Aaron Rodgers news live updates: Rumors and analysis as Jets trade looms


The wait for an Aaron Rodgers trade goes on.

The fate of the four-time MVP remains up in the air with the Jets hoping to bring Rodgers to New York in a trade.

Has Rodgers agreed to the trade or is he waiting for the Jets to fulfill his wish list of NFL free agents?

Is the holdup with trade compensation between the Jets and Packers?

Answers may soon be coming with Rodgers scheduled to appear with Pat McAfee at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Champions League pick: Liverpool vs. Real Madrid prediction, odds

Champions League pick: Liverpool vs. Real Madrid prediction, odds


One of the most challenging (and fun) parts of handicapping the Champions League is trying to figure out how the game state affects the matchup in the second leg. 

Real Madrid defeated Liverpool, 5-2, on the road in the first leg of their Round of 16 encounter.

That means the Reds need to defeat the title-holders by three goals inside 90 minutes to just force extra-time.

A four-goal win by Liverpool means it advances.

Liverpool has mounted dramatic comebacks in the Champions League before, but oddsmakers aren’t giving them much of a chance here.

The Reds are +1600 to make it to the quarterfinals. 

Real Madrid vs. Liverpool pick

While Liverpool is a long shot to make it beyond this round, the three-way moneyline is tight. Madrid is a +130 home favorite, while Liverpool is sitting at +180.

The game state is probably playing a role in the odds being close.

Liverpool will have to throw everything at Madrid, who can afford a more pragmatic approach to this contest with a three-goal lead. 

That means handicappers need to script out how they think the 5-2 edge for Madrid will impact how this match plays out.

My favorite angle is it makes Madrid a great live-betting opportunity if they go down early — or even if the game is tied after the first 30 minutes or so.

Liverpool has no choice but throw everything forward from the first minute.

Manager Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool
Manager Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool
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Few teams in the world can feel even remotely confident of turning a three-goal deficit around at the Santiago Bernabeu, but Liverpool will count themselves among them.

The Reds are a quick-striking offensive team that can create opportunities from nothing, so it wouldn’t be a shock for Liverpool to make a game of this.

That said, Liverpool’s defense is not built for this kind of gamescript.

In year’s past, the Reds were able to take chances on counterattacks because their transition defense was superb, but that isn’t the case anymore.

Liverpool is vulnerable when they turn the ball over and Madrid is a wonderful, clinical counterattacking side with an adaptable manager that will set them up to exploit the fact that their opposition will need to take risk after risk to get back into this match.

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And it’s not like Liverpool needs just one goal to get back into this thing.

Even if the Reds do score early, they’ll need to keep the pressure one to get a second and third against one of the best teams in the world.

That will lead to a lot of space in behind the backline for Madrid to use to their advantage.

Similarly, if the game remains nil-nil after 20-30 minutes, Liverpool will need to ramp things up even further to try and spark something, which again, will leave them vulnerable in the back.

It may seem like Liverpool is built for situations like this, but the truth is that Madrid is as well.

Keep an eye out for live-betting opportunities on the Spanish giants should they go down early in this affair.


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Nancy Meyers’ $130 Million Rom-Com Shelved At Netflix: Report

Nancy Meyers’ $130 Million Rom-Com Shelved At Netflix: Report


It looks like we’ll be waiting a little bit longer for a new Nancy Meyers flick, as Netflix has reportedly shelved the $130 million rom-com that was set to bring the famed director out of retirement.

Sources told Variety that the movie — which was reportedly going to star Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz, Owen Wilson and Michael Fassbender — may not make it onto Netflix, it’s still being shopped around to other potential buyers, pending talent availability. So there’s still a chance we may see it come to fruition!

Paris Paramount — the name the pending film became known as, though it’s unclear if it was the final title — was previously greenlit by Netflix almost one year ago in April 2022. The movie was described as a “semi-autobiographical story about Hollywood exes who end up working together,” per the logline.

Meyers — who was married to director Charles Shyer for nearly 20 years — worked alongside her husband on a variety of award-winning films from The Parent Trap and Private Benjamin to Father of the Bride and Baby Boom.

However, things with Paris Paramount seemed to get a bit murky earlier this month when Puck reported that Netflix had declined Meyers’ request for a $150 million budget — instead, they only allotted $130 million for the film, with Meyers’ team claiming that “it would be hard to make the movie” without the extra $20 million.

Decider has reached out to Netflix for a comment but did not hear back by the time of publication.

Meyers made her directorial debut in 1998 with The Parent Trap — which stars a young Lindsay Lohan in both lead roles — before going on to make other iconic rom-coms such as What Women Want, Something’s Gotta Give and The Holiday. It’s been nearly a decade since her most recent film — The Intern, starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro — was released in 2015.

With any luck, we will hopefully get to see Meyers bring her coastal grandmother aesthetic back to the big screen sooner rather than later.


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Winners and losers from the Budget 2023 – and what it means for your money

Winners and losers from the Budget 2023 – and what it means for your money


Jeremy Hunt has delivered his first Budget as Chancellor, after revealing sweeping tax rises and spending cuts in 2022. Has he attempted to soften the blow for already-stretched households this year? Read on to find out the winners and losers of the Budget 2023. 



Mr Hunt has handed a huge boost to wealthy retirees by abolishing the lifetime tax-free pension allowance. 

The so-called “lifetime allowance” had previously been frozen at £1.07m until 2028, but the Chancellor abolished it altogether in a bid to encourage over-50s back to the workforce. 

The £40,000 annual tax-free allowance for pension contributions has also increased to £60,000. 

He said “no-one should be pushed out of the workforce” for tax reasons. 


Parents of children under five in England will be entitled to 30 hours of free childcare a week – a scheme which previously only applied to families with three and four-year-olds. 

The expansion could save parents up to £6,500 a year and is expected to cost the Government £4bn – but failure to implement the reform effectively could result in higher costs, longer waiting lists and fewer nurseries, experts have warned.

The Chancellor said eligible parents would be able to access free care when their maternity or paternity leave ends  – from when a child is nine months until age five. But the funding will be released in stages.  

Parents of two-year-olds will be able to access 15 hours a week from April 2024 and parents of children aged nine months and above will be able to access it from September 2024. Mr Hunt said all eligible parents of children under five will be able to access 30 hours a week from September 2025. 

Mr Hunt also increased the staff-to-child ratios for two-year-olds in childcare, from four children to five per staff member. Although the new ratios will be optional. 

Energy bill payers 

All households will benefit from the energy price guarantee being maintained at its current level of £2,500 for an extra three months, until June. Falling wholesale gas prices have made the scheme cheaper to maintain for the Treasury. 

The Chancellor has scrapped the planned reduction in support which would have pushed the average bill up by £500 to £3,000 from April.

It means households will not feel the full force of Ofgem’s price cap between April and June – which will become £3,280 – helping to bridge consumers into the summer, when energy bills are expected to fall to around £2,100.

Mr Hunt has also reformed energy bills so that households on pre-payment meters will pay the same for their energy than those on “comparable” direct debits.


The 5p cut to petrol and diesel duty has been extended for another year, having originally been due to end later this month. 

Mr Hunt also followed his predecessors by freezing fuel duty and scrapping an inflation-linked rise in April, which would have added 7p to the price of a litre of fuel. The Government estimated it would save the average household £100 in the next year. 

An additional £200m has also been ringfenced for local authorities to fix pot holes across the country. 


Mr Hunt has frozen the duty on average strength draught beer sold in pubs across the UK. The Chancellor said it would mean the duty on draught products in pubs was up to 11pc lower than the duty in supermarkets from August. 

He added: “British ale is warm, but the duty on a pint is frozen.”

Leisure centres

The Chancellor confirmed a £63m fund to help keep leisure centers and swimming pools “afloat” and offset inflated heating and energy bills. 

Foster families 

From next year qualifying care givers will see their tax-free allowance rise from £10,000 to £18,000, in a move the Chancellor said supported the “crucial role that foster parents play” in society. 



British business  

Mr Hunt has stood by his decision to raise the rate of corporation tax from 19pc to 25pc next month, despite opposition from the Tory back benches. 

The full force of this tax rise will hit businesses with profits of more than £250,000. Companies with profits of between £50,000 and £250,000 will get marginal relief. 

For those with profits of less than £50,000, there will be no change – they will continue to pay corporation tax at 19pc.

To soften the blow Mr Hunt announced a new policy of “full expensing” for businesses, meaning every pound invested in IT equipment, plant and machinery can be deducted “in full and immediately” from taxable profit. This is a three-year policy, but Mr Hunt said he wanted to make it permanent eventually at a cost of £9 billion a year. 


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YouTuber-turned-MP kicked out of Japan’s parliament for never going to work

YouTuber-turned-MP kicked out of Japan’s parliament for never going to work


A YouTuber-turned-politician has become the first Japanese MP to be expelled by the country’s parliament in more than 70 years, after failing to turn up for a single day’s work since he was elected last year.

Yoshikazu Higashitani, a celebrity gossip YouTuber better known as GaaSyy, has not shown up for work since he was elected to the upper house last July.

Mr Higashitani, now dubbed No Show MP, was stripped of his status by parliament’s discipline committee due to his prolonged absence, making him the first MP to be expelled since 1951.

The YouTuber and former businessman is said to be at his home in Dubai and reportedly fears being arrested if he returns to Japan, where he faces alleged defamation claims from celebrities, according to media reports.

The decision to expel Mr Higashitani, an elected member of the fringe party Seijika Joshi 48, came after he was ordered to apologise for his absence earlier this month, giving him a final opportunity to show up.

However, his continued absence apparently angered members of parliament. While he initially expressed his hope to return, he went on to announce on social media that he was in fact going to Turkey and would donate his salary to the Turkish earthquake relief.

“GaaSyy doesn’t understand the foundations of democracy, which is based on laws and rules,” said Muneo Suzuki, head of the parliamentary disciplinary committee.

‘The Underbelly of the Celebrity World’

Mr Higashitani was elected to parliament under the proportional representational system, as one of two members of the populist Seijika Joshi 48 Party, which loosely translates to “Politicians Girls 48 Party” and was known as the NHK Party until earlier this month.

Before his YouTube fame, Mr Higashitani reportedly ran a series of bars in cities including Tokyo and Osaka, befriending celebrities and enjoying a lifestyle of “money liquor and women,” according to local media reports.

He then turned to producing video exposes of Japanese celebrities through his network of entertainment contacts.

His videos, posted on a YouTube channel called The Underbelly of the Celebrity World, often focused on the relationships and alleged extramarital affairs of TV host stars, before it was suspended last year.

Today, after being kicked off YouTube, he operates a pay-per-view channel with 40,000 subscribers, apparently including his commentaries on modern Japanese celebrity life, according to media reports.

However, Tokyo police have reportedly been investigating complaints from celebrities that he had allegedly defamed, with several locations connected to him searched earlier this year.

His expulsion will reportedly result in the loss of immunity privileges granted to Japanese MPs, who are “exempt from apprehension” while the National Diet is in session.


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