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Steven Spielberg’s ‘feud’ with Julia Roberts on the set of Hook explained

These tragic events occurred during the shooting of Hook, leaving Roberts distressed, reportedly garnering her the nickname TinkerHell.

Spielberg was asked about Roberts’ behaviour on set during an interview with 60 Minutes, where he confessed: “It was an unfortunate time for us to work together.

“But I think Julia is a really, really good actress.”

When he was asked if he would work together with her again, Spielberg said: “This is a 60 minutes question isn’t it?” Before adding: “No.”

This article originally appeared on Daily Express :: Entertainment Feed

Oral Roberts forward, Texas A&M center dating, playing in Sweet 16

One plays for a team seen as a title contender. The other is on the biggest Cinderella of the 2021 ball.

WASHINGTON — They are a college basketball couple who has seen very little of each other during the COVID-19 pandemic. But now both of their teams — one a contender, the other a Cinderella story — are headed to the Sweet 16 of the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments.
Anna Dreimane plays center for Texas A&M, the No. 2 seed in the women’s Mercado region which just advanced Wednesday night after an 84-82, buzzer-beating overtime win over No. 7 Iowa State. 
Francis Lacis is a starting forward for Oral Roberts, the upstart No. 15 seed from the South region that stunned No. 2 Ohio State in the first round of the men’s tournament, then followed that up with a win over No. 7 Florida. Oral Roberts is the second No. 15 to ever make it to the Sweet 16.
USA TODAY reports Lacis and Dreimane are from Latvia and played for the same basketball club. Although they had not been friends, they started dating three months after attending a New Year’s Eve party together in 2016.
Now they’re both dancing, from long-distance: Lacis in Indianapolis and Dreimane in San Antonio, where the two tournaments are being held in a bubble to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
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When Oral Roberts upset Ohio State, Dreimane was watching on a big screen with her teammates. She sat on the floor nervously as the final seconds ticked off, then leaped to her feet and gave the TV a kiss.
The couple spent some time together last summer, USA TODAY reported, but have only been together twice since before the season started.
“He’s always super positive,” Dreimane told USA TODAY about Lacis. “I just love that about him, like how positive he always is and just the support when I’m hard on myself, he’s like, ‘no Anna, you got it. Focus on the good.’”
“I like that she points out my mistakes,” Lacis said about Dreimane. “I like that she wants me to get better, so she tells me what I’m doing wrong and that’s what I really appreciate about her.”
The two won’t have much of a chance to watch each other play in the Sweet 16. Oral Roberts faces third-seeded Arkansas Saturday at 7:25 p.m. ET. The Texas A&M women tip-off with Arizona, also a 3-seed, at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Oral Roberts destroyed March Madness perfect brackets. It only got worse Friday.

Five double-digit seeds pulled off wins Friday, including a rare No. 15 over a No. 2. Here’s how many perfect brackets remain.

Following Friday’s shocking upset win by No. 15 Oral Roberts over No. 2 Ohio State in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the number of perfect brackets dwindled dramatically. That number kept shrinking after more big upsets later in the day.

The NCAA said early Saturday morning that only 121 perfect brackets remain after Friday’s slate of 16 games. 
The perfect bracket pool was cut drastically to just over 1,000 with the combination of the Oral Roberts win, followed by No. 12 Oregon State knocking off No. 5 Tennessee and No. 13 North Texas beating No. 4 Purdue for its first-ever tournament win.
Double-digit seeds Rutgers and Syracuse also won Friday, which pushed the perfect brackets down to 233. 
Wins by No. 5 Villanova and No. 3 West Virginia, while not upsets, shrank the total remaining perfect brackets after Friday to 121. 
The remaining perfect brackets were across the NCAA’s Bracket Challenge Game as well as brackets from ESPN, Yahoo, CBS and Sports Illustrated, the NCAA said. That does not include offline office pools or any other platforms running their own bracket challenge games.
The Oral Roberts win alone knocked the number of perfect brackets down to about 20,000, according to the NCAA. It just dropped from there as higher seeds kept falling.
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The odds of filling out a perfect March Madness bracket is 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 (9.2 quintillion), according to the NCAA. That’s if you are just guessing or flipping a coin, as many do. 
If each one in that 9.2 quintillion were counted as a second, it would take you 292 billion years, the NCAA says. 
“If you know a little something about basketball,” the NCAA says the odds of filling out a perfect bracket drop dramatically to 1-in-120.2 billion.

March Madness upsets tracker: No. 15 Oral Roberts, No. 13 North Texas break brackets

Five double-digit seeds pulled off upsets Friday including 12th-seeded Oregon State, 11th-seeded Syracuse and 10th-seeded Rutgers.

This article will track all the upsets in the 2021 NCAA Men’s basketball tournament, based on when a lower seed defeats a higher seed. The most-recent upset will be listed at the top.

Syracuse beats San Diego State, powered by 20-0 run

Syracuse, the 11th seed in Midwest Region, upset sixth-seeded San Diego State 78-62 Friday. After being down 18-14 with 9:41 left in the 1st half, Syracuse went on a 20-0 run to take control of the game while the Aztecs went cold from the field. 

Rutgers beats Clemson for first tournament win in 38 years

Rutgers, the 10th seed in the Midwest Region, upset No. 7 Clemson, 60-56 Friday. It’s Rutgers’ first NCAA Tournament victory since 1983.

North Texas beats Purdue for first-ever March Madness win

To be, or not to be? For an underdog named Javion Hamlet and his group of scrapping North Texas teammates, that was an easy question.
Hamlet scored 24 points and Thomas Bell had 16, along with some game-changing defense in overtime, to lift the 13th-seeded Mean Green to a 78-69 win over No. 4 Purdue on Friday in the NCAA Tournament.
Hamlet did most of his damage during a pair of sublime 8-0 personal runs in the second half, each of which stopped the Purdue momentum in its tracks.
This marked the first tournament win in the history of North Texas, the team once known as the Eagles, that officially adopted “Mean Green” as its nickname in 2000. The moniker first became a thing when a fired-up cheerleader got creative at a football game in the late-’60s; it was then brought more into the fold when Hayden Fry, the folksy ballcoach who went on to greater fame at Iowa, came to the campus in Denton a few years later.

Oregon State beats Tennessee

Oregon State played up the underdog role all season and is now the latest No. 12 seed to win an opening-round NCAA Tournament game.
Roman Silva scored 16 points and the Beavers took advantage of Tennessee’s icy perimeter shooting to beat the fifth-seeded Vols 70-56 in the Midwest Region Friday night.
Oregon State (18-12) became the first Pac-10/12 school to win the conference tournament after being picked to finish last. The Beavers are the 51st 12th-seed to take down a fifth-seed since the NCAA Tournament bracket expanded in 1985.
The 7-foot-1 Silva bulled his way through the Vols for an 8-for-8 night after struggling in the Pac-12 Tournament. Oregon State hit seven 3s in the second half to win their first NCAA Tournament game since reaching the 1982 Elite Eight.
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Oral Roberts beats Ohio State for first tournament win since ’74

Oral Roberts welcomed the madness back to March.
The 15th-seeded Golden Eagles pulled off the first major upset of the first NCAA Tournament in two years, holding off second-seeded Big Ten power Ohio State 75-72 in overtime on Friday.
Oral Roberts got poised, impeccable performances from its two star players, guard Max Abmas and forward Kevin Obanor, to become the ninth 15 seed to win a first-round game and the first since Middle Tennessee shocked Michigan State in 2016. Last year’s tournament was called off because of the pandemic.
Obanor scored seven of Oral Roberts’ 11 points in overtime, including two free throws with 13 seconds left, and finished with 30 points and 11 rebounds. Abmas, the nation’s leading scorer, had 29 points.
Ohio State could have tied it in the closing seconds of overtime, but Duane Washington Jr.’s open 3-pointer from straight away bounced off the side of the rim, and Oral Roberts celebrated its first tournament win since 1974.
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Martin Roberts: Homes Under The Hammer host unveils big plans for end of lockdown party

And once he finally finished his five bed HMO (home of multiple occupancy) project, he was over the moon to be able to share the finished results, saying: “It’s that super exciting time of the project where you turn around and look at what you have achieved,” he told his followers.

“We have come to the end of a very long journey of the five HMO in Plymouth!”

“So, overall we have turned a very tired, rundown house into an absolutely beautiful five bedroom HMO,” Martin grinned.

He admitted he doesn’t have any issues with the end product and is “really proud” of everything accomplished by him and his team.

Homes Under The Hammer continues weekdays at 10am on BBC One.