Q&A: Billy Crystal on Oscars and ‘little powerhouse’ film

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — After hosting the Oscars nine times, Billy Crystal wouldn’t necessarily rule out a tenth. But the 72-year-old actor would prefer some wider attention for his low-budget indie film, “Standing Up, Falling Down.” He plays an alcoholic dermatologist who befriends a down-on-his-luck comedian, played by Ben Schwartz. Crystal also serves as executive producer on the movie, shot in his childhood hometown of Long Beach, New York. A key scene takes place in the temple where the actor-comedian had his bar mitzvah.last_img

French transfer window will open on June 8

first_imgFrench clubs will be able to start making transfers again on Monday, the Professional Football League (FPL) has confirmed. The 2019-20 season was cancelled in France after football around the world was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. In response to the crisis, FIFA gave permission for the summer transfer period to be moved and for expiring contracts to be extended as most countries are working to conclude the campaign. The transfer window in France usually opens on July 1, but the governing body has given clubs permission to begin trading with other French clubs before the fiscal year ends on June 30.Advertisement It is still to be decided when the international window will open. “The LFP Board of Directors decided to open the period of transfers between French clubs on Monday June 8, 2020,” a statement from the LFP read. “A forthcoming Board of Directors will fix the opening of the international transfer period and the eventual closing of the market in the light of FIFA’s decisions and the discussions in progress with the other European leagues.” After the season was called off in Netherlands and Belgium, the French league took the decision to scrap the remainder of the campaign in April when Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced no sporting events will be allowed to take place until September. There were 10 rounds of fixtures to be played in Ligue 1, but the title was subsequently handed to Paris Saint-Germain while Toulouse, Amiens and Nimes will drop down to Ligue 2. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more