The big story…
The New England Patriots took home their sixth Super Bowl win last night against the Los Angelos Rams in the lowest scoring game in Super Bowl history. So, Tom Brady now has six rings and that’s pretty much all we have to say. Missed the game? Here are all the commercials. If you missed the whole NFL season, then we can definitely catch you up.
In global news…
Yesterday Pope Francis began his first trip to the UAE in the first ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula. The pope will be meeting with the country’s leadership during the three-day trip in an effort to build a dialogue of peace with the Muslim world.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he is neither of the two people in a racist photo found in his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook, but once darkened his face to look like Michael Jackson for a dance competition in 1984. CNN reports, “In a remarkable, hour-long news conference at the Governor’s Mansion in Richmond, Northam defended himself from the cacophony of calls for his resignation, but acknowledged that he had made mistakes on race in his past, like when he darkened his face for the dance contest.” The racist photo, which CNN acquired, shows two individuals — one in blackface and the other dressed in a KKK hood and robes. Many have urged Northam to resign but the governor says he is determined to win people over.
In award shows…
The real star of the Golden Globes, the “Fiji Water Girl,” a Fiji water model who went rogue and photobombed several celebrities on the red carpet, is now suing Fiji Water. The Fiji Water Girl AKA Kelleth Cuthbert is now suing the company that brought her to fame for using her likeness without her authorization in a global marketing campaign. But don’t worry, Cuthbert seems to be doing just fine on her own.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are raising awareness and challenging fans to eat plant-based diets. What’s in it for you? The chance to win Beyoncé and Jay-Z concert tickets for life — or at least the next 30 years.
In social media…
Several celebrities and comedians are calling on fans to unfollow the meme account “Fuck Jerry,” using the hashtag #FuckFuckJerry, saying that the account (and the corresponding marketing company) has built their reputation on stealing jokes and content without credit or permission. In response, Fuck Jerry has published a new content policy that is strictly permission only. But a lot of people are saying “too late,” and others are pretty peeved over the company’s involvement in Fyre Fest. (Still don’t know what happened at Fyre Fest? Read our review about the two documentaries that supposedly tell it all.)
New Zealand singer Kelsy Karter shocked fans with a Harry Styles face tattoo last week. But don’t worry, it’s fake.
Last but not least…
On October 5, 2018 the fourth remake of the 1937 film A Star Is Born was released in theaters, and along with it, a powerful journey through music. In this reboot of A Star is Born — starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga — singer-songwriter Ally is discovered by country-rock artist Jackson “Jack” Maine. Instantly, almost instinctively, these two become as connected to each other as the audience becomes to their music. Their passion to each other is embedded in each lyric, making for a truly remarkable soundtrack. Read more in Romané Salazar’s review for CMN.
Today’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Natalia Kolenko, Romané Salazar, and the CMN Staff. Bud Light threw major shade at Miller Lite and Coors Light, who are apparently made with corn syrup, in a series of Super Bowl ads last night. Miller Lite said thanks for the free advertising. P.S. Was this newsletter forwarded by a friend? Subscribe here to get the Morning Scoop straight to your inbox every day.
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