Kyrie Irving Is Coming for Jordan Peele.
Sort of. According to Variety, the NBA star is set to flex his acting chops in a forthcoming horror film about a haunted Oklahoma hotel.
“Imagine Entertainment has preemptively optioned an upcoming Players’ Tribune article, an oral history of experiences from NBA stars who have stayed at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City,” writes Variety. “The hotel is frequented by traveling NBA teams, but some players refuse to stay there because of its reputation. The hotel was opened in 1911 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.”
Cardi B’s Super Bowl Commercial Is Here, and Steve Carrell Is in It.
There is more than one way to say “Okay,” as we learn from Steve Carrell, Cardi B, and—of course—Lil Jon in their “More Than OK” Pepsi commercial. The new Super Bowl ad is both a nod to nostalgia and current trends, even if we only get to feel the magic of Michael Scott for a fleeting 60 seconds. See Carrell serve up some Office realness alongside Cardi and Lil Jon by watching below:
Here’s How Much the Gov’t Shutdown Cost the Economy.
According to CNBC, the recent government shutdown, which was the longest recorded in history, cost the economy $11 billion—including a permanent $3 billion loss.
“Among those who experienced the largest and most direct negative effects are federal workers who faced delayed compensation and private-sector entities that lost business,” a report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said. “Some of those private-sector entities will never recoup that lost income.”
Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky, the chairman of the budget committee who requested the report with Tom O’Halleran of Arizona last week, stated:
“I am hopeful that we have finally reached a turning point with these mindless shutdowns, but this CBO estimate serves as a stark warning to President Trump on the consequences of using American workers as a bargaining chip.”
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