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‘JOURNALISM FIRST”: CNN Owner Wants To Build An Unbiased Network

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav is focusing on making CNN a journalistic outlet, The New York Post reports.

CNN’s previous owner WarnerMedia was acquired by Discovery and creating a new parent company in Warner Bros. Discovery. Zaslav went on record about the new direction for CNN at Allen & Co.’s event in Sun Valley, Idaho.

“Journalism first. America needs a news network where everybody can come and be heard; Republicans, Democrats,” Zaslav said. “I think you’re seeing more of that at CNN. We’re not going to look at the ratings and, in the long run, it’s going to be worth more.”

After former CEO Jeff Zucker was ousted at CNN, Zaslav hired Chris Licht to turn the network around. Under Licht’s tenure, CNN has scaled back on sensationalizing “breaking news” and focusing more on details.

“The problem is we are not a neutral country,” the source said. “The ratings are getting worse because they are taking out all the bells and whistles. CNN’s ratings are as bad as local news ratings.”

“New management is not freaking out but everyone else at CNN is,” the source added. “They want to fix the shows first, but they don’t realize the shows and ratings are connected.”

CNN continues to see a drop in ratings.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek gets contractual extension

Disney CEO Bob Chapek gets a 3 year contract extension, the New York Post reports.

Chapek replaced longtime CEO Bob Iger in 2020. Since then, Chapek has had challenge after challenge. In 2020, Chapek made the decision to shut down Disney parks worldwide.

Chapek has also found himself in a fight with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over the Parental Rights in Education bill, dubbed, “Don’t Say Gay” by left wing pundits.

Chapek’s new contract keeps him at the helm of Disney until 2025.

“Disney was dealt a tough hand by the pandemic, yet with Bob at the helm, our businesses — from parks to streaming — not only weathered the storm, but emerged in a position of strength,” Disney chairwoman Susan Arnold said.

“In this important time of growth and transformation, the Board is committed to keeping Disney on the successful path it is on today, and Bob’s leadership is key to achieving that goal. Bob is the right leader at the right time for The Walt Disney Company, and the Board has full confidence in him and his leadership team.”

Elvis Presley’s childhood home up for auction

Elvis Presley’s childhood home is going up for auction, the New York Post reports.

The Presley home is located in Tupelo, Mississippi and was abandoned. At one point, the house was set to be demolished. Come August, fans of Presley could make a bid to end up owning the house.

The starting price is expected to be $30,000-50,000.

The house was taken off the foundation and can be transported to wherever the new owner would like.

Former WWE Referee Says Vince McMahon Raped Her

The New York Post is reporting on allegations that former* WWE CEO Vince McMahon raped her in his limo n 1984.

McMahon was recently accused of paying off a possible mistress earlier this year. With those allegation, McMahon temporarily stepped down as CEO and Chairman of WWE.

According to the report. Rita Chatterton became WWE’s first female referee. She was offered $500,000 per year. She claims that during her negotiations, McMahon took her to his limo and forced her to perform oral sex.

Former wrestler Leonard Inzitari corroborated the Chatterton’s story against McMahon.

“I remember it like it was yesterday,” Inzitari told the outlet.

“She was a wreck. She was shaking. She was crying.”

“He kinda forced my head down there, and I made it known I wasn’t interested in doing that,” Inzitari recalled Chatterton telling him. 

“Then, [McMahon] pulled me on top of him,” she told Inzitari and soon, “He was inside her.”

Chatterton said that McMahon had asked her to meet with him at a diner. After they met, he took her to his limo where the alleged rape took place.

“When I come out of the ladies’ room, McMahon’s standing there … and he says, ‘I don’t wanna talk to you about your career in front of all these people, because it’s none of their business.’”

“Vince grabbed my hand, kept trying to put my hand on him. I was scared. At the end, my wrist was all purple, black, and blue. Things just didn’t … He just … God, he just didn’t stop. This man just didn’t stop.”

“I was forced into oral sex with Vince McMahon. When I couldn’t complete his desires, he got really angry, started ripping off my jeans, pulled me on top of him, and told me again that, if I wanted a half-a-million-dollar-a-year contract, that I had to satisfy him. He could make me or break me, and if I didn’t satisfy him, I was black-balled, that was it, I was done,” she told Rivera. 

Chatterton says that she will not be silent on her allegations against McMahon.

Quotes taken from New York Post.

‘ELVIS’ flick ties with ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ in box office

Elvis has entered the box office and has tied with Top Gun: Maverick for the number one spot, according to Yahoo News.

While the final results are not in, Elvis took the number one spot over the weekend only to drop to second by the end of the weekend. Final numbers should be released on Monday.

Both films generated $30.5 million.

Chipotle is Testing Cauliflower Rice Again

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Chipotle is testing cauliflower once again after they saw an increase in sales when they tested the product last year, CNBC reports.

The burrito chain announced last week that the tests would take place in 60 locations across Arizona, Southern California, and Wisconsin. The cauliflower rice will be friendly to those who practice keto, vegan, vegetarian, and paleo diets.

The company tested cauliflower rice last in January of 2021 and saw an increase in sales. According to Chipotle, a majority of those who tried the cauliflower rice were trying chipotle for the first time.

“After the success of our Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice last year, we are eager to test a second plant-powered start for any go to order,” said Nevielle Panthaky, Chipotle’s vice president of culinary in the press release.

Chipotle saw a 9% rise in sales during the cauliflower rice test run.

Starbucks is looking outside of the company for next CEO

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Starbucks is in the process of hiring their next CEO after Kevin Johnson announced his retirement. If you are looking to be the next CEO of the coffee chain, you better not be working for the company right now, interim CEO and failed 2020 Presidential contender Howard Schultz told the Wall Street Journal.

Schultz says that Starbucks needs a new type of leader.

“For the future of the company, we need a domain of experience and expertise in a number of disciplines that we don’t have now,” Schultz told the Wall Street Journal. “It requires a different type of leader.”

Starbucks is facing unionization across the board. The next CEO would be tasked with negotiating with union leaders and try to fend off future unionization attempts.

Kevin Hart to Open Two Plant-Based Restaurants in Los Angeles

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart is gearing up to open two plant-based restaurants in Los Angeles, Deadline reports.

Hart plans to open Hart House eateries in the Los Angeles area. While the locations have not been determined, Hollywood is highly considered for the first spot. Hart House will feature plant-based burgers, chicken style sandwiches, fries, and milkshakes.

During an interview with Joe Rogan, Hart mentioned that he has begun to have a healthier lifestyle following his near-death car accident a few years back. That lifestyle sees Hart refraining from red meat, fish, and other seafood.

“Just because you make the decision to go and try plant-based, doesn’t mean you have to [ be engulfed] in that world,” Hart told Rogan. “Learn it, understand it, and see if there are benefits that work for you.”

Hart House is being created with the help of Andy Hooper, a professional restauranteur.

Stephen Colbert staff arrested for illegally being in the U.S. House Building; allegedly snooping GOP Offices

The United States Capitol Police have arrested staffer members of CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for illegally entering the Capitol Building, the Daily Wire reports.

The arrest took place Thursday night. The crew allegedly was near the offices of GOP members. A total of 9 people were arrested.

“However, the group surfaced later that night after the Capitol complex was closed to the public Fox is told they took pictures and video around the offices of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO),” Fox News correspondent Chad Pergram tweeted. “They were unescorted and arrested and charged with illegal entry. They were arrested near Boebert’s office.”

More details to come.

Lady Gaga in talks to join ‘Joker’ sequel

Lady Gaga is currently in talks with Warner Bros. to join the Joker sequel currently in development. Gaga would star opposite of Joaquin Phoenix in the film, Joker: Folie à Deux, Deadline is reporting. Phoenix has yet to officially sign on to the film.

Gaga has proven to be a top class actress over the years. She found herself acting opposite Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born. Most recently, she starred in House of Gucci.