England v New Zealand: Sam Burgess withdraws from squad for surgery

BBC News

Forward Sam Burgess has withdrawn from England's squad to face New Zealand to have shoulder and wrist surgery. The 29-year-old, who captained England in last year's World Cup final, is a key part of Wayne Bennett's side. "But it's imperative I get these surgeries done, and with a view to the next three or four years, I need them done now." England face France in a warm-up match in Leigh 10 days before the three-Test series starts on 27 October. South Sydney's Burgess will remain in Australia in preparation for the 2019 National Rugby League season.


Daniel Burgess killed neighbour with potato in gas flue

BBC News

A man has admitted killing his neighbour by putting a potato into the gas flue of his house. Daniel Burgess, 38, of Cornwall, pleaded guilty to manslaughter after blocking the inflow and outflow pipes of neighbour Michael Hornder's house on Christmas Day 2015. He also glued a door lock. Mr Hornder, 48, died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Burgess was jailed for two years eight months at Exeter Crown Court on Monday.


Tituss Burgess goes from wacky to weighty in 'Kimmy Schmidt,' with a little mayhem thrown in

Los Angeles Times

If Ellie Kemper is the sweet soul of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," then Tituss Burgess is its irrepressible heart as Kimmy's outlandishly over-the-top roommate and pal, Titus Andromedon. We chatted with Tituss, about how it's not only that extra "s" that separates him from his character, cracking up on set, channeling his inner Beyoncé for the new season and the surprisingly emotional effect the Netflix comedy has on its fans. And, you know, Lemonading seems to be the height of how you exorcise your demons if someone's broken your heart. So, what better way than to put on a yellow dress and get a bat, and go and bash some windows? Burgess: But he comes back prematurely and, of course, in true Titus Andromedon fashion, mayhem has followed him back to dry land.


Sharna's full-frontal shame

FOX News

"Dancing with the Stars" pro Sharna Burgess was recently at the pool when she suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction. The dancer was catching some sun with pal Lindsay Arnold, of "So You Think You Can Dance," when she went to remove shorts and accidentally pulled off her entire bathing suit bottom. She recalled the embarrassing moment on her Instagram Story on Tuesday. "I was right here in the middle of all the people… lots of children here, and, uh, I go to pull my shorts down, and I kind of took everything," Burgess says through laughs. Arnold dished, "I turned around… and let's just say the view I got was a full-frontal nude view, with her pants around… her ankles.