From the next Taylor Swift re-release to Phil Mickelson gambling allegations, here's what's happening in entertainment.
1989 (Taylor's Version)
As if Taylor Swift couldn't excite fans any more than she has with her historic Eras Tour, she blew away the crowd in Los Angeles by announcing she is re-recording her 1989 album.
This will be the fourth album Swift re-records. She started this effort in 2019, after noted nemesis Scooter Braun bought the rights to her entire catalog from her former label. This is her effort to reap the financial reward of her music-making empire.
So far, it is working out for the megastar. Last month, she became the female artist with the most number one albums in history after releasing Speak Now (Taylor's Version).
So mark your calendars, T-Swift fans: 1989 (Taylor's Version) is expected to drop October 27.
Emmy Awards Rescheduled
The actors and writers strikes continue and now the 2023 Emmy Awards have a new date. Now, the televised ceremony will take place January 15, 2024 at the Peacock Theater at LA Live in Los Angeles. (This also happens to be Martin Luther King Jr. Day.)
This means the statues for best television will be handed out in the midst of awards season. Typically, the Emmys have been handed out in September, which is far from the rest of the big ceremonies, but coincided with season when new shows premiered.
So far, no host has been announced, but it's a big one -- this will be the awards's 75th anniversary.
Mickelson Betting Allegation
A new book, written by a famed gambler, claims superstar golfer Phil Mickelson has gambled more than $1 billion during his professional career.
Billy Walters, who claims to be on a 30+ year gambling winning streak, writes that Mickelson has two offshore accounts and $400,000 limits on college and NFL games. He also claims the golfer, at least at one point, made more than 3,000 bets in a year.
The pair used to have a betting partnership which ended in 2014. Walters claims that Mickelson did not tell the truth in a subsequent insider trading lawsuit in which Walters was sentenced to five years in prison.
Mickelson, who has been playing in the PGA for more than 30 years, was one of the first major names to jump to the Saudi-backed LIV, for which he reportedly received a $150+ million bonus. He has admitted to having difficulty with gambling. He told Sports Illustrated last year, "My gambling got to a point of being reckless and embarrassing. I had to address it."