Lauren Forte

Lauren Forte

Op-Ed: The Downfall of Singing Competition Shows

Competition shows have had their run of popularity throughout the early 2000s. Prominent artists like One Direction, Fifth Harmony, and even Kelly Clarkson gained fame from appearing on shows like American Idol and X-Factor. However, the popularity of such shows is beginning to fizzle as the idea/plot of the shows is becoming robotic and formulaic.

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Jamie Erdahl Replacing Kay Adams on “Good Morning Football”

NFL Network has announced that they have a new host for its signature morning show, Good Morning Football. Jamie Erdahl, who is a very prominent name in sports hosting and sideline reporting for CBS Sports, will fill in the seat of former commentator Kay Adams, according to the New York Post. She also joins co-hosts Peter Schrager and Kyle Brandt on the show as well.

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Stormzy Receives Honorary Degree From Exeter University

Rapper, Stormzy, can add another achievement to his list of accomplishments as he has received an honorary degree from the University of Exeter for his “outstanding contribution to society.” The rapper also gave a heartwrenching speech to the graduating class, where he shared his different journey compared to the graduating class.

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Biden Administration Moves to Restrict Nicotine Levels in Tobacco Products

The Biden Administration has since proposed a move to establish a maximum nicotine level in cigarettes and other tobacco products. This will essentially decrease the amount of nicotine in products in the US.

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Former NCAA and NBA Standout Caleb Swanigan Dies at 25

Former NBA star and Purdue Boilermakers standout Caleb Swanigan has died at the age of 25. The Allen County coroner’s office has stated that Swanigan died on Monday night from natural causes at a Fort Wayne, Indiana, hospital. Swanigan played three years in the NBA with the Blazers and the Sacramento Kings. He was a first-round pick of the Portland Trailblazers in 2017 and stood just short of 6-foot-9.

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Jordan Peele’s “Nope” to Debut in Theaters One Month from Now

The American filmmaker who brought us ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’ is now ready to make his way back into the box office with his new upcoming film, ‘Nope,’ which will launch in movie theaters next month.

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Details About The Taco Bell Hotel

The Taco Bell hotel opened up in August 2019 in Palm Springs, California, right after the highly popularized “Coachella Fest.” Taco Bell, the chain known for its Mexican pizza and Doritos locos tacos, has decided to open a Taco Bell-themed Hotel that also features a gourmet edition of the fast-food restaurant. As of now, it is most known as a pop-up hotel. It is taking over an existing hotel that was once very known in the Palm Springs area as the “V Palm Springs.” One of the advertised experiences includes DJs, hot yoga, cocktail hours, moving screenings, branded mani-pedis, pool parties, and an array of Taco Bell dishes with a gourmet twist not available to the public.

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Charles Barkley Roasts Jayson Tatum During NHL Broadcast

Charles Barkley had a lot to say about Jayson Tatum on the ESPN Stanley Cup Final Broadcast, regardless of only being on the broadcast for a few minutes.

Barkley joined ESPN’s halftime show to talk about Ondrej Palat’s goal for the Lightning in the first half of Game 3, Monday night, among other details. During the discussion and his analysis of the goal, which pushed the Lightning to their first lead of the series so far, Barkley took the time to roast Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum a little less than a week after the team’s NBA finals loss.

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Beyonce’s New Single is Here

Singer/songwriter Beyonce has released her new single “Break My Soul” earlier than anticipated. The singer dropped her new single Monday night via Tidal, along with a lyric video on Youtube. It’s the first single from the singer’s upcoming seventh studio album, “Renaissance,” which she originally announced would be released on July 29th and said it would only be “act i.” She also subtly indicated it by changing her bios on social media to “6. BREAK MY SOUL midnight ET,” meaning that the single “Break My Soul” would also be her sixth track on the album.

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Op-Ed: Words of Affirmations Work, Studies Show

Repeating words of affirmations have been trending lately all across social media. Words of affirmations are often used to challenge negative, unwanted thoughts that you may have about yourself or your life while promoting self-awareness and self-confidence. But does it really work? Can science and psychology back it up?

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Kobe Bryant ‘Dream Court’ Unveiled in Philadelphia

Philadelphia has dedicated a basketball court that pays homage to the late legend Kobe Bryant and his late daughter, Gianna Bryant. His legacy was officially cemented in what was his hometown.

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NY Philharmonic Restores Salaries to Pre-Pandemic Levels

The New York Philharmonic has decided to restore musicians’ salaries to pre-pandemic levels as it is preparing to return to Lincoln Center’s Geffen Hall for the 2022-23 season.

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