SDSU, FAU, Miami, & UConn Head to Houston for the Men's Final Four
The dance card is set for the 2023 Men’s Final Four. San Diego State University, Florida Atlantic University, Miami, and University of Connecticut are each Houston-bound. SDSU claimed their spot in a wild 57-56 victory over Creighton. They will face FAU on Saturday, as Miami and UConn will match up in the late game.
Adele Extends Vegas Residency, Teases Film
Adele’s time in Vegas may have started off a little rocky due to production delays, but it’s been smooth sailing ever since. Now, the British singer announced that she is extending her residency with the addition of 34 shows between May and November. In addition, “Weekends with Adele” will be the subject of a feature length documentary. “Playing to 4,000 people for 34 dates is not enough,” Adele said in a statement. “I’m going to release it to make sure anyone who wants to see this show can see it.”
“John Wick: Chapter 4” Sets Series Record with $137M Global Opening
Keanu Reeves is back on top of the box office. The star’s film John Wick: Chapter 4 resuscitated the industry as it stormed into theaters across the country with a $73.5 million opening weekend domestically. However, the film showed its reach, as it tallied $137 million in ticket sales across the globe. Both totals reflect a series record for the fourth installment of the hugely popular films.
NCAA Faces Lawsuit Over Labor Issues
Charlie Baker is facing his first challenge in his new role as the president of the NCAA. The NCAA is the subject of an antitrust lawsuit brought forth by three coaches, who accuse the institution of enabling unpaid labor. Colon v. NCAA alleges that the three named defendants were not paid for their duties which mirrored a paid position. The NCAA is expected to seek the case’s dismissal.
Elon Musk Estimates that Twitter Lost Half of Its Value Since His Purchase
Life at Twitter continues to be tumultuous. Elon Musk sent an in-house memo to all employees that was first reported by The Information. Musk indicated that the bird app is now worth just $20 billion – less than half of his $44 billion purchase price. To ensure that the company is sustainable, it will institute several rapid changes, referring to it as an “inverse start-up.” However, it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Musk indicated that he believes that the company could skyrocket to a $250 billion valuation. He offered employees stock options in his X Company, which is the holding company through which the Twitter purchase was facilitated.
Judge Dismisses “This is America” Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
Childish Gambino is reveling in the drop of his new EP for the Amazon Prime show Swarm. However, the entertainer was still grappling with legal issues related to his 2018 song “This is America.” Gambino – aka Donald Glover – was accused of copyright infringement by rapper Kidd Wes. The plaintiff indicated that the song, which won Song of the Year, drew inspiration from his 2016 song of the same title. The judge in the case dismissed these claims. He noted that they were not “substantially similar” and concluded, “More could be said on the ways these songs differ, but no more airtime is needed to resolve this case.”