Canadian swimmer Maggie MacNeil sets new record for Americas with Olympic gold in 100-meter butterfly
Maggie MacNeil brought home the gold for Canada after she placed first in the 100m butterfly on Sunday.
Not only did she win Canada’s first gold medal of the season, but she is also the first Canadian to win a gold medal in the women’s 100m fly, according to the Olympics Twitter account.
Momiji Nishiya made history and broke two Olympic records with her gold medal win in skateboarding on July 25.
Record-breaking win: The Osaka-born 13-year-old became the world’s first-ever Olympic gold medalist in women’s skateboarding, according to NBC Olympics.
“The Good Place” actor Jameela Jamil officially confirmed on Twitter that she will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The role: Jamil posted a video on Twitter on July 16 stating that she is “so excited” about her role as the villain Titania in the upcoming “She-Hulk” series.
New position: The Senate voted 50-47 to approve her as the second-in-command of the department on July 13, reported Bloomberg Law.Her job duties will include overseeing efforts to “rebuild and empower” the Labor Department workers, manage the department’s budgets and execute the priorities of the Secretary of Labor. She will be serving as the department’s de-facto Chief Operating Officer, according to a DOL spokesperson. “Julie has been fighting for workers’ rights from California for nearly three decades. And now, as Deputy Secretary of Labor, she will help our country build a more inclusive economy that works for all Americans as we recover from a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic,” California Governor Gavin Newsom said in a statement.
Job History: Su previously worked as the Litigation Director in Los Angeles for Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) for over 15 years.
BLACKPINK member Lisa will be making her solo debut this summer following Jennie and Rosé.
Solo debut: YG Entertainment officially confirmed the K-pop singer’s debut on July 12, reported Hypebae.
Bretman Rock recently taught the internet how to eat balut in a TikTok video that went viral last week.
About the video: The social media personality introduced the video from July 9 by saying that balut is one of his favorite Filipino streets foods and one of his mom’s cravings when she was pregnant with him.
Ross Butler and Lana Condor sat down with Vice President Kamala Harris to encourage people to get vaccinated.
“Every Shot Matters”: Harris met up with the two stars during a recent trip to Atlanta to discuss the importance of vaccinations, according to Popsugar.
In an effort to interrupt the rampant hate in our society, Dr. Bernice King, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is hosting a virtual event that encourages love to become the new norm.
The event: “Be Love Day“ will be streamed on The King Center website from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. EST on July 16 and will include a variety of hosts and influencers throughout the day.
Olivia Rodrigo appeared at the White House press briefing to help promote COVID-19 vaccinations to younger people on July 14.
Bowen Yang makes history as first Chinese American man nominated for Emmy for a supporting actor role
Bowen Yang makes history as the first Chinese American man and first “Saturday Night Live” member to be nominated for an Emmy as a supporting actor, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The nomination: Yang, a comedian on “Saturday Night Live” (SNL), received news that he was an Emmy nominee in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category.
Awkwafina celebrated the upcoming premiere of “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens” by throwing the first pitch at the Mets game on Sunday.
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