1. Raleigh Supercon
This weekend is Raleigh Supercon and, for the first time ever, I'm going! There's a particular reason I'm going: I get to meet an actor from one of my favorite new shows! I'm keeping it under wraps, for now, but stay tuned to my Twitter and Instagram this weekend for more as well as right here on the blog for a full recap of my experience!
1. Steve Harvey
Comedian/host, Steve Harvey, went too far with some comments he made on his radio show this week. According to HuffPost, a man who said he was from Flint, Mich. called into Harvey's radio show to talk smack about the Cleveland Cavaliers losing to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. The caller reportedly said that Cleveland "didn't deserve jack" and Harvey, who's a Cavs fan, didn't like it too much.
1. Idol Reboot News
Katy Perry is officially IN as a judge on ABC's American Idol reboot. There was quite a bit of speculation in recent days before the network made it official at its annual Upfront presentation. Perry is no stranger to the show, having been a guest judge during Season Nine. I personally like the pick as I know Perry is extremely talented and I'm sure she has the ability to discover new talent. We'll see how it goes!
1. Bad Move, CMT
I don't watch CMT that often. However, a new show premiered on the network that got me pretty interested. The show is Sun Records and it's based on the famous "Million Dollar Quartet" story of Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash who just happened to meet up at the Sun Records Studio and recorded together.
1. Redemption Tour Continues
UNC is back in the Final Four by virtue of an incredible, game winning jumper from Luke Maye that propelled the Heels to a 75-73 victory over Kentucky in the Elite Eight on Sunday. Carolina is in the Final Four for an NCAA record 20th time and Roy Williams now has nine Final Fours under his belt. Only John Wooden, Dean Smith and Mike Krzyzweski have more. Up next is a date with Oregon on Saturday night.
I've been a fan of this talented artist for several years. You may recall me featuring Eben Franckewitz - who simply goes by Eben - a few years ago. I figured I'd revisit him since some things have happened since that post.
1. Elizabeth Warren Silenced
This week, the U.S. Senate debated the confirmation of Jeff Sessions for attorney general. His nomination has come under heavy scrutiny, given past allegations of racism which ultimately sank his nomination for a federal judgeship by Ronald Reagan. According to NPR, Sessions admitted to making insensitive comments and called civil rights groups like the ACLU "un-American." Per NPR, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) became the first sitting senator to ever testify against a colleague's nomination when he did so against Sessions last month. In his testimony, Booker cited concerns with Sessions' "commitment to defending minorities, the LGBT community and voting rights," according to NPR.