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Rapper Snoop Dogg may swoop in to buy Twitter now that Elon Musk’s $44 billion bid to buy the social media company is on hold.

Musk’s announcement Friday that the deal is “temporarily on hold” over the number of fake accounts on the site, prompted the “Drop It Like It’s Hot” singer to make some news of his own.

“May have 2 buy Twitter now,” Snoop tweeted.

As boss of Twitter, the rapper laid out a set of new rules for the company, which included replacing the board of directors, giving everyone a verified account and putting free internet on airplanes.

“Gonna replace the board of directors with Jimmy from my corner Fish Fry, Tommy Chung and tha guy with the ponytail on CNBC,” he wrote. “Everyone gets a blue checkmark. Even tha bots with 10 letters in their name that hit you in DMs n just say “Hello”. Nah f–k those bots.”

He later tweeted: ” First line of business. Free internet on airplanes!!! 29 dollars for 1 hour is bulls–t.”

Twitter’s stock went on a rollercoaster ride Friday, dropping nearly 10 percent after Musk relayed the stalled status of the deal.

“Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users,” the Tesla CEO said in an early Friday tweet at 5:44 a.m.

The social media giant’s stock then fell more than 25% to as low as $33.79 in pre-market trading — far below Musk’s marijuana-themed purchase price of $54.20, indicating investors were betting the deal wouldn’t go through. 

At 7:50 a.m., Musk tweeted again saying that he was “Still committed to acquisition.” 

Twitter’s shares erased some of their losses and were hovering around $40 shortly before markets were set to close on Friday. That’s still about 11% lower than where they closed a day earlier.

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Should the Twitter deal go through, Musk has indicated the desire to crackdown on bots.
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Should the Twitter deal go through, Musk has said that cracking down on spam accounts and bots will be a top priority.

The billionaire has also vowed to buy out Twitter shareholders and take the company private. He also intends to revamp the company’s content moderation policies that have resulted in bans on controversial figures, many of them on the political right.




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Ari Emanuel to marry Sarah Staudinger in St. Tropez this weekend

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Hollywood superagent Ari Emanuel will seal his latest deal this weekend.

Sources confirmed to Page Six that Emanuel — the hard-charging inspiration for Jeremy Piven’s Ari Gold character on the HBO hit “Entourage” — will tie the knot with designer Sarah Staudinger in a star-studded ceremony in St. Tropez, France.

Conveniently, the nuptials will coincide with the end of the nearby Cannes Film Festival.

Insiders told Page Six that guests are already headed to the wedding location for the upcoming festivities.

While the guest list currently remains under wraps, Emanuel is known to rep A-list names including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Jennifer Garner, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Christian Bale, Whoopi Goldberg, Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Charlize Theron, Larry David and Joaquin Phoenix. He also previously represented Donald Trump in his “Apprentice” days.

On the family side, his brothers are former mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel and bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel.

The couple got engaged last May, we exclusively reported.
The couple got engaged last May, Page Six exclusively reported.
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Meanwhile, Staudinger’s fashion line, Staud, has celebrity fans including Kendall Jenner, Lizzo, Bella and Gigi Hadid, Selena Gomez and Margot Robbie.

Page Six exclusively revealed last May that Emanuel and Staudinger got engaged. They started dating in 2018, after he and his first wife, Sarah Addington, filed for divorce after 20 years of marriage. They reportedly separated in 2014, and have three kids together.

Emanuel, 61, and Staudinger, 33, broke up in 2020, then reconciled around the start of 2021. He popped the question after his company, Endeavor, debuted on the stock market, a source told us at the time.

The wedding will coincide with the Cannes Film Festival.
The wedding will coincide with the Cannes Film Festival.
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The Brentwood, Calif., home he shared with Addington went on the market last year for $25.9 million, while he bought a 2-acre Beverly Hills estate for $27.5 million in October 2020.

A rep did not comment.

The Wrap was first to report on the Emanuel wedding.


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Heat trapped by greenhouse gases reached highest level yet in 2021, scientists say

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Greenhouse gases emitted by human activities trapped much more heat in 2021 than they did three decades ago, according to scientists.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released an update to its Annual Greenhouse Gas Index on Monday. The index is used to provide a measurement of the amount of heating greenhouse gases are causing.

In 2021, the index reached a value of 1.49, which is 49% more than 1 value that is assigned to 1990 – the year of the Kyoto Protocol, one of the earliest binding climate change agreements signed by 192 countries. The value of 0 is assigned to the beginning of the industrial revolution in 1750.

Carbon dioxide levels

According to scientists, carbon dioxide is the most abundant of the green greenhouse gases and grew by 2.6 parts per million last year. The level has risen by 61 ppm since 1990, and accounts for 80% of the increased heat shown in the AGGI.

“CO2 is the main player because it stays in the atmosphere and oceans for thousands of years and it is by far the largest contributor to global warming,” said Pieter Tans, senior scientist at NOAA’s Global Monitoring Laboratory.

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Carbon dioxide grew by 2.6 parts per million last year.
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Methane sources still not clear

Methane, or CH4, is another greenhouse gas that drives climate change, but scientists are still trying to understand what is causing its increase.

Scientists said CH4 levels grew by 16.9 parts per billion in 2021 – the fastest observed increase since the early 1980s.

The nature of its increase is important to understand because it warms the earth 30 to 90 times more than an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide. However, it stays in the atmosphere a much shorter amount of time than CO2 – decades compared to millennia. 

According to scientists, the increased methane may be coming less from fossil fuels and more from wetlands, agriculture and landfills.

“We should absolutely target man-made methane emissions — especially those from fossil fuel —  because it is technologically feasible to control them,” said Xin Lan, a scientist from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. “If wetlands are giving off more methane because of warming and changes in global precipitation caused by rising CO2 levels, that’s something we can’t control directly, and that would be very concerning.”

Other gases being monitored

There are a total of 19 greenhouse gases that are monitored by scientists. While carbon dioxide and methane make up the bulk of these gases in the atmosphere, another one called nitrous oxide, or N2O, comes in third.

According to scientists, N2O levels are primarily the result of the use of fertilizer for agriculture.

“We can find alternative energy sources to replace fossil fuels, but cutting emissions associated with producing food is a very difficult task,” said Stephen Montzka, the GML scientist who leads the AGGI report each year.

The remaining 16 greenhouse gases make up about 4% of heat that has been trapped since 1750, according to scientists.


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Two victims of Texas school shooting being treated at military hospital

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Two victims in Tuesday’s shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, are being treated at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, a defense official said.

“This is a reminder of the extraordinary care the military health system can provide when called upon,” said Seileen Mullen, acting assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, at a congressional hearing about the military health system.

“Our hearts go out to the victims and their families,” Mullen added.

Brooke Army Medical Center is in San Antonio, which is about 85 miles from Uvalde, where the shooting took place.

On Tuesday, an 18-year-old gunman barricaded himself inside a classroom at Robb Elementary School, and killed at least 19 children and two teachers.

Additional information wasn’t immediately available about the ages of the two victims being treated at Brooke Army Medical Center, their condition, or whether they are military connected.

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19 children and two teachers were killed in a shooting at Texas Robb Elementary School.
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“We appreciate the work you’re doing at Brooke in Texas to help us with a tragedy of tremendous proportion, watching innocent children being gunned down with assault weapons. Congress needs to act to do something on that,” said Rep. Betty McCollum, chairwoman of the defense subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee.

“Thank you for taking care of them,” McCollum added. “We know that they are in good hands.”


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