Vaccine drive gains speed, but maskless fans fuel worries
People enter a socially distanced line to get their COVID-19 vaccinations at Gillette Stadium, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)The drive to vaccinate Americans against the coronavirus is gaining speed and newly recorded cases have fallen to their lowest level in three months, but authorities worry that raucous Super Bowl celebrations could fuel new outbreaks. Newly confirmed infections have declined to an average of 117,000 a day, the lowest point since early November. But experts say the decline in cases is real. The sight of fans, many without masks, celebrating the Super Bowl in the streets, in sports bars and at game-watching parties has sparked worries of new outbreaks.
Throngs of maskless fans celebrate Tampa’s Super Bowl win
Fans arrive before the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa. Videos went viral on social media, showing throngs of mostly maskless fans and packed sports bars as the clock inside Raymond James Stadium ticked down on a hometown Super Bowl win for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “I’m proud to say the majority of individuals that I saw out and about enjoying the festivities associated with the Super Bowl were complying,” she said. White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about whether President Joe Biden was concerned over Tampa fans taking to the streets following the Buccaneers Super Bowl. Ad“This isn’t how we should be celebrating the Super Bowl,” the mayor tweeted on Saturday.
Tampa mayor addresses maskless fans after Super Bowl
Videos went viral on social media, showing throngs of mostly maskless fans and packed sports bars as the clock inside Raymond James Stadium ticked down on a hometown Super Bowl win for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “It is a little frustrating because we have worked so hard,” Tampa Mayor Jane Castor said during an early Monday morning news conference with the Super Bowl Host Committee. “I’m proud to say the majority of individuals that I saw out and about enjoying the festivities associated with the Super Bowl were complying,” she said. White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about whether President Joe Biden was concerned over Tampa fans taking to the streets following the Buccaneers Super Bowl. Ad“This isn’t how we should be celebrating the Super Bowl,” the mayor tweeted on Saturday.
Reaction to the death of Larry King
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, Larry King arrives at Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)Reaction to the death of Larry King, whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century. Larry King. ___“RIP Larry King!!!! ___“I’ve had the honor of being interviewed by Larry King multiple times in my life.
Dr. Dre back home after reported brain aneurysm treatment
Peter Paterno, an attorney for the rapper and producer, said Dre was home but offered no other details in an email exchange Saturday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LOS ANGELES – Dr. Dre was back at home Saturday after being treated at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm. Peter Paterno, an attorney for the music mogul, said Dre was home but offered no other details in an email exchange Saturday. On Friday, actor and rapper Ice T posted that he had connected with Dre on FaceTime and that he had “just made it home. Dre founded Beats Electronics in 2008 with Jimmy Iovine, and six years later they launched a streaming subscription service, Beats Music.
Altered photo shows Ice Cube, 50 Cent in 'Trump 2020' hats
An altered photo of rappers Ice Cube and 50 Cent in hats that appear to show support for President Donald Trump circulated widely on social media Tuesday, fueled in part by a tweet by Eric Trump. He removed the tweet with a photo of the two rappers in hats saying “Trump 2020” after being called out by Ice Cube on Twitter. Ice Cube’s hat says “Big3,” a reference to a 3-on-3 basketball league he co-founded, and 50 Cent wears one with the New York Yankees logo. Ice Cube shared the original photo on his Twitter account on July 6 to send a birthday message to 50 Cent. In a recent interview with CNN, he said both the Trump campaign and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign reached out to him about his contract.
Police: Pop Smoke's social media led killers to LA home
This aerial photo taken from video provided by Fox11 News KTTV-TV shows the Hollywood Hills home, center, where Pop Smoke, 20, was shot and killed early Feb. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. Authorities say three men and two juveniles have been arrested in connection with the home-invasion death of the rising rapper. (Fox11 News KTTV-TV via AP)
Online mattress retailer Casper IPO to raise $182.4 million
Casper Sleep, the online mattress retailer whose investors include actor Leonardo DiCaprio and rapper 50 Cent, said on Monday it aims to raise up to $182.4 million in its U.S. listing. The company plans to sell 9.6 million shares, including the underwriters' option, at between $17-$19 per share. The top end of the range values the company at $768.2 million, below the $1.1 billion valuation that it achieved in March last year. The New York-based company's investors include retailer Target Corp and investment firms Lerer Hippeau Ventures, IVP and NEA. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Jefferies are the lead underwriters on the IPO.cnbc.com
Lala Kent and Randall Emmett Wish 50 Cent 'All the Best' After Massive Twitter Feud
It seems that Lala Kent and fianc Randall Emmett just want peace and love. "I wish him all the best, I truly do," Kent said, with a smile. "Honestly, he's an incredible businessman and, honestly, we wish each other the best," added Emmett, who previously served as a producer on 50 Cent's Starz drama Power. This was the same feud that gave birth to the #Fofty meme, when Emmett misspelled the rapper's name, twice, in text messages 50 Cent mockingly posted to Instagram. 50 Cent and 'Vanderpump Rules' Star Lala Kent in Epic Social Media Showdown Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:'Vanderpump Rules' Star Lala Kent Celebrates 1 Year of SobrietyLala Kent Celebrates Her 29th Birthday With Nude PhotoChrissy Teigen Chimes in on Lala Kent and 50 Cents FeudVanderpump Rules Star Lala Kent Breaks Down Her Whole Love Story With Randall Emmett (Exclusive)
Star Sightings: Evan Ross and Aaron Paul Celebrate Birthdays, Kimye Dine at Cheesecake Factory &
James Kennedy and Raquel Leviss enjoyed the second-annual #Vanderpupcation at Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles in late August, which also served as the launch of the Vanderpump Pets subscription box. Michael Simon/startraksphoto.com50 Cent popped bottles of his Le Chemin Du Roi Champagne at his Power season premiere after-party at Slate in New York City on Aug. 20. Trisha Yearwood performed at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles on Sept. 5 for the iHeartCountry Album Release Party celebrating the launch of her 14th studio album, Every Girl. Iman Shumpert and Teyana Taylor dined at the same restaurant the following evening on Aug. 25. And YUNGBLUD stepped out in stripes for Vanity Fair's 2019 Best Dressed List soiree at LAvenue in New York City on Sept. 5.
50 Cent isn't here for your 'Power' theme song complaints
Jason Merritt/Getty Images(CNN) - They say this is a big, rich town, but there apparently isn't a need for it to have more than one theme song version. The theme song for the show, "Big Rich Town," was remixed with singer Trey Songz and didn't go over as well as the original featured singer Joe. "I need @Power_STARZ to keep the original version of their theme song cause Trey songs version ain't it," one person tweeted. Former star of the show and executive producer, rapper 50 Cent, raps on both versions and didn't appear to appreciate the criticism. "Y'all just wanta f**k with me today, talking bout put my song back or I'm a f**k you up 50," he wrote in a NSFW Instagram posting.