5 Things You Need to Know
1) Steve Bannon, Elliot Broidy and Lil’ Wayne were a few of the 143 people Trump pardoned or commuted the sentences of yesterday. This morning the White House released the full list of names during Trump’s final hours in office. Steve Bannon was the President’s former chief strategist and Elliot Broidy was a top fundraiser. In addition to pardoning rapper Lil’ Wayne, Trump also commuted the sentence of rapper Kodak Black. So, I guess the lesson is, if you want to get pardoned work in the White House or learn to rap.
2) More than 400,000 Americans have died from Covid-19. That’s almost more than the number of Americans who died in World War II. US officials say they need more vaccine doses to slow the deaths and illnesses. Limited supply is also an issue in Canada. Pfizer told Canada it would not receive any vaccine doses next week due to manufacturing disruptions, leading to frustration and anger among officials there. But keep in mind, Canadian anger is a little different than American anger, and typically they apologize immediately after.
3) Clare Crawley and Dale Moss have split. Dale confirmed the news on Instagram yesterday calling it, “the healthiest decision for both of us at this time.” Contestant Spencer Robertson asked Clare out literally seconds after the split became public. Bachelorette fans were shocked when Clare chose Dale just weeks into the season, forcing the show to cast Tayshia Adams as the new lead. I guess going on national TV and immediately agreeing to marry someone isn’t the best way to find love after all.
4) Pele, Canine Intervention, Firefly Lane and Tribes of Europa are a few of the Netflix adds for February. Other new adds include To All The Boys: Always and Forever and Malcolm & Marie, two new Netflix films. Click this link to see the February trailer. The streaming giant also just announced that they’ve crossed the 200 million subscribers milestone after adding 8.5 million subscribers in 4th quarter, making 2020 their best year ever. In a related story Redbox still exists somehow.
5) Today we swear in Joe Biden as our 46th President of the United States. However, the ceremony will look quite different than in years past because of the ongoing pandemic and the violence at the capitol last week. Biden’s inauguration will be more of a virtual one, live on TV and streamed with a sparse crowd, our 33rd President, Harry Truman was the first to be inaugurated on television way back in 1949. Who could’ve known that just 72 years later we could watch it on our phones while on the toilet.