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What’s Happening with Major Celebrities and Brands Right Now

The news moves fast, and if you aren’t careful, you won’t know about what’s happening with your favorite celebrities and brands outside of the major scandals. Social media helps keep you in the loop a bit, but you have to work to stay up-to-date.

Here’s a look at what some celebrities and major brands are up to right now:


Michael Jordan may not play professionally anymore, but that doesn’t stop him from playing games of pick up. Fans thought they caught a glimpse of the legend, but it turns out it was just a fan playing in full Bulls’ regalia.

Speaking of other basketball greats, Oscar Robertson came out of retirement to pen a piece heaping praise on the comeback LeBron James led for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Sports fans went crazy seeing one great come out for another.

Finally, ESPN Magazine is gearing up for its annual body issue, and we can’t wait to see who will be featured!


Tom Hanks is making headlines for his turn as Chesley “Sully” Sullenberg, the pilot who saved a plane full of people by crash landing his plane on the Hudson River instead of on the ground. The trailer for “Sully” has been released to much fanfare and there is already speculation that Hanks and director Clint Eastwood will be in the running for Oscars next year.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez has responded to the recent mass shooting in Orlando by recording a song with Lin-Manuel Miranda. The song is called “Love Make the World Go Round,” and it will honor and benefit victims of the shooting.


Amazon is a popular place to shop thanks to its low prices. Yet, it is making headlines because it is getting rid of the list prices on its site, which many use to find out how much they’re saving. Some say this will make it harder to spot bargains, but the effect will take time to be seen.

Emirates Airlines is in the running to get a revamped Boeing 777, which would seat 450 passengers. Talks are ongoing, but a deal could be reached soon.

Finally, Sony is in the news for what it’s not doing: Releasing a date for the PlayStation Neo. Sony didn’t attend Gamescom, and it hasn’t said when it will set a date.

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