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Kehlani noted that Cassie has a poster of them on the show

On her Instagram Story, Kehlani noted that Cassie from 'Euphoria' is a fan of her music on the show. (Author: Gardener)

CassieSeason 2, Episode 6 of Euphoria, titled "A Thousand Little Trees of Blood," premiered on HBO on February 13. Euphoria stars Zendaya as Rue, Jacob Elordi as Nate, Hunter Schafer as Jules, Sydney Sweeney as Cassie, Alexa Demie as Maddy, Angus Cloud as Fezco, and Maude Apatow as Lexi. The day after A Thousand Little Tress of Blood premiered, Kehlani noted that Sweeney's Euphoria character Cassie is a fan of her music on the show. Much of A Thousand Little Trees of Blood follows Cassie spiraling after Maddy finds out Cassie slept with her ex-boyfriend Nate. In Euphoria, Lexi and Cassie are sisters and share a room. During "A Thousand Little Trees of Blood," Cassie sits on her bed while on the phone with Nate. On her Instagram story, Kehlani shared a screenshot of the Euphoria scene because they noticed a poster in Cassie's room. Heal Girl HEAL,” Kehlani wrote on her Instagram story. Those who don't see Euphoria may be wondering why Kehlani reacted so strongly to Cassie being a fan of her music. RELATED: 'Euphoria': Fezco Was Slated to Die in Season 1 During season 2 of Euphoria, Cassie repeatedly made controversial choices, including sleeping with her best friend's ex-boyfriend. Because of the drama surrounding Cassie on the show, Kehlani joked that Cassie may have been influenced to make bad decisions because of her music. In a second post on her Instagram story on Feb. 14, Kehlani joked about quitting music because of Cassie. "Oh my god she loves me since I got out," Kehlani wrote. Because of Cassie's decision-making at Euphoria, even Sweeney admitted in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that she worries about her character. But I'm scared of the decisions she makes because sometimes she doesn't think everything through," Sweeney said. RELATED: 'Euphoria': Jacob Elordi thinks Nate and Cassie is like 'a romance movie,' while Nate and Maddy are 'like a drama' In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Sweeney admitted she thinks Cassie is strong of sadder Music influences because of the book that made it. So your book feels very youthful and tries to glorify something that's broken," Sweeney said. Going forward, Sweeney hopes Cassie will make better choices in Season 3 of Euphoria. "I don't think so, because obviously I want Cassie to make the right decisions and hopefully come out on the better side; But even as an actor, I love the stuff that's juicy.” Euphoria airs new episodes every Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO. ET.

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We asked a therapist what she would tell Maddy, Nate and Cassie about their toxic love triangle on Euphoria.

Cassie broke Maddy's trust, so it's up to her to fix the relationship, even if she didn't want to hurt Maddy, therapist Kristie Overstreet said. (Author: Gardener)

Maddy* In "Euphoria," Cassie forms a secret relationship with Nate, her best friend Maddy's ex. *Cassie broke Maddy's trust, so it's up to her to fix the relationship, even if she didn't want to hurt Maddy, therapist Kristie Overstreet said. In HBO's hit drama Euphoria, a longtime friendship between characters Maddy Perez and Cassie Howard imploded when Maddy found out Cassie was having sex with Nate, her ex. The tense TV moment became internet fodder as people jokingly mused, "Maddy or Cassie?" and likened the former best friends' feud to the Super Bowl. According to therapist Kristie Overstreet, it's common for friendships to end after a situation like Cassie and Maddy's because it's a sign of a lack of trust. While sleeping with a best friend's ex isn't cheating, it can feel like a similar betrayal, said Terri Orbuch, distinguished professor at Oakland University in Michigan and author of "5 Simple Steps to Make Your Marriage Good." too great to make," told Insider. Most people assume that their close friendships come with mutual support and respect, which could include talking about romantic relationships or being there for each other after a breakup. When someone you believe is part of your support system becomes intimate with a person you're grieving, it can feel like your friend doesn't really support you, Orbuch said. No matter how much time has passed since the breakup or the terms under which it ended, it's best to assume that your boyfriend doesn't want you to associate with his ex, Overstreet said. If Cassie is ever going to mend her friendship with Maddy, she'll have to take the initiative, Overstreet said. Although Cassie had no intention of harming Maddy when she decided to start dating Nate, her actions have repercussions and she should take responsibility, according to Overstreet. "It's not often that the person is like, 'Oh, I'm just going to go after her man.' It's more of a person's individual struggle that they come to terms with," Overstreet said. In "Euphoria," Cassie reeled from her own breakup and struggled with confidence. Her inner turmoil and closeness with Nate likely influenced her actions, said "Overstreet. Ultimately, it's up to Maddy to decide if she wants to rekindle her friendship with Cassie, she said. If that's the case, Cassie needs to apologize and earn Maddy's trust back, which Overstreet says will take time and consistency. Nonetheless, Cassie will Betrayal is likely to carry more weight than Nate's due to the nature of their future relationships."A lot of the time the guy escapes the situation because so much of the disorder has happened around the two friends and there isn't a lot of responsibility or accountability on his part." , Overstreet said It's possible for a friendship to bounce back after breaking a friend with the ex-Liebh but another slept, but that's rare, Overstreet said. Because of this, Overstreet suggests you think twice before getting close to a friend's ex. But as an adult, it's important to ask yourself, "Am I willing to lose this friendship?" If you're considering a move like Cassie's, take responsibility for your decision, Overstreet said.

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Fez fails to make Lexi's game & Cassie faces her karma

Fezco fails to make Lexi's play, while Nate breaks up with Cassie mid-play during the all-new "Euphoria." (Author: Gardener)

LexiThe debut of Lexi's play is here. Lexi goes to the back of the house to see Rue. Lexi finds her snorting drugs. Lexi reads a poem to Rue. In the play, Lexi reads the same poem in a setting that eerily resembles Rue's room. Lexi admits she soon realized drugs were a "greater comfort" to Rue than she could ever be. Rue is in the audience, her first major performance since her intervention. She looks over the audience to Jules. Jules looks back after Rue turns away. Rue admits she used to think she and Jules were meant to be together, but it "feels like ages ago." Lexi's play is titled Our Life. Maddy, Cassie, Kate, Rue, Nate and more are all recreated in the piece. Lexi plays herself, of course. Before the play, Lexi talked to Fezco every day. Lexi doubts herself and fears that people will be mad at her for dealing with real people. Ultimately, the play is about friendship. Fez supports her, but he's always brutally honest. Lexi reveals that a pivotal moment in her youth was when Cassie hit puberty. Lexi was sure that she would look just like her sister. However, when that didn't happen, Lexi realized she didn't want to be known for her body or have the issues that came with it. Before the game, Fez goes all-in to prepare for Lexi. Custer stops by unannounced while Fez prepares. Faye knows Custer is up to something, but she doesn't say a word to Fez. Custer later tells Faye to "be cool" and whispers something else in her ear. During the game, Lexi looks at Fez's empty seat. She confesses that she always feels like "something terrible" is going to happen in her life. Rue and Leslie have an honest conversation after her intervention. "You destroyed me. I give up," Leslie tells her daughter. Leslie has come to the conclusion that if Rue wants to kill herself by continuing to use drugs, then go ahead. "I can't convince you that your life matters," Leslie says. She will focus on Gia now. Rue thinks Gia is fine, but Leslie tells Rue that Gia is struggling. "You only ever think about yourself," Leslie continues .She admits to Rue that she will fight to save Gia when it comes down to it.Lexi's play explores Maddy and Cassie's friendship and how close they really were.She knows she ruined her friendship with Maddy, which was once was unbreakable. The night Maddy found out about Nate, Cassie refused to speak to Maddy. Maddy knocked on the bathroom door, and Cassie only. "I would never have done that to you," Maddy cried. Cassie stands up during the play and walks out. He first sees himself in a room with Maddy, but it is Jules who walks over to him. Then Cal starts having sex with Cassie just like he did with Jules in the motel room. When Cal bends down to Cassie, Nate is there instead. Suddenly Nate wakes up in bed with Cassie comforting him. Could this nightmare allude to Cal abusing Nate when he was younger? Cassie returns to the play. Lexi learns that Fez never came to collect his tickets. Back at Fez before the play started, Ashtray grabs a knife and sits next to Custer. Ashtray gives Custer the death glare. "Do you think other people will think I'm good looking?" Fez asks Faye. Fez grabs his flowers and wants to go. He gets a text from Lexi: "I got you the best seat in the house." He asks everyone, "Is everything alright?" Here we end up with Fez, Ash, Faye, and Custer. After watching a very intense gym number with Ethan as the fictional Nate, Nate storms out of the auditorium and Cassie follows him. "I'm freaking exhausted," Nate says to Cassie, breaking things off again. Cassie cries - again - and goes back to the auditorium.

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3 questions for Joe Byerly and Cassie Crosby about My Green Notebook

Self-development requires constant effort and can often be a frustrating endeavor. While there are many digital tools that aim to make this more efficient and productive, there's also a significant appeal to writing things down. (Author: Gardener)

JoeWe've seen this in the rise in popularity of journaling and list making, and also in books/tools like Ryder Carroll's The Bullet Journal Method and Rachel Wilkerson Miller's Dot Journaling - A Practical Guide. Now there's a new book by Joe Byerly and Cassie Crosby, My Green Notebook: Know Thyself Before Changing Jobs, which has military roots. Joe is a serving Army officer and Non-Resident Fellow at the Modern War Institute and the founder of From the Green Notebook. Cassie is a retired Army officer and leadership trainer with extensive experience leading high-performing, multi-functional teams in dynamic and complex environments. and is the founder of the leadership coaching and consulting firm Iterata Solutions. Joe's organization's website describes the origin of the name: "Enter any organization in our military and I guarantee you'll find one on a desk or in a cargo bag: a small, green, government-issued one." Notebook. I recently asked Joe and Cassie to discuss their new book in more detail and describe the importance of reading for people with time problems. and how their co-authoring worked in practice. My Green Notebook: Know Yourself Before You Change Jobs appears to be an action-oriented book. Can you describe one or two of the key takeaways you would like readers to take away from reading, with perhaps a tip on how to make the most of it? Cassie: We want readers to understand that leadership is a state of becoming rather than a state of being. As such, we need to constantly evolve and deepen our learning through reading, writing, and reflection. This book focuses on the reflective aspect of our development. This book is an opportunity for leaders to think about a different aspect of their leadership in just 30 days and then create a plan for where they want to go next. In the book, we present a model that helps leaders recognize meaning by looking inward and carving out their unique stories so they can observe and better understand them. We hope this experience will help leaders gain greater confidence and continue to grow, no matter where they are in their development. 2. Joe's writing/blogging in particular has a strong emphasis on reading books and being serious and conscious about them. Especially for people who feel time-stretched reading, can you talk about the role of reading books/articles/blogs/newsletters and such in your book? and being a semi-serious reader? When I read a book about Tesla, I start noticing Teslas on the road as I drive to work. Similarly, when I read a book about empathy, decision making, or ego, I begin to pay attention to those areas of my life. Reading expands the boundaries of our experiences. Many people think that they need to devote large chunks of their time to reading. I usually dedicate 15-20 minutes a day during the workweek, but those small time investments add up, and before I know it I've read almost five books in one month. 3. Can you describe the decision to become a co-author and some information on how the co-authoring process worked in practice and in everyday life? Joe: We met a few years ago when Cassie was helping me edit a project I was working on. Our writing usually begins with one of us bringing the other a new breakthrough or idea. We swap the idea back and forth, challenging each other's thinking until it becomes a well-developed idea. Throughout the writing process, our goal is to eliminate the ego and emotions and just focus on sharing our hard-earned lessons with others so they can avoid the same mistakes we made. Cassie: Joe and I are both very creative and are always talking and working on concepts that we want to write about. Our co-writing works well on a day to day basis because we both understand our strengths and weaknesses in the writing process and our individual role in creating a prime time concept. This post originally appeared on my Living in More Than One World blog: https://brucerosenstein.com/3-questions-for-joe-byerly-and-cassie-crosby-about-my-green-notebook-know-thyself- before-the-job-change/

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I think of Cassie Howard

Over the course of the first four episodes, creator/writer Sam Levinson loses touch with some of his beloved characters, most clearly explored through the character of Cassie Howard. (Author: Gardener)

Cassie HowardCassie no longer has the complexity and thus relatability of earlier depictions of her. Since the release of the first episode, "Euphoria" has captivated young audiences with its stunning cinematography, complex characters and interwoven storylines. However, over the course of the first four episodes, creator/writer Sam Levinson loses touch with some of his beloved characters, most clearly explored through the character of Cassie Howard, played by Sydney Sweeney. In the first season, Cassie is overly romantic and ridiculously naïve — but she's not one-dimensional either. In times of crisis, Cassie collects herself, makes tough decisions, and is brave even in the face of harsh consequences. However, during season two, Cassie is hysterical, impulsive, and unable to accept the consequences of her own actions, such as secretly sleeping with Nate, her best friend's abusive ex-boyfriend, played by Jacob Elordi. Cassie's flaws are exaggerated to the point of melodrama, while her more positive traits - like her nervousness - are eliminated. Cassie's struggle to overcome her tendency to seek approval from men was easily relatable to young female viewers of last season, a habit many women struggle to unlearn early in life. Indeed, viewers watch as she struggles to remain faithful to her boyfriend in the face of another man's attention, showing that her desperation to be validated by her male peers isn't neutralized by acquiring a significant other. But in season two, Levinson takes that notion to the extreme with Cassie, as she performs the most ridiculous actions to get even a whiff of attention from Nate. Cassie even decides to layer her edges to look more like Maddy, her best friend and Nate's ex-girlfriend, and is delighted by a split-second look Nate gives her in the school hallway. Once again, she is portrayed as more of a caricature of the woman she was before, desperate to do anything for a man's attention. Levinson's portrayal of Cassie in season two also teetered on the verge of pornography for the first few episodes, another way in which he lost control of the character. Compared to Season 2, Cassie's occasional nudity and sexualization wasn't as annoying or uncomfortable in Season 1. Instead, her sexualization was used as a tool to uncover Cassie's vision of self-worth and to examine how Cassie valued herself only insofar as she physically appealed to the men around her. Partially undressed moments revealed Cassie's quest for validation and acceptance, as seen in videos of her reluctant to let her ex-boyfriends film her having sex. Her nude scenes were almost always the result of subtle manipulation by a friend - she would expose herself because she felt it necessary to keep her lover's attention. There seems to be an exponential increase in scenes where Cassie is nude in season two, particularly in the first three episodes. But the nudity no longer feels like a tool to reveal more aspects of her character — it seems more unnecessary and to the benefit of the show's male viewers. Cassie's numerous nude scenes don't seem so unjustified, if only slightly outdone by her co-star Jacob Elordi's nudity. Cassie's constant nudity feels unjustified. Levinson's decision to delay Cassie's development in this way makes her character seem unrealistic and disconnected, as her hysteria and emotional state are inconsistent with her former self. He has moved away from the more nuanced portrayal of a woman figuring out how to decenter men on their journey of self-discovery. Instead, Levinson has transformed her into an overly dramatic version of her former self, with no redeeming qualities and no comment on the challenges young women face. Cassie is no longer complex or relatable.

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Ex-Bronco, Super Bowl champion Demaryius Thomas dies aged 33

He managed to shine as a receiver on Georgia Tech's run-oriented offense. By the time his NFL career ended, he had won five straight Pro Bowl honors and a Super Bowl ring with the Denver Broncos. (Author: Gardener)

Super BowlHe managed to shine as a receiver on Georgia Tech's run-oriented offense. By the time his NFL career ended, he had won five straight Pro Bowl honors and a Super Bowl ring with the Denver Broncos. The football world mourned the loss of Thomas on Friday, who died at his home in suburban Atlanta at the age of 33 - less than six months after he officially announced his retirement from the NFL. Tim Tebow, who delivered perhaps the most famous pass of Thomas' career, wrote on Twitter that he "woke up and saw the really devastating news about my teammate and friend." "So many will remember him for his athletic ability," Tebow said, "but I will remember him for his kindness, his smile that lights up a room, and the love he had for the people in his life." Remember.” Thomas was found dead at his home Thursday night, said Officer Tim Lupo, the Roswell, Georgia Police Department's public information officer. "Preliminary information indicates his death resulted from a medical issue and our investigators have no reason to believe otherwise at this time," Lupo said early Friday. LaTonya Bonseigneur, a first cousin who grew up with Thomas, told The Associated Press the family believes he died of a seizure. "He's had seizures for over a year and we think he had a seizure while showering," Bonseigneur said in a phone interview. "He was alone and a friend couldn't reach him, so he called his driver, who has a key because of these seizures, and he went into his house and found him in the shower." Thomas last played in the NFL in 2019, kicking in 11 games from 10 starts for the New York Jets. He announced his retirement last June in a video posted to the Broncos' Twitter account. "I'm just happy to say I'm done and it's been good for me," said Thomas. The Broncos said they were "devastated and heartbroken" over the death of one of their greatest players, which carried them to two Super Bowls and a championship during the 2015 season. His contributions to the Denver community went beyond the field, the team said, citing his work with the Broncos Boys and Girls Club, hospital visits and its annual soccer camp. "We were very much looking forward to celebrating Demaryius as one of the greatest players in franchise history for years to come," the team said in a statement. "The humility, warmth, kindness, and infectious smile of Demaryius will always be remembered by those who knew and loved him." Born in the tiny town of Montrose, southeast Georgia, Thomas thrived even after his mother and grandmother died went to prison for selling drugs. When Thomas was 11, officers burst into the family home and allowed his mother to accompany her son and his two younger sisters to the school bus before picking them up. While he was putting up big numbers after the Broncos signed quarterback Peyton Manning in 2012, Thomas made his most famous catch last season, his sophomore year in the league. In the first overtime in an AFC wildcard playoff game, he broke down the middle and grabbed an 80-yard touchdown from Tebow to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers. "Every time I see it, every time I look at it, I still get goosebumps because it was just crazy," Thomas said in his retirement video. Towards the end of his career, Thomas got a chance to work briefly with Tom Brady after signing with the New England Patriots. Thomas was cut before they played a regular season game together. "I'm so sad to wake up this morning and hear of the passing of my friend Demariyus Thomas," Brady wrote. Thomas, nicknamed "Bay Bay" as a child after the animated film Bébé's Kids, managed to make a name for himself as a receiver at Georgia Tech — even after the school hired Paul Johnson to succeed Chan Gailey as coach in 2008 would have. Johnson installed a run-oriented options scheme, greatly reducing the number of passing plays. But Thomas was often left in one-on-one coverage and managed to display the skills that would see the Broncos pick him with the No. 22 pick in the 2010 draft. "He was such a talent with a big heart for helping others," Johnson said. Current Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins was on Gailey's staff during Thomas' freshman year at the school in 2006. The former player visited Collins' team in August during their preseason camp. "I'll always remember how exciting it was for our players when he could stop by and spend some time with us," Collins said. Thomas finished his Georgia Tech career with 120 receptions for 2,339 yards and 14 touchdowns in three seasons. Working with Manning, Thomas came up with much glaring numbers for the Broncos, starting with a scintillating 2012 season — 94 catches for 1,434 yards and 10 touchdowns — that led to the first of those five straight Pro Bowl selections. He twice had 100-plus catches in a season, highlighted by career-bests of 111 catches and 1,619 yards in 2014 -- both remaining team records. Thomas had five consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons. In Manning's final year, the Broncos defeated Carolina 24-10 in the Super Bowl to conclude the 2015 season. Thomas had just one catch for 8 yards as Denver relied mostly on their defense and running game to secure their first title in 17 years. The Broncos also reached the Super Bowl in the 2013 season, amassing the greatest offensive numbers in NFL history. But they went down with a whimper in the title game, which was routed by the Seattle Seahawks 43-8, despite Thomas averaging a then-Super Bowl record with 13 receptions and 118 total yards. "If we all played like he did, we would have won," groaned Denver general manager John Elway. During the four seasons that Manning and Thomas were together, the Broncos went 55-17. When Denver capped that amazing run with another Super Bowl appearance, Thomas' mother, Katina Smith, got the chance to see him in person instead of on prison TV. Katina Smith was sentenced to 20 years in prison after declining a reduced sentence in exchange for testifying against her mother, Minnie Pearl Thomas, who ended up receiving a life sentence. "I think that's what drives me more, knowing they're there and watching me," Thomas said ahead of his first Super Bowl. "I'm trying to go out there and do my best because they're going to talk to the people in jail about it." Smith was released in time to sit in the stands and watch her son win a Super Bowl championship. After Manning retired, Thomas' production began to dwindle as the Broncos struggled to agree on a quarterback. He only managed 23 catches in seven games with his new team and was released after that short tenure. Thomas signed with the Patriots but was cut before their opener. In 143 career games, Thomas had 724 catches for 9,763 yards and 63 touchdowns. According to Bonseigneur, Thomas was not married and had no children. After his mother went to prison, he lived with an aunt and uncle, Shirley and James Brown. James Brown was a Baptist minister who helped instill Thomas's humble demeanor. "It made me a stronger and better man just to be in that atmosphere, to work harder and to know that nothing is going to be easy," Thomas once said. "Demaryius was a great guy," Bonseigneur said. He was just a kid who loved to play football."

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At the end of Olympic, Salt Lake's Nathan Chen helps bid farewell to the Beijing Games

Gold medalist Nathan Chen was back on the ice for this weekend's figure skating gala. He will leave Beijing with an uncertain future, but his legacy is secure. (Author: Gardener)

Nathan ChenBeijing • Nathan Chen spun across the ice, a swirl of motion amid swirls of red light. His tuxedo performance at Sunday's figure skating gala as part of the celebratory "Caravan" didn't steal the show between a "Rocky"-themed number and the graceful rendition of "Ave Maria" by women's gold medalist Anna Shcherbakova of Russia. By the time he skated at the traditional merry Winter Games wrap-up, Chen had already secured a place of honor in his sport. None other than Yuzuru Hanyu, the Japanese skater who won the previous two gold medals and is one of Chen's greatest rivals and a close friend, put the Salt Lake City skater on a pedestal. "He's such a great figure skater," Hanyu, who finished fourth in Beijing, said through an interpreter on Sunday. "I think he has all the good qualities that you can attribute to a figure skater. I admire him because he can always make a high, perfect jump and it's difficult for me to finish as perfectly as he does. Chen went to those Olympics with all eyes on him — and not just because he seemed to be on TV during every commercial break. Figure skating fans wondered which skater would show up at Capital Indoor Stadium: the one who stumbled through his short program to drop from favorite to 17th place during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, or the one whose long program that same year so ​​a showstopper it brought him back to the brink of an Olympic medal. Hungry by lack and confident by his comeback, Chen's performances in the team event and men's singles were sensational, even record-breaking. And when it was all over, he had secured the gold medal, the only piece of jewelry missing from his trophy case. "I've achieved almost every goal I set out to achieve in skating," Chen told The Salt Lake Tribune a day after his golden triumph. In order to. It's hard to say whether I want to continue or not.” To be clear, Chen hasn't said he plans to retire. However, after completing the Stars on Ice exhibition tour, he plans to return to Yale in the fall. He took two years off school to prepare for the Olympics and told The Salt Lake Tribune he has no plans to train while he's there. "I'm really proud of what I've already achieved," said the 22-year-old. "I'm glad I got those opportunities and, you know, really grateful for all the support I've received to get those opportunities and try to make the best of those opportunities, and I think that is all that really matters to me." (Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nathan Chen performs at the Figure Skating Exhibition Gala at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on Sunday, February 20, 2022. (Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nathan Chen performs in the Figure Skating Exhibition Gala at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on Sunday, February 20, 2022. Chen won two medals in Beijing but he will only leave with one.The International Olympic Committee said there will be none Allow medal ceremony for team figure skating event until case is solved by Kamila Valieva, the 15-year-old announced the day after she helped the Russian team win gold nt reported a positive doping test. The American team, including Chen, protested the IOC's decision not to hold a ceremony. It's unclear when they will receive their medals or if they will be silver or gold. "We're obviously disappointed by that," Chen said of the CAS decision. “And having had the opportunity to watch it with teammates and also to be on the podium for myself, I know how special this moment is. A team ceremony was planned for February 8 at the medal court but did not take place. The IOC later announced that on December 25 Valieva tested positive for the banned substance trimetazidine, which improves blood flow to the heart. The positive test became known the day after the end of the team run and she was immediately given a provisional ban by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA). This suspension was lifted a day later by that organization's Disciplinary Anti-Doping Panel. CAS then allowed Valieva to continue competing despite complaints from the IOC, the World Anti-Doping Agency and the International Skating Union. She finished fourth in the women's individual competition, removing all controversy over a medal ceremony for that competition. Chen said he felt a mixture of anger and injustice at the US team being denied their celebration. “I wanted to do my part to support the team and everyone ran just phenomenal. We all stood our ground, we all did what we had to do," he said. “Coming here, competing here, of course, but also everything that leads to the Olympics.

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GOP splinter in race for resigning Congressman Kevin Brady's seat

Although there are 11 candidates running in the Republican primary, the vast majority of local... (Author: Gardener)

GOPMorgan Luttrell, a former Navy SEAL running in the Republican primary for the 8th congressional district, speaks during a campaign event Saturday at the Honor Cafe in Conroe. Morgan Luttrell, a congressional candidate, salutes supporters prior to the Texas First Rally Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the Honor Cafe in Conroe. Morgan Luttrell, a congressional candidate, greets Vicki Fullerton prior to the Texas First Rally Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the Honor Cafe in Conroe. Morgan Luttrell listens as his brother Marcus speaks during Morgan's campaign rally on Saturday February 19, 2022 at the Honor Cafe in Conroe. A group of people speak during the Texas First Rally, a campaign rally for Morgan Luttrell, Saturday, February 19, 2022, at the Honor Cafe in Conroe. Guy and Lesha Daniel pray during the Texas First Rally, a campaign rally for Morgan Luttrell, Saturday, February 19, 2022, at the Honor Cafe in Conroe. Montgomery County Precinct 1 Constable Philip Cash speaks during the Texas First Rally, a campaign rally for Morgan Luttrell, Saturday, February 19, 2022, at the Honor Cafe in Conroe. Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough listens during the Texas First Rally, a campaign rally for Morgan Luttrell, Saturday, February 19, 2022, at the Honor Cafe in Conroe. Montgomery County Commissioner Robert Walker speaks during the Texas First Rally, a campaign rally for Morgan Luttrell, Saturday, February 19, 2022, at the Honor Cafe in Conroe. Dan Patrick speaks during the Texas First Rally, a campaign rally for Morgan Luttrell, Saturday, February 19, 2022, at the Honor Cafe in Conroe. Holly Luttrell listens to her son Morgan during his campaign rally on Saturday February 19, 2022 at the Honor Cafe in Conroe. Former US Secretary of Energy and Governor of Texas Rick Perry is introduced by Marcus Luttrell during a campaign rally for Marcus' brother Morgan on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the Honor Cafe in Conroe. Alex Brueswitz speaks during a campaign rally for Christian Collins on Saturday February 19, 2022 at Grace Woodlands in The Woodlands. Rick Perry, former US Secretary of Energy and Governor of Texas, introduces Morgan Luttrell, a congressional candidate, during his campaign event Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the Honor Cafe in Conroe. Mike Lindell, Founder of My Pillow, and US Rep. Madison Cawthorn speak during a campaign rally for Christian Collins on Saturday February 19, 2022 at Grace Woodlands in The Woodlands. Mike Lindell speaks during a campaign rally for Christian Collins on Saturday February 19, 2022 at Grace Woodlands in The Woodlands. Mike Lindell speaks during a campaign rally for Christian Collins on Saturday February 19, 2022 at Grace Woodlands in The Woodlands. People cheer as US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks during a campaign rally for Christian Collins at Grace Woodlands in The Woodlands on Saturday February 19, 2022. People cheer as US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks during a campaign rally for Christian Collins at Grace Woodlands in The Woodlands on Saturday February 19, 2022. Christian Collins, second from left, stands with U.S. Reps. Madison Cawthorn and Marjorie Taylor Greene during a rally at Grace Woodlands Church on Saturday. Congressional candidate Christian Collins speaks during his campaign rally on Saturday February 19, 2022 at Grace Woodlands in The Woodlands. Congressional candidate Christian Collins, center, stands on stage with U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn, left, and U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene during his campaign event Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Grace Woodlands in The Woodlands. Leslie Wilson prays during a campaign rally for Christian Collins on Saturday February 19, 2022 at Grace Woodlands in The Woodlands. CONROE -- Hundreds of people crowded into the veteran-themed Honor Cafe here on Saturday as Marcus Luttrell, the retired Navy SEAL from "Lone Survivor," campaigned to send his twin brother Morgan to Congress. But in between praising Morgan's toughness, Marcus Luttrell also, thinly in disguise, fired at Christian Collins, his brother's much younger rival in the March 1 Republican primary. "Nothing against anyone going up against my brother, but if you're a boy trying to be a man in this world, you're in the wrong place," Marcus Luttrell said. About a 15-minute drive south on Interstate 45, Collins, 33, was in the middle of his own rally at Grace Woodlands Church, where he was joined by two of his most prominent supporters: U. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, both members of the hardline House Freedom Caucus. Across the street, Marcus Luttrell pinned Collins — without mentioning him by name — for "bringing people in from out of state just to talk about me and my brother." The 11-candidate Republican primary to succeed retiring Congressman Kevin Brady has divided conservatives in Houston and Washington, with the vast majority of local officials, donors and well-funded outside groups lining up behind either Collins or Morgan Luttrell. The two agree on virtually every major policy issue, and both have attracted support from right-wing conservatives, though Collins is more confidently aligning himself with the party's far-right faction and focusing on issues that enliven Trump's most loyal supporters -- enthusiastically a nationwide scrutiny of the election Demand 2020, for example. Luttrell - a former Navy SEAL, like his brother - also vows to aggressively support conservative policies in Congress, listing priorities including building a southern border wall, ending "radical classroom indoctrination" and ending federal vaccination regulations. People wait to attend the Texas First Rally, a campaign rally for Morgan Luttrell, at the Honor Cafe in Conroe on Saturday, February 19, 2022. People wait to attend the Texas First Rally, a campaign rally for Morgan Luttrell, at the Honor Cafe in Conroe on Saturday, February 19, 2022. Dave Warren shows off his tattoos prior to the Texas First Rally, a campaign rally for Morgan Luttrell, on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the Honor Cafe in Conroe. Dave Warren shows off his tattoos prior to the Texas First Rally, a campaign rally for Morgan Luttrell, on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the Honor Cafe in Conroe. Marcus Luttrell speaks during a campaign rally for his brother Morgan Luttrell on Saturday February 19, 2022 at the Honor Cafe in Conroe. Marcus Luttrell speaks during a campaign rally for his brother Morgan Luttrell on Saturday February 19, 2022 at the Honor Cafe in Conroe. Marcus Luttrell speaks during a campaign rally for his brother Morgan Luttrell on Saturday February 19, 2022 at the Honor Cafe in Conroe. Marcus Luttrell speaks during a campaign rally for his brother Morgan Luttrell on Saturday February 19, 2022 at the Honor Cafe in Conroe. Leslie Luttrell, right, and her father James Webb hold their son Lincoln as they listen to her husband Morgan Luttrell during the Texas First Rally, one of her husband's campaign events, Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the Honor Cafe in Conroe . Leslie Luttrell, right, and her father James Webb hold their son Lincoln as they listen to her husband Morgan Luttrell during the Texas First Rally, one of her husband's campaign events, Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the Honor Cafe in Conroe . But Collins, a conservative activist and political activist who has previously worked for Brady and US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, insists Luttrell's rhetoric is undermined by his support of a super PAC with close ties to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California will. Collins also frequently notes that Luttrell, 46, is supported by two Republicans, U.S. Reps. Dan Crenshaw of Houston and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, who have taken issue with the party's far-right faction -- represented by Greene and others representing uncompromising loyalty to the former appreciate President Donald Trump and his agenda. Portraying himself as an insurgent ready to play tough with the leadership of the Republican House of Representatives, Collins vowed Saturday to formalize his alliance with Greene and other like-minded members by forming an "America first, Patriot Squad." , a nod to the four-man squad. of progressive Democrats, to which U belongs. “The question for this district, Congressional District 8, is not whether we're going to vote for a Republican, because we are. It's what kind of Republican," Collins said. At a debate this month, Luttrell defended his support from the McCarthy-affiliated Super-PAC, saying the group supports him because "plain and simple, I'm a better candidate." He also vowed to "never step out of line" on certain matters and suggested that opposing the leadership of the House of Representatives presented less of a challenge than the life-and-death decisions he faced in the Navy . Luttrell also brushed aside Collins in the debate for blasting Kinzinger, whose outspoken criticism of Trump has alienated him from the party. Luttrell dismissed Kinzinger's anti-Trump actions and said his campaign returned a $5,000 check he received from Kinzinger's PAC last year, though he also pushed back on Collins' characterization of Kinzinger as a "traitor." Morgan Luttrell, a congressional candidate, speaks during his campaign rally Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the Honor Cafe in Conroe. He fought for his country in a war," Luttrell said before turning to Collins. Cawthorn, speaking at Collins' rally on Saturday, said after watching the debate he decided to support Collins over Luttrell - deciding the latter would take a "laissez-faire, hands-off approach" to the Governing in Washington, D., represent. "America first, patriots need to get around Christian Collins so we have someone who wants to come to Washington, DC, not just to get a seat ... but to go there to actually get something done," Cawthorn said. Congressional candidate Christian Collins stands on stage with US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene during his campaign rally on Saturday February 19, 2022 at Grace Woodlands in The Woodlands. Less than a week before the early vote, the race has seen a cascade of outside spending, led by a $593,000 infusion from last week's McCarthy-aligned Super PAC to fund a television ad for Luttrell. The 30-second spot says Luttrell will "crush the awakened mob" and "protect the energy of Texas like he did in Trump's energy department" — a reference to Luttrell's role as special adviser to former Energy Secretary Rick Perry. (Trump didn't endorse any candidate in the primary.) Even with the pro-Luttrell TV ad, Collins has benefited from most of the outside spending in the race, including more than half a million dollars apiece from a super PAC associated with the connected is House Freedom Caucus and a Super PAC funded entirely by Robert Marling, a bank executive from The Woodlands. Another super PAC called Drain the DC Swamp, funded largely by a Colorado-based GOP mega-donor who has also supported far-right Republicans like Greene and US Rep. Lauren Boebert, dropped $75,000 on direct mail and texting to support Collins. Rick Perry, former US Secretary of Energy and Governor of Texas, speaks during the Texas First Rally, a campaign rally for Morgan Luttrell, Saturday, February 19, 2022, at the Honor Cafe in Conroe. The spate of outside spending has helped Collins stay financially competitive with Luttrell, who as of Feb. 9 had raised nearly $2.2 million, more than five times Collins's. Four other GOP candidates had raised between $17,000 and $44,000 since the campaign began: former Navy helicopter pilot Dan McKaughan, businesswoman Candice Burrows, Willis Public Works director Taylor Whichard and Jessica Wellington, a former district director for retired Congressman Ted Poe . The four remaining candidates had reported no fundraising. The winner meets the only Democrat running for the seat, former San Jacinto County Democratic Party Chairwoman Laura Jones. A man listens during a campaign rally for Christian Collins at Grace Woodlands in The Woodlands on Saturday February 19, 2022. A man listens during a campaign rally for Christian Collins at Grace Woodlands in The Woodlands on Saturday February 19, 2022. Ryan Fournier speaks during a campaign rally for Christian Collins at Grace Woodlands in The Woodlands on Saturday February 19, 2022. Ryan Fournier speaks during a campaign rally for Christian Collins at Grace Woodlands in The Woodlands on Saturday February 19, 2022. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks during a campaign rally for Christian Collins Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Grace Woodlands in The Woodlands. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks during a campaign rally for Christian Collins Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Grace Woodlands in The Woodlands. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks during a campaign rally for Christian Collins Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Grace Woodlands in The Woodlands. US Rep. Madison Cawthorn speaks during a campaign rally for Christian Collins on Saturday February 19, 2022 at Grace Woodlands in The Woodlands. US Rep. Madison Cawthorn speaks during a campaign rally for Christian Collins on Saturday February 19, 2022 at Grace Woodlands in The Woodlands. Although the district retained its partisan makeup, it lost about 175,000 residents from southern Montgomery County while ceding most of its northern rural territory to neighboring districts. It now includes more than 300,000 new residents in West Harris County. One of the district's longtime residents, Lt. gov. Dan Patrick told attendees at the Luttrell rally on Saturday that Luttrell has an overall victory within reach on March 1 - potentially allowing him to avoid a grueling runoff in May. "Here's my message to you: We don't want [Luttrell's wife] Leslie and Morgan working three months and raising another million and a half dollars," Patrick said.

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The NBA will honor the NBA 75th Anniversary Team in a special ceremony at halftime in the 2022 NBA All-Star Game

Usher, Spike Lee, Tiffany Haddish and Anthony Anderson will narrate and take fans on a journey through the league's first 75 years. (Author: Gardener)

NBANEW YORK – The National Basketball Association (NBA) will honor the NBA's 75th anniversary team in a special halftime ceremony during the 71st NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 20 at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland. Eight-time GRAMMY Award winner and Cleveland Cavaliers partner Usher, five-time Academy Award winner and two-time Emmy Award winner Spike Lee, GRAMMY and Emmy Award winner Tiffany Haddish and Emmy Award nominee Anthony Anderson will narrate and the fans A journey through the league's first 75 years, recognizing the players who shone the brightest and highlighting the themes that have served as cornerstones of the NBA since its inception: competition, culture and inclusion. Nine-time GRAMMY Award winners Earth, Wind & Fire will perform their hit "Shining Star" for the semifinals. Prior to the tip, Billboard Award-winning artist and Cleveland native Machine Gun Kelly and acclaimed producer and award-winning DJ D-Nice will introduce the 2022 NBA All-Stars. Four-time GRAMMY Award winner Macy Gray of Ohio will sing the US national anthem, and Toronto native, two-time Juno Award nominee and platinum-selling artist Ryland James will sing the Canadian national anthem. On Saturday, February 19th, GRAMMY Award-winning music mogul DJ Khaled will be joined by a host of high-profile friends including nine-time GRAMMY Award winner and two-time Academy Award winner Mary J. Blige, three-time GRAMMY Award winner Ludacris, the five-time GRAMMY Award winners Lil Wayne, Gunna, Migos and Lil Baby headline an unforgettable performance before the AT&T Slam Dunk during State Farm® All-Star Saturday Night, which airs at 8 p.m. ET on TNT. As previously announced, ahead of the start of the inaugural NBA HBCU Classic presented by AT&T on Saturday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m. ET on TNT, ESPN2 and NBA TV, award-winning actress, music artist and television personality Keke Palmer will perform the U. 🌟 DJ Khaled is joined by Gunna, Lil Baby, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige and Migos. to headline #StateFarmSaturday performances on TNT! Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor Anthony Anderson is the star and executive producer of ABC's multi-award-winning sitcom Black-ish, in which he portrays Andre "Dre" Johnson, which is currently airing its eighth and final season. Anderson will also reprise his role as Detective Kevin Barnard in Season 21 of Law and Order, which marks a highly anticipated return to television. He also hosts the ABC game show To Tell the Truth. Anderson is executive producer on black-ish and its spin-off grown-ish. He has numerous other television and film roles including TRANSFORMERS, THE DEPARTED and HUSTLE & FLOW. Anderson received seven Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series as Producer, and three Golden Globe nominations and three Critics Choice nominations for his role in Black-ish. He has won seven Image Awards and received 16 nominations in his career. In 2020 he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The legendary DJ, rapper, beatboxer, producer, photographer and philanthropist has touched millions on Instagram Live with timeless records, on stage at memorable gigs and online with his revolutionary virtual Club Quarantine. The NAACP Image Awards named him Entertainer of the Year, Time Magazine nominated him for 2020 Person of the Year, while he took home the 2020 Webby Artist of the Year award for Outstanding Achievement, and Ebony Magazine took home him in his 2021 Power 100 list. Most importantly, Club Quarantine has had a positive impact around the world, raising millions for first responders, HBCUs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Apollo Theater and more. Since beginning his career two decades ago, GRAMMY-winning, multi-platinum artist, music industry visionary, innovative influencer, mogul and mega-producer DJ Khaled has sold 18 million singles and 5 million albums and generated more than 3 billion streams. He hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2016 with the gold-selling "Major Key" and in 2017 with the platinum-certified, GRAMMY Award-nominated "Grateful." The latter boasted a six-time platinum Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "I 'm The One" (feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne) and "Wild Thoughts" (which features his 12th full-length album, Father of Asahd, was No 1 most-streamed record, received a Gold certification from the RIAA and marked his third consecutive Top 2 debut on the Billboard Top 200. He also directs We the Best Music Group, is a New York Times bestselling author and an associate judge Fox's top-rated hit "The Four" of 2018. Earth, Wind & Fire is a music institution. The group have had eight number one hits and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. They have released 23 albums, eight of them were certified double platinum and reached the top 10, which made her one of the best-selling artists of all time e GRAMMY Awards, including one for lifetime achievement (2012). In 2000, Earth, Wind & Fire were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, cementing their lasting influence on popular music. Earth, Wind & Fire's music is more alive than ever as they continue to inspire new audiences and delight those who have been with us since the beginning. Like the elements in the group's name, Earth, Wind & Fire's music has withstood the ever-changing trends in the world and shows no signs of disappearing. From the funky and infectious "Let's Groove" to the timeless dance classic "September" to the heartfelt "Reasons," Earth, Wind & Fire's catalog of hits has become the soundtrack of many lifetimes; now, then and forever. Six-time GRAMMY nominee Lil Baby is one of the most dominant and critically acclaimed names in music with over 30 billion streams worldwide. In 2020, he released My Turn, the #1 streamed and best-selling album of any genre that year, which also charted 14 records simultaneously on The Billboard Hot 100, and bonded him with music titans Prince and Paul McCartney. His 2021 collaboration, The Voice of the Heroes, with Lil Durk was his second #1 project on the Billboard 200. He has three BET Awards for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Best Duo with Lil Durk, and get the best new artist. He was also named Vevo's Best Hip-Hop Artist, MVP at Rap Caviar, and won Global Artist of the Year at the Apple Music Awards. He has received six Grammy nominations in his young career. Lil Wayne Lil Wayne rewrote the entire game in his image. The five-time GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum rap icon, founder of Young Money Entertainment, acclaimed author, skater, philanthropist and storied superstar has left an indelible tattoo on culture. As of 2020, he forever cemented his legacy as one of the best-selling artists of all time, amassing more than 100 million records worldwide with 15 million album sales and 37 million digital track sales in the United States alone. He has received 11 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, two MTV VMAs and eight NAACP Image Awards. Among many milestones, he emerged as "the first male artist to surpass Elvis Presley for most entries on the Billboard Hot 100," posting a staggering 109 entries. With a discography marked by two consecutive #1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with 2008's triple platinum, triple GRAMMY Award-winning opus Tha Carter III and its double-platinum follow-up Tha Carter IV in Highlighted in 2011, he completed the series with Tha Carter V in 2018. Concurrently, Wayne owns and operates Young Money Entertainment as CEO. As a recording artist, Ludacris has sold more than 15 million albums domestically thanks to the blockbuster success of singles such as "Stand Up", "Get Back", "Southern Hospitality", "Number One Spot", "Money Maker" and "My Chick". Bad" not only starred in Carrie Underwood's hit single "The Champion," but also co-wrote it. His feature film credits include Universal Pictures' blockbuster franchise Fast & the Furious, including Fast 7, Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five, 2 Fast 2 Furious and The Fate of the Furious”, which broke records at the box office and became the highest-grossing film premiere worldwide. He's getting back in the studio working on new music with an album release sometime this year. Recent ventures include the launch of his educational platform, KidNation, dedicated to the enrichment of children, and the opening of his much-anticipated restaurant, Chicken-n-Beer, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport. Mary J. Blige, the GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, Oscar-nominated actress, producer and philanthropist, is a figure of inspiration, transformation and empowerment, making her one of the defining voices of the contemporary music era. With a track record of eight multi-platinum albums, nine GRAMMY Awards (plus a staggering 32 nominations), two Academy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, a SAG nomination, and a BET Lifetime Achievement Award, Blige has plenty, among many other accolades to offer cemented itself as a global superstar. The singer/songwriter has attracted a very loyal following, being responsible for sales of more than 50 million albums worldwide. Blige just released her 15th studio album, GOOD MORNING GORGEOUS, and performed on the historic Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show. Acclaimed artist, actress, activist and strong woman, Macy Gray is no stranger to saying what needs to be said and acting on her words. Since breaking onto the music scene in 1999 with the release of her triple-platinum debut album, How Life Is, Gray has emerged as an R&B and soul powerhouse. She has built a loyal global fan base and has sold over 25 million albums worldwide. A five-time GRAMMY nominee, Gray received the 2000 GRAMMY Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance for her iconic song "I Try" and has been honored with two BRIT Awards. Gray's latest album will be released in 2022. Entitled The Reset, the album is geared to spur further discussion about what's happening in the world today and will help redefine what pop music should be while offering music lovers amazing music, good times and a great message. Gray's talents resonate beyond music. She starred in Tyler Perry's Black Reel Award-winning For Colored Girls and has been on screens from Brotherly Love and Cardboard Boxer to the NETFLIX hit Fuller House. Recording artist Machine Gun Kelly is a multi-talented artist with an impressive career that began in Cleveland and has made him a worldwide star in both music and film. Machine Gun Kelly's fifth studio album, Tickets To My Downfall, was released on September 25, 2020 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The platinum album was the first rock album of 2020 to top the chart and exceeded the Half brought in billions of streams in less than a week. He has landed 18 songs on the Hot Rock Songs Billboard chart and to date, "Tickets to My Downfall" has sold over 2.5 million albums and had over 3.6 billion streams worldwide. MGK has received numerous accolades including an American Music Award for Favorite Rock Artist, back-to-back MTV VMAs for Best Alternative, iHeart Radio's Best Alternative Rock Album, and the 2021 Billboard Music Awards for Best Rock Artist and Best Rock Album. With almost 30 billion streams and 68 billion YouTube views, Migos and her Culture series are in the pantheon of hip-hop greats. The group has received massive critical acclaim and 47 award nominations, and was the first rap group to tie the Beatles for most concurrent Hot 100 entries. Every year since 2017, when they broke with original culture, Migos has taken home the best group at the BET Awards. With more than a dozen gold and platinum singles, two multi-platinum albums and hundreds of songs behind them, Migos stepped down to prepare for the final part of their Culture trilogy. Keke Palmer is an Emmy-winning actress, singer, songwriter, producer and television host. Earlier in the year, Palmer co-starred and executive produced the Steel Springs Pictures feature film Alice, alongside writer-director Krystin Ver Linden's Common and Johnny Lee Miller. This summer she will star in Nope, Jordan Peele's highly anticipated next feature film at Universal. In 2021, she received a Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of the five members of the Taylor family in her own series, Turn Up With the Taylors, which she produced with Kids at Play for Facebook Watch, based on the original characters featured on her social networks media became more and more popular. Keke is currently voicing "Maya" in Disney+'s revival of The Proud Family and "Rochelle" in Netflix's new Big Mouth spinoff Human Resources, having appeared in Season 5 of Big Mouth can be heard voicing the role of "Brynn" opposite Pete Davidson on Broadway Video's Audible scripted podcast "Hit Job." Ryland James, a two-time JUNO Award nominee and platinum-certified vocal dynamo, is an emotionally-sharp songwriter and powerhouse performer. A Deseronto, Ontario native, he took to the global stage in 2019 with his breakout single "In My Head." The song peaked at #1 on Shazam Canada's Top 200 chart and was certified platinum in Canada. He supported multi-platinum superstar Alessia Cara on a sold-out North American tour and has performed at festivals such as Life Is Beautiful. After his self-titled debut EP Ryland James in 2020, he surpassed 72 million global streams. James welcomed in 2022 with a brand new single entitled "I Give Everything" through Universal Music Canada and Republic Records. The track comes after a year of self-reflection and immense personal growth from James, who has not only come to terms with who he is, but is embracing himself with pride. Academy Award® winner SPIKE LEE has an iconic storytelling that has had a lasting impact on filmmaking and television. Most recently, he has entered into a multi-year partnership with Netflix to direct and produce narrative features. He previously worked with Netflix on projects such as Da 5 Bloods (which he directed and co-wrote), the series She's Gotta Have It (which he created, wrote and directed), the film version of Rodney King . (which he directed) and the sci-fi film See You Yesterday by Stefon Bristol (which he produced). In August 2021, he directed and produced the four-part documentary NYC EPICENTERS 9/11➔2021½, which was released by HBO and streamed on HBO Max. In 2018, the visionary filmmaker co-wrote and directed the Oscar-nominated and critically acclaimed hit film BlacKKKlansman, which won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Emmy and Grammy award winner Tiffany Haddish has established herself as one of the most in-demand comedy actresses in the world. She has appeared in the Apple TV crime series The Afterparty, alongside Dave Franco, Ben Schwartz and Ilana Glazer, and opposite Oscar Isaac in the critically acclaimed Paul Schrader film The Card Counter. . She is also currently working on the production of the Disney film Haunted Mansion and will next begin producing Cory Finley's feature film adaptation of the National Book Award winning Landscape With Invisible Hand. Other recent projects include reprising her role as Tuca in the adult animated series Tuca & Bertie, in which she hosts TBS's new weekly film screening and talk show, Friday Night Vibes, and Netflix's Bad Trip, starring Eric Andre and Lil Rel Howery. Haddish is perhaps best known for her breakout role in the hit comedy Girls Trip, in which she starred as the scene-stealing Dina alongside Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Regina Hall. Usher changed music, culture and countless lives. Aside from selling more than 80 million records worldwide and collecting dozens of awards, he's simultaneously lit up the small screen on NBC's The Voice and the big screen in blockbusters like Hustlers. He has also been a tireless philanthropist, raising tens of millions of dollars for various causes with his New Look Foundation since 1999 and encouraging youth. The multi-GRAMMY Award-winning international megastar, actor, dancer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and proud Atlanta resident is once again inspiring change in 2022 and beyond. He has won eight GRAMMY Awards to date and is Billboard's "No. 1 Hot 100 Artists of the 2000s", "No. 2 highest-grossing artists of the 2000s" and "one of the best-selling artists in American music history," according to the RIAA. He catapulted four consecutive albums to #1 on Billboard's Top 200, beginning with the seminal, diamond-certified "Confessions" in 2004. With a string of singles and shows, he continued to push boundaries before setting the stage for his ninth full-length album prepared 2022.

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3 Devastated Dow Jones Stocks Poised for a Strong Rebound

The market punished a handful of very vulnerable names as general weakness loomed, but some selling was far too overblown. (Author: Gardener)

3If you're keen on buying stocks while they're on sale, there's certainly no shortage of these names right now. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now down more than 6% from its January high and is back to where it was trading around the middle of last year. Here's a closer look at three devastated Dow Jones stocks that are poised for a big rally. Admittedly, athletic apparel company Nike (NYSE:NKE) has investors baffled. Newly unpredictable demand in China -- which accounts for about a fifth of its business -- makes it hard to hold back. No wonder the then-overbought stock is now down 20% from its November high. After all, this is still the number one athletic footwear brand in the world, and it's no loser on the clothing front either. Sure, a little more security in China would be nice; However, this is not the largest market or even the second largest market. Those accolades still belong to North America and Europe, if you add in the Middle East and Africa, both of which, incidentally, posted revenue growth for both the quarter ended November and the quarter ended August. In the meantime, the company continues to expand its own ways of connecting with customers online and offline. Sales made directly to customers rather than through third-party retail distributors accounted for more than 40% of revenue for the prior quarter, up 8% year over year, while Nike's digital sales for the same three months are year over year up 11%. That homegrown progress is a big reason why analysts are still calling for company-wide revenue growth of nearly 6% this year, which is huge for a company Nike's size. Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) stock, down more than a third (and trading at new 52-week lows) since its November peak, seems radioactive to investors - nobody wants to touch it. Sales here have been so targeted that a hard landing is likely, spurring an equally big and equally quick rebound. Salesforce.com is one of the world's first cloud computing companies to offer salespeople browser-based online access to customer databases. It's also still one of the most productive cloud companies in the world, with more than 150,000 enterprise customers contributing combined revenue of $21 billion in fiscal 2021, a 24% increase over 2020 revenue. That number is expected to grow to over $26 billion this year and nearly $32 billion in the next fiscal year. This stock isn't cheap, mind you...perhaps one of the main reasons it's rallied over the past few weeks. After the last look, shares are valued at more than 40 times their trailing and forward-looking earnings. Finally, add Honeywell International (NASDAQ:HON) to your list of downed Dow Jones stocks poised to dish out a big rally. Honeywell is, of course, the iconic industry name that manufactures everything from thermostats to aircraft parts to drug development technologies, plastics recycling solutions and more. But these are all things you would notice if manufacturers suddenly stopped making them. This constant marketability is the main reason why this company is a reliable revenue and profit generator. In fact, Honeywell International hasn't beaten quarterly earnings estimates at any point in the past four years, including the difficult period in 2020 when the pandemic first swept North America. Incidentally, the stock market hasn't given the company any credit for that reliability of late, as shares are down 15% from the January peak and 20% from the August peak. Much of that loss is due to Honeywell's 2022 guidance, which was released earlier this month. The company is targeting sales of between $35.4 billion and $36.4 billion and earnings of between $8.40 and $8.70 per share. The revenue expectation is in line with estimates, but the earnings forecast range did not compare favorably to the analyst community's collective estimate of $8.57. I tend to think the worst may be over for Honeywell. After all, the company has a penchant for making more profits than is widely believed. An earnings surprise could end up being the psychological bullish catalyst needed to start the stock's recovery move.

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