The Presidential Daily Brief

From the Stage, Screen and Pages

  1. For 24 melodramatic seasons, The Bachelor has been a white dude. Now James, 28, a real estate broker and former contestant on The Bachelorette, is walking down the aisle as the first Black Bachelor. A former Wake Forest football player who enjoyed a brief stint in the NFL, James is breaking the color barrier as anti-racism protests sweep the nation.

    Matt James

    From the Stage, Screen and Pages
  2. After six seasons on Saturday Night Live and one roller-coaster engagement to Ariana Grande, Davidson, 26, has a star turn moment all his own in Judd Apatow’s new film, The King of Staten Island. The quasi-autobiographical dramedy nods to Davidson losing his firefighter father on 9/11 and grappling with mental health problems. 

    Pete Davidson

    From the Stage, Screen and Pages

Those Toasting to Your Health

Surprising Sports Figures

  1. The former NBA players who launched the candid “All the Smoke” podcast now find themselves at the center of the news universe. Jackson, who was close friends with George Floyd, has emerged as a major figure in the nationwide protests. And Barnes broke the news last week (sourced, naturally, with the help of Snoop Dogg) that many NBA players were dissatisfied with the plans to resume the season in Orlando next month — putting the much-anticipated playoffs in doubt.

    Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson

    Surprising Sports Figures
  2. The 19-year-old leg spinner — he turns the ball away from right-handed batsmen — became Nepal’s first cricketer to be picked by an Indian Premier League team, cricket's most lucrative franchise league, and has since been picked up by all the major cricket leagues. He is putting Nepal on the map in the sport for the first time to attempt to make the World Cup.

    Standing out from the crowd comes naturally to those ...

    Sandeep Lamichhane

    Surprising Sports Figures

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