Becky Hammon Hired as a Spurs Coach; Olivia Wilde Defends Breast-Feeding Photo
Aug 6, 2014, 11:05 AM ET
By ABC News
Becky Hammon Hired as Spurs Assistant Coach
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Becky Hammon was hired by the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach Tuesday, making her the first full-time, paid female assistant on an NBA coaching staff, ESPN reported. Hammon, a 5-foot-6 point guard, spent 16 years with the WNBA and is a six-year WNBA all-star.
Hammon, 37, is confident and excited about the opportunity to bring her experience to a men’s team, saying in a statement that “when it comes to things of the mind, things like coaching, game-planning, coming up with offensive and defensive schemes, there's no reason why a woman couldn't be in the mix and shouldn't be in the mix."
Olivia Wilde Breast-Feeding Photo Causes a Stir
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Olivia Wilde, looking beautiful as ever in Glamour’s September issue, was photographed breast-feeding her 4-month-old son, Otis, and the photo caused a bit of a stir between those who support breast-feeding in public and those who believe it should be done in privacy.
Wilde seems unfazed by the negativity, saying that “being shot with Otis is so perfect because any portrait of me right now isn’t complete without my identity of a mother being a part of that.”
Keke Palmer to Play First African-American Cinderella
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Keke Palmer is set to make her Broadway debut next month in Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” Palmer will be the youngest and first even African-American to portray the classic princess on the stage.
“It’s honestly one of those things I can’t believe is really happening,” Palmer, 20, said. “I’m excited. Very excited and nervous as well – a bunch of feelings all at once.”
Frozen Director Jennifer Lee to Adapt a ‘Wrinkle in Time’
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Jennifer Lee, co-director of the widely popular Disney film “Frozen,” has decided on her next project: an adaptation of “A Wrinkle in Time,” a novel by Madeleine L’Engle from 1962 in which children travel through time to find their missing scientist-father, Variety reported. Lee is set to write an adaptation of the book, which she says was one of her favorite novels as a child. The movie is being written for Disney, the parent company of ABC News.
Marilyn Burns, an Original ‘Scream Queen,’ Dies at 65
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Marilyn Burns, most widely known for her role as Sally Hardesty in 1974’s “Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” died Tuesday in her Houston home, ABC News reported today. The actress was 65, and will continue to be remembered as one of the original “Scream Queens” for her part in the cult horror film.
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