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Kayla Cromer, Maria Bamford support ‘Everything’ changes

Kayla Cromer, Maria Bamford support ‘Everything’ changes

Entertainment
April 8 (UPI) -- Season 2 of Freeform's dramedy Everything's Gonna Be Okay complicates the relationships of autistic teenager Matilda (Kayla Cromer). The new season also introduces new characters coping with challenging relationships. "All I can really say is Matilda is rethinking her life and using Google for help," Cromer told UPI in a Zoom interview. Advertisement In Season 1, Matilda began to date Drea (Lillian Carrier) while both still were in high school. Now, the 23-year-old Cromer said their relationship will change. Season 2 will introduce Drea's parents, Suze (Maria Bamford) and Toby (Richard Kind). Bamford said Suze is the first mother she's played in her career. "To be able to act maternal, that's in my wheelhouse," the 50-year-old told UPI in a phone interview. "I'm pretty su...
Serena Williams cites fatigue after upset loss to Maria Sakkari

Serena Williams cites fatigue after upset loss to Maria Sakkari

Sports
Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Twenty-three time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams cited complacency and fatigue after she took a three-set upset loss to Maria Sakkari in the round of 16 at the Western & Southern Open. "I literally put myself in this situation," Williams told reporters after the 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-1 setback Tuesday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City. Advertisement "You know, it's like dating a guy that you know sucks," Williams added. "That's literally what I keep doing out here. It's like I have got to get rid of this guy. It just makes no sense. It's frustrating." Williams had 58 errors while Sakkari had 43 miscues in the two-hour and 17-minute clash. Sakkari edged Williams 27 to 25 in winners and had seven aces.[embedded content] "It was tough," ...
In Florida, all eyes on Puerto Rican voters after Maria

In Florida, all eyes on Puerto Rican voters after Maria

World
Javier Gonzalez has joined a human tide of more than 130,000 U.S. citizens arriving in Florida since Hurricane Maria wrecked Puerto Rico, grateful for a place to start over but resenting how their island has been treated since the disaster. More than a million Puerto Ricans — about 5 percent of Florida's population — already call the state home, and given the outrage many feel over President Donald Trump's handling of the storm, political observers say this voting bloc could loosen the Republican Party's hold on this battleground state. Gonzalez, 38, saw the storm destroy the restaurant he opened with his father five years ago. Without power or reliable water, he became violently ill from food poisoning for three weeks. Finally, he packed his bags, determined to make his future in Miami i...
Ed Speleers and Maria Doyle Kennedy join Season 4 of 'Outlander'

Ed Speleers and Maria Doyle Kennedy join Season 4 of 'Outlander'

Entertainment
Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Starz has announced the casting of two key roles for its time-travel romance, Outlander."Clan, we have our Jocasta and Stephen Bonnet! Please welcome @mariadkennedy and @RealEdSpeleers as Season 4 of #Outlander begins filming!" the cable network tweeted Wednesday, along with photos of new cast members Ed Speleers and Maria Doyle Kennedy.Speleers' credits include Eragon and Downton Abbey. Kennedy has also appeared in Downton Abbey, as well as in the series The Tudors and the films The Commitments, The General, The Matchmaker, Sing Street and The Conjuring 2.Based on Diana Gabaldon's popular novels, the small-screen drama Outlander follows British Claire [played by Caitriona Balfe,] a married, former World War II military nurse who magically travels back in time where she me...
Hurricane Maria passing to the east of Bahamas

Hurricane Maria passing to the east of Bahamas

World
Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Hurricane Maria began moving north away from the Caribbean on Friday after lashing many of the islands there over the past week, the National Hurricane Center said.A Category 3 storm, Maria was located 115 miles east-northeast of the Southeastern Bahamas and about 395 miles east-southeast of Nassau in the Bahamas. The storm was moving north-northwest at 9 mph, the NHC said in its 5 p.m. Friday advisory.Forecasters added that the hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 125 mph.A tropical storm warning was in effect for the Turks and Caicos Islands, Southeastern Bahamas and the Central Bahamas.Storm surge-related water levels were forecast to subside in the Turks and Caicos, and Bahamas as Maria moved north.Maria is not expected to make landfall again in the Caribbean, tho...