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Who ya got? Previewing the Western Conference finals
After a wild second round featuring a stunning upset, the Western Conference finals are set. Here, theScore's NBA feature writers Joseph Casciaro and Joe Wolfond preview the series and predict who will represent the West in The Finals: No. 1 Los Angeles Lakers vs. No. 3 Denver Nuggets Prediction Wolfond: Lakers in 6 Let's leave aside questions about how much the Nuggets have left in the tank after overcoming two straight 3-1 series deficits. Forget about whether Jamal Murray can keep shooting the ball like this, or how Denver is going to slow down LeBron James. If ever there was a series to simply make observers appreciate great big-man play, this is it.
From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzzing in Latin music every week. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week:
Shakira & The Prince
Earlier this week, Shakira announced that she was “humbled and happy” to form part of the Earth Shot Prize council, known as the most prestigious global environment prize in history that inspires creative solutions to repairing the planet’s damage and to bring about real change. To further celebrate, she held a one-on-one conversation with fellow council member Prince William. “I’m inspired by his passion and commitment towards combating climate change and repairing our planet,” Shak expressed on Instagram. Check out part of their discussion below.
Motivated Davis ready to replace Panthers All-Pro McCaffrey
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There were days when running back Mike Davis wanted to quit the NFL, frustrated over his role as a practice squad player with the Seattle Seahawks. But the memory of his brother’s brief NFL career as well as a motivational speaker helped change that. Now, two years later, the 27-year-old Davis is set to take over as the Carolina Panthers starting running back on Sunday against the Chargers replacing All-Pro Christian McCaffrey, who was moved to short-term injured reserve Wednesday and will miss at least three games because of a high ankle sprain.
“She said ‘yes’!”
At the beginning of this week, Ricky Montaner of the duo Mau & Ricky, surprised fans by sharing a photo of him and his then-girlfriend Stefania Roitman rocking an engagement ring. “She said ‘yes’” read the caption, revealing that he’s not an engaged man. “I hope that this love that we have for each other inspires you because it inspires me, it gives me hope, it gives me strength, happiness, freedom,” expressed Roitman on her Instagram. “We are now complete,” her proud father-in-law, Ricardo Montaner, said on social media. Watch the sweet proposal below.
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Lakers vs. Heat: Three keys to watch in Game 2 of the NBA Finals
Can the depleted Heat bounce back, or will the Lakers take control of the series? Here are three keys to watch in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.After an 18-point rout in Game 1, Jimmy Butler knows most fans expect the Los Angeles Lakers to make quick work of the Miami Heat in the rest of the NBA Finals.
New version of “Dream Girl”
Earlier this year, Bonaire-born artist Ir-Sais talked to Billboard about “Dream Girl,” the biggest hit of his career. The remix, next to Rauw Alejandro, became a viral sensation, especially on TikTok, where it counts with over one billion views. On the heels of the sultry dancehall-meets-reggaeton that peaked at No. 25 on the Hot Latin Songs chart and at No. 6 on the Latin Rhythm Digital Song Sales, Ir-Sais dropped a new version, the global remix, in collaboration with Sean Paul and DaVido, who bring their Jamaican and Nigerian flavors to the mix. “Afro-Caribbean Beats taking over the world,” Ir-Sais, who’s half Dominican, proudly expressed on Instagram. Watch the music video below.
Becky G’s powerful podcast
This week, Becky G sat down with Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris and actress America Ferrera for a voting-themed episode of her En La Sala multimedia podcast. Available on Amazon Music with the corresponding video on Amazon Music’s Twitch channel, the discussion, which was one of Becky’s “biggest moments in my entire career,” included a wide range of topics such as Harris’ experience as California’s attorney general, the importance of voting on Nov. 3, 2Pac, and Ferrera’s nonprofit “She Se Puede.”
AD slows down Butler, and other takeaways from the Lakers' Game 4 win
Bam Adebayo's return wasn't enough for Miami, as the Lakers held off the Heat 102-96 in Game 4 of the NBA Finals to move within a win of the franchise's 17th championship. Here are five takeaways from a competitive contest: AD on Jimmy, and the chess match that ensued The Lakers had a Jimmy Butler problem in Game 3. Butler ruthlessly and relentlessly attacked them in the pick-and-roll, generating switches and either bullying smaller guys like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope or dusting bigger ones like Kyle Kuzma and Markieff Morris, on his way to 40 points.
Marc Anthony Celebrates 3.0
Marc Anthony has been named Amazon Music Latin’s first Artist of the Month as part of the new RAICES brand, which showcases carefully-curated artist playlists in various genres, taking listeners on a career-spanning journey through all of the featured artist’s work. To celebrate, the Puerto Rican tropical singer unveiled a mini-documentary that takes fans on a behind-the-scenes journey of his successful 3.0 album. “First salsa album in history with Diamond status!” he notes.
Bette Midler on Upcoming Hocus Pocus Reunion: 'We Just Fell Into the Characters Immediately' .
The Oct. 30 virtual event will benefit the New York Restoration Project and will raise funds for their work in environmental and social justice . Midler founded the group in 1995. "This is our 25th anniversary, and one of the main things we wanted to do was bring awareness to the organization and to inspire others across the country to do something similar to the model that we've established," Midler tells PEOPLE.