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Superstar gossip and sightings in Connecticut, March 2022



From celebrities with sturdy ties to Connecticut like Troy Kotsur taking middle stage on the Oscars to the namesake of “Maury” ending his 30-year-old present, Connecticut had no scarcity of movie star information in March. 

Actors with Connecticut connections win Oscars on the 2022 Academy Awards


HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: Troy Kotsur, winner of the Actor in a Supporting Role award for ‘CODA’ poses in the press room at the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images )

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 27: Troy Kotsur, winner of the Actor in a Supporting Function award for ‘CODA’ poses within the press room on the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Picture by David Livingston/Getty Photos )

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Troy Kotsur, who has starred in a manufacturing of “Ophelia” in Connecticut Nationwide Theatre of the Deaf, made historical past as the primary deaf male actor to obtain an Oscar after profitable Greatest Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rossi in “CODA.”

Jessica Chastain, who lately filmed for “The Good Nurse” in Connecticut, took house an Oscar for Greatest Actress for portraying Tammy Faye Bakker in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” 

Fairfield’s Brooklyn Skylar Rodriguez, 8, voiced three characters generally known as the “City Children” in Disney’s “Encanto.” “Encanto” received an Oscar for Greatest Animated Characteristic Movie on the 2022 Academy Awards. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who graduated from Wesleyan College, additionally wrote the track “Dos Orguitas,” which is featured in “Encanto.”

 

 



CT nail artist did manicures for Oscar winners Will Smith and Ariana DeBose

New Haven


Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith attend the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. 

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith attend the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. 

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New Haven nail artist Temeka Jackson was answerable for the manicures of Oscar-winning actors Will Smith and Ariana DeBose, in accordance with her Instagram. 

DeBose received Greatest Supporting Actress for her position as Anita in “West Aspect Story” and Smith received Greatest actor in a number one position for his portrayal of Richard Williams in “King Richard.” 



Chris Rock’s CT present sees ‘uptick in gross sales’ after Will Smith incident

Uncasville


TOPSHOT - US actor Chris Rock speaks onstage during the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

TOPSHOT – US actor Chris Rock speaks onstage throughout the 94th Oscars on the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022. (Picture by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Picture by ROBYN BECK/AFP through Getty Photos)

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After Chris Rock bought slapped by Will Smith throughout the Oscars, tickets for his present on the Mohegan Solar Enviornment on June 2 skilled an “rapid uptick in gross sales,” in accordance with President of Sports activities and Leisure at Mohegan Gaming & Leisure Tom Cantone. 



Baseball stars Mariano Rivera, Brandon Steiner host dialog at Ridgefield Playhouse

Ridgefield


Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera was the first player voted unanimously into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera was the primary participant voted unanimously into the Baseball Corridor of Fame.

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These two sports activities icons mentioned their famed careers and gave followers a possibility to take pictures with them on the Ridgefield Playhouse on March 31.



Actor Peter Bergman seen grocery purchasing

Greenwich


Actor Peter Bergman appears onstage at the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 23, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

Actor Peter Bergman seems onstage on the thirty ninth Annual Daytime Leisure Emmy Awards on the Beverly Hilton Lodge on June 23, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Actor Peter Bergman, finest recognized for his roles on the favored cleaning soap operas “All My Youngsters” and “The Younger and the Stressed,” was seen grocery purchasing at Cease & Store in Greenwich to start with of March.



Two Former ‘Speaking Heads’ members are recovering after they are saying drunken driver hit them

Fairfield


FAIRFIELD, CT - JANUARY 09: Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of The Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads host children of Newton, CT to perform "A Song From Sandy Hook" at their home on January 9, 2013 in Fairfield, Connecticut. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Tim Hayes)

Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of The Tom Tom Membership and Speaking Heads host youngsters of Newton, CT to carry out “A Track From Sandy Hook” at their house on January 9, 2013 in Fairfield, Connecticut. (Picture by Michael Loccisano/Getty Photos for Tim Hayes)

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Former drummer for “Speaking Heads” Chris Frantz and his spouse and fellow bandmate Tina Weymouth had been allegedly hit head-on by a drunk driver in Fairfield.

Whereas the couple says they “walked away” from the crash, Weymouth suffered three fractured ribs, in accordance with a Fb submit by Frantz.



‘Maury’ to finish after 30 years

Stamford


TODAY -- Pictured: Maury Povich on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

TODAY — Pictured: Maury Povich on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 — (Picture by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Picture Financial institution through Getty Photos)

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NBCUniversal introduced that the “Maury” present, filmed in Stamford, will finish after its thirtieth season. Afterward, star Maury Povich plans to retire and “spend extra time on the golf course,” in accordance with Tracie Wilson, Government Vice President of NBCUniversal Syndication Studios.



Michael Bolton, representing CT, advances to subsequent spherical on NBC’s ‘American Track Contest’


AMERICAN SONG CONTEST -- The Live Qualifiers Premiere Episode 101 -- Pictured: Michael Bolton (CT) -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

AMERICAN SONG CONTEST — The Reside Qualifiers Premiere Episode 101 — Pictured: Michael Bolton (CT) — (Picture by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Picture Financial institution through Getty Photos)

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New Haven native, Westport resident and singer-songwriter Michael Bolton superior to the semifinals of NBC’s “American Track Contest” in late March.

When Snoop Dogg stated “Connecticut’s Michael Bolton,” the singer appeared surprised and clapped with the opposite contestants and viewers members.



New Starz present starring Courtney Cox takes place in ‘haunted’ CT


HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 28: (L-R) Judith Light, Dylan Gage, Gus Birney, Jeff Astrof, Mira Sorvino, Merrin Dungey, Courteney Cox, Greg Kinnear, and Alysia Reiner attend the "Shining Vale" Global Premiere Event And Screening on February 28, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for STARZ)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 28: (L-R) Judith Mild, Dylan Gage, Gus Birney, Jeff Astrof, Mira Sorvino, Merrin Dungey, Courteney Cox, Greg Kinnear, and Alysia Reiner attend the “Shining Vale” International Premiere Occasion And Screening on February 28, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Picture by Michael Kovac/Getty Photos for STARZ)

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Through the years, Connecticut has been a continuing supply of inspiration for the horror film group. From the haunted hallways of Yankee Pedlar Inn present in “The Innkeepers” to the shores of the fictional Crystal Lake in “Friday the thirteenth: Half 2,” Connecticut’s horror roots run deep. Starz’s new horror-comedy present, “Shining Vale,” set in Connecticut, is including to the state’s popularity as a horror capital.

“Shining Vale,” which premiered March 6, tells the story of a pair going by marital troubles; they buy a mansion within the fictional city of Shining Vale, Conn. However simply as they start to settle into their new house, haunted happenings start to encompass the household.



Former CT theater child Paul Dano portrays The Riddler in ‘The Batman’

Wilton


LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: Actor/Writer Paul Dano attends The Wildlife Los Angeles Premiere on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for FIJI Water)

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 09: Actor/Author Paul Dano attends The Wildlife Los Angeles Premiere on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Picture by John Sciulli/Getty Photos for FIJI Water)

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Hollywood star Paul Dano, who portrayed The Riddler in “The Batman” film launched in early March, bought his begin by involving himself in native arts packages in Wilton. 

Outdoors of his latest position because the titular villain of  “The Batman” Dano has an intensive record of Hollywood credit to his identify that vary from nuanced roles in “There Will Be Blood” and “Okja” to comedic chops in “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Swiss Military Man.”   

 

 



3 contestants with CT ties to look on ‘The Bachelorette’


Joey (left) and Justin Young, 24 of Brookfield will compete on season 19 of "The Bachelorette."

Joey (left) and Justin Younger, 24 of Brookfield will compete on season 19 of “The Bachelorette.”

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Season 19 of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” is not going to solely function two bachelorettes, but additionally a set of twins — from Brookfield. A UConn alum can be on the forged record. Among the many contestants are Justin and Joey Younger, 24, from Brookfield. Based on the brothers’ social media, each attended Quinnipiac College in 2016. And Matt Labagh, 25, is a Connecticut Husky. Based on UConn Phi Delt’s twitter, Labagh is a UConn alum and was the 51st founding father of Phi Delt.

 



CT fifth grader competes on season 8 of ‘MasterChef Junior’

Darien


MASTERCHEF JUNIOR: L-R: Contestant Malia with judge / host Gordon Ramsay and judges Christina Tosi and Aarón Sanchez in the Junior Edition: Off the Hook episode of MASTERCHEF airing Tuesday, March 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX Image Collection via Getty Images)

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR: L-R: Contestant Malia with decide / host Gordon Ramsay and judges Christina Tosi and Aarón Sanchez within the Junior Version: Off the Hook episode of MASTERCHEF airing Tuesday, March 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Picture by FOX Picture Assortment through Getty Photos)

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A Darien fifth-grader named Ivy Childs grew to become considered one of 16 younger cooks from throughout the nation competing to be named the following “MasterChef Junior.” The 11-year-old ready meals for the movie star judges Cooks Gordon Ramsay and Aarón Sánchez.


Sue Chicken, Diana Taurasi host Last 4 ESPN present


Diana Taurasi #12 and Sue Bird #6 of Team United States bite their gold medals during the Women's Basketball medal ceremony on day sixteen of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games at Saitama Super Arena on August 08, 2021 in Saitama, Japan.

Diana Taurasi #12 and Sue Chicken #6 of Staff United States chunk their gold medals throughout the Girls’s Basketball medal ceremony on day sixteen of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic video games at Saitama Tremendous Enviornment on August 08, 2021 in Saitama, Japan.

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The previous UConn ladies’s basketball teammates, turned Olympic gold metallic winners, might be broadcasting from the Last 4 part of the NCAA match on a number of ESPN platforms. They are going to be internet hosting the present as their former workforce takes on Stanford for a shot on the nationwide title. 



Coachella sends cease-and-desist to CT music competition, Floatchella

Mystic


Spectators watching the relaunch of Mystic Seaport Museum's flagship whaling ship Charles W. Morgan on July 21, 2013 in Mystic, Connecticut. Photo by Lisa Wiltse (Photo by Lisa Wiltse/Corbis via Getty Images)

Spectators watching the relaunch of Mystic Seaport Museum’s flagship whaling ship Charles W. Morgan on July 21, 2013 in Mystic, Connecticut. Picture by Lisa Wiltse (Picture by Lisa Wiltse/Corbis through Getty Photos)

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“Floatchella,” a small, non-profit music competition on the banks of the Mystic River, lately acquired a troubling piece of mail — a cease-and-desist order from AEG Worldwide, the organizer behind the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Competition in Indio, Calif. Bruce Flax, President of the Higher Mystic Chamber of Commerce, stated he was “shocked” upon receiving a 17-page cease-and-desist letter for the Chamber’s summer time competition that attracts just a few hundred followers throughout the summer time. 

Flax stated the Chamber was given seven days to alter the identify of their competition, which they since have. All references of “Floatchella” have since been scrubbed from the Chamber’s web site and any merchandise with the “Floatchella” identify will not be bought, Flax stated. The interim identify of the competition is “Floatfest.” Flax stated that the Chamber is asking the group for ideas for everlasting names.



Daddy Yankee publicizes retirement and CT present

Mohegan Solar


SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - DECEMBER 31: Puerto Rican native Daddy Yankee performs on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022 during the show’s first ever Spanish countdown, from Distrito T-Mobile in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo by Gladys Vega/Getty Images for Discover Puerto Rico)

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – DECEMBER 31: Puerto Rican native Daddy Yankee performs on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022 throughout the show’s first ever Spanish countdown, from Distrito T-Cellular in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Picture by Gladys Vega/Getty Photos for Uncover Puerto Rico)

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“King of Reggaeton” Daddy Yankee is occurring his final tour and might be making a cease on the Mohegan Solar Enviornment Sept. 2.

In March, the Puerto Rican reggaetonero, 45, introduced he was retiring from music after 32 years. He might be releasing one last album “Legendaddy” Friday and occurring his last “La Ultima Vuelta” tour beginning Aug. 10.



Greatest promoting creator Maria Scrivan speaks at bookstore

Greenwich


Author Maria Scrivan poses ahead of the release of her third book: "Absolutely Nat" at her home in Greenwich, Conn., on Friday September 17, 2021.

Writer Maria Scrivan poses forward of the discharge of her third e book: “Completely Nat” at her house in Greenwich, Conn., on Friday September 17, 2021.

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Greatest-selling creator of “Nat Sufficient,” “Overlook Me Nat” and “Completely Nat” Maria Scrivan, spoke to elementary and center faculty college students about how her childhood in Greenwich impressed her best-selling graphic novel collection on the new Athena Books in Previous Greenwich in early March.

 



Radio host Danny Lyons celebrates 35 years with WEBE

Norwalk


To celebrate radio host Danny Lyons’ 35 years with WEBE-108, Sky Mercede, of Forever Sweet Bakery in Norwalk, presented him with a cake.

To rejoice radio host Danny Lyons’ 35 years with WEBE-108, Sky Mercede, of Without end Candy Bakery in Norwalk, offered him with a cake.

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Danny Lyons, the host of the Lyons Den on WEBE-108 FM, celebrated 35 years on the radio station in late March. He was given a cake from Without end Candy Bakery in addition to sandwiches from Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppe in Norwalk by Sky Mercede.




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