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January 3, 2023

MNF Matchup Suspended after Damar Hamlin Experiences Cardiac Event

It was a terrifying moment in Cincinnati on Monday. Bills safety Damar Hamlin experienced what has been confirmed as a cardiac arrest on the field during the MNF matchup between the Bills and the Bengals. Emergency services administered CPR and revived Hamlin. He was taken to the UC Medical Center where he remains in critical condition. The game was called off, and Buffalo returned home on Monday night, though some players remained in Cincinnati to be close to Hamlin. Overnight, a GoFundMe page that Hamlin started for his Chasing M Foundation’s Community Toy Drive yielded more than $3 million in donations.

SZA Holds Onto Billboard No. 1 Spot for Third Consecutive Week

SZA is kicking off 2023 right where she closed out 2022 – on top of the Billboard charts. The singer’s sophomore effort, SOS, remained in the number one spot, moving the equivalent of 128,000 units to round out the year. She becomes the first female artist since Beyoncé’s 2013 self-titled Beyoncé to take the honor three weeks in a row. Taylor Swift’s Midnights (106,000) and Michael Bublé’s Christmas (62,000) rounded out the top three.

Geno Smith Crosses 4,000 Yards Threshold, Takes Home $1M Incentive

The final weeks of the NFL season hold a whole lot on the line for players who have big dollar incentives in sight. This year’s candidates include one of the season’s most unexpected success stories. Seattle’s Geno Smith crossed the 4,000-yard marker and banked a $1 million incentive. Elsewhere, JJ Watt earned $1 million with his sack against the Falcons, which put him over the 10-sack mark.

Elon Musk Became the First Person in History to Lose $200B in Just Over a Year

Elon Musk is probably hoping that 2023 is less eventful than 2022. The Tesla founder has lost over $200 billion of his net worth since November 2021, making him the first person to achieve the dubious honor. This is due to a pairing of unfortunate events, including the downward spiral of Tesla stock value and his tumultuous Twitter takeover.

NHL's Winter Classic Heads to Seattle in 2024

The NHL‘s Winter Classic is a new year’s tradition unlike any other. The Bruins and the Penguins logged the most recent rendition at Fenway Park, where the Bs took home the 2-1 victory. Next year, the event will head west. The Seattle Kraken will host the Las Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Park on Jan. 1.

'Avatar: The Way of Water' Becomes 14th Highest Grossing Film in History

Avatar: The Way of Water is well on its way to the $2 billion in ticket sales required to cut its losses. After just over two weeks in the theaters, the film has amassed over $1.4 billion in revenue, making it the 14th highest-grossing film of all time.