Discounted celebrity golf passes available in December


STATELINE, Nev. — A grounds pass for all five days of the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament is being offered at discounted prices for the holiday season.

The 5-day pass costs $75, a 50% savings, and is available to purchase from Dec. 1-25 for the 33rd annual event that takes place July 6-10, 2022, at Edgewood Tahoe on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe.

The pass covers all five days, including practice rounds on Wednesday and Thursday, July 6-7, and all three rounds of the tournament.

After Christmas, the price for the grounds badge increases to $90 with next availability after April 1. Individual tickets will also go on sale then for $30 each day, Wednesday through Sunday, so smart shoppers realize a 50% savings if purchasing by Christmas.

Following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the holiday savings special is once again being offered with a limit of four per customer.

The celebrity golf tournament is the South Shore’s largest special event attracting more than 50,000 spectators for a week of luminaries, golf, spectacular scenery, and a plethora of nightlife at the Stateline casino/resorts. While player commitments will be announced starting January, fans are guaranteed to see All Stars, superstars, Hall of Famers and entertainment personalities. Among stars who appeared in 2021 were Justin Timberlake, Stephen Curry, Tony Romo, Annika Sorenstam and Michael Strahan.

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China targets celebrity online information in ramp up of fan culture crackdown


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SHANGHAI, Nov 23 (Reuters) - China’s cyberspace regulator said on Tuesdayit will tighten oversight over how celebrity information is disseminated online, such as the publishing of their personal details and the placements of their advertisements on internet sites.

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said this was aimed at creating a positive and healthy internet environment, describing the proliferation of gossip and star-chasing as impacting mainstream values.

It said it would create a “negative list” that would target online celebrity information that promoted bad values such as ostentatious wealth as well as any attempts to encourage fans to spend money to support celebrities.

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Celebrity endorsements and advertisements should be clearly marked out by platforms, the CAC said, and fan clubs must be managed by authorized agents.

Chinese authorities in recent months have moved to dampen what they have called the country’s “chaotic” celebrity fan culture, ordering broadcasters, online platforms and artists to help curb the phenomenon after a series of celebrity scandals involving tax evasion and sexual assault.

Online celebrity fan clubs had become a widespread phenomenon in China with local newspaper The Paper projecting the country’s “idol economy” could be worth 140 billion yuan ($22 billion) by 2022. But they have also been criticised for their influence over minors and for causing social disorder.

When Canadian-Chinese pop star Kris Wu was detained by Beijing police in July on suspicion of sexual assault, his fan groups come to his defence on social media. Most of these fan accounts, along with Wu’s online accounts, were later shut down.

Chinese authorities have also ordered actors and other performers to follow moral guidelines or face being banned.

On Tuesday, the China Association of Performing Arts published a list of 88 people it said were banned from livestreaming for reasons including violating ethics, which included Wu.

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Reporting by Brenda Goh and Wang Jing; Editing by Christopher Cushing and Raju Gopalakrishnan

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