LeBron trading card could fetch record price at auction
LeBron James might be on the cusp of setting another record. A one-of-a-kind James trading card — called the “Triple Logoman” — is up for auction this month, with some believing that it wind up as the most expensive card ever sold. The current record is $6.6 million that was spent for a Honus Wagner trading card last year.news.yahoo.com
Louis C.K. Wins Grammy for Best Comedy Album, Proving Once Again That ‘Cancel Culture’ Is a Myth
Kevin Mazur/GettyIf only this hadn’t been so predictable. Louis C.K., who in 2017 confirmed sexual misconduct allegations made by five different women, won a Grammy Sunday night for Best Comedy Album. The nomination for Sincerely Louis C.K. was his first since his accusers came forward. This year’s Grammys already felt a little cursed. Kanye’s been banned from performing; The Weeknd is boycotting; Drake withdrew his nominations; and on top of C.K., Marilyn Manson and Dr. Luke have both receivednews.yahoo.com
New this week: 'Sex and the City,' Juice Wrld and Will Smith
This week’s new entertainment releases include a double album from Alicia Keys and a posthumous one from Juice Wrld, Sandra Bullock playing an ex-con in the Netflix film “The Unforgivable” and Will Smith testing himself in a wildlife documentary series.
Clips of musicians including Dave Grohl and Adele responding to potentially injured concert-goers resurface after 8 people died during Travis Scott's Astroworld
Following 8 deaths during Travis Scott's Astroworld festival, social media users are highlighting how other musicians have reacted to issues in crowds.news.yahoo.com
Travis Scott, Drake, Live Nation, others sued by concertgoers over deadly crowd surge at Astroworld music festival
Rappers Travis Scott and Drake, as well as Live Nation and others are among the defendants in at least three suits. The "mass casualty incident" occurred during Scott's performance on Friday night, authorities said.cbsnews.com
A century ago, a New Deal program left a lasting mark on Illinois and the country. Now, a Civilian Climate Corps could tackle joblessness and global warming.
For the Great Lakes region, a new corps could mean checking off a long list of items on advocates’ lists: more green space and infrastructure in cities, much needed assistance to eroding shorelines, reforestation of dwindling canopies — and new jobs.chicagotribune.com
Drake tops Wichita State for first NCAA win in 50 years
Joseph Yesufu scored 21 points and Drake held on to beat Wichita State 53-52 in a tense First Four matchup between former Missouri Valley Conference rivals. Wichita State left for the American Athletic Conference in 2017. Both mid-major powers were given at-large bids into the NCAA field, and their matchup was dominated by defense — Drake shot 38% while Wichita State shot 34%. We just didn’t get it done tonight.”AdDrake missed 10 straight shots as Wichita State built an early 18-6 lead. Wichita State was scoreless for the last five minutes of the half.
LA police: Armie Hammer under sexual assault investigation
FILE - Armie Hammer attends the 13th Annual Go Gala on Nov. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles police said Thursday, March 18, 2021, that they are investigating actor Armie Hammer for sexual assault. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Actor Armie Hammer is under investigation for sexual assault, Los Angeles police said Thursday. Hammer is the main suspect in a sexual assault that was reported to police on Feb. 3, LAPD spokesman Officer Drake Madison said. The Associated Press does not generally identify alleged victims of sexual assault.
Loyola Chicago gets MVC crown over Drake, 7th NCAA berth
20 Loyola Chicago to a 75-65 win over Drake in the Missouri Valley Conference championship game Sunday for a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Keith Clemons added 13 points for Loyola, which has won six in a row and 17 of its past 18. Loyola Chicago, which hit 10 of 24 shots (63%) in the opening half, won its three tournament games by a total of 50 points. BIG PICTURELoyola Chicago: Heading to the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time and first since the 2018 team reached the Final Four. UP NEXTChicago Loyola: Will be making its second NCAA Tournament appearance in the past 31 years.
NCAA bubble trouble: Pandemic pushes mid-majors to margins
Earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament won't pull Drake out of its financial hole, but every little bit helps. Earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament won't pull Drake out of its financial hole, but every little bit helps. The cancellation of the NCAA Tournament last year because of the pandemic forced the association to slash its revenue distribution to schools and conferences by $375 million. Streaking San Diego State (NET 19) is looking good, but if the Aztecs win the Mountain West tournament, that could leave Colorado State (NET 40), Boise State (NET 43) and Utah State (NET 47) outside the field. A-10 Commissioner Bernadette McGlade said she is not as concerned about the potential loss of NCAA Tournament revenue as the loss of exposure.
EXPLAINER: What is Clubhouse, the buzzy new audio chat app?
The icon for the social media app Clubhouse is seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. You can also download the app and get on a waiting list to be let into Clubhouse. Although Clubhouse hasn't divulged how many people are using its service, its app has been downloaded 5.3 million times, according to analytics firm App Annie. Thousands of Chinese users have flocked to the app in recent months, lured by the unfettered discussions it allowed with people abroad — particularly about democracy, Taiwan and other sensitive topics. Users still could download it if they had access to an Apple app store abroad.
Move over, Jake: Drake from State Farm is taking over in this Super Bowl ad
The rapper stars as Drake from State Farm in this 2021 Super Bowl adChampagne Papi can add a new title to his list of accomplishments: Jake from State Farm’s stand-in. The insurance company’s ad featured Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes, Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, Jake from State Farm and their stunt doubles. Rodger’s got a man with a cheese hat, Mahomes got actor Paul Rudd and Jake from State Farm got — you guessed it — Drake from State Farm. The rapper’s surprise appearance in the Super Bowl ad had people on Twitter talking:. @Drake from @StateFarm really won this night for me — Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) February 8, 2021sorry Drake, @MikeJohnson1_ is the only acceptable Jake from State Farm stunt double #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/EsDKQ5jx4b — The Bachelor Diaries (@thebachdiaries) February 8, 2021Watch the full Super Bowl commercial below:
Valparaiso hands No. 25 Drake its 1st loss of season, 74-57
Drake head coach Darian DeVries reacts as his team falls behind in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Valparaiso, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Valparaiso, Ind. Ben Krikke scored 15 points and Valparaiso held onto a second-half lead, pulling away to beat the Bulldogs 74-57 Sunday. The loss by Drake (18-1, 9-1 Missouri Valley) left No. “We’re not going to overreact to a loss,” third-year Drake coach Darian DeVries said. Drake had recently come back double-digit deficits against Missouri State and Valparaiso as well as surviving an overtime thriller against Illinois State.
Drake bests Aretha Franklin, Wonder to set Billboard record
1 hit on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, Drake has bested a record previously held by icons Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. Drake's “Laugh Now Cry Later," featuring rapper Lil Durk, reached the No. Wonder and Franklin, who died in 2018, each have had 20 songs top the chart. 1 hits on the R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, 12 include him in the leading role, including “God’s Plan,” “In My Feelings,” “Hotline Bling,” “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and “Best I Ever Had,” his first major hit released in 2009. Earlier this year, 34-year-old Drake made Billboard chart history when he set a new record for most songs on the Hot 100 chart — Billboard's main songs chart that includes all music genres.
Meet Amit Mehta, the judge for Google's antitrust case
The Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google has a judge: Obama appointee Amit Mehta, who was assigned the case Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He went to elite U.S. universities, clerked for an appellate court judge and worked for both a D.C. law firm with high-profile clients and as a public defender attorney for low-income clients. As a judge, he’s ruled that lawmakers should get the president’s financial records and has sprinkled his music appreciation into opinions. The Supreme Court sent that case back to a lower court and it is ongoing. He earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1993 and graduated from the University of Virginia’s law school in 1997.
Glamorous Miami club caught in power struggle over the virus
LIV owner David Grutman poses for a photograph at the nightclub, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. LIV, one of Miami's most glamorous, star-studded nightclubs sits empty and quiet these days, a casualty of both the coronavirus outbreak and a power struggle between state and local government over how to contain the scourge. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Glamorous Miami club caught in power struggle over the virus
The parties at the club are so legendary they have inspired lyrics from Drake, Kanye West and Rick Ross. Today, LIV sits quiet and empty — a casualty not just of the coronavirus outbreak but of a power struggle between state and local government over how to contain the scourge. “I cried real tears,” the 46-year-old Grutman said of his last visit to the shuttered club and nightlife's seemingly bygone era. Grutman has fielded countless calls from DJs begging to be the first when the club reopens. Others have asked to host Zoom parties from LIV, but Grutman just isn't into it.
DaBaby, Roddy Ricch to help BET celebrate awards virtually
The three-hour show will be jam-packed with heavy hitters currently dominating the pop charts and streaming services, including DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, Summer Walker, Kane Brown and Chloe x Halle. The three-hour show will be jam-packed with heavy hitters currently dominating the pop charts and streaming services, including DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, Summer Walker, Kane Brown and Chloe x Halle. Comedian, actress and TV personality Amanda Seales will host the 2020 BET Awards, which will air on CBS for the first time. Drake is the leading nominee: Hes up for six honors, including video of the year and best male hip-hop artist. Ricch and Megan Thee Stallion follow Drake with five nominations each.
New this week: 'Clemency,' BET Awards, HAIM, 'Doctor Sleep'
(Neon via AP)Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Written and directed by Chinonye Chukwu, Clemency was well-reviewed but got unjustly overshadowed by some of the higher profile awards contenders when it was released in December. Doctor Sleep: The Directors Cut: This Danny Torrance-focused sequel to The Shining was a little divisive upon release, which wasnt all that surprising. Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSICGrey Daze: Fans of the late Grammy-winning screeching rock singer Chester Bennington will get a chance to hear him one more time. HAIM: Its been three years since sister trio HAIM have released a new album.
Drake is Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the decade
NEW YORK, NY – Drake is the king of streaming: the rapper has been named Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the decade. Ed Sheeran came in second, while Post Malone, Ariana Grande and Eminem round out the Top 5. For 2019, Post Malone is the top-streamed artist globally. Eilish’s debut album — “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — is the year’s most-streamed album, while Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s “Senorita” tops the list of the most-streamed songs. “The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal” is the year’s most-streamed podcast on Spotify.
McLaurin helps Redskins earn 1st win against Dolphins, 17-16
MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 13 Terry McLaurin #17 of the Washington Redskins celebrates a catch for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in the second quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on October 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. The Dolphins (0-5) remained winless under rookie coach Brian Flores but helped their chances of securing the No. The Dolphins used six offensive linemen at times and converted two fourth downs, one with special teams trickery. DOLPHINS: Flores said Rosen will remain the starter when the Dolphins play Oct. 20 at Buffalo. The Dolphins lost their season finale there last year, and coach Adam Gase was then fired.
BET Hip Hop Awards 2019: Winners list
Megan Thee Stallion speaks onstage at the BET Hip Hop Awards on Saturday, October 5, 2019 in Atlanta. ATLANTA - The 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards aired Tuesday night, and it was a good one for J. Cole, and newcomer Megan Thee Stallion. Stallion and Lil Nas X received two awards, as did Cardi B and Travis Scott. Lil Kim was feted with the 2019 I Am Hip Hop honor and performed a medley of her hits. Billy Ray Cyrus - "Old Town Road (Remix)" - *WINNERTravis Scott Feat.
Drake 'hurt' by father's allegations he faked drama to sell records
Drake accepts the Best Rap Song award for "God's Plan" onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. The rapper recently took to his Instagram stories to post a note about his dad, Dennis Graham. My father will say anything to anyone that's willing to listen to him," Drake wrote in his note. "Every bar I ever spit was the truth and the truth is hard for some people to accept." He insisted he had "always been with Drake" and alleged his son was manufacturing drama between them to make money.
Celine Dion doesn't want Drake to tattoo her face on his body
Singer Celine Dion performs during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (CNN) - Just because you loved her, Drake, it doesn't mean that Celine Dion wants her face on your body. The singer has asked her fellow Canadian to not get a Celine Dion tattoo. "Please, Drake, I love you very much," Dion said during an interview with iHeartRadio Canada. Whatever you want, but please..."The singer's reasoning is that she doesn't think her face will age well on Drake's body as time goes on.
Oil legend T. Boone Pickens dies
(CNN) - Legendary oil man T. Boone Pickens, whose investments helped shape the American energy industry going back to the 1950s, has died at the age of 91. Pickens announced his retirement from the oil and gas industry in January 2018 due to his poor health. A longtime maverick in the US energy industry, Pickens began a campaign in 2008 to help the US lessen its dependence on oil from OPEC nations. I have always believed that maintaining the status quo inevitably leads to failure," Pickens wrote in an op-ed for Forbes in 2017. "Back then, the notion that shareholders own the companies and managements were employees was foreign to big oil companies that would rather operate like empires.
Drake makes it 9 No. 1 albums with 'Care Package'
Drake poses with the awards for Top Artist, Top Male Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album for Scorpion, in the press room during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (CNN) - Drake got a special delivery with his new album, "Care Package." 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. "Care Package" gathers 17 of Drake's tracks that were never officially released, some of which listeners could find in the past only via Soundcloud or YouTube. Drake is tied with Garth Brooks, Eminem, Madonna and The Rolling Stones, who also have had nine each atop the Billboard 200.
Chinese tech firm to buy 10% stake in Universal Music Group
Getty Images/Dave HoganPARIS - Chinese tech giant Tencent could soon own 10% of the music group behind Drake and Ariana Grande. French conglomerate Vivendi confirmed Tuesday that it's in talks to sell 10% of Universal Music Group to the gaming and social media company. Vivendi said in a statement that Universal Music Group would be valued at 30 billion ($33.6 billion) under the deal. Arnaud de Puyfontaine, the chief executive of Vivendi, said previously that proceeds from the Universal Music Group sale would be used to buy back shares and acquire companies. In March, Tencent said a sharp fall in its profits was mainly due to costs related to the US listing of its streaming music subsidiary, Tencent Music, in December.
Kid manager for baseball team loses it
KALAMAZOO, MI - When a player or coach is ejected from a baseball game, it is anything but cute. This is Coach Drake of the Kalamazoo Growlers in the Northwoods League. As you can see, the six-year-old is not pleased with the umpire on this particular night. But don't you worry, coach drake will not be shown his thinking corner for his actions. The big league temper tantrum happened between innings and was all in good fun.
This app shows you what you'll look like as you age
CNN imageEver wanted to know how you'll age? Launched in 2017, FaceApp isn't necessarily new. But it's making headlines again because the app has gotten good -- like, eerily good -- at showing users what they'll look like when they age. And rapper Drake got in on the aging action (though it isn't clear if he used FaceApp to do it). The app can literally put a smile on your face, make you look younger, or swap your gender, too.
Heidi Klum secretly marries
Mathis Wienand/Getty ImagesLooks like congratulations are in order for Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz. People magazine reported that the 45-year-old supermodel and the 29-year-old musician quietly married in February, two months after Kaulitz proposed. Klum was wed to actor Ric Pipino from 1997 to 2002 and to musician Seal from 2005 to 2014, while Kaulitz was married to model Ria Sommerfeld from 2015 to 2018. Last year, Klum told daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres that rapper Drake had been interested in her, but she was already happily involved with Kaulitz. "Someone who I know knows [Drake] and I guess he asked to have my number, and then he texted me," Klum said.