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January 11, 2023

‘Abbott Elementary’ Wins Big at Golden Globes

Awards season is officially upon us. Marking its official start, the Golden Globes took place last night in Hollywood. The show, which had previously been on pause following deep criticisms of the makeup of its voting body, took place in person for the first time since 2020. Everyone from White Lotus’s Jennifer Coolidge to a fashionably late Rihanna and A$AP Rocky showed up for the event. Quinta Brunson and Abbott Elementary took home trophies for Best Actress, comedy or musical series, Best Supporting Actor comedy or musical series (Tyler James Williams), and Best Comedy. 

Stephanie McMahon Steps Down as WWE Reaches Reported Deal with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund

In a plotline straight from Succession, Stephanie McMahon announced her resignation from the WWE. She released a statement on Tuesday, confirming that she will step down as co-CEO, following her father, Vince McMahon‘s, return as the Executive Chair. Hours later, reports emerged that the outfit had found a buyer in the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund. Details continue to emerge at this time.

NFL Extends Cable Domination with Another Massive Season

Death, taxes, and the NFL sitting atop the TV ratings. With the regular season wrapping up this past Sunday, the shield broke more records in the 2022 season with its broadcasts on CBS, Fox, and NBC. CBS brought in an average of 23.5 million for its 10 Sunday afternoon windows. On Fox (19.4M), there was a 4% uptick with the network’s America’s Game of the Week hitting 24.1 million — the most-watched TV program for a 14th straight year. And finally, NBC’s Sunday Night Football was up 3% from last season, and scored its best viewership since 2019 with an average of 19.9M viewers and secures its place as TV’s No. 1 show for the 12th consecutive year.

Meek Mill, Kevin Hart, & Michael Rubin Give Back to Philly Schools

Following up on their $15 million donation to Philadelphia schools around this same time last year, rapper Meek Mill, comedian Kevin Hart, and Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin announced Tuesday that they donated $7 million to support students in the City of Brotherly Love. The funds will primarily provide lower-income students with scholarships to attend Philly private schools, and money will be set aside to expand access to laptops, tablets, and WiFi connectivity. 

Read more from Boardroom’s Anthony Puccio.

Have We Reached the Conclusion of Carlos Correa’s Wild Offseason?

It’s been a wild off-season for Carlos Correa. The coveted shortstop opted out of his contract with the Twins, but he’s been on a winding journey ever since. First, a physical halted him from landing with the Giants on a 13-year, $350 million deal. Then, the Mets swooped in and reportedly signed him for 12-years, $315 million. However, questions about his condition put the agreement in jeopardy. Now, Correa returned home, inking a six-year, $200 million contract with Minnesota. The deal is contingent on his upcoming physical.

Sam Dunn has all the details on the Carlos Correa fiasco.

Bad Bunny, BLACKPINK, & Frank Ocean Set to Headline Coachella

It may be the dead of winter, but festival season will be here before we know it. After months of rumors, the Coachella Music and Arts Festival lineup is here, and the two weekends in the desert look to be epic. This year, the organizers went global, stacking Bad Bunny, BLACKPINK, and Frank Ocean as the headliners of the three-day affair. 

Bernadette Doykos has all the details on the lineup reveal.

Tom Brady, Gisele Dealt Massive Financial Setback with FTX Selloff

Tom Brady and Gisele headlined an unforgettable FTX commercial. Now, the former partners are facing a huge personal loss in the fallout of the crypto exchange. Court documents show Brady and Bündchen’s stakes in the company, which are expected to get wiped out in the wake of its bankruptcy. Brady’s former boss, Patriots owner Robert Kraft also held a substantial number of shares of the enterprise.