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May 9, 2024

Travis Kelce Moves Into Acting with First-ever Dramatic Role

What a year it’s been for Travis Kelce. On top of traveling the world with Taylor Swift and adding more Super Bowl rings to his collection, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end is expanding his range to acting by joining the cast of Grotesquerie, a new horror series on FX set to premiere this fall. Niecy Nash-Betts, Courtney B. Vance, and Lesley Manville will all also be featured in the Ryan Murphy-led show. While this will be the first featured work he will appear in, Kelce has dabbled in the space for years now, which included a hosting stint on Saturday Night Live. He is also set to become the host of Amazon Prime Video‘s upcoming game show, Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?


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Nas to Moderate Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese Discussion at 2024 De Niro Con

A decade after Nas and Robert De Niro celebrated the premiere of the documentary Time Is Ilmatic at the Beacon Theater at Tribeca, they are returning to the same venue for a special outing at 2024 De Niro Con. In celebration of 50 years since the release of Mean Streets, Nas will moderate a conversation on June 15 between De Niro and the film’s director, Martin Scorsese, following the viewing of the 1973 crime thriller. The entirety of De Niro Con is set to run from June 14-16 and will feature screenings of some of the most iconic films in De Niro’s catalog such as Raging Bull, Meet the Parents, and many more.

Manchester United Named Most Valuable Soccer Club; 20 MLS Teams in Top 50

Manchester United may currently sit in eighth place in the Premier League standings, but the club is still raking it in off of the pitch. According to Sportico, ManU is the most valuable soccer club in the world in 2024 at $6.2 billion, with Real Madrid not far behind at $6.06 billion. Rounding out the top five were Barcelona ($5.28 billion), Liverpool ($5.11 billion), and Bayern Munich ($4.8 billion). And while European teams occupied much of the Top 50, the MLS recorded a record 20 teams on the list, with LAFC leading the way at No. 15 ($1.15 billion).

Uber Falters After Missing Mark with Earnings Report

Uber surprised Wall Street analysts by releasing underwhelming quarterly results, which in turn sent the company’s stock down as much as 9% on Wednesday. On the flip side, direct competitor Lyft‘s strong Q1 numbers led to a rise in stock as high as 8%. While Uber did beat revenue expectations, the ride-sharing company’s ultimate net loss could be attributed to hitting a ceiling in growth after dominating the market for so long. Additionally, Uber operations are more expansive than its competitors, with a global reach across roughly 70 countries and its popular meal delivery services. Operating in the U.S. and Canada only, Lyft hopes to take over the North American market from Uber sooner than later. Lyft posted a contrastingly strong quarterly report earlier this week, sending shares up following its release.

South by Southwest Expands Global Reach with London Event

After taking the event to Sydney last year, South by Southwest (SXSW) is expanding its reach to Europe by heading to London in 2025. SXSW, founded in Austin, Texas, in 1987, touts itself as “the world’s leading festival celebrating the convergence of creativity, culture and technology.” Organizers promise that London will provide its own unique experience, separate from previous stops. “SXSW London will build on Austin’s incredible legacy, presenting an event that underpins why SXSW is the go-to destination for professionals and creatives seeking meaningful connections, unexpected experiences and ideas that can help shape the world,” said SXSW Managing Director Randel Bryan.

NBCUniversal Taps iHeartRadio as Audio Partner for Paris Olympics

Ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics this summer, NBCUniversal announced Wednesday it’s partnering with iHeartRadio as the exclusive audio partner of the Games. As part of the deal, there will be “24/7 play-by-play audio channels of select NBCU linear coverage” of the Olympics. Additionally, iHeartRadio is set to release an original podcast hosted by Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers that will solely focus on all things Olympics as well as provide special production and promotion on some of iHeart’s best-performing podcasts.