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Alyssa Newcomb

Alyssa Newcomb is a freelance contributor to TODAY.com where she covers breaking news and pop culture. She also contributes business and technology coverage to NBCNews.com and Fortune.com. She is based in New York City.

Alyssa Newcomb is a freelance contributor to TODAY.com where she covers breaking news and pop culture. She also contributes business and technology coverage to NBCNews.com and Fortune.com. She is based in New York City.

Latest from Alyssa Newcomb

Kerri Strug shares her support for Simone Biles and rest of USA gymnasts

Strug famously completed a vault on a broken ankle to help Team USA win gold at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Simone Biles is pure class congratulating the Russian team on winning gold⁠

Team USA took home the silver medal, marking its first loss in a world competition since 2010.
1d ago

Camila Cabello responds to backlash over whether her dancer was in blackface

Cabello said she wanted each dancer to look "like an over the top '80s character."

Hidilyn Diaz wins the 1st-ever Olympic gold medal for the Philippines

Diaz, 30, previously took home a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics.

Rihanna pokes fun at the Olympics with funny response to Sha'Carri Richardson

Fans are living for Rihanna's "petty" comment about the Tokyo Olympics.

Dolly Parton jokes about acting career: 'I made a better whore than I did a secretary'

The "9 to 5" star said there's one element she looks for in every role she is offered.
7d ago

Paralympian Scout Bassett: It's time to change the way pop culture portrays disabled women

Bassett, 32, will compete in her second Paralympic games this summer.
8d ago

Gymnast's dad after positive COVID test: 'Hope is gone' for her to compete at Olympics

Kara Eaker's parents said their daughter was vaccinated and thankfully isn't showing any COVID-19 symptoms.
9d ago

Blue-eyed Boston terrier and runt of her litter finds home after 'no one wanted her'

Daphne's unique look and bond with her owner, Tess Nolan, has turned her into a social media star.

Team USA's Charlotte Drury reflects on Olympic journey after recent diabetes diagnosis

Drury, a trampoline gymnast, felt off for months and didn't receive her diagnosis until one month before the first Olympics trial.
13d ago

Rachel Zoe and husband share harrowing new details about son's ski lift accident

Despite the scary fall, Skyler, 10, says he plans to "get back on the saddle" and ski again in the future.