"Hocus Pocus 2" on the Way Thanks to Tina Fey?
Are the Sanderson sisters going to put a spell on us again? TheTrackingBoard.com is reporting not only is "Hocus Pocus" getting a sequel, but Tina Fey is producing. The site is claiming the sequel picks up years after the original focusing on a housewife related to the original Sanderson sisters who teams up with a witch hunter after her kids after they cross paths with resurrected witches while out trick or treating. So far, there's been no news of a director, writer, or stars, but rumor has it Fey and Melissa McCarthy are being looked at for roles. (TheTrackingBoard.com)
10 surprising facts about America's new soccer hero, Tim Howard
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Here's what you need to know about the 35-year-old Howard:
- He's a devout Christian - Faith is a key part of Howard's life and shapes who he is. He was born in North Brunswick, New Jersey, to an African-American father and a Hungarian mother.
- He is all tatted up - You want ink, you got it -- chest, abs, biceps, back. His kids are there on his left pec. Jesus is on the left biceps. You'll find his home state of New Jersey on his belly. There's a dove, too. A star. Some Roman numerals. The more you look, the more you find.
- He is anti-fur - Howard bared his well-sculpted upper body for PETA's "Ink, not mink" campaign.
- He lives with Tourette's syndrome - For Howard, it's not a big deal -- just part of his life. But it does come with some misconceptions.
- He once scored a goal - How many goalkeepers can claim this feat? While playing for Everton, his English Premier League team, Howard booted a ball the length of the pitch, catching the Bolton goalie by surprise. The crowd and his teammates went nuts, but Howard told The Guardian he felt bad for the opposing keeper.
- He wasn't really that good when he started out - When Howard began his pro career as a 22-year-old goalkeeper for the New York/New Jersey MetroStars of MLS, he was known as a great athlete who could make great saves. Some reports have even said he could have played basketball in college.
- He is the 'modern Jesus' - Even before the game ended Tuesday, Howard's incredible saves got Twitter in a tizzy. Comparisons to Jesus abounded. Sample tweet: "Jesus saves, and so does Tim Howard." Then came the memes of all the things #TimHowardCouldSave: Dinosaurs, the Titanic, Blockbuster from closing.
- He is the 'U.S. secretary of defense' - Well, at least he was for a little while on Tuesday, according to Wikipedia. So impressive was his performance against the Belgians that someone edited the free on-line encyclopedia, pulling Chuck Hagel from the page and inserting Howard. The folks at Wikipedia caught the vandalism and restored the real secretary of defense to his rightful position. Someone thinks with a little mentoring Howard might be able to make that Wikipedia change again one day down the road. At least that's what the Pentagon says Hagel told Howard when he called him on Wednesday. Hagel phoned the goalkeeper to "thank him for defending the United States of America at the World Cup," Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said. Hagel also invited the team to drop by the Pentagon next time they are in town.
- He is one of the best goalies in the world - Don't believe us? Just ask his coaches.
- He is coming back in 2018 (or is he?) - This may not be Howard's final World Cup. Plenty of goalies have played in their late 30s and early 40s.