Sony tweeted — then deleted — a praiseworthy message about Kesha
's rousing Grammys performance of "Praying" — a song many interpret to be written about Dr. Luke, the Sony producer who Kesha
accused of rape. "No words. All love. #GRAMMYS," Sony Music Global tweeted, along with a clip from Kesha
's performance. Kesha
alleged the musical hit-maker drugged and raped her when she was 18.
Employees of Alaska Air Group companies Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are receiving $118 million in incentive bonuses today. For most employees, this equates to an average of more than 7% of their annual pay in 2017. In addition, 23,000 Air Group employees will receive a one-time $1,000 bonus on Jan. 29 from additional tax savings the company expects to receive this year.
Hundreds of French citizens lost their cool last week, driven to desperation by a grocery chain's sudden 70% price drop for a jar of Nutella. Stories of "Nutella riots" began to spread; videos showed crowds of people shoving and yelling in supermarkets, trying to reach the jars. In at least three cases, police were called after customers came to blows in the frenzy for Nutella, according to a French newspaper, “Le Parisien.”
Minutes before departure, already buckled into her seat, Carrol Amrich was ordered to leave the plane. The gate agent told her that her reservation had been canceled. Traveler Help Desk, the online agency that sold the ticket, had rescinded it because a change had been made directly through United. Traveler Help Desk said that the intention had been to protect Amrich against possible fraud.
The National Federation of the Blind is “deeply concerned” about Delta’s new service and support animal policy. The policy fails to make a clear distinction among guide dogs, other service and support animals and pets, the group says. The new policy requires that guide dog users submit paperwork to Delta 48 hours before flying, making it impossible for guide dog users to fly Delta in family, medical or other emergencies.
Tesla is on track to achieve its production targets for the Model 3, the electric car-maker said on Thursday, squashing a report of further delays and quality issues for its latest and most-affordable sedan. Tesla’s problems with battery production at its Gigafactory in Sparks, Nev., are worse than it had acknowledged, CNBC had reported earlier in the day, citing some company employees.
Tecate is bringing back world-champion boxer Canelo Alvarez for what Tecate plans will be an even stronger marketing punch with the next evolution of its “Born Bold” umbrella campaign. Tecate said it would “increase investment in paid media by five-fold,” running creative for 52 weeks, more than triple the 17-week appearance for its 2017 effort, and expanding the reach to more platforms and more areas of the country.
PepsiCo has signed an extension of its North American partnership with the NHL that continues a relationship dating back more than a decade. Sources said it is a five-year extension with options for additional years. Between activation and media commitments, the deal is valued at more than eight figures per year, an increase from the five-year extension PepsiCo signed in 2012.
“We’re heartbroken over last night’s episode, too!” the company responded to one commenter on Facebook. “We’re innocent until proven guilty.” “Jack Pearson was our Valentine so we equally understand your pain with his loss. We love him and we love you too,” it wrote to another. Even show creator Dan Fogelman jumped in to defend the company.
DC Comics is continually re-inventing itself with new heroes, villains and stories. But in 2018, the reboot is coming at the universe in a big way and the company is rolling out a multi-platform ad campaign to support it. The brand is introducing “a bold new line of comics starring a thrilling array of heroes. They embody a spirit of epic adventure and bravery — the kind you may remember from another era, but updated in an exciting way for today.”