August, 02 2022

🍿 Tiger Woods Turns Down Deal

As more and more players leave the PGA tour, enticed by massive sums of money to join the Saudi-backed league, LIV Golf, Greg Norman revealed that Tiger Woods turned down a $700-800 million offer to join the tournament.

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💻 Nomadic Coins

Hackers stole almost $200 million in coins from the cryptocurrency transactions platform Nomad. Nomad announced the hack today, saying they were working to return the coins to the rightful owners after hackers exploited a security upgrade to drain the company.

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🍿 Gyllenhaal for Swayze

Jake Gyllenhaal will take over for the late Patrick Swayze in Amazon's remake of \"Road House.\" The film's original director, Doug Liman, will direct the project.

🍿 Selena Gomez is a Working Girl

Selena Gomez and 20th Century will produce a remake of the classic \"Working Girl,\" which stars Joan Cusack, Melanie Griffith, and Harrison Ford. Ilana Pena will write the script, and the project will likely debut on Hulu.

⚖️ U.S. Treasury Sanctions Putin's Rumored Girlfriend

The Biden Administration announced today that they are imposing sanctions on several wealthy Russian billionaires, including Putin's rumored flame, Alina Kabaeva. Kabaeva is the head of a pro-Kremlin media group in Russia. The move means that any assets owned by the sanctioned individuals in the U.S. will be blocked.

⚖️ Monkeypox Response Coordinator Named

The Biden administration named Robert Fenton as the national coordinator for the country's monkeypox response as case numbers continues to rise. Demetre Daskalakis will be Fenton's right-hand man as deputy coordinator. To date, there have been 5,800 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the U.S.

🍿 Dolphins Face the Music

The NFL has stripped the Dolphins of their ability to choose a first-round pick in the 2023 draft and suspended their head coach, Stephen Ross and fined him for $1.5 million. The decision comes after an investigation into the team for tampering with Tom Brady and the head coach of the Saints, Sean Payton, and allegations of pressuring the Dolphin's head coach to lose games intentionally.

🍿 Dane Cook is Engaged

The comedian Dane Cook, 50, announced he is engaged to his girlfriend of five years Kelsi Taylor, 23. He proposed in York Beach, Maine, in July.

⚖️ Tik Tok Bets Big on Influencers

Tik Tok will spend more money on influencers by next year than Facebook and Youtube by 2024, according to new data from Insider Intelligence. Instagram spends more than all the other social media platforms on influencer-driven marketing, but Tik Tok could soon be coming for their crown as well.

💻 Google Better Be Ready to Rumble

A judge ruled that Rumble can proceed with its antitrust lawsuit against Google. The online video platform alleges that Google listed its own platform, Youtube, first in search results and on Androids. Google maintains that Rumble is listed as high as it deserves and that its position on Google is no different than on other search engines.

💻 Antitrust May Take a Bite of Apple

A group of French iOS app developers is suing Apple over fees that make it difficult to sell their apps in the Apple app store and over antitrust practices that make it difficult to sell their apps anywhere else.

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⚖️ Department of Justice Saddles Up for Post-Roe Era

The Justice Department is suing Idaho over its abortion ban because it violates the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act by preventing medical professionals from providing abortions in medical emergencies. The case is the first suit by the DOJ since Roe v. Wade was overturned.

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⚖️ Nancy Pelosi Touches Down in Taiwan

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan, becoming the highest-ranking U.S. elected official to visit the island nation in 25 years amidst simmering tensions between the U.S. and China over the visit and Taiwan's sovereignty.

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🍿 Batgirl Axed by Warner Bros.

Batgirl, which starred Leslie Grace as Batgirl and was directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, has been canceled by Warner Bros., meaning that the $90 million production won't be released as intended initially on HBO Max or in theaters. The film was allegedly shelved due to a change in leadership priorities where executives wanted D.C. movies to be released in theaters, not to streaming services.

⚖️ Alex Jones Trial Kicks Off

The defamation trial against Infowars's Alex Jones and the parents of victims of the Sandy Hook Shooting began today with emotional testimony from the parents and clashes between Jones and the presiding judge.

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⚖️ Senate Votes on the PACT Act Again

The Senate voted on the PACT Act again today after it failed to pass last Wednesday when 41 Republican senators unexpectedly blocked the bill. The PACT Act expands military healthcare benefits for veterans whose health was compromised by burn pits or toxic chemical exposures while serving. The Senate ultimately voted to pass the bill with no amendments.

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The fourth season of Succession will premiere on March 26, 2021. The explosive third season has led some fans to believe that this could be the final season.
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Succession Season Four Announced

The fourth season of Succession will premiere on March 26, 2021. The explosive third season has led some fans to believe that this could be the final season.
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Premiere date revealed

  • The fourth season of the hit "Succession" will premiere on Sunday, March 26, 2021.
  • The third season of the show ended with Logan Roy selling Waystar Royco, screwing over his kids.
  • Fans have speculated that the fourth season will be its last, thanks to the explosive ending of the third season.
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Three men were indicted today in a plot to kill an Iranian-American journalist on US soil. The three members are part of an Eastern European criminal group with ties to Iran.
Three men were indicted today in a plot to kill an Iranian-American journalist on US soil. The three members are part of an Eastern European criminal group with ties to Iran.
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Foiled plot

  • Three members of an Eastern European criminal group tied to Iran have been indicted for a plot to murder a US journalist who was critical of Iran.
  • The DOJ announced the charges against Rafat Amirov, Polad Omarov, and Khalid Mehdiyev.
  • The three were charged with murder-for-hire and money laundering for plotting to kill Iranian American journalist and human rights activist Mashih Alinejad.
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A court released body camera footage and the 911 call from the attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of former speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi.
A court released body camera footage and the 911 call from the attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of former speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi.
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Footage released

  • A court released police body camera footage and a 911 call from the October attack on former Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband in their San Francisco home.
  • The footage shows the attacker being tackled by police officers after attacking Pelosi with a hammer.
  • The footage was released by the San Francisco Superior Court.
  • Nancy Pelosi declined to comment on the footage.
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