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Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts delivered their first Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Sprint Cup victory of the season by narrowly beating Tresor Orange 1 to victory during Race 2 at Valencia.

Weerts took the No. 32 BMW M4 GT3 across the line 0.820 seconds ahead of Feller’s No. 40 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II, with the No. 69 Emil Frey Racing Ferrari 296 GT3 of Albert Costa and Thierry Vermeulen completing the podium in third place.

The triumph for the Belgian duo ended a year-long win drought in Fanatec GT competition for WRT’s No. 32 crew, with Vanthoor and Weerts last standing on the top step during the final race of last year’s Sprint Cup campaign at the same venue.

The Vincent Vosse-led squad already held one win so far this season after Valentino Rossi and Maxime Martin took a breakthrough victory during Race 2 at Misano in July, but defending champions Vanthoor and Weerts had yet to pick up a victory despite four podium finishes.

After starting from 13th place, a strong start from Vanthoor saw the No. 32 car move up five positions in a chaotic opening lap that eliminated both the No. 119 Vincenzo Sospiri Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2 and the No. 27 Sainteloc Junior Team Audi from the race.

Additionally, the sister No. 46 BMW saw its race ended before the conclusion of the opening lap when Martin suffered radiator damage in a skirmish with Albert Costa in the run to Turn 1, resulting in retirement.

An early, well-executed pitstop from the WRT crew then allowed the newly installed Weerts to leapfrog cars ahead and assume the lead of the race.

Weerts joined the race in front of Feller’s No. 40 Audi, while traffic on the inlap and a slower pitstop saw the No. 69 Emil Frey Ferrari drop to third place when Vermeulen took the car over from Costa.

Feller then pressured Weerts for the remainder of the contest but the Belgian driver remained out front even through a final safety car, triggered when Nova Race driver Erwin Zanotti spun into the gravel at Turn 5.

Lucas Legeret and Christopher Haase finished fourth aboard the No. 11 Comtoyou Racing Audi, while Alex Aka and Lorenzo Patrese completed the top five and secured a clean sweep of Silver Cup class wins.

The No. 14 Emil Frey Racing Ferrari crossed the line in sixth position ahead of the Gold Cup-winning No. 26 Sainteloc Audi of Paul Evrard and Simon Gachet.

Gachet started the race from overall pole and held the lead of the race until the second half of the race saw Evrard fall behind the lead pack.

The Frenchman still finished ahead of both the No. 60 VSR Lamborghini of Andrea Caldarelli and Marco Mapelli as well as the No. 88 Akkodis ASP Team Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo of Timur Boguslavskiy and Raffaele Marciello.

With their ninth place finish, Boguslavskiy and Marciello saw their points lead to Drudi and Feller shrink to 6,5 points with the Sprint Cup finale at Zandvoort still remaining.

Alberto di Folco and Aurelien Panis completed the overall top ten aboard the No. 9 Boutsen VDS Audi.

Pure Racing’s Malykhin Clinches Bronze Cup Title with Class Win

Alex Malykhin was crowned Bronze Cup champion at Valencia by taking the class victory in the class’ final appearance in Sprint Cup competition this season.

Due to the limited garage space at Zandvoort, the class will not race at the Dutch track. This meant that the champion would be crowned at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo.

Malykhin, who shared the No. 911 Pure Rxcing Porsche 911 GT3 R with Ayhancan Guven, came into the final race with a two-point advantage over the No. 188 Garage 59 McLaren 720S GT3 Evo of Henrique Chaves and Miguel Ramos.

By taking the class victory, Malykhin was crowned champion, ending a two-year title streak for Ramos in the process.

The Portuguese driver won the Pro-Am title back-to-back in 2021, first with Henrique Chaves and then with Dean MacDonald.

Malykhin, meanwhile, became a first-time champion in Fanatec GT competition.



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Title: Weerts Ends Sprint Cup Win Drought in Valencia Race 2
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Watch Jay-Z’s surprise performance with Alicia Keys at 2024 Tony Awards

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Jay-Z and Alicia Keys performing live at the 2024 Tony Awards

Jay-Z made a surprise appearance during Alicia Keys‘ performance at the 2024 Tony Awards last night (June 16) – watch the footage below.

Keys’ Broadway musical Hell’s Kitchen was nominated for 13 awards at the ceremony, which took place at the Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater in New York City.

The R&B artist began singing ‘Empire State Of Mind’ – her 2009 collaborative single with Jay-Z – alongside the cast of her show. While walking into the audience, she said: “[I] had to do something crazy! It’s my home town!”

She then threw to the rapper, who appeared on the big screen. He was seen standing on a set of stairs in a theatre lobby as he rapped his lines from the track before Keys joined him.

Ahead of the outing, Keys told Entertainment Tonight that the Hell’s Kitchen cast would be “bringing all of their passion and fire” to the “spectacular” performance at the Tony Awards. “I’m so excited for this,” she added.

The artist had teased her surprise reunion with Jay by sharing a photo of two microphones on social media. One was labelled with her initials in gold pen, with the other featuring the letter “J”. See the posts below.

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Hell’s Kitchen is “an unforgettable new show loosely based on Alicia Keys’ personal experiences, featuring both newly created music and many of her soulful, iconic songs”, per an official synopsis.

It reads: “In a cramped apartment hanging off the side of Times Square, 17-year-old Ali is desperate to get her piece of the New York dream. Ali’s mother is just as determined to protect her daughter from the same mistakes she made.

“When Ali falls for a talented young drummer, both mother and daughter must face hard truths about race, defiance, and growing up. Ali feels trapped, until the sound of a neighbour playing piano opens the door to an unexpected friendship and a radically different future.”

In other news, Keys recently teamed up with Sam Smith for a duet of the latter’s song ‘I’m Not The Only One’.

The post Watch Jay-Z’s surprise performance with Alicia Keys at 2024 Tony Awards appeared first on NME.


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Steve Carell & Greg Kinnear Discuss the Art of Sound Editing at the Oscars

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Steve Carell and Greg Kinnear presenting Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman the Oscar for Sound Editing for “Letters from Iwo Jima” at the 79th Academy Awards in 2007.

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2025 Governors Awards Omit Woody Allen from Juliet Taylor’s bio

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On June 12th, the Academy’s press release announced the recipients of this year’s Governors Awards. An esteemed list of names: Quincy Jones and Juliet Taylor will receive Honorary Awards, while Richard Curtis will be presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli will be awarded the Irving G. […]


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Title: 2025 Governors Awards Omit Woody Allen from Juliet Taylor’s bio
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