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December 9, 2022

NBA Youngboy Heading to Amazon for New Talk Show

NBA Youngboy is rounding out 2022 on top. The newly inked Motown artist is heading to Amazon, where he will host a talk show in the run-up to his new album. Although the new release doesn’t have a drop date at this point, he confirmed it will be “sometime in January.” The show will be featured on Amazon’s Amp App and is set to feature three guests in its premiere. He joins an all-star set of artists, including Nicki Minaj, Lil Yachty, and Pusha-T to host programs on the platform. The show launches on Friday, Dec. 9.

Serena Williams Stretches into Next Chapter with Will Perform

Serena Williams is serving up her next business venture. Williams launched Will Perform, a new company that focuses on muscle soreness and recovery with a new set of topical solutions for the “everyday athlete.” The company becomes the most recent in her deep portfolio, which includes Serena Ventures, S by Serena, and Serena Williams Jewelry.

Jerrod Carmichael Tapped as Host for Revamped Golden Globes 

The Golden Globes are coming back in 2023. After a pause, the coveted television and film awards will return for its 80th edition on Jan. 10. To help usher the event into a new chapter, the Hollywood Foreign Press tapped Jerrod Carmichael as its host. In a statement, Hollywood Foreign Press president Helen Hoehn said, “His comedic talents have entertained and thrilled audiences while providing thought-provoking moments that are so important in the times we live. Jerrod is the special kind of talent this show calls for to kick off the awards season.”

Gucci and Dickies Collab to Bring Together Everyday Glamour

Dickies is best known for its classic coveralls, and now the modern-day workwear label is celebrating its 100th birthday by teaming up with the world’s biggest name in luxury. The surprise Gucci x Dickies collection includes a studded jacket, work pants, and more. The elevated workwear will run you as much as $7,400.

Starbucks Leaps into Web3 with New Rewards Program

Starbucks’ collaboration with Polygon is finally here. The newly minted Starbucks Odyssey launched on Dec. 8 with a small group of consumers. The new program is rooted in a number of “journeys,” which enable customers to collect access to exclusive rewards and special events. The pilot program will integrate user feedback to fuel its future.

Sam Bankman-Fried Will Offer Testimony in Washington

The FTX fallout continues. The company’s founder and CEO Sam Bankman-Fried will head to Washington on Tuesday, where he will offer testimony to the House Financial Services committee. The hearing will focus on the monumental dissolution of the company, which filed for bankruptcy last month.