LeBron James Leads Louis Vuitton Men’s Spring-Summer 2024 Campaign
He’s been teasing this campaign all season, but now we have confirmation: LeBron James is the face of Louis Vuitton Men’s Spring-Summer 2024 collection. Both the fashion house and James dropped official images and footage of their partnership on Instagram of James sporting both casual and more formal ensembles, complete with accessories in the form of footwear and a duffle bag. Designed by creative director Pharrell, Louis Vuitton describes the collection as “a series of tailored silhouettes evoking the radiance of the sun,” with “emblematic motifs and a striking color palette aesthetic” being the future of the men’s brand. Louis Vuitton pieces modeled by LeBron are available to shop now.
Rose Lavelle & Emily Sonnett Join Crystal Dunn on Gotham FC
NJ/NY Gotham FC is strengthening its case to become the NWSL’s first super team with the additions of midfielders Rose Lavelle and Emily Sonnett. Lavelle and Sonnett were both members of the OL Reign squad that lost 2-1 to Gotham in November’s NWSL championship game. Per the official release, the USWNT players are on contract with the team through 2026. The signings come on the heels of a slew of other moves made by the team. On New Year’s Eve, Gotham announced the signing of forward Crystal Dunn, and days later, it followed that up with the signing of defender Tierna Davidson to a multi-year deal through 2026.
Microsoft's New Keyboard to Feature AI Key to Copilot Chatbot
Unveiling its first major keyboard redesign in three decades, Microsoft announced a new dedicated key on Thursday to launch its AI chatbot, Copilot. The Copilot key will live to the right of the space bar and replace either the menu key or the right control key on some keyboards. The button will arrive on the first wave of Windows 11 laptops and PCs of Microsoft’s partners in the days leading up to CES next week. However, Microsoft expects a wider release in late February through spring, including on upcoming Surface devices.
Peloton Stock Jumps After TikTok Partnership Announcement
Fitness equipment manufacturer Peloton, officially Peloton Interactive, will bring its workout content to short-form video platform TikTok in an exclusive partnership, the companies confirmed Thursday. The partnership will create a dedicated fitness hub on the social media app dubbed “#TikTokFitness Powered by Peloton.” Users can expect short-form fitness videos, longer live classes, content from Peloton’s instructors, and collaborations with TikTok creatives and celebrities. As a result of the announcement, Bloomberg notes that Peloton shares were up 7.2% mid-morning on Thursday.
NWSL Introduces 2024 Salary Cap, Allocation Money Phase-out, Other Changes
The NWSL announced Thursday changes to the league’s competition rules, which will take effect for the 2024 season. The NWSL has instituted a $2,750,000 salary cap to be used against a 22- to 26-player roster for the upcoming season. The league will also begin phasing out allocation money, meaning clubs will no longer be able to acquire allocation money and must spend or withdraw any outstanding funds awarded and rolled over from previous years by Dec. 31, 2026. The league has also instituted a net transfer fee threshold of $500,000, including both intra-league trades and inter-league transfers, in which fees paid for incoming players will be offset by the value of fees received for outgoing players. Net fees paid by a club over $500,000 will result in a 25% charge toward that team’s salary cap. The complete guidelines for the 2024 season will be announced soon.
Lil Nas X Documentary to Stream on HBO on Jan. 27
The documentary chronicling Lil Nas X‘s first global tour is coming to an HBO near you. Shared exclusively by The Hollywood Reporter Thursday, “Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero” will make its streaming debut on HBO on Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. ET after previously premiering at the Toronto Film Festival. In the project, which will also stream on Max, the breakout rapper opens up on his career and his status in music as a Black and LGBTQ+ entertainer. Earlier this week, the Grammy-winning rapper shared art on Instagram that appears to tease new music on the way.