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April 3, 2024

Travis Kelce Taps Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Tech N9ne for Return of Kelce Jam

Travis Kelce announced the return of his one-day music festival, Kelce Jam, on Tuesday in an Instagram post. The Kansas City Chiefs tight end revealed that this year’s headliners include Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Diplo, and Kansas City rap legend Tech N9ne, who performed at last year’s inaugural concert. Kelce Jam will be held May 18 and live-streamed from the Azura Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Ticket pre-sales begin Friday at 10 a.m. CT with general admission tickets starting at just $49.99. Cash App card holders will have first access to passes a day earlier.


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Bernard Arnault Tops Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos on Forbes’ 2024 Billionaires List

Forbes released its annual top billionaires list and topping the 2024 roster is Bernard Arnault & family with an estimated net worth of $233 billion. The French businessman oversees the LVMH empire of 75 fashion and cosmetics brands, including Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, and Veuve Clicquot. In second place is Elon Musk with a net worth of $195 billion followed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos at $194 billion. Rounding out the top five are fellow tech giant Mark Zuckerberg ($177 billion) and Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison ($141 billion).

Iowa-LSU Generates Most FanDuel Bets of Any Sporting Event on Monday

Millions turned into Monday night’s women’s Elite Eight games, and it appears many attempted to capitalize on its betting potential. According to FanDuel, LSUIowa was the No. 1 betting event on the sports gambling platform Monday, beating all of NBA, MLB, and NHL contests. UConn vs. USC was the third-highest of the day. Additionally, the LSU-Iowa contest was a record night in total handle for a women’s sporting event at FanDuel and a 28% jump compared to last year’s 2023 NCAA women’s national championship game. Iowa enters Friday’s Final Four showdown as a 2.5-point favorite over the Huskies while South Carolina is an 11.5-point favorite over NC State.

Silver Lake to Take Endeavor Private in Deal Valued at $13B

After three years as a publicly traded company, Endeavor is going private, after the company agreed to terms with majority shareholder Silver Lake in a deal valued at $13 billion. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2025. Based in Beverly Hills, the sports and entertainment firm owns talent agencies WME and IMG as well as assets like the PBR bull riding organization, betting data corporation OpenBet, marketing agency 160over90, and hospitality group On Location. TKO Group Holdings, which was created last year following the merger of WWE and Endeavor-owned UFC, is not part of the Endeavor-Silver Lake transaction and will remain a publicly traded corporation.

Dreamville Festival Contributed Over $145M to Raleigh Economy in 2023

Ahead of J. Cole’s Dreamville Festival this weekend, the rapper and organizers of the festivities released a report revealing the festival’s economic impact from last year, which totals more than a nine-figure contribution to the local community. According to the findings, Dreamville Festival contributed $145.9 million to the Raleigh economy, which equals 1,327 full-time jobs. About 100,000 attendees trekked from across the world, resulting in hotels across Wake County selling out, with 94% county occupancy on Saturday night. Confirmed performers for this year’s affair this weekend include J. Cole himself, Nicki MinajSZA, Sexxy Redd, and 50 Cent, who is replacing Saturday headliner Chris Brown after he had to drop out due to unforeseen circumstances.

A 'Suits' Re-Watch Podcast is Coming to SiriusXM

Two stars from the show Suits will co-host a podcast where they rewatch the show and discuss each episode. Though the legal drama originally aired from 2011 to 2019 on USA Network, it experienced a massive jump in popularity last year after it was added to Netflix and Peacock. As a result, it became the most streamed show of 2023 and was viewed for 57.7 billion minutes. Patrick J. Adams and Sarah Rafferty, who play Mike Ross and Donna Paulsen, respectively, will lead the show for SiriusXM. Deadline adds that Adams and Rafferty will be joined by cast members and crew as well as friends and fans of the program throughout the series.