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Week in Review

Jon Stewart Says Farewell

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After 16 years as the host of late-night talk show The Daily Show, Jon Stewart appeared in his final episode this past Thursday. The hour-long star-studded finale featured many guests, including former correspondents Rob Riggle, Steve Carell, and Stephen Colbert. There was also a taped montage of goodbyes from politicians, including many who he has criticized in years past, such as Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and John McCain. The episode also gave viewers a behind the scenes look at the production facility with a pre-recorded tour of The Daily Show studio. Stewart’s final episode was topped off with a performance by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. This fall, The Daily Show will continue under new host, South African comedian Trevor Noah. Needless to say, he has some pretty big shoes to fill.

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Drake

Whether you’re a rap fan or not you’ve heard the news about the ongoing feud between rappers Drake and Meek Mill, which started when Meek called Drake out on Twitter for not writing his own lyrics. Late last week, Drake came out of the rap feud victorious with the release of the diss tracks “Charged Up” and “Back To Back.” His W was solidified with the release of Meek Mill’s heavily criticized retaliation track, “Wanna Know.” But that wasn't good enough for the Toronto native, who felt obligated to pour salt in the wounds inflicted on Meek Mill. On Monday, Drake used his performance at his annual OVO Festival in his home city to finish Meek Mill off once and for all.

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Have We Reached Peak Swift?

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Earthlings (I was going to say "Americans," but we soooo don't have the corner on that market anymore) love nothing more than a superstar, except, perhaps, building up a superstar and then blowing them to smithereens. (Marginally related thought, you should check out The Smithereens if you have a chance.) So it is with a certain amount of trepidation that I regard Taylor Swift’s unimpeachable rise to power. And if you listen carefully to the whispers among the celebrity gossip set – whether or not the rumors are true – the rumors are stirring. And they may indeed indicate that Swift’s star has reached its zenith.

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Country’s Top Power Couples

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With the breakup of country-pop’s favorite couple – Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert – the hierarchy of super-star country couples has been totally upended. So we’re re-examining the genre’s power elite who also happen to call one another “bae.” (No, seriously, try to picture Garth Brooks saying that.)

Garth BrooksGarth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood

Married in 2005 at their Oklahoma ranch, Garth and Trisha have a remarkable 57 combined years in the music business. The eccentric Brooks actually proposed to Yearwood in front of thousands of fans. They’re currently touring together, but the duo doesn’t stop at singing. Trisha in particular is multi-talented, currently hosting a Food Network Show, “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen,” and is also the author of several cookbooks. Garth sticks to music in general, but whether he’ll pull out his alter ego any time soon remains to be seen.

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Although the idea was destined for failure from the moment it was conceived, the bid for Boston to host the 2024 Olympics fell flat on its face on Monday when the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) officially ended its bid for Boston to host the 2024 Summer Games. The idea that New England’s largest city would host the Olympics didn’t sit well with many Bostonians from the start. Years of construction associated with building Olympic venues, few economic benefits, and a potential for the event to go over budget, which is the main reason the bid ultimately fell through, were all reasons so many were wary of the idea.

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