Bad Bunny Launches Rimas Sports Agency
Bad Bunny is expanding his already-impressive footprint in entertainment and sports. On Monday, the Grammy-winning artist, Rimas Entertainment CEO Noah Assad, and agency exec Jonathan Miranda announced a team-up to launch their own sports management firm. Aptly titled Rimas Sports, the list of famous faces already signed onto the company’s roster consists of several notable Major League Baseball players, including Santiago Espinal, Yonathan Daza, Wilmer Flores, Livan Soto, and Jordan Diaz.
WNBA Expands Charter Flights Policy
It was a very happy WNBA Draft day to all who celebrated. Aliyah Boston was the first name called, making her the first of five members of Dawn Staley’s University of South Carolina team who also took the stage throughout the course of the night. For those who got called, they step into a league is booming. After extended scrutiny, the W expanded its charter flight policy on Monday. The WNBA’s amended program will now include flights for every postseason game, the Commissioner’s Cup championship game, and select regular season contests for teams playing on back-to-back days.
Kim Kardashian Becomes the Latest Celeb to Join ‘American Horror Story’ Cast
Kim Kardashian is using her years of reality stardom to prepare for her newest role. Kim K will be the most recent superstar to join the cast of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story. As first reported in The Hollywood Reporter, Kardashian will join Emma Roberts for the show’s upcoming 12th season. The nature of the role has not yet been disclosed, but Murphy told THR that it was crafted specifically with Kardashian in mind. The season will premiere on FX late this summer.
NBA Posts Record-setting Season on Social Media
The NBA play-in tournament tips off tonight. As eight teams look to secure their postseason fates, the league has begun to look back on the regular season. The NBA reported on Tuesday that the 2022-23 season marked the league’s most successful on digital and social platforms. It logged over 13 billion video views on Instagram alone, capturing fans with the game’s best highlights and biggest stars.
Commanders Reach $625K Settlement Amidst Ticketing Misconduct Accusations
Back in November, the Washington Commanders faced back-to-back lawsuits filed by the DC Attorney General. In the second, the team was accused of impropriety related to withholding season ticket holders’ deposits. Now, the Commanders have settled, agreeing to pay $625,000. Of the settlement, $200,000 will go directly to fans and $425,000 will be directed to The District.
Bitcoin Surpasses $30K for First Time Since June
As traditional markets flounder, Bitcoin is on the rise. The cryptocurrency passed $30,000 on Tuesday, marking the first time it’s crossed the threshold since June of last year. The value jumped nearly 7% in a 24-hour period. It highlights an upward trend in crypto evident across different currencies, including Ethereum and Dogecoin.
Golden Globes Expands Voting Body in DEI Push
Reeling from the tumult of alleged ethical deceit, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is adding 215 international members to its 81st Golden Globe Awards voting body in an effort to eschew claims of exclusivity. According to the official announcement, the novel members will join the preexisting 95 members, preparing the next award ceremony with 310 voters. This olive branch for robust diversity now sets forth a group representing 76 countries, including newcomers like Cameroon, Cuba, Kazakhstan, and Serbia.