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A jury in Fort Lauderdale is awarding Flo Rida 82-million-dollars in damages related to a breach of contract lawsuit against energy drink company Celsius. Flo Rida, a Miami native whose real name is Tramar Dillard, filed the lawsuit in 2021. He claimed Celsius failed to pay him royalties and grant him stock bonuses, which is now worth tens of millions of dollars. This was after Flo Rida backed the products under a 2014 endorsement agreement and 2016 contract renewal.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/entertainment/hip-hop-artist-flo-rida-awarded-82-6m-lawsuit-against-celsius-energy-drinks

The first Black "Peanuts" character is now featured as a statue at a high school in Santa Rosa, California. A statue of Franklin debuted on the campus of Piner High School earlier this month. The school purchased the statue from the Charles M. Schulz Museum -- which is not far from campus. Piner officials said Franklin represents their student population, one that's made up of an overwhelmingly majority of minority students. Franklin debuted as part of Schulz's classic comic strip on July 31st, 1968.

https://abc7news.com/franklin-peanuts-character-santa-rosa-piner-high-school-first-black-statue/12717069/

A statue of the Twitter bird from the company's San Francisco headquarters has been sold at auction. The four-foot blue statue of the iconic bird went for 100-thousand dollars. The statue was one of hundreds of items from Twitter headquarters sold by Global Heritage Partners after new owner Elon Musk decided to cut costs at the social media company. The online auction included Twitter office furniture, pizza ovens, espresso machines and a decorative planter shaped like the "at" symbol. 

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-64312309

"Avatar: The Way of Water" is now the sixth highest grossing film of all time. The sequel film has officially passed Marvel's "Spider-Man: No Way Home" and has made over one-point-nine-billion dollars at the worldwide box office. The next milestone for the movie is crossing the two-billion-dollar mark globally, which only five films have done in history. If "Way of Water" passes the mark, it'll be the first pandemic era movie to do so and the third James Cameron film behind "Avatar" and "Titanic."

https://collider.com/avatar-the-way-of-water-sixth-highest-grossing-film-all-time/

New footage shows the planet's largest ever gathering of turtles. Wildlife Conservation Society cameras captured hundreds of thousands of baby giant South American river turtles hatching on beaches near the border of Brazil and Bolivia from mid-December through early January. In September, around 80-thousand adult female turtles were seen laying their eggs at these nesting beaches along the Guaporé River.

https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/lifestyle/baby-turtle-brazil-south-america-bolivia-b2265354.html

There's a new mayor in the Big Apple. New York City's first honorary dog mayor was sworn in on the steps of City Hall this past weekend. The new mayor, "Sally Long Dog" the Basset Hound and her Deputy Mayor, "Riley" the Golden Retriever, celebrated at the official "Indogural" Ball at a dog cafe in the East Village. The election culminated last November, following an election across the five boroughs with 16 "canine-didates".

https://www.amny.com/news/the-new-top-dog-mayor-that-new-yorkers-didnt-know-they-needed-but-that-they-deserve/


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