Entertainment David Beckham's daddy duty, plus more celebs at the Olympics over the years

04:31  23 july  2021
04:31  23 july  2021 Source:   wonderwall.com

Chasing Gold: The Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony is finally here ... almost. What do we know?

  Chasing Gold: The Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony is finally here ... almost. What do we know? The Tokyo Olympics officially begin Friday with the opening ceremony, the details of which still largely remain a mystery.Early birds can watch the event live at 6:55 a.m. ET on NBC, but anyone who doesn't want to wake up with the sun can watch a tape-delayed version at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Morgan Wallen sat down with Michael Strahan on "Good Morning America" in his first interview since he was recorded using a racial slur.

a person wearing a suit and tie: Morgan Wallen © TheWrap Morgan Wallen

In a short clip previewing the interview, Strahan suggested that some people might cite Wallen's appearance the show as wanting to "clean up his image." Wallen responded by saying, "I understand that. I'm not ever going to make everyone happy. I can only come tell my truth and that's all I know to do."

The interview comes months after the country music star was recorded using a racial slur. After Wallen and his friends returned home from a night out in Nashville, Wallen's neighbor was alerted by the noise and began recording, eventually capturing a video of the event.

Canada tennis schedule: How to watch every 2021 Olympic match from Tokyo

  Canada tennis schedule: How to watch every 2021 Olympic match from Tokyo The road to gold begins Friday, July 23.It's been 21 years since Canada won its lone medal — a gold one — by the men's doubles team of Sébastien Lareau and Daniel Nestor. This year, Canada brings a strong contingent to the Summer Games that could see that number rise.

Following the video's release, Wallen apologized in a statement provided to TMZ, saying, "I'm embarrassed and sorry. I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back. There are no excuses to use this type of language, ever. I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better."

Big Loud Records also suspended Wallen's recording contract "indefinitely" for his actions. "In the wake of recent events, Big Loud Records has made the decision to suspend Morgan Wallen's contract indefinitely," the company said. "Republic Records fully supports Big Loud's decision and agrees such behavior will not be tolerated."

Wallen was set to be the musical guest last year on an episode of "Saturday Night Live" hosted by Bill Burr. He was uninvited from the show after he was seen in social media videos partying in Alabama without a mask on — in violation of the pandemic protocols expected of "SNL" performers.

Watch the clip of Wallen's interview on "Good Morning America's" Twitter above. The full interview with Morgan Wallen will air July 23 on "Good Morning America."

Tokyo Olympics cost $15.4 billion. What else could that buy? .
TOKYO (AP) — The official price tag for the Tokyo Olympics in $15.4 billion, which a University of Oxford study says is the most expensive on record. What else could those billions buy? The ballpark figure for building a 300-bed hospital in Japan in $55 million. So you could put up almost 300 of these. The average elementary school in Japan costs about $13 million. For that price, you get 1,200 schools. A quick search finds a Boeing 747 is priced at roughly $400 million. Voila: 38 jumbo jets for the cost of the Tokyo Olympics. The point is, Olympic Games are costly and may bump aside other priorities.

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