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November 4, 2022

Candace Parker Teams up with ESPN for Documentary Treatment

Some of the biggest names in women’s sports gathered together in Ojai, California for the ESPN W Summit. As they reflected on the state of women’s sports – and women in sports – one of the greatest to ever do it announced her newest project. ESPN Films’ W. Studios announced its first release, a documentary spotlighting two-time WNBA champion Candace Parker. The film will blend an inside look at her personal and professional life. The studios did not reveal a release date at this time.

Drake and 21 Savage Drop ‘Her Loss’ Following Masterclass in Rollout

The runup to Drake and 21 Savage’s collab album Her Loss has been a masterclass. From a fake Vogue cover to a perfectly constructed duplicate of the NPR Tiny Desk Concert set, the two have leaned into markers of cultural cachet. As a result, fans are left scratching their heads and wondering what is real and what is play. The album dropped at midnight and features four tracks produced by Lil Yachty and a lone guest feature from Travis Scott.

Harry Styles Fronts Gucci Campaign

Harry Styles has had a monumental 2022. From his record-setting run at Madison Square Garden to the long-awaited release of Don’t Worry Darling, the former boy bander is making moves both in and out of music. He previewed his HA HA HA campaign in June, in partnership with Gucci and the brand’s creative director Alessandro Michele. The Italian fashion house released the first editorial compliment to the clothes this week. The British crooner calls the collection his “dream wardrobe.” The clothes consist of playful colors and silhouettes and runs between $235 and $4,200.

Donda Academy’s Rob Dillingham is Heading to Overtime Elite

Donda Academy shuttered its doors last week. Its students – including its nationally notable basketball team – were left scrambling to find a new path forward. One of those students was the country’s No. 8 basketball recruit Rob Dillingham. He will find himself in Atlanta with Overtime Elite, where he will team up with some of the brightest future NBA stars including Amen and Ausar Thompson.

Advertisers Begin to Pull out of Twitter Following Elon Musk Takeover

It’s been one week since Elon Musk has taken over at Twitter. The Tesla boss has routinely expressed his desire to utilize the platform to promote free speech. To accomplish this, he identified a path forward that will minimize any sort of corporate intervention. During his brief run as the owner, data show that there has been increased hate speech on the platform. Now, advertisers are beginning to respond in turn. General Mills, Audi, and Pfizer have joined a growing list of advertisers who are pulling their funds from Twitter in the wake of the transition. Musk is also positioning to lay off a significant number of employees after letting go the majority of the executive team.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Launches $50M Venture Fund

Over the last few years, Dick’s Sporting Goods has amassed a number of Ws. The sporting goods retailer has brokered big wins, including the launch of several highly successful in-house labels and new partnerships with brands like Peloton, which has given the company a unique market share. Dick’s is launching DSG Ventures, a $50 million venture fund to “support innovative companies and mission-driven founders working to improve their communities through sport.” The fund has already made a number of investments, including Moolah Kicks, which is the first basketball shoe company that is made explicitly for women.