In an interview last week, longtime star of the NBC sitcom, ‘Community,’ which aired from 2009-2015, Joel McHale, talked about his time on the series and the drama that surrounded co-star Chevy Chase during his run on the comedy. On the latest edition of the podcast, ‘Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum,’ McHale was asked about his time on ‘Community,’ which had a cult following all throughout its run.
Month: July 2021
On Tuesday, The House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol riot held its first official hearing. Four law enforcement officers who defended the building that day gave their testimonies and spoke up about their physical and psychological injuries that they’ve suffered.
With the 2020-21 NBA season seeming like a distant memory now, all the focus turns to next season, and most importantly, these very crucial next few weeks. The NBA Draft is fast approaching, it’s on Thursday, July 29, and free agency starts on Monday, August 2, so most NBA teams are going to look very different soon as next season looms.
Tennis star Naomi Osaka was eliminated from the Tokyo Olympics after losing a third-round match 6-1, 6-4, to the Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova, who is ranked 42nd. Osaka is returning to the court after withdrawing from the French Open to focus on her mental health. She entered the Tokyo Olympics feeling “refreshed and happy.” Eventually, the stress caught up to her.
Taylor Swift celebrated the one-year anniversary of her eighth studio album, “folklore.” The album, which was released last year, has broken numerous records and won Album of the Year at the 2021 Grammys. To celebrate, Swift released the original version of the album’s bonus track, “The Lakes,” which producer Jack Antonoff revealed during a recent interview with Billboard.
At a press conference on Monday, President Biden playfully shut down a veteran reporter for asking an irrelevant question, calling the reporter a “pain in the neck.” Biden called for questions surrounding the U.S. military in Iraq. Kelly O’Donnell, a reporter for NBC News instead took the opportunity to ask about the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) vaccine mandate, as the government begins mandating vaccines for certain groups.
On Tuesday, gymnastics star Simone Biles shockingly withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics team finals and left the competition after struggling to land a vault. However, Biles said that her decision was not caused by physical injury, but rather emotional.
On Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that any New York City government workers would be required to get their COVID vaccines. If they do not comply, they face weekly COVID tests. Nearly 340,000 city workers would be impacted by this mandate. The Department of Education, FDNY, and NYPD will all be impacted.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were in full swing this weekend, with a large number of athletes winning medals. On Sunday, there were a slew of events for swimming, with multiple Americans winning medals. In a major upset, Australian Ariarne Titmus beat out arguably the greatest female swimmer of all time, American Katie Ledecky, in the 400 M Women’s Freestyle Final.
After Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two Republican nominees from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for the Committee to investigate the January 6 Capitol Attack, he retaliated by pulling all of his Republican choices, making it a mostly partisan committee. Now, however, Pelosi has appointed a Republican of her own to sit on the panel, Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger. Kinzinger is a long, outspoken critic of former President Trump, even calling for his removal from office the day after the deadly attack on the Capitol from his supporters that he helped incite.
The White House has announced that the US does not intend to lift travel restrictions put in place because of COVID, due to the surging Delta variant of the virus that is taking over. In an interview with CNN Monday, a White House Official said, “Given where we are today with the Delta variant, the United States will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point.” The Delta variant has become the dominant strain of the coronavirus, and the large amount of people who aren’t vaccinated make up most of the infected with the more contagious, and more deadly, strain.
Yesterday in Tokyo, the U.S. had its first Olympic loss since 2004 in men’s basketball. The team lost to France in an 83-76 game, breaking a 25-Olympic-game winning streak.
During the game, Team USA lost their lead in a 16-2 stretch where Jrue Holiday, Kevin Durant, and Zach Lavine missed wide open three pointers. In total, the team missed five shots during that crucial stretch.