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June 21, 2024

Lakers, JJ Redick Reportedly Agree to 4-year Head Coach Deal

The Los Angeles Lakers appear to have found their man, reportedly agreeing to a four-year deal with JJ Redick their new head coach. Redick surfaced as a legitimate candidate nearly immediately after the Lakers let go of Darvin Ham following the season. Since his retirement, the longtime NBA sharpshooter has flexed his basketball knowledge in the sports media space with his podcast The Old Man and the Three, while also becoming a key basketball contributor at ESPN. Redick put himself in a prime position for the gig when he teamed up with LeBron James midseason for the joint podcast Mind the Game.

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Megan Thee Stallion Steps in for Tyler, The Creator as Lollapalooza Headliner

After Tyler, the Creator shared that he was unable to serve as the headliner of Lollapalooza, organizers for the music festival quickly followed up with news that Megan Thee Stallion would take on the duties instead. The Grammy Award winner will grace the stage on Aug. 1, two weeks after her Hot Girl Summer Tour wraps. Tyler, the Creator also confirmed he’ll no longer be headlining Outside Lands in San Francisco; Sabrina Carpenter will take his place, marking her first major North American festival headline gig on Aug. 10.

Tom Brady Becomes Gopuff Investor in Strategic Partnership

Tom Brady continues to build on his business portfolio, agreeing to a multi-year strategic partnership with food and drink delivery service Gopuff. Brady will take an equity stake. He’ll work to “collaborate with the company on product development, content creation and more as Gopuff looks to build brand awareness and deliver unique customer experiences.” The news comes the same week as Brady made his booth debut at the UFL Championship ahead of his new announcing role at FOX, which kicks off this fall.

Swizz Beatz & Timbaland's Verzuz Finds a New Home at X

Timbaland and Swizz Beatz are bringing back their popular Verzuz series after agreeing to a new distribution deal with Elon Musk‘s X, the duo confirmed on Thursday. Per Variety, the legendary producers retain full ownership and creative control of the series while X gets exclusive distribution rights. No word yet on who will be the first artists to face off when Verzuz makes its return.

Spotify, Sabrina Carpenter Team up for New Tour Experience for Fans

Now that she’s officially going on tour in support of her debut album Short N’ Sweet, Sabrina Carpenter has tapped Spotify and AEG to provide attendees with exclusive ticket access. Fans can buy passes to sit in the Spotify Top Listener Pit thanks to a new Spotify ticketing platform called Fans First Front Row. Following that, the music platform will launch a Spotify Fans First presale where supporters can purchase tickets throughout the venue. Carpenter’s Short N’ Sweet drops Aug. 23 and the tour kicks off one month later in Columbus, Ohio.

Anthropic Announces Its Most Powerful AI Yet, Claude 3.5 Sonnet

Anthropic, a startup backed by Google and Salesforce and competitor to OpenAI, announced Thursday the launch of its newest AI product, Claude 3.5 Sonnet. The company says it is twice as fast as its previous leading model, Claude 3 Opus, and is the first model from its new Claude 3.5 family. Claude 3.5 Sonnet also demonstrates heightened efficiencies in writing, editing, and executing program code “with sophisticated reasoning and troubleshooting capabilities.” The new AI tech is free to use via Anthropic’s website and in its iPhone app.

New Clipse Album Produced Entirely by Pharrell is in the Works

A new Clipse album is in the works, and it’s being produced entirely by Pharrell, the rap duo confirmed in an interview with Vulture. This marks the first album from brothers Pusha T and No Malice since 2009’s Til the Casket Drops. A release date has yet to be announced, but Push said that the new project “shows the supreme maturation of a rap duo,” with No Malice adding, “It’s bringing the fans along to see the growth, not trying to fit in or fabricate.”

Khloe Kardashian Inks Exclusive Video Deal with X

Khloe Kardashian is set to host a video podcast on X, she announced on the platform and shared exclusively with The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday. Launching this fall, the series will be 26 episodes long and will feature the youngest Kardashian sister’s “boundary-pushing sense of humor with her signature relatability to tackle dilemmas ranging from the everyday to the ever absurd.”