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January 19, 2023

NFL Reveals Teams Headed Overseas in 2023

The NFL’s international efforts continue. The league unveiled the teams which will head across the pond for contests in 2023. Next year’s list includes the Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, and New England Patriots. The Jags will return to Wembley Stadium as part of its long-term commitment and the Bills and Titans will each play at the iconic Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Chiefs and the Patriots will each play in Germany, marking the second year that the NFL will head to Deutschland. 


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Flo Rida Granted $82.6M Payout in Energy Drink Dispute

Flo Rida has got a good feeling. A jury in his eponymous state granted the rapper $82.6 million after a five day trial. The lawsuit stemmed from an endorsement that Flo Rida had with Celsius. He claims the energy drink company violated their agreement, which deprived him of shares of the company currently valued at over $7 billion. The company contended that the rapper’s pursuit of payment was motivated exclusively by greed. The jury determined otherwise, granting the massive payout. 

Kyle Kuzma Donates $1M to Hometown YMCA

Kyle Kuzma will never forget where he’s from. The Wizards forward announced on Wednesday that he is donating $1 million to the YMCA in his hometown of Flint to build a new multi-sport court. In a statement, Kuzma credited the gym with serving as a foundational place of his youth, continuing on to say, “This donation is for the next generation and it’s my hope that this new facility can provide them with the same thing that it did for me: a place to dream.”

Roger Federer, Micaela Coel, Dua Lipa, & Penelope Cruz Tapped as Met Gala Co-Chairs

This year, fashion’s biggest night will honor one of its greatest icons. The 2023 Met Gala dress code is “In Honor of Karl” – a nod to the legendary Karl Lagerfeld. The evening will be hosted by one of his greatest muses, Penelope Cruz, alongside Micaela Coel, Dua Lipa, and Roger Federer. The Met will also feature a 150-piece exhibit highlighting the most unforgettable bits of Lagerfeld’s 65-year career.

Jennifer Lopez, Jaime Foxx Set to Star in Netflix Originals in 2023

Netflix is set to release its Q4 report today. While the projections look a bit rocky for the streaming giant, its upcoming original content sparks hope for the future. Netflix unveiled its upcoming slate of movies, which clocks in at a total of 49. Jennifer Lopez’s The Mother and Jamie Foxx’s They Cloned Tyrone are among the lineup, which leans heavily on A-list stars. Elsewhere, the company also announced 34 new Korean films, signaling its record expansion into the emerging market.

Snoop Dogg, Sade Adu Headline New Class of Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees

Snoop Dogg, Sade Adu, Gloria Estefan, Glen Ballard, and Liz Rose will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) at the Awards Gala on Thursday, June 15 in New York City. Established in 1969, the Hall of Fame recognizes songwriters with a notable history of songs. Each of the inductees boast over 20 years of industry experience. Qualification for induction is 20 years after the first significant commercial release of a song. This year’s class marks the fifth consecutive one with a rap or hip-hop artist in the mix. Snoop follows the footsteps of Jay-Z, Jermaine Dupri, Missy Elliot, Chad Hugo, and Pharrell Williams.

'Avatar 2' Surges to No. 6 in All-time Box Office List

James Cameron is no stranger to box office smashes. His latest masterpiece, Avatar 2: Way of the Water, has brought in $1.93 billion at the box office since its Dec. 16 release,  surpassing Spider-Man: No Way Home, which brought in $1.91 billion. Cameron’s latest film has one more milestone to reach — $2 billion. When the film hits the $2 billion mark, it’ll become the first post-pandemic movie to join the club, and Cameron’s third overall. The feat would be especially impressive as only five other films have ever joined the elite club.

Twitter Bird Fetches $100K at Auction

Twitter CEO Elon Musk is looking to cut costs as companies halt advertising campaigns for the bird app. In turn, Musk is now auctioning off espresso machines, kegerators, and computers. The company’s iconic bird statue sold for $100,000 at the final gavel. It’s been a tumultuous few months since Musk’s takeover. The social media company is reportedly falling behind on office rent payments and Musk has personally lost between $180 and $200 billion since November 2021.