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🎶 Daft Punk Announce Split After 28 Years - Ep. 174


1. From Pitch Fork: Daft Punk, the Parisian duo responsible for some of the most popular dance and pop songs ever made, has split. They broke the news with an 8-minute video titled “Epilogue,” excerpted from their 2006 film Electroma. Asked if Daft Punk were no more, their longtime publicist Kathryn Frazier confirmed the news to Pitchfork but gave no reason for the breakup. The singles “One More Time” and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” cemented them as global superstars. Their imprint in the popular imagination continued to deepen in subsequent years, with records including the Tron: Legacy soundtrack album. Twenty years into their career, Daft Punk blew up once more selling millions of copies around the world and earning two Grammys for the duo and guests Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams. Daft Punk was also credited with co-production on several tracks from Kanye West and The Weeknd.

2. Thanks to their instant chemistry in episode 4 of WandaVision, “We Interrupt This Program,” fans are looking forward to seeing more of Agent Woo and Darcy in the MCU. Digital artist apex form even suggests that they team up for a new Marvel Studios TV spinoff titled “M-Files” where they solve various cases in the franchise. Admittedly, not everyone was a fan of Jimmy and Darcy during their separate stints in the MCU. Overall, teaming up the characters was a brilliant move from Marvel Studios as they’re totally fun to watch together. It’s uncertain what the future lies for both characters past WandaVision at this point, but considering that the events of the series are expected to play a big part in MCU’s multiverse, it’s not outside the realm of possibility that they’re going to be involved moving forward.

3. From Insider: Kadie Karen Diekmeyer, known online as That Vegan Teacher, has been banned on TikTok. Her account page, which had 1.7 million followers before it was taken down, now only shows a "couldn't find this account" message that says she was banned for "multiple community guideline violations." The exact reason for the ban is still unknown, but Diekmeyer has been a controversial presence on the viral video app. Diekmeyer was known for consistently trying to convince others, like celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsey and Jamie Oliver, to go vegan. Most recently, she focused on YouTuber TommyInIt, who recently hit four million followers on TikTok. Diekmeyer posted a TikTok duetting Tommy showing off his two golden YouTube play button awards, where she pulled out a cucumber and said "nice vegan girls don't want to play with your buttons, but if you want them to play with your buttons, you'll have to show them your fruits and your vegetables." Tommy is only 16-years-old and some online, including his fans, found that comment distasteful. Hours after the ban on Tuesday morning, Diekmeyer posted a 23-minute monetized video with the comments turned off on her channel about the ban. In it, she talked about how she's glad that she is no longer a teacher, claiming that a "group of teenage boys" were what led to her account getting banned.


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