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April 1, 2024

Iowa's Caitlin Clark and LSU's Angel Reese Face Off in National Championship Rematch Tonight

On Saturday, the LSU Tigers won in a late-game rally against UCLA, and the Iowa Hawkeyes beat the Colorado Buffaloes, setting up tonight’s Elite Eight rematch against the 2023 national championship teams. Though there’s much anticipation around two of the biggest stars in women’s college basketball facing off once again, Angel Reese made it clear over the weekend there is no bad blood between her and the Iowa star. “I don’t think people realize it’s not personal,” Reese said. “Me and Caitlin Clark don’t hate each other.” LSU coach Kim Mulkey expressed some regret that the game is falling at this stage in the tournament, saying, “We talk about growing the game. Didn’t that national championship game have the highest ratings ever in women’s basketball? You’re probably going to anticipate this one will, too, but it needs to be at the Final Four.” The winner of the 6 P.M. game will advance to the Women’s Final Four to face the winner of USC-UConn.


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NC State Upsets Duke, Joins Purdue, UConn & Alabama in Final Four

And then there were four. After taking down Duke in the Elite Eight on Sunday, No. 11 seed NC State continues its dance all the way to the Final Four, the program’s first in 26 years. The Wolfpack will join No. 1 seeds Purdue and UConn, as well as four-seed Alabama, in Phoenix this upcoming weekend. NC State is on quite the run, having won nine straight games dating back to its ACC championship run after entering the conference tournament with just a 17-14 record and riding a four-game losing streak to close out the regular season. The NC State women’s team is also headed to the Women’s Final Four in Cleveland and will face undefeated South Carolina. The other half of the women’s Final Four will be determined on Monday following star-studded matchups, Iowa-LSU and USC-UConn.

Future & Metro Boomin's Album Hits No. 1 on Billboard 200

The latest collaboration album from Future and Metro Boomin, We Don’t Trust You, has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 list, giving Future his ninth No. 1 of his career and Metro‘s fourth. The album has been a hit since dropping on March 22, with features from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, and Travis Scott throughout.  According to Luminate, the album earned 251,000 equivalent album units in the US last week in the week ending March 28, almost all of it exclusive to streaming. We Don’t Trust You is the first of a two-part project between the two artists, with the second album set to be released in the coming weeks.

'Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire' Exceeds Box Office Expectations on Opening Weekend

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire hit theatres last week and left its mark at the domestic box office, exceeding expectations by clocking an $80 million opening weekend. The number makes this movie the second-highest opening of 2024 thus far, just behind Dune: Part 2‘s $81.5 million opening weekend. Heading in, projections had Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire producing in the $50 million range. When zooming out to a global lens, the film has been even more successful, with $194 million made worldwide ($114 million from across 63 international markets).

OpenAI Testing New Voice-cloning System

OpenAI has introduced groundbreaking technologies in the artificial intelligence space over the last few years, but it’s hardly done. Late last week, the company announced it has given a small group of businesses access to its newest system, Voice Engine, which can apparently recreate any person’s voice from just a 15-second recording. Not only that, but the new technology can even recreate one’s voice in an entirely different language from the uploaded recording. OpenAI says it isn’t allowing access to a wider group just yet because it wants to detect any dangers (disinformation, criminal activity, etc.) before opening to the masses.

Tesla Increases Price of Model Y by $1,000 in US & China

According to its website, Tesla officially raised the price of its Model Y car by $1,000 in the US and China on Monday, with it now pricing in at $44,990. Long-range and performance versions of the vehicle will cost $49,990 and $53,490, respectively, although the long-range Model Y had already been increased by $1,000 at the beginning of March. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to interested Tesla parties, as the Elon Musk-led company said in mid-March it was going to be upping the price.