Ryan Reynolds Takes Ownership Stake in Alpine Formula 1 Team
Ryan Reynolds may have withdrawn his bid for the Ottawa Senators, but the actor’s sports portfolio just got a bit deeper. Reynolds is the newest investor in Formula 1’s Alpine. He is teaming up with RedBird Capital to take a 24% share of the team. Alpine is valued at $900 million, making the total value of the deal worth a reported $218 million. Reynolds is also an investor in the British soccer club Wrexham FC.
Offset and Quavo Honor Takeoff with BET Awards Performance
“Do it for Take!” Quavo and Offset summoned the BET Awards crowd last night, as the two reunited onstage to honor their late Migos mate. The performance served as the highlight for the annual awards show. Beyoncé, Usher, Coco Jones, and many more took home the evening’s biggest awards. Additionally, Busta Rhymes received video tributes from Mariah Carey and Dave Chappelle as part of his lifetime achievement award.
MLB Sets New Attendance Record in Nearly a Decade
Major League Baseball’s efforts to attract a new generation of fans seems to be working. The league announced that Saturday’s slate of games across North America had the highest average attendance since 2015. Ballparks averaged over 37,000 fans, and eight games attracted more than 40,000 people. This season, the average game length is down an average of over 30 minutes, which is thought to have brought many reluctant fans out to the ballpark.
Rihanna Stepping Down as CEO of Savage X Fenty
Rihanna’s reign at Savage X Fenty has come to an end. The Barbadian entrepreneur announced that she is stepping down as the CEO of the lingerie brand. Hillary Super, who developed her chops with the Anthropologie Group, will take over the position effective today. However, Rih isn’t going too far. She will remain on the executive board. Rihanna discussed the move with Vogue Business, saying, “This is just the beginning for us, and we’re going to continue to expand in ways that always connect with the consumer.” The brand is looking to expand beyond e-commerce in its next phase.
Victor Wembanyama Gets a Legendary Welcome in San Antonio
Wemby mania has officially taken over San Antonio. To celebrate their No. 1 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, the Spurs orchestrated a very special welcome to the Lone Star State. Upon his arrival, the 19 year-old French phenom was met by Spurs legends, including Manu Ginóbili, Tim Duncan, David Robinson, and Sean Elliott for his first meal. Wemby shared a snap from the supper, captioning the photo, “Couldn’t ask for better role models.”
Drake Announces New Album in the Wake of His First Book
Drake gifted the world a bit more than ‘Champagne Poetry.’ Titles Ruin Everything: A Stream of Consciousness is his first collection of poems, published by Phaidon. Along with the book’s highly anticipated drop, the Toronto rapper announced that he will release a new album next month. In an ad for the new collection, a QR code led fans to a site announcing the new music. There, he wrote, “I made an album to go with the book. They say they miss the old Drake girl don’t tempt me. FOR ALL THE DOGS.” The release date is unknown at this time.