Matt Harvey receives 60 game suspension for violating MLB’s joint drug program

Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday that they have suspended right-handed pitcher Matt Harvey for 60 games for distributing a prohibited drug of abuse, which is a violation of MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Harvey’s suspension is retroactive to April 29. The punishment comes after Harvey testified during the trial of former Angels communications …

Jerry Lee Lewis, Keith Whitley lead 2022 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees

The Country Music Hall of Fame has announced a new group of inductees for 2022, with rock & roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis set to be inducted in the Veteran category, and Keith Whitley to join the Hall in the Modern category, and former RCA Records executive Joe Galante will become a member in the …

Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood among those who will perform on ‘American Idol’ Season Finale

Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood will be among the artists performing during the Season 20 finale of American Idol. Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie will also each take to the stage during the finale airing on Sunday, May 20th on ABC. Perry will return to the stage to perform …

Edie Falco to play Pete Davidson’s mom in Peacock series ‘Bupkis’

Edie Falco has been cast opposite Pete Davidson in the upcoming Peacock comedy series “Bupkis.” The actress and Davidson made the announcement during NBCUniversal’s upfront presentation. “Bupkis” was picked up straight-to-series at Peacock back in April and is described as a ‘heightened, fictionalized version of Davidson’s real life.’  Per Peacock, it will combine grounded storytelling …

‘Black Mirror’ returning to Netflix for highly-anticipated Season 6

Netflix has picked up another season of the dystopian-anthology series ‘Black Mirror’, nearly three years since new episodes last aired. Season 6 of Black Mirror is still in its early development and the casting phase. The new season will reportedly have more episodes than Season 5, which was comprised of just three new episodes– Striking Vipers …

Baby formula maker Abbott reaches agreement with FDA to reopen largest domestic plant amid nationwide shortage

Infant formula maker Abbott have reached an agreement with U.S. health officials to restart production at its largest domestic factory, hoping to ease a nationwide shortage tied to the plant’s shutdown earlier this year.  The terms of the agreement reached with the Food and Drug Administration, which has been investigating safety problems at the Sturgis, …

White House reveals plans to protect and expand affordable housing amid rising inflation

On Monday, the White House announced steps to increase and protect affordable housing nationwide by using federal funds as an incentive for reforms in a move to counter rising inflation. The White House plan will use funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law to control housing costs. The plan acknowledges that a shortage of available housing …

Green Bay Packers and cornerback Jaire Alexander agree to historic contract worth $84M

The Green Bay Packers and Pro Bowl cornerback Jaire Alexander have agreed to a four-year, $84 million contract extension. The deal, which includes a $30 million signing bonus, will keep the defensive back under contract with the NFC North franchise through 2026. Alexander, 25, joined the Packers as the No. 18 overall pick in the …

Vegas Golden Knights fire coach Peter DeBoer after missing playoffs

The Vegas Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon announced on Monday they have fired coach Peter DeBoer after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in its brief NHL history. McCrimmon in a news release:  “We would like to thank Pete DeBoer for his commitment to the Vegas Golden Knights over the past …

Carrie Underwood announces North American ‘Denim & Rhinestones’ tour

Carrie Underwood has announced a North American tour in support of her upcoming album Denim & Rhinestones. The tour will kick off in Greenville, SC on October 15, and run through November 19th in San Francisco, CA. The tour then resumes in Miami, FL on February 2, before concluding in Seattle, WA on March 17.  …