Big Bird, Elmo and the gang are finding a new home – Sesame Street is moving networks to HBO in the fall. The partnership with HBO will allow Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit group behind the show, to make almost twice as many new episodes each year. For nine months, the new Sesame Street episodes will run exclusively on HBO, but then will continue to be made available to PBS, the network Sesame Street has called home for 45 years. Here are the many athletes to appear on the long-running children's television series since it premiered in 1969.
Tim Duncan has a new limited-edition cereal: Slam Duncan O's. These honey nut O’s with chocolate puffs take his previous cereal released 17 years ago, Slam Duncans, up a notch. Here's a look at the many athletes with cereals bearing both their name and likeness.
Rapper. Producer. Mogul. Entrepreneur. Pro sports owner. Player agent. Designer. Beyonce's husband. That celebrity who always seems to be in the thick of the action. Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter has been all those things (and more), but he's also one of the biggest players in the sports scene, especially in his native New York. We present a gallery of Jay-Z with many different athletes through the years.
Days after winning their first World Series since 1908, three members of the Chicago Cubs—David Ross, Anthony Rizzo and Dexter Fowler—appeared in a a pair of Saturday Night Live sketches in New York City. The three players entered as surprise male dancers at a Bachelorette party and later, during “Weekend Update,” the Cubs were joined by Bill Murray to sing “Go Cubs Go.” Here are the many athletes who have appeared in SNL sketches over the years.
The Beastie Boys were three Jewish kids from New York who found widespread respect in a hip-hop world with few credible white performers. In a 25-year span that covered four No. 1 albums and more than 40 million records sold, the Beastie Boys played both prankster and pioneer, a groundbreaking act that helped bring hip-hop to the mainstream. For many, the Beastie Boys' lyrics — overflowing torrents of wit, humor and rhyme — were always the main draw. While other forms of hip-hop celebrated individualism, Mike D, Ad-Rock and MCA (who passed away in 2012) were a verbal tag team. Here's a look at athlete name drops in songs by the Beastie Boys.