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March 13, 2024

Beyoncé's New Country Album Called 'Cowboy Carter'

Beyoncé confirmed via her website Tuesday that her upcoming album is called Cowboy Carter. The country music project is the highly-anticipated “Act II” of her 2022 Renaissance album and drops on March 29. Beyoncé released the first two singles last month following an internet-breaking Super Bowl ad with Verizon. Titled “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em,” the latter became Beyoncé’s first No. 1 country single on the Billboard Hot 100 and made her the first Black woman to achieve that honor. From the looks of the album’s landing page, Cowboy Carter will feature multiple limited edition covers arriving in various colors with CD and vinyl options.


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Oscar Winner Christopher Nolan Reportedly Nets $100M for 'Oppenheimer'

Christopher Nolan is not only finally an Oscar winner, but the director is now nearly $100 million richer thanks to the success of his 2023 blockbuster Oppenheimer. Variety reported Tuesday that final bonus totals will bring Nolan’s pay to the jaw-dropping amount “just south of $100 million”, which also includes “salary, backend compensation [and] box-office escalators,” per the report. The biographical thriller, which follows the true story of J. Robert Oppenheimer as he developed the atomic bomb, cost $100 million to make and has earned more than $950 million at the box office since it opened in theaters last July. For their work in the film, Robert Downey Jr. and Cillian Murphy also took home Academy Awards Sunday for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor, respectively.

The Kelce Brothers' 'New Heights' Wins iHeartRadio Podcast of the Year

Jason and Travis Kelce‘s New Heights podcast won the iHeartRadio Podcast of the Year award Monday night in Austin. The dynamic duo launched the program in September 2022, and the weekly show discusses football, pop culture, and their own lives. In the acceptance video, the Kelce brothers accepted the award via video and thanked their fan base — the 92 percenters — as well as Taylor Swift supporters. “We absolutely love making this podcast each and every week,” Jason said. “And it is beyond rewarding when we get to find out that it resonates with so many people out there and that they get joy out of it because we sure put a lot of that into it.”

Be sure to check out my deeper dive with the Kelce Brothers on the nationwide phenomenon over at Boardroom.

Iowa-Nebraska Breaks CBS Viewership Record in Big Ten Women's Title Game

Iowa‘s OT victory against Nebraska in the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament final averaged 3.02 million viewers per CBS, making it the most-watched women’s basketball game on the network since UConn-Tennessee on Jan. 10, 1999. The game peaked with 4.45 million viewers in overtime. The 94-89 win for the Hawkeyes, led by Caitlin Clark‘s 34 points, was also the most-watched basketball game of the day across any network. According to Sports Media Watch, ESPN recorded 1.96 million viewers for the South Carolina and LSU showdown, and 1.44 million tuned in for USC‘s win over Stanford, making it the largest women’s regular-season audience on the ESPN networks since 2010.

Logan Paul's Prime Named the Official Hydration Drink of the Lakers

Continuing its run of partnering with some of the biggest names and teams in sports, Prime announced Tuesday that it is the new official hydration drink of the Los Angeles Lakers. The beverage already boasts collabs with the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Erling Haaland, as well as becoming WWE‘s first-ever logo to appear on its wrestling ring mats. Founded in 2022 by Logan Paul and rival-turned-partner KSI, Bloomberg reported in November 2023 that Prime was set to exceed $1.2 billion in annual sales last year.

Matthew Stafford Documentary Coming to NFL Network

Matthew Stafford is getting the documentary treatment. According to Sportico, Matthew Stafford: Locked In will chronicle intense periods of the Los Angeles Rams QB‘s career, such as what went into during the 2023 season when the Rams beat the Washington Commanders and New Orleans Saints to eventually finish the season on a four-game win streak. Audiences will also be treated to glimpses of Stafford‘s return to Detroit, where he spent the first 12 years of his NFL career with the Lions. Matthew Stafford: Locked In will premiere on the Rams’ digital platforms, NFL Network, and local broadcast stations on April 8.