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March 20, 2024

Justin Jefferson, Deebo Samuel, George Kittle Lead New Netflix Series “Receivers”

Las Vegas Raiders wideout Davante Adams, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle and wide receiver Deebo Samuel, and Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown are the subject of a new docuseries on Netflix. Similar to last year’s engaging Quarterback series that followed three of the league’s signal callers, Receiver locks in with five of the NFL’s best pass catchers throughout the 2023 season, tracking their moves both on and off the field. The series contains eight 45-minute episodes and is produced by NFL Films, Peyton Manning’s Omaha Productions, and Patrick Mahomes’s 2PM Productions, and will debut this summer.


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Lindsey Horan Locks in with Accelerator Active Energy

She may be the captain of the United States women’s national team, but Lindsey Horan is just like the rest of us. The 29-year-old told Boardroom that she first became aware of Accelerator Active Energy while scrolling TikToks of one of her favorite athletes, Travis Kelce. She noticed that the Chiefs’ tight end was always toting a familiar beverage as he made his way to the locker room each week. Quickly, the product became part of her pregame routine, so much so that Horan labeled her commitment to it a “superstition” and had the company send it across the pond, where she plays with Lyon. Now, Horan has joined Accelerator Active Energy as an ambassador, teaming up with the likes of LSU gymnast Olivia Dunne, Peloton instructor and Nike athlete Tunde Oyeneyin, and YouTuber Deestroying. When asked about the partnership, Horan signaled her excitement to link with a product she believed in, “You want to believe in what you’re putting in your body and what you’re putting out to the world.”

Boardroom’s Bernadette Doykos spoke to Horan about her new partnership, the state of women’s soccer in the United States, and more. 

SZA, Tyler, the Creator Among Big Names Headed to Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza announced its lineup of superstar performers Tuesday and headlining the 4-day affair in Chicago are SZA, Tyler, The Creator, blink-182, The Killers, and Future X Metro Boomin. Scheduled for Aug. 1-4 at Grant Park, the legacy festival will bring together more than 170 acts, including Reneé Rapp, Dominic Fike, Victoria Monét, and Sexyy Red. Presale begins on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. One-day tickets and the lineup-by-day rundown will be announced at a later date.

Travis Kelce in Talks to Take Over ‘Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?’

Travis Kelce is in talks to host a celebrity-focused reboot of Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? According to Variety, the program would air on Amazon’s Prime Video, but concerns like how much of a commitment it would require from the Chiefs tight end still reportedly linger. If confirmed, it will be the most recent in a growing resume beyond the gridiron. Kelce has made a splash in the entertainment world, as his credits include a Saturday Night Live hosting stint and his top-rated podcast New Heights, which he hosts with his brother, former Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce.

Minnesota Lynx Announce Plans to Retire Maya Moore’s Jersey

The Minnesota Lynx announced Monday they will retire Maya Moore’s jersey number this upcoming WNBA season, making it another No. 23 that will be retired in the basketball world. The ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 24 when the Lynx take on the Indiana Fever. Coincidentally, Indiana has the No. 1 pick in this year’s WNBA draft and is expected to select Iowa’s Caitlin Clark, who has idolized Moore since she was a child. The Lynx selected Moore as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 WNBA draft and she went on to win Rookie of the Year the same season. After eight seasons in the league, four WNBA titles, five All-WNBA first teams, and 2014 MVP honors, Moore retired in January 2023.

Beyoncé Unveils Album Art, Inspiration Behind ‘Cowboy Carter’

Beyoncé unveiled a new image for “Cowboy Carter” on Tuesday, which she has dubbed as the “act ii” album to her hit 2022 record, “Renaissance.” In a lengthy post on Instagram, Bey shared that the forthcoming project “was born out of an experience that I had years ago where I did not feel welcomed…and it was very clear that I wasn’t.” Without providing more detail, the Grammy winner continues by saying she “did a deeper dive into the history of Country music and studied our rich musical archive.” The album cover for “Cowboy Carter” finds the “16 Carriages” singer in a regal pose while perched atop a white horse. She’s wearing red, white, and blue chaps, a white cowboy hat, and flowing platinum blonde locks as she raises the American flag. “Cowboy Carter” drops on March 29.