“[The writers] really convinced me that it would be irresponsible to not,” she told The Hollywood Reporter in August. “To be kind of the biggest medical show and ignore the biggest medical story of the century felt irresponsible to them to the medical community. These doctors are traumatized. They are not trained or wired to hold the hands of dying people all day who are alone without their families.”Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! Shutting down hate — and staying safe. Camilla Luddington clapped back after one Grey’s Anatomy fan took aim at the show for using KN95 masks on set amid the coronavirus pandemic.The long-running ABC series kicked off its 17th season on November 12, and while many fans were thrilled to see the familiar faces of Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital again, one viewer thought the cast was “wasting” personal protective equipment that could be given to first responders in need amid nationwide shortages. “A disposable mask will work just fine,” the social media user tweeted.- Advertisement – Luddington, 36, was quick to shut down the negativity. “If you see any of us wearing KN95s behind the scenes it’s because we are wearing our costume masks. We don’t also get an extra KN95 to wear between takes,” she replied via Twitter on Monday, November 16.Camilla Luddington ABC/Adam TaylorThe U.K. native has played Dr. Jo Wilson on Grey’s Anatomy for seven seasons since joining the series in 2012. Luddington and her costars — including Ellen Pompeo and Richard Flood — resumed filming the current season in September after a six-month hiatus. One month before the show returned to ABC with a shocking season premiere, showrunner Krista Vernoff detailed some of the “massive” COVID-19 precautions that were put in place behind the scenes to ensure the cast and crew were safe.“It’s social distancing, it’s masks, it’s visors — it’s masks on the actors between takes and during rehearsals,” the producer, 46, told Variety in October. “It’s just shocking how slowly we’re having to move. … It changes the feeling of the show. It changes the pacing of the show. It is what it is.”- Advertisement – Despite the risks of filming amid the pandemic, Vernhoff told the publication that she was “proud” of how the show was handling the protocols with care.“I keep saying to people, ‘No, no really, we’ve actually reinvented the wheel. We are changing everything everyone has ever understood about how you make television,’” she said at the time. “Everything is changing.”While production on the series was shut down earlier this year, Vernhoff and her team donated the extra medical supplies they had on set to professionals on the front lines of the global health crisis. As they prepared to resume filming, the executive producer admitted that she had thought about avoiding the sensitive topic of the pandemic while creating new Grey’s Anatomy story lines.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Lewis Holtby is ready to again suffer the pain of rigorous training regimes devised by the man nicknamed ‘The Torturer’ in a bid to keep Fulham in the Barclays Premier League. Magath is renowned for his gruelling training sessions, acquiring other monikers such as ‘Saddam Hussein’ and ‘Medicine-ball Magath’. The latter refers to tales of Magath forcing his players to run up a hill with a medicine ball as part of their strength conditioning. As a teenager at the start of his career, Holtby worked under Magath for almost two seasons at Schalke prior to the latter’s sacking in March 2011, so knows only too well of the man and his methods. “I can’t say anything negative about him,” said Holtby, on loan to the Cottagers from Tottenham. “When I was at Schalke, for me it was very important to have him as a manager. “He built my character and made me grow up very quickly with the hard training, getting mentally and physically right. “He toughened me up as a person mentally. When you’re 18 you grow pretty quickly. That’s stayed with me until now. “I know lots of the press have called him very bad names and I don’t think it’s right to do that. That’s over the line. “It’s a bit of a disgrace if you call someone Saddam. It’s not like he killed anyone. He’s not a murderer. “Of course he trains hard, but everyone has his own philosophy. He has his own style of training and you have to respect that, along with the fact he won a couple of titles in Germany. “As a player it was really hard back in the day. I’ve witnessed a lot of things. I’m not saying we didn’t suffer, but I’m not complaining. “The thing is you have to graft through it. You have to be happy he makes you fit and mentally very strong.” With regard to tipping off his team-mates, Holtby said: “We talked about what could happen and that training is going to be very hard. “You have to be honest about that, but the most important thing is to be physically and mentally on the top level.” Holtby served as Magath’s intermediary during the game, passing on instructions because of his fluency in German despite Magath’s reasonable command of English. Despite the turbulence being felt at Fulham, and with Magath given little time to impress himself on the players, Holtby believes the club will stay up. “Of course, it’s difficult for a manager and players in the middle of a season. We’re in a dump,” said Holtby. “He has come in with a philosophy and it’s hard to adapt, but you have to do it as quickly as possible. “It’s going to be a tough challenge for both sides, but I think we can do it by getting our heads together and thinking about the situation where we have to stay up. “I have always said we have the quality needed to stay up.” Press Association New Fulham boss Felix Magath’s reign at Craven Cottage began with a 1-1 draw at West Brom, and following his arrival Holtby made his team-mates aware of the 60-year-old’s fearsome reputation. Magath managed eight clubs in his native Germany over a 17-year period, and whilst there were trophies and cups along the way, he also acquired a certain infamy.
Comments Lauren DeCarlo was just ‘stopping by’ Syracuse when looking at potential colleges where she could play soccer.She didn’t really have the intention or desire to play soccer at Syracuse. She thought a Division-III program would suit her better. But on a trip to Colgate to check out its women’s soccer program, she decided to make a pit stop at Syracuse.Once she stepped on SU’s campus, her plans changed.‘I always thought I wanted to play soccer at a small D-III school,’ DeCarlo said. ‘But then I came here and I realized that I wanted something with bigger sports, more people, a bigger campus. So then once I visited, I kind of stepped in, and I’m glad I did.’From that moment, DeCarlo wanted to be a part of the Orange, even if it meant she had to walk on to the team. Although it was risky going out for a team she didn’t have a reserved spot on, the walk-on has transcended into a regular contributor in her second season. She scored a game-winning goal for Syracuse — the first of her career — in SU’s Big East opener against Providence on Sept. 18 and has played solid minutes off the bench for the Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDeCarlo emailed SU head coach Phil Wheddon after her visit to let him know she was interested in playing for the Division-I program and wanted to know what she could do to earn a spot on the team.He invited DeCarlo, a Wilton, Conn., native, to a prospective student-athlete summer camp at Syracuse.DeCarlo was jumbled along with younger players at the camp, but impressed enough to catch the eye of Wheddon.‘That was my tryout, and I didn’t realize that until it was actually done,’ DeCarlo said.DeCarlo said she knew during the camp she’d have to outperform the other players to prove she belonged. She did just that and made the team.‘He invited me to be on the team,’ DeCarlo said. ‘He said I really surprised him, I did really well. I was really shocked. I wasn’t expecting an invite. I thought I would have to try out or something.’Wheddon said that once she was invited to participate in the preseason, she continued to show her skills were D-I worthy.But DeCarlo’s experience at SU didn’t start off the way she had hoped last year.DeCarlo suffered an ankle injury before her freshman season got underway and was also sick for what she estimates was half the season.After the thrill of the making the team, DeCarlo said she struggled and went through an adjustment period. She also didn’t have the same connection with the team she has this year.Sophomore defender Jackie Moriarty said last year DeCarlo didn’t have that chemistry with her teammates because she wasn’t taking the field with them.But this year is different. She’s become a part of the team.‘She’s not injured and kind of separated from the team,’ Moriarty said. ‘She’s with the team now. And she’s not just like a random player on the side. She’s part of us.’And she’s a regular contributor. DeCarlo made sure she was ready for this season. Unlike her freshman campaign when she didn’t know what to expect, DeCarlo came in healthy and improved.Wheddon was surprised at what she brought to the table when she unknowingly tried out for the squad. That hasn’t changed.She has surpassed his expectations again this season.‘This year she’s been very steady,’ Wheddon said. ‘We know what we’re going to get from Lauren. She’s worked exceptionally hard. She can play multiple positions. She’s a coach’s luxury.’Wheddon said that she is one of the best walk-ons the fourth-year head coach has had at Syracuse.Her ability to play any position on the field has been a crucial asset. In her seven games and one start, DeCarlo has played defense, midfield and forward, Wheddon said.‘The only thing she hasn’t been is the goalkeeper, and I’m not sure she’s going to be doing that,’ Wheddon said.And that solid play from every spot on the field, including the game-winning goal against Providence, has earned DeCarlo the respect of her teammates.They don’t even think of her as a walk-on.‘No one even, to be honest with you, considers her a walk-on at all,’ SU forward Jenna Rickan said after that Providence win. ‘She’s just such a great member of our team, and she is absolutely so vital to every aspect of it.’The feeling is mutual for DeCarlo.‘I feel just like everyone else now, and they’ve really been helpful with that, and it’s just been great,’ DeCarlo said. ‘I feel part of the team. I don’t feel like a walk-on.’[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 4, 2011 at 12:00 pm
Facebook Twitter Google+ Former Syracuse point guard Dennis “Sweet D” DuVal will be honored at halftime of Syracuse’s game with Notre Dame on Saturday, with his uniform being retired. DuVal’s No. 22 uniform will be the 15th retired by the Orange, joining the likes of Pearl Washington, Sherman Douglas and Carmelo Anthony, among others.DuVal, a member of the SU all-century team, played for Syracuse from 1971-74, starting in all 81 games he played at SU. At the end of his career with the Orange, DuVal had scored 1504 points, putting him 2nd on Syracuse’s all-time scoring list when he graduated, trailing only Dave Bing. Currently, DuVal ranks 21st.After being named a third-team All-American his senior year at SU, DuVal was drafted in the second round by the NBA’s Washington Bullets. Following two NBA seasons, he joined the Syracuse Police Department as an officer. He became a deputy police chief in 1990 before eventually rising to chief in 2001. DuVal retired in 2004 after 26 years with the SPD.Syracuse and Notre Dame tipoff at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6 in the Carrier Dome. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on January 5, 2018 at 8:55 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham
Three Syracuse players – Tyus Battle, Oshae Brissett and Frank Howard – earned recognition from the ACC, the league announced in a release Sunday afternoon.Battle received the most prestigious honor of the three, being named to the all-ACC second team. He was followed by Brissett, who was named to the conference’s all-rookie team.Howard received five votes for most improved player in the conference, tied for the second-most behind only North Carolina forward Luke Maye.Battle, Howard and Brissett have been the Orange’s go-to players all season long. Each player plays at least 10.6 minutes more than the player who’s seen the fourth-highest minutes per game – Brissett’s 37.9 minutes per game, the lowest of SU’s top three players, is followed by Paschal Chukwu’s 27.3 minutes per game. The trio also leads Syracuse in scoring with Battle, Howard and Brissett scoring 20.0, 15.2 and 14.7 points per game, respectively. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on March 4, 2018 at 3:23 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary Facebook Twitter Google+