Dreamville Drops Exclusive Hip-hop 50 Collection with Mass Appeal
As 2023 nears its end, celebrations for hip-hop’s 50th anniversary are still going strong. On Monday, Dreamville and Mass Appeal announced an exclusive hip-hop 50 collection that includes a hat, hoodie, long-sleeve t-shirt, short-sleeve t-shirt, and a retro satin Starter jacket. “Hip-hop celebrating its 50th birthday is a major milestone, one worth celebrating. Dreamville and Mass Appeal have come together with this special collection to highlight those that came before us and those next up,” said Dreamville Apparel President Adam Roy. The capsule is currently available on Dreamville.com and shop.
Jude Bellingham & Louis Vuitton Reportedly On Verge of Massive Deal
Jude Bellingham is reportedly in talks to become the new face of Louis Vuitton in a lucrative endorsement deal. The Real Madrid phenom was seen wearing a full suit from the French fashion house as he was awarded the Kopa Trophy at this year’s Ballon d’Or ceremony. Bellingham‘s only other major partnerships include a boot contract with Adidas. Other famous athletes to model for Louis Vuitton include Carlos Alcaraz, Lionel Messi, and French swimmer Léon Marchand.
Panthers Fire Frank Reich, Clean House on Coaching Staff After 1-10 Start
After a disappointing 1-10 start in his first season with the team, the Carolina Panthers fired head coach Frank Reich on Monday. Special teams coordinator Chris Tabor is taking over as the interim head coach. “I met with Coach Reich this morning and informed him that he will not continue as head coach of the Carolina Panthers,” owner David Tepper said in a statement. “I want to thank Frank for his dedication and service, and we wish him well.” The Panthers also fired QB coach Josh McCown and assistant head coach/running backs coach Duce Staley. Before joining the Panthers, Reich served as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2018-22 and as an offensive coordinator with the Los Angeles Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles for the four seasons before.
New York Mets Bring in Bloomberg CEO to Run Business Operations
The CEO of Bloomberg Media, Scott Havens, is leaving the media giant to become the president of business operations for the New York Mets, the team confirmed Monday. In his new role, Havens will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Mets‘ business department and “the Senior Leadership Team for all Front Office functions” except for the team’s baseball operations. In addition to eight years at Bloomberg, Havens has worked in high-level roles at The Atlantic and Conde Nast Business Media, which owns Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, and more. Havens will report to the team’s owner, Steve Cohen.
Dolly Parton Parlays Thanksgiving Halftime Show to Top Spot on Album Chart
Dolly Parton‘s 49th solo album, Rockstar, has broken a new record. The project dropped earlier this month and, according to Billboard, comes in at No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart. With 118,500 copies sold in the US in the week ending Nov. 23, Rockstar more than doubles Parton’s previous biggest week, back in 1993 when Slow Dancing With the Moon sold 50,500 copies in its second week on the chart. Parton’s first foray into rock has proved to be a success, with Rockstar also debuting at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, making it the 77-year-old’s highest-charting album ever and her third top 10 on that list.
TikTok Owner ByteDance Slashes Jobs in Gaming Unit
ByteDance, TikTok‘s parent company, is cutting hundreds of jobs in its gaming division, according to CNBC. Nuverse, the video game publisher that is a subsidiary of the Beijing-based firm, is in the process of conducting a round of layoffs that will affect several hundred people in an effort to significantly scale back its gaming ambitions. The layoffs are intended to help ByteDance focus on core businesses and streamline the company, the report stated, adding that games not yet launched are set to be shut down next month.