Nets’ new logo is designed by Jay-Z: The team’s shield logo has “Nets” spelled out above a basketball with a block B on it. Below the shield, “Brooklyn” is printed. The Nets say that the logo and color scheme were designed by minority owner Jay-Z and inspired by the New York City Transit Authority subway signs from 1957.
Locks — official hairstyle of the NFL? Seems that way. They were at least very much in style at the NFL draft on Thursday night, “creating a few awkward and humorous moments as players strolled onstage at Radio City Music Hall, exchanged hugs with Commissioner Roger Goodell and did their best to keep new hats from falling to the floor,” the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports.
Mary J. Blige to star on E! reality series: Mary J. Blige has been tapped to be a judge on E!’s upcoming music reality competition Opening Act. She’s slated to join American Idol Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe and Rock Mafia’s Antonina Armato for the show, where the trio will scour the Internet looking for unmined talent.
Hotels arise amid ruins in Haiti: At least seven hotels are under construction or are in the planning stage in Port-au-Prince and its surrounding areas, raising hopes that thousands of investors will soon fill their air-conditioned rooms looking to build factories and tourist infrastructure that will help Haiti bounce back from a 2010 earthquake that officials say claimed 300,000 lives.