Gamora, the green skinned alien from the Guardians of the Galaxy universe, is coming to Fortnite. Starting August 14th, Fortnite players will be able to play as Gamora and buy her accessories in the Item Shop. But, there’s a catch. Gamora’s outfit and back bling can be earned starting August 11th in the Gamora cup.
Ilona Maher, a popular TikTok star and Olympic Rugby Sevens player who gained a massive TikTok following during her stay at the Olympic Village, expresses her heartbreak over team USA’s loss in the Rugby sevens quarterfinals. The usually comedic TikToker stated, “I’m in a lot of pain mentally and emotionally, and I think it was kind of cool to let my followers know that athletes have humor, but we’re also human.”
Gymnast Simone Biles has decided not to continue to the all-around Olympic trials due to mental health concerns. The overall consensus is that Biles is the greatest gymnast in the world, even commemorated by the goat image she wears on her clothing, but even the greatest of all time can be affected by mental health. Many believe that her many encounters with Larry Nassar, the Olympic doctor that sexually assaulted a huge number of Olympic gymnasts, has been a contributing factor to her decision to bow out of the final phase of the competition.
Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis’ husband, takes to Twitter with a video of Kunis explaining cryptocurrency buzzwords while at home in their kitchen. Kunis shared her knowledge of cryptocurrency in an effort to promote the new NFT series, Stoner Cats, that stars both her and Kutcher as well as Jane Fonda and Chris Rock. This series of animated shorts is being created by the people behind Toy Story 2, Spider-Verse, Happy Feet, and Cryptokitties.
Cleveland Ohio’s baseball team, originally called the Cleveland Indians, has renamed itself the Cleveland Gauardians. The Guardians took their name from the iconic Traffic Guardian Statues that overlook the Hope Memorial Bridge. There are eight of these beloved art deco statues on the historic bridge that leads to the baseball stadium. The internet is torn over this name change, but most baseball fans are excited for this new chapter in Cleveland baseball history.
82 year old Wally Funk joined the Blue Origin crew and became the oldest person to fly into space. 60 years ago Funk was denied a chance to become an astronaut because she was a woman in spite of the rigorous training she and other women underwent in the 1960s. In spite of her rejection, she became the National Transportation Safety Board’s first female air safety investigator, Fort Sill’s first female civilian, and the Federal Aviation Agency’s first female inspector.
Jeff Bezos has donated 200 million dollars to the National Air and Space Museum. This is the largest donation the Smithsonian has received since its founding in 1846. The Smithsonian has announced that it will be using roughly $70 million for renovation of the current Air and Space Museum, and it will be using the other $130 million for a new education center called the Bezos Learning Center.