From NBA TV to the missing Jamie, here are your top entertainment headlines.
NBA MVP & Soaring Ratings
The NBA has a new Most Valuable Player in Philadelphia's Joel Embiid. The Sixers center was honored this week after a season-long battle with former MVPs in the Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic and the Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetekoumpo.
He secured the award just a day after his team took down the No. 2-seed Boston Celtics in game one of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
"I don't even know where to start. It's been a long time coming, a lot of hard work. I've been through a lot and I'm not just talking about basketball. I'm talking about everything [in] life. My story, where I come from, how I got here and what it took for me to be here so it feels good," Embiid said during an interview with the crew from TNT's Inside the NBA.
After missing the first game due to a knee injury, his status for game two was unknown. However, Embiid reportedly told his team, "I'm back," for the next game after securing the MVP title.
It will be a welcome return for the league, which is experiencing a greater resurgence of interest of late. Game seven in the matchup between the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors was the largest audience draw for a first round bout in 24 years drawing 11.9 million viewers, according to the NBA. The entire opening round across the league also saw the largest audience in nearly a decade, with matchups averaging 3.4 million viewers across ESPN, ABC, and TNT.
Rock & Roll HOF
The inductees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 2023 class have been revealed.
The artists set to have their names etched into music history are Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott, George Michael, Willie Nelson, Rage Against the Machine, the Spinners, DJ Kool Herc, Link Wray, Chaka Khan, Al Kooper, Bernie Taupin, and Don Cornelius.
Missy Elliott took to Twitter to express gratitude for being inducted.
The ceremony has been slated for November at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
Nick Cannon has been tapped to take over hosting duties for the Fox network's Beat Shazam, temporarily replacing Jamie Foxx.
Foxx has been hospitalized for the last three weeks after suffering from an undisclosed medical condition. The network was forced to find a replacement as the show's sixth season is set to kick off later this month.
TMZ reported that sources close to the entertainer have asked for continued prayers. Corrine Foxx, Jamie's daughter and DJ on the show, will not return to the program this season as she remains at her dad's hospital bedside.
Foxx praised Cannon on Instagram Stories stating, "Appreciate ya my boy," and "See u all soon." He then posted on his page that he was "feeling blessed."
On April 23, Nick Cannon told Entertainment Tonight that Foxx was "awake" and "alert."