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Who Is Francesca Hayward? The 'Cats' Star Is A Famous Ballet Dancer

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The internet is still dissecting the wonder that is the Cats trailer, but in a sea of otherworldly visuals and familiar stars, one particular cat and the woman behind her have stuck out as the only element audiences may not recognize. So, who is…
'The internet is still dissecting the wonder that is the Cats trailer, but in a sea of otherworldly visuals and familiar stars, one particular cat and the woman behind her have stuck out as the only element audiences may not recognize. So, who is Francesca Hayward? The ballerina plays Victoria in the adaptation of the popular stage musical, but be prepared for her to woo viewers with her dancing skills when Cats premieres. Starring James Corden, Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson, and Ian McKellen, Cats has also utilized the talents of Jason Derulo, Rebel Wilson, and Idris Elba for its on-screen portrayal of the Jellicle Cats. Based on the hit 1982 Broadway musical, the movie follows the cats' preparation to select one of their own to begin a new life. Royal Ballet dancer Francesca Hayward, 27, is the newcomer of the cast, playing Victoria the White Cat. Traditionally a dance-centric role with no solo singing, Victoria is a shy, quiet kitten who performs ballet in one of the show's standout dances. Original Cats composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has reportedly written a new song for Victoria in the film, but for now, the trailer's quick glimpses of Hayward's dancing have sparked audiences' curiosity about her. While she has worked as a principal dancer at London's Royal Ballet since 2016, Hayward was born near Nairobi to a Kenyan mother and British father before the family moved to England when she was a toddler. At 10 years old, Hayward began training at the Royal Ballet School in London, so Victoria's ballet sequences are definitely in good hands. Having performed in the roles of Romeo and Juliet 's Juliet , Sleeping Beauty 's Aurora , and The Nutcracker 's Clara , Hayward's professional experience is limited to the stage. Her Instagram page is full of pictures documenting her life as a busy ballerina, and since the Cats trailer launched, feline-themed footage has begun to pop up on her account. \'I've always just done ballet,\' Hayward said in the behind-the-scenes footage she posted to Instagram. \'I feel like I'm sort of living the dream.\' The clip also seemingly confirms that the character of Victoria will have her own song in the holiday season standout, showing Hayward singing in a rehearsal room with Hudson, who plays the shunned Grizabella. \'It's just very surreal for someone who doesn't sing in public to suddenly be singing with Jennifer Hudson,\' Hayward says in the video. Hayward has yet to share any of her own behind-the-scenes photos, but she posted the highly meme-able Cats trailer with the caption , \'A very feline Christmas awaits.\' As Victoria, she appears as the fresh-faced outsider throughout the trailer, being swept up in the cats' fantastical world as the decision of who ascends to the Heaviside layer nears. Hudson's rendition of \'Memory\' plays throughout the trailer, so one of the footage's only lines of dialogue belongs to Hayward, who optimistically asks another cat, \'Are you going to try for a different life?\' Part of why watching the Cats footage feels so eerie might be because the other stars are so familiar, but here's to Hayward bringing something new to the story. Cats is in theaters on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019.'

The 'Cats' trailer gave everyone nightmares, so we're coping with memes

Pets Mashable

The CATS trailer dropped on Thursday and everyone is deeply uncomfortable.  Many stage-to-screen productions are wonderful adaptations of beloved stories, showing off the vast expanse of creativity that dwells within the entertainment industry.
'The CATS trailer dropped on Thursday and everyone is deeply uncomfortable.  Many stage-to-screen productions are wonderful adaptations of beloved stories, showing off the vast expanse of creativity that dwells within the entertainment industry. This is.. something else. With a star-studded cast that includes James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, and Rebel Wilson, audiences would expect a spectacular performance. That's not to say that the movie won't be spectacular, but the trailer shows two minutes and 20 seconds of very famous actors digitally dressed in fur unitards and cat ears, getting into the various shenanigans that typical house cats adore.  Read more.. More about Twitter , Memes , Cats , Taylor Swift , and James Corden'

We Asked Bartenders For The Best Beers To Pair With Hot Dogs

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12 bartenders tell us which beers they like to pair with grilled hot dogs and the big brand domestics came out on top.
'iStockphoto In July, we can’t get enough hot dogs . It’s the perfect handheld food at the ballpark, camping, or in your own backyard. Plus, hot dogs are fully customizable to fit your taste. Slather them in mustard, onions, a pickle if you’re in Chicago, and ketchup if you’re feeling squirrelly ( we won’t judge ). Deep fry them, grill them, or even boil them if you’re into that sort of thing, we’ll enjoy them any way possible. The one thing we stand firm on is the belief that they must be paired with an ice-cold beer. That’s why we asked some of our favorite bartenders to tell us their favorite beers to pair with hot dogs. Their answers ran the gamut from big names to craft staples. Check them all out below, grab a beer and throw some dogs on the grill. Miller High Life Rich Depascale, beverage manager at The Wilson in New York City This is almost an impossible question to answer with the massive amount of great beer options today. When I think grilled hot dogs, it reminds me of a family Sunday barbecue. This may be a bit out of left field for a craft beer enthusiast like myself, but I’d go with a classic, The Champagne of beer, Miller High Life. The High Life has been my Sunday beer for quite some time now. The perfect beer to relax on a warm summer day — clean, crisp, light, delicious, and you can have many of them and not feel weighted down. Budweiser Laura Mitchell, bar lead at BEER PARK in Las Vegas Well, that would be Budweiser, the king of beers, of course! What says America in the summer more than having some Buds, hot dogs, and hanging out with friends? Reissdorf Kolsch Daniel King, beverage director of Liberty Common in Nashville When I think of an oily, messy dog, I think of beer that’s bright with a bit of hop bite. I also want something that can just slide right on down the throat. My mind instantly goes to a German Kolsch. American Craft Kolsch copies simply won’t do but I think a tall glass of Reissdorf Kolsch would be quite satisfactory. Old Style Jack Galobich, bartender of The Gage in Chicago When enjoying a hot dog, you have to go with a classic, refreshing beer. Since we’re in Chicago, you have to go with Old Style. It’s is perfect at a tailgate or backyard cookout. Avery White Rascal Joey Biñas, bartender at Bootlegger in San Diego Grilled hot dogs leave me nostalgic of my childhood days — summer barbecues and lounging in the pool. I really like lighter beers like hefeweizens or Belgian white ales paired with them. Specifically, Rip Current or Avery White Rascal. Dogfish Head SeaQuench Torrence R. O’Haire, beverage director of Gage Hospitality Group in Chicago Grilled sausages need cold, sour stuff, as far as I’m concerned. I’m devoted to Dogfish Head’s salted lime SeaQuenchAle; perfect for cooling down outdoors, grill-side. Coors Light Casey Lyons, bartender at Pacific Hideaway in Huntington Beach, California Coors Light aka Silver Bullets, aka C.L. Smooth — the perfect liquid libation for a proper barbecue. Just enough crisp sweetness and full flavor in a light beer to pair with anything that comes off the grill. Almost good enough to make me forget about that new mustard stain I just earned on my star-spangled board shorts. Dos Equis Lager Justin Monell, general manager at BLVD & MAIN in Las Vegas For hot dogs during the summer, you’re probably spending time outside, so it has to be something crisp and refreshing. A Mexican lager like Dos Equis would pair perfectly with a hot dog. Wynwood La Rubia Ilan Chartor, spiritual advisor at KYU in Miami Best beer for a hot dog would be Wynwood’s La Rubia. It’s crisp, sweet and acidic. The perfect counterplay for a steaming hot dog . Suarez Palatine Pils Megan Reynolds, certified Cicerone at R&R Taproom in Woodstock, New York Suarez Family Brewing Palatine Pils is perfect with a grilled hot dog. It’s a German pils and a classic pairing — clean with a firm bitterness to cut through the fat of the sausage. 33 Acres Ocean Matteo Caniglia, restaurant manager at Honey Salt at Parq in Vancouver, Canada 33 Acres of Ocean pale ale. It’s my current session beer, as it’s great for any time, and hot dogs are my guilty pleasure, so those two together can only be a good time. Montauk Wavechaser IPA Kelly McGee, beverage manager at Park Avenue Tavern in New York City I like a nice Montauk Wavechaser IPA with a grilled hot dog. I think it cuts through the smoky taste of the grilled dog along with being refreshing and delicious.'

Sculptural Carvings of Mankind’s Best Friend by Gerard Mas

Pets Colossal

The likenesses of domestic dogs and cats are deftly carved into tree trunks and alabaster stone by Spanish sculptor Gerard Mas . Using very minimal materials, Mas creates the signature folds and frowns of French Bulldogs, the sleek muzzles of
'The likenesses of domestic dogs and cats are deftly carved into tree trunks and alabaster stone by Spanish sculptor Gerard Mas . Using very minimal materials, Mas creates the signature folds and frowns of French Bulldogs, the sleek muzzles of English Bull Terriers, and the inquisitive faces of Siamese cats. Mas forgoes additional pigmentation, restricting the coloration of each animal to dark “fur” achieved through charring the carved surface. Mas is also known for his contemporary updates of Renaissance women blowing bubble gum bubbles and sporting bikini-outlined sunburns . The artist is represented by Barcelona gallery 3 Punts , and most recently exhibited at KunstRAI art fair in Amsterdam. He shares his in-progess and completed sculptures on Instagram . (via My Modern Met )'