Taylor Swift Exhibit Pops Up at Grammy Museum
Taylor Swift is close to wrapping up the American leg of her Eras Tour. Ahead of her six sold-out shows at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles starting Thursday, the Grammy Museum debuted a special pop-up exhibit — “I Can See You (Taylor’s Version) (At Grammy Museum)” — which is open now until Sept. 18. According to Billboard, the display boasts 11 costumes and two instruments from the recent “I Can See You (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault)” music video. The outfits were all worn during Swift’s original Speak Now era in 2010, like a Valentino gown and a Zara dress. The news comes as reports say that Swift took care of her team and recently gave bonuses totaling over $55 million to staffers ranging from her dancers to riggers, truckers, and caterers working on the tour.
Wilt Chamberlain's Game-worn 1972 NBA Finals Lakers Jersey Heading to Auction
A jersey worn by NBA Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain is expected to sell for at least $4 million in a forthcoming auction hosted by Sotheby’s. Chamberlain donned the uniform when the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the New York Knicks in Game 5 of the 1972 NBA Finals, recording 24 points and 29 rebounds during that contest en route to winning the Finals MVP. The jersey is available for online bidding on Aug. 28, with the auction running through Sept. 27. The current record sale for a Chamberlain collectible is $1.79 million in June 2023. It was for a jersey worn during the four-time league MVP’s rookie season with the Philadelphia Warriors in 1959.
Steph Curry Makes Rap Debut (Sort Of) on Tobe Nwigwe's New Song
Rapper Tobe Nwigwe and Steph Curry dropped the music video for “Lil Fish, Big Pond,” and it stars the former rapping from the perspective of the four-time NBA Finals champion. Curry makes an appearance in the visuals, mouthing along to some of the lyrics while Nwigwe raps. The song appears in Curry’s newly released documentary, Stephen Curry: Underrated. Available to stream on Apple TV, the film takes a coming-of-age approach, depicting Curry’s ascent from a Davidson College basketball player to one of basketball’s most influential figures.
Leonardo DiCaprio’, The Rock Among Actors Who Donated $1M or More to Strike Foundation
As the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes wage on, a number of Hollywood’s most famous faces are opening their pocketbooks and making sizable gifts to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Emergency Financial Assistance Program. Per a Wednesday release from the organization, SAG-AFTRA Foundation President Courtney B. Vance disclosed that over $15 million has been raised over the past few weeks. Among the benevolent A-list stars who have made contributions of at least $1 million include Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Dwayne Johnson, and Nicole Kidman. Johnson was the first to donate a seven-figure sum, Variety revealed in late July.
Naomi Osaka's Hana Kuma Debuts Doc on Haitian Women's Soccer Team
Naomi Osaka‘s production company, Hana Kuma, dropped a short film showcasing the influence of the Haitian women’s national soccer team and highlighting its journey back home after its first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup group stage exit. Directed by Rachelle Salnave, Footsteps follows a young female soccer player as she follows her hero, Haitian defender Esthericove Joseph. Osaka, half-Haitian, said that she is “so proud of the way the team represented Haiti in the ‘23 Women’s World Cup.” The short film was created by an all-Haitian film crew and is available to watch on YouTube.
Offset, Waka Flocka Set to Tip Off The Crew League’s Fifth Season
The Crew League is scheduled to premiere its fifth season on Aug. 21, and it once again features some of hip-hop‘s biggest names and their “crews” facing off against each other in the unscripted sports competition series. This season’s roster includes Offset, Waka Flocka Flocka Flame, Kevin Gates, Key Glock, and Nick Cannon, who is apparently going by Hitman Holla in the program. Whoever’s crew prevails after the eight-episode run takes home $100,000 for the charity of their choice.