings, Corning, from Section IV, defeated the Northstars 4-3 in the state Class AA title game, an agonizing conclusion to a season where C-NS had pointed itself toward a state title and very nearly got there. So the Northstars not only knew who was waiting for them, it also had to avenge a 5-2 defeat to Victor back on May 24, no easy task given that the Blue Devils were the defending state AA champions.Perhaps the long wait affected both teams because, for four innings, neither side could get on the board. But in the bottom of the fifth, C-NS got to Victor pitcher Carrie Sidare for three decisive runs, Brandi Feeney’s triple the key blow in that rally.Another run followed in the sixth, but Northstars pitcher Arianna Corasaniti didn’t need anything more. She threw a complete-game shutout, holding the Blue Devils to four hits in a 4-0 victory that helped C-NS earn a spot in the title game against Corning.After just 45 minutes to rest and 45 minutes to warm up, the state final started, and the first batter Corasaniti faced, Atalyia Rijo, belted a home run to put the Hawks in front, but it didn’t last long.Giana Wameling led off the bottom of the first with a single and raced home when Feeney tripled again. Ally Cifaratta’s single scored Feeney, and C-NS owned a 2-1 lead.They stayed that way until the top of the fourth, when again Corning struck with power, this time with Ellie Daugherty going deep off Corasaniti. Another run followed off two Northstars errors.Trailing 3-2, C-NS was quiet in the fourth and fifth innings, but in the bottom of the sixth Brooke Nicolaos tripled and raced home on Jordyn Maldonado’s sacrifice fly to tie it again, 3-3.And it would remain even for a while, due to the clutch pitching of Corasaniti on one side, and Corning’s Laura Bennett on the other side.In the seventh and eighth innings, C-NS put the winning run on base and couldn’t cash in. More frustrating was the bottom of the 10th, when Alayna Harbaugh beat out a bunt single and Feeney singled, putting two on with nobody out, but Nicolaos hit into a line-drive double play and the Hawks escaped.Corning had close calls, too, stranding two runners in the eighth and having Rijo hit a long drive that got caught in the 10th, so the two sides were still 3-3 heading into the 11th.Going first, the Hawks again put a runner in scoring position, this time Erin Austin, and eighth-grader Olivia Keegan delivered a single that brought Austin Home.Now C-NS had to answer it, and got a single with one out, only to have Bennett, with a strikeouts and infield pop-up,  to bring the Hawks its first-ever state title.What made it all hurt more for the Northstars was the fact that a senior class that was part of three consecutive Section III titles – Corasaniti, Feeney, Cifaratta, Maldonado and Bella Kingsley – would graduate. Nicolaos and Wameling return in 2020, as does Alayna Harbaugh, Jenna Imbesi and Francesca LaRobardiere.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: C-NSSoftballcenter_img To say that the state final four festivities in Moreau were eventful underscored all that took place, and it affected the Northstars long before it was able to take the diamond.Originally, the state AA semifinal against Victor (Section V) was set for 11:30 a.m. But the Class A semifinal that preceded it, Ballston Spa against Sayville, went 20 long innings, making the Northstars and Blue Devils wait for more than two hours.By the time Ballston Spa finally won that game 2-1 and the warm-ups for C-NS and Victor were done, the first AA semifinal on another diamond was already over, Corning turning back East Meadow 3-1.last_img read more

Otto’s Army boycotting 2nd consecutive men’s basketball game

first_imgSyracuse’s official student section, Otto’s Army, will boycott the second consecutive men’s basketball game on Saturday night amid several hate crime and bias-related incidents over the past 10 days.In solidarity with #NotAgainSU, Otto’s Army announced at 3:34 p.m. on Twitter that they encourage students to join the sit-in at the Barnes Center instead of attending the basketball game against Seattle. Like they did on Wednesday, Otto’s Army is using the #UnPackTheDome slogan for the boycott. “From what we’ve seen, with the protests still going, and we still have acts like these going on, we want people to support the protests,” said Mike Bournival, Vice President of Otto’s Army.“Things like this are more important than sports,” Bournival added. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text#NotAgainSU, a movement led by black students, has occupied the lobby of the Barnes Center at The Arch since 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The demonstration was motivated by SU’s delayed communication of racist graffiti against black and Asian people in Day Hall.In the two days since the sit-in began, additional racist and bias-related graffiti directed toward Asian people was found in the bathroom in the Physics Building and on the third floor of Day Hall. A swastika drawn in the snow was discovered Thursday afternoon across from the 505 on Walnut, a luxury apartment complex. At 2:35 p.m. the Department of Public Safety alerted students via email of another racist graffiti incident, this time found in Haven Hall. It was the seventh reported hate crime in or around the SU campus in the past 10 days. Several Student Association cabinet members received hateful emails supporting hate crimes around campus on Saturday as well.“We hope to see continued change in the administration’s responses to such terrible events and continue as always to support the student body,” a Saturday evening press release from Otto’s Army said.Otto’s Army first decided to boycott last Wednesday’s game against Colgate, and less than 100 fans sat in the student section at tipoff. Some SU players supported Otto’s Army initiative. “Whatever they think is best,” sophomore guard Buddy Boeheim said after the Colgate game. “I think that definitely resolution needs to come from that. It’s unacceptable … You love when the students come to support, but when it comes to stuff like that you got to understand their position.”On Wednesday, Otto’s Army treasurer Matt Jensen was in the Carrier Dome, trying to inform and convince students of the protest and to not sit in the student section.Bournival said that to his knowledge, Otto’s Army is not planning to have a member there tonight. Otto’s Army received “mixed” reactions to Wednesday’s protest, he said. “From the student standpoint and other (organizations) on campus, we’ve received a lot of support all throughout the campus. “The only backlash is from people not associated with the university. It’s mainly people who are SU sports fans.”On Saturday, SU men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim met with protesters at the Barnes Center and expressed support for #NotAgainSU. Previously, he said that “We can’t go and blame the whole university for what could be one or two people that are obviously not the kind of people that should be here.”Bournival stressed that Otto’s Army is “not trying to force (coach) Boeheim or any of the players to take a stand or speak.”He said, “we just believe students should commit their full attention to the protest now.”The men’s basketball game tips off at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Asst. sports editor Anthony Dabbundo contributed reporting.  Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 16, 2019 at 5:25 pm Contact Danny: [email protected] | @DannyEmermanlast_img read more

‘Flying Finn’ Häkkinen joins Unibet Ambassadors

first_img Submit Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Ahead of this weekend’s start of the 2017 Formula One season (Australian Grand Prix – 26 March), European bookmaker Unibet (Kindred Group) has appointed former F1 World Champion racer Mika Häkkinen as its new Brand Ambassador.Known as ‘the Flying Finn’, Häkkinen is considered one of F1’s greatest ever drivers having secured back-to-back world championships in 1998 & 1999.The twenty-time Grand Prix winner will be providing his expertise in motorsports and F1 to Unibet marketing and editorial teams, detailing opinion and exclusive content.Unibet Marketing announced the appointment of Häkkinen as brand ambassador, by launching its latest YouTube campaign ahead of the Australian Grand Prix.Mika Häkkinen commented on joining Unibet as F1 Brand Ambassador: “Unibet is the number one company in the gaming industry, and it’s great to be a part of the team.”“In the world of Formula One and motorsports in general, there are still a lot of things that the fans don’t get to see. I’ve experienced it closely as a driver and nowadays as an advisor and team member, and now I also want to get the fans inside F1 together with Unibet.” Share Related Articles Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Kindred: Spelinspektionen has failed in its management of Swedish marketplace June 11, 2020last_img read more