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April 17, 2024

Patrick Mahomes Appears on Time 100 Cover, Named to Most Influential List

Patrick Mahomes added yet another honor to an already lengthy list of accolades: Time Magazine named Mahomes one of the world’s most influential people of 2024, putting the Kansas City Chiefs QB on the magazine’s cover. When asked by the publication about his GOAT status compared to other legendary quarterbacks, Mahomes said he’s “nowhere near” earning such a designation. “You have to build a consistency of a career. You see that in any sport. I’ve had a great run. I think I’ve done a great job so far. But it’s hard to take away from what Tom (Brady) did for so long, what Peyton Manning did, or Aaron Rodgers,” Mahomes said. At 28, Mahomes has three Super Bowl titles, three Super Bowl MVP awards, two NFL MVP trophies, and six Pro Bowl nods.


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WNBA Draft Draws Record Audience, Showcases 327% Spike from 2023

All eyes are on women’s basketball. Monday night’s WNBA Draft brought in a record-setting audience. The event, which took place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, drew 2.45 million viewers. The audience reflects a massive increase of 327% over the 2023 draft, as people locked in to watch a generational class, which included Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese, Cameron Brink, and more, get called up to the league. The W season tips off on May 14, including Clark’s debut with the Indiana Fever against the New York Liberty.

Huncho Day Returns as Quavo, Legends Link Up Again

Quavo is back with the seventh annual Huncho Day, powered by Legends, which is scheduled for April 28 at the rapper’s alma mater, Berkmar High School in Atlanta. A collaboration with his Quavo Cares Foundation and The Rocket Foundation, this year’s festivities will include basketball and football exhibition games. Attendees can also expect youth clinics and combines supported by the Atlanta Hawks and the Atlanta Falcons, as well as a Huncho Fun Zone for kids. This year also marks the debut of the first-ever “Huncho Social Impact Hub,” a platform for civic and community resource partners to educate the Atlanta community on their service offerings, with a special focus on gun violence prevention.

The Notorious B.I.G., Green Day, ABBA Added to National Recording Registry

Recordings by The Notorious B.I.G. (Ready to Die), ABBA (Arrival), and Green Day (Dookie), among others, have been inducted into the National Recording Registry, which is run by the Library of Congress. The latest additions of folk, jazz, classical, hip-hop, Latin, pop, country, rock, and punk hits span from 1919 to 1998, and the 25 additions bring the number of titles on the music registry to 650. Other notable 2024 honorees include “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Gene Autry, “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers, and “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin.

Travis Kelce Officially Signs on to Host Amazon Prime Video's 'Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?'

It’s official: Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce is the newest host of Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity? under the Amazon umbrella. The Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? spinoff will have 20 episodes and air on Prime Video. “I grew up loving game shows, and I’m excited to be following in the footsteps of so many TV icons by hosting my very first one with Are You Smarter Than A Celebrity?” said Kelce. The reimagined series sees contestants attempt to answer 11 grade-school-level questions with the help of a classroom full of celebs. If competitors can make it to the final question and answer correctly, they win $100,000.

Tyler Perry & BET Extend Partnership Through 2028

Tyler Perry has inked a new multi-year partnership with BET that will run through 2028, the company announced Tuesday. In the new deal, the veteran filmmaker will create and produce hundreds more hours of content for BET and its streaming service, BET+. Existing shows created by Perry, like Sistas, The Oval, Assisted Living, and House of Payne, along with programs on BET+, have all been renewed. BET has also ordered another new scripted series from Perry, Route 187, which is described as “a crime drama about violence that takes place on a bus route.”

James Harden Gives Fans a BTS Look in 'UNO' Film

In collaboration with Adidas Basketball, James Harden debuted a new film titled UNO, which provides audiences with an up-close look at the Los Angeles Clippers guard playing in his latest signature shoe, the Harden Volume 8. The project was filmed in James’s former high school, giving “viewers a rare glimpse into James’s personal narrative and perspective on his life and career with an intimacy rarely seen from the athlete.” Harden said of the movie: “UNO means number 1, but also means ‘Under No One.’ We feel like we are the biggest, we don’t put ourselves under anyone. We are very respectful, but we carry ourselves with a different swagger and confidence than a lot of people.”